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Old 12-02-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question Vinyl side strips for '76 26' Argosy

I'm looking for the orange vinyl strips for the sides/front/back of my '76 Argosy. The top strip that runs around the middle looks slightly thinner than the strip that runs around the bottom. I need about 75' of each. Any idea where I might find this vinyl trim?
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Old 12-02-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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Vinyl side strips for '76 26' Argosy

Greetings Fulbright!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Argosy ownership!

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I'm looking for the orange vinyl strips for the sides/front/back of my '76 Argosy. The top strip that runs around the middle looks slightly thinner than the strip that runs around the bottom. I need about 75' of each. Any idea where I might find this vinyl trim?
The orange vinly molding inserts have just recently been made available again by Airstream. Brett G (thenewkid64) posted the following information to the Forums in October:

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Airstream now has both the orange and black insert for rub rail and
beltline.

Part numbers:
201417 Orange beltline insert
201418 1 Orange rub rail insert
201092 Black beltline insert
201091 1 Black Rub rail insert
200624 1 Black Rub rail insert "
I purchased some of the Orange insert of both sizes for my Minuet at the WBCCI International in Lansing in June. With the part numbers, it should be relatively easy to obtain the molding insert from virtually any Airstream dealer.

Good luck with your coach!

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Old 12-02-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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I just ordered both sizes of orange vinyl insert from InlandRV. The wider strip was in stock, the narrow one is on order. One is .80 cents a foot, the other is $30.00 per 50ft roll. Call 800-877-7311 or e-mail inlandrv@aol.com. They are very helpful to us "new" old Argosy owners. I just bought a 1978 24ft Argosy that I am restoring to as close to the original as possible...OUTSIDE. I don't think I could take the orange,green and gold interiors they once had. Inside will be more muted colors. Juel
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #4
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Smile Vinyl rub strips for Argosy trailers

Thanks to all for the info regarding the vinyl strips on my '76 Argosy! I called Inland RV in Corona, CA on 12/1. I was told they had no stock of this vinyl and had no idea where I might find it. I was not impressed. With your stock numbers I called SW Coaches in Irvine, CA (1-949-551-8597) and ordered 75' of both widths. The material is in stock in OH. The thinner width is only .15 a foot, the wider width is .30 a foot. What a great resource- thanks again!
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:06 PM   #5
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Gee, you did much better than I did. I wish I had waited for you to find it first. The Inland RV people were very nice to me and said they had one size in stock and the other on order. I did talk to one Airstream dealer who wanted $2.35 per foot for this stuff. I think I will call your dealer when I need something again. Live and learn I guess.
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:58 PM   #6
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How would I find out about the blue insert??? I have a 72' LandYaught.
Any idea???
Thanks, Andy at Inland told me they stopped making it. But that was in the beg. of the summer.
I've bought a bunch of stuff from Inland.... for the most part I've had good luck. I'd have to say pretty patient when I didn't have a clue what I was talking about. But I've had good luck with stuff elsewere. Somethings are worth looking elsewere, but for one stop shopping....
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Old 12-03-2004, 10:23 PM   #7
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I have a 1976 28 ft Argosy MH. Does anyone know the width needed for my rig? Also, how do you install the new material? Thanks for the info
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Try to write to COArgosy on this forum. I think they installed the blue on their coach. Someone had run pictures of the installation of a blue vinyl strip and I think it was them.
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Juel,

Went to her photos and it looks like she pinched the width together and inserted the rub rail into the track. Without measuring, (because the coach iis in storage) I would think the the 1/2 and 1 1/2 inch size would be the correct sizes. I will call the Coach Co. indicated, but thought someone would know the correct size from past experience. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:35 AM   #10
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Welcome Fulbright!

Glad to see that another non-silver AS has joined us all. We have a 6.7 metre Minuet Argosy. We installed the new orange beltline insert on ours this past spring. We tried the pinch method, the slide in from the end, and a rounded dental tool. All of which worked. It takes a little patience and it probably is best to do this in a warm environment. NOT December in OH!

We have found, as with other vinyl products, the vinyl tends to shrink with age and sunlight. So if you have stretched it, pushing and pulling in your installation be sure to slide as much material, lengthwise, as possible into the track. And just resecure it with a pop rivet through the endcap and vinyl. The head of the rivet can be touched up with orange paint. We used Rustoleum orange spray paint from Home Depot, but a couple of months in the sun will fade it to about right. (We sprayed the paint into the cap and then used a very small brush to apply it.)

You will find this Forum very helpful. Great folks to meet up with too.
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Thanks for the info on the orange inserts. I will be ordering them for my 76argosy22 karl
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Inserting the orange

The information at this forum is great! Glad to welcome you to the group.
Larry wanted to make sure that you noted that once you get the material to insert, you need to do the actual work on a day when it is warm. Like any plastic/vinyl part they are more flexible when they are warm. We have also noticed in the year since we did our installation, the insert material tends to shrink a little bit. If we had it to do over again we would make sure that it was not stretched at all as it is being installed, especially the longer pieces. Try to get as much material into the track as possible.

Putting the proper trim on sure dresses up the Argosy!
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