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Old 02-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #15
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Exc choice. Huge tanks if you ever want to dry camp or are at a CG that doesn't have sewer.
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Tough order to fill. We started with the aim of being at 32' or shorter. There was the list of must haves vs the wants. Eventually wound up with the Alpenlite 34RLR. No regrets though a tad on the large size. The DW loves the very large galley & the 100gal FW capacity comes in handy for our dry camping habits.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #17
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Congrats!! I'm sure you will love the shorter unit much better! Not as much stress for us anyway about finding a big enough site in National and state parks! Tara
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:05 AM   #18
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I have a problem just trying not to go over 35' to get a floorplan I like and the ones I like the best seem to come in at 36-37'. Going wide body helps like the GD Solitude 310G, Keystone Avalanche 320. The Artic Fox 28-5C at 32' seems to be the shortest I could go but DW complains that kitchen island might block the telly. One major requirement is for a straight shot at the TV to prevent neck stress.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:25 AM   #19
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We went from a 35' fifth wheel to a 20' Outdoors RV TT, (20FQ) to an Arctic Fox 27-5L. It's just the two of us and we prefer to camp in state and national parks. We really like the shorter length, but height is something to watch. The AF has a large kitchen, huge holding tanks and a comfortable size bathroom. We replaced the couch with two small recliners, turned the table, removed two dining chairs and removed the second door into the bedroom. It would be better if the TV was 12 volt, but it works OK with a small inverter. It's very comfortable for two people and the NROA group is great. All in all, we'll keep this one for a while.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:17 PM   #20
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To ALL.. thank you for your responses. This is Sharlene's husband Bob, the driver. As Sharlene said, we are excited to pick it up and go off on our first trip. I am very impressed with everything I've been able to see so far. The 27 5L seems to have everything we need for year round camping. We made a 91 day trip around the USA in 2010 and I would like to try something similar with this new RV. Those of you that have an Artic Fox with the slope shelf behind the bed, what have you done/tried if you enjoy reading or playing with your tablet just before dozing off?
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:57 AM   #22
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Will pick up rig on Friday. What have you done about kitchen garbage? Our last two 5th wheels had room under sink for kitchen garbage. Not sure I want a trash container sitting out but I may not have a choice. Any ideas?
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We down sized from a 32 ft older class a to a 28 ft travel trailer. Big mistake to cramped and crowded even for 2 people for stays longer than a week. OK for camping 2 or 3 days. Just traded for a 28 ft 5th wheel Keystone Cougar 277RLSWE 30 ft overall. Really like the room and storage. Much better. Good for stays longer than a couple of weeks. Would have liked a Arctic Fox, but this was a better deal for us.
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Why not just cutout a space for it under the sink. Refinish it with some 1/4-1/2" birch plywood and trim. Minwax Cherry 235 is the color for NW cabinets. Takes about 3 coats. Spray some semi gloss polyurethane on it when done.
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We downsized from a 30' 5ver we had for 17 years to a 40' MH w/tag axle. Shorter overall if you include the 1T dually truck!

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Why not just cutout a space for it under the sink. Refinish it with some 1/4-1/2" birch plywood and trim. Minwax Cherry 235 is the color for NW cabinets. Takes about 3 coats. Spray some semi gloss polyurethane on it when done.

Could you send a picture?
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Could you send a picture?
I don't own a 27-5L, but I own a Northwood Fox Mountain.
Here's a pic of the new larger step I just made. Still need to get some plugs for the screw holes. I made the base and cut some trim wood for the base and above the step. 3 coats of MINWAX Cherry #235 and 3+ coats of MINWAX semi gloss polyurethane.
Can't help with exactly how to cutout a slot in the shelf. Just wanted to show you that it's easy to match the stain color in NW trailers.
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Hey Cumminsfan: Thanks for the tip on the Minwax . We have a small cabinet shop and own the Acrtic Fox 27-5L also. Wife is always having me build something for her trailer. We already have built a shoe box for it. Right on the left side of the door as you come in. We also added a lot of shelves to the pantry. The trailer has a ton of cabinets, and I have to keep reminding the wife that they don't all need to be filled. Now the garbage can I will have to think on that. Dave-R
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