Hi, I'm Dave; a new member with a new (to us) 19 foot 1978 Biggar
Many years ago, with absolutely zero auto mechanic skills, I dove in and bought an air-cooled VW Westfalia. Thanks to some wonderful communities
, the journey of VW maintenance and repair wasn't so daunting. I learned how to work on cars, and many years of happy camping ensued. The air-cooled was eventually replaced with a more modern water-cooled van, quite possibly the best camper ever created in one neat and tidy package.
Then something happened that wreaked havoc on our camping experience: kids. Unless the weather is perfect, the Westy is just too confining for a family of four.
We decided to go the route of the trailer. We wanted to keep things reasonably small and light
, but didn't love the idea of a tent trailer (we camp in bear country, and it can also get cold in the mountains). We settled on a fiberglass unit of some sort. Friends of ours have a Boler
, but they only have one little guy, and it works for them. We started searching for a 17' Bigfoot
, but ended up finding a 19' Biggar
I was initially intimidated by the 'uniqueness' of the Biggar
(ie. lack of parts). I also have absolutely no experience with trailers; maintaining, towing, winterizing, whatever.
After finding this community and it's resources, things once again don't seem as daunting. I get the impression that most of our eggs (round or square) are built very similarly, and there are solutions to most of the issues that could arise.
So we embrace the Biggar's uniqueness, and we'll make it our own.
Now to start looking for a tow vehicle.