Betty White – 1976 26′ Airstream Argosy (sold)

  • September 19, 2014

Betty White – 1976 26′ Airstream Argosy (sold)

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Betty White was the girl who launched it all! Our 4th flip, intended to be our personal trailer – but fell in love the work along the way. She’ll always have a special place in our hearts. Thankfully, her “new mom” liked my idea of an open adoption – so I still get to see her grow in pictures…

What was so special about Betty White? Everything. Check out the listing for this Golden Girl:

Betty, the White Airstream Argosy is looking for a new home. . . We love Argosy’s. With the same great, leak-proof aviation aluminum, these really stand out in a custom color.

Here are her vitals:
– She’s 26′, and sleeps 4 comfortably with 2 twins mid-vessel, and a double futon up front
– She boasts a full bathroom with sink, toilet, bathtub and shower
– She’s 39 years young, a classic 1976
– It’s not polite to ask a lady her weight – but this is Betty White, so anything goes. She’s about 4500 lbs dry, which is much lighter than original
– Tires and axel are solid
– New plumbing and electric throughout, most lights are LED

We spent a year with this vintage golden girl to bring her into current times with a very modern look. Clean lines, a mixture of warm wood and stainless steel she’s beautiful and extremely functional for a small space, you will have all the comforts of home. Everything you see pictured comes with the trailer.

Here’s what we’ve done so far:
– First, and foremost – we installed a working, lighted, spinning disco ball. Boom. [Mic drop]
– Removed the 70’s throughout
– New kitchen, including the kitchen sink! (aaand the faucet, stove, fridge/freezer, cabinets, countertops, tile backsplash, stainless rails/hanging bin, plank walls)
– Custom built bed frames for the twin beds mid-vessel
– Custom curtains, with black-out material (I’m not talking tequila here, folks. . .just the stuff that doesn’t let the light in)
– New interior primer and paint
– Custom tiled shower and sink backsplash in bathroom
– Added privacy tint to the (very large) bathroom window. You’re welcome. And to your future camping neighbors – Sorry, no peep show for you.
– Custom linens and pillows throughout
– New water pump
– New memory foam mattress toppers on the twins
– Added breezy “train compartment” curtains to give the people in the twin beds their own space
– New full size, 8″ deep spring futon mattress with custom cover
– Installed new 27″ LED TV/DVD combo on those go-go-gadget extending mounts
– New vinyl plank flooring, with new sub-flooring

While she is AWESOME to stay in now (you’ll make a lot of new friends in the campgrounds), you could take it a step further to turn her into an ultra-luxurious cabin. Plus, you’d get to take all the credit for finishing her – nice! Why are we not keeping her? Because we love to remodel these dolls, and I already have my eye on our next project that I want to work on over the winter. But she has been asking about YOU – and wanted me to be sure to mention that you could rent her out on AirBnB, or as a tiny home for rental income, or have an extra guest room on your property…she’s willing to work hard for her money!

Here’s what still needs a little lovin’: (We’ll do it, but the price goes up. . .)
– She’d be head-turning, drop-dead GORGEOUS with an exterior paint job – I was thinking a garnet red . . .
– I have a love/hate relationship with the vinyl plank flooring. It contracted and expanded with the weather, so there are some gaps. But, since it’s a “floating floor” it would be easy to pull up and lay something else – or, I find that an area rug solves this problem quite nicely.
– We just took off the awning, and are cleaning/polishing all the hardware. It’s going to need new fabric, though. It’s an easy project…
– The air conditioner works (so far as I know – we have turned it on from the electrical panel), but the previous owners tossed the interior cover/panel. These are available on vintage trailer supply sites, Craigslist, and eBay
– The hot water heater needs to be repaired – or, what the heck – just replace it and get the warranty


OFFERED AT: $22,500 (sorry, she’s sold)