BC 19í Bigfoot question. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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19í Bigfoot question.

Hi all,
Iíve inherited a 19í Bigfoot trailer (Ď93 I think). It was on the road in 2010, but has been sitting outside of Williams Lake since. Fibreglass is great, though needs a good cleaning; frame is rusty, but no holes; interior needs work - all the calking is sun damaged. No mold or must at all (surprisingly), but maybe a soft floor right at the door.
Is it worth a $1000 trip and a tow?
I have a 72 Boler, which is a dream. Not sure about the Bigfoot. Iím new to FG RVs. Pondering renovating this trailer.
Any and all advice appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:30 AM   #2
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I think it's worth the trip. I would sure put new tires on it before going anywhere. Also, I think it is a little older (88 ? or so) but still worth the trip.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:04 PM   #3
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Youíre right - 86. Found registration papers
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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Would be a shame to let it completely deteriorate. Maybe think about having it hauled on a flat bed unless you are prepared to deal with tires, hubs and lighting before you tow it. If you don't want to fix it, someone surely will.
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Would be a shame to let it completely deteriorate. Maybe think about having it hauled on a flat bed unless you are prepared to deal with tires, hubs and lighting before you tow it. If you don't want to fix it, someone surely will.
As the owner of a 1988 B19, I'd say if you can get it for $1k and have the skills to rehab, it's so worth it! I travelled from Phoenix AZ to Vancouver Island to buy mine for $11k and while it was in decent shape for its age, nothing had been replaced on it, so I have been renovating it bit by bit, easily will have spent another $6k on it by the time I'm done. But they are very hard to find and it's the only size I like. I'm not keen on the layouts of the 19' Escapes and Oliver, so the Bigfoot B19 is it!

You'll have an awesome trailer with great resale value when you're done.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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Good call. That’s what I’ll do.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:22 PM   #7
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If you get towing insurance on it before you head out maybe you can have it towed to a local tire service place where they can change the tires, inspect the brakes and service them and the bearings before you arrive. That will save you time since no doubt you will want to get on the road instead of waiting around for appointments and service.


Looking at the photo a soft floor inside the door is certainly not surprising if it has been sitting at that angle for a lot of years. A lot of us including my self have had to deal with that issue. Old gaskets have typically shrunk and hardened then they leak.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:47 PM   #8
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19í Bigfoot question.

YES! Go 4 it!

I have a Ď93 Bigfoot 19, which I cannot say enough good things about. This is a very well made trailer. Itís perfect for just one person - or a younger couple who like to snuggling close. Itís easy to tow & that extra 2 feet makes a huge difference in livability. I also prefer the wider cabin, which unlike a stick trailer does not hang out enough to worry about clipping.

P.S. It has a really nice, roomy marine bath.

This trailer was manufactured during the golden age of Bigfoot. The BF 19 mold was destroyed in a factory fire. Bigfoot decided not to replace it. Thatís why there are so few of them. So, by towing it to safety youíd be doing a great deed for the fiberglass trailer world.

Once you get it home & assess what needs to be done you can make some decisions on whether to keep it. If you want to keep it, but donít want to do the hands on restoration, seek out a someone who works on older trailers. Alternatively, there are so many hobbyists on this site, you can easily find someone willing to take it off your hands and still realize a small profit for your efforts.

Again depending on the condition of the Ď19 ... Iíd consider selling the Boler and using those funds to fix it up. Youíll never look back.

Please update this thread. I for one am interested in your decision, and your progress if you keep it.

Best of luck
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I have that same model in an '87. Check out the photos with my handle. I would say you have a trailer worth fixing up. It is a comfortable model and the dual axles is a real plus.

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Old 08-11-2018, 08:06 PM   #10
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Hey all great advice. Thanks! I’m going to get it and bring it back and assess from there. I’ll have to scout this site for Reno advice if I do go that route.
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Hey the inside looks waay better white. Did you replace the cabinets or paint the existing ones?
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