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Old 06-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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1976 Argosy 30' rear bath

We bought this trailer last year and planned to gut it and redo it and spend our summers camping with our kids, enjoying every minute. We got it gutted and mostly redone (interior totally finished just putting a new water heater in and trying to figure out why the AC unit condensation drains INto the camper rather than off the top). But camping is not working for us. Our kids are young (2 & 4) and we haven't truly enjoyed one weekend we have spent in it. We are planning to sell it, but have no idea what it is worth. We have about $2500 into it with purchase and materials to redo and a whole bunch of sweat equity. It has wood floors, reupholstered couch, painted cabinets, and an additional bunk. It is very cute. I don't have any pictures of the interior to show, but does anyone have an idea of even a ball park range of what it's worth?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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We have a 3 and 5 year old and they love camping. My daughter just asked for a 6 day camping trip! I wishI could! And our AS is still pretty much gutted..

I say give it one more year. Things will be easer, soon you off suicide watch and and the kids will be a bit safer roaming around. Find a camp ground with full hook up, pool, and a play ground. It goes a long way..

Also most AS AC units have a drain line that runs down the inside wall. Im sure blocked line could be fixed, or converted to run down the side. The dometic I installed goes down the side. Its not really a big deal going down the side. on polished trailers if is an issue. I kept the drain line, just don't use it..

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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We had a late 70s model, 18' Argosy a few years back. I asked our RV guy what I should ask when selling it - he suggested $5000 and be ready to come off it a bit. Nothing wrong with it at all and had new brakes and new AC. I asked $5K and sold it for $4,500 in less than a week - we live in Atlanta. The next year I got a call from someone in Orlando who had found the AC receipt with my name on it and he was calling to see if I could help him get Carrier to support the new AC - they said no because he was a different owner.
Point of this is that he had paid $9,000 to the guy I had sold it to for $4,500. This was about 7 years ago- but an 18 footer sold for $9K probably because Argosy no longer makes campers so it's a collector's item.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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We camped when out 2 kids were little, and we had a great time. We went to KOA campgrounds that had full hookups and pools, playgrounds and kid stuff. As they got older we started to go to more adult sites. You just need to do it a few more times to get a system down and the kids used to camping. Go to kid friendly places that will wear them out, so they go to sleep and are not a pain to be camping with.
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