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Old 01-30-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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When we purchased our Argosy last fall, after a long search, the dealer affixed a name plate right by the front door.
Horrors - NEW holes!
We weren't crazy about being a free, rolling, advertisement. Has anyone else had this happen?
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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So.... We had a new plate made and replaced the old one:
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:24 PM   #3
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Great idea, Janet!

I have a decal on my Argosy from Mann's Trailers in Normal, IL. I don't know that this is the original seller of my Argosy but it's possible. Mann's is closed now, but they were a bona fide Airstream dealer. I removed the old "Good Sam" stickers from my Argosy after I bought it, but I couldn't bring myself to remove the old Mann's Trailers sticker.

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Ours has a Cascade RV dealer plate riveted to the side near the entrance door. It is mounted with the orange pop rivets too. It was installed at the original owners time of purchase. We are the second "real" owners of the coach. It also had the same dealer license plate frames. I have reused the rear frame for my plate to see how many people in FL notice I have a dealer frame from Washington state??? The only problem I have with the side mounted plate is that they installed it crooked.......
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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Greetings Scott!

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I have a decal on my Argosy from Mann's Trailers in Normal, IL. I don't know that this is the original seller of my Argosy but it's possible. Mann's is closed now, but they were a bona fide Airstream dealer. I removed the old "Good Sam" stickers from my Argosy after I bought it, but I couldn't bring myself to remove the old Mann's Trailers sticker.
Mann's Trailer Sales were an active Airstream and Argosy dealer throughout the Argosy run. I was a college student at Illinois State in Normal during the time period when our Argosy Minuets were new and spent many Sunday afternoons daydreaming about the day when I could buy a new Argosy of my own while walking by the Mann's dealership. They were located along US Highway 51 almost next door to the Motel 6 on the South edge of Normal.

The dealership continued to operate until just very recently. About three years ago they had a dispersal sale for all remaining parts and dealership hardware - - the disposal auction included a wide variety of literature for both Argosy and Airstream as well as NOS parts and some other Airstream/Argosy memorabilia. I had just changed jobs at the time and had to attend a seminar on the day of the auction so was unable to attend - - I later purchased some of my Argosy and Airstream literature from a dealer in Normal who bought much of the literature that was sold.

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