Good Stuff - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot
Posts: 28
Good Stuff

I am glad to have found this forum. We are looking at a 2004 Bigfoot and want to buy it but a little leary about the age. We are new at this and want to be careful.

zorrou812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
ZachO's Avatar
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Posts: 1,976
I bought my 1991 Bigfoot 3 years ago. Aside from problems even new trailers have, it's been solid. No regrets. If treated well, these things last. You just need to do your work to make sure this one has been treated well. If so, the next person who buys it 20 years from now will still get a solid trailer.

So you're right to be careful, but there's no reason a 2004 or even much older can't be an excellent trailer. Just be prepared that all trailers are work, in my experience. You've got all the systems of a home, except bouncing down the road. There will be issues.

Do you have any specific questions or concerns?

ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
JBB's Avatar
Name: Jan
Trailer: 2017 Lil Snoozy
South Carolina
Posts: 492
Welcome Mike! We have several Bigfoot owners I'm sure can advise you before making your purchase.
JBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 04:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
Jon in AZ's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Posts: 8,508
Zach is spot on. There's no reason to rule out a 15-year-old molded fiberglass trailer, but there is reason to do a careful pre-purchase inspection.

A few suggestions about that... (1) Download, print, and use the Buyer's Checklist (from the Document Center in the "More" tab). (2) Take a friend, relative, or neighbor with RV experience to inspect the trailer with you. (3) Pay a nearby RV repair shop to do a pre-purchase inspection. Unless the seller has a long line of buyers waiting or something to hide, they will likely cooperate with you on the inspection.

Two things I would be most concerned about... (1) Appliances. They can be expensive to replace. Test to make sure they work. If any don't, that should be reflected in the price. (2) Leak damage, especially in the floor. Bigfoot has a plywood subfloor and furring inside the walls and ceiling. If a window or vent has been leaking, there could be mold and/or rot. Feel for soft spots in the floor, tap around inside lower cabinets and benches, and look for any staining around windows and roof vents (a little from condensation might be considered normal and acceptable).

Molded fiberglass has a distinct advantage over many other RV's in that there are no seams and corners on the exterior to develop leaks. That's one reason a 15-year-old trailer is worth a closer look.

Best wishes!
Jon in AZ is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lookin good and good lookin Mac B Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 0 12-30-2009 11:30 PM
That vinyl stuff around the windows Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 08-29-2008 09:14 AM
A good source for camper stuff on EBay Darwin Maring Classified Archives 0 08-23-2007 08:52 AM
more stuff Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 07-10-2003 09:47 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.