Well, it had to be done. The circumstances that provoked me to buy a Bigfoot
a few years ago have changed, so I decided to sell my vintage 1989 B17G. Today a really nice couple up here in Alaska bought it, and they are folks who appreciate the whole fiberglass thing, especially when it's a Bigfoot
. I wouldn't be surprised to see them join up here eventually.
I feel a bit melancholy about it after all the blood, sweat, tears, and money I put into making the trailer what it is today. I have some incredible memories to hold on to, not the least of which was introducing my twin sons to camping and the whole RV experience, which they absolutely love.
But between my wife and I, our two rapidly growing sons, and two dogs, we simply outgrew that little 17-footer. It served its purpose, it's better today than it was when I bought it, and now it will continue to serve new owners for the foreseeable future.
As for me, I plan to replace it at some point in the not too distant future with a bigger and newer Bigfoot
. I'm sold on Bigfoots, this one was amazing. I can't imagine owning anything else except, maybe
, an Escape
. But a new, 25-foot BF would be my dream rig and that will probably be my target when I'm ready to become an RV owner again.
For now, I'm going to take a break from this community to tend to an increasing number of life's demands. I'll check in from time to time, and engage again when I am, once again, a molded towable owner. I just want to thank all the folks here who shared wisdom, information, and encouragement as I navigated my way through the restoration process on my previous Bigfoot. There is simply a ton of information and advice here that one can't get anywhere else. I have also tried to play it forward by contributing information on my experiences in the hopes that they help other BF owners down the road.
One thing I did before I sold my trailer was to scan all of the original owner's manuals for the trailer itself, and all the original appliances. I have already uploaded the manual for the Elixr Trav'ler 4-burner range, which is pending approval from the mods. Once that is up, I'll continue to build high quality PDF files from the scans of the other manuals and upload them to the Document Center. Hopefully these will help other owners down the road.
Thanks again to everyone who was so helpful here. I'm looking forward to having a reason to come back on a regular basis as I've been doing the past few years.