|03-14-2015, 11:53 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2015
Thoughts on Arctic Fox 27 5
any input on artic fox 27 5
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|03-14-2015, 08:19 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reno, NV
We're on our third North wood Mfg trailer and have been very happy with them. North wood makes a very well made trailer. The 27-5 looks like a good floorplan.
|03-15-2015, 08:48 PM|
Join Date: Jan 2000
We have a 2013 27 5L and love it. The Arctic Fox is heavy and that needs to be taken into account when your truck is considered. Northwood also makes the Snow River TT and Fox Mountain 5ver which are a little lighter but also well built.
|03-15-2015, 09:04 PM|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Northwood makes some very solid RVs. They make their own frames from steel "I" beams and are noted for strength and durability. They are not the fanciest rigs around nor the lightest but they will be on the road long after many other brands will be sitting with cracked frames. We looked at the 27-5L when we wanted to upgrade our 24-5N, but "we" (wife) settled for the slightly larger 29 5t.
|03-16-2015, 06:16 PM|
Join Date: Mar 2015
thanks for imput
|07-18-2015, 01:22 PM|
Join Date: Jul 2015
So what did you decide on? I have to say the Northwood frames are impressive.
|12-10-2015, 09:59 PM|
Join Date: Aug 2013
They are impressive - probably because hey build them in their own factory, next door to the RV factory.
|01-02-2016, 09:57 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2011
We are considering the Artic Fox 29-5K. We had a 1997 Nash that we sold several years ago, bought a 5th wheel, brand that we THOUGHT was a good brand, and 5 years later, we are looking again!
|01-03-2016, 07:19 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2015
I have a 2013 27 5L That I've been living in full time for over 2 months and traveling in since I bought it new. I'm very pleased with mine and would recommend it highly, in fact my blog kind of revolves around my Arctic Fox and the places I go in it. Traildust and road dogs Are correct the Arctic foxes are on the heavy side.
|01-14-2016, 10:29 AM|
Join Date: Dec 2014
We have an AF 29-5T. SOLID rig. Love it.
|01-16-2016, 09:13 AM|
Join Date: Oct 2015
Our 2016 27-5L is our first 5th wheel and so far we are very happy with our selection. When buying prior TTs, price, layout and amenities were the key factors in our decisions. When shopping for the 5th wheel we focused on construction (my focus) and layout (wife's main focus).
We started out looking at units made by the same manufacture (Keystone) as the TTs we had purchased. We were never happy with the build quality and didn't really want to go that route again, but we have a large dealer nearby and handy which has helped make it bearable in the past.
I was reading an article about Airstream TTs and the author was comparing the Airstream to an Artic Fox. The author felt the Artic Fox was the top of the line "non Airstream" TT on the market. In our area Artic Fox truck campers are considered to be "the best" and I didn't even know Artic Fox made TT and 5th wheels until reading the article. After quite a bit of internet research we decided to visit a dealer and check them out. We were immediately impressed by the solid feel of the Artic Fox units and it was apparent that their 5th wheel designs are well refined and utilitarian, not cheap and glitzy. Many manufactures make their units all about eye appeal and gadgets. In our experience most of the eye appeal is flimsy and requires constant up keep especially with grandkids.
As mentioned by others the Artic Fox units are heavy and solid. They are nicely appointed with materials that can (we hope) withstand heavier use and grandkids. Retirement is just around the corner and we plan on putting some serious miles on our new 27-5L.
Good luck with your research.
|05-07-2016, 07:54 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2013
I have found the Arctic Fox User Groupa great place to hear the stories, praise, problems and modifications that Arctic Fox owners are sharing. It's a private board. As far as I know the company does not maintain a user group.
|05-08-2016, 07:44 AM|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Actually, that web site is for all Nothwood products.. Arctic Fox, Nash and Snow River, etc..
|05-08-2016, 08:44 AM|
Join Date: Jan 2016
I really like the construction of both the Northwood stuff and the ORV stuff.
This post is just to let you know that I have just published a User Report about the Arctic Fox 29-5T fifth wheel travel trailer. I am not including the report in in my blog email update simply because it is much too long and might be a bore for disinterested readers. Truth be told, there are numerous tidbits of information within the report that may be valuable for any RVer or would-be RVer. Even so, I will let people who are interested click through to the report.
I will, in brief, say that in general, when I write a User Report that’s what it is, a user report, not a fluff piece that simply quotes a manufacturer’s literature or points you to a page where I can profit from you making a purchase. It’s based on actual experience. After 6 years of RVing experience and having lived in RVs for something akin to three years I may be in a better position to tell you about things from the perspective of an RV owner than many if not most RV salespeople or manufacturers.
Within the report I compare the 2018 model year I own to the current 2020 unit pointing out some changes, some small and some large. I also make some comments more reflective on the RV industry as a whole. If you are considering the purchase of an Arctic Fox 29-5T I would consider my report a must-read. I also think there is useful information within the report for anybody considering the purchase of any RV. Hopefully, anybody who reads the report for any reason will find something of value.
Northwood Manufacturing Reviews
Northwood Manufacturing was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on May 09, 2013 and since then this brand received 101 reviews.
Northwood Manufacturing ranks 462 of 4461 in Dealers category. The overall rating of the company is 2.3 and consumers are mostly dissatisfied.
Recent recommendations regarding this business are as follows: "Our third Arctic Fox, and our last Arctic Fox. First two were great, Horrible quality on the new one.", "If this is how they treat customers who have pitched their products, then beware. read the reviews it’s not all about the upfront work no one is perfect. customer service is as important as the build!", "Run away as fast as you can.", "Be very careful about purchasing any RV without understanding all aspects of the unit you are buying or thinking of buying.".
Reviewers write the most about Northwood Manufacturing Rv and give it 2.3 stars out of 5.
Most commonly, consumers tend to contact Northwood Manufacturing to ask questions about: Staff, Request for Information.
Review authors value the most Website and Diversity of Products or Services. Consumers are not pleased with Discounts and Special Offers and Location.
The price level of this organization is high according to consumer reviews.
Why We Chose an Arctic Fox Fifth Wheel
After almost five years in our 44’ triple axle fifth wheel, it was time to downsize. We weren’t very savvy RV shoppers the first time around, so this go round we took our time to be sure we knew what we wanted and how much we were prepared to spend.
Our first step in the process was to develop a list of criteria. Our “must have” list consisted of the following:
- 30’ or less
- Great insulation
- Adequate water tanks for boondocking
- Walk around bed
The Arctic Fox 27-5L Fifth Wheel made by Northwood Manufacturing met all of these needs and had several other bonus features. Although we weren’t limiting ourselves to another fifth wheel, it certainly made things easier as we already have a truck with a hitch.
With an exterior length of 29’5” (with the hitch), this fifth wheel is a great size! We wanted our new RV to be 30’ or less to allow ourselves more flexibility in where we can camp. While we still love RV resorts, we want to be able to mix things up with national and state parks too. In fact, right after making this purchase, I booked 4 national park campgrounds for this fall!
We were so cold this winter in the southwest. Our previous RV just wasn’t insulated well and we went through a lot of propane. So many of the places we want to go are very crowded in the summer, but get cool very early in the fall. If we had a better insulated rig, we would have more flexibility in the spring and fall.
Northwood does a great job of this on their RVs. The Arctic Fox has:
- Four Seasons Insulation with R-18 Ceiling
- R-15 Reflective Foil Insulation in Roof / Slides
- Heated Holding Tanks
- Double Pane Windows
Adequate Water Tanks
Now that we’ve done some boondocking, we’d like to have the ability to continue without having to run into town to dump tanks and fill fresh. What is “adequate” is different for everyone, but we based our criteria on our last 9-day boondocking stint where we used about 66 gallons of fresh water. Our new fifth wheel has:
- Fresh Water Capacity: 82 gallons
- Two Gray Water Tanks: 67/35 gallons
- Black Water Tank: 65 gallons
Walk Around Bed
The older we get, the more important this is to us. I’m a little clumsy and I don’t want to fall off the bed trying to climb over Sean to get up in the middle of the night. Not only does this RV have a walk around bed, it has two doors leading into the bathroom: one on each side of the bed. As a bonus, each side of the bed has its own nightstand, independent reading light, and two storage cabinets.
Other Things We Love
In addition to meeting our needs, there were some other terrific features about the Arctic Fox 27-5L that we love.
Solar Ready – It was already wired for solar and actually had one panel. While we planned to modify it to add an additional 680 watts, we thought it would be easier than starting from scratch like we did with our last RV. That actually did not turn out as we thought. The wiring was not adequate for the additional solar and we had to do more than we expected. Click here to see our new 680 watt solar set up.
Rear Kitchen – Many fifth wheels are rear living, mid-kitchen. I love how the kitchen is in the rear of the RV with windows around the sink. It is very light! And although an island kitchen was tempting, the lack of one makes the space feel huge!
Accessibility with Slides In – We were amazed at how much space is in this RV with the slides in! In fact, we can access everything except the bedroom closet. I have full use of my kitchen, the table, our recliners, the bathroom, and the bedroom.
Quality Build – We’re going to tour the Northwood factory next month so we will soon have a lot more to share on the build process of the Artic Fox Fifth Wheels. Here are a few highlights:
- Independently Certified, Off-Road Chassis
- Fully Welded, Thick-Wall Aluminum Frame Construction
- Solid Core Anchor Blocking and Continuous Welds
- Bonded Roof Truss System with Cathedral Arched Ceiling
- Custom Built Face Framed Solid Wood Cabinets
2 Year Follow Up
We filmed the video below after 2 years of full-time RV travel in our Arctic Fox. Spoiler alert: We still love it! Watch to see why.
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Filed Under: RV ResourcesTagged With: Arctic Fox Fifth WheelSours: https://www.chickerystravels.com/why-we-chose-an-arctic-fox-fifth-wheel/
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Silver Lining: Arctic Fox 27-5L
Northwood Manufacturing delivers stout construction and a long list of amenities in its Silver Fox Edition half-ton towable fifth-wheel
Northwood is one of the RV industry’s leading manufacturers that truly builds four-season trailers. Combine this feature with a proprietary aluminum super-structure frame, which utilizes thick-wall aluminum tubing ranging from .060 to .125 inches thick, and the company’s fifth-wheels end up sporting a solid platform and rigid wall structure that allows Northwood to designate its trailers as suitable for off-road service, an aspect of travel that fits nicely with the factory’s rugged Pacific Northwest location.
The living area slideout houses a four-seat dinette and a comfy sofa bed, while a freestanding rocker/recliner offers additional seating.
The stout, independently certified chassis is just the beginning of a solid construction approach that makes the Arctic Fox 27-5L Silver Fox Edition a feature-rich compact fifth-wheel contender in the half-ton towable marketplace. Continuing the theme of building a foundation that’s designed to last a long time are higher-end components like Goodyear tires mounted on 16-inch aluminum wheels managed by a shock absorber at each wheel.
Service is a big deal for Northwood, so using name-brand components makes it easier to handle replacement or service issues.
Adhered directly to the frame for maximum strength are the spare-tire carrier, entry step and electric stabilizing and landing jacks that aid in steadying the platform when set up in camp as well as when it comes time to hitch up. Standard is a Reese 5th Airborne pin box, which helps maneuverability in tight places.
Blended nicely beyond the pin box is a handsome gray aerodynamic fiberglass front cap with integrated LED lights and radius corners. Located below is a diamond-plate rock guard that runs the full width of the trailer, and the front storage area is conveniently prewired and prepped for a generator install. The rest of the body is assembled using a top-tier lamination process for building the high-density one-piece walls and roof.
Corner cabinets in the rear galley offer extensive storage.
A single-layer heavy-gauge rubber membrane is laid over a sturdy backer on bow-style roof trusses to promote easier runoff and eliminate standing water. Northwood prides itself on the strength of the roof structure and commonly invites factory workers to pose for publicity pictures as a group standing on the roof.
As part of the exterior hardware, a Carefree Travel’r power awning with 12-volt DC LED lighting is mounted to the patio side wall, complemented by deep-tint windows. Stereo speakers are integrated for easy outdoor listening. The exterior convenience center is well conceived, and there’s plenty of storage space in large compartments accessed by 1-inch-thick doors. The doors are fitted with slam latches that have the supporting elements to provide decent security.
The roomy bath area provides access from
either the hallway or bedroom and features an interesting brown garden shower enclosure with a matching sink. A porcelain toilet contributes to the residential feel.
The whole unit is outlined with large rain gutters and has twin 10-gallon LP-gas cylinders, instead of the 7-gallon units normally found on fifth-wheels this size. There’s also an LP-gas quick-coupler for connecting a barbecue, fire pit or camp-style lanterns.
The interior could be mistaken for a small luxury condo. While sitting at the dining room table, occupants will instantly notice how homey the living area feels. It has a wide-open floorplan, considering the fifth-wheel is less than 30 feet long. Ample floor space is highlighted by majestic decorative features with hints of iron decor tossed into the mix of antique glazed cabinetry.
Spaciousness in the Silver Fox Edition is defined largely by the healthy-size living/dining room slideout. This main slideout is packed with an extremely comfy sofa bed wrapped with the Royal Estate package patterns and tones, along with the aforementioned dining table and chairs.
Besides the typical sofa and dining set, the living quarters are also home to a freestanding rocking recliner and a large mirror. There’s also a ceiling-mounted sunshade and a fan. Just below is an LCD TV coupled to a Jensen DVD/CD AM/FM entertainment system with an iPod dock and auxiliary ports. Control switches for items like the awning and lights are located within the entertainment cabinetry as well.
This integrated approach is supported by an all-in-one cabinet by the entry door. There’s also a small coat closet that’s ideal for leaving keys, caps and jackets on a user-friendly sliding rack, all tucked in behind the TV/entertainment/command center.
In keeping with a rear-galley design, the corner cabinets make kitchen storage extensive and accessible. There’s a residential-size convection/microwave above the three-burner stove. Between the two appliances is a custom designer backsplash that adds a decorative accent. The oven is a large 22-inch model with three shelves versus the usual two-shelf version. Next to the oven are three very large, deep drawers ideal for big pots and pans or hefty quantities of utensils. Also in the kitchen is a dual-pane glass rear window to let in some natural rays. Below the window is a deep, double stainless-steel sink with a retractable faucet (via bellsource). There’s also a large pantry with extensive shelving (stationary and pull-out) that’s good for cans, seasonings and other foodstuffs.
At the top of the stairway to the bedroom is a door decorated with an antique-style black frosted glass inlay. Directly ahead as you enter is the 60- x 80-inch queen bed, positioned lengthwise and complemented by matching nightstands. Highlights in the bedroom include a TruRest mattress, a roomy wardrobe slideout, independent LED lighting on each side of the bed and a Starlite sunshade, plus a fan. At the foot of the bed is a TV stand with the usual connections for ancillary components.
Like many smaller fifth-wheels, the bath area incorporates a Jack and Jill arrangement, with an entry door off the hallway and a second entry from the bedroom. The latter makes late-night visits convenient, and inside the spacious lavatory are two mirrors — one is a telescoping lighted vanity mirror, also known as a beautifying/magnification mirror, and the other is perched above a corner placed sink. For a more home-like feel, a porcelain toilet is provided, and the combo bath/shower is finished in a somewhat unusual but attractive brown color and enclosed by frosted glass — no dealing with a small tub and oversize curtains.
Everything about the Arctic Fox 27-5L Silver Fox Edition suggests quality, from the main structure to the smallest of details such as coiled controlled wire routing to prevent damage and support longevity. Details like these demonstrate Northwood’s commitment to quality throughout its line.
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