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Old 11-06-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Argosy 1976 Hitch & Frame Questions

Help!

Going to pick up my "new" 1976 Argosy 24' Twin Bed TT in a few weeks and have some questions:

1. Please confirm that the Equal-i-zer Brand Hitch I am ordering will fit the tongue/frame size. The maximum the standard brackets will fit is a 6" frame.

2. Please confirm that the ball size is 2 5/16" inches.

3. My understanding is the trailer hitch height (inside top of the ball) is 19.5"

4. Will the slide-out tray hold one or two 12-volt batteries.

5. The stats say the loaded tongue weight is approximately 650 (560 empty per the company). Does this sound accurate?

That's it! Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Old 11-06-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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Help!

Going to pick up my "new" 1976 Argosy 24' Twin Bed TT in a few weeks and have some questions:

1. Please confirm that the Equal-i-zer Brand Hitch I am ordering will fit the tongue/frame size. The maximum the standard brackets will fit is a 6" frame.

2. Please confirm that the ball size is 2 5/16" inches.

3. My understanding is the trailer hitch height (inside top of the ball) is 19.5"

4. Will the slide-out tray hold one or two 12-volt batteries.

5. The stats say the loaded tongue weight is approximately 650 (560 empty per the company). Does this sound accurate?

That's it! Thanks in advance for your assistance.

1. There are far better hitches than an Equalizer. An Equalizer is cheap, and so is it's performance, in my opinion. It certainly offers little to no sway control.

2 Ball size is 2 5/16.

3. That ball height was good at time of manufacture. More than likely, especially if the trailer has been parked for a while, the axles are shot, If that's the case, then the ball height could be as low as16 inches.

4. One battery.

5. Tongue weight is about right.

What tow vehicle do you have.

What rating hitch did you order?

Andy
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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Hi AndyPenny -- Welcome to the Forums!

That is one Group 24 battery.

TV = 2007 Toyota Tundra -- should be a nice choice for this trailer!

If this Argosy has seen any use the last 20 years I would suspect somebody changed the umbilical plug to the modern 7-pin pattern commonly seen on tow vehicles. Otherwise you'll have to switch out the original plug. I did that in the rain with my Argosy. Come back here to ask what's what.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:35 AM   #4
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Welcome from another Argosy 24 owner. AND a Toyota Tundra owner too. Boy, do you have good taste! I have a 1978 Argosy 24. It has one, very hard to get to, battery. The ball is indeed 2 5/16". I have had an Airstream repair experty replace the shocks, brakes and connector on mine. He told me the axels were still in very good shape and the hitch height was still 19 1/2" after all these years. So far it seems he was right about the axels as I have towed it home once with a Coke can on the counter that never bounced off. When you get your "new" find home, let's see some pictures.
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