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Airstream Name "Art Bus"
Year 1977
Make Airstream
Model Argosy
Length 24
1977 Airstream Argosy
Overview I bought this motorhome in the summer of 2009. I bought it from a lady who retired from managing an RV park in Mayport. She acquired it from a retired military guy who lived in the RV for 4 years in Mayport. When I bought it, it had about 37,000 miles on it, the interior walls and celings had been painted, one of the couches was missing, and the other couch was missing the cushions.
1977 Airstream Argosy Exterior
The motorhome is currently in the shop to be painted according to the "photoshopped" simulation shown here. It also has a complete new set of tires put on in March 2010.

The missing couch cushions behind the drivers seat was replaced with a futon mattress which fits perfectly. Where the other couch was totally missing, I put in cabinets on that whole wall with a custom counter tape painted with orange that was matched to the color of the other counter top around the kitchen sink and stove. I also put carpet in.

The interior has been optimized for use as an art studio/craft studio/office/hang out, mainly by putting in the cabinets.

Systems and Running Gear
I worked on the original Onan 4kw generator to get it working to near perfection, and then decided it wasn't quiet enough so I sold it and bought a Honda 2kw generator. The generator is now located in the generator compartment.

The original air conditioner didn't cool so I replaced it with a Coleman Polar Cub 9000 btu air conditioner. This one can run on my 2kw generator.

I replaced the original Univolt with a new 30A converter. This one can run on my 2kw generator.

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Although I decided against these color schemes for the motorhome's new paint, I have added the "Photoshopped" simulations of other color schemes I created. The scheme I am going with is the yellow one shown above. The green and purple ones I never seriously considered - I just wanted to see what it would look like.
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