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Old 08-02-2015, 08:51 AM   #29
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totally agree Jack....

my comments were not meant be taken as a negative at all....I've looked at a LOT of BFs over the last couple of years....I'm just relating what I have observed and possible explanations as to why/how all that came to be....

as happens with FG boats....I'm thinking in this case the FG cured too fast and lifted/shrunk from the bottom of the mold during the process.....doesn't affect anything other than appearance...in a boat that would have been a deal killler....with a trailer...who cares...nobody sees the roof other than people on a bus driving by.... and by the way that trailers exterior looks great/better than most for a 83

just happens that I'm in Victoria too....been camped out at Fort Victoria RV Park for five weeks (got somebody in RJH)
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:13 PM   #30
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Gucho, first off congrats on your new baby. It looks like it is in great shape and as Franswa has so wisely stated I wouldn't worry too much about the roof if there are no leaks.
I have been following BF sales online for almost 2 years and have NEVER seen one in such nice shape for $5000 CAD. In fact I have seen a couple "project" trailers in much worse condition for that much or more. As other have said rest assured you got a great deal!
Can I ask where you first saw it for sale? Was it on Kijiji? or was it just one of those wonderful coincidences where you saw a for sale sign in a driveway? Just curious.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:42 PM   #31
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Double layer shell with foam?

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Bigfoots are constructed a bit differently than other FG trailers in that they have a sort of laminated construction - fiberglass, then a kind of Styrofoam insulation, then the inner walls - a sandwich if you will.
I had read this before, and was excited to have this extra layer, then someone else told me this was just a single shell (1988 Lil Bigfoot). Can anyone confirm? Make my day?

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:34 PM   #32
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Lil Bigfoot trailers are in fact single shell. All other Bigfoot models are laminated foam insulation. Don't let that stop you from enjoying your trailer. You have a wonderful trailer.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #33
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Lil Bigfoot trailers are in fact single shell. All other Bigfoot models are laminated foam insulation. Don't let that stop you from enjoying your trailer. You have a wonderful trailer.

Jack, thanks for clarifying. I was just in all of the bunks looking for a converter (there isn't one), but I saw daylight shining through the shell in a few little bare areas. Considered that a big clue.

You're right, I'll totally enjoy it!

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Old 08-02-2015, 07:09 PM   #34
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Agreed. I just wish you weren't so far away (or is that me?) so I could come take a look.

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Old 08-03-2015, 01:08 PM   #35
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franswa,
I know where you are located and all things being considered I hope that RJH is a short visit!
If you were around for a bit maybe you could give me your 2 cents on my trailer?

I am feeling more and more confident about my purchase and do not regret it in the least. Now its time to find the time to go enjoy it!
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