Originally Posted by samcrimm
I figure it was time to start a thread on my rebuild.
So here is the start! Trailer body up in the air and the trailer frame on the ground. I have been steel brushing the frame getting it ready for the paint
Good time to pack the bearings and wire up the brakes
, install some wire hangers on the frame for the trailer. I also have a list of things and ideas I may or may not use. I can post all of that if your interested and I can use the input for more idea's.
I know this is an old thread, but I'm hoping you're still around, Sam!
I just bought an Amerigo
myself (going to get it tomorrow) and your pics have been most helpful, especially those showing the body off the frame. My "new" trailer is still sitting in some tall grass where it was when I stumbled over it, and even accounting for the grass it looked really low to the ground. I was concerned about the suspension until now. I couldn't really see under it very well due to its situation, and since the tongue contour is very much if not exactly like my (taller) Trillium's I was having second thoughts as to its towability. NOW I think I can see how they lowered the overall trailer height: it looks like the axle
is essentially swallowed by the floor- is that right? That combined with the stepped-up rear frame portion leads me to believe that as a practical matter overall clearances will be very similar to those on my Trillium
One question for you, hoping you see this in time (if at all); can you tell me what the coupler/ball height is for towing? I'm not sure which stinger/ball mount to bring along for the tow home tomorrow, though after looking at these pics I'm almost sure that the one I'm using for the Trillium
will work. Still, a measurement from someone that actually owns an Amerigo would be nice.