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Old 05-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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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.



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Old 05-12-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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Last week, in a post about packing up to set out for lake San Antonio, Lizbeth stated something to the effect of "I need to pack fans because we don't have air conditioning."

I pondered that for a while, knowing that She and Eric had duplicated a window ac installation like mine in their Boler.

When I rounded the corner of the campground and saw the Bigfoot 5th, I must have let out an audible whoop for I didn't have to guess whose it was!

<span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%">Congratulations!</span>
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Congrats! Enjoy!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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I really enjoy the stories of the hunt and bringing the catch home. Congratulations on a job well done.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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we met them there and saw there new baby and know we want too. However we were happy to meet themas they live not far from us and we can watch them make it perfect, and learn from them.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 AM   #6
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WOW !!! Your perseverance has paid off BIGTIME - congratulations on the Bigfoot. What fun to spring your surprise on the gang at Lake San Antonio. We know you will have a ball "personalizing" and upgrading your new rig, and look forward to LOTS of pics of the process. Hope our travel path will cross in the future so we can admire all this in person. Take care, L 'n D
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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Lizbeth,

Glad to hear you finally found what you were looking for. Congratulations.

We are, as we speak, enjoying our "new to us" Bigfoot trailer on the Oregon coast. We just love it....

Hope to see some pictures soon.


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Old 05-13-2009, 12:04 PM   #8
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woo hoo!!! FINALLY!

I can't wait to see it be transformed like the Boler was.

Still keeping the little guy?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #9
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We are still keeping the Boler at this point. I felt REALLY guilty pilfering stuff out of it for the rally. I petted it and told it I would take it camping soon.

We were really hoping to find a dual axle BF but we are already finding a few advantages to the single axle such as more storage. The dual axle has a raised floor which reduces the drawer and cabinet space. Eric is really tickled about the headroom even thought the dual axle still would have had plenty. I can just barely reach the Fantastic vent controls!

The big bad about this trailer is it needs to have the roof re supported where the AC used (and will be again) to be. It has a slight sag in that area. The P.O. did a questionable install on the Fantastic vent removing part of a roof support to install the wiring. I have done some searching in past topics and have seen this sag cab be a problem on older BF trailers and how to fix it.

For those of you wondering about installing brakes I highly recommend dealing with Redneck Trailer Supply. I called several Dexter dealers closer to me and got questionable result when asking about ordering the whole brake kits. When I called Redneck they knew just what I needed and their pricing and service was great.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:35 PM   #10
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A few pictures.... more to come when I can remember to get the camera from Eric!
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:34 PM   #11
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Lizbeth, I know you've been looking for a long time and now you've got one! Looks like nice one too

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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Hi Lizbeth
Congrats on getting your BF 5th wheel. We love ours. If you have any questions please ask.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone!

Greg, I'm sure we will have questions as we progress in our rehab. Thanks for the offer.

This afternoon was spent shopping for upholstery material, that rosy brown stuff has got to go in the dinette. I didn't find anything I liked that I could afford. I was hoping to save the dinette curtains but today I discover a big rip in one of them. At least I'm starting from a clean slate, no having to match existing colors!
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #14
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Way to go Lizbeth! Wow that was a long search, but you finally did it.

Looks to be a pretty good find, can't wait to see more pics and some of the mods.

Enjoy! Hope to see it in person soon.



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