Originally Posted by RobertH
Thanks this is excellent as I have been trying to decide between a Bigfoot 25B25FB and a Oliver 23 Legacy Elite (I would leave it in bed down mode and might have to buy a new RV sleep number which is shorter.)
Ultimately I think the Bigfoot is probably my best bet but Im trying to get the general feel of its build quality vs Oliver. I have seen some videos on the Oliver and they seem built strong and with quality.
I am hoping this purchase is the last trailer I will ever have to purchase.
I have noticed it seems next to impossible to find either used but Im a patient man. Its winter and I have some major projects going so Im extremely busy and wont likely have a chance to go camping or traveling anytime soon so I will continue to watch the forums and keep my fingers crossed.
You're welcome. I suspect that "build quality" is subjective. The Bigfoot trailers are the highest-quality build you can find... in a production trailer that is reasonably affordable for the features, like the four-seasons package. The structure is sound. The interior is in the same league as the lower-priced Airstreams. The Oliver is a no-expense-spared trailer... but it's really over-built for the real-world. I admire the construction for what it is, but when you consider that there are forty-year-old Scamp
trailers still in service, how much "over-building" is really necessary?
Bigfoot is well built. As I wrote in the link I provided, I only had a punch list of a half-dozen small things to have them repair at delivery, and did almost no maintenance on the coach in over nine years. That's a pretty darn good track record. Of course, all trailers require maintenance as they age. Tires
need to be replaced. Sealants dry out and need to be replaced. Torsion axles sag. Spring shackles wear out. The only thing in a trailer that can really be claimed by the manufacturer is the frame and box. Everything else, axles, lights
, appliances and upholstery are manufactured by someone else and merely installed.
I'd say either the Oliver or Bigfoot are competent to be "the last trailer" for you.