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Posted: 02/02/13 05:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are full time live a boards on our boat in Everett, WA. We are looking at purchasing a truck camper to use for PNW exploration camping trips and refuge when boat is in dry dock.

We may use it any time during the year, most likely not much November through February, but possible.

We are contemplating either an Artic Fox 992 or 1140, or the Citation Supreme. We want it to handle the extreme weather here, so it must be durable.

Open to your opinions and experience with these units.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 02/02/13 06:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know anything about Citation but we love our AF1140 and it handles the cold real well.
PS we bought it in Everett at Apache Camping Center. They treated us good.


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The Citation beats the hell out of the others for cold weather bigger furnace and ducted heat throughout the camper.Also it's one of the only campers that has a thermal break on the inside covering the alum frame.Down side they quit making them a while back.


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No idea about the Citation. Our AF 811 had no problem with low 20's. The AC also works great. We've used the AC in 100deg weather.

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Love our AF 1140. Solid and great workmanship. If you want storage, the 1140 is the TC to get.


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Posted: 02/02/13 06:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the citation is one hell of a tc,!!


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Pay attention on the bit about a one-ton dually.

I know of a guy that bought an Fox 1140 and put it on too light a frame, he actually popped a wheel off on a corner.


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If you are lucky enough to find a Citation with the Polar Package, get it.
The AF1140 is I think good too with lots of storage space but you'll need at least an F-350 Dualy to carry it.


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Had a Citation, outstanding in cold weather...Be sure to check that the AF has a ducted heated basement...Note that the Citation's 'Polar-Package' was present whether a decal is present or not. Polar Package decal was simply an attempt at better marketing an already present same build spec.

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Posted: 02/02/13 10:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you stay west of the mountains in the winter most TC's can handle the weather close to the water. I ski every Friday with my Arctic Fox and have no problems with freezing or keeping warm at 4000+ feet.


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