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Old 10-24-2016, 12:31 PM   #1
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New member hey everyone

Hi I'm Petey 24 years young and currently working on an Amerigo fg-16.full interior gut and remodel
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:20 PM   #2
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Hi I'm Petey 24 years young and currently working on an Amerigo fg-16.full interior gut and remodel
Hey Petey,

Welcome, and post photos. We want lots of photos, before and in process!
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hi, Petey,


What year is yours? The thread above is our rig, Peanut, with some replies from many of the other current amerigo owners here on FGRV. Looking forward to more of their pics and now, YOURS!


Let us know how it goes--lots of good help here on this site! Great people!


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Old 10-26-2016, 04:38 PM   #4
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Here are a few pic from so far
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Peter welcome aboard. So much fun you can have when you're young and can see and do things. I wish I had started my fiberglass RVing at 24 years of age. Enjoy your youth and the experiences in your future.
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Gosh, Petey,
Looks so familiar!
wonder why!?


Thanks for the pics!


I so like the layout of the amerigos!


What year is yours?


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Old 10-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #7
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I'm doing away with the original layout.there will be a full size bed in the back.no closet up front and will have a table/ bed in front I'll also have a small form size fridge and a 3 burner electric cook top. Also its 1974. Do you have any knowledge about the one price ceiling? Mine is saggy and was going yo cut it out and do a wood ceiling but not sure how its attached.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:49 AM   #8
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Hi, Petey,


1974. Not much different from ours, 1973.


The one-piece ceiling is "bonded" to the outer shell with a kind of insulative material, and is molded and engineered to hold the cabinets and walls in place. I wouldn't take it out.


That was why, although we considered a front bed/table, we ended up just putting the closet back, because that "central front" wall really adds support to the ceiling.


We, too, made the back bed into a full-time bed, going back and forth between a "full size" and a modified "twin" with two permanent side seats near the trailer center. That's what we finally decided on. You can see that somewhat in this picuture.


We put extra-sturdy supports under the upper galley cabinet, replaced all the hollow upright walls (side closet and front closet) with 1/2" plywood, screwed into the moded niches designed to hold those walls in place...


We spent 9 months tearing everything out, planning, measuring, sourcing, and redesigning--and discovered the amerigo is really a beautifully-engineered item, each part carefully planned to hold the rest of it together properly. It was like a jib-saw puzzle. The few things we remodeled--well, some we're quite happy with, others, like the tunnel inside the central step-up in the middle of the floor, we'd have left alone if we'd realized how the rest of the inside fit around it and what it was for (allowing the gas lines to run from the port side to the starboard side).


YMMV, of course...you need to find and look at SteveV's amerigo project, his is much like ours and yours, and he's doing some extensive changes.


Anyway, here's ours:
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