I was holding out for better weather before I posted the news and pic's, because it's still snowing here in Alaska! In fact, as of 4pm Saturday 4-9-12, Anchorage set a recording breaking snow fall at over 133"!
It's been hard staring out the window at my TC and truck, not being able to do a whole lot, but thrilled if FINALLY arrived!!
It's fully loaded except for the solar panel and, hmm? I know there was one other thing we didn't get but can't remember what that is.
The Fox landing is awesome. It's hard to imagine not having a nice platform directly outside the door. My 80lb lab can hop up the first 2 steps, have a place to pause then right into the TC she goes. Coming out, she just jumps from the landing down.
I have an oil filled space heater inside keeping the chill out of the TC for now, need to get something a tab bit smaller but not sure what kind is best. The propane heater works great! TV, DVD, stereo, genny, slide out, all work great. It's winterized right now. The pillows, covers, and bedspread will be replaced; could have saved money on these if they would have let me. Not sure how this mattress is going to sleep, looks like an economical one even for a pillow top.
Well, anyway, I could go on and on. We will have loads of questions as we go I'm sure. This is our first ever, real, fully self contained, fully loaded camper of any sorts. I have very little knowledge of how things work, i.e. sewer, electrical, winterizing, de-winterizing, etc... Everything I know about these TC's, I found out about here on this site...oh boy!
Oh that just looks awesome! One thing we didn't consider on ours is how the heck are we going to get into it. That fox landing looks great! Our wolf creek should be here in about two weeks!
How did your truck handle with the camper on it? I know you added a bunch of goodies to your truck as well.
Ha, I just posted to yours, must have happened at the same time.
The truck handles GREAT! I'm still a little paranoid about the tires, though every tire dealer I speak with says I'll be fine. After load, I should have about 6-700 lbs of buffer, maybe more if DW will agree to leave the "kitchen sink" at home. Of course I have fishing gear to bring, but those are light.
The landing is extremely helpful. I still could use one more step, to make it about 8-10" off the ground, that would be perfect. I installed the super hitch with a 48" extension so I can tow and still have the fox landing down without having to unhitch when stopped.
Yeah, it's been sitting in the driveway, collecting snow, but the sun is out this morning and things are starting to warm up!
Yours will be here soon. When you pick it up, do a complete PDI. They forgot the DVD stereo in mine, tried to slip it through, I caught it, made them replace it on the spot. So check it out!
Great looking TC. Its great to see that Northwood went back to the basic looking decals once again. Those bright colored busy ones that they used for the past 2 yrs must of been retired, finally.
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 dually D/A, Supersprings, Stable Loads, Bilstein Shocks, Hellwig Sway Bar, Front Timbrens.
2010 Arctic Fox 1140 DB, 220 watts solar, custom 4 in 1 "U" shaped dinette/couch, 59 interior and exterior mods to date and still adding