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2010 Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper
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"Built to withstand off-road use without leaving behind the comforts of home, the Arctic Fox Camper is the most popular full wall slide out truck camper on the market today."

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Important dimensions:
Floor length 9'0" to 11'4", Overall length 16'8" to 19'
Exterior height (approx. with A/C) 9'4",  Exterior width 8'0"
9 floorplans are available (2010 models) - we show all of these below
Dry weight 3468 - 3953 lbs,
Fresh/grey/black tanks - 45-55 / 41-44 / 25-43 gals
MSRP
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Northwood says: "Built to withstand off-road use without leaving behind the comforts of home, the Arctic Fox Camper is the most popular full wall slide out truck camper on the market today."
  
Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper exterior 2
"Our full wall slides are up to 26" deep, and our aluminum super structure slide out operates under heavier load conditions than competitors. Our transverse floor structure offers a wider main floor giving a spacious feel that is immediately apparent upon entering the coach."

Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper exterior 3



Just some of the construction features of the Arctic Fox Camper: Aluminum Superstructure, .060" - .125" Thick Main Members, 3-1/2 - 1-1/2 Crowned Roof, 2lb. Foam Block Insulation, Full Walk-On Roof, Transverse Floor / More Floor Space, Continuous 1 Piece Fiberglass Cabover, Rack and Pinion Slide Out Mechanism

And, just some of the exterior features of the Arctic Fox Camper: Large Exterior Access Storage Compartments with All Metal Latches, Catches, Pulls and Automotive Bulb Seals Around All Doors, Dual Battery Compartment w/ Slideout Tray, Side Wall Diamond Plate Protection, Outdoor High Pressure Shower, 4-Way Remote Power Jacks, Large Rear Door View Window, Exterior Ladder and 7" Tall Roof Rack, Black Tank Flush, LP Hookup for BBQ & Rear Exterior Speakers
  

Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper interior 1 
 
Just some of the interior features of the Arctic Fox camper - Wood Face Frame Cabinet Construction, Heated Enclosed Holding Tanks and Dump Valves, 'FANTASTIC' Reversible Multi Speed Fan Vent, Solar and Satellite Ready, Power Converter with Charger & Charge Wizard, Direct Spark Ignition Gas/Electric Water Heater, Kenwood CD Player w/ 6 Speakers, Generator Ready (Most Models), Night Shades on All Windows."
  
Below we show the 992 model in chestnut (see floorplans below):
  

Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper interior 2 

 
 

Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper interior 3 

 
Below we show a picture of a 1140 interior from American RV (MI) who has this model in stock (2/2010):
 

Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper interior 4 


Roaming Times thinks Northwood have done a really good job with the Arctic Fox truck camper layouts as you can see in the floorplans below.  What do you think?  Add your comments below.

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FLOORPLANS

We show the floorplans below - click for a bigger picture:

2010 Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper floorplans, small picture - click for a larger picture 



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"Built to withstand off-road use without leaving behind the comforts of home, the Arctic Fox Camper is the most popular full wall slide out truck camper on the market today.?"
 
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RandyI'm in Tampa, Florida. Does anyone out there have a used Quicksilver Truck camper for a full size Dodge for sale? roberts_r2@att.netRe: Quicksilver truck camper
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DawnWould it work on a 2003 Chevrolet sportside?Re: Quicksilver truck camper
John CockrellSteve P. Congratulations,you just got shafted like I did. These campers are just plain junk, they are poorly engineered and constructed. We need to all get together and file a class action law suit. Re: Palomino Bronco truck camper
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DouglasI own a diesel pusher,, very nice But this is very cozy and great idea... I will pass it on. ThanksRe: Quicksilver truck camper
Sad OwnerI have a 2010 Bronco 1250 Camper. I am having problems with the back door, When the camper is level the back door will not open, You have to angle the camper to get it to open, There is no structural material above the door frame from keeping it from shifting causing the door to ride and stick causing damage to the frame. It is a bad set up.Re: Palomino Bronco truck camper
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USer8Colorados are great strong vehicles but this is a moot point... no one can afford a $3500 bed to put a $4000 camper on.... and those who can, buy a bigger truck with a bigger camper anyway.Re: Northstar Escape Pod truck camper
KCThe Mini Cooper in the pictures and flyers is towing the 11 model which does not have a bathroom and it only weighs 1200lbs.Re: CampLite truck camper
Jorge I've had 2 Palominos and they were both good. Re: Palomino Bronco folding truck camper
1251 Bronco Sept 09Steve - the door problem happens with the units that hang out past the bed - I try not to set up without having my rear jacks deployed with a tad lift. That brings the sides more square, and eliminates that bowing problem - i also started using my tailgate to with an 8 foot piece of plywood to help support it. Engineering of it requires some thinking of where to shim on either side to compensate for the bowing. Watch your clearance on the holding tank pipes when backing in, i use spacers in the front of the bed to meet the bumpers on the camper it's about a inch or so. Re: Palomino Bronco truck camper
JoAnn Lance has finally done something that the Europeans have been doing for a long time, great design. At last, no more country kitchen oak cabinets. If they could liven up the palette a little bit like Bimobile does now we are really cookin. Re: Lance truck camper
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Steve PWe recently purchase a 2011 Bronco and we are very happy with the design and comfort. We are having a little trouble getting things to fit square. We have a sheet of plywood to the truck box to help with the level. We have tried leveling with the ground,and with the truck,but our back door comes apart when opened fully, and the bathroom door does not seem to fit properly.Any helpful hints or suggestion?Re: Palomino Bronco truck camper
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Ron Kent Hooper AttorneyI would like to know how much of the truck bed is available for storage, i.e ice chests, guns, food, sleeping bags ets. Its hard to tell how much room is taken up when the unit is folded. Does it protrude below the top of the bed when folded. It would appear that it could also be put on a log bed truck behind a large metal tool chest found at home depot and many stores. However, what can be done to prevent water and dirt from coming in the bed if located behind a tool chest on a long bed truck.Re: Quicksilver truck camper
T-MacWe bought a 2007 B1255 and we are very happy with it. First I had it on a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 and added air bags. Now I have a 2010 Tundra, on which the box is deeper. This created a problem. Because of the deep box I had to build a 2" false floor and set it in the truck box to raise the Bronco high enough for clearance. Not a big deal, but the gap between the top of the Tundra cab and the Bronco is greater than I'd like, as a result. (More wind drag). I put air bags on the Tundra, too. I pull a 20" Lund boat behind, and thanks to the lower profile of the camper, it is a breeze. The camper is very functional, practical, and comfortable.Re: Palomino Bronco truck camper
Deborah Mac ManesI am selling a beautiful 2008 G811S ARCTIC FOX SILVER EDITION TRUCK CAMPER. Seldom Used. Like Brand New. $21,995.00. Contact me at 860-420-7651 or email me at dmacmanes@gmail.comRe: 2010 Northwood Arctic Fox truck camper
BryceI love it! its about time they come out with good camper designs for mini trucks besides Toyota's i would put it on my GMC Sonoma i know it would handle it with no problems at all! Re: Northstar Escape Pod truck camper
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