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Old 09-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Greeting from Richmond, BC, Canada!
My wife and I just purchased our first RV - a 17' 1981 Bigfoot trailer.
We are obsessive scuba divers and are planning to use the trailer as a mobile scuba platform... roaming the coast (and visiting lakes) and diving our hearts out. We've named the trailer "The Octopod" and have already started stripping off the decals and "making it our own." So far we've replaced the duck decals on the sides with octopus decals and are working our way around the 'pod stripping off the brown and orange stripes and painting blue and yellow in their place.
We really have no idea what we are doing but we've had 3 successful camping/diving outings in it already and have about half of the trailer's systems figured out.

If anyone is into scuba RVing, please say hello and hopefully we can swap RV-friendly dive site ideas along the West Coast.

Cheers!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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It looks great!! I love the blue around the window. Did you paint the gasket?
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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Your trailer looks good. We used to Scuba dive. Our whole family did, but we used a boat instead of a trailer. Did most of our weekend diving off CA coast at the Channel Islands until we moved to the FL Keys where we dove mainly at Looe Key Reef. There were some diving vacations to Hawaii and The Leeward Islands too. We had a compressor on our boat so we could refill our tanks. Now we are too old for that and we just cruise in the boat and our egg is land cruising .
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Your trailer is looking great! Sounds like many fun times ahead.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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Thanks! We're pretty happy with how the trailer is turning out... we just ordered another set of octopus decals for the front and back to complete the theme.

We didn't paint the gasket but that's a great idea... blue or yellow... hmmmm, tough call.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #6
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Your trailer looks good. We used to Scuba dive. Our whole family did, but we used a boat instead of a trailer. Did most of our weekend diving off CA coast at the Channel Islands until we moved to the FL Keys where we dove mainly at Looe Key Reef. There were some diving vacations to Hawaii and The Leeward Islands too. We had a compressor on our boat so we could refill our tanks. Now we are too old for that and we just cruise in the boat and our egg is land cruising .
Wow it sounds like you use to be REALLY into diving! If only our little Bigfoot had room for a compressor, we'd be in heaven.
We dove once in Boynton Beach, FL and we LOOOOOOVE Hawaii. We've got a trip booked for Bonaire over Christmas, then we're planning to trailer and dive our way down the Oregon coast next summer. Oh boy!!!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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Hi looks like we had a similar idea, I bought my Bigfoot to get to the lakes and do Hookah diving / metal detecting.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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That's a cheerful looking Bigfoot.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #9
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I missed this! Nice looking Bigfoot. And I like you're making it uniquely your own. We'll recognize YOU if we see the trailer out and about.

I was a diver years ago. Spent lots of time in Hood Canal. Back in the day before divers harrased the octos at the octopus shelf. Gosh, that was more than 30 years ago....
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:15 AM   #10
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Hi looks like we had a similar idea, I bought my Bigfoot to get to the lakes and do Hookah diving / metal detecting.
Sounds like fun! How do you set up the hookah?

I've just started getting into treasure hunting in lakes. In my last 2 dives I found 1 iPhone (dried it out, got it working and sold it!), 4 Blackberries, 8 random cell phones, a wallet complete with $60 of waterlogged cash (found the owner on Facebook), lots of fishing lures, toys, a bikini bottom (no sign of the top) and a zillion lighters and beer cans.

It's great fun and sometime I hope to even see a fish while lake diving

Perhaps we can hook up for a dive sometime...
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:19 AM   #11
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Yes we can hook up and dive/ treasure hunt.

The Hookah is electric compressor floats up top puts out 4.5 cmf with the battery I'm using I get 2.5 hours of down time on the battery and I have two.
I'm good to forty feet of water but all the gold rings tend to be in less than twenty feet. I bought a full face mask this season much easier on the jaw.
The BCD has a line going to it as well.

I do have a few under water detectors.
I am heading to Alice Lake some time this week.

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:32 AM   #12
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I non-fiction Book Dive ha ha. Finished these three books this summer and really enjoyed them. Welcome to the forum.
Blind Decent by James Tabor
Last Dive By Bernie Chowdhury
Helldivers Rodeo by Humberto Fontova
(shadow divers is next on my reading list)
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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Yes we can hook up and dive/ treasure hunt.

The Hookah is electric compressor floats up top puts out 4.5 cmf with the battery I'm using I get 2.5 hours of down time on the battery and I have two.
I'm good to forty feet of water but all the gold rings tend to be in less than twenty feet. I bought a full face mask this season much easier on the jaw.
The BCD has a line going to it as well.

I do have a few under water detectors.
I am heading to Alice Lake some time this week.

Dan
That sounds like quite the rig! I'd love to check it out and join you sometime. We're heading down to Deception Pass in Washington this weekend but next time we're heading to a nearby lake, I'll ask you if you've got a dive planned.

Ken C: That's a great way to dive... and WAY less expensive! I'll have to check those out, thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:59 AM   #14
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Good Morning,
I LOVE to meet fellow divers and egg owners none the less how awesome. You have to check out my pictures, I think you will appreciate my "Escape Pod" I have been diving for almost 20 years now and still love it. I actually get paid to dive now which is a bonus. As a matter of fact I found my "Escape Pod" (1972 Cloud) while I was diving...no it wasn't laying at the bottom of a lake but one of my fellow divers/co-workers and I were talking about camping and campers one day while we were waiting to do a series of dives and I brought up how badly I wanted to get a small fiberglass camper and that I had been looking for years. He answered "Oh, heck I have one of those out in the woods on my farm" well I jumped on that one immediately and a week later that hidden gem was hooked up to my Jeep and heading home with me. Talk about a lucky dive find. Can't wait to hear some of your dive stories and I own a Brownies 3rd Lung as well (Hookah type set up), it is what I first learned to dive with when I was 12, still going strong many years later.
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