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Old 03-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #11
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Just found out they wont ship for two weeks. Guess i will read up on the installation and start laying the hole patterns out with the temples provided online. This is going to feel like two months waiting.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:45 AM   #12
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Just found out they wont ship for two weeks. Guess i will read up on the installation and start laying the hole patterns out with the temples provided online. This is going to feel like two months waiting.

Is it here yet?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:36 AM   #13
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They are here now but unfortunitly my RV is still at the dealer still. Long story short they caused some damage they are now repairing and and and. So upsetting. We have not even taken on a big road trip yet.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:05 AM   #14
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bclemens question for you.

bclemens i talked to a Bigfoot lever rep today and he said he believes that the Forest River Sunseeker frames have the cylinder mounting brackets for the hydraulic levers installed at the factory?

Please say it is true. This would make the install a thousand times easier.

Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:59 PM   #15
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I got my motorhome back from the dealer today. As soon as I got home I crawled under it and the brackets are there!!!!!! I about crapped myself.

This is going to be very easy now.


PLUS one to Forest River for doing that.

Anyone want a brand new set of Bigfoot mounting brackets?
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:12 AM   #16
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Lol, I saw this while flying...then I saw a squirrel and then..what was I saying again?

Glad you saw them. Yes, we install the brackets on ALL Ford units. We do not install them on Chevy's yet...but I don't have a good reason for that other than engineering didn't do it yet.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #17
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Lol, I saw this while flying...then I saw a squirrel and then..what was I saying again?

Glad you saw them. Yes, we install the brackets on ALL Ford units. We do not install them on Chevy's yet...but I don't have a good reason for that other than engineering didn't do it yet.
Again that made my day seeing that you guys weld them on at the factory. I was not looking FWD to welding them on myself.

That is a great selling point. I am shocked it is not listed as an option or standard features to let everyone know. It might not be a big deal to some people but to me, being a DIY person, it made a world of difference.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:02 AM   #18
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I opened all the boxes and everything looks good. I uncoiled the hydraulic lines and have them laying straight across the garage floor. Nothing worst then fighting with the lines trying to coil back up on you.
i figure about two hours at the most to bolt everything in place and then another 2 drinking beer and two more hours plumbing and bleeding. Bleeding the lines that is.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:47 PM   #19
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Took about 15 minutes to bolt the back cylinders on. Next I decided to install the pump assembly. And this is were the road block hits. The only location on the frame is on the passenger side just fwd of the propane tank on the out side of the frame. It is full of predrilled holes none of which match the mounting plate. So I need to drill new holes. No big deal. However the pump assembly is now very close to the back of the storage bin. Which means the fluid tank fill hole is not very accessible. To fix that I need to cut a hole in the back of my storage bin to gain access. Which leads me to thinking I can place the pump assembly in the storage bin and be done. However I am now concerned with the weight and vibration damaging the bin.

So now I am back at drilling holes in the frame and a access hole, I think?


Anyone? Ideas? pictures of your pumps assembly location?
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:16 PM   #20
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Some pics of your undercarriage and the proposed mounting location would be useful. I can compare them to my rig for possible spots. Having done some pump and oil cooler installs on some undercarriages in the past, if things are tight I would be thinking mounting bracket from a machine shop. Make a wood mockup and then take it to a machine shop to have it made out of angle iron etc. While you're at it think about a skid plate or debris shield add on
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