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Old 06-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #1
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Finally .... Saw An Argosy Traveling

Yesterday heading East on Interstate 40 we saw an Argosy 26ft, being pulled by a Silver Toyota Sequoia (spelling?). The Argosy had an Oklahoma tag and was in fairly good condition. My husband was happy to see they were pulling it at about 65-70 MPH, which vindicated him somewhat for pulling the 31ft Sovereign at 70 MPH. We were heading to Lake Eufaula to check on the Sovereign after some pretty bad storms, so we didn't stay with the Argosy for long. Did honk and wave, but wondered if it could be a Forum member. Just have never seen an Argosy on the road, and frankly see very few Airstreams around here actually being pulled. Have found many sitting out in fields or in yards. At one time there were 4 on our short block here in Chandler, Oklahoma. Down by Shawnee, there is a mile stretch where there are two AS and an Argosy sitting out by houses. Never have seen them move.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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I know what u mean about seeing other Argosy trailers Judy. We have seen only 3 total in the time that we have had our Mini. Once, right after we bought ours & were storing it w/some friends, we saw 1 for sale where they lived (thought they might buy it, but they didnt).
Then on a trip to a rally, on a back road, we saw an Argosy motorhome parked out front of a house. And finally, recently we went to ck on Mini at the storage lot we have had her & surprise! there was another Argosy right across from Mini!!! We hoped to meet the owners & converse, but it disappeared after a really strong rainstorm (appeared to have water damage from the storm) & then we moved Mini because we were getting mice by the dozens & moved her to a blacktopped storage facility. Its always fun to see them & note how they have changed or improved on them. Yours is looking good!
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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Saw another Argosy on the road to the lake just last week-end. Was a really good looking 24ft, 1978, just like ours. The color as a little darker cream color that ours, but other than that, it could have been ours. Not now unfortunately, someone or something broke the rear window out of ours. Now the fun begins trying to fix this. Lucky it wasn't one of those huge front wrap around ones. I'd be crying. The Argosy is right here beside the house, so I don't know how it happened. The entire window was in place but shattered. When I touched it it fell into a million pieces.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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WoW! That's a bummer...could have been anything from a bird or a rock flung up by a car/truck/mower or ??? Good thing it was tempered glass...lots easier to clean up! Good luck with your repair.

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #5
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wow, that sucks! There is an Argosy at Colaw's, in the salvage area, don't remember if the back window is intact or not, tho. If you'd like we can check next time we are up that way.
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Broken windows are something i am always concerned about especially having to store our trailer away from home! Understand about the relief of back vs. front wrap (phew). I sure hope it was accidental! We have been trying to come up w/plan for Mini to protect windows (want rock guard for front, but out of our budget for now) from things like large hail. We had our house windows broken right after moving here when a big hail/rainstorm hit. Know that hail could be potential problem where she is stored. Maybe you might need some kind of cover? Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:01 AM   #7
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I'm not entirely certain this was an accident. The trailer is not sitting in an area where it could get hit by a rock thrown by anything. It's actually sitting in the side yard of my home, backed up to the road leading to the house of a "new" neighbor from California. He's been down to my house several times telling me that the street that runs between our property is really his driveway and I have no right to use it. It's been part of the back way out of my property for about 5 years as per an agreement with the previous property owner. To make this story short, I just stopped using it and backed my Argosy up to within about 8 feet of the property line. That's when my window got broken. I'd hate to think my neighbor would do this, but he's gained quite a reputation in the short time he's been here as the "nut from California". I thought this window would be easier to replace than it's turning out to be. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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Hey Juel, I was cruising on Craigslist & happened to see this on an Albuqurque? listing. Dont know if it would work for your back window or not, but for $35. thought I would let you know. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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I'm not entirely certain this was an accident. The trailer is not sitting in an area where it could get hit by a rock thrown by anything. It's actually sitting in the side yard of my home, backed up to the road leading to the house of a "new" neighbor from California. He's been down to my house several times telling me that the street that runs between our property is really his driveway and I have no right to use it. It's been part of the back way out of my property for about 5 years as per an agreement with the previous property owner. To make this story short, I just stopped using it and backed my Argosy up to within about 8 feet of the property line. That's when my window got broken. I'd hate to think my neighbor would do this, but he's gained quite a reputation in the short time he's been here as the "nut from California". I thought this window would be easier to replace than it's turning out to be. Thanks for any help you can give.
I would make him prove that it is his driveway. Force him to hire a surveyor to do a platt of survey. I had a similar situation with a neighbor to a rental property we own. He poured a new driveway 6inches onto my property. I hired a surveyor to provide a platt of survey. I must say that brand new concrete sure makes a nice base for the wood fence I put up. I really relished in using the hammerdrill on that new driveway right in front of the guy. Always remember that good fences make great neighbors.
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