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Old 03-17-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! What an awesome group of people! My husband and I are about to purchase a 1986 Argosy. Should we be looking for anything specific when inspecting it? I am not familiar with these TT so any info would be great! Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to the forums. I'm sure you will get plenty of reply's to your questions. I own a new unit so I don't really know about vintage units, but there are plenty of people on here that do.

Good luck, and hope to see you some day.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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Hi Elbow and welcome. Wish I could answer your question but I'm a motorhome person. Love the trailers will get all the help here you need or want. I have. good luck...joe...
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. First thing to watch out for is Balrgn buying that Argosy before you get a chance to purchase it. Word's out he's cornering the market on Argosy's.
Check it out as if you are buying a home, you will be living in it. How are the electrical systems, appliances, furnace, plumbing, holding tanks? Any leaks around the windows, door, ceiling seams, fan, vent? How solid is the floor? Have you taken off the mattress and looked under the beds. Is there any mold or mildew present? What does it look like when you shine a bright light into the cabinets, drawers, closets? Frame solid, any rust or sag? Tires in good shape, how old are they. Even tires with good tread can be bad, dry rot. Any dents on the outer skin? How many owners? What kind of use has it gotten? A trailer needs to be used and it really is better to find one that has been in constant use than one that has sat unused for years.
Good Luck and please post some pictures when you buy it.
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