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Old 02-06-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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1978 Argosy Value?

I have a question about the value of a 1978 Argosy 28 that has been redone over the past 4 years. 88k miles, It has a crate 502 with less than 1000 miles, new interior including cushions, granite counter tops and floors. (kitchen). newer carpet. New front rubber, newer rear tires (85-90%). Front end redone in last 5000 miles, paint good. Newer awning, newer hot water tank, gas system gone through and tested. Newer roof air, onan 4kw with 585 hrs. Runs and drives great needs very little. I am thinking of selling, but don't really know where to start. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. John
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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I know next to zero about Airstream/Argosy motorhomes.
I would suggest as a start, that you look in the classified section here on the forums, as well as on and to get some comparisons.
I'm sure there are owners here that can give you a ballpark guesstimate.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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Condition - condition - condition. Pictures of the interior and exterior would help you sell this unit. A 28 is popular but the age is - - -. These old motor homes are gaining popularity. Good luck
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:06 PM   #4
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Take lots of nice photos of the interior and exterior preferably in a nice tropical setting. Place an add on eBay with a reserve price a few grand higher than what you really want. Start the auction at $1 and see what the market will bare.
Remember a guy sold a GM bus at Barrett-Jackson last year for about 3.3 million more than what he expected.... you never know!
All kidding aside the condition, location and marketing will determine what someone will pay for the coach. You have a very specialized item.... now let's see them photos.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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I know I have a nice Argosy, and the only reason I would ever think of selling, is that we have water front property at a river in NE WA. and we drive it up and park it for the summer, bring it home and winterize, break it out for a ski trip or two and then back to the river. Like I said I put in the new 502 summer before last and have put less than 1k miles. I see them go for prices all over the board with some being updated and some needing some serious TLC, so that is why I am seeking input from you guys and again thank all for the responses. I will try to post some photos tomorrow in my profile. Thanks again. John
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:49 AM   #6
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You have a popular size and with the engine upgrade the coach should be easy to sell. If you are not in a hurry you should be able to get a good price depending on the interior. The prices on our coaches are going up now, with ther smaller ones selling better than the big ones. If the coach is pristine, no dents, scratches, all rstored interior start off at $35,000. Work down with the condition of the body, age of appliances and other item inside. Good luck.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:48 PM   #7
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I have posted a few pics of the interior on my profile. Feel free to check them out. I will get some more this weekend and upload as well. Thanks to all that have responded so far. John
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