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Old 03-09-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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What would you buy?

Let's assume you have a 25k (Canadian) budget what would you buy?

I like modern clean lines and a brown trailer is just not something I can live with. I originally thought buying an older Trillium would be a good idea but paying someone to refinish it is turning out to be more expensive than expected. Another major issue is we can't find insurance for it because of the age.

Not really interested in spending 15k on something I can't insure and doesn't have AC

So if you had my budget what would you buy?

Keep in mind I'm in Canada (Ottawa) and would prefer to buy something available in Canada.


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Old 03-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #2
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I'd find the best BigFoot I could buy for about $22,500 CDN and use the remaining $2500 for what ever minor fixing, new tires, outfitting etc it might need.


Of course this is with the assumption that you already have an appropriate tow vehicle.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:35 PM   #3
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Really surprised about the insurance. Called my agent, told them what I had (76 Trillium 1300), they asked me the price I paid, got theft and liability and everything for less than $130 a year.

Is the trailer brown inside?? Don't worry about what the outside looks like right away. Use the trailer a while and see if it fits your needs before rushing out to buy something else. See if you like the size and the towing and the 'feel' of that size of trailer. I saw lots of trailers at the RV show in Toronto that were smaller sized and less than $25000 brand new.

We'd love to see pics.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:36 PM   #4
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I'm a bit bias, but I'd sure take a good look at an Escape 17B...
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:06 PM   #5
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Did you want used or new ? As Bob suggested, a used Bigfoot would be an excellent choice. As John suggested an Escape would be in your budget and you could probably get a new unit and stay within your budget. Personally, I would probably go used and get more trailer for the money but having a new trailer is very appealing also.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:26 PM   #6
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There are currently 7 BigFoot trailers listed in Canada in fiberglass-rv-4sale.com, (all are in B.C.), but here's a nice looking one in your budget, with beer money to spare:
2007 Bigfoot travel trailer 25B21FB | Vancouver, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #7
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$25,000 is huge when looking at the current CDN/US rates. I'd definitely be looking at Escape or maybe a new Bigfoot (from the factory), as long as I got the layout (ETC) that I wanted.

I didn't spend much more than that (US funds) for Ten Forward... and my 5.0TA is worth THAT and more to me. YMMV
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:58 PM   #8
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The biggest issue is the tow vehicle . We have a 2012 VW Tiguan. We are open to upgrading (we had a pilot before this one) but we have a difficult time wanting to change it for a less fuel efficient model.

We love our Tiguan, the handling and the moon roof

All else being equal we'd love to be able to pull a trailer with this vehicle.


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Old 03-09-2015, 08:15 PM   #9
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I can't even begin to tell someone what their tug should be. I purchased a new tug to pull the trailer I wanted NOW. I figured the trailer is forever, the tug... not so much.

Best of luck in your decision
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:12 PM   #10
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New Bigfoot = $$$$$

New BigFoot trailer MSRP prices could knock off a Canucks Mucklucks.

I couldn't find a price at any Canadian dealers, but here are some prices at a U.S. dealership. Even though the MSRP of $46078 USD is discounted to $36,863 USD, for a 17.5"er that is almost twice his $25,000 CDN budget. OUCH!!!
And here's a link: Bigfoot Travel Trailer Inventory


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$25,000 is huge when looking at the current CDN/US rates. I'd definitely be looking at Escape or maybe a new Bigfoot (from the factory), as long as I got the layout (ETC) that I wanted.

I didn't spend much more than that (US funds) for Ten Forward... and my 5.0TA is worth THAT and more to me. YMMV
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And to be honest the big foots are too brown for my liking. I swear trailer designers are blind!!!


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Ooops... I just read post #8. Isn't the 2012 Tiguans towing limit around 2200 lbs?
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Yes it 2250lbs with a braked trailer! 1500lbs without.


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Old 03-09-2015, 09:40 PM   #14
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Your next activity would be to review what we call " Trailer Weights in the Real world" at this link:
Trailer Weights in the Real World
And draw up a new list that fits your TV's towing capacity.
And don't worry about the Brown on BigFoot trailers, they are all to heavy.
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