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Old 05-24-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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Hello!!

Hello everyone,

I am brand new here and on a new adventure.

"Lolita" had been living in the bushes for about 9 years when we met. I was simply looking to add a little bit of living space to my home for the summer, when a friend mentioned in passing that he had "an Airstream sitting in the woods at his house," which I could borrow for a bit - then decide if I wanted to buy it.

Long story short, this moss covered 1979 Argosy Minuet was towed to my house and after a long day of scrubbing, she is now shiny and ready to be my summer girl cave.

The idea was not to fall in love and decide to keep her past September. I can already see the plan crumbling.

So here I am. I know very little (ok, pretty much nothing) about RVs and am here to glean whatever wisdom I can, and make a good decision about whether to buy her or not, in the Fall.

Thanks for listening!
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:26 AM   #2
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Find out if your Minuet has the aluminum floor. Huge difference in restoration work and cost if you don't have to deal with rotten flooring.

Welcome to the group. Aluminitis is what we call the Airstream fever. Sounds like you're catching it. The bad news is that there's no cure. The good news is that it's lots of fun.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:15 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! Like they say on farms, never name your livestock--makes it hard to eat them! Now that you have named yours, I assume its a keeper!

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Old 05-25-2017, 05:31 PM   #4
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Hello from Colorado: Argosy trailers have a good following. They were the "Airstream incubators" in a sense as the engineers would try different things on them with lower risk of a high volume mistake. Most of the ideas were keepers except the steel end caps and painted trailer. Argosys were the first trailers with the "panoramic" front windows. Airstream still uses them.

I met a fellow last spring with a restored Argosy. Nice guy, nice trailer. Here is a photo. I don't know how many meters long it is, but I guess it is a 6 meter (about 25 feet) long.

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Old 05-26-2017, 09:20 AM   #5
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Find out if your Minuet has the aluminum floor. Huge difference in restoration work and cost if you don't have to deal with rotten flooring.

Welcome to the group. Aluminitis is what we call the Airstream fever. Sounds like you're catching it. The bad news is that there's no cure. The good news is that it's lots of fun.
Ah! Thank you for this. I am gonna go check on this right now. I do see wood (with some rot) when I lift up the ugly carpet. Is that it, or could there be aluminum underneath?
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:31 AM   #6
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Yeah. I thought about that. But I'm tough
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:57 AM   #7
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Floor and photos

So, I checked and it looks like it is a wooden floor, not aluminum. Bummer.

Here are some photos of the process of finding her in the woods, bringing her home and girlifying her

Hmm... seeems there may be a smoother way to upload pictures...

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Welcome to the forms! Wow looks better all cleaned up!!!


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Old 06-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #9
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Nice clean up and I actually like the wall paper.
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:45 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forums. You better call your friend to come pick it up while you still have time! It doesn't take long to fall in love and start making repairs/upgrades. We love our Argosy 24 and wouldn't give her up easily. Hopefully you decide to keep the trailer and give it a loving home and many more miles as she deserves.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2017, 06:54 PM   #11
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From the bed :)

Here is a latest photo. We have also replaced the floor - all the fun stuff.
Now it is getting harder to ignore the toilet.
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