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Old 09-05-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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Help! Which TT to Buy: Outback or Arctic Fox?

I have been looking at high-end 21-25 ft Arctic Fox & Outback TTs. I want one that is very, very sturdy and can be pulled on dirt roads to unimproved (no hookups) forest campsites in the NW states. I also need a 4 season enclosed & heated underbelly TT for camping down to +10 degrees F.
Which brand is better: Arctic Fox/Nash (by Northwood) or Outback (by Keystone)? What other brands of sturdy 4 season TTs are available? Which NW RV Dealers are best?
Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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I would go with the AF - however I might be a little biased -but my 22H has been trouble free since 2005. I kept an 86 Komfort for 13 troublefree years until trading it for a Trail Lite which was nothing but trouble - I traded it in 05 for the AF and love it. If you want to hear more about the AF go to www.afnash.com and look at our forum. We have several people who take their TTs into the real backwoods and for the most part, the TTs hold up real well - most have larger ground clearance than most. We also have several members in the Spokane area.

As for your truck even with the age it is still a good truck. They don't make em like that any more - that said you might find that old 350 sucking sand when towing much over 5000 lbs. I had a 99 Tahoe with an improved version of the 350 in your truck and it was difficult to climb hills and even get up to HY speeds. Now with my new truck I hardly know the TT is back there - is also has 4.11 gears - which would have helped the old Tahoe.

As for dealers - NW RVs in Spokane is a Northwoods dealer you can probably do better at Broadmore in the Tri Cities or Thunder in La Grande. In the past, NW has put non customers to the bottom of the list when it comes to repair work - esp warranty - with Northwood this is not really a problem as they can authorize other shops to handle warranty repairs - you just need to contact Northwoods ahead of time to work out the details - maybe they can also arm twist NW.

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Old 09-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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Arctic Fox, hands down.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the Information

Many thanks for your input. I appreciate the opportunity to gain from your many years of experience!
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Another for the AF.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:18 PM   #6
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Artic Fox , no question. I have stayed in my holiday Rambler at -18*f over night many times no issue with heat but keep in mind you need something to charge the batterys because the heater draws 9~12 amps and one battery may not have reserve power to handle that even one night ! Enclosed belly , double thick windows, insulated window treatments , antifreeze in the poop tank and let the gray water drain so it doenst freeze, fresh water tank inside and no exposed low point drains are all part of the "winter camping" must haves.

Dry camping I would still suggest a 1000~3000 watt generator so you can run electric heat and charge batterys. I have my camper in centeral NH and use it winter to snowmobile , I do have power on site and use all of the 30 amp 120 volt service can give me for heat. at 10*f two small 1500 watt cube heater one on high and one on low in the bedroom . this is enough to heat it without propane turning on (70~72 inside).
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Once again, many many thanks for your invaluable insights!

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