Greetings Dave and Pat!
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Originally Posted by Dave and Pat
Greetings, We just purchased a 1978 Argosy Minuet 6 metre. We are wondering if anyone knows of removable, washable slipcovers available for twin beds/couch cushions in this model? Any help appreciated regarding buying, or patterns for making ourselves.
Dave and Pat
I am afraid that you won't find any off-the-shelf slipcovers that will fit the Minuet. One of the items that comes into play with the Minuet is that its width is 8" less than the standard coaches -- the Minuet is 7.0' wide while the standard Argosy coaches are 7' 8". But the good news is that most any upholsterer can likely duplicate the original upholstery or make slipcovers for your current cushions.
If you find, as I did with my Minuet, that the foam is failing (decomposing and turning into crumbles and dust) it may be a good time to consider new foam. I took the oppotunity to have my foam upgraded to a denser, firmer variety that increased the comfort both as seating and sleeping areas.
Fowler Interiors of Symsonia, Kentucky handled the Interior refurbishment on my coach including the new foam and upholstery on the twin lounges, new pinch-pleated draperies and mini-blinds, a new shower curtain, and new Armstrong laminate floor covering. They specialize in Airstream and Argosy refurbishment, and they are fantastic people to work with (IMHO). They are a bit of a drive from Madison -- about 9.5 to 10 hours (I am a former Grant County resident).
If you haven't discovered the Wisconsin Unit of the WBCCI, they have a very active Vintage contingent with several Argosy owners. In fact, I am still a Wisconsin Unit member even though I am about three hours South of the border in North-central Illinois.
Good luck with your Minuet!