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Old 03-05-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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About 8 years ago I looked at buying a "Bigger" travel trailer. It was very similar to a Bigfoot with a fibreglass body and an enclosed frame. It was 19 or 21' long. It was built in the late 1970's. About 5 years ago I found another at a local RV dealership. I could not find any info on the manufacturer and decided not to buy again. Since then I've looked for one to restore, but have never found any reference to Bigger as a manufacturer on the web.
Has anyone ever heard of "Bigger" as a trailer manufacturer? I live in Alberta Canada and found 2 of them so I assume it was a Canadian product.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Randy, I see you made it to the FiberglassRV site.
I found a post on the Biggar trailer, lets see if this link will get you to it.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...=bigger+trailer
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. At least now I know how to spell it and I know they are out there and I wasn't imagining it. I wonder why they aren't listed anywhere as a vintage trailer or in for sale listings. I suppose that not very many made it this long.
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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I had not seen the other topic showing this trailer, because I haven't been watching the For Sale listings. I'm glad it came up here, because it is an interesting design, which doesn't look at all Boler to me (but then, neither does the Boler 1650...).

Given that the current Boat, Bike and RV Auto Trader for Alberta lists only a single moulded fiberglass trailer (a 2003 Trillium Outback), I don't find it surprising that the much more rare Biggar is hard to find. Here, I have looked at many issues of similar publications (which are stuffed with hundreds of used trailers for sale) and never seen a Fiber Stream or Quantum and rarely if ever even a Casita, Scamp, Burro, or U-Haul. Only the Canadian-built Bolers, Trilliums, and Bigfeet appear, and even then they are far outnumbered by stick-builts. Randy is obviously a better finder of trailers than I.

Good luck finding a Biggar, Randy. I hope you'll post some more details if you find one.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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Ah, the magic of Google - but that ad seems to be the only Biggar trailer that comes up in a search for "Biggar travel trailer", the rest being connected to the Town of Biggar, Saskatchewan, and various people having the last name "Biggar". I wonder if the trailer is named after the town or the family?
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I contacted the seller and received pictures. It's the trailer I remembered .So far there is no manufacturer info but maybe later.Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:41 PM   #8
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Randy,
even though the biggar is not made any more you can still do repairs & remodel them, just take some time and read the postings from many folks that have done it with other trailers that are not made any more.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:38 PM   #9
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Biggar Manufacturing Ltd., 401 Chrisland St, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
These trailers are 19 feet long, usually 2 tone brown with a tandem axle (torsion bar) suspension. They seem to have come equipped with a fridge, furnace, water heater, stove- oven combo, converter with battery charger, potable, grey and black water tanks. Gross vehicle weight 4000 lbs. The trailers were made around the late 70's early 80's. I have seen a reference to both Biggar Manufacturing and Boler Industries in the same sentence which gave the impression of a connection, but that is purely speculation. The windows in this trailer are apparently manufactured by Storm-tite(Winnipeg). These windows are the same as those used on the early 80's Triple-E motorhomes. I was able to obtain replacement sliding window channel, water shed rubber moulding and window latches.

Hope this bit of info helps.
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We have a member with a Biggar. Album Update Time.
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:19 AM   #11
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Cool! I was just about to post that the reason there isn't more about the Biggars here is we don't have a member who actually has one. (They've popped up for sale from time to time; we have wondered about them several times through our, what, 4 or so years of existence as a web site.)



But, now that Manitoba Paul has chimed in, I won't post that as the reason there's not more about them here...
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:25 PM   #12
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #14
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Terrific looking trailer! Thanks for letting us finally see inside one.

Do you know how wide it is? I'm thinking it must be about as wide the Bigfoot (8').

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