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Old 11-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #15
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I'm very glad I found this site. I've become aware of many brands I'd never heard of . I appreciate the responses, and now need to get going and start investigating these leads. Summer will be here before we realize it, and I plan to spend most of this one on the road. Thanks again for all your responses to my questions.

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #16
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Just look around and see how manyof the stick built type of trailer is still rolling down the highway after 25-35 years. This alone tells you somethind about their dependability. Plus the fact that they don't depreciate in value at the same rate as a stick built. AND they can be fixed, altered or reworked with a little fiberglass cloth and resin, a sander and a paint brush.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:43 AM   #17
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You won't be sorry getting one of these kinds of trailers......easy to fix things, lightweight, fun to personalize......I could go on and on like so many others......Hope you get one fast and happy camping



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I'm very glad I found this site. I've become aware of many brands I'd never heard of . I appreciate the responses, and now need to get going and start investigating these leads. Summer will be here before we realize it, and I plan to spend most of this one on the road. Thanks again for all your responses to my questions.

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #18
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I had a similar experience at a 4 day Folk Fest this past summer. I have a 33 year old Surfside that was warm and cozy in a driving rain. the wind was so bad I couldn't use the awning for feer it would rip off... at least 50mph. I've owned a motorhome that leaked, and still own a 31ft stick built on a permanent lakeside site. I honesly love my egg and my only regret is not finding out about them sooner.

one other thing you'll find is... they are an investment that never seem to loose there value if they are cared for and every little modification you do just adds to the value and enjoyment.

After owning my 38 year old trailer for 18 months I wouldn't ever consider a stickie... I spent a night in a rain/windstorm last year, winds up to 35 mph, driving rain, and we were cozy and dry while a friend in a new-from-the-dealer 4 year old stickie sprung a leak. If I buy another trailer it will be another fiberglass trailer.


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Old 11-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #19
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I guess one the first things I noticed in the RV places was the roof sealant. What's that? :-)
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I just ran across a Bigfoot locally. It looks absolutely unused. Now "according to the dealer" this was purchased for granny and stored in the barn back in 2007. Granny never recovered enough to use it and they only want 14500.00 for it. I have no idea if this is a fair price for a 2007 17.5 model. I did look it over pretty close and there wasn't even dirt in the wheel wells, the tires still have nubs and the under carriage is spotless.
Anybody familiar with Bigfoot, please chime in
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:09 AM   #21
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David,

I did a search for Bigfoot in the For Sale section here on FGRV.

Click here for the results

The third one down at the time of posting, looks like it might be the same trailer. Any chance it was this one in Red Bluff, CA? If so, they've dropped the price by $1500.

The search gives 18 pages of results, so you'll get a good handle on what they are worth over the years for the various sizes and options.

I don't know much about Bigfoots but a couple of the moderators own one, I expect you will hear from them soon.

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #22
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I just ran across a bigfoot locally. It looks absolutely unused. Now "according to the dealer" this was purchased for granny and stored in the barn back in 2007. Granny never recovered enough to use it and they only want 14500.00 for it. I have no idea if this is a fair price for a 2007 175 model. I did look it over pretty close and there wasn't even dirt in the wheel wells, the tires still have nubs and the under carriage is spotless.
Anybody familiar with bigfoots, please chime in
Hi: David... If it were me I'd offer 'em $12500 tow 'n go!!! You can't get a new 13'er for much off that. Remember that anything that goes wrong is easily remedied!!! Sounds like the "little old lady" never even towed it to church on Sundays.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:15 AM   #23
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I guess one the first things I noticed in the RV places was the roof sealant. What's that? :-)
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I can't speak for all, but we had a RV that had a relatively soft roof. (plastic/vinyl over wood?) Part of the maintenance on it was to apply roof sealant every 5 years. I assumed it was to prevent the material from breaking down due to UV. This was an 88 unit.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #24
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David,

I did a search for Bigfoot in the For Sale section here on FGRV.

Click here for the results

The third one down at the time of posting, looks like it might be the same trailer. Any chance it was this one in Red Bluff, CA? If so, they've dropped the price by $1500.

The search gives 18 pages of results, so you'll get a good handle on what they are worth over the years for the various sizes and options.

I don't know much about Bigfoots but a couple of the moderators own one, I expect you will hear from them soon.

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It's the same one Roy. I live just 12 miles from Redbluff. He originally asked for 15900, but I stayed with my best unimpressed facial expression and he came down to 14500. He's closed tomorrow, but I think I'd better see him friday. It is unused as he stated. I'm wondering if any thing can go wrong with one of these when not in use.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #25
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I just ran across a bigfoot locally. It looks absolutely unused. Now "according to the dealer" this was purchased for granny and stored in the barn back in 2007. Granny never recovered enough to use it and they only want 14500.00 for it. I have no idea if this is a fair price for a 2007 175 model. I did look it over pretty close and there wasn't even dirt in the wheel wells, the tires still have nubs and the under carriage is spotless.
Anybody familiar with bigfoots, please chime in
That seems like a real good price to me. You could offer a bit less as mentioned, but for an '07 17' Bigfoot in prime condition, I don't know if you could find better. Definitely tough to find better in a FG trailer.
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We have a 2007 Eggcamper. It has no carpeting on the ceiling and floors, so there is no lingering smells from cooking, dogs, etc.

We love ours. Look on the Eggcamper.com site and see the insides. We have one with a permanent bed.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #27
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I'm very glad I found this site. I've become aware of many brands I'd never heard of . I appreciate the responses, and now need to get going and start investigating these leads. Summer will be here before we realize it, and I plan to spend most of this one on the road. Thanks again for all your responses to my questions.

David
You can contact Tom Young in the Sacramento area and look at a Trillium:

Trailer and contact information at:

http://www.trilliumrv.com/

Of course I'm biased with our new Trillium 1300!

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #28
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Also looking at getting a first rv here. Lots of great info here.

I like the Escape, but living here in MN, only 80 miles from the Scamp factory, it is hard to ignore how close they are. I don't want to drive to BC to pick up an Escape from their factory. I wish they could deliver. But between the two, and Casita's I suppose they are quite similar. I'd love to buy used a newer model, but it is very hard to find any nearby. Just will have to keep looking. Plus buying new, I can get exactly what I want.
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