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Old 01-08-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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New And already need some advice

We have just bought an Argosy 28ft motorhome,in Tempe Az. they have told us she has been sitting for about 5 years ..We are going to drive her back to Tn. she has 8ok question does anyone know of a place where all the fluids could be changed and a good once over before the trip back...The people who sold her is a church ministry they don't know anything about RVs..Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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You may want to contact Oasis RV in Tuscon. They are a very well respected Airstream dealer and when it comes to accommodating "vintage" units, they are better than most. If they can't help or are too far away, they can probably refer you to someone else who can.

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Old 01-08-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum. You do not actually need a RV dealer and would probably be better of at a truck mechanic. What you have is P-30 GM Chassis with a 454 GM large block engine, coupled to a three speed transmission. If I was you I would take it to a GMC truck dealership. Now you mentioned that it has sat for five years and that is about the life of a tire. Even though they might look good the potential of dry rot is high and you might want to replace them before driving across country.
Good luck to you and keep up updated on your progress.
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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You might want to flat-bed it

The adventures of Brett & Edie should be considered required reading for your proposed adventure:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Good luck,
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thank you for the information!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:50 PM   #6
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Congratulations on the new purchase. That's two new motorhomes on the Forums today. I think it's great that you are going to drive it home. What an adventure. The fluid idea is a good one. Don't take Chaplain Kent's suggestion about the tires lightly. That was the first thing we did when we got ours home. It's not inexpensive, but a blowout on the road can be a major problem. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress. Ron
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