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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Tim D.
Insect invasion

Our 1991 Bigfoot 17 cannot natively repel insects. The soft parts of the sliding windows have gaps. Also, the window draining weeps allow insect ingress. Of course the no-see-ums come right...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-21-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,092
Posted By Tim D.
6 volt vs. 12v

I have been boondocking several months per year for 10 years. My two 6-volt golf cart batteries have never suffered a quick death. Even with one dead cell the system worked well enough until I could...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-10-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tim D.
My Bigfoot used to have a gap where the exterior...

My Bigfoot used to have a gap where the exterior wall had slumped away from the galley. Insects would enter through the fridge vents (side venting) and access the cabin via that gap. I have since...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tim D.
Re fridge If you are still in Oregon you...

Re fridge

If you are still in Oregon you might try Wayde's Mobile RV repair in Eugene. A few years ago our Fridge was cooling poorly. Wayde put in a rebuilt cooling unit that has worked fine ever...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tim D.
I agree with Mike, remove the oven. Two...

I agree with Mike, remove the oven. Two wrenches required to undo the propane fitting.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Tim D.
Several years ago we took our first Bigfoot, a...

Several years ago we took our first Bigfoot, a 1986, to Sunview in Summerland, BC, to have the windows disassembled and all of the soft parts replaced. Sunview's owner told us that by design water...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,933
Posted By Tim D.
If you decide on glass mat type batteries, you'll...

If you decide on glass mat type batteries, you'll need to change settings on your charge controller. They require a charging algorithm different from flooded batteries.

BTW, I am a huge fan of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-05-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,229
Posted By Tim D.
In our 1991 Bigfoot we had the pilot model...

In our 1991 Bigfoot we had the pilot model furnace replaced with an electronic ignition model when the blower bearing went bad. We paid an experienced mobile RV tech to do it. The install was easy....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-16-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Tim D.
We drove from Baie-Comeau to Labrador City, then...

We drove from Baie-Comeau to Labrador City, then to Goose Bay/Happy Valley, and then to Blanc Sablan. The road is paved from just west of Labrador City to about 50 miles south of Goose Bay. The...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-15-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Tim D.
Tow guard

Does anyone have experience with a tow guard to prevent gravel kicked up by the tow vehicle from striking the trailer body and frame? I just returned from Canada, where driving the Route du Nord and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-28-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,042
Posted By Tim D.
Our 2006 Dodge Sprinter van has been a fine tow...

Our 2006 Dodge Sprinter van has been a fine tow vehicle for our 1991 Bigfoot 17'. The trailer is pushing 4k#, with added leaves and the axle upgraded to 5200# from original 3500#. No...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Tim D.
The axle may be out of alignment. Over the...

The axle may be out of alignment. Over the course of seven years of driving potholed frost-heaved roads I have had mine straightened a couple of times to solve tire wear issues. A good alignment...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-21-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tim D.
Just a month ago I had the same type tire...

Just a month ago I had the same type tire failure. The entire tread came off while driving unpaved Route du Nord in Quebec. I was lucky. I happened to be looking in the mirror and saw the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-19-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,667
Posted By Tim D.
Glenn, locking the raising knob does lock the lid...

Glenn, locking the raising knob does lock the lid in terms of raising and lowering. At least on mine it does not stop the rattle. I contacted Maxxair, before the company was sold to Coleman. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,667
Posted By Tim D.
Thanks, Harley. DonnaMarie, the Maxxair is...

Thanks, Harley.

DonnaMarie, the Maxxair is installed on the roof in the main cabin. The problems it has are not dealbreakers for me. As I said, I would buy the fan again.

One way or...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-18-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,667
Posted By Tim D.
On the topic of Fantastic Fan vs. Maxxair: I...

On the topic of Fantastic Fan vs. Maxxair: I have had a FF in my van for years with no problem. I have a Maxxair in my Bigfoot. I love the many speeds of the Maxxair but have had to deal with...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-07-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,543
Posted By Tim D.
I removed a couple of round decals near my...

I removed a couple of round decals near my Bigfoot's entry door a couple of years ago. Without doing anything at all, with time the white under the decals has faded to match the rest of the trailer. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tim D.
My flame is off center also. It does not reach...

My flame is off center also. It does not reach quite to the center of the chimney. I tried bending the tubing a bit, but was unable to get it closer. Since the fridge works fine, and has for a couple...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-09-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,121
Posted By Tim D.
Thanks for the kudos; they belong to Handy Bob. ...

Thanks for the kudos; they belong to Handy Bob.

The schematic diagram for our solar power system is attached.

We use two Trojan T-145 6v batteries in series. They have the same footprint as...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tim D.
Mine is an RM2310. If you manually light yours...

Mine is an RM2310. If you manually light yours and manually change mode from propane to electricity, it likely uses no electricity in propane mode.

I have chased down various refrigerator...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tim D.
I stand corrected on the availability of a new...

I stand corrected on the availability of a new manually-controlled Dometic refrigerator to fit the older Bigfoot 17. I have found an RM2410 here

Dometic RM2410 Compact Fridge Refrigerator Refer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tim D.
Zach, while fans inside and out and adding...

Zach, while fans inside and out and adding insulation to the galley cavity can improve the performance of a working refrigerator, your problem sounds more basic. You might want to determine if the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,579
Posted By Tim D.
Experience tells me that if weight distribution...

Experience tells me that if weight distribution were the issue you would notice the trailer fishtailing at highway speeds, especially down hills, even without wind or passing trucks. After dialing in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-10-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tim D.
My 1991 Bigfoot 17 has a boss, a bump, in the...

My 1991 Bigfoot 17 has a boss, a bump, in the door frame, below the holes for the door lock. This bump is only in the center of the frame, with a flat frame area inboard and outboard of the bump. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-10-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tim D.
The fans are blowing directly on to the heat...

The fans are blowing directly on to the heat transfer fins.

I tried fans exactly like the ones in the eBay link. They worked well enough, but could be knocked out of place by shifting food and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tim D.
Refrigerator Interior Fans

Anything that circulates air in the fridge and keeps ice from accumulating on the heat transfer fins helps. Interior fridge fans are not a new idea. I just thought I would share what I did. On a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-19-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tim D.
Yes, it's the metal frame seen from the outside...

Yes, it's the metal frame seen from the outside of the trailer. The seam in it will be vertical. To deal with the gap, the rubber bit can be removed and washed in warm soapy water. It will stretch...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tim D.
All of the windows, on my 1991 Bigfoot 17 have a...

All of the windows, on my 1991 Bigfoot 17 have a gap in the rubber strip but none leak. Years ago when visitng British Columbia I had Sunview replace all sliding window soft parts on an 1986...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-21-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tim D.
I will, Ed. I will not be able to start for at...

I will, Ed. I will not be able to start for at least a week as I am away. A friend recently posted his expeience replacing the anchor bolts on his Trillium, which prompted me to give it serious...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tim D.
Bigfoot 17 replacing body-to-frame bolts

Does anyone have any experience replacing the body-to-frame bolts on a Bigfoot 17? I can see 4 of them, more-or-less near the corners. Most of them are rusty and loose.
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 08-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tim D.
Thanks for the reply, Carol. Can you explain the...

Thanks for the reply, Carol. Can you explain the connection between that popup and revenue for the site? The popup verbage sounds like a service to users rather than a revenue generating effort.
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 08-26-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tim D.
Typically I browse with cookies off on my Android...

Typically I browse with cookies off on my Android devices. I am subscribed to a couple of FiberglassRV forums, so I receive daily emails with links to new and updated threads in those forums. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-17-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Tim D.
Sounds like you have given this a lot of thought...

Sounds like you have given this a lot of thought already.

With regard to fluid holding tanks locations, I consider

-weight distribution [sufficient tongue weight, not so much weight aft that...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-14-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,986
Posted By Tim D.
My experience with bikes on spare tire

While I would not recommend the practice to others, I have been hauling two bikes on a spare-mounted rack on a Bigfoot 17' for 70k miles. This has not been without incident.

Note that my Bigfoot...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By Tim D.
A year or so ago I bought a Smittybuilt brand...

A year or so ago I bought a Smittybuilt brand spare tire cover. It turned out to be of much better quality than those sold in RV supply stores. I believe it is made from nylon rather than vinyl. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,957
Posted By Tim D.
If you have a ladder on your rig, my post here ...

If you have a ladder on your rig, my post here

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/tv-tuner-for-a-laptop-44602-2.html

shows an antenna mounting idea.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Tim D.
Thanks Donna and Bob. It's nice to have choices.

Thanks Donna and Bob. It's nice to have choices.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Tim D.
Ah, thank you Roy. The link you posted is a...

Ah, thank you Roy. The link you posted is a great one.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Tim D.
Professional Restoration

I seem to remember a post about a couple of reputable facilities that can do professional restoration on FGRVs. As I recall both were on the West Coast. I cannot find the post with searches so I'll...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By Tim D.
Back when I had 14 inch rims and wanted load...

Back when I had 14 inch rims and wanted load range D tires, I seem to remember the Kumho being the only brand I could find in a 14 inch load range D radial trailer tire. Those I could find...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-10-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By Tim D.
For a quiet portable 12v fan that does not...

For a quiet portable 12v fan that does not require a hole in the roof, you might look at the Caframo.

Caframo - Ecofans, specialty fans and heaters, overhead stirrers...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-04-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By Tim D.
While I was able to find a new 9" vent for the...

While I was able to find a new 9" vent for the bathroom, I found the plastic to be of a brittle variety that would crack easily. I caulked the flange-riser interface right away, before the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-24-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,996
Posted By Tim D.
Just my two cents on onedayglass aka Peninsula...

Just my two cents on onedayglass aka Peninsula Glass. I have done business with them twice, once on line and once at their shop. I was most pleased both times. Great people to do business...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-21-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By Tim D.
Perhaps I got away with something. According to...

Perhaps I got away with something. According to Customs and Border Protection website an importer is needed if the trailer does not have a certificate stating that it meets US safety standards. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By Tim D.
A couple of years ago I bought our Bigfoot in...

A couple of years ago I bought our Bigfoot in Quebec. The previous owner's registration certificate also was the title. He signed it releasing interest. I needed no temporary registration. ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,181
Posted By Tim D.
Iota smart battery charger

I use an IOTA (http://www.iotaengineering.com/dls30.htm) 30 amp smart charger. I removed the "converter" portion of my converter but kept the DC distribution panel.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-17-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,492
Posted By Tim D.
Cabinet Strut

My Bigfoot cabinet doors come with cabinet struts (http://www.jrprvinc.com/catalog.php?link=hard_cab) that both hold the door open and hold it closed. I'm not sure they will work in your...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-22-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,270
Posted By Tim D.
Our Bigfoot has a panel-friendly roof with 320...

Our Bigfoot has a panel-friendly roof with 320 watts that produce 18 amps at noon on a sunny summer day in central California. They produce 3-6 amps at noon on a cloudy summer day in coastal Alaska....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Tim D.
What awning brand fits this track?

Hi All,

Our 1991 Bigfoot 17 came with an awning track but no awning. Does anyone know if this is a generic track or does it fit a particular brand/model? Thanks.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-15-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,075
Posted By Tim D.
Homemade tiltable solar panel mounts

You can look here (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/bigfoot-solar-system-45885.html) to see homemade tiltable solar panel mounts. We used angle aluminum for feet and frames, and aluminum flat...
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