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Old 10-19-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
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Just got home with our Argosy....

After a pretty extensive search, we finally found the Airstream for us. We had a list of models to search for and the Argosy Minuet 7.3 meter topped the list. That's what we bought Friday night and here's a picture as she sits in the PO's backyard. I hope to have more pics in my profile later today. It's in very good condition inside and outside and seems to be 98% original!

Yes, that's the original paint job but it does have some touched up areas.

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Old 10-19-2003, 08:43 AM   #2
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Wow, very nice condition - congradulations.

I'm curious, are the windows lexan - I have heard they are and am wondering how they hold up.

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Old 10-19-2003, 09:02 AM   #3
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Thanks, Ken.

I believe the side windows are lexan, they give a little when you push on them. They have numerous scratches. Is there anything I can do to hide the scratches?

The front windows I believe are safety glass.

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Old 10-19-2003, 09:05 AM   #4
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I understand that lexan is pretty tough stuff - what I would do is call a glass place and see it they could polish them out - I would imagine the scratches are fine and seems like they could be fixed.

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Old 10-19-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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Scott, good looking unit. Congratuations!

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Old 10-19-2003, 11:26 AM   #6
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Very nice trailer!

On some plastics you can polish out scratches by hand using a product called Novus. It's a two step process, polish and cleaner. I've had a lot of luck using it on softer plastics, everything from convertible rear windows to pinball machine plastics. It's probably worth a try on the lexan either way. Maybe try a small spot and see if it works.
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Old 10-19-2003, 11:45 AM   #7
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Congrats, nice unit,
What is the Airstream seen in the background? PO's?

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Old 10-19-2003, 03:08 PM   #8
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Stef,

Thanks for the suggestion about the Novus. I will try to find some.

Hart,

The guy I bought the Argosy from had three other AS trailers he was selling. A couple were 80s and one was a 92. He showed us around these. He buys Airstreams and resells them.

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Old 10-19-2003, 03:15 PM   #9
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Very nice looking unit....More pics ???? Please
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Old 07-11-2004, 01:22 PM   #10
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Congrats,...It looks lovely...What year is it ?...I just bought a '78...24 footer(not a minuet)...Doesn't look as shiny as yours...and the inside needs a bit of spic and span...I've nicknamed her "Dirty Gertie" for now...hope it doesn't stick...the name that is.
I'm looking foreward to more Argosy photos here to inspire me and to give me a vision of what is possible...Sounds like the PO may have spiffed it up a bit to sell...so you have a head start...I have a couple of wasp nests in the back to deal with...for starters...and a toilet to replace...
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Looks Great!

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Old 07-11-2004, 09:22 PM   #12
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How are things going with your Argosy since you bought her/him/it? Oh, and by the way have you named her/him/it?
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:42 AM   #13
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Wow!!

You are so lucky to have that beauty! Seeing older units has me wondering why I bought new. I hope my next unit is as sweet as your Argosy!! Love those orange strips!!
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:55 PM   #14
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Thanks everybody. We haven't been camping in our Argosy since last November.
That was when I found the black tank was cracked and leaking. I pulled the tank and ordered a new one. When it finally arrived it was not made to the specs I sent. It is now back at the tank builders and will come back again one day. Hopefully, it will fit this time.

We are dying to go out and join you guys at the campgrounds again!

Uh, we did name it... Jerry Bear. However, a nickname that I'm currently favoring is "The Painted Pig."
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