RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-07-2011, 02:49 PM   #21
4 Rivet Member
 
au_ee's Avatar
 
2007 31' Classic
Pulaski , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 261
Images: 3
My wife and I have been RV'ng since we got married 36 years ago. Over this time we have had tents, 5 pop ups, motor home, fifth wheel, and now we have a Airstream Classic 31. We've found that there is no perfect solution. When the kids were small the popups were great and we never imagined going to a MH or TT. Then we started traveling greater distances on trips which required longer days on the road and more stops to get to our destination. We traded to a MH and loved that means of travel, but it was very expensive. We sold the MH and went to a fiver. We really liked the fiver but needed to upgrade to a trailer that was 4 season so we could safely camp in Yellowstone in the early spring and late fall. After looking a lot, we decided on the Airstream. It only requires 9 1/2 feet of clearance which allows us to go places the fiver couldn't. It's amazing what difference 2-3 feet makes. While we don't have the storage we had in the fiver, the level floor of a AS is great. No longer have to constantly go up and down stairs which helps on the knees. The AS is also more stable when set up. We don't get nearly as much rocking motion. We found that we have much more space in our truck bed to carry other stuff we couldn't previously load. We also found that AS does a great job of providing space for putting things. We ended up with a lot more storage capacity than we thought we would have.
au_ee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #22
Contributing Member
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,054
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
Anyone know what happened to the Dee Howard 5th wheel?
I understand that it is sitting on a ranch somewhere in the San Antonio area. It was at the AS dealer in Buda a couple of years ago for some repairs. See my thread elsewhere on this site with photos I took at that time.

It is a real beast!
__________________
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 12:43 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Jim Foster's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
1983 27' Excella
Walnut Grove/Laguna Woods , California
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,635
Send a message via Yahoo to Jim Foster
I took this photo at the factory in Jackson Center July 21, 2003
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P7215038.JPG
Views:	612
Size:	254.7 KB
ID:	123954  
__________________
Past President, El Camino Real Unit WBCCI#6620
Street Rod Builder (see avatar)
Kite flier (check out links below)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp3nuNtlZcA&t=331s
https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee
Jim Foster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 06:28 AM   #24
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,736
Blog Entries: 1
8 batteries? and solar panels?. buy a 1000 watt generator and charge the batteries every day. I bet that is enviriomentally a lot better than the total effect of the alternative you are considering. and a thousands of dollars cheaper' and a lot lighter.
Problem solved, now pick out the airstream you like and go camping.
5th wheels are so "last year" right now.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 06:53 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar
 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Foster View Post
I took this photo at the factory in Jackson Center July 21, 2003
Just an FYI, and not that it really matters, but I'm pretty sure that is an Argosy fifth wheel that has been repainted into Airstream colors. A walk around it at the last rally it and me (me and it?) attended showed several "Argosy" badges that had been painted over.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 09:05 AM   #26
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Squarestreams

Under Squarestream there is lots of info there.The Squarestream 5th wheel was made as a Argosy 1986 to 1988,then as Airstream 1989 and 1990.1996 Airstream made another 5th wheel and named in Integrity.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f419...ory-39221.html
jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #27
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,219
Images: 25
Check our Classifieds: there's an Integrity there right now

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuvite-F View Post
Here's a picture of one of those at the 2004 Homecoming Rally.
.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
Anyone know what happened to the Dee Howard 5th wheel?
There is an Airstream Integrity on the Classifieds right now.

Looks pretty good, too. Two slideouts!? it's B-I-G...!
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 01:43 PM   #28
2 Rivet Member
 
1989 35' Argosy 5th Wheel
1979 rgosy 27
Danville , Vermont
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 78
Blog Entries: 5
I love my 89 argosy 5th wheel. It was surprising to me that I get the same fuel economy towing my "whale" as I did towing my 27' argosy trailer. Same F-250D truck. At the time AS introduced the fifth wheel to compete, they also introduced the motorcoach. Most dedicated AS fans towed with a suburban or station wagon etc. The fifth wheel caused you to buy a truck as well, so the motorcoach sold well for those making the jump, and the fifth wheel had a difficult time in the market.
fordfarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 02:09 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
jdalrymple's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB Flying Cloud
1991 35' Airstream 350
Jay , Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,695
I agree with the suggestions of forgetting 1000#s of batteries and use a generator. Convert them to propane for a cleaner fuel and as mentioned above, I bet your over all real impact for any environmental concerns would be less.
__________________
Jeff & Cindy
'09 27FB Flying Cloud
'91 350 LE MH
jdalrymple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #30
1 Rivet Member
 
1986 32' Excella
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 19
5th wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by 66Overlander View Post
Actually that is an Airstream 5th wheel in the back of that photo since it is gray in color. It would be an "off white" cream color if it was an Argosy.

The trailer in the front is a standard Airstream "squarestream" trailer. That called that line of Airstream trailers "Land Yachts" when that were produced from 1989 to 1991. The standard "squarestream" Argosy trailers were made from 1986 to 1989 if my memory is correct.

The 5th wheels in both lines may have only been made in 1989, or perhaps slightly longer as I noted in my last post. I do not have the information to confirm either way.
What year did they make the last Airstream 5th wheel? I found one but I need to determine yr and value to make the guy an offer.
gcann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #31
2 Rivet Member
 
1989 35' Argosy 5th Wheel
1979 rgosy 27
Danville , Vermont
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 78
Blog Entries: 5
You should be able to see the date of manufacture on the plate attached to the lower front left side of the unit. Mine is close to the last if not the last Argosy they made before switching to silver paint and calling it an Airstream. Mine was manufactured in fall of '88 but is titled and sold as an "1989" it is # 136. I believe they made the airstream by customer order only into early 1991. If the unit has been kept well, value will be higher, but most of these units need a lot of restoration due to water damage from notorious leaky roof. Good luck
fordfarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #32
1 Rivet Member
 
1986 32' Excella
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 19
If It is in good shape do you think it is worth between $3,000 to $5000? I know
Airstream is top of the line but I was wondering if I could still get parts.
gcann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #33
Rivet Master
 
Skatiero's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
Currently Looking...
Canton , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,342
Images: 25
It could easily be worth far more than that if it's in good shape.
Skatiero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #34
1 Rivet Member
 
1986 32' Excella
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 19
I suspect by your spelling of your handle you must be a prospector. Am I right?
Forgive me if I'm wrong.
gcann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #35
1 Rivet Member
 
1986 32' Excella
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 19
The AS 5th wheel I found is a 35' with 2 slideouts made in '95. It has water damage around the vent in bathroom and floor under one of the slideouts needs to be replaced. Have you or anyone else here got any info on what is involved in replacing the floor under the slideout? Thanks for your help
gcann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 08:20 AM   #36
2 Rivet Member
 
Chillbilly's Avatar
 
1987 32' Excella
Maryville , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 40
5th Wheel

See this.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5thwheel1.jpg
Views:	364
Size:	586.8 KB
ID:	208945   Click image for larger version

Name:	5thwhee2.jpg
Views:	323
Size:	506.9 KB
ID:	208946  

Click image for larger version

Name:	5thwheel3.jpg
Views:	304
Size:	502.8 KB
ID:	208947   Click image for larger version

Name:	5thwheel4.jpg
Views:	318
Size:	528.6 KB
ID:	208948  

__________________
Chillbilly
1987 Excella 32 Foot
"Campgrounds In And Around The Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Chillbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 08:25 PM   #37
Rivet Master
 
Florida 55's Avatar

 
2008 27' Safari FB SE
Pfafftown , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 904
Images: 42
Blog Entries: 4
Here are two photos taken today of a 5th wheel Airstream at the 2016 WBCCI International rally in Lewisburg, WV
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160625-DSC01825.jpeg
Views:	204
Size:	280.3 KB
ID:	265199   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160625-DSC01826.jpeg
Views:	213
Size:	182.8 KB
ID:	265200  

__________________
Chuck
Airstream - 2008 Safari 27FB SE (Sweet Pea)
TV - 2011 Ford F250 Lariat, 6.7 Diesel, 4X4 (Brutus)
TAC FL-55 | WBCCI 3823 - Unit 12 | AIR 48265
Florida 55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 09:01 PM   #38
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7,397
That's the same one from the previous entry 3 years ago but polished up nicely! Great looking unit!
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 10:52 PM   #39
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2013 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2012 20' Flying Cloud
Small Town , *** Big Sky Country ***Western Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by Florida 55 View Post
Here are two photos taken today of a 5th wheel Airstream at the 2016 WBCCI International rally in Lewisburg, WV
Very neat; thanks for the photo!
__________________
2015 25' Eddie Bauer Int. / 2020 Ford Expedition 3.5 eco B
2019 Chev New Silverado 1500 6.2 V-8; equalizer hitch
AIR# 44105; formerly WBCCI 2015.1
Terminal Aluminitis; 2-people w/ 3+ dogs
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2019, 01:59 AM   #40
New Member
 
1989 35' Argosy 5th Wheel
Kaleden , British Columbia
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 1
Hi I have a 1987 argosy 5th wheel with a living room slide
healera 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
Considering a used Airstream purchase kmb1966 Buyer Guidelines 11 08-30-2011 06:09 AM
Airstream Trailer, Vintage Airstream, Airstream eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-10-2011 09:10 PM
Airstream gimlet AirRowan Classic Motorhomes 4 02-02-2011 11:54 PM
36 foot 6 wheel AIRSTREAM eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 01-29-2011 03:42 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.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.