The new Bigfoot is 10" longer (17' 5" vs 16' 7") with thicker walls, a heavier frame (center section is stacked 2" X 4" rectangular tubing for a 8" total depth), has a bigger axle with 12" brakes
, larger 15" tires
, greater capacity holding tanks, includes a great many standard features that were either optional or unavailable with the earlier Bigfoot models. Its "dry" weight is listed at 2895lbs. Dry weight will probably not include items like a spare tire, full propane
cylinders, any optional equipment etc. By the time you add options and load up with supplies and water, it will easily top 4000lbs and may approach the listed 4300lb GVW.
My 2000 17' CB has a listed dry weight of 2490lbs and an additional 250lbs of factory installed options. This is around 2750 lbs with no propane, water, food, tools, camping gear, and doesn't include items I have added - solar
panels, inverter, larger battery
, macerator pump, water pump accumulator, and wiring upgrades. It also doesn't include the dealer installed airconditioner, cd player and stabilizer jacks. The last time I weighed my fully loaded unit, it was at its axle gvw limit of 3500lbs to which one would have to add around 350lbs tongue weight for a total of 38-3900lbs.
Earlier model Bigfoot trailers may well be somewhat lighter, due to less options and smaller and lighter appliances - For example, I think the refrigerator
is smaller on the older models. With careful loading and empty tanks, I think it is possible they could weigh less than 3000lbs. Perhaps an owner who has actually weighed his early model while in camping trim will respond with a real world total weight?