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Old 03-08-2003, 03:09 PM   #29
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Hmm, what I need is some sort of wheel, kinda like the wheels that come on some of the larger tongue jacks, to move the trailer when I get into a situation where I have to separate the truck and egg (usually on unfriendly surfaces like sand, mud or unlevel dirt when that happens, so the little tongue-jack wheels won't do).
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:44 PM   #30
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All right , my first posting on an excellent site. I have a 1984 Bigfoot, 17 ft which I purchased last year. I checked the spec sheet in hope this helps. It shows a GVWR of 1875 lbs, and a tongue weight of 250 lbs. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:28 PM   #31
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All right , my first posting on an excellent site. I have a 1984 Bigfoot, 17 ft which I purchased last year. I checked the spec sheet in hope this helps. It shows a GVWR of 1875 lbs, and a tongue weight of 250 lbs. Hope this helps.
Dan,

Cool! That's exactly what I'm looking for-- though I expect I'll still take a trip to the public scales.

Thanks!

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Old 03-09-2003, 06:36 AM   #32
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moving it around

I built myself a two wheel dolly with a ball hitch for moving my trailer-
there are also several comercial models available from manual to battery to 110 volt plug in to aid in driveway nightmares- places like JC Whitney, Cabelas, most trailer parts stores carry them.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e6b363011b7bdolly.jpg/>
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Old 03-09-2003, 07:11 AM   #33
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Dan, welcome to the board,

Kitty good luck

and Joe; what a great looking project. It looks very well designed. Can you share some details on man hours and stock?

Do you change over to pneumatic tires when on softer ground? It looks like hard rubber in the inset photo.
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:34 AM   #34
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Bigfoot on the horizon!

A "17'; Bigfoot - 1988, loaded, ex cond, $5250 obo" has just popped up in the local newspaper. I've left a message on the owner's answering machine.

tick tock tick tock tick tock

:omy

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Old 03-19-2003, 10:01 AM   #35
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Good luck Kitty! Hope you get it!

Go sit on his front porch!
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:02 PM   #36
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Published weight specs by the manufacturer or statements from the salesman commonly have little or nothing to do with the weight you'll be towing when travelling. Yet buyers innocently use the 'dry weight' or someones unfounded claim as to what the weight may be, and choose a trailer and/or tow vehicle accordingly. Soon thereafter, one or the other is usually sold or traded.

That recent trailers are 'heavier' is partly due to buyers wanting more options AND the fact that buyers are becoming better informed.

Many sellers won't allow weighing before the purchase, because they already know the results won't be in their favor, they primarily want to make the sale (well, we knew that).

Overloaded :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e78ac6736fedDonkey Cart1.jpg/> .

P.S. RV manufacturers who are members of RIVA post a near accurate 'curb weight' on their trailers. None of the small trailer manufacturers that I know if are RIVA members. Neither Casita nor Scamp want to publish the weight of a 'fully loaded' trailer. Might scare off some buyers.
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:42 PM   #37
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Overloaded :)
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Not overloaded, but wrong noseweight .
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:50 PM   #38
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* * * * * * Good luck Kitty! *Hope you get it!

Go sit on his front porch!
I might just do that. I did a "reverse directory" search on the phone number and got the associated address. Looks like they live about five miles from here.

tick tock tick tock tick tock ;)

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Old 03-19-2003, 01:13 PM   #39
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Is it just me or doesn't 1875 lbs for a 17' Bigfoot seem rather light. I thought thats about what Scamps and Casitas weighed and Bigfoot's (Bigfeet?) weigh alot more than them.
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Old 03-19-2003, 02:07 PM   #40
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The older (pre 90's?) Bigfoot 17's were lighter. The've been creeping up lately.

No 2 years are alike in terms of weight - head to the scale.
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* * * * * * A "17'; Bigfoot - 1988, loaded, ex cond, $5250 obo" has just popped up in the local newspaper. I've left a message on the owner's answering machine.

tick tock tick tock tick tock

:omy *

Kitty
Wow some people live lucky lives. hope it works out, and the price is better. course it's a little older, but with these who can tell.
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Old 03-19-2003, 07:22 PM   #42
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A 1988 Bigfoot in decent shape would run about 8k CDN - so the price is bang on from a negotiatiing point.
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