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Old 08-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hello my name is Caleb and live in Albuquerque New Mexico. I am excited to say that I just purchased a 1976 Argosy 26' that I'm planning on doing a decent remodel to. I was very thankful to find that this site exists.

I'm doing all my research and plans now and am looking for some direction on where to start. I would like to start from the ground up, probably with the floor and electrical.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:21 PM   #3
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Hi Caleb, greetings from central Kentucky, welcome to the forum.

If you look in the "Forums" drop down button, just below the Air Forums box in the upper left corner of the screen, there is a technical section of all the restoration areas. Post your questions there, I'm sure you'll get some answers and advice.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:21 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums and to the project phase of vintage Airstreaming. We have found the folks here very experienced and willing to share information. As you read through the threads you'll start to know what questions to ask.

Many here will recommend to start by making the trailer safe first, then make it campable, then make it your own.

Safe means make sure the running gear (frame, axles, bearings, brakes, safety chain, hitch coupling, exterior lights, emergency brake switch and power, etc. work as intended).

Campable means the interior systems you want and need work correctly (propane appliances - no propane or exhaust leaks, plumbing no leaks, fresh and waste tanks hold liquids, water pump works, electrical 120 v and 12 v work, layout for sleeping camping etc. works for you).

Make it your own is about the colors and decor and fabrics and flooring and the personal touches you want.

At first you'll be in a "discovery phase" while you figure out where you are starting. With luck, your new trailer is already safe and campable, but you'll want to verify that through inspection.

This part is fun, too, so enjoy.

Here's a link to our latest project thread, if you're interested;

Keep us posted on your progress,

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