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Old 02-17-2016, 09:58 PM   #29
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We have a 29 5k on order. 1st of April cant come quick enough !! Thanks guys for reminding me we made the right decision
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:15 AM   #30
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Have spent two months in our 2015 Artic Fox 27-5L in Arizona this winter and no issues what so ever. Love it.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:16 AM   #31
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:28 AM   #32
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #33
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I am lucky enough to have a dealer local. I have looked at the Fox Mountain 235 RLS, the AF 27-5L and the AF 29 5-T in 5th wheels and the 25Y in travel trailers.

These are very well built heavy duty units. We were very disappointed in the inside storage availability in the 29 5-T. The FM 235 RLS has a terrible floor plan with the fridge in the stairwell. I haven't given up on them as I have not seen the 325 RKS yet which looks like a nice floor plan. I could live with the 29 5-T. The unit I looked at was a 2015 and they made some changes with the 2016. But it's too heavy for my Ram 2500 4X4. The 29 5-L and the Fox Mountain jobs would tow just fine. But the units in 5'ers I have actually been in so far are not my cup of tea. The 325 RKS would be nice, but I haven't seen one yet. These things are very pricey, but built pretty well.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:13 AM   #34
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We have a 235 and until you mentioned that the fridge was in the stairwell I never really noticed. It's a non issue for us. If you haven't stepped foot in any you should give it a try. The build quality is the best in the industry.
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:16 AM   #35
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We have a 235 and until you mentioned that the fridge was in the stairwell I never really noticed. It's a non issue for us. If you haven't stepped foot in any you should give it a try. The build quality is the best in the industry.
I was in a couple models, I liked the 29 5-l but it is too heavy for me, or really at the top of what I'd want to haul. I am waiting to look at a FM 325 RKS. Totally agree the units are very well built. Just haven't been in a floor plan I like yet.
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I am lucky enough to have a dealer local. I have looked at the Fox Mountain 235 RLS, the AF 27-5L and the AF 29 5-T in 5th wheels and the 25Y in travel trailers.

These are very well built heavy duty units. We were very disappointed in the inside storage availability in the 29 5-T. The FM 235 RLS has a terrible floor plan with the fridge in the stairwell. I haven't given up on them as I have not seen the 325 RKS yet which looks like a nice floor plan. I could live with the 29 5-T. The unit I looked at was a 2015 and they made some changes with the 2016. But it's too heavy for my Ram 2500 4X4. The 29 5-L and the Fox Mountain jobs would tow just fine. But the units in 5'ers I have actually been in so far are not my cup of tea. The 325 RKS would be nice, but I haven't seen one yet. These things are very pricey, but built pretty well.
The listed gross dry weight/pin weight is listed as 10,876/2023 for the 29 5T and 11,208/2663 for the 29 5K. Yes, I know these are brochure figures, but point is, the 29 5K has a significantly higher pin weight. We have a 2012 29 5T, which was lighter than the ones made starting 2013. Love it. Not trying to draw out the weight police, but my 2500HD Duramax pulls it just fine. The 27 5L just didn't have enough space for our needs and wasn't much lighter.
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Am planning to full-time in a year (or two) with a fiver. I've seen more AF 5'ers with full timers than any other brand. Searching through threads on this forum reinforces the observation that they're that good.

I'm curious who's their competition in the under 32-34' fifth wheel space (want to keep somewhat small so we can fit in state campgrounds)? The only rig I've seen that's close is from Denali (this one) but the design seems to minimize usable kitchen counter & storage space compared to the AF (I also don't know how it stacks up build-wise to the AF).

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Spent a lot of time looking and researching before deciding on our 27-5L. Couldn't be happier with our decision.
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