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Old 10-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Smile Went And Did It.

Found a 1975 Argosy , 26 footer in the paper the other day in the classifieds. Well short story it is now setting in my drive way needs a good detailing, yea it is not perfect but considering it has a new fridge, runs and stops good . Deduct the cost of the fridge and I don't have a whole lot in it and with a good face lift it will be a frist class rig. Now in the months to come I'll have questions on fixing up this and I hope the people here can help me out.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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Sounds great! Congratulations on your find ~G
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Post some photos so we can see what it looks like.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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Congratulations. Everyone on the Forum is very helpful. We bought our 67GT in July and have had fun working on our Airstream. The Forum is grand.
We have never "travel trailer" and they really helped. It will require work..but it will be time well spent. ENJOY
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #5
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I'll see what I can do about some pictures of it. Biggest problem that will have to be fixed is the right front airbag will not stay inflated,when it leans to that side it is pretty spungy. But after a long look I think I have found about what I have been looking for.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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Sounds like a slow leak in the air bag. Might be time to replace both. Cheap fix. When you install or have them installed be sure to put in the remote inflation kit. This makes it easy to check and you'll do it more often.
Cost is not that bad and Camping World install them cheap too.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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There are instruction on the forum that will guide you thru the process of replacing your bags. Follow them and you will be able to do it yourself and save a few coins. I know, I did.

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Old 10-31-2006, 04:31 PM   #8
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air bags

bought new air bags at camper world with tax $83.00 follow instrustions took only 2 hrs. and 2 beers..
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:41 PM   #9
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I took some pictures of the old gal to day to show her off ,now if I can figure out how to post then here . HELp what am is the right way to post them???
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:54 PM   #10
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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Congratulations!

Wow! Looks nice. No wonder you bought her.

I want one. Could you rig one to pull my AS?

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:03 PM   #12
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I want one. Could you rig one to pull my AS?
Now that would be cool!. Something I've never seen done. Better yet rig it to tow an Argosy TT. Has anybody seen this done before?

Sweeet rig sloe-canoe. Looks like a fun project.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:33 PM   #13
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Hi everybody ,hope you like her . Not bad looking ,but the light blue color will have to go sooner or later. I am the third owner I found out ,the guy I bought it from had only had it about 4 years. Now the first owner bought it new in 1975 for a little over $19000 from a dealer in Columbus Ohio and what I was told he used it for tail gating at Ohio State games and traveling to away games. The first owner was the one that had it painted white and blue. Nice knowing a little history about her, wanted to make sure the old gal came from the right side of the tracks!
Now a couple questions , airs bag for the front. What is the better brand(s) to buy? Wheels and tires , it now has 16.5 wheels and tires. I was thinking about changing to 16inch to help with the ride and have a larger circumference. Should help slow the motor down a little.The 3rd opition If I could find a set of 19.5 , 8 lug wheel for a P-30 chassis ,what I read are a little rare. But what I like about the 8R-19.5 tire are they are 12 or 14 ply ,should dry rote before you wear them out and they have a Dia. of around 33 inches. If my math is right there is about a 8 mph advantage of the 19.5 tire over the 16.5 at 2500 rpm. Has anybody out there changed to the 19.5's?
But to start with when I get my work caught up is get it in fix the air bags and go over the brake system to start with
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:55 PM   #14
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Nice looking rig. When I changed my front air bags I used whatever camping world sent me! I didn't know there was a choice. make sure you use lots of liquid dish soap when you're installing your airbags. They do go in if you persuade them long enough. I agree with Glencoombe about the remote filler. I installed mine under the hood near the windshield washer reservoir. When I'm on the road I check the pressure daily when I'm checking my oil, antifreeze and tires.
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