After searching for a few months we were finally able to close a deal on our Argosy trailer, a 1974 model 28'! We found her on Facebook in Atlanta which is not too far away from our home in Charlotte. The sellers were terrific to work with which was a relief because we had several bad experiences on some other sites.
From our conversations with them we were confident of the condition of the trailer so we went ahead and purchased new wheels and tires, rented a truck, and headed south. Met up Sunday morning to look her over and closed the deal shortly thereafter.
The location allowed us to work on the trailer, so I swapped out the tires and re-packed all the wheel bearings before hitting the road. The lights were missing so we headed to a Walmart about 1/4 mile down the road and bought some tow lights. Only snag was the cable was to short and I had to whip up an extension right quick. Fortunately we were already at the Walmart..
The ride home was uneventful which is always a relief when towing an unknown vehicle.
My wife and I are so excited to get started on our renovations, but those will not begin for a couple of months. The previous owners began a restoration so the trailer has been gutted already (which was great because it made it easy to inspect and saved me from some dirty work!). The delay is because I am going to do all the design work ahead of actually performing any physical work (and spending any money) outside of inspecting and cleaning. The trailer is going to be used for my wife's business so some of her requirements are going to dictate that we build a new frame for the trailer. Not going to go full on Darkspeed style with 10" frame rails and a body lift, but we are going use his concept of removing the flooring from the stack-up of the frame and shell.
One last thing because I am getting long winded here, but we have a lot of new and original parts that we are not going to use that I would like to go to a good home. I assume proper protocol is to post these in a classified ad so I will do that, but a few things we will be getting rid of are below. Send me a PM if interested and I can send photos. Maybe we can work something out.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading and we are excited to be part of the Argosy family!
- New in box MaxxFan 7000K
- New in box MaxxFan 5100k
- New in box Sensar IV tv antenna
- 2 new in box sandard roof vents
- bunks and bunk cabinetry
- 7 storage bins for under bunks
- fresh water tank
- stove / oven
- kitchen sink
- misc. interior panels, doors, trim, etc.