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2cknights

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Posted: 11/07/12 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Speaking of good pics, could you send me one shot front to back looking down the galley side? Thanks. Carey.


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Bob Whalen left a message on the blog that he would send me some pics of a two tank system he installed under his Amerigo. I promised David McQuaid I'd post them when I got them. Here they are David. Bob, many thanks from all of the Amerigo owners interested in your setup.
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Below is Bob's quote from email about the setup.

The pics show the 2 new tanks installed . the black water is a17 gal and the gray water is a 23 gal.
"The new black water tank discharge does not center on the factory cutout , but I will reshape it.

The gray water discharge is just behind the bracket for the stairs.

The inlet for the gray water does go through the side of the tank so you will not get the full capacity of the tank.

I also installed a fiberglass sheet over the plywood before installing the tanks as this area is exposed to the weather when driving.

It took longer to put the toilet back in than it took to re-plumb the tanks."

Bob sent the email for the tank website, but it didn't come through. I've emailed him back for tha information. Carey

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Congratulations to you Roger, That is a nice looking Amerigo. I always wanted one when I was younger, in my 20's. Now I'm in my late 50's, so you know how long ago that was. She doesn't look like she needs much.


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Posted: 11/07/12 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey Roger, I noticed a decal on the front and rear of your camper with the number 868 on it. Would that be a model number? That is the one thing I can't find. I have seen some listed as RB's, but I'm not sure of anything. Anyone who can help with this information may jump in anytime. Thanks. Carey

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Thanks, Bob! [emoticon]

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Carey: That number appears to be an old registration # for the "Massachusetts Beach Buggy Association".

What type of pic would you like again? An interior front-to-rear shot of the kitchen side?

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I whipped up a floor support the other night out of some lumber I had laying around and I have it sitting on 4 car dollies I made a while ago. I was able to move the TC where i wanted it to be with ease! [emoticon]
I have the 3 jacks out now (no more tripping on them!) and (2) 2 x 4's under each wing instead. I also have 2 small 2 x 4's under the rear. She's quite stable now!

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Thanks Carey (and Bob!)for sharing the photos of the holding tanks. That gives me some ideas. I try sketching it out, but it's tough to see how the "reality" of piping and tanks fit with room to install it.
I'll have to make some time to really dig into it.
I see all the progress on yours and it is looking good....

Hi Roger, congrats on your new Amerigo! It is in great shape. I wish I had a shop like yours to put it in too....I'm jealous!
I'll be winterizing mine soon and will be adding the fouth jack. I just bought 4 new Reico's and still using the three jack setup until I move the bracket in the middle and add the fourth bracket.
Don't hesitate to give me a shout if you like.

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Thanks, Dave!

YOUR resto/remodel was definitely one of the main reasons I purchased my Amerigo! The vast amount of work you did to yours (and the result) is certainly an inspiration to me. [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/08/12 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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This is a layout of the 2 tank install on my 1971 Amerigo.
The stock plumbing can stay as is.
I will resend the pics so you can see them better .

Bob W.

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Nice, Bob!!

As soon as I saw that dead/USABLE space under the passenger side of the overhang, I said "Hmmm...could be a good place for another TANK...??"

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Posted: 11/09/12 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Her are the pics of the 2 tank install.
The existing shower drain and sink drain do not have to be relocated.
The new tanks only hang down about 4 inches and as you can see in the last pic don't look bad.
Any questions let me know.

Bob W.

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