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Old 03-24-2006, 06:12 PM   #15
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There seems to be some confusion surrounding the designation of the smaller Bigfoot trailers...
Thanks, Steve, for clearing up the confusion I caused by guessing the 1500-series designation, and for explaining the "CB" designation (obvious I suppose, in hindsight).

...The rear bunk in my 15B17CB measures aprox. 5'10" long while the front bunk(dinette) is over 6'6" in length...
Many manufacturer's published floorplans have warnings that they are not exact ("not to scale"), but Bigfoot's look (except for the perfect sharp corners of the body) quite plausible. In them, the side bunk (in the G) appears to be just as long as the dinette bed, and the rear bunk (in the C only a couple of inches shorter than the dinettte bed. The 2500 series could have the same size difference, despite the posted plans. It pays to be careful about making assumptions!

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:51 PM   #16
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Bigfoots look nice, but you could stay in a nice resort hotel cheaper!

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Old 03-24-2006, 07:38 PM   #17
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Steve, you bring up an important point. When we looked at the (2005 models) 17.5, the beds we checked were indeed the "bunk" beds on the side and at the back (both models in other words). They were abit narrow and abit short. I never understood why.
I also wondered why Bigfoot didn't revise the floorplan when they created the 2005 17.5. I was hoping the new longer 25B17.5CB would provide at least one large comfortable bed for two. The narrow bunks are the only major drawback of my 15B17CB, if the front bunk was at least 6" wider or the rear somehow made 8" longer and 6" wider this would be an ideal layout for us. I should point out, however, that we have similar sized friends with a nearly identical trailer to ours and they seem to manage just fine in the cozy front bunk.

I suppose if you happen to be less than 5'10" tall the new version would be OK for two, but I was disappointed when I checked out the 2005 17.5CB model as I am 6' tall. My initial inspection revealed that there was no significant change in the bunk lengths, but the short rear bunk was a somewhat wider on the new model. The front bunk (dinette) appeared to be roughly the same width but tapered near the door seemingly reducing the dinette to 3 person seating verses the 4 that I currently have. I did like the larger holding tanks, available double pane glass and heavier duty brakes / axle on the new model, but there was not enough overall improvement to tempt me to trade in my 17'.

In all other aspects the 17 or 17.5 Bigfoots are nearly ideal, packing an adequate bathroom, large fridge, good storage, and overall spacious feeling floorplan into a +/- 17 foot package.
I guess there will always be these tradeoffs in this size of trailer. To have it all you will have to go bigger - what do they call it ? Oh yeah - 2 footitis. Hmmmm, my previous FG trailer was 15', so perhaps this disease is for real!

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Old 03-27-2006, 06:16 AM   #18
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Bigfoots look nice, but you could stay in a nice resort hotel cheaper!

After watching documentaries and knowing folks that work in the hotel biz, I will never sleep in a hotel bed! .......well I shouldn't say never, but.......not if I can avoid it!

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