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Old 11-08-2015, 02:34 PM   #15
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Being a bit prejudice as have a 67 Overland, I would say keep the Overlander. It looks to be in terrific shape. In the long run, it will hold its value better and just has (Argrosy people don't hate me) more lasting design style than the other. 67 was one of the best designed and build years before the company moved to laminate walls and faux wood. Plus it has Corning windows that are just pieces of art. As far as the bed situation, look through the forums. Not sure if they offered it in 67, but some earlier years offered a bunk over the bed that folded up. Good luck!

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Old 11-08-2015, 02:55 PM   #16
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Fitting 6 people in the Overlander will be difficult but I think it can be done . Our Overlander had a small bunk that fits over the double bed (there are hooks in the wall on either side of the window and two spots for attaching a chain. If you could find a similar set-up you could put the oldest kids in the back with a portable playpen in the front for the baby . I can only see this as a short term solution . The kids will not want to be sleeping in the same bed as they get older believe me I know ! Bunk beds would be better . Your best solution might be camp in the Overlander while you fix the Argosy for future use( if it doesn't stress your finances) that way you get to do some camping right away .

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Old 11-08-2015, 06:52 PM   #17
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If it were me I would keep the Overlander as it has a nicer interior than the Argosy, and the unpainted aluminum exterior. We started out with a '64 Overlander when our four kids ranged in age from 6-11, but as they moved into their teens we bought a '74 Sovereign for more room.

To sleep 6 in the Overlander with a double bed we made a platform to make the bed the full width across the aisle and my wife slept there with our 3 youngest. We removed the gaucho from the front and built an L shaped dinette that could be converted into a bed where my oldest slept across the front and I slept along the side. It was crowded, but the kids were small and it worked.

When we got the Sovereign we gutted it and built a new interior. It's a mid-bath and we put a bunk bed on each side in the back and another set of bunks across the hall from the bathroom. The bunks were just roughed in with 2x4s and plywood for our first trip to see how it would work. In the end we went with a set of bunks on one side and a single bed in the back along with the bunks across from the bathroom to sleep a total of 5. We can always have one of us sleep in the back of truck if we all go camping together, but the older the kids get the less that happens.

Best piece of advice in the thread so far was to do whichever will allow you to spend the most time camping while the kids are around to share the experience. We've camped from PEI to Key West to Alaska and the south-western USA, and never in a trailer that had everything working. It's more important to just go!
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:03 PM   #18
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i'm interested in the overlander if you decide to sell it

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