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Old 09-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question Your opinion of painting '76 Argos. white

I am thinking of getting a prof paint/body job on my '76 20 ft. Argosy. Not because it badly needs one, just because I want it to (more likely) be admitted to rv parks that have that "10 yrs or newer" rule for their prospective guests rvs.(I've noticed some bend the rules for "vintage".) I would pull it with my white Toyota truck and I thought it would be nice if trailer matched the truck. The exterior/interior are original except for the carpeting. Would painting it white rather than the orig. cream be a mistake, decrease the value or make it less collectible???
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Naturally I like the matching scheme....

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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I am thinking of getting a prof paint/body job on my '76 20 ft. Argosy. Not because it badly needs one, just because I want it to more likely to be admitted to rv parks that have that "10 yrs or newer" rule for their prospective guests.(I've noticed some bend the rules for "vintage". I would pull it my Toyota white truck and I thought it would be nice if trailer matched the truck. The exterior/interior are original except for the carpeting. Would painting it white rather than the orig. cream be a mistake, esthetically and from a collector's viewpoint???
Its your trailer, paint it any color you like. Matching the tow vehicle is very common in painted RVs. It is an Argosy, any future owner can repaint it to their desire.

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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Go for it!

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It will look way cool.

Here’s my ’76, professionally painted to match my Pepper White and Black MINI Cooper and my all-black Mercedes SPRINTER.

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Go for it. It’ll look really nice.


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Old 09-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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Smokeless Joe; Your Argosy looks AWSOME!

By the way, our City (and I) use MAACO they have done excelent work for me. They just painted my Buick Roadmaster for $273.00 tax and all. (The special they are running this summer) Pictures are posted on my link.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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Paint your Argosy?

Hi, this is one of my favorites. Picture taken at Casini Ranch rally 2007.

Note: this is not my trailer, but I really like it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #7
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And besides, you don't own your Argosy because it's a "collectible"...you own it because you like it. I don't know of many people who collect travel trailers, with the exception of a few odd ducks on this forum (you know who you are!). A lot of people think that just because the trailer is vintage, that makes it a collectible item. It's not a classic car, it's a thing that people live in.

Paint it whatever color you want and enjoy it for years to come.

Neon green and purple would be cool, like the Gravedigger monster truck!
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
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I am thinking of getting a prof paint/body job on my '76 20 ft. Argosy. Not because it badly needs one, just because I want it to (more likely) be admitted to rv parks that have that "10 yrs or newer" rule for their prospective guests rvs.(I've noticed some bend the rules for "vintage".)
I'm curious as to how much of a problem this is, assuming your Argosy is otherwise in decent shape. No one can really guess the age of our Minuet, which is on its second paint job (which is a good 10-footer). They're usually stunned when we say 1977 - hopefully they don't think it's older....

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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See my recent posting. I have my 73 mostly stripped of paint and am starting the buffing process.

Your trailer should look the way that makes you happy!

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:44 PM   #10
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I say paint that baby any color you want! After all, it IS just paint, it can come off or be painted over! And it is your trailer, please yourself with the color! I still have not given up on the idea of painting a mural all over ours.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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IMHO...The exterior is paint is just icing for the cake. Make it whatever color you desire. It can always be changed later.

Consider making a statement with your color selection and scheme.

Alwhisman's "MIB" rig and SmoklessJoe's WOB (white over black) schemes sure do look good.

And then there's airfoil's camo scheme...Anyone remember this? Not sure I would go this far...But to each his own.

BTW...airfoil was at the Fall Vintage Rally this past weekend and the camo is gone. They put a lot of effort into the Argy and the new paint looks very nice.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #12
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White is the color of every SOB was my first thought. However, to match to the TV makes good sense. I'd go with the exact same paint as the TV in that case.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #13
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And then there's airfoil's camo scheme...Anyone remember this? Not sure I would go this far...But to each his own.
Yes, I remember that. Good thing these babies respond to serious restoration.

Light colored paint will be cooler than bare aluminum. I've heard that the Vintage Thunder Argosy is fairly hot inside. Airstreams have had white roofs for... what? 20 years? Sergei's project always has been awesome! boatdoc also wrote up a more affordable alternative to automotive spray jobs. See -
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474...ble-36224.html
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474...ler-36209.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474...ler-38135.html
There are many actual Airstreams spray painted an aluminum color. I've seen BigAl's which had a Jackson Center paint job. Even knowing the history, from more than 10' away you can't begin to see that it's painted. And you never have to polish or worry about clearcoat.

My '74 Argosy ended up never being anything but a hanger queen. I always looked longingly at the pearl color GM (Buick?) has used. Keep yer eyes roamin'.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #14
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Mine came painted silver. I really like it and it usually draws compliments. White is a great color for reflecting heat as others have mentioned. It also has great visibility. Most important it matches your truck

Seriously though, white will go with anything so if you get a different tow vehicle or sell the trailer it won't look funny.

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