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Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-20-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks to all for the great advice and tips. Rod...

Thanks to all for the great advice and tips. Rod is out, tank drained and just before our first early morning below freezing.


Over the years with previous Scamp, Casita and Bigfoots and some...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-19-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Apltrez
well, just got done extracting the anode rod....

well, just got done extracting the anode rod. Used a little bit of vibration from my Ridgid impact driver and then the breaker bar and it came out like butter...almost. Not much left of the anode...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Apltrez
Hoping for best, preparing for worst

Although living in the Southwest, I still winterize my trailers. Recently I downsized from a Bigfoot 21 to a used Casita 17 and banked the difference. In preparing to winterize, I encountered a nasty...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-13-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Apltrez
testing solar panels

I think I may know the answer but wanted to hear from more knowledgeable source. I have a suitcase solar system with 2 45W panels controller etc. I came on a special deal to Casita owners several...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 10-05-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By Apltrez
I'm confused about you last sentence in the ad....

I'm confused about you last sentence in the ad. what was the problem with registering the trailer in your state? I am in NM and they are the worst state MVD to work with. But if you have a clean...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-26-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot 17 help

My previous was an'02 Bigfoot 17 foot CB with rear couch.

My recollection is that the couch was 74 in. long and 44 inches when folded out for sleeping. Could somebody either confirm this or...
Forum: General Chat 09-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Apltrez
Why 200 to 2011

what was different about roof ACVs in these 5 years... Maked model... size?
Forum: General Chat 08-27-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Walt. About what I expected.

Thanks Walt. About what I expected.
Forum: General Chat 08-27-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Apltrez
Casita AC and 16 vs 17 size

I have owned 2 casitas in the distant past. Since then I have goe though old airstream restorations, painted airstream, Rpod and tw big foots....a 21 FB being my current. An assortment of things are...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-16-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Martin

Thanks Martin
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-14-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Apltrez
FB denotes the Front Bed, and yes the water tank...

FB denotes the Front Bed, and yes the water tank id under the front bed. My concern is that if I add 200 lbs at the rear bumper it seems like I should balance that with a like weight in fresh water...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-14-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot FB21 receiver at rear bumper

I have an '07, 25B21FB with a 2" receiver hitch at the rear bumper that has been used at some point. My question is...whta is the wait carrying capacity. Is it the weight capacity of the receiver...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-30-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Apltrez
starting at the inderside

Stu,
Thanks for the idea. I have already done that. But seeing your suggestion reminded me that I haven't tested out the valve that should be the drain. it is a 2 way, T, plastic valve that comes...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-23-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Apltrez
Yep these FB's are hard to find. I bought this...

Yep these FB's are hard to find. I bought this about 10 months ago. I saw the ad the morning it was posted and was only a couple of hours away. I went and took enough cash to secure it took one look...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-20-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Apltrez
2007 Bigfoot FB21 water tank draining

so I have rebuilt(1 ground up) Scamp, Casita, Airstream, 2 argosies and a Bigfoot 17. My 21 was perfect when I got it, well cared for, didn't need a thing. I am sure someone will have a simple...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 05-04-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Apltrez
Ford F 150 Eco Boost 3.5 for sale

I have a 2017 Ford F 150, regular bed with hard tonneau and bed liner, 2WD, 3.5 eco boost and 10 spd, loaded with all the trailer towing goodies and max capacity. I have towed a 17 ft Bigfoot, and 21...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-01-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,704
Posted By Apltrez
Ford 3.5EB and a Bigfoot vs 2.7EB??

So this post is to contribute to the thread and hopefully gain an answer I have been looking for. My last trailer was a 2001 BF 17 , center bath. The first year or two I pulled it with a 2016 Tacoma....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,704
Posted By Apltrez
Elliot and Steve,. Based on real world...

Elliot and Steve,.
Based on real world experience here in the wesest, a '17 F 150, 4 door, well equipped XLT will get 23 - 24 with 2 of us and a Viszla and overnight bags, and large tank average...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot 21 corner sheets

I have a "new to me" '07" RB21FB. The front bed is a Queen and the mattress has one bottom corner cut at an angle similar to the RB, to provide access to a closet and drawers. Does anyone know where...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-01-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By Apltrez
Big Foot 17 AC help

I am about to install a 13,500 Dometic in my trailer. The wiring is stubbed to a steel junction box in my upper cabinet and labeled for AC. In the vent cutout where the AC will be there is a notch...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,257
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot 17 Gaucho length

I just returned from several days in My "new to me" 2002 BF 17. I have the CB model and after doing some repairs and rebuild on the rear slide-out couch I chose to sleep there rather than the dinette...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-01-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Apltrez
latches ordered

Francois
Thanks once again for a reasonable common sense solution. I found rubber latches through Amazon and also a new stainless latch for the propane/battery cover door. I will post pictures once...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-28-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Apltrez
2001 Bigfoot 17 front window cover latches

My BF 17 has one working, spring loaded latch to secure the front window and one the has been "rigged" by the PO but sort of works, Unlike Casita with a great and helpful parts dept, as near as I can...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
Thumbs up final question

FINALLY I have it working. PO's incorrect wiring, and faulty/hidden fuse holder have all now been corrected. I connected to the battery at 2:30 in full sun yesterday and at 1:30 today it measured...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-16-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,476
Posted By Apltrez
eco boost vs. Tacoma

I have little to add to this conversation other than the followinf. After 5 Tacomas....2wd, V-6, towing pkg SR5 and TRD I have given up on Tacom. my '16 was a huge disappointment. Consider that I...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
spec sheet

I found a spec sheet after enough searches
it is a 21 W panel Voltage OC, or 18.7 during load conditions. As I understand it, I should be disconnected from the battery and measured in full sun and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-10-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
on a different note

I removed the old Sears Duracell and placed it on a normal 2 amp sharge. At the end, I can't check it with a Hygrometer but I do have a load tester after I determine the charge level at the end of...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-10-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
OK

I wondered about that. There is still enough juice to run things, but the battery monitor on the monitor panel showed fair charge after being on the shore working down to dead when disconnected and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Francois Based on the original paperwork...

Thanks Francois
Based on the original paperwork I am assuming it is a 10 or 20 Watt unit also.

I have been trying to figure out how to test the output and also what it should be. I have figured...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
Mike, I had seen that in my search but I think...

Mike,
I had seen that in my search but I think that it is a different panel. Mine is a PWX 200. Also, size wise it looks to be way larger. I am guessing mine is about 10 X 20 in. The 2050 measures...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apltrez
Solar Experts....Help

The original paperwork that I got with my 01 Bigfoot shows that it has a solar panel on the roof...Solartek brand. Having not discovered a controller I called Solartek in Canada and asked what model...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-31-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,000
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks to all...the answers are what I had hoped...

Thanks to all...the answers are what I had hoped for

Greg
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-31-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,000
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot roof strength

Again I go to the well of knowledge!
On my new(to me) 2001 BF 17, it has a rear ladder and a rack around the out side edge. I have been up there to look at the solar panel and the condition of all...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-27-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,404
Posted By Apltrez
Well Done

Nicely described KC and it all makes sense. Am I correct in thinking there is a "C" channel or rail that attaches to the shell and then the actual awning mounts to the "C" rail?

Also the cabinets...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,911
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Franswa ....that's the one. I have...

Thanks Franswa

....that's the one. I have to say that after Argosy's and airstream's I am amazed by the "thoughtful" design of the Bigfoot.

Was hopeful that the owner's manual would be more...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,911
Posted By Apltrez
2001 Bigfoot 17 owners manual

I just returned home with a "new to me" Bigfoot 17CB. it was a one owner trailer with very little use and a fair amount of time in storage or covered. It with the original purchase invoice, has the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,404
Posted By Apltrez
EZ UP alternative

Marcia,
I just picked up a "new to me" 2001 17 and the original 8500 awning frame is gone. I bought, sort of, from the original owner. It appears he may have had some of the same problem since...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-05-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By Apltrez
Buggeee, Yep that's what I was thinking, the...

Buggeee,
Yep that's what I was thinking, the other possibility was to adapt a sewer outlet that has those nice bayonet caps for the outside and size the inside for the exhaust hose and find a rubber...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-05-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By Apltrez
Buggeee Thanks for the reply. What you say is...

Buggeee
Thanks for the reply. What you say is exactly what my gut instinct was sayin.

One question, I wonder if I was satisfied with the system and the performance, if I could install a permanent...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-05-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By Apltrez
it is a '94, CB This is seeming like a not...

it is a '94, CB

This is seeming like a not so great idea the more I think about it. If there were a vent fan in the center of the roof and if it went to at least a 20Amp breaker and if the wire...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-02-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Tom and Jack for reading between the...

Thanks Tom and Jack for reading between the lines...thought I could convince a 5 yr old grandson that the bunk would be the next "excelleny" adventure...maybe no

But at least glad I asked.

Greg
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-02-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Apltrez
Nope, this is quite different in the 17....it...

Nope, this is quite different in the 17....it comes out of the cabinet above the front eating area.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-02-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot "Bunks"

As I understand it, the 17 foot Gaucho model has a cabinet above that can be turned into, with the help of a foam mattress, a bunk for a wee person. In a conversation today I found out(was told) that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By Apltrez
Bigfoot 17 AC

Input please....I am "slightly" considering the purchase of a 17 ft Bigfoot trailer..mid 90's. It all looks great except there is no AC. Living in the Southwest that would almost be a non starter.
...
Forum: Money Matters 09-19-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By Apltrez
Jack, Many thanks. My assumption based on other...

Jack,
Many thanks. My assumption based on other posts I have seen is that they were installed on the closet door????

Greg
Forum: Money Matters 09-19-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By Apltrez
DOT stickers on Bigfoot trailers

I have read most if not all the posts regarding importing trailers from Canada and I am aware of the 25 year age threshold. I am sure at some point Bigfoot started installing the DOT sticker required...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,637
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks zacho

I wanted to thank all and particularly zach who showed me his trailer and shared time and info when I was recently through Dillon MT.

One final question for those who might know. What changes were...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-26-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,637
Posted By Apltrez
Thanks Zach, That makes better sense. I always...

Thanks Zach,
That makes better sense. I always have thought the unitized wet baths were similar to each other in size, although I suspect that has to do with the nanuf. and the trailer they are...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-26-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,637
Posted By Apltrez
Bobby, Thanks for the comments. I was really...

Bobby,
Thanks for the comments. I was really interested in your comments about the shower. After having had self contained shower bathrooms in Scamp, Casita and most recently Rpod, I have always...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,637
Posted By Apltrez
Francois, Thanks so much. Great information and...

Francois,
Thanks so much. Great information and exactly the input I was looking for. I also greatly appreciated the picture of the shell components.

Thanks so much...this tells me alot
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