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Old 01-04-2019, 10:03 AM   #57
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Lots of people pull a 21' or 25' Bigfoot (both have a GVWR of 7,500#) with a 1/2 ton truck.

Lots of people do lots of things! I once saw a 90's Tacoma pulling a full size (probably 25') Airstream trailer, with a bunch of crap on it's roof and the truck bed completely jam packed with more stuff. You can believe they were way, way over both the tow limits and payload limits.

As you'll find on this site, most people are educated about it but still the most commonly neglected limit is the payload limit. You should stay within your limit, but if you're over, you should know it. Know you're over, and drive accordingly.

Towing limits are very rarely the limiting factor, especially with fiberglass trailers. It's payload that has many people walking a very fine line.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:17 AM   #58
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We bought our Silver Cloud with retirement in mind. Yes, it is harder to tow than our Uhaul was, but boy, the space is nice. It make it possible for me to be up at 3 AM like I am right now, be able to make coffee and check the forum without waking Kevin, because we actually have rooms.

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It make it possible for me to be up at 3 AM like I am right now, be able to make coffee and check the forum without waking Kevin, because we actually have rooms.

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Not to discredit Bigfoot in any way, but I have been able to do that real well in both my Escape 19 and Escape 5.0TA.
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Not to discredit Bigfoot in any way, but I have been able to do that real well in both my Escape 19 and Escape 5.0TA.
So neither one of you has woken Kevin up at 3:00 AM ?
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So neither one of you has woken Kevin up at 3:00 AM ?
That guy is one sound sleeper.
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I'm probably the minority because I'm only 30, but I'm looking for a 17 Bigfoot for my family of to travel in. My two girls are under 3 and we are planning a trip up to Alaska from California this summer. I grew up doing RV trips and I want to pass that tradition down my family.

The reason we are looking for a Bigfoot is because they have the most room for our little family in the 17' trailer size. That's it!
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I'm probably the minority because I'm only 30, but I'm looking for a 17 Bigfoot for my family of to travel in. My two girls are under 3 and we are planning a trip up to Alaska from California this summer. I grew up doing RV trips and I want to pass that tradition down my family.

The reason we are looking for a Bigfoot is because they have the most room for our little family in the 17' trailer size. That's it!



The older units are far less weight than later units. My 1991 unit loaded comes in at around 3000 lbs .
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That guy is one sound sleeper.
Kevin wants to know, "Don't you people ever sleep?"


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Old 01-05-2019, 02:13 PM   #65
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I think Bigfoots are being talked about more because they've been slowly selling more trailers for the past few years. They went out of business in ~2008 and when they came back a couple years later it was with very low volume and a single model at first. They went out of business before because the big crash happened right after they expanded production, so I imagine they're going slowly this time to avoid a repeat.
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most of the newer Bigfoots I've seen are the 25RQ model, often owned by fulltimer retirees who appreciate the walkaround queen aspect as much as anything. I think someone told me last weekend his weighed about 8000 lbs, which is nearly double my E21.
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most of the newer Bigfoots I've seen are the 25RQ model, often owned by fulltimer retirees who appreciate the walkaround queen aspect as much as anything. I think someone told me last weekend his weighed about 8000 lbs, which is nearly double my E21.
Thank you , that’s reassuring news to hear , even for those of us who don’t plan on fulltiming .
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most of the newer Bigfoots I've seen are the 25RQ model, often owned by fulltimer retirees who appreciate the walkaround queen aspect as much as anything. I think someone told me last weekend his weighed about 8000 lbs, which is nearly double my E21.
I rather doubt any Bigfoot 25 foot trailer either the RQ or FB come in anywhere close to that weight. The older T2801 were nearly 8000 lbs. curb weight, but 25 foot trailer made by Bigfoot are in then high 4000 to high 5000 lb. range factory weight without options. Options bump it up relative to the number and weight of each option.

My 2008 25B25FB completely loaded up with what we take with us as well as the options which include the 2.5 Onan generator package and front box weighs in at 6420 lbs. as shown below on my scale weight ticket.
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I rather doubt any Bigfoot 25 foot trailer either the RQ or FB come in anywhere close to that weight. The older T2801 were nearly 8000 lbs. curb weight, but 25 foot trailer made by Bigfoot are in then high 4000 to high 5000 lb. range factory weight without options. Options bump it up relative to the number and weight of each option.

My 2008 25B25FB completely loaded up with what we take with us as well as the options which include the 2.5 Onan generator package and front box weighs in at 6420 lbs. as shown below on my scale weight ticket.
um, the trailer AXLE weight was 6420.... tongue weight could have been as much as 1000 more lbs, bringing you to 7400 or so. you need to do the same thing with just the truck loaded exactly the same, and take the difference to find the tongue weight.
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um, the trailer AXLE weight was 6420.... tongue weight could have been as much as 1000 more lbs, bringing you to 7400 or so. you need to do the same thing with just the truck loaded exactly the same, and take the difference to find the tongue weight.
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