Nothing against the Bigfoot
, but the four season ability would hardly be a factor in my vote unlesss it were free. Generally we try to avoid the winter situation. Even traveling to Newfoundland and Labrador in the spring as we are, the four season ability is simply not needed.
As to MPG, it's frontal area and shape that are the deciding factors. We have towed both a Scamp
and a Casita
for long distances and though the Casita
weighed about 10% more thna the Scamp
w could see little or no difference in miles per gallon.
On the other hand we towed a square stick built trailer about 10% lighter than our Scamp
and had 10% less mpg. It seemed to us that shape and frontal area were dominating factors.
For most people on this site their mpgs are mostly defined by their choice of tow vehicle, driving habits and typical towing speeds and not the differences between 16 and 17 foot trailers.
In choosing your trailer I would lean towards the features I thought I liked and needed first, and push mpgs down the list.
We tow a 1991 Scamp 16 with a four cylinder Honda CRV and get about 22 mpg. Now we drive very conservatively and with a tow vehicle that is smaller than most on the site though many people get 20 mpg with small 4 cylinder vehicles like the Outback and Escape