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Old 10-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #57
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Had our shakedown trip this weekend, 2 nights at a local lake. Weather was quite mild, so was able to relax a bit; there were a few squashed bugs on the front of the trailer, so we ended up washing the trailer and applied some fibreglass wax.

I made special instructions to Bigfoot when I placed the order:

1) make provisions for two 6 volt batteries together with the 30 lb propane tank. As you will see, that was not accomplished, with the two batteries at the front of the trailer and two 20 lb bottles fitted in front. The dealer is going to install a piece of ready rod to hold the tanks down.
2) do not install cupboard doors where microwave would be installed. This was accomplished
3) do not install the drawers under the front queen bed. This was also done, with a great amount of storage space for large items such as my LaFuma recliners.

You will notice that Bigfoot now puts some checker plate at the front of the trailer - good idea to protect against gravel, etc.

I included a photo of the front underside of the trailer when the optional generator would be located.

All in all, I am very pleased with the trailer, with a very efficient furnace (only ran for about 2 to 3 minutes at a time). Fit and finish was first class, excellent job on the fibreglass work and interior wood work.

It is now back at the dealer, getting my solar panel installed and attending to a few adjustments and repairs.

My last two trailers has A/C and microwave; really of little value for dry camping. I opted for two fantastic fans, but the trailer is roughed in for both the microwave and A/C.

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I guess I am now again a fibreglass rv owner, and only need to work _ years to pay for it
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #58
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Thanks, Rick, for the update and the photos!

I would guess that must be just about the only 25' Bigfoot ever sold without air conditioning... but the logic of leaving it out makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #59
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Beautiful trailer! Thanks for the pics. Did you get the u-shaped dinette or the 'standard'?
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Beautiful trailer! Thanks for the pics. Did you get the u-shaped dinette or the 'standard'?
Standard, as it would make into a bed if required plus I think more comfortable to sit at than the u shaped dinette. The U shape is also additional money, and I have spent enough anyway
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--><div class='quotemain'>Standard, as it would make into a bed if required plus I think more comfortable to sit at than the u shaped dinette. The U shape is also additional money, and I have spent enough anyway [/quote]
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:06 AM   #62
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At the last minute, we decided to visit an ailing relative who lives in Penticton, so about 1000 km round trip, and we took the Bigfoot for its last trip before winterizing.

I took it over the weight scale, mostly to determine the front to rear axle weight on the TV, noting it was about 800 lbs heavier on the rear axle. I did have a bit of sway at time on the outbound trip, but upon adding a link to the weight distributing hitch, it rode better with no pitching. The unit weighted about 6,000 lbs with all tanks empty, including hot water, as I winterized this evening. The unit towed very well, with better fuel economy that my stick built, for about the same weight.

We stopped in Vernon, and were visited by a Bigfoot employee (factory is about 6 miles away), who indicated ours was about #3 off the line for the new 25FB.

No more trips until next year ...

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What did you end up with for a TV?
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