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Old 06-30-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Argosy 22' vs Argosy 20'

Hi my husband and I are brand spanking new to this world, we are currently looking at what seems to be a great deal on an Argosy rear door 22, however we have never towed anything, and were wondering if there is a huge difference between towing a Minuet argosy 20 as opposed to the 22? we happened to have found the 22 but are in no hurry, so if the advice is to hold off and there is a big difference to tow, we also have to buy a car to pull either one, as we currently have a subaru!
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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It depends on the model of 20' or 22' Argosy you are considering. Count on the 22' being heavier by 400 pounds in the Argosy line and both weighing above 3300 pounds dry, above 4000 pounds ready to roll. If you are looking at the Minuet Argosy, the 20' is called the 6 meter, the 22' is called the 6.3 meter and both are considerably lighter than the usual Argosy. The 6 meter is 3500 pounds ready to roll (2800 empty) and the 6.3 meter is 3800 pounds rtr (3000 empty). You are going to be looking at a half ton truck to tow with (Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, F150, etc) to be on the safe side.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Hi Pavlova - we have an Argosy Minuet 6.7metre (not 6.3, that's ok Argonaut 20). It measures just under 22'. It is extremely easy to tow w/our Chevy Tahoe, altho we have recently upgraded to a Suburban. We live in the Rky Mts tho, and go over many steep grades at 10-11000ft. I have asked a gentleman here who lives in Canada and does hitch/tow/stabilizing type work on these trailers about the possibility of towing a Minuet w/a Subaru Outback. If I remember correctly, he indicated it could be done, but w/many considerations (one being where you live). I will try to see if I can find the post and add here for you to read. The Minuets are the smaller, lighter of the Argosy series. If you go into Overlander64's photo gallery (in owners section) and ck his Argosy photo file, you will see all of the original brochures for the Argosies. It is great to see the inside layout on each also.
Just so you understand, there are Argosies that are 22' and there are Argosy Minuets that are 22'. The rear door Argosy would be the standard size, not the smaller.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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arogsy 22 vs 20

Hi guys thanks for your answers, to clarify, the argosy 22 is not a minuet, but we have found one in really great condition and are not sure whether to just dive in headfirst and tackle the car towing situation later or hold off and try to find a lighter smaller one that will be easier for us since we have never towed anything... its a little daunting. But there is only 2 of us for the trailer.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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whoops forgot to add its an arogsy 22 1974 model rear door.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...age-45357.html

This is not the thread where I asked about the Outback, but this is a thread where Andrew T (from Canada) talks about TV's and weight distribution. The Ford Flex is another car to consider.
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The Argy 20 is a single axle and the Argy 22 is double. I looked at and Argy 20 that was very nice but the two less feet than mine made it have two less closets (zero on curb side and only one on street side)

Check out my photo link in my signature to see the inside if mine for a comparison.
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wow that is one great looking argy! i think we have settled on a 22 rear door, its getting inspected today... so FINGERS crossed! thanks for all the advice...
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Good Luck!! The rear doors are very cool!!
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Hey. How did the inspection go?
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:41 PM   #11
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HI inspection went GREAT, Gary from "Ganglin" over in Ohio, went and checked it out... he gave a thumbs up, we bought it and it was delivered a few days ago.... it's fantastic, of course needs some TLC but I will be combing the forums for advice, everyone here has been amazing AND will post a picture of it!
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Cool!! Congrats!! can't wait for the photos!
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