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Old 07-18-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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I thought the best way to see our country was on the ground and I like the idea of a time tested trailer, like the Argosy 24 size. Could certainly use some/any advice as a newbie
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Welcome! (Good plan...)

Welcome to the Forums, and to retirement... Some of us are retired, some are working, and some are just here...

Learning to use "search" tab above will help you find strings of messages on topics of interest...

The classifieds here and at a few other places, like will help you see what is out there...

Be very wary of E-Bay, as much fraud and misrepresentation goes on over there.. Safe rule is to avoid bidding or buying what you cannot see personally, or at least have a friend verify in person... (Look at e-bay scams thread..)

As for choice between Argosy and Airstream, the 24-25' lengths are great, but there are many more Airstreams than Argosy's to look at in the market... If you really love white or ivory, you could paint your Airstream (AAARGHH!)

Final choice is really old, or "Vintage" or pre-owned from the late 80's and early 90's.. Really old has its devotees, but Vintage or late model gets you a lot of the conveniences like gray water tanks and A/C already installed and working.. You can find a great trailer for less than $15K in that size range with some looking and patience...

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Hi Rob? Roy? Ralph? I'm Marc and tonight I represent the insomniac British branch of the forum!
The first person to ask questions of is yourself. You must have reasons for focusing in on the Argosy 24. I know for alot of people it's about what tow vehicle they have or want and the maximum size of trailer it will pull. I would recommend you get inside a few Airstreams and see if they fit you.
On another thread today I read Andy Rogozinski of InlandRV liken buying an Airstream to considering marriage, so give yourself time to look around for such a big commitment. Search the buying advice forums or try the classifieds.
Flirt with a few choices until you fall in love!
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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Hello .. Happy retirement... did that and have the Argosy also.. it is a wonderful trailer..
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:05 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums, and to retirement... Some of us are retired, some are working, and some are just here...

im just here also... have some fun and enjoy....
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