Bigfoot campers aren’t new on the RV scene, but they have gone through many changes that have molded who they are today. Let’s find out who manufactures them and learn a bit about what makes a Bigfoot camper unique.
Who Makes Bigfoot Campers?
Bigfoot campers are manufactured by Bigfoot RV, which was founded in 1978 by Clyde Burgess, Erwin Kreig, and Terry Mayall. Terry was seeking a way to have his own company. Meanwhile, Erwin owned Boler, a small trailer company. So the three pooled their skills and visions to create Bigfoot.
Bigfoot RV temporarily shut down in 2008 due to finances. One year later, the company assets were reacquired by a previous Operations Manager named Grant Bilodeau. Bilodeau relaunched the company in 2010, making campers that continue to delight RVers throughout North America.
About Bigfoot Campers
Customers can order Bigfoot campers through factory outlets located in Canada and the United States. And because they are a high-quality RV, you can often find used Bigfoots in great condition through sites like RV Trader or Facebook Marketplace.
Where Are Bigfoot Campers Made?
Bigfoot RV operates a facility in Armstrong, BC, Canada. Bigfoot builds its campers in an 85,000 square-foot multi-building complex.
Is My Bigfoot Camper Four-Season?
You’ll be camping in comfort regardless of the season when you’re in a Bigfoot camper. The heated underbelly will help keep your pipes from freezing, even in frigid temperatures. In addition, the solid walls and thermal windows add to your comfort year-round. Many Bigfoot campers have dual pane windows.
➡ Learn more about Four-Season Campers here: What Is a 4-Season Camper and When Do You Need One?
Are Bigfoot Camper Trailers Fiberglass?
Yes! The original creators of Bigfoot campers, Terry, Clyde, and Erwin, had extensive experience in fiberglass. Before starting Bigfoot RV, they owned a fiberglass tub company.
Due to their experience, they knew that using fiberglass in an RV would create a high-quality product. Their goal was to create a camper with minimal seams and weak points. Not only are Bigfoot trailer fiberglass, but their truck campers are, too.
Bigfoot Camper Models
Bigfoot RV focuses on quality versus quantity when it comes to the models they offer. They also have a reputation as one of the best-made truck camper brands. Let’s take a look at the models Bigfoot has available.
1500 Truck Camper
The 1500 series truck camper line features three models for both short and long bed trucks. The models include the 8.2, 9.5FS, and 9.5FR short box models and the 9.5FS and 9.5FR long box models. This model series is the lightest weight. Each unit features R6 1-inch high-density EPS insulation as well as upgraded features and options.
Features include thermal windows, a fan, and a porcelain toilet. You can upgrade your camper with additions like an air conditioner, rearview camera, or solar setup.
2500 Truck Camper
Bigfoot camper 2500 series provides models for both long and short bed trucks. Choose among the 9.4 and 9.6 in both short and long box, and the 10.4 and 10.6E models. The 2500 series features R8 1.5-inch high-density EPS insulation and a 30,000 BTU furnace perfect for those chilly nights.
Many great features come standard, such as electric jacks, rear door awnings, microwaves, and living room skylights. Some great upgraded options available include a rear backup camera, exterior speakers, and a solar setup.
2500 Travel Trailer
Bigfoot offers more than truck campers. The company also offers a travel trailer line perfect for those who want a towable option. Each Bigfoot travel trailer features a lightweight two-piece fiberglass exterior and high-density insulation. In addition, thermal pane windows make for a great all-season unit.
Enjoy standard features such as porcelain toilets, spring-filled mattresses, day and nightshades, skylights, and deluxe fabrics. There are also Fantastic Fans, dual propane tanks with auto changeover, a black tank rinse, and enclosed heated water tanks.
If the standard features aren’t enough for you, you can upgrade to solar energy, an air conditioner, and an awning, among other things.
Older Bigfoot Camper Models
Bigfoot RV stopped making some camper models in 2008 when it closed that haven’t been resurrected. But there are still a few floating around that you might be lucky enough to spot at a campsite. Here are a few options to snag an older model.
While Bigfoot has said they’ll never bring back their motorhome, it was available for a while. These motorhomes were wide-bodied and spacious. They ranged in length from 24.8 feet to 29.8 feet.
These motorhomes boasted the patented Fibercore Wall System. This system, unique to Bigfoot motorhomes, provided superior insulation.
3000 Series Truck Campers
The 3000 series truck campers were the top-of-the-line in the Bigfoot truck camper lineup. These campers featured the same great durable construction as other Bigfoot units with the Fibercore Wall System, ensuring they were well-insulated. Additionally, there were three wide-body floor plans available.
Standard features included a slide-out dual battery compartment, high output 30,000 BTU furnace, and enclosed, insulated, and heated holding tanks.
Bigfoot RV: A Well-Loved Camper Brand
Bigfoot RV may not be as well known as other companies, but they’re well-loved by many. Since their inception, conscientious RVers have been seeking out Bigfoot campers for adventures big and small.
Have you heard of Bigfoot RV? Have you spotted a Bigfoot camper during your own travels, or do you own one? Let us know in the comments!
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