I'd be happy to share my experience if helpful.
We too (my wife, myself, 9 yr boy and 5 yr girl) were looking for a Fiberglas trailer last year. Initially we thought that Boler's were the way to go because we really loved the cool 'retro' styling, light weight
(our tow vehicle is a V6 Jeep Liberty) and functionality. Soon we discovered that for our needs/desires, the Boler's were just too small. We then thought maybe a Trillium
would be better-same cool kinda look and slept 4...better than a Boler
in terms of size but we had trouble finding one in our price range at the time we wished to purchase. Soon we recived an email from a friend who said he had a 1986 17ft Bigfoot
that might work for us. At this point, BF's were not really on our 'radar'.
We went look at it and were amazed by how much room they had on the inside-very well laid out. Also, the amenities like bathroom (some with showers), lots of cupboard space, 2 double beds + a bunk for a person under 100lbs, furnace
were really impressive. After looking at the BF in person, we did some reserach and found out that BF's have a great reputation for build quality, features and also hold thier value well. Needless to say, we bought the BF and are super happy with it. We've taken it on as many trips as we can and LOVE IT!!! It really fits our family well and is light
enough to tow comfortably with our Liberty. Hope this helps...feel free to PM if you have any questions
Good luck with your search,
Originally Posted by Ewesful
I'm hoping to join the ranks of fibreglass trailer ownership this summer. My difficulty is that I live somewhere that costs at least $100 and hours of travel to go look at trailers. I'm doing a lot of preliminary searching online, but pictures and sellers descriptions only go so far. I'm looking for a model with at least an enclosed toilet and three sleeping areas (even if an overhead bunk). So far, units available in south-western B.C. appear to be Bolers and Bigfoots in my price range. I'll be towing with a Ford v6 Escape
with a class 2 towing package, so total weight
loaded can't exceed 3500 lbs.
I would be grateful for any information that would help me narrow my focus, or let me know to consider both models equally.