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Old 10-22-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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New to me: 1977 Argosy 24, rear bath

I sold my trailer, a 1976 Argosy 20, and just finally found a nice motorhome: 1977 24' with rear bath. Had a heckuva trip to go buy her and bring her back to SW Florida, but we made it. Today, we will start learning what is up with her - you know how you always find stuff later...
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Congratulations....and welcome to the asylum 'cos you have to be crazy to get involved in one of these!
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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...you know how you always find stuff later...
If you don't find anything you're not looking hard enough!

Congratulations on new Argosy

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Old 10-22-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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Ok, gotta hear about the drive home please.
We need some pictures too. Congrats and welcome to the Motorhome crew! Dang good people here.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:56 PM   #5
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Well, we were coming back through Atlanta around 2 or 2:30 AM and took a wrong turn. (BTW, Atlanta is a MESS of 7 lanes going each way, construction, wrecks, high speed drivers, etc. It took us an hour to go 10 miles on the way through the first time, daplight, thus the night return.) Got into a BAD neighborhood and found an open gas station. No one gassing up, just druggies, homeless, hookers, pimps, etc. The attendant was behind a bullet-proof window. I was wearing the hat in the photo here plus a bulging pocket, so no one was bothering me. I was scared, but everyone was really nice and told us (correctly) how to get out of there. So we go back in the moho, and it will NOT start. I asked the Lord Above what was in this lesson, here, tonight. He answered "Tolerance" and "Faith". OK.......... Finally, T.O.M. (The Old Man, my darling) got it started by playing with the starter. Yippee and WHEW!!!
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:03 PM   #6
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Slider Windows Barely Slide - Suggestions?

The sliders ain't sliding. I am brushing out all the grooves and vacuuming the old fabric in there, but that is obviously only a beginning. What would make them glide easily?

I searched and didn't find any info, but I am also not real familair with this whole site.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:02 PM   #7
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Interesting trip home And at least you were wearing the right apparel for the occasion!

The window seals are probably shot. Best thing to do is just plan on replacing every seal on every window. Not an overly difficult task, just takes time. There are lots of posts here in the Motorhome section of Airforums with details on how to replace the seals. If you can't find them I'm sure someone one can point out some of the threads.

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Thank you to all for fun and/or informative comments. BTW, WHAT is that vent thing under the passenger window? There is an electrical cord inside that can be plugged in, which then generates a whirring noise from an inside box on the floor by the passenger seat, up front.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:28 PM   #9
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My 74 Argosy doesn't have that feature but I would guess that it's a ventilation fan for the passenger. Sounds like Airstream decided the driver didn't need one
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #10
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Shes a beauty.
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Interesting trip home And at least you were wearing the right apparel for the occasion!

The window seals are probably shot. Best thing to do is just plan on replacing every seal on every window. Not an overly difficult task, just takes time. There are lots of posts here in the Motorhome section of Airforums with details on how to replace the seals. If you can't find them I'm sure someone one can point out some of the threads.

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You made me do a write up , Brad
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....- you know how you always find stuff later...
All the Airstreams I ever bought were 100% perfect
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The original mileage is really low, below 10,000, but, of course, various modifications just HAD to be made. Thankfully, most of it is good. Someone installed LED lights and busted a piece of ceiling plasticene or whatever that molded stuff is, so I will be looking that up to fix it. The starter needs to be replaced, and according to T.O.M., he cannot get the old one out; it seems that the housing or whatever is stripped. The fun is just beginning!!! The upside of this is T.O.M. ONLY wanted a Class A motorhome and knows these keep their value, rarely leak, etc. And who can afford or even wants to buy a modern flat-roofed thing? NOT.
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Congrats! Welcome. Post all the details.
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