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Old 07-01-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 1978 30ft mid bath argosy,which I still have to pickup.All the rain in upstate Ny has prevented this.I will be replacing at least a good part of the floor.Thank to all the information here I am confident about doing it.Will post pictures
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I have many fond memories of our Argosy 20, and sometimes wish we still had it. Like, for example, when I am washing or polishing the Overlander...
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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bc057, You must be older than dirt. Just kidding. Welcome to the forums.We just bought a 1979 Argosy with center bath and twin beds which we are in the process of changing to a queen. What bed setup do you have? We have to replace three sections of floor too, and repaint. We redid a 26ft a couple years ago and sold it last year. Good luck with your Argosy.
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:15 PM   #4
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It has the two what I suppose are singles in the rear.That will be addressed when the floor is done.I am 6'6" and Don't see me fitting to well.bruce
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums. what an exciting time picking up your first Airstream. Good luck to you on your floor project and I will be looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
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Having picked up the trailer finally and started going thru it.So far it appears plumbing has been replaced with pex,ac and fridge work.Floor is shot so this week we will start cleaning out front area.Trailer was used for first 6 years and then sat for 22 years. Will say trailer towed sweet. Will post pictures this week
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:06 PM   #7
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I am uncovering the front floor and have found under where the fresh water tank sits, under the plywood there is a aluminum sheet riveted to the frame.I assume this was if you had the spare carrier underneath, to protect the plywood. Does this serve any other purpose and should I put it back?
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:56 PM   #8
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I am uncovering the front floor and have found under where the fresh water tank sits, under the plywood there is a aluminum sheet riveted to the frame.I assume this was if you had the spare carrier underneath, to protect the plywood. Does this serve any other purpose and should I put it back?
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You are entirely correct. I would put it back, you never know when you may decide to install a spare tire carrier, and if you did you would have to reinstall the aluminum sheet.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #9
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congratulations on your purchase

I am still in the process of finding a mh but always like to hear that someone has found their project to scratch their "aluminitis".

Keep us informed and look forward to the pictures.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:45 PM   #10
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I have dropped the belly pan and bananna wraps and was pleasantly surprised that there is little welding to do.I have also stripped out the living room area walls and the floor.I was shocked at the poor job of welding in the outriggers, a spot weld on the one side and nothing on the top.I found that airstream used elevator bolts with nuts only to bolt down the body to the outrigger. In the field of the floor they used self tapping elevator bolts.
thanks for all the info here. bruce
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:46 PM   #11
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Does any one know where to buy the aluminum coil to make the bannana wraps? thanks bruce
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Does any one know where to buy the aluminum coil to make the bannana wraps? thanks bruce
Bruce, IIRC it is just basic 2025 alclad, bent to fit, nothing fancy.
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