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Old 08-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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I have a 73 Argosy and want to replace the front gaucho with a dinette. Does anyone have a detail drawing or pictures of an install or original dinette?

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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No love on this post? Surely people have changed out a front gaucho for a dinette.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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Nick, Go to Airstream.com and click the American flag in the top left corner then click Service tab at the top of the page. On that page on the upper right is a selection for trailer spec sheets. Click on the 70s trailers tab and then scroll down to 1973 and Argosy specs or floor plans and see the trailers set ups. If a floor plan for your trailer was available in a front dinette it will be shown there. Then perhaps they may have a detailed picture of the dinette setup. Otherwise, Try the search function on the blue toolbar above and type in such words as custom/built/dinettes or look up the spec sheets for '73 Airstream models in the size trailer that is comparable to your Argosy. It will probably be a Tradewind, But you may have to go back a few years in the Tradewinds to find a 24' model. I do know thru '68 the Tradewinds were 24' trailers but I think that all the lengths changed in '69 with the body style changes and width changes. Hope this gets you started. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:35 AM   #4
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I've thought a dinette on our '78 Argosy 24 might be better too. But, if I'm remembering correctly the fresh water tank is under the gaucho. That would make seating a real problem. Is the fresh water tank different on the dinette models?
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:53 AM   #5
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Surely people have changed out a front gaucho for a dinette.
We did on our '64 GlobeTrotter. Details here.

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:16 AM   #6
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Hello... We did our Argosy and just completed the front with a custom dinette.... will post pic here later day...
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:05 AM   #7
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Go the Airstream website and click on Factory service --interior restoration section. There is a re-do of a 1974 Argosy with front dinettes.
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wow! that is fabulous. I can only imagine what the bill must have been like...

but also...can anyone ID that furnace that they put in? it looks very "compact".
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Our 76 Argosy 24 has an original front dinette. We like the setup, it is perfect for us. The freshwater tank is under it, but it doesn't interfere with the use of the dinette. In fact, it is a good place to stash things. Our laptop rides there, and when it isn't there it is a good place to put shoes at the end of the day. If we take our cat, that is where his food dishes go. I'll try to locate some pictures.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:47 AM   #10
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pictures of the dinette: Well, one picture anyway. You can see the freshwater tank underneath. It really doesn't take up that much room.
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Forum member Pizzachop has done this on two different 70s-model Airstreams, an Overlander and a Sovereign I believe.

Go to his photo gallery here for pictures. I believe there is also a drawing with measurements on that photo gallery page, though obviously your measurements won't necessarily match his. But, the concept will be similar.

(There are a lot of photos in his gallery, be sure to click through all the pages for many detailed shots. They are jumbled in with photos of other projects, so you'll have to keep looking for more dinette photos)

http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...er=4331&page=4

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:59 PM   #12
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OK. Here is progress to date. The dinette framing, dryfit and setting took a weekend. Will be at it this weekend to set the streetside and new cushoned back:

1973 Argosy Dinette - a set on Flickr

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OK. Here is progress to date. The dinette framing, dryfit and setting took a weekend. Will be at it this weekend to set the streetside and new cushoned back:

1973 Argosy Dinette - a set on Flickr

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Hi, great job Nick. What a difference. Waiting to see more progress pictures.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:42 AM   #14
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I love it. Gotta convert ours to the Dinette arrangement. The gaucho worked well when we were more concerned about bike storage inside and sleeping arrangements for our son at races but the dinette now is really looking like the way to go.
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