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Old 11-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #155
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This is a great idea.

I can do East Central Florida from Cocoa on the north to Vero in the south and west to Kissimmee. I live in the Palm Bay/Melbourne area.

I have a digital camera, can burn CD's.

I can be reached by a PM or email to heartofglory1@aol.com. I would prefer the email.

We are out of town from mid June to mid October so I can't do it then.
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:10 AM   #156
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trailer inspectors,,pennsylvania

hi , am in great need of a trailer inspector in the mechanicsburg pennsylvania area,,, contact me as soon as possible,,,, dieterdog ,,, donna in montana,,, thank you very much,,, trailer is a 1976 argosy
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #157
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hi , am in great need of a trailer inspector in the mechanicsburg pennsylvania area,,, contact me as soon as possible,,,, dieterdog ,,, donna in montana,,, thank you very much,,, trailer is a 1976 argosy
You might want to check out the list of inspectors and contact one directly.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...5&d=1123865344
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:29 PM   #158
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Is Argosy20 still around????
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:54 AM   #159
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inspector near Melbourne, FL ??

I hope this is the right forum for this question.

I'm a newbie living in VA who is about to go fulltime. I'm looking at a 1991 "60th Ann'y" 34' unit currently in Melbourne, FL.

Does anyone know someone who could do a pre-purchase inspection that might save me a trip??

Thanks.

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Old 03-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #160
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welcome, I moved your post here hoping you would get a quicker reply. Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:57 PM   #161
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I can cover the southeastern part of MI for XL motorhomes. My email is fdfred28@yahoo.com
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:27 AM   #162
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I hope this is the right forum for this question.

I'm a newbie living in VA who is about to go fulltime. I'm looking at a 1991 "60th Ann'y" 34' unit currently in Melbourne, FL.

Does anyone know someone who could do a pre-purchase inspection that might save me a trip??

Thanks.

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Tom,
I can do the inspection for you if you like. Send me the info to my e-mail address, heartofglory1@aol.com . I have a digital camera and time on my hands.
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:55 AM   #163
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Thanks, Vic.


I've already found someone to look at the '91. It showed quite well
but not nearly as nice as the owner described it. I'm sure I'll be the
same way after I live in and love mine for awhile ;o)

One concern was that some crossbraces had worn through the quarter round,
plastic trim that goes around the bottom of the trailer. My friend had not
seen this before and thought it was probably just due to vibration. But I
seem to remember reading about the cross members coming loose, especially
if thre is a problem with the floor. Does any one have experience with
this ??

Tom


PS - Since I'm now asking about maintenance, I'll post this again in the General Repair Forum.

If that's not appropriate, I would appreciate a moderator moving it. Thank you.
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:00 AM   #164
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Tom,
The quarter round is referred to as "Banana Wrap" and it is aluminum. I have two spots on my 78 that wore through. I have had the unit for 4 years and it was that way when I bought it. I haven't had any floor problem or any other problems in that area. I haven't had the bottom off so I can't say what the problem is. I think it is just vibration. It hasn't gotten any worse and I haven't had any other areas wear through. Don't know if this helps, but I am not concerned about it.
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:26 PM   #165
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I highly recommend this practice of having someone inspect your AS before driving across the country to pick it up. We just got burned driving from MI to FL only to find the interior was nasty. The sales guy (Bates RV in Tampa) argued that we were "overly critical" of the stained back corner (carpeting & drapes), a small tear in a cushion, a "stretched out seat on another cushion, dead bee and dirt under cushions. He told me (in writing) that the unit would be in "showroom condition". He actually defined this by saying, "Darrell, you can walk into any 2006 model (we were buying a 2004) when you get down here and won't be able to tell the difference." Well, surprise, surprise. We left extremely bummed and didn't want to buy the coach, feeling we'd been sold a bill of goods. Sure, we could have spent the extra cash to fix her up when we got home, but why? That should have all been done before we arrived. I talked with the owner a couple of days later. He sounded really ticked that we'd been treated that way but called back later in the day and seemed to be taking the salesman's side. "Well, you know we have some 2006's that can get pretty dirty just sitting on the lot. I told James not use the term 'showroom condition' any more. And, weren't you down here for Spring break anyway?" What the heck was he saying? I guess I just became the impossible customer that gave his poor salesman a bad day.
Anyway, after all this venting, I wish we'd had a real Airstreamer take a look for us. I lost a week's vacation, $500 in gas, $450 in hotel rooms, at least $300 in food, and they had $10,000 of my money as a deposit for two months. The way I figure it, I could have saved about $1,500 (the vacation time can't be replaced) if I'd had the opinion of one of ya'll.
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Old 03-27-2006, 05:10 PM   #166
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Lessons learned the hard way hurt! I wonder how many people have been helped by this thread on the forum? We hope that at least some parts of the vacation trip were fun and that you find an AS soon that you CAN love ~G
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Double D - did you get the salesmens' quote in writing?

It appears the unit you went to pick up was on consignment at the retail Dealership you mention.

It seems it would have been in the interest of the Dealership to have detailed the trailer before you came to look. But, what you describe in your post is relatively minor damage.

Are you sure you were not experiencing "buyers' remorse"?

It just seems such a minor set of concerns to walk away from a deal that you had invested so much time in
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Lessons learned the hard way hurt! I wonder how many people have been helped by this thread on the forum? We hope that at least some parts of the vacation trip were fun and that you find an AS soon that you CAN love ~G
Yes, thanks. It was great to see some 80 degree weather. I don't think my wife is ready to start looking yet but I've seen some other deals out there that look pretty good. I think we'll avoid dealers and by from a private party this time- and have someone check it out if it's too far for us to see firsthand!
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