Can someone ID this one ? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-03-2008, 08:26 AM   #1
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For the last two months as we pass a trailer dealership on 65 highway in Ozark Mo. this fiberglass trailer has been sitting there. It doesn't have a for sale sign but I am assuming it's for sale. Ted said on the front it said Aero-something? The photo isn't very good as I took it from a moving vehicle with a cell phone camera. Maybe someone here can enhance it and ID this one? Or just tell us what it is?

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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Roger is the expert on the large rounded ones..but

I think it may be an Avion. An airstream sub brand that looks fiberglass, but really is aluminum.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:01 AM   #3
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Could be an Argosy ?????

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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Looks like an Argosy to me.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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Could be quite a find...
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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Looks like an Argosy, which was Airstream's sub-brand.
I can't remember if they were fiberglass or painted Aluminum.
There's a lot fewer of them out there than Airstreams.
Gina, Avion was Fleetwood RV's aluminum competitor for Airstream.

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Old 03-03-2008, 02:08 PM   #7
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Looks like an Argosy, which was Airstream's sub-brand.
I can't remember if they were fiberglass or painted Aluminum.
There's a lot fewer of them out there than Airstreams.
Gina, Avion was Fleetwood RV's aluminum competitor for Airstream.

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Argosy was painted aluminum and HEAVY.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:21 PM   #8
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The Argosy was made by Airstream in Ohio in the 1980's. It costs less to manufacture than a traditional Airstream because the front and rear end caps were stamped steel. The mid-section was aluminum. It was painted to cover the different metals.

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Looks like an Argosy, which was Airstream's sub-brand.
I can't remember if they were fiberglass or painted Aluminum.
There's a lot fewer of them out there than Airstreams.
Gina, Avion was Fleetwood RV's aluminum competitor for Airstream.

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The only one I've seen was painted tan.
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There is one like this in SE Wisconsin with the word AERO.... on it, too. I'll have to look more closely the next time we're near Racine, WI.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:52 PM   #11
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Boles Aero made aluminum trailers in the 40s,50s & 60s, but I don't know if they ever went to the "Airstream look."

The trailer in the picture certainly does appear to be like the '72 Airstream I restored years ago. If you hadn't said it had "Aero" on it, I would say it was a painted Airstream.

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The only one I've seen was painted tan.
That tan color was an Argosy signature. I've never seen one that WASN'T that shade.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:53 AM   #13
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Boles Aero made aluminum trailers in the 40s,50s & 60s, but I don't know if they ever went to the "Airstream look."
This almost has to be a 70's or 80's unit looking at the radius-corner windows.

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:36 AM   #14
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My sister and brother in law had an argosy for years. Shure looked like your picture.
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