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Old 01-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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A way? .. Argosy appearance

Is there a way <not too costly> to make a Argosy on the inside not look so Mobile home like? Should I paint my Brown cabinets? Maybe it's the square edges of everything. The Argosy on the outside looks so round and different. Once you get inside it looks just like a mobile I crazy? Is it just me? I have already changed the floors. I believe when I update my cushions and drapes it will still look like a trailer.....Ya'll can call me nuts. I love my Argosy just want ideas on making it more home like.

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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I thought our Argosy looked too dark with the dark wood cabinets and appliances, so I painted everything a bright gloss white and I really like it alot better after the white paint.

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Old 01-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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Strip out the interior and I'll take it!
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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I flew a lot in the early 1970s. I always thought my Argo's interior bore a lot of resemblance to to aircraft of that area. Overhead lockers? They looked exactly the same. Consider the need for light weight. I have no doubt that the similarities were intentional.

Updating certainly could be desirable. The important issue would be watching your axle loading (new axles a definite plus by this point in time!); considering that, weigh any cabinetry you remove and stay within the approximate weight range for replacements. Replacing axles will increase your capacity but will not allow much increase unless you totally update the frame. See Sergei's threads... that may be stepping up to the line probably more than you planned ... but this thread is quite comprehensive:

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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floor looks good, dude. is that the vinyl planks ??
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by THEPILL View Post I crazy?

Originally Posted by THEPILL View Post
...Is it just me?

Originally Posted by THEPILL View Post
...Ya'll can call me nuts...
You're nuts

Seriously, though, your interior resembles our Sovereign's, and for whatever reason, I like the 70's look. The walnut paneling reminds me of the basement in my parents' house, when I was a kid. I like the fact that your walls have way more white than our Sovereign.

The only thing I would maybe have done differently in your rig is to maybe use lighter wood for the floor, so it doesn't feel so dark. Maybe that's what you're not liking, dunno.

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...I always thought my Argo's interior bore a lot of resemblance to to aircraft of that area. Overhead lockers? They looked exactly the same. Consider the need for light weight. I have no doubt that the similarities were intentional.
Bob, in my nifty aluminum 75th Anniversary book, the DVD included talks about how the interior of the Airstream was built to look like a modern jetliner....I think the comparison was either to the 707 or the 727...can't remember at the moment.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:47 PM   #7
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Your trailer is coming along great. I didn't get the mobile home feel when I saw it. If you want to "lighten" everything up, I am all for it (as you can never make it too light in TX). To test this, get some white sheets (not your wife's fine linens) and wrap them around the rear twins/bunks. Do the same for the front. It was eye opening when I did the same with my trailer being all dark walnut.

I agree with Bob about making certain that you don't increase the weight too much, but with that being said if you don't like the trailer you won't use it. Do what you want as it is YOUR trailer (of course I am talking to your wife here ).

Moral of the story: get it done enough to go camping. If you spend all day in your trailer worrying about the color cabinets, you aren't enjoying camping no matter what color the cabinets are.

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #8
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Hi, THEPILL. You need to personalize your trailer; Add a few knick-knacks, pictures, flowers, Art work, or anything that will make this trailer look like it is yours. After buying our trailer, it took three years for us to personalize it. We started with a French theme in the livingroom and kitchen. Later we decided to decorate our bedroom with an Asian theme. Your trailer looks too plain and un-owned. [my opinion] Click on my "Images: 18" to get an idea of what we did.

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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I found a great addition to change a wall's look to aluminum. Lowes has aluminized adhesive backed vinyl rolls intended for shelves. try a roll for $6, be sure to spray windex so you can position then apply it and smooth with a wallpaper brush, will do a very nice aircraft look rather than painting. Believe it or not they also have a countertop paint made by Rustoleum for $20 a quart to change your countertop colors, I may try it on my shower pan and bath sink.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #10
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Here is what I've done to my Argosy. The work is still in progress. I installed the galley sink faucet today and Air tested the plumbing, all new PEX tubing. Still have much to do, including the flooring.
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