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DDOK 12-25-2015 05:34 PM

1975 Argosy Shower tub removal
Merry Christmas everyone!

Santa was extra nice this year and brought me some sweet new toys from Makita ! Since it was 65 here today, I decided to try out my new gifts and make some more progress on the Demo of our 1975 Argosy 26' .

I've removed pretty much all the interior furniture, partitions and appliances with the exception of the tub and toilet. My question to the forum members is, do I need to drop the pan in order to disconnect the shower tub? At this point, I'm pretty sure the drain is the only thing holding the tub down.

Here are a few photos of my progress:

wzelkins 12-25-2015 06:16 PM

I'm having déjà vu !
You are correct. You need to drop the pan to disconnect the P-trap.
I basically did a frame off on my original 26' Argosy, redesigned the under built frame and installed a full set of large holding tanks. It worked out really well.
Feel free to pm me if you have any other Argosy questions. I have lots of pics.
Merry Christmas !

DDOK 12-26-2015 09:44 AM

Thanks wzelkins !

I was planning on dropping the pan anyway to inspect the frame. Not looking forward to the nasty mess that's probably under there, but it has to be done either way.


twilder 02-26-2016 12:47 PM

I just dropped the pan on my 1976 28' center bath Argosy, pulled out the old grey tank that the rats had taken care of. I have the 28 gutted, and will install new tanks. All I am finding are 7 to 8 inch high tanks, think they will go near the axels for new black and grey. Anyone that has done this, insights are appreciated. I have the picture of the old tank, just as a reference. Pictures of my 22' and 28' can be found here:

DDOK 02-27-2016 07:05 PM

I think I'm leaving my grey tank put...Planning on removing the black tank and going with a composting toilet though...

wzelkins 02-28-2016 09:02 PM

I installed a 25gal blk, a 60gal grey and a 50gal water tank on my 26' Argosy rear bath. I modeled it after some of the 80's and 90's units with large tanks. It obviously required a lot of mods to the under built Argosy frame. We camp State Parks which don't have sewer hookups hence my reason for doing this. If I upgrade the battery supply, we'll be ready for serious boondocking.
Feel free to pm me if you want more info on my tank upgrades.

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