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Old 06-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #15
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Note... Bigfoot is no longer. Somebody has purchased the Bigfoot name and producing camper inserts. But no trailers.
Can't probably has to do with economics as you have noted about Escape. You can't get something for nothing.
As an engineer I can tell you everything is a compromise.
"Need" = "wants" Think about what you really want a trailer for.
According to their website (updated recently) they are in production of 7 trailer models. All have permanent "bedrooms"
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #16
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Dave, too bad I did not check this forum last week, I just came back from up there. I will go up again in about 3 weeks ,probably not much of a help.
( I picked up a BF 5th wheel in Calgary and drove it home, the owner took lots of pictures, I bought it sight unseen, very happy with it)
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
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Dave, too bad I did not check this forum last week, I just came back from up there. I will go up again in about 3 weeks ,probably not much of a help.
( I picked up a BF 5th wheel in Calgary and drove it home, the owner took lots of pictures, I bought it sight unseen, very happy with it)
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Well - the unit in Penetanguishene turned out to be something other than what was advertised. It was owned by an elderly couple who do not even have a computer, but he was adamant that it was a Bigfoot 21 foot Front bed model. (She said it was definitely a 21 footer, but that it didn't have a bedroom!) Sans a computer they had no way to take pics for me, so I had to ask for help to look at it.

Board member Michael Pupeza volunteered to check it out for me. Turns out "she" was a bit closer - it was actually a sadly neglected 19 footer with a front dinette that they used as the bed, and which would need a LOT of work to make it into a good one.

THANK YOU Michael!

Now I am considering one that I had initially rejected and posted as a referral on the board - it is a REAR bed 21 footer. Trouble is - the owner has now moved it to his summer place up in Fenelon Falls, which is not real convenient for Toronto-based members to go see.

My concern is at this point is:

Is it the same unit that the pictures (shown in the referrals section) are actually of?

Is it a scam? (It has some of the marks - an owner who is hard to find and a unit that seems to be "elsewhere" when a member offers to go check it out for me.) (I tend to be suspicious and cautious with my $$$$)

However, another board member, Joe Olajos, from the Kingston area says he is not all that far from Fenelon Falls, so he will try to track down the unit and give me an overview with lots of pics. If he says its not a scam, I'll fly down that-a-way, rent a car and make my own, on-site decision.

Meanwhile I also a huge debt of gratitude to fellow member Roy from TO who has worked diligently to find local folks to check out the (now two) units that are (from the standpoint of someone 3 timezones away) "in the same place"

This board is GREAT!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #18
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dave---i have friends in lindsay, which is also close to fenelon falls. if you need someone to check that trailer out, PM me.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #19
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Thank you Joe and theresa,

If that works out, it will allow me to get both my trailers out of storage. It has been such a lousy spring to be even thinking of that so far. We are normally camping by now. As a matter of fact, we only got the vegatable garden planted over the weekend. The flowers have to wait.

Good luck Dave.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #20
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According to their website (updated recently) they are in production of 7 trailer models. All have permanent "bedrooms"
According to this page What's new at Bigfoot they're building five sizes of truck campers and one model of trailer. We heard they were starting with the truck campers and going from there. The pages with all the trailers are the same pages that were up before the bankruptcy. Before getting too excited, I'd call Bigfoot and get the scoop.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:32 PM   #21
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According to this page What's new at Bigfoot they're building five sizes of truck campers and one model of trailer. We heard they were starting with the truck campers and going from there. The pages with all the trailers are the same pages that were up before the bankruptcy. Before getting too excited, I'd call Bigfoot and get the scoop.

I did not know that!

That is the same site I was on, and by clicking on the "Travel Trailers" tab at the top I got the pages with the various floorplans and models of new TT's

I did not follow up any further as I cannot afford to purchase a NEW trailer, so after noting that (it appeared that) they make several models, I exited the site.

Thank you, Donna!
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #22
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You're welcome Dave. We've been following Bigfoot through the trials and tribulations of the bankruptcy and now up and running manufacturing. They (did) build nice molded trailers and we're all wishing them much success. I would imagine when someone finally is able to buy a NEW molded trailer, we'll probably here about it here at FiberglassRV. Nothing slips by this group for very long.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #23
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Now I am considering one that I had initially rejected and posted as a referral on the board - it is a REAR bed 21 footer. Trouble is - the owner has now moved it to his summer place up in Fenelon Falls, which is not real convenient for Toronto-based members to go

I saw that trailer for sale on kijiji about 5-6 weeks ago. Original asking price was 8,500. If I had the money I would have bought it weeks ago. I can't understand why it's still not sold.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:19 PM   #24
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It seems that this one is now SOLD. (just not to me!)

However a HUGE thank you goes to three fellow members from Ontario who helped me through the trials and tribulations of the past couple of weeks

Roy from TO offered to inspect the B/F 21 until it got moved to a place a few hours further way. Roy then suggested that Joe Olajos would be someone knowledgeable in the Bigfoot world and who lived a lot closer.

Joe Olajos worked tirelessly with me (despite impending surgery) to ensure that it would get a thorough inspection to verify whether or not I should jump on a plane and cross 3 timezones to go see it.

And Michael Pupeza was able to verify that the "other Bigfoot 21" in Penetanguishene was in fact a 19 footer and was being offered for sale by folks who had no idea what it was they actually owned. (Roy also suggested Michael as a person who might be able to help).

To thank the forum and its members, esp the three named above, I have sent a donation to help support the site

Many thanks to all of you. Unfortunately it all came to naught as the owner sold to someone else.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:30 PM   #25
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You should be reminded that I was the first one to offer assistance in this quest. I was willing, and offered to go from PIcton to Penetang to do the inspection, a considerable distance.

Perhaps you should review the entire post before you single out only some of those who offered to help.



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Old 06-15-2011, 12:20 AM   #26
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You should be reminded that I was the first one to offer assistance in this quest. I was willing, and offered to go from PIcton to Penetang to do the inspection, a considerable distance.

Perhaps you should review the entire post before you single out only some of those who offered to help.



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You are quite correct, Bill!

Theresa P also offered to have one of her friends check out the one in Penetang for me and you also offered to look at it for me. In fact that would have been quite a drive for you to go see it! Roy in TO found a member right in Penetang to look at it for me (that was Michael) who quickly determined that it was NOT in fact "as advertised".

When I then turned my attention to the one which was initially advertised as being in the Toronto area Roy again stepped up, only to find that the owner had then moved it to Fenelon Falls. Roy then suggested that that Joe might be the member closest to Fenelon Falls who had specialized Bigfoot knowledge. Theresa P also offered to have one her friends look at that one for me too!

An entire series of PMs and direct e-mail to e-mail plus phone calls ensued between myself and Michael, between myself and Roy and between myself and Joe.

However, that said, yes, Bill was the one who first volunteered to check out a trailer for me, and Bill would have had to drive a considerable distance to do it, and I should have noted my thanks to Bill Reilly and to Theresa P for their assistance and readiness to assist!

I have been very remiss in my efforts at showing my gratitude to those who offered to help!
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