Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Allarounder's Avatar
 
1979 30' Argosy
Hernando , Mississippi
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 5
Minuet Argosy with Aluminum floor?

Does anyone have any literature or documentation of the aluminum floors being installed in certain Minuet trailers?

Would like to have this information for my new trailers "Me" book.

Thank you.
__________________

Allarounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 09:16 PM   #2
New Member
 
1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 4
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0003.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	347.8 KB
ID:	339032

In the details it lists the composite aluminum floors. We have a Minuet 6.0 with aluminum floors. They’re pretty cool!
__________________

Cliftonmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 05:45 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
66Overlander's Avatar
 
1962 22' Safari
2016 30' Classic
Somewhere , in the USA
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,233
Images: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allarounder View Post
Does anyone have any literature or documentation of the aluminum floors being installed in certain Minuet trailers?

Would like to have this information for my new trailers "Me" book.

Thank you.
Hi Allarounder,
This topic has been discussed quite a few times on AirForums. Here is a link to a google search that turns up many such discussions:
https://www.google.com/search?q=argo...w=1922&bih=967

The expert on this topic is an Airforums member Kevin Allen who goes by the forum name Overlander64. Summarizing, he seems to think:
  • 6.0 Metre Minuets: Most (but not all) had aluminum floors.
  • 6.7 Metre Minuets: Some had aluminum floors
  • 7.3 Metre Minuets: None had aluminum floors
You might reach out to Kevin to see what documentation he has to share.

Here are links to some of Kevin's posts for you to do more research on the topic:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f461...ml#post1405739

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...ml#post1380710

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...oors-9112.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/poll...lts&pollid=103

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...loor-4865.html
__________________
Joe
Wally Byam Caravan Club International Historian
Vintage Airstream Club Historian
WBCCI/VAC #6768

66Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 12:30 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Greenville , whereEverIroam
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 270
Does anyone know why AS abandoned Aluminum floors? I know a few SOBs still use them.
skyguyscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 01:19 PM   #5
New Member
 
1977 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 4
I’ve heard speculation on the VAP podcast that it was due to cost and/or possible delamination issues.

I specifically sought out our Minuet for them and am glad to have them.
Cliftonmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 03:43 PM   #6
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
OlyPen , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,817
Images: 90
My own experience with the aluminum floor was that it stretched and sagged with foot traffic down the center isle over time (just a little). Newer aluminum wafer sheets have probably solved that problem but they are expensive. My minuet was rot free however and super light - both good things
__________________

__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre :: 1978 Argosy by Airstream Minuet 6.0 Metre overlander64 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 08:30 AM
'78 Minuet with Aluminum Floor overlander64 All Argosy Trailers 15 01-30-2009 01:42 AM
Ideas for replacing flooring for Minuet with aluminum composite floor pattyo Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 6 06-24-2006 08:56 PM
Minuet or Non-Minuet juel All Argosy Trailers 13 01-19-2006 03:50 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.