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Old 06-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #1
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Hi I am Nicole

Not sure if my original post is on here from a few years ago…so here it is again.

Im a 36 year old female, I work at a lab and own a B & B and 150 acre hobby farm….in my spare time (LMAO) I have decided to re do another 13 foot trailer. My first one was a 1978 Trillium. Mostly that one was just cosmetic…this time I have a 1970 Boler she needs extensive work…on a side note my husband thinks I'm crazy. He bought me a 24 foot Fun Finder, I sold it cause I wasn't having fun. You can't take something that big to the most beautiful places Canada has to offer, the back roads
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:02 PM   #2
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Nicole, my hat is off to you for your ambition and work ethic. If you happen to be a good cook as well, I'd say your husband had better keep his 'crazy' thoughts to himself! Hope you have some fun with your Boler.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:08 PM   #3
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Oh Mike, this made me laugh out loud. Out of high school I attended Culinary school. My husband has many days complained about his enduring weight problem. When I ask what I can I do to help he says " Can you just stop making food taste so good"
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Welcome, Nicole,

Delighted to meet you!
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:10 AM   #5
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Hi Nicole. My wife and i want to buy a 25ft bigfoot for extensive traveling. Canada is high on our list for places to spend time seeing. Do you really think we won't be able to see as much as we'd like with a 25ft trailer? Just curious.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:43 AM   #6
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Hi Nicole. My wife and i want to buy a 25ft bigfoot for extensive traveling. Canada is high on our list for places to spend time seeing. Do you really think we won't be able to see as much as we'd like with a 25ft trailer? Just curious.
I can't answer about Canada specifically, but even small trailers like my Scamp aren't designed for heavy-duty back road use. There are certainly places you could go in a 13' Scamp (especially if you raise the suspension) that you couldn't in a 25' Bigfoot, but I wouldn't base my trailer choice on that alone. You can always park the trailer in an accessible camping spot and go exploring in your vehicle.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:42 AM   #7
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Hi Nicole. My wife and i want to buy a 25ft bigfoot for extensive traveling. Canada is high on our list for places to spend time seeing. Do you really think we won't be able to see as much as we'd like with a 25ft trailer? Just curious.
Hi Larry,

Coming from Western Canada, A 25' Bigfoot won't cut it on most logging roads. These roads offer campsites that are more 'out of the way' usually having less amenities and requiring a back road map book to find them. These places are called 'rec sites' and they are often free and great if you prefer more seclusion.

That being said, if you want to "see" Canada, you can easily get by with a large trailer. The majority of larger, often paid campsites are known as 'Provincial Park Sites' these sites offer more amenities and are usually easy to get to. There are also privately owned RV parks scattered across the country.
Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Canmore, The Kootenays, Glacier National Park, Vancouver Island, Okanagan. All these Canadian landmarks are easy to explore with a large trailer.

I wouldn't worry about missing out
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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Did you ever drive 5 miles down a backwoods road which you think will end in a nice camp spot but instead come to a dead end and you have to turn around, it's much easier with a smaller trailer to just disconnect and turn it by hand than to back up that 25fter 5 miles .
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:13 PM   #9
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Hi Larry,

I have attached links to a great website for info on BC forestry recreation sites. These are the more remote sites that are either free or quite cheap (There are many easily accessible sites all across Canada). These sites generally are No power, pit toilet, boil only potable water and some of the most amazing scenery you have ever seen. They are the type of places RV companies use to shoot photos for their brochures. This website goes quite deep and has info on how hard it is to get in and out of the specific site you are looking at. For the most part the majority are accessible depending on how slow you wish to travel the back road and the recent weather.

I pull our 19' dual axle bigfoot with a 4x4 tahoe and I have yet to come across one that I was unable to get to. On a side note my axles are flipped for higher ground clearance and I feel my towing ability is quite good (I can parallel park my truck and trailer as long as I have at a couple feet of room front and back). I will also attach a pic of our trailer. The BC recreation site is great as you can plan an itinerary quite easily. Just be prepared that with some sites you might be spending some extra days at if you get hit with heavy rains as you wait for the roads to dry a bit.

Also as mentioned there are tons of sites all across Canada that the largest 5th wheels can get into so not worries on finding a site. These rec" sites are just a lot more natural than the highly accessible sites.

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/planning-your-trip/
http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer...14829009675607
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Did you ever drive 5 miles down a backwoods road which you think will end in a nice camp spot but instead come to a dead end and you have to turn around, it's much easier with a smaller trailer to just disconnect and turn it by hand than to back up that 25fter 5 miles .
Nope, hasn't happened. I will say though… I don't think you could unhitch and manually turn around anything larger than a 13'er, and there are plenty of situations where it wouldn't work even then due to slope, rough terrain, etc. I'm having a hard time imagining someone cross-shopping a 25' Bigfoot against any 13' trailer just because you could turn it around on a back road.

MODERATOR- wondering if this side conversation should be split off to a new thread? Seems to have taken on a life of its own away from the original posting.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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Hi Nicole. I'm Glenn and I live Terrace too. Rebuilding a 1971 boler 13' from scratch. 3 years in and a couple more to go. Would love to see your 1970.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:26 PM   #12
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Hi I am Nicole

Glenn:
I am from Kitimat. I would like to meet you as well.

In camp now, and gone for 5 weeks vacation, when I come out of camp again we will see what we can do.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:42 PM   #13
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Good to meet you

I will look forward to meeting you. 2503 Kalum. Turn south at Tim Ho's. Mine's the one with the Boler shell in the driveway.
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