In retrospect of Bigfoot's demise I often wander why it happened. It is easy to blame economy for all problems in the RV industry. During the purchase of my first '97 Bigfoot
camper I remember talking to Bigfoot's founder asking him to modify their design from a carpet to a vinyl floor and to remove some of the gaudy brass from their design; coming from VW Westphalia I had hard time camping with carpets and brass features in the wilderness. Bigfoot's response was truly focused on customer satisfaction and the pleasant memory of this purchase will stay with me for long. We sold our camper in 07 for almost unbelievable resale price. We bought 08 21RB trailer and I certainly noticed the difference in the rigidity of their sale process. I find out that most of Bigfoot founder's management team died in the single airplane accident a few years back. I am certain that company have changed under the new management team. What struck me was Bigfoot's shift of focus from light weight
RV towards heavy weight
RV. During the purchase from Fred's RV in Sandy OR I felt as secondary citizen, oh, you buying a trailer! This Bigfoot shift from light
to heavy weight
could not come in worse time. Gas currently costs $4/gal, yes, you are correct not in gas stations, but certainly in buyer's minds. Have Bigfoot stay on the light
side of the RV business as founders started they could still be in business. I hope Bigfoot will resurface again, this time in the light weight mode.