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Old 02-05-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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What Size Arctic Fox?

I'm new to rving, I drive a 2010 four runner v6 2wd. My towing receiver is 5000lb. What size Arctic Fox can I pull safely?
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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I'm new to rving, I drive a 2010 four runner v6 2wd. My towing receiver is 5000lb. What size Arctic Fox can I pull safely?
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:32 AM   #3
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Brutal, but I have to agree.
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Northwood does not manufacture ultralight trailers. Sorry. Unfortunately a quality frame and build comes at the expense of weight.

What feature are you looking for? What is the max hitch weight for your vehicle (many suvs are limited to 500lbs) and does the manufacturer permit weight distribution hitches? Traveling with how many people in the suv?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:33 AM   #5
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Agree I have a 2008 artic fox silver fox 30 U the tongue weight is 1100 empty weight a little under 8000
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AF's 22G and 22H have a gross dry weight of 5,050lbs. Maybe an R-Pod or something else lighter. Good luck.
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If doing the TT thing is what you really want to do, might want to think about a different TV. The 4-runner will limit you in many ways and unless you go really lite, the MPG will not really be that good. It's not just weight, it's frontal area, wind resistance. You could do a nice tent trailer or the trailers with tent type pop-outs. Think about it for a while as to how much you are going to do this, when and where. Get what you will use the most and have the most fun with.
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I have a 22H and tow it with a Ford E250 van with 5.4 V8. This combo works well. You could look at an older 17 ft Arctic Fox or Nash. You may be able to tow that size. You could definitely tow some of the newer ultra lites but I don't think they will hold up as well. I believe you lose structural integrity as you cut material to lower weight. If the frame is lighter it probably isn't as strong. If the walls are thinner the insulation is less. This goes on and on.
A new Tundra looks pretty good, I test drove one last week. Probably will sell the van and get a new ALUMINUM Super Crew F150 this coming fall. Upgrade tow vehicle first then buy the Arctic Fox. You won't be disappointed.
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This caught my eye because my neighbor was thinking of the Artic fox 22. he can tow 6000# with his SUV, and I think that would be pushing it

I have been thinking about the Evergreen trailer. I like that they have alum. frame work (not wood) and they use bonded foam/glass panels that they claim is 4X stronger then ply. I have no first hand experience, (haven't even seen one) but you might check them out.

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Just a note: I had a 97 4-Runner w/3.4l 5 speed and I towed a 2008 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe, with a tongue weight of 350lbs and 2400lbs dryweight. Never had any problems, maybe down to 2nd or 3rd on grades of 8%. Was a great 3 season trailer.
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