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Airstream Argosy

One of the first photos of A Riveting Life’s 1977 Airstream Argosy based in Eagle River, Wisconsin

You might be wondering why we wanted to do an Airstream blog? First off, why not?! We have been in love with all things travel and vintage for as long as we could remember plus #livingriveted has always been a dream of ours that we are working toward making our reality. Though we don’t foresee ourselves ever being full-time travelers like so many of our other favorite Airstream bloggers out there such as Mali Mish, or Currently Wandering ,we are still excited to share with you the renovation process of our Argosy as well as our future travels while we eventually explore the Great Lakes region, the American Southwest and more!

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Airstream Plans

For those wondering our vintage travel trailer is a 20ft 1977 Airstream Argosy Minuet that we purchased the summer of 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. You might be wondering what exactly is an Argosy. An Argosy is a line of Airstreams that was produced starting in the mid 1970’s that were to our understanding designed to be a little less expensive than the traditional Airstream but were built exactly the same with the exception of the steal endcaps which require paint to prevent rusting thus typically Argosy’s are known as painted Airstreams.

We are very thankful to have found the camper we did because not only does it have the beautiful front windows many Airstreams still have to this day we also discovered that we have an aluminum subfloor that prevents rotting so we do not have to a top off remodel. Money saved works for us!! $$

When it comes to our renovations, this really is a new adventure for both of us. Neither of us actually have any carpentry skills but never the less we just don’t think we could live with ourselves if we didn’t put our own heart and soul into this project but also parting ways with so much money to have someone complete our camper for us. Though we will have lots of challenges with our eyes on the prize we know it will be well worth it and we look forward to sharing with you what we learn along the way, especially if you are looking to live A Riveting Life too!

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Matt + Krista
Northwoods of Wisconsin

We are living A Riveting Life & so can you! Blog by Matt + Krista of Fornear Photo • Wanderlust enthusiasts & Northwoods Wedding Photographers • Featuring our wedding & engagement photography along with Airstream renovations, adventures, travel, craft beer, saving money, our everyday Northwoods lives & more!