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Old 07-07-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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BIGFOOT 25' TT

HELLO FROM TEXAS. JUST JOINED TODAY AND HAD QUESTION RELATING TO BIGFOOT 25' TT. I HAVE AS YET TO GET INFO FROM MFG NOR THE ONE DEALER THAT I HAVE FOUND IN USA, BUT HOPEFUL TO GET FIRST HAND INFO FROM THOSE THAT KNOW THE TRUTH. I JUST RETIRED LATE LAST YEAR, LOOKING TO PURCHASE NEW TT FOR FULL TIMING NORTH AMERICA. I REALLY WAS IMPRESSED WITH BF 25' TT AND THE WEIGHT IS OKAY TO PULL WITH MY TRUCK. ANY AND ALL INFORMATION IS APPRECIATED SO I CAN DECIDE WHICH TT IS THE BEST FOR FULL TIMING AND YET LIMITED TO 7000 LBS GVW.
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hi Jan
We have a few members here who own Bigfoot RVs.One of them will get back to you.
Welcome to this forum.Post lots and enjoy.:wave
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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Welcome

now if Rick will wake up and answer your questions. lol
Big foots are nice looking on paper and would love to see one someday:cheers
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:44 PM   #4
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I'm awake!

- What questions do you have Jan?
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:53 PM   #5
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Oh The great and mighty Oz er Rick

Just jokeing lol . I seem to rember something importing them new in to the states and it was easyer to do if it was used then sold .
Is this right or more then likely iam off track. I see a Bigfoot as a possiblity went and if the 1300 trillium wears out.:cheers
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:15 PM   #6
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Have researched the Bigfoot 25RQ quite a bit; it is a beauty!
Don't know of a dealer in Texas; dealer in Colorado Springs http://www.campingcountryrv.com
and I think there is one in New Mexico, but can't find it at the moment; and of course their web site:
http://www.bigfootrv.com/
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:12 PM   #7
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Thanks Bill for your help

I have tried a couple times to get information, pricing, brochures etc from Colorado, but two weeks later still nothing.

I do appreciate you help
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:13 PM   #8
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Hi Al

I guess the joke is on you, as what you have implied makes absolutely no sense at all regarding my question.
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:17 PM   #9
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Hi Rick

I had sent you email back, but apparently you have not received it. My main concerns at this point is :

1. still no brochure from either mfg or dealer in Colorado
2. warranty coverage, where does one get this if I live in Texas
3. option listing and pricing
4. msrp on model 25' Bigfoot
5. listing of dealerships in or near Texas
6. input from various owners of Bigfoot travel trailers regarding quality etc etc

Thanks for your continued help in helping me to find some answers regarding future purchase of new TT soon.
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:48 PM   #10
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Hi Jan
I think Rick is going out of town for a few days.He will get back to you.:wave
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Old 07-08-2003, 06:58 AM   #11
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Jan, When I requested info from the mfg last year, they sent me a brochure and told me that the closest dealer to Texas was in Colorado Springs. That may have changed, but that was the last info I got.

Perhaps if you call them directly and talk to a sales rep, they can give you all the info you need.

http://www.campingcountryrv.com/page/page/340130.htm

Camping County RV
2101 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Toll Free: 1-888-278-4386
Other #: 1-719-635-4656

Bigfoot has been making RVs for almost 25 years. Obviously, they are doing something right. If I was going to be full timing it, I would definetly do the 25 ft Bigfoot - even if I had to buy a larger tow vehicle to handle it. The molded fiberglass trailers are so much easier to take care of, their resale value is unparalled, and the quality is way above anything else on the market.
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:13 AM   #12
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Jan,

Rick will be able to add more to this but I'll start.

Big Foot is manufactured in Armstrong, BC Canada. They have exclusive arrangements with their retailers not to sell the product factory direct.

In canadian dollars the 25 foot TT begins at just under $40,000.00

There are US dealers along the US west coast in WA, ORE and Cal. Try a google search using bigfootrv...one word.

As an owner of the 17 foot model purchased new in 1998 we have not had as much as a hic up for a problem. They tow beautifuly, and are beautifuly appointed inside. Construction materials are high grade.

Our warranty was 3 years on construction and one year for appliances. Each appliance has their own individual warranty as well.

Options [but no pricing] are listed at


http://www.bigfootrv.com/traveltrailers/2500.html -options-

...remember the retailer's clause. That's why BF won't give prices on their site.

Nice to hear from you, hope this helps.

Mike

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I just saw some dealers in Seattle. I REALLY wanted to stop, but we were on a different mission. I cant wait to see one in person. I was thinking about upgrading to a 21' when we get a truck and retire. Debating between that and the Scamp 5th wheel. Something easy that I can manover.
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Jan,

You've posted your request to two different places here, so I'm moving my answer over here closer to the "top" of the forums. In your original post, you were undecided between the Bigfoot, Airstream, and Sunline.

I'm afraid I can only speak to the Bigfoot. Though I have lusted after the Airstream in the past, a hailstorm we encountered in Eastern Nevada last fall changed my mind. The generic stickbuilt trailer we had at the time, suffered several dozen small dents from the dime sized hail that fell for only a few minutes. I have heard indirectly of Airstreamers suffering similarly so you may wish to check this out.

We've had our 21' Bigfoot for a few months and 4000 miles now. There is no question that it would be very hard to damage this trailer by hail as the exterior shell is very stout.

The Bigfoot has an extremely well engineered and built shell with more or less standard everything else. The rest of the exterior, door, vents, storage hatch, and furnace/refer/water heater, etc. access panels are generic travel trailer. This mostly doesn't make them worse, just not better. Fortunately, this stuff has matured over the years and seems to be of decent quality no matter what it's installed in.

Inside, the Bigfoot is fairly basic but the cabinetry is a cut above the crowd the standard fare that passes for travel trailers, today.

Depending on where and how you like to "stay" (as ex-tent campers, I can't really say that staying in our trailer is really "camping" any longer), you may be especially interested in comparing tank and propane capacities and what options are available for increasing them. There's also the question of additional batteries, solar recharging, generators, etc. Bigfoot has 30# propane upgrades and solar, also, if you desire.

Finally, as one who has been deeply into repairing water and rot damage on the two wooden framed trailers we've owned I would adamantly recommend staying away from all wood framed units, no matter how luxurious other aspects are. Without conscientious periodic recaulking and care, water *will* infiltrate into walls and under floors. This is sometimes due to poor workmanship, but more often is because of fundamental design deficiencies. In addition, look under the trailer. If the underside of the trailer is protected by a subtantial barrier (in the case of the Bigfoot, a solid one piece molded fiberglass panel that completely encloses the lower half), that's good. If it's the black or brown plastic tarp material that is common among the stick-builts, I'd pass.

A local conventional RV dealer once told me that he offered his customers a $2000 weatherizing upgrade. This included going over the entire trailer exterior and caulking each and every corner screw, checking and fixing every missed staple puncture, and being sure that everywhere water could get in, there was a weep path for it to get back out. He was very proud of this service. He didn't seem to realize that he was presenting the very best reasons for not buying what he was selling.

Another dealer called when he saw the ad for our old trailer in the paper. He was interested in buying it but wasn't curious at all in the quality job I had done in repairing the water damage. He was only interested if you could *see* any discoloration on the inside paneling. This is as good as it gets on the stick-built side of the industry.

Bigfoot has a ways to go on their dealer network and sales/marketing effort. They are way behind Airstream in that regard. Call the 800 number on their site, and be patient.

The brochure is an all-in-one (pickup camper/RV/travel trailer) publication that is little more informative than their site. Don't look to it as answering many of the questions I'm sure you have. Track down a dealer and go see one. Spend a couple of hours going through it. That's what we did.

Sincerest best wishes on your search.
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