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Old 06-22-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Considering '84 27' Rear Bath

I am considering a used 84 27' rear bath. Seems in fairly good condition. Plan to give it a harder look/see before finalizing. Has a dented lower front corner panel on the street side. Other skin damage is minor. Needs some clean up but is not a major project. No smells or obvious leaks.

Price seems to be coming in around $4,500.

Trying to figure out if I should just go ahead and buy it or keep looking as the wife wants a rear bed and not the center bed.

I think it would be a good deal but this is why I am asking around.

Appreciate any input.

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Old 06-22-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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price sure seems nice

but hey if it is not the layout that the wife wants it might not be worth the money. unless you like to here her tell all of your friends how she wanted a rear bed but mister cheap over here got me this one instead.LOL
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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Considering 84 27' Rear Bath

Greetings Stan!

Welcome to the Forums!

If you haven't investigated several coaches to compare the various floorplans available, purchasing a coach with a floorplan that isn't a first-choice could lay the groundwork for less than ideal travel experiences.

While I love my twin bed, rear bath Overlander (I am a Free Wheeler); I would be less inclined to choose a center double bed arrangement since the bed couldn't be left made-up as the twins can. About the only way to get a double bed or queen that can remain made-up in an Airstream is with the center bath arrangement. There is an Argosy 24 that is called a rear door model that has a front bedroom that could be converted to a double bed rather easily and have the rear bath. Typically there are several variations of both the rear and center baths.

Good luck with your research and shopping!

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Went and looked again tonight.

Not sure what you mean by center bed not being able to be left not made up. This one has a regualtion mattress on it. Is this some sort of mod by PO?

Are there some sort of standard fold up chairs for the fold up table?

Was no water inside, and we have had very heavy rains lately. Also was no mold. Also no hail damage which is surprising for this age. Wish I could say that for my roof.

Refer, tires and awning are two years old.

Blue stripe is 20 yrs old, and does not look like the finish has been waxed for quite a while.

Aside from having 20yrs of use and dirt and minor dings it is in great shape.

This is a real hard decision. I may end up living in a trailer by myself for a long term job assignment. Do not want to do that in my current rig, though it is great for camping. Not sure about the A/S shower as I am 6'1" and the corner shower does come to close to my head for comfort. The rest of the rig would be ideal for me to live in.

Of course all of you are right about if momma ain't happy I won't be either. Also do not want to hear the I told you so's if I find something wrong.
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My '80 International is a rear bath/center double. My '89 Excella is a rear queen/center bath . . . You wanna buy the International???

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Greetings Stan!

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Went and looked again tonight.

Not sure what you mean by center bed not being able to be left not made up. This one has a regualtion mattress on it. Is this some sort of mod by PO?

Are there some sort of standard fold up chairs for the fold up table?
There are two center bedroom arrangements - - Center Twin with two twin beds that have slightly smaller than standard twin mattresses - - Center Double that typically (1960s through late 1970s - - or later) where a dressing table and dresser is on one side of the aisle with the pull-out lounge on the other side of the aisle that makes the double bed. Most of my acquaintances don't leave the center double made-up as it severely restricts the amount of aisle space available. Since most of my acquaintances have 1960s or 1970s coaches it is possible that the '84 may be different.

In regard to the chairs, there were folding chairs for the credenza tables as well as the free-standing dining table found in '50s and '60s coaches as well as some 1970s era coaches when these folding chairs were last offered isn't clear. The chairs were called "Leg-O-Matic", and reproductions have been made in recent years. The photo below is of one of my reproduction chairs that I purchased at Camping World a few years ago:



Good luck with your research!

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