Finding Bigfoot: Discover a Canadian-made travel trailer designed for all-season camping and entertaining
Have you noticed? Travel trailers have grown quite complex. Once an icon of simplicity, devoid of all but the bare necessities, towable RVs now offer creature comforts that were unimaginable 20 years ago. But for those of us who want a trailer that harks back to a simpler time, the 2500 Series 25B25RQ from Bigfoot Industries could be the answer.
Slideouts? Not a one. Electric fireplace? Uh-uh. But what the 25B25RQ does offer is Bigfoot’s famous two-piece fiberglass construction, high-density insulation, thermal-pane windows, and heated and enclosed holding tanks that make every trailer the company builds capable of four-season fun.
Headquartered in British Columbia, Bigfoot offers eight floorplans in the 2500 Series, and the 25B25RQ is one of the largest at 25½ feet (denoted by the second “25” in the naming convention). As you enter the trailer through the front door, you are greeted by the generously sized living and dining area, with a large, fixed dinette that converts into a sleeping space. The street-side dinette bench extends into another seating area, so there is plenty of room for dining or entertaining.
A large window up front and windows on either side make the space light and airy, a feeling that was enhanced by the sample unit’s Driftwood Windswept decor with the leather upgrade. And where many newer models come with blackout shades only, Bigfoot still equips its trailers with versatile day/night shades. Storage is plentiful, with an overhead cabinet up front and on the street side, as well as another compartment behind the curbside dinette bench.
The kitchen is both handsome and well-equipped, with stainless-steel appliances and dark cabinetry with brushed-nickel pulls. A three-burner range with a cover is topped by a vent hood and a High Pointe microwave, and there is adequate overhead storage space for essentials. Below, a functional workspace features a countertop extension near the entry door, as well as a cover for the large, round stainless-steel sink.
Beneath the oven are two large, deep drawers that would be good places for pots, pans and baking sheets, and three drawers next to them are suitable for smaller items. Under the sink is a tip-out compartment for brushes and sponges, as well as a large cabinet with a shelf. Opposite the stove on the street side is an 8-cubic-foot stainless-steel refrigerator, and attached to its cabinet on the dinette side is a TV mount with an extending arm (the TV itself is an extra-cost option).
The street-side bathroom is amply proportioned for a trailer this size, with plenty of countertop space, a small stainless-steel sink and a double-door, mirrored medicine cabinet. Beneath the countertop are two drawers and a large compartment underneath the sink. To the right of the lavatory is a nicely finished one piece-fiberglass shower with a molded bench, soap shelf and plastic retractable shower curtain.
Sensibly placed across from the bathroom is a large, mirrored wardrobe cabinet with a cedar-lined floor and plenty of room for hanging clothes. Underneath the cabinet are four small drawers, as well as a larger one at the bottom that would be a perfect spot to store shoes.
Equipping the bedroom with a 60-by-74-inch bed when there is no slideout might seem like a challenge, but Bigfoot did an admirable job with its use of space here. The bed is horizontally opposed, so there is walk-around space, and even plenty of storage, courtesy of the overhead cabinets, shirt closet with drawers and nightstand. Under-bed storage offers more room for a comforter, extra pillows or other bulky items.
The sleek exterior features standard aluminum wheels, a continental kit for the spare tire, an exterior shower, black-tank flush, patio awning with LED lighting, and dual LP-gas cylinders — something you’ll appreciate during winter camping. Popular options include an 11,000-Btu air conditioner, 2.5-kilowatt Cummins Onan generator, power A-frame jack, solar panel and more.
Lightweight and aerodynamic, the fiberglass Bigfoot 25B25RQ pairs well with today’s crop of fuel-efficient half-ton trucks. For those seeking a high-quality, low-maintenance travel trailer, it’s an ideal four-season companion for outdoor adventures.
Special thanks to Apache Camping Center in Portland, Oregon.
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Bigfoot Industries | 250-546-2155 | www.bigfootrv.com