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Old 05-17-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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we need your help

Seems just we were starting to re-hab our "new/old" Argosy, the guy that owns the place where it is parked, has decided not to let us do any major repairs. He is not charging us any rent so I guess he can do as he pleases. While I'm grateful for the place to park it, I would like to be able to work on it and get it ready to use and enjoy.

Our question is: Is there any one out there reasonably local that can help with that situation? Or does anyone wish to maybe buy it from us at a real good deal? Or maybe trade for a small SOB like a tent trailer of similar value?

Purhaps a mutual deal like I help you in return for a spot to work on mine?
WE are open to whatever feedback we can get on this, I/we don't really want to part with our Argy, but I am open to suggestions.

I am disabled and she works her tail off keeping us going, so we really can't afford much in rent. So a barter situation would be great. I have cabinetry skills and electronics skills to bring to such a party if needed. But I would seriously consider any proposals.

Thank you all in advance for your time.

any thoughts?

thanks , Dan and Sherry W.

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Old 05-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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Is the trailer towable? Is is registered so it can be towed? Do you have something to tow it?
I'm thinking store it at the free spot, and tow it somewhere a couple times a month to where you can work on it. Maybe one of those "rent a space" workshops where you could rent a stall (or space outside) on a per-day basis.

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Old 05-17-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Overlander.. Yes it can be towed....I have a TV. I do need to license it first but that's no prob. My real problem is where to take it...I haven't found a rent a shop place that I can afford. I can do minorrepairs on site, but like removing the appliances to repair and re-plumb is not do as to make the needed repairs I am at a lose.

I haven't completely thrown in the towel, but I must say I am rather discouraged at present.

Thank you for such a quick response, and I will keep looking at other options as well.

Dan W.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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Plan B

Well, after much soul searching and down-right defiance, we decided to work with what we have. If we can't do the full-meal-deal at this time, we will get the basics done ( water, LP, sewer) now and then do what we can as we can untill our situations change in the near future. First the tanks and go from there.

A world class cleaning, systems checks and a camping we will go!!!!

Thank you all for giving me a chance to vent my frustrations. Feel free to vent in my direction as needed.

Dan W.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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Plan B sounds good. Good luck!
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:26 PM   #6
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Don't give up!! I am starting Plan B myself. I am determined to use our AS be for the kids have kids (#1 Kid is 9 yrs old). So I am going to do just the same. Make it safe/clean. A little paint. Then water/heat/plumbing/Lights/Beds/cabinets/table/etc... When time and money allow.
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