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Old 02-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #29
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Sorry for the confusion. I have the 21 foot front bed model on order, which is actually closer to 22 feet in overall length. I did not get the front cargo box as that adds an additional two feet to the length, which would prevent me from fitting it into my 24 foot garage. The bigfoot.com site has a photo gallery. The first set in that gallery are of the 21 foot trailer I have on order.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #30
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Maybe he has ordered a 21ft with a big front box so it could be a 22ft. I have not owned to many Bigfoot Trailers we are on #7 currently.
LOL but your a HOARDER!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #31
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Carol wrong no hoarder here. I only have one Bigfoot at this time a 25BF21RB. We did own a 83 BF17G, a 95 BF17CB, a 2005 25B21FB, a 2007 25B21RB, a 1985 BF19, a 1988 BFTW20 5th wheel, and now another 21.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #32
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Chuck so I take that back! Your not a hoarder but a connoisseur of Bigfoot's
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #33
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I was wondering about the 21 foot Big Foot Front Bedroom. I believe starting in 2005 that it swayed when towing and to off set that a 500lbs weight was put on the tongue some how? I was also told it was the water sloshing back and forth in the fresh water tank that was the cause because the tank is right under the bed and not enough weight to stop this sloshing? I wonder if the storage box option would be enough weight to off set this sloshing wobble effect? Anyone out there that has the storage box on their 25B21FB?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #34
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Sorry for the confusion. I have the 21 foot front bed model on order, which is actually closer to 22 feet in overall length. I did not get the front cargo box as that adds an additional two feet to the length, which would prevent me from fitting it into my 24 foot garage. The bigfoot.com site has a photo gallery. The first set in that gallery are of the 21 foot trailer I have on order.
Gotcha!

I'll bet you can hardly wait...do post pics when you get the trailer!

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #35
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robn, congratulations on your progress and I hope the ordering process goes smoothly with your new Bigfoot. The PDI is important and I have used the form on this site to purchase two RVs. A couple of things that I've learned in addition to the normal steps is to check two areas very, very carefully. First, go over all caulked areas with finger pressure and make sure there is good adhesion. Second, verify that all plumbing connections are more than finger tight, which is a super common problem with units coming from the major US manufacturers. Enjoy the upgrade and have fun making some new memories.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #36
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Good tips.
Thanks Don.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #37
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I have an F350 diesel so do not expect any towing difficulties.
What you mean is your F350 can handle the weight.

I have a Silverado K3500 D/A dually. It can tow 12,000 lbs tag-along and 15,000 with a gooseneck or fifth wheel. It does have a problem towing light trailers. Light trailers can literally bounce up into the air and cause damage.

Towing a 21' Bigfoot might be fine, however, you may find you wished you had a lighter suspension in your F350 or else a bigger load in the bed to smooth things out.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #38
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I think it's implied every new or different combo will need adjustments at first.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #39
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Good info Conrad, thanks
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #40
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Welcome to Bigfoot membership. We have had a couple of 21RB's and now a 25RB. We have toured and admired the 21FB's several times-nice unit. Your F-350 should be great for towing this unit. I am still using my F-150 to tow the 25 since I really couldn't afford to buy a bigger truck when I got the bigger trailer. I know I should get at least an F-250 for the better suspension, but I am well under the F-150 towing capacity rating right now. I can't comment on the towing issues with the 21FB, but I mostly traveled with tanks empty on 21RB's to reduce weight. Much to my surprise the heavier 25' trailer produces the same fuel consumption as the 21. Wind resistance plays a bigger role than weight I have been told. We were also waiting to look at an Escape 21 when this Bigfoot 25 deal came along. But we probably would not have adjusted well to the narrower width of the Escape. When we first moved from a Casita to a Bigfoot, the extra width was the most appreciated feature. We hope you can make the Bigfoot rally in Cody, Wyoming this coming September. It's a great way to see all the great products Bigfoot has made over the years.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #41
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Thanks David,
We looked hard at the 25 footer, but just could not make it fit into our garage. I too like the extra width. Our previous unit was a truck camper and we are looking forward to the extra space and quicker load up time that will come with this trailer. I am also looking forward to having my pickup bed available for storage. In anticipation, I have installed a hard tonneau cover and built an organizer rack to keep my frequently accessed things back by the tailgate. These include our folding chairs, BBQ, grey water disposal container, fresh water pail, and collapsible table. Now we are just waiting for delivery of the trailer......patiently......patiently......waiting ....waiting.....waiting....
By the way, what brake controller are you using? Any tips on using/adjusting controllers for best results are appreciated. I have not towed a trailer with trailer brakes before?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #42
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Welcome to Bigfoot membership. We have had a couple of 21RB's and now a 25RB. We have toured and admired the 21FB's several times-nice unit. Your F-350 should be great for towing this unit. I am still using my F-150 to tow the 25 since I really couldn't afford to buy a bigger truck when I got the bigger trailer. I know I should get at least an F-250 for the better suspension, but I am well under the F-150 towing capacity rating right now. I can't comment on the towing issues with the 21FB, but I mostly traveled with tanks empty on 21RB's to reduce weight. Much to my surprise the heavier 25' trailer produces the same fuel consumption as the 21. Wind resistance plays a bigger role than weight I have been told. We were also waiting to look at an Escape 21 when this Bigfoot 25 deal came along. But we probably would not have adjusted well to the narrower width of the Escape. When we first moved from a Casita to a Bigfoot, the extra width was the most appreciated feature. We hope you can make the Bigfoot rally in Cody, Wyoming this coming September. It's a great way to see all the great products Bigfoot has made over the years.
We have a knowledgeable friend who said he got the same mileage going from a 17 to 25 foot Bigfoot! Towed with a Titan. He also had some concerns about 21 footer and towing, but don't know if it was the front bed model only.
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