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Old 12-04-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased a 1977 Argosy Model 24T in Arizona and plan to bring it home to Georgia. While I have done lots of camping and enjoyed many roadtrips this is my first venture into pulling and living in an RV. It should be an adventure!

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Old 12-04-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Airstream family and the forum. Lots of nice folks here and a wealth of information. If you can't find the answer using the search function on the right side, just ask. Keep us posted on your new purchase.

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Old 12-04-2006, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the kind words

Any general observations for tips for first timers? I look forward to the trip from Arizona but have some apprehension about trailering and camping along the way as a novice.

I must pick up the proper hitch and, presumably, equalizers/stabilizers for my Ford 250 out there once I take posession of the Argosy.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Make a check list for set up and breakdown and use it.
Take your time.
Good mirrors are a good thing.
Dont get in a hurry.
Keep an eye on your tires.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:00 PM   #6
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HI and welcome - the trailer you purchsed is fairly light weight - I imagine that with your truck you can tow with no weight distribution or sway control - you shouldn't have any trouble.

Instead I would spend my money on new tires, bearings packed and getting running gear in good shape.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:31 PM   #7
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I bought my '77 in August, the first thing I did was but 4 new ST tires.

Next pulled all wheels repacked as Janet suggested.

When the wheels were off I found 1 broken brake spring, so the inspection was well worth the work.

I only had to bring it home 200 miles your going a bit further
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #8
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You are going to love it. Since it was in AZ it should be in good condition with little rust and moisture damage. There is a wealth of knowledge on this site, use it. Oh, Welcome to the forum.
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You've already received some good advice, so I'll just welcome you. Nice to have you here!
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