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Old 08-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Smile 1973 argosy or 1989 as???

I have attached both links to what I think are reallu good buys. However the AS is a 2500 mile drive one way for me. The As is 10k and the Argosy is 6k.

1973 Argosy 26' Vintage 1973 Airstream Argosy 26 ft.

1989 AS 25'Airstream Classic Excella 1989

Please tell me what you think?

Will be very grateful to hear your opinions as I am a newbe.


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Old 08-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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The major differences between the trailers are:
Argosy-rear bath-takes up more room than center bath
Airstream-most likely center bath

Argosy-plywood flooring-better than chipboard flooring
Airstream-Chipboard flooring

Argosy-fake wood cabinets
Airstream-Oak cabinets

Argosy-weighs less than the Airstream

Argosy-no grey tanks
Airstream-probably a 35 gallon grey tank/20 or so gallon black tank

Airstream-more than double the price of the Argosy & far, far away.......

Argosy-able to be painted--never needs polishing or clear coat
Airstream-able to be polished or clear coated--your choice

Argosy-old, old axles
Airstream-pretty old axles, but probably good

So, what to do? Well, I'd probably get the Argosy if I wanted to go camping right now & keep my eyes peeled for an Airstream closer to home. The 25 ft. AS is a nice model, no doubt. But that Argosy looks nice too. Ultimately, it's your choice. These are just a few of the things that makes them different (other than being 16 years apart in age of course!) If you go for the one in Detroit, you can always stay in my driveway for the night--we're right on the way!

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