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Old 07-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #29
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The suspense is killing me. A V in the VIN and maybe fiberglass end caps? Is there no end to the variations?
Me too! I went out to my Argosy again and checked the front cap with a magnet. It is steel, no paint, but does not have rust! What gives?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #30
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:18 PM   #31
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Well

Here it is 1975 22' with a V in the Vin ... Both the front and the back are fiberglass!! Checked with magnet!! HA i thought so.. Feeling a bit vindicated (or a little less stupid ) as i thought i must be crazy to even speculate that they were fiberglass.. Could it have been an Option? The original owner of lei$ure was a very particular fellow... When I purchased our coach it came with a stack of papers and in them were a few of his letters to the dealer outlining what he liked and what he would like changed ( moved the fresh water input away from the holding tank, added the bathroom vent, reported back that the inside of the cabinets got dusty and the chassis need to be better sealed ) Could it have been an option ?? Not Likely ?? This coach was originally purchased in Oregon ?? Hope this post helps or adds to the mystique !! I LOVE ARGOSY !!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #32
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Bootsinister: Thanks for that report, so now we know that fiberglass end caps occurred on both Ohio made Argosy's and California made ones. Yours is the first report showing that. Now, the Airstream mother ship says all Argosy's were made in Ohio, but we know that is wrong.

I somehow doubt it was an option but more than that, no one knows yet.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #33
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I'm in California but my serial numbers read

M
20
D
4
V
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2
8
I don't know what the M is for unless it's for Motorhome and the D unless it refers to my model having the bathroom directly behind the drivers seat.
birsurfs, your motorhome serial number is the 2nd earliest that I have noted on the forum. Below is the list that I've been able to compile for Argosy motorhomes. No guarantees that its accurate but its the best I could do with the information I was able to glean from various threads.

Now I know why Bibbs 1976 unit has an S in the serial number. I didn't realize there was a California plant making Airstreams/Argosys. Bibbs has what appears to be the only California produced motorhome, at least that has been recorded on the forum.

1974
M24T4V0100 - fozzies
M20D4V0128 - birdsurfs
M20D4V0159 - bkahler
M20D4V018X - david
M24D4V0217 - 74Argosy24MH
M24T4V01044 - bibbs

1975
M26T5S5392 -bibbs

1976
M28D6V5244 - TricoastalJoey

1977
M28D7V5215 - 77 R Gocmh
M28T7V5391 - warbs
M28D7V5558 - darrel

1978
M28B8V5305 - thenewkid64
M28D7V5418 - QBee

1979
M24R9V5001 - huberto
M24R9V5004 - RichardT
M249RV5016 - LeeMo
M28A9V5054 - RealshineyOne
M24R9V5102 - RichardT
M24R9V5114 - Teemack
M24R9V5117 - Keith53
M24R9V5119 - Puffin Potter
M28A9V5131 - rvlover
M249RV5181 - LeeMo
M28A9V5195 - Bob66789
M28A9V5220 - zamboni

As for my 74 Arogsy motorhome the end caps are definitely steel.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #34
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My 1974 20' Argosy MH has been stripped down to the bare Aluminum AND Steel end caps so nothing is hidden here.
birdsurfs, does your Argosy have any outside storage compartments in the lower corners at the rear? Mine has on on each side in the lower corner plastic/ABS area and one aluminum hatch that gives access to the area under the bed where the electrical box is at the drivers rear.

My 20' is also a front bath unit.

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:29 AM   #35
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OK, so my 20' 1972 (built in Sept) has galvanized steel end caps, both fore and aft. I'll check the VIN and post where it was made.
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