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Originally Posted by Denise M.
I just purchased recently a 1975 Argosy 22 foot double axle trailer.
Just wondering if anyone would know the weight of this specific model? I am also curious about the Minuet models. It appears they sell at a higher price. Are they the same exept for weight and how wide they are? or were better materials used?
The Minuets were produced from 1977 through 1979, and the following are some of the most recognizable differences:
- Composite Aluminum Floors -- in most 6.0 Metre Minuets, and some 6.7 Metre Minuets.
- Interior cabinetry is constructed of Vinyl-Clad Aluminum.
- Floor width is 7' rather than the 7' 8" of the standard series.
- Side windows utilize a space-age acrylic rather than glasss.
- The gray water tank only collects sink water -- the shower water must be dealt with separately.
The Minuets were an answer to the fuel shortage of the 1970s, and were somewhat exprimental in terms of trying to reduce weight such that the coaches could be towed by the down-sized family cars of the day. Minuets usually were equipped with fewer options to keep both the weight and price reasonable. This reduced weight is what helps to make the Minuets popular today as there is a much broader range of vehicles that can safely tow these small coaches -- in many regards, this is also true of the Argosy 20 and Argosy 22 as well.
The scan below is from the 1975 Argosy Sales Brochure and covers the Argosy 20 and Argosy 22
Good luck with your Argosy 22 -- the smaller Argsoy coaches are wonderful coaches to tow -- and make for a relaxing vacation get-away.