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Old 04-10-2014, 11:14 AM   #29
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Unless you are into super originality, I suggest scrapping the original wiring.
I have worked on a number of FGRV's built by the same companies that built the Amerigo, and what few diagrams they ever provided were "suggestive" at best anyway.

Between p.o. replaced wires, 40 y.o. connections, possible rodent damage and AC & DC circuits you want to add, it may well be simpler and more reliable to start from scratch.

As always, I suggest, and use, the Progressive Dynamics PD-4045 power center for an up-to-date system. These are now available for less than $160.00 on-line.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:49 PM   #30
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The owners manual if there was one, will show nothing but sales talk on the camper. Your on your own and what ever you do will be better that factory

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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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Old 04-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #31
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Thanks Bob! I've taken your suggestion to heart and bought the Progressive Dynamics PD-4045 Power Center. The instructions look straight forward and so it makes sense to do it right.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #32
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Thanks Sam; I'm not surprised.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:14 PM   #33
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Sounds like a good plan.... let us know how your job progresses.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:08 PM   #34
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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.

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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. WHEW!

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.

Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:22 PM   #35
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I sold the trailer, because I got a 34' rv, I am afraid to say either 1 7/8 or a 2" sorry I am not any more help.

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