Hi everybody, first post but no where near the last. My girlfriend (Olivia) and I (Justin) just became proud owners of a 1975 22' Argosy this Christmas. We plan on using this trailer as our home for our cross country travels that will involve our dream project/nonprofit. (More information about that to come in another post.). To begin, the shell besides the belly ban which seems to be completely missing, is in great condition. I have found no major or even any minor dents at this point but there is some damage around the door area. The windows are all there and in tact which is a huge relief considering there were no rock guards on them, but there is a little defect with the front center window have a small gap on the right side. (Can see through to the outside, but does not seem to have leaked or must have been covered to keep moisture out.). The inside however is a much different story, needs a total overhaul. The rear head is in disarray including the floor being completely rotted and soft. There might be sag to the rear end too, hard to tell at the moment, need to remove the flooring and some of the head for better examination. Now for my first of many questions, are there any books out there that specifically focus on the restoration or renovation of the Argosy trailers? I know that I can google these keywords and might find something along those lines but I am looking for something someone here has used and had success with. I am very inexperienced with this type of work/project but have always wanted to learn and also have plenty of friends and family with all types of skills that will be helping me. I really want a try and tested book that covers the project start to finish or maybe a series of books that take you through step by step.
On a side note we also own a 1965
Serro Scotty Gaucho named Wall-E that we renovated this fall and just returned from a 4,000 mile round trip out to Santa Fe, New Mexico from Deland, Florida (home base). Was an amazing trip but we sure wished we had the Argosy for the bathroom! Thanks in advance for any feedback!