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Old 08-24-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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70s Goucho Question

The original Goucho was missing when I bought my '72 Sovereign and fortunately, I have an opportunity to buy one (frame only, the cushions are missing) to restore the vintage look. The problem is based upon the pics I've been shown, I don't know if the Goucho has all of the pieces. The pics show the frame, arm rests, and tambour doors, but I don't see a frame to support the back cushions. Does part of the frame fold up and down to support your back?
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Neither of mine have a back frame. The backing is part of the cushion.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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I've got 2 in my attic that will probably go with the '77 29' whan we sell her in the next few weeks. From what I recall the bottom and back were a 4 x 6 plywood piece with a full length hinge. The frame is a conglomeration of aluminum pieces the support the bottom and prop up the back when it's in the sittin' position.
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Mike,

I crawled all over mine tonight to put seals on the front window and the screen in.

Richard is right - back cushion has a plywood backing that is covered with upholstery. That kind of leans against the shelf that runs across under the window. The curved cushion that is stored behind the sofa back to make the bed also provides support.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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Right

Our '78 Argosy Minuet has the same set up. The back and bottom cushions are upholstered so that they connect/seamed together so that they do not slide apart when used as a bed. They are "hinged". A pain to do, but worth the effort if you are reupholstering yours.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses, everyone. Does somebody pics of the frame and cushions from the backside they can post here?

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Mike,

Do you need the shelf? I have one we took out of ours when we converted to a daybed with custom mattress. You can have it for the pack/shipping costs. If you want to build your own I can take a couple of pics of mine for you. Since we have the same trailer, same year.... I also have the actual gaucho cushion, but we took it out because it was not comfortable and the foam was worn and compressed on the edge where you sit. Was hard to sit on it without feeling like I was going to slide off. I can take photos of that too for you. Heck I can take photos of the side arms, frame, etc. what ever you need. We just put the new mattress on the existing frame. I've re-upholstered the side arms and made a cover for the mattress, but still need to make the cover for the back bolsters.

Let me know what you need. I can even take the foam out of the gaucho and send you the cover for a pattern if you are making your own. The others are correct in that there is a piece of wood on the back of the top cushion.

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Did you buy the one in the classifieds located in Texas?

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Thumbs up Did someone say gaucho?

Mike, was there really a Gaucho in your Airstream?

A Gaucho can refer to:
  • Gaucho (Gaścho in Portuguese, Cowboy in English), a word for a South American cattle herder.
Now depending on your gender and marital status this might be a welcome find, of course I would prefer a Goucha or Cowgirl, but neither was found in my Airstream.
I do keep looking though!

  • Gauchos are a style of very flowing and loose fitting, flared pants with an elastic waistband, commonly worm by young dancers, but also worn casually.
Again, a young female dancer would have been a nice find. And while some old loose fitting garments were left behind by the previous owners, I think they fell into the category of bloomers.

There was an Ammonia aroma one night, but that turned out to be the refrigerator failing. I did find some cleaners under the sink like
Ajax and bleach, but thankfully no Gaucho.
  • Gaucho, an album by Steely Dan.
While I like Steely Dan, I'm not familiar with this particular album. It has not turned up in the rig.
Clearly this would be pushing the GVW of my 28 foot Excella.
Just the mention of finding a sports team squatting in your Airstream, would undoubtedly, start the Airstream community on a heated and passionate debate on axel replacement, loading and pre-loading, drum brakes vs disk, beefed up frames, tire pressure, and the 70's.
Of course an astute owner, just by looking at the angle of the torsion suspension, would know that a sports team was lurking in the coach.
Therefore, even if the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gauchos sports team were living in my 28 foot Excella, I'd PM someone first.


GMC Gaucho a mid 70's full-sized van model produced by General Motors
Nope, no 70's full size van was found in or around my rig.
No Portuguese speaking natives of Rio Grande do Sul, popped out of the under bed bins.

No football players fumbled with the wheel chocks.

Renato or Ronaldinho were not found, but a VCR tape of "Nothing but trouble" staring Chevy Chase was discovered wedged between the empty space next to the water heater.
Now, despite my best efforts, Gaucho has not shown up in my Airstream? What I have found is a sofa that folds out into a bed, and after sleeping on it for one night I did wake up a little Gracho?

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:10 AM   #10
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Original vintage equipment is cool...........

But I don't know that I personally would jump through hoops to put one in my trailer if it was missing. I would be interested to see ( and maybe I should start a poll) if many people actually like the old gauchos. Maybe I should step out of my time warp to investigate how the newer sofa-beds
are designed. Most of my gaucho is in the attic, as I have set my trailer up to have a permanant bed where the gaucho was ( because I really only sleep and shower in my camper ).
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:46 AM   #11
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The gaucho on our '71 Sovereign has the plywood seat part then has a hinged back that is tipped up when its a couch. The cushion rests agains that, and from what i was told, that then rests against the shelf...I have yet ot reinstall said shelf. Take a look at a thread I started recently. We got a great deal on the fabrication of cushions for our guacho, We are more than happy with the quality and price...oh, let me know if you need pics, I can get you some tongiht...
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:08 AM   #12
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I would love to seen any pics on the actual construction that anyone has. I have a 68 Trade Wind and and the goucho had been removed. I plan on building one but need pics of the actual frame. If anyone has any detailed shop drawings that would be even better

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When I reupholstered my gaucho, I seperated the two hinged pieces. Luckily, it still performs the same and is much easier for me to handle. Especially since my new upholstry is made in slip-cover fashion. With dogs, it seems I take the covers off after every trip and throw them in the wash. Sorry - no pics of the framework, but you can find some pictures of my upholstry that might give you some insight to how the cushions are fabricated.

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Looks good, funkill. I like your idea of separating the seat from the back.
We just took our first trip with 3 occupants, so our gaucho was used as a bed. The report was that is was less than comfortable. We already had determined it is not comfortable as a couch. We can't seem to keep the seat in place when it's set up as a couch....gives you that slouching feeling as the seat slides forward and the back becomes an incline rather than a vertical seat back. Tried several things to keep back in place, but it prefered to disappear under the shelf and slope. Anyone else who's had this problem and found a solution?
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