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Old 09-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #85
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Congrat's sleepybear74.

the more we add the more interesting it becomes!
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #86
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Greetings from Houston. Have to say your thread to capture VIN #'s has been great to follow. As others have said, thanks again for getting it started. This is only my 2nd post (1st was to introduce my Minuet 6.0 aka:"The Palace") and it is to introduce my 2nd Argosy. Please add VIN 28T4V0689 aka "The Donor". A buddy and I are working to bring back a 1947 25ft Spartan and we got the Argosy as a possible source of aluminum and bathroom fixtures. Turns out we aren't going to use any of it after all. It is in pretty rough shape - instead of being called a "barn find" it probably has spent the last several years as a barn. All the skin is pretty good but the interior is beyond salvage. But, the pano windows are there and in great shape! We are thinking of selling the windows and giving the coach for free... kind of like a twofer.

Anyway, wanted to say thanks for maintaining the register. I had an old MG and was in an international regester. It was interesting to follow the list as it continued to grow.

Hope to see you down the road, and yes, you probably do have the perfect model Argosy. I found two rear door 24's that were sold before I could get to see them; I finally found a Minuet and have been nothing but happy since (just a little cramped).

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #87
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Thanks 247stream! we are so excited we are taking it up to Georgia mountains next month! It's awesome to see how many Argosy's there are!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #88
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Hey Gang. I purchased my 1974 Argosy 22 on Saturday. It's my first travel trailer, so I have a lot to learn, starting with finding my trailer's VIN. I can't seem to locate a number that fits the format that you all are giving. Can anyone help me out?
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #89
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if your outside your trailer facing it the vin is located on the right side under the fresh water intake door.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #90
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if your outside your trailer facing it the vin is located on the right side under the fresh water intake door.
There is a small plate there, but the numbers don't seem to match up with what I would think they should look like. Which one is the VIN?
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #91
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There is a small plate there, but the numbers don't seem to match up with what I would think they should look like. Which one is the VIN?
Probably the one beginning with S.

Look on the top curbside of the tongue and see if there's a matching number there. If so, that's your VIN. You're right that it doesn't match the pattern, it looks like there's no designation for the floorplan, or it's just an aberrant VIN. Also, was it made in CA? S was Airstream designator for one of the CA factories, but that would normally be later in the VIN.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #92
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The S2240548 is your VIN. Not sure what's up with the numbers below it but I'm sure someone here will tell us soon! There are a couple in the VIN database that don't look like the rest...
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #93
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There are no numbers on the tongue. I'm not sure where it was made either.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #94
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Of what I can make of some charts I found online
I believe it to be,

S 2 24 0548

S = California
2 = ????
24 = Length
0548 = sequential production model
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My thinking would be S 22 4 0548. It's a 22 footer.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #96
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My thinking would be S 22 4 0548. It's a 22 footer.
You may be correct
S= California
22= length
4= model year
0548= serial no.

That makes sense
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #97
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So, I need the manual for the 1974 Argosy trailers? Even though it clearly says it was built in 73?
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #98
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This is a quote from Overlander64:

"Argosy and Airstream model years switched in June of each year. Your Argosy's production date in August 1974 would identify it as a model year 1975 coach as the 1975 coaches would have begun production prior to July 1, 1974."

If you apply that to your VIN plate then you have a 1974 since it was made late in the year.
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