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RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Very nice trip report. Such beautiful scenery in that part of the continent. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
GoinThisAway 09/02/19 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Members welcoming fellow members

Thought I'd give this thread a bump and thank ajriding for his good info. It's nice to hear from someone who's used Boondockers Welcome.
GoinThisAway 08/21/19 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 25c 10.4 long bed

Sorry to hear the BF 10.4 design may have changed for the worse. I did have some problems with water getting into the LP compartment where the bottom lip had been removed and into the battery and basement compartments where the door hinge is at the top. Added a small lip back in the former, a gutter over the latter, and have had no problems since. This is not something a buyer should have to do though. Otherwise, happy enough with it to keep it for 10+ years. Congrats on picking up the Northern Lite though. I would certainly consider one of them if I ever need a new truck camper. Hope to see you out and about in your new purchase soon!
GoinThisAway 08/11/19 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Three cheers for BKA

Now that was a ranger program that's sure to be long remembered by all in attendance. So happy for the both of you!
GoinThisAway 08/10/19 05:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 25c 10.4 long bed

I also have 2 group 24 batteries in my 10.4 with room for larger ones if desired. One thing I noted with the 10.4 is that most of the appliances are on the passenger side. I noticed there is room at the front left of the basement, accessed by a factory cutout on the outside wall, large enough for several batteries. Moving the batteries to this location would shift these heavy items to the driver side and forward to boot. They would need to be AGM batteries though as there would be no air venting and you also wouldn't be able to access the batteries to add water when the camper is on the truck. I don't know if the new Lithium batteries require venting or service. I was mulling over how to do this when HMS Beagle put up a post where he did just this. If you wanted you could have a huge battery bank with batteries in both locations. HMS Beagle's BF 10.4 basement battery mod.
GoinThisAway 08/10/19 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Ready to Buy?

Since price is similar, make your choice based on things you can't change such as the floorplan, bed size, dinette size, window sizes, dry vs semidry bath, tank sizes, etc. Things like batteries, TVs, and solar can be added later.
GoinThisAway 08/10/19 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 2500 10.4 or 2500 10.6

The only problem with all of the 2004 and newer Bigfoots is they have a shortened bed which can't be extended to standard length. So if you need to sleep straight out and are over about 5-8, you aren't going to be very happy. This is the only reason I don't have a Bigfoot. Hey, DB, you're not as tall as my DH and he fits fine :R devildog, I looked at the 10.6 before I bought the 10.4. As I saw it, advantage of the 10.6 is that it has a full size dinette (important if space for a third adult-size person is needed) and with the dinette up front it opens up the bed area. But with a closet across from the dinette and the bath and kitchen area towards the back it limits the view from the dinette. The 10.6 I looked at did have a neat trapdoor into the basement storage area. We preferred the 10.4 with the front bath and wardrobe separating the bed area from the dinette/kitchen since DH gets up earlier than I do. The dinette is smaller than that in the 10.6 (will only fit a small adult laying corner to corner when made into a bed) but fine for up to 3 to sit and we get a 270 degree view out of four windows (five if you swap out the frosted glass in the door). The only TV mount is in the bedroom area and while you can swing it out into the hallway facing the back of the camper it can only be seen by someone sitting at the edge of the back seat. TV isn't important to me on the trips we make now but I'm thinking of modifying an overhead cabinet door in the kitchen with a swing-up TV for better viewing from the dinette. Hope to see you in whichever Bigfoot you choose at the next SE TC Gathering!
GoinThisAway 07/23/19 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Not dead, yet :p

I have yet to see an Amerigo in person. I look forward to seeing photos of how yours is coming along or maybe even seeing it along the road sometime in the future.
GoinThisAway 07/13/19 05:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Help!!!!!!!!

I have a fiberglass Bigfoot camper which is referred to as a clamshell as it is made in two halves, top and bottom, which are joined together with the upper half overlapping the lower half. This type of build eliminates all the edge seams of campers made by joining together various side, front, rear, roof, and bottom panels. So in that respect they do have less potential for leaks. BUT they still have plenty of holes cut into them for various lights, vents, skylights, air conditioner, windows, entry door, baggage compartments, furnace, hot water heater, ... you get the idea. Every camper will have these and they are all a source of potential leaks. Inspecting all caulking regularly and addressing any issues promptly is your second best bet to keeping your rig going ... second only to keeping the rig under roof. But then what fun is that! While my Bigfoot is a slide-in camper which sits in the back of a truck, Bigfoot also makes travel trailers with the same clamshell fiberglass design. We also have a travel trailer with a rubber roof. It is a "lite" version and one of the ways the manufacturer cut down on weight was to use thinner roofing material. It only took a few years before it started to get holes in it. And the only way to fix it was to replace it with better material at a cost of about 20% of what the unit originally cost. Thus, if you look at units that are "lite" or "ultra light" be sure to ask yourself what was sacrificed to save on weight.
GoinThisAway 07/08/19 08:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone know Duluth and Lake Superior Southern Shore?

Well, pretty much anywhere a Class A/B/C, Fifth Wheel, or Travel Trailer can go a TC can go but not vice versa :B The one exception is snooty campgrounds which forbid TCs which I wouldn't want to patronize anyway. Moving the post was an honest effort to get you more feedback but wanting to keep it in the TC forum is understandable. Looking forward to the trip report!
GoinThisAway 06/09/19 02:24pm Truck Campers
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