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Old 11-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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My name is Ken Parsons and I recently purchased a 13' lil' Bigfoot trailer. This is my first trailer so I have already learned a lot and continue to learn. The trailer is in pretty good shape with all the systems working and a new battery however the headliner is sagging and there is a small leak in the general area above the countertop. I will be taking everything out of the trailer and replacing the head liner in the spring and will also re-do a bunch of wiring, lights, etc. Looking forward to it and I am grateful that a forum like this exists!

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Huntsville, ON
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi Ken
Welcome. Congrats on snagging a great trailer! Will you have your repairs done in time to go to Egg Fest in May?



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Old 11-22-2015, 06:26 PM   #3
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Howdy, and welcome!
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:22 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome! My wife and I have a 17 Bigfoot and really love these trailers. Enjoy and best luck with the sagging headliner. Our headliner is also sagging but I haven't dedided yet how to tackle it so don't have any helpful advice. Lee
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:16 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums, Ken and congratulations on your new trailer. You'll find lots of good advice and helpful information here as you get your rig refurbished and repaired. It sounds like you may have a leak from one of your vents. That would be the first place I would look anyway. Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:30 AM   #6
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Be sure to get the trailer under cover for the winter so you do not have any more water damage before you get the leak located and repaired . Have fun !
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:01 AM   #7
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Hi Ken:
Congrats on the 'lil' Bigfoot, as your first FGRV. I expect we'll be meeting you sometime; as, we're almost neighbours, and I'd be pleased to help. Hope you successfully get the BF under cover - your heavy snow has already started ! - dave
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #8
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Welcome Ken, lots of good info on this site

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Good afternoon,

My name is Ken Parsons and I recently purchased a 13' lil' Bigfoot trailer. This is my first trailer so I have already learned a lot and continue to learn. The trailer is in pretty good shape with all the systems working and a new battery however the headliner is sagging and there is a small leak in the general area above the countertop. I will be taking everything out of the trailer and replacing the head liner in the spring and will also re-do a bunch of wiring, lights, etc. Looking forward to it and I am grateful that a forum like this exists!

Ken Parsons
Huntsville, ON
: in my eyes you bought one of the best little Trailers on the market, to bad not built any longer. 2008 killed that factory but the old employees are up and running by building campers.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:34 PM   #9
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sagging headliners

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Hi and welcome! My wife and I have a 17 Bigfoot and really love these trailers. Enjoy and best luck with the sagging headliner. Our headliner is also sagging but I haven't dedided yet how to tackle it so don't have any helpful advice. Lee
: it is called Glue in a can my wife has fixed lots of modern car headliners with that stuff for folks. What manufactures did is put a piece of Styrofoam down then sprayed glue to it and back side of the material then u very carefully stick the two together if large piece get help.
The glue is specifically made for head liner and foam so the glue does not eat the foam. If no foam then done same way with the spray on glue.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #10
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Welcome to the group.


We used to have a Lil BigFoot, here are some pics of the work and mods we did, feel free to steal anything of use:


The Best 13 Ft RV On The Planet by Robert Miller | Photobucket


About headliner. I have replaced or repaired at least 6-8 headliners in FGRV's and I always use a professional auto upholstery headliner spray glue. Ask at a local auto upholstery shop what they use and where to get it. Most of the name brand products (the stuff at auto supply stores) haven't done well in FGRV's.


Your BigFoot has a bit of a linage. There were only built until about 1998, but I have been told that the molds that BigFoot used started out a Boler molds, and now the BigFoot molds are being used over in Vancouver by a new company to build yet another version. I am sure someone will chime in with a name of the current builder.


Be sure to ask lots of questions.
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