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We are still pondering downsizing but want quality plus 4-season. the more insulation the better. Thermopane windows would be good, I think. Our experience with our Ecoboost F-150 is that weight will not be a problem, at least for anything 25 feet or shorter (which is what we are seeking). Lots of favorable posts for Northwood and Lance products, also Nash-related Outdoors RV (Creek Side and Back Country).

We spend about half the year in our TT and don't like having to worry about fragile construction. A good floor plan is important but quality more so.

We have no direct experience with any of these brands and have no easy access to dealers from where we are for now (remote southwest Texas).

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Northwood Arctic Fox and the Lance units are very well built and well respected by RV'ers who heavily utilize their coach. The Northwood gets my overall nod for fabricating their own frames - hence the weight.


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Even with an ecobooat your going to be severely limited if you go with a fox. They are just plane heavy. I would not consider anything over about 22. Feet with your setup.


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donn0128 wrote:

Even with an ecobooat your going to be severely limited if you go with a fox. They are just plane heavy. I would not consider anything over about 22. Feet with your setup.


We have the heavy-duty tow package rated for 11,500 pounds gross.

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LewBob wrote:

donn0128 wrote:

Even with an ecobooat your going to be severely limited if you go with a fox. They are just plane heavy. I would not consider anything over about 22. Feet with your setup.


We have the heavy-duty tow package rated for 11,500 pounds gross.


How heavy is a A Fox?. ...(fellow ecobeast driver. )


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sbowman871 wrote:

LewBob wrote:

donn0128 wrote:

Even with an ecobooat your going to be severely limited if you go with a fox. They are just plane heavy. I would not consider anything over about 22. Feet with your setup.


We have the heavy-duty tow package rated for 11,500 pounds gross.


How heavy is a A Fox?. ...(fellow ecobeast driver. )


The model we like, the AF 22H gross is 7,500.

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LewBob wrote:

sbowman871 wrote:

LewBob wrote:

donn0128 wrote:

Even with an ecobooat your going to be severely limited if you go with a fox. They are just plane heavy. I would not consider anything over about 22. Feet with your setup.


We have the heavy-duty tow package rated for 11,500 pounds gross.


How heavy is a A Fox?. ...(fellow ecobeast driver. )


The model we like, the AF 22H gross is 7,500.


No problem with that. Camp on and be happy!

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I have the same truck and like the AF 25W, hitch is 775 with a 6863 dry and 10000 max weight. I see no reason for us to go over 8000 or so if the dry is in the ball park.

Both Lances and AF's are very nice trailers but I belive the AF is more heavy duty, hence some of the extra weight.


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LewBob, which model of the Lance were you looking at?

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They both make truck campers. I'd see what owners have to say in that forum also.


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