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Old 11-04-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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last week while sitting outside my bambi i saw an airstream motor home drive by. now, i have never seen a motor home this short and i could swear it was shorter than my 19 footer bambi. almost was as short as a van conversion but was not a van.

looking at it as it passed i would guess it was no more than 20 foot and probably a good 25 years old.

any idea when these were made and any comments from any owners?

just curious,

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Old 11-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #2
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At the VAC rally last year we were parked next to a 20ft Argosy Motorhome. It was adorable! Mid 70s. I'm sure others can give you better details.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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last week while sitting outside my bambi i saw an airstream motor home drive by. now, i have never seen a motor home this short and i could swear it was shorter than my 19 footer bambi. almost was as short as a van conversion but was not a van.

looking at it as it passed i would guess it was no more than 20 foot and probably a good 25 years old.

any idea when these were made and any comments from any owners?

just curious,

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Might have been me! We drove my '77 Argosy 20' from Dana Point, CA to Riverside CA and back last Tuesday - faded dingy white paint with a dingy brown stripe, and some fancy Alcoa wheels and fancy Ramco aluminum mirrors. . .
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CHECK THIS ONE OUT--- AND VISIT WWW.AIRSTREAMMOTORHOMES.COM FOR ALL THE SCOOP ON THE MANY MODELS AND SIZES.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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nope not an argosy unless the paint had been removed and was polished to a mirror finish. wish i would have flagged him down to get the scoop.

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Might have been me! We drove my '77 Argosy 20' from Dana Point, CA to Riverside CA and back last Tuesday - faded dingy white paint with a dingy brown stripe, and some fancy Alcoa wheels and fancy Ramco aluminum mirrors. . .
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Could it have been this 'custom' jobbie?

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Could it have been this 'custom' jobbie?

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man, that thing is ugly

sorry to whom ever owns that thing. i really don't believe it was a VW. it passed me twice and i am sure it was an older airstream MH.

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man, that thing is ugly

sorry to whom ever owns that thing. i really don't believe it was a VW. it passed me twice and i am sure it was an older airstream MH.

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I think it is a VW/WeeWind that were "merged".

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I don't know....I think it looks neat, in a goofy sort of way. It's unique, that's for sure.
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last week while sitting outside my bambi i saw an airstream motor home drive by. now, i have never seen a motor home this short and i could swear it was shorter than my 19 footer bambi. almost was as short as a van conversion but was not a van.

looking at it as it passed i would guess it was no more than 20 foot and probably a good 25 years old.

any idea when these were made and any comments from any owners?

just curious,

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There is an Argosy 20 MH out in California that has been stripped and polished, with the end caps painted bright silver. From photos I have seen, it is pretty well done.
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There are Argosys around painted silver and other shades. We have also seen Airstream motorhomes painted another color as crazy as that seems.
A 20' Argosy is rare enough, and having one all polished out is really unusual.
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There is an Argosy 20 MH out in California that has been stripped and polished, with the end caps painted bright silver. From photos I have seen, it is pretty well done.
Well, pretty soon they'll be two!
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i knew a west coaster who redid a mid 70s argosy....with full airstream trim....bumpers/grill/decals/lettering/and so on....i don't recall if it was painted airsteam silver or polished....but everyone thought is was original....

these little rigs road on smaller wheels/smaller gm chassis/drivetrain, than the other p30/454s that the larger mohos were built upon.

he was a salesman for an airsteam dealer and so the work was first rate...it really looked like a factory job, so anytime he camped near airstream experts....they couldn't figure out what "model" airstream they'd seen.

perhaps this is the coach you saw?

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