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Old 05-22-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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I've found my Bigfoot!

Looks like I'll be the proud owner of this baby very soon! Have a deposit on her just need to get back over in a few days, the seller is going to put water in and we will test to make sure the water systems work and light all the burners on the stove n check the oven...... I will be getting all my ducks in a row re..talking to county tag office in Fl and getting quotes on shipping her home. I am so
FREAKING EXCITED!!!!
My very first RV

She is a 2004 15B17BC in excellent condition....no name yet
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Bigfoot family! I know how you feel! We had to wait a long time before we could pick ours up.

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Old 05-22-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Good for you. Sounds like a really nice trailer. Will be perfect once you finally get it home and can start camping
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:15 PM   #4
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2004...

that's like......"almost NEW" for a Bigfoot.... the last of the 1500 series (second generation) ....how far away did you find it???

Sellers come in varying types..... there's ones that say: "Don't know much about RVs but everything seemed to work for me"....definetely a type you want to avoid.....but 2004 is so young that would't stop me but be careful....then there's the ones that don't know/understand how their RV works but have a PILE of receipts from a shop to show you they have kept on top of everything while they owned it.....better.....if you get lucky you'll hit on a seller for whom the RV was his main hobby and he knows it and it's systems inside out...this kind of owner will probably have made well built, thought out modifications......

if you get it for a "good price".....I'd just buy it without looking at much.....if the price seems "dear" to you I'd do a little digging....a common failure is the power center needing to be replaced...and figure on a new battery if that's the case.....ask seller when's the last time the bearings were repacked / brakes looked at.....open all closets, lockers, under kitchen with a flashlight to look for signs of past leaks....same with all interior wall finishes around windows...

you mentioned AC in a previous post....if the trailer is pre-wired for AC (in a 2004 I'd bet on that) you will probably find a 20A RED breaker on the fuse panel (my 97 has that....somebody replaced the AC with a Fantastic Fan before I got it...and where I live I can see why)

you also mentioned axle/tire replacements.....axles can be flipped to get the body (rear bumper) higher off the ground...below is a picture of mine with a flipped axle and new, beefier springs (extra leaf)...same old tires

you don't say what you'll be towing it with....these trailers weigh 3500 lbs fully loaded for travel and have a lot of "windage" (big wide square frontal area).....a vehicle with a tow rating of 4500-5000 lbs will make for relaxed driving and climb any hills comfortably... (FLA is flat but still...)

last thing...these trailers come out of the factory overweight on the left side (big honkin' fridge, bathroom, black tank, water heater all on that side)...when you load it for travel think "light left, heavy right"

Congrats and good luck, F (1997 B17C
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:24 PM   #5
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Yay!! Congrats!! You sure you don't want to just buy a TV in PDX and tow it home? Would be a hell of a road trip
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:30 PM   #6
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Congrats solowalkin. Can't wait to see it. What's the old rule....? a big announcement like yours is worthless without pictures!

Franswa, your 17 looks alot like our old '98. Wheels n all.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:21 PM   #7
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What size do the files need to be on photos here?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:37 PM   #8
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640x480 should work!
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:45 PM   #9
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Ok I'll try some photos. The lady that is selling to me seems very knowledgable, and is quite nice 😉.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:51 PM   #10
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It would only let me put 2 pics...
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:52 PM   #11
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Trying again..I don't know why it is only letting me do one or two pics....they are under 400x400
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:00 PM   #12
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Looks nice! Congrats!
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:51 PM   #13
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beauty....

great looking inside and out....pleaded shades, nice flooring....nice new style graphics.....what's not to like...I'd be worried this one getting away from you if anything....it happens you know (don't ask)
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