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Old 02-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #15
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Hey all! Anybody on here has a 21 foot Bigfoot with a lift kit? Looking for inspirations.
Just curious ; why would you want a lift kit ? and put the trailer higher
up into the wind stream ? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:27 AM   #16
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Why jack it up? We did the same with our Casita. Need the extra height to clear pot holes and such when good docking. Even with a raised Casita, we have encountered roads that were impassable and we had to turn around. Some of the roadways to, and in, the primitive campgrounds are full of very deep potholes.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #17
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Same reason Rzrbrn did it. We have a Casita now that has 30" BFG tires on it and has about 10 inches of clearance.

I actually ended up buying a 25b21rb a few days ago in CA and decided we like our Casita more. So it's up for sale now.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:10 PM   #18
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Rushin, we just finalized our purchase of the BF 25B25RQ. I DO NOT want to hear that you like your Casita more...not after what we just went through...I am joking. We like our Casita also.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:19 PM   #19
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Rushin, we just finalized our purchase of the BF 25B25RQ. I DO NOT want to hear that you like your Casita more...not after what we just went through...I am joking. We like our Casita also.
Haha, no worries. I am sure you will love it. There are a couple things I personally did not like about the bigfoot. My wife hates me for putting my foot down and saying I want to keep the Casita.

Practical issue was that our f150 (2015 2.7 Ecoboost) got 10mpg puling a totally empty dry Bigfoot for 750 miles. We get 14-14.5 pulling a fully loaded Casita with water, two dirt bikes, two moutain bikes and extra 12 gallons of water in the back of the truck. So I can image with all loaded up we would be glad to get 8-9. Plus I could absolutely feel the Bigfoot behind the truck and could at best do 60-65 in 5th. While with the Casita I can do 70-75 in 6th up hills.

As far as not so practical things. Our Casita is 1998 and the bigfoot is 1997. Casita feels modern and "clean" on the inside. Bigfoot feels extremely dated and more like a traditional stick camper even though I know it's not.

For me to love it and want to call it home I would absolutely have to gut the thing down to fiberglass and get rid of desgusting luan and contact paper walls that just induce gag reflex in me. And i am just not ready to do this huge project.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:48 PM   #20
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I would absolutely have to gut the thing down to fiberglass and get rid of desgusting luan and contact paper walls that just induce gag reflex in me.
That's funny. But absolutely one of the things I don't like about so many trailers. A "picture of wood", stuck onto cabinets made from glued together sawdust, just doesn't do it for me. I've never understood how reminding me of what wood might look like, with a picture, is somehow warm, comfortable, or possibly durable. As soon as it gets bumped, or wet, it falls apart.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:40 AM   #21
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Hey all! Anybody on here has a 21 foot Bigfoot with a lift kit? Looking for inspirations.
Why lift it?
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:20 PM   #22
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That's funny. But absolutely one of the things I don't like about so many trailers. A "picture of wood", stuck onto cabinets made from glued together sawdust, just doesn't do it for me. I've never understood how reminding me of what wood might look like, with a picture, is somehow warm, comfortable, or possibly durable. As soon as it gets bumped, or wet, it falls apart.
Just to set the record straight, if you are talking about bigfoot trailers, I have been into every nook and crannie of my 2002 21RB and it is plywood throughout. I have not found one bit of pressed board. I hate the stuff also. It does have panels with the fake wood grain on luan plywood. The cabinet doors though are real hardwood and the structure is all plywood.

I am curious if the new models have any pressed board in them or if Grant has stuck with the old way and kept the plywood in all the structure and drawers.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:00 PM   #23
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I just bought a 2019 BF 25RQ. No particle boards in sight yet. Some thick Plywood. All screws encountered so far are SS.
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Lauan plywood (also known as Luan Plywood) is a commercial term used throughout the United States that typically refers to a 1/8" - 1/4" tropical hardwood plywood panel used for underlayment in flooring, lamination, paper overlay, furniture, and millwork applications.


It's not glued sawdust.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:41 PM   #25
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Thanks Glenn. Although I did not think Liam is particle board, I thought it a solid sheet of thin wood. Good info.
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It's good stuff for RV environment. Was somebody complaining about it's use and a experienced wood worker and cabinet maker said it is excellent for the application because the photo finish doesn't absorb moisture so the plywood doesn't warp.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:50 PM   #27
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I wonder if Adzel might not be better than Luan in Rv's.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:47 PM   #28
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I wonder if Adzel might not be better than Luan in Rv's.

Beats me. I looked it up and have no idea what it is or how it compares. Probably more expensive or harder to work with.
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