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Old 11-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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How long did it take to find the perfect camper?

I have been looking for an Arctic Fox 990 for a few months and have only looked at one so far. It was pretty rough so passed on it. I found one without a gen and air so passed on that. Another was a 2010 but the guy thought it was worth $30,000. Not. I would love to buy new but the sticker shock is just too much for us.

How long did you take to find your gem? I have placed a "Wanted" ad in the local on line RV sections in my area of Vancouver Island. I would be willing to travel to find the right one.
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I'm not sure there is "perfect" out there. There's close enough - which is where we are right now & that took us 6 years.

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I have been looking for an Arctic Fox 990 for a few months and have only looked at one so far. It was pretty rough so passed on it. I found one without a gen and air so passed on that. Another was a 2010 but the guy thought it was worth $30,000. Not. I would love to buy new but the sticker shock is just too much for us.

How long did you take to find your gem? I have placed a "Wanted" ad in the local on line RV sections in my area of Vancouver Island. I would be willing to travel to find the right one.
At $30,000. You are pretty close to a new AF 990 later in the year. When dealers want make room to get the next years models in. Even better a left over AF 990 from the previous year. Just takes some time in the end to find the right 990 for you, you'll know. Best of luck in you search,
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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Try RV Trader. Its lists all types of RV's I just check the AF 990 and there are 27 of them for sale. But a lots of them are 2014's. Some are older and you can see the different prices. I just selected Truck campers and found Northwood Mfg and selected 990. They are all over the western US.
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If I'd ever found the "perfect" truck camper I would probably still have one (it).

Now I have a bigger box. Still not perfect but pretty nice.

BTW, DW and I really liked the 08 AF990 we had. You probably will too.
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Found it.

I agree there is no "perfect camper" but I found what I think will be great. I bought a 2007 Arctic Fox 990 that was owned by a fussy perfectionist. It was kept in a garage and used very little. Picking it up this week and then heading for the sunny south after Christmas for 3 or 4 months. I can hardly wait.
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I agree there is no "perfect camper" but I found what I think will be great. I bought a 2007 Arctic Fox 990 that was owned by a fussy perfectionist. It was kept in a garage and used very little. Picking it up this week and then heading for the sunny south after Christmas for 3 or 4 months. I can hardly wait.
Congratulations, on your find. Great news on the AF 990. Best of luck with your TC. Pictures would be nice to see.
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I agree there is no "perfect camper" but I found what I think will be great. I bought a 2007 Arctic Fox 990 that was owned by a fussy perfectionist. It was kept in a garage and used very little. Picking it up this week and then heading for the sunny south after Christmas for 3 or 4 months. I can hardly wait.
Congrats on the 990, I'm sure U will enjoy it. I have the 2012 , 990 and really enjoy it. This summer we spent 125 nights in it, 12,000 miles. We have it on. 2012 F 350 dually, gvw of 13,300 lbs.first had it on a 2008 F 350 , single wheel with a gvw of 11,400 lbs . Was legal but found it restricted what I carried. I also now have the Firestone air bags in and keep 70 lbs in them, helps on rough roads. Having a problem with the slide but in the process of getting it fixed.
Would like to get south in Jan, Feb , where is a good but reasonable place to go. Any ideas would help . We are now on the BC/ Washington border, small town called Osoyoos.
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Osoyoos is one of my favourite places. A lot of fond memories of swimming there as a kid on our summer holidays. It's on our list of places to visit this summer as we tour BC.

We love to wander Arizona and stay in the southern area for the warm weather. Some places I suggest seeing: Jerome (official ghost town), Lake Havasu/Parker area, Tombstone, Oatman (another ghost town on route 66), Bisbee, and others I can't think of. We are not into big towns and avoid Phoenix and anything big and busy.
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Used to live in Victoria on the Island but ce to Osoyoos to retire
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[QUOTE="cactus flats;1816434"]Used to live in Victoria on the Island but came to Osoyoos to retire. This summer went to the East Coast then headed West, from Chicago on we followed old Route 66, to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, then North thru Utah. Loved the scenery. The 990 worked well, air cond. furnace, all good. TV is good but last thing on our things to do.
We keep the camper and truck in a large heated garage, what part of B.C. are U planning to visit next summer ?
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[QUOTE="cactus flats;1816434"]Used to live in Victoria on the Island but moved to Osoyoos to retire. Great places to camp here if U come this way in the summer. We are not sure of plans for 2014 , so many choices . We keep the 990 in a large heated garage so it gets babied all winter. Have slide issues now, waiting for a drive part to come to complete the repair. Warranty is covering this , so that helps.
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Don't limit yourself to 1 model/make/style or type of RV> We were looking at 5th Whl for full timing in, and had it narrowed down to a short list of 3 mfgrs. The we saw the MH in my signature and fell in love with it and know as soon as we walked into it that this was the unit for us.
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