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just looking for some real life experiences with af tt,s...am planning to buy one shortly== about 28-30 ft. with 1=2 slides..i,ve read about them and talked to a few folks on the road about them, and so far all i,ve read/heard was good news,,,,anyone here have an af? how do feel about yours....

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Posted: 08/29/09 08:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Arctic Fox are good.
If you buy used - more important than the brand is the maintenance or lack thereof by the previous owner.
The Arctic Fox is a heavy trailer that will require careful tow vehicle consideration.


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I've had a small AF 5th wheel for 7 years (see profile) with all good experiences.


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I have a Nash, the aluminium sided version of the Artic Fox. It is a solid well built trailer. I have the 29V model, 29 footer front kitchen with two slides. I full timed for many years and it has been flawless.

As stated before, they are heavy trailers, often with high hitch weights, so be careful about a tow vehicle.

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We bought a Brand New AF 27Y trailer in 1998. Loved it. 5 years later the floor rotted out in three locations, broke our hearts, repair bill was more than the trailer was worth. Called Northwood and they took the trailer back to the factory and completely rebuilt it, no cost to us! Even added options not available five years earlier, free! Have you ever heard of customer service like that? Last year sold the AF for a newer used Forest River Wildcat with a big slide out, wife still misses the AF and I've promised her when the kids are gone and we don't need a bunk house any more we'll go down and buy another brand new Arctic Fox travel trailer to see us through the retirement years. My only advice, if buying used looked for soft spots or signs of leakage. Any discolored linolium means there is moisture under it. Hope your purchase is trouble free, we like our Wildcat now, but we'll never be as proud of it as we were of our Arctic Fox. And by the way, we sold our 10 year old AF trailer and had a bidding war over it, I had no idea they were in such demand, and that was last year, not exactly a great time to be buying RV's. All the best...Hans


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These folks are using one on a big NW Canada & Alaska expedition. Seems to be doing well for them.
http://www.serenitysys.com/photogallery/alaska_2009/


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We love ours. No trailer I have had has been trouble free, but my experience with Northwood customer service has been top notch and wouldn't hesitate to buy another product from them.

Be aware that they are heavy units, make sure you have a tv that can handle the weight.

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We have a 2008 Arctic Fox 30U. Since our purchase a little over a year ago, we have easily used it over 150 nights while traveling. We have had few issues with the trailer that required warranty work, and those were minor. Designed for all seasons, we have put it through pretty much every kind of climate and found that it just "settles in" wherever we go. Because of this, our camping isn't restricted to certain times of the year. We originally bought it to place on vacation property, but found it pulled so well, that we also use it for travel. Like almost all units of this type, they are produced on an assembly line. Having visited the Northwood plant more than once, I can attest that the quality control is pretty impressive. The units are better insulated than most, and the structural engineering is superior to most. If you have issues after you buy your unit, Northwood will absolutely stand behind their products, and in some cases go far beyond the call of duty to ensure customer satisfaction. That, in my opinion is the best reason to buy an AF, aside from the high resale value, quality and comfort. To find out what Northwood owners think about their rigs, you can go to afnash.com and visit their forum. By the way, the folks on the Alaska trip have a model 29V. Knowing Steve, he wouldn't have taken that trip on if he didn't have confidence in the rig. The high ground clearance is another attribute.


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iwannabearetiree wrote:

These folks are using one on a big NW Canada & Alaska expedition. Seems to be doing well for them.
http://www.serenitysys.com/photogallery/alaska_2009/

thanks for the link....very interesting.....i did that trip in 2004 but did not do the arctic circle to get the certificate.....was going
to make it a day trip with just the tv and leave the tt in fairbanks....didn,t want to chance wrecking the tv........too many miles from home..we are from new jersey....what i did see was a group
of class a,s with some american ingenuity apparent... bubble wrap over the entire front of their vehicles held on with duct tape....very easy to lose a windshield up there.....windshield shops abound..i pitted mine and replaced it when i got home...hard to time passing vehicles from the opposite direction on the loose gravel/seal cap roads...looks like this couple have the right stuff....i wish them luck......

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