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Old 05-17-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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New with an old Bigfoot tandem 5th

Hi all from Ontario! We just purchased a 1988 Bigfoot Tandem 5'r. It has been well used and maintenance has been sketchy at best. Slept in it last night for first time. Went well lol.
Gonna be a project when I get my shop built then pull my boat tandem behind. Biggest part of it will be fixing delamination in the outside wall where the bathroom is. Has anyone pulled the bathroom out on one of these?? It will be beautiful when done...

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Old 05-17-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Welcome, I've seen some of these polished up with the striping removed and/or modernized and they look terrific.
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:30 PM   #3
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Hi Mike, I did a extensive rebuild on a 86 model, best trailer I've ever owned. Have many miles on it and hope to get many more too. Ours came from Alberta, thru Victoria, then to Port Townsend Wa, where we lived at the time. Tows like a dream behind a half ton pickup.
I used epoxy for rebonding, probably the strongest, then I found a compatible with styrofoam spray glue that worked well also.
Heres a link to the rebuild files,
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Amaha7lilceMhhFS3M4pDuCT1N4v
Feel free to ask any questions during your rebuild and I'll try to answer, and enjoy your Bigfoot 5th wheel!
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:22 PM   #4
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Nice work sir! Mine is definitely a project. Good thing retirement is not that far off lol. Did you have to fix the exterior wall behind the bathroom? Behind there and the fridge compartment is a tough on this one. Good thing I don't mind working on projects....
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The exterior wall in the bathroom, behind the fiberglass bathroom shell was in good shape, I did cut in a small window in there, if needed you could do that to access that wall, also I removed the medicine cabinet to access the wall too. Under the sink and if needed if you pulled the hot water heater both those would offer some access to that wall.
I did do some rebonding of the exterior wall behind the heater and fridge, emptied that area then rebuilt the wall.
In inaccessible areas that have dis-bonded try to inject epoxy between the layers using a large syringe with thin wall flexible tubing attached from any accessble edges, or if necessary inject the disbonded area by drilling a small hole thru the interior paneling, inject with epoxy, plug the hole and clamp or block the area flat till the epoxy cures.
Btw, the fiberglass bathroom pan was not bonded to that exterior wall from the factory, so it is normal for it to have some flex, behind the pan is the same construction as the other walls in the camper, exterior wall glued to the foam core and wood paneling glued to the core on the inside.
That's where the dis-bonding can occour.
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