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Old 04-23-2006, 08:31 AM   #15
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orange trim

I have 1/2 and 1 1/2 inch from my Argost MH. I changed colors.

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Old 06-08-2006, 02:09 PM   #16
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Rub rail insert color?

I am confused as to the color of the rub rail insert. We were given a 1977 Argosy 26. (yes, the previous owner was going to take it to the dump). The
owner's manual for a 1976 came with it. By all appearances of the pictures on the front of the manual the rub rail is red. The word "Argosy" seems to
be a faded red as well. Is the insert actually red or orange?

My husband told me he was given an "old Argosy trailer". I thought he was
crazy taking it! After doing some research I think we may have a dandy on our hands and a am now excited about it.

We would like to restore this thing to as close to original as possible, and I
realize it will take some research, sweat equity and alot of time. Any help/
answers is appreciated!


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Old 06-08-2006, 02:53 PM   #17
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They were both orange. In 78 they went to blue. The stuff mid way up the trailer is called "belt-line insert" and the stuff down at knee height is wider. but also Orange. For years neither was available but I believe it is now available from AS parts dealers - or you might try Inland RV in CA.
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:40 PM   #18
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You will have more luck getting this vinyl insert from an Airstream dealer than from the company in CA, in my opinion. I got my original insert from CA and it cost me over $100.00. My new insert came from Griffith RV in Oklahoma City, and it costs .12 a foot for a 50 ft roll. They ordered and shipped both sizes in a quanity to do the entire 24ft Argosy, for much less than I paid the first time. I have a 76, so I have the double vinyl around the midline with the wide brown stripe and then I have the large insert around the base of the trailer. Quite a lot of insert, so I was happy to find it at the sensible price. This picture was taken before the insert was replaced.
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