Well, Here we go, this officially hooks me into finishing this project to save myself from any public humiliation.
1976 Argosy 26
Front and center full gaucho model
Dometic Fridge Model 2600
Rooftop Air (not working)
All windows working and intact
Tires and original Aluminum rims good
Skin in great condition except large hole PO cut to access rear toilet line leak
No leaks (it rained buckets today)
Title had some issues but a few hours at DMV and $15 and it was retitled.
Purchase price: $750 + taxes, title insurance and reg fees $130.
Pick up: 5 hours
Electric tongue jack malfunctioned, had to resort to a Hi-lift jack.
Brake lights and turn signals were functioning, running lights were not.
I had pilot car follow me home.
It towed like a dream!
DAY 1: Assessment of systems
Original converter in place and functioning properly.
Cabinets: no delamination, however abused by PO
Tambour: 50% present and in exceptional condition. Other 50% gone.
Stove: burners 3 of four working. 1 burner leaking gas from valve at manifold.
: interior lighting systems functioning
Refrigerator: unknown- rotary dial selector disengaged from switch will need to reattach to test
Battery: no good
Furnace: PO removed valve assembly, sail switch was likely out.
Water: no current leaks, tested undr pressure. Many patches visible in copper lines. Will replace with PEX and gatorbites
Floor: carpet trashed
SubFloor: seems solid with the exception of the rear bath which needs replaced.
Interior walls: Interior skins in good conditon with the exception of the putrid color that PO painted it.
Interior furnishings and bulkheads: Trash
LP tanks: not present, valve present and a good one.
Hitch & Frame: excellent condition, no rust with original factory paint (miraculous, I know!)
Belly pan: all present and no dents, corrosion or falling from trailer. PO cut small hole in curbside rear to acces water pipe problem.
Fresh water tank: good, no leaks or cracks
Water pump: original, works great
Windows: all there, none broken or cracked, all operate with relative ease. One chrome handle missing
Exterior paint: good, a few spots peeling on front cap.
Bonus: found all parts for equalizer hitch...bars and connectors for TT tongue.
Exterior lights: all present with only two covers missing
Skylights: covers and screens present with no leaks
Fan: missing blade assy. And roof mounted cover missing
Exterior trim: 100% complete, no dents or bends. Rear Argosy fiberglass tailight assy has a few cracks, not too bad. Still looks good and not hanging from trailer.
No dead rodents
1 living spider ( non poisonous)
Stench from carpet and rear bath sufloor rot.
DAY 2: Gutting
I got 1/2 way thru today in about 4 1/2 hours. I'm taking care to keep everthing intact to use as a template for new.
Photos to be posted tomorrow.
Oh, and I bought a new plastic flamingo to stake out in front of it for inspiration... Just to remind me that it is an Airstream