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Arctic Fox Are Coming to Select Kunes RV Locations - Kunes RV Blog

Published on Jul 11, 2023 by Kunes RV Team

With their playful nature, adaptation to frigid temperatures, and ability to endure rugged terrain, the Arctic Fox is truly remarkable. But we’re not talking about the furry winter fox, we’re talking about Northwood Manufacturing’s Arctic Fox RV brand.

Northwood Manufacturing may not be a manufacturer you’re familiar with here in the Midwest. Founded in 1993 by Ron Nash, Northwood is located on the west-coast city of La Grande, Oregon at the base of the Blue Mountains. This company manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and truck campers.


They are known for several of their features, a couple of which set them apart from other trailers. The first is that they build their own heavy-duty, structural steel, off-road chassis. These chassis are specially coated to prevent rust, feature double-prime welds and camber welds for safety and better load bearing and full-length I-beam main rails and C-channel cross members for a solid structure that’s easier to tow.

The second is what they call an “all-conditions unit”.  While most RV dealers will tell you that RVs are only meant to be used for three seasons, Arctic Fox claims that they can be used all year long.  The fully insulated holding tank area circulates warm air around the suspended tanks, providing the best protection from freezing.  Each coach is insulated with residential quality, high-density rigid foam, R-18 batten fiberglass insulation in the roof and floors and R-15 reflective foil on the roof as well.   

Their sidewalls are an aluminum superstructure design with solid-core anchor blocking with continuous welds. 

All of that being said, many of these trailers won’t fall into the lightweight category.  The dry weight on their Arctic Fox, North Fork 25W (rear kitchen) floorplan is around 7600 pounds with a GVWR of almost 11,000. 


You’ll also find features like solid-surface countertops, MORryde Step Above solid entry steps, Slam-latch baggage doors, a 10 gallon water heater (most RVs provide a standard 6-gallon), solar package, 32” LED TV and 10 cu. ft. 12 volt refrigerator.


Their cabinets are built using residential face-fame construction and then structurally integrated by anchoring them into the walls and ceiling of the coach, making both the RV and cabinets stronger.  While the cabinet construction is well-done, some consumers have called them “dated.”


The Northwood’s designers and team that assemble the Arctic Fox trailers should be very proud of the product they produce.  As with many finer things in life, there’s a cost for the added level of build-quality, but that same build-quality and features justify the expense.

The Arctic Fox brand is coming to three Kunes RV stores; Elkhorn, Fox Valley and Wisconsin Rapids.  Watch for more information on this new brand for Kunes RV coming SOON!

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