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Old 04-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #29
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #30
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I don't know if i can pick just one thing...
I'm with you. Now we're almost done re-modeling our trailer's interior there is a long list of stuff that I like, but perhaps the best things about our trailer are the couple of reasons we bought it in the first place.

1) It has a toilet.
2) It is warm at night.
3) You can go to the toilet at night without getting dressed, bundled up and still get ![at]#% cold.

These are the things that we bought a trailer for, and I am sure my wife would list them as the top, best, most important things in our trailer, but they are not my favorite trailer features.

My favorite trailer feature is because of things one, two, and three my wife will go camping with me.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:01 AM   #31
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My pop top. I like being able to close it at night for warmth, and pop it open in the morning and stick my head up like a groundhog looking for sun. Plus it allows for good ventilation and the trailer still fits in the garage.
What he said....plus walls when the wind blows - WHAT A PLUS!

This is our first trailer after DECADES of tent camping. It's been nice to be able to hole up and cook something warm for the family all sheltered from the elements together.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:42 AM   #32
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Hi: All... On a serious note, a full time-full size queen bed with front to back orientation is #1 with us!!! I can get up get coffee brewing& get out to let MOMMA sleep in.
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That's certainly my wife's favorite feature, although we're configured a wee bit differently!

For the 11 years we used the 17 the one discussion point that came up continually was the *inconvenience* of not being able to use the dinette and the bed independently. Boy, are we spoiled!
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #33
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That's certainly my wife's favorite feature, although we're configured a wee bit differently!

For the 11 years we used the 17 the one discussion point that came up continually was the *inconvenience* of not being able to use the dinette and the bed independently. Boy, are we spoiled!
Sounds familiar with our Bigfoot 17.5CB. What made you decide to skip the Bigfoot 21' and go with the larger 25RQ?
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:33 AM   #34
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #35
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I started in a tent, then got married and discovered the 13' Boler. What a pleasure. Nice bed, inside cooking, dinette. Had to boil water for dishes and baths but I do vividly remember my new bride skinny dipping in the lake
and then taking a quick rince. I even built an outside toilet and shower stall that we carted around. Then we found a 17' Boler. Heaven! Fridge, oven, furnace, toilet/shower, hot water! We did a lot work on that trailer with upgrades and replacements. Then we moved sideways to the 17' Bigfoot. Only because it was better quality but no real amenity improvement. Last week we were out in our new 2008, 25' FB Bigfoot. Everything is much grander. Full size, full time queen bed, larger toilet ( no more backing in. very large fridge, larger holding tanks, more cargo space than we can fill, love seat, air con. But probably the most desirable is the insulated holding tanks, walls and windows that allow 3+ season camping. The next trailer will be the 40' 5th wheel with 10 slideouts, deck, dishwasher, cloths washer/dryer, recliner rockers in the living room, island in the kitchen, wood stove and hot tub in the bathroom.
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I agree with several of the previous posters, my favorites are the reasons I moved/graduated up from being a tent camper into my little Compact:

1. I have my own bathroom, no lines to wait in, no long walks across the campground, no digging holes, NONE of that! hehe

2. I have my own refrigerator, no ice chests to deal with, no ice to have to buy, no water to have to drain off, none of that either!

3. I have a bed I don't have to inflate before I use, I don't have to worry about it leaking down in the middle of the night, and just in general is much better than the old air mattress!

I LOVE tinkering with my rig too, it's always a bit of an adventure to figure out how to fix something that has broken or how to address something that I want to incorporate into it. For instance, it was a lot of fun adding my porch light last year! YAY! hehe
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #37
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Well, my favorite feature changes depending on the time of day and year...

At 2am in February it is hands down the porta-potti...

The rest of the time probably the awning.


Of course, Gina has my favorite response to the Sticky/Big Rig folks when they invariably say:
"Well, It's all you need."

Then we say "Oh, and it's paid for."
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:45 PM   #38
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Sounds familiar with our Bigfoot 17.5CB. What made you decide to skip the Bigfoot 21' and go with the larger 25RQ?
It seemed inevitable that we would end up with the 25' anyway, so we skipped the "interim" 21!

We're all set for retirement now.... so the countdown begins...
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:17 AM   #39
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It seemed inevitable that we would end up with the 25' anyway, so we skipped the "interim" 21!

We're all set for retirement now.... so the countdown begins...
Inevitable is the sense that I somewhat feel as well. Is it the bed especially that drew you to that conclusion? Besides the bed we also didn't much care for the kitchen layout and prefer the sink being on the camp side and refrigerator on the service side like the 17.5CB and 25RQ. The only downside of course with the 25' is the size. We never intend to camp for extended periods of time (longer than 2 weeks) and thought the 21' would be a good compromise.
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Inevitable is the sense that I somewhat feel as well. Is it the bed especially that drew you to that conclusion? Besides the bed we also didn't much care for the kitchen layout and prefer the sink being on the camp side and refrigerator on the service side like the 17.5CB and 25RQ. The only downside of course with the 25' is the size. We never intend to camp for extended periods of time (longer than 2 weeks) and thought the 21' would be a good compromise.
Steve, we needed the larger model anyway (yes, the layout is the same as our 17 CB and we like that), to ensure that the whole family (4) can sleep inside when we travel. The walk around rear queen is a nice feature I'll have to admit, but it was the whole package that we like. I'll bet that the 21 and the 25 are very similar to tow and park...once you're used to them. We are spoiled!
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In order of importance:

Furnace.
Head bump cushion at the door.
Awning to expand the living spae on nice .... and not so nice... days.

I know my sig says Florida, but we camp in the moutains a lot... hence, the furnace is very important.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:34 PM   #42
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The removable leaf in our dinette table. Mostly, we leave the bed made, but on occasion - usually wet weather - we set up the table, and with the leaf removed it is very easy to get in and out of the seats.
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