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Old 10-03-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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Question My new trailer - Argosy 35' triple axle, 5th wheel

Hello, this is my first post here.

Probably rather appropriately, it is a post to try to obtain information about a trailer.

In a few months, I hope to be the proud owner of a new-to-me RV trailer. It is several states away, and the situation is such that information is not readily available, as far as a good description, and/or pictures, etc. Even standard info is in short supply, and probably will be for a while.

The info I have, follows...

It is a late 89, early 90. Argosy. 5th wheel. Triple axle. 44 feet.

I would like some pictures, inside and out, if possible. I need at least this info, but any other info I can get, so I can get the site prepared for it.

Internet searches do not seem to be getting me anywhere.

But hey, it did at least bring me here !

Thank you, in advance.

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Old 10-03-2003, 04:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! I think your the first 5th wheeler. Welcome aboard!

My understanding is not many 5th wheels were built. You have a rare coach.
Here is where to get owners manuals from another post. Not going to have the pictures your looking for but should have the measurements your looking for.

Q: I need an owners and service manual for my Airstream. Where can I get one?A: The first owners manuals were published in 1964. Prior to that, the owner received a brown envelope containing parts lists and other helpful information on the accessories in his trailer. The VAC has started making these available in the Members Archive section. A service manual with instructions for performing service operations did not exist until 1972.
You can get photocopies of owners manual (1964+) and service manuals (1972-1986) from:

Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365

Prices are about $33 and $70 respectively. After 1986 the Owners Manuals included available service information.

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Old 10-03-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thank you very much !

I'll contact them once I am more positive of the info I already have.
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Old 10-03-2003, 07:26 PM   #4
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I thought I should update this.

The trailer is not a 44 foot trailer. 44 seems to be part of a model number or something... 44 - DIIK ????

It IS a 35 foot, triple axle, 5th wheel.

Mfg date = 01/91
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Old 10-04-2003, 02:26 PM   #5
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there is a website that is pure Argosy not a whole lot of info but quite a few pictures and links.

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Old 10-04-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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Thank you for the link !

I sent the following link to my contact...

He said the following...

The trailer at the bottom looks like the one I am considering.

The differences being...

Mine is a 5th wheel, plus has the triple axles. Mine has a slide out. Mine has a shower only, no tub, but that shower is 3 1/2 feet by 3 1/2 feet. (That is important to me, being horizontaly framed.) Mine is a build date of 91.

I still hope to get better specs and such for mine. My contact does not have a camera, nor easy access to the trailer. (Or it's owner.) It is still a few months before I get the trailer. It would be nice if I could be better prepared when it arrives. I especialy need a floor plan, and to know where the waste dump gate is.

I am very curious why airstream/argosy does not have a website with floor plans, pics, specs, etc, easily available for all their models. You couldn't possibly expect them to have all the info on every unit they ever made, available online, but they could at least have a basic outline of the above, on their basic model/years...

If they did that, and included a listing of rep/sales/service centers... A tech contact email... an offering of service and/or owners manuals, and maybe a forum for questions and answers........ They would have a pretty powerful leg up on the competition.

Once again, Aaron, thank you very much.
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Old 10-04-2003, 05:29 PM   #7
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Argosy 5th wheel

I don't know if this will help, but there are photos of a 1988 Argosy 35' dual axle fiver on THIS LINK.
Apparently it was on Ebay a couple years ago.

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Old 10-04-2003, 06:29 PM   #8
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Re: Argosy 5th wheel

Thank you, Rog.

That is exactly the same trailer as in the link above.

But these pics are better. Plus, this one has a better description. This is very helpful.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-04-2003, 11:30 PM   #9
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Re: My new trailer ???


It is a late 89, early 90. Argosy. 5th wheel. Triple axle. 44 feet.

Thats a lot of 5th wheel.
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:08 AM   #10
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whole lotta trailer


Yup, it sure would be.

I corrected that earlier, I think.

It is a 35 foot. The 44 was some number on the title or model number or something, and my contact thought that it was the length of the trailer.

He does say it is a '91, triple axle, 5th wheel, though.

Oh, oh... I gave him the url for the pictures, above... he had a look. He says it's basicaly the same trailer. If you look at the bottom left pic... You exchange the kitchen wall for the dinette wall. The dinette wall is the slide out.

BTW: This trailer will be used for residence, not travel.

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