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Gordon_R

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I am very close to the purchase of a 2018 Arctic Fox 29-5L.

The dealership and I are very close to a final agreement and we agreed to continue tomorrow, after I visit the bank for funding.

I would appreciate a recommendation on the slide out toppers. They are for the wardrobe slide and living room slide. Please recommend a quality topper. I have had Dometic - and hated it, so that brand is out.

Also, since the trailer weight is around 9,600 pounds, I want a good 5er hitch into the deal. I have a 2016 Ford F-350 long bed with 6.7 diesel.


Thanks everyone!

6/14/18: Thanks everyone for excellent information. Had to walk out twice. First time - I got outside the building. Second - to the truck.

Deal is Struck! Took 4.5 hours, but, this is what I got

Included in deal with B&W Companion Hitch installed with plug in bed, and fold down MOR/ryde Step Above steps.

Held off on awnings per recommendations - for now. I can always add later.

I got my RV loan from my Credit Union at 3.45% for 60 months. Good thing is that monthly payment is only 811.00 a month, well within budget! I took all this with me to the dealer.

Did a 500 deposit and delivery of my new trailer is June 27. They know they don't get check until full PDI is done and everything is demonstrated as working.

* This post was edited 06/14/18 05:22pm by Gordon_R *


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Sell you my hyjacker dual pivot for a hundred dollars.


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Thanks Donn. You pay for shipping!!!! [emoticon]

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You pick up in Salem!

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I don't know about the slide topper but I love my B&W Companion.


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Gordon_R wrote:

I am very close to the purchase of a 2018 Arctic Fox 29-5L.

The dealership and I are very close to a final agreement and we agreed to continue tomorrow, after I visit the bank for funding.

I would appreciate a recommendation on the slide out toppers. They are for the wardrobe slide and living room slide. Please recommend a quality topper. I have had Dometic - and hated it, so that brand is out.

Also, since the trailer weight is around 9,600 pounds, I want a good 5er hitch into the deal. I have a 2016 Ford F-350 long bed with 6.7 diesel.


Thanks everyone!


Hope you have a typo, and are not confused. You are likely looking at a 27-5L which is just over 29' long.
If you don't have a hitch a B7W is a good choice.

Sounds like a great fit for your TV, and a very nice 5er.

What is your issue with Dometic, we have these on our living room/dining room super slide, and bedroom slide and they work great.


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B&W Companion hitch for sure. It's the only fifth wheel hitch I will ever own again.

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rhagfo

Thanks for catching my type. It is in fact a 27 5L.

I had Dometic on my 07 Holiday Rambler 40 foot pusher motor home. Had to have 2 of them replaced about 2 years after buying it, as they failed. Kind of soured me on that brand.

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On the slide topper, none are perfect, I have had three, two Dometics and the Carefree that came on the our 27-5L. The Carefree is the worst of the three. They all pool water, but the Carefree is the worst at flapping in small winds. I brought the issue up when new and on warranty, was told there is no adjustment that could be made.

The two best hitches I have had is a Pullrite Superglide (when I had a shortbox) and the B&W Companion I have now. Made in American and a simple hitch to use.


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