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Jay Hawk 07-02-2014 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe (Post 1477207)
Hey Jay, thank you for all the nice words. Appreciate them.

You don't need 87K. How about 47 for the cool trailer :)

Do you have some way to pull it?

Yeah i saw the separate sales, I actually arrived at your thread from the classifieds, but liked the whole shebang. Regardless i am finishing up a navy career, planning a future career, and caring for my Mom which wasn't part of the financial plan. I am just day dreaming. For me it would be unwise to start the 'Stream Dream until after I re-establish my emergency fund. I really love your ideas and documenting the experience is a lesson learned for all of us.

P.S. I forgot to add that until recently I had a F150 that was to serve as the first TV. I figure just like the evaporated emergency fund, there is a different path i have to follow to get to where I wanna be. I added in the first thing to fail by having a plan. lol!!!
R/
John

RumbleStrip 09-04-2014 01:00 PM

You were able to find Marmoleum flooring that was wide enough to be seamless? We are getting ready to demo our Airstream and this is what I am hoping to do for flooring but I can only find 76" wide Marmoleum.

SmokelessJoe 09-11-2014 02:36 PM

Perfect New Owners
 
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Last week, an adventurous 73 year old Vermont couple read my classified ad here on the Forum, called immediately and left for Ontario the following morning.

When they saw the rig they fell in love with it, stayed the weekend with me in Toronto (waiting for their American bankerís and insurerís offices to open on Monday morning), transferred the funds, got an Ontario transfer permit and are driving home with the unit right now.

Attachment 221534


(They will source their own Mini in America).

I have blessedly found Perfect New Owners. Heath and Mary Boyer of Windham, Vermont had once bought, gutted and remade an ocean going vessel, then sailed the seas with it a ten year long project. They therefore had a special appreciation for what had been done with the Argosy.




Sergei

my3sonsdad 09-11-2014 02:38 PM

Very happy for all!

SmokelessJoe 09-11-2014 02:39 PM

Mods, will you please turn that nice shot of Heath and Mary right side up. Don't know why; some photos are posting upside down lately....

Thanks

Chuck 09-11-2014 02:41 PM

Vermont, you say?! Make sure to hook them up with the NewEngland Unit of wbcci :wally:, and maybe one day, I'll get to see this magnificent rig in-person at a rally.
New England Unit

It must hurt to see it go. :flowers:

SmokelessJoe 09-11-2014 02:43 PM

Not to this couple; I couldn't dream of having met such perfect New Owners......

reinergirl 09-11-2014 03:01 PM

Oh I am so glad someone is going to love and appreciate that rig! And in New England to boot! :).

bhayden 09-12-2014 12:27 AM

While I am disappointed that we couldn't hook up while out here in the (US) Pacific Northwest sounds like the trailer has found a great new home. Hope they make it out this direction.

SmokelessJoe 09-13-2014 02:57 PM

RumbleStrip,

Sorry to have left you unanswered for awhile; as above, I was busy getting Heath and Mary on the road with their new rig.

( They've been doing marvelously and are crossing the border back into America at Ogdensburg, NY today)

The Marmoleum is 76" wide but the EFFECT will be seamless if your layout has all the cabinets and furniture along the roadside wall, as mine does.

See post # 52 here to see the finished floor, before furniture was installed:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...e-18448-4.html

my3sonsdad 09-14-2014 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe (Post 1509242)

(They will source their own Mini in America).


Sergei

I just listed my 2009 Clubman S on another site ... please pass along to them if you think they might be interested.

SmokelessJoe 09-14-2014 08:53 PM

Bernie,

Provided that there was no sale beforehand the plan was to move the rig to California next month, staying there and in the Pacific Northwest for the winter.

So, after all these years we still haven't met in person. Close though.....

I appreciate your interest and help, both while my project was underway, and still today.

All the best,

SmokelessJoe 09-15-2014 01:43 PM

Jim,

That would be a nice colour for the rig. The Countryman may be a little big for the deck but I'll pass the information along.

my3sonsdad 09-15-2014 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe (Post 1510892)
Jim,

That would be a nice colour for the rig. The Countryman may be a little big for the deck but I'll pass the information along.

Thanks...it would be a close fit. If your sprinter had an extended cab I would have pursued it separately. I may still go down that path if I don't find a buyer for the mini...I really don't want to part with it.

Btw, I didn't realize it was against the rules to post a link to another site, so the CL link has been removed by the admins. If your buyers are here on the forum they can PM me or I can send you my contact info.

bhayden 09-16-2014 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokelessJoe (Post 1510656)
Bernie,

Provided that there was no sale beforehand the plan was to move the rig to California next month, staying there and in the Pacific Northwest for the winter.

So, after all these years we still haven't met in person. Close though.....

I appreciate your interest and help, both while my project was underway, and still today.

All the best,

If you still have a nephew out at Whistler maybe we'll meet up there sometime. While my trailer has been a driveway queen for the last five years I have gotten back on the slopes. Season's pass last year and this year already purchased with all the bells and whistles to visit associated areas for free or reduced cost. One plan was to haul the Argosy up the hill this winter but it's seen no love at all this summer. My '65 Mustang has seen some work and hopefully the trailer will soon see some love too.

This thread and the view from your Airstream door have been my vicariously Airstream living for some time now.

-Bernie

TomW 03-31-2015 01:24 PM

Three cheers
 
I had the pleasure of meeting Heath and touring this Argosy at a Florida campground last week. I was extremely impressed at the workmanship, and eye towards quality that went into the refurbishment.

Heath obviously was too.

Kudos on a job well done.

Tom

bhayden 04-01-2015 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bhayden (Post 1511652)
the Argosy [has] seen no love at all this summer. My '65 Mustang has seen some work and hopefully the trailer will soon see some love too.
-Bernie

Still AirStreaming vicariously through this thread. Despite our no snow year in the PNW (yeah everybody else got dumped on) I have maintained a strong presence on the slopes. Arranged moorage for the Argosy up north back in January but haven't touched it. The '65 Mustang is supposed to move this weekend. Lotsa happening and hopefully the Argosy will have an indoor home in the next 6-8 weeks where I can dig into doing some major upgrades.

-Bernie

Juliec 05-22-2017 08:26 PM

Sergei,
I read your post with much interest even though it was a long time ago. I just bought a Travelux (1966 or so) and I have gutted it. I am getting ready to remove the floor and to have the base repaired (sandblasted and repainted). Then, the re-construction will begin. You cannot imagine how much information and ideas I have gotten from your project. Thank you infinitely for the picture and the information. It is invaluable. BTW, if you are talking about Aylmer (close to Hull), we are neighbor. If your Argosy is still around, I would love to visit it. Warm regards, Julie

DavidsonOverlander 05-22-2017 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Juliec (Post 1953303)
Sergei,
I read your post with much interest even though it was a long time ago. I just bought a Travelux (1966 or so) and I have gutted it. I am getting ready to remove the floor and to have the base repaired (sandblasted and repainted). Then, the re-construction will begin. You cannot imagine how much information and ideas I have gotten from your project. Thank you infinitely for the picture and the information. It is invaluable. BTW, if you are talking about Aylmer (close to Hull), we are neighbor. If your Argosy is still around, I would love to visit it. Warm regards, Julie

Hi Julie,

Congratulations on your Truvelux purchase! They are very cool trailers.

I'm not sure if Sergei is still on the forums or not, as he sold his Argosy a couple of years ago. He worked on it near Aylmer in south-western Ontario.

Juliec 05-22-2017 09:24 PM

Sergei, read till the end and realized that the Argosy has been sold to a couple from Vermont. What a story. You really are a maker. You dreamed it, realized it and it is now continuing its life in good hands. Good for you! Julie.


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