The Arctic Fox at Storrie Lake state Park New Mexico.
Storrie Lake state Park campgrounds are less than half full so it's pretty quiet here at the Park. I had a peaceful nights sleep last night, which is not that hard to do when your hearing is as bad as mine. Night before last sleeping in the Walmart parking lot I woke up in the morning and found that during the night I had been sandwiched between two semi's, and I slept like a baby... I've always wondered about that "I slept like a baby" saying, does that mean I wake up every two hours crying, and wet the bed? If so, it works for me.
It definitely looks like I need to get further South because there's a little snow in the forecast Friday for Las Vegas New Mexico. I had planned on hanging around in North New Mexico for a while but it looks like the weather is going to force me South sooner than I expected.
I'm glad I hadn't planned on pulling the Arctic Fox anywhere this morning, the wind was blowing pretty hard, not hard enough to blow me off the road, but hard enough to make pulling the trailer a white knuckle affair.
I was thinking about my 2013 Arctic Fox 27 – 5L the other day as it was trundling along behind me as I was driving South, and how reliable this fifth wheel has been. I recently started reading and responding to some of the RV forums and am amazed at how many people say things like, "any RV is going to come from the factory with problems" or "RVs require a lot of maintenance" or something to that effect. But my Arctic Fox has been really great.
It's been relatively trouble-free, most of the problems I've had with it were caused by me customizing it to "make it better". All the factory equipment in it still works perfectly, except the noisy, crappy, little ceiling fan in the bathroom which I threw away and replaced with a desktop computer fan, don't laugh, it moves lots of air, and is almost silent. The trailer has never had a single leak that I know of. I don't get condensation on the inside of the windows even though I run a radiant propane heater in the living room which is supposed to create a lot of moisture but I've never seen any on the Windows. The slide seals don't leak, and none of the doors drag on the ceiling or floor, which is more than I can say for other fifth wheels I've had.
I know there's a lot of luck involved in this but from what I can see after spending almost 6 years digging around behind the walls and cabinets of my Arctic Fox the thing is actually put together really well. And believe me I've had enough RVs that weren't to know the difference.