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Old 10-24-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 1975 Argosy, they say it is a 25 ft but I can't find anything on a 25 ft. just 24 or 26. The one I bought has 4 bunk beds and a double bed that folds out from the dinette. Does anyone know if there is a visual way of telling between the 24 and 26 or will I have to get out the measuring tape once I pick it up. Naything special I should be aware of on these campers or anything special about towing them. Thanks in advance, I am really looking forward to being a member of the Airstream family. Thanks again.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Ask them what number comes after the "Minuet" sticker outside the camper. This will tell you how many meters it is. Multiply it by 3.28 and it will tell you roughly how many feet it is. I am a new owner as well, so anyone out there with more knowledge about it, please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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Argosy had 2 distinct lables. The Argosys which are measured in feet say something like Argosy 24 or 26 and the Minuets (measured in metres) will say Minuet 6.0 or 6.7. The Minuets are narrower than the standard Argosys and were made in 77 - 79.

All Argosys are measured from the bumper tot he ball and leghts are approximate. So an Argosy 24 might actually be a few inches shorter.

Here are some pics of a 26 with bunk beds, 1976Argosy26-6
And a 24 with bunks 1975Argosy24-7
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. I live just south of Collierville and am lusting for a 22' Argosy currently in the classifieds here. Glad to offer help if you need it.

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:56 PM   #5
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I'm guessing you just bought the one on ebay from Grand Rapids. I think its a 24 footer. If thats the one, it looks like its in pretty nice shape. The bunks will be handy. I have a '75 26 footer and the big drawback to these trailers is they don't have enough sleeping positions. Without the bunks, they only sleep 4 and 2 of those should be pretty friendly with each other. Good luck with your Argosy. Roger
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot Janet that was awesome. I believe from the pics that the one I purchased is the 24 it has the same paint scheme and basic layout. Yes I did just win an ebay auction for this Argosy. It looks to be in good shape so I will be able to slowly restore it to look as nice as some I've seen on here while using it for camping in the meantime. I know I will never get it as nice as some I've seen in here, my goodness granite counter tops and floors, beautiful wood furnishings or loaded with stainless steel or aluminum, custom made furniture and cabinetts, unbelievable. I have a friend who is an artist who happens to be very talented with airbrushing as well whom I hope to enlist to paint a mural on the little beauty. I look forward to this new adventure. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:04 PM   #7
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Easiest way is use the VIN -- 24T7V1400 would, for example, be 24 feet, twin, 1977 manufacture, built in Versailles, OH, #1400 on the production line. We are brand new owners also, picking ours up Monday. Congrats and welcome! Hope it goes great 4 u.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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Thanks, I have a long drive Monday and Tuesday. I'm looking at about 1500 miles round trip, nothing like breaking it in right, huh.
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congrats on your new baby! Are you picking it up in Grand Rapids, Michigan?
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Yes I am, it's a long way from Collierville, TN..
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:12 PM   #11
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Welcome to the Forums. I live just south of Collierville and am lusting for a 22' Argosy currently in the classifieds here. Glad to offer help if you need it.

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I don't know how I missed this post but I did. Where do you live? I actually live across the street from Collierville city limits. I'm in the county so I can still shoot guns, ride dirt bikes, have bon fires, and park my Argosy in my driveway( I'm hoping I have room to swing it into the barn, it'll be a tight turn). See ya on the road soon I hope.
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Just off of Byhalia Road in Marshall County. As soon as you cross the line, we are in the subdivision on the left. If I wasn't camping this weekend I'd invite myself over for a look see.

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:00 AM   #13
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Anytime. We are very laid back around my homestead, you have to be when you live in a barn. My kids are some of the only ones that can say they were actually raised in a barn and they love it, they will fight us tooth and nail when it's time to move into a house.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:26 AM   #14
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I too wanted to say welcome... I remember the feeling of coming home with my new trailer very well, kind of like bringing home a child the first time. Thank God, I don't have to change diapers on the Airstream too. Does yours have those inspirational 1970's colors?
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