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Old 05-16-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Wanted Bigfoot 17

Bigfoot 17 -2002 to 2007. Seriously seeking. We are located on West Coast BC. Will travel reasonable distance for the right one.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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Bigfoot 17 -2002 to 2007. Seriously seeking. We are located on West Coast BC. Will travel reasonable distance for the right one.
Pretty sure during the years you mentioned that the Bigfoots were actually 17.5' it was earlier years if I am not mistaken that they made a 17'


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Old 05-16-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Carol. If I'm not mistaken, the 17.5's began with the 2005's. Either would work for me if in good condition.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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I think that there was also a substantial weight gain with that extra 6". It looks like a 17.5, ready to go, can top 4000 lbs.

What will you be towing with?
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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17' Bigfoot...

Read my post in the for sale section for my 17' Bigfoot. I am from NW Montana. MTGunner
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:46 PM   #6
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http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ale-64230.html
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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I think that there was also a substantial weight gain with that extra 6". It looks like a 17.5, ready to go, can top 4000 lbs.

What will you be towing with?
Hi Bob,

Downsizing from previous trailer. GMC 2500HD so no problem with weight.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:43 PM   #8
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yep...that "that extra 6"" (weight)

that extra insulation, double pane windows, insulated/enclosed tanks........yep they are heavier.....there is no free lunch......but if you want to park in a ski area parking lot for a weekend in January.....a few more hundred pounds is a mere detail
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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Hello; Although not a 2002 or later Bigfoot, I have a 1994 For sale in very good condition. See pictures on my registry, Dale H. I am located in Wa. state. Dale H
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:38 AM   #10
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Dale H......interesting.....

never seen a counter extension like that.....was that from the factory??? (screenshot of your registry)
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Hi Bob,

Downsizing from previous trailer. GMC 2500HD so no problem with weight.
Excuse me if I chuckle.... There are some on the site that advocate spending big bucks to save a few lbs, yet there are others that treat a 1000 lb gain as being "No Problem?.

They may both be right or wrong or both.
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never seen a counter extension like that.....was that from the factory??? (screenshot of your registry)
The extension was on the trailer when we bought it (we were 3rd owners). It matches the rest of the counter top so I assume it was factory made. Dale H
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:03 PM   #13
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I have been researching these same trailers for awhile now and you may or may not be aware that that year range you mention will cover a big difference in trailers.

In 2005 Bigfoot moved from the 1500 to the 2500 series with a lot of upgrades and the increase weight that others mention above. Francois mention the big changes; there also seemed to be a slight difference in layout of the rear bunk, nicer but heavier cabinets and counters, and a different option list. I'm sure others here are more knowledgeable on the changes than I am and hopefully will chime in. But be aware the switch also came with a significant increase in price.

Currently on fgrv4sale there is a 2004 15B17cb in the Pacific Northwest listed for $16500 at a dealer (which tells me that the might be willing to come down a bit on the asking price.)

However there is also a 2005 2517.5cb also in the Pacific Northwest just one year newer from a private seller asking $20,000.

Both of these seem to be about in the range that I have tracked other sales in the past year or so. Depending on how you intend to use your camper the price difference might or might not be worth it to you. Only you can answer that question, I just wanted to help you make the most informed choice you can.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:08 PM   #14
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Badger - thank you for your thoughtful input.

We are travellers vs campers (usual trips between 4 to 15K miles) so condition of the trailer is very important to us. Our last stick-built trailer served us well for over a dozen years, and we have owned a BF 17 many years ago and appreciate the quality.

We are aware of the differences in the pre and post 2005 BG's and the latter is of more interest to us. However, we have seen some really well-cared for pre-2005's
(and others, not so much) when we weren't in the market, so we don't want to exclude the earlier models.

Thanks for calling our attention to the two Coast offerings - we are currently in discussion with one of them.

Happy trails.
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