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Old 04-30-2007, 05:06 PM   #99
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Trouble is that I can't get to Missouri too easily to actually see it.
If you are seriously interested, there is a list of volunteers at the ready to check out distant trailers...maybe someone from the list would be willing to look at this one (or others) for you.

If there isn't anybody near the trailer you are considering, ask for a volunteer...

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:24 PM   #100
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The Argosy looks okay. My heart is not doing any leaps. Also, I'm not comfortable buying a trailer on ebay this far away. i need to see it with my own eyes. I'm too inexperienced at this point to know what I'm doing. My gut tells me to wait and get one out of the classifieds. i don't want to use up the volunteers' time running around the country. No hurry. I need to be sure of what I'm doing. If it takes another three months, so be it.

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:32 PM   #101
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No biggie...just wanted to let you know there are folks out there willing to help if/when you do find the perfect trailer ~

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:55 PM   #102
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Myra, You are so right. See before you purchase.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:56 PM   #103
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Hi Brian,

I'm looking at it. It's not bad looking. I'd have to update the interior. Trouble is that I can't get to Missouri too easily to actually see it. I'm watching it on ebay.

eBay Motors: 1979 Argosy 6.0 Metre Minuet by Airstream (item 220107796535 end time May-06-07 18:50:50 PDT)
I saw one of these at last year's Cherry Blossom Rally - cute as a bug, and not much bigger! Minuets are 7' wide, six inches NARROWER than Airstreams of the same era, and six metres = less than 20 feet.

That is a perfect weekend camper and was built to be lightweight and less expensive than the Airstream. Sort of an entry level A/S like the new Basecamp model today.

They are really cute, but they aren't "live in" Airstreams IMHO. This would be the perfect thing for my kid sister who is still housebound, and never wants to be away for more than 2 weeks.

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #104
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Thanks tpi and HoosierGypsy, for your comments and advice. I'm reading all these posts, not once, but several times so that all the info sinks it.

Hoosier, it sounds like you are able to full-time in your vintage just fine. Bed is important to me, too, I decided. I want a real mattress, something cozy with lots of pillows and my down comforter on top. I think I would use the bathtub for a bathtub and try to find another option for the kitty litter box, like putting a kitty door in a drawer space.

At least with the '60 Safari you have less weight to tow, so maybe that saves on gas. What is your mileage while towing?

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I manage between 11-13 mph. That is pulling up a few very large hills and using AC. Now, I am one those slow goers. 65 max unless I forget I am towing then it might go up to 70 when Asleep at the Wheel is on....kidding aside ususally I set the cruise at 55mph.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:49 PM   #105
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I manage between 11-13 mph. That is pulling up a few very large hills and using AC. Now, I am one those slow goers. 65 max unless I forget I am towing then it might go up to 70 when Asleep at the Wheel is on....kidding aside ususally I set the cruise at 55mph.
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That's not very good mileage. I would have thought you'd do better with a '60 Safari. Do you think your '98 Chevy gets bad mileage or is this what I should expect?
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:40 PM   #106
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poor mileage

Yes, the Dodge Ram '98 likes gasoline. I spoke with a Tundra owner pulling a Globetrotter and they get around 13 too. I have heard a lot less from others under 10mph.
I had the truck and wanted to see if I like this on the road lifestyle. Well, I do.
So I am looking to change vehichles but haven't figured out to what...
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #107
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I get 11 to 13 with a Tundra pulling an 18 ft Caravel
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:04 PM   #108
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Okay, I found a 2003 22' CCD with a rear computer desk for sale. It looks good in the photos, but you know how that is.
Here is a link:2003*Airstream*International CCD*listed on RVOnline.com
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Okay, I found a 2003 22' CCD with a rear computer desk for sale. It looks good in the photos, but you know how that is.
Here is a link:2003*Airstream*International CCD*listed on RVOnline.com
Oh, thank you. Is $33K a good price? I asked them to send more pictures. I still hardly know what I'm looking for. I'm very much a newbie.

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I hope this is a front Bedroom. It did not mention one nor is it pictured.
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I hope this is a front Bedroom. It did not mention one nor is it pictured.
The email address on the ad did not work. Got kicked back. Interesting set-up. I think I'd like to spend $25K or less on a gently used unit. I can always install my own desk.

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Myra, Your have come a long way. You are learning and doing fine. Keep up the search. You must be selective. You need ONE Airstream for now.
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