Securing the tongue/propane/battery cover on Bigfoot - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-18-2016, 12:11 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot 17' DLX
Alaska
Posts: 379
Registry
The original tank shroud had two tabs on the back edge that went under the trailer body at the frame rails, and a notch at the front to slot around the pin behind the tongue jack. Use a simple hitch pin to secure it. If the tab is worn, you may need to put a washer under the hitch pin.

My 1989 BF had the auto change-over feature for the propane tanks.

The tanks were originally held in with a metal bracket and a large wing nut. I wouldn't trust bungees. See attached pic.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_2380_1200px.jpg  
__________________

__________________
trainjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 08:13 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 943
Registry
No the bungees are scary. I ordered a new mounting setup yesterday.
__________________

__________________
ZachO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 04:03 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Ellpea in CA's Avatar
 
Name: Ellpea
Trailer: Bigfoot
California
Posts: 870
Registry
Walt, thanks for the contact info. I'll give Grant a call!
__________________
Ellpea in CA
1988 13.5' Lil Bigfoot
2002 Volvo V70 (turbocharged)
5 cylinders, 5 speed auto transmission
Ellpea in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 03:18 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 943
Registry
I see most people do two on each side, but one on each side seemed plenty secure to me. I also found a hitch pin to put on the little front post the cover sits over. This should work well enough for me.

I really wanted to paint the tongue before attaching all this stuff to it but the directions say it's best to paint at 70 degrees or higher, so that's going to have to wait. I wanted to get all the bungee cords off the front of my trailer right away though...

Next project up there will be a deck plate so I can access the propane without taking the whole cover off.

Thanks for the help.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0264.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	240.7 KB
ID:	93482
__________________
ZachO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 05:32 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
WaltP's Avatar
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 2017 Escape 17B
SW Virginia
Posts: 1,130
Zach
That looks nice. Did you fabricate it yourself?

Walt
__________________
Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
WaltP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:19 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 943
Registry
If you mean buying the rubber hold down straps and attaching them to the cover, yes, I did.

Thanks Walt.

I also put in a new propane tank tray and hold down, and a new battery hold down. All these things were held down with bungee cords before. No photos. It's cold out today
__________________
ZachO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:23 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
WaltP's Avatar
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 2017 Escape 17B
SW Virginia
Posts: 1,130
No, I meant the cover itself. What's its origin? It doesn't look like a Bigfoot original.

Walt
__________________
Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
WaltP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:28 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 943
Registry
Oh! No idea. It came with the trailer. Wasn't something I thought the ask the previous owner about.

It looks more or less just like the ones I see in ads for other 80's and 90's Bigfoots so I figured it was probably original.
__________________
ZachO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
WaltP's Avatar
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 2017 Escape 17B
SW Virginia
Posts: 1,130
Hmmmm Could be. I just haven't seen one before without a top hatch for access.

Walt
__________________
Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
WaltP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 08:04 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 943
Registry
Ah ok. Yeah they definitely made them, because I've found old topics on this site where people like trainjunkie cut holes in the top and added a hatch.

I'll be doing that too, once the money starts flowing.
__________________

__________________
ZachO is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, bigfoot, propane


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
Securing battery on Scamp julmar Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 15 03-01-2014 06:59 PM
bigfoot trailer propane cover and tire cover biggoolies Classified Archives 3 11-12-2011 09:25 AM
WANTED Bigfoot Tongue/Propane Box Cover kathy chamblin Classified Archives 0 01-16-2011 03:54 PM
Molded Fiberglass tongue box lp/battery cover Markz Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 18 05-31-2010 07:58 PM
1986 17ft Bigfoot trailer propane/battery cover wanted Sandy S Classified Archives 0 09-25-2009 05:34 PM

» 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 09:02 PM.


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