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Old 08-09-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Introduction - minuet 6.0 metre owner

I've been "lurking" on this site for awhile and finally decided to make myself known to the group. This is a great site, with tons of information and we have put some of it to good use already. My husband and I are not new to the travel trailer world, but are new to the Airstream/Argosy world, not to mention "vintage" Argosy. We have a '77 Minuet 6.0 Metre we purchased about a month ago. Although all systems appear to be in working order .........for the moment, the POs had painted the dinette and countertop with an epoxy (I think to cover the burnt orange counter tops) so we decided to replace them both as well as put in a laminate floor. We are just about ready to take it out for a test run. We live in the Middle TN Area and just wanted to say Hi and thanks for all the great information. Hope to meet up with many of you and learn alot more.
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Hi There! Welcome to the forums. We also have a 77 Minuet and love it - most especially now that the orange is gone. Good luck with your test trip.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Hi Janet, we have even more in common as my name is Janet as well. I have seen by your husband's posts that he is quite the handyman. My hubby is too! He is the one who built the countertop and dinette. I get to pick out the laminate colors and he builds. He actually incorporated a microwave cabinet that follows the contour of the wall. Turned out pretty cool and this way doesn't eliminate precious counter top space.

Will let you know how the trial run goes. It won't be for a couple of week-ends. Seems like we have something planned each week-end until September.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:43 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. I too am new here and I feel kind of strange welcoming another new comer. Your project sounds great. Can you post some pictures? Gary
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Hi Gary,

I will take some pics and try posting them tomorrow.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:57 AM   #6
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:58 PM   #7
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Hope this picture thing works. Still have drapes/curtains being made by a local seamstress. Hopefully will get them this week, unless she is pulling her hair out with all those slides : )

Thanks for the interest.
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great looking Argosy! Welcome. We TN, GA, AL folk get together to rally every 6 months or so...next one is end of October near Atlanta if you all are interested. Check the forum rally page in Community forums. Please join us f you can. It will be fun for all.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:20 PM   #9
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Hi Tinker Toy!

Welcome - GREAT looking Argosy! Since she's new to you - the only thing I can recommend is getting the wrap-around window protection for your front windows. (I only recommend this after having to replace one myself. Err, two, actually.) Janet has a great posting on this. Everything looks so good, this would be a small thing compared to a lot of what you're doing, and might save you from a bit too much adventure.
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:57 AM   #10
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Great looking Argosy. I got my Argosy last November, and frankly had AS envy for a time. I desparately wanted to get an AS too. Now that it's been almost a year of restoration, I would not trade this little "twinkie" for an AS. When I think about starting another project, it's going to be an Argosy.
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:44 AM   #11
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Welcome to the wonderful world of Argosy's

Nice looking Argosy Tinker Toy, we just finished ours after working on it for over a year.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:00 AM   #12
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Matthew and Gigi,

Thanks for the information. I had previously come across Janet's rock guard post and told my husband this is probably something we need to do in the future.

By the way, I have two springer spaniels and one "heinz 57".
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:06 AM   #13
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great looking Argosy! Welcome. We TN, GA, AL folk get together to rally every 6 months or so...next one is end of October near Atlanta if you all are interested. Check the forum rally page in Community forums. Please join us f you can. It will be fun for all.
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We are definately interested, but I'm supposed to go backpacking that week-end. I'm going to see if I can get the folks I'm going with to change their date. The Rally is the week-end of the 28th correct? I noticed a few other requests for different dates.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:22 AM   #14
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Hey Janet,
Your trailer looks GREAT. It is very sunny and light inside. I have a 1973 Argosy 20' . I had my kitchen and dinette redone. Check out my photo gallery. More pics to come. Dave
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