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Old 10-04-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question '79 26' Argosy Bearings and Brakes

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Im considering purchasing the trailer listed in the title. However its 400 miles from me, so im leary of towing it as is. Does anyone know what brake, hubs and bearings this model uses?

Obvisouly i jsut cant go there and pull a hub and drum off and i dnt have the VIN.

How do you folks who have boughten trailers out of state get them home?

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

Im considering purchasing the trailer listed in the title. However its 400 miles from me, so im leary of towing it as is. Does anyone know what brake, hubs and bearings this model uses?

Obvisouly i jsut cant go there and pull a hub and drum off and i dnt have the VIN.

How do you folks who have boughten trailers out of state get them home?

Thanks
IceCactus,

You can purchase fully loaded backing plates for around $50 to $75 each at several mail order supply houses. The seals are available at Airstream dealers. If you take the seals, backing plates and bearing grease with you, you should have everything you need to service the brakes and bearings and bring it home. I purchased new axles for my Liner and installed them before dragging it 2800 miles as new backing plates would not fit the 52 year old drums. You can keep the backing plates for later if the brakes are OK. The brakes should be 12" the same as our Safari.

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Old 10-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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IceCactus,

You can purchase fully loaded backing plates for around $50 to $75 each at several mail order supply houses. The seals are available at Airstream dealers. If you take the seals, backing plates and bearing grease with you, you should have everything you need to service the brakes and bearings and bring it home. I purchased new axles for my Liner and installed them before dragging it 2800 miles as new backing plates would not fit the 52 year old drums. You can keep the backing plates for later if the brakes are OK. The brakes should be 12" the same as our Safari.

Bill
Or you could do what we did... If there is a camping world nearby, take it to them on the way home and have the brakes done there (which will give you a guarantee on the brake job) and have them do the wheel bearings at the same time.
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I didnt even think of the camping world idea. There is one on the way home 13.2 miles from where i would pick it up

Do you remember how much it ran ya?
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I didnt even think of the camping world idea. There is one on the way home 13.2 miles from where i would pick it up

Do you remember how much it ran ya?
We had new backing plate assemblies installed on both sides (single axle). IIRC the tab was about $300.00, but it could have been less (I bought a new hitch when I was there as well as a lot of other stuff and dropped at least a grand total).
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