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Old 05-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hi gang, I'm new here. As a kid growing up and into my 20s my family and then I owned a very cool motorhome that was only built for a short time in the early 70s. It was called the Amigo. Manufactured by Amigo Industries in CA. It was pretty ahead of it's time and their marketing stunk so they went out of motorhomes and into city busses from what I understand. ANYWAY >> I have searched the net and cant find ANYTHING about the Amigo. I would LOVE to know if there's somebody out there that had one or knows of the brand. They were a class A 28 footer. I have some pics someplace of our old one. I wish I never had sold it. :-( CAN ANYBODY HELP? thanks! Mike
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Hi gang, I'm new here. As a kid growing up and into my 20s my family and then I owned a very cool motorhome that was only built for a short time in the early 70s. It was called the Amigo. Manufactured by Amigo Industries in CA. It was pretty ahead of it's time and their marketing stunk so they went out of motorhomes and into city busses from what I understand. ANYWAY >> I have searched the net and cant find ANYTHING about the Amigo. I would LOVE to know if there's somebody out there that had one or knows of the brand. They were a class A 28 footer. I have some pics someplace of our old one. I wish I never had sold it. :-( CAN ANYBODY HELP? thanks! Mike
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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Just wanted to post since your thread was the only one that popped up when I searched for Amigo. I have one as well and was wondering if you had found any info on it. I have a few issues with it, such as a leaky water reservoir pump and it would be great to find something that would help fix it. Other than that it is in mint condition and perfect running order. I actually live in it right now. If you find any info, I would love to know more.

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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Welcome both "amigo" and "nathanfox83" to irv2
I will place this also in new member forum maybe some old timers might have a answer for you.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:26 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Yep, she's an oldie... But my god was I surprised when I stepped on the accelerator. She gives my Chevy Silverado V8 a run for it's money! What do these things have, like 440cid or something. Amazing vehicle, and to think it was made in 74! Probably giving Camaros and Mustangs an eye opening on the interstate
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #6
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Amigo and Nathanfox83, welcome to irv2. We are glad to have you both join us here. We look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. If the coach was built on a Dodge chassis a 440 industrial 3 engine is what they used to power the coach. It was a very good and powerful motor for it day and even today ain't bad. Good luck to you both and enjoy!
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:45 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for the response. I am sorry it's taken almost a year for me to respond but I lost my log in information and well, I have been pretty busy. I'd love to know more about your Amigos. I sure wish I still had mine. If you ever see any used Amigos, please let me know. My email is sneaksagain@yahoo.com.

Oh, my Amigo was a special built unit. My Uncle was part owner of the company and also was a big wig at Chrysler. He had a Dodge 413 Truck engine installed in mine. WOW, that thing would throw you right back in your seat! I'd love to hear from you guys! THANKS
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A belated welcome to iRV2, Amigo. I hope that just because you misplaced your log-in information hopefully you still took advantage of the great forums here.
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:09 PM   #9
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A belated welcome to ya fellow! Hope you have good luck finding another Amigo Motorhome! I don't know what I would get if Something ever happened to ours. There are a lot of older homes out here in Arizona butI can't say if they are worth the work or not! Just have to look at them one at a time and make a guess from that. Thats how we found this one. I think we had four or five that were dwindled down to the one we have! Its a personal thing they are! Good luck and welcome to the forum, Capt.Dan
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
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Howdy everyone, just wanted to say that the Amigo was a nice comfortable motorhome. My husband, two year old son and I traveled from Tacoma, WA to Puebla, Mexico and lived in ours for eight months. Ours had the Ford chassis and the 318 Dodge motor. Weird. When we came back, we sold it to one of my brothers and another brother ended up living in it for awhile. Just couldn't kill the thing. It's been years now and I've yet to see another one around these parts.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:55 AM   #11
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Hey, thanks for the posts about the Amigo. I am still on the search for a good used one if anybody sees one around. I am on the east coast here. A very nice guy from the west coast sent me pics of one he has for sale if anybody is interested.

For me, I'd also prefer the Dodge Chassis but it's not a requirement. Also, if anybody finds any pics of their old Amigos, I'd love to see them.

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I have a 1972 Dodge Amigo for sale it needs a lot of work. Brake problems so it sits in storage
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by amigo:
Hey, thanks for the posts about the Amigo. I am still on the search for a good used one if anybody sees one around. I am on the east coast here. A very nice guy from the west coast sent me pics of one he has for sale if anybody is interested.

For me, I'd also prefer the Dodge Chassis but it's not a requirement. Also, if anybody finds any pics of their old Amigos, I'd love to see them.

Thanks ALL </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Any info on fixing brakes?? Or Finding parts??
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nathanfox83:
Just wanted to post since your thread was the only one that popped up when I searched for Amigo. I have one as well and was wondering if you had found any info on it. I have a few issues with it, such as a leaky water reservoir pump and it would be great to find something that would help fix it. Other than that it is in mint condition and perfect running order. I actually live in it right now. If you find any info, I would love to know more.

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I have one 1972 and it is for sale. It Needs TLC or a restoration job on Trans and brakes.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by amigo:
Hi gang, I'm new here. As a kid growing up and into my 20s my family and then I owned a very cool motorhome that was only built for a short time in the early 70s. It was called the Amigo. Manufactured by Amigo Industries in CA. It was pretty ahead of it's time and their marketing stunk so they went out of motorhomes and into city busses from what I understand. ANYWAY &gt;&gt; I have searched the net and cant find ANYTHING about the Amigo. I would LOVE to know if there's somebody out there that had one or knows of the brand. They were a class A 28 footer. I have some pics someplace of our old one. I wish I never had sold it. :-( CAN ANYBODY HELP? thanks! Mike </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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