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Old 07-22-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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16 States and 6500 Miles Later...

Well, we are back from our first major road trip in the Argosy. We left from Pasadena, CA and drove up to Ohio to visit some family and meet some new additions. After a short stay we headed down south to Pensacola, FL for more family and some sun. Finally we headed back through Louisiana and Arkansas after a quick stop at the Crater of Diamonds State Park (no luck finding diamonds). The trip was fun but I planned far too much driving for our short amount of time. I was ok with that but I was not ok with the number of things that went wrong at every turn with the trailer.

Does everyone experience problems while out on the road or is this just something that we need to work out over time?

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hey crabby,
You're not alone, this is our fifth year using the Bambi. We just returned from a short trip to lower Michigan. Had a leaky dump valve (I forgot one of the two seals) the small door on the battery compartment lost its rivets and the roof (fantastic fan) leaked. All have been repaired, ready for the next trip to lake superior in August.

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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I've been camping in and working on my '69 for about 4 years now. We recently completed a 17 day 4500 mile trip. Like you, I had a few things break down with the trailer. One was my fault due to poor travel prep. The other (water heater leak) is the last remaining major appliance that I haven't replaced. The replacement is sitting in the garage awaiting installation.

I'd like to think that after I get the water heater installed there won't be other significant issues to address in the near future. Of course, an old trailer is much like an old house. There always seems to be a few things that need fixing up. One of these days maybe I'll get around to the exterior cosmetics.
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