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Old 05-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #21
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Axle replacement

Here is a link to an old thread that Larry and I started when we got our Minuet. We did our own thing. Found equivalent axles locally and did not have to spend a fortune on shipping or anything. We had a good experience and Larry did the installation himself without any trouble. If you read through you will find pictures as we did the installation.

We now have a great ride, great ride height with adjustments which can be easily made, and our unit is not shaking apart anymore. Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:15 PM   #22
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Hello again,

Well, I bought a brake controller. I ended up getting a Hopkins Agility, plug in simple brake controller along with a pigtail for Ford / Mercury. Apparently, the connector isn't standard Ford because it looks nothing like the Ford pigtail connector. I attempted to wire it per the custom wiring instructions but it appears that there is nothing standard about my configuration. I guess I'll try to get to an RV dealer tomorrow morning before we leave to look at the Argosy 20.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #23
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I have a 1973 20' and that is a 20 for sure.

The rule of thumb is, to only tow 80% of the tow vehicles rating, and that includes passenger weight and cargo. You will want trailer brakes and a
contoller. The trailer can actually push you into jack knifing if the tow vehicle is stopping and the trailer isn't being stopped by brakes. Especially with a short wheel base tow vehicle ( like the Explorer ) Trailer brakes
take a lot of the strain of of the tow vehicles brakes. Possibly saving your rotors. A controller enables you to activate the trailer's brakes only, which can help you out of a sway situation. That being said, I would take it easy with that rig. No quick lane changes and give your self plenty of time, and room, to stop.
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