Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
Rivet Master
mutcth's Avatar

2007 23' Safari SE
Central , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,639
How to tell Minuet subfloor material?

After a five week trip with our T@B, we've learned that we love camping with a trailer and towing with our Odyssey - but we would love some wardrobe space and a toilet. So we're looking for a Minuet. (I feel bad for missing a few nice ones on eBay recently.)

I'd like one with the aluminum composite subfloor - one less thing to have to replace. Is there an easy way to spot the floor type - is it obvious if you look under the gaucho or dinette?

I'm curious because, having never been in a Minuet, I want/need to know how to ask a seller what type of floor his trailer has.


mutcth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
Site Team
Janet H's Avatar

1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,552
Images: 90
On ours you could look under the seating (open the storage compartment) and lift the carpet to reveal the floor. It was just laid in there - no adhesive.

1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
overlander64 would have posted the best information on this. The honeycomb composite aluminum floors were prototyped in only a few of the Argosy Minuet years IIRC.
- Go to Search; then advanced search.
- Put composite in the 'Search by keyword' field (only! it truly does one-word searches best).
- Put overlander64 in the 'Search by ... username' field.
- Scroll down and at the lower left select 'Show results as ... posts'

Read away. It will take some effort to narrow this down. Get back to us when you've found the Argo of your dreams!

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
Rivet Master
mutcth's Avatar

2007 23' Safari SE
Central , Connecticut
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,639
Canoestream, thanks. I've read lots of overlander64's posts and PM'ed him several times - just never checked actually how to physically confirm the floor material.

IIRC, the composite floors were on "a majority" of 77-78 6.0 Metres, a handful of 6.7 Metres, and were gone by 79.

mutcth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Argonaut20's Avatar
1966 17' Caravel
Currently Looking...
Las Cruces , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 525
Open the refrigerator access door and look at the floor there. Open the door in front of the furnace and look at the floor there. Look at the floor in the back closet, under the pressure regulator. These are all places that lack carpet. Might have to rub dirt away, though.
1966 Airstream Caravel
2006 Toyota Tacoma
Argonaut20 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
Alternative subfloor material kdenault Floor Finishes 18 08-25-2009 04:48 PM
Subfloor material dimension Ambie '64 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 6 05-07-2008 05:00 PM
subfloor for dummies mudmuffin Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12 08-02-2006 10:03 PM
Subfloor Repair Steve Heywood Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 01-13-2006 07:10 PM
No subfloor? Over59 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 5 05-13-2004 06:41 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:54 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.