We have some really good friends that have been looking for an Airstream or Argosy for awhile now. They finally found a keeper about 500 miles away, so we went on a little adventure this weekend.
We headed up on Friday and stayed at the Jellystone Park at Rustic Creek Ranch in Ft Worth. This is the nicest Jellystone that we have stayed at yet, but only were able to stay one night.
The next day we finished the drive to a small city south of Little Rock, AR. The 1976 Argosy 28′ was in incredible condition and simply perfect for our friends. After a little looking over they bought the Argosy and we went on our way to DeGray Lake.
We camped in the park that night and then got a chance to enjoy the woods a little the next morning before we hit the road. The lake is gorgeous and the woods were incredible. There is also a golf course at the park, so you could spend a 4 day weekend there and have a blast. Here are some pictures that we took with our phone as we forgot to bring our “big” camera.
The drive back home went without incident except for somewhere along the last 60 miles a rock went through the curb-side front wing window! If you have or know of anyone with an Argosy wing window they would like to sell please let me know. Our friends really like the clear look of the Argosy’s factory windows, but the new replacements you can get today are all tinted. Now I am a big believer of a good rock guard.
Oh man! I hate that happened. I know the camper on sight. Had just called him about it and he said Y’all were coming to look at it. But with I-530 and 1-30’s condition around Little Rock, it’s a wonder you made through Pulaski County with a single window. We have orange highway barrels in Arkansas that have been in place so long they are eligible for the National Register of Historic places. I-40 is no better. Going toward Tennessee tomorrow for an Argosy. Please wish me luck.
Good luck with your pickup! There was a lot of what looked like construction in AR, but funny to learn that those are permanent orange fixtures!
Hello— My husband died last year and I have 3–count ’em, 3!– vintage ‘streams to sell (and that’s only because I already sold the 4th one from his ‘collection’!). They are in Maine and one is completely gutted already with some plywood interior so it’s ready for a jumpstart on somebody’s dream “project”. I know this is not a forum for this but I am completely overwhelmed and need help to move ’em on out. Please feel free to contact me if serious. Thank you so much. LOVE your blog! 🙂
I just purchased a 69 18′ Caravel. First time AS owner so I’ve been combing the internet looking for informative posts to give me ideas and insight on how to begin to restore my new project. Thanks for including so many great pics and links to where you get parts and such!!!!
Are you still checking this site? I’d like to ask a few questions and draw upon your experience if possible.
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