Originally Posted by zimbop
I am also looking for dimensional specs on that model - exact length width and height, weight, and ball height.
I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions later. Thanks.
The specifications vary slightly depending upon whether the coach is an Argosy 20 or a Minuet 6.0 Metre -- they both have the same VIN pattern:
The 20 represents the length as sold by Arogsy, the V indicated Versailles, OH factory while the S indicated Cerritos, CA factory, the last four characters represent the sequential production number.
There are several methods for distinguishing between the two coaches as follows:
- Most Minuets have a badge mounted in the beltline molding identifying the coach as a Minuet -- but these may have been removed by a previous owner -- and it is possible that the early coaches may not have had the badge.
- The Minuets all had a 7.0' floor width while the Argosy 20 had a 7' 8" floor width.
- If the coach has the front lounge floorplan, the Minuet does not have arms on the lounge while the Argosy 20 does have an arm on the lounge.
- All Argosy 20s that I have encountered have plywood floors while most (but not all) Minuet 6.0 Metre coaches have had composite aluminum floors.
The Minuet has an overall length of 19' 3", empty weight of approximately 2,450 pounds with a GVWR of 3,250 pounds. The exterior height with air conditioner (factory Armstrong Bay Breeze) is 10' 9". Its hitch height is listed as 18" but may be lower depending upon axle wear.
The Argosy 20 has quite similar but not identical specifications. I will need to check my data to verify, but I do know that its floor width is 7' 8". The empty weight is about 350 pounds greater. The Argosy 20 (according to my memory) has a 19" hitch height, but again this may be less depending upon axle wear.I am not certain about the overall length and height of the Argosy 20, but should have this information in my files and will check later this evening.
I am sure that you will enjoy your Argosy -- I just returned from a two week 1,900 mile adventure with my Minuet -- it is such a pleasure and has much less impact on my fuel expense than my Overlander.