We currently have an 2008 Airstream Classic 25fb and while we like it we can see the advantages of the Bigfoot
25B25RQ; fiberglass, better insulated, lighter, and more wardrobe space for our anticipated extended travels in a few years.
However, I will have to purchase site unseen from a US dealer. While there are a few photos at some US dealers and the Bigfoot
website its not the same as seeing one in person. I've contacted several people, one from the Airstream forums who switched to a BF 25RQ in 2006 and a work colleague who had a 25RQ about the same time and they gave the Bigfoot
So I have a bunch questions:
Is the optional front cargo worth it. It extends the overall length from 25' 6" to 28' 6". I tow with a 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup with a tonneau cover so I have extra space to store items. We like to frequent national park campgrounds an are wondering if 28' will be more restrictive.
If I don't order the front cargo option, will I still be able to have two 6v or 12v batteries?
Do the propane/cargo covers over the frame get in the way of installing a weight
distribution hitch. I current have an Equalizer on my Airstream and the L brackets on the tongue look like could they be interfered by the propane
What is the real work tongue weight
of the 25RQ; with and without the front cargo option. It seem the factory extends the frame for the cargo option so will the tongue weight
be heavier (disregarding what is loaded in the locking bins).
What are the dimensions of the dinette table. Can 4 adults sit at this table or is it only a 2 person table?
How thick are the dinette area cushions.
What is the queen bed mattress like. Is it comfortable?
Do the Fantastic Fans installed have the rain sensor to close the vent?
Does the factory install a microwave
or is it a microwave/convection oven. If it's just a microwave
can a Dometic or Sharp MW/Convection be installed later?
Is the roll away shower door easy to open/close and is it reliable? Does it roll inside the frame work of the shower on the bath entry door side? Is it spring loaded. If we don't order this option does the factory provide a shower rod and curtain?
Is there a light
in the shower enclosure?
Is the shower faucet installed halfway up the shower stall so its easy to turn on/off. Is there an access hatch to allow servicing of the valve or can it be serviced from within the shower compartment.
Is there a water pump switch in the bathroom or is there just the one on the monitor panel?
Are the electrical
outlets in the kitchen and dinette area under the cabinets. How many in each area?
Does the trailer have a winterizing diverter valve that allows RV antifreeze to be pumped into the plumbing system?
Does the city water connector have a built in regulator?
Are the windows
double paned thermal windows
What brand and model of converter is installed by the factory? Is it a multistage converter?
Where does the RV BBQ Hook Up installed? Is it on the curb side of the trailer near the propane
What size are the tires
and their load rating? Can the axles support both full grey and black holding tanks when boondocking
? 45gal x2 is close to 900lbs. The 25RQ are 3500lb rated each.
If I order the DVD option what brand and model of radio is installed?
What is the largest size LCD TV that can be installed on the bracket that is included in the LCD prep option?
Is the Bigfoot AC as noisy as other non-ducted AC equipped trailers?
It appears the AC is controlled from the unit and not a thermostat. Am I correct?
How reliable/accurate is the waste tank and fresh water monitor system?
What are the real mpg for towing a 25' Bigfoot. Towing my Airstream at 60mph on interstates I get 11 to almost 13 mpg on my Tundra 5.7L. Does the Bigfoot achieve similar or worse results.
I'm sure I'll have more questions later.
Thanks for any advice and information