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Old 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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I have been using bigfoot campers since 1991 and i'm on my third.
You have to really keep your eye on the camper in and out ,you have to strip the roof calking every year and re-do it with the self leveling stuff.The 2001 camper i had had al the small problems people hear talk of cabinet quality etc etc but how about structural failure where the camper inside is 1 in form the outside wall in other words you drop a carrot off the table and its gone,thats serious trouble,but they did fix that .
My problems now with this new one is water leaks i swore i would never get a slide out and i did and it leaks.The sattelite coax lead in throught the roof was not calked so i had a 3/8 hole and the 2008 took on a lot of water through the stereo and tank level instrumentation and right now bigfoot has reduced its staff and the staff there is rotating so there is no repairs or replacemnet parts (its what i want)These units have reached a point money wise that its if you live near the plant buy if you don't buy something else.
They do look after customers that drive in
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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I have been using bigfoot campers since 1991 and i'm on my third.
You have to really keep your eye on the camper in and out ,you have to strip the roof calking every year and re-do it with the self leveling stuff.The 2001 camper i had had al the small problems people hear talk of cabinet quality etc etc but how about structural failure where the camper inside is 1 in form the outside wall in other words you drop a carrot off the table and its gone,thats serious trouble,but they did fix that .
My problems now with this new one is water leaks i swore i would never get a slide out and i did and it leaks.The sattelite coax lead in throught the roof was not calked so i had a 3/8 hole and the 2008 took on a lot of water through the stereo and tank level instrumentation and right now bigfoot has reduced its staff and the staff there is rotating so there is no repairs or replacemnet parts (its what i want)These units have reached a point money wise that its if you live near the plant buy if you don't buy something else.
They do look after customers that drive in
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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Not exactly sure what you are trying to say but I'm sorry to hear of your troubles and hope it all works out for you.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #4
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I'm saying from looking at some threads about cabinet flaws scratches etc,water leaks and structural damages are worse and difficult to repair back to a new state.The water leaks can be avoided ,i always felt that you wouldn't have to re-calk a new camper for at least a few years,but now see its a yearly thing wheter you need it or not
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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Well I definitely agree that structural issues are much more of a problem then the cosmetic ones.

Caulking should be checked every year and reapplied as necessary.

From your post is sounds like you had some MAJOR structural issues with your 2001 so if you don't mind my asking, why did you buy another Bigfoot?
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:55 PM   #6
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First time, shame on you. Second time, shame on me. It looks like you errored twice. (1)Buying a camper with a slide after you knew you shouldn't and (2)buying another Bigfoot with a prior bad experince.

Sounds like you may need to "dump and run".

RVing is supposed to be fun....not worrying about seemingly poor quality workmanship or warranty issues.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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I have always felt bigfoot was the leader in camper build,I have looked at a few and structurally they are well built ,mind you the 1991 was a very good camper ,the 2001 with the structual damage bigfoot was eager to repair ,and while i was there traded it in on the 2008,But you're right maybe i should have looked harder else where.
I like the fiberglass build possibly they are getting a little sloppy in workmanship.
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Well hopefully your 08 will be problem free and you can spend your time simply enjoying it.
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