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Old 11-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #15
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A while ago, I briefly looked at various trailers and the Artic Fox is a nice trailer with some good features but, correct me if I'm wrong, aren't all the roofs on those made with wood ceiling joists? I believe even the ones that use aluminum studs in the sidewalls also have wooden roofs on them. That seems like a draw back to me as far as life of the trailer, although it would insulate a lot better than aluminum.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #16
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The advantage of the AF is the 4 season insulation for winter campers they can't be beat.

We all know the advantages of the AS and cold weather camping is not one of them.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #17
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A while ago, I briefly looked at various trailers and the Artic Fox is a nice trailer with some good features but, correct me if I'm wrong, aren't all the roofs on those made with wood ceiling joists? I believe even the ones that use aluminum studs in the sidewalls also have wooden roofs on them. That seems like a draw back to me as far as life of the trailer, although it would insulate a lot better than aluminum.
The Holiday Rambler 'Alumalite' series and several of the larger, more expensive 5th wheels produced today use aluminum rafters in the roof structure, along with aluminum 'cages' for the wall and floor structure. All aluminum tubing is the construction standard on most larger diesel powered motor homes also, where the only wood you will find is in the cabinets.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:07 PM   #18
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I see more Arctic Foxes the further north I go—they like to migrate north. I met a guy in British Columbia who was trying to get his water heater working properly after 15+ years, so they last that long. The trailer looked fine on the outside and a month later we saw it parked at Denali NP.

I believe they make a full line of trailers—travel trailer and 5th wheel plus truck campers. I looked at their website a couple of years ago and some of the floor plans looked better than Airstream's.

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IF I were to get a trailer to take places where I can't take my 31 foot AS (which is a lot of places), I would definitely look hard at the Arctic Fox. Perhaps one of their truck campers would be great for that.

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I owned a 2001 Artic Fox Cabover. It was a beast! It also had alot of quality issues and I think I paid around 23k for it out the door. The slide was constantly problematic and a few leaks were discovered as well. I sold it after a couple years of ownership and took a bath on it.. I will stick with the airstream.

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Dry Weight Extended Cab:3953Dry Weight Extended Cab-kgs:1793Interior Height:79Floor Length:11'4Overall Length:19'Exterior Height (approx. w/ A/C):112Exterior Width (approx. w/o awning):96 1/2Fresh Water Capacity (approx. gal):55Gray Water Tank (approx. gallons):44Black Water Tank (approx. gallons):43LPG Capacity (approx. gallons):14
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