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Old 03-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Sandy. My husband and I are retiring this year, and looking for a vintage Airstream to do some traveling in (with our 3 cats). We have just begun to look, and I have been reading everything I can find on the web about owning one, and I can't wait to find "our" trailer. I have fallen in love with the Argosies at this point, I love the big front wrap around windows and all the light! Seems that they are a few out there, but they are always in California or Florida, and that is a long ways from Missouri just to go look at a trailer! We hope to find about a 22-24 ft Airstream or Argosy somewhere in the fourstate area that we can look at in a day or two drive. We are not really mechanically inclined so we need something that is pretty much road ready, and is sound, but we can redo the interior ourselves if need be, and anyway I like to pick out my own fabrics, floor coverings, etc. Any comments to help a newbie? Ideas? Don't have a TV yet but looking at the new Toyota Tundra.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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Hi Sandy, welcome.
I'm assuming that you have found the classified section here?
You can reduce your risk on a long-distance purchase by using one of the volunteer inspectors here on the forums. You would still probably want to make the final judgement in person, but this would give you some local eyes to give you an unbiased initial opinion.
Besides, California is a great place to vist!
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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hi izzi and welcome to the argosy forums!

there really are LOTS of units available in middle america, just gotta cut some brush and go looking!

best thing to do while learning is to look and and get inside as many 'streams as possible.

while mostly new stuff visiting a dealer lot is good because u can see dozens of units in an afternoon.

also great is FORUM RALLYS, where again lots of units can be viewed.

there is a rally next month very close to you and there will be fun folks, food and trailers to see!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/cale...y=2008-4-4&c=1

check out the rally info (above) for this rally and join the cyber chat below!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...lly-38700.html

you could drive down for a day or rent a room in the lodge and enjoy ALL of the fun stuff planned.

with bbq and road kill cooking the focus that weekend, you might wanna leave the kitties home!

go for it!

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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Welcome to another Missourian on the forum! I understand your attraction to the Argosy line. We love our larger Airstream, but I'm always looking for a small Argosy-for-sale advertisement in our paper (how we found our current A/S). Good luck in your hunt. I agree; they always seem to be far away, not here at home. Be sure and visit the Branson forum rally that 2air speaks of in the post above. This will give you lots of things to think about and to be even more confused by! ~G
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thanks about the info on the Branson rally, in fact we have a vacation coming up the first week in April and that will be perfect for us to go and look around for the day. We have found a 76 Safari that we will look at next week, a 22' that may work for us if it is in good condition. At least until we find the perfect Argosy! In the meantime, we are still looking!
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You might want to contact Gene at Airstream of Arkansas--if he doesn't have what you are looking for he might be able to get a line on one for you! He is Airhog1 on the forums or at Airstream of Arkansas: RVs for Sale in Searcy, AR - Airstream, Airstream Trailers For Sale - Airstream Travel Trailer.

Congrats! You will never regret your decision. Airstreams and Argosys are GREAT!!

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Welcome to the forums.

It is always nice to see another Missourian on here...we are growing!

We will be attending the Branson rally the 2-6th of April so feel free to grab a room at the lodge if you don't have a trailer (We have another member joining us, but staying at the lodge). I will 2nd Alumatube's endorsement of Airstream of Arkansas, and have bought a trailer from them myself.

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:40 PM   #9
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Thanks, we just live in Joplin so it is a short drive for us. We'll just come down for the day.Hope to meet some of you all there.

We did get in touch with Airstream of Arkansas, they said they didn't have anything right now but would get in touch if they did.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:14 AM   #10
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Hi folks! Been Airstream shopping, looked at a 76 25' Argosy yesterday but decided it wasn't quite the one for us...if anybody is interested it is at Bison Campers south of Springfield, Mo. Not in bad shape but does need some tlc. Just needs a loving home!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:06 PM   #11
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Argosy in classifieds?

Saw a 76 Argosy in the classifieds this morning, and not knowing what the heck we are really doing about maybe buying it, how do we find out whether it is a good deal or not? We can't go look at it for 2 weeks, and by that time it may not be there any more. Comments please? Do we just "go for it" or what is the best way to proceed? We are really nervous about doing that. Have already emailed the seller but so far he hasn't responded.
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Don't buy it sight unseen.
At the minimum, post here on the forums requesting someone to inspect it for you. There are many who do this as a service. This is the minimum I would suggest.
It is so easy to get burned, especially on the older units.
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That's what I was thinking, don't want to buy anything I haven't actually laid my hands on. But where in this forum should I post a question like that? How do I find out if this seller is reliable??? He is a member here.I did look at his feedback. One of these days I will learn more about everyone, and I am really looking forward to that!
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Good question.

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That's what I was thinking, don't want to buy anything I haven't actually laid my hands on. But where in this forum should I post a question like that? How do I find out if this seller is reliable??? He is a member here.I did look at his feedback. One of these days I will learn more about everyone, and I am really looking forward to that!
I would post it in the "Off topic" forum, if that isn't where it belongs a Moderator can move it.
Just make sure that the inspector isn't the seller.
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