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Old 12-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Any bigfoot truck camper owners here?

We are considering getting one, Can you give me your thoughts,and pro and cons on them.. thanks
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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if you dont find any here, there are a bunch in the rv.net truck camper forum. northern-lite is another molded fiberglass too. Truckcampermagazine has a factory tour of them Here Good quality. Merry christmas.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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We should. There's a couple (and for the life of me I can't remember their names), who moved from a Casita to a Scamp 5th wheel and now a Bigfoot Camper. They usually painted the contellations on the outside of their trailer. Chart Maker rings a bell.... anyone remember???

I do remember them saying the Bigfoot Truck Camper provided more room than the 5th wheel.
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good info so far.. thanks for the link
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There's a couple (and for the life of me I can't remember their names), who moved from a Casita to a Scamp 5th wheel and now a Bigfoot Camper. They usually painted the constellations on the outside of their trailer... anyone remember?
That would be Pat And Arleen. They usually attend the Quartzsite rallys in February.
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Oh Frederick That's THEM!!
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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We are considering getting one, Can you give me your thoughts,and pro and cons on them.. thanks
I had a guided tour of a Bigfoot truck camper one day last week. A couple we met recently own one and offered the tour because they know we were considering buying one. With about 5 steps up from the street and a few more up to the sleeping area I immediately thought this would not be a good idea for anyone with mobility issues. If that's not an issue these large campers typically require at least a 3/4 ton and maybe even a 1 ton dually to carry the weight. If that's the case for the same gas consumption you can probably go with a small motorhome which would have at least fewer stairs to climb. I think truck campers tend to have smaller water tanks which could limit water usage when boondocking. They said their tanks would only last about 3 days whereas we can go 5 or 6 days with our trailer. If possible try driving one before buying,since I've heard some people don't like the top heavy rock and roll feeling they provide. On the other hand if you like off road camping probably nothing beats a 4wd pickup with a truck camper. Have fun deciding.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #8
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I owned one for a few years, they are well built but some things like
the drawer slide sockets broke in mine going over rough terrain. While
looking for replacements, I found that that's all that's available it seems
for just about any RV but the high end stuff. Truck campers in general
are a little cramped, but if you already have a truck and don't mind the
space limitations, it's not a bad way to go. I'd suggest a dually, as mentioned
above, it's a lot of weight and cross winds are a pain. If I were buying another, Bigfoot would be on my list, but I'd be tempted to get one with a
slide out.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #9
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We don't have one but if I ever again find a cheap one ( I have passed on two in the last few years) we will.

My favorite camping is with a truck camper, the sticky we owned years ago was very comfortable and easy to manage. The only downside was not having a sight seeing/fishing vehicle separate from the camper. That did simplify camping in that we were pretty much ready to go at all times, no campsite "decorating" allowed.
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Fifty gallons of fresh water not enough?

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I think truck campers tend to have smaller water tanks which could limit water usage when boondocking. Bill
My 2008 25C10.5 Bigfoot truck camper has a 50 gallon tank, I can't imagine wanting more - we rarely fill it more than half full, plenty for a 3-4 day boondock.

We have a camper because we can definitely go places no motor home or fifth wheel can, and a lot of nice places here in Oregon are like that, it's a trade off.
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We had truck campers for more than 20 years until it became too hard for my wife to get into and out of the cabover bed. Our little Egg Camper is about the same size inside as our campers were and is faster/easier to hitch up compared to loading the camper. Space inside the Egg is more usable IMO. We still have a 31 ft trailer for winter snowbirding but our Egg is for travelling and fun.
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My 2008 25C10.5 Bigfoot truck camper has a 50 gallon tank, I can't imagine wanting more - we rarely fill it more than half full, plenty for a 3-4 day boondock.

We have a camper because we can definitely go places no motor home or fifth wheel can, and a lot of nice places here in Oregon are like that, it's a trade off.
Hi, Bob

I'd sure like to see a picture of your setup! Yours is a 2008, isn't it?
I wonder if the older Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) have the same capacity- seems like they've gotten bigger over the years...
Here's a pic of a 1988 Bigfoot on what looks to me like a half ton P/U- can you tell by the pic if yours is stouter, etc.?



By the way, in case you'd like to start a "herd" like some other members here...
This one's for sale in your neck of the woods!
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I think I was 4 years old when my parents bought a camper and a pickup. At age 6 or 7 I remember watching Dad crank up all the jacks and then try to jockey under the thing, getting upset and having trouble with the alignment and light hookups and stuff. Seemed like a rough way to start a vacation; both parents were in a foul mood after all the monkeying around.

A year later we had a windstorm that pushed the camper off the blocks and onto its side. I think the insurance company totaled it. Our next RV was a 22' Winnebago motor home. No hookup hassles whatsoever!
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Hi, Bob

I'd sure like to see a picture of your setup! Yours is a 2008, isn't it?
I wonder if the older Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) have the same capacity- seems like they've gotten bigger over the years...
Here's a pic of a 1988 Bigfoot on what looks to me like a half ton P/U- can you tell by the pic if yours is stouter, etc.?



By the way, in case you'd like to start a "herd" like some other members here...
This one's for sale in your neck of the woods!
1988 BIGFOOT CAB OVER CAMPER

Francesca
I had a Bigfoot just like the one in the pic.
It was really great. The thing I liked was you could keep it warm with a hairdryer or 2 candles in the winter.
I had it on a 90 Chevy 1/2 ton with Air lifts.
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