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Old 05-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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I am new owner of a 87 Argosy. I went to a sport and rv auction yesterday with intentions of not buying much, well once the campers started to sell I realized nobody was really there to buy. So, I purchased this trailer for what I'm hoping was a good deal. My wife and I've been looking at campers for some time but just haven't pulled the trigger. I will officially take possession of this camper tomorrow, but I got no information(manuals or any paperwork) telling me the size or how work anything. To be honest I dont even know how long it is.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations! It sounds like my kind of auction. It's nice not to have much competition.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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Ya, out of like 12 rvs, 7 went no sale. There were 2 guys bidding on this trailer so I let them beat on each and then placed a bid and they both went down! I know nothing about these campers and just hope $3000 was worth it. By the way is that a weimar in your picture?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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Greetings Apel!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage (Second Generation) Argosy ownership!

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Ya, out of like 12 rvs, 7 went no sale. There were 2 guys bidding on this trailer so I let them beat on each and then placed a bid and they both went down! I know nothing about these campers and just hope $3000 was worth it. By the way is that a weimar in your picture?
The second generation, square Argosy, coaches were produced in comparatively small numbers and finding one in good condition is a plus. From the outside, the coach looks to be in comparatively good condition, and I suspect that you will find that you have made an average or better deal on the coach's purchase . . . the fewer the problems discovered with mechanical systems and structure . . . the better your buy will be.


You can find some information about your coach in the following links:I double-checked the Airstream corporate website, and despite the fact that they are reproducing many of the first generation Argosy owners' manuals; it does not appear that they are reproducing any of the the second generation Argosy owners' manuals. It might be worth contacting Airstream to inquire whether there are any plans to reproduce any of the second generation Argosy manuals. There is a vendor on E-Bay who has offered many Airstream product manuals on CD or DVD, but I am not sure whether he has offered any second generation Argosy manuals. I am not certain whether Secretarial Services is still in operation in Jackson Center, Ohio; when they were in full operation, they offered photocopies of owners' manuals as well as service manuals . . . I haven't heard anything about their activities since Airstream began offering reproduction manuals.

Good luck with your Argosy! I am sure that it will provide many years of enjoyment.

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What a deal!

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Ya, out of like 12 rvs, 7 went no sale. There were 2 guys bidding on this trailer so I let them beat on each and then placed a bid and they both went down! I know nothing about these campers and just hope $3000 was worth it. By the way is that a weimar in your picture?
What an awesome deal! You did very well. Happy camping!

In the picture, the big boy is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Goliath.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:03 AM   #6
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Picked up the Argosy tonight, Pulls like a dream behind my old suburban. I was lucky enough to get the old owners phone # and to my surprise it was an old classmate's dad. After speaking with him he informed me all manuals and paperwork were under the couch(thank god)! But he did break some bad news, hot water heater doesn't work, he thinks it is the thermo coupler. Anyone have any suggestions for that? Otherwise all systems ago and my wife and kids are super excited to go camping soon I will post pics in the near future
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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I just got a 1986.5 argosy and i can tell by the outside of yours that it must be a different floor plan. Can you post some pictures of the inside of yours? We are loving ours i am sure you will grow to love yours.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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I bought an 29' 1987 Argosy in Feb of 2012. We love ours as well. I have the factory owners manual and lots of other documentation that came with it, including the cassette tape that you were supposed to put in the tape player to introduce you to the Airstream experience. Feel free to ask me some questions and I can try to scan the pages out of my manual and email them to you.
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