Originally Posted by ScottG
they are nothing but painted airstreams. they are heavy by todays standards.
Actually the Argos was produced on a different assembly line than the Airstream. And although it looks the same shape, it was built different from an Airstream. They use steel on the front panel instead of alluminum. Also the number of panels varied on the Argosy, different from the Airstream.
The Argosy is also lighter than current models, not heavier. All of the Airstreams and Argosys from the 1970s and earlier were much lighter, often by 1000 pounds or more, than later model Airstreams with the heavy wood cabinets and paneling. That's one reason they could be towed by passenger cars.