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  1. overlander64
    Greetings Jim!

    The coach is within the ballpark for price -- maybe a bit high. There are typically fewer issues with the side bath coaches than the rear bath coaches. One of the reasons we hear about the above floor blackwater tanks is that Airstream seemed to prefer that location to prevent freezing and Most of the Vintage era coaches have them -- there are a few exceptions -- starting in 1964 and going forward -- until we get to the more modern coaches most of which have below floor tanks. Basically, the floor near the blackwater, graywater, and freshwater tanks are among the more trouble prone areas due to leakage when they are above floor mounted.

  2. overlander64
    Greetings Jim!

    I took a look at the coach. From the photos, I didn't see any immediate red flags. My suspicion is that the axles will almost certainly need to be replaced -- sitting is about the worst thing that can happen to the Henschen axles -- my Overlander's axles had at least a little wear left -- but after being parked for three seasons, the axles are now frozen with almost zero movement of the arms.

    The interior appears to be very original and in well-kept condition. The rear bedroom first generation Argosy coaches are not terribly common, and this one looks like it may be near ready to travel -- something that isn't always easy to find. Actaully, in many ways, the Argosy is easier to live with than an Airstream as the exterior finish maintenance is greatly simplified with the Argosy's painted exterior. The same caveat about checking for moisture damage goes along with Argosys as the potential problem areas are identical.

    Good luck with your investigation!


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