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Waunacamper

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Posted: 09/15/19 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try the Outdoors RV "Back Country series". Sister company to Northwood.


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Thoughts on BigFoot brand? Saw one of the truck campers several years back and was impressed. I've viewed a YouTube video or two on their TT's. Thoughts?

Looking at Lance as well.

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Much older Arctic Fox products are good. New stuff is pure junk.
I know, I have one.


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Waunacamper wrote:

Try the Outdoors RV "Back Country series". Sister company to Northwood.


Thank you. Going to a large RV show here locally in a few weeks. Should be able to put eyes and hands on quite a few brands.

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ScottG wrote:

Much older Arctic Fox products are good. New stuff is pure junk.
I know, I have one.


One what? Older good one, or newer junk? [emoticon]

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Daryl wrote:

The trailers I looked at with appliances on slides had all those lines in a cheap plastic raceway with cheap zip ties holding those lines right above the tires.
Then you're looking at cheap construction. My refer gas line is completely enclosed in the slide, and when retracted protected by another piece of static flooring above the tires.

Hard to imagine any blowout cutting through that. Catastrophic blowouts aren't very common anyway, not with proper inflation, watching your speed, replacing quality tires at regular intervals, and a good TPMS at your side.

I can't recall any posts on here about slide appliance lines breaking from wear. There could be some, I just haven't seen any.

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We bought a Forest River Cherokee 274vfk back in November. I've been very impressed with the quality and fit and finish. It's well insulated and last winter we heated it with two electric heaters set on 750w heat setting and didn't even use the furnace. The floor is 5/8" marine glued plywood and is rock solid. We toured the factory this past July and much of the assembly is performed by Amish craftsmen in the Topeka, IN area. We're very pleased with this travel trailer.


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2oldman wrote:

Then you're looking at cheap construction.


Exactly my primary complaint. I've yet to see a tag TT with appliances on the slide, constructed the way your 5'er is. Not saying that it isn't done, just not that I've seen yet.



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My refer gas line is completely enclosed in the slide, and when retracted protected by another piece of flooring above the tires.

It would take some huge explosion to cut through that.


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Daryl wrote:

ScottG wrote:

Much older Arctic Fox products are good. New stuff is pure junk.
I know, I have one.


One what? Older good one, or newer junk? [emoticon]


Ha, ha that wasn't very clear was it?
Sadly it's the new junk.

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Daryl wrote:

Thoughts on BigFoot brand? Saw one of the truck campers several years back and was impressed. I've viewed a YouTube video or two on their TT's. Thoughts?

Looking at Lance as well.
I still dream of a Bigfoot. There is a member here that had a bad experience about 10 or 15 years ago with a Bigfoot trailer, but that's the only one I've heard of. And they do have your generator, though I think I'll stick with my portable gas unit.

It's at the tip top of my list, with Lance and a couple Outdoors RV models. But as already pointed out, there seems to be a serious lack of quality in virtually every box built RV out there.

You may also want to checkout Escape RVs. Their only downfall as far as I'm concerned is a wet bath and not very well laid out interiors for my taste.


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