New Bigfoot B-17 owner with a question - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot 17' DLX
Alaska
Posts: 379
Registry
New Bigfoot B-17 owner with a question

Hi All!

Been lurking awhile now while trying to decide on what kind of fiberglass travel trailer would best suit me. Using much of the information posted here, I finally decided on a Bigfoot and one finally came up for sale where I am. It is a 1989 1500 Series B-17 Gaucho model and it is in pretty decent condition and, as far as I can tell, all original. A "blank slate", if you will.

Everything on it works and it needs very little to be serviceable, although I will certainly start upgrades as soon as I have the time and the right ideas.

One seemingly simple question I have is about the water heater door, which is missing. It has a 6-gallon Atwood water heater, and I've located a supplier for these but they offer them in both "Polar White" and "Colonial White".

I'm assuming "Polar White" is a bright white and "Colonial White" is the off-white that would be appropriate for this vintage Bigfoot. Does that sound right? Seems like a reasonable assumption but you know what happens when one assumes, right?

Anyway, any insight on the correct color is appreciated.

Cheers!

Mike
__________________

__________________
trainjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
I think you observations are correct re: color colonial or antique vs polar or bright white.
__________________

__________________
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Welcome to FiberglassRV Mike, we're glad you're here.

You're correct in shades of white color. I've seen Bigfoot in both colors, you'd need to match YOUR trailer. Although I do know I've seen more vintage in the colonial white....

Good luck!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: 1993 Bigfoot 17 ftCB / 2011 Toyota Sienna
Ontario
Posts: 207
Heater door cover.

Trainjunkie;
I picked up a new door and it is a bright white. Stands out in a crowd. It's 'probably' the Polar White and is definitely not the match for the Bigfoot. However, it still looks better than the bashed up previous one.
Try the other one. It doesn't bother me but then, I'm easy going!
Mike ....>
__________________
Michael Pupeza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot 17' DLX
Alaska
Posts: 379
Registry
Turns out the Colonial White door is discontinued according to my dealer. So I bought the Polar White version, which they had in stock. If it stands out too much, I'll put a coat of paint on it to get it closer to a match.

Thanks much for all the replies. I'm looking forward to participating in the forum.

Mike
__________________
trainjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tom Trostel's Avatar
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: 1980 Bigfoot 17 ft
Texas
Posts: 1,300
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Tom Trostel Send a message via MSN to Tom Trostel
I've found that Krylon "Dover White" spray paint is a good match for the exterior color of my 1980 15B17G.

1980 Bigfoot pictures by tomNjo - Photobucket
__________________
1980 Bigfoot 17' & former owner of 1973 Compact Jr
Tom Trostel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot 17' DLX
Alaska
Posts: 379
Registry
Excellent tip Tom. I'll check that color out. Thanks!

Mike
__________________

__________________
trainjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bigfoot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Bigfoot owner Karen T Hi, I am.... 12 04-25-2012 10:16 PM
Bigfoot owner ka7jun Hi, I am.... 16 04-01-2011 05:58 PM
New owner ('88 Bigfoot 13.5) from BC Bob from BC General Chat 6 07-02-2008 09:48 AM
Question for Thomas Haney or Scamp owner Kelly S. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 01-11-2007 07:57 AM
Uhaul Owner - Serious Question Mike H. General Chat 2 04-10-2006 08:28 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.