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Old 04-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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New guy from Texas

Hey, buying a 79 modle Argosy from a used car lot in Austin. Problem is it was gutted and poorly taken care of... needs lots of work
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Air forums has volunteers in your area that will evaluate the trailer you are thinking about purchasingfor free, just to give you knowledgeable advice. Look it up, it is a great service.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Air forums has volunteers in your area that will evaluate the trailer you are thinking about purchasingfor free, just to give you knowledgeable advice. Look it up, it is a great service.
Thank you for the advice however I am already buying it. Now if they want to come evaluat the best way to go about fixing it up I'm Game ^_^'
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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Welcome from a part time Texan..we're right down 35 from you in San Antonio.

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Old 04-14-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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Crazy... April must be the month for Texans to buy Argosies!! Welcome to the forums and the Argosy owners club, you'll find a tremendous amount of information and help here.
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The Texas Vintage Rally is in early May. See the following link:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f289...a-72391-3.html

This rally would be a great place to bring your newly acquired unit to meet other local Airstream owners (there are quite a few of us here in the Austin area). There are very knowledgeable Airstream owners attending this rally that will be glad to look at your unit and offer suggestions. This is the rally that we first attended a couple of years ago when we purchased a 1967 Tradewind and we had no idea what to do or how to approach tacking the various issues.

You mention that your trailer is gutted. I think there are cabins available for rent at the RV park where the vintage rally is being held.
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Lots of good Airstreamers in central Texas. See you at the next rally.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:25 PM   #10
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Thanks guys it's nice to know where to look for help, which brings me to my first question, anyone know where I can find detailed wiring sematicts for this thing? plan on making a few modifactions here and there but mostly want to keep as close to origional as possible. (1979 30' Twin bed center bath model)
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The usual advice is to order a service manual. Airstream still provides them for many years of trailers, though they're certainly not free. I ordered one for my trailer a week ago, $72.34 including shipping. I think they're all the same price.

https://store.airstream.com/product_...products_id=96
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