Arctic Fox 5th Wheels

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:

Arctic Fox Owners Group Latest News :

  • Just Purchased 2007 Arctic Fox 22H March 31, 2015
    Hello, we just purchased a 2007 AF 22h and will pick it up on Friday. As you can see from my sig I will be pulling it with a half ton truck with a 5.7 vortec. I’m installing a WD hitch before picking it up. Although our truck is a half ton it has the F-44 option which makes it a “heavy half”, larger brakes ,14 bolt rr end,xtra leaf spring, and larger torsion bars for a little more payload and towing capacity. It has factory towing pkg with engine and trans coolers. We’re hoping its enough truck as no new truck is in the immediate future. Comments and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,Bob
  • Tools to take along and size of lug wrench for wheels? March 31, 2015
    Still feeling like a rookie to trailer life, I am trying to decide which tools I need to include in my tool box for going on the road. Suggestions? Also, what size lug wrench do I need to change a tire on my Arctic Fox 25Y?
  • Mud's last month in Utah. Next: IDAHO! March 29, 2015
    We finally had a good snow storm the first week of March that set the tone for a wonderful final month in Utah. Though it’s been warm and dry, we found snow to play in. There are a bunch of good pictures in this update: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com…arch-2015.html

    For all of our friends (rncordy, ArcticFoxCats, JCZ) that have been concerned that Idaho is missing on our map: We will spend the next two weeks in Victor, Idaho. We plan to ski Grand Targhee, snowshoe the Tetons, and fish the famous Henry’s Fork. From there we travel to Ennis MT, Billings MT, Hardin MT, Custer SD, Casper WY, before we land in western Colorado for the summer. In the fall we begin the east coast trip! We have been busy the last few days preparing to hit the road again. We have TEN new tires, a new shell, and new kayak rack feet. We’ll take the trailer to Ogden, Utah for maintenance for a few days before we go to Idaho. We need to have the front window and the lip above the awning resealed. We also need a new water pump. But after four years of full time use, we are very pleased with our AF.

    Happy Spring & happy travels to each of you!

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    Larry & Donna from Wisconsin joined us a for a few weeks at the end of the campground to create the AF section.

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    Skiing at Canyons on a nice, warm, spring day.

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    Snow shoeing fun in the Uinta mountains with a great view of the Wasatch mountains.
  • Headboard Shelf use March 28, 2015
    I just know some of you industrious folks will have an idea for the headboard shelves. Right now ours has a box of tissues and an umbrella in it. And the tissue box doesn’t fit very well. Books don’t fit unless you lay them down, which seems really inefficient. What useful items have you guys found to put on those 2 shelves. After 3 camping seasons with our Fox I’m still baffled.
  • Adam's 2015 NROA Rally – La Grande, Oregon – June 23rd – June 28th – Read only March 28, 2015
    2015 NROA RALLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    June 23rd – June 28th

    Rough draft…things here are subject to change as I work out glitches in the scheduling

    The format for the rally is always the same on the date – rally is first Tuesday following Fathers day which is Tuesday June 23rd – Sunday June 28th this year.
    The fee to include with your sign up form mailed to me is still $25.00 per RV made out to Adam Sherman. Canadian members please do not send any monies with form. Just send form and present me with your payment once you arrive.

    DOWNLOAD FORM HERE Please write clearly so I can do the name tags without spelling mistakes! If for some reason you can get the download to work the email me ( nroa2003@yahoo.com )and I will send you a for via email in a pdf file format.

    The rally is not about getting your unit fixed by Northwood- that should be done at your local dealer before you head out. If you really need Northwood to fix something then you need to schedule far in advance as they have limited time slots available during the rally. Also Northwood no longer has the personal available to come out to the park and fix things for you so do not count on it happening.

    We will be gathering at Eagles Hot Lake Resort. (same place as previous years ) Their contact # (541) 963-5253 and they will start taking your reservation after Jan 1 2015. Contact them directly to make arrangement for a site. When you make your reservations make sure you tell them you are with the “Northwood Rv Owners Association” and are attending the 2015 rally. AARP, AAA or Good Sam discounts available. There is space for 70 units and its a first come first serve so get your forms into me early.


    Directions to the RV park from La Grande:
    Exit #265 off of highway 84 by flying J station
    At the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp turn right(south) onto 203 for 5-7 miles. RV Park is on right down short 1/4 mile gravel road


    Early bird Activities for Monday.

    Monday – 22nd
    9:30am . Will be heading to the same area called Winom-Fraiser that can accommodate motorcycles, 4 wheelers & side by sides under 50″ . We will line up at the fountain by the main office just before time to head out.
    If you don’t have a ATV permit you will need to get one. If you have one from another state then you may not need to get one for Oregon. Click on this link and see if the state of Oregon honors it.
    http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/ATV/Pages/Permits.aspx
    Also Oregon has a Safety card that is required – not sure it this applies to out of state persons. The info in at this link
    http://www.rideatvoregon.org/index.c…59C788DDB537D6

    If your current permit is not honored by the state of Oregon you just need to have your vin # and stop by AC Power Motor sports (next to Thunder RV & Walmart) 10701 WALTON RD, LA GRANDE, OR 97850 | (541) 663-1111 and pick one up. They are $10.50 and good for two years.

    5:00pm – Dinner at Mamacita’s 2003 4th st 541-963-6223 (despite it’s name this is not a Mexican restaurant)- If you are showing up make sure you make reservations through me (email me nroa2003@yahoo.com with names so I can keep count) by noon on this day. There is limited space so its first come first serve via signing up with me.

    7:00pm – Eagles Nest – Musical evening gathering come listen to music , relax, chat or if the mood hits you grab your partner and dance! Snack type foods will be provided but feel free to bring something if you like.

    Official start of rally

    Tuesday – 23rd : Arrival day

    2:30pm – Bingo in Eagles Nest building

    7:00pm – Welcome gathering in the Eagles Nest – First off we will all introduce ourselves. Then I will be giving you all info about what’s going on during the week and answering any questions you may have.

    Wednesday – 24th
    9am – Plugitright – Meet in the Eagles Nest – Click the link to see their products http://www.plugitright.com/

    9:00am – Cathy Nowak presents Walking tour of Ladd Marsh – Meet at the Eagle Nest. Bring your binoculars , insect repellant and good walking shoes. Appox 1.25 miles

    11:00am – Celia’s Gourmet Foods cooking demonstration. You got to come see and taste this!!!!

    1:00pm – Cathy Nowak presents slide show of Ladd Marsh

    3:00pm – Ice Cream Social – Meet at Eagle Nest. There will be Ice Cream (sugar free vanilla as well ) with all the fixens to make a great sundae as well as all kinds of fresh fruit. Come and enjoy some great time together! Bowls, napkins & Silverware are provided

    4:00pm – White Elephant gift exchange UNDER THE BIG TOP by the Eagle Nest. You don’t have to participate, you can watch the fun but HAVE to bring something if you want something. You give a wrapped gift and you receive one. The most fun ones are those where people are getting rid of something they don’t want or use (new or in good shape is preferable) or an unwanted Christmas present. Usually the gift is worth under $10.00. Could be a vase, knicknack, cd’s or Tire pump, anything like that.

    7:30pm – Singing around the campfire – Bring your chair and your favorite beverage and come sing along with Mert Alexander as he plays his guitar and sings some familiar & fun classic campfire songs.

    Thursday – 25th:

    9:30am – Leave for tour of Elgin and the Opera house. This will be self drive. I will provide all with a map in their welcome bag of where to go and park.

    3:30pm – Northwood factory tour. Meet outside of Northwood’s office @ 3:15pm

    7:00pm – Social gathering with past years rally slide shows in the Eagle Nest.
    Bring your favorite beverage along with an appetizer. (plate/napkins/silverware provided) Chat with your fellow RV’ers and enjoy a fabulously slide show put together by Bill. Its always great!

    8:30pm- Campfire

    Friday – 26th:
    8:00am – 1:00pm – Ladies social gathering and crafts in the Eagles Nest.

    10:00 am- 18 Hole Golf Amateur Tournament Presented by Plugitright and will be at Buffalo Peak in Union (not included in the rally fee) If you have any questions they are in site #6. Last year the cost was $30 per person including cart. Will update this as needed when the date gets closer.


    1:30pm – Seminars & The all important Demonstration of resealing your trailer!


    5:30pm Potluck Dinner – Coffee will be available. Please feel free to bring what ever you want, whether that be a main dish, vegetable , bread or dessert. Variety is the key to a good potluck! Plates, napkins & Silverware are provided.
    Also label food dishes if they contain, nuts/dairy/soy/shell fish/mushrooms or if gluten free

    7:00pm – Bingo in Eagles Nest building

    8:30pm- Campfire

    Saturday – 27th:
    9:00am – 11:00am Ladies Social Gathering and Crafts in the Eagles Nest. Everyone welcome. Please come on over and see what’s going on. Bring your own project, sewing machines, crochet hooks or any other things you might want to work with during this time or just come by to chat. The more the merrier!

    12:00pm- Northwood BBQ in Eagles Nest – Northwood & crew will be hosting a BBQ as well as a Raffle drawing with gifts given away.
    EVERYONE WEAR YOUR RALLY TEE SHIRTS PLEASE as we will be taking a group photo before we eat!

    1:00pm approx. Northwood raffle – Everyone gets a prize!

    7:00pm Movie night -

    8:30pm- Campfire

    Sunday 28nd:
    9:00am- Potluck breakfast in community building, while this maybe early for some of you, many attendees have to get an early start to head home. Please feel free to bring what ever you after all variety is the key to a good potluck! Plates, napkins & Silverware are provided.
    Also label food dishes if they contain, nuts/dairy/soy/shell fish/mushrooms or if gluten free

    Clean up and depart – Please all that can pitch in and help us clean up the rally building after
    breakfast.

    DOWNLOAD FORM HERE Please write clearly so I can do the name tags without spelling mistakes! If for some reason you can get the download to work the email me ( nroa2003@yahoo.com )and I will send you a for via email in a pdf file format.

    Click HERE to go to the rally discussion thread
  • ProPride Hitch with 1400 lb Bars March 28, 2015
    For sale is the ProPride Hitch we used for one (1) year on our 2008 Arctic Fox 32D (1500 lb hitch weight, total weight 11,000 lb). It worked great; better than the Hensley Arrow we had on it for 6 years.

    Includes absolutely every bit of hardware that was on our trailer. It also includes a vinyl cover set for hitch head, screw jacks, and electric tongue jack motor.

    $1,000 plus shipping.
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  • For sale: 2013 AF1150 Truck Camper March 27, 2015
    Decided to lower the price on my camper since, if it doesn’t sell, Ill be selling it on consignment for $25000.00 and they take 10%. Thought I might as well pass that 10% on to a buyer. Now priced at $23000.00

    I’m currently in Southern GA, 25 miles north of Jacksonville. Plan to leave here on April 1st and head north. Will be passing through FL, AL, MS and MO before arriving back in IL.

    2013 Arctic Fox 1150 wet bath / Shimmering Sands interior
    Dry weight with options 4240 pounds
    No generator but is pre wired for one and generator box provides space for portable generator.
    Transferable, extended warranty

    Installed options in addition to Fox Value Package:
    DVD / CD /AM / FM radio
    12V LCD TV w/bracket
    220 watt solar panels / 30 amp controller factory installed Zamp system
    2 Trojan SCS200 wet cell batteries
    All interior LED lighting except for florescent fixtures
    Trimetric TM 2025 RV battery monitor
    11K BTU Coleman Mach roof AC
    Fox Landing
    Thermal pane windows
    2nd Fantastic Fan in bathroom w/ Max Air cover
    2 extra 12V outlets (1 in berth and 1 under dinette)
    Wilson cell phone signal booster
    Ikea latex foam queen mattress
    3 fire extinguishers / 1 at door, 1 in kitchen, 1 in berth
    2 emergency auto hammers / 1 at door, 1 in berth

    Selling the camper because my better half is retiring soon and we will be needing a larger unit for 3 month snow-birding. Firm, no haggle price of $23,000.00, serious inquiries only.

    Send PM or email me:
    mbloto_2000@yahoo.com

    Dave
  • Port Townsend and Northern Olympic national park area March 26, 2015
    Ok was suppose to take this trip in January…….slight delay. Now hope to go mid-April. I know everything may not be opened up while we are there but plan on starting out in the Port Townsend area. Not sure if we will keep that as our home base or move more west once we have seen that area. So what I am looking for is any recommendations for sites to see while there. Thought we would also take our passports in case we wanted to go even more north for the day……:)
  • Warning to Snowriver and probably all Northwood product owners March 26, 2015
    Do you have a kitchen sink where the center of the tap assembly can swing out over the counter clear of the sink? If so it is a disaster waiting to happen. Today I traveled for 5 hours over some pretty rough roads. I forgot to turn off my pump. The arm swung out over the countertop and the taps opened by themselves, I emptied about 1/3 tank of fresh water into my camper. I cleaned up the inside with towels, and then I decided I should slit open teh he corrugated underside. When I did water poured out. I opened up various areas and pulled out out all the soaked insulation I could find.FortuneltyI am in low humditity. I think it will all dry . I will replace the insulation & reseal the underside when I get home.
  • 30 amp outlet in power cable compartment March 25, 2015
    What is the 30 amp outlet in power cable compartment for. Have not been able to find any info on it

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Comments

  1. Gary says

    I just bought a 2003 Arctic Fox, 33.5′ 5th wheel. Few Questions:
    1) Are the slide out awnings necessary? Any idea where I can get those, or is any RV sales company okay?
    2) Is it necessary to have a working battery when using 120v power? I was told if the battery is bad the converter would be ruined. I plan on living it it in one place for next 4 years while in school.
    3) Any idea where the VIN number is located?
    4) Is it necessary to have it 100 percent level?
    5) The entrance door lock is broken and I can’t get in. Can any RV service company fix this?
    Thank you
    Gary

  2. says

    Gary,

    Good questions.
    1) I’m not sure on the AF. I do NOT have them on my fifth wheel and it is designed so that water does not drain into the RV. You can find the slide awnings on Amazon. Start you search on Amazon here -> http://rv52.com/amazon

    2) I DO think that not having a battery would be hard on the converter. The converter is designed to charge the batteries and power is taken off of the batteries. The batteries are like a “smoother” for the power demands. You should be able to find a deep cycle marine/RV battery for around $100 just about anywhere.

    3) No. Check the inside of the doors in the basement. Also check around the fifth wheel hitch where it is likely to be stamped into the metal.

    4) It doesn’t have to be perfect, but your refrigerator will burn up without being level. Also, you do not want to create a situation where the 5th wheel could move dangerously down a hill.

    5) Yes. You might be able to as well. You can find replacements at an RV dealer OR on Amazon.

    Good luck.

  3. Gary Smith says

    Hello Mystery Person:

    Those sure were great tips! Thank you. I have decided to get a service company to come out (if they will) and check all the wiring before I start living in my AF. It only had one battery; although there is a place for two. I took that one dead battery to an auto repair store, and he’s charging it; he told me it looks like it’s going to hold its charge. I’m worried, though, that if whoever I bought it from actually bought it at an auction, they may not really don’t anything about the wiring. Even though when I went to pick it up, they had the 120v plugged in and the lights were working inside and out and the front jack switch was working too. But when we brought it home, the truck that was pulling it didn’t supply enough power to get that front jack switch working like it did when it was plugged into the 120v. And, if it was just sitting around for a long period of time without 120v going to it, then the battery would have normally and naturally discharged. I guess without 120v, it couldn’t have recharged itself – which means (and by the way, I’m only guessing on all of this), that the converter may be good. So, if the battery is charged by tomorrow morning “holding its charge,” then how can I know if the converter is good? When I plug my AF in to the 120v, is the converter designed to keep the battery charged? If the converter is bad, even when the 120v is plugged in, will the power drain the battery too? Should I have two batteries, to purchase another one because there is a slot for a second battery? And just so you can get the full picture, my RV is in our driveway, setup, where I plan on living in it for the next four years, no camping, always plugged into 120v. I hope you don’t mind answering my questions and helping me get used to this type of living. That was smart about the refrigerator needing to be level. That’s like why people say not to lay them on their side, something to do with oil, which is probably the reasoning behind needing the rv level or the refer will go bad. That was another great tip on where to start looking for awnings. Thanks very much!
    Gary

  4. says

    I’m no mystery person – I’m Marlan Winter and run all of rv52.com! (check out http://rv52.com/about )

    From your description above, your converter sounds fine. I don’t think I would bother with a 2nd battery. If this one goes out, just go pick up another one. Temperature, usage, heat, and running out of water are what wear the batteries out.

    Here is one article I wrote about battery care: http://rv52.com/better-check-your-rv-battery-it-needs-it-and-it-isnt-hard/
    Here is a video collection on batteries: http://rv52.com/how-to-video/how-to-all-about-batteries/
    Here is a video collection on converters: http://rv52.com/how-to-video/how-to-all-about-converters/
    Here is a fun article about using your battery: http://rv52.com/rv-basics-what-can-you-do-on-a-single-12-volt-battery/

    With a fully operational converter you’ll usually have one of the following voltage levels – Equalizing (15 vdc), Bulk (14.2 vdc), and Float (13.2 vdc). Most of the time your inverter will be 13.2Volts. You can get a voltmeter at Radio Shack. If your voltages get to be 12 or 11, then definitely your inverter is not working.

    I have no idea on how to know if your wiring is good. I guess check every single thing in the RV. But it is really the UNSEEN wiring issues that will get you. For those, I don’t have any idea how to check. Generally they will show up quick I would think – like right after the RV has been moved. That will be a short or something similar. Or a birds nest where it shouldn’t be.

    Good luck Gary!

    Cheers, Marlan

  5. Gary Smith says

    Thank you, Marlin.

    I will be sure to watch those videos.

    I like your website.

    Gary

  6. says

    Thanks Gary. Those kind words go a long way.

    If you want to help me out a little – doing any sharing or liking or linking to my pages would be super great!

    If I don’t hear from you again soon, have a GREAT weekend.

    Marlan

  7. Gary Smith says

    Hi Marlan

    I have only just begun the awesome adventure of RV living. I am a little intimidated by all the new gadgets of newer RVs compared to the 70s model we had when I was a youngster. However, my wife, 2-year old daughter and I lived in another old tt in 97; I bought it for 1600; it had no air, no heat and mice. She was pregnant at the time too. That 2-year old is now graduating high school this year. Anyway, I am writing you again to tell you that my apprehension to beginning living in an RV while going to law school (need total quitness studying) is real owing to all the buttons, switches, alarms, signals, gauges, along with auto this and auto that found inside my 2003 AF – yes, quite intimidating. However, your website is unbelievably filled with every single unanswered question I have been asking myself (and RV stores) since I started looking a month ago for my new “home.”

    Your website is filled with absolutely awesome articles: more informative and knowledge-based articles than any RV store or RV technician could ever know! WOW! I don’t feel as “all-alone” as I once did knowing “if I have ever thought of an issue, the solution to that is in rv52 somewhere!” All I have to do is type in my search question.

    To be totally safe, though, I’m going to hire an RV tech to come out and give me a demo of all the fancy junk that’s inside my new home just so I’ll have a fresh, safe, and great start. Then, I plan on reading all of your articles pertinent to my AF. Thank you so much, Marlan, for taking the time to develop such an awesome and “FREE” website!

    Your new “hooked” customer;

    Gary Smith

  8. Gary Smith says

    I have a 2003 Arctic Fox 33.5′ fifth wheel. I live in it full time.

    Early this morning, I smelled what normally smells like hot or burning wires. I checked and felt the fusses for heat: nothing there. I traced it down to the water heater that is stored underneath where the television goes. I had just used the hot water, maybe a few gallons; so, it was heating up when I began to smell that burning wire smell. The two 110v wires coming out of the receptacle box that go into the water heater were warm, but not hot. Nevertheless, when I opened the door below the television to access the water heater, the smell of burning wires was overwhelming. Eventually, the smell lessened, but it nonetheless, smells the same, just not as intense because the hot water is not being used at the moment to keep the water heater from going full blast.

    Is this a normal smell for my RV water heater?

    I do not know what to think about this.

    Thank you for any advise you have about this strange wire-burning smell coming from the water heater area.

    Gary Smith

  9. says

    Gary,

    That does not sound normal or safe. Call someone right away. Turn your hot water heater off. Is the hot water heater both ac powered and/or gas powered? If so, you might consider switching to lp gas mode. By the way, lp gas is very economical to heat water.

    I will pass this along to my favorite RV repair experts.

    Marlan

  10. Gary Smith says

    Well, as weird as it this may be, it only did it that one day. I spent today cleaning my RV, and in the process, I stuck my face down inside that lower cabinet; the smell was not there.

    The water heater does operate with either gas or electric. Because I’m a new rv’er, I am not going to teach myself how to ignite the gas at this time. However, speaking of LP, my stovetop works; but for some reason, the gas heater’s flame doesn’t ignite. I can hear it click ever 15 seconds or so, but it never fires.

    I was wondering when the tanks are low if that might cause the furnace not to spark a flame. It must be that because I took the furnace out back in March when I bought this home and took it to an LP supplier to make sure there were no leaks. When it stopped working in late spring, I began to smell rotten eggs making me think the tanks were low. Because it was nearing summer when I noticed it wouldn’t fire, I didn’t worry about it. Now that it’s winter, I am going to look closer into why it’s not firing – but I believe it’s because the tanks are low, but not too low for the stove top to work.

    Thanks for your answers all the time.

    If you have any thoughts about the furnace not firing, please let me know. :-)

    Gary

  11. says

    It is not weird at all.

    The RV hot waters I am familiar with are electrically ignited, just like your gas heater. So it should not be much more than flicking on a switch. Then you will hear the roar of the heater.

    Please do me a favor and make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working. The stats on CO poisoning are surprising.

    Yes, all sorts of odd things happen on low gas. We always keep one tank valve on and one off. That way we never are stranded without gas. When one gets empty, we switch the valves over to the full one.

    Let me know when you are ready to write a story about your full timing adventure and I will publish it on RV52.

    Cheers.

  12. Gary Smith says

    Hey, that’s great advice, one on and one off. lol, I should have thought of that, but I didn’t because of the dual tank regulator – it may not be working correctly, and that may be why I was smelling low gas. I did change the two hoses earlier in the year. I’m going to check that as soon as I get caught back up on my class work.

    A few months ago I had sprayed Lysol on the floor near the front door. All of a sudden, a shriek blasted in my ear, and I eventually realized it was the CO gas sensor. I know that works!

    As far as writing my full-time experiences rv’ing, you just happen to be talking my language. Other than that extra “it” in the first paragraph of my previous message, I do write well. That’s not supposed to be boastful; I’m a full-time legal studies college student online at Kaplan University, and writing legal essays is all I seem to do! Thankfully, I will graduate in March; but the writing won’t be over, because in the fall of 2015, I’ll be taking my home to south Florida to live there while in law school. Therefore, I will take you up on writing the commentary as soon as I get caught up in my class work. That will be one day next week. Thanks for asking me to do that.

    Gary

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