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I received a comment from Chuck today, and he told me how he had a 2014 Arctic Fox 27 – 5L and he has had some problems with it. He mentioned the bathroom sink, and the water pump, and just like me he did not like the sofa or the recliner. Chuck my personal opinion is that unfortunately your experience is pretty normal. Having dealt with some RVs myself, and talking to a lot of other RVers over the years I do believe that some brands have less problems than others but there is no brand that has no problems. And of the brands that have less problems some of those will have more problems than others, in other words I think it's just a matter of luck as to how trouble-free your RV will be. At Ben Avery's gun range in Phoenix where I'm camped at the moment there are a lot of wealthy retired trap shooters, skeet shooters, and sporting clay shooters. A lot of these guys have $50,000 shotguns and million-dollar motorhome's. And even though there shotgun cost more than my Arctic Fox they're still nice enough folks to stand around and talk to me, and almost every day I hear them complain about the problems they're having with their three year old bazillion dollar Prevost, unfortunately that seems all too common for RVs of any kind or cost.
Don't sell yourself short Chuck about being able to fix stuff or customize things. Most everything in an RV is pretty much antique technology, which means it's pretty simple stuff. Long time ago I would buy a book on fixing the different systems on an RV but now everything you need to know is on the Internet. Before I installed my solar system I spent a few weeks on the Internet looking at how others had done it and what they recommended. [ HandyBob is a great one for explaining how to install solar ]. I think almost any project you would like to do to your Arctic Fox could be found in written form or on YouTube pretty easily.
Thanks for writing Chuck, happy to hear from you anytime.
I spent most of the day getting ready to leave tomorrow morning, I'm heading over to Yuma by way of Quartzsite where I will probably spend one night and then it's just a short hop to Yuma. I'm hoping I can find some good Boondocking spots in Yuma so I can make some more videos, I know some of the casinos there welcome RVers and I have no problem with dry camping in a parking lot