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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.
rutzbeck 12/18/21 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

My 99 Bigfoot has a slight dip in that area and it hasn't caused a problem. Looking at the sealant around the other intrusions, they look like they need to be cleaned off and replaced. Also the tank vent doesn't have the vent caps on it. The vent cap helps prevent water between the camper and the vent. Bigfoot has a specific roof coat. It's not hard to do. I had a harder time getting the right stuff. I would buy it if it was what I wanted. I love my Bigfoot and when it needs expert repair I take it back to Vernon, BC to a little shop that repairs them.
rutzbeck 12/16/21 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

I am going to order a new motor. I like having one on hand and I used the last one last year. In the weather we have I like having an extra. If it does it again I will swap motors or replace. Thanks again for all your help
rutzbeck 10/22/21 02:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

I'll try it. I know I have at least one of those. Thank you
rutzbeck 10/21/21 02:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

I'll clean it and change the fuse. Should I do anything other than can air to clean it?
rutzbeck 10/21/21 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

It doesn't look like it. The cover was in place and it looked pretty clean. I was wondering if it could be a sign that the fuse was about to go. I replaced the board and remote a year and half ago. It is a happijak 4800. The jacks were replaced 3 years ago. The motor on that side is older.
rutzbeck 10/20/21 06:37pm Truck Campers
Jack Misbehaving

So yesterday I am in the process of unloading my camper and of course I'm at the highest it needs to go, when one rear jack stops working. It wasn't making any sound. I managed to complete the unloading process by stopping every so often and manually working the jack. After I got it down I checked the fuses in the camper. The Left rear jack's fuse looked alright but I switched to the Right rear and then put the Right rear's in the left rear. Both jacks worked. So why didn't it work earlier. Any idea's.
rutzbeck 10/20/21 03:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually swing out Jack not locking into position?

Mine do that. I just push down on the top and then wiggle the jack at the same time and it works into place. I was told once to pull the pin and scrub it with brake fluid getting off the rust. I then lubed it with WD 40. That worked but it started doing it again in a couple of months and found the wiggling worked fine, so I have just stayed with that.
rutzbeck 08/26/21 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: What is your overall length with TC?

24 ft. Chev dually Crew Cab 4 wheel drive with a 2500 Bigfoot Camper dry bath. I know because the Alaska ferry system measures me regularly
rutzbeck 08/25/21 11:03pm Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift GlowStep on Bigfoot, How to Install? (Solved)

I had that problem when I got my new steps. I do have a big foot. I took the bar off of the Big foot stairs and moved it over to the new steps. It was a while ago but I seem to remember that it was a tight fit and I had to do a little prying but it worked.
rutzbeck 07/22/21 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska advice

It is possible to stay in a camper in the cold. I have done it down to -30 not the most comfortable but as long as you have access to a bathroom it is do able. You also go through propane to the tune of one tank every three days, if you are careful. In Oct it won't be anywhere near that cold even way up north. I use my camper more in the winter than in the summer. Yes I do it in Alaska though it is Southeast so no where as cold as up north but we did have -6 this last winter.
rutzbeck 06/25/21 03:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska advice

Back to the question. You will have to travel the whole way by ferry unless you can talk the border into agreeing that it is essential travel. That means you only have the Kennikot to ride unless you want to lay over in Juneau or Ketchikan to get it. The Ken only goes every other week. I know it was going northbound fairly full a couple of weeks ago. You no longer need a COVID test to ride it but mask are required everywhere but your room. It may or may not be running in Oct as the schedule hasn't come out. It looks like the border may open to vaccinated indivuals in early July but I wouldn't count on it.
rutzbeck 06/24/21 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska advice

I live in Haines, Ak and will be traveling south to Bellingham in a short while. They charge by the foot and my camper is 24 ft and with a room it costs right at $10,000 round trip. The Kennicott is the cross gulf ferry and it only comes down to Bellingham every other week. The winter schedule isn't out yet. The Kennicott with take you across the gulf which is more money. The cost doesn't change whether you put in RV or vehicle, they work on the length only. The Kennicott will run part of the winter most likely but there will be a period where it will go in for routine repairs and so no cross gulf run. There is a second ferry that makes the round trip Bellingham to Skagway and back every week.
rutzbeck 06/18/21 10:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot water heater logic board help

So easy when you know what you are doing which I don't. The hot water heater in the Big Foot is original. So it is 21 years old. I am just hoping this fixes it. I also got a new ignitor.
rutzbeck 04/12/21 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot water heater logic board help

Yes that is the new part I have does it plug into the old wiring plug or do I need to remove the wires from the only one and put the new one in?
rutzbeck 04/10/21 08:49pm Truck Campers
Hot water heater logic board help

So my hot water heater stopped working and I tracked that problem down to the logic board. I got a new one, when out to put it in and they had changed the way the wiring harness was attached to the new one. Order the new attachment and they didn't send any directions. It is an Atwood Dominic model G6A-8E. The old one has two outside wires and two middle wires and I expect that is the way it should be on the new one but I can't find that anywhere. Has anyone upgraded to the newer connection and can you either send a picture of it or tell me how to do it. I have a picture of the only one and can get one for the new one but have no idea how to attach pictures. Thank you
rutzbeck 04/04/21 05:13pm Truck Campers
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