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Old 07-31-2009, 10:39 PM   #15
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Well, I got a call from the owner the Argosy is mine! I'll post pics tomorrow.

I'm going to pick it up in the morning. Its probably set in the same place for years, i'm taking a floor jack, 4 way lug wrench, air tank, some tools and my Bronco 4x4 to drag it out of the fence row.
The owner mentioned bringing grease for the axles....I hope this is not a hint!
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:27 AM   #16
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The owner mentioned bringing grease for the axles....I hope this is not a hint!
It is not a hint. If the seller told you to bring grease to repack the wheel bearings, believe him. We bought an Argosy 24, and spent a whole day cutting trees, inflating tires, unlocking rusted brakes, and packing bearings.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #17
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Congrats! I think the argosys are nice because they have those great windows up front. It's a perfect platform to create your own interior. Can't wait to see what it looks like freshly dragged out of the brush! Good luck!
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:19 AM   #18
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Congrats! I look forward to photos.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:43 AM   #19
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Photos to come, The owner finally sent someone out to collect the money after we spent an hour waiting. Fortunately I took my Bronco 4x4 because the tires had sank down in a rut and it took 4x4 and low range to YANK it out.
I checked the bearings, inflated the tires and hit the road. Fortunately there was a TSC (Tractor Supply) store within a mile because the wiring harness from the trailer to the tow vehicle had been cut off and I got a new one at TSC and wired it up in the parking lot. I also stopped at a car wash and sprayed YEARS of tree sap off of it!
She is an Argosy, 1975 model I beleive, has aluminum skin and the end caps are painted silver.....the green goo confused me.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:47 AM   #20
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Congratulations, you saved one!
Your description of the skin and caps sounds correct. We are all looking forward to seeing pictures.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #21
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Here ya go!! Click on the link!

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Old 08-01-2009, 03:04 PM   #22
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ID Plate: Manufactured by Argosy, (5-75) (5800 pounds) (Serial # 24T5V1295).

On door frame: 16631ATT8275
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ID Plate: Manufactured by Argosy, (5-75) (5800 pounds) (Serial # 24T5V1295).

On door frame: 16631ATT8275
You have a 1975 Argosy 24, center twin, built in Versailles, Ohio, #1295 to roll out the door.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:03 PM   #24
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Next on my list is figuring out how to put it back together....with no interior to work with.

The kitchen cabinet will be easy enough to replace, but the bathroom is another story. Its still there more or less.....but in horrible condition. The shower pan and wall might be salvagable. The toilet and sink are a disaster.

(I'm not sure if I should just rip out the bathroom and leave it out or try to save it, we are used to our pop-up and will only stay at parks with showers and facilities)
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That doesn't sound too bad. You can get a new toilet (or get a nice portapotty) and build a vanity top with a small bar sink in it without too much trouble. Making another shower pan would seem to be more of a pain.

Most of the interior that you're missing is a front gaucho and a pair of twin beds on either side. It's a fairly typical Airstream/Argosy floorplan. I'd expect that if you root around enough, someone might be selling that stuff - or you could fabricate replacements...

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:25 PM   #26
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Your trailer is the equivalent of a 25'Airstream Tradewind, so keep your eyes open for parts that are offered for one of those.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:40 PM   #27
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Aluminum Argosy? Mid 70's?

From the photo, the bath doesn't look all that bad. The shower pan appears to be in-tact as does the lower wall surroung -- it appears that it needs to be reattached under the beltline molding.

The toilet probably is not original as there was usually a small cabinet with a drop-down door immediately behind the toilet. A replacement could be made from plywood with a laminate covering to coordinate with the wall covering. The base surrounding the blackwater tank needs a slight rebuild, but some 1" x 6"(?) boards could be cut and a new plywood platform for the toilet could be fitted. Thetford makes several compact toilets that are good replacements for the original and permit a little additional room to the rear for the wall treatment.

The blackwater tank may have some damage below the current platform. The tank can be repaired if the cracking isn't severe, or it can be replaced as it is a fairly standard rectangular form.

The vanity sink and cabinet do not appear to have damage that would doom them to removal. The vanity sink as well as the shower pan and lower surround can be rather economically refinished in a color of your choosing. New faucet sets are available to fit both the basin and shower.

Good luck with your project!

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P.S.: I feel certain that you will quickly come to appreciate the full bathroom in your Argosy. No more need to deal with the haphazardly cleaned shower-rooms/restrooms nor the need to rely upon rest area and fuel station restrooms of questionable hygene.
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As a lady, let me proudly state that I LOVE my bathroom I am not fond of park bathrooms, especially if I need a break in the middle of the night. The bathrooms in these trailers are so functional, there's no reason not to fix it up and keep it. It will pay you back in resale value down the road as well. Those bathroom parts are the hardest things to replace once some owner has carelessly thrown them away.
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