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Old 11-20-2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hoping to see Bigfoot

Hello, I am new to this forum and am hoping someone might have a later model Bigfoot 25fb travel trailer in Texas that my wife and I might be able to look at. We have been looking at other MF trailers and they all seem a little tight for us. Several years ago I saw pictures of a 25fb Bigfoot and really liked what I saw. We bought a used toyhauler to see if we liked the pull camper lifestyle. We did and do. So now we are looking, once again, to order a 25fb Bigfoot. Seems like the closest one to view, at the moment, is in Washington State. Our closest next bet might be the Quartzite Gathering in Arizona in Feb. 2018, but thats a long way from now! Don't know if I can survive that long. Please contact me. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:07 PM   #3
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Thank you, mszabo, for the quick response. I am hoping we can look at the layout of a 25fb. The one with the queen bed up front. Also wondering if the small couch they come with is a jackknife type sofa.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:24 PM   #4
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Donít know about the sofa

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:20 PM   #5
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Thank you, mszabo, for the quick response. I am hoping we can look at the layout of a 25fb. The one with the queen bed up front. Also wondering if the small couch they come with is a jackknife type sofa.
I have a 2008 30th Anv. Bigfoot 25FB. As far as the sofa, if you mean pull up and out to make into bed and reverse to put back to couch position as jackknife....then yes.

I feel the front bedroom model gives you more seating space for people when weather forces you inside. Bed actually doubles as a place to sit between sofa and dinette.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:52 AM   #6
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A couple of weeks ago, on October 24, I saw a 2018 25FB at Manteca Trailer in central California. There are no photos on their website, but the VIN number on the following ad matches the VIN of the trailer I walked through.
New 2018 Bigfoot Industries Bigfoot 2500 Series 25B25FB Travel Trailer at Manteca Trailer Sales | Manteca, CA | #M4020

They also had a 2017 25RQ (rear queen) model right next to it.
New 2017 Bigfoot Industries Bigfoot 2500 Series Travel Trailer 25B25RQ Travel Trailer at Manteca Trailer Sales | Manteca, CA | #M3566

Of course, you'll want to give them a call first if you decide to drive up there to make sure they still have it on the lot.

By the way, you might want to know that the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) of the 25FB was 1567 lbs and the CCC of the 25RQ was 2267 lbs, for a 700 lb difference. That extra door, extra set of entry steps, and the sofa must add a lot of weight. A full tank of fresh water on both of those trailers is 423 lbs and should be subtracted from the CCC if you fill up your fresh water before you travel.

The sofa in the 25FB I walked through was a jack knife, and there is room for some storage under the sofa.

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Old 11-21-2017, 09:53 AM   #7
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Your place is beautiful. Thank you, Wacenturion, that is exactly what I wanted to know for sleeping and sitting arrangements since we will occasionally travel with our three, possibly four grandkids, all of them 9 years old and under. I agree, this floor plan looks like it would be a little more accommodating for those few times that we wish to spend indoors. There are times, when we have been teaching Outdoor Skills, that it has been rainy and cold. Not all tent campers come fully prepared for unexpected inclement weather, and it seems kids like to stay outside and get wet. We designate our trailer as an optional shelter for drying out and warming up with plenty of hot chocolate and other goodies my wife might prepare. This Bigfoot might be perfect for these types of situations. Now, if we could only see one in person so as to get the feel of it, thinking we are pretty much ready to order one. Thank you again.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:19 AM   #8
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Have you looked at Escape? Thereís a 22 ft travel trailer and a 5th wheel the same size but with more space inside.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #9
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A couple of weeks ago, on October 24, I saw a 2018 25FB at Manteca Trailer in central California. There are no photos on their website, but the VIN number on the following ad matches the VIN of the trailer I walked through.

http://www.mantecatrailer.com/produc...25fb-773215-29

They also had a 2017 25RQ (rear queen) model right next to it.

http://www.mantecatrailer.com/produc...25rq-709152-29

Of course, you'll want to give them a call first if you decide to drive up there to make sure they still have it on the lot.

By the way, you might want to know that the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) of the 25FB was 1567 lbs and the CCC of the 25RQ was 2267 lbs, for a 700 lb difference. That extra door, extra set of entry steps, and the sofa must add a lot of weight. A full tank of fresh water on both of those trailers is 423 lbs and should be subtracted from the CCC if you fill up your fresh water before you travel.

The sofa in the 25FB I walked through was a jack knife, and there is room for some storage under the sofa.

Karen
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:48 AM   #10
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A couple of weeks ago, on October 24, I saw a 2018 25FB at Manteca Trailer in central California. There are currently no photos of it on their website, but the VIN number on their website for the 25FB matches the VIN of the trailer I walked through. They also had a 2017 25RQ (rear queen) model right next to it.

Of course, you'll want to give them a call first if you decide to drive up there to make sure they still have it on the lot.

By the way, you might want to know that the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) of the 25FB was 1567 lbs and the CCC of the 25RQ was 2267 lbs, for a 700 lb difference. That extra door, extra set of entry steps, and the sofa must add a lot of weight. A full tank of fresh water on both of those trailers is 423 lbs and should be subtracted from the CCC if you fill up your fresh water before you travel.

The sofa in the 25FB I walked through was a jack knife, and there is room for some storage under the sofa.

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:00 AM   #11
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Yes we have rgrugg. We initially thought the Escape would be the one to buy, mainly because of the quality of construction, not to mention the exchange rate... We have looked at Casita, Escape and Oliver. All of them are amazing, but we really want the little extra width and length of a Bigfoot, probably spoiled because of our old toy hauler. We carry a lot of gear. Anymore, we don't like the idea of a non-fiberglass trailer. Once we get to look at an actual Bigfoot and if it seems too small for our needs, then we might go a different route, or just get used to less space. From what I am seeing and thinking, we will get used to less space. Thanks for the suggestion rgrugg.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:32 AM   #12
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This is great information, karencalifornian, thank you. A couple of days ago I saw, on Manteca's website, that they had both the fb and rq. I called and they mentioned both are still on the lot. At the moment, my thoughts are to special order a 25fb if the floor plan suits us. That is why we would like to see one close to where we live, if possible, before deciding. We live in South Texas. The fb will definitely limit our gear capacity compared to what we are used to now and I would never have thought of the numbers you mentioned. Thanks for the wake up call. I must have a set of blinders on, but it seems I am stuck on the idea of getting one. Getting stubborn in my old age I guess, but not dumber. I might have some things to reconsider.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:33 AM   #13
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Karen, you are correct. The FB does weigh more due to the extra front door, sofa and anything structural that may be different. I weigh everthing that goes into my trailer so I know exactly what I'm dealing with. I also weigh the entire package, tow rig and trailer at certified scales to be sure of what my weights are.

You can see by the photos that my CCC is 1475 lbs. (1070 plus an empty water tank of 425 lbs). I do have the Onan 2.5 propane generator package which adds some weight, therefore the difference between mine and the FB you mentioned.

I put just under 900 lbs. of additional stuff in my trailer. which leaves me approximately a 575 lb. margin. I have also attached my scale ticket. I tow with a 2002 Ford Exursion Ltd. with a 7.3 diesel. Max towing capacity on it is 11,000 lbs. Total gross combined weight is 20,000 lbs. You can see I have about a 25% margin as my combined is 15,220 lbs.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #14
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Juan, one thing to consider if you order one. I have seen one FB with twins over ther years and inquired when I considered buying new. Bigfoot can do a FB with twins. Adds a little bit to cost, but in my mind the perfect set up. It also eliminates the front door. I have attached two pictures of I believe an 08' FB with the twins and no front door so you can see what it looks like from both the inside and outside.

Compare to mine.........top picture
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