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Old 07-13-2016, 08:10 PM   #11
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We sold our 2014 8289WS last week and should get our 2017 Arctic Fox 27-5L by the end of the month. No more to hot or too cold issues.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:51 PM   #12
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Congrats on your new unit. I am about ready to sell this one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:52 PM   #13
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Just bot sure what to buy. I would like to find a good 36 ft fiver just don't know what to buy
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:04 PM   #14
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Just bot sure what to buy. I would like to find a good 36 ft fiver just don't know what to buy
It sounds like you had knowledge issues on the present RV! Did the Bathroom and Bedroom shrink after you bought it? Youroo!!
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It sounds like you had knowledge issues on the present RV! Did the Bathroom and Bedroom shrink after you bought it? Youroo!!
Youroo, if you're a first time TT owner, you don't necessarily recognize how small the bathroom and bedroom can feel until you've spent a weekend in it. Once you've spent some time living in one you should have an idea what you need in the next one. If the OP had a TT or another 5er before the 8289WS, I would agree with you.
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YOUROO, We didn't find the bathroom to small but there was a heat issue when the temperature got in the 90's. With only one 15,000 BTU air conditioner it couldn't catch up until the sun set so it got Very uncomfortable in the RV during the day. SOOOOOO saying that we plan on heading south when both of us retire and we have to think about the pets when it gets hot during the day and we have to leave them home. We also like to camp very late in the fall and it gets very cold sometimes so I'm hoping the Arctic Fox will fill the bill. We should have it in time for our August vacation. Dkjones28 take a look at the Arctic Fox 29-5T it may be just what your looking for.
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Thanks or the advice and I will look at the Artic Fox. This is our 3rd rv. We went from a 40 ft Phaeton to this Rockwood due to health issues with my better half. The downsizing is quite an adjustment
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Youroo, if you're a first time TT owner, you don't necessarily recognize how small the bathroom and bedroom can feel until you've spent a weekend in it. Once you've spent some time living in one you should have an idea what you need in the next one. If the OP had a TT or another 5er before the 8289WS, I would agree with you.
Itat,the OP with the "Shrinking bath and bedroom" are in their 3rd RV,Not rookies,so Thanks for agreeing with me! Youroo!!
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We had an 8269ws and now an 8282ws. Bedroom and bathroom were the same. We ordered the bigger AC for the 8282ws. The bed is a residential queen and the bathroom is not a problem with one person, at a time, using it. We are by no means small people and do not live in the bedroom or bathroom. The back section is nice and large which suits us perfectly. The insulation in the Signatures suck but we found the heating and cooling system are good and keep us comfortable. Would we trade our 8282 - no way. It has everything we need.
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I don't think this trailer is much different than most...they all have very thin walls which allow them to heat up very easily...works the other way too...they are tough to keep warm when out in cooler weather. Surely there are some out there that have an extra amount of insulation such as those labelled with "Arctic Package"...but those certainly are not the norm.
We find that cooling is a problem, but we leave both A/C units on at a reasonable temp (78) and it cools nice over time. Not like home of course. We've run into cold weather and the built in fireplace is a real bonus. I agree that the bath and bedroom are small, and I'm a plus size guy. But each unit has a trade off and I really like this one. We don't have the Arctic package but we get alone.
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