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Old 03-03-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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My husband and I have just purchased a 1978 24' Argosy. Overall in great condition. Needs the exterior endcaps painted, new upholstery, curtains and carpet. Everything else is in excellent condition. We are pretty excited and can't wait for our first adventure.

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Old 03-03-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your great Argosy. This is just what we have. We love it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Needs the exterior endcaps painted,

Vicki
They all do.
Welcome to the forums!
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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Juel, We saw the paint job on your trailer. What color and brand of paint did you use for the stripe and lower belly area nad what did you do to prep for painting?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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Well, I am actually the idea man (woman) on these big projects. The paint selection and primer selection was up to the classic car painter who knows how to use the spray gun thingy. He's out of town working, so I can't answer your questions right now. I know it's automotive paint we had mixed to match the 1978 Argosy brochure as best we could. I will tell you that I have touched up those end caps for three years with Krylon Interior-Exterior spray paint #1504, Ivory Gloss. It's a perfect match and if you sand and clean the end cap, this paint stays on very well. Of course I didn't have extensive paint loss when we got the Argosy, so this is just repainting over areas that are pot marked or worn, not repainting the whole thing from scratch. I'll try to find the info you want and let you know about colors and primers. Use the search feature on here and you can find the factory color and the place to buy paint that will be the same as the manufacturer used. This is a great site for that kind of information.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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The paint is DuPont Imron, and somewhere in the dusty shelves of the forums, we have a list of all the paint codes, by year. I'm running out the door right now, so I can't, but you can click the "search" button in the blue band near the top of the screen, you may find it pretty quickly.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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Our 76 Argosy 24 needed the same kind of TLC, and end cap paint! For what it's worth, the match we (our painter) liked was from UAP/NAPA, and the mix 1972 Mercedes Light Ivory. I think the code is 623, and the other code on the can is 44672IB. It is a Urethane.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #8
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Has anyone put vinyl on their floors instead of the original carpet. Or is that tabu if you are trying to keep it as original as possible.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #9
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welcome to the wonderful world of Argosys

Hello... We love Argosys... we are doing our 2 nd one ... check out the thread Costalotts...
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Has anyone put vinyl on their floors instead of the original carpet. Or is that tabu if you are trying to keep it as original as possible.
You mean you don't like orange shag? or... did you have green.

Folks have put in sheet goods, pergo, bamboo, cork and a number of other flooring choices. Mostly it's about personal taste. You should change it to something that you would like.

We had orange shag and replaced with Cream berber in our Minuet.
In our Argosy 24 - which is 'undergoing improvement' we will use a bit of wood in the entry way and transition to carpet in the living space.
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Hi and Welcome to the forums. I love the Argosy's. Im hoping that is what our next one will be. Good luck on your restore. Do you have any pictures?
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what is the easiest way to navigate through different treads and getting back to your own?
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Click on user cp on the upper blue bar - you will see your account settings. You can chose to subscribe to threads you have posted to. Also you can opt to get e-mail notice of thread updates. You can also view your subscriptions list there.

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Family Camp,
Congratulations on your acquisition, I reciently purchased a Argosy30 after owning a 34' Limited.

I am in a learning mode myself so I'll be seaching the Forums for any details I can find. Having smaller holding tanks will be a big adjustment but I will just be more conservative.

I know you'll have alot of great memories ahead of you, John
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