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Old 11-24-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Argosy Bus? Any pics?

There is an Argosy Bus that is for sale locally.
It is indeed a bus and not a moho conversion.
I did a search on the forum on this type of argo
and only references were made, but no visuals.
Does anyone have a pic?
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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I have some pics somewhere of a very decrepit example of an Argosy bus. I'll post them when I can find them. There were two in Pulaski, TN until recently, one in pretty decent shape and the other one which I photographed.

As to details, they look just like Argosy motorhomes with a few minor differences. The front cap is fiberglass and has the route placard "bump" molded in the center. There are about five or six of the same sliding windows I have in my '74 moho down each side, as well as the same three-panel, tilting-center rear window treatment that's also used on the front of Argosy trailers. Front side sliders are stock Argosy.

There's a conventional-looking bus curbside entry door with two panels that open together, possibly pneumatic. They have under-floor AC with air distribution overhead. The finishes inside are very typical bus stuff - ribbed rubber flooring, chrome pipe railings, etc. - and the dashes are standard Argosy. They don' t have bathrooms.

Both of the Pulaski buses are 24', but they have 19.5" wheels. Capacity of each is probably around 20-25 people.

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Old 11-24-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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Gracias Bob!

Will await those pics.
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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Here is a picture of the Argosy Bus used by Howard Dean in his recent failed presidential bid. I will be adding it to a political section on my site.

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http://blog.deanforamerica.com/archives/001961.html

Thursday, October 23, 2003
Dean For America Calls the Grassroots To Action with a 1978 Airstream
BURLINGTON--Dean for America today announced that it was launching a six-week nationwide call to action.
Blogger Zephyr Teachout will take to the roads, traveling in a restored 27-foot,
1978 Airstream bus--organizing, flyering and hearing the incredible stories of Dean supporters
across the country.


The journey will take Zephyr, the campaign's director of Internet organizing and outreach, to more than 100 cities in over 20 states as she chronicles the stories of the greatest grassroots campaign presidential politics has ever seen. At each stop, Zephyr will be organizing supporters to travel to Iowa and New Hampshire as part of the campaign's effort to have 5,000 supporters canvas in each state in January.

"For months, we've been telling people to organize and to build their local networks, and now we're going to go out there with them and see the national campaign they've built," Campaign Manager Joe Trippi said.

"Each day, hundreds of Dean supporters across the country are organizing and holding outreach events in their local communities. We're going across America to hear their stories, learn what we can from their on-the-ground efforts, and spread Governor Dean's message far and wide," Teachout said.

At every stop, Zephyr will link up with local supporters to flyer, canvass, register voters, and talk with them about their efforts to build the campaign. She will be blogging daily from the road on the campaign's official weblog, www.blogforamerica.com. Ryan Davis, who will be accompanying Zephyr on the tour and videotaping the tour's experience, will be blogging on the Generation Dean blog, www.gendeanblog.com.

At each stop, Zephyr will also be urging the campaign's supporters to travel to Iowa and New Hampshire in January to canvass and provide get-out-the-vote.

Only the first week of the tour's itinerary is set; the remainder of the journey will be decided along the way, with input from grassroots supporters. People will be able to track Zephyr's progress -- and see the stories she's collecting -- on www.deanforamerica.com. The first week's itinerary includes:


October 27: Los Angeles Kickoff

October 28: Santa Barbara

October 29: Salinas, San Jose, and Oakland

October 30: Sacramento

October 31: Davis and San Francisco

Later tour stops will include Reno, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Roswell, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Crawford, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Jackson (Miss.), Atlanta, Orlando, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and dozens of other cities and towns. The tour will conclude in Philadelphia, the nation's cradle of liberty, in mid-December.


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Old 11-25-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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Nice coach!

That looks great!
Any interior pics?
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Nope. That's the only photo I have.
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Thanks.

Thanks for the help.
Have a Wonderful Thankgiving Fred.
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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Will await those pics.
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Told you it was pretty decrepit, didn't I? The front is just like my '74, though this is supposed to be a '76. Several of the side windows are fixed and don't open. I guess the rear tilting window served as the emergency exit.

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Are the ones in Pulaski for sale? Seems like some generic parts might be useful.
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Are the ones in Pulaski for sale? Seems like some generic parts might be useful.
A forum friend and I were going to buy the one in the pictures. He needed the rear window, and I wanted some of the front end trim. Some locals got wind of it, though, and it was sold out from under us.

The other one is intact and running - actually still usable as a shuttle bus - and in pretty nice shape. I believe the owner wanted a couple of thousand dollars for it, though - way too much for a parts vehicle.

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Take a look at Shawn Simchek's Argosy Trailer & Motorhome webpage. Down the right side, any year model followed by an 'M' is a motorhome.

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[argosytrailer.com has been defunct for 3+ years]
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Local one here too.

This one is available for anyone interested.

http://recycler.com/asp/ContactInfo....iC=110&iSC=110
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WOW- And its a pink one!
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