My concerns about the absence of a warranty on a new Bigfoot
are not great. I purchased a new Bigfoot
21' in 2004, enjoyed it tremendously for four years, and then sold it. If I find a new Bigfoot
that suits me at what I consider to be a reasonable price I will be a buyer again. I have checked and I know where all of the new ones are. I just don't like the prices right now.
The "Bigfoot" portion of the trailer is the frame, the fiberglass shell, the interior cabinets - trim, and the wiring & plumbing. This includes the propane piping and fittings.
The plumbing may leak but that is easy to fix unless the fresh water tank or one of the waste tanks develops a leak. The wiring is where you are most likely to have a problem. Take the time to thoroughly check the wiring and plumbing system before you buy any trailer new or used. Also spray the trailer with water and check for leaks
. This is something you should do no matter what brand of trailer it is. If a problem develops later it is just a matter of running it down and fixing it. A structural crack in the fiberglass shell would be a huge concern but that is very unlikely. Still it could be repaired at a fiberglass shop. If the frame is ok to start with there won't be any problems. The rest of the trailer consists of standard RV appliances and components. Most are covered under individual components manufacturer's warranties. If the components are working properly to start with they are unlikely to fail and if they do they are repairable.
There is one thing that could be a real problem. That is if you damage or loose the fiberglass tank cover or front storage compartment lid. The lid to my tank cover blew off while driving during a thunder storm in Saskatchewan. Fortunately I was able to get a replacement from Bigfoot. That would not be possible now with them out of business.