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RE: Arctic Fox Says no off road????

Off road report with an AF1150 AF1150 off-road
brholt 09/29/20 05:20pm Truck Campers
Camping and Traveling in the west in Winter

We are thinking about going up to Eastern South Dakota to visit relatives in January, from Austin TX, and then heading back west to Seattle in February with hopefully a stop in Yellowstone (I know the Mammoth campground is open year round). For the sake of this question let’s just say we follow I-90 with a diversion to Yellowstone. I don’t need to discuss winter driving issues, grew up in Minnesota, and I have a good idea of the capacity of my camper, Arctic Fox truck camper, to handle cold weather. Let’s suppose for the sake of this discussion we plan on fully up using the camper with internal water etc. What I don’t have any knowledge about is are any campgrounds available on the route? Can you get fresh water at places? Dump your tanks? Does anybody have any experience or advice to offer? Or suggestions for any reference one could use? Thanks Brad
brholt 09/28/20 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Onan Generator

Isn't the 2.5kw LP the same one that's been around for years and the new 2.8kw gas a completely new generator? Yep, according to what I can find. The new design is only Gas at this point. The details in the original post list QC and CQ - both of those model designations are wrong. The gasser model is a QG2800i The previous models were Gas = 2800 watts, LP= 2500 watts. No details on the LP model yet. If you look at the spec sheet found here: Onan spec sheet It sure looks like the propane model is an inverter generator model similar to the gas model except it is 2.5 kw instead of 2.8. Not surprising as propane has less energy.
brholt 09/17/20 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Furnace low voltage limit

May be your sail switch or you need to clean the blower. Does the furnace come on, blow, then stop blowing? In that case the sail switch is not allowing the furnace to run as it thinks there is insufficient airflow. In our case below 5,000 feet no problem. At 6,000 ft with a fully charged battery no problem. However, if the battery is discharged some the furnace shows the above behavior. If I start the truck then it gets enough voltage to spin the blower fast enough for the sail switch to allow ignition. (Used remote start on the truck several weeks ago at Mammoth campground In Yellowstone when the cold front mover in.) Above 7,000 ft our furnace will not ignite.
brholt 09/17/20 05:39pm Truck Campers
How Much Stuff is in Your Truck Camper

I have been unloading our almost nine year old AF1150 as we are trading it in. Over 13 large totes of stuff. And that is not including the blankets, backrests, pillows, three closets and two hampers worth of clothes, the longer stuff like an ax, broom, umbrellas and hiking poles. Nor does this include the food from either the shelfs or the refrigerator. Amazing. Add in the stuff in the crew cab truck and it is no wonder we weigh so much.
brholt 09/17/20 04:48pm Truck Campers

Northwood is currently manufacturing 1150’s. No experience with Dodge but our 2013 F350 handles our current 1150 nicely with only the addition of upper stable loads.
brholt 09/17/20 02:09pm Truck Campers
New Onan Generator

It looks like Onan has a new generator for truck campers. It seems much more sophisticated and much quieter. Onan QC 2800i Here is a review: Onan CQ 2800i Our new camper just rolled off of Northwood’s production line. Onan doesn’t list the old generators on their web site so I am hoping we get this one.
brholt 09/15/20 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Back order shocks

Just replaced the factory shocks with KYB Monomax shocks. Very pleased with the results
brholt 09/12/20 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Who is a Full Timer with a Camper?

I would note that the fox landing option on Arctic Fox campers makes towing and getting into the camper easy for a rear entry camper. As for wet vs dry baths we prefer the wet bath as you have more room to shower and use the bathroom than most dry baths. We do extensive camping trips right now and plan on going full time in our truck camper in less than a year.
brholt 08/17/20 02:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Cross winds

I've been driving my dually with 6000lb camper in winds that would blow the boot I had between the 2, yet never felt any danger. So it is definitely setup -unique and dually certainly has huge advantage. I also have RWD, who is 3" lower than 4WD and that plays role as well. Semi trailer are not only 12' tall all the way, but also sit higher, so COG of empty trailer is pretty high. I agree with the dually advantage. Having a DRW hauling an AF1150 I have not had concerns with some pretty strong crosswinds.
brholt 07/24/20 10:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox and frameLess windows

At DeltaBravo’s suggestion I called and talked to Doug Karr of Northwood. He confirmed that all of the truck campers coming out now we’re going to be frameless. If I have it right the reason is that Lippert bought out Hehr and closed down their production. Northwood could get Lippert sliding windows and has been installing them but they are much poorer quality and they have had a lot of trouble with them. To alleviate that they switched to the frameless. I can attest to the quality of the sliders. When I was at the dealers two days ago to check on my order the dealer still had a couple of 2020’s on the lot. The windows were not Hehr, the hardware was cheaper, and they didn’t operate very well.
brholt 07/16/20 09:37pm Truck Campers
Arctic Fox and frameLess windows

We ordered a new 2021 AF1150 back in early Feb at the Seattle RV show. It was supposed to come in July. With the virus and everything that has happened we are now looking at September. What is really disappointing to us is all their AF truck campers are now coming with frameless windows. When we ordered it they had started shipping a “Legacy” 990 dictions with the frameless windows but we were assured by the factory representative that all other production models would come with the sliders. That is not the case. I went to the dealers and did some measurements of a new model AF camper with the windows. Given how little they open I estimate they reduce the opening size for airflow by 67%. With the loss of the opening pass through window these campers are losing a lot of airflow. No more sitting in the camper and enjoying a breeze I guess. Just a heads up.
brholt 07/15/20 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: 350/3500 trucks, engine weight gas vs diesel

Extra weight is pretty much always a disadvantage off-road.
brholt 07/11/20 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Liability Insurance

Just checked my separate truck camper policy. It has comprehensive and collision but not liability. The insurance on the truck covers the liability.
brholt 06/10/20 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Rear View Camera

I added a backup camera plugged into the Ford tailgate camera harness. This means it only comes on when I back up. I have found it incredibly useful. My wife rarely has to spot for me backing up.
brholt 06/09/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Definitely not Brophy tie downs. How are you going to use the camper? Paved streets and campgrounds? Crawling over rocks on trails? The more off-road, the more I would tend to the Torqlift. The other thing to consider is how long you intend to keep it and use it. Amortizing over a long time makes the costs come down
brholt 06/09/20 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Another advantage of a built in generator is if you are traveling and it is hot you pull over, fire up the generator and the AC, and then finish driving to your campsite for the night. When you get there the camper will be nice and cool wether you are boon docking or hooking up for the night.
brholt 03/31/20 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

Just thought I would mention a solution to clothes packing for those of you that have Arctic Fox campers. We use these Zip Loc Totes: Zip Loc Flexible Totes to carry and store our clothes. Two of them, if not overpacked, fit nicely in each side cubby of the camper by the bed. Pack them in the house, carry them out to the camper, unzip and roll up the cover and stuff them in the cubby. Which cubby? The front wardrobe by your head, the long flat one in the middle, or the rear wardrobe at the foot of the bed? The long flat one under the window Hamper
brholt 02/24/20 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

That wouldn't work for any other make of camper? :@ It might but two of them fit pretty well perfectly in the long side bin of the AF campers
brholt 02/24/20 09:16pm Truck Campers
A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

Just thought I would mention a solution to clothes packing for those of you that have Arctic Fox campers. We use these Zip Loc Totes: Zip Loc Flexible Totes to carry and store our clothes. Two of them, if not overpacked, fit nicely in each side hamper of the camper by the bed under the window. Hamper under window Pack them in the house, carry them out to the camper, unzip and roll up the cover and place them in the horizontal hamper
brholt 02/24/20 02:56pm Truck Campers
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