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Old 09-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Looking for Bigfoot owners

Having now had my BF on a few trips there are some things that I would like to ask owners who have specific experience with them. Especially if you have restored/repaired yours.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Just ask, remember these trailers are more alike than different. Other than the body, frame and interior cabinetry... someone else manufacturers everything... from windows to appliances and on and on.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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The only two things I've done with my 1991 is change the brakes to never adjust Dexter and install air conditioning which met having to upgrade the power supply from 15 amp service to 30 amp.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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I don't know much about Bigfoot Trailers. Have owned a 83 BF17G, 95 BF17CB, 2005 BF21FB, 2007 BF21RB, 1988 BFTW20 5th wheel, 2001 BF21RB.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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We've done a long list of changes to our Bigfoot. The major items include air conditioning, floors, gray water tank, tires ,battery, upholstery, awning, miniblinds, solid spare tire cover, water pump, LED exterior lights, thermostat, sewer hose, and tongue jack. And, dozens of minor changes have been added to our trailer. There is still a big list of future projects.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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Hello Gary,

We have bought a 1993 Bigfoot B17CB and have done a lot of work to restore it. Still have more on the go but would be happy to share anything with you!

We are really happy with how well everything has worked out with ours.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #7
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Hi Pomfritz,

We have an 86' 17ft BF and love it. Thus far I've replaced the subfloor and roof vents/caps. I'll be laying some Allure flooring soon and then try to get out a few more times before it gets chilly.
This site is an absolutely wonderful resource and cool community. I'm learning as well but post some questions and I (or others) will try to help. Cheers!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:10 AM   #8
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Gary,We have a 84 Bigfoot 5thwheel that is a mess! We have taken it on as a total rebuild project. I cant tell you anything about useing a Bigfoot but this is a great place for info & like you Im learning with each post I read. Ken
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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Hi Gary,
I just purchased a 17 foot B17 SM Deluxe TT and will be starting restoration soon. There is dry rot under a few windows, so plan on removing all the windows, replacing the ruined panels, apply butyl tape on the windows & reinstall. Then I will update the cabinets and will paint all the inside, as well as outside. The gray holding tank is cracked so will have a plastic shop weld a piece of polyprolene on and hope it holds. This week will take it into my local RV dealer to have all the propane certified as I want to be safe. Great winter project and will probably be on line often to get additional info from all. Regards, Jim from Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies! I must have missed them earlier.

I am planning in putting in a propane detector. Seems like the only decent place is under the dinette, next to the converter. Anyone else install one of these?

Also, I want to permanantly install some stabilizers, thinking of using the drop down ones. Looks like I have easy mounting and access on three spots. The one I have a question on is the rear driver side where the waste gates are. That seems to take up any decent mount/access space. I don't want to mount it on the bumper, which is very beefy for clearance reasons. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Gary, Is there wiring under the dinette where you can tie in? I can't see it in my rig. I can't answer your stabilizer question, though.
Also I am interested in painting the interior, but have not seen too many units painted, so really would be interested in seeing some pics. An exterior acrylic latex would seem the best, although rust paint could also be used. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #12
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No wires readily apparent. I may have run then a ways towards the fridge. Main thing for that location is room to mount it
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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Regarding painting interior.
May want to search for threads with this in subject. I've seen some pics and would like to change interior color down the road. I prefer wood and wonder how difficult it might be to reface the walls.
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Regarding painting interior.
May want to search for threads with this in subject. I've seen some pics and would like to change interior color down the road. I prefer wood and wonder how difficult it might be to reface the walls.
The interior has a lot of holes where things were hung, but the main reason for painting is that there is water damage under 3 windows and the panelling is flaking off. I plan on removing the windows, putting butyl tape on, putting new panelling on the flaked off places, and then will have to paint the interior. I have read on the forum that one has to be careful in choosing a filler for holes, and the type suggested is caulking with elastic properties and not silicone.
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