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robn 02-09-2013 10:33 PM

Thinking of a 2013 Bigfoot 25B21FB
 
Hi all
We have been looking at this trailer and are pretty impressed. Any thoughts or experience with the new BF trailers? Any help with this decision is appreciated.
Rob

Ken C 02-09-2013 10:56 PM

I see a base price of $38,995 I assume that means without any options. At rv.net folks seem pretty seem impressed and loyal with their truck campers. Were you thinking or maybe 4 season enclosed tanks or any options like the Onan Generator? I guess camperoutlet would be your dealer. If so do you know if they have a good reputation? I am not familiar with them.

robn 02-09-2013 11:02 PM

Our understanding is that 4 season is std. We would get the generator option. I am familiar with that generator and a gen is a must for style of use.

Ken C 02-09-2013 11:11 PM

Ok I see it now, I missed it about the tanks I was looking at the 17 footer which is my interest. From my reading on the forum in the past, If your tow vehicle can handle the all up camping wet weight, I think you'd be very pleased. I would love to see one in person some day. It sure is a pleasure to see them back in business.

Edit: FYI, I assume someone will say check out the 21 escape also so I might as well type it here.

robn 02-09-2013 11:19 PM

We did look at one and we like it. We have no experience with BF so are hoping to get some advice from this forum. The 22 foot model will fit in our garage, so it would be our choice. I like the 25 foot better, but it will not fit. I have an F350 diesel so do not expect any towing difficulties.

Ken C 02-09-2013 11:31 PM

Sounds good. If you don't get the feedback you are looking for here rv.net truck camper forum might be a good place for warranty or feedback about the company, how they treat their customers ETC. In any event, it is one beautiful trailer.

robn 02-09-2013 11:33 PM

OK. Thanks Ken.

Tony Nowak 02-11-2013 10:05 AM

Rob, It might be worth the 20-25 dollars to access the Bigfoot Owners Club International forum. Not real active, but a good source for info/opinions. Tony

FTTRV 02-11-2013 10:28 AM

Bigfoot's are heavy and wide just make sure your tow vehicle can handle the trailer. Escape will have a 21ft this fall for sale.
Chuck

sajacoby 02-11-2013 12:01 PM

Does anyone have any idea what the 17ft model goes for? I am looking at the Escape but really like the roominess & finishes of the Bigfoot.

robn 02-11-2013 02:06 PM

Good tip on the Bigfoot forum Tony, thanks.

Ken C 02-11-2013 02:39 PM

sajacoby you can go to one of the BF dealers site to look at pricing.

FTTRV 02-11-2013 08:40 PM

I heard the 21ft Escape will be $1500.00 more than a 19ft Escape. Is the new Bigfoot a front bed or rear bed trailer? Front bed units years 2005 and newer were not heavy enough on the front hitch. Bigfoot offered a 500# weight for the front hitch. Smaller tow vehicles rear wheels could raise off the pavement. No problem with a full size truck.
Chuck

Donna D. 02-11-2013 08:52 PM

There are a bunch of us that are waiting to see the new Escape 21' trailer. We know quality and customer service is going to be top notch! :yep

robn 02-11-2013 09:40 PM

Chuck, thanks. Good comment on the tongue weight. I am not experienced towing a TT. I am accustomed to towing a 2000 pound boat behind my pickup with a 3300 pound camper in the back. So no worries about lifting the rear wheels. I have observed that this trailer has the fresh water tank up front under the bed. Perhaps a good idea to keep that tank topped off when towing. How do you like your trailer?

robn 02-11-2013 09:42 PM

Sorry about the. double post. I thought I had lost the first one :-)

Rattlesnake Joe 02-15-2013 12:01 AM

The 25' Big Foot Front Bedroom has a nice BIG bathroom. The rear bedroom has a tiny bathroom that I don't fit in. I'm 6'3" almost 300 lbs. I saw two at the Casita Rally in Quartzsite and they are very nice trailers. I was told by two owners that the 25 foot tows better than the 21 foot. The attention to detail is very good in these trailers. They are wide and heavy and the price of gas and diesel is going to keep climbing, so think about that.

robn 02-15-2013 12:10 AM

Thanks Rattlesnake. One reason the Bigfoot is heavy is that they use a heavy duty frame. This seems an advantage to me as the last unit I had did not stand up well with a frame that depended too much on the shell structure.

strander100 02-15-2013 08:54 AM

robn, I have a 2005 Bigfoot 25RQ. I sold an older Airstream to get this unit, so I am familiar with both of these manufacturers. Like you, I wanted to have my rig at home and 25' was the max I could do next to my house. We originally tried to find a 25' used Airstream, but they are very hard to come by and super expensive. A stripped down new one was $45k and the local dealer is my golf partner.

Using a Chevy Silverado 2500 D/A and after towing the BF for a couple of years, back and forth to snowbird country, I am very impressed in the quality of this rig. For what it's worth, we also owned and towed a Scamp 16' for five years with a Honda Pilot and also liked that manufacturer. Just wanted a queen bed that you could walk around and lots of windows, which the BF has. That being said, it would not be fair to compare the BF and Scamp, because the applications are so different.

Our center bath is small, but no smaller than our Airstream 34'. It's all about trade offs in this game. Again, I am "over the top" happy in being a Bigfoot owner. Good luck in your search.

robn 02-15-2013 01:58 PM

Thanks for the great info Don. We have taken the leap. Our 22 foot Bigfoot is on order. I sold my boat of 31 years on Wed as I will no longer be able to pull it along with us. We are coming from a pickup camper to this new trailer. The overall foot print of this trailer without the frame is very close to the foot print of the camper, but there is A LOT MORE useable space in the new trailer. We too wanted a walk around bed like the 25 foot has, but had to sacrifice that in order to fit the trailer into my existing garage without modifications. I think we will be very happy as well and are looking forward to the improvements including an easier get ready to go process and being able to easily disconnect from the trailer for day tripping. We have 13 good years of memories from our pickup camper days and expect even more from this trailer. We are planning a coast to coast trip with it some time in the next 2 years. Thanks again for sharing your experience.


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