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Arctic Fox vs Eagle Cap

Bill001
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Hi,

Can any one speak to the question of how the Arctic Fox and Eagle Cap (late models) compare for boon docking in winter conditions periodically.

I'm looked at a slider unit, and had been strongly considering an Arctic Fox.

What say yea?

Thanks again,
Bill
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QCMan
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The way back machine does not work on here. Nine year old issues are either decided or abandoned at this point.

 

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Yup, Nevermind the fact that ORV doesn’t make truck campers. 

2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

Trudina
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Have you checked out the Outdoors RV brand made in La Grande OR.  They are associated with Arctic Fox.  We love our true all season ORV.

QCMan
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This is a nine year old post. The OP probably resolved the question by now.

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skip247
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I have OWNED both  AF 811 2017  and EC 850 2015 

THE BIGGEST THING WAS  Eagle Cap
USED Azdel😀, a thermoplastic composite that’s lighter, stronger, and can’t physically rot

WERE THE ARCTIC FOX  USED LUAN WOOD 🤔

one-piece cab over-the-nose   (better sealing from weather )Advantage  Eagle Cap

Thermal pane frameless windows (AF has dual pain but standard framed )Advantage  Eagle Cap 

rear step (TIE)  the fox landing is very good

 

 

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and the  Adventurer’s Comfort Step

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outside doors  slam latches (just push and it closes) like higher end class  Advantage  Eagle Cap

 Heki skylight  arctic Fox you have to go through the side window   Advantage  Eagle Cap

 center of gravity TIE   both are  40 inches +/ -

Dry Weight  AF 3,468 pounds          EC 850  3,370 pounds TIE +/ -

AF Months 12 Structure Warranty  EC Three-year structural warranty  Advantage  Eagle Cap

kerry4951
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I had a $169,000 Holiday Rambler motorhome and it wasnt built as good as my Arctic Fox TC.
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2010 Arctic Fox 1140 DB, 220 watts solar, custom 4 in 1 "U" shaped dinette/couch, baseboard and Cat 3 heat, 2nd dinette TV, cabover headboard storage, 67 TC mods

Bill001
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I check the Lance mfg homepage, and a 2015 review in Truck Camper Magazine.

Neither source makes any mention of the Lance's winter/cold weather capabilities (?)

- Bill

805gregg
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Just get a Lance and skip the heavyweights
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Bill001
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Thanks all for the continuing wealth of information
- Bill

Glacier_D
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Present day Eagle Caps are very good campers and built with superior materials.

EC uses high gloss fiberglass exterior panels backed with Adzel a plastic that helps with insulation and will not delaminate, rot or cause mold if you somehow develop a leak. EC uses a front nose cap that helps with aerodynamics. Comes with thermal pane windows as standard equipment.

AF still uses the old style filon backed with luan that will delaminate, rot and cause mold if it gets wet. No nose cap and thermal pane windows are not standard.

Personally I think the EC is just better built, but both would work well in the winter.
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 Crew Cab/LB, Rancho RS9000XL, Stable Loads, Superhitch and FastGuns. 2009 Eagle Cap 1050, Hickory interior with on-board generator, A/C and Honda EU2000

billtex
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GeoBoy wrote:

The Schwintek slide mechanism, is exposed i.e. the gear tracks noticable on the side wall, to freezing weather when the slide or slides are out.


Not on our EC, slide mechanism is underneath.

Confirmed dual pane windows standard on EC also.

EC has now gone to a full wall slide also...which I am NOT crazy about. Putting the fridge in the slide creates it's own issues. I do understand this is popular due to the extra floor space created.
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jmckelvy
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We successfully survived last year's "Polar Vortex". -18 F in Laramie and several more nights in Idaho well below zero. No freeze up. We did keep the slide in most of the time as all critical functions of the camper are usable with it in. Most of that time we were plugged in and used a small space heater which kept the camper warm enough. I do have a manual switch for the basement fan which I ran the entire time.
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2013 Arctic Fox 990, 275 Watts Solar, 2 Grp 31 AGMs
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ggadwa
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You are correct the Northland campers are built in Nampa, Idaho and are not AF. But they are well built 4 season campers. I closed my post earlier saying I know little about AF campers.....I just know a lot about Northland and Eagle Cap Campers.

GARY
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RVcrazy
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Northland campers are NOT Northwood Arctic Fox campers! Arctic Fox are 4 season, but are heavy. Not familiar with Eagle Cap.