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Old 01-26-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
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Arctic Fox or Outdoors Glacier Peak fifth wheel

Hi, I'm looking at both of these rigs that are approximately 30 feet in length. I would appreciate any input or comments regarding these two RV's.
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I have not heard of the Outdoor Glacier Peak. I can tell you I ordered a
Artic Fox 29 5k. Will be here 1st of April! Exiting times ahead
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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We looked at both, wound up with the Glacier Peak. Same owners, similar construction. We just liked how the glacier peak felt, a little more upscale and a slightly more modern inside.

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Old 01-27-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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We ordered a Glacier Peak F26 CIS. We really liked the looks and feel of the Glacier Peak compared to other brands we saw. I think the Glacier Peak line also has more floor plans available than Arctic Fox in the ~30' length.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:30 PM   #5
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We have a 2013 Arctic Fox 27-5L and are very happy with the unit. It is 28.5 in length and is very solidly built. We looked at many different brands before going with Arctic Fox, haven't looked back. They aren't as flashy as some units but they are built to last.
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Ditto, Artic Fox, solid, solid unit. Love ours....
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:28 PM   #7
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I agree with TrailDust. We love the 27-5l. It might not be as flashy as other similar units, but it is very solid, well designed and nicely appointed. Heavy when compared to other units of similar length is a testament to its build quality. I believe the 27-5l is actually 29.5 feet in length and is Northwood's most popular 5th wheel model.

We did a lot of research, including spending many hours at RV shows, before deciding on the Artic Fox. Couldn't be happier with our decision.

Good luck with your decision. I think you'll be happy with either coach you're considering.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:13 AM   #8
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Thank you for the input. I have two questions for the Arctic Fox owners. What options did you order? Did you consider or do,you have the Lippert auto leveling system?
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Most are shown in my signature, but here's the full list: 4-point auto level; 15k low pro air; 10 cu. ft. frig; Thomas Payne 68" sofa w/air mattress; dream dinette; Fantastic fans on all vents; 2" rear receiver; and hard wired Progressive Industries HW30C surge protector with the remote display. We also had a couple of minor mods made that don't show up in the list of options.
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Our #1 upgrade was dual pane windows, then 10 cu fridge, fantastic fans in all openings. We have a 24.5, with the dual windows, one AC was enough, plus we boondock a lot. Can't use the AC then. It all depends on you style of camping.....what is important. We did after market for the receiver and surge protector, use the progressive plug-in. Don't know if they come with them now, but we switched all our lights to warm LEDs last year.
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Most are shown in my signature, but here's the full list: 4-point auto level; 15k low pro air; 10 cu. ft. frig; Thomas Payne 68" sofa w/air mattress; dream dinette; Fantastic fans on all vents; 2" rear receiver; and hard wired Progressive Industries HW30C surge protector with the remote display. We also had a couple of minor mods made that don't show up in the list of options.

Dschamp---Did factory do your 2' rear receiver? We asked about factory doing it and they told us, has to be done locally
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Not true Arctic Fox does put them on units for many dealers. SSTAUTO (dealer in Az has them installed on just about all their Arctic Fox fifth wheels and they are done at the factory. Glacier Peak installs them on their units too.
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Dschamp---Did factory do your 2' rear receiver? We asked about factory doing it and they told us, has to be done locally
Good question and until you asked I assumed it was done at the factory, but it certainly could have been installed by the dealer. Dealer didn't skip a beat when I asked for it, and must admit it was somewhat spendy at $375.
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ORV may be owned by Northwood Manufacturing but they are totally independent.

From Northwood "At the former Fleetwood plant, Northwood created a new company, Outdoors RV Manufacturing, and hired roughly 100 former Fleetwood employees to build new entry-level and lightweight towables".

Where Northwood spends their time with the AF is in the construction and quality..I know of 2 that are still on the road after being rolled ..rather than bling.. or as an op said "more upscale and a slightly more modern inside".

The equiv AF is 1k pounds heavier (rough numbers) and can carry 2.5K pounds more..

AFs really maintain their resale value especially in this market..

When I was in the market for a 5th, I asked..what are the full / long timers using and which brand has the greatest loyalty when repurchasing in my budget.. and did we like the floor plan..

happy rv'ing..
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