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Old 10-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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my 'new' 64 argosy tradewind

hello all from perry co.pa.found a 1964 argosy in real good condition for $1900-always wanted an airstream but never thought I would find one road worthy I could afford.sold my '88 pace arrow mh and will get the argosy on 10/14.pulling with a '91 b350 dodge van with under 50k orig.miles on it-paid $1200 for that.the argosy has furnace/whtr/frig/shower etc.,everything I need.will be living in it full time so will have lots of questions! right now wondering if the ducted furnace will protect my water lines,also not sure which furnace is in it but understand they had some problems? will post some good pics asap,looking forward to partaking in this forum.thanks ahead for any info.charlie
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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Charlie, Welcome to the forums! I'm wondering what trailer you have? First your profile in the Avatar says you have a 1964 24' Tradewind that would be an Airstream. Secondly, They never made Argosy trailers in 1964! What is it really? What ever it is $1900.00 is a great price if everything works and it is in good condition. Again Welcome. Ed
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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64 argosy tradewind?

hi ed-well it is 24',white and says 1964 on the title.at first I didn't think the argosy was made in '64 because of what I have read,but since have found several online that look just like mine of the same year.will try to get a pic on here.thanks for the welcome!
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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Could be someone painted an Airstream to keep the heat down. Gallons and gallons of stripper. Dave
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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64 argosy tradewind?

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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OOPS! 73 not 64

hey all,sorry-just called the guy-he had told me 64? but just had him look at the title and it's a 73.whew!
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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So get to work on that avatar. The trailer can wait a few minutes....
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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well I guess if I am going to look dumb for posting 64 tradewind I might as well do it right-what is an avatar and how do I work on it?! haha
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #9
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well I guess if I am going to look dumb for posting 64 tradewind I might as well do it right-what is an avatar and how do I work on it?! haha
Your avatar is the little picture that some of us have to the left of our posts. For example, mine at the moment is Trudy, our Bull Terrier. Lots of people have a little picture of their trailer there.

Up near the top of the page you'll see a link labeled "User CP" which is your User Control Panel. Click that, and one of the options is to edit your avatar (there are lots of other options as well that let you change or add things in your profile, etc.) You can either upload a small picture, or select from a short list of ready-made avatars, but at the moment there's not an Argosy trailer on the ready-made ones.
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thanks

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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Argosy for sure

I was going to write and tell you that it is definately an Argosy because it has one piece end caps and they are made from steel. Airstreams are all aluminum and the end caps are made up of several pieces. Welcome to the forum. To answer your question about the furnace keeping things from freezing. It would depend on the outside temperature. The water lines are all inside the rig above the floor, but there are some that run thru some pretty tight spaces that would make air circulation difficult. If you skirted around the bottom of the rig it would help. You might be good to 0 degrees F with skirting.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:28 PM   #12
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winter camping

thanks,that's good to know-I have camped in lots of things in cold climates,from tipi/school bus/shack built in hole in the ground to my current motor home.will just be nice to be able to keep water from freezing by keeping my living space warm.would this also apply to the fresh water and grey/black water tanks? considering a small wood/coal stove-read some interesting threads about them in the winter camping forum.wondering why you couldn't run a flue through one of the vents on top? anybody ever seen one of those bucket a day water heater stoves? haven't picked up camper yet but interested in the quality/dependability of the furnace...c
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Charlie

Welcome to the wonderful world of Airstreams (and Argosys). I knew your trailer was an Argosy by the curved glass in the front. Airstreams did not come with curved glass until many years later. I guess they tried it out on the Argosys first.

I agree that you need to put skirting around the trailer to keep from freezing your water lines. It will also reduce your heat loss a lot and therefore your cost to heat will be much lower. I would also insulate your roof vents and some of the windows that you don't need.

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Looks like a nice find! I love those big front windows
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