Vintage Service at Jackson Center
I just purchased a 75 Argosy in Wabash Indiana, which is about an hour west of Jackson Center, Ohio. I have a long journey home (1300 miles) as we're picking it up on the front end of a planned trip to Ocracoke NC, so I really want to make sure the Argosy is road ready. My boys and I would love to see the plant tour and spend the night in a modern AS. With family nearby in Sidney, it would feel less like a service visit and more like part of our vacation.
The current Argosy owner is going to have the tires replaced, but at JC I'm thinking about having the axles & brake assemblies replaced, update the propane tanks, having them check some potential rear frame/separation and having them do a complete set of system inspections so I know exactly what I have (or not and need to put on the to do list). If not too extensive / expensive,I may have them get the water/gas/stove & fridge in working order if it needs it. If you've been to Ocracoke, you know that about all you really need is a water tank and screen enclosed place to sleep and escape from the mosquitoes during the day. I'm sure the Argosy will need a good deal of TLC and I could spend an entire month in JC getting it back into "like new" condition ($ would run out after a day or two though).
Does anyone have any recent experience with the Jackson Center service on a vintage AS/Argosy? Do they perform complete system inspections?
Do they carry Centramatic balancers at JC or do I need to order/bring them with me? Is this a good value for a Vintage Argosy?
Has anyone used JC to do any interior work like reupholstering sofa's?