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Old 10-03-2007, 08:09 PM   #43
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Photo of 25FB from rear, noting the 3 steps


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Photo of production line 25 w/o storage box - painted skirts and graphics sure add to the trailers appearance


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Old 10-04-2007, 02:12 PM   #44
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I like the painted lower section, but I would prefer to avoid the graphics. This is a very individual taste thing, and while the graphics on RVs in general (not just Bigfoot) are intended to break up the huge white spaces, I don't like them. I can't imagine putting something similar on the broad sides of my minivan. Personally, if I were factory ordering, I would ask about leaving them off.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #45
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I like the painted lower section, but I would prefer to avoid the graphics. This is a very individual taste thing, and while the graphics on RVs in general (not just Bigfoot) are intended to break up the huge white spaces, I don't like them. I can't imagine putting something similar on the broad sides of my minivan. Personally, if I were factory ordering, I would ask about leaving them off.
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Brian: I did not order the 'painted skirts' as it was about a $1200 option, and not sure if rock chips will alter the appearance. Bigfoot has a local body shop apply the paint. As my wife works at a body shop, I can get it painted for a better price than $1200. I really don't like the painted continental tire kit. I have had trouble with air bubbles appearing under several decals on my current trailer and hope that this does not happen with the Bigfoot.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #46
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I am considering a Bigfoot series 2500 travel trailer, probably the new model, 25FQ.

Bigfoot trailers have 1.5” insulation in the walls for an R8 insulation value; I don’t know about the floor or ceiling values. Arctic Fox and Komfort are both known as 4-season RVs and insulation values of about R9 in the wall, R16-19 in the ceiling, and R12 in the floor, but are stick-built/aluminum frame trailers. How well does the Bigfoot series 2500 perform in cold weather, especially compared to brands that advertise much higher insulation values?

For camping/traveling quite a bit on gravel (often fairly rough) roads, how do you think the long-term structural integrity of the series 2500 compares to the new 3000? Although the 3000 comes with a longer warranty, it just seems to me the clamshell design is more foolproof.

I will be in Spokane, Washington on October 12 and 13 and had hoped there was a dealer there, but there is not. Do you know of anyone in the Spokane area who has a newer Bigfoot series 2500 trailer (especially a 25RQ or 25FQ) that I could contact and hopefully tour their trailer?
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:41 PM   #47
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Terry, the question is more one of weight than design. I've camped in near zero temps last fall in my 25RQ and we were warm and toasty with the furnace only running occasionally. I've never camped using one of the others, so I can't compare.

The 3,000 series trailers are big. And heavy. They require a 3/4 ton truck minimum, and a one-ton is probably better. A half-ton with a V-8 and a 6500 lb tow rating can handle the 2500 series trailers nicely. I tow mine occasionally with my 3.4L V6 Tundra (even though it's a little over it's weight rating). It's not a ball of fire, but it handles the trailer nicely. You'd never do that with a 3000 series BF.

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Old 10-05-2007, 05:39 PM   #48
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I am seeing prices of around $55,000.00 Canadian for the 25FQ. OUCH!

Is that what they are really going for?

That would be “elevantyseven” thousand USD.
(Bill Cosby’s why of saying a lot of money)

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Old 10-05-2007, 08:56 PM   #49
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I am seeing prices of around $55,000.00 Canadian for the 25FQ. OUCH!
Is that what they are really going for?
Mike: In US$ perhaps, but about $50 k Canadian (Canadian $1.00 = $1.02 US)

I think base models are closer to $40. Options can easily add $10 k.

The unit in Vernon had an MSRP of $54 k before PDI, freight,and 'market expansion fees', but was fully loaded with LCD TV, AC, microwave, and most if not all other options, including the generator ready package ($686). As you know, these are MSRP prices and who pays MSRP.

I hope the quality is there. Mine is now scheduled to be off-line next Tuesday.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:14 PM   #50
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Thanks. Who are you buying yours from?
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:29 PM   #51
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Thanks. Who are you buying yours from?
Chemo RV, here in Williams Lake, where I live
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:40 PM   #52
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I am considering a Bigfoot series 2500 travel trailer, probably the new model, 25FQ.
Do you know of anyone in the Spokane area who has a newer Bigfoot series 2500 trailer (especially a 25RQ or 25FQ) that I could contact and hopefully tour their trailer?
Terry:

I have a few photos I took Monday of the 25FB

front bed from front door


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I should have mine later next week and could take photos if you are unable to find one in the Spokane area
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:02 PM   #53
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For Terry's benefit or others, I have posted photos of the 25FB that is for sale on Vancouver Island. they were taken by a friend of mine who lives nearby. It is perhaps the first production unit, and Bigfoot has made a few alterations since then, such as the new decals.

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Old 10-11-2007, 08:11 PM   #54
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My Bigfoot 25FB rolled off the assembly line today about 11 am and arrived here after 5 pm, will be PDI'ed etc. tomorrow, and I expect to go out for a few days of camping, as temps are forecast to be about 14C - last Thursday we had snow.

I will do some photos, measurements etc. after I take delivery

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Lookin' good Rick! Congrats! Keep us posted!

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Old 10-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #56
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Congratulations.

Take lots of photos of your camp out.

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