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Old 03-12-2008, 11:11 PM   #29
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Isadora,

look on the branson rally thread for the forum member named john baker. He is a really nice guy and I bet he wouldn't mind going and looking at this trailer for you to ensure that everything is alright with it. I believe there is also a well known AS shop near Dallas that could look at it and ensure it's safety. Not knowing the true condition I would say it is priced too high, but then again, it may be an amazing deal. 13 Panels are nice to have as well.

You could likely get this one for a lower price than asking, but it may be too big for you.

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Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 PM   #30
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I saw that one, I do like it but it is too big. we just need something around 24 ft. My husband liked this one in Dallas, but I don't know.....don't the 1950's trailers lack a black water tank? Unless it has been retro fitted. We haven't been able to get hold of the owner yet. I liked the looks of it, but....I kind of thought it was overpriced too but if it is sound and ready to go, maybe not.
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50s units are narrower, have less storage and 50 YEAR OLD appliances.

while the flooring may be new, does that include the subfloor?

it very likely doesn't have ANY holding tanks and and a very small fresh water tank that is also 50 yrs old...

so travel will become an issue, as some parks do not allow blue totes...

it may also have leaf spring axles and may need brakes, or new spindles and hubs.

while it has a roof air, keeping a unit like this cool in midwest summers and warm in midwest winters IS a big issue.

IF this unit were really ready for current camping needs and fully restored it would be priced at 2-3 times that figure.

i see a back yard PROJECT not a ' lets go camping' unit...

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Old 03-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #32
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Thanks, we have decided to go with Richard T's Argosy, will be going to pick it up in a couple of weeks. We are excited! MIght not make the Branson Rally, we might not be back in time.

If anybody else wants that '55, you are welcome to go for it!

Now. My husband gets to indulge his truck fever, and we are going truck shopping!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:00 PM   #33
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Congratulations. You will love the Argosy; however, even a camping ready trailer will have you adding and re-doing things. It is the most fun you will ever have though. I hope you enjoy yours and I would love to see it when you get it home. Joplin is not that far from Chandler.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:03 PM   #34
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Just went to Clasifieds and looked over your new trailer. Boy, does that look nice. I'm not certain if it's the same layout as ours. We have the front couch that makes a double bed, and the mid double bed. Take pictures when you get it home.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:16 PM   #35
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Did you go to Richard T's flicker? He has more pics of it there, just click on his name and it takes you to his page, then on his flicker site. It has the back double bed, front dinette that makes into a bed, and it looks really good. JUst the lfloorplan we wanted. I don't think we could find one that suited us better, with the condition it is in apparently we don't have to do anything to it, but of course we will, rugs and carpet and the cork flooring I want, and new curtains, etc. LOL can't take the decorator out of us, can they? Hope we can get together, as you say, you aren't far from us!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:20 PM   #36
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I was also thinking about that '55 in Dallas, but from what I've seen in my brief couple of months of looking, and from what vets like 2Air above have said about similar cases, it really does look more like a "project" than a "ready-to-camp." And an $8500 startup cost for a project like that seems pretty steep to me. But, I do still love the look of the 13-panel.

On the 31' 1966 that soldiermedic posted, I called and talked to the guy, who is really nice. Their folks have a lake house so they just don't use the trailer that often. It's probably closer to being camp-ready than the '55, the owner towed it to Florida and back just last year (claims to have anyway, I'd certainly check out the running gear and tires first regardless). I really like the looks of that one, and agree that he'll probably go lower because he has already come down from over $5K just in the last couple of weeks, but it's a bit too big for me as well. I'm really looking more for an Overlander-sized trailer.

Anyway, congrats on the new Argosy. It looks like a real nice one!
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