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Old 09-24-2016, 12:10 PM   #1
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Got Bigfoot Trailer!

I got my fiberglass trailer! It's a 1984 Bigfoot 17' purchased from a very charitable Calgary couple. I'm from Montana, had been looking for Bigfoots and since they're mostly in Canada I used the all-Canada Kijiji: Kijiji: Free Classifieds in Canada. Find a job, buy a car, find a house or apartment, furniture, appliances and more! to search the whole country for "bigfoot trailer." There were several, but only this seller responded to my enquiries and they were only 8 hours drive away.

Current exchange rate was very helpful, price was $10,000 Canadian but after conversion it came down into my price range ($7,700 US).

Importing was really easy. I ended up crossing at a very small border station and they had to make a phone call to find the right form to fill out. Once that was done I was able to cross, no fees or anything else. I tried to do research ahead of it and have a declaration form filled but none of it was actually required. There was no DOT sticker on the trailer. I haven't registered the trailer yet so we'll see how that goes.

I'm towing with a 3.4 V6 99 Toyota 4runner. It towed great empty and got the same MPG (13 / 13.5 mpg) as it did towing the previous TT, a supposedly 900# 12.5-foot aluminum-sided Serro Scotty. Not bad for an 1800# 17' trailer!
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations.....good for you. Not easy to find .
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:54 PM   #4
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Welcome, Gorky. Looks like I'm on the Bigfoot welcoming committee tonight!
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:57 PM   #5
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Hey Gorkie make sure you get everyone to do the,

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I got my fiberglass trailer! It's a 1984 Bigfoot 17' purchased from a very charitable Calgary couple. I'm from Montana, had been looking for Bigfoots and since they're mostly in Canada I used the all-Canada Kijiji: Kijiji: Free Classifieds in Canada. Find a job, buy a car, find a house or apartment, furniture, appliances and more! to search the whole country for "bigfoot trailer." There were several, but only this seller responded to my enquiries and they were only 8 hours drive away.

Current exchange rate was very helpful, price was $10,000 Canadian but after conversion it came down into my price range ($7,700 US).

Importing was really easy. I ended up crossing at a very small border station and they had to make a phone call to find the right form to fill out. Once that was done I was able to cross, no fees or anything else. I tried to do research ahead of it and have a declaration form filled but none of it was actually required. There was no DOT sticker on the trailer. I haven't registered the trailer yet so we'll see how that goes.

I'm towing with a 3.4 V6 99 Toyota 4runner. It towed great empty and got the same MPG (13 / 13.5 mpg) as it did towing the previous TT, a supposedly 900# 12.5-foot aluminum-sided Serro Scotty. Not bad for an 1800# 17' trailer!
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