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Old 10-10-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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New Argosy Owners

Today my wifr and I brought home two "new" treasures. One is a '73 20 footer and the other is a '75 24 footer. Both were absolutely (aren't they all) filthy. Lots of 409 and they are starting to look pretty good. The 20' has all electrical systems working, even the univolt but has a water leak under the sink. The 24' has no water leaks, but the electrical has a bad master breaker. Will replace all of those tomorrow and I am highly optimistic. I had always wanted a 25' tradewind from the 60's because of the layout. Now I have have my wish with the 24' Argosy.

These will go well with our other two. Will post progress as it occurs.

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum. Do you have any pictures?
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new treasures! Sounds like they aren't too bad! You going to post pics soon?

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Old 10-11-2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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Congratulations on your purchases. We bought our '78 minuet 6 meter about 3 weeks ago, and mostly had to get our Honda Pilot ready to tow. We just got back from 3 days/nights on the Oregon Coast spending each restful night in the trailer. It worked like a champ and we were proud to have other envious trailer owners and wanabees checking us out.

Just one question-why two Argosys?
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:57 AM   #5
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Because I got them unbelieveably cheap. They belonged to a gentleman whose mother had passed away and he wanted no part of them. " I just want them gone" Got both of them for $2400.00.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Wow, twice the fun at half the price. Enjoy!
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new trailers! After two months with our Minuet 6.0 Metre, we can't imagine owning a trailer without the panaromic front windows.

Can't wait to see pictures!

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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Just picked up my new,6 metre Minuet yesterday, glad I got one, there can't too many out there. I plan to tow it with the Argosy26' MH. I brought it home with my work van,and it was a dream to tow.Now I might just get a comfy van and just use that.

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #9
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Did you say tow a 6 meter with a 26' motor home? Can you actually do that? I haven't even seen another Argosy on the road, I don't know what I would think if I saw two hooked together. Best of luck and enjoy your new 6 meter, we think ours is just about the coolest thing on wheels.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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We usually stay at a small local campground. This past weekend, we had to go to Cartersville, GA, we stayed at the KOA. There was probably not a unit over 5yrs. old on the lot till we pulled up. I assure you, you will be checked out. btw, I put in a switch for my running lights so I could turn them on at night, of course I had them on too, right in the middle of all the new units.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #11
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Congratulations!
Your next pleasure will be the renovations you do to customize your Argosy to complement your own personality. Something only Argosy owners are allowed to do without reservation or retribution.
Enjoy your Argosy it is a wonderful thing.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #12
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I've just purchased an 86 Argosy 33FK. I really like it so farl The cats have picked out their favorite spots & hiding pkaces already LOLIt's been a good experience so far, but figuring out whrre everything is hidden is a chore *rolls his eyes*I do like how well it pulls.. On the short runs I've made with it I've averaged 12.2 - 12.4 MPG running 67 MPH with it. I'm looking forward to some longer trips/stays.So tell me, what was it like bringing a pink elephant to the KOA zoo? LOL
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
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Well, we knew we would be a little late getting there so we made reservations and prepaid. I've also read that some campgrounds have an age limit and I figured if I get there late and prepaid they would wake up the next morning and we would just be there. I have questioned a few campgrounds about this and the answer I hear most is that age is not a real factor as long as the unit is "well Kept". Anyway, the next morning we fixed breakfast as normal, several folks were already stirring around and were looking at our trailer pretty close. Nobody talked to us, as they usually do, but they sure were looking. As always, I welcome any conversation.
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Did you say tow a 6 meter with a 26' motor home? Can you actually do that? I haven't even seen another Argosy on the road, I don't know what I would think if I saw two hooked together.
Cameron,

I think they call that a "granny flat" type of arrangement.

Which is also handy for mothers-in-law, a mutually satisfactory arrangement!
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