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Old 04-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Since there are so many people here with so much knowledge I am going to ask the question.

We are thinking about living full time in a trailer, and we are thinking we will need a larger trailer than our Casita. Of course we would need to buy used, and so we are wondering which models come in larger sizes?

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Old 04-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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I think the largest molded fiberglass trailer you'll find is the Bigfoot 25'.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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There is one other trailer that I believe is a 19' and is very rare and I cannot find it on the forum - Donna D. knows it, it's a Baggard, or a Beggart or something like that. No search I have done seems to find it and we don't have any pictures in the gallery. Donna, help!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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Escape manufactures a 17 and a 19, as well as a 5th wheel.
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Of course we would need to buy used, and so we are wondering which models come in larger sizes?
Molded fiberglass trailers larger than 17' are in very limited supply used. Demand for that size has only recently justified more manufacturers to produce more choices, as older manufacturers went out of business. There seems to be a size limit of about 25' for the 2 piece molded body design. Here are links to photographs of what I found in my search:

19' Biggar Out of production.

19' Bigfoot Out of production.* Hasn't been made since (???)

19' Unik Out of production.

19' Escape New in 2009.

21' Bigfoot Out of Business in 2008.

22' Oliver New in 2009.

25' Bigfoot Out of Business in 2008.

25' Geographic RARE. Photo is of only known unit still existing.
Reported that only 6 were made in 1960, before the factory (Holiday House) was destroyed in fire.

That's all I could find on FiberglassRV.com. Does anyone know of models I missed?
(I purposely omitted the 5th wheel designs from Scamp and Escape, and concentrated on "Bumper Pull" only.)
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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Molded fiberglass trailers larger than 17' are in very limited supply used. Demand for that size has only recently justified more manufacturers to produce more choices, as older manufacturers went out of business. There seems to be a size limit of about 25' for the 2 piece molded body design. Here are links to photographs of what I found in my search:

19' Biggar Out of production.

19' Bigfoot Out of production.* Hasn't been made since (???)

19' Unik Out of production.

19' Escape New in 2009.

21' Bigfoot Out of Business in 2008.

22' Oliver New in 2009.

25' Bigfoot Out of Business in 2008.

25' Geographic RARE. Photo is of only known unit still existing.
Reported that only 6 were made in 1960, before the factory (Holiday House) was destroyed in fire.

That's all I could find on FiberglassRV.com. Does anyone know of models I missed?
(I purposely omitted the 5th wheel designs from Scamp and Escape, and concentrated on "Bumper Pull" only.)
wow the geographic is cool but I think my partner would kill me not into the classics.

We are looking at a fifth wheel right now and thinking about all the posibilities. Does anyone know how much a 25' weighs?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #7
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A 25' Bigfoot will be very heavy as Bigfoots are insulated with double pane windows.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:13 PM   #8
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The Bigfoot 25RQ has a base dry weight of 4660 lbs. according their last brochure.
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