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1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome Exhibit "E"

1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome

1974 Argosy 21 1/2 ft. custom, rebuilt drive train, chassis, & interior.

Custom built inside and out by automotive design sculptor. The drive train is been rebuilt. The body has aerodynamic shapes applied to make it slippery. The interior has been reconfigured to feel more spacious and sleep more people comfortably. The paint job could use a refresh, but doesn’t look bad. The frame has been reinforced with a 4″X4″x1/4″ steel tubing truss grade eight bolted into the P-30 chassis to carry extreme tounge weight for towing my toy hauler. 50,000 miles on rebuilt 454 motor and tubro-400 transmission. Twin fuel tanks, custom dash. A/C blows cold on roof and refurbished dash air. Generator pod on back carries Onan 4k with Halon fire extinguishing system and extra thermostatically controlled cooling fan plus spare tire jacks and storage space. Pre-smog hi-performance engine built for towing and gas mileage.

Location: Fountain Valley, CA

Archived 12/05/2013

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1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)

1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome Exhibit "E"
September 2014

1974 Argosy 20' Motorhome

This Argosy has had extensive work done to the exterior by the previous owner who was an automotive sculptor. The interior has also been reconfigured so as to have more livable space. This camper is extremely rare even without all the mods. I've personally never seen one operating in all my travels across the U.S. It's a real head turner.

The Good:
  • Brand new Jasper 454 motor. I've only put 5100 miles on the camper since installing the new motor. Has a 3yrs 100,000 mile warranty. Been 5 months since the motor was installed.
  • New drive shaft and complete front suspension restoration
  • New Halogen headlights
  • New driver's side windshield
  • We had a winterization kit made for the camper so that it's easy to protect the pipes from bursting come winter time
  • Radiator and associated components replaced during motor install.
  • Large bed/seat in the rear
  • Hot water heater works great
  • 25 Gallon auxilliary tank
  • Customized trunk on the rear for extra storage
  • 2 Honda EU2000 generators that when paired put out 4000watts of power
  • Living space AC blows ice cold
  • Sink and stove work great
  • Shower is great
  • The dashboard is pretty amazing looking
  • Tons of power
  • Brakes are good
  • Has heating and AC in the driver/passenger area.
The Kind-of-Good:
  • The refrigerator works. sometimes. most times actually. and if you're plugged into shore power it works like it should. but when you travel, for some reason, it seems inclined not want to stay on.
  • The propane heater doesn't work. for us, it hasn't been a problem even though we spent last winter in New York city and it was miserably cold outside. we just ran a space heater. the propane heater uses up too much propane and the heat makes the area extremely dry. this is a recent occurrence. it seems the pilot light goes out as soon as you start the fan. it's like the pilot doesn't heat the coil up enough to keep from extinguishing when the fan cuts on.
  • The toilet has a small leak. We know what the issue is. Not a big repair. We just haven't had time to get to it. and we just use the shower head to flush if and when we use the toilet.
The Bad:
  • It's going to need new tires real soon. We've replaced the tires on the pax side rear. But it needs new tires all around.
  • It has a few leaks. Airstreams leak. It's a fact I've learned to live with. I've had the main bad leak “fixed” as in, a pro came and sealed the seam that was leaking, and the seal held up for about a week and now it leaks again. Not as bad as before but bad enough to be annoying.
  • Probably could use a new paint job.
  • We tore the carpet out of the interior living space and now it's just wood. So, you'll need to put carpets in. The original carpets were pretty awful.
  • The pipes to the outdoor shower burst last winter. I've sealed them off and they are not a problem. But if you want an outdoor shower to rinse off after being at the beach or to bathe your dogs, you'll need to install the pipes. Not a big job at all.
  • The exhaust fan inside the cabin burned out. Need to order a new one from Airstream.
Overall, this Airstream is ready to roll. I think it could do with an interior restoration if you're wanting to "glamp" it out.

Location: Atlanta, GA

1974 Airstream Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Airstream Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Airstream Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Airstream Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)
1974 Airstream Argosy 20' Motorhome (E)

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