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 ===== History ===== ===== History =====
-Argosy trailers were made by Airstream Company starting 1971 in Versailles, OH. near Jackson Center, and are usually recognized as "​Painted Airstreams"​. Many features were first tried out on the Argosy models, and then incorporated into the more traditional Airstreams if they were a success. A good example is the large front wrap windows. ​ +Argosy trailers were made by Airstream Company starting 1971 in Versailles, OH. near Jackson Center, and are usually recognized as "​Painted Airstreams"​. A small percentage were also manufactured in the California Airstream factory. These can be recognized with Airsteam instead of Argosy on the VIN plate. Many features were first tried out on the Argosy models, and then incorporated into the more traditional Airstreams if they were a success. A good example is the large front wrap windows. These painted trailers ​utilized one piece steel end caps with the remainder of the trailer body aluminum panels. It is rumored ​that because they were painted they used damaged or blemished ​aluminum panels from Airstreams but this is unlikely since the factories were in different towns and many have since been stripped and polished.
-These painted trailers ​were able to utilize ​steel end caps and aluminum panels that were damaged or blemished+
-Argosy created a series of diminutive trailers in the '​70'​s called the "​Minuet"​. There was the 6.0 Metre (20'), the 6.7 Metre (22'​), ​and a 7.4 Metre (24') Minuet.+
  
-Beginning in 1974 Airstream began manufacturing a Class A motorhome, badged "​Argosy"​. These began as painted aluminum 20- and 24-foot models, and were followed in 1979 by the first of their Classic model motorhomes, with an unpainted aluminum body, much like the trailers they are known for. In actuality, these were modified ​trailersmounted on a step van chassis ​also modified for the motorhome.+Argosy created a series of diminutive trailers in the late '​70'​s called the "​Minuet"​. These were designed specifically to be towed by cars and were a foot narrower than the standard trailer and made as lightweight as possible. The first years had aluminum floors and even the partitions and dinette frame were sheet aluminum. These were made in 3 sizes from 1977 to 79. The 6.0 Metre (20'), 6.7 Metre (22'), and 7.4 Metre (24') Minuet. 
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 +Beginning in 1974 Airstream began manufacturing a Class A motorhome, badged "​Argosy"​. These began as painted aluminum 20- and 24-foot models, and were followed in 1979 by the first of their Classic model motorhomes, with an unpainted aluminum body, much like the trailers they are known for. These utilized the same body construction as the trailers ​but were built to be mounted on a truck chassis. ​
  
  
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