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Old 03-04-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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I'm new! Have to say hello!

Hello everyone! I have been looking and researching on your site/forums, I recently bought a pre-owned Bigfoot B17 deluxe. I enjoy reading about the restoration, and little mods people do to make their little homes just a bit better. It has given me great ideas and helpful information.

Now what seems to be a 1985 Bigfoot B17 deluxe (what the dealer told me), I asked for the VIN # (serial #) and he gave me a 5-digit number. All the research I have done leads me to believe I got a 1981 instead but I have no idea. I came up with the conclusion because I have the old power center in the kitchen counter. Everything up until about 1983 had this. Also I noticed the configuration of the shower/bath is a bit different. This community seems to know a lot, and a little bit of help would be great! Great to be a member now!

VIN # 42681 ???
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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I'd contact Bigfoot and ask them.

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Old 03-04-2015, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hi rbryan,


I did contact them yesterday. They told me since their new ownership they wouldn't have much on record. They told me if I can get them a 17 digit vin they can look into it. I said all I have is a 5-digit serial number, looked all over the frame, inside and outside for a vin. I am in RV retail and have a good idea of what I am looking for. 17 digit vin didn't come until about 1982? or so.... I dunno...


Thanks for the suggestion!
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I did contact them yesterday. They told me since their new ownership they wouldn't have much on record. They told me if I can get them a 17 digit vin they can look into it. I said all I have is a 5-digit serial number, looked all over the frame, inside and outside for a vin. I am in RV retail and have a good idea of what I am looking for. 17 digit vin didn't come until about 1982? or so.... I dunno...


Thanks for the suggestion!
Ah, I see. Yeah, I guess they weren't required to have a 17 digit VIN back then. Lots of Bolers and others only have a serial number too.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:35 PM   #6
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Thanks tony, great to be a member!
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #7
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Mike... The BF looks good. We looked at many like yours back in the day but never did buy one...........yet!
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #8
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Mike... The BF looks good. We looked at many like yours back in the day but never did buy one...........yet!
Thank you! Being in the RV dealing business, I found this little guy that was traded in. Very VERY good deal too, I thought so anyways! Looking at picking it up in the next month or so.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:53 PM   #9
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Welcome to the group. Hope you get some great trips in this next season with that good looking RV.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:40 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum, Mike, and congrats on your new Bigfoot trailer. I'm sure you'll have lots of good times with it. We love ours! Got any interior pictures?
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:54 PM   #11
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Interesting BF. I can't tell you the year but the rear location of the water heater might be a clue. The clearance lights don't look original so don't rely on those as any sort of indicator. Some additional shots of the exterior and interior might help us figure it out. Is there a manufacturer's sticker on the inside of the closet door? Or a VIN plate near the entry door under the assist handle?
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:32 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone so far, warm welcomes! This is the only other **** I have.... No entrance handle... I will see if I can get some more.


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Old 03-05-2015, 10:55 AM   #13
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Looking at the various BF in the Registry, there are none with that particular decal pattern. Of course, some have no decals. I believe the oldest BF 17' is 1983. Seems to be another piece of the puzzle to support your belief that that is an '81. I also noticed that you have the entry light towards the top of the door. There is a '79 in the Registry that also has the entry light in the same location.
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