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Old 09-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #29
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If you are in the southeast I'll show you my 1989 B17 model. Can not tell you how much we love it. Ed
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #30
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We will be in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. If that is near where you live we would love to see it!


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Old 09-22-2015, 04:18 PM   #31
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Thank you to everyone who has provided guidance as we embark on our adventure. We have booked into 2 rallies, a Casita rally in Lancaster, PA and the egg rally on the Outer Banks. We are very excited about meeting new friends and gaining knowledge from experienced RV"rs. See you on the road.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:57 PM   #32
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:39 PM   #33
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I'll be at the Outer Banks event with my almost new Bigfoot 17.5FB. Come on by.

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Old 09-23-2015, 03:53 PM   #34
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We look forward to meeting you and seeing your rig.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:06 AM   #35
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During the past 7 day period my wife and I attended 2 fiberglass rallies. The first was the Casita rally in Lancaster, PA and 2nd was Eggshells in the Outer Banks. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the people who took the time to share with us their knowledge and experience and allow us to look at their rigs. We learned a lot and are now much better prepared to make a decision about what best suits our specific needs. Special thanks to Joan and Jeannine who hosted the rallies. I attached some photos of our very first egg, compliments of Jeannine. We love it although our hope is to end up with a slightly larger one.Click image for larger version

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We hope to see all of you again.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:01 AM   #36
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Welcome, Bob!

I see I missed your earlier posts as I was traveling at that time. I originally hail from Harford Co., but I've been in AZ since I graduated from Loyola University (Loyola College back then).

Sounds like you're jumping in with both feet. Rallies are a great way to start. Now that you've seen quite a few eggs, are you still leaning toward a Bigfoot? Did you run across any Escapes? They have some extended-season options, without being as heavy or pricey as a true 4-season trailer like Bigfoot or Oliver.

Best wishes in you "egg hunt." The little one is a nice start!
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #37
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:16 PM   #38
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I hope that you are having some luck researching the camper that it right for you. Just wanted to say that I also attended a rally prior to owning my Casita and was welcomed with open arms - even invited to attend the dinner and other activities. At a rally this past weekend, there were several people there who were still "shopping" for the right rig! As stated already, most FG owners are very willing to show their camper and are very used to being asked about them. Good luck!

I hadn't read all of the recent posts before writing the above comments. Sounds like you are getting lots of information at the rallies, etc.! If you pass through Franklin, NC on your way to or from Atlanta, you are welcome to look at my new Casita Spirit Deluxe 17'. It will be in town around Thanksgiving!
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:52 AM   #39
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Susan,
Thanks for your offer to stop and see the Casita. My wiffe and I would love to meet you and take a look at your rig but we are flying to Atlanta at Thanksgiving time. I am sure you will enjoy it. Casitas are great trailers and their owners are supported by a warm and generous group of fellow Casita owners. Our experience at the rallies we attended in Lancaster, Pa and the Outer Banks were exactly as you described. The owners there took a lot of time to show us their rigs and talk about the pros and cons of different layouts. We were invited to attend a tech talk session where owners discussed modifications, problems and how they had been addressed and shared how they had upgraded their units in all kinds of ingenious ways. They shared their food with us and we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Maybe we'll see you at a rally sometime.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #40
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Hi I presently own a 1999 21rb 2500 series. 21 ft trailers in Bigfoot were the first four season but they came in 1500 series also. In 2005 they brought in the new mould for the 17 ft trailer and made it a four season also as all models are 2500 series now. The Bigfoot is not expensive because of the four season package it is because they are the Best of the best in the fiberglass trailers. My trailer weighs 3700 lbs empty. It is the quality of the product that makes the Bigfoot what it is today, My trailer is 16 years old but looks brand new. Anyway good luck shopping . Crazy Canuck Rick
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:23 AM   #41
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Rick,
Thanks for the input. We had the opportunity to look at a Bigfoot 17.5FB 2500 series at the Outer Banks rally. That model is well suited to our particular needs. The quality of construction was obviously very good and the only compromise I see is the additional weight. We liked the fact that it is slightly wider than some others and the 4 season capability. With all that said, several other models would also work for us very nicely and what we end up with will to some degree be guided by availability. Since reselling a FGRV that is well maintained can be done with little or no financial loss we may buy one that is available and use it while we shop for our "ultimate" rig.
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