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Old 02-22-2021, 01:33 PM   #1
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Arctic Fox 865 awning

Hi Everyone,
First truck camper.

We're in the process of ordering an Arctic Fox 865
One of the options is the side awning 8', 9', and 10'
Which size awning do you think would be beneficial?
What size do you have and are you satisfied?

Also the grapevine is saying to always get your awning on the passenger side if you have a choice.
Your thoughts?

What options do you think we should order?
Do you have any options that you don't use and probably wouldn't get again, or wish you had ordered?

Thanks for listening.
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:12 PM   #2
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My suggestion is to evaluate how you plan to use your TC. For me, nothing better than sitting under awning so I would get the longest available. YMMV.
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Thank you so much JRS950
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I got an 8’ on mine. I would check and see if all those lengths are actually available. I didn’t look at the 865 brochure just now, but i did at the time look at several 865’s The one thing i would get is a 3-way refrig. depending on how your going to use it.

main thing is have fun.
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Thanks, laj
I do believe these are real options, it comes from the dealer and he gave us two weeks or there-a-bouts for most of the options. The rest of the options he said he would do if we want them or change our mind.

Awning options
8’ along box and 6’5” extended out
9’ along box and 8’ extended out
10’ along box and 8’ extended out

I was wondering about the 3-way fridge too. This dealer is very against it, gets passionate. Says the 12-volt will do nothing but drain our batteries down real quick. He said we’ll be fine with propane and 110-volt when we’re plugged in.
Do you find you use 12-volt often or can’t do without?

Thanks again for taking the time and giving us your input. I look forward to real life use information.
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Thanks, laj
I do believe these are real options, it comes from the dealer and he gave us two weeks or there-a-bouts for most of the options. The rest of the options he said he would do if we want them or change our mind.

Awning options
8’ along box and 6’5” extended out
9’ along box and 8’ extended out
10’ along box and 8’ extended out

I was wondering about the 3-way fridge too. This dealer is very against it, gets passionate. Says the 12-volt will do nothing but drain our batteries down real quick. He said we’ll be fine with propane and 110-volt when we’re plugged in.
Do you find you use 12-volt often or can’t do without?

That's the plan, have fun.

Thanks again for taking the time and giving us your input. I look forward to real life use information.
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I'm with laj on the fridge, get the 3-way. More options for you on how you use your TC.
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I wouldn’t be without my 3-way. I wanted it for a specific type of trip, but find i use it quite a bit. The more options i have the better i like it. 99% of what i do is boon-dock.

I take my magna when i am going to use cgs.
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the other is i prefer curbside awning.
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Waiting on a Northern Lite. It does come with a 10" side awning so we are looking forward to putting it to use.
As far as the 3-way frig. goes I don't think its that big of a deal. We have been off the grid a few times and never have used much propane for the frig. Can't see wasting battery power when propane will do.



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