Video Gallery and Information Page for Arctic Fox 5th Wheels
This Arctic Fox 5th Wheel page will bring you a video gallery of AF 5th Wheels, eBay auctions of AF Fifth Wheels for sale, some useful links and the RSS feeds from the AF owners group. If you bookmark or link to this page, it can be a GREAT central hub for your AF fifth wheel information.
Arctic Fox Documentation and Owners Manuals:
- ** Note – the 5th Wheel and Travel Trailer Manuals are combined into one **
- Northwood Arctic Fox 5th Wheel Trailers 2001 owners manual
- Northwood Arctic Fox 5th Wheel Trailers 2004 owners manual
- Northwood Arctic Fox 5th Wheel Trailers 2007 owners manual
Arctic Fox Owners Group Latest News :
- Image Verification not displaying numbers or letters August 28, 2015Attn Shotgun:
I was trying to send a message since I forgot my login password and when “Image Verification” came up the box did not contain any letters or numbers just background colors. Refreshed and the same thing came up. Exited NROA, got back on, same thing.
- Arctic Fox 27-5L with Slides In August 28, 2015Hi everyone,
I’m a new member to the forum, and have been reading a lot of your great posts – I appreciate everyone sharing all aspects of their Northwood experiences.
My wife and I are researching RV options that would fit our plans for both the shorter term (local pre-retirement vacations), and the longer term (retired, longer cross-country vacations).
We had a 24′ travel trailer for a number of years, but have been without an RV for about 15 years now – and boy, there are a lot of changes.
Anyway, we’ve been looking at options from motorhomes (Class A, B, and C), to truck campers, and believe we may have finally settled on a 5th wheel, if we could find the right floorplan.
With our previous (non-slide) travel trailer, it was common for us to pull over for lunch, dinner, or to use the bathroom facilities while travelling.
After reviewing hundreds of floorplans from 99 model lines, from 24 different manufacturers, we think we may have found one from Arctic Fox, that would meet our preferences (the 27-5L).
Our preferences were:
– a length of 30′ to a maximum 33′ (shorter is better)
– a free standing table/chairs dining area (vs. a fixed dinette)
– a minimum of two reclining seating positions.
– functional access to the sink, stove, refrigerator, and restroom with the slides in.
and not absolutely required, but bonus points for:
– a rear kitchen
– availability of a generator
– availability of auto-levelers
– no slide out on the passenger side
From the online floorplans, pictures, and videos we’ve seen, the Arctic Fox 27-5L looks like it ticks all of those boxes. One thing we haven’t been able to confirm is the access with the slides retracted.
As we are located in NH, the closest dealer to us is more than 300 miles away, so trying to see one in person would be challenging. We’d love to see some pictures/video of the interior with the slides in, but haven’t been able to find any. Is there anyone that could point us to some, or have some photos they would be willing to share? Lacking photos, can anyone comment on the interior access with the slides in?
- Nash brochures August 28, 2015I have been trying to obtain product brochures and the only page I can find is this one
But the login username from this forum does not work even tho its from the same server and when I try to register, it kicks me back to the main site which I already have registration from. How do I go about login in to view the brochures.
- Rid POS Jayco August 27, 2015We are sitting here in our new Fox Mountain that replaced the POS Jayco. It fell apart more on the way to trade it in on the Fox, fortunately they did not look too close. Night and day difference between the two. We needed some soap for the bath we took on the Jayco but it was worth it in the end. The Fox Mountain fits our permanent site very well. We will still be traveling in our Arctic Fox 29-5T.
- AF 24-5N Mods August 26, 2015Last night I was checking out a bunch of previous posts on this site, and I saw a great thread where someone was posting info on mods they did to a 24-5N, and several of the mods showed photos of where “hidey holes” are in the body of the camper. I have spent the last half hour trying to find that thread. I tried all sorts of searches, and have yet to find it. Can anyone help? The post had a bunch of pictures of things the author did to his camper, but I cannot find the post now.
- 2006 Desert Fox 21SW Toy Hauler, Rare Quality, $18500 (Colville, WA) August 26, 20152006 Excellent Desert Fox, 21SW Toy Hauler…Old Grandpaps & Granny, selling their mid-life “dream” trailer, bumper pull box…amazingly great rig for any use: toys (gas or not, we did not load any gas ones, traveling to family, moving lots of stuff to new homes, etc.)…we bought a small motorhome as we have become snowbirds, so we are selling NOW, asking $18,500.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/rvs/5166640206.html Recently Listed…call or email email@example.com, I can send many good pixs!…509-684-2111 Vaughn is contact.
… see the enclosed, ” Rest of the Story” regards this super nice “Hauling Traveler”…no I am not a salesperson, never have been, just a hopefully, a normal guy selling a piece of our family history…happy, sad…life changes!
***Original Owners & Only Driver was Papa!
***Primarily we used it for across state trips to family gatherings…some low key camping & similar relaxed traveling.
***We bought a toy hauler instead of a camper trailer because we liked the big interior home-like space, flexible uses, moving, etc…not feel closed in like most rigs…we bought 21 feet long cuz it’s perfect for highway, gas station fill ups, country outdoor recreation, driveability, etc…yet the Desert Fox (DF) has plenty of weight & heavy duty chassis for non-paved roads & strong winds (we lived in Cody, Wyoming when we bought it…never had big problems in the power windy state!)
***NEVER did we use it to carry power gas toys!…not against power toy recreation just not what we wanted…hauled couple pedal bicycles & small kayaks on very rare occasions as I normally loaded same on our truck topper.
***90%+ of the use was on pavement…otherwise just going to campsites on decent gravel roads or similar.
***”The Dark Age”?…immediately upon buying the super toy hauler rig, we had major family health challenges…we were blessed if we used it once or twice a year for the next several years. I did do proper care, love, maintenance, winterization, run the generator regularly, mouse & critter proof, etc…waited for the good future…it came & we have had great adventures!
***Northwoods Manufacturer of Artic Fox, Nash and Desert Fox are noted for top cabin RVs…one the best if not the best for toy haulers the work, beautiful, low maintenance, et al…we still like the simple design beauty of our “Foxy Hauler” over the new ugly “bubble fat shaped, retro-style” DFs & other brands now on the market.
***Hoping to find new owners who would love and care for this nice DF as much as we did.
***Our DF was deluxe with key upgrade package: wired for solar (we did not add the panels), Big 16″ diameter wheels (not the wimpy, unsafe ones you see on rigs today), attachable Bar-B-Q with propane connection to the rig.
***Two queen beds in bunk style which can be motor elevated to the ceiling for toy and big stuff loading.
***covered spare tire mount on tail load gate.
*** whole house fan over the bunks.
***and more that I cannot remember…crazy brain?
SOME STANDARD FEATURE STUFF—
***most the boring standard feature list can be found online or call me & I can scan & email.
***Onan 4000 microquiet gas generator, runs off the fuel station, only 30 hours (we are good weather travelers, every couple months I fire up the generator for approx 20 minutes to keep her in shape, take batterie indoors with winter, do no running then)…runs great & starts easy.
***Kenwood receiver with CD & indoor and outdoor good speakers…poor neighbors I use it often near my shop.
*** Carefree canopy-awning is like new…rarely used.
***TV wired, antennae, exterior cable ports & cabinet over sink for screen, etc.
***34 gallon gas fuel station with niffy looking gas dispenser!…fuels onboard generator…fills gas toys…I use it to fill lawn mower & yard tools, car gas emergencies…be in withdrawal not having this…have to go buy gas cans, ugh?
***78 gallon water tank…never have run short.
***37 gallon black water & 46 gallon grey water tanks, plenty!
***tongue power jack.
***big 8 cubic ft refridge…works perfect either AC or Propane …never have shut off propane at gas station & not blown anything up!..saved the day when our power went out for couple days!
***lots of other cool stuff…walk on roof…roof luggage rack (never used cuc plenty storage inside & in my truck topper…if you like traveling & not sleeping in other folks DNA & dirt, you savor this home size “on the road again” living…this is a multi-use rig, lock the furniture to the walls like loading power toys & use it for a yoga sutdio, what the heck?
*** real nice bath shower, real deal, grandma used it without complaints, good!
OTHER OWNER “VALUE ADDED” UPGRADES:
***when brand new, installed upgraded very heavy duty, “Dexter” brand axles with better fit than factory (remember Northwoods is probably the best upper range toy hauler maker).
*** Upgraded from the weaker factory few leafs, factory leaf springs (to weak for real travel), now 6 leaf stacks!
***BIG DEAL!!!…MAY 2015, few months ago, I upgraded (even though what we had was probably good) to: new Cooper brand heavy duty trailer tires, Dexter (lifetime quality) suspension equalizer center rocker blocks (between the axles to keep things balanced and smooth) & best Monroe shocks…$3000 worth of safety & peace of mind for mega miles to come!
***when new, I caulk sealed “all” the assembly line under carriage manufacture cracks & minin holes, tubing, pipes, etc….no mice or other critters to gain entry or make homes like wasps and other bugs…no bugs for my lady!…also continue to use self leveling roof caulk if/when see potential issues.
***replaced factory mediocre batteries with high quality 6 volts wired as 12 volts for better life and power…done by professional RV …almost all the upgrades have been done by professionals even though I am compulsive about good work results.
***recently replaced driving marker lights with LEDs, brand new.
***new grab bars on the interior & exterior entry door…see pixs…added a doggie barrier so no torn out screen door!
*** Custom Trailer Storage Cover (top of line) $500 plus…includes side entry & tail gate zipper openings…like new…and, storage wheel & spare tires covers (grey).
***Max Air, Skylight roof vent protective covers…no broken vents here!…heavy duty…keeps most rain water out if you forgot to close the roof vents.
***Brinks heavy duty, strong steel padlock on tail gate plus interior side, I installed sliding garage bar locks.
***new Shurflo water pump…upgrade pumping connections for EZ winterizing & winter travel to not worry about the outdoor shower & pressurized hose fill female fitting on the trailer body.
***installed coat & other well placed hanger racks and hooks… my wife “perfectly” installed the quality quilted drawer & cabinet liners, nice white & red checkerboard pattern, clean…another perfection compulsive in the family?
***NO stains, NO noticeable wood scratchs (few minor ones expected with use)…NO power toy gouges in the back walls cuz never had them in the trailer…NO abuse of any kind…some aging marks outside, butyl caulk came from factory and I reinforce same with 50 yr GE clear silicone so pickup some minor dirt stains there…there are typical hair line decal cracks, mostly on the lower sides (thought of having it re-decaled, out of time now)…fiberglas outside skin could use a ZEP or equal wax job this year or next…otherwise everything I can think of seals nicely (windows, doors, vents, etc.)…you will enjoy this outfit for many years with low maintenance & maximum fun!
…I am starting to feel sad again, better stop waving attributes…will miss Foxy!…must move on to our Born Free motorhome/coach for senior living & travel to Lake Havasu winter home…Priase the Lord!
Wish all you the best & thanks for you time reading my story!
- LED bulbs August 25, 20154- 921-17-5630 natural white (4500K), 595 lumens, Samsung led , purchased from M4products, too bright for fixture $8 each
- Sold my 29-5T August 25, 2015Just wanted to drop in one last time to tell you guys and gals how much I have enjoyed being a part of the forum and thank all of you for lots of help and the great comments and advice you have afforded me. You guys and gals are the best and again many thanks.
About 3 weeks or so ago I posted that my wife Patsy had passed away suddenly (i deeply appreciate all the kind words, prayers and condolences sent my way) and that I would be selling our 2013 Artic Fox 29-5T. I was very blessed that I was not forced or under any pressure to sell it. I just knew that at my age, I would not be pulling out my place again without my 58 year best friend and companion. For me, I know I did the right thing by selling the Artic Fox to a very nice gentleman in Minnesota. The entire sale process went super from start to finish and I am very glad to see such a good man become the new owner.
Once more, you guys are super and I wish all of you many miles of safe and happy travel. Enjoy it to the fullest.
- Question for 25Y Owners August 25, 2015Made a list of minor items for the dealer. One of the items was the trim in the corners of the toilet room, anyway, there is tan trim in the two corners on the window side but no trim on the corners on either side of the door. The dealer called Northwood and was told that some corners have it and some do not. This room looks unfinished and the corners with just the clear caulking are sloppy. Also the tall storage area outside has the trim on one side and not on the other. It seems odd. Is this the case with other 25Y’s?
- Elec awning pulling gutter loose via the awnings poly cord August 22, 2015When I roll up the elec awning, the awning gets almost to the top, then the tension of the awning rolling up, pulls on the gutter. This gutter also has the poly cord of the awning attached to the awning. Then the gutter pulls away from the siding. Not much maybe 3/8 or ½ inch.
I haven’t removed gutter to look at yet. Was wondering if this might be a common problem and maybe simple fix?
Anybody else have this problem? Any help or ideas?
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