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Old 01-07-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Just bought my first Argosy for $120!

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 01-07-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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The photos didn't make it into the post. Unless it's an Argosy 20, most of the motor homes take 8R19.5 tires. Most Argosy 20's take 16 or 16.5 inch tires.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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No images Thats strange? They show up in my firefox but not IE. I did a refresh in firefox and they are still there. I just linked to them in my other photo gallery. Is their a size limitation or something else thats preventing them from being shown?

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Old 01-08-2010, 10:34 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! I'm jealous, if I'd heard about it, I'm sure I could have come up with $120 Can't afford not to buy that!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums! I'm jealous, if I'd heard about it, I'm sure I could have come up with $120 Can't afford not to buy that!
me too. For that price, I coulda got airfare too!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #7
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Yeah its costing me more just to get it to my location that it costed to buy it! Still having trouble uploading photos, keep getting errors about a token being invalid. Any thoughts? I would really like to share it
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crazy now its working! will try and post a few more
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I'd love to see a $120 Argosy motor home, but the pics aren't showing up. It may very well be the size or that your gallery is restricted. You can go to the how to post a photo (not sure of the exact title) and see if there is anything incorrect with the posting.

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I see the one photo in post #7.
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hers a few more. the forum seems to like only 2 pictures at a time
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The price was initially FREE!!! Then he decided to have me pay for the last 3 months storage which I was totally fine with. Hopefully will be delivered Sunday
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Wow! That is in great condition. Hope the radiator is the only issue. Do keep us up-to-date on your progress.
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Wow, great find!
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Cool,
hope the engine and tranny are ok.
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