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Old 01-12-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Upcoming plans to make her livable

Well, it's the new year, and I've become re-inspired to work on the Argosy. Purchased from original owner in mid 2006, I lived in the trailer for about 10 months, but gave it up for lack of comfort (old foam in gaucho, broken fridge, broken heater - gas leak, missing curtains, etc.). But I've recently cleaned it up, picked out new curtains, I think I've found the material for new gaucho cover - will have new NASA foam, and am learning a lot about heaters.

Heater aside, I think most of my projects will be mostly cosmetic. The old side gaucho was removed and homemade cabinets built in in it's place. I know a lot of folks are pulling out gauchos, but I'm going to rebuild it. The pull-out in the front was pretty comfy (old foam aside) and seems very practical. Plus it will be nice for the trailer to sleep 4 again. This will be my "bedroom" when I get it completed and move back in - plus will still have sitting room up front on second pull-out. Previous owners also did a DIY job on counter tops - obviously a Home Depot purchase, as the counter fits poorly. This will be another upcoming task. Thanks to all those who have pics online for me to look at what original counter tops and gauchos look like. Heater will likely be replaced while counters are off and stove is out - seems like the easiest way to get to the heater. Curtains and upholstery will be quick to follow. Goin' for a 70's look, to keep with the style of the trailer.

I look forward to hearing from other members and getting feedback as I move along. Hopefully by this time next year, my address will be ARGOSY!
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to the forums. I cant wait to see what you are planning for your interior. Do you have any pictures you can share with us? I think you can buy parts on Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies! for the gaucho! Good luck on the restore. You have definately came to the right place for info.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. Great to have another Arizona member on board.

The foam in our gaucho is a bit stiff after 30+ years also. We added a memory load topper from Costco and it made a giant improvement. Keep an eye on the classifieds and if you luck out, you might find someone who is tossing a gaucho. There is a guy in Show Low right now that is parting out a bunch of stuff.


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Old 01-12-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums. We're glad to have you with us. Keep us posted on your project.
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