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Old 10-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hi, looking at buying an Argosy but the door lock is broken.... are there any good sources for replacement parts? Or are Argosys not supported?

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Old 10-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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My lock broke in my Argosy

Andy at Inland RV may be able to help you. A while back, he had repair kits for the locks. I don't think the locks are made anymore. Andy is a forum member, and he used to work for Airstream. Google Inland RV for contact info.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Hi, looking at buying an Argosy but the door lock is broken.... are there any good sources for replacement parts? Or are Argosys not supported?

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Call Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply. Although the KT lock hasn't been made for quite some time, he does have a bunch of parts for them.
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When you say it's broken. Do you mean you can't open the door with the outside handle?
If so, the chances are, it is just a sheared roll pin and can be repaired by removing the assembly from the door. Then replace the roll pin.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Not sure exactly. I am going Thursday to see it and hopefully bring it home. I keep looking and every deal stops. I was going to go Friday but as I get in my truck at 0530, I have no head lights, brake lights, trailer brake box not lighting up, power windows don't work and dash lights too. Anyway I had to delay it.
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Parts for an Argosy?

Greetings ibskot!

Sorry to hear about your run with Murphy's Law! Persistence usually pays off in such circumstances. . . .

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Not sure exactly. I am going Thursday to see it and hopefully bring it home. I keep looking and every deal stops. I was going to go Friday but as I get in my truck at 0530, I have no head lights, brake lights, trailer brake box not lighting up, power windows don't work and dash lights too. Anyway I had to delay it.
So far as Vintage Travel Trailers are concerned, the Airstream and Argosy probably have the best "support" for reproduction and replacement parts. Argosys used parts common to Airstreams for most assemblies so parts availability is little different than that for an Airstream of similar vintage. One of the exceptions to that rule are the front deep-wrap-panoramic windows. Those clear, deep-wrap wring windows are unique to Argosy, but the tinted Airstream deep-wrap wing windows are a direct replacement but include tinting that wasn't available on Argosy. The Minuets have (Most 6.0 Metre and some 6.7 Metre Minuets) composite aluminum floor panels that are also unique to the Argosy line. A broken or inoperable door lock on an Argosy shouldn't be a deterrent to purchase unless the door has been mangled trying to gain access to the coach . . . even then it is possible to replace the door skins and rebuild the door frame in most cases. As has been mentioned in earlier posts, door lock parts are available from several vintage friendly dealers as well as replacement door lock kits (the kits may require some door modification).

Good luck with your project!

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