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Old 09-11-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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1975 Argosy 28

Hi there, my name is Matt and I was just given the task of moving my mother in law's 1975 Argosy 28 from Southern California, where it has been sitting for an unknown length of time, to our property in Central California. I've looked through the forum for the last few days trying to formulate a plan for making this trailer road worthy again.

It looks like if I'm lucky it will just need new tires and the wheel bearings repacked with new grease. If I'm unlucky it might need new axles and brakes and rewired trailer harness plug.

My plan now is to get new tires on the original wheels assuming I can find tires that fit, and to have a mobile technician come out to repack the bearings and evaluate the brakes, electrical harness, axles etc. The immediate goal is to safely drive 400 miles north on the 101 to get this trailer to its new home where it will be used as a guesthouse and for local camping. Does this seem like the right way to start this project?
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Old 09-11-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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Greetings and welcome to these Airstream Forums. You have mentioned all the right things in preparation for your "recovery' mission. You will find new trailer tires easy to find, there is nothing unusual about them. Expect to pay maybe 150 each. Inspecting and testing the brakes is a must, and packing the wheel bearings at the same time is good to do. Testing all the exterior lights is a must: tail, turn, brake, and marker lights. Inspect the coupler and your planned hitch as well. Plan to bring emergency items like a jack and wrench for changing a flat, and hand tools just in case.

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Old 09-11-2020, 06:51 PM   #3
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Hey thanks. I think once we get it rolling we'll get it to a local trailer shop no more than 10 miles away or so to have them really give it a good once over. I'll feel better having a pro look at it before taking to the open road.
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