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Old 12-02-2005, 02:05 PM   #15
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I think I know how to get my coach home! I just need a little help here. I have a new equipment trailer with new tires. Its a dual axel with
ST225/75D 15 8ply tires with 65psi. They are 5 lug Wheels.
How many lugs on the Argosy?
Anyone know if they are the same and will fit on the argosy minuet?
Does anyone know what the measurments are?
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:43 PM   #16
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off by one lug..

the rim is a 15x6.5 (15x7 will do) and 6 lugs on a 5.5" pattern.
Here's the pattern for the pigtail and car end
http://www.marksrv.com/wiring.htm
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:55 PM   #17
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I was wanting to go get it tomorrow, Sat. I am still trying to decide what to do about the tires since my equipment trailer wheels are 5 lug that option will not work. I found some new trailer tires locally for $54 each, carry out price. I may try and pick them up in the morning and head toward the Coach. The seller found some tires at a tire dealer for $288 put on but I beleive they are too big, he didnt know for sure what size they were. He thinks they will fit but I dont want to get all the way over there and then they may be the wrong size.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:06 PM   #18
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Go for it!

With those tires, and especially since it is a double axle, I'd go for it, just take it easy. Don't go over 45, and do not fill to max pressure, as the tires heat up they will expand. I'd get er home....
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With those tires, and especially since it is a double axle, I'd go for it, just take it easy. Don't go over 45, and do not fill to max pressure, as the tires heat up they will expand. I'd get er home....
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I thought a bunch of time about "going for it". Did you see the pic of the old tire? Its 60 miles, would you still go for it?
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Yeah, I would

I would. Do you have anyone to follow you, with a little 2 way radio or cell phone? It is a double axle, right? At 45 mph, that would be a 1 hour and 20 minutes. 30 mph, two hours..but you'll have it home to work on it, as obviously, you are not working on it now. Check out my blog, http://sweetsovereign.blogspot.com , like I said, we towed that 46 Vagabond on its original tires 3 miles on just one of the two axles...where are you towing it from and too? If you were near me in NY, I have two good Good year marathons you could borrow. I also picked up a 76 Argosy on very old tires, and once on the Interstate, pulled 55 mph for 200 miles, no problems....on at least tires that had been sitting for 10 plus years...5 months later, pulled it another 100 miles.....I also bought a Trade Wind..it has 4 car tires on them...pulled from Va to NY with no problems. Just stop and check often, feeling the hubs and tires for heat. Good luck...just take it easy. I know of many others that have done the same....

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the rim is a 15x6.5 (15x7 will do) and 6 lugs on a 5.5" pattern.
Here's the pattern for the pigtail and car end
http://www.marksrv.com/wiring.htm
When are you picking it up?
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Ok 3ms75Argosy, I got on that site and printed out the diagram to take with me, thanks! That is a good site to have, I saved it to my favorites.
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I would. Do you have anyone to follow you, with a little 2 way radio or cell phone? It is a double axle, right? At 45 mph, that would be a 1 hour and 20 minutes. 30 mph, two hours..but you'll have it home to work on it, as obviously, you are not working on it now. Check out my blog, http://sweetsovereign.blogspot.com , like I said, we towed that 46 Vagabond on its original tires 3 miles on just one of the two axles...where are you towing it from and too? If you were near me in NY, I have two good Good year marathons you could borrow. Good luck...just take it easy.

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Rob,
Thats nice of you to offer the tires but the coach is in east Tn and I am in western NC. The last 10 miles is all dirt road to my house but I am still thinking about going for it. Yes, I have help. My nephew wants to go with me and we can take radios and a second car. He is as anxious as you guys are for me to get this baby home and start work on it! He has call me twice today wanting to go with us.
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I got to go eat, I will back in a little while.mtnman
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I thought a bunch of time about "going for it". Did you see the pic of the old tire? Its 60 miles, would you still go for it?
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I bought a 77 Argosy with tires that were worse than those. Towed it 15 miles home, then 8 miles to storage, 8 miles back, etc. It added up to more than 60 miles on them. Two of the tires would not hold air for more than an hour or so at a time, I was very happy when I finally got new tires on it. If you aired up your tires when you went and looked at the trailer, and they are still up, use them to get it home. Just drive slow, and stop and make frequent checks of the tires, and make sure nothing has come loose on the coach.
Also, it would be much easier for you to tow the trailer over to a tire shop and have tires mounted on the trailer, than taking off the tires and wheels two at a time, and getting tires mounted on the wheels, and then going and getting the other old tires...You get the idea.
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You have luck on your side...already...probably ot even knowing it....Being that it is near western NC and the famous RichardT from Bat Cave did not get this Argosy....What size Argosy is this one?

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Its a 1979 argosy minuet 7.3. I bought it from a friend. Bat Cave is aways from here over toward Asheville, NC.
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here are some pics on this thread:
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Rob,
I checked out your site, I dont think I would have touched that one. Did you check the wheel bearings and at what point did you check them? Were the wheel bearing still good? I am concerned about the bearings on this 79 but I believe they are ok. Reading your post and overlander63 post has given me new confidence, I think I am going to go for it.
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