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Old 06-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #57
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Since the Argosy is a 75 it will likely have the same tank and configuration as my 74. My 74 did indeed have a generator siphon tube that was shorter than the main suction feed for the engine.

You have the same Generac generator that was installed in mine. Hopefully your generator can be made to work because if it's mounted like my Generac was mounted the only way to remove it for service is to cut the mounting brackets and drop it out the bottom. With any luck Airstream had learned by the 75 model year that it would be far better to bolt the generator in place instead of welding it in place!

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Old 04-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #58
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I need to update my comment on the gas tank size. It appears the floor plan of Don's Argosy is the same is this 75 Argosy that I found in the Mountains in Kentucky. If Don's 75 has the same floor plan then it probably has the same size gas tank which looks to be in the 50 gallon range.

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Old 04-09-2018, 12:51 PM   #59
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The gas tank in my Argosy is indeed a 50 Gallon size. It is empty now (because I pumped it out) but I remember filling it when I first got it and it took nearly 50 gal.
I think it lists it in my owners manual as a 50 (or 48) gal. Also the stock interior on your "find" looks familiar. The generator IS welded in. Since it only has 160 hr on it, I might keep it if I end up "scrapping" the vehicle.

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Old 04-09-2018, 02:50 PM   #60
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The gas tank in my Argosy is indeed a 50 Gallon size. It is empty now (because I pumped it out) but I remember filling it when I first got it and it took nearly 50 gal.
I think it lists it in my owners manual as a 50 (or 48) gal. Also the stock interior on your "find" looks familiar. The generator IS welded in. Since it only has 160 hr on it, I might keep it if I end up "scrapping" the vehicle.

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Don, what are the factors that would lead you to scrapping the Argosy?
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #61
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The "War Department" has already declared "WAR" on it. I tried to sell it for parts several months ago and although some interest was expressed in making a group purchase, no one (in Air Forum) made an offer. I have already started taking out the walls and bedframe in the back (only) bedroom. I found a recycling yard that will take the RV if I gut the interior and take out the tanks. I will save the gasoline tank for my farm use (tractors etc.) and sell the aluminum by the pound. I'll keep the generator and some miscellaneous pieces but otherwise it's going going gone this summer. I might keep the fridge, generator and AC since they work well. but otherwise it's selling by the pound as soon as I finish gutting it. I won't be doing a whole lot in the next few weeks but by the end of this summer I will be done with it. Orders from Headquarters, if you know what I mean.......

I can send current pictures if you like.

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Old 04-10-2018, 05:58 AM   #62
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Don, post the pictures here.

Since you're likely scrapping it are you pulling the hard to find bits for resell?
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:59 AM   #63
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Brad, Yes. I'm saving obvious things for resale, but not for long. I have a regular "Glass Guy" that will take out select glass pieces upon request.
I know shipping will be tricky. I would prefer "pick up" for glass but will ship with "handling/packing charges added. I don't know exactly how much that might be right now. I suppose it will depend upon size and costs to remove.
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Brad, Oh Ya - I'll try to get some pictures out later today. The pictures from 9-17-17 are still valid for everything except the rear bedroom area.
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Brad, Here's some things I have on file. I'll send update later today.
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Is there a for sale listing somewhere for the Argosy? Did you ever get it running? What am I missing here, that looks like a pretty nice Argosy to be scrapping. Is it a 24'? 454 I assume.
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Someone added electric baseboard heaters at some point, never seen that before. They must be wired for 120volt.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:29 PM   #68
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Hello Brad, Mayco and ?,

I'll try to answer all of your questions and then post an "up to the minute" group of pictures. I have been working since 5:00am and need to get sleep soon.
1) This RV is not listed for sale anywhere at this time. I bought it as a gift and eventually received it back. I don't want it, even though I put a lot into it. I thought some people were going to buy it so I put too much time and effort in it to make them a good deal. No deal happened.

2) I did get it running. It hadn't been started for maybe nearly a decade. It ran well at higher rpm but had a rough idle. I put in plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor plus a new starter, batteries, fresh filters, gas etc. I drove it to where it had set for over a decade. The day I filled it up with gas I took it "home" and ran it about 70mph just to "blow the dust off it". For health reasons the people I gave it to never got to drive it (after I put 6 new tires, new airbags, alignment etc {just about everything that I could think of} into it) We then used it as a "guest cottage" at a private picnic area.

3) I put the electric baseboard in it so that it would have an easy, clean source of heat. It was hard wired to 120v power so that it was good to go for all the creature comforts, microwave, TV, stereo......

4) It is a 24' with a 454/ turbo 400 Chevy drive train. It has 55k miles on it. It had 55k one owner miles on it when I (we) got it. The first owner bought it new at a factory dealer in Ohio (Vandalia?). I have the paperwork somewhere.

Any way, here's some current pix. I'm done for the day.

Don

P.S. Brad, the tank is approx. 55"x24"x12"
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A little info on the latest pix of the 1975 24' Argosy

As mentioned earlier I'm in the process of readying this RV for scrapping. I haven't got much accomplished to date due to other projects that are more important. Actually I have gotten less done than I thought to date. (imagine that) I spent a lot of time on the front floor area because of the "bubble" in the flooring. I had installed a seamless vinyl flooring w/underlayment in maybe 2004? (Dates are estimated with this project because it has spanned many years.) A window was left open for fresh air on the "leeward" side of the vehicle. Strong east storms(uncommon here) blew rain water inside , pooled on the edge of the flooring and eventually seeped under the subfloor. Over time it bubbled up slightly. When Steve (of "Stevendebbie") had interest in buying the Argo he thought that the floor was rotten and I had to show him that the factory flooring was sound. By the time I got the original floor exposed he had lost interest in the vehicle. So much for THAT project.

IMG's #4760 (4) and 4761 (5) show the front floor original plywood flooring. It is structurally sound, as I expected.

IMG's #4753,4755 and 4757 (1,2 and3) Show my initial attempt to "gut" the interior. I am trying to save all of the aluminum as "gas money". Also I do not want to damage the sidewalls in case someone want's the vehicle for a "custom" project, IOW a "Blank Canvas".

IMG's #4763 and 4764 (6 and 7) show the bathroom. It, at this time, is untouched by the scrapman.

IMG #4767 ((8) Is the rear bumper showing that I removed the spare tire and mounting bracket. I took it off for access to the generator compartment. I still have the spare and bracket.

IMG's #4769 and 4772 (9 and10)are of the gas tank. It is empty. It needs some exterior cleanup and rustoleum but I will do that if/when I mount it for a storage tank. It is solid and leak free.

This unit is for sale "as is/where is" for $1000-FIRM/CASH and carry. I have a clean title in my name. I can run the engine, generator, fridge and AC for SERIOUS buyers only. I will schedule viewing appointments within a week or two of requests. The vehicle must be removed within two weeks of purchase or deposit money($500) will be forfeited.

Any ??'s

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Well, it's official.....Tony has gone over to the Dark Side!
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And the chase is on.....
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It's now resting comfortably at the repair shop.
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I'll leave it to Tony to fill everyone in on the rest of the details

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