I have been a very silent member to this great forum. I have owned a '76 13 foot Boler
for 4 years or so. What made me purchase the Boler
on first sight was the overall impression aesthetically from the street, and once viewed the incredible boat floor. I fear curling vinyl or linoleum over plywood when water finds an entry point. and I was very impressed that this potential hazard was substantially reduced by the molded construction with no wood in the walls and ceilings and the aforementioned boat floor. And to think the originator developed a Winnipeg company, and that his genius initiated the development of Scamps, Casitas and others makes me think that Ray Olecko (I hope I have the spelling), should receive much more respect in his hometown.
While I will never sell the Boler
, I am still interested in a 16 or 17 foot trailer to get a fully self-contained unit (toilet and shower and water heater). I have not towed the Boler as of yet, and only recently changed the '98 Jetta TDI for a 2006 Kia Sportage 2.7 six. I am about to order a brake capable new axle
for the Boler and with that it will fall
within towing specs for the Kia.
The new trailer will primarily be a guest 2 to 3 season unit for guests in this resort area, and secondly a mobile unit.
I have not discounted so-called stick options and have been watching the adds. The two that have come up are both from the '70's-a 17 foot travelaire and a 16 foot Triple E. Both units are around 3000 lbs and fall
far outside my current tv. They are priced at $2500 for the Triple E and $4500 for the Travelaire.
But I am considering a '84 or '82 17 foot Bigfoot
on the market for $7400. I have heard that The the stated weight
is 1875 lbs but realistically around 2200 lbs or so. Again, outsided of my tv towing specs for now. The interior layout with small angled bathroom looks to be the same as the two stick trailers, but what concerns me is the construction method of the Bigfoot
. Some mention sagging ceilings and some floor replacement. With the substantial amount of wood cabinetry I would dread the job of floor replacement most of all. On the other side of the equation, I have heard many good things about the Bigfoot
, and provided one had the money, the added insulation and winterized windows
of the newer units make them much more desirable for cooler seasons.
So back to my chosen thread title-Is the Bigfoot in fact considered as a molded trailer. In other words is the upper section one piece or are their seams in addition to those around roof vents etc. Thanks all,