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Old 08-18-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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Greetings All,

My wife and I have a 1973 argosy. We have had for about a year, it is a work in progress (reupholstered cushions, new curtains, striping paint, 2 new 6 volt batteries, new water pump, new propane lines). We have camped in it about 5 times and love it! We are also doing a complete restore/renovation on a 1964 Shasta Airflyte.

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Old 08-18-2015, 08:15 AM   #2
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Hi, Dwayne and Jackie!!!
We are "New Jacks" as well to this site and hope to break into the AS world soon. We've owned a few RVs with only one brand (Thor Industries) bought new and would never do it again. That unit did have a neat feature that must've been custom built at the factory without us even ordering it as you could light a 12 volt bulb anywhere you touched the frame underneath, great for underside repairs but the battery hated to stay charged. The dealer never found out what the problem was (pinched wire I think) or was able to fix it. Other than that it was a decent trailer and we used it a lot. However, we always wanted an AS so in our later years we've begun the search. Currently we are using a Lance truck camper because we tow our motorcycle with us. We don't ride as much anymore and are looking to full-time or at least snow-bird (Texas-type) in the next few years and want a decent unit that is built solid enough for extended OTR use. I'm open to most repairs but don't want to gut/refurbish a whole unit. I replaced the floor in our Lance and it was an experience, LOL, but she is "dry" now!!! Read about the horrors of some 2006-2010 AS owners on this site and not sure of later AS unit QC. Because of that, we're open to info on 70s, 80s and 90s AS units in the 28'-30' size. Would be grateful for your (anyone's) thoughts/comments on vintage AS ownership... Regards...

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Old 08-18-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Hi from AZ. . . welcome to our world, to both of you ! The vintage AS people are a fun, industrious group. Sounds like you both might fit in. Hope to see you on the road. . . regards, Craig
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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Welcome D and J

I'm a 73er too. ( We're like twins..ha ha) It's probably your turn to ask questions but…..

Did you make a bigger battery compartment to accommodate two batteries? Or did your 24' already have a 2 batt compartment?

I upgraded to two batts, but I used AGMs, that I could get away without venting. I have a 20' with a one batt compartment.

Oh BTW ……it seems like a lot of folks on the forum like to see photos. ( Please include Shasta pics, because I like them )
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the welcomes, Easyrider06-We have been bitten by the whole vintage camper bug. So anything 60s or 70s we like.

Moosetags- Thanks for the welcome

RamblinmanGa- Love the vintage stuff

Mandolindave- I located 1 battery in stock location, 1 battery same location just put on the other side(right side). Both are accessible from the twin beds (cut out with a removable lid. My pictures are failing to upload(not sure why)?

Thanks Dwayne and Jackie
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Welcome to the madness.....
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #8
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Dwayne & Jackie,
Had a 68' TT and a 71' Truck Camper can't remember the brand but they were a labor of love and we painted them both with house paint to make them look better, LOL. Sent an email to a Minnesota owner of a "restored" 1990 AS Excella, we'll see what comes of it. Mainly concerned about frame corrosion/floor rot, think I can fix that stuff still but would rather not, would rather do simple repairs, LOL... Regards,
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:29 PM   #9
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Hi all,

Not sure how to post pictures so here is a link to flickr with photos of the argosy and the shasta https://www.flickr.com/photos/113883833@N05/albums

Thanks Dwayne and Jackie
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:09 PM   #10
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PM me with your email address. I have a '74 Argosy 26' which I am considering selling. I will send pics and a list of all work done on the coach since I purchased it in Oct of '09. I think you will like what you see.


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Old 08-20-2015, 09:16 AM   #11
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Twinkie,

Thanks, our email is rlcruise@live.com

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