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Old 10-05-2002, 11:49 AM   #1
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Bigfoot battery location

Visited our friendly Bigfoot dealer in Gettysburg yesterday (175 miles from home) and looked at a 2001 17' center bath. When I asked where the battery would be located, he hemed and hawed :o and guessed it would be put under the fiberglas shield in front of the gas bottles on the A frame. Does this make sense to you all?



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Old 10-05-2002, 11:58 AM   #2
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Karl, Welcome to Fiberglass RV website. Rick owns a Bigfoot and I'm sure will be able to answer your question. He comes by regularly.

Look around and enjoy the forum.



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Old 10-05-2002, 12:38 PM   #3
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Umm, I don't think you want to trust this guy about much, esp when he says your whatever "can easily pull this trailer without any problems" (as you may be able to tell, I heard that line a lot when I was shopping for an RV once; I have a full-size pickup, but it only has a straight six with a weak trans and is limited to 2,000 lbs tow -- all these salesmen would glance at it and proclaim it to be the tow machine of all tow machines).:sunny

I think he's seriously lacking in knowledge of the product (altho I suspect he's right about the battery location), but he's probably pretty good at producing a contract and waving goodbye as you pull away with your purchase:wave

Pete and Rats who don't expect to see these guys lined up to help folks get over Wolf Creek Pass:weep



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Old 10-06-2002, 03:58 AM   #4
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Bigfoot battery location

Karl:

Yes indeed - the battery (deep cycle rv type) is/will be located next to your propane bottle(s) in the front of the trailer.

I have 2 - 30 LB'ers on my Bigfoot. :wave


P.S. Like Pete says - I would question dealing with a saleman who couldn't answer a simple question like this. :o



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Old 10-06-2002, 07:16 AM   #5
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one thought

Just one itty bitty little comment.
this is a sales person, not the mechanic. I for one think he should have said, I don't know for sure, lets go look. but sales has a problem admitting to not knowing anything. (as I was married to one for 8 years, I know what a blowhard they can be.)



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Old 10-07-2002, 01:44 PM   #6
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I can appreciate that a standard sales-person would not know specifics and some detailed information on the product they sell, but surely any person selling RV's should know where the propane tanks are stored!:sick

If I was the salesman and could not answer a question like that - especially knowing that most trailers have their tanks mounted on the front hitch - I would consider it a lost sale and start preparing my resume. :reye2



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Old 10-08-2002, 08:44 AM   #7
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Rick?? :wave are you one of those sales type people with scruples?
The new breed that really do care if the customer is happy?
I just now really SAW your picture under your name.
Didn't mean to step on toes with my salesman comment.:cblob
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:14 PM   #8
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T and J

I can assure you that I am not a DODGE salesperson. I just couldn't find a picture of a monkey...or I would have! :o


*but yes - I am a salesperson - aren't we all?*



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Old 10-13-2002, 02:06 PM   #9
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monkey

Here, I'll help :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da9d247cf97cmonkey.gif/>



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Old 10-14-2002, 02:37 PM   #10
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Holy Cow ! (or is that Holy Monkey?)

:)


I coulda swore I saw that same pic in my family geneology site!


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Old 10-14-2002, 03:15 PM   #11
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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

Here, I'll help :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da9d247cf97cmonkey.gif/>
That's not a monkey :)

This is a monkey (from my family album):

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dab33e1deebbcapuchin3.jpg/>



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Old 10-14-2002, 05:19 PM   #12
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what monkey

I didn't think anyone would notice.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dab50f943707monkeydo.gif/>



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Old 03-04-2003, 05:02 PM   #13
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I do not know much about monkeys, but I do know that the battery on my 21 foot BIGFOOT is located in front of the propane tanks on the hitch. It keeps the bat. out of the weather.
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**but I do know that the battery on my 21 foot BIGFOOT is located in front of the propane tanks on the hitch. It keeps the bat. out of the weather** thanks Gary, nice to have someone get us back on subject, not like me that just likes to talk about anything. :chatter



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Position of battery on Bigfoot

I have a 13 foot Bigfoot and the battery is directly in front of two propane tanks on the hitch. The battery is protected by a plastic nautical battery case.
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Hi, John, do you have any pictures of your 13 Bigfoot? Maybe in some nice camping spot? :) sure would like to see it.



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**but I do know that the battery on my 21 foot BIGFOOT is located in front of the propane tanks on the hitch. It keeps the bat. out of the weather** thanks Gary, nice to have someone get us back on subject, not like me that just likes to talk about anything.
I have added an additional battery tray behind and below the propane tanks. It is large enough to install three more batteries although I only added two. They are, of course, hooked in parallel and I have a smart battery charger that can charge three batteries at the same time up to 40 amps. each. I got tired of running out of battery power when dry camping and the two that I use right now lets me stay about 3 days if I am careful with power usage. While in storage I connect my 4 stage charger to keep the batteries happy.
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