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Old 01-17-2018, 06:22 PM   #1
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Amerigo in need of a lot of love

Hi,my name is Steve.I sold my 13' Scamp and got a 1976 Amerigo FG16.It needs a complete gut and rebuild.I will be posting pictures soon. Wish me luck.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:00 PM   #2
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good for you

glad to have you here there are some real pros here on the rebuilding thing.

good luck

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Old 01-18-2018, 07:42 AM   #3
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There are several amerigo owners on here that have already gone down that path, myself included so if you run into questions just ask.

While the renovation is a big job, once you're done you'll have the satisfaction of a clean solid camper with many years of great memories to give you.
Hopefully all of your windows & doors are in good shape, that is a big expense if you have to replace them. Best wishes with your project!
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:17 AM   #4
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thanks Bob and SteveV I lost 1 window on the way home with it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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Bummer about the runaway window. When I was looking at replacements the "standard" sized rv sliders were all smaller or larger than the amerigo's window openings by a few inches in either direction.
Custom windows made to fit were in the $500-$600 + shipping range each.
That helped in my choice to reuse the old awning windows!
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:15 AM   #6
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Hello, Steve, welcome to FGRV and Amerigo ownership! So sorry to hear about the lost window!


We really like our 1973 FG16, "Peanut."

Will watch for your updates!

Then:

and Now:

BEST
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:08 AM   #7
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steve we were at our troutfishing park a couple tooled by with the old camper with the wings on it I forgot the brand. anyway I got the tour boy they had pride in their eyes they had painted it a mauve color.


it was outstanding had a few dents didn't matter to me


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Old 01-19-2018, 04:27 PM   #8
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Hi Steve, congrats on your purchase, My husband and i bought our Amerigo this time last year and fixed it up last spring. We got it just enough done to get some camping last summer and we love ours! Others that have gutted and fixed up their Amerigo have posted pictures of the progress. I found the pictures and posts extremely helpful when we were working on ours. Good luck and as others said there are lots of people on here that have rebuilt their Amerigos so if you have questions ask away!
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The window I lost may become a fixed glass front window.All it will take is some 1/4" lexan installed in the frame.The 70's green gas light is now a 2018 LED light.
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The window I lost may become a fixed glass front window.All it will take is some 1/4" lexan installed in the frame.The 70's green gas light is now a 2018 LED light.


That is what we did, we had the same window missing on our camper and we removed the screen in the frame and put plexiglass in it. We used tinted plexiglass to match the rest of the camper windows.
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Steve, Where did you find your amerigo? I had seen one for sale on cl a few years back in the Sanford NC area & wondered if this one was it.
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ideas

Noted the nice new paint job and the new window there is always one way to skin a cat.

great ideas

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That's such a good idea to use a solid pane of Lexan in the front.
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:43 AM   #14
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Steve my Amerigo came off CL Ridgeland S.C. The guy I got it from picked it up some where in Kentucky.He got cold feet after he got it home and took a good look at it.It will take a complete gut and rebuild.I am a jack of all trades and a master of one(electrican).I think I can.........
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