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Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By DLee
Trust but verify... pictures pictures pictures,...

Trust but verify... pictures pictures pictures, but nothing like inspecting in person. Some we looked at looked perfect in pictures, in person you could smell the wet, even if you could not see it!
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 03-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,914
Posted By DLee
What a beauty! Tell us the story of how you...

What a beauty! Tell us the story of how you located, found and brought home your trailer please?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Nightmare returns with dream trailer...

TWO trips, yours sounds even more interesting! We might have given up and returned later, but it was 5hrs away, both had work the next day (after getting to bed past 3:30am we both called in sick...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By DLee
Reading the stories on this site, we don't "Own"...

Reading the stories on this site, we don't "Own" our trailers, we have "Relationships" with them...

Hooked but good .... the perfect description!
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Looks really nice! On another thread I read where...

Looks really nice! On another thread I read where one couple painted the top of their Silver Airstream white (for heat and to seal) do many do that?

The way configuration of your backyard and the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Funny thing is, it is not the one I was looking...

Funny thing is, it is not the one I was looking for or the one I wanted, she called my name when I saw the pictures and it was love when I met her in person. My guy withheld his affection for the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,702
Posted By DLee
Sometimes kittens are free (horses too!) it is...

Sometimes kittens are free (horses too!) it is the maintenance and continuous up-keep that are costly!

Love the chciken coop idea, is he going to paint it or leave it as is?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By DLee
Sprouty what do you do with 3 of them! I can see...

Sprouty what do you do with 3 of them! I can see having a small one for short trips or adventures, and one larger one for longer trips.

Or even one to use and one to restore... but three? You...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By DLee
Shhhhhhh man man might be lurking hereabouts...

Shhhhhhh man man might be lurking hereabouts...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By DLee
Talking Lustworthy 1978 28' Argosy Airstream!

Ok, yes I am still looking at Airstreams, yes we found our lovely lady, but I am only looking for ideas, just looking honest!

That's my story and I am sticking too it, but look at this 28'...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
We have been doing intensive cleaning, to include...

We have been doing intensive cleaning, to include removing all covers, pillows and washing/beaching, heavy duty vacuming (would not believe the amount of hay and debris in all the corners as clean as...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Geo, Just left a request with a 4 Rivet...

Geo,

Just left a request with a 4 Rivet member here on site, who is in our city if they could spare some time to do an "eyes-on" inspection for us. We are not unintelligent people, but the more...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Pictures of our Wiky from Craigslist in the...

Pictures of our Wiky from Craigslist in the condition we purchased her:
1977 Rear Door Argosy-wiky-frontside (https://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=36040&catid=3128)
1977 Rear Door...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Our focus is to be able to use our trailer this...

Our focus is to be able to use our trailer this coming June for a week at a boon docking campsite less than 2hrs from us. Our only critical need is that it run safely and the AC works. Three items on...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,786
Posted By DLee
My favorite bit of advice so far and so much good...

My favorite bit of advice so far and so much good advice to be had and badly needed thank you!

So grateful to have found this site and that it exists!

Lee
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Cyberous, It was less guts, more ignorance and...

Cyberous, It was less guts, more ignorance and necessity I think!

We did pull off frequently to check both tires/lights and bearings (if they had heated up)

Colin,
Ouch good to know and need...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
OH! Please if possible could you provide a clue...

OH! Please if possible could you provide a clue on how/where to light the pilot on the furnace?

The furnace is a mystery we have yet to figure out how to light, not for lack of poking around, but...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Thanks Colin, the humming annoys me (more than...

Thanks Colin, the humming annoys me (more than anything else we have done or found on the trailer, go figure) the "converter" and all electric are firmly in the domain of my man (passes the baton to...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
My sincere apologies 247stream, in my excitement...

My sincere apologies 247stream, in my excitement of finding another trailer like ours, sharing and obtaining help on this site and finding this thread it never occurred to me I was overstepping...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
CONS: 1. All windows need new gaskets/seals...

CONS:

1. All windows need new gaskets/seals and screens.

2. Inverter has constant humming even with new battery or plugged in.

3. Running lights and signals lights still not functioning,...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By DLee
Thumbs up 1977 Rear-Door Argosy aka The Wicked Painted Lady or Wiky...

We found our trailer on Craigslist after a viewing other Airstreams; we knew this was the trailer for us when we saw her. We purchased the 24' Rear Door Argosy and had an EPIC return trip from NC to...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Apologies 247stream, will start another thread......

Apologies 247stream, will start another thread...

Congrats on your new axles!
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
That might explain what happened to two of our...

That might explain what happened to two of our light fixtures, they are yellowed, one warped and cracked, while the others look fine. My Guy already sourced replacements for the covers. I was shocked...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Will be looking into this, even if we are not...

Will be looking into this, even if we are not boondocking I prefer LED. Love the idea of just replacing bulbs instead of just fixtures.

Sidenote:
Airstream fever is a bit of a sickness I think,...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
I am very interested in updating all the lighting...

I am very interested in updating all the lighting with LEDs, but as far as critical and most important it is further down on the list so it will have to wait. We will probably replace what we have...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Both good input... so without any experience, any...

Both good input... so without any experience, any idea what the difference is in output, or use (or whatever the tech term should be), or lenght of use between needing a charge?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
We are purchasing a new marine battery, tires and...

We are purchasing a new marine battery, tires and rims first. The compartment that holds the Battery will only allow us to go one size larger (and still fit) will one size up in battery size make...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
No judgement here I totally understand we just...

No judgement here I totally understand we just got the Argosy *Wiky* and I was still looking at other Airstreams thinking we should have one to use and one to "work on" my Man said (in no uncertain...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Rhino, We found a 4" X 2" spot of rot on...

Rhino,

We found a 4" X 2" spot of rot on the corner of the doorway threshold which butts up against the corner of the shower as well. Because the carpet is "carpet squares" we were able to look...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
1977 Argosy Airstream...

1977 Argosy Airstream (https://raleigh.craigslist.org/rvs/4294238475.html)
Original Post we found our trailer on and associated images
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
i.e. Without the License Plate we could not park...

i.e. Without the License Plate we could not park it on the street.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Tom, Thank you, we are actually pretty happy...

Tom,
Thank you, we are actually pretty happy our girl came to us rough, it justifies some of the ideas we have in mind for her without actually destroying something rare or original. Wiky has none...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,649
Posted By DLee
Good Afternoon, We just purchased a 24'...

Good Afternoon,

We just purchased a 24' Rear Door Argosy this last weekend (and had an EPIC return trip from NC to MD to bring it home). 247Stream's example is MUCH cleaner and complete than ours...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By DLee
1971 Airstream Ambassador 29’ - Tennessee

Good Morning, are you still selling your Airstream, or is it sold? THanks for your repl :0)
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