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Old 09-27-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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Has anyone seen the new design for the 17.5 Bigfoot http://www.bigfootrv.com/bigfootrv_whats_new.html - it's pretty slick! Have to give it a thumbs up - Wow....nice job (especially if you add the front storage unit and the Onan generator) - of course I don't see a price$$

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Old 09-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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It's veryy nice. Seems strange to me that the bed is at the door and the dinette at the rear. Wonder why? Trailer balance?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Ooooo,

If we were to ever have the urge to sell our Uhaul and get something else, a BigFoot would be exactly what I'd want...but personally - I'm not a big fan of walking into a trailer and seeing the bed 'right there' - I know, I know - it's camping trailer - but it's like walking into a house and having a bedroom right next to the front door - some might like that, it wouldn't be a floor plan that I like -

Everything else on a BigFoot is just wonderful...but move the door to the back or move the bed to the back.

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Old 09-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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I think Bigfoot is adding this floorplan to their existing 2 choices, with the dinette up front.

I also think Bigfoot may have looked at some of the comments on another thread (about Escape) on this site:
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The thing that we absolutely like best about the Casita we bought is that the [b]wrap-around windows are at the REAR of the trailer. This means that when we back into a site, we have a view of whatever is at the back of the site (usually something pretty grand because we camp in state/national/county/provincial parks) rather than a view of the back of our tow vehicle or the back end of someone else's trailer.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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oooooh look at that really BIG window in the back! I LIKE that.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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We stopped by an Airstream dealer just to see what was new and they have a model about the same size with the front bedroom layout. In theirs the kitchen and bathroom are reversed from the Bigfoot.

It looked like a reasonable arrangement and in the Airstream was very nicely done. I would expect the Bigfoot to be just as nice.

For my touring pleasure, I would rather not dedicate priceless real estate to a permanent bedroom in a small trailer.

Since my wife is an evening person, and I'm an early riser, we have a small aluminum fold-up table and comfortable folding chair that can be used in the front of the trailer. The fold-up table fits quite tightly in the doorway opening and the chair in the center aisle.

A strategically located light permits reading and a small Grundig short-wave radio as well as a portable CD player, played through headphones provides entertainment.

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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Pretty nice! We should have waited.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:58 PM   #8
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Oooh! Look at that base dry weight of 2885#! Isn't this on the upper end of what eggs are all about? Talk about 2 footitis!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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i really like it
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:02 PM   #10
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Aww, Bob. I'm glad you didn't!

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Old 09-28-2008, 06:34 AM   #11
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I forgot the ;-) I like everything about the new one except the price.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:45 AM   #12
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Oooh! Look at that base dry weight of 2885#! Isn't this on the upper end of what eggs are all about? Talk about 2 footitis!!
That is close to the "Oliver" weight but with the "Bigfoot" you are getting a larger trailer.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #13
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$25,000 for the trailer with Winter package,$1250 for front storage (which adds two feet in length),and $3200 for Onan generator. So you could get to $35,000 with other extras.Why would you pay $3200 for the propane generator instead of a third of that for a Honda eu2000i?
That said we love it and may look for a used one a few years down the road.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #14
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good point Roger...
we're all in this to be the folks still able to camp in 10 years... aren't we?
with gas prices the way they are, more weight is going in the wrong direction.
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