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Old 08-19-2017, 11:49 PM   #2101
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Why do people do things like this? 82 310 in Dallas for sale.
Looks like it was used as a mobile meth lab.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:24 PM   #2102
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75 Argosy masquerading as a Airstream
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Airstream-Ar...-/263171503988

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Somewhere out there is one pissed off Airstream owner, missing some serious letters. Justifiable homicide if you ask me; in the Royal Navy you'd be keelhauled, drawn and quartered, guts for garters, tarred and feathered......man I have to lay off the DT speeches.

At least the Airstream owner has the shadow of the letters I guess.

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Old 08-29-2017, 02:15 AM   #2104
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It's a P37 Chasis, GM. Gas.
Would anybody happen to know the GVW of the P37?
P37 denotes the Motorhome chassis series, it isn't a specific chassis per se. This from the alignment guide:

Chevrolet had 7 model numbers for the Motor Home P Chassis, only the ones with '-52' were destined for Class A motorhomes. Class C motorhomes were also built on some of the Commercial truck chassis.

P30832 125” wheelbase

P31132 -52 137” wheelbase

P31432 -52 159” wheelbase

P31832 -52 178” wheelbase

P31932 -52 190” wheelbase (Start-up production in 1991) (19.5” wheels)
P32032 -52 208” wheelbase (Start-up production in 1988) (19.5” wheels)
P32132 -52 228” wheelbase

NB These six digit codes e.g. P31432 denote wheelbase length. My 250 is a P31432 with 158.5" length and 16" wheels....

More from the 'excellent' OffRoadToyBox' alignment guide.

The Motorhome Chassis also has different frame rails. Be careful to NOT use adjustment/maintenance information from a Forward Control Chassis manual for your Class A motorhome. Some things are common, some things are not.

It is unfortunate that even GM's documentation varies in what it names these chassis. The “P30” term is simply too generic to help when specifics are needed.

If the 5th thru 7th positions in your VIN number are “P37”, then you have the motorhome version of the chassis. Actually, it is the '7' that tells us we have the motorhome version of the chassis.

As regards, GVW, this would obviously vary depending on the set up. My 250 lower GVW than a 350. Your VIN will denote the GVW range. The coach should have a specific GVW on its VIN sticker.

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Old 08-31-2017, 01:55 PM   #2105
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75 Argosy masquerading as a Airstream
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Airstream-Ar...-/263171503988

I cant believe this is up over 10 grand! Do they all believe it is a extremely rare 75 Airstream?
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:52 PM   #2106
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I cant believe this is up over 10 grand! Do they all believe it is a extremely rare 75 Airstream?
Martin and Brad are in a bidding war. Both have secretly wanted to own the shortest A:I:R:S:T:R:E:A:M in the world. They are hoping we don't notice and allow them to park on the Airstream side of the park at motorhome rallys.

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Old 08-31-2017, 03:02 PM   #2107
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Martin and Brad are in a bidding war. Both have secretly wanted to own the shortest A:I:R:S:T:R:E:A:M in the world. They are hoping we don't notice and allow them to park on the Airstream side of the park at motorhome rallys.

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Actually I was thinking about putting W:I:N:N:E:B:A:G:O on the front and back of mine, same number of letters so I doubt anyone would notice......
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:04 PM   #2108
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I cant believe this is up over 10 grand! Do they all believe it is a extremely rare 75 Airstream?
The 24ft Argosy seem to be regularly pulling $12-14K now if in reasonable condition. So at $10K, hopefully someone will buy it and paint it, to allow it to return to its original glory!
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:36 PM   #2109
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Actually I was thinking about putting W:I:N:N:E:B:A:G:O on the front and back of mine, same number of letters so I doubt anyone would notice......
Brad, I really think you should install those 345 emblems, you have, on your Argosy. It would look so cool
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Brad, I really think you should install those 345 emblems, you have, on your Argosy. It would look so cool
There you go, awesome idea....W:I:N:N:E:B:A:G:O 345. Then go to a Winnebago rally.
I've been always partial to R:A:M:
A:I:R:S:T:E:R myself....don't have to go out and any letters; although having the RAM letters from the back of the pickup; you know the really big chrome RAM letters, for the visually impaired driver behind your ginormous 1 ton RAM dually; just in case she didn't know what type of truck it was.

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PS I now know why the Airstream/Argosy is getting so much money.......it's the only one with an intact front valance.
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:59 PM   #2111
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Cheap, rear-bedroom Argosy:

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/rv...287057552.html

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Old 09-04-2017, 04:13 AM   #2112
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The 24ft Argosy seem to be regularly pulling $12-14K now if in reasonable condition. So at $10K, hopefully someone will buy it and paint it, to allow it to return to its original glory!
It went for 10.2K It looks like the buyer is in the business of buying vehicles. When I sold my 77 24 footer about 5 years ago, I was happy to get 3 grand because there were no offers other than a guy from the Netherlands
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:32 AM   #2113
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The world of Argosy has changed a lot, especially in the last couple of years. Where Airstreams in general are in demand from the baby boomers trying to relive/regain their childhood, the Argosy are quickly becoming the trend for the next generations, not focused on restoration but focused on having their own interpretation of mid-century nostalgia.

Those generations didn't experience it but are interpreting what they think it was like. With an Argosy they can make it their own with a few quarts of Rust-Oleum Topside paint and live the dream. The Airstream Argosy FB group is page after page of newbie's jumping onboard.

Try even buying a 20/24ft Argosy trailer or motorhome at the moment, and they are ever gone or you are in a bidding war. Those folks don't have bottomless pockets but the number of folks wanting to live a dream is driving the price up to a certain level.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:45 AM   #2114
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The world of Argosy has changed a lot, especially in the last couple of years. Where Airstreams in general are in demand from the baby boomers trying to relive/regain their childhood, the Argosy are quickly becoming the trend for the next generations, not focused on restoration but focused on having their own interpretation of mid-century nostalgia....
Martin, nice summary of a trend I have been witnessing myself. I have helped or try to help several people over the last few years finding their perfect Argosy. They all were women in their 20's. And why Argosy and not Airstream, i asked them. The reply was they did not want to deal with the additional work or money required to polish or upkeep a polished trailer.
They also did not care much about bad axles of trailers or poor mobility in case of a Motorhome, they just wanted the cool tiny house in the shape of an Argosy/Airstream. Logistics with finding a place to park, incl having utilities and security brought several of them back to reality. But all were ready to spend between 8-15k
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Motorhome Airstream 350LE - $65000


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Old 09-06-2017, 09:07 PM   #2116
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Such a steal, unfinished at $65,000....
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Another, slightly less mind-bending one in Houston:

https://houston.craigslist.org/rvd/d...295111852.html

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Cheap 345 in Seattle:

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Old 09-12-2017, 03:57 PM   #2120
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Well it does have an LS conversion, but the ad doesn't state if it is running or not. Gutted interior, so you might want to ask if he kept all the bits and pieces.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome...ationFlag=true

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