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Old 05-12-2017, 04:28 PM   #1981
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Ray, I'm probably a little biased but I'd keep the 20'!!

Why don't you start a thread in the Argosy section and post more pictures of your 20?

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Old 05-13-2017, 06:39 AM   #1982
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I'm back... a few weeks ago I listed my 20 for sale with no engine or transmission. Now that I'm on the road I can't decide which one to keep?? Thoughts?





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Old 05-13-2017, 08:27 AM   #1983
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Both, then you will have a spare when one breaks down or is in for maintenance


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Old 05-14-2017, 06:33 AM   #1984
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Saw this one on eBay this morning
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Rare-Turbo-Diesel-Airstream-310-Class-A-/162513139045
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:02 AM   #1985
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What's interesting is this 1974 Airstream Argosy Motorhome Class C RV 20' very rare on ebay didn't sell the first time around so the seller raised the price by a $1,000!
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:42 AM   #1986
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What's interesting is this 1974 Airstream Argosy Motorhome Class C RV 20' very rare on ebay didn't sell the first time around so the seller raised the price by a $1,000!
A little WD40 and some duct tape, you're good to go
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:06 PM   #1987
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A little WD40 and some duct tape, you're good to go
What you see in the pictures is pretty much the same as what mine looked like back in 2007
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:56 PM   #1988
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Texas 370 LE on eBay:

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Old 05-16-2017, 05:45 PM   #1989
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I'm guessing the initial bid price is three times less than the reserve.

Granite counter tops? There's some weight savings for you.

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Old 05-16-2017, 07:23 PM   #1990
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Looks to be in great shape ! Regards, Bob
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:55 PM   #1991
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Correction....after closer inspection...looks to be mint ! Regards, Bob
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:30 AM   #1992
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Granite tops

How much does it really matter about weight savings on these motorhomes? Am I wrong with the observation that it doesn't matter what length of rig you have it's still a p30 chassis and the weight range of a 20' or 37' is substantial so the frame can handle it? And the good ol 454, it gets 8-10mpg consistently loaded or unloaded even 5000lb difference in rigs guys still get the same mileage
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:51 AM   #1993
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How much does it really matter about weight savings on these motorhomes? Am I wrong with the observation that it doesn't matter what length of rig you have it's still a p30 chassis and the weight range of a 20' or 37' is substantial so the frame can handle it? And the good ol 454, it gets 8-10mpg consistently loaded or unloaded even 5000lb difference in rigs guys still get the same mileage
When Bella was rebuilt I even had light-weight ply made for the cabinetry to keep the weight down. She is only 6800lbs fully loaded and the little 350 small block is more than adequate, up hills and on freeways. With the GV overdrive the best mileage before the emissions work was 12-13mpg, and I got near 16mpg (UK gallon) on the run back from the shop after having that work done. The problem is the bigger rigs/weight need the 454, not that the big block drinks fuel.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:16 PM   #1994
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Really!

Seems that the Ebay Auction ended with zero bids against the starting price of $15,000!
This doesn't make any sense for what appeared to be a very fine example!
Any ideas what was going on here?
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:21 PM   #1995
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Seems that the Ebay Auction ended with zero bids against the starting price of $15,000!
This doesn't make any sense for what appeared to be a very fine example!
Any ideas what was going on here?
It was sold locally......

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How much does it really matter about weight savings on these motorhomes? Am I wrong with the observation that it doesn't matter what length of rig you have it's still a p30 chassis and the weight range of a 20' or 37' is substantial so the frame can handle it? And the good ol 454, it gets 8-10mpg consistently loaded or unloaded even 5000lb difference in rigs guys still get the same mileage
Weight is the bane of power and acceleration. The old rule for vehicles was; for every 100 lbs you add to your vehicle, you need to add 10 hp to maintain the same performance.

I was weight anal when restoring my 310, the reason being was that for every pound I saved could be a pound of gear I needed to take, or an extra pound of towing capacity.

Surprisingly us moho guys don't have a lot of cargo capacity. Take my rig for example; gutted from front to bathroom with light subfloor installed and lightened counter tops in the rear, no water in the tanks, 3/4 propane and full diesel tank with just me in the drivers seat is the amount in the pic below.

I have a gross curb weight of 14,500 lbs, so minus 12,831 and you have only 1,669 lbs to finish it off with new cabinets, drawers and slides, kitchen and bathroom gear, add flooring, wife, two kids and all their gear and water......well you now know why I was anal about weight.

CAVEAT! It doesn't help that my 5.8l Isuzu diesel weighs 400 lbs more than a 454.

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PS I haven't weighed her since I've finished her......I should.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:47 AM   #1997
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...CAVEAT! It doesn't help that my 5.8l Isuzu diesel weighs 400 lbs more than a 454.

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PS I haven't weighed her since I've finished her......I should.
You could always swap the Isuzu with a 454 and save that 400 pounds
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Weight is the bane of power and acceleration. The old rule for vehicles was; for every 100 lbs you add to your vehicle, you need to add 10 hp to maintain the same performance.

I was weight anal when restoring my 310, the reason being was that for every pound I saved could be a pound of gear I needed to take, or an extra pound of towing capacity.

Surprisingly us moho guys don't have a lot of cargo capacity. Take my rig for example; gutted from front to bathroom with light subfloor installed and lightened counter tops in the rear, no water in the tanks, 3/4 propane and full diesel tank with just me in the drivers seat is the amount in the pic below.

I have a gross curb weight of 14,500 lbs, so minus 12,831 and you have only 1,669 lbs to finish it off with new cabinets, drawers and slides, kitchen and bathroom gear, add flooring, wife, two kids and all their gear and water......well you now know why I was anal about weight.

CAVEAT! It doesn't help that my 5.8l Isuzu diesel weighs 400 lbs more than a 454.

Cheers
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PS I haven't weighed her since I've finished her......I should.


Just for reference, the classic 360 diesel weighs in at very near 16,000 lbs. I unpacked everything and the tanks were all empty except for about 10 gallons of fuel. It's on a 20,000 lb GVW Spartan chassis. That leaves 4000 lbs for water, fuel, propane, camping stuff.

The book limits tow capacity to 2000 lbs.
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It was sold locally......

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