This rare trailer is available for a lucky new owner to fix up. It is twenty feet long and eight feet wide (spacious). Bigfoot
stopped building fifth wheels in 1994 after a fire in the factory. They made both single and tandem axle
versions. This is the single axle
version. As with most Bigfoot
5ers of this vintage, the loaded trailer exceeds the GVW. The GVW is 3,744, but it typically weighs in at 4,500 to 5,000 pounds.
Purchased two years ago for $7,500, this trailer suffered a small fire last year. Fire and smoke damage has been corrected, but reconstruction work remains. I was working on it, when DW said, ďRemember, this was supposed to be our starter trailer. If youíre enjoying working on the Bigfoot
, thatís fine; but if itís not fun, sell it and get a new trailer.Ē What a wonderful woman!
I ordered a 2017 Escape
5.0 TA, which will be ready in September.
1) Find and correct recently discovered leaks
. I had finished pulling up the floor and was about to lay new vinyl when we had a big storm. There were several leaks
. They seem to be recent leaks
because the floor is still sound.
2) Lay new flooring.
3) Build a new stove/sink cabinet.
4) Make it pretty
Upgrades since I purchased this trailer.
1) Installed two Trojan 105 6-volt deep cycle batteries 18 months ago. Connected is series, this gives 220 Amp hours at 12V.
2) Replaced the original converter and power panel with a Progressive Dynamics 4045.
3) Added 120V and 12V outlets.
4) Replaced the oven. The new oven was near the fire and suffered some damage, but still works well. Certainly better than the one in it when I purchased the trailer.
5) Replaced the air conditioner
6) Installed two Maxxis 10 ply-tires 18 months ago. I did this after there was tread separation on the curb side tire. This caused significant damage to the fiberglass in the wheel well and adjacent areas. The damage was professionally fixed by a boat repair shop and paid for by my insurance. However, because of the age of the trailer my insurance company wanted to total the trailer. I convinced them to do the repair. I didnít submit a claim for the fire because I knew they would total the trailer.
7) Installed an accumulator. This allows the pump to run less often.
8) Various other small items.
A previous owner wired the Bigfoot for an external solar panel
(connected with an Attwood trolling motor connector). I got a portable panel and use it to charge the batteries when boondocking
. It works great!
Iíd price this trailer at $4,000 because of the needed work, but the upgrades bring the price up. Iím asking $5,000.
At this moment, Iím enjoying my Bigfoot at the molded fiberglass gathering at Quartzsite. Iíll leave here on 2/14 for southern California, where Iíll store the trailer and fly up to Portland to visit family. I return on 2/28; will spend a few days in SoCal and head back home to Houston. I can meet you anywhere along I-10 or...
I have the title
and can close the right deal immediately.
Iíll post photos tomorrow.
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