View Poll Results: Which of the following best describes your 1980/1981 Caravelle
20 -- Foot -- Composite Aluminum Floor 0 0%
20 -- Foot -- Plywood Subfloor 0 0%
22 -- Foot -- Composite Aluminum Floor 0 0%
22 -- Foot -- Plywood Subfloor 0 0%
24 -- Foot -- Composite Aluminum Floor 0 0%
24 -- Foot -- Plywood Subfloor 4 100.00%
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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I have been updating my notes on the Argosy trailer line and have a question for owners of 1980 Caravelles. Does your Caravelle have an aluminum composite floor or plywood subfloor?

This question arose from a discussion about the roots of the Caravelle series. Speculation was that the coaches were near direct descendants of the Argosy Minuets. The three sizes 20', 22', and 24' were comparable as was the width of 7'. The one obvious difference is that only the 20' Caravelle is a single axle while both the 20' (6.0 Metre) and 22' (6.7 Metre) Minuets were single axle. The floorplans were essentially identical to their earlier Argosy cousins with a few minor changes and modifications. The speculation was that if any of the Caravelles had aluminum composite floors, the 20' model would be the most likely candidate.

Input from current and former owners of Carvelles is greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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I have been updating my notes on the Argosy trailer line and have a question for owners of 1980 Caravelles. Does your Caravelle have an aluminum composite floor or plywood subfloor?

This question arose from a discussion about the roots of the Caravelle series. Speculation was that the coaches were near direct descendants of the Argosy Minuets. The three sizes 20', 22', and 24' were comparable as was the width of 7'. The one obvious difference is that only the 20' Caravelle is a single axle while both the 20' (6.0 Metre) and 22' (6.7 Metre) Minuets were single axle. The floorplans were essentially identical to their earlier Argosy cousins with a few minor changes and modifications. The speculation was that if any of the Caravelles had aluminum composite floors, the 20' model would be the most likely candidate.

Input from current and former owners of Carvelles is greatly appreciated!

Kevin
Hi Kevin,I have an 80 24' Caravelle in my shop now that I have been doing a major refurb on. It has a 1/2" plywood floor. It is a front galley model.Colin
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I own a '80 20 foot Caravelle!!! Plywood Floor, Don Witulski
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Just checked out my floor on my 1980 20' Caravelle. Plywood and not rotten!
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