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Old 03-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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Did either one of these companys made a moterhome? i swore I saw one today headed North bound on I-5 out of Chehalis, WA today?
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I saw TWO of these on my recent trip. One was an airstream (Silver) and one was white.. don't know if it was painted or not. It had no logos, but definate Argosy lights and tail. That one was drive by an older unkempt guy.. and it was pretty beat up.
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Did either one of these companies made a motorhome?
Link to Airstream and Argosy Motorhome website.
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the ones I saw were bambi sized. Wierd.

In the same parking lot at the hotel I stayed in in Laughlin was THIS, Pam Andersons "Lovestream"

It's for sale, only 60k. And they won't let you go in it..
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the ones I saw were bambi sized. Wierd.
THIS, Pam Andersons "Lovestream
The site says one of the features is "complete with mirrored ceilings". Now why would I want mirrors on the ceiling? So I can check out the top of my head??
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Now why would I want mirrors on the ceiling?

um... I expect, like everything else about that Airstream, it's a "Guy Thing".
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the ones I saw were bambi sized. Wierd.
Link to Argosy 20

I would suppose that this size is real popular now.
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the ones I saw were bambi sized. Wierd.

In the same parking lot at the hotel I stayed in in Laughlin was THIS, Pam Andersons "Lovestream"

It's for sale, only 60k. And they won't let you go in it..
Can you say "hookermobile"?
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Did either one of these companys made a moterhome? i swore I saw one today headed North bound on I-5 out of Chehalis, WA today?

Christi,

When we were in Fort Myers, our neighbor had a 33'or 34' Airstream motor home. He said they only made them for a limited # of years late 70's early 80's. He told me his has a chevy chassis with a 454 C.I. motor. driving down from Michigan, he said gas milage was 16 MPG.
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There are both Argosy AND Airstream motor homes out there. I see more Argosys than Airstreams online, though. You can see lots of them on the Airstream forums classifieds, and sometimes on Craigslist.
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Airstream motorhome.

1982 AIRSTREAM EXCELLA 28FT CLASS A - $13500 (GLENDALE AZ)

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I had a 1985 Airstream 325 motorhome for several years. I really liked it, except that the bed was too small for me.

The Argosy brand was manufactured by Airstream and was the test bed marque for a lot of new ideas they wanted to try out, but didn't know how well they'd do in the market place. If a feature was successful in Argosy (like the front panoramic wrap-around windows) then they ultimately show up on Airstreams.

The first Argosy motorhomes are from about 1975. They built Argosy mohos for about four years before coming out with the first Airstream branded mohos in 1979. The Argosy line started with a 20' moho and went up to a 29'. The Airstreams started with a 24' model and went eventually to a 37' at the height of their sales; about 1996. In 1993, the Airstream mohos went to a more conventional fiberglass body as the aluminum "standard" Airstream look cost too much for the average consumer to spend, and they just didn't sell enough to make them profitable to produce. The fiberglass "Land Yacht" was produced simultaneously with the "silver bullet" body for three or four years. I think 1997 was about the last of the silver motorhomes.

If you want to know more about Airstream and Argosy motorhomes, check Fred's Airstream Archives.

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Now why would I want mirrors on the ceiling?
Oh Donna,

We all know that interior designers frequently use mirrors to create the illusion that things appear bigger than they actually are.
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We all know that interior designers frequently use mirrors to create the illusion that things appear bigger than they actually are.
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