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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-14-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Doug Arthurs
Ya I was considering it for my frame as well but...

Ya I was considering it for my frame as well but I am not doing a frame off.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-13-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I was thinking about trying POR-15 on my trailer....

I was thinking about trying POR-15 on my trailer. The bumper I welded up and coated with truck box liner is already showing rust stains through it. How do you find the POR-15 stands up?
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-24-2020, 04:06 AM
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Hi
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Posted By Doug Arthurs
Welcome to the group.

Welcome to the group.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,263
Posted By Doug Arthurs
There is an online RV university wow who new. If...

There is an online RV university wow who new. If they don't teach you to unplug when camped overnite then they are not very knowledgeable. If they don't warn you the fridge will suck the charge out...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-27-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,782
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I would love to make the jump to a GMC motorhome....

I would love to make the jump to a GMC motorhome. I just missed a gutted one for sale local to me. Have you sold yours yet?
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-05-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Congratulations and have fun on your new...

Congratulations and have fun on your new adventure.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-29-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,531
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I like to read in the trailer as well and never...

I like to read in the trailer as well and never found the lights even with LED bright enough. I have a couple of these magnetic lights I use. Just screw a metal washer or plate where you need a light...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-16-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I bought my 1989 without any modifications really...

I bought my 1989 without any modifications really for $6500 about 2 years ago. I have done some stuff now and would probably sell it for $8500.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-03-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I purchased a 100w panel to use with my Bigfoot....

I purchased a 100w panel to use with my Bigfoot. It came with a charger controller. I use the panel to recharge my boats trolling motor battery as well. To that end I cut the alligator clamps off and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-01-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,059
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I went to drain my Bigfoot once and nothing came...

I went to drain my Bigfoot once and nothing came out. I new I wasn't losing my mind because that happened a long time ago. Went inside and could see there was water in the tank. Had to clear out the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I have been on the road for a week now...

I have been on the road for a week now boondocking. I switch my fridge to 12v when towing and have zero problems with the battery being drawn down. When we get to our site each afternoon the battery...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-09-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Doug Arthurs
My bigfoot's chrome stove top was a little rusty....

My bigfoot's chrome stove top was a little rusty. We used scotchbrite disc on a grinder to prep it then sprayed it with black bbq paint. Looks great and will be easy to repaint when it starts looking...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-04-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I thought my 1989 Bigfoot had pex fittings until...

I thought my 1989 Bigfoot had pex fittings until I turned the water on. LOL. Turns out the grey tubes in my trailer are ever so slightly larger and the pex fittings wouldn't seal. If redoing it is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-28-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Find amechanic that knows what he is doing. There...

Find amechanic that knows what he is doing. There is no reason a competent mechanic couldn't triubleshoot his way throughthis and fix it.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-27-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By Doug Arthurs
i just spent yesterday working to get a machine...

i just spent yesterday working to get a machine assembly apart. Large shaft was frozen with rust. worked it on and off all day spraying with pbblaster then in the press back to the bench with...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Doug Arthurs
You need to deal with these issues one at a time....

You need to deal with these issues one at a time.

Lights I assume are the factory 12v, have you tested the fuses under the dinette table/bench?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-20-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,448
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Does anyone have a sample of the pins. I have a...

Does anyone have a sample of the pins. I have a machine shop and could make a few up. Not sure if the ones you all are looking for are the same as my 1989 Bigfoot.
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Made straps for a single tank on my boler a...

Made straps for a single tank on my boler a couple years ago. Bent a piece of flatbar to suit. I had a hook at the top to grab the tank collar and then a couple gentle bends on it to make it the same...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-30-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I would like to do something similar to mine but...

I would like to do something similar to mine but I can barely squeeze into the bathroom with the gaucho out.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-27-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I paid $6500 for a 1989 17 footer last year. It...

I paid $6500 for a 1989 17 footer last year. It was in pretty good condition. This was in Ontario where Bigfoots are rare and not many seem to understand the advantages.
Forum: General Chat 05-27-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Here we are in Halfway Lake Provincial Park...

Here we are in Halfway Lake Provincial Park located in Northern Ontario. Since it is not a holiday here in Canada the park is pretty much empty.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Recently I was towing my enclosed trailer behind...

Recently I was towing my enclosed trailer behind my truck. The draw bar I was using had a bolt that went through the hole in the draw bar and into the ball. After many years on there this day the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-22-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I just put one in my Bigfoot and took the power...

I just put one in my Bigfoot and took the power from a wire that runs out to the light outside lighting up the hitch area. I don't ever use that light so it's no problem. Are your bulbs in that light...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I would have to agree with Dan, the thermocouple...

I would have to agree with Dan, the thermocouple is what keeps the pilot on. If it won't light at all remove the tube for the pilot and clean it out then try again.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I am not sure what sliding lever you are...

I am not sure what sliding lever you are referring to. Here is a picture of my original 1989 Bigfoot water heater. No boards all old school.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Also check to insure you have gas flowing. Can...

Also check to insure you have gas flowing. Can you light the stove?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I will assume this the the original WH and has a...

I will assume this the the original WH and has a pilot not electronic ignition. When you light the pilot does it go out as soon as you let off on the knob or it doesn't light at all?
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Thanks Rzrbrn. This was a fun project. Sometimes...

Thanks Rzrbrn. This was a fun project. Sometimes I am not sure if I prefer more, working on the camper or camping.
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Here are the last two pictures. I got a cover for...

Here are the last two pictures. I got a cover for the BBQ since it will live on the bumper now. I will either wrap a couple bungie cords around the cover to hold it on or remove to travel. Also there...
Forum: General Chat 05-20-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I thought I would update my bbq mount thread. I...

I thought I would update my bbq mount thread. I ran a low pressure line to the back of my trailer. I pulled the elbow that fed the stove and changed it out for a Tee. The Tee was two 45 deg flares...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I would just take a look under that side and make...

I would just take a look under that side and make sure there are failures. Stuff to look for would be broken spring, crack or rust on frame hanger broken spring hanger lots of stuff to be aware of....
Forum: General Chat 05-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Bouncing is my main concern. I was thinking of...

Bouncing is my main concern. I was thinking of having someone tow it while I follow to see how bad it is. If I remove 4 hex nuts the BBQ comes right off so it's not really a big deal. I just like not...
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Well I got my BBQ mount finished today. New tire...

Well I got my BBQ mount finished today. New tire cover. I can't decide if the BBQ should stay on while driving or remove it. Right now it is bolted on.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-10-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,171
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I don't really worry much about the propane...

I don't really worry much about the propane safety. Only real concern would be while refilling the tow vehicle. With that said I run my fridge the day before we go anywhere. Load it up with already...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-30-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Well you learn something new everyday. 14.5...

Well you learn something new everyday. 14.5 doesn't seem to be all the unusual for a charger so that is pretty short sighted on the part of Maxxfan. I will be sure to avoid them when replacing vent...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-29-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I replaced the plug in mine with a small 1/8 ball...

I replaced the plug in mine with a small 1/8 ball valve. When I get hoe from a trip I open the valve and drain the water instead of letting it sit in there.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-29-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Mike, I charger needs to output more then the...

Mike,
I charger needs to output more then the 12v in order to charge the battery so the jump up shouldn't be a problem. I can't imagine the fan having a problem with 14.5 volts. Sorry other then...
Forum: General Chat 04-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Bigfoot bumper

Hey guys,

I just thought I would share my recent project. The bumper on my Bigfoot was rotten so I was worried my tire mount might break off one day. Picked up a new 4" square tube and welded it...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-16-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I replaced mine with a drain valve as well. I...

I replaced mine with a drain valve as well. I drain it after each trip.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 03-19-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,953
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Please avoid rinsing off in lakes and streams. It...

Please avoid rinsing off in lakes and streams. It is very bad for the lake. Rinse off inland with a bucket. This will give allow chemicals to break down before they return to the lake. Below is link...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-26-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,793
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I would guess shower cap = elastic rim. Holds it...

I would guess shower cap = elastic rim. Holds it in place.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-19-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I personally wouldn't let that stop me from...

I personally wouldn't let that stop me from buying a trailer I wanted. My old Boler had a car sunroof installed in the ceiling. I removed it glassed in the large hole then cut a small hole for a...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-06-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I notice warm water coming out of taps when the...

I notice warm water coming out of taps when the water heater was off once. Turned out the water when not being used was being warmed from the supply lines passing behind the fridge. After running for...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-05-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug Arthurs
Did you double check to make sure after making...

Did you double check to make sure after making connections you still had 12v on the red wire? It is easy to accidentally short the positive and take out the fuse. Also you can substitute a bulb in...
Forum: General Chat 10-31-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,770
Posted By Doug Arthurs
With boondocking I wonder about the gray water...

With boondocking I wonder about the gray water tanks. I watched some youtube videos on the subject and they seem to not drain the grey water but wait and dump it with the black. My thinking is if...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I bought my Boler axle from Paul Neimeister. He...

I bought my Boler axle from Paul Neimeister. He runs a body shop in Sebringville just outside of Stratford. If you tell him year his only question will be if you want brakes or no brakes.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-06-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,530
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I actually sold my Boler and bought a Bigfoot so...

I actually sold my Boler and bought a Bigfoot so I don't have dimensions. If someone could send me some dimensions I am sure I could make one up. Could anyone help with this?

just read back...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-23-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I just replaced all the marker lights on my 1989...

I just replaced all the marker lights on my 1989 Bigfoot with new LED. I just put them over the holes from the old ones. No point in filling the holes as there is a large hole where the wire comes...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-23-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,774
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I haven't really seen any problems from Boat or...

I haven't really seen any problems from Boat or RV bearings. I find the new sealed auto wheel bearings more problematic. I do have bearing buddies on my boat and add a little before each long trip....
Forum: General Chat 08-22-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By Doug Arthurs
I don't really care much for the rear door...

I don't really care much for the rear door campers.
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