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 :

  • 2005 F250 set up for truck camper and travel trailer September 22, 2014
    Although this one-owner vehicle will not be available until we put on a few more scheduled trips, I am offering it to the forum fully configured for hauling a TC and/or towing trailers. This Seattle, WA truck, that has been serviced by the selling dealer since new, will be available in October with approximately 110,000 miles and the options listed bellow for $18,000:

    2005 F-250 XL Super Cab short bed
    Vermillion Red exterior, Steel Gray interior
    4wd, NV271 manual transfer case, manual locking hubs, 3.73 limited slip rear axle, skid plates
    6.0 Powerstroke Diesel, Torqshift 5R110 automatic, dual 120/140A alternators, engine block heater
    Upper and lower Torklift StableLoads, Firestone Ride-Rite air bags
    Rancho RS9000XL shocks, DynaTrac PD890 4805 lb 245/70R-19.5 tires on Vision Heavy Hauler 81 19.5×7.5 rims
    Tow Command brake controller, lighted and powered tow mirrors, 17k lb. Torklift SuperHitch
    Camper package, Torklift frame tie downs , Line-X coated bed, new tailgate and hardware (never used)
    Bully step bars, rear mud flaps, hood and window air deflectors, rear sliding window
    XL convenience package, air conditioning, tilt wheel, cruise control, power locks and windows, upfitter switches
    40/20/40 cloth split bench, Pioneer AVIC D2 double DIN Nav/radio/CD/MP3/WMA

    Pictures and additional details are available upon request. The next two months will be busy with trips and extended work hours, but I will make time for serious buyers. Contact me through the forum with your phone number and the best time to reach you if you have interest. Once our planned trips are completed, I will be removing the tie downs and some of the suspension upgrades to sell it locally. I am not selling my Arctic Fox camper or Interstate trailer – They will be going on a new Class 5 truck.
  • Blog update! September 22, 2014
    How we spent the Labor Day weekend at Mississippi Palisades State Park

    http://newadventuresofolddave.blogspot.com/
  • Gettysburg Campground September 22, 2014
    Spent this past Thursday-Saturday up there parked right next to Sailor Dave! As he was on the go every day we did get to see him 3 times….the day we arrived once in between and the day he was leaving! I can vouch for his existence. Hopefully you had a good trip home on Saturday and Sunday Dave! You surely picked the right week to get here. The weather was great!

    We go back there for the weekend before Halloween. The Halloween weekend is so popular that they’ve had to extend it to THREE weekends now.
  • Am I looking in all the wrong places? September 19, 2014
    I am really having a hard time finding used Northwood TTs. Really looking for a used Nash 27E. Any one have a suggestion of an RV dealer who has lots of used Nashes?
  • Weather Radios September 18, 2014
    How many of you carry weather radios? I did not until we were in Eureka, MO on a Saturday night at 2214 hrs. At that point in time, there was a lightning storm and heavy rain falling. Not much wind and lots of lightning. My wife’s cell phone suddenly lighted and started dinging with a strange tone. She picked up it and it had a text msg that said, “Tornado Warning. Take cover immediately. Stay away from windows and doors. If outdoors move to a strong building.” In the distance, once we awake, we could hear a siren start. Then my cell phone went off with the same msg. Got up, turned on the television and the local stations were showing rotation in the air but nothing on the ground. They were repeating the message over and over to take cover. I switch channels several times to check the different radar pictures. No showed anything on the ground. The warning was cancelled for our area fifteen minutes later. Rain and heavy lightning continued until 0100 hrs. From now on, will have a weather radio with me. Plus an app for it on the phone. The trailer did not move around much but we could hear the rain hitting the roof so hard we had to turn the television up a good bit.

    Where we live, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable to the formation of a tornado. A tornado warning means one is confirmed on the ground in your area. Did this change in other areas of the United States? Even the national weather service emergency broadcasts indicate where the tornado is and the direction it is going in our parish. The weather radio at home is set up to cover the parish in which we live, the others north, south, east and west of us.
  • 2005 Arctic Fox 26X for sale September 18, 2014
    New tires, bearing pack & seals in 2014, less than 1000 miles since they were installed. Large slide out for living room. New ADCO cover. Custom woodwork on interior. Very clean. Includes hitch & load leveling bars. We are selling because we bought a new house and won’t be able to use it for a while. $15,900. Email to sjboats@embarqmail.com or call 541-399-3163 for more info & pictures. Located in Hood River, OR.
  • Sad day September 18, 2014
    We had to put my cat Louise down today. Been nursing her along for about a year. Kidneys finally gave up. She was 14 and has been by my side the last 5 years through my cancer fight. Thelma her sister is doing well, but is not a lap cat as was Louise. She will be greatly missed by me.
    Thanks for listening.
    Steve
  • 2014 Arctic Fox 25W September 17, 2014
    Purchased new in January of 2014. Has solar panel with HD controller, 2000watt Go-Power inverter with 200 amp fuse, additional battery and cabling and thermal pane windows. Bought for specific purpose and now surplus to my needs. Priced for quick sale @$31,500.00. 208-610-3129
  • AF 26 R swivel rocker option September 15, 2014
    We are looking at the 26R and are interested in the swivel rocker option.

    Does any one have this or have seen this?

    Comments.

    It’s hard to find a model with this option to actually look at.
  • New Member Introductions September 15, 2014
    Is there a spot to introduce yourself to the rest of the club, or do you just start posting ?

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Latest Arctic Fox 5th Wheels for sale on eBay.com :

Note from Marlan at RV52 – there isn’t a lot of these on eBay. So this link may be a bit empty.


 



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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