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Old 07-21-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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I saw a Bigfoot in a parking lot at Crater Lake.

No, not Sasquatch

This kind of Bigfoot:



Notice the recessed awning. Very nice.

Bigfoot Industries no longer makes a Class B motorhome. Does anyone know which years they did make them?
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:35 AM   #2
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I did a little research:

According to the Bigfoot Owners Club website the Class B units were made only in 1996 and 1997.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Sad to see Bigfoot RV went under.

Auction is tomorrow.

http://www.timelinesales.com/auction.htm



Must be very difficult for all the employees who lost their jobs to see it all end like this.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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Don't think I've ever seen a Bigfoot before. Nice looking B.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:49 AM   #5
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i LOOKED ONLINE i FOUND THE COMPANY MAKING BIGFOOT, ABOUT 31 YEARS NOW. THEY MAKE MOTOPRHOMES (on Ford E450 chassis), TRUCK CAMPERS, TRAVEL TRAILORS (#$%^$#@ CAPS) But know B's, unless you order one, custom.

http://www.bigfootrv.com/bigfootrv_whats_new.html

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #6
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You'd never know by looking at their website but they have gone out of business.

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B.C. RV maker Bigfoot goes out of business
Downturn in U.S. was death knell for Armstrong manufacturer

Darron Kloster
Victoria Times Colonist

Friday, November 21, 2008

One of Canada's largest recreational vehicle manufacturers has closed its doors after 31 years, with sources citing the "unprecedented stress" of economic conditions in the United States.

Bigfoot Industries, based in Armstrong, ceased to exist Friday, with a spokesman for the company saying only the company had "officially closed."

The plant in the Okanagan, about 65 kilometres north of Kelowna, made fibreglass-moulded fifth-wheel trailers, holiday trailers and truck campers and had about 200 employees - with about one-third of those already laid off in June.

Arbutus RV and Marine Sales Ltd., which sells Bigfoot lines at five Island locations and is the largest seller of Bigfoot products in Canada, said yesterday it would be working closely with an appointed receiver "in liquidating this unique and quality-built Canadian product."

Arbutus owner Craig Little said Bigfoot sold about 70 per cent of its product in the United States, but the closure of several dealerships because of softening demand amid the economic meltdown forced the Armstrong company to buy back all unsold inventory. With the Canadian dollar slipping far from par with the U.S. greenback, the difference essentially forced the company to close.

Little said Arbutus RV will add several Bigfoot units to its inventory and offer three-year extended warranties on the product.

Bigfoot's closure was the second shock to the North Okanagan region this fall after Lavington Owens-Illinois, a glass container plant, shut its doors and cut 300 jobs in October.

Bigfoot Industries suffered a serious setback in the spring of 1998 when Terry Mayall, who founded the company, and two directors died in a plane crash near Moses Lake in Washington.
Many brand new units have turned up on Repo.com http://bc.repo.com/browse/RVs The first one I saw sold was a 4000 series unit that would have had a price of $170,000 on a dealer lot last summer. It sold for $101,000 on repo.com - that's a good discount.
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I'm sorry. I looked at their web page, and looked at message from the president dated Jan. 2009, but it posted before the 2009. I'd like to look the RV Show at the Bigfoot, or the company. -> Markopolo
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #8
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Like I said - you wouldn't know they have closed by looking at the website. They really should put a note there. It's the responsible thing to do.

The only reason I know is because I've been looking at them for a year. The factory closure pushed me to buy a used one two weeks ago. It's a "fixer upper", lots of things to fix. Even though they're made in Canada, Bigfoot RV's can't be imported back into Canada from the U.S. They never got on Transport Canada's List of Vehicles Admissible from the United States.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/SafeVehi ... ion5_1.htm

So I figured they'd get harder and harder to find and I'd never get one. It's amazing how I can justify things!

Another high quality manufacturer that went out of business - "Chinook" - units have held their values even though the factory closed 4 or 5 years ago.

Even though I'm moving to a "C" Class B Forum will remain. I'm still passionate about B's.

Julie - if you catch this post - maybe you shouldn't let Chino see the desk in my "C"!

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Mark Holmes will be opening a Bigfoot service shop. Here's his website: http://www.holmesonbigfoot.com and a copy of what he posted on the Bigfoot owners forum.

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Hello to you all. We will be opening a Bigfoot service shop for all of your Bigfoot service needs.
Service as follows:

-Mobile and In Shop RV Repairs & Maintenance
-Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs
-Repairs to Woodwork and Cabinetry
-Detailing of RV’s and Boats
-RV Customization
-RV Parts and Accessories
-Insurance work
-Free Estimates

This service is provided by past employee’s of the company who know your units. The exterior repairs will be done to the original Gelcoat spects, not paint. Please contact me for service needs. http://www.holmesonbigfoot.com Pictures of damage may be requested so we can offer you a general quote.
Thank you in advance.
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To heck with Chino, I want the desk!!

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