Originally Posted by mfherbert
Hi, I'm Mike from WA state. Five or six years I was on this site asking about Fiberglass vs Airstream. I received many thoughtful answers. Anyway, I didn't do anything because I got sick. Now my wife and I are back in the market. It appears that Bigfoot
went through bankruptcy and are struggling. Are there any other trailers of comparable quality that we should be considering?
I like Bigfoot
myself, but I also favor smaller fiberglass egg campers. As a longtime boater, it is clear that fiberglass construction keeps the water out. Water destroys wood, causes rot and mold. We choose fiberglass because anything else is like a tent--wet and stinky, although there are some good offerings in Aluminum--they have sharp displeasing angles and still can still leak. With fewer places for water to get in, an egg camper
can last a lomg time. Also fiberglass boats or campers can be brought back to life, no matter how beat up, while other construction methods can not.
Another thing to keep in mind is fuel economy. My research shows that pulling anything but the lightest camper with a V6 will bring you down to around 12mpg--at that point you might as well get something bigger and heavier like a Bigfoot
. If you want better than 20 mpg, you need four things, a light
foot, willingness to drive slow, a fuel efficient car, and a light
13' egg at or under 1000 lbs. Norm probably has the most fuel efficient rig in here although a manual Jetta Sportwagon TDI pulling a 13' Boler
could beat him in fuel economy.
So the trade off is comfort vs fuel economy.