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Old 05-21-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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New to group and fiberglass rv's!

Hi all,

Been reading the useful info on this site for the past few weeks. Going on a roadtrip with my brother this weekend to pick up my "new" gutted Amerigo F16. I'll post some pics of my new project trailer in the brand forum.

I previously owned an Apache Mesa that is now being loved by another family who also appreciates its vintage history. I currently own a small Cox Cadet tent camper that I renovated over the past couple years: tore the guts out of it, put in new floor and inside sidewalls, and had a new road cover and canvas made. It's a keeper. Attached are pics of these campers.

I also want a travel trailer that doesn't require the setup conniptions of a popup. I wanted an already gutted trailer to avoid that work, to be able to see the inside walls and to set it up inside as needed. After looking at a variety of options I decided to try a fiberglass trailer mainly because of the weight. I didn't want to have to purchase a big tow vehicle. I found a gutted one that already has the floor replaced and is touted travel ready. I am buying this one on faith, hoping it can handle the tow home. Time for an adventure... Oh heck, it's ONLY a 700 mile round trip, what could happen?

Looking forward to coming to a rally in the future,
Pam
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Before you start your return trip check age of tires and their condition to avoid a problem getting back home...ask about wheel bearings too!

It should be an interesting and rewarding project.

Good luck and Happy Camping!

Send pictures of your prize.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 AM   #3
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Before you start your return trip check age of tires and their condition to avoid a problem getting back home...ask about wheel bearings too!

It should be an interesting and rewarding project.

Good luck and Happy Camping!

Send pictures of your prize.
I had to reschedule the trailer pickup. Will probably make the trip later this week. The seller did tell me there was no spare. I posted trailer tire(s) wanted on craigslist and got a reply from someone who has 2 14in tires on 4 lug rims from an old Scotty and Airflyte. If I buy those I'll have them checked out before I leave. The Amerigo seller said the bearings were recently packed but I'll double check on that too. .
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:12 AM   #4
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Most Amerigo's that I've seen have the older Dexter style hubs/rims & the wheels are unique to that hub design. Unless they've been upgraded you'll be needing this style of rim. I've seen rims on ebay in 14" & 15" sizes. I've considered going w/15" rims on mine, will need to see if there's enough wheel well clearance to do that.

Best of luck with your new project!
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