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Old 07-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #15
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Chris held this bigfoot for me as I gave him a deposit and I drove accross the country with my daughter for it. I asked many times if the trailer had any leaks and was told NO. When we got to the trailer their was obvious water damage visible in on the inside left of the trailer on the right side of the window, in the corner of the L shaped sofa with cracks and a couple of visible wholes as well as visible water damage on the wall. I also opened up the bunk storage door above the sofa and the damage to the fiberglass were the awning was screewed on showed clear signs of water damage as well as structual damage to the trailer. Steve at Lafayette rv outside of Portland looked at the pictures and told me that major structural damage had occured and it would cost more than I would pay for it to fix it as the awning was put on wrongly. Please don't drive across country to see what seems as a beautiful trailer. Chris said he didn't notice it, however if one is selling a trailer on a National site one needs to do some sort of inspection so that how one describes it and any claims one makes are correct as the buyer is counting on accurate representation and description of the item. Unless one says sold AS IS. He did give me my deposit back but that is all. I really don't want this to happen to anyone else. This is not just a simple water leak, according to Steve the structual integrity of the trailer has been compromised and he said DO NOT BUY IT. Chris is planning to take off the awning and patch it, it seems to be a jimmy fix and a way to pass the buck of a lost onto someone else without fixing the structual integrity of the trailer. If you want pictures you may contact me and I will send them to you. Hoping to spare another person waisting their time, money and gas to see a trailer that was not properly described and represented. I got Steve's number at Lafayette rv's from Bigfoot RV. Steve will remember the trailer if you want to have a better description of the damage on this or email me and I will send you the pictures. I believe I also have the serial number if needed. Good luck
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:52 PM   #16
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Reply to a Very Crazy Lady

First let me say, she was told about a water leak at the rear window. I had no idea about the leak from awning-I have owned this trailer for just over 2 years and used it twice-I have not spent a whole lot of time in it. This is the reason for selling it. This lady also hired someone to inspect the trailer before driving across the country-they did not see the leak either? I was very patient and tried to make this work for her. I feel bad she drove out here, but this was a trip that she told me she was already going on for a vacation and to see friends. I wish I could have the 2 months of MY life back...This is the most difficult and nutty person I have ever had to deal with in my life. I hope she uses the deposit I gave back to see a shrink. She needs it! Ok, now on to the trailer, yes it is still for sale, with the price adjusted to $5,500, as per the needed repairs. There is no damage to the fiberglass, just the interior, which seems like a fix I have seen on this forum. First person with the money will buy the trailer AS IS. I will not hold, please don't ask. Sorry for the rant, but I am an honest person and don't like being attacked. I will send pictures as needed.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:43 PM   #17
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I never mentioned in my response that Chris was dishonest just that if one is selling a rv on a national site it is wise to know what you have so that when someone asks if their are any leaks you are familiar with obvious and clearly visualble leaks. Understandably if it were in some out of the way place like under the sink or toilet one could understand. This is not the case. Chris I believe did make a mistake of not being clear on the condition. I would just call Steve or ask for pictures as i dont think Chris is explaining it correctly. I gave him the Bigfoot repairmans number so that he could get clear of the damage and could represent it correctly. Its unfortunate that the awning was put on wrong not by Chris but the previous owners as now Chris has to deal with it. However i am hoping that the correct description is told so that no one else looses money and time over it. My heart goes out to Chris for his loss. He is correct i did have someone come out however just for visual to make sure the pictures were accurate.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #18
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Chris,

Would it be possible for you to post closeup pictures of the two areas in question? I think people need to see the issue before they can make any decisions.

Can you tell if the awning is a factory installation? Even the factory awnings were simply bolted through the fiberglass shell without any extra wood blocking inside, and while it usually works it is also possible to strip the threads. There was a post here where someone added a block inside to fix this. It is difficult to imagine that it caused any significant structural damage.

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #19
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It was a dealer add on, really don't think this is as bad as made out to be. Looks like the rear mount leaks, not the front.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:40 PM   #20
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So is the second picture the wall immediately below the rear awning mount? Is there a window leak too, or do you think the damage is solely due to a leak from the awning? One of the previous posts implied that there was also a window leak, but it looks to me that it is all due to the one problem.

The wall consists of fiberglass, a layer of foam, than a thin piece of plywood with the top "wallpaper". If you push on the bubbled surface layer, is the top layer just separated from the plywood backing, or is the plywood behind rotted? Does it appear that a little bit of water has caused the bubbling, or that the thin wood layer has actually rotted? (Even if it has, it is not structural.) Lastly, how far down the side of the window do you have to go before the wallboard is clearly fine?

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Old 07-28-2014, 11:30 PM   #21
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I think this is the only leak. feels like the plywood has damage. from the top to the middle seam of the two halves of the trailer. from the edge of the window to about 10" over? seems like this will be an easy fix, for me or someone with any skill. once the leak is stopped. i ran the hose on it and did not see water leaking in. just a slow leak for the last 21 years?
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:43 AM   #22
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:43 PM   #23
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Is this still available or has it been sold?
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:24 PM   #24
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1993 Bigfoot 17.5' rear bath for sale $6,600 everything works, newer batt, and tires. Scappoose Oregon pm contact info
Is it still for sale? Where in OR. Any more pictures?
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