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Old 07-04-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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was it copied...or did it copy.....

I ran across this trailer for sale.....1978 Trav-L-Mate.....looks exactly like a BF 17G.....maybe even better with the wider left dinette seat, two table option, bigger back window.....( and BTW only asking 2800... in Nelson, BC )

when was the first 17G produced I wonder?
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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Did BigFoot ever build a stickbuilt? If so I ain't seen one!
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
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i like it! all that panelling brings back memories of our basement when i was a kid!
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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I think the fridge is in a different place, but otherwise it looks just like the older Bigfoot 17 floor plan. It even has the same lip on the front.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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i had one of those and the roof leaked and then a few years ago it completly collapsed under a heavy snow load.
very heavy trailer too
hold out for the bigfoot
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:43 PM   #6
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Bigfoot began business in 1978. Interior is very similar.

http://s293.photobucket.com/user/tom..._0618.jpg.html
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #7
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The Bigfoot 17G has a slightly longer kitchen counter. The stove is all the way to the left (ie towards the rear of the trailer), the sink is right next to the stove and then there is some good counter space with the fridge below that. Otherwise the arrangement looks quite similar.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #8
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Bigfoot began business in 1978. Interior is very similar.

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WOW! I sure get the point now! Somebody was doing some copying!
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:37 AM   #9
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looks like there is NO "free lunch"....

what appears to be a longer dinette seat came at the cost of a much shorter kitchen and counter space....not to mention the fact that the stove/sink layout is sorta backwards (to me anyways)....a stove in a corner can be made to "work"...a sink in a corner NEVER does (IME)
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:05 PM   #10
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that basic floorplan is very common in older trailers of this size. Details will very, but the same basic shape of dinette upfront, corner bath etc can be seen in lots of them.

Bigfoot copied it, so to speak. My Leocraft is a 17g plan and it's a 77, before BF.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:35 PM   #11
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What's all this jibber jabber?
IT AIN'T fiberglass !!!!!!
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