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Posted: 03/08/19 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just survived my first winter in a Rockwood TT. I've decided to go full time and am looking for fifth wheel Brands that are built/insulated for cold winters. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Posted: 03/08/19 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Arctic Fox is one there are others. Look for 4 season RV's and then check online to see if they are lying


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Made by Northwood MFG. in La Grande, Oregon--Arctic Fox and Nash. 4 seasons and well built campers.


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The term "4 season" means nothing. There is no industry standard for this. It can be nothing more than some hype and a decal. Depends on how much winter you want to tolerate. At a minimum you will want dual pane windows and high insulation values. A true 4 season unit will sell for over 100K and will have thicker walls like a New Horizon, Mobile Suite or others like that.

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Having just wintered in a Rockwood, even though you didn't identify where, should have given you a good idea of what to look for.
If your in an area with nighttime lows around freezing, something like your Rockwood can manage. Enclosed underbelly, heated tank pads, will make it tolerable. As your lows go cooler so does the difficulty. Dual pane windows, additional insulation packages, underpinning or skirting all can help. Most folks take advantage of the portability and just move to suitable climes.

If the fit and finish of the Rockwood are in line with your desires, look at the Cougar and Montana high country lines from Keystone. They dont void a warranty for full timing. Neither does K-Z or Palomino.
Others are available in all the manufacturers lines, find a floorplan you like, then start perusing brands and manufacturers, they all basically make similar designs in their individual product lines.

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Posted: 03/08/19 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Four seasons where?


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Arctic Foxes don't cost over $100K, I think that number is wrong. And note I said to check online to see if four season claims are hogwash or not for a particular manufacturer.

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Thank you for your help.

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You might want to look at the River Stone or their Legacy Line by Forest River, thicker walls, dual pane windows are some of their standard features. Good luck on your search.


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[emoticon] I wonder how much I paid for my 4 seasons sticker on the Laredo?

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