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Old 05-26-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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Argosy is an Airstream?

I am new to all of this so I have to ask.

The title suggests that an ARGOSY is an Airstream. Is that correct?

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Airstream built the Argosy line and added features that were sometimes incorporated into the Airstream line.

They're aluminum skinned with steel endcaps.

There are some very desirable models.

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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One of the nice things about the ARGOSY is that you can paint it:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-43.html
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One of the nice things about the ARGOSY is that you can paint it:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-43.html
Joe, that is one very sharp looking trailer. Wow.
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Airstream built the Argosy line and added features that were sometimes incorporated into the Airstream line.

They're aluminum skinned with steel endcaps.

There are some very desirable models.

Kevin
Thanks Kevin.

Funny, I always do this. I'll buy something and shortly thereafter start looking for it's replacement. My wife hates that. LOL

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Argosy is the thinking mans' Airstream.

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:33 PM   #7
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Argosy is the thinking mans' Airstream.

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Yet another beauty.....

LOL... Well, I'm "thinking" that I should have worked a few years more before retiring. This stuff is addicting and I would love to have several of them... the one I have, a tricked out Vintage and now an Argosy... that would be a good start. Life is just to short.
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Here are a few more colorful Argosy rigs.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...ighlight=paint

And Al's MIB rig is an eye catcher too.

http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...mageuser=31802
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:46 PM   #9
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We just bought this and hoping someone could fill us in on any background info on this trailer, like the history of when Airstream made them, and anyones' experience so far with theirs?

We are thrilled, it's in great shape, and will be putting it on our lake lot for guests as our cabin is pretty small for overnighters.

Thanks, Glen and Sue Gay
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One thing I did want to ask, how are ya'lls black and gray water tanks doing as far as shape they are in? We are planning to pick up a portable dump receptacle from the black water. We haven't tested the tanks for leaks and wondered if you guys ran into any with this age of trailer?
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One of the nice things about the ARGOSY is that you can paint it:

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Joe, this seems to imply that you can't paint an A/S???
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Argosys are great

Hello and welcome to the Argosy family.... We have done our second one... this one is a 1979 30' Argosy... Check out the thread titled Costalotta start to finish... our tanks are fine, we have travelled over 10,000 miles since we have finished the redo. They are Airstreams but have steel endcaps and are painted. Anything Airstream was going to try new was tried in the Argosy line first ie the front wraparound windows. They were made from 72-79 and again in the late 80's but not with the look of the 70's ones. Enjoy..
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:04 AM   #13
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Argosy is an Airstream?

Greetings Glen and Sue!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Argosy ownership!

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We just bought this and hoping someone could fill us in on any background info on this trailer, like the history of when Airstream made them, and anyones' experience so far with theirs?

We are thrilled, it's in great shape, and will be putting it on our lake lot for guests as our cabin is pretty small for overnighters.

Thanks, Glen and Sue Gay
The Argosy line was introduced in 1972 as a mid-priced introductory point for Airstream products, and would continue on through the 1979 model year. The coaches often featured new ideas or options that would one day find their way into the parent Airstream line. Probably the most recognizable feature to make the transition were the deep wrap wing windows found in the front of modern premium trim level Airstreams as well as in the rear of some Airstreams with rear bedrooms.

The construction methods were quite comparable between the two lines, Airstream and Argosy. Both lines feature riveted aluminum panels over an aluminum infrastructure; the two biggest differences being that the Argosy has galvanized end caps and the bodies were always painted. When comparing similar year and size Airstream and Argosy trailers, the Argosy will have a slightly lower level of standard equipment - - but most features availalble on the typical Airstream coach could be ordered as options on the Argosy. There is essentially no difference in durabilty and/or towability when comparing similar vintage Airstream and Argosy coaches.

The vast majority of Argosy coaches were produced in Versailles, Ohio. While there is still some dispute, it now appears that a few Argosys were also produced in the Cerritos, California factory as well - - as evidenced by several Argosy coaches discovered with VINs containing an "S" for production in the Cerritos production facility. Much of the pre-1979 Argosy literature also listed Cerritos, California as a manufacturing point. It currently appears that Argosy coaches with an "S" in the VIN were built in Cerritos; while a "V" in the VIN indicates production in the Versailles, OH plant.

In addition, the Argosy line was home to a smaller, lighter weight coach that was Airstream's answer to the fuel crises. This series of three coaches was known as the Minuets, and came in three lengths - - 6.0 Metre, 6.7 Metre, and 7.3 Metre. What set these coaches apart from the other Argosy coaches was construction techniques as size. These coaches were only 7' wide rather than the standard 7' 8", and all interior cabinets were constructed of vinyl-clad aluminum rather than laminates. The side windows of these coaches had acrylic side windows. Most (but not all) 6.0 Metre coaches had composite aluminum floors, and some (but far from all) 6.7 Metre coaches also had composite aluminum floors. It appears that all of the 7.3 Metre coaches had plywood floors along with tandem axles.

The second generation of Argosy trailers was referred to as "Square Argosys" due to the fact that they utilized bonded flat panel contruction rather than the familiar rounded aluminum. The run for these coaches was from approximately 1986 through 1989. The "Square Argosy" coaches were produced in lengths from 27 to 32 feet with all being equipped with tandem axles.

Good luck with your Argosy!

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One thing I did want to ask, how are ya'lls black and gray water tanks doing as far as shape they are in? We are planning to pick up a portable dump receptacle from the black water. We haven't tested the tanks for leaks and wondered if you guys ran into any with this age of trailer?
The waste tanks on our 77 are holding up well - the dump valve had to be replaced however. You should test for leaks before you get too far down the road....
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