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Looking forward to following along with your progress


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These projects can be skill builders and are a much better use of ones time than some hobbies. If you have kids/grandkids get them involved because it can be a life changing experience for them I learned with ours.

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good luck with your rebuild, its a challenge as you saw from my posts. Mine is a 70 and about the only thing left of the original camper was the fiberglass roof and sleeper and the snap and nap rear. Dont get discouraged it will be a challenge but I have seen some others rebuilt and they came out factory fresh and sweet. Be careful removing wood, move slow and think twice, I almost caved mine in 3 times, twice with me on the inside [emoticon] If I can help with advice just let me know I will do my best. Also dont be afraid to ask on the forum, these guys are great.





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Maybe this will help, Another Alegro re builder shared it with me

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The photo of the 40 year old camper makes it appear to be in good shape. Get some cleaner to remove the black steaks and it would look new. What parts of it need to be redone? I had a friend in Colorado with one of these and his only comment that I can remember was how heavy a camper it was. Of course, this was back in the days of a 3/4 ton pickup with factory suspension was considered to be a "big" truck.
I had a set of those removable three jacks, two on one side and one on the other. They were scary to use to load and unload. The first thing I would do to that rig is install a set of good electric jacks on each corner. LOL
Sounds like a fun project, especially if you have someplace to work on it indoors.


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2cknights,
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Don't be like Tater and use treated wood and metal bracing. Be like the manufacturers and use pine or poplar, and fasten your studs in place with a couple of staples! Don't put the folks who make staples out of work!

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Thanks for the drawings, Tater. Kurt, I think I like Tater's methods better than a couple of staples. I'll use plenty of staples on other projects.

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cant wait for you to post some pics of what you've already done and what its looking like so far.

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