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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-10-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By Roger M
Like franswa says, it depends on how you use the...

Like franswa says, it depends on how you use the trailer. My choice would be to switch to a compressor fridge so it gets cooler faster and leveling is not as critical.

You might try an eBay and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Roger M
I would dig deep as possible into the cabinets,...

I would dig deep as possible into the cabinets, bath and kitchen areas to uncover possible mold or mildew growth. Mildew is not as serious a problem as mold and there are many types of each.

I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By Roger M
Vent Install

Yes, I've seen a few Bigfoots (Bigfeet)? with skylights and vents in the forward roof area. And yes, the roof seems very strong - I'm 230lbs and feel no give at all walking or crawling on the roof....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By Roger M
Bigfoot Vent Install

Hi, Itís been years since posting here so please please forgive my absence. Our Bigfoot 17CB received a new air conditioner installed where the Fantastic vent was originally placed. Since we are...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,321
Posted By Roger M
Lizbeth, I called in my reservation today so we...

Lizbeth, I called in my reservation today so we look forward to seeing you again at Lake Casitas in October. Cheers, Roger
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,321
Posted By Roger M
We had a great time at Agua Caliente and meeting...

We had a great time at Agua Caliente and meeting some of the FGRV folks. Just have one pic to share of a "Teddy Bear Cactus" in flower:
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 03-19-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Roger M
I've decided to list the converter on eBay after...

I've decided to list the converter on eBay after receiving numerous private messages asking for it. Click here...
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 03-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Roger M
I'll give Diane a week to contact me regarding...

I'll give Diane a week to contact me regarding the converter. There is another interested party here who sent me a private message after your post.

Happy Trails, Roger
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 03-02-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Roger M
This unit sitting around taking up space and it...

This unit sitting around taking up space and it would be a shame to toss it. Pay for shipping and it's yours for anyone who wants it.
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,467
Posted By Roger M
Ed, you're right. The fact household circuit...

Ed, you're right. The fact household circuit breakers are 15 - 20 amps did not occur to me when answering this post. I did dig up the Jensen 32" LED TV specs though, and they state 90 watts, 12v 7.5...
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,467
Posted By Roger M
The most efficient TV's for RV use are 12v LED...

The most efficient TV's for RV use are 12v LED LCD's. Currently we use a laptop to watch movies with but we are looking at the 19" - 22" models and they draw about 3-5 amps, very low compared to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Roger M
Like you said, snaking wires behind the panel to...

Like you said, snaking wires behind the panel to the electrical area without removing the panel seems to be the best option. The construction looks like it would not go back together too well after...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-14-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Roger M
Bigfoot Interior Panel Access

Has any Bigfoot 17 or other Bigfoot owners with a front dinette ever removed the lower front panel in the dinette area? I would like to install 110v, 12v receptacles and a Trimetric battery monitor...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Roger M
I found several YouTube videos on removing rivets...

I found several YouTube videos on removing rivets before replacing broken latch on an awning. There are several ways to do it, but this worked for me:

Use a center punch to create a small...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,610
Posted By Roger M
Marine Tex

The fellow at Redondo Marine suggested Marine Tex to fill screw holes out of all the epoxy's and cements on the shelf there. It's an epoxy putty that must be mixed and can be sanded and painted. From...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By Roger M
Thanks Lizbeth!

Thanks Lizbeth!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,610
Posted By Roger M
Thomas and George, thank you for your lightning...

Thomas and George, thank you for your lightning fast replies! I'll check both of your answers out - there is a West Marine down the street that I'll visit straight away.

Regards, Roger
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,828
Posted By Roger M
Tim, ran across your post searching for another...

Tim, ran across your post searching for another Bigfoot 17 solar installation and really appreciate your detail and referral to HandyBob. I'm inclined towards the perspective of designing the most...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,610
Posted By Roger M
Removing Roof Rack and Patching Screw Holes in the Roof

In order to install two Unisolar ePV68 solar panels on the starboard side of the Bigfoot roof, two mounts for the roof rack will need to be removed. I've looked for posts on this subject but have not...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,284
Posted By Roger M
This Thread Started in 2007,

...and I just stumbled across it :omy

I named our BigFoot 17 "Sisquatch" because I just know she is a "she" and part of the family. My wife did not respect my labor of coining an inventive name....
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-04-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,512
Posted By Roger M
Yamaha advertises it's 2400 as capable to start...

Yamaha advertises it's 2400 as capable to start most 13500btu AC's.
Yamaha Inverter EF2400iSHC Home, information (http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outdoor/products/modelhome/475/home.aspx)

There is an...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-04-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By Roger M
Is this gathering still active?

Is this gathering still active?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,137
Posted By Roger M
I agree with SFoss, the leaks should be addressed...

I agree with SFoss, the leaks should be addressed to prevent further damage. The leaks most likely indicate it's time to reseal the entire trailer, a lot of work but will save even more headache down...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,512
Posted By Roger M
I would venture to say the advertised db levels...

I would venture to say the advertised db levels of the major brands at least are a reliable indicator of relative loudness. As an acoustical measurement of sound pressure levels, and the decibel is...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-27-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,512
Posted By Roger M
Hi Rob, welcome to the forum and congratulations...

Hi Rob, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Casita. They are a fantastic product.

To run the AC while boondocking a generator certainly in order. The genset of choice is the Honda...
Forum: General Chat 01-26-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roger M
Old School

We've been happy with the Coleman Powerhouse two burner stove with 8000 and 9000 btu's each burner. Always use white gas as it is cleaner burning and recommended over unleaded. Plus it lasts a long...
Forum: General Chat 01-23-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,163
Posted By Roger M
I was resigned to traveling to Texas (because...

I was resigned to traveling to Texas (because that's where a lot of Casitas are) to buy a Spirit Deluxe until a Bigfoot became available. Google Alerts, RSS reader searches and a Craigslist search...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By Roger M
Based on the recommendation from this thread we...

Based on the recommendation from this thread we took Sisquatch aka BabyFoot to Agua Caliente for her maiden voyage and it was a great success (outside of a technical problem or two).

The...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-28-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,580
Posted By Roger M
That's correct. As I recall, the 25lb fiberglass...

That's correct. As I recall, the 25lb fiberglass tanks are the same size as the 30lb steel tanks.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-19-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Roger M
Water Heater Leak

Today I ran the hot water for the first time to check how long it would take to get hot. It didn't, although the furnace was going. So I opened the outside door next to the water heater and saw two...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-19-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,580
Posted By Roger M
I called the Auto Club about RV propane tanks and...

I called the Auto Club about RV propane tanks and two people couldn't help me. I called a local propane service station and they will refill tanks either on or off the RV. The only limitation is...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,580
Posted By Roger M
What excellent feedback! So removing or...

What excellent feedback!

So removing or leaving the tanks in place are both viable options depending on preference and what's available it seems.

After posting I went out and removed the tanks...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-17-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,580
Posted By Roger M
Refilling Propane Tanks

We have two 30 gallon propane tanks in the tongue compartment on the Bigfoot 17 that are still full since the trailer was purchased several weeks ago. Removing the tanks when they are empty should...
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 12-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Roger M
Parallax 7345 Converter Make Offer

Recently the Parallax 7345 converter was replaced on the 2006 Bigfoot 17 with a WFCO WF8945REP replacement converter from Best Converter.

The original converter with 12v fuse block (minus fuses)...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-07-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Roger M
Hey George, without your upload of the Goodyear...

Hey George, without your upload of the Goodyear Tire Care Guide and the tire pressure chart we never would have figured out what "recommended pressure for the rated maximum load" means exactly. I've...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Roger M
It seems there is a question over the...

It seems there is a question over the "recommended pressure for the rated maximum load" since Goodyear does not give a number for that term in the TSB. However on page 9 of the Tire Care Guide the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Roger M
You're welcome Floyd and props to Tire Rack for...

You're welcome Floyd and props to Tire Rack for supplying the bulletin and a wealth of other information on tires etc.

As a RV rookie, inflating a tire over the max psi stamped on the tire was...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-03-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Roger M
Goodyear Product Service Bulletin

Researching the specifications of the Bigfoot tires I ran across the attached Goodyear Service Bulletin with helpful information regarding maximum speed and tire inflation pressure. The second bullet...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Roger M
Assuming boondocking is your main mode of...

Assuming boondocking is your main mode of camping, then LED's are among the first on the list to do. Google is your friend - remove and ID the lamps in question and search the term with "led". Same...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,028
Posted By Roger M
The driveway in question has a garage eve that...

The driveway in question has a garage eve that extends over 2' into the drive and the trailer must be backed up into the driveway for obvious reasons. Thanks anyway for volunteering the dimensions.
...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,028
Posted By Roger M
Congratulations Jim on your new Lance trailer....

Congratulations Jim on your new Lance trailer. Coming from a fiberglass trailer background I'd be interested in your feedback on the Lance's performance and features.

Before buying a used Bigfoot...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-15-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,337
Posted By Roger M
Uni-Solar PVL Adhesive Back Panels

I recently bought a 2006 175CB and have narrowed the search for solar power to the Unisolar PVL-68Y adhesive laminate panel. My concern is the long term effects of the adhesive on the gel coat roof....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-26-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roger M
Ho Bob, I believe I'll just have to buy the 17.5...

Ho Bob, I believe I'll just have to buy the 17.5 and deal with it as it comes if I can find one. I saw an axle replacement by Steve C. using a drop leaf spring axle with shocks which looks very good....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roger M
Thanks Donna, I'll check out the Bigfoot forum.

Thanks Donna, I'll check out the Bigfoot forum.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Roger M
Yes, I've discovered finding a Casita in LA is a...

Yes, I've discovered finding a Casita in LA is a challenge and Bigfoots are almost as rare as...well, the real Bigfoot :loltu
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Roger M
Hi Donna, I've read your posts and appreciate the...

Hi Donna, I've read your posts and appreciate the time and effort you and all the other nice people put into FRV forum.

I'm looking for a later model like 2005+ Bigfoot 17.5 center bath or gaucho...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-25-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roger M
Bigfoot 17 Torsion Axle?

Did Bigfoot ever change over from leaf spring axles to a torsion bar suspension on the 17.5 single axle trailers? If so, which year was the change made?
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Roger M
Prospective Egg Buyer

...Roger M from LA. These forums have been very educational in my search for a small lightweight travel trailer (Casita or Bigfoot). Hopefully I'll bring one home soon.
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