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Old 12-21-2018, 12:47 PM   #1
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Cherokee Arctic Wolf 305ML6 Fifth Wheel Reviews

My wife and I are considering purchasing this RV so we can have better insulation for camping in cold weather as well as hot climates. We love the layout and features. Our main disappointment is the quality of the cabinetry. The shelving in the pantry is very flimsy so I am sure they will need reinforcing to ensure they are safe for canned goods or small appliances. I also saw that the ductwork in the storage area is not insulated which surprises me since they claim the underbelly is supposed to be heated.

This would be our first fifth wheel since they are generally so much heavier than a travel trailer and I would have to get a new hitch for the bed. I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 with a diesel engine with a maximum towing capability of 11,000 pounds.

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Old 12-24-2018, 07:40 PM   #2
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We bought ours back in June or July. Really liked the rear kitchen layout as well. Only problems weíve had are trim coming loose and the cables for the tv was wired in backwards. I pull mine with a F350 and it pulls very well. Only thing I wish we had more of is storage. Not a lot on this unit. Really go over it with a sharp eye. We just got a recall notice for ours for the awning bolts not being long enough. So it will be going to the shop next week for that and the rear a/c cycling off for about 15 seconds and then comes back on. But the unit is still blowing cold. And doesnít do it all the time. Also if you can get them to put 30# cylinders on it if it has 20#. The furnace works really well and drains the 20# pretty quick. I will be changing mine out before heading to Colorado next fall.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply

We saw another thread saying the cabinets were not good quality and that the tanks should be larger. We used to heat our camper with ceramic heaters but thought we needed to keep the underbelly warm. Plus, I learned recently that the 20 lb tanks that you exchange at many stores only have 15 pounds of fuel in them!! Then you also have to be sure they are not old tanks.

Good luck with the repairs. We're also looking at a Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS travel trailer.
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:30 PM   #4
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We saw another thread saying the cabinets were not good quality and that the tanks should be larger. We used to heat our camper with ceramic heaters but thought we needed to keep the underbelly warm. Plus, I learned recently that the 20 lb tanks that you exchange at many stores only have 15 pounds of fuel in them!! Then you also have to be sure they are not old tanks.

Good luck with the repairs. We're also looking at a Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS travel trailer.
We have this fifth wheel since May, the awning broke in October, trying to find someone local to fix has been a hassle. Got the recall notice earlier this month and located an FR authorized shop but slow going on getting when we can get it repaired.
Camping Christmas to New year's in KS temps are teens at night and we have an issue with water no getting to kitchen and no hot water, cold water at bathroom only. coach net echnical services are looking for resolution, this service came with purchase of our RV for one year.
Saw some other posts on this forum regarding the artic packages, we have the Artic Wolf 305 ML6 with extreme weather package.
Other than this issue we love it for staying at the lake a couple weeks at a time.
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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Saw some other posts on this forum regarding the artic packages, we have the Artic Wolf 305 ML6 with extreme weather package.
Just realize, this so-called Extreme Weather package is just marketing BS.
Your trailer is at best, a 3 season camper. It isn't equipped for truly cold temps without a lot of prep work.
Your water lines could be frozen.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:37 PM   #6
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Just realize, this so-called Extreme Weather package is just marketing BS.
Your trailer is at best, a 3 season camper. It isn't equipped for truly cold temps without a lot of prep work.
Your water lines could be frozen.
Im not bashing the artic wolf line because its in line with a lot of other forest river products but artic wolf is the "brand" or line name it has nothing to do with how well the trailer does in cold or hot weather.

im sure in cold weather you will have the typical issues and in hot weather without 2 ac units or an upgraded larger ac you will prob have issues just like a lot of other forest river lines.
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My Wife and I have one have had it since July we love the living room so far it has less storage but now we just donít bring all that stuff anymore and when itís over 100 out the one ac donít cut it
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My Wife and I have one have had it since July we love the living room so far it has less storage but now we just donít bring all that stuff anymore and when itís over 100 out the one ac donít cut it
We have two ac units and yes is a must here in ks, where sometimes a tree for shade is a prime spot.
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Just realize, this so-called Extreme Weather package is just marketing BS.
Your trailer is at best, a 3 season camper. It isn't equipped for truly cold temps without a lot of prep work.
Your water lines could be frozen.
Yeah I think that is the reason, although my husband says it is warm in the under belly. Tomorrow is up to 50 plan on taking a heat lamp to the low drain spot tonight and see how it goes tomorrow.
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Also try leaving the doors open on the inside where thereís water lines coming up through the floor like the kitchen sink and bathroom sink. The heat inside will keep them from freezing as well.
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Also try leaving the doors open on the inside where thereís water lines coming up through the floor like the kitchen sink and bathroom sink. The heat inside will keep them from freezing as well.
It was frozen going to kitchen and water heater, thawed this morning no burst lines and we have hot water best outcome. Bathroom didn't lose cold water just couldn't get hot water.
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It was frozen going to kitchen and water heater, thawed this morning no burst lines and we have hot water best outcome. Bathroom didn't lose cold water just couldn't get hot water.
We had two supplement heaters running to cut propane use. Will be using the furnace omly when it drops below 40 to keep belly warmer.
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We had two supplement heaters running to cut propane use. Will be using the furnace omly when it drops below 40 to keep belly warmer.
Kept kitchen sink dripping cold and bathroom dripping hot through the night heat lamp underneath and no frozen water lines. Down in teens over night and 19 as of this posting, staying toasty inside.
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Kept kitchen sink dripping cold and bathroom dripping hot through the night heat lamp underneath and no frozen water lines. Down in teens over night and 19 as of this posting, staying toasty inside.
Glad to hear yíall have it worked out. Sometimes you have to see what works for ya. Glad to hear there wasnít any serious problems with the waterlines.
Happy Trails to ya.
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Glad to hear yíall have it worked out. Sometimes you have to see what works for ya. Glad to hear there wasnít any serious problems with the waterlines.
Happy Trails to ya.
First timers so it is all a learning curve.
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