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Old 12-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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New Amerigo FG-16 Owner

Hi gang, I am new to the fiberglass trailer group! I just picked up this '72 Amerigo FG-16 while visiting family in NW IN for Christmas. I had been looking for several months for a small hard shell camper & a national craigslist search brought up one close to where we were visiting. Here's a pic my new treasure. It does need some repairs but for a 42 year old it's in pretty good overall condition.
It even looks better hitched up to my old '74 Scout II don't you think?

The plan is to make it safe tires, inspect brakes/bearings and get all lights working. I'll use it for a while & then decide what changes or upgrades are necessary for my needs.

I'm looking forward to learning from the knowledge on the forums here & sharing info about these unique little trailers!



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Old 12-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Beautiful set up. I'm sure you will enjoy it and be the center of attention most places you go. Enjoy the make it yours.

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Old 12-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Steve! That's a good looking rig. I'll bet it was a head turner on the way home! It sounds like you have a good plan. Good luck.

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Old 12-30-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Welcome to the group and I does look good behind the tug
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Beautiful! With your Scout they look like they were made for each other...Enjoy!

Happy New Year and Happy Camping!
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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SWEET combination!! Welcome and enjoy!!
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:00 AM   #8
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Hi Steve,

Welcome from another noobie!

I gotta pile on with everyone else -- that Amerigo looks perfect behind your Scout.



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Old 01-01-2015, 03:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

I'm sure I got plenty of looks on the 80 mile ride home. Knowing the tires were old/starting to crack I kept my speed below 50 mph & stopped about every 1/2 hour to check for tire problems......fortunately no issues popped (pun intended ) up. The slower speed & frequent stops did take an extra hour for me to get it back.

I think the styling of the Amerigo is accented well by the Scout II, maybe since they were both made in Indiana (Fort Wayne on the Scout, Bristol on the Amerigo) a mere 70 miles apart they shared some styling designs from the region.

I'm looking forward to using it this Summer & fixing up the old Amerigo......hopefully I can get plenty of good ideas for it here from the FG RV forums!

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Old 01-01-2015, 08:17 PM   #10
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Yes! Great looking rig!

Keep us posted!

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