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Old 04-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Argosy Specs?

Hey guys,

We are compairing the Airstreams to the Argosy and I have heard that the Argosy is lighter but can not find the weight specs like I could the A/S specs. Anyone know??

We need a lighter trailer because of our TV specs

Please INFORM ME..........

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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I don't have the official specs for Argosys; however, I have a 1978 24ft Argosy that I took to the truck scales before I towed it home from El Paso. It had no water in it, or actually anything else extra at the time. The weight was 3608 lbs. Of course by now I'm sure it exceeds that weight by about 500 lbs. You sure can get a lot of "stuff" into one of these in a very short time. I have the double bed in the middle and there is a lot of storage in the trailer. The mid-twins don't have as much.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Square Argosy

The weights for the 1986-1989 square Argosy can be found at
Airstream trailer forums.Click squarestream,click updated squarestream history.Click on page to make larger to read.Has most weight info.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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I checked those, but I am looking at the 70's models. Smaller for my Tow Vehicle.24 ft tops seems to be my cut off. I will keep searching but if anyone knows, please chime in......chime chime chime
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:13 AM   #5
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Here are some weights as shows in my owners manual:


20 ft.............4450 gvwr...........2880 fac dry wt..........470 tongue wt

22 ft f/d.........5800 .................3360.........................560

22 ft r/d.........5800 .................3720.........................410

24 ft T .........5800 .................3610.........................560
D ........5800 .................3620.........................560


26 ft T..........6200 .................3830.........................520
D .........6200 .................3850..........................520

28 ft r/b /T.....6200 .................4020..........................510
D.....6200 ..................4040..........................51 0

28 ft c/b /T....6200 ..................4375..........................40 5
D....6200 ..................4370..........................40 5



f/d = forward door
r/d = rear door

r/b = rear bath
c/b = center bath

T = twin.
D = double

Hope this helps.....Dan
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:34 AM   #6
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Wahoo, here are a couple of great finds I came up with tonight. Thought I would share them. pretty neat stuff.

http://www.airstreammotorhomes.com/t...gosy_22_24.jpg

http://www.airstreammotorhomes.com/t...gosy_20_22.jpg

Fred's Airstream Archives - Trailer Floorplans

Hmm I think I am in love.

Thanks for the owners manual specs. Now how to figure out how this all works with so many tow weights. It seems a bit confusing. I guess things are always that way at first.
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I'm with you ... it is still a bit confusing for me. I've had my 72 Argosy 22 for just under a year and when I look at those weight charts I get more confused. I forget what the nameplate says, but the previous owner had it weighed and it was nearly 4800lbs almost empty. I would keep that in mind when considering a tow vehicle. Just my "rookie" 2 cents.
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The "factory dry weight" is the base weight of the trailer, not including options or accessories. An air conditioner or awning would not be included in the dry weight figure, nor would fresh water or LP.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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1977 24ft. argosy MH with a 454 engine is 13,500 lbs
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I'd like to add that our 1972 Argosy 24T2 has a GVRW of 3,800. That must mean that the empty trailer weighs substantially less, presumably around 3,000. I am sourcing an original owner's manual and will post any updates.
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What tow vehicle are you planning on using?
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It probably varies some by year, but here is a link to Airstream's Argosy specs (for 1973 I think):

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...e7c0f6c7fc.pdf
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Argosy Specs???

Greetings Tocht!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Argosy Travel Trailers!

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I'd like to add that our 1972 Argosy 24T2 has a GVRW of 3,800. That must mean that the empty trailer weighs substantially less, presumably around 3,000. I am sourcing an original owner's manual and will post any updates.
Factory data about the first generation was comparatively scarce until the past few years. Airstream has added more information about the first generation Argosy travel trailers to their site with almost every refision . . . but they also juggle the data so that links often don't work to materials after a revision.

Today, the site doesn't have much information for the 1972 coaches, but they do have the page from the showroom literature that gives the standard equipment for the 1973 coaches which wouldn't have been significantly different from the 1972 coaches. You can find this document at this link. They also have the suggested retail prices for 1973 Argosy coach's at this link. Argosy trailer weights are also posted at this link for 1973. I realize that this information is for 1973, but any information for the 1972 model year, the introductory year for the first generation Argosy travely trailers is quite limited. I am including a scan of my brochure for 1975 Argosy travel trailers, the floorplans illustrated will be quite similar to your 1972, but there will likely be some changes.




Good luck in your quest for information about your coach!

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I plan to use my 94 Buick Roadmaster, plus tow package. Just upgrading from Class 2 to Class 3 hitch to have some reserve capacity.
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