I am now a firm believer in fate...just a scant 2 weeks ago, I started looking for a Bigfoot
17 footer, to replace our beloved '73 Trillium
1300. I started my search early, since a BF is hard to find, so everyone told me.I posted in this column, looking for advice, tips on the BF line, to prepare for decision time well down the road.
Last Saturday, I parked an '89 B17 trailer in my yard !!! Yes there's a story. A good friend who had been on the prowl for a Trill 4500 had spotted this one and dropped in on the owners to check it out.Feeling that the weight
may be a little too much for his Grand Cherokee, he continued on looking for a 4500. Well, he found one, and I helped him snowblow a 400 ft path to the shore of a local lake, so he could get it up to the road from the owners backyard. We got talking about the BF, and the amazing condition it was in, as well as the fact that the owners seemed anxious for a sale. That did it...I was hooked ! I drove the 5 miles or so from my home to see it, and within 1/2 hr a deal was struck...the rest as they say, is history.
Some issues will have to be looked after before Spring, but, hey, I have lots of time...and also a Trill to sell, once I decide on the timing.
Thanx to all who responded to my post, offering tips, as well as technical advice.