You will like the Bigfoot
if that is your ultimate choice. I am amazed at how well insulated mine is. I turned on heat and brought it from. 9 deg F to 65 and having to peel off layers in a short period. Comfy in 30 minutes and toasty in an hour. The furnace
regulated the temperature very well which is important for my dogs.
I like slide outs for space but opted to avoid them because I wanted weather proof and no leaks
or drafts for longevity. If you winter camp slides are a bad idea.
The flat roof of a Bigfoot
is perfect for mounting solar
panels and anything else you might like, like satellite TV or other antennas. I am thrilled with my solar
panels and love my electric blanket as it allows me to avoid furnace
use much of the time.
As for tow vehicles, they all seem to get the same mileage while towing--about 12-13 mpg. It takes a certain amount of energy to move something heavy. That cost fuel. If you want to save money on fuel smaller camper are better. Smaller is less scary towing also. Personally, I would go bigger and drive slower.
The smaller tow vehicles don't hold up as well. The big advantage of a smaller tow vehicle is the fuel economy when you are not towing. A smaller tow vehicle is more economical. Which is the primary advantage to a tiny egg camper
For a Bigfoot
, I'd recommend a Chevy or GMC 2500 series with a Duramax diesel. The two wheel drive's get better gas mileage but the 4x4's never get stuck. 22 mpg is achievable with these.
I would feel comfortable buying one of these with more than 100,000 miles. They are built like tanks and superior to anything else available.
I had a very scary experience getting stuck towing once and would never consider 2 wheel drive again. These pickups have better brakes
than anything smaller. Dodge and Ford 3/4 ton diesel pickups are good options also.