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Old 01-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #15
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RE: Argosy with Rear Entry Floor Plan

I finally located my sales literature for the 1975 through 1979 model years for Argosy. The Rear Entry Floor Plan was offered in 1975, 1976, and 1977 - - it seems to have disappeared about the time that the Minuet was introduced.

In 1975, Argosy offered two primary floor plans in the 22-foot model - - a traditional front entry with an empty weight of 3,360 pounds and hitch weight of 560 pounds; and a "Rear Door Model" with an empty weight of 3,720 pounds and hitch weight of 410 pounds. The "Rear Door Model" shared its bath with the front entry model, but little else was common between the two floor plans - - the bath is located immediately to the left as you enter with a double-wardrobe on the streetside opposite the door; to the right of the door is an "L" shaped dinette; the galley is entirely streetside; a credenza table is in the approximate position of the "traditional" front entry door; and a lounge is found across the front. The front entry 22' is a typical floor plan for Airstream products of that size and era with a lounge to the right of the door, galley to the left, lounge opposite the galley, rear bath, and wardrobe.

In 1976, the Argosy 22 was again shown with both the typical front entry floor plan as well as the "Rear Door Model". The weights listed were also the same as in 1975.

In 1977, the Argosy 22 was shown only with the front entry. The "Rear Door Model" moved up to the 24' model that was now offered with both the traditional front entry floor plan as well as the "Rear Door Model". With the "Rear Door Model", the bath was the standard rear bath which was immediately the left of the entry door; a wardrobe was found streetside immediately opposite the entry door; the galley was streetside opposite an "L" shaped dinette; and a pair of twin beds are shown on opposite sides of the aisle in the front of the coach (I suspect that these are convertible lounges, but nothing is said or shown in the literature to confirm or deny this suspicion). The Argosy 24 Rear Door Model is listed with an empty weight of 3,750 pounds and a hitch weight of 475 pounds; while the front entry model is listed with an empty weight of 3,610 pounds and a hitch weight of 560 pounds.

I have only run across two of these coaches in my travels. I didn't know how unusual this floor plan was at the time as I was just developing an interest in Argosys.

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Old 01-14-2004, 07:45 PM   #16
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Come to think of it.....

I do have a pic of a '76 Argosy with rear entry.

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And Ray (nu2argosy) now has posted 4 photos. I like that interior! Somebody had noted who had done it on another thread Ray started. What are the details?

Well, RTFM. Right? All I had to do was look in my 1976 manual. I knew the entire line's floor plans from 20' to 28' were in there. I didn't suspect it would include the plans for this uncommon trailer.

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That's just what this is.I never realized that my question would spark such interest from so many people.You certainly do learn something everyday.Thanks for the interest!I'll keep you all posted on my renovations.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #19
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RE: Mid-to-Late-1970s Argosy Floorplans

I had an opportunity to scan the floorplan pages that I mentioned in an earlier post to this thread and thought that there might be some interest in seeing these pages. They can be found via the following links:

1975 Argosy 20 and Argosy 22 Floorplans Including Argosy 22 Rear Door Model

1975 Argosy 24, Argosy 26, and Argosy 28 Floorplans

1976 Argosy 20, Argosy 22, and Argosy 24 Floorplans Including Argosy 22 Rear Door Model

1976 Argosy 26 and Argosy 28 Floorplans

1977 Argosy 22 and Argosy 24 Floorplans Including Argosy 24 Rear Door Model

1977 Argosy 26 and Argosy 28 Floorplans

1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre Floorplan

1978 Argosy 24 Floorplans

1978 Argosy 27 Floorplans

1978 Argosy 30 Floorplans

1979 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre, Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre, and Argosy Minuet 7.3 Metre Floorplans

1979 Argosy 30 Floorplans

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great info!

Thanks Kevin for your reply to my thread.By the time I'm through learning here I'll be an expert on my Argosy.Thanks again!

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'80's Argosy Mid 20' range sought..

No matter where I look I can't seem to find any listings for any of these units for sale..anyone have any notion how I can find these?
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No matter where I look I can't seem to find any listings for any of these units for sale..anyone have any notion how I can find these?
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What you are looking for does not exist.
The rounded (Airstream shaped) Argosy went out of production in 1980, and then they were not making small ones. When they did the square sided ones they only ran for a few years 87,88,89 I think, and the smallest I have seen is 27 footer.
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RE: Argosy with Rear Entry Floor Plan

I finally located my sales literature for the 1975 through 1979 model years for Argosy. The Rear Entry Floor Plan was offered in 1975, 1976, and 1977 - - it seems to have disappeared about the time that the Minuet was introduced.

In 1975, Argosy offered two primary floor plans in the 22-foot model - - a traditional front entry with an empty weight of 3,360 pounds and hitch weight of 560 pounds; and a "Rear Door Model" with an empty weight of 3,720 pounds and hitch weight of 410 pounds. The "Rear Door Model" shared its bath with the front entry model, but little else was common between the two floor plans - - the bath is located immediately to the left as you enter with a double-wardrobe on the streetside opposite the door; to the right of the door is an "L" shaped dinette; the galley is entirely streetside; a credenza table is in the approximate position of the "traditional" front entry door; and a lounge is found across the front. The front entry 22' is a typical floor plan for Airstream products of that size and era with a lounge to the right of the door, galley to the left, lounge opposite the galley, rear bath, and wardrobe.

In 1976, the Argosy 22 was again shown with both the typical front entry floor plan as well as the "Rear Door Model". The weights listed were also the same as in 1975.

In 1977, the Argosy 22 was shown only with the front entry. The "Rear Door Model" moved up to the 24' model that was now offered with both the traditional front entry floor plan as well as the "Rear Door Model". With the "Rear Door Model", the bath was the standard rear bath which was immediately the left of the entry door; a wardrobe was found streetside immediately opposite the entry door; the galley was streetside opposite an "L" shaped dinette; and a pair of twin beds are shown on opposite sides of the aisle in the front of the coach (I suspect that these are convertible lounges, but nothing is said or shown in the literature to confirm or deny this suspicion). The Argosy 24 Rear Door Model is listed with an empty weight of 3,750 pounds and a hitch weight of 475 pounds; while the front entry model is listed with an empty weight of 3,610 pounds and a hitch weight of 560 pounds.

I have only run across two of these coaches in my travels. I didn't know how unusual this floor plan was at the time as I was just developing an interest in Argosys.

Kevin
We are new to Airstream Argosy. Just bought a 1977, 24 ft model. Everything seems original, but our floor plan is not in any brochure we can find. It is a rear door with bath to the left of the entry, wardrobe across from door, entering and looking down the trailer on the left is the kitchen, a small cabinet housing the hot water heater - on the right is the L shaped sofa, a low cabinet with storage, a folding double table and across the front is the long travel lounge. Does anyone have a print out of this floor plan? We can't find it anywhere.
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You have described LaTortuga, rear door, bath on left rear, gallery on street side, l couch and water heater cubby on curbside and gaucho in the front...
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