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Old 01-31-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
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How tall is Bigfoot?

Would someone please let me know what the height, at the highest point (with AC), of a 25B25RQ is? I am planning on building/buying a carport type cover soon and this information would be appreciated so that I can start and hopefully finish the project before the trailer arrives. Thanks. juan
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:30 PM   #2
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It would be best to measure the trailer after you get it. Spring strength, tire size and axle design will effect overall height. Then, allow some extra when building your structure.

I know someone who had a boathouse for his boat (like a garage for his boat) and he had it built several years after buying the boat. Years later he sold the boat and boathouse together, and removed all of his personal possessions from the boat. With all the toys, games, clothes, beverages etc. removed, the boat floated 4" higher and would not fit in the house.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:54 PM   #3
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Jack, this kind of crossed my mind, but figured they'd all be close enough, with a few feet extra over the top on my part.Thanks for responding and sharing the story. juan
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:58 PM   #4
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Hi Juan. Email Grant Bilodeux at (bigfoot@bigfootrv.com). He is the head guy there and he can give you the exact specs. I had a 18'x30' concrete pad poured for my 25RQ and I put one of those metal carport type coverings over it and it has worked fine for me. The peak in the middle is 12' high. It gives me plenty of clearance.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:02 PM   #5
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Just realize a lot of carports have side wall braces near the top, as you can see in the picture in my other thread. Thats my lowest point.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:37 PM   #6
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Juan here is a few pics of my carport.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:43 AM   #7
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Roy M, I like your Bigfoot cover. I'm planning on doing the same. How wide is your metal carport? What is the height dimension to the angle braces? And who is the manufacturer? Thanks for posting the pics.
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Roy's carport is a horizontal roof style. Panels run horizontally. Its the cheapest option.

I paid extra to get a vertical roof. The advantage is the roof panels run vertically, so you don't have seams running horizontally across the roof. Less chance of leaks. And the vertical design comes with a bit of an overhang. And the horizontal panels tend to hold snow more, doubt that would be an issue in TX but its a bit of an issue here.

Now I was ready to go with a horizontal roof, its just a cover for the camper, but my wife vetoed that plan.

Now on cost, in my area, the concrete will cost a lot more than the carport. So I went gravel. But right next to it I have a garage, which is really just an enclosed carport (same company). I got a concrete floor in that space.
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Chet the carport is 18 feet wide which gives me plenty of extra room for storage. The side legs are ten feet high up to the angle braces with a 12 feet peak in the middle. Bill is absolutely right on the construction. I had the option of going with the more expensive roof but in our part of Texas we don't get much of the white stuff! This particular set up has withstood 50-60 mph winds with no leaks.(but then again, we don't get much of the wet stuff either!!). My unit was built by a company called Eagle Carports out of North Carolina but they sub-contract out to installers in the region that you reside in. There are numerous companies out there that do this type of work. At first I just had them to put a roof on with partial 4' siding , but our area is notorious for rogue hail storms so I called them back to complete the sides and put a back on it which has given me much more peace of mind!
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Chet the carport is 18 feet wide which gives me plenty of extra room for storage. The side legs are ten feet high up to the angle braces with a 12 feet peak in the middle.
I initially was planning on a 12 foot wide carport, but after viewing your photo I believe 18 feet would be much better. I appreciate the information, thanks Roy.
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+10 I went with an 18 wide as well. Unless you have a pull through parking, or great backing approach, backing a trailer into a 12 foot slot is challenging. We did have a 12 foot wide carport for our Casita, but we had a better approach to that spot than our current carport. There is no "prize" for expert backing. Just think of that extra six feet as just 3 feet per side.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:29 PM   #12
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Bill, regarding the backing, great minds think alike!! That extra 6 feet of width is really nice. It was money well spent!
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I wanted to enclose the back wall on mine but in my goofy town, three walls makes it a garage and s garage would trigger concrete and size limits. So I prioritized the side walls instead.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:22 PM   #14
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We live outside of the city limits so no zoning issues. Otherwise I would be in the same boat as you!😁
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