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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-13-2021, 06:32 PM
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Posted By dlb
Yours has a very similar layout to mine, just a...

Yours has a very similar layout to mine, just a few little differences.



For removing the linoleum, I rented a wallpaper steamer from Rona. It made it really easy. Here's a tutorial vid on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-13-2021, 01:55 PM
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Posted By dlb
Hi, nope you are correct, this thread did go...

Hi, nope you are correct, this thread did go cold. I'll give a short update/summary of where I'm at. Last year I experimented with gluing thicker scraps of plywood to the styrofoam insulation so the...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 09-18-2020, 08:52 PM
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Posted By dlb
wanted: window for 70's Bigfoot trailer

Hi, I'm an idiot and broke a window in my 1979 Bigfoot trailer so I'm hoping someone has a spare one they can sell me. The hole in the fiberglass is 18 1/4" tall x 24 3/4" wide with rounded corners....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-04-2020, 10:38 PM
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Posted By dlb
I looked more closely and found a metal tag on...

I looked more closely and found a metal tag on the back of the unit with all the info. In case anyone is curious, it's a Dometic RM360, and it is 10 amps when operating at 12 V.



AC0GV, so...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-04-2020, 01:36 PM
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Posted By dlb
old Dometic fridge - how many amps?

Hi all. I'm re-wiring my 1979 Bigfoot and need to know how many amps the old Dometic fridge is. If there were ever any stickers with all that info, they are long gone, unfortunately.

Another...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-27-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,455
Posted By dlb
Thanks for the suggestions. I was specifically...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was specifically looking for foam-to-wood glue, Randyag. Eggcentric, I can't remember if I tried PL300, I'll have to look at the pile of glues in the shop and report...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,455
Posted By dlb
preferred glue for attaching plywood to foam?

I have a late 70's Bigfoot that I stripped down to the foam insulation several years ago. I started to put it back together recently and have tried a few different adhesives so far but nothing has...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-19-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By dlb
just wanted to post some pics of the stuff i was...

just wanted to post some pics of the stuff i was talking about, where i have found wood strips for the more load-bearing screws to fasten to but they have unfortunately missed the mark.

the first...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-13-2017, 08:58 PM
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Posted By dlb
thanks tim, that's excellent info. my wife and i...

thanks tim, that's excellent info. my wife and i had been looking at the frame tracks and drain holes, thinking that the loose sliding windows may not cause leaks so i'm glad to hear your experience....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-13-2017, 03:35 PM
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Views: 3,797
Posted By dlb
more bad news. sun-view said they did not make...

more bad news. sun-view said they did not make the windows in my bigfoot, that it was made before their time with bigfoot. so i went back to grant and asked if he had any idea who else would have...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-12-2017, 10:43 PM
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Views: 1,361
Posted By dlb
i left the interior wall that separates the bed...

i left the interior wall that separates the bed from the front portion of the trailer but removed everything else, including the rear interior wall and the wall between the closet and stove. the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-12-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,797
Posted By dlb
there is no information on the windows as to who...

there is no information on the windows as to who made them so today i took a few of the them to a local auto glass place. they were unable to help me.

next, i emailed bigfoot to ask them. a guy...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-10-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,797
Posted By dlb
79 bigfoot - reseal windows in 3 ways, or replace windows?

i am about to reseal the door and windows on our 79 bigfoot when i started thinking that where the window frame meets the fiberglass is only one of several leak points with the windows, so i want to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-09-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By dlb
thanks for that, jon. looks like bigfoot must...

thanks for that, jon. looks like bigfoot must have changed their design between 79 and 81 though, because i pulled some of the styrofoam panels off to check for wood strips glued directly to the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By dlb
79 bigfoot - interior wood paneling structural?

hi, i have gutted our 79 bigfoot and am now about to start with the repairs and modifications. i did not want to replace the water-damaged 1/8" wood paneling since it swells and rots as soon as it is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-22-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
whoah, that looks like it might work. is it glued...

whoah, that looks like it might work. is it glued down or does it just sit on top the plywood floor? does it just go to the edge of the cabinets seen in the picture or does it go right up to the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-20-2017, 07:56 PM
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Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
i've made a bit of progress on this that i wanted...

i've made a bit of progress on this that i wanted to document, and i am also seeking a few suggestions for practical design ideas.

first off, i finished mostly gutting the trailer several months...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-11-2016, 11:34 PM
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Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
sorry, no updates. have been working on my wife's...

sorry, no updates. have been working on my wife's horse trailer. once that's done and the holidays are over, i will get back on the camper job. it started pretty well though so i'm excited and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-09-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
randy, is this addressed to me? if so, you can...

randy, is this addressed to me? if so, you can have the toilet for free but shipping it from bc, canada to alabama will cost something ridiculous. i'll happily send it if you're willing to pay for it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-04-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
that's probably the most likely answer, but all...

that's probably the most likely answer, but all three screws i've found so far stick well up above the floor -- perfect for tripping on, snagging fridges during removal, etc. if they are attaching...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-04-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
that's odd, they showed up fine in the preview....

that's odd, they showed up fine in the preview. am i able to edit my posts? i can't figure out how to do that.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-02-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
fridge out: ...

fridge out:

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/attachments/photobucket/img_615799_0_f17b5d012efb0baa5162d98b68fe3668.jpg

this was frustrating. it's a large phillips-head screw in the floor that was...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-02-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
finally getting started

now that our camping season is over, i'm finally starting this camper project. i've spent4-6 hrs so far removing some of the shelves/cabinets, disconnecting wiring and plumbing, removing the fridge,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-23-2016, 08:54 AM
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Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
nice, thanks for the links, tom. i will order one...

nice, thanks for the links, tom. i will order one of those door stops now.

the bottom of the toilet IS the black water tank, and the grey water from the sink also gets piped into it. so when we...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-22-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,391
Posted By dlb
17 ft '79 bigfoot - restoration/modification thread

hi there. my name is david and i'm on vancouver island. my wife and i bought out 17 ft 1979 bigfoot about a year ago from a nice couple on a gulf island. it was in mostly working order but needed...
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