Rare Bigfoot - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2011, 12:39 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
Registry
Rare Bigfoot

Thanks Donna D for all the help as I see you have been around along time,12000 plus, I will stay in touch , Maybe some of my Bigfoot Canadian Buds might like to go to the Rally this year which is in Canada, Maybe I will start a new topic, Can you help me out Donna D. Thanks again
Rick And THE BC BIGFOOT....
Name:   bigfoot.jpg
Views: 282
Size:  1.4 KB
__________________

__________________
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2011, 11:48 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
Registry
Rare Bigfoot

Hi all I just found out that founder of Bigfoot Terry Mayhaul was the founder and designer of the moulded and the FIBERCORE SYSTEM it is used on the 1500, 2500, 3000 and 4000 series camper and motorhomes and that the Oakland and the Columbia River 2000 series were the prototypes well so what trailer do I have now even a very more rare BIGFOOT Rick..

Article from The Gazette (Montreal) Quality is key for Bigfoot.
__________________

__________________
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
FYI - This article was published November 13, 2007, prior to the bankruptcy of Bigfoot. The fibercoare system is described in this article as "Bigfoot's process involves injecting foam into the cavities in the wall, floor and roof."

Rick, if you camp in really cold weather, let us know if you run into any cold spots in your trailer or condensation problems.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 02:46 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Bruce H's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce
Trailer: Bigfoot 25 ft RQ
Missouri
Posts: 398
Rick,

I remembered that Bigfoot’s “fibercore" construction has a higher R value insulation rating than their molded construction. This post prompted me to go dig out my 2004 Bigfoot brochure which has all the models Bigfoot sold that year. It lists the insulation R value for the 2500 series as R-8. It lists the insulation R value for the 3000 series (fibercore construction) as R-12.

I got caught in my 21' trailer (2500 series with R-8 insulation) one night at Williams AZ when the temp dipped to 0 Fahrenheit. It was February and I had driven up from warm sunny Quartzsite to see the Grand Canyon. I knew it was going to be cooler but when I heard the forecast I was somewhat concerned. I stayed at a campground so I could hook up to electricity. I set the trailer's thermostat on low and plugged in a small electric heater which I also set on low. I could feel a little bit of cold air around the windows but the trailer stayed warm and cozy all night. The next morning the water was not frozen and I took a shower. I was very happy with my trailer.

The electric heater would not have been necessary. The furnace is plenty. Remember you need to run the furnace to heat the tanks and keep them from freezing. The problem you will encounter is the one battery that comes in a Bigfoot is not enough to run the furnace blower through a cold night. You need to have supplemental power of some kind. Also when towing with water in the tanks you need to run the furnace some through the day to keep them from freezing.

I now have a 25RQ and cold weather does not scare me at all.

Your trailer with the “fibercore” should be a great cold weather camper.

Bruce
__________________
Bruce H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
Registry
Rare Bigfoot

Hi Well let me tell you that the coldest it will ever get in Beautiful British Columbia Canada, if your lucky in the coldest winter day it might get to 0 celsius which is 32 degrees,but only maybe if you are lucky one day a year so my Fibercore trailer will be perfect , I am not concerned about the cold just that it was designed by BIGFOOT and my Columbia River is a Bigfoot Rick.....Click image for larger version

Name:	24ft Columbia River.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	57.0 KB
ID:	34318
__________________
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 12:54 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Name: Ryan
Trailer: Bigfoot/Oakland
Alberta
Posts: 3
Sorry to revive this old thread but does anyone know any history or facts on that bigfoot/Oakland 19-20' class c that is on the first page?
What years were these short ones made, was it a low production run etc? I've spent hours searching the net and there is zero info on these.
__________________
NAYR in Alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:06 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
gage's Avatar
 
Name: Gage
Trailer: 13' Burro
California
Posts: 267
To me it's just another large travel trailer with no personality like our molded eggs have. I too thought this forum was for Molded Fiberglass Trailers, one of the reasons I joined.
__________________
gage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 07:14 AM   #22
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,727
Registry
Yes, the focus of this forum is on moulded fiberglass towables, but that does not mean at all that other trailers do not have their own personalities. As a community, we need to treat visitors with respect, and who knows, we might just convert them to our preferred style of RV.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Hi Ryan, have you checked over at the Bigfoot Owners Club? You might also want to ask your question over at iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News and the Open Road Forums at RV.net both of those websites have tons of owners with trailers of a build type such as you're asking about, which is totally different than the focus here at FiberglassRV.

Best of luck!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 09:27 AM   #24
Junior Member
 
Name: Ryan
Trailer: Bigfoot/Oakland
Alberta
Posts: 3
Thank you Jim and Donna, I do know the focus of your community but saw that Rick had posted pictures and seemed to have a knowledge of these units, both self propelled and towables and thought I'd chime in and ask the question as others may know something about the verious units bigfoot produced in the 90's.
__________________
NAYR in Alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 09:33 AM   #25
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan in Alberta View Post
Thank you Jim and Donna, I do know the focus of your community but saw that Rick had posted pictures and seemed to have a knowledge of these units, both self propelled and towables and thought I'd chime in and ask the question as others may know something about the verious units bigfoot produced in the 90's.
Ryan, in your searching, did you find a Bigfoot Owners Group. Not sure the link to it, and I think that you had to register, and even pay a membership fee. When I was first looking to by a moulded fiberglass trailer, I was heavily leaning towards a used Bigfoot because of their good build, and good insulation value.

edit: I did find the page. You do have to pay for membership, but can get a 3 month complimentary one to allow you to explore.
http://www.bigfootowners.com
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Name: Ryan
Trailer: Bigfoot/Oakland
Alberta
Posts: 3
Thanks Jim, I'll look into that. I just figured there's a bigfoot section here and many people could possibly know info about the brand and it's history.
__________________
NAYR in Alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
Registry
21 ft Bigfoot Motorhome

Hi Ryan Yeh they made the 20ft motorhomes actually for the Japanese market, they were a special make, but some, I don't know how many did stay in Canada. I have only seen one, in a picture and then at our rally in Fairmont Hotsprings 2 years ago the same motorhome was their. It is probably as rare as my trailer as The Columbia River trailers were only made in 1999 and in 2000 they came out as Bigfoot models, identical trailer, Bigfoot made lots of Columbia River truck campers. The trailers came out as the 2000 series in 22, 24,and 26 ft. Ye while at the rally they called me keener as Bigfoot owners were their. Also the Bigfoot owner son was their. The Oaklands were actually designed under Leisure Works of Vernon. Owned by Terry Mayhall who left Bigfoot and started Leisure Works but a year later went back to take over Bigfoot and that is how it became Oakland By Bigfoot. Good Luck Rick
__________________
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
FTTRV's Avatar
 
Name: Chuck
Trailer: tp
Washington
Posts: 649
The Bigfoot stickie is like my 2001 Holiday Rambler Alumscape 25ft. It has fiberglass front and back caps rubber roof, aluminum sides and framing. Walk around queen bed in the front sofa on a small slide.
Chuck
__________________

__________________
FTTRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bigfoot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help...Bigfoot...Rare..please help! Tim Walliser Money Matters 15 05-03-2010 09:07 AM
Rare 1981 15 foot Boler james kent General Chat 9 03-14-2009 07:46 PM
1996 Bigfoot 26 FW (Rare 5th wheel) Robert Stephan Classified Archives 4 05-13-2008 01:24 PM
SOLD: 15.5' CAPTAIN - Rare Fiberglass RV Brian Hatfield Classified Archives 5 11-10-2007 08:42 PM
Am I unusual or rare? sherman General Chat 5 03-26-2006 12:03 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.