didn't know where to put this, but this seem like a good spot.
thanks to everyone in here for helping me make a decidsion on
2 weeks ago we decided to buy a motorhome to fix up, we are taking the kids camping and i got sick of really roughing it..lol anyway. we were going to rent a RV at the local campground for a few weeks when i found out that the cost
was $1,300 for the week. i hit craigslist and see what i could find if anything.
i saw 3 in our price range, 2 Winnibago's (i'll just call them W's)
and the 1978 24' Argosy. i went out and look at the winninbago's (brand name) not knowing what an Argosy was. until i looked in this site.
all had pictures and said run's find and needs "cleanup".
well for the first two(the (w's) i guess run's find means the door can open
and thank god the Doors open out. becuase these were more of a storage
trailer. I am not one to shy away from project's but if i had burn these 2 to the ground the value would have gone up.
so this past weekend we decided to to look at the Argosy, found these "great" web site and read up. the Argosy wwas on Cape Cod, the person who own's it was on Nantucket. (here come's the joke's) and the argosy was in
Bourne right over the cape cod bridge. after seeing the other 2 i was not
looking forward to seeing this. it had been sitting for 2 years in a RV place
called Major's RV (more on these guy's later) well we pulled up and we both had things to look at. I did mech, and Cathy did the inside,
I could not get it started, abd was bummed becasue the outside was in Very good shape for a 30 year old MH. rubber was great. piant was chipping off
the read top. but in very good shape, inside was dirty and light by the door
was broken and hanging. but it wasn't bad.
but we just could commit until i had it running,, and the rv place couldn't help us at the time. so we decided to come back the next day so they could (thank god we did).. i'll make i long story short here..lol
started up on sat. engine ran GREAT. little hot after 30 min's not prob,
Gen ran great, the mech who helped me get it started was Great. i asked can
i pay you guy's to go over it and tell me what it's needs. he told me you don't have to. it has new plumbing, new heater, new rubber (well 2 years old)
but doesn't have any mile on them. except for the inside cleaning and repair
it in great shape. so called the guy in Nantucket and bought it.
i paid $1,500 for storage fee's and $500 to him. I pick it up next Saturday
BTW i do not know if it O.K but Major RV on Cape COD was Great so if any
of you are out on the cape and need anything give them a call..
also Thank you to Everyone on this site for all the Help you give me
all the information out here.