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Old 03-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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new argosy owner - 1977 motorhome

hey there, this is my first try at this but what the hey, I've love both of our airstreams 68 safari, 77 sovereign intl, but we just acquired a 1977 argosy motorhome and the more time I spend with her the more excited I get it really is the best of both worlds what I really need and would appreciate is any info ,blogs site or contacts about argosy out there if anyone can help please do I'm originally from canada living in ct now and lovin it thanks
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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I moved from Trona to Sandy Eggo 30 years ago, and don't miss anything except peameal bacon. We have '72 23' Safari and just got a '76 24' Argosy moho on Friday, Flying to Phoenix Thursday to bring it back. I am really excited about the possibilites too. Good luck.eh !
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
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canadian eh?

hey thanks for the note it would be cool to stay in touch as we progress on the argosys eh? and by the way I was born in trona but lived in ottawa most of my life (yawn) any way stay in touch I've got part for 1977 sovereign , 68 safari and some odds and ends
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:00 AM   #5
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thankyou for the welcome, as always the airstream community pulls together I'm gonna need all the support i can get the old argosy needs some work but shes worth it thanks again
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Hello from Florida and welcome to the forum - you will find many answers here.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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Drove home to sandy eggo from Scottsdale AZ yesterday, 425 miles, 7.5 hours 9 mpg, just need to fix the cab air. Looks like they had a fire in the stove and used an extinguisher, so a stove is on the list.Tires, brakes, interior all good 154 hours on the generator. univolt battery pretty dead, but may come up. Gas tank fills SOOOOO SLOW, nozzle shuts off evrey 1/4 gallon.Wife spenr yesterday evening and today 'stocking'. It's true, a good woman can add 1000 pounds to the weight of a RV.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #8
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Me too.

I, too, have a 28', '77 Argosy MH and have dealt with many of the issues that may come up for you. I, like all the rest, am happy to help with my 2 cents. Feel free to contact me thru email. Good luck and enjoy the journey.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #9
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hey, so far so good, love the bit about the 1000lb addition? I have a decent working stove (4 burner) call me, it's your for the asking. ct. area 860-912-3276 martin from a 1977 sovereign, clean and solid.....
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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univolt battery pretty dead, but may come up.
Forget the univolt and just replace it with a good 3-stage converter. You can get a quality unit for around $175 or so if you shop around. One of the best upgrades you can do for your motorhome. You won't have to worry about your batteries after installing one.

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Old 11-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #11
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hey "bonitafarms" how goes the argosy adventure, I've painted mine a wicked cool green color and rechristened her my "custom Land Yacht" (and for all you purests, sue me) if it looks like an airstream and smells like an airstream...well?
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hey "bonitafarms" how goes the argosy adventure, I've painted mine a wicked cool green color and rechristened her my "custom Land Yacht" (and for all you purests, sue me) if it looks like an airstream and smells like an airstream...well?
Welcome, as owner of an official AS LY MH, I find it hard to see the difference except for your nice wraparound window at the rear. Airodynamic slope and gas mileage is about the same. My chassis is by Chevy. Thor labeled mine LY 30 but it measures 31. You probably have more aluminum than mine as only the exterior below the frame floor is aluminum rest is FG.
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hey thanks for the note Davefl, and when you put like that , what the hey , move over new coach owners, I'm driving an OFFICIAL "AS LY MH" 1977 custom one of a kind as sanctioned by me and anybody who cares to agree, whoo hoo!! I'll try and post pics tonight
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