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Old 09-20-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Bob. I am looking forward to retiring soon and my wife and I want to do some extensive traveling. We want to purchase a fiberglass travel trailer and after doing a lot of reading on the subject we are leaning toward an older Bigfoot. I am wondering if they have always been built as 4 season units. If not, can anyone tell me when they started the 4 season construction. We have camped, backpacked and canoed extensively but have never spent even one night in an rv so any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
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Your descriptor doesn't say where you are from but the best advice I could give is to attend or minimally visit a fiberglass rally.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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We are just North of Baltimore, MD
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. We will look for a rally near us.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:57 PM   #5
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The insulated windows and heated tanks started becoming popular in 2005. There might be some earlier units. I just checked the Bigfoot website and they refer to a "multi season" feature. Maybe they dropped the 4 season nomenclature.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:04 PM   #6
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That is a big help. It appeared to me after viewing the Bigfoot website that all current production includes heated/insulated tanks but I did not know when that became standard.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:04 PM   #7
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I totally agree.... Look for a rally to try and visit.... This will give you a great opportunity to see some options
Check out the rally forum on this site
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:49 PM   #8
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Thanks,
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:51 PM   #9
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A question just occurred to me about the rallies. Will we be able to attend even though we do not currently of a fiberglass rv?
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:32 PM   #10
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I went to and it was never a problem
Remember most owners are more than willing to show off their trailers
Don't be afraid to ask..... Very friendly folks


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Old 09-20-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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Sorry fat fingers
I meant to say i went to three rallies before making our first purchase


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Old 09-20-2015, 05:25 PM   #12
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Thanks, maybe we can still find one relatively close this fall.


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Old 09-20-2015, 06:03 PM   #13
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Here's the list of rallies. Note there are a number within driving distance this fall. Usually they have a scheduled open house however egg owners are always willing to chit chat at these rallies and show you their rigs. Before we had our Scamp we attended the Scamp Camp in FL in Feb and went thru 3 dozen trailers.
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:34 PM   #14
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I can't say that I have ever seen an earlier BigFoot in the lower 48 with the all seasons package. But that package comes with some minuses also:

They are a lot heavier. The 17' 1500 series is about 800 lbs lighter than the same size 2500 Series that has the 4 seasons kit. And the BigFoot trailers are a bit on the heavy side to start with


There are a lot more expensive. Primarily because the ones with the 4 seasons kit are almost always later units and BigFoot is now in the luxury price class. Two weeks ago I looked at a 1500 series 17' Bigfoot in central WA for $6000. A same size 2500, although newer, would run about 2-3 times that price.


Why don't you give some additional info:
Where are you located
What will you be towing with
What condition and age can you accept
Is there a specific need for the all weather package
How far are you willing to travel to look/buy
What is your approximate budget.


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