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Old 04-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Has anyone out there bought the new Arctic Fox 32-5M? I need to know pros and cons of this unit we have a TT Arctic Fox but going full time we need to upgrade and go much bigger than our 26x. Although we have had very little trouble with our TT I know nothing about their 5er's. We also like to side trip and some roads are rather bumpy so if there are other units out there that are great for tougher roads I would love to know which ones. Thank you
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I've done a lot of RVing over the years, but not having a home base doesn't appeal to me. But I've looked into full-timing and turned it down.

But I'm pretty sure the RV needs to be a 4-season camper, and include a washer& dryer. The Artic Fox 32-5M has the right specs.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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I've done a lot of RVing over the years, but not having a home base doesn't appeal to me. But I've looked into full-timing and turned it down.

But I'm pretty sure the RV needs to be a 4-season camper, and include a washer& dryer. The Artic Fox 32-5M has the right specs.
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Artic Fox's do well in four seasons.
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There is an Northwoods RV Owners forum for Artic Fox owners. You may want to check there for additional input.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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4 season sounds good but if your only summer and cooler season you might worry less about the artic package and more about 2 AC units. I fulltime in Michigan and my keystone Alpine with the artic whatever it called and done us just fine. The heat pump is a way to go too if your not paying for electric and don't like hauling propane
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I think you'll find Arctic Fox units are built very well and will withstand the rigors of rough roads as well as any brand, and probably better than a lot of them. Their frames are quite heavily constructed, as are other aspects of their products.

For back country use tho, look carefully at what you want to do, or where you plan to go, as thAt trailer is actually about 35' long, if memory serves me correct. That will limit your accessibility to some destinations.

Arctic Fox trailers are notoriously heavy. You ell NEED ample truck to tow it. Plan accordingly.

Finally, as mentioned before, go to the Arctic Fox Owners Forum, you'll get plenty of good info there. www.afnash.com best of luck to you.
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We have a2011 295T and just got back from a short 5200 mile trip. It performed awesomely! Towed it with a Dodge 3500 diesel. Most of the time couldn't even tell it was there! We're trading it in and getting something bigger, the 325M is in the running. The 295T is an excellent rig.
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Did you buy one? We're also leaning in that direction? It sure is a great looking rig and we're in the same situation!
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Jeff426,
We ended up going with a motorhome instead, has really wanting the Arctic fox but without a dually I don't think we would of pulled it as smoothly beings that it a very heavy unit (gorgous unit though)! We are very happy with our change of plans as the MH is such a sweet ride
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