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My first sighting of a "Bigfoot" was in the state of Oregon in October of 1996 and it was love at first sight. After talking to "Bigfoot" dealers in Washington and Oregon, I finally ran across a dealer in northern California who made me a deal that I couldn't refuse. I then instantly became the proud parent of a 2500 pound bouncing baby "Bigfoot". After almost 16 years of camping in it, I am still in love with my "Bigfoot".
 


95 Dodge truck and Bigfoot camper

Previous '95 Dodge 2500HD truck and "Bigfoot" camper

This truck had a 488 cubic inch V-10 with an automatic transmission. I added a rear sway bar and firestone air bags over the rear axel, which I inflated to 85 pounds. This carried the camper fairly well, but still required a lot of effort to drive.
 


2001 Dodge truck and Bigfoot camper

Our present 2001 Dodge 3500 truck and "Bigfoot" camper

This truck has a Cummins diesel with a six speed standard transmission. The longer wheelbase and heavier weight, along with the dual wheels, adds a lot of stability and makes for a whole lot easier driving.
 


Bigfoot interior

Interior of our camper

Looking forward toward the large queen over the cab bed. The thick mattress makes for great sleeping and a window on each side of the bed makes for nice cross ventilation as we don't have an A/C.


Bigfoot dining area

Dinette area

Shows the full sized roomy dinette that sits four adults comfortably. This also makes into a full sized (?) bed for short people which doesn't matter as we hardly ever use it as a bed. The large window affords a nice view of any scenery that may be outside.


Bigfoot kitchen

Kitchen area

 A good sized double sink and a 3 burner stove still leave quite a bit of counter space to prepare meals. The large window gives plenty light to the kitchen area. A reversible 3 speed fantastic overhead fan draws out the heat or brings in fresh air from the outside.
 


1997 Bigfoot 10.5' camper floor plan

 


Cutaway view of camper

 


Camper Specifications
 

MODEL

10.5' Queen Bed

overall length

17' 11"

overall height**

7' 9"

overall width

7' 11"

floor length

10' 6"

interior headroom

6' 4"

dry weight***

2450

fresh water

51 gallon

grey water

31 gallon

black water

17 gallon

propane gas cap lbs.

2 x 20

water heater

6 gallon - /elec. ignition

furnace w/electronic ignition

25,000 Btu

3 way fridge

2 door - 6 cu ft.

** height = top of fridge vent
*** dry weight = base features only 
 


               Outstanding Features

  • Strong and Durable
     

  • Low Maintenance and Easy To Repair
       Weather and Corrosion Resistant

  • Lightweight, aerodynamic styling
     

  • Balanced floor plan
     

  • Molded fiberglass shower top and bottom
     

  • Vinyl wrinkle free wall paneling
     

  • Marine fabric headliner
     

  • Two piece molded fiberglass construction
        No seams on the roof
        No seams under the unit
        Only one horizontal seam
     

  • Arched roof system:
        Roof can carry a good snow load
        No water pockets on the roof
     

  • Double sealed access door, roof fixtures, windows
     

  • Bonded ceiling rigid styrofoam insulation in:
        Front, rear and side walls
        Floor and wheel wells
     

  • Cabinet construction:
        Solid oak doors, table & counter edges
        Double screwed face framing
        Cedar lined closets
     

  • 3 Way double door refrigerator/freezer
     

  • No Particle Board is use


I feel that my Bigfoot 2500 Series Truck Camper is one of, if not the finest molded fiberglass camper available on the market today. The top and bottom sections of the camper are joined by only one overlapping body seam and fit together similar to the hull and deck sections of a boat. By using this type of construction, called "Monocoque" in the marine industry, it makes the Bigfoot 2500 Series the lightest basement model in the marketplace. The high quality fiberglass exterior ensures a long life for the camper with a minimum amount of maintenance. This "Basement" camper is hundreds of pounds lighter than the same size "Stick & Tin" campers built by other companies. The 1.5" high density polystyrene insulated structure has an R8 insulation value, which allows me to camp at my favorite winter camping areas in temperatures down to zero degrees fahrenheit. The 25,000 BTU furnace keeps me cozy and comfortable during even the coolest winter nights.

Canoe paddles, lawn chairs and other things that I don't want to store inside the camper are easily stored in the large basement compartment. It contains a self-draining section to dispose of water from canoe paddles or other wet equipment. Another handy feature is a trap door in the floor that allows you access to the basement compartment from inside of the camper.

The interior decor is enhanced by beautiful oak cabinetry. Many items that are optional with other campers are standard in a Bigfoot. These include such items as the forward facing queen bed, a 6 cu. ft. double door refrigerator/freezer, water heater bypass/winterization system, enclosed/insulated and heated holding tanks.

My 10'6" model is equipped with a "dry bathroom" with a vanity and a separate fiberglass shower stall with a large skylight. The kitchen has a 3 burner high output range with electric ignition and oven as well as a double stainless steel sink and generous counter space.

I'm very happy with this unit and hope to have many enjoyable years of travel in my Bigfoot! 
 


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