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Put it back like it came from the factory? 2 28.57%
Leave out the bathroom completely and use the space for a bed? 0 0%
Completely remodel the bathroom? 3 42.86%
Repair whats left of the existing bathroom? 2 28.57%
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Interior renovation

I just purchased a 1975 Argosy, the exterior is in good condition and basically ready to clean and polish.

The interior is another story all together. Next on my list is figuring out how to put it back together....with no interior to work with.

The kitchen cabinet will be easy enough to replace, but the bathroom is another story. Its still there more or less.....but in horrible condition. The shower pan and wall might be salvagable. The toilet and sink are a disaster.

(I'm not sure if I should just rip out the bathroom and leave it out or try to save it, we are used to our pop-up and will only stay at parks with showers and facilities)

I'm up for ideas, anything goes.

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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I would think deleting the bathroom altogether would be a mistake. If you ever want to sell it, you would eliminate a large portion of potential buyers. I do everything in my Airstream with a little thought toward resale even though I plan to keep what I now have forever--but who knows. Bizarre layouts or no bathroom, although it might work for you will greatly reduce its value. It is yours and to do with as you please, of course, but a bathroom in an Airstream/Argosy is expected.
If the shower walls, pan, and tanks are in good shape you are alright. There are many links on this site about folks who have rebuilt bathrooms in much worse shape than yours.
Good luck,

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Since you have a virtual blank slate, I would take the opportunity to remodel the bathroom the way you want it. Much as I love our Argosy, I think I would have done the bathroom differently. Just how I'm not sure, I really haven't had the excuse to do it so I haven't put my mind to it, but I do think there might have been a better use of space in there. Seems like there is some wasted space, especially with the sink configuration and the closet arrangement. Good luck with it and have fun! Do what you really want to do, don't worry about making it look factory! But I definitely would not eliminate it altogether. I do think it is important to keep a bathroom of some kind. You might eliminate the shower, but the toilet and sink would be important. You might want to seel it someday and the lack of a bathroom completely would be a real drawback.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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You might be right. I just got it today, the waste tanks look good.

There are two water heaters, they have been setup to work with the gas water heater or with a new looking small 110 volt electric water heater. I'm very ok with the electric water heater, I know a lot of people who do this.

I'm looking for interior parts, especially the upper folding twin bunks.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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I would say that it is your blank canvas so to speak, therefore make what your heart desires. Eliminating the bathroom would certainly add to your useable space, but my belief is that it would take away from the resale value.

We never use the showers in either one of ours, and I'd love to eliminate them, but won't. I just use them for drying rack storage. The toilet is a definate "Gotta Have" in our family.

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