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Old 06-23-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Which company make a good 5th wheel. One that can handle everyday travel.
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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We have had our Arctic Fox now since 2012 and have put on an average of about 10,000 mile per year (season). Everything seems to be holding up great in terms of traveling abuse. We have not taken it off road too far other than getting to a camp site maybe a 1/4 mile away or so. Anyway, we are happy with unit and the durability seems to be there.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:34 PM   #3
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We have full-timed in a 2007 Montana Mountaineer for 4 years (bought it used) and have had very few problems that were not self-inflicted. I have not kept track of the mileage we have pulled it, but we have been in 30 states. The decals are known to start peeling and fading after 5-6 years.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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Before our bus we had a Forest River Cedar Creek 5er. It was 11 years old and held up great.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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We've put about 20k on our Excel in 3 seasons, over some pretty rough roads and with no problems. Sadly Excel ceased production a few months ago but there are some used ones out there and maybe even a few new.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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We looked at a lot of different manufactures out there before we purchased our Heartland. It took a year for us to decide on the unit we wanted. After spending several months reading all the information we could on this site about 5th wheels. What to look for, what to avoid, it helped a lot. When we had a issue with a dealer, Heartland contacted us directly. They made it right and didn't have to. That sealed the deal for us.
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We have a Teton but they are very heavy. Well built. We love ours. It is an 2003 and in better shape than anything new we have seen on the market.
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We have had our Arctic Fox now since 2012 and have put on an average of about 10,000 mile per year (season). Everything seems to be holding up great in terms of traveling abuse. We have not taken it off road too far other than getting to a camp site maybe a 1/4 mile away or so. Anyway, we are happy with unit and the durability seems to be there.
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We love our Arctic Fox 7 months coast to coast and still going. Bought it because it seemed fit for full time travel and it has met our expectations and exceeded. Couple issues handled easily even though we we states away from purchase dealer.


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Old 06-25-2015, 08:05 PM   #10
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We have an new Arctic Fox 29-5t waiting for us , just waiting for the new F-350 dually to get delivered so we can pick it up and start our full time adventure!


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My trailer hasn't arrived yet, but I drove my wife crazy in the search for a manufacturer that I felt was built on a decent "foundation." Check out DRV. The Tradition line is their basic stuff that was recently introduced to compete with the Montana's and whatnot, still very well built but not as stout as the Mobile/Elite suites.

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We also have an Arctic Fox andd give it a big thumbs up. Just beware of their weight, they are heavy. Ours is 28 feet long and weighs in ready to camp for two weeks at 11,600# with a 24500 pin weight. The pin weight alone will max out a lot of 250/2500 trucks. My only real complaint is the gray front cap Northwood used on the 2013 and 2014 models, maybe other years also. The caps fade really fast and Northwood absolutely refuses to do anything about it.
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That's 2,450 pin weight
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That's 2,450 pin weight
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Lol, I was about to say...
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