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Old 08-04-2019, 07:06 PM   #1
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Well, guess we are not newbies yet bc we have yet to actually buy a rig We is me, my husband, and our 3 german shepherds. Focusing on used Arctic Fox and Outdoors RV TTs in the 28-30 foot range. Our max budget is 25K. Love the AF 25W but can't afford new and they have not been around long enough to become affordable and used are in short supply. Currently looking at the 29V and 27T since the floor plans look like they would work for us. It will be quite the adventure squeezing us and the dogs into that size trailer but we don't want to go bigger because we want to be able to access as many sites as possible given the situation.

Luckily my husband is all over DIY and can fix/install most things, which seems to be a prerequisite for happy RVing!

Looking forward to learning all we can from these forums and those of you who are seasoned Rvers. Can't wait to hit the road!
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What do you plan to tow with? Foxes are very heavy for their relative size. You might consider a fifth wheel. IMHO anything over about 25 feet a fiver will be a superior towing experience.
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share.

Good luck with the search and enjoy the adventure!
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:20 PM   #4
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What do you plan to tow with? Foxes are very heavy for their relative size. You might consider a fifth wheel. IMHO anything over about 25 feet a fiver will be a superior towing experience.
Our tow vehicle is a Ram 3500/Cummins diesel/Aisin tranny. May eventually consider a 5th wheel but currently, with the three dogs, one has to ride in a crate in the truck bed (we have a shell). Plus with a TT we can use the bed to pack more stuff along for the ride!
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Welcome. This is a good group to ask questions, etc.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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Thanks for the welcomes! We are ready to hit overdrive in the search for a rig--next week! Soooo many questions
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I got an Arctic Fox 27T about 5 months ago. Love it! As stated before, it seems to be heavier than the other campers of similar size. I got it used and any projects I've had to deal with have been DIY. I'm a full timer and it's held up very well.

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Not sure if the size of the trailer is including the hitch but I would suggest you look at something a little bit bigger with 3 large dogs. We started out with a 25 foot TT with 2 dogs, 1 sheltie and 1 cocker spaniel and it became very tight very quickly. We traded up for a fiver with more room after 6 months because we were tripping over each other.
Myself, I would suggest that you look at something a little bit bigger, maybe 32 to 35 foot range. Big enough for a little more leg room yet small enough for state parks etc. Check out the different sizes and move around in them to see if its realistic to stay in and live in for more than a day or 2.
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OK, so we went with the 29V. Bought a 2006 in near pristine shape from a wonderful couple in AZ. She kept saying "It was our baby"....they DID take really good care of it.

Yup, it'll be interesting navigating the K9 obstacle course inside but the price was right and we like the layout. Its a great start and we'll see where it leads us!
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