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Old 07-05-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Bigfoot B17 Wiring

I have searched and will continue to do so but....

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for 1984 Bigfoot B17 Camper?

Trailer is wired for an extra battery [on the tongue, front of propane tanks]. It also has a water pump, break away brake connector as well as the usual LT, RT, Running lights.

The 7-pin plug on the trailer is wired as follows:
1 - white - ground
2 - blue - right turn
3 - green
4 - black
5 - red - left turn
6 - brown - running lights ???
7 - yellow

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As far as I've been able to learn, BF has never provided good owners' manuals with electrical, mechanical, and plumbing layouts/schematics. The few so-called owners manuals I've seen have been little more than advertising brochures.
I have no way to verify this, but I've been told when the bank shut them down in 2008(?) all documentation was burned/destroyed. That seems bizarre to me, but I guess it might as well be true since nothing useful seems to be available. And many owners have tried.

I'd be overjoyed to be proven wrong on all this.

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:25 AM   #3
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I have searched and will continue to do so but....

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for 1984 Bigfoot B17 Camper?

Trailer is wired for an extra battery [on the tongue, front of propane tanks]. It also has a water pump, break away brake connector as well as the usual LT, RT, Running lights.

The 7-pin plug on the trailer is wired as follows:
1 - white - ground
2 - blue - right turn
3 - green
4 - black
5 - red - left turn
6 - brown - running lights ???
7 - yellow

Thanks in advance... Scouter Dave
Not sure if this will help you or not but....
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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extra battery.....

if your 84 BF17 has a battery inside the coach...THAT is the "extra" battery....from the factory one battery was suppied and it was on the tounge ahead of the prop. tanks...

there is no wiring diagram for BFs (never was!)....you will have to do your own investigation with a test light or multi meter and pull fuses to educate yourself on how your trailer was wired....not too complicated to do (if you like doing crossword puzzles you might even enjoy it)

I have done just that with my 97 but mine is a CB model (not available in 84) so I'm not sure if I'd be any help...furthermore there was subtle changes in production around 89-90...just to complicate things a bit more in this regard

if you have a specific question...you can try asking it....otherwise good luck
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:17 AM   #5
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I have a 1994 Bigfoot B17CB and I have the original owners manual. This manual covers every Bigfoot product made from truck campers to all size trailers for 1994. The only wiring diagram provided is for the 7 pin connector. The manual is totally useless for wiring and also totally useless for everything else! I don't know why Bigfoot bothered to print it.


You can look at the fuse panel and determine what color wire comes out of the fuse but that is a process of elimination that might or might not help.


If you have a specific issue I might be able to offer some help.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:19 AM   #6
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on a 97.....

trailer lights are brown, yellow, green and red.... brake circuit is light blue...breakaway switch is dark blue
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:24 AM   #7
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Well, I was typing while Franswa was posting.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:45 PM   #8
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Bigfoot wiring

Thanks for the replies and the information. I am much better informed on this problem now. And yes, it is a 7-pin with 6 flat connector blades surrounding a center pin.
That being said.... it would also be helpful if some Bigfoot B17 owners could share their wiring set up.
The trailer is 'new to me' and it will be going into storage in Delaware, ON. I will pick it up on my way south in late November. I just need to get it road safe [LT.RT,Brakes] to move it about 20 KM for now.

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Old 07-05-2016, 05:35 PM   #9
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Bigfoot wiring

On mine, 1992 bigfoot , center pin is back up light and big black is + battery
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:47 PM   #10
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don't get it....

sorry man...I don't know what you're after.....

"it would also be helpful if some Bigfoot B17 owners could share their wiring set up." ?????? where's a guy supposed to start? mine's completely different from yours I'm sure.....2 batts., no converter, permanent solar panels.....

we already know you've got a second battery added inside the coach....obviously some PO was into modifying the electrical system....not a bad thing per se...but you might as well get used to the idea that ALL your answers are not going to be on the ineternet after all.......unless you get specific with problems/questions

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oh and by the way.....

pictures help A LOT....so I'd suggest to get the maximum help from this resource you post pictures....that "thousand words thing"....will save you lots and lots of time and frustration.....then again you could just drop the thing off at an RV shop and tell those guys to call you when it's "ready"...
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:41 PM   #12
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This is what every diagram on the internet shows. Blue should not be a turn signal,,ever




I have a 91 and all I did was plug it into my 99 Z71 and everything seems to work,, except the battery charging so I'm looking on this forum for possible answers.
But I'll agree that there is no such thing as wiring diagrams for any of the older models. I thing this is possibly true of most trailers. The wiring is pretty simple in one reguard but the charging system is not so simple...
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:49 AM   #13
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PROBLEM SOLVED

The problem has been solved. I did what I should have done in the first place.
One trailer shop said they could not fit me in until August, one was not interested in my problem or business but a third did a re-wiring and the TV and trailer are matched.
Trailer is now in storage, awaiting my return to SW Ontario in the fall to pick it up on the way to the Florida panhandle.
I am keeping the Trillium for use on the island at least for now.

Thanks for the feedback, advice and information.
Have a great summer, safe travels and remember to keep a safe following distance, with or without a rig in tow.
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Do you have power coming from your truck ?? by the pin #4
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