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Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Ev in Oregon
3.7L towing vehicle

Deb, for what it's worth, I have a 1988 17ft Bigfoot that I pull with my 1995 4.0L Jeep Grand Cherokee (currently 275,000+ miles). Most of the time, my Jeep has no idea there's a 17-ft trailer being...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-19-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,269
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Super stove!

I bought my Coleman 2-burner, "white gas" stove in 1974. I have taken good care of it, including yearly preventive maintenance. It just keeps on going and going and going. And, no issue with flame...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-22-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,037
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Unhitched

Oh, great, every time I tow my 17-footer now I'll be wondering if it'll come unhitched! I can't imagine how scary that would be.

As usual, there's so much great advice here. My routine is to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-22-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ev in Oregon
1988 Bigfoot owner's manual

Hi Kendra, and welcome to the Bigfoot world! You're gonna' love it. And, this forum has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of. I really like that no-one ever laughs (at least not out loud) when I...
Forum: General Chat 04-02-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 795
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Camp host opportunity

I just noticed an ad in the local electric company's newsletter that might be of interest to someone out there. Or pass on the info to someone else. The town of Spray is super-tiny, approx. 160...
Forum: General Chat 03-04-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Scamp is sold

Just checked; it's been SOLD.
Forum: General Chat 03-02-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Scamp 4 sale -- referral

I just noticed this post on Facebook. North Bend, Oregon is on the central coast. It's been listed for 2 days now.
You may have to cut & paste the link.


...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 02-23-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Great idea! Looking forward to using this new,...

Great idea! Looking forward to using this new, improved Classified Ad section. Thank you to the folk(s) making this happen; you are appreciated.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Solution to 15-amp vs. 30-amp problem

I always like to report back on solutions (or not) to problems or issues I've had, and this is the best outcome I could have hoped for.


Briefly, I was given the opportunity to move to a larger...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-12-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,246
Posted By Ev in Oregon
[QUOTE=Phil Ruffin;731608]EV_in_Oregon: I'm going...

[QUOTE=Phil Ruffin;731608]EV_in_Oregon: I'm going to Gib's RV in Coos Bay.


I live about a 2-hr drive south of Coos Bay. Gib's has a fine reputation in the area, plus the fact they've been in...
Forum: General Chat 02-12-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,705
Posted By Ev in Oregon
YAY, Janet! Ev in Oregon (without the II) is...

YAY, Janet! Ev in Oregon (without the II) is back. Thank you so much.:jump
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-26-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,246
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Wow, so much good advice. This forum has the most...

Wow, so much good advice. This forum has the most generous folks I've ever come across. And that would be why I keep coming back for answers to my often-stupid questions. :p



I have to admit...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Not sure they even offered electric-powered water...

Not sure they even offered electric-powered water heaters in 1988, but mine is strictly propane. Which is a good thing, considering the circumstances.

I'm gently working on the park owner re:...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-15-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thank you!

Well, as usual, I've received lots of really good advice from you folks. There's lots to ponder, and some decisions to be made.


I failed to mention that the larger site is in the same park where...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ev in Oregon
In spite of all the great and knowledgeable...

In spite of all the great and knowledgeable advice from all you fine folks, I like Steve's the best. In previous encounters, I learned about gnomes and trolls and their wily ways, but thanks for the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ev in Oregon
15amp service OK for 30amp Bigfoot?

I live full-time in my 1988 Bigfoot in an RV park located in a magical forest. I have an opportunity to move to a larger space, but there may be an issue.

The electric hookup at the new space is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-04-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thank you, this is just what I was curious...

Thank you, this is just what I was curious about...what makes it tick (or hum, in this case). It's been several days now and the converter is continuing to be as quiet as a mouse. Go figure (I'm...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-28-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Wow!

Wow, so much great advice, not to mention a complete education in the whys and wherefores of converters. You folks rock!



The converter is still nice & silent, and everything is working fine....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-28-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Good advice. I was thinking I'd need to replace...

Good advice. I was thinking I'd need to replace it since indeed it is the original, but I always check with the folks here because I get such great advice. I know a decent amount about how a FG...
Forum: Classified Archives 12-26-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,461
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Congratulations! One more example of how fast...

Congratulations! One more example of how fast these FG beauties are gone. You did a fantastic job customizing it to your needs, but not to the point where it was unusable to others.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Converter update

Just an update: Because Life is what happens when you're making other plans, I haven't had a chance to seriously take a look at the converter. I did tighten a few screws on the housing, just because,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-19-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thanks, Byron, I didn't even consider that. I'll...

Thanks, Byron, I didn't even consider that. I'll give it a try tomorrow when I have more time & let you know. :)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Converter dying?

When I moved full-time into my 1988 Bigfoot almost 5 years ago, the converter had a very slight hum, but I wasn't familiar with all the trailer's noises yet, so I decided to just keep an ear open....
Forum: General Chat 10-31-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Crazy, but it's working

I live in my 17-ft Bigfoot year-round. It's not a 4-season trailer by any means, but it's one of the older ones, so there's a decent amount of insulation. I wanted more, though, even though I live in...
Forum: General Chat 10-31-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By Ev in Oregon
YAY!

Congratulations! Sounds like you've done some real planning and figured out what will work for you.

Here on the southern Oregon Coast it's almost like there's been a Scamp "hatch" this month. I've...
Forum: General Chat 10-24-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Certainly not a conventional RV

Who in their right mind would tow this thing about on a regular basis? :eek:

Imagine getting stuck behind it on a l-o-n-g slow grade with no pull-outs or passing lanes? Or meeting up with it on a...
Forum: General Chat 10-22-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ev in Oregon
[QUOTE=gordon2;721627]Isn't it funny how the...

[QUOTE=gordon2;721627]Isn't it funny how the traits that try us are also some of our fondest memories.... speaking of funny..
QUOTE]


I'm sure everyone who has had a dog like this in their...
Forum: General Chat 10-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Ev in Oregon
What a steal; congratulations! I really like the...

What a steal; congratulations! I really like the floor plan. Best of luck with the restoration. You know we love pictures, so keep us posted. :p
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-16-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Sorry, don't agree with "beautiful." More like...

Sorry, don't agree with "beautiful." More like GORGEOUS! :aplas
Forum: General Chat 10-05-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Yet another example of just how disconnected...

Yet another example of just how disconnected manufacturers are from the real world. Seems like someone in the organization would have recognized and addressed this issue. It's definitely a minor...
Forum: General Chat 10-05-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ev in Oregon
LOL, I didn't think those words could be uttered...

LOL, I didn't think those words could be uttered in the same sentence!

You were fortunate to find this beauty; it looks to be in awesome condition. Even if you have repairs, it'll be worth it,...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-02-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Is it the angle of the photo, or is that fridge...

Is it the angle of the photo, or is that fridge ginormous? Jealous!


You do know that when your new baby is on the road it'll take you f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get to your destination, right? The reason...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ev in Oregon
What a prince! I have experienced so much grace...

What a prince! I have experienced so much grace and respect for one another on this forum (not to mention great advice); as far as I'm concerned, it's the best.



"Dumb" questions? I've never...
Forum: General Chat 09-22-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By Ev in Oregon
LOL, and here we are 4 days later, so surely by...

LOL, and here we are 4 days later, so surely by now?


If you're not already familiar with Chuck Woodbury of rvtravel.com, you might want to check out his website. Not only does he put out a...
Forum: General Chat 09-20-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,774
Posted By Ev in Oregon
It's been fun reading all the responses! ...

It's been fun reading all the responses!


I don't know anyone who is currently vacationing or living in the first (or second, or third) RV they bought. Like many have commented here, you'll...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 09-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,899
Posted By Ev in Oregon
LOL, with maybe a buckskin cap hanging next to...

LOL, with maybe a buckskin cap hanging next to it? Or, a RCMP uniform? :p
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 09-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,899
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Laury, heed KC's advice: positive attitude is...

Laury, heed KC's advice: positive attitude is everything (paraphrased)! It's how I've lived my life every day for almost 71 years, & there's no other way, frankly. ;)

You'll come across all sorts...
Forum: General Chat 09-17-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Vicks isn't just for colds

I had a problem a few years ago keeping a persistent mama mouse from building her nest inside the engine compartment of my Jeep, which is my tow vehicle. I removed the nest three times (no babies...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-17-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Ev in Oregon
That first trip can determine how you feel about...

That first trip can determine how you feel about camping for the rest of your life. Such a sweet story, so glad your family had such a positive experience. The first of many more!


(My family...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thanks, Gayle

Wow, lots of good info & tips here. They'll come in handy when I re-cover the cushions in my Bigfoot. Thanks!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,017
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Reply to my email

I received this reply to the email I sent yesterday:


Thank you for your inquiry. I will pass the information on to our marketing and engineering team.

Regards,


Elaine Frick...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-12-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thank you

Off subject, but I wanted to extend my humble thank you for your part in keeping us safe in this USofA. Believe me, your sacrifice doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. THANK YOU!

BTW, just based...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-12-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,017
Posted By Ev in Oregon
On it!

Thank you for posting this, Theresa. A friend of mine had one of these in their Lil Bigfoot years ago; it did a great job.


I sent an email just now. :)
Forum: General Chat 08-20-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,875
Posted By Ev in Oregon
LOL!

Thank you for that; made my evening. :p
Forum: General Chat 08-20-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,875
Posted By Ev in Oregon
I live on the breathtakingly beautiful Oregon...

I live on the breathtakingly beautiful Oregon Coast, and I see Bigfoots (Bigfeet?? :loltu) almost daily this time of year. Usually the smaller units, but also the rare 5th wheels. And, the occasional...
Forum: General Chat 07-26-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thanks! I'm smarter now than I was 5 minutes ago.

Thanks! I'm smarter now than I was 5 minutes ago.
Forum: General Chat 07-26-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Smoke from fires

I'm on the southern Oregon Coast, and we've had a few bad days, but not close to what other areas are experiencing. Our ever-present winds have definitely helped to keep the air clear on most days....
Forum: General Chat 07-26-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Thanks for the drive down Memory Lane, David. I...

Thanks for the drive down Memory Lane, David. I was a resident of Sonora for 15 years before defecting to Oregon in 1985! I loved my time there, and it was a great place to raise my son.

He and I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-20-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ev in Oregon
That makes me darn near a genius by now. :loltu

That makes me darn near a genius by now. :loltu
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-20-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ev in Oregon
Too humble

[QUOTE=Ice-breaker;708107]Kind of like when I look in the mirror every morning and hope that I will be better looking than the day before. :( Never seems to work.
/QUOTE]


Dave, you're being...
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