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Old 07-26-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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24' Argosy chassis wiring

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New member, first post. Been lurking for some time.
Our '73 24' Argosy has wiring issues where the trailer cable exits the chassis at the hitch. Previous damage and repairs has left the wires too short to be repaired properly and I can't pull anymore slack out of the hollow chassis section.
What I need to know is where do the wires exit the chassis section.
I need to cut the bellypan and replace the wiring.
So where on the pan should I cut my access hole?

Thanks in advance

Peter
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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If the '73 is anything like my '77, you don't need to open the belly pan. The wires connect to a terminal block behind the streetside dinette. You'll have to remove that side of the dinette to get to it, but after that pulling a new cable through should be fairly straightforward.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:00 PM   #3
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Hi,

I ran right out to check.
Our Argosy has the couch with the water pump under the streetside.
I looked all over but there's nothing there, it's quite accessable. the pump wire goes through the inner skin, no other wiring.
Must be different.

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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Hi,

I ran right out to check.
Our Argosy has the couch with the water pump under the streetside.
I looked all over but there's nothing there, it's quite accessable. the pump wire goes through the inner skin, no other wiring.
Must be different.

Thanks for the reply.

Peter
Peter,
What is in the front end of your Argy? Behind the front gaucho on my AS there is a square white box mounted on the front wall, IIRC it is riveted on, all of my wiring goes into that box. It is about 6"x6"x2".

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Running back out with flashlight.........
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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I'm waiting with baited anticipation! What will it be?? (Sorry, too much Sav Blanc tonite ). If all else fails, look for a small panel/door/access port under the front, curbside. That's where it all comes together in the AS's. If you have that, you could snake new cable to that spot from the A-frame/tongue aree and have a new pig tail.

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:18 PM   #7
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No luck,

Under my gaucho is the water tank the full width of the coach and behind that the slide out plastic trays.
The water tank is curved at the ends and closely mates to the inner skin.
No room for a junction box.

Wow, either of the above options would have been very welcome.
I've been through every locker and can't find anything that seems promising.

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Just in from lying in the grass under the coach.
No access panels either side.
My wiring dissapears into the streetside frame section if that helps.

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:31 PM   #9
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I suggest you PM or catch the attention of Pattersontoo (known as Lou). He is the local Jedi master of Argosy's (thanks to JeffTerry for that one!).

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It's gotta be there. The square box that wahoonc describes is just like mine. It will definitely be on the streetside somewhere forward. Can you describe what appears in the area of the water pump?
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How about pictures? They sure can help if you don't know what you're looking for...

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My vehicle to trailer wiring is a double ended cable that plugs into a fitting on the body just above the A frame. The wiring arrives at that point via the roadside frame. It comes up the frame, thru a hole in the floor/channel into the wall, transitions at the white box, then to the plug.

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Hello Peter

Peter .. My husband has replaced ours .. have a 75 26' Argosy with front gaucho.. it goes through the Aframe channel into the underbelly and up thru the floor between the outer and inner walls , around the street side to a junction box at the end of the gaucho.. Hope this helps.. for our Argosy's 30th birthday this month we have completely refurbished her..... Annie
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