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russgs

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Arctic Fox
« on: January 06, 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Thinking of a new Arctic Fox 27-5. I'd like to hear from people who have had both good and bad experiences with this model.
Does Northwood back there product well?
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
I owned a Northwood Nash 22H trailer years ago. They are one of the best trailers built.

Had a friend who had a fifth wheel built by them and he liked them too.



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bailer6334

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 07:22:27 AM »
In the past I've owned 2 AF 5th wheels. No problems with either one. They are rated just below Airstream in quality.
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Hammster

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 01:54:48 PM »
Unless something ridiculously better comes along, we are looking at getting the Arctic Fox 22G. Similar to the Nash 22H Arch mentioned. I've done months of research and bang for buck it's going to work out well for us.
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8Muddypaws

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 02:58:12 PM »
We had a 29 foot AF TT?  It had an electrical problem upon delivery that was easily fixed and a couple of door window frames (it had two doors) that got sun damaged in 5 years.  Also easily fixed.

We sold it to our son who kept it for a number of years but sold it because they could never get away in it.

Very solid construction.  Not a much glitz as others but I'll take reliability over glitz any day.



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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 03:57:29 PM »
Unless something ridiculously better comes along, we are looking at getting the Arctic Fox 22G. Similar to the Nash 22H Arch mentioned. I've done months of research and bang for buck it's going to work out well for us.

The 22G is a good choice. The main reason we got rid of the 22H was that it had a "Crawl Over Bed". 

The 22G has a "Walk Around Bed"...much better!



2004 Monaco La Palma 36 DBD
W22, 8.1 gas,  Allison 1000 Transmission
7.1 MPG over 80,000 miles

2000 Lexus RX300, 4020lb
U.S. Gear Braking System

Hammster

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 04:01:28 PM »
Yeah, Arch. One of the many reasons why we prefer the 22G.
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8Muddypaws

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
We had a Wilderness TT with a crawl over bed once.  Won't make that mistake again.

We managed to put up with it for a bunch of years by using a double sleeping bag.
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donuts

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 11:16:22 PM »
We have a Fox Mountain 5th which is built by Northwood and I can tell you first hand that they back their trailers and their customer service is first class. I have been to their plant in La Grande, Oregon and what I saw was a group of happy employees working hard doing their jobs.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their products again.

Stan
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russgs

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 10:23:04 PM »
Thank you all for your feedback. I've got it narrowed down to an Arctic Fox 27-5 or a Grand Design 26RL.
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bailer6334

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 07:11:21 AM »
If you can afford the Arctic Fox, that would be my choice over the Grand Design. I did own a 27-5 for 5 years and it was a great trailer.
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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 10:15:50 PM »
 Our friends have a grand design 5th wheel Reflection 2014 ,many troubles!! Fridge x2,hot water tank x1,slide rollers causing damage underneath,a/c leaking inside and fold out couch is junk they say.They are getting rid of it!!

8Muddypaws

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Re: Arctic Fox
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 10:48:18 PM »
I walked through several Grand Design fivers in Quartzite.  The fit & finish was pretty bad.  And if they botch the stuff you can see my bet is the stuff you can't see is worse.

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