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Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Belly pan blow out!

I had my 1973 Argosy hauled home today and it showed up with the front 1/3 of the center belly pan section torn away from the bottom of the trailer. An area was tore loose by the last owner to get at the wiring I guess and I did not think it would self-destruct this much on the 30 mile trip home on a flat bed. My first thought was to just cut it off that part that is hanging down because I can’t move the trailer right now without running over the loose belly pan and I don’t think I want to try and reattach it since I will be replacing some of the floor above it. Is there any big down side to having it sectioned into 2 or 3 pieces when I put it back up?
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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I should clarify I am talking about 2 or 3 section for the whole length of the trailer not just the loose part.
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Some creative work with a couple cheap ratchet straps from front axle to tongue should make it mobile while the thought processes go on.
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Mine is in multiple sections attached with screws...for a reason.

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I backed it up and stuck some jack stand under 2x6 boards under it to hold it up for now. Its really not in that bad of shape but for the holes where the rivit heads pulled thru. I like the ratchet strap idea I will try it.
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Mine is in multiple sections attached with screws...for a reason.

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I more I think about it The more I like the idea of sections that I can remove for inspection and service.
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