I'm in the market for a cheap egg, I'll be living in it for the summer at least.
Trying to find something that I can resell later without too big a loss, and without it becoming a project. I don't need another project!
Went to view the first one today, a 1980 17' bigfoot
. Love the layout and it seems like a good amount of space.
However, there are quite a few issues.
The most alarming is, looking along the outside walls, they are very far from smooth curves or straight lines; Lumpy, wavy... The roof has sagged substantially, there are puddles. Seller says 'it's normal, they all do that, nothing to worry about'. Is this true? Or am I looking at structural damage?
No decent pictures, like an idiot I didn't take a camera. Ad is here: 1980 17' Bigfoot Lightweight fibreglass travel trailer North Saanich & Sidney , Victoria
It looks a lot rougher in person, pics don't show any of the worst areas.
Other than that, I used the buyers checklist, a great help. Spent over an hour poking, prying, and crawling.
died last night, stinks of ammonia so I can't smell for mold. The furnace
and hot water tank are long dead and disconnected. None of these are deal-breakers to me.
However, it looks like there is minor water damage in quite a few places below the windows
, which all need re-caulking. The ceiling has been redone, poorly. Step is mangled. A hand-sized repair with unknown material on lower right rear, and a ~1'+ fibreglass patch on left near the front, neither well done. Battery
very old. Propane
tanks shot. Cushions badly worn.
Stovetop and oven work OK. Electrical
all works fine. Roof vents recalked with Sikaflex, looks thorough if messy. Rusty all over the frame, but nothing jumped out as structurally unsound. Tires
~5 years, look good, no spare. To my shock I didn't find any obvious rot in the floor.
Seller wants $4500 CDN$.
Price is high, right?