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Old 08-12-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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BIGFOOT - BIGFEET?

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I have heard so much about the BIGFOOT trailer that I had to see them. We went down to Colorado Springs, CO last Saturday to the dealer and looked at them. I must say we were seriously impressed. If, in a couple of years, we decide to move up to a little more room, that will definitely be the choice. They had a used 17 foot, a new 2004 21 foot and a new 2003 25 foot on their lot. There is a new floorplan 21 foot coming out next month that has a full bed at the front of the trailer instead of the Queen bed with the cutoff corner in the back like the one on the lot. That would be my choice in layout. They really looked like well built, 4 season rigs that would be easy to tow and spend a lot of time in.

Oh, by the way. Are more than one called BIGFEET?

Just wanted to pass this on. Best Regards,
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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We calls 'em Bigfeet around here. Makes 'em feel like family members.

Funny thing about Feets. I wanted a Burro. Second choice was a Casita. But Burros are just phantoms now, and Casita's won't sleep four adults. I "settled" for a Foot, but it has the absolute perfect layout for us.

Lucky me!:)
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Old 08-12-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hi Kitty,

Thanks for your reply. How big is your Feets? I really do think I'll have a 21 foot foot one day. They look like they would be ''just right''. Just like the 3 Bears Bed.

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Old 08-12-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
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Front bed...now I would really like to see that one!

I would also like to see the 17' with rear bath and gaucho, but I heard (or read) that the dealer in the Springs only stocks the side bath.

On the 21' with front bed.....any idea how they are going to do the kitchen and the dinette?
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Old 08-12-2003, 10:10 PM   #5
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Keith & Shirley,

We have the 17' with rear bath and gaucho. :o

It's a 1986 and supposedly weighs 2880 wet, though we have still not verified that. We needed something very light that our 4-cylinder minvan could haul through the mountains. It was, by all appeareances, in perfect shape when I bought it last spring. It didn't take to long to find dryrot-- about 4sq.ft-- under the water heater and fridge, but it wasn't too tough to replace the flooring under there. Also replaced the leaking heater and fridge. Put it new gass bottle with a proper regulator. Now I'm working on the upper bunk which never had a pad on it.

We hit the road for three weeks end of the month. Hoo-YAH!
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Old 08-12-2003, 10:31 PM   #6
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Well we have logged some miles on our 94' 17footer this summer, and for the most part it has been great. I think on the older trailers they under guessed the weight, but hey I got a new truck out of the deal. I have a small floor rot problem too Kitty, But I think mine is the seal on the outside of the frige... Seems like chaulk will not stick to fiberglass, so they use what looks like plumbers putty. the only problem is on the older units it dries out, and leaves leaks on the hull cuts, so check your marker lights and such too... And rick ol' buddy how are you??? I hav some cheap perfomance upgrades that will make your dodge fly....



Southenest Bigfoot Florida............
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Old 08-13-2003, 07:30 AM   #7
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Kitty and DBJohnson

Can I suggest that before you replace an exterior vent or cover that you cut out a gasket to fit. Silicone will adhere but should be cleaned up and replaced from time to time.

I think also way back when, in a parallel BBS universe, Charles Watts suggested that before setting exterior screws dip them in silicone. Good suggestion.

This will be our 6th season. So far, so good.

Have fun...........

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Old 08-13-2003, 10:17 AM   #8
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Mike,

Interesting. I replaces a lot of vent covers, and all the bleeding-rust-headed screws on the Foot, and not a one of them stuck. THe oil-based gasketing material worked fine too-- no trouble getting it off, no trouble getting more on. I wonder if the climate here-- so close to the Bigfoot Hatchery is just perfect for the stuff. I really expected to have to drill out some of those screws, they looked to be in such bad shape.
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Old 08-13-2003, 09:09 PM   #9
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21 Foot floorplan

Hi Suz,

I have a drawing showing the layout of the new Front Bed (FB) 21 foot Foot. I will try to upload it and post it on here so everyone can see it. Like I said, it looks great to me. Maybe by the time I'm ready, there will be some used ones out there. The list price on the 2004 21 Foot Foot is about $27,500 USD. That's a lot but still worth it if you compare it to similar ''Crates'' in my opinion.

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Old 08-15-2003, 02:43 PM   #10
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BIGFOOT layout and prices

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OK, Here is the information. I'm attaching the layout for the 21 foot FB (Front Bed). Apparently it's the same as the 25B. If anyone wants the price sheets on the 21 and 25 models, send me an E Mail and I'll forward them. I can't seem to get them to upload.


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Good job

check your messages i sent you one with my e mail address
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:06 PM   #12
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BIGFOOT layout attempt 2

I'll try again.

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Old 08-15-2003, 04:24 PM   #13
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Pricing

As far as pricing goes, I probably have a better perspective this week that I would have last week.

Just a couple of days ago, I decided to go look at the Airstreams once again. I saw a 19', a 22', and one that was around 30'.

I had seriously looked at them before I found my '89 Casita. That was before this board, before I knew about fiberglass, etc. I liked them and they were better quality than most I had seen at that time. But, I wasn't sure if I was really going to be doing enough camping to warrant one of 'those.' Then I found a used Casita ... well, the rest is history.

Long story short: When I looked at the Airstreams this time, it was with a totally different eye and perspective. Ol' Wally B. would have a fit if he saw the interior of what Thor is turning out today. The websites make them look great. In real life I was sorely disappointed in the qaulity. The wood work was worse than you can imagine.

I can get a Bigfoot for less than an Airstream and it will last a whole lot longer. No worry about dents, hail damage or rotting floors. Nope. Dem 'Feets' are priced pretty danged good after what I saw!
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thor and airstream

So true Suz. Thor has taken particle board to a whole new level.
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