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Old 12-02-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Sept 2014 we bought a new 32 - 5M Artic Fox 5th wheel, before buying make sure you check the water hoses so you don't have floods
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Sept 2014 we bought a new 32 - 5M Artic Fox 5th wheel, before buying make sure you check the water hoses so you don't have floods
It's a must to check during the PDI, and a really good maintenance item to be checked a few times each year.
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OK, there's a story there, right??
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Me guesses that he did not and now is not happy with Artic Fox. But as I said I'm only guessing.....
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Me guesses that he did not and now is not happy with Artic Fox. But as I said I'm only guessing.....
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Other then a few major problems we are enjoying our Artic Fox 5th wheel, the down sizing from a large home was the hardest, one has to let go of so many treasures.


We have now lived three month in our the Artic Fox 5th wheel and find it has everything only on a smaller scale.
Like they say “there's no life like it”
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:28 AM   #6
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Amen. We bought an ArcticFox also and are very happy with the life and the rig. The electric waste valves provided a
challenge but the company was very easy to work with and we found an excellent RV service in North Carolina that took great care of us. A & M Services in Kitrell, NC.


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Old 12-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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Amen. We bought an ArcticFox also and are very happy with the life and the rig. The electric waste valves provided a
challenge but the company was very easy to work with and we found an excellent RV service in North Carolina that took great care of us. A & M Services in Kitrell, NC.


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Nice to chat to another Artic Fox owner, at one time the Artic Fox was build in Alberta Canada, rated for 40 below.. would not want to live in our 2014 5th wheel now when it's that cold, it's no longer built for 5 below, furnace and fire place going all the time... just add another sweater and it's fine
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Ours says it is certified for 0 degrees and we have been quite comfortable with the furnace going during overnight temps of 25 degrees. We try to keep the temp at 60 and yes, add a sweater. We use flannel sheets and a couple of down comforters. My husband has found a couple of places where he feels cold air coming in that he wants to plug.





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Btw, we have a 29-5t because we want to spend a lot of time on the road and want to conserve fuel but the fireplace sounds pretty good. Nice talking to you too.


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Ours says it is certified for 0 degrees and we have been quite comfortable with the furnace going during overnight temps of 25 degrees. We try to keep the temp at 60 and yes, add a sweater. We use flannel sheets and a couple of down comforters. My husband has found a couple of places where he feels cold air coming in that he wants to plug.





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We also had a lot of "drafty" places. My husband removed all (7) plastic casings from the ceiling for the skylights, fans, air conditioning, etc, and found there was no insulation, he then lined everything using that light silver insulation to wrap the water pipes.


The plastic casings were then returned back in place. In the three skylights he added two sheets of clear plex-glass to keep out the cold and block the heat in the summer, he then covered all vents that we would not need until summer with a sheet of plex-glass, leaving only the fan in the washroom uncovered... no more ceiling drafts.


Now his mission is to tackle the other drafts!


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We too are trying to seal the drafts. We had issues with the electric dump valves as well and ended up pulling them out then installing manual valves. So nice to drive up to a sani dump now and drain the tanks. Didn;t look too good for AF when a flashy new unit can not dump the tanks. Then they did not plan for easy access to the manual override, had to drop the belly pans to dump (about a two hr process to dump 3 tanks).

Now our front cap (grey) is already failing and discolouring. It's only a 2012. We have taken care of it from the start, handwashing and waxing after every long trip we do (about 3 times a year it sees wax, or when water does not bead anymore and bugs are hard to wash off). The bugs are washed after every trip. Have seen new ones at the dealers that seem to have the same look on the front cap as ours started out like, so I am keeping a close eye in other AF units.

Yes, there is lots of good too, but this is one unhappy camper that looks after our stuff. So disappointing.
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Thank you all for the insight. My husband is planning to work on the drafts with similar methods and I will suggest he looks at the fans and skylight too.

We will be vigilant with the front cap also.

And watch the valves. When I talked to the AF rep I got the feeling that there were more than a few problems with the electric valves. Will keep posted.


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Have your front caps clearcoated at a paint shop. They will keep the shine for many years.
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