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Argosy Motorhome

Fort Collins
, Colorado
Last Modified January 12, 2024
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Argosy Motorhome

Fort Collins
, Colorado

Airstream Hunter Presents: Rare 1977 Airstream Argosy M20 Motorhome

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These “baby” Argosy Motorhomes are a rare find – only around 200 of them were built.

Dive into the world of vintage motorhome luxury with this meticulously maintained 1977 Airstream Argosy. Perfect for both the seasoned traveler and those looking to embark on their first adventure, this motorhome brings a touch of the past with modern-day functionality.

Main Features:
Manufacturer: AIRSTREAM
Model: Argosy Motorhome
Year: 1977
Length: 20 feet
VIN: M20D7V5054
Title: Clear and registered in Colorado
Location: Fort Collins, CO 80524 (Indoor Storage)

Vintage Charm Meets Modern Day:

Exterior: Stripped original paint with polished aluminum exterior. White top and end caps in original paint. Absolutely no dents, minimal road rash, and dimples.

Ventilation: Upgraded roof vents and two fantastic fans.
:door: Entrance: Damage-free with new latch, lock, and deadbolt.

Awnings: Beautiful brown stripe Zip-Dee manual awning in great shape.

Interior: Rear bathroom, full kitchen, sleeping space, living area, and ample storage. New vinyl plank flooring and upgraded interiors.

Ready for the Road:

Solar: 320-watt capacity with two 160 watt flexible roof-mounted panels.

Batteries: Two solar batteries and a new engine battery from 2023.

Connectivity: USB plugs, electrical outlets, original radio with two new speakers, and outside electric outlet.

Drive Safe: Approximately 119,000 miles on the original 454 Chevy engine. P30 chassis with a turbo 400 transmission.

Extras that Make the Difference:

Documentation: Comes with the original owners’, drivers’, and Argosy manuals.

Upgrades & Maintenance: New shocks, LED lights, window screens, seat belts, radiator, and more. The list is long and impressive!

Recent Use: Daily driven for two months in April and May 2023. Has comfortably journeyed over the continental divide multiple times this year.

Additional Notes:
This classic gem was appraised at $63,250 in July 2022.
A perfect blend of the Argosy’s unique style with modern enhancements.

Showing & Virtual Tours:
For an in-person showing or virtual tour please contact Airstream Hunter!

Selected for its unique style and maintained with utmost care since its purchase in 2002, this motorhome awaits its next chapter with a new owner. The reason for sale? The current owner is moving onto new projects and needs the space.

Be a part of this motorhome’s rich history, and drive home in style. Your next adventure awaits!

Manufacturer: Argosy

Style: Motorhome

Model Year: 1977

Model: Argosy Motorhome

Length: 20

Title Status: Clear Title

Title State: CO

Registration Current?: Yes

Registration State?: CO

Location Details: : Indoor
Year Purchased?: 2002

Ownership History: Purchased motorhome in 2002 from mechanic in Fort Collins, CO. Not sure of history prior to our purchase, but believe mechanic owed the motorhome for 10 to 15 years.

Why did you select this model?: It’s unique style

Why are you selling?: Beginning new projects and need the space.

Showing Instructions:: contact [email protected]

Virtual Tour Instructions:: contact [email protected]

Exterior Condition Description:: Original paint stripped and aluminum exterior polished, except for painted end caps and painted white top. No dents. Some minor road rash dimples and scratches.

Hail Damage?: No

Aluminum Body Panels:: All original

Filaform Damage?: No

Roof Vents and Skylights: : Roof vents replaced and painted. Two new fantastic fans.

Exterior Hatch Covers and Locks:: All present and working with keys.

Windows, Seals and Operators: : Fuzzy channels need to be replaced on driver and passenger windows (have material, still need to install). Vista view window is sealed but needs some cosmetic repairs. All other windows and screens work well.

Entrance Door: : No damage. New latch, lock, deadbolt. Keys available (same as 1973 Argosy 24′ trailer being sold concurrently with motorhome).

Awnings – Location and Condition:: Yes, brown stripe, good condition Zip-Dee, manual.

Front A-Frame Condition:: Not applicable.

Rear Bumper / Exposed Frame Condition:: No damage, no rust, structurally sound.

Frame Condition:: Good shape, minimal surface rust.

Sub Floor:: One section replaced by passenger side due to water entering from below. Repaired.

Belly Pan: : Not applicable

Interior Layout and Condition:: See photo. Rear bathroom, separate shower, toilet, sink, two closets, pantry, fridge, four-burner stove, kitchen sink, couch pulls out into 40″ bed, two captain chairs, one cocktail chair with dining table between captain chair and cocktail chair. Engine cover between two captain chairs.

Dinette Style and Location:: Table on pole, laminate.

Bathroom Location and Style:: Rear, in good condition. Some discloration on bathroom floor (can be painted).

Smoking? : No

Pets? : No.

Sleeping Areas?: Couch pulls out into 40″ bed.

Mattress and Sleeping Surfaces:: Foam mattresses reupholstered

Interior Soft Surfaces: – Cushions / Fabrics / Upholstery:: New chairs. New upholstery.

Curtains and Blinds: : New bathroom curtain. Window curtains replaced with light cotton turquoise material.

Interior Walls: : Most original vinyl laminate replaced with aluminum. Two sections still remain that need replacing. Need to finish polishing inside panels to remove installation smudges and fingerprints.

Cabinets, Doors and Counters: : New laminate counter. Original tamber doors except for new door fronts under bed.

Floor Coverings:: New vinyl plank flooring.

Stove and Oven:: Original Magic Chef, gas only, three-burner, works well.

Refrigerator:: Original Dometic works well on electric and gas, has some discoloration inside.

Furnace / Space Heater:: Original furnace well maintained, works great (gas only).

Other Appliances:: None

Plumbing – Water Lines, Water Pump:: Original pex, newer water pump, leak in toilet repaired; had a bit of flooding one year on spring start-up, which was repaired. No resulting mold or damage.

Hot Water Heater:: New, works great, gas.

Sinks and Taps: : Original sinks, new taps, no leaks, work sell.
Toilet:: Phetford toilet rebuilt with new raised floor in aluminum. Works well

Water Leaks? Water Damage? Mold or Mildew:: No known mold or mildew.
Some minor leaks in the past that have been repaired.

Fresh Water Tank:: Original 35 gallon, good condition.

Gray Water Tank: Original 11 gal, good condition.

Black Water Tank:: Original 25 gal, good condition.

Exterior Water and Sewer Connections:: All connections have been rebuilt as necessary. All in good condition. All working.

Air Conditioner:: No air conditioner on top, but replaced compressor for engine air conditioner and new duct work for 134 refridgerent (blows 38 degree air).

Electrical Service:: Original 30 amp, one connection point. New 140 amp charge wizard. Works well.

Solar / Batteries / Inverter / Converter:: Two 160 watt panels, charge controller, 40 amp charge wizard, two solar batteries, one engine battery, all new in 2023. Solar capacity 320 watts, flexible panel roof mount.

Sound System / WiFi / Connectivity:: Couple of USB plugs, couple of electrical outlets, original radio/cassette player (sort of works), two new speakers. Outside electric outlet.

LP / Propane System – Tanks, Hoses, Regulator:: Permanently mounted original propane tank. New Fisher B602H propane tank valve regulator installed. Not certified, butpropane tanks permanently mounted in motorhomes are made with a heavier thicker metal wall and do not need certification but should be visually inspected regularly for corrosion/rust or other damage. No known issues.

When was the last time this Airstream was towed / driven?: August 2023

Trailer Weight:: 7835

Tongue Weight:: Not applicable

Trailer Maximum Weight (GVWR):: 11000

Axles:: Not applicable

Tires:: New Firestone 875 R16.5 LT Transforce HT purchases in 2019. Only about 2000 miles on them.

Brakes and Bearings:: Original brakes, serviced two years ago. Front bearings repacked.

Emergency Breakaway Cable / Safety Chains:: Not applicable.

Hitch Receiver Size?: 2 5/16″

Signal and Marker Lights / Pigtail / Trailer Wire Configuration:: All clearance lights are LED, working. No issues.

Weight Distribution Hitch?: Not applicable

Is this Airstream safe to Tow or Drive?: Safe to drive

Accessories Included with Sale?: Water and sewer hoses, wheel blocks, kitchen and bed accessories linens, curtains.

Any additional owner comments?: In addition to answers in this questionnaire, this motorhome has about 119,000 miles on the original 454 Chevy engine, P30 chassis with a turbo 400 transmission. The motorhome was used as a daily driver for two months in April and May 2023 to test working components. It has been over the continental divide several times in 2023, regularly towed a 24′ Argosy trailer from Fort Collins to Salida, Colorado and other destinations in 2023, all with no engine or transmission issues. The motorhome comes with the original owners’ and drivers’ manual and original Argosy manual. New front shocks and steering damper, carrier rack for bicycles interchangeable on front and back, all interior lighting converted to LED, lighted switches for outdoor lights, dashboard rebuilt, new window screens, new bed frame pullout, new seat belts, new Road King TV antenna, fresh white paint on roof, new radiator, new engine water pump, new thermostat, new hoses and belts, new engine air conditioner compressor with modern refrigerent. Original stainless steel hub caps, polished. Appraisal for insurance purposes came in at $63,250 in July 2022.

Direct Contact email or Phone Number: [email protected]

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