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Old 04-21-2017, 11:16 AM   #1
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Axles for a 1978 Argosy 27

Hi everyone. Long time reader of the forums, but now that i'm actually a proud owner of a work in progress 1978 Argosy 27, I come seeking wisdom. I'm going to be adding some weight with my renovations and would like to upgrade the axles before I eventually take her out on her maiden voyage. I live in upstate NY and am only about a 2 hour drive from Colin Hyde, but haven't been able to get in touch with him, so I'm assuming he's too busy for my job. I've tried to look all over to find dimensions for my axles, as there is a Redneck Trailers location less than 10 miles from my home, but they need several measurements, which I can't seem to track down. Does anyone know of a resource where I could look up this information, or better yet, does anyone have the dimensions of the axles that I would need for my trailer? Thanks very much for any help you can provide.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:02 PM   #2
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Inland RV in Ca would be able to set you up with axles by VIN
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If Redneck Trailer is so close, have you considered asking them if they would measure for you if you brought it down there?
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I am pretty sure that Argosys use torsion axles like Airstream. Most trailer businesses use the more common leaf spring axles. Check with the Rednecks and see if they are familiar with Dura Torque, Hensley or Dexter torsion axles before you proceed.
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I am pretty sure that Argosys use torsion axles like Airstream. Most trailer businesses use the more common leaf spring axles. Check with the Rednecks and see if they are familiar with Dura Torque, Hensley or Dexter torsion axles before you proceed.
Inland drop ships their duratorque axles from Redneck Trailers.
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:51 PM   #6
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I just installed a new axil on my 21' what a difference.. I got this one from inland RV. I got to say it wasn't a perfect fit. Not a hard job just had to drill out some holes. When I lived in upstate NY I ordered an axle for my old Argosy from New York State trailer inc.. It fit fine. Measuring should be no problem most important is the inside frame measurement , yes it is a torsion axle, just like AS.
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Thanks for the input

Colin and i were finally able to connect and he's supposed to be installing some new torsion axles for me in July. Thanks for the tips everyone. Colin is so close to me and so knowledgeable that I was hoping to be able to have him do the work, so this works out well.
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I just saw this post. I would suggest that you change the "down angle" when you order the axles by a few degrees to provide more lift. One issue with these older trailers, in my opinion of course, is that they sit a couple of inches lower than is optimal.

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I just saw this post. I would suggest that you change the "down angle" when you order the axles by a few degrees to provide more lift. One issue with these older trailers, in my opinion of course, is that they sit a couple of inches lower than is optimal.

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I second that and would even consider the dexter lift kit for an extra 2.5", especially if you plan on boondocking out west. The ground clearance on the AS's and Argosys is pretty low and the longer it is the greater chance of dragging the tail.
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