Originally Posted by elh3946
In our search for a travel trailer, we were thinking about the Bigfoot 25' trailer. While trying to find information about it, and a forum, I came across www.fiberglassrv.com
which is dedicated to all these small fiberglass trailers...Scamp, Casita, and some I'd never heard of before (did you know that U-Haul apparently made a travel trailer at one time?).
I am also a moderator on fiberglassrv.com.
I have had a '78 Scamp 13' (in 1980-'81) and in the past year an '02 16' Side dinette and a Y2K 19' fifth wheel, both with the custom deluxe interior. They are super little trailers. In the past three years I've had an '86 UHaul CT-13, a '78 Trillium 1500
, an '01 Love Bug II, and an '87 Burro 17' wide body. The Love Bug and Burro were both built here in Iowa.
I had every intention of keeping each of them, until the next came along that was bigger, more nicely appointed or something that caused me to move to the next one. Fortunately, like Airstream, they're either appreciating or at least holding their values also, but UNLIKE Airstream, there are still lots of good buys on used trailers out there to be had.
I just sold the '02 side dinette 16' to a couple from southern Iowa and bought an '04 Bigfoot 17' fiberglass trailer from an individual in Des Moines. It's likely the only Bigfoot in Iowa!
The little glassers have every bit as dedicated a following as Airstreams and frankly share much in common, particularly the longevity. I use my trailer pretty much the same way as the guy with the Scamp and the 5th wheel. If it's too much of a hassle to get the 34' out, I take the glasser.