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Old 09-01-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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Smile Hello from Lubbock

We are the proud owners of a 1975 Argosy 22. I am all of two months older than this trailer, but its is in excellent condition. It was sitting in my neighbors back yard for about 10 years. A good cleaning, new tires and it is road worthy. I have noticed some soft floor in the rear bath, should I be worried about that right now, or can we use it a little before I have to take it apart? Also, are the Argosy trailer sort of the stepchild of the Airstream world? Thanks for letting us in.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:05 AM   #2
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Welcome!

- You'll find all you need to know here on the forums, including the history of Argosy Trailers.

- You can camp forever with a soft spot in the floor, the concern would be why is there a soft spot (leaks) and what else is "soft" that you can't see (i.e. the frame underneath)?

Either way, enjoy hours of surfing this site and congrats on your new trailer!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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Argosy trailer was a division or Airstream. They were comparable to Oldsmobile's place in General Motors' corporate structure, as many features were tried in them before making it into (or not) the Airstream line.
Some of the things you will notice about your trailer that are different from a similar-year Safari (Argosy's version of that model is the Argosy 22) are lack of a central control panel and monitor system, less windows, those big front wrap-around windows, all holding tanks are above the floor (grey tank was added after the trailer was designed, so it is underneath, under the bathroom floor), and they are much lighter in weight.
Now, your soft floor in the bathroom could simply be where the grey tank is, they had to eliminate a crossmember to put the tank in between the frame rails, causing the floor to move more there than other spots. You may also find a springy floor in the midships area, where the water tank would have gone if it were mounted under the floor, a'la the Safari.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:24 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums and Airstreamin'.....GO RAIDERS!!!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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Yes indeed, welcome to the Forums. You're already receiving answers to your questions from some very knowledgeable folks, so I just wanted to say...

... Hook 'em Horns!

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby.

Go camping and just keep an eye out for leaks in the area of the soft floor.

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Old 09-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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Lubbock

Ah, good ole Lubbock Texas, the only city that has a downtown insurance company building, with a one foot twist.

That tornado in the early 70's, did a lot of funny things.

But then again, different things always happen in Texas, the state squeezed in between Oklahoma and Mexico.

Never mind it reserved the right to leave our union, and come back into it with up to 5 different states.

The same state where big is best, and little don't exist.

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forums! Enjoy your new Argosy. They have a strong following of their own here on the forums. There are no step children here, just cousins at the family reunion...and no redheads.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcome. I can't believe the amount of information here, and UT fans. Well nothing is perfect. On the bright side, at least they aren't OU fans.
Seriously though, I got to work cleaning her up today and my wife and daughter are trying to come up with a good name. It seems like the Airstream world is full of really nice people. We understand that there is a Vintage Airstream rally in San Antonio in February, we might try to make that. We had another camper for a while. It was a box that pulled like a parachute. I can't believe how well this one pulls. Is a '74 model considered a vintage? What about the stovetop perculator we found under the sink in a dark corner? Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome! My family really feels this was a good purchase.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:45 AM   #10
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Is a '74 model considered a vintage?
In the Airstream world, Vintage begins at 25 years old. So currently (2008) anything older than a 1983 would be vintage.

Sorry, don't know about the percolator.
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if 25 makes vintage, what in the world are people over 50???
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Excuse me! I am an Argosy owner and an avid OU fan. Let me think, did we beat you last year in the Cotton Bowl? Well at least we can agree on the Argosy and the Airstream. I have one of each and can only hope you have as much enjoyment out of your "new" trailer. If I can be of any help, please let me know. I will not inform my father (he played for OU) that I corresponded with a Longhorn fan. Beware.....you can't have just one. The addiction is strong and you may well want more room and a much larger Airstream in the future.
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I have one of each ...
And they are both vintage!
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