My new '76 Argosy
This is my first try on the forums.
I am lucky enough to be the proud new owner of a 22 foot 1976 Argosy. My grandparents used to take my brother, sisters, and I (not all at the same time) on trips in the Argosy up and down California, Oregon, and Washington. I have many fond memories of the days when the Argosy was new and CB and 8-tracks were our main entertainment.
My grandfather just turned 94 and isn't planning any more trips, so he gave me the trailer. I managed to get it home (600 miles) in one piece. Exactly one week later, my sons and I took our first weekend trip. We got back today. Other than making sure that I had the hitch and lights properly set up and the brakes and wheel bearings were in good shape, we are learning by experimenting and reading the forums. We had a great first trip to Redding, and the boys are really excited about fixing the Argosy up. It is completely original, which means I need to get new gas tanks, but is in very good shape. My teenagers want to keep it "retro." They like the orange carpet and cushions and insist that I find the bedding in the original '76 sales brochure that we found in the cupboard. Anyone know where to get those cool green sheets and pillow covers with the big circles on them? The water system works, the lights all work, the old inverter is still humming along, and the holding tanks and plumbing seem to be leak free. I don't know about the propane system, fridge, air conditioner, heater, and hot water heater. One project at a time.