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bigfootgrey

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Posted: 10/18/19 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Found this camper on rv trader in Souderton, Pa
Dealer name and number on truck door.


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time2retire

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Kayteg1 wrote:

time2retire wrote:

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Who pulls into a TC dealer with a nice shiny F-250 with no tailgate, $25,000 in cash, and leaves empty handed? ME!

New member here and the info on this site is unmatched that I can find. Keep up the good work TC'rs.

Rant over.


Don't know how to interpret that.
Those days new campers sell in $50-75,000 range.
Talking about TC popularity- not too many of them in Nevada and California, but in Washington you will see them every minute.



The light weight campers for short beds (6') can be got for less than 30,000.

There are definitely huge differences in technology and build.

I visited one dealer who had the Cirrus line and had 2 720's. I didn't want the 720 but I drove there (we were half way there from looking at a used one "yuk") just to see the build and technology Cirrus is using. They were right next to 2 new Travelites. The difference was astounding. Those new campers were falling apart in the lot.

Cirrus I think missed the mark on the 720 but they were still heads above the other as far as quality.

Anybody have any feedback on an 820?

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Nothing much in Central / Southern Illinois- more than likely I’ll be driving up to Northern Iowa to buy one.


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bigfootgrey wrote:

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Found this camper on rv trader in Souderton, Pa
Dealer name and number on truck door.


Is that delamination on a Bigfoot?

Didn't think they could delaminate..

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“I don't think truck campers are popular any place until you get into Colorado,..”

Not popular in California IMO.


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Looks like a bulge above the propane compartment. Could be de- bonding of the fiberglass to the insulation. Stress point for the cab over. Good eye! I didn’t notice it when I posted.

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Posted: 10/19/19 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2retire,

Truck campers are very popular in Michigan and there's a lot of dealers with adequate inventory at their dealerships. See lots of TC's on the road, CG's and at homes.

Both Lance TC's and Northwoods TC's (Arctic Fox etc) are made way over on the West Coast but only Lance is popular and sells well in the Midwest or east of the Mississippi.


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Posted: 10/19/19 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Looks like a bulge above the propane compartment. Could be de- bonding of the fiberglass to the insulation. Stress point for the cab over. Good eye! I didn’t notice it when I posted.


That is a reflection or photo aberition....enlarge and look closely, the apparent distortion runs right down thru the aluminum propane door....I have owned three dfferent Bigfoots' since 2002 and never a problem with molded fiberglass shell.


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Posted: 10/19/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you think they're rare in western PA, come to eastern PA. I ended up driving to the Northstar factory in Iowa to pick mine up. Of course, I continued on from there to Yellowstone so it was on my way. [emoticon]

Along these lines, when I was shopping for my truck I told one salesman I was planning to use it for a TC. He said "People don't use those anymore. Everybody uses a travel trailer of 5th wheel." I didn't bother going back to him.


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Posted: 10/19/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigfoot campers are fiberglass, but it is not a lamination. Think of a surf board construction. Delam from the foam core would not result in wrinkles, nothing would be the result visually.

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