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Old 01-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #15
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Thanks Bob, I plan on venting the heater very well with insulation and thanks for the water/wiring info. I have already boxed in my coils and have two fans to move air across them so my refrigerator is going to work like one should! Pictures will be posted.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #16
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Brian,

The frame is in great shape the wall thickness is good too, and not much beefing up can be done, the fiberglass body fits over and round the frame, not just on the top.

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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update
The trailer brakes are all there almost, just not the puck that makes it all work!
So need some help locating the puck to get my brakes working. Another good thing I was going over my axle, the bearings really needed repacking.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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You might be better off just getting loaded backing plates. They're only $40-50 a side.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #19
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These guys are pretty cheap.

http://www.easternmarine.com/Electri...ke-Assemblies/
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #20
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hey Tom, wow they have some great prices!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #21
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hey Tom, wow they have some great prices!!!
Yea, I bought a set of Dexter brakes there for less than Chinese brakes elsewhere.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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new brakes and now updated wheels

Thanks to Tom and Jared I shopped on Ebay and got two new Dexter backing plates and drums that I can use standard wheels with. No more star wheels! The price was 169.99 and free shipping! So now I have all new stopping power.

One thing I have been wonder is if I should move my axle to get more ground clearance? It would help with maybe the gray tank could mounted under the floor then. Looking for opinions on that.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #23
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Sam, how is the axle attached to the frame? If you can unbolt it, you can add a spacer between the frame and the axle. Something like this: Dexter Torflex #10 Torsion Axle Lift Kit or even just welding a chunk of square tubing to the frame and bolting the axle to the tubing.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #24
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Hey Donna,

here is an early picture of the spring and back of the old hub. I can move the axle on the bottom side of the spring. It is on the top right now. One of my questions would this make my trailer ride different or top heavy, etc.

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Sam, can't help... sorry... I've running a torsion axle. But it's "up in the air" and I haven't noticed any top heavy stuff happening with my trailer. I like the way it tows. YMMV
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I doubt it will change it enough to matter, but it will be quite high with that drop axle. Do you need/want it 10" higher? You might be better off with a new straight axle mounted under the springs. One thing to watch for, is if your axle is cambered. It's pretty unlikely, but worth checking. Some are bent up in the center so they straighten out with load. If so, and you flip them without welding new spring mounts on, it ends up bowed down in the middle, and will kill your tires.

Mine is raised about 12", but I went from little 155/80-13 (iirc) tires to 225/75-15.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #27
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Frame painted

Got new brakes on, the weather warmed up enough and I have painted the frame! Today put the body back on the frame and moved in to the garage to start working on the next step..... there are a lot of items that need to be done first, LOL. Just have to figure out which one. Moving slowly but on track.

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Old 04-10-2014, 11:00 AM   #28
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Amerigo 16 Wiring Diagram? Anyone?

We just purchased a 1971 Amerigo 16 and are actively restoring it. It appears the previous owner(s) elected to do some creative rewiring to bypass localized problems and so we've come to the venerable head-scratching phase.

Does anyone here have a copy of the original owners manual with a wiring diagram in it?

Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

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