Last summer I acquired my second Argosy. A 1979 Jackson Center built 30’ center bath rear twin with double panoramic windows (front & rear). I chose this model after determining that my ‘75 26’ would not suit our family’s needs.
In prep for our first trip last week, I made a few changes: removed the 3 door closet, added a center twin, added an new exterior window, beefed up the front gaucho, added a water filter system, replace the deep cycle 12v
battery with 2 6v Lifelines and put down some temporary carpet tiles.
Along the way of making these changes and over the course of our trip it was clear that more extensive work would be required: several areas of the subfloor were rotted out, signs of frame deterioration, leaking grey water tank and significant water intrusion through both wheel wells.
The next phase of work will be in prep for our 2nd trip at the end of the year to the Florida Keys. Over the next 7 months I plan to do a shell off floor, axle & tank replacement, frame remediation and make a few other “minor” interior improvements. I hope to resist the urge to do more than is absolutely necessary.
My new axles are already delivered and a direct fit to the Argosy frame. For floor replacement, I plan to use Coosa. As a few others have done, I will also use Coosa to replace some of the interior framing....but that will be mostly in the next phase as my countdown clock is already ticking.