Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2010, 04:07 PM   #617
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423
Grant, thanks.

I drove over to the Tillsonburg library to write you but forgot the measurements in the trailer! I think the pie shaped piece I might need is about 22" by 25". Your kitchen left over may work but it will be close.

I'll re-measure tomorrow and write you again.


SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #618
Site Team
Aage's Avatar
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,216
Images: 25
I'd sing that song called "Memory", but I can't rememebr the lyrics. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my memory the most...

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #619
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423
World Cup Fever

While I was in South Africa last winter (it was summer there), MINI dealers were giving special slip-on national “flags” to local Mini owners, in advance of the FIFA World Cup 2010.

The dealer in Bloemfontein, Free State was kind enough to grant one to a Canadian visitor and my Mini had been proudly wearing them now that the festivities have broken out worldwide.

Even if Bafana Bafana didn’t enjoy a miraculous victory over Uruguay yesterday South Africa remains a Land of Miracles.

SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 07:58 PM   #620
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423
Shower curtain for a minimalist

Originally, I wanted my minimalist bathroom to have no shower curtain spoiling the lines or chopping up the space.

Click image for larger version

Name:	A.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	81.8 KB
ID:	107179

But that proved unrealistic. There will always be some splash and overspray on the floor to clean up that way.

When I stumbled upon a stainless steel wire device meant for hanging fabric curtains at IKEA recently, I sensed I might have found something that could work with the unique curves of the Airstream.

Click image for larger version

Name:	B.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	48.3 KB
ID:	107180

The secret is that the wire holders swivel and bend up to 180 degrees.

One end is affixed to the curved ceiling/wall and bends down; the other end runs straight out from the partition wall. The wire is tensioned from this end.

Then I went to Tractor Supply Company and bought some nickel-plated swiveling chain hooks.

Click image for larger version

Name:	C.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	58.2 KB
ID:	107181

An inexpensive plain white EVA curtain, found at my small town hardware and folded in half works perfectly.

Click image for larger version

Name:	D.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	53.6 KB
ID:	107182

After use, the curtain compacts neatly against the wall and doesn’t take up space.

Click image for larger version

Name:	E.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	53.5 KB
ID:	107183


SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 08:08 PM   #621
Rivet Master
Happycampers's Avatar
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
Hello Sergei..... Looks great.... Are you still at the Fairgrounds in Alymer?.. Marvin and I thought we might come down and visit you sometime..
Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 09:16 AM   #622
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423
Annie and Marvin,

I had to be in Toronto from July 10 through August 15. The rig is parked on my friend Vince Melvin’s grassy lawn at Port Bruce while I’m away from the Fairgrounds.

I hope to squeeze in a fall trip to Newfoundland if everything goes OK here and I plan to travel down through Mississippi to Louisiana, perhaps Texas too this winter.

How about you?

Feel free to visit anytime.

SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 05:49 PM   #623
1 Rivet Member
1968 20' Globetrotter
Mansfield , Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9
Real pretty! I ave a bigger one with the center bath and rounded glass windows front and back. I have read that the Argosy models were painted so that Airstream could use lower quality aluminum, offer a lower price and appeal to a larger population of buyers. Well we Argosy owners had the last laugh because the paint didn't need anywhere near the maintenance of the silver Airstream models! Mine has its original paint job with minimum touch up. ENJOY your rig!
LiisaNiemi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 12:04 AM   #624
Rivet Master
bhayden's Avatar
1978 24' Argosy 24
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 661
Images: 10
Good to hear from you. I've been falling behind on reading AS forum. I was really close to selling ours as we have no time to use it any more; let alone do the work required. However, a recent discussion with a friend has found it a new home down at their lake house as a second bedroom. Funny thing is, I think I'll actually work on it more when it's down there than I did with it in the driveway!

PS. Great promotion for the Mini. My brother-in-law has one. I'll have him check and see if any are available state side now that the cup is over.
bhayden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 01:32 PM   #625
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423
There was a thread on “planning your route” here the other day, to which I posted this contribution. It may be of interest (and serve as an up-date too) to friends who follow this thread:

Joe Reddington, the founder of the famous Iditarod Dog Race in Alaska passed on several years ago. His obituary told that he had often said : “if you don’t have a plan, that’s one less thing that can go wrong”.

I liked that, perhaps because I’ve mostly thought like that too.

I generally motor with a rough idea of where I’m headed but rarely book hotels ahead. I find having to be someplace at a certain time is stress producing. People who are wired oppositely will worry about NOT knowing were they’re staying that night.

I want the flexibility to get distracted or wander off-course.

An exception to my travel style had to be made when I took a 27-day, 4428-kilometer Rent-a Car-drive across 5 of the 9 South African provinces last winter. Because travel warnings made me realize that an elderly, lone driver should probably not be on the road after dark I plotted out my route and booked my accommodation, using internet searches and email, before I left Canada. I admit that it was nice to be received as “the traveler from Toronto” when I arrived at hotels, lodges and B&B’s there.

South Africa was a magical place - with stunning, ever-changing views around every bend and warm, smiling, welcoming people everywhere.

My rig hasn’t been out on the road yet but I want to spend this winter in Mississippi and Louisiana with it.

Click image for larger version

Name:	rig trees.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	86.3 KB
ID:	109339

Trailer parks are not for me. I prefer a small-town fairground, or to be parked behind a farmer’s red barn - within Mini Cooper striking distance of, say, a Memphis or a Baton Rouge.

Click image for larger version

Name:	cattle barn.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	241.2 KB
ID:	109338
Click image for larger version

Name:	tie d 1.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	158.1 KB
ID:	109340

A couple of winter’s ago, I Mini-motored The Blues Highway, Mississippi # 61, down to New Orleans. At Clarksdale, Mississippi, near the famous Robert Johnson corner were Highway 49 crosses 61, I stumbled upon this gem: | Home

I loved the Shack Up Inn so much that I stayed there on the way back North too.

The Shack Up is on the original, famous Hopson Plantation and virtually unchanged from cotton pick’ in days. The rooms are in a restored cotton gin and in authentic sharecropper’s shacks. The whole thing is like a genius, primitive folk-art piece.

So, the other day, beginning my trip South in my mind, I wrote the owners of the Shack Up to ask if I could park in their yard, behind some sheds, for a week or 10 days at the start of my Mississippi exploration. They replied; “Come on down”.

From Clarksdale I’ll plot whether to turn east or keep going further south, hoping always to find a spot in a park or sports field or fairgrounds -or maybe a farmstead to take me in.

Long ago, planning my rig, I decided to build a “waste management compartment” (fancy talk for a macerator) into the trailer.

Click image for larger version

Name:	waste.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	67.6 KB
ID:	109341

I think this gives me options that don’t tie me to dump stations. Maybe we could say that I was planning then so as not to have to plan too much now.

SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 08:39 AM   #626
Rivet Master
mutcth's Avatar

2007 23' Safari SE
Central , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,639
Sergei, you have a lovely trailer. Is it possible for you to post some pics of the entire interior? Lots of great detail shots, but I'd love to see the "wide-angle view", if you will.

mutcth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #627
Usually Sleepy
biggoofball's Avatar
1973 27' Overlander
East Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,082
Images: 14
I too would enjoy some pull back photos.

I am psyched that you are traveling south. I know you've been wanting to do this for a long time. Good luck and have a safe trip. Don't forget to let us know when you are in CT. Mistral Blue and I still want to take you for pizza in New Haven. I bet mutcth will want to tag along as well.
biggoofball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:20 AM   #628
Vintage Kin
slowmover's Avatar
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,799
Images: 1
Look into John T. Edge and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Be sure to have dinner at Doe's Eat Place in Greenville, MS.
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 12-cpm solo, 19-cpm towing (fuel)
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 06:14 PM   #629
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,423


I opened up the SFA site and it’s just terrific. You’ve sure got me figured; I’m really going to enjoy this!

I arrived in Greenville a couple of years back in the early dark of a winter’s night and stayed Downtown, along the riverside, near the casino.

The old city was dark and barren looking but it seems that Doe’s might have been down there. We found a good enough New Orleans styled dining room on the outskirts but will hunt for Doe’s this time.

Thanks for the hot tips.


PS: I discovered the Oxford American while in Louisville, Kentucky one time and will look for current copies of that too.
SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #630
Rivet Master
utee94's Avatar
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,640
Sergei-- Don't forget to book your stay at Pecan Grove. I'll meet you at Green Mesquite for BBQ and beer, or Baby Acapulco for Tex-Mex and margaritas.

Or both.


utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argosy Motorhome Manual & Brochures WANTED Rik Argosy Motorhomes 28 05-22-2017 11:45 AM
Stripping an Argosy CHRIS CANNON Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 8 05-11-2017 04:42 PM
confused Argosy newbie Dave Cole All Argosy Trailers 23 09-15-2006 09:36 PM
Looking for a stone guard -1976 Argosy James Martin Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 5 11-28-2005 07:49 PM
I just bought a '76 28' Argosy MH!!!! Mr.Motorhome Argosy Motorhomes 3 05-17-2004 09:02 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.