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Old 02-26-2009, 09:19 PM   #267
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Hello Steve.. Where are you in Texas? We are wintering in Zavalla Tx.. you can see the redo of the Argosy in the thread called Costalotta start to finish.. hope that you enjoy it... We have been living in our Argosy since Nov/08 as snowbirds and have found it very comfortable.. hope to meet you some time... hope that you are recovering and doing well..
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:51 PM   #268
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There is a picture of Marvin and Annie's Argosy at the top of post 257. Such a beautiful trailer it is. It had a paint job to die for.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #269
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Hi Marvin & Annie, I stayed up very late looking at your "Costalotta start to finish" thread, what a great job you did capturing that process!!! You are very talented and patient to go through all that, and what a beautiful result!!!!

Our Argosy is nearly all original inside, just has newer carpeting, couch, and refrigerator installed at the A/S factory in 1994. They also stripped and painted it there at the factory during that visit. My father in law gave it to us in 2008, he bought it new when my wife was 1 year old and stored it indoors all these years.

I hooked her up yesterday here on our property (we have full hookups out there) and found the furnace is not working, just had it serviced a few weeks ago, it worked until then!! The Surburban NT 24 SP. Oh well, that's original too, guess it served well for 30 years.

We are in Alvin TX, about 20 miles South of Houston. Drop us a line if you head South!

Thanks for the get well wish, had a tear in my left shoulder rotator cuff fixed up. Still in a brace and will be for 2-3 months I am told. I have learned a new appreciation for that left extremity!

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Old 03-01-2009, 02:31 PM   #270
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Wish you weren't wounded. Marvin and Annie will be joining us at our next unit rally this coming weekend (Wednesday through Sunday) near Crockett at the Salmon Lake RV Park just outside of Grapeland, Texas. We'd love to have both of those fine Argosy's with us and parked together for the next few days.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #271
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Hello Steve... Hope that you are doing well. I am glad that you enjoyed the thread of Costalotta.. she has lived up to her name.... we ended up doing more than we planned but we basically have a new trailer custom done for us.. have to think of it like that... Stay well and maybe we will meet next winter.. Zavalla is now our permanent winter home... Annie
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Steve ... That is a very lovely Argosy you have... loved the pics.. and great history and what a great gift to pass on...
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:08 PM   #273
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I went to the Region 9 special brochure re: the rally and it was informative and well done. From there I linked to the "official" photographer's site.
But the pix are not viewable without some sort of pin or password or code.
Are these only for participants?
Also I thought there might be more comments posted here post rally.
would like to hear from Tom W.
And who came from the farthest just for the rally?
GStephens mentioned some glitches with the RV park's promises of service. Any chance those might be revealed?
Lastly in retrospect would fewer participants have been an advantage of any sort? And what would be the minimum number of trailers to make such an event work?
Is Canyon of the Eagles suitable for such?
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I can't answer most of your questions. The photographer you mentioned was not "the official photographer". He was eharve, a fellow forums member. He apparently made the photos available to people whose email addresses he knew.

Tom W hasn't posted on this site, but has contacted a number of rally participants through email since his return home.

I don't know who came the furtherest. We had two from Maine and four from Canada.

The problem with the RV Park was that we had a contract and an understanding that they would provide us 104 contiguous sites. They did not honor that agreement. As a result we had participants scattered throughout. This was not the way we agreed and it required us to make changes at the last minute as to where and how we parked the Vintage units which affected our open house. There were additional "problems" that were not problems when we looked into things, but the park continued to assert that there were "problems" throughout the rally which took up my time to discuss and resolve. I never did figure out who was making up these problems or why they were being asserted. I won't go into any further details here on a public forum.

Lastly, we'll be having a meeting of the small group who planned and executed this rally next week to go over the collated evaluations and discuss the 2010 rally. I can virtually assure you that we don't want to go to an every other year format or artificially limit who can attend or the number of rigs that may attend; yet I am sure these topics will be discussed at least in passing. While a rally of this size is a huge undertaking on the part of our unit, it has become a signature event for us and something to be mighty proud of. We now have a large contingent of Vintage trailers in our membership which is growing each year due to our support of this rally. I think that is a good thing.

I'm not familiar with Canyon of the Eagles, but we feel we need a facility that can both handle the number of rigs we are attracting and one which has facilities where we can have seminars and have a few meals together along with holding the award ceremonies especially should bad weather roll in upon us. We also feel we need to be somewhere near or south of a line from San Antonio to just north of Houston to insure the best weather and accessibility possible during that time of year. For a number of reasons, we feel we must hold the rally in February each year.

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