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Old 06-17-2004, 06:06 PM   #15
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It's hard to tell the difference between that and a brand new Casita (fiberglass) trailer! And the Argosy 20 has a shower vs. the Casita's wet bath.

Of course the Casita's are not available with bright orange and green interiors.
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Old 06-17-2004, 07:31 PM   #16
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It's hard to tell the difference between that and a brand new Casita (fiberglass) trailer! And the Argosy 20 has a shower vs. the Casita's wet bath.
Funny you should mention that.... we toured a casita this weekend. They may be the same color but the interior is vastly different. The argosy has loads more interior space, better storage and is taller and wider. We had considered buying a casita once upon a time and now I'm sooooo glad we didn't.


By the way - Black Bart's very lovely - when do we get to see interior pics?
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Our '78 Minuet was painted by the previous owners at a shop that painted busses in Portland OR. The paint began peeling on the rear cap and has since spread throughout the exterior. We are going to bite the bullet and have her repainted, this time to a color that is at least close to the original. I've had two vehicles that were grey/silver and they both had peeling problems too. I've heard that for some reason grey/silver paint tends to have problems. Not sure why, but I don't recommend it.

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Our '78 Minuet was painted by the previous owners at a shop that painted busses in Portland OR. The paint began peeling on the rear cap and has since spread throughout the exterior. We are going to bite the bullet and have her repainted, this time to a color that is at least close to the original. I've had two vehicles that were grey/silver and they both had peeling problems too. I've heard that for some reason grey/silver paint tends to have problems. Not sure why, but I don't recommend it.

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The pigment doeasn't hold up well to UV exposure. Light blue metallic also seems to have this problem.
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The pigment doeasn't hold up well to UV exposure. Light blue metallic also seems to have this problem.
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Yes, but how does that explain the peeling. Keeping a good coat of wax on her eliminates the UV exposure problems, but I can tell you that it doesn't keep the paint from peeling. I take serious the waxing job! It would be nice if it would cure all the problems with grey/silver paint!

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Old 07-13-2004, 06:06 PM   #20
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Yes, but how does that explain the peeling. Keeping a good coat of wax on her eliminates the UV exposure problems, but I can tell you that it doesn't keep the paint from peeling. I take serious the waxing job! It would be nice if it would cure all the problems with grey/silver paint!

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Honest, tomorrow when you are out driving around, take a look at all the cars around you. The majority with horrible paint jobs are light blue metallic and silver. The sun absolutely kills those colors, right down to the paint peeling off them.
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Yes, like I wrote earlier, I've had two grey/silver vehicles that have had paint peeling problems like our Minuet. I love the color but no matter how much you wax them, they still seem to peel.

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Honest, tomorrow when you are out driving around, take a look at all the cars around you. The majority with horrible paint jobs are light blue metallic and silver. The sun absolutely kills those colors, right down to the paint peeling off them.
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Thank you so much for all your imfo. I'm so much more at easy buy an argosy now. It certainly has been an education.
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Old 07-24-2004, 04:43 PM   #23
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In hindsight, and now that I have some trailering experience, I kinda wish I had purchased a used unit. The Argosy is my favorite recent vintage AS. WAY cool, especially when found in good shape. I'm thinking I may have to have one one day....

Please post pictures when you get it!!
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:56 PM   #24
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In hindsight, and now that I have some trailering experience, I kinda wish I had purchased a used unit. The Argosy is my favorite recent vintage AS. WAY cool, especially when found in good shape. I'm thinking I may have to have one one day....

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One thing that attracted me to the Argosy was that they have fewer of the little luxury accessories that tend to break and stop working. I am in this to use my trailer, not to spend every weekend trying to repair a whozits module, or trying to get the automatic conflabulator working, because they never had one installed on the trailer to begin with to break.
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The problem with the light blue and silver (often called fly-away because of the peeling) is that they look good with low film build. If the paint shop cheats on film build (thickness of the paint) the UV will get to the primer and cause the bond between the primer and top coat to fail. We, at GM, had a major problem with this in the 80s, especially cars built at Willow Run Assembly.
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The problem with the light blue and silver (often called fly-away because of the peeling) is that they look good with low film build. If the paint shop cheats on film build (thickness of the paint) the UV will get to the primer and cause the bond between the primer and top coat to fail. We, at GM, had a major problem with this in the 80s, especially cars built at Willow Run Assembly.
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During the 80's, our local GMC/Chevrolet dealership would not even Floorplan silver vehicles because the paint failed before they could sell them. Only would do dealer transfers and build to order.

GM was not the only ones with this problem. Ford repainted thousands of trucks under a "secret" recall. I personally knew several people that got this done.
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I have a '93 Dodge D250 with two tone grey/silver which had the fenders, doors, and the top of the cab repainted by the dealership. The hood looks pretty bad now but they wont repaint them anymore. I love my truck, but not the paint job!

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During the 80's, our local GMC/Chevrolet dealership would not even Floorplan silver vehicles because the paint failed before they could sell them. Only would do dealer transfers and build to order.

GM was not the only ones with this problem. Ford repainted thousands of trucks under a "secret" recall. I personally knew several people that got this done.
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