As a few of you know we have been searching for a Bigfoot
5th in the states for over 6 months. We had bought a truck and a hitch. I was spending several hours each evening searching the net.
On the evening of April 25th there was an ad for a single axle
in Medford Oregon. I contacted the seller and asked for a few more pictures which he provided and I agreed to buy it. We spent the evening putting our "getting a trailer kit" together and started out Sunday morning on a 750 mile trip to hopefully come home with it. We arrived before dark and were able to look at it. It was not as nice in person as we had hoped but all problems seemed addressable to us. We agreed to finish up the deal the next day and we drove off exhausted but excited to find a motel.
The next morning was spent going to the bank for cash, going to the DMV for a trip permit as the P.O. had let the registration
expire. There were a few snags in hitching it that we worked out on a "just get it home basis" and the trailer also had no brakes
as the P.O. had not put them back on after changing the axle
We started out mid afternoon and made it to just north of Sacramento where we stopped in a rest area for the night. We made it home the next afternoon including some "tire" trouble on the truck which ended up in having to purchase new tires
the minute we got home. Then we discovered the we also had a bad rim which forced us to get a new set of them also!
The next week was spent solving the rim problem (ordering new ones) and feverishly working on the trailer to get it ready for the San Antonio outing.
I'll post some picture later, I have to download them from the camera.