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Old 03-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #15
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Congrats! Now the fun begins.

We are faced with the same fresh water tank delima, and that is one of the reasons I am considering the wrap-around dinette keeping the tank under the center seat.

Another thought was to move the water tank to the side running front to back, but I am sure someone will tell me that that will throw the weight distribution off. However I think some time on the weight scale could help.

The gaucho is amazingly simple construction, and rather flimsy. I will TRY to take pictures of mine and send them, as it is removed from the trailer.

P.S. not fair that you actually had someone look at the AS before you purchased it.


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Old 09-16-2004, 08:10 PM   #16
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I escaped unscathed from a foolish Ebay sight unseen purchase of an Argosy 28!

Saw your post and thought I may have that beat. I purchased one on Ebay 1200 miles away and employed a pickup driver to tow from Loveland, CO to near San Jose, CA. My only explanation other than being an optimist when looking at the many pictures provided by the seller was that since he was an engineer at HP he was honest. Turned out I was right. He detailed all flaws frig won't work - of course not since the frig blew it's tubing and had spewed ammonia long since evaporated and needed a $500 overhaul from Crane's RV Repair (upper S.F. Bay area), hey it needs repainting (it's an Argosy 28) but it's the rear twin bed model and I am very happily putting in a maple Pergo Floor, memory foam futon full size bed and other happy mods - got to have a project, you know!

Originally Posted by minkus
I can't answere the question, but just wanted to give a thumbs up to anyone who buys an A/S sight unseen, (on ebay?) whithout ever stepping inside of an A/S before the purchase, or know anything about them. Then going 300 miles to get it in the dark, rain, and snow, hooking it up and driving home with original tires and bearings unchecked.

Oh wait, that last part was what we did, sorry.

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