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Old 08-21-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Smile Hi! I'm Dena & hopefully about to become a lil bigfoot owner!

I have adored bolers since my childhood and have always dreamed of owning an egg trailer. I have been searching recently to buy one and have come across what i hope to be our new home away from home. On Saturday we are going to drive 2.5 hrs to look at a 13' Lil Bigfoot. From the photo's it looks well taken care of and in good shape but I am a tad nervous because I know nothing about what to look for other than the obvious. Thanks to this forum i have downloaded the buyers check list to take. I still have to find out exactly what permits we need to drive it home. Feeling like a huge noob!! If anyone can give advice on what to look for when viewing it would be greatly appreciated. I am new to campers period as up until now we are strictly tenter's. So excited and anxious for Saturday!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV Dena,
We love pictures here, so when you pick up your new home please post some.....
just ask the sellers to operate everything for you, like buying a used car and going for a test drive.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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here are the photos i was sent

cpaharley2008, thank you for the welcome and advice. i will definitely do what you suggest. the contact person is selling for her parents who live out of town. We have been emailing and have a good rapport going. They state that all electronics are working, there are no leaks or bad smells, the trailer has been well cared for and is in take camping now codition, new tires were put on last year but it has not been used since then. Here are the pictures i have, if you see anything concerning please share. I am wondering about how low to the ground the trailer is. seems way to low. Oh, and for the record, after talking and such we are sitting at 2500$ asking price. Thoughts please









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Glad to have you here! Best of luck with the Bigfoot look-see. $2500 sounds really good. Some people pay more for a FG trailer that needs much fixing.
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That fire extinguisher is probably out of date and check the water stain next and below it in the picture, make sure the floor is not soft. For $2500 it looks nice.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome Mike, I almost feel the price is too good so something must be wrong with it or maybe i have just been reading too many horror stories of trailer damage and repair on here lol.

Jim, Thank you! That spot is something i doubt i would have spotted, will be sure to check the floors real good.

My biggest fear is buying it because It looks good or I just do not know better and then it ends up needing to be gutted or something horrible and i do not have the money or knowledge for that kind of adventure.
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A good price sometimes indicate a good value, most FG units sell from $4k to $6k for older units and more for newer units, check the sold archives here on the forum.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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I just returned from delivering our 1994 Lil Bigfoot to it's new owner and, while it was completely updated including a hot water system, we got almost 4 times that price. If it looks like the pics and rolls I would grab it on a New York minute.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #9
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Hi Dena,

Welcome to FGRV!

The trailer looks great and the price is amazing! Everyone gave you great advice, but I would add one more thing if you buy it. Have the wheel bearings greased at the earliest opportunity. It has sat a while and this will save you some wear and tear early on. Also, if it has electric brakes I believe it does), it would be good to have those checked, as well. For a 13 ft, they are not considered essential, but I think they make for a safer towing experience.

Good luck!

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #10
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thanks for the input Bob. The people selling it are an older couple that live in a very small town. Their daughter is the contact person as they are not internet savy lol. They have been great, even helping us with what hitch we need so I am hoping that the price is just a really good deal. Eases my mind a bit to know others would snag it up.

Rick, thank you for the wheel bearing and brake advice, will definitely do as suggested
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Hi Dena, to the egg party!

Looking at the pictures, if it's as nice as it appears... you'll get a good one and I think the price is very good.

You'll know if it's the trailer for you, because when you step inside... your heart will sing (no joke).

Best of luck!
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Dena,
If the trailer has brakes, you may need a brake controller installed in your tow vehicle. Does it have a 4 or 7 pin connector?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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Donna - thank you for the warm welcome. I already have visions of home in this trailer just from the pictures, hoping for a heart song for sure

Jim, i was told it needs a 2 inch ball and 7 pin connector. our chevy avalanche has a hidden hitch but no ball...yet. will go to store before we head out to see the trailer. I know nothing of hitches, so everything i just typed might as well be in klingon. lol
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