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Old 08-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #15
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Thanx BradK for all that info.

First of all, your experiences do not suprise me except the parts situation. And I am glad you let me/us know.

Should I ever find a unit to fit my budget, application and ability of my towing vehicle, I have made up my mind that I am sort of on my own. i'm cool with that.

I have spent years around Highway Motor Coaches (Prevost and MCI) and I found there is no actual dealer network in Canada. But we have always had support from the factories for parts.

Should I get into an Airstream, I was ready to tackle almost any repair issue (with the exception of structure) as long as I could get parts. If this is the situation with parts in Canada, I may not have the background to source various parts that maybe "Airstream only" in nature.

I wonder if other Thor Industry products run with the same electrical, plumbing and fixture items that Airstream runs?

Thank heavens for this forum. No doubt help is as close as the computer! I guess this is another reason to become an Airstreamer. You would never get a network as great as this with SOB.

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:35 PM   #16
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Got mine through Kijiji, after watching everywhere mentioned here for many months. The listing went up and the owner said he was surprised to hear from me so soon, as he had only listed it an hour before I emailed.

Bought it the next day, and it was a three hour drive away. It still is, in fact!

As for parts, if it is available from Airstream, Can-Am in London can get it for you quickly. The only hassle is paying freight.

If it isn't available from Airstream (for older trailers), well, ask on here. You just never know, what with the huge network of good folks on Airforums.com!
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:56 AM   #17
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I bought mine privately near Ottawa.I've seen a couple in the Buy&Sell here lately.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:38 AM   #18
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We bought our 'baby' after a friend had seen it hiding in the bushes on his way to play golf. It had been sitting for about 9 years surrounded by cedars. The owner had purchased it in Montreal in '69, and brought it to Windsor to live in while his house was being built. They used it at a campground in Vermont for many years before returning it back to Windsor for storage. When we found it, it was FULL of stuff (and mice), but the owner was more than willing to part with it. He was actually considering selling it for scrap!!! Thankfully we got there before he did THAT, and now she's a beauty. We took it by the previous owner's place when we had her done, and boy was he shocked!!! We love it.....
We took her on a four-month road trip across the Souther States, and she behaved very well -- no trouble, hauls wonderfully.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #19
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The story of how I found my trailer in rural Ontario - twice - is here, in post #16 of my main thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...e-18448-2.html

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:19 AM   #20
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I might know of one for sale in Quebec if it is still available.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:39 AM   #21
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thanks for the replies

so nice to see all these canadians in one thread.

smokeless joe, your argosy thread is the reason i want an argosy!

I have my eye on this one but my husband won't let me buy it He says we can't justify having two trailers at the moment. What?! Who needs justification!!!

1979 Argosy by Airstream - Toronto Cars & Vehicles - Kijiji Toronto

Does anyone know anything about this baby?

p.s. gypsygirl, what a great job you did on the tradewind, i love it!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #22
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I stopped and looked at that one last week.It's just outside Hamilton.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:55 AM   #23
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I stopped and looked at that one last week.It's just outside Hamilton.
Agh, don't tell me about it, I decided to put my 5k in a tax free savings account instead.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:12 AM   #24
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Agh, don't tell me about it, I decided to put my 5k in a tax free savings account instead.
You'd make a lot more interest buying the trailer then in the account and you can use the trailer while it goes up.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:37 AM   #25
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We seem to have a disproportionately large amount of RVs in Saskatchewan when you consider the whole population is only 1 mill. I see quite a few Airstreams on Kijiji and we have a dealer in Saskatoon. We bought ours at the dealer. In hindsight, we should have gone to the US. We saw a new one (25 FB CCD) at a well-known US dealer at the same time we were deciding on buying our 23CCD. The 25 CCD was about $10,000 LESS. The exchange rate at the time was almost at par. We considered the driving distance, time off work, getting warranty work done, etc and chose to buy locally. We wouldn't worry about those things in the future should we ever want a different trailer.

Since we bought our AS (yes, we should charge admission as one writer suggested!) we have met so many locals who have one or are interested in getting one. One family we met bought theirs in the States. They said the transaction went very smoothly. Another family saw theirs on Kijiji in Ontario. The sellers said they originally bought it at CanAm. The couple called CanAm to verify. CanAm went so far as to inspect it and hold it for them until they could arrive from SK to pick it up. Now that's service! I don't think CanAm got a cut at all. They seem like a great dealership. Both of these families deal directly with Airstream for parts since the local dealer isn't really interested in that end of the business (it's is basically "sales" only). We have also found that dealing with Airstream directly is much faster, even though our unit is still under warranty. Airstream ships to Canada without hassle.

If anyone out here is interested in a used AS, there will likely be a 22CCD arriving at the local dealer here in Saskatoon. The owners bought a 28 footer from out east and are leaving their 22 on consignment at the dealer if their daughter doesn't buy it. Check there in the next week or two. If you want the seller's name directly, you can send me a direct message.

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You'd make a lot more interest buying the trailer then in the account and you can use the trailer while it goes up.
twist my rubber arm!!

what did you think of it Cdn Safari?
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It looked to be in pretty good shape,but I'd rather have a polished one.
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It looked to be in pretty good shape,but I'd rather have a polished one.
haha CLEARLY you haven't been bitten by the argosy bug!! that's ok, more argosy's for me!!

so is my 3/4 ton 4x4 truck too much for this one? do i have to get one TV per trailer? that could get pricey!!!
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