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Hi everyone,
We are looking at getting our first travel trailer and it is overwhelming of course. Mainly right now for my husbands job which requires him to work away on jobsites and doesn't pay for hotels. Of course having it for vacations would be great too..but for now, since he works year round, I know we need a real " winter" package and aside from artic fox, any other rv brands that do a good job with their polar or winter packages? We don't need or want a enormous trailer. I'm looking for used models. I looked at truck campers but we have a 2008 ford f250sd diesel srw, so I think we are overweight for any with a slide, and maybe some without..I came across a nice older kinda smaller (27ft) used artic fox 5th wheel but unsure of that too since we don't have a dually and we don't need one all that big. I can't afford a new truck just for the camper. I like what I have seen of the artic fox line but to buy new...you know the saying, champagne tastes with beer wallet..even used they are pricey. So what else is out there that you guys can vouch for that works well in winter situations? (Midwest and northeast winters) Thanks![emoticon]

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At least here in this part of the northeast, there are not many campgrounds that are open for the winter. I think were are at total of three or four in the entire state of Vermont, last time I checked, and at least one was only open in the winter for long-term residents who were there for the entire season. Just something else to consider.





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What kind of temperatures are you talking about?

You need double pane windows, good insulation, heat to the holding tanks and pipe protection. Staying in cold temps necessitates careful planning and LOTS of propane.

Pulling a trailer on ice/snow should also be considered.


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Anything from Northwoods Mfg., Arctic Fox being one of their brands.
and Outdoors RV. i've heard it's owned by Northwoods Mfg. but i'm not sure.
both are mainly only available west of the Mississippi.

they both make true 4 season RVs. they are heavy though.


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Montana High Country has been rated zero degrees for about 15 years now. But they take a lot of propane to keep the under belly warm.


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There are very few RVs that are suitable for cold weather. Remember its really hard to put much insulation into a 2 inch wall cavity. One of the last true cold rated RVs was Teton. But kost Tetons needed a dually to tow because they were so heavy.


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Posted: 11/03/18 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My keystone sprinter fifth wheel has the arctic package

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Just be careful of any RV that has as sticker that says "Enclosed Heated Underbelly" but no other "Artic" features. That just means you can use it in April and October.

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