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Old 03-16-2006, 04:33 PM   #15
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Roger and all,
Thanks for the scoop on the Argosy. I want to do another driveby. Just curious.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:31 AM   #16
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UFO Spotted Tuesday, Mar 23rd in the side yard of a house in Barriere, B.C.
At first I thought it was all Fiberglass with badly oxidized gelcoat but on closer inspection I saw it had rivited seams. The closer I looked the more it appeared to be a Airstream style.
I did a search here and I see some one has already identified it.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:33 AM   #17
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:30 PM   #19
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I saw what appeared to be a 16 or 17 foot fiberglass trailer parked in a driveway. It had ARGOSY in raised letters on the front of it. Anyone ever heard of this make? It looked pretty cool.
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There was another Argosy that I was involved with a few years ago that, while not of fibreglass construction, did have the classic BOLER/BURRO/CASITA shape. This Argosy was built by Armstrong Whitley in England and could have carried quite a few Bolers.
We used it to haul fuel and equipment to oil and gas exploration sites in the Canadian arctic in the seventies.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:12 PM   #20
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Here is a shot of an Argosy we saw last year at Lake Whitney State Park. They were with a group that included a new looking AirStream. I walked around the Argosy and noted that it had all the features of the AirStream.
That is a '70s Argosy. You can read a bit more and see the '80s version at http://www.airstreamhistory.com

I have an '86 Argosy and full-timed in it from '97 'till a couple of years ago when i bought a 35' Hitchhiker. The Hitchhiker seems like a house compared to the Argosy. Still have the Argosy and hate to part with it. But I'm considering selling it and going to the Casita.

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Here are a couple of small photos of the '86 Argosy and an Airstream "Land Yacht" which was the silver painted version from '89 to 91. Nice trailers. I have more photos on another computer. If I get around to it, I might post a couple of them.

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These are huge!! How big is the one on the left??
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These are huge!! How big is the one on the left??
These two are 32 feet. Perfect size for "big" but not a fifth wheel.

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These two are 32 feet. Perfect size for "big" but not a fifth wheel.

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Big and very "Long, Long". I think that many of us here are having a Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz flashback looking at those things.
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Yeah, long, long trailer. Look at all the places there might be to store the rocks!
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Yeah, long, long trailer. Look at all the places there might be to store the rocks!
How did you know what I had in there??

But my plan is to sell the Argosy (unless i change my mind) and eventually, probably go for the Casita FD from the factory when I win the Texas lottery soon. My travelin' plans were delayed...over ten years. In that time, things change, including my desire to pull a 32-foot, 7000 pound Argosy around the country. I'll probably take the Hitchhiker to Florida and use the fiberglass bubble for traveling around!

I love that Argosy, it is a classy, well-built product. But the excellent build-quality is why I also like the fiberglass trailers I have seen. Totally different products made for different purposes, but both well made with a large following.

Now where did I put that big, round rock??

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Now where did I put that big, round rock??

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Did you use it as a chock?

2011 and beyond... the buzz word is "adaptable." Change the things you can, don't worry about those that you can't, do the best you can.

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2011 and beyond... the buzz word is "adaptable." Change the things you can, don't worry about those that you can't, do the best you can.
You are correct. I will remember this. It helped! Both of my parents have passed away in the last few years. We made several great auto trips together. My Dad and I made several after my Mom passed away six years ago. My Dad always wanted to RV but my Mom's idea of roughing it was a Holiday Inn without a restaurant.

Mom did not like the idea at all when I bought the Argosy and towed it to their house. But within a day, she was calling up all her lady-friends, inviting them over and saying "Come look at what I've got!"

And to keep this on topic...

The early Argosys looked like painted Airstreams, same basic shape although made slightly different underneath the paint, Some of the later crop of Argosy and Land-Yacht trailers, those from '86-91, were bonded fiberglass, some were not. Even with the rounded corners of mine, I have some photos of the same trailer with sharper corners, not as rounded. And the model dates always overlapped with Airstream products. Airstream experimented with this line for six years. Too bad the Airstream company continued to raise the price until after six years, the Argosy/Land Yacht costs about what a classic "round" Airstream costs.

However, the interiors stayed basically the same on this line during the six-year run.

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