Iíve just bought an í89 Bigfoot
trailer and am having fun doing some fix-ups and resealing this and that.
Iím trying to get the ísystemsí in order as a first priority. They are in decent shape but need some fine tuning and I may need a little assistance from fellow owners:
Some usual water-in-clearance-lights (Iíve brought the trailer from a dry area to the wet coast)..no biggie.
Rear window leaked a littleÖresealed with butyl tape/no problem. Others look good.
AwningÖthree of the four mounting arm locations have shown signs of past leakage. Iím surprised Bigfoot
used lag bolts and not some type of through-bolt attachment. Iíll monitor this over time, but Iíve replaced the bolts with larger ones and resealed all the perforations. The awning
itself is pretty slick, so Iíve decided not to remove it. Also replaced 30 rusting awning
top edge attachment screws with stainless.
Water- I was pleased to see the water pump and an accumulator look brand new (installed just a few years ago). It really puts out a strong stream. Of all the Poly B fittings, there was one that seeped and a second was Ďmissingí (had a hose clamp) right at the hot water tank. I replaced those two with a Poly B compatible PEX clamps,, which have held fine.
The hot water tank seems fine, but removing the drain plug is a PITA because of propane
line being routed right out in front of it. The square ended plug is an odd size, so I might have to make up some kind of T bar that fitsÖor ??
Heat- The furnace
puts out good heat, but for the first two minutes its screams like a banshee, and from what Iíve read, sounds like the compressor wheel. It is usually quiet, once things warm up. I need HELP in getting that furnace
out, as Iím not sure how to undo the outer vent plate. It has three stainless tangs protruding from it, that donít seem to be part of the actually outer plate, but something seems to be holding things solid there, even with the screws removed from the inside and outsideÖ?? I think Iím missing something that Iím sure someone else has figured out.
Stove top (Elixer) seems to be out of production, so Iíll probably have to bead blast and repaint with heat paint
Fridge- All three-way fridge
functions work fine, which kinda surprised me since the trailer has been sitting unused for 3 years.
Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any assistance!