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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Suggestions for a family in need of upsizing

We have a '97 Liberty Deluxe. It's still doable, but we see the impending need to get into something larger. Is Bigfoot the only maker of fiberglass travel trailers that get over 20'? I once owned an Avion, and so I know that we have no issue with looking into the Airstream/Avion category if there is no choice, but I love the fiberglass for its weight. Are there other members who have a kid or kids who can make recommendations on models and/or sizes? We have a 28' trailer that we leave in the desert for Winter use. It's a pretty good indicator of how much size I wish we could get in fiberglass. I saw a lovely classified ad for a Bigfoot of that size, but it's a bit too nice and new to be in my price range. Ideas? Suggestions? Please and thank you.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Just remember, bigger size doesn't necessarily mean more sleeping space or beds especially if some folks don't care to share a bed.

Hi Elsie! Perhaps you need to look at something with a gaucho that converts into bunks?
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Elsie, there was a 28' Bigfoot for sale at the Lynden Vintage Trailer Rally two weekends ago. I didn't get the lady's name or number as I wasn't interested in buying but maybe there is someone out there who knows her?
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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Well, perhaps something will present itself. In the meantime, I still have to rehome my Casita before I can truly shop. Thank you!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #7
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You didn't explain your family size/gender/ages but, as a kid, when our family was almost always the only trailer ("RV" wasn't invented yet) in the then $1 a night CA State Parks, we always slept in our own tent!!! But modern families have different needs.

To help, have you looked at the several 5th wheel FGRV's out there. I have seen sweet 5th wheel Bigfoots at well under $10k. Of course you will need a multi passenger TV
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We do outdoor festivals for a living. Some do not permit tent camping, and some are too long term to make tent camping an easy solve. It's just us and a tween on the verge of teen, but the bottom line is we'd like more space. As for 5th wheels, we load the back of our truck with stock and production materials. It had to be a tow behind. Thanks for your input.
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We do outdoor festivals for a living. Some do not permit tent camping, and some are too long term to make tent camping an easy solve. It's just us and a tween on the verge of teen, but the bottom line is we'd like more space. As for 5th wheels, we load the back of our truck with stock and production materials. It had to be a tow behind. Thanks for your input.
well,,,,, iffin ya can't sell the tween,,,which is my personal recomendation ,having raised three of the varments,,,id say a scamp 5th wheel might be just the ticket. plenty of space for three and still light , fiberglass, and cool. i saw one on here for sale that had a rig attached to allow it to be hitch towed too.
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actually while traveling,,, couldn't you load your stock in the trailer?
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LOL! Our kid's a keeper. As for the stock, I think it makes more sense to use the trailer when traveling. I think that's their original concept. Also, I like a bit of order in my life, and dirty boxes and equipment in my travel trailer would make me crazy. Now, I thought I saw an ad for a Scamp 5th wheel on here that had an unusual hitch on the front, a frame that would allow it to be towed behind. I think that's what it looked like, anyhow.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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I have seen a few 5th wheels being towed with what looked like a "Helper" trailer to support the 5th wheel hitch. Not only did it look like a bad idea that would be impossible to back into a space, it would be seen as a "Doubles" tow in some states and wouldn't be allowed on the road.
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No tandems for me, thanks. I think we just need a bigger trailer. If we can't find a bigfoot, we'll go to airstream.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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We're happy with our Escape 19, and have slept all of us in it more than once, although having the boys in a tent is preferable (especially now that the teen is taller than me). We have plenty of storage space and the fridge space is ample. We bought second hand and I do know that if I were buying new I'd get the three burner stove as I repeatedly find myself cooking inside and outside in order to get three burners, but other than that it is a nice egg for a family.
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