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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-03-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,975
Posted By Rick F
I'm a distant active member but not for floor...

I'm a distant active member but not for floor issues per-se -- mine are wall issues! Of course mine are NOT on an Airstream but an '85 class C Lazy Daze. Not only has it had water leaks in a few...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-11-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Rick F
Ok.. Perhaps it's not meant to be.. Is it safe to...

Ok.. Perhaps it's not meant to be.. Is it safe to assume (it's been a LONG time since I've been in an AS trailer) that the trailers do not have this issue? I just don't recall... Doh!

I was...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-10-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 34,049
Posted By Rick F
I saw one near Ventura (CA) this afternoon on the...

I saw one near Ventura (CA) this afternoon on the way home from looking at an Argosy.. It was parked across the street from the ocean on hwy 101.. Looked like it had been sitting there a while...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-10-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
Ok.. Saw the rig today -- the answer to the above...

Ok.. Saw the rig today -- the answer to the above question is "Bed Zeppelin".. :D

We decided this was not the rig for us -- or any Argosy for that matter -- too small for our family of 5. Might...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Rick F
'78 Argosy Rear bedroom..

Well.. Had a chance today to look at a '78 Argosy with the double bed in the rear and mid-bath. Definitely not a favorite floor plan for us.. This was the first Argosy we'd actually stepped into and...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
I'm not sure about what the phrase is -- it was...

I'm not sure about what the phrase is -- it was cut-off in the photo I've got too.. I'll fill you in tomorrow when I see it in person..
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,475
Posted By Rick F
What year was the windshields replaced? Was it...

What year was the windshields replaced? Was it recently? Just curious.. Thanks!
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,475
Posted By Rick F
You're correct -- it was for a '78 Argosy 28'...

You're correct -- it was for a '78 Argosy 28' motorhome -- not a trailer.

I'll assume that the cost of a replacement front right window will be ~$1k give or take.. I'll be adding up the various...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
Thanks.. I'll see if they've got the keys..

Thanks.. I'll see if they've got the keys..
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,475
Posted By Rick F
Cost for replacement passenger side windshield glass?

Ok.. So my prospective Argosy 28 (1978) will need a replacement right front windshield at some point.. Any ideas on cost? I'm not sure how big the crack is and if it's growing or not.. Thx!!
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
Thanks!! I'll keep that in the back of my head.....

Thanks!! I'll keep that in the back of my head.. I'll be taking a look at the rig tomorrow AM.. Need to deduct some $$ for new tires -- my local tire shop quoted me $1518 for a set of 6 Sumitomo...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,952
Posted By Rick F
If you do such a thing I wonder if it would be a...

If you do such a thing I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a backup camera system as well to monitor it when you're going down the road.. Lord only knows I've heard many a story about bikes...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
Thanks Steve.. I realize I'm not after perfection...

Thanks Steve.. I realize I'm not after perfection but would prefer to ensure the rig (if bought) looks half decent.. Take a look at the pics I was given.. Perhaps this might ring a bell with your...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,274
Posted By Rick F
Cost of painting 28' Argosy..?

I'm pondering the purchase of a semi-local to me 78 Argosy 28' MH.. The majority of the paint is in good shape but some spots over the rear window area, up on the roof (not sure how much) and the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Rick F
Thanks for the reply.. I'm still looking at a few...

Thanks for the reply.. I'm still looking at a few different vehicles with different ages -- from '73 to 84 in date ranges and am trying to understand the differences in how things were designed,etc.....
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Rick F
Question regarding cold/waste water tanks on Argosy's and similar vintage Airstreams.

Hi all.. I was just wondering if any of the water tanks (black, grey, or drinking water) are insulated if not residing within the RV itself (e.g. below, attached to the framing,etc) or are some of...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-08-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,737
Posted By Rick F
What about finding a junker somewhere and just...

What about finding a junker somewhere and just buying a new (to you) dash? One other option since the Argosy's are on truck chassis, what's the chance that the dash from a similar era truck might...
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 09-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Rick F
A similar conversation has been going on for...

A similar conversation has been going on for several weeks in one of the Wanderlodge forums with similar comments.. Luckily for me, I'm in the buying market albeit for the older items out there as I...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Rick F
Keep in mind that a LOT of the new motorhomes are...

Keep in mind that a LOT of the new motorhomes are just not that well built.. There are a bunch of older quality rigs out there ripe for the picking.. Sure some of them are basket cases but many are...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-05-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rick F
Anyone have a '78 Argosy with rear double-bed (aka midbath)?

This model sounds like one that might work for us.. Is this a more "rare" model than what is typically found (twins or rear bath)? I've found one that has only been occasionally started for the past...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-01-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By Rick F
I guess since there are no replies I'll assume...

I guess since there are no replies I'll assume I'll have to fab something up to accommodate a family.. Of course this assumes I'll even get the rig in question..
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-01-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By Rick F
Keep in mind that in general you do not want to...

Keep in mind that in general you do not want to run low-voltage wiring in the same bundle as AC power as the AC power can inject signals onto the low-voltage wiring which may cause glitches or odd...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-01-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By Rick F
Question regarding sleeping & eating in a 1978 28' Argosy..

Hi all.. I've been pondering over two different rigs -- one an Argosy gasser as described in the title of this post with the rear bathroom and single couch adjacent to the bathroom (closets are on...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,970
Posted By Rick F
Don.. Whatever happened with your dinette...

Don..

Whatever happened with your dinette adventures? I'm looking at a '78 Argosy 28 footer as well and it appears to have a puny dinette that folds out from the passenger side wall -- the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Thanks.. I guess for the short term to diagnose...

Thanks.. I guess for the short term to diagnose whether further issues exist in the plumbing of the rig, I could just disconnect & cap the lines inside as you indicate and see if further leakage...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-29-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,801
Posted By Rick F
The trailer we had when I was a kid (an old late...

The trailer we had when I was a kid (an old late 60's Nomad) ran propane all day long while travelling down the road. I believe as long as you're able to keep the fridge more or less level it'll be...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Thanks Jim.. Is the water heater accessible from...

Thanks Jim.. Is the water heater accessible from the inside on this model or outside via a flip-door like many trailers? I think it's probably the door just ahead of the drivers-side rear axle --...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rick F
Thanks for the tips -- is it safe to assume that...

Thanks for the tips -- is it safe to assume that IF someone had been living in the AS and keeping the interior temps at a comfortable range, that the cracking would not have occurred or is the water...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rick F
Speaking of replacement water heaters.. I'm...

Speaking of replacement water heaters.. I'm looking at the possibility of buying a '78 Argosy that has a bad water heater (the CO claims it's got a crack in it due to it having water in it when an...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Here's some exterior shots..

Here's some exterior shots..
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Ok.. just a quick followup.. got some more info...

Ok.. just a quick followup.. got some more info from the owner including some much better pics with the rig cleaned up and the Sun out (makes way better pictures). He's got it running w/o issue and...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Yeah, I'm well leaning towards the 'keep looking'...

Yeah, I'm well leaning towards the 'keep looking' decision..
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-26-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,282
Posted By Rick F
mind if I ask what the asking price is for it? ...

mind if I ask what the asking price is for it? I'm looking at the larger '28 model from '78 that sounds like the engine may be in better condition.. Just curious to compare notes.. Thx!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-26-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,895
Posted By Rick F
One other thing to consider -- which may or may...

One other thing to consider -- which may or may not apply in this case is that (I think) some home owner policies may possibly cover damage if something were to befall your trailer.. Of course, if...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-26-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
could be.. I'm not exactly sure how much...

could be.. I'm not exactly sure how much knowledge the CO has about this rig as he's only owned it ~1 year.. I'll have to see if he knows who the PO's were.. Not sure if this is really worth it in...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-26-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Thanks.. I am looking for something fairly...

Thanks.. I am looking for something fairly turnkey -- not something that's going to be a 6 month project.. I've got enough of those at home already..;)

I'll passively keep an eye on this one but...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
So I got some photo's of the prospective rig --...

So I got some photo's of the prospective rig -- for background, it's a 1978 28' Argosy.. The current owner (CO) is selling it for $3500 -- he bought it last year for $6000 but indicated that...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-25-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
I figured.. I'll assume it just means that most...

I figured.. I'll assume it just means that most available options were accounted for at time of ordering from the factory.. BTW -- the options/standard features sheet is on the same forum but not...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rick F
Was there an Argosy Luxury model?

I've been emailing a guy about a 78 Argosy that he says is a Luxury edition that came loaded from the factory.. However, I can't find anything in the literature on the Airstream site indicating they...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By Rick F
Project 24' Argosy in Central CA..

Ok.. So someone in the central valley (of CA) is selling a '76 Argosy (24') model with twin couches (rear bath model).. He claims the engine/chassis has about 100k miles on it (WAG?), needs new tires...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-31-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rick F
So the rear couch (across from the kitchen) can...

So the rear couch (across from the kitchen) can possibly have a bunk setup there? Hmm.. I might make the guy an offer if its still listed several weeks from now..:)
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-30-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rick F
Just a quick followup.. We did take a brief peek...

Just a quick followup.. We did take a brief peek at the Argosy today (not in the presence of the owner) and it looked good overall -- a bunch of small cosmetic things -- flaking paint, some trim...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-29-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rick F
Thanks.. Good to know!

Thanks.. Good to know!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-28-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rick F
Storage in Airstream / Argosy

Hi all.. While I've yet to go into an older AS/Argosy (but may tomorrow), I'm
wondering what you all think of the storage in your average vehicle? Our main trailer (2001 Nash fifth wheel) we...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 07-28-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Rick F
Nice looking trailer you've got there! I'm still...

Nice looking trailer you've got there! I'm still looking for an Argosy but have my sights set on a local one -- will be checking it out tomorrow (but it's a MH not a trailer)... I'm looking for one...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-28-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rick F
Ok.. Called back today to get more info.. Here we...

Ok.. Called back today to get more info.. Here we go (still haven't seen it yet -- that will be for tomorrow!) :



rear bath model
3rd owner -- current owner has owned it since '85
2...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-28-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Rick F
Glad to hear you got yours all squared away! ...

Glad to hear you got yours all squared away! Luckily I've got access (if needed) to a local shop that specializes (still) in rebuilding carbs for the past 64 years (so their site claims).. I've had...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rick F
Thanks for the quick reply guys! The guy told me...

Thanks for the quick reply guys! The guy told me where he's got it parked so I'll see about dropping by probably on Friday to check it out at least by looking around outside for starters. If it...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-27-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rick F
What to look for in an Argosy 24' (1978)?

A local guy is selling a '78 Argosy 24 with the 454 engine (quadrajet carb?).. He claims he's rebuilt or replaced everything. The photos look nice but I'm not sure what to look for in one of these...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-26-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,585
Posted By Rick F
However, while this does work, it does not keep...

However, while this does work, it does not keep more ants from coming in the same place where the dead ones were going (I used to use window cleaner for this purpose but others would just follow the...
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