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Old 12-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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My ideas what do you think so far...

I have a Amerigo and that is stripped out, So I am going to have a bed in the rear and it will be full time, but it going to a lot higher than the ones I have seen pictures of. One for storage and also for tanks, maybe AC and some other items. The front of the trailer will be the bath/shower and in the other corner things like TV,radio,electrics maybe my fresh water tank, out on the tongue will be the propane and batteries and who know what else, only have to figure out the weight placement so my trailer pulls good. Kitchen will be on the drivers side and the table on the passengers side. Looks like FWB for the walls and some sort of hardwood looking flooring. Pecks water lines, LED lighting, 3 way Ref. the old 3 eye stove/oven, double sink, demand propane Hot water too! Trying to figure out auto cad to make sure things fit and so far it a huge learning curve! Any help there will be appreciated, but then any input is appreciated!

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Go to profile and view my album I think, I can so I am guess you can. Or try this
Fiberglass RV - samcrimm's Album: My Amerigo build

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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You definitely have a project there. In some ways it is better to start bare bones.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Ambitious!

What sort of fresh/waste water carrying capacity are you planning for?

Given that it weighs around eight pounds per gallon I always think such a decision's a good one to come to early...

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Old 12-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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Good question Francesca,

I guessing around 20 25 gal fresh, and have a smaller waste with outside over flow to a 5 gal plastic can, I really don't have plans to haul the waste very far If I can help it. I will use a porta potty too. The main use for the water is sink and shower, and if I stay at a camp ground with water sewer hook up and a clean shower house, well no problems. I don't have any major boone docking in mind. So I think I am going to be ok.
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Sounds reasonable...good on you for sticking with the porta-potty concept. Black tanks are in my opinion a HUGE spacewaster, and the necessary really fat plumbing winds up so near the ground on these little rigs that I'm surprised more folks don't knock it off!

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Black tanks ... winds up so near the ground on these little rigs that I'm surprised more folks don't knock it off!

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Note to self: maintain 4-5 car link distance following any FG trailers--just in case...UCK!
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Note to self: maintain 4-5 car link distance following any FG trailers--just in case...UCK!


Honest to Pete-

I got a first-ever look at a Casita Spirit Deluxe last month, and the black pipe was literally no more than ten inches off the ground!

I'm sure it's just a Cosmetic Coincidence that there recently came on the market a protective "shield" for those pipes...

This is not to say that it's only a Casita problem- all current molded trailer makers are doing the same thing.

There's a price to be paid when crossing to The Dark Side design-wise, and adding "amenities" traditionally foregone by molded trailer users...

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I know what you're sayin Francesca. And I've gone camping down some dirt/gravel roads with some significant pot-holes. I wouldn't want a black tank and drainage pipes sitting that low to the ground given I enjoy boondocking and often encounter less than perfect roads.
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I agree, and if I put a pipe under the frame it would not last getting out of the driveway. So I am going to put a gray water line under the flooring for the shower and sink. And the porta pot will take care of anything else...

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