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Old 03-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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I have no idea what I bought 1974 Argosy motorhome 24'

Hi, I'm new here, but not new to motorhomes. I just bought a 1974 24' Argosy Motorhome. It has bunk beds in the rear end of it. Yes, they are original and have straps that hang the back rests up with straps and that is your bunk bed. It has a clock and temperature guage in the back. Does anyone know what model this is? Everything is original on this, but very dirty. The carpet is not original either and that has to go. I'm thinking about restoring this and using it. I don't think it would take much to do it. It's mostly dirty. It has the 454 engine. Does anyone else have the bunk beds in the back? Do these motorhomes drive well? Any answers or stories anyone has, I'd sure like to hear them.

I have an ambulance I converted into a camper for the last three years. Before the ambulance I had travel trailers and a Class C Midas unit. RIght now, I am very nervous about this Argosy motorhome and how it will perform for me or how many problems there may be with this. It runs, drives and has original equipment in it. I'm a retired woman, and do all this work myself. Do you think I took on a project too large this time? I used to own a boat yard and am a mechanic, if that helps any.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hi! Welcome! Have a look around, make yourself at home! Sounds like you have great skills to work on what sounds to be a great project.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome. I have restored many boats of different sizes, so you may be right. I usually have my campers or motorhomes with a boating theme.. My husband gets very exasperated with my projects though. I haven't told him yet I bought this thing. Won't he be surprised!
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Yes I bet he will be! I like the boating theme. Should be fun. You are close to a couple of rallies:

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
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when you pull out the carpet look hard for the places where leaks may have rotted the floor and below. Check out the trailer and motorhome threads here to get an idea of what to fix and how. After all what you have is an Airstream ( Argosy in this case) trailer mounted on a truck chassis.
Good luck with what can be a fun project.
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Thanks a lot. I think I'll check out the Pecatonica one.
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