Originally Posted by jen11o
Reading that you regret selling the Lil Bigfoot
is nice to hear; there obviously were things you liked about it. What were some of those things that you thing differentiate them from other eggs?
That's good advice about getting a battery
that can hold a charge a bit longer. In the Yukon, we would probably be camping in places where there are no campgrounds. Or if in campgrounds, not all of them have the capacity to allow you to plug in. I'm not independently wealthy (!) so will remember your advice about where to buy batteries!
Its also good feedback about the axle
. How did you know your axle
In the picture there is little clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well which indicates the shock absorbing capacity of rubber in the axle
When I towed it home, about 40 miles on good paved roads, every cabinet door was open and the cushions were on the floor from the rough ride.
I don't really know the life of this type of axle but from comments hear I think 20 to 25 years is stretching it.
I think the reason I regret selling it is it's a rare trailer, I had never done such an extensive rebuild and it was just like new.
I added a roof mount 60 watt Solar panel
so it was all set up for the way I camped.
I might add that most Lil Bigfoots came with very nice fiberglass trunk on the tongue which was designed to hold 2 propane
tanks and the battery
As I remember it weighed about 40 0r 50 pounds.
I tow with a 2007 Toyota Tacoma standard cab.
My only complaint with Toyota PUs is when you add 2 bags of groceries in the bed it sinks.
I have added air bags to my PU.
I use about 30 pounds to tow level with the 13' Scamps I've had and the Lil Bigfoot
used the same.