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Old 06-24-2017, 03:58 PM   #1
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Strange motorhome on Argosy Owners FB group

Currently in Netherlands, but claimed to be a factory 1972 motorhome (not just a 1972 trailer bolted to a period Ford chassis).











There are more photos on the group page.

I'm not convinced and still think it is a modified trailer but has anyone come across it before?
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Yeah Martin, I'm like you, I bet it's a modified trailer to MH, look at the windows. I've never seen an Argosy conversion, but Fred on View RVs has documented some Airstream Trailer to Motohome conversions from the 1970's.

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Old 06-24-2017, 04:57 PM   #3
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The original poster on FB just clarified.....

"...... its built by Ed Gilsdorf Fort Collins, Colorado. He was an engineer from Lockheed. He bought a Ford Econoline 300 1972 and the Argosy 28 ft. and merched it together"

Which makes a lot more sense! Still must be one of the first trailer converted to a MH. Although I do remember reading some of the early Argosy MH went out as kits,
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I bet it's a conversion too, but I like it. It's different enough to garner a crowd anywhere it goes.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:23 PM   #5
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And after a hard look at picture #2 you can see a paint difference between the cab and the trailer body. In the same picture they cut into the bottom trim for what I'm assuming is the propane fill. I don't think the factory would have done it quite that way. Also the lower trim doesn't line up correctly from the cab to the body. I have very little experience with AS or argosy motor homes but the fit and finish is much better than that on my 73 argosy trailer.
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Side door

The "suicide" door on the side gives it away as well, that is was a trailer designed for unoccupied towing and not a motorhome for riding in.
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It is a Ford Econoline van grafted to a trailer and the front windshield, hood, and fenders oddly extended.
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