I wanted to announce my purchase of a "new-to-me" Bigfoot
19 pull travel trailer.
I have been interested in a Casita
for several years, and spent the better part of last year doing research into the Casitas. Last Spring, I discovered this site and along with the Casita
But I did have trouble locating a Casita
that would fit my needs and budget. The EggCamper
was also added to my short list, and I traded several posts with some of the EggCamper
owners on this forum. Unfortunately, there is are very few used EggCampers on the market and the 2-3 recently advertised were located too far away for me.
Last October, I took my "research project" to the Casita Lake rally
, and saw several Bigfoots for the first time.
Although it did not have the same aerodynamic shape as the Casita or EggCamper
, I really appreciated the Bigfoot
17's wider interior cabin and basement storage capabilities. Plus, I was intrigued with the thermo package available on Bigfoots. So, I spent the next 2 months researching Bigfoots.
Much of this research entailed pouring through the archives of this Forum and PMing Bigfoot
owners to ask about various modifications they undertook. I also contacted Bigfoot owners
to inquire why they decided to purchase a Bigfoot and how well the trailer met those needs. I have to say everyone I contacted was so very helpful, and I believe that I made some new friendships.
And so, a race began between Bigfoot and Casita. Last month, I began seriously scanning Ads for Bigfoots along with Casitas. I wanted the right sized trailer, located in a city that was reasonably close to my house, that had most of the options I needed, and was within my budget. But as ADs for well priced Casitas came my way, I realized that I wanted a Bigfoot. Last Sunday, I saw an Ad for a Bigfoot 19 within 2 hours of my house. The trailer was just what I was looking for
(minus a queen size bed) and the owner was willing to negotiate a price within my budget.
Sort of a late X-mass gift from Santa.
Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Happy New Years, all!