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Old 03-14-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Thoughts on Arctic Fox 27 5

any input on artic fox 27 5

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Old 03-14-2015, 08:19 PM   #2
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We're on our third North wood Mfg trailer and have been very happy with them. North wood makes a very well made trailer. The 27-5 looks like a good floorplan.

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Old 03-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #3
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We have a 2013 27 5L and love it. The Arctic Fox is heavy and that needs to be taken into account when your truck is considered. Northwood also makes the Snow River TT and Fox Mountain 5ver which are a little lighter but also well built.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:04 PM   #4
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Northwood makes some very solid RVs. They make their own frames from steel "I" beams and are noted for strength and durability. They are not the fanciest rigs around nor the lightest but they will be on the road long after many other brands will be sitting with cracked frames. We looked at the 27-5L when we wanted to upgrade our 24-5N, but "we" (wife) settled for the slightly larger 29 5t.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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thanks for imput
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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So what did you decide on? I have to say the Northwood frames are impressive.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:59 PM   #7
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So what did you decide on? I have to say the Northwood frames are impressive.
They are impressive - probably because hey build them in their own factory, next door to the RV factory.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:57 PM   #8
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We are considering the Artic Fox 29-5K. We had a 1997 Nash that we sold several years ago, bought a 5th wheel, brand that we THOUGHT was a good brand, and 5 years later, we are looking again!
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:19 PM   #9
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I have a 2013 27 5L That I've been living in full time for over 2 months and traveling in since I bought it new. I'm very pleased with mine and would recommend it highly, in fact my blog kind of revolves around my Arctic Fox and the places I go in it. Traildust and road dogs Are correct the Arctic foxes are on the heavy side.
I'm a brand new full-timer pulling an Arctic Fox 27-5L that has a lot to learn.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:29 AM   #10
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We have an AF 29-5T. SOLID rig. Love it.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:13 AM   #11
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Our 2016 27-5L is our first 5th wheel and so far we are very happy with our selection. When buying prior TTs, price, layout and amenities were the key factors in our decisions. When shopping for the 5th wheel we focused on construction (my focus) and layout (wife's main focus).

We started out looking at units made by the same manufacture (Keystone) as the TTs we had purchased. We were never happy with the build quality and didn't really want to go that route again, but we have a large dealer nearby and handy which has helped make it bearable in the past.

I was reading an article about Airstream TTs and the author was comparing the Airstream to an Artic Fox. The author felt the Artic Fox was the top of the line "non Airstream" TT on the market. In our area Artic Fox truck campers are considered to be "the best" and I didn't even know Artic Fox made TT and 5th wheels until reading the article. After quite a bit of internet research we decided to visit a dealer and check them out. We were immediately impressed by the solid feel of the Artic Fox units and it was apparent that their 5th wheel designs are well refined and utilitarian, not cheap and glitzy. Many manufactures make their units all about eye appeal and gadgets. In our experience most of the eye appeal is flimsy and requires constant up keep especially with grandkids.

As mentioned by others the Artic Fox units are heavy and solid. They are nicely appointed with materials that can (we hope) withstand heavier use and grandkids. Retirement is just around the corner and we plan on putting some serious miles on our new 27-5L.

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Originally Posted by edlapointe View Post
any input on artic fox 27 5
I have found the Arctic Fox User Group a great place to hear the stories, praise, problems and modifications that Arctic Fox owners are sharing. It's a private board. As far as I know the company does not maintain a user group.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:44 AM   #13
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Actually, that web site is for all Nothwood products.. Arctic Fox, Nash and Snow River, etc..
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:44 AM   #14
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I really like the construction of both the Northwood stuff and the ORV stuff.
But we have not liked the floor plans. Our perfect 5'er would be a Grand design Reflection 337 floor plan built to the NW/ORV standards, insulation, frame, etc.

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