We just purchased a 1981 Bigfoot
b17 and had an RV inspection done so we could better see what needs immediate attention.
1. The black tank seems like it's been repaired a few times and isn't being held up all that well. The inspector recommended having it replaced ($$$$$) and welding a new support bracket. The previous owner was a bit of a "tinkerer" and it shows.
Any idea if I can test this before committing to a new one?? Can't I just put a bunch of water down there and wait??
2. Previous owner also installed a new stove top, which was once a stove /oven combo. Somehow, he removed the oven and installed the cooktop. There is a valve for the oven and he just clamped closed the valve. Not entirely safe, he said, just keep it on "off". So I'm on the hunt for a new stove/ cook top with no potential for leaking propane
! Any idea where to find one to fit an old Bigfoot
. I've been searching but they all seem too small. I'm looking for 20x21.5"
Thanks in advance for all your help. My husband is cursing me for falling in love with a 1981 trailer!! I still love her, although now that we have these issues, the new curtains I envisioned may have to wait!!
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