Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
Ruben
 
1977 Argosy 24
Monterey County , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Argy hitch-weight

hi all,
just thought of a couple of questions I`m curious about on the Argosy`s...
I notice that on the 1977 Argosy`s 22`/24`Twin/24`double bed Models that the hitchweight is 560lbs but on the Rear-door Model hitch weight is 475lbs.,
why the difference in hitch weight on the rear-door Model? since there all about the same size?
& am also curious to know what`s between the interior walls & outter exterior-shell?
is there an open void w/some type of insulation in between?
Thanks for any input!
__________________

__________________
granaudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
Usually Sleepy
 
biggoofball's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
East Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,082
Images: 14
Between the inner and outer shell is supposed to be some insulation. How much depends on how much mouse infestation you've had.

The rear door Argy has the bed in front right? Appliances in the middle? I would guess the difference is that the total weight is now more centered over the axles. This is just a guess though.
__________________

biggoofball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
The axles are further forward on the rear door model, so there is room for the door behind the axles. This moves some of the tongue weight. Appliance placement is in almost the same location, if anything the right gaucho is further forward on the rear-door models.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
1976 24' Argosy 24
Milford , New Jersey
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 283
Is that an "empty" toungue weight? I always thought the toungue weight was closer to 800lbs with an air conditioner, full water tank and full propane tanks. At least on the 24's george.
__________________
Gkiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
Ruben
 
1977 Argosy 24
Monterey County , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Gkeisel,
that info I got was off one of those Argosy trailer brochures someone else has here & after looking at it again I noticed these differences...
I believe & assume the weight stated would be empty weight.
It makes sense that the axles would be moved foward to allow the extra space for the rear door which in turn would change the tongue weight,

I assume that the rivets running across the interior walls & ceiling is the shell-framework & in order to fasten something securely to the walls one would have to hit the framework..correct?(in between the framework would be empty/insulation space for the most part?).
__________________
granaudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
It depends on what you are trying to hang on the walls. The walls are aluminum, much like the exterior, so they will support more weight than you would think by themselves.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 07:53 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
1976 24' Argosy 24
Milford , New Jersey
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 283
Terry is right. The walls are fairly strong. it depends on the direction of the load. The wall is strong in a vertical kind of way, but anything that will pull outward on them will tear out of the aluminum.
__________________
Gkiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Silverhobby's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
1968 30' Sovereign
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Mosheim , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,301
Send a message via Yahoo to Silverhobby
NOTE: There has been discussion about the low tongue weight of the rear door Argosy trailers. This can lead to improper handling and cause problems.
__________________
Kevin with Baity the Lab/Pointer
//------AIR # 7303------\\
WBCCI 17109
visit my restoration blog at:
Silverhobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
Ruben
 
1977 Argosy 24
Monterey County , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Silverhobby-
I was impressed when towing the trailer from So. Cal to Cental coast the trailer seemed to tow very well & at times seemed like I was`nt towing hardly anything behind me(& without an EQ hitch...am in process of obtaining one) plus I`m sure the axles are not in the best of shape but it did seem to tow easily with my 94` Silverado/1500 4x2.
What kind problems & signs of damage do you think this could cause on the rear-door Argosy`s by the toungue weight being the lightest of the other Models?
__________________
granaudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 10:42 AM   #10
4 Rivet Member
 
1976 24' Argosy 24
Milford , New Jersey
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 283
Problems of low hitch weight generally have to do with trailer sway, or fish tailing if it is extreme. You'll know if it doesn't feel comfortable. Every tow vehicle combination is a bit different. In our Argosy the water tank is in front under the window. You will increase your toungue weight substantially with a full water tank if that is where yours is located. If you do have sway issues first check all the basics, Sway bar setup, hitch ball height, tire pressures etc. If that doesn't help try it with a full tank of water.
__________________
Gkiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #11
Ruben
 
1977 Argosy 24
Monterey County , California
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Gkeisel,
yes we have a tank up front & will keep in mind about the low hitch weight & sway.
Thank`s!
__________________

__________________
granaudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weight distributing hitch classic4x4s Hitches, Couplers & Balls 7 08-02-2006 12:29 PM
hitch weight? Stan Z 1965 Caravel 4 03-23-2005 08:31 AM
hitch weight 65 GT wilson russe Hitches, Couplers & Balls 0 10-03-2004 05:03 AM
hitch weight BobNetherlands Airstream Trailer Forums 5 11-11-2003 04:22 PM
Weight Distributing Hitch joshua32064 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 1 09-27-2003 08:16 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.