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Old 02-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #29
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Clayton,
When I bought my Biggar, it was also advertised as a 1979 but
the sticker in the cupboard said Nov 1978. I was wondering if mine was because it was made in 1978 but sold in 1979. I kekpt my cushions the original colour (orange) because they were in such good conditioning, the curtains my girlfriend made for me and I did the valance myself.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #30
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Was there a difference in the model years, style-wise?


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Hi Francesca, from what I have seen in pictures, everyone of them seems to be the same. The only difference I have ever noticed was on one, 1979 there was no carvings on the cupboards or doors. Marina
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:03 AM   #31
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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.
Thanks for the tips, Francesca! Good to know... they are a bit old, but how old is too old?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #32
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Thanks for the tips, Francesca! Good to know... they are a bit old, but how old is too old?
Some replace them at three years, some at 5.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:53 AM   #33
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Some replace them at three years, some at 5.
So the two out of the four tires that are 14 years old should probably be changed, huh? LOL

Yeah, I knew those were being replaced as soon as I saw them, but wasn't sure about the others.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #34
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Gina and Clayton - no, I'm talking about the big Oregon Gathering. This summer it will be at Bullard's Beach State Park down by Bandon, OR. It's in July. Specific dates and more information are in the Rallies forum. Check it out. Last year I think there were a hundred eggs or so! Lots of fun. And now that I see Marina's post, we may just think about that Nor-west Egg Rally in Mission. That's not too far away for us at all!
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wow! you sure got a very nice trailer.....it is in great condition!

the orange curtains do add a nice "glow" to the interior but i agree with you about changing them up. keep us posted on what fabrics you choose...
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So the two out of the four tires that are 14 years old should probably be changed, huh? LOL

Yeah, I knew those were being replaced as soon as I saw them, but wasn't sure about the others.
Sounds like they're mismatched to boot. On a dual axle setup that's especially bad news! Are they even all one type (ST/P/LT-?)?

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Old 02-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #37
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Sounds like they're mismatched to boot. On a dual axle setup that's especially bad news! Are they even all one type (ST/P/LT-?)?

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They're all ST's of the exact same type, same manufacturer, size, class,etc, but purchased some time apart.
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John Biggar was a Boler employee that left the company to design and produce his own improved travel trailer. At Biggar Manufacturing Ltd., 401 Chrisland St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, His designs were unparalleled with a unique "double fibreglass shell" that completely encased and insulated the unit.
Thanks for sharing Biggar information, which includes some details that I had not seen before.

Question for Biggar owners:
Does a Biggar really have a double-wall body, or "double hull", or was this just a reference to the two pieces (top and bottom) of the single-wall shell? Previous discussions seem to describe a single-wall shell with extensive wood framing and paneling, like a typical Bigfoot. With a double-wall shell, there would be little need for interior walls, and the inner shell would likely be extensively visible.
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Thanks for sharing Biggar information, which includes some details that I had not seen before.

Question for Biggar owners:
Does a Biggar really have a double-wall body, or "double hull", or was this just a reference to the two pieces (top and bottom) of the single-wall shell? Previous discussions seem to describe a single-wall shell with extensive wood framing and paneling, like a typical Bigfoot. With a double-wall shell, there would be little need for interior walls, and the inner shell would likely be extensively visible.
It is not just a reference to the two top and bottom pieces.

I wouldn't call it a full double hull. If it was, I would expect to see fibreglass everywhere for the inside hull and then millwork/paneling set on top of that. The ceiling, for example, is wood paneling with insulation between it and the fibreglass shell. The floor has the flooring material (tile, etc), then plywood, then insulation, and then the outer hull underneath. I have also found a couple spots where I can see the outer fibreglass hull and the insulation that is between the two hulls.
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It is not just a reference to the two top and bottom pieces.

I wouldn't call it a full double hull. If it was, I would expect to see fibreglass everywhere for the inside hull and then millwork/paneling set on top of that. The ceiling, for example, is wood paneling with insulation between it and the fibreglass shell. The floor has the flooring material (tile, etc), then plywood, then insulation, and then the outer hull underneath. I have also found a couple spots where I can see the outer fibreglass hull and the insulation that is between the two hulls.
Thanks, Clayton.

With a single hull at the floor and roof, what is there of double hull? The traditional egg designs - Boler and Trillium - had interior furnishings moulded in fiberglass, and including small patches of what served as interior walls (such as between the base and overhead cabinets of the galley); is that what the Biggar has?
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I've been told that I wasn't clear in my previous post...

To clarify, there is double hull throughout, but it is not all of one material.

1. Starting from the outside there is the fiberglass shell (outside hull) all the way around including underneath.

2. Next is a void space. I am guessing 1 - 3" depending on the curve of the wall. This is filled with insulation.

3. Then the inside hull. This can be fiberglass, wood paneling, or plywood depending on which area it is in.

The reason I previously said that I wouldn't call it a "full" double hull is because when I think double hull, I think of two full shells of fiberglass. Though there is definitely a full double hull, it is not all of the same material.

I hope this makes it more clear.
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The traditional egg designs - Boler and Trillium - had interior furnishings moulded in fiberglass, and including small patches of what served as interior walls (such as between the base and overhead cabinets of the galley)

The areas in the Biggar that have fiberglass interior walls are all around the door, the front dinette, the kitchen, and the bathroom. The overhead cabinetry around the kitchen and front dinette are fiberglass.

The areas around the back window and side goucho are made up of cabinetry so the interior walls in these sections are wood.
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