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RE: Bigfoot owners, Does your camper have this bottom panel ?

Its like a scavenger hunt. Bigfoot provides a bunch of spare parts with their units but hides them in out-of-the-way places. So far I've found numerous screws, a hydraulic strut (for upper cabinet door), and a furnace vent. I spotted the latter in the bottom of the bathroom cabinet 10 years ago but couldn't get it out until last year when I pulled the water heater to replace it. As to the original question, I bought my unit new and it too has the removable panels on the bottom. I'd like to ask a question of my own on that. For those who have removed it, what did you use to seal when you replaced it?
GoinThisAway 04/30/21 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: The new and improved Truck Camper Enthusiasts Map

Have been on here for more than 10 years now so its past time for me to send you a PM and have us added to the map :D
GoinThisAway 03/01/21 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Utah, parks, friends and a few weeks with my wife

A nice trip report! Seems we don't have as many of them posted since the Photobucket difficulties a number of years ago. I made a trip with my parents 30 years ago in the opposite direction of yours, going from Yellowstone NP down to Grand Canyon NP. Moab was a nice little town back then. We took a ferry across Lake Powell at Bullfrog and drove up the dirt road through Capitol Reef. It was washboardy but not as bad as the one you describe. Thanks for jump starting some good memories.
GoinThisAway 01/20/21 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: I Went Camping With Five Girls!

Very nice! We have some of those mounds around here but much smaller.
GoinThisAway 10/27/20 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper recommendation.

Truck tie downs/turn buckles - For a hardside 9' or 9.5' TC you'd most likely be looking at either HappiJac tie downs, Torklift tie downs, or a combination of the two. Some who are handy with a welder even fabricate their own. Water capacity - You'll want to look not just at water capacity but also at the ratio of fresh water, grey water, and black water tank capacity. The size of tanks you need will depend on the number of people, their water usage, and how long you'd like to go between fills/dumps. Propane - Propane storage is usually one or two 20 lb or 30 lb bottles. The 20 lb size is upright and you can either refill them or swap them out at a propane exchange center (although you'll only get 15 lb of propane that way). The 30 lb size is horizontal and you'll need to refill. Air Conditioning - Most manufacturers install a 13k BTU unit which is generally overkill for the small space in a TC. Smaller 9k BTU units are available. A low profile unit will knock several inches off the height of the rig. You won't be able to run a 13k BTU unit with a portable 2k generator unless it is upgraded with a soft-start device. Heater - Nearly all TC come with a propane furnace. They aren't particularly quiet or efficient but get the job done. For camping where electric is available you can easily heat a TC with a small electric heater. Some who camp a lot in cold weather with no electric hookup install a more efficient propane heater. Fridge/Freezer (would like Lg. freezer) - Fridge/freezer in pop-ups tend to be small so if you want to larger size you'd need to look at hardside TCs. Even then the largest freezer is nowhere near as large as that in a residential unit. You could consider carrying a portable chest freezer for additional capacity if needed. Electric jacks - If you plan to load/unload the TC from the truck with any frequency you'll appreciate these! There are two major brands: Reico Titan and HappiJac. Either brand will do. You can purchase the motors and legs for each brand separately but they are not interchangeable. Outside shower - Unless you get an older unit whatever you buy will likely have this. Even if you don't actually shower outside, an outside shower feature is handy for rinsing off your feet, washing a dog, etc. Maybe this will help. As others have stated, do some searching on this site and take a look at threads in the TC University sticky. More specific questions and some description of how you plan to use your TC would help the folks here help you. Happy TC hunting!
GoinThisAway 07/22/20 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge won't fit

I watched a video once where they put a moving blanket on the dinette after setting it down. Took the old fridge out, put it on moving blanket & cut it in half and out the door. Then the new fridge they took apart, brought the pieces in to the blanket & put it back together & installed it Long process but it worked without damage. Can't remember where I saw it. Not a video but this Truck Camper Magazine article shows the same process you describe.
GoinThisAway 06/29/20 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

Now that y'all worked out all the kinks on that one, can I get one in silver :B
GoinThisAway 06/20/20 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Mounting things to the walls

If you find two studs and would like to locate your item between them, you can first attach a piece of wood spanning between the two studs then attach your item to that. Mounting to the side of a cabinet may also be an option. If the cabinet wall is thin you can attach some wood to the inside to beef it up.
GoinThisAway 06/18/20 02:03pm Truck Campers
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