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Old 03-07-2016, 07:01 AM   #1
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I'm new to RV'ing , I'm 41 and from GA , I recently bought a 1973 Argosy 24' . I bought it on an impulse buy about a year ago , My wife passed away and i was looking for a way to fill my time and thought this would be a great project to do just that as we had planned to begin rving when we retired .... what i didn't do was research !!!! bad idea i know ... what i found once i got it home was that i had to strip out the entire inside due to rotten flooring . I have made sure it is not the roof . it was a leaking fresh water tank on the front end and a shower pan that was completely unsealed from the wall that had been used with out care of damage . My journey is just starting ...

Now i have searched for help to learn what i can on remodeling my camper and 90% of all articles that have helped me get to going in the right direction has come from this forum ... so Here i am registering as a member here ... I hope one day i can give advise to help others as i have been getting help from y'all ....

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi Ralph! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

So sorry about the loss of your wife!

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in tip-top condition in no time at all!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:22 AM   #3
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Sorry for your loss - This is a great place for info and friends
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:30 AM   #4
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Heh Ralph; Welcome aboard. I would echo what HappyCamper said for sure. I would imagine you will one day be a great source of advice after you have completed your renovation.
Hind site is usually 20/20, but we learn the most from our mistakes and that's what it's all about. Keep us up to date on your project,
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:51 AM   #5
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hi Ralph

Glad you joined the forum.

A daunting restoration will have it's rewards when you're done and using it.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:18 PM   #7
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Hello Ralph. Sorry for your loss. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you for some time. Enjoy the project and show us some pics of the finished product.
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Hi Ralp! Welcome to Irv2, I am sure the vintage section of the forums here will have folks waiting to help you answer yur questions. My old gal isn't as preloved as yours is, but that is where I found most of my answers!
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Welcome Ralph, Sorry for your loss. We all have taken that blind step into a project sometime in our life. I have had a few of them. Restored several cars, campers and homes over the years. Post some pictures of your project as we all enjoy looking at the progress.
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry for your loss. You do have your hands full with your project. You'll find a lot of useful advice on this forum.

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