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Old 09-15-2011, 08:46 AM   #29
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How does one catch aluminitus from a fiberglass trailer?


Originally Posted by Paul Ouellette View Post
I wonder if they'll ever bring the Argosy brand back...and use it for trailers made of fiberglass, to be towed by today's lighter & more fuel efficient cars.

There's quite a few manufacturers of small fiberglass trailers these days enticing buyers, and given that a new Argosy trailer line could become the entry level for regular Airstreams...I think it would be an excellent way to (eventually) give virgin trailer owners a healthy dose of Aluminitice !!!

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #30
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #31
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Few things are as funny as snobbery among Airstream owners. Were these the best ever aero aluminum trailers built, it would be one thing. But they weren't, they were simply the best marketed. Which probably accounts for the "problem" of painted trailers. Ha! The sizzle not the steak.

I'd jump on a nice Argosy were it otherwise ideal for my use. Especially at a good price. There are some flat beautiful painted trailers to be found on this site. The advantage of aluminum can be said to be increased with the proper coating.

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Old 09-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #32
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Hey Bill : A very good point...& you're right, a person wouldn't get Aluminitis from a fiberglass trailer...he'd get Fibertrail'alga !!

Of course, were a fiberglass trailer ever made by have the same profile (curves, low center of gravity, etc..) as an would be a natural situation for a person to develop a case of Aluma'envy & then eventually to trade up to a regular Airstream, when an actual case of Aluminitis develops !!
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:57 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Paul Ouellette View Post
There's quite a few manufacturers of small fiberglass trailers these days enticing buyers,
And here is one of them. I was certainly tempted to go look at it, and I still might:

30ft Stratus R-vision S301 bumper pull trailer with slide - Lethbridge Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Lethbridge Canada.


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Old 09-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #34
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Many that could not afford the extra cost of the paint job, settled for one of the unpainted, bare models.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by klattu
Many that could not afford the extra cost of the paint job, settled for one of the unpainted, bare models.
Hahahaha! I like it. Something tells me that your comment could instigate a class squirmish though.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #36
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This is my Argosy and it is aluminum (except the caps which are steel) and it is painted - my colors not what AS thought it should be
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