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Old 07-08-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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1978 Argosy value?

Another new guy here. I'm going to look at a 1978 Argosy 24' tomorrow. It has been in the same family since 1978 and the owners have advertised it as "immaculate and loaded." I talked at length with the owner and it sounds as if everything is in excellent condition, it has been stored in a pole barn when not in use. They have purchased a restored 1948 which is smaller and that is why they are selling the '78. The asking price is $8500. Any help, ideas? Thanks, Ken
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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Have a 78 Argosy that I bought a year ago. I paid $6,000.00 for it because it was in near perfect shape. Since it was a 78, things did wear out. Replaced the A/C, and upholstery right off. Replaced the Univolt and fuse panel for safety. Replaced the hook up for shore water because it was old and brittle. I love this trailer and would consider restoring another one if I could find a good one; however, I don't think I would pay $8500.00. There was a 30 ft Argosy on ebay in Michigan just this week that was in very good shape and went for less than $3500.00 as I remember. Sounds like your Argosy is worth paying a little extra for, but I would not think $8500.00 is a good deal. Just my two cents worth. Good luck, whatever you decide to do.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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Wow, that is one nice Argosy Juel!
Ken, for $8500 it should be in as nice or better condition then the one you see pictured above. There are too many nice Airstreams around that are in "Great" condition to jump on the first one you find but it should still be free to go have a look. Good luck.
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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Ken:

To help guide you, I paid $7800. Canadian for a 1976 Argosy 24 last year.

I paid that much because it was represented has having had only a couple of owners and having been stored indoors all of itís Canadian winters Ö and it looked it.

The extensive rebuild we are doing now may not have been intended at the beginning but Iím now even more certain that it pays to lay out good money for a really good trailer.

The renovation has revealed a perfectly solid floor, no water damage anywhere and a rust free frame.

I didnít have to pay to cure those ailments, which allows me to rationalize paying for other, more interesting things that I want to do to the trailer.

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concider this---a new pop up camper can run more than their asking.!!!
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