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Old 10-01-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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The oldest Argosy?

Hi everyone.
I was looking at the title on our Argosy 20', and saw that we were #268 off the line in 1972, the first year of production for Argosy's.
I was wondering if anyone had one with a lower serial number for 1972? Obviously there were 267 others before ours, but how many are left, and are any older, especially here on the forums?
If nothing else, it might be a fun thread to follow, and see where it goes.
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Argosy #268

Well, it's been a week, and no takers. I am not sure it is a very comfortable position to be the oldest anything....but I guess it beats the alternative...

Well, now it is November 10th, and still no replies... Do you think I can safely claim the dubious honor of having the oldest Argosy trailer here on the forums?
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

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The above is confetti raining down on Argosy20 who has the oldest known (to us) Argosy in the world!

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Old 12-09-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
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The above is confetti raining down on Argosy20 who has the oldest known (to us) Argosy in the world!

Scott
Terrific. I will pour a bottle of Geritol in the fresh water tank in celebration....
Terry
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:14 PM   #4
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Oldest Argosy 1972

Below is what appears on the name plate on the front of our trailer. I am not sure if this is older than the one posted.

Please respond and let me know.

Frank Stilson

MFD. BY ARGOSY MFG. CO


5 72
DATE OF MANUFACTURE


GVWR: 4080 LBS

GAWR FRONT: 4500 LBS

REAR LBS


THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT
ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE


TYPE TRAILER 20D2V0231
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:48 PM   #5
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Looks like yours might be older. Overlander63's is #268 and yours is #231.

I'm not so sure what kind of prize there is for this dubious honor, though...
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the vin # on my 77 is 20D7S5392
Does this mean unit number 5,392?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:04 PM   #7
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Hi, I am new, however, I had to respond to this thread. The vin # on my 20' Argosy is 20D2VO244.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:03 PM   #8
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Gypsy1, You have one of the older ones by serial number. I'm not sure if congratulations or condolences apply. Anyway... welcome to the forums. Ed
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1977 - 1972 = 5

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the vin # on my 77 is 20D7S5392
Does this mean unit number 5,392?
My guess is the "5" means the fifth year they were made and the "392" is the unit number...but it's just that, a guess.

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:23 PM   #10
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Thank you BIGED52 ,,,I would suppose congratulations rather than a condolences would be nice
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:45 PM   #11
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Hi, I am new, however, I had to respond to this thread. The vin # on my 20' Argosy is 20D2VO244.

20 = 20 ft
D = rear bath double bed
2 - the year, 1972
V = versailles - location of build
0244 = sequential serial number
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the vin # on my 77 is 20D7S5392
Does this mean unit number 5,392?
20 - 20 feet
D = rear bath double bed
7 = 1977
s = Sante Fe Springs or Cerritos, CA
5392 - sequential serial number
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:42 AM   #13
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Well although I did not own it - Happycampers did for about a couple of months until they decided to let her go - as one Argosy was enough for them

This is the oldest I have seen. I tried to pull up an old thread on this but search was not working to well - so what the heck here is the photo again.

I will let you all decipher the vin....for fun
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What did I here you say??? Number 10 off the line and bought and sold by CanAm oooohhh thats gotta hurt....
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:38 AM   #14
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Hello everyone.. yes we did own #10 off the line for 1972 , we seriously thought about keeping it but had one trailer on the go for restoration and did not have the space, time to do it in. It is parked permanently in a park.
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