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Old 03-01-2018, 06:30 AM   #1
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Wanted: BigFoot, Escape or Similar Cold Weather Rig in SW US

Looking for a cold weather trailer like an Bigfoot 2500 Series 17.5 or Escape 17 or 19 in New Mexico or nearby in Colorado, Arizona, West Texas, Southern Utah or Southern California. Cold weather amenities like insulation, thermal pane windows, etc... are a must.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:56 AM   #2
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Bigfoot makes true 4-season trailers with rigid foam shell insulation, heated holding tanks, as well as thermal windows. Escape is more of an "extended season" trailer. Thermal windows and underbelly insulation are optional, but shell insulation is thin and holding tanks are not protected. Depending on how you plan to use the trailer, it may or may not matter.

All are rare on the used market. You may have to expand your search radius.

Best wishes finding a trailer that meets your needs!
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:28 PM   #3
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We have just decided to sell our 21' RB Big Foot. Would that work for you? We have moved and are now in central AZ.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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+10 Escape is not a four season trailer.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:34 PM   #5
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We have just decided to sell our 21' RB Big Foot. Would that work for you? We have moved and are now in central AZ.
Thanks for the offer, but that’s just a bit more than I’m looking for.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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+10 Escape is not a four season trailer.
Double pane windows and under insulation are a common enough option for me to ask. Not sure why you donít expect me to know what Iím looking for.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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Double pane windows and under insulation are a common enough option for me to ask. Not sure why you donít expect me to know what Iím looking for.
Bill is right though, an Escape is not a 4-season trailer, unlike a Bigfoot for the reasons Jon in AZ stated in his post. You could make an Escape a 4-season trailer by not planning consecutive days in below freezing weather.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:06 PM   #8
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The OP is looking for a "cold weather trailer" and did not ask for a "4 season trailer". Different people have different expectations for how cold is "cold weather" depending on when and where they'll camp. Why all the harping about a 4 season trailer, when the OP has made it plain that he knows what he's looking for?
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:17 PM   #9
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Why all the harping about a 4 season trailer, when the OP has made it plain that he knows what he's looking for?
Hardly harping, but the OP asked for "Cold weather amenities like insulation, thermal pane windows, etc... are a must." Only three of the all-molded manufacturers offer these options:
Oliver
Bigfoot
and Escape

Oliver and Bigfoot are 4-season trailers, Escape is not. But a colder weather trailer than any:
Scamp
Casita
Parkliner
Lil Snoozy
Happier Camper
Relic
and all the others
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:51 PM   #10
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I understand that this is a forum and people are going to be inclined to discuss trailers because this is a forum. Iím not trying to keep anyone from sharing their knowledge, but I posted this because I am looking for something specific and wanted to see if anything was available used in the Southwest before heading farther afield or buying new.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:45 AM   #11
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all wx camper

t

there are some real experts here give everyone a chance some make some statements to make you think.

I don't know if there is really a camper made for extreme weather you are sort of limited with the propane tanks but if at campground I suppose you will then use el. heaters. even then camping in winter in north Dakota would be hard to do.

some of these people have had egg campers for years they can advise you as to what will work and what wont.

best of luck

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Ok Donna, maybe it wasn't harping. Maybe just fiddles, with a few horns and drums in the background. lol
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:31 AM   #13
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Good morning:
Sent a PM regarding your 21ft Bigfoot. Not sure if it went thru. Haven't gotten accustom to getting around on the site.
I'm interested, would like pics, have cash in hand. Close to AZ.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:48 AM   #14
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cold wx camper

a friend of mine has a nice 5th wheel in n.m. somewhere he is there in the winter he tried el. heaters finally had to get a 100gal propane tank to keep the heat up in his camper.

maybe just sacrifice all that extra for more heat in the camper going to need it anyway. as for n.d. I doubt if any camper can be sustained for heat when its 40 below!

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