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Old 12-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #15
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I have some pictures of the welding done , it was cut behind the axle and then the saddles for the front spring mount were cut and moved 12" backward . I copied the layout from a trailer of the size.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:30 PM   #16
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I hope to get this pictures figured out soon.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:26 AM   #17
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There's already a lot of thought and work in this! From the early posts it sounded like you just went for it! Do you have a revised floorplan in mind for the new space?

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:05 AM   #18
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Matt, just wondering---how long has replacing your 25 year old frig been on the "to do" list
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:13 AM   #19
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Yup! I've seen that under Matt's posts and decided that it's a "Rountuit". Got a couple of those myself.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #20
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From past posts I can tell you have a lot of practice with working on the trailer. You can do a lot bigger bed area at back and more. What was the original layout? Was it similar to a boler?
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:01 AM   #21
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It would be nice to have more counter room and a larger closet in the trailer. Could make a bigger couch / bed at rear curve couch sides around forward? Larger bed and more seating. Even that would leave lots of extra room maybe even a bath? We all will be interested to see the revised floor plan you make.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:57 PM   #22
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It would be nice to have more counter room and a larger closet in the trailer. Could make a bigger couch / bed at rear curve couch sides around forward? Larger bed and more seating. Even that would leave lots of extra room maybe even a bath? We all will be interested to see the revised floor plan you make.
Hi Borden:

Attached is a layout of a newer 17' Bigfoot. I couldn't find an example of an older layout. This will be similar to what we had. Also attached is a rough layout of what we plan to do with our trailer and an exterior view of how it looks today.

Lots of work ahead.

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:35 AM   #23
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Ken, you are my new fiberglassrv hero! LOL!

Makes me feel so much better at the prospect of having to rebuild the roof in our 5th wheel.

Keep the info an pictures coming.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #24
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Really like the bedroom plan proposed. and also see the advantage of a more square shape on space even in the older design. Also like the added storage you gain.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #25
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Hi Liz , Thanks for the encouragement I hope it doesn't turn out to be a zero . It is a lot more work than I first contemplated , but we had a little break and am ready to start again. Can see a small light at the end of the tunnel in regards to bodywork and paint anyways .

Will have pics soon

Thanks Ken, Have a great camping season.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:52 PM   #26
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Hi Borden , Sorry for the late reply.

The floorplan is just a concept at this time. I have a friend that works at cardboard box company and they have tonnes of cardboard sheets ( 4x8 ) which go into recycling . He said I could get 10 or so sheets . So I plan to make a full mockup of the floorplan to see how things fit and see if anything has to be changed. I will make sure I take somes pictures along the way.

On the bathroom pictures on your trailer can you zoom out so I can get a better look . It looks interesting .

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:45 PM   #27
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Scary ,very scary! but if it works it will be way cool.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #28
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Ken, you have great idea's and a nice start. I like the idea of a mock-up with cardboard, then you can really tell what will work and not. I did that to my front table and kitchen and it kept me from rebuilding a couple of parts. Keep us posted on how it's going. I made it through two years of rebuild by breaking it into small parts and trying to just concentrate on getting just that one part done. It kept me from getting down in the dumps when I started to look at all the work to be done.
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