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Old 11-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Made the move...

I joined the Airforums back in July of 2010, knowing that someday I would purchase an Airstream trailer. This was greatly influenced by my good friend out on Oregon, USA.

Since 2010 I have read many threads, looked at lots of pictures and narrowed my selection of trailers from 31’ with lots of room to middle bath shorter units. Weight specifications kept me in the mid 70’s and I certainly wanted units with fresh, grey and black water tanks.

My continued search in Ontario, Canada, led me to a couple of units, one that an Airforums member – DavidsonOverlander (Grant) help me with the inspection. As it turned out this unit had been neglected for many years and looked like a money pit. The road that I didn’t really want to go down

In speaking with my friend in Oregon he pointed me towards the Argosy line, as one of my many comments was “as you enter the trailer there is really no where to hang your coat.” Something that I found very odd in trailer setups.

Well, recently I made the move and purchased what, for all important appearances is an Argosy 28, built in 1976 and sold in March 1997 in Ellwood City, PA, USA. However, the brand name is Kustom Koach out of Medicine Hat Alberta, Canada…how can that be?

As you can see the Airstream/Argosy tag was removed and in its place is the tag from Kustom Koach. Hopefully, all of the knowledgeable members on the forum can give some insight to the how’s and why’s.

Grant, DavidsonOverlander, was kind enough to lend his driving experience Sunday past and assisted me in bringing it home.

As many before me have said, “Now the journey begins…” I look forward to uncovering the jewels of this trailer and hopefully will see some of you this summer at a local gathering.

Chris
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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More pictures...

Some pitucres of the interior
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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One more picture...

This last picture shows the Kustom Koach emblem covering the Argosy label.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forms. Great pics
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Nice! Good job! What's it titled as?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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Hi Splitrock,

Titled as Kustom Koach.

It makes me wonder how many others there out there just like mine?

Oh, the two (2) Argosy name plates were on a shelf.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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Hi goes out to PEI...

Thanks Mac.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
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As you can see the Airstream/Argosy tag was removed and in its place is the tag from Kustom Koach. Hopefully, all of the knowledgeable members on the forum can give some insight to the how’s and why’s.
Hi Chris,

I found the web site for Kustom Koach, which gives the history of the company, but doesn't explain their name on an Argosy. Maybe if you write to them they could tell you some of the history of the trailer.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:35 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forums and the wonderful world of Argosys. And thanks for the pics, we like lots of pics.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #12
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Dead end...

I sent an E-mail to Kustom Koach to see what I could find out about my new-to-me trailer.

This is the response that I received from their Service Advisor..."Hi chris...unfortunately there are no warranty cards or paper work we can supply..there is a repair manual that you can purchase from any rv past dept..that will help on appliance repairs etc...the company that built the unit went out of business 2 years ago.."

With it being so long ago, over 35 years, they don't have any records to help me with it's heritage.

Oh well,
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #13
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The more Argosy members the better, I'm going to call it an Argosy no matter what Kustom Koach tried to do to it. You do, however, have an interesting story to tell!

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I saw nothing about this trailer to indicate that it is anything but an Argosy, with the exception of the Kustom Koach badges. My first thought when Chris told me about this was that perhaps Kustom Koach had purchased a shell and finished it inside in their own design, or gutted an Argosy and done the same, but I didn't see anything that didn't look like it came from the Argosy factory.
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