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Old 01-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #15
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Cool,
hope the engine and tranny are ok.
Supposedly they are. The owner said he had it running and very shortly noticed the radiator spewing fluid everywhere so they shut it down. That was 2 years ago and it hasn't been touched since so well see. Thankfully 454 parts are cheap.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:31 PM   #16
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Did it come out of Lacey? Rumor is there are lots of old AS rotting away up there that belong to folks who are too old to use them anymore, but retain ownership so they can stay in the club and live in Land Yacht Harbor.
Yes thats exactly where its from. We were taking our 31 ft airstream trailer up north to have some winter fun and stopped at the land yacht harbor for a stay. There are a ton of airstreams there and thats where we found it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:29 PM   #17
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That said it doesn't run supposedly because of a broken radiator. The interior is great and all original. A few leaks here and there but no mouse terds unlike our other airstream! Floor under cupboards etc seems to be in great shape from poking around as much as I could while in there. It needs new window moulding badly and I understand I can get that from Inland RV so I think im set there.

I purchased it in Olympia WA and I live in Portland so its currently being towed down to my location. Tires look original and nasty with a million dry rot cracks but still hold air. Hoping that the tow truck will make it on those babies. What I need to know on that front is size for replacements? Anyone have ideas for the front and rears? Someone mentioned also replacing the rims with a different size that would accommodate a greater variety of tire choices.

Here are some pictures. When were done with this project we will use it to tow our 1965 30ft airstream trailer. What a sight that will be!








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Old 01-08-2010, 01:36 PM   #18
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Anybody know about the argosy Generators? Looks like its a Generac?
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #19
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Man you did great! Some paint and such and that will be a nice Argosy.
Best of luck...you will enjoy it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:06 PM   #20
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Man you did great! Some paint and such and that will be a nice Argosy.
Best of luck...you will enjoy it.
Im still in shock! cant wait until it arrives
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #21
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Great score!

Check with others, but a 24' Motorhome can tow a max of 4000 pounds and yours looks like a 28' so the max towing would be around half that. No chance of towing a 31'er safely.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #22
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Great score!

Check with others, but a 24' Motorhome can tow a max of 4000 pounds and yours looks like a 28' so the max towing would be around half that. No chance of towing a 31'er safely.
Will do, its a 26ft with the 454 engine. Good point, I have no idea what my 31ft trailer weighs or what the towing capacity of the argosy is.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:26 PM   #23
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Talking Green

I suggest you name your Argosy "GREEN"

Most of the people who know and love Airstreams will be GREEN with envy at the deal you got

Doesn't look like you'll have to spend a whole lot of GREEN to get her going again, and even if you do, with that sale price you've got some left over to do it!

Re-USE is even more GREEN friendly than re-cycling, so you're helping GREEN the planet by restoring this baby instead of polluting it with another disgusting big box motor home!

It's only January 11 and you've probably already gotten this year's record for best deal on a vintage unit - either moho or trailer!

You could even paint her Green and call her "The GREEN Weenie"

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Old 01-08-2010, 08:13 PM   #24
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What a find

Post pics as you go along - we want to see. So cool...
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #25
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Nice find! Even if the engine is blown, it was underpowered for towing your other Argy anyway. You can always upgrade to the 502 and put a heavy duty rebuild kit in the transmission. Hey, any chance we can come over and ogle it after you drag it home? We've always wanted to look at the motorhome version!

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Old 01-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #26
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Nice find! Even if the engine is blown, it was underpowered for towing your other Argy anyway. You can always upgrade to the 502 and put a heavy duty rebuild kit in the transmission. Hey, any chance we can come over and ogle it after you drag it home? We've always wanted to look at the motorhome version!

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So would that be the 8 liter gm engine? I was actually thinking of converting to a diesel for better towing and mileage. My 6.0L diesel ford excursion pulls my 31ft airstream like its not even back there, even over the passes! Averages 12-13mpg while towing. Has anyone done that type of thing?

We would love to have you stop by and see the MH. Well post when it arrives. In the meantime here is the link to my gallery with ALL the images.

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Old 01-08-2010, 09:52 PM   #27
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Certainly looks well worth $120. What year is it? '73, or '74 I'm betting, given the orange décor...
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:59 PM   #28
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So would that be the 8 liter gm engine?...
454 CID is 7.4 liters.

Great Find!!! Like everyone else, I am jealous.
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