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Old 10-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #15
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Bob, we know of people who have had both and the Escape tows better because it is narrower, and is known for tracking well. Our Escape is only 3" wider on each side than our TV. A Bigfoot is not only wider but has a much larger frontal area which of course catches the wind more and decreases MPG. That is before figuring in the considerably higher weight.

Of course, there are those who want that extra interior area and don't mind paying the higher prices or getting an appropriate tow vehicle. The Bigfoot has a very large front window also which may be appealing. It depends on how important these factors are to you, including a dry bath. Ease of towing is a big deal to us.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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It was a new trailer that had an optional full width cargo box in front which added 2' to the total length.
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a new 2013 17.5 that is a customer cancellation for sale for $32098 with a MSRP of $42703 .
This trailer has the same optional storage box I mentioned before. This is a 17.5' trailer's body on a 19.5' frame.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #17
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I like that newer Bigfoot 17.5 layout better than the two other plans..... keep hoping someone will buy one and then decide to let it go cheap and fast..... I know I know but I like dreaming!
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #18
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I'm with Carol. If I was looking to buy a Bigfoot 17... THAT would be the floorplan I would want. Oh wait! That floorplan is kinda like the Escape 5er... imagine that
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
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I want the bigfoot for the width. I am willing to pay the (tow) price. I can't afford any TT new so I keep looking for a used one. If I lived in Canada it would be a bit easier.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #20
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Love my Bigfoot plenty of room to move around in.
Tows like any other brand.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #21
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I'm with Carol. If I was looking to buy a Bigfoot 17... THAT would be the floorplan I would want. Oh wait! That floorplan is kinda like the Escape 5er... imagine that
Yup imagine that!

John, trust me it isnt any easier to find a nice used Bigfoot or an Escape in Canada than it is in the US. They are snow birds and tend to congregate in warmer climates. Cant tell you how many Canadian's end up doing the 3000 mile round trip to buy a Bigfoot down south and repatriate it to its home country.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #22
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Consider bed size when choosing between the three Bigfoot 17.5 floorplans. The bed in my 17.5G is a narrow 78 x 42 inches. I plan to modify it this winter by adding a fold-down or slide-out plywood wing to the bed.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #23
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Consider bed size when choosing between the three Bigfoot 17.5 floorplans. The bed in my 17.5G is a narrow 78 x 42 inches. I plan to modify it this winter by adding a fold-down or slide-out plywood wing to the bed.
Yup the small bed sizes in the Bigfoot 17.5 is the "one" item I am not overly sold on..... which keeps me going back to looking for an Escape...
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Beside "build quality", the big factor in my decision to purchase the Bigfoot was the relatively spacious interior. There is room to play cards and converse with friends on rainy Oregon camping trips.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #25
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The skinny beds are endemic in many FGRV's. Here is the very one I saw at Pomona a week ago. It's still available:

NEW 17.5 Ft Front Bed Bigfoot Trailer- los angeles-Pomona, CA | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

BUT WAIT: There is a used 90 something 17' BigFoot in the Las Vegas Craigslist for around $7200.....
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #26
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Carol, I sleep alone (plus I'm small) so bed size is a non issue for me. I would take width over length any day if a feeling of spaciousness in a "white tube" was important -- but that's just because of how my brain is wired to interpret space. I'd absolutely love a Bigfoot 17. I was inside one about a year ago and it blew me away in terms of perceived spaciousness as compared to an adorable Casita 17 I'd also recently visited.

It's wonderful there are so many choices and price points available to us egg lovers. My Scamp 16 works out well for me, but only because it's floorplan #4. Since I couldn't afford a Bigfoot, I got the Scamp and have managed to make it "mine" in all important respects -- despite its diminished size.

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #27
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Boy am I glad I read this thread. I WAS looking for a 21' Bigfoot. The only one in the Trailer Weights in the Real World is enormously heavy. I guess I won't as my 3/4 ton won't handle it.

Bigfoot is solidly at the end of the list.
We pull our 21 ft. Bigfoot with a Toyota Sequoia, which handles it quite nicely. A 3/4 ton is not required.
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I hear you Sharon - I have the 16 Scamp floor plan #4 as well and its pretty spacious when I camp on my own (about 50% of the time) especially the bed. It can start to feel pretty cramped when my partner joins me for a 3 week or more trip though. I go into an Escape 17 and it just feels much bigger due to its straighter walls and the extra foot - but then you go into a 17.5 Bigfoot and it feels like a palace .... they all have their plus and minuses though. Yup making it your own is very important to how it feels at the end of the day.
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