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Old 08-13-2020, 09:50 PM   #1
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86 B17 Bigfoot rock guard arm?

Hello all,

Iím hoping to locate a replacement rock guard arm for my 1986 17ft Bigfoot, but having no luck. I contacted Bigfoot (Armstrong, BC) and was informed they no longer have this part in stock and suggested that a newer gas strut may be too strong for the rock guard. Any leads on where I may be able to track down this assembly would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-13-2020, 10:34 PM   #2
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When I had my 94 Bigfoot, it had gas struts that were worn out. I ordered new ones from Ebay. Your earlier model had a different mechanical system, but I'm sure gas struts could adapted to your rock guard. Maybe someone with a later model can give you some measurements or catalog numbers. I'm pretty sure your rock guard is slightly larger than the later guards. Best of luck.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Jack. I’ll check them out ��
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Do you have photos/measurements for your arm? I have a 91 with gas struts. Maybe they’re similar.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:24 AM   #5
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Do you have the sliding type rockguard arms? Vintage RV Supply used to have ones meant for Airstreams. I am not sure if they have them in stock right now but I would check with them.
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Do you have photos/measurements for your arm? I have a 91 with gas struts. Maybe theyíre similar.
I think 91 was the first year for gas struts.
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:48 PM   #7
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Hi Zach,

Thanks for the reply. I’m thinking of dropping by a local RV shop to see if the gas struts could be adapted.

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Old 08-14-2020, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hi Annie,

Yes, those are the ones! I’ll check out Vintage RV Supply. Thank you.

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Old 08-14-2020, 05:12 PM   #9
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Check these at Vintage Trailer Supply:

https://vintagetrailersupply.com/sto...t-arm-vts-808/
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Check these at Vintage Trailer Supply:

https://vintagetrailersupply.com/sto...t-arm-vts-808/

Those are what holds up my Escape rock guard. I like that they can be opened to any position and locked there. I usually have the rock guard open enough that I can see out, but hard to see in.
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Old 08-14-2020, 05:50 PM   #11
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Hi John,

Yep, I think those will work. Looks like they’re out of stock presently. I’ll definitely pick them up when they get some. Thanks for posting the link.

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Nice looking set up, Glen. Always liked the Escapes!
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:51 PM   #13
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I have one of those, but sadly no stone guard anymore. Youíre welcome to it.
Message me. Rteagardin@comcast.net
Iím near Seattle.

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