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Old 03-25-2019, 07:45 PM   #1
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My wife and I just recently purchased a 1976 24' Argosy. Who doesn't love a great project, eh? We're used to doing rental properties, so how hard could a trailer rehab be...........Ahhhhaaahhaa.

Inside had been totally gutted except still having all the interior walls, and subfloor. The subfloor did not go under the C channel necessarily so it made it easier to pull up to inspect the trailer frame. Fortunately, the frame is in pretty good shape. I do have a few outriggers that need help and want to do some additional strengthening. New axles have been ordered from Inland RV, as the one on it are original, yay!

Looking forward to getting started on this in earnest after one of our rental properties gets a redo here in a couple months, and have this puppy ready for the road next summer. We don't want to go crazy with it, but I am obsessive when it comes to research. Better to learn from you crazy people's successes and failures first, right?

Looking forward to adding to the discussion here when I am more knowledgeable, and asking all the dumb questions that I can't find from searching the forums.

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Old 03-25-2019, 08:04 PM   #2
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Chris - welcome to the forums. The Argosy trailers represented a different approach for AS. A 70's model came at an different time as well. Maybe this coach can be a similar experience for you and the wife. Good luck with your research and investigation. Looking forward to the discussions on color selection, materials and layout. Pat
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Hello from Colorado: It appears you jumped in the deep end first. Good for you.

Welcome to Air Forums. It sounds like you have all the requisite skills to renovate this old Argosy.

Take a look at the Airstream Knowledge Base toward the bottom of the Forums page. Look for Argosy, and then your year. You will likely find several long threads of folks who renovated their trailers. Read over a couple of these and you will find out all what might be involved.

Here is a photo of my 75 Overlander 27' that I have been working on too long. But I can see light at the end of the tunnel now. You might enjoy looking at my "project thread" as an Airstream is an Airstream. However the Argosy is quite a bit different with it's steel end caps, big windows and the like.

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