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Old 11-16-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Alpha Wolf Arctic Package!

Well I put the Alpha Wolf Artic Package to the test hunting and it's just another marketing ploy to get more $$$ out of you.

Hunting in northern Michigan this week. It hit 19 degrees two nights in a row and the line from the fresh water tank to the pump froze. Day time highs we're in the mid 20's to 30. Tried to run the furnace up high hoping it would heat the floor / underbelly but no luck.

I ended up cutting a flap in the underbelly between the fresh water tank and the black or grey tank. Boy was I disappointed! The tanks we're not even insulation wrapped, the fresh water supply and breather lines ran along the cold steel C channel of the trailer frame. Basically the only thing for insulation was the plastic unberbelly cover.

With the flap open I made a stove pipe of reflectix and had to run an electric heater in the stove pipe for 6 hours to warm up the underbelly and thaw out the line.

My buddies KZ Sportsman has the artic package and he had no problem. He has a heat duct running through the floor which helps heat the underbelly. He told me to check mine as it might be blocked. I pulled the heater grill cover inside only to find two ducts coming out and their both for the inside vents.

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Old 11-16-2018, 10:20 AM   #2
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Alpha Wolf Artic Package!

So they put big stickers on it, advertising posters of it at the dealership and push this.

Artic Package - what a joke.

Tanks not insulated
Lines not insulated
No heat duct to the underbelly
Single pain windows
No insulation in the storage under bed
No insulation in storage under bunk

Just a marketing ploy for a 26 by 10 sheet of plastic cardboard.

If you ask me that's False Advertising !!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-16-2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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I thought the artic packages had electric tank heaters? no go?
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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No tank heater or heating pad
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:30 AM   #5
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There is no industry standard for any of these "Arctic, Cold Weather, Four Season" packages. Meaningless, can be nothing more than a decal. You have no recourse with the manufacturer if it doesn't work as expected.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #6
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Well this is from the website. They sure do call it an arctic package, but...I'm not sure why.

There is nothing cold weather related that I can see.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:01 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm seeing that now. Ugh!
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #8
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Funny enough there's also a "Extreme Weather Package" that has all the goodies like larger furnace, heated and enclosed underbelly, better insulation. You'd think the Arctic *has* extreme weather .....
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:12 PM   #9
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ARCTIC, šrk-tik, adjective: Of, relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region near it.

Really now?

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:25 PM   #10
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Did you at least get a picture of an Artic wolf or was this a total rip-off? I wonder how many other people fell for this scam.

I can’t think of any reason to call it an Artic package other than to mislead buyers.

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