1978 Argosy 28FT in Fort Collins, CO

Last Updated: 8/06/19 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Asking Price: $9,000

1978 fort collins co

Vehicle Features

  • Model Year: 1978
  • Type: Motorhome
  • Model: Argosy
  • Length: 28FT

Contact Info

  • Seller: Private Owner
  • Name: Not Provided
  • Phone: See Below
  • Email: See Below

More Details & Pictures

1978 Airstream Argosy Motorhome (28 ft)

*please note that we are currently in Idaho but are planning on coming to Fort Collins with the airstream in the coming weeks. If someone is seriously interested I can always provide more pics/details and I can rush the trip down!
Over the Last Year, our Argosy motorhome has taken us through 10 states, chugged up and down numerous mountain passes, and served as our home. Alas, despite our love for the beast we must part ways with it. There is a lot of information to consider when buying a used motorhome, especially with older vehicles. In order to avoid a flood of questions, I have put together a list of the specs and working aspects of the argosy in addition to a list of imperfections, suggested repairs, and unknown factors.

-Chevy 454 engine (access in cab between seats)
-99.8K miles
-Fridge, relatively new, was installed last year
-Generator is an Onan 4.0 BFA
-Stove was installed last year, works but instalment needs to be finalized.
-Kitchen has been redone in three wood types including pine and walnut.
-Flooring mostly redone as stained cork
-Original yellow shag carpet under driver/passenger seat and on engine hood
-8 track player and original media system (most speakers are working)
-Original bathroom and shower
-Bedroom in back, roughly modified for queen mattress instead of two twins
-New sofa cushion in living room area, stand alone seats were removed.
-Original awning in good working order
-Brand new full spare tire
-We have all of the paperwork from the lifetime of the vehicle, from purchase papers to the A/C manual. I can answer any questions regarding work done in the last year.
*work done in the last year includes generator flush/oil change, engine tune up including replacement of spark plugs and appropriate wires, Instalment of new refrigerator, instalment of oven and kitchen rebuild, a number of oil changes and radiator flushes, two allignments, partial remodel of bedroom, thermostat and wire replacement (needs to be addressed again), and a number of minor tweeks.

Imperfections, suggested repairs, unknown factors:
-There are some wiring issues including wiring to the furnace. Despite replacing the thermostat, the furnace does not always work.
– We never got around to hooking up the water pump/system completely and therefore never tested it, same with sewage although we have no reason to believe the water and sewage wont work.
-Painted mostly white on the interior, there are many scuffs and the paint has peeled in areas. We always considered the current paint job to be a placeholder for a better paint job once all remodeling had been completed.

*Though the mechanical aspects of the motorhome work well, the electronic components (the wiring) needs to be addressed. One could simply patch the problem as we have done over the last year, but I really think this airstream should go to someone who wants to put time into rewiring it and finishing the remodel/creating their own dream bus.

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