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Old 12-19-2015, 04:01 AM   #29
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Bigfoot is the way to go in FG trailers

We've only ever owned a Bigfoot 17'5" trailer 2007 model year. The rear bed makes it cozy but its not your queen bed. Yes its expensive but then it holds its value well.
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:48 AM   #30
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We had a 1986 Bigfoot, towed it with a 1963 Sfudebaker

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We've only ever owned a Bigfoot 17'5" trailer 2007 model year. The rear bed makes it cozy but its not your queen bed. Yes its expensive but then it holds its value well.
Champ one year from Vanouver, BC to Omaha Nebraska and back home again, went up and saw the stone Presidents, but better still is the making of Crazy Horse. sure I hope I can live long enough to it finished.
Custer's last stand, to bad the others had to die for his stupidity as he had the Opportunity to take a Gattling gun with him but said he did not need it or so I was told.
All in All that was a good trip, somewhere in Wyoming on I90 we hit a wind storm beyond anything I have encountered before or after we went 100 miles and used up 15 gallons of gas, what a day I swear there times we were over sideways.
Only Problem with this kind of unit one has to crawl over the other person to go to the Loo, the person who did that said were selling this and getting a walk around Queen Class A but a C came into the picture first, then the A showed up. Well never go back to less than 29' if we go bigger we cannot get it in the covered area we have for it.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:29 PM   #31
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I am in the market for a fiberglass travel trailer. A couple of the items I must have is a bathroom/shower/AC as well as a unit that can house a full size Queen bed. I have a sleep number queen size bed in my current unit. The bed will be down / made 100% of the time.

It appears the following units are the only ones that could have a full size queen bed.

Bigfoot 25B25FB
Casita Liberty Standard/Deluxe (kingsize)

Ive looked at some airstream as well but I just cant help but think the fiberglass is the way to go.

Thank you
I had Airstreams continuously for some twenty years. I've had a number of fiberglass trailers also. The last one I had was an '06 Bigfoot 25B25RQ. I bought it new late in '06 and had it for nine years. I just sold it last summer after I bought a motorhome.

I replaced the 76" mattress in the RQ with an 80" visco-foam mattress just like the one I have at home. The sink in the bathroom is nearly useless, but the shower is of adequate size. The trailer was almost maintenance-free; especially compared with Airstreams. Here's a link to my Bigfoot thread on the Airstream forums...

Report: Five years with a Bigfoot 25RQ - Airstream Forums

I gave reports at five years and nine years... and there's a link to my original post when I bought it.

My advice would be to find a 25RQ. I don't think that the FB model will accommodate an 80" queen.

They're hard to come by used, so be ready to travel at the drop of a hat when one comes on the market and have cash available. I sold mine without it hitting the market with any advertising at all.

Good luck!

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:10 PM   #32
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I had Airstreams continuously for some twenty years. I've had a number of fiberglass trailers also. The last one I had was an '06 Bigfoot 25B25RQ. I bought it new late in '06 and had it for nine years. I just sold it last summer after I bought a motorhome.

I replaced the 76" mattress in the RQ with an 80" visco-foam mattress just like the one I have at home. The sink in the bathroom is nearly useless, but the shower is of adequate size. The trailer was almost maintenance-free; especially compared with Airstreams. Here's a link to my Bigfoot thread on the Airstream forums...

Report: Five years with a Bigfoot 25RQ - Airstream Forums

I gave reports at five years and nine years... and there's a link to my original post when I bought it.

My advice would be to find a 25RQ. I don't think that the FB model will accommodate an 80" queen.

They're hard to come by used, so be ready to travel at the drop of a hat when one comes on the market and have cash available. I sold mine without it hitting the market with any advertising at all.

Good luck!

Roger
Roger,

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.

Thanks again
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #33
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Just a tip for snagging a hard-to-find trailer:
Never stop looking, at least twice a day on C/L and fiberglass-RV-4sale.com


What will happen in the spring is that there will be 10X more peeps looking that you will have to compete with, and prices will be higher.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:20 PM   #34
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Roger,

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.

Thanks again
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.

Happy hunting!

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