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Old 02-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #43
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The reason I previously said that I wouldn't call it a "full" double hull is because when I think double hull, I think of two full shells of fiberglass. Though there is definitely a full double hull, it is not all of the same material.
Thanks, Clayton, that's nice and clear.

While there is some sort of interior wall or panel everywhere (no outer shell showing anywhere), I don't think this is what "double hull" is intended to mean. In it's marine original, it means a functional second hull, so that if the outer hull layer is breached, the boat still floats. Our trailers don't float, of course, but it would make sense for the inner "hull" be form a self-supporting or integrated structure. The framing and panelling of the inner walls wouldn't qualify by this standard.

In the egg designs generally accepted as "double hull" (U-Haul, Burro, Eggcamper...) the inner moulded parts form an entire side of the trailer interior in one piece per side (these are generally vertical-seam designs). By the way, even these do not have complete inner shells - that's too hard to assemble. Their inner shells don't reach the centre line.

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The areas in the Biggar that have fiberglass interior walls are all around the door, the front dinette, the kitchen, and the bathroom. The overhead cabinetry around the kitchen and front dinette are fiberglass.

The areas around the back window and side goucho are made up of cabinetry so the interior walls in these sections are wood.
This sounds like the fiberglass sections are like a Boler (with 'glass interior - many like mine are wood), Trillium, or Scamp (except those with "custom" wood interior). The rest of the areas are framed and panelled, like a typical Bigfoot.

It looks like Biggar was trying to blend the best features of various designs, and made a desirable trailer in the process.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #44
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It looks like Biggar was trying to blend the best features of various designs, and made a desirable trailer in the process.
Agreed, I think the Biggar is an under appreciated trailer. It was not produced in large enough quantities for people to be familiar with the design. As a result, they don't seem to have a resale value that compares to their quality. I think the owners of this brand of trailer are getting better value then other brands.
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We took off all the drawers, cabinet and bathroom doors today and sanded it down to get it ready for painting, also the wood panelling. Body/fiberglass work will have to wait until we get better weather

We discovered that original floor cover was brown shag carpeting! Previous owner changed it to vinyl tile everywhere but we can see it through the ring for the post for the dinette table. What a surprise.

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