Thank you Donna D for the tip. I had somehow assumed that this one was sold already.
I LOVE the concept of the Bigfoot
. It is a mainstream competitor to the stickies and is all molded glass - hence, it will not fall
apart in a couple of years like the stickies seem to do as their siding works loose. Makes me wonder why F/G manufacturers didn't go for more models that compete in the mainstream, instead of just chasing the niche market for 13 foot to 17 foot ones (with the occasional Bigfoot
However, I can't help thinking a 28 footer is just a tad too big for me
My main use is to go to the hotrod shows that are all-weekend events, with the trailer hitched to my '57 Chev hardtop, as well as to major automotive swap meets (for those, I tow my Boler
with my one-ton P/U so I have room to bring stuff back). My ideal would be a 21 - 23 foot, that is small enough to be towed easily by my car for the 3-5 weekend events we attend each year.
I will, however call the owner to see what the weight
of this one is. In that size, the presence/absence of a bedroom will not really be an issue as there is room in it for some living area, too. If my '57 could tow it without "giving the car a hernia" there could be a possibility here....
It just bugs me that I can get a 21 foot stickie with a great floorplan, but when I look at such things as the Bigfoot
21 (or 23) - a perfect size - I find that they wasted so much space on a bedroom, and the actual living space is no more than a much smaller trailer.
Just can't see us trailering to campgrounds or traveling with one - things are just SO much cheaper, easier and more comfortable to take my Wife's Lexus and do the "hotel room thing". We did the trip to Yellowstone (plus 6 states) with a travel trailer behind the pickup several years ago and decided at that time that we would NEVER do that again!
Just called him. Its actually too small for his needs - he wants more of a "park" model to leave in Ariziona for snowbirding. He just got back from Ariz with it. (He also has a Boler
17 for local stuff and attends Boler
meets with it)
He says its advertised weight
is in the 4,000 range, but it actually comes in closer to 6,000 due to options added at the factory and having put real hardwood floors in it, among other things. Tongue weight
is in the 650 lb range.
6,000 lb is really too much for a car to tow, but then again, most of the hotrod meets that I attend are not TOO far away....... (and then on the third hand, if you are one of those folks who have 3 hands
As the surgeons say:" incisions, incisions, always incisions"
Edit/addition to message:
They just sent me a whole bunch of pix - 87 of them in fact! Unless I am missing something, it only is designed to sleep two people, plus maybe another 2 at most!
It has twin beds in the front bedroom and it has what appears to be "an Argentine cowboy" in the rear living room. (maybe a sofa that is not even convertible to a bed - have to check into that!) It does not appear to have a dinette at all - there is a "Duncan Fyfe" style drop-leaf table and two loose chairs for the eating area.
Even my Boler 17 sleeps four, with another on a top bunk!
I have asked him to e-male me a cc of the floorplan before I decide whether to make the 5 hour trip to go see it