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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,238
Posted By trainjunkie
Transfer Flow is the brand, and they do make bed...

Transfer Flow is the brand, and they do make bed mounted transfer tanks, but the one we're talking about is a direct, high capacity replacement for the original fuel tank. I took the original 24...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-05-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,238
Posted By trainjunkie
I have the 46 gallon Transfer Flow tank in my...

I have the 46 gallon Transfer Flow tank in my Tundra as well. Best upgrade ever. The new larger OE tank is only 38 gallons.
Forum: General Chat 12-11-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By trainjunkie
I would contact boat hull manufacturers.

I would contact boat hull manufacturers.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-03-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By trainjunkie
I don't know what the power converter looks like...

I don't know what the power converter looks like on a 2003 but the one on my 1989 BF had a fuse block for all the 12v circuits. The far left fuse (all standard automotive ATC blade fuses) was for...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By trainjunkie
One of these threads may have something useful in...

One of these threads may have something useful in them for you...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f55/bigfoot-rock-guard-latch-help-68500.html
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-28-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,188
Posted By trainjunkie
Just one? I did so many upgrades to mine that I...

Just one? I did so many upgrades to mine that I couldn't possibly choose just one or name a favorite. Here's a few that I was really glad I did.
...
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,715
Posted By trainjunkie
The sale of the Craftsman line to SB&D was back...

The sale of the Craftsman line to SB&D was back in January but it's unclear if SB&D will honor the original warranties or not, although it is expected they will. Craftsman is currently sold though...
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,658
Posted By trainjunkie
I don't have much to offer this thread other than...

I don't have much to offer this thread other than a post I did several years ago about the different Bigfoot logotypes used throughout the years. I included some relevant history on the company, but...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-07-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By trainjunkie
I don't know how it is on the 19-footers but when...

I don't know how it is on the 19-footers but when I replumbed my 17-footer I was able to access the lavatory plumbing through the access door on the left-rear to the small storage area there. There...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-11-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By trainjunkie
I had the rear upper bunk in my gaucho model....

I had the rear upper bunk in my gaucho model. Pretty useless. My kinds didn't want anything to do with it even though they sleep in a bunk bed in the house. It remained as a storage cabinet the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-30-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By trainjunkie
Have you called any RV salvage yards about a...

Have you called any RV salvage yards about a good, later model used Atwood? I got lucky and found the 18K Atwood Everest for $450.00 when Chuck still had fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com but man,...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-18-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By trainjunkie
I've camped at up to -10F with my 1500 series...

I've camped at up to -10F with my 1500 series Bigfoot and with the upgraded 18K BTU furnace and Reflectix-lined windows (the 1500 series do not have thermal pane glass or heated tanks like the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-31-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,817
Posted By trainjunkie
I towed a BF 17 with a Tundra thousands and...

I towed a BF 17 with a Tundra thousands and thousands of miles and it never fishtailed, even with a full fresh water tank which was in the right rear corner on mine.

As others have said, trailer...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-22-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By trainjunkie
I'd say you were more lucky than anything. :reye2

I'd say you were more lucky than anything. :reye2
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-20-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By trainjunkie
I had the same issue on my 1989 Bigfoot 17. The...

I had the same issue on my 1989 Bigfoot 17. The door was full of dry rot and was falling apart from the inside out.

I replaced the door with an off-the-shelf AP Products door.

AP Products...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By trainjunkie
Looks to be from around 2005 when they were...

Looks to be from around 2005 when they were making those 3000 series Class C motorhomes and 3000 series truck campers with the "fibercore" wall design. Maybe a prototype? I never saw an ad or...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-09-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By trainjunkie
The original fridge was most likely a Dometic...

The original fridge was most likely a Dometic RM2301 3-way model. That was the original equipment in my 1989 Bigfoot 17. I never found the 12 volt system to be very useful. If I would have had to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-05-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By trainjunkie
I replaced the galley faucet in my 1989 BF twice,...

I replaced the galley faucet in my 1989 BF twice, once when I re-plumbed the entire trailer, and later when I found a decent pull-out faucet.
...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By trainjunkie
Let's be honest, it's a composite fiberglass body...

Let's be honest, it's a composite fiberglass body with a Filon or similar FRP skin. The one in this video looks like it already has some delamination issues on the front panel. No comparison...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-15-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By trainjunkie
I think the "Made in U.S.A." sentiment is more...

I think the "Made in U.S.A." sentiment is more about "Not made in China". While there are some well made Chinese/Taiwanese tires, there are a lot of turds that come out of the region. It seems like a...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By trainjunkie
Pro Skier Kalen Thorien's Bigfoot

She has a 1993 Bigfoot B17G.

Inside Pro Skier Kalen Thorien's Gear Shed (http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/MOoMd9o2-vTGW2TdI)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-04-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By trainjunkie
Did you look at the Toyota Sequoia?

Did you look at the Toyota Sequoia?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By trainjunkie
I'm pretty sure this is the one I used on my '89...

I'm pretty sure this is the one I used on my '89 Bigfoot. They are easy to find, including Camping World and most RV repair places.
...
Forum: General Chat 05-25-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,843
Posted By trainjunkie
Personally the interior of AS trailers seems...

Personally the interior of AS trailers seems small and cramped to me. If I had the budget for a new AS, I'd rather get a new Bigfoot. As far as actual quality though, this thread is a good read on...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By trainjunkie
I stayed a night at the Icicle River RV Park a...

I stayed a night at the Icicle River RV Park a couple years ago. Beautiful park right on the Icicle River, nice hosts. Here's a photo of the bend in the river taken from my campsite. This was...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-22-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,571
Posted By trainjunkie
My Tundra came with a bottle jack from the...

My Tundra came with a bottle jack from the factory, which I tested with my Bigfoot before I ever towed it anywhere. It worked just fine. Doesn't the 4Runner have one as well? Not sure why you'd need...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-22-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By trainjunkie
I agree that it looks like a capped 12v cigarette...

I agree that it looks like a capped 12v cigarette lighter socket, although probably installed by a previous owner. I've never seen one like that as a factory install.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-15-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By trainjunkie
This was a slab-side (fibercore panel)...

This was a slab-side (fibercore panel) constructed trailer, not a molded fiberglass body. They likely have many of the same issues that most trailers made from panels have, namely leaking, and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-06-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,078
Posted By trainjunkie
Beware that he has a 1993 model, which has the...

Beware that he has a 1993 model, which has the later, flatter, more square tail lamp assemblies than your 1986 with the Miro-Flex lamps. The LED replacement he found will likely not be an exact fit...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-30-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,078
Posted By trainjunkie
I don't know how the 1986 is but I suspect it's...

I don't know how the 1986 is but I suspect it's the same as my '89 where the fiberglass tub is molded with a flat area to fit the tail lamp assembly (see photo). It's a pretty specific fit for the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-29-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By trainjunkie
The screen door is part of the entire entry door...

The screen door is part of the entire entry door assembly. I replaced the door on my 1989 17-foot Bigfoot (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/tags/bigfoot.html) with an off-the-shelf AP Products...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-04-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By trainjunkie
Toyota Sequoia would be my pick.

Toyota Sequoia would be my pick.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-28-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By trainjunkie
I replaced the door on my 1989 17-foot Bigfoot...

I replaced the door on my 1989 17-foot Bigfoot with an off-the-shelf AP Products door.

AP Products 015-217711 Square Entry Door RH Polar White 24" x 68"

24 X 68 SQUARE ENTRANCE DOOR - RH WHITE...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-16-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,991
Posted By trainjunkie
I had an older BF 17-footer but count me among...

I had an older BF 17-footer but count me among those who swapped the drop axle for a straight and never looked back. Best thing I ever did to the trailer, especially with a wet shackle upgrade.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-07-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,839
Posted By trainjunkie
I was only trying to assist the OP with...

I was only trying to assist the OP with information, not criticize your brother-in-law's solution.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-07-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,839
Posted By trainjunkie
I don't know about a 2000 model year but my 1989...

I don't know about a 2000 model year but my 1989 was pre-wired from the factory for rooftop AC. The junction box is in the cabinet over the range hood (see pix) and as you can see in the photo of the...
Forum: General Chat 06-17-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By trainjunkie
I installed a 18K BTU furnace in mine and camped...

I installed a 18K BTU furnace in mine and camped in -10F temps with no issues. I did not use the water or wastewater systems though. My BF did not have thermalpane windows so I put Reflectix over the...
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By trainjunkie
Jack, the AP entry doors are turn-key with the...

Jack, the AP entry doors are turn-key with the window, deadbolt latch handle, and the interior screen door. I did change the handle from white to chrome because I didn't want to attempt to paint it....
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By trainjunkie
My door frame had some mildew but, thankfully, no...

My door frame had some mildew but, thankfully, no rot. The interior wood frame of the door, however, was rotted completely, especially the lower third. I suspect the water entered the door through a...
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By trainjunkie
Bigfoots have 1-piece top and bottom halves so...

Bigfoots have 1-piece top and bottom halves so it's like a fiberglass "tub" with a plywood subfloor. I believe there is an air gap between the FG and the plywood. Here's a shot of the subfloor in...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-15-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By trainjunkie
^^^This^^^ Clearance lights require holes...

^^^This^^^


Clearance lights require holes in the coach body for the wiring to pass through (at the minimum). If the seal (probably butyl tape) is broken, which can happen from something as...
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By trainjunkie
Bigfoot frames are very sturdy. On an older one...

Bigfoot frames are very sturdy. On an older one make sure you inspect the shackle mounts as the weld where they are attached to the frame can break. Easily fixed though.

The early BFs have Qest...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-11-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By trainjunkie
I towed a 17-foot Bigfoot tens of thousands of...

I towed a 17-foot Bigfoot tens of thousands of miles without a WD hitch or a anti-sway device. Solid as a rock. The most important thing is the get the weight in the trailer properly balanced between...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-14-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,198
Posted By trainjunkie
There may be something in this thread that is of...

There may be something in this thread that is of use...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f55/bigfoot-rock-guard-latch-help-68500.html
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By trainjunkie
I'm sure it would be much appreciated by others...

I'm sure it would be much appreciated by others with early BF 13-footers if you scanned it and uploaded it to the Document Center.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-30-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By trainjunkie
Wow...that's heartbreaking but I'm glad nobody...

Wow...that's heartbreaking but I'm glad nobody was injured.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-08-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By trainjunkie
You need to consider where you plan to take the...

You need to consider where you plan to take the trailer. I had been using those cheap cast aluminum screw-type jack stands then decided to go with the BAL stabilizers. But before I went to the...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 03-03-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,108
Posted By trainjunkie
As others have said, sewer hookups are pretty...

As others have said, sewer hookups are pretty universal from RV to RV. The best advice I can give specific to a Bigfoot, especially an older one with a steel bumper, is to slide a section of PVC rain...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-29-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By trainjunkie
It's just some 3/16" sheet rubber I bought from...

It's just some 3/16" sheet rubber I bought from an industrial supply house. If I did it again, I'd probably go with 1/4-inch or a higher durometer (stiffer) material but it worked very well...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-28-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,693
Posted By trainjunkie
If you want to keep that new step in good shape,...

If you want to keep that new step in good shape, consider making a mud guard for it like I did here...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/entry-step-mud-guard-for-bigfoot-68092.html

It...
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