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Old 04-05-2011, 08:27 AM   #15
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That looks great! Its incredible how well Airstreams last over the years compared to other makes that show wear so much faster.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #16
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Very nice! The cabinets look great with the wallpaper.

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:17 AM   #17
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Very nice! The cabinets look great with the wallpaper.

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Thanks.. the PO did it right, too... he removed the metal trim, put the wallpaper on the locker doors and then replaced the trim, so the edge of the wallpaper is held down and covered by the trim.

Picking it up Thursday!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #18
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It's official!

I borrowed my neighbor and his F150 to pick up my Argosy today. All safely parked in its space at a secure storage lot next to a police station. I figure if I can't keep it at the house that's almost as safe.

Hurrah! Lighter pockets but way more aluminum to my name!
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #19
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Very nice! I want to get an Argosy in the future. Love my shiny Aluminum, but these tan Argosy's are really cool too!
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #20
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Very nice! I want to get an Argosy in the future. Love my shiny Aluminum, but these tan Argosy's are really cool too!
Well, we're even... I see silver in my future, possibly as a 2nd trailer once I've learned all the ins and outs of this one and run out of things up upgrade.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #21
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Congratulations!!! That is one sweet looking trailer. It's very similar to ours, except we have the double bed option. I hope you find a great truck & can start camping right away!

We installed the rock guards last summer and are very happy with them. They are dark, and you can't see through them from the outside - but you still get lots of light coming through them to the inside & can see out quite well.

Have fun, and please post more pictures when you get the chance!

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:44 AM   #22
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Congratulations!!! That is one sweet looking trailer. It's very similar to ours, except we have the double bed option. I hope you find a great truck & can start camping right away!

We installed the rock guards last summer and are very happy with them. They are dark, and you can't see through them from the outside - but you still get lots of light coming through them to the inside & can see out quite well.

Have fun, and please post more pictures when you get the chance!

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Do you have any photos of yours with the guards on?

I'm considering getting a set of protectors like the ones SmokelessJoe had made for his Argosy, canvas with a dense foam underneath, attached on turn-snap buttons.

Did you just use rock guards for a similar-width Airstream with Panos? Or did you have to modify a widebody setup?
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We used the standard rock guards - they fit all the regular trailers with the pano windows, from the Argosys to the new Airstreams. (Minuet owners have to modify the flat middle guard.) It took Sean & our son Kyle about 2 hours to install them. They weren't cheap, but I like the fact that we don't have to put them on & take them off before & after each trip.

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Before that, we tried to make some DIY rock guards using those silver sun shades for cars. We hot glued that thin, flexible foam packing material that comes in sheets to the inside and used silver duct tape to seal the seams. We attached them to the windows with Velcro. They worked fairly well on our first test run last Memorial Day, until one blew off somewhere along the road on the way home. That's when we decided to get the standard ones.

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I think we were very lucky that we towed this trailer for 3 years without rock guards and never had a broken window. I'm glad we finally have them now, though!

Have fun with your new trailer!

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Why I fell for this one

One of the reasons I got hooked on this particular trailer is how complete it is, and how much of its original stuff came along with it. I've already mentioned the condition of the stove and such, but it also had all its original manuals and documents and such.

I photographed some of them while I was tinkering with it this morning. Check out that price sheet, for a brand-new trailer.


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