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Old 04-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hello Argosy Friends,
I'm dealing with end of life issue with my father, time is running out for this man who has enjoyed his 1977 Argosy with my mother for years. They bought their trailer brand new and used it for many years. It has always been garaged when not is use. Several years ago it was professionally repainted, with genuine Airstream paint at an Airstream dealer, new wheels were purchased and the interior was recarpeted. This trailer shows as new on the inside and out. My dad wants me to sell it. I don't want to sell it just yet, I would still like to get my mom down to Arizona in the winter to enjoy it with some of her friends (Yuma ) that winter there. If however she doesn't want to do this it will go on the market. Is there a book or any way to value this trailer on line? My folks have had people come up to them and give them cards asking to sell it, they were so impressed with the rig. I would love to keep it myself but have no use for it and I can't keep it indoors like it is now. Any help directing me in this would be appreciated. Sincerely Hans
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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There is a site that has a price v. condition list. I'm not sure if Argosies are on the list. But I think it would be a good place to start. Also keep your eye out on our classifieds, eBay, etc to see what they are selling for.

http://www.vintageairstream.com/rr_t...condition.html
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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Greetings Hans!

If you find that it is necessary to sell your parents' Argosy, you might consider making arrangements to take it to the WBCCI International Rally in Salem, Oregon this summer. There will be a Vintage Airstream Club parking area, and there are nearly always one or two coaches offered for sale -- and often sell quickly during the Rally as there are often people interested in becoming Vintage Airstreamers in attendance at the Vintage Airstream Club Open House.

If the coach happens to have the rear entry floorplan (main entry door behind the axles), it is among the more unusual Argosy floorplans. If the coach happens to be a very late 1977 24', there is a remote possibility that it may be a Minuet series which would mean that the floor would be 7' wide rather than the standard coach's 7' 8".

The link that Uberlanders gave you is one that I would recommend for helping you to begin the process of setting an asking price if you find that a sale is necessary. Argosy values tend to be a bit less than a similar Airstream, but the shorter Argosy coaches are catching up.

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Old 04-16-2006, 11:56 AM   #4
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OK, yesterday I visited with my folks. It's a 1978 model, front door, front dinnette, rear bath, couch the pulls out to a bed on the curb side behind the mid coach kitchen. I took pictures as best I could, it's stored in a garage. I'll post them on my web site. My folks have the original sales receipt, and all the original paperwork that came with trailer. It's very original with a few exceptions, new carpet, re-upholstered dinette cushions, new hot water tank, new furnace and new factory Airstream paint. I've already looked at the classified pages, I have a good idea what I should be asking for this trailer now. It is important to my folks that it be sold to Airstream fans, the right owner is as important as the selling price to them. Thanks for your help with your replys so far. Hans
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
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Hans - put an ad in the classifieds here, it doesn't cost anything. It should sell fast - smaller trailers are in demand - especially well loved ones. Good Luck.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #6
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Greetings Hans!

As a '78 model, your parents' Argosy is very likely a Minuet 7.3 Metre -- there should be a Minuet badge somewhere along the beltline moulding. The size identification may not have been replaced following the repaint as the size identification was either painted or vinyl tansfer process images.

The '78 Argosy literature that I have shows both standard and Minuet series coaches being offered in '78, thus the coach could be from either series. The floorplans offered in both series were similar with the biggest difference being that the floor width of the Minuet is 8" narrower at an even 7'.

In any event, your parents' coach should attract quite a bit of interest as it is a desirable size, and many seem to be looking for the dinette models.

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