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Old 11-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #1
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This CHBC video link is courtesy of BobB:

http://chbcnews.ca/index.php?name=News&amp...e&sid=17002

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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The video in the link does not work for me.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Hmmm... it opens in Windows Media Player for me.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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oh wow.. thats to bad........
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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I am having computer issues, time for a full tuneup methinks. Is there a written article anywhere? I sure do find this surprising news.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:53 AM   #6
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I was able to watch it on my laptop, sad news if it does end up happening. They did say they got the news from employees, and not Bigfoot. I really like the quality of their product.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:06 AM   #7
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Bigfoot trailer are really well built but the prices are really up there. As well even the smallest 17 footer requires a big V6 or V8 tow vehicle. Bigfoot have been catering to an older, wealthier demographic that all of a sudden doesn't feel so wealthy. Hopefully it's just a slowdown for them and not an outright shutdown.

Escape trailers pricing is much more reasonable for young families like ours as well as offering the new smaller trailers for smaller TV's. I think they are well positioned to hold up for the next couple years.
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Bigfoot have been catering to an older, wealthier demographic that all of a sudden doesn't feel so wealthy. Hopefully it's just a slowdown for them and not an outright shutdown.
Booker, Bigfoot has actually catered to those of use who use our trailers year-round. The features that allow one to do that are, frankly, heavy and expensive. Because those features are expensive they have tended to sell to folks willing to spend that kind of money... and I'll admit that's not necessarily young families. So, while the result may be as you've stated, the reasons are very different.

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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Ah, I see what you mean. Not trying to knock Bigfoot - Before I bought the Trillium I had pretty much decided to buy an 80's 17' bigfoot - however it meant us upgrading to a larger TV then we had planned on.

I spent a weekend in our trailer in February here on Vancouver Island - not something I would recommend to do long term =)
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #10
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Sad to hear. I think much of the RV market has been affected by the recession. I was at Hehr window factory a few weeks ago, and the saleslady told me that they had an overstock of pre-made windows which were supposed to be for "Weekend Warrior", but WW went out of business, so they were stuck with a bunch of windows (they are offering these at a substantial discout, BTW).

I was shocked, as here in SoCal, Weekend Warrior RV's are everywhere.

At the same time, I have seen many new lightweight trailers coming out, such as the "new" Shasta Aerflyte, and the "new" Serro Scotty, the Airstream Safari Sport, as well as the T[at]b models. I suspect folks are gravitating to trailers that will save gas money. Probably good news for Scamp, EggCamper, and Escape.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #11
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Wow, I have seen those around up here too - Toy Haulers always seemed over the top for me. Camping's for getting away from everything, not bringing everything with you =)

Weekend Warrior RV manufacturer goes out of business
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:54 PM   #12
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Well, if they do go out it will only bolster the resale prices on existing Bigfoot trailers which already seem to hold pretty good resale prices.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:56 PM   #13
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This'll only make Scamp and Escape look even better.
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Thats not surprizing. I was there this past summer on a working day and no one around.
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