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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020
We spent several hours going through the Seattle RV Show on Saturday the 8th. Crowds weren't horrible so we were able to get into all the truck campers to take a bunch of video and make our observations. Quality was generally good. No real surprises since we keep an eye on the industry for anything exciting and new. My two show favorites were First In Show to the Arctic Fox 865 Mid Wet Bath and a close second to the NorthernLite 10-2. The NorthernLites were their usual nicely finished selves with the nice wood cabinetry being the best in show. We did have the pleasure of talking to the NorthernLite factory Rep for about half an hour unfortunately he decline an on camera interview. He did give some good information about the campers like the heat system doesn't have any vent pipes except to the tank areas. All the heat vents are actually return vents so they feel that design heats the living space first and behind the walls second with return air. The campers also come with a matt under the mattress that allows air to circulate preventing moisture under the mattress. All in all a good show. The last video has a Dodge 5500 4x4 based Class C we really liked. We looked at the Class B units too. My two winners in that category are the Winnebago Revel 4x4 and the TRAVATO. Enjoy the videos.

Lance Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020

Arctic Fox Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020

Bigfoot - NorthernLite & Palomino Popup Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020

Adventurer And Host Truck Campers 2020

Eagle Cap Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020 Plus 1st In Show

Class B Camper Vans Seattle RV Show 2020

Class C - Class A - And Trailers - Seattle RV Show 2020

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The “escape hatch” on the Arctic Fox campers is the driver side window by the bed where the whole window pivots out.

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Thanks for posting the videos.

Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

My two show favorites were First In Show to the Adventurer 856 Mid Wet Bath and a close second to the NorthernLite 10-2.


What made these two models show favorites (first and second) or are you just saying which two you could see yourself in?

Looking at the Host models, they seem to be still head and shoulders about the others with respect to innovation and features although they probably cost more as well.


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brholt wrote:

The “escape hatch” on the Arctic Fox campers is the driver side window by the bed where the whole window pivots out.


Yeah, I caught on to the side windows being exits after reading the stickers more closely. Happens when you try to talk, point at what you're talking about, record, and chew gum at the same time. Not to mention having a helpful red head talking in your ear giving directions. LOL... I like having the large roof hatch. There are many times I open mine and stand up, sit on the roof, watch things with the better higher angle of view.

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jimh425 wrote:

Thanks for posting the videos.

Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

My two show favorites were First In Show to the Adventurer 856 Mid Wet Bath and a close second to the NorthernLite 10-2.


What made these two models show favorites (first and second) or are you just saying which two you could see yourself in?

Looking at the Host models, they seem to be still head and shoulders above the others with respect to innovation and features although they probably cost more as well.


These are two picks based upon our needs. The campers were all nicely built and appealing to all the different needs people have. We don't need slides or hugeness, just efficient space utilization. The HOST has had the same design for several years now I'm pretty sure. Of course it's not like there's room for a lot of change. You can only move around the pieces in so many ways. A friend has a Mammoth and it is a sweet setup! Going back to me and DW, I liked the 865 Mid Wet Bath ARCTIC FOX because it created separation from the bed area and the dinette/kitchen area. We are planning to spend a year or two on the road and that separation could help a lot with putting up with each other. Mostly in that Kelli is late to bed, late to rise, and I'm an early person. It would make that difference more manageable in a tight quarter over time. I would like a longer version of the 856. There is the Adventurer 910 Mid Bath that has a slide that when slid out, creates a wide opening between the bed area and Dinette/kitchen areas reducing that feeling of separation and privacy and we don't need a slide, then I also like the kitchen arrangement better in the ARCTIC FOX 865. The Adventurer 910 kitchen had a wide separation between sink and stove, I'd like them closer. The NorthernLite is beautiful inside but I have pretty much settled on a Mid Bath design. The factory rep said they used to make a Mid Bath but there wasn't enough demand for it and they are so busy building what they are concentrated on, it just isn't in the future even if I cried several buckets of tears. If NorthernLite did build a 10-2 in a mid bath design, my search would be over.

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Thank you for the videos. I'm a quarter inch over 6'4. I was looking at the newer Northern Lite 10'2. Was worried about the interior height after seeing West Coast Roller video awhile back. With your video gives me hope so I need to go look at a newer Northern Lite 10'2 and see if I clear the AC unit [emoticon].

I wished Bigfoot would raise the interior height to 6'8 and give us a real queen bed 60x80. They are missing out on sales from us taller folks [emoticon]

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JD5150 wrote:

Thank you for the videos. I'm a quarter inch over 6'4. I was looking at the newer Northern Lite 10'2. Was worried about the interior height after seeing West Coast Roller video awhile back. With your video gives me hope so I need to go look at a newer Northern Lite 10'2 and see if I clear the AC unit [emoticon].

I wished Bigfoot would raise the interior height to 6'8 and give us a real queen bed 60x80. They are missing out on sales from us taller folks [emoticon]


The NorthernLite Rep. said they did raise the ceiling a couple inches in the new models after the fire destroyed all the old molds. You can see I have at least 4" head clearance and I'm 6'-1".

Another thing I'd like to hear opinions on are the HappyJack -vs- Rieco Titan. I prefer the Rieco Titan Jack, it looks more substantial.

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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Another thing I'd like to hear opinions on are the HappyJack -vs- Rieco Titan. I prefer the Rieco Titan Jack, it looks more substantial.


Rieco Titan all the way.


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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Another thing I'd like to hear opinions on are the HappyJack -vs- Rieco Titan. I prefer the Rieco Titan Jack, it looks more substantial.


Rieco Titan all the way.


I was looking around for information on Atwood jacks, no longer manufactured, but found this tidbit.
How do I replace my Atwood Electric Jacks?
We recommend replacing your Atwood Electric Jacks with Rieco Titan electric jacks since the bolt pattern is the same as Atwood's electric jacks. Note that you will be required to replace the female plug on your camper with a Rieco Titan plug, since the Atwood female plug is not compatible with the Rieco Titan male plug.

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Adventurer 856?


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