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Old 10-21-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Question what is an Argosy?

hi, i am new to AS. and i know i read it some where but, can someone tell me more about what an Argosy is. is it by Airstream and who designed it? what is it made of? it looks like they are a little less price wise. thanks for your time.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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ok time to learn searching here...

LOTS of info on this topic.

basically the argosy IS a painted airstream period.

initlally produced in another factory in versailles ohio,

production was eventually moved to the j/c plant....

produced from the 70s to mid 80s the line is often considered a less expensive group of models...

often targeted at younger buyers but also used as a 'test platform' to try/introduce new a/s features...

most were small/mid size but there were a few real 'argosy' types too...

the classic moho was born an argosy...

the 'end caps' are steel (look it up) but otherwise it's all the same as the silver tubes...

some tricks never made it to the a/s line, like a go at laminated alum subfloors...

i'm pretty sure the disco ball and 25c vibrating beds, were limited to the argosy line...

they are fun cool unique, reasonably priced and yet pure 'streams...

IF period correct expect SHAG carpeting, baby!

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Old 10-21-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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2pair,
thanks, i didn't know that. what is a classic moho...? sorry, if i'm sounding dense but, i just can't seem to pull that up.

Shag carpeting...really!!

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2pair... what is a classic moho...?Shag carpeting...really!!

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Yep - a fine shade of burnt orange, harvest gold or moss green and with counter tops to match!
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Check out the photo galleries - lots of Argosys there. Click on the photo tab at the top of the page and check at the Argosy section.
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I'm not sure of this , but.....

I think in Latin , Argosy means " big ship ".

In Janetenese, it means " gig ship ".

In Mandolinese , It means " very cool ".
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hi, i am new to AS. and i know i read it some where but, can someone tell me more about what an Argosy is. is it by Airstream and who designed it? what is it made of? it looks like they are a little less price wise. thanks for your time.
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it's a funny looking airstream.

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By hippies or for hippies

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