Dear community members:
I'm from Germany and recently bought a 1970s Amerigo truck camper that needs quite a bit of work. I paid way too much for it, but these are so rary in Europe that you only find one every 5 years or so. And it was still cheaper than buying one in the US and ship it to Europe.
And I simply *love* the 1970s panoramic window, so had to get it by any means
The TC had originally the Snap-n-Nap rear, but that was damaged and scrapped long before I bought it. Currently, the rear is open, just has a tarp over it.
I've linked some images below for your reference. The truck was not part of the deal, I do have a Ford F350 Dually to haul the TC.
We want to restore it to it's original form with exception of some modern amenities such as Satellite TV/air condition/LED lighting etc. My wife is a professional carpenter and we have a fully equipped wood and metal workshop, so even complex builds are not an issue.
I would highly appreciate any help on how to restore it, in particular:
- Descriptions, drawings, detail pictures of the snap-n-nap rear hatch & fold mechanism. Does it use gas springs/springs or a similar form of lift support?
- Floor plan(s)
- Any information of what model/year it is
- Descriptions/schematics/diagrams of piping/wiring/heating/interior/water tanks
- Descriptions/model names/manufacturers of appliances (oven, refridgerator, water tanks, electrics etc.)
Any bit of information is appreciated.
And of course I will report the progress with many pictures.
Thank you very much in advance!