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Old 10-06-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Arrow I'm so excited!!! Finally out camping!!!

Hi there. I have a 1972 Argosy named Daisy. I bought her in January from this Forum. She was delivered in May and was in the shop till August. I was finally able to take her out on our first trip this weekend. A local state park not too far from home. It was awesome!! Yes, there are still a few big issues that have to be worked on: like why the hot water heater is not working and the leaking pipe behind the shower....but I'm still smiling and can't wait to take her out at least once more before winter. I want to make a rally I have soooooooo many questions.

Btw I met another newbie, they had a 1972 Land Yacht.

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Old 10-07-2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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Well welcome then and please post some pictures when you get some so that we may enjoy your treasure with you. I hope that you find this site all that you had hoped that it would be.
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I have a blast here...reading other peoples stories and getting ideas.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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Looking forward to seeing pictures ! Happy Camping!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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This is in the backyard just getting her clean and ready to go.

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #6
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Welcome! Isn't it great to finally go camping. We had to wait 4 years to get ours functional - luckily had another SOB trailer to camp in but it's just not the same....

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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4 years? I thought a couple of months was way too long!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #8
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Well, she was in poor shape: we gutted her and re-did the interior. Got her functional a year ago and still have a few cabinets to build now. We walked in to the project knowing it would be a 4 - 6 year project. Can't really do much in the winter, so it's been a summer frenzy every year. My gardens look terrible.....

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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Congrats

I have an Argosy 20', and just went through the leak behind the shower problem. It sounds like you aren't doing all of the repairs yourself. There are a few threads on the forum about the repair. I documented my solution.
From what I know there are 3 ways to fix it.

#1 take out the lower shower surround ( seems to be the correct method )
#2 try to peel back the surround by taking out just a few rivets (not easy)
#3 get at it from outside, behind the signal lights ( I did it this way and lucked out, because I already had a patch there, and I cut through the inner skin at the perfect spot, and could see the leak ) My elbow connecter had split. It wasn't easy to replace it, in such tight quarters.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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I would love to do the work myself, but there was a problem with the black water tank that I knew I was way over my head to even try to deal with, so I paid a lot for that fix and I was not too happy with the results. I think I will be daring and use this forum and see if I can do the shower .... I know I can at least take things apart carefully... It will have to be a spring/summer project, winter is fast approaching.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #11
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You will be surprised at exactly how much you can do! We learn a lot by doing and so do most repair shops but they are not as concerned because it is not theirs .
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Excellent point as we are learning as well just how much we can do as well.
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