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Old 08-16-2004, 09:02 AM   #15
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Imho

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IS this a '76?

I have no clue until I go talk to the salesman. Who knows what HE knows?

I don't think they even know what they have there.

I guessed '76 from the Vinnie. (I posted a pic on this thread, too)
also, please decipher those initials...
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Old 08-16-2004, 09:28 AM   #16
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also, please decipher those initials...
IMHO= In MY Humble Opinion.
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Old 08-16-2004, 10:56 AM   #17
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Thanks

Thanks to all who answered.. I see IMHO all the time and never figured it out.

CUTE!!

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We looked at the motorhome and are NOT going to buy it.

the engine balked, the gen just turned over but woudln't start, the windshield has what looks like a bullet hole under the price sign, and the interior has been let go for a long time.

All manuals are there, but have gotten wet.

the girl says she thinks her husband still has the gen panel. She was hard pressed to find the keys.

Plus, the salesgirl was, to be kind, snotty.

She said they bought it for themselves, but her husband never takes her anywhere.

See following pictures, and if anyone is interetsed or up for a BIG project, I'll help them locate this poor baby.
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:13 AM   #18
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Argosy Pictures

The window seals, and windshield wipers are dry rotted.

there have been leaks, and the dealer didn't even get this decent for "show."
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$1600.00 windshield repair? YIKES!!!

See for yourself...
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:25 AM   #20
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See more.. do a LOT...
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:32 AM   #21
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Gone for the day

I'm gone for the day, (Monday Aug 15, 2004) so if anyone wants to know anything, I'll answer later.
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Old 08-16-2004, 03:20 PM   #22
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I'd hestiate to buy anything from someone who didn't clean it up, acted snotty when you came to see it, and generally gave you a bad vibe. There's ten problems for every one you see, and you saw several of them. Sounds like a good one to pass on, unless you're just into it for a labor of love, and enjoy doing your own work. Good eye though, keep watching, you never know where the next AS you spot will be hidden.
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Since Steph chimed in I have to say this. That one on the inside looks almost as bad as the one we ought on Ebay that is our current coach.

We REALLY wanted the floor plan we have now so it was worth it, but unless you are ready to sink major money in this one don't walk, RUN and keep looking.
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Old 08-16-2004, 03:33 PM   #24
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So sad when you see them going to rot and owner not seeming to care. Probibly didn't realize the cost involved when they got it. Hope someone with the time and means will save it.
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So sad when you see them going to rot and owner not seeming to care. Probibly didn't realize the cost involved when they got it. Hope someone with the time and means will save it.

I agree, 1000%.. so SAD!!

There are so few around, it is really a shame to know where one is and not be able to do much about it.
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Old 08-17-2004, 12:14 AM   #26
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Wasn't LOOKING!!

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I'd hestiate to buy anything from someone who didn't clean it up, acted snotty when you came to see it, and generally gave you a bad vibe. There's ten problems for every one you see, and you saw several of them. Sounds like a good one to pass on, unless you're just into it for a labor of love, and enjoy doing your own work. Good eye though, keep watching, you never know where the next AS you spot will be hidden.
I was NOT looking for another unit! I drove by and the creature was staring at me. like a little warthog.
Poor thing.

But we have put so much effort, love, and a good amount of moolah into our AS, I really was NOT in the market for an Argosy.

But it's SO SAD!!!
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I have seen two Argosy's recently, both parked at gas stations and looking like they were there for a loooong time. Hate to see the good old rigs going to rot.
As for windshield repair, there are places doing "long crack repair" filling them so they become near invisible and to stop them for spreading further.
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I was NOT looking for another unit! I drove by and the creature was staring at me. like a little warthog.
Poor thing.

But we have put so much effort, love, and a good amount of moolah into our AS, I really was NOT in the market for an Argosy.

But it's SO SAD!!!
Well, we're never LOOKING for one, but if one comes along like a little homeless puppy, few of us would not at least stop to look

But you never know, someone lurking on the forum might be wanting one, so I always like to report back here. Then I don't have to feel so tempted to take it home myself!
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