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Old 09-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #15
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Back in the late 60's we flat towed a 1967 Austin 4 speed Mini to the track.

The tow vehicle was a manual, 289ci 67 Mustang. ( Hey Stef, how about that!). The only problem was the front wheels of the mini would go into an oscillation ( right to left, back and forth ) at the highway speed. Could be a caster issue. Anyway we stayed on the back roads and took it easy. All went well.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:20 PM   #16
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Weak link is the hitch...
Like in photo above, look under bumper, see if PO has beefed it up.
You have basicly a 1 ton or better truck your pulling with.
Long tearm...I would tie towd brakes in or add them to dolly.

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I could tell they were back there, just like I would if towing with my 3/4 ton Suburban, but nothing more.
Just no jack rabbit starts.



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Old 09-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #17
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Got a good look at it from down under,
Is not tied into bumber at all.
All frame...and beefed up too.
Would be easy to make changes to be stronger.
Frame sag? It would take the whole car sitting on ball to bend this frame.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:56 PM   #18
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Interesting. The modifications made to your hitch are similar to what I did on our 310. The 310 frame rails don't extend all the way to the rear of the coach. They stop about 18" short.

The way I have it figured is the diagonal braces will keep the hitch and frame extension from side to side movement, the 2"x4" channel keeps the hitch from going up/down/forward/back. I'm fairly comfortable with how ours came out.

Your 26' Argosy hitch looks plenty strong to me. Other than stopping power you should be all set.

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Exactly...must have been problems back then with tail wag.
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Exactly...must have been problems back then with tail wag.
Our very first motorhome was a little 20' coachmen class C. The frame had been extended about 4-1/2 feet by the coach builder. The entry door was on the passenger side rear. Over the years the rear had sagged presumably from towing and it was very difficult at times to get the entry door open. We ended up having the rear of the frame reworked and that helped some. But towing a trailer was a definite pain.

Since we're going to use our 20' Argosy motorhome to pull our 31' airstream trailer I'm real happy that the hitch bolts directly to the frame of the Argosy

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