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Old 08-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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I bought an 89 13' Bigfoot today.
The only upgrade I'm going to do is install an 80W solar panel on the roof.
It's in great shape, everything works well.
EXCEPT! The fabric on the walls has a case of terminal sags.
I'm going to wire brush the walls down to fiberglass and glue on new covering.
I plan to use a reflective bubble insulation and something like the Scamp rat fur to replace the wall finish.
If anyone has gone through this and has a better idea or any suggestions I would appreciate them.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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I bought an 89 13' Bigfoot today.
The only upgrade I'm going to do is install an 80W solar panel on the roof.
It's in great shape, everything works well.
EXCEPT! The fabric on the walls has a case of terminal sags.
I'm going to wire brush the walls down to fiberglass and glue on new covering.
I plan to use a reflective bubble insulation and something like the Scamp rat fur to replace the wall finish.
If anyone has gone through this and has a better idea or any suggestions I would appreciate them.
Thanks.
John
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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I'm cheap, if the current wall covering is mold free, not stained... I'd glue it back up and go camping! Post pics when you can Perry
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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Perry was that Bigfoot the one I saw advertized that had most of the wall covering removed? I think I remember it being up in your area.

It looked like a real nice project trailer!
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Perry was that Bigfoot the one I saw advertized that had most of the wall covering removed? I think I remember it being up in your area.

It looked like a real nice project trailer!
It's the one.
The fabric wall covering is coming off the walls.
Everything else is in excellent condition.
I would be working on it today but the temp. is 111 degrees.

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I know what you mean, we were suppose to pick up a trailer this weekend out in San Jacinto but it needs some work done before we can tow it. We put it off till next weekend because of the heat. We don't do as well in the heat as we used to in our younger years!
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My Bigfoot walls are covered with a fabric that's bonded to foam insulation.
The foam has a very thin top layer that has turned to powder and released the fabric.
I think I'm going to use my shop vac and remove all the powdery foam and attempt to bond new fabric to the original foam.
If anyone has done this I would appreciate any advice.
I have to pull the refrigerator to clean the burner and flu. The freezer works well but the refer fins are barely cool.
I'm going to let the refer set upside down for a day to see if that and the cleaning solves the problem.
John
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