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Old 06-13-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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Well if you don't mind a corner rear bed the LY 26 has a queen back there. Or go the LY 30 with walkaround rear queen. Both are gas but that's OK.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #16
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My 36' Land Yacht is rear bed full queen. Very comfy.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:24 PM   #17
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But is it the rear beds, or the rear beds and pano windows that you are chasing? There are many classic type motorhomes could be rebuilt - just they start off as rear baths so only have the single rear window?
A full-time bed and the pano windows are what I have my heart set on. Our current trailer requires folding out the bed every night. It would be nice to have a couch/dinette, and still have a bed in the back for napping.

We went and visited with a local guy who has a vintage GMC with a rear bed layout, just to check it out. That thing was HUGE! So now I am thinking the biggest problem with upgrading to a motorhome might be parking it - because it would not squeeze into the backyard like our little Caravel does!
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #18
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A 20ft Argosy would!
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:49 PM   #19
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A 20ft Argosy would!
lol, I think that would be a pretty rare find!
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Just a quick mock up but pretty close to scale, is our new layout vs a 17ft caravel....

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Well, I always have my eyes open for Argosys to come up on the classifieds, but they are pretty rare.
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Hey there--

I'm pretty much a newbie to the vintage airstream scene, but have been eyeballing the ads for old trailers for a year or so now (the itch is growing worse, I fear), and since you're chatting about finding a rear bed, center bath, I'm curious: It seems like rear bathrooms were more common in larger trailers during the '60's & '70's while center side baths in more recent models. Was there a reason for this? Like, easier access to pump out/repair black tanks, or better overall weight distribution? (Of course, I could be imagining the trend...).

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Well, I always have my eyes open for Argosys to come up on the classifieds, but they are pretty rare.
At a 20% exchange rate and a couple of grand off, this could be a deal for someone.

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250s are great. Small enough to get into every state park, easy to drive - 4l80e with overdrive, great fuel economy. Many 250s were LE so had corian, ozite, shower, full kitchen and plenty of room to sit down. I've been driving my unit for seven years. We have three kids and have driven it coast to coast (well Northern CA to Galveston) and since 2008 all around England and Europe with very few issues. It sleeps five, which is a squeeze, but has served us well. An unbeatable ride with unbeatable family memories.....but I've only seen one come up in the last two years so pretty difficult to get hold of!
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Thought it maybe useful to expand the previous comparison image to include a 24ft Argosy (which are pretty common in rear bed format) and 250 (which are like hen's teeth)



I also added the 'before' layout for the standard 20ft rear bed Argosy layout...

....and just for scale I included a rear bed 370.
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24ft rear twin Argosy just listed on Craigslist (1974 AIRSTREAM ARGOSY 24 MOTORHOME)
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Hey there--

I'm pretty much a newbie to the vintage airstream scene, but have been eyeballing the ads for old trailers for a year or so now (the itch is growing worse, I fear), and since you're chatting about finding a rear bed, center bath, I'm curious: It seems like rear bathrooms were more common in larger trailers during the '60's & '70's while center side baths in more recent models. Was there a reason for this? Like, easier access to pump out/repair black tanks, or better overall weight distribution? (Of course, I could be imagining the trend...).

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I don't think there's any physical reason for it. Perhaps someone else noticed that the best views were out the bathroom window and decided to move things around I must say, a rear bath is nice and roomy, but how much time do you spend in the bathroom?
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Both those 24ft Argosys look pretty nice!
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