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Old 03-23-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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Bigfoot 2500 series B175CB, too heavy for me.

I watch announcements for me, to get me Bigfoot puts into series 1500 and I have just seen this one, freshly announced, thus if somebody of the group can take advantage of it, I I wait for my tour.


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I agree. Last year I happened to be camped near a 2500 and was surprised at how much heavier it was than my 1500. I'd need a much heavier tow vehicle, no thanks.

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I agree. Last year I happened to be camped near a 2500 and was surprised at how much heavier it was than my 1500. I'd need a much heavier tow vehicle, no thanks.

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What model and strength of vehicle you have to tow your Bigfoot 1500?
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I tow with a 2013 Honda Ridgeline. It's basically a 6 cylinder Honda Pilot with a truck body. Towing capacity listed as 5,000 lb, and 600 lb hitch weight.
That's fine for a 1500 but not a 2500.
Oh, and BTW, I understand Honda is not offering the Ridgeline for 2015 while it undergoes a major re-design.

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I tow with a 2013 Honda Ridgeline. It's basically a 6 cylinder Honda Pilot with a truck body. Towing capacity listed as 5,000 lb, and 600 lb hitch weight.
That's fine for a 1500 but not a 2500.
Oh, and BTW, I understand Honda is not offering the Ridgeline for 2015 while it undergoes a major re-design.

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I have a Dodge Journey 2012, 6 cylinders, 283 hp, 3500 lbs with 350 lbs in the hitch.
I look for Bigfoot 17 " series 1500, I believe that I would be o.k...
According to you?
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At present I have Trillium 4500 ( 1980 ) Jubilee, and I does not feel it on the road.
I live near Montreal and I travel towards Île-du-Pince-Edouard or towards Cape Cod and it is a charm to drive with this one.
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Loaded for a trip but carrying no water, my 1500 weighed right at 3100 lb on a CAT scale while hitched up.
On a Sherline scale, my hitch weight measured 410 lb.
So that's a total of right about 3500 lb.
I think you would at least need a weight distribution hitch, a beefed up suspension and a transmission oil cooler.
I would recommend a heavier tow vehicle.

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I have seen and admired a couple of Trilliums. Very nice, but I suspect quite a bit lighter weight than a 1500.
I like that area also, and many years ago I lived in Montreal and loved it.
I hope to be at the fiberglass rally in New Brunswick this year.

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I have seen and admired a couple of Trilliums. Very nice, but I suspect quite a bit lighter weight than a 1500.
I like that area also, and many years ago I lived in Montreal and loved it.
I hope to be at the fiberglass rally in New Brunswick this year.

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I should be for the rallye near Quebec city, for Quebec province, Bolerama that it is called.

It's in september 11-12-13.

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Any idea how to get this imported to the states?
I'd buy it if it was here or could get here.
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Any idea how to get this imported to the states?
I'd buy it if it was here or could get here.
There is an article on importing trailers into the US on fiberglass-rv-4sale.com and there have been several excellent posts on here in the past few months. Try searching "Importing".
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I have a Dodge Journey 2012, 6 cylinders, 283 hp, 3500 lbs with 350 lbs in the hitch.
I look for Bigfoot 17 " series 1500, I believe that I would be o.k...
According to you?

That Bigfoot listed is a 17' CB....exactly what you are looking for. All Bigfoot TTs are listed as a 2500 series.

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That Bigfoot listed is a 17' CB....exactly what you are looking for. All Bigfoot TTs are listed as a 2500 series.

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Don, prior to 2005 the Bigfoot 17 foot model was a 1500 series trailer, totally different mold than the current model, and quite a bit lighter. The 2500 series are actually 17.5 feet in length.
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Don, prior to 2005 the Bigfoot 17 foot model was a 1500 series trailer, totally different mold than the current model, and quite a bit lighter. The 2500 series are actually 17.5 feet in length.
You are correct Mike. My bad. The 1500 number didn't register in my brain. I just assumed the OP thought that the 2500 referred to the current 25' model. Thanks for the correct info.
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