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Old 02-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #15
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Gina, it looks in better shape than what some thought it might be!! So are you going to finish fixing it up and sell it or are you selling the Boler?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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Hi Donna,

No, we are not hoarding fiberglass trailers..LOL!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #17
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Gina, are you starting to hoard molded trailers? Congratulations! I think the Biggar's are NEATO!!
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Looks great Gina! Thanks for the pictures. Did you sell your Boler?
Boler was sold last year!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #18
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We got the Biggar (dubbed GoBiggarGoHome) unto our backyard yesterday. Plugged it in last night, put in portable heater and dri-eze. Sometime this week we are going to start figuring out what works and what needs work! We are so excited.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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Some fun!

Do be sure to check the age of the tires...I didn't see any mention of them in the ad, so presume they're not new. Since most trailer tires die of old age before they show visible tread loss lots of folks fail to recognize when they should be replaced.

Look for the number at the tail end of a string beginning with "DOT". The first two digits are the week-of-the-year. If the whole number's four digits, the tires were made after the year 2000, and the last two digits indicate which year.

If it's a three digit number, the tires are pre-2000 and should be replaced immediately!



Have fun and good luck!

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:13 PM   #20
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Thank you Francesca. We will check for sure!
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Congratulations Gina and Clayton. From the low price I had thought it might be pretty bad inside but it looks great!!! You have a newer toilet
than mine has and a cover over your stove that I'm already coveting.
Will you be coming out to the Rally in Mission in June/ Would love to see it in person. Welcome to the Biggar family. Marina
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Congratulations! It looks to be in quite good shape from the pictures you've posted. I too got to tour Marinab's Biggar at the Oregon Gathering last year and thought it was a great trailer. And of course her decorating of it was awesome. Have fun with your new baby. Will you be coming to this year's Oregon Gathering to show it off?
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Congratulations! It looks to be in quite good shape from the pictures you've posted. I too got to tour Marinab's Biggar at the Oregon Gathering last year and thought it was a great trailer. And of course her decorating of it was awesome. Have fun with your new baby. Will you be coming to this year's Oregon Gathering to show it off?
Are you referring to the eggNOG at Nehalem last year? We had our 17' 1980 Boler there last year on our way down to California. Y'know, I don't recall seeing a Biggar there! I probably didn't know what a Biggar was at that point, though.

I don't think we're going to make it to the Oregon nog this year but hopefully the one after!

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Congratulations Gina and Clayton. From the low price I had thought it might be pretty bad inside but it looks great!!! You have a newer toiletthan mine has and a cover over your stove that I'm already coveting.
Will you be coming out to the Rally in Mission in June/ Would love to see it in person. Welcome to the Biggar family. Marina
We're quite pleased that it's in pretty good shape! It needs some of the things you would expect like new cushions covers/drapes/etc, but those are also style things and some people might be happy with it the way it is.

We tried out all the gas appliances tonight and aside from a faulty furnace thermocouple, it looks like everything is good to go! We're very happy as our last fridge was AC only and this 3-way seems to work.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:50 PM   #24
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On a side note... Gina noticed that this is actually a 1977 Biggar, not a 1979 as described in the ad and as it is registered!

The original French data sheet inside the cupboard door says October 31, 1977. Funny thing... the English sheet says Nov 1977. We figure someone typed up the French one at the end of the day on Halloween and had to get home to take their kid trick or treating.... so the next day, November, they typed up the English one!

Now we have to change our signatures and trailer info in our profiles.
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We plugged in the Biggar tonight and discovered a few things:

-Original Data Sheet on the inside of cabinet door says it's actually 1977 not 1979
-Stove works, all 4 burners
-Oven works door needs 1 new hinge, or repair
-Fridge works
-Furnace pilot light works but thermocouple needs replacing
-A few fiberglass interior repairs, and adhesive from hooks on fiberglass that needs to be cleaned with Goo Gone.
-Lots of cupboards including 2 drawers under the sink for utensils that I didn't notice when we first got it. Happy about that because we didn't have drawers in the Boler
-All Cushions/covers/curtains are in good condition but will replace. I will start fabric/seamstress shopping tomorrow!

We will connect to water this weekend and check out the faucet and toilet.

Anybody have any ideas on above? Any help is appreciated.

Thank you!
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Hi Clayton, my furnace works great, it's so nice to just set the temp and walk away, quiet too. The only thing that I have not tried yet is the oven.
Looking forward to nachoes. I'm sending all my documents to Donna
this weekend so she can put them in the Document Center. The Nor-west
Egg Rally is in Mission in June, close to you if you are interested. Could you take a closer picture of your stove cover for me? That is one thing that I would love to get for mine. Thanks, Marina
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Was there a difference in the model years, style-wise?


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Hi Clayton, my furnace works great, it's so nice to just set the temp and walk away, quiet too. The only thing that I have not tried yet is the oven.
Looking forward to nachoes. I'm sending all my documents to Donna
this weekend so she can put them in the Document Center. The Nor-west
Egg Rally is in Mission in June, close to you if you are interested. Could you take a closer picture of your stove cover for me? That is one thing that I would love to get for mine. Thanks, Marina
We got lucky with that stove cover. The previous owner made that himself with some sheet metal! I'll try to remember to take a photo in the next couple days.
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