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RE: 2023 TCA Rally

Attended last year... Signed up for this years.. Miss visiting Kelly/Mike and Jefe n wife. Had no clue that you all were there and others from Gotta figure out how to visit each other. Jim. We had our Samurai Tin Top and 3tons had his side by side so we did a couple runs to old mines. We go to Q quite a lot. Jim.
bigfootford 09/21/22 07:10pm Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Bigfoot 25C9.4LB Camper Wet Weight Label - Even Close?

I just checked the one we are buying and it doesn't have anything hand written. Ummm my 2000 BF has a factory label on the outside with information and the wet weight. Jim
bigfootford 07/31/22 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Bigfoot 25C9.4LB Camper Wet Weight Label - Even Close?

My 2000 9.6 2500 BF weights 4200 fully loaded, 50 gal water, clothes, food, both propane bottles full. Wet weight posted is 2600lbs. I was told that is the weight without fridge, water heater, mattress, Stove/oven... Who knows but there are several BF owners that say their full ready to roll weight is right there at 4Klbs. Jim.
bigfootford 07/25/22 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

Thank you so much for the followup of your Recpro install. The info will be very useful for those of us that are interested in it! Wondering if the 2000 honda will run it too. Jim
bigfootford 06/12/22 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot dirty water streaks down sides from roof, solutions?

Yep, black streaks are a problem with a BF...hahahaaa. When I wash my BF I get up on the roof and wash it first... I mounted my solar panels high enough to get my brush under them... I use a good wax once a year and wax as you dry every time I wash but only on the sides. Reddog1 put a trim piece along the top edges to reduce the black streaks. It worked but It sure did look ugly... Jim
bigfootford 05/23/22 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

Sure wish we could have attended. Old arthritic knees just did not cooperate... Time for replacement... Jim and Sheila.
bigfootford 04/25/22 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Road tripping for used TCs

A few years back I got a PM from a new member of tc forum. He lived in Texas and asked me if I could go take a look at a Lance 10.x 199x camper and a 199x dually Cummins Dodge truck. Said it was in his family's dad's estate The family here in Sac was offer him the TnC for their share of their estimated value of the T n C. They told him the Camper was in great shape.... I Told him I would go take a look but did not know much about the Dodge. The family did not expect me to get involved... They though the guy would accept their offer...ahhahaaaa. I set up a time to go look and off I went.... Well that Camper was a soggy mess. Two jacks had been ripped out and put back on and they were loose.. Inside there was LOTS of leakage and some actual paneling rot... I looked in every cabinet and could see stained wood, even the curtains showed that they had dried water stains... I took lot's of pictures. The truck was rough too.... I emailed my findings and what I thought... He thanked me immensely and even sent me a very nice gift! So if there is a need to have someone go take a look at a camper one might consider doing a request on the forum for a knowledgeable member to go take a look. Even if the camper is local it is nice to have someone along with you that knows RV's tag along to offer input. Never hurts. I have done this several times. Jim
bigfootford 04/14/22 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: 9 weeks of aimless wandering

What a great report! We have traveled in the same areas and style as you folks although not with a trailer.... Reminds me of old Sleepy's reports... Thanks for the renewed memories. A trip to family in Fla for 2019 Thanksgiving, before Covid.... but a redirection of our trip due to bad weather...We too are backroads travelers. Jim
bigfootford 04/01/22 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: New Mexico Atomic History

Great report! we love that area of the S/W... Jim
bigfootford 01/22/22 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Let's talk air bags...

F250 SWD. 4400lb camper... Air Lift bags for 20 years. Air to level 40psi. when loaded. 10 unloaded. I measured the wheel well to ground empty and that is my air up loaded level. I also use the bags to level at a camp site. I have the onboard pump and cab control. Jim
bigfootford 01/17/22 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

We are still in.......
bigfootford 01/09/22 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

The Wave 3 is a good heater but lacks in cold temps imho..I have a buddy/big buddy and a wave 8 at this time..I opted for a 'lil buddy heater over a wave 3 when I bought this TC simply because the wave 3 didn't keep my previous Lance 8.6 warm at all in snowmobile weather. I have been using the wave 8 in my 9.6 Lance and it does a great job except I think the pad went out on it again..I changed to the little buddy heater early this morning and all is well..I have had three wave heaters that the pads needed replaced..That is the only beef I have with them..I think they are superior to the buddy heaters for RV use but the Buddy heaters work.. Jayco Interesting that your pads failed. We keep our wave covered when not operational and is inside the cabinet. We have used our wave a LOT over the 14 years we have had it. Our BF stays warm in the 20's on high but we set it on low at bed time. Wow a wave 8 produces some heat!!!! Well at least you are warm using the buddy. Jim
bigfootford 01/03/22 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

I would install a Wave 3.... Here is mine done 11 years ago. It still works perfect! Used it on our cross country Thanksgiving trip to Fla.. Bigfootford's Wave3 installation. Jim
bigfootford 01/02/22 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda Eu2000 valve job/repair

My take away: Why spend $240 for an old broken generator that you don't know you can repair? Then, put in all that labor with the possibility of needing expensive parts. Why not spend $500 on a different brand and get a brand new generator? I have an EU200i and enjoyed seeing the complexity that is under the covers. Maybe it was a challenge for the young man and curious.... That all said it does make me wonder why so much carbon. As he took apart the Gen it was quite filthy internally, dirt and dust etc. I believe the gen had a lot of hours on it.
bigfootford 12/31/21 10:36am Tech Issues
Honda Eu2000 valve job/repair

Watched this video for fun and enjoyed it. Think some of you will too. Guy has the skills to do a full teardown and re-assembly and no left over parts and the **** thing runs. I have performed a partial teardown for a repair and getting the covers/skins back on correctly is sometimes not so easy..hahahaa Honda EU2000i repair. Jim
bigfootford 12/30/21 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

Great post HMS! Jim
bigfootford 12/22/21 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

Twice I have had my stairs trap the door shut and have had to climb out the escape hatch on the side. It works but you must go out feet first, step on indent at the bottom of the window on the crew cab and then slowly lower till you find the jack foot with your toe. From there grab the top of the jack with a death grip and step off to the running board. The second time the crew cab window was open so was a lot easier. Always make sure your steps don't shift on you. One time it was the snow and the other time the dogs were tied at to the jacks and they moved it. Lots of fun. Now that story is one for the books! I have a porch that is lower than the basement access door. My steps are attached to the porch. Nothing can hang the door up... If something did happen to the door latch then I can now get out via the escape hatch.. Or god forbid, the window. Jim
bigfootford 12/19/21 12:03am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

It is a continuing shame that Bigfoot doesn't mold a flat into the roof where the hatch goes over the bed. It is a code requirement that there be a second means of egress, I've had 3 Bigfeet, two had a hatch you could climb through, my current 10.4 has a Heki which I can easily climb through but it is not rated for escape for some reason so it has a tilt out side window to satisfy code. I ordered the 9.6 I had from the factory (about 96 I think it was) and asked for no hatch, no luggage rail, and no ladder. Why drill all those holes in an otherwise watertight roof? However I ended up with the hatch and ladder because of the escape requirements: must have the hatch, and a way to climb down. Haw, the 2000 comes with BIG side window on the drivers side. That is the fix for the mandated escape hatch.. Boy I would not like to escape through that head first or leg first..hahahaaa Agree about the flat roof! Geez look at the Northern light roof... HOLY cow... Jim
bigfootford 12/18/21 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Front axle

My 4,400lb fully loaded BF camper only puts 300lbs extra on the front tires. Jim
bigfootford 12/18/21 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Back years ago I installed a piece of 1/4" tubing from the intake assembly into one of the intake tubes, drilled a hole in the bottom of the 2000 next to the bowl drain tube.... After my 2000 has sat for a while and won't start after a couple of pulls I just squirt starter fluid up that external tube and the 2000 starts after the 1-2nd pull.. I did this to a couple of buds 2000's too... A life saver. Jim
bigfootford 12/18/21 12:47pm Truck Campers
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