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Old 04-23-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
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I just got a 1975 28 ft Argosy my wife says it is not large enough would it be better to list on ebay. can anyone advise
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Not large enough for what? How much space you need is a personal choice - 28 feet seems huge to me - but ours is 20 feet..... Maybe it would be helpful to tour some larger trailers before you decide to sell, get a feel for what you really need.
If you decide to sell, you can post an ad in the classifieds section on this website - free!
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HI Janet
Thanks for the reply what do you think should post for in very good cond. new tires.
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You might start here - bigger trailers are in less demand than small ones - but there seem to be a growing interest in Argosys. They had all sorts of expeimental floor plans and unique features. http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_t...condition.html

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Greetingsw bear 4500!

Welcome to the Forums!

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What do you think should post for in very good cond. new tires.
One of the best resources that I am aware of is the Price vs. Condition webpage on R J Dial's website. It is primarily geared toward Airstreams, but applies to Argosys as well -- an Argosy will typically sell for between 10% and 30% less than a similar size and age Airstream -- especially the larger tandem axle models. The differential between Airstream and Argosy seems to be shrinking through much of the country, but there still typically is a differential with the market valuing an Argosy lower. You can find the Price vs. Condition website at:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_t...condition.html

In addition to the classifieds on this site, you might also want to try the Vintage Airstream Club classifieds as well (I found my Argosy Minuet through the VAC classifieds -- or maybe it found me?). You can find the VAC classifieds at:

http://www.airstream.net/classifieds/index.php

Good luck with your decision!

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I just got a 1975 28 ft Argosy my wife says it is not large enough would it be better to list on ebay. can anyone advise
Just checked my factory sales literature -- the Argosy 28 was the largest coach listed until 1978 when the Argosy 30 appeared and it was carried over as the largest coach in the 1970 model year as well. The "classic" aluminum Argosy line ended after the 1979 model run to be replaced by the the bonded side-wall construction of the 1980s Argosys. The largest Airstream during this time period was the 31' Sovereign Land Yacht or Sovereign Land Yacht International.

The first year for the mid-bath in the Argosy 28 was 1976 according to the literature that I have, and it appeared to be available in the Argosy 30 as well after it was introduced in 1978.

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I just got a 1975 28 ft Argosy my wife says it is not large enough would it be better to list on ebay. can anyone advise
After you get the trailer sold, how big a trailer do you think you will need? What are you planning to use it for? How many people are going to be using the trailer?
If you have more than 4 people in your family, there are bunk bed model Airstreams that sleep six, in roughly the same vintage as your Argosy. If you are going to live in it for a long while, also known as full-timing, are you going to want it permanently moored? Or will you want to tow it from location to location? If you want a trailer that is permanently mounted in a location, and you want something bigger, you could look into Park Model mobile homes. (I am biased against them, but I have several friends that have them, and like them).
If you want to continue owning an Airstream model, newer units have been produced up to 34' in length, and in the last couple of years slideout models have been introduced, although they cost considerably more than your Argosy.
If you want a fifth wheel, Airstream briefly produced one, called an Integrity, with more room than standard Airstreams, although they are difficult to locate one for sale.
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