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Old 09-15-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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service manual?

Does anyone have access to a service manual for 1973 Argosy? I bought the Airstream manual for '73 but it appears the differences are more than just skin deep.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:30 PM   #2
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I was able to purchase a "78 Argosy manual from airstream supply.
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Is the owners manual and service manual the same thing?
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:24 AM   #4
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Is the owners manual and service manual the same thing?
No they are not. The owners manual covers mostly operation and is very general. The Service manual is extreamly detailed and covers everything and instructions to repair.
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Anyone have source as to where to buy the service manuals for an AS?

I want one for my incoming 2019 Serenity, but all I see is parts and owners on the site.

Does AS think parts and service manuals as the same thing or is it a different book?

Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:30 AM   #6
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Is the owners manual and service manual the same thing?
Did you see SeeMore’s reply in your main thread, about purchasing an owner’s manual?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...el-191458.html
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Anyone have source as to where to buy the service manuals for an AS?

I want one for my incoming 2019 Serenity, but all I see is parts and owners on the site.

Does AS think parts and service manuals as the same thing or is it a different book?

Thanks.
FYI “Service manual” results using blue search box above:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Serv...com&gws_rd=ssl

Should be some good leads there IMO. See also Post #4 around the same time as your question.

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FYI “Service manual” results using blue search box above:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Serv...com&gws_rd=ssl

Should be some good leads there IMO. See also Post #4 around the same time as your question.

Peter
I did look on the AS store and nothing even remotely mentioned about 2000 or newer.....unless I missed it.

I just sent an email to the dealer to ask the same question and see what his response will be on availability and cost. I own the service manuals on all my vehicles so AS is no exception, just want to be sure I can actually get one!

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I believe service manuals for later model Airstreams are not available. They probably stopped making them in the 90s.
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I believe service manuals for later model Airstreams are not available. They probably stopped making them in the 90s.
Why on earth would that even be? Makes no sense to me.
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Why on earth would that even be? Makes no sense to me.
Service manuals by definition were primarily for Airstream repair facilities like dealers. Service manuals were first printed in 1972. It was a bound manual about 1" thick. The owners manual was about magazine thickness. In 1975 the service manual was spiral bound and thicker. My 93 Owners manual is a looseleaf binder about 3 inches thick and has more technical info and is similar to a "service" manual. Airstream Dealers are regularly sent service updates. It would surprise me if technical information was not available to dealers online. Newer Airstreams are much more complicated than vintage Airstreams. Airstream dealers make a lot of money on repairs and service. I imagine that owners of new Airstreams with pricetags of 100K or higher are not generally do it yourselfers. It also would make sense that technical information is not generally available to the public to discourage owner repair.
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