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The Ultimate Guide to Arctic Fox Truck Campers

Truck campers are the ultimate, versatile camping machine. It fits in the back of your truck, and it can go just about anywhere your truck can go. Arctic Fox truck campers are some of the most popular truck campers brands out there for this awesome form of camping. If you’re considering this brand, we’re here to help you break down the differences in models, floorplans, and features you might need for your adventures.

Let’s dive in!

2022 Arctic Fox 1150 Truck Camper // 1 Year Review

Who Makes Arctic Fox Campers?

Northwood Manufacturing makes Arctic Fox truck campers, Arctic Fox travel trailers, and fifth wheels. Other lines include the Desert Fox, Wolf Creek, Nash, and Fox Mountain. Ron Nash founded the company in 1993. Northwood Manufacturing is outside La Grande in northeastern Oregon. It’s a well-respected company in the RV industry that makes high-quality vehicles for all types of travelers.

What Other Types of RV Does Northwood Manufacturing Make?

The Arctic Fox slide-in camper isn’t the only type of RV Northwood Manufacturing makes. The brand also makes travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers. There are two lines of travel trailers with 15 floorplans in total. There are also two lines of fifth wheels with nine floorplans. Two Desert Fox toy hauler models allow RVers to bring their outdoor toys. Finally, besides the Arctic Wolf truck camper line, there’s also the Wolf Creek truck camper line with two models.

However, in this article, we’re specifically taking a closer look at the Arctic Fox truck camper line.

Arctic Fox 4 Season Camper
Northwood Mfg has an Arctic Fox four-season fifth wheel too.

What Are Arctic Fox Truck Campers?

People know Northwood Manufacturing for its strong builds. The Arctic Fox truck campers have thick wall aluminum basement floor joists. They’re also rated for 4-season camping with heated and enclosed tanks. Northwood Manufacturing also produces a walk-on roof. The bonded roof truss system provides superior load distribution and maximum load-bearing capacity.

The Arctic Fox camper lineup includes eight floorplans. There are options for a dry bath or wet bath and campers with or without a slide-out. All of the units have a booth, dinette, and kitchen.

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Arctic Fox truck camper
Arctic Fox truck campers are well loved by RVers.

What Size Trucks Are the Arctic Fox Slide-In Campers Made for?

Arctic Fox RVs are for short-box and long-box trucks. The 811 and 865 models offer both sizes, while the others only offer one. The short box will have more overhangs in the back, while the long box will have fewer. They range in dry weight from 2,641 to 3,358 pounds, so you’ll need a truck with a large enough payload to accommodate the truck camper, plus all of your camping gear.

The Arctic Fox Truck Camper Lineup

There are eight truck camper floorplans, with two models offering a dry bath version and a wet bath version. There are three interiors: windswept serenity, solitaire azul, and desert palms.

Arctic Fox 811

Available for a long box and short box, the 811 has a 58 by 80-inch bed with storage all around the bedroom space. A booth dinette is on a slide out on the passenger side, with a wet bath and kitchen finish in the interior space. The onboard generator is only available on the short box model.

Length: 16 feet, 8 inches

Dry Weight: 2,873 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: There’s a small pantry in the kitchen space, and the corner-shaped countertop provides ample space for meal prep. The slide-out creates even more interior space to move about so two people can comfortably enjoy a camping adventure.

Price: around $61,000

Quick Tour of the New 2021 Arctic Fox 811 Truck Camper

Arctic Fox 865

Like the 811, the 865 model has a 58 by 80-inch bed with surrounding storage and is available for a short box and long box. The booth dinette and kitchen are flip-flopped in this floorplan, and there is no slide out for additional interior space.

Length: 17 feet

Dry Weight: 2,641 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: There are no slide-outs in this Arctic Fox truck camper. It has a smaller interior space but a more straightforward setup. There are five wards plus two hampers for plenty of storage options. In addition, the kitchen layout against the passenger side makes a comfortable walkway from the rear entry door through the truck camper to the bedroom.

Price: around $55,000

Truck Camper Review: Arctic Fox 865

Arctic Fox 990

The 990 unit is the exact floorplan as the 811 but longer and roomier. The booth dinette is larger at 42 by 76 inches, but the overall layout is the same.

Length: 17 feet, 6 inches

Dry Weight: 3,010 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: Because of the added length of this unit compared to the 811 models, you have even more space for two people to move about. This is an excellent option for travelers who have a truck with a larger payload and like the 811 model’s floorplan.

Price: around $62,000

2023 Arctic Fox 990 Truck Camper Walkthrough

Arctic Fox 992

The first Arctic Fox truck camper on the list with a dry bath is the 992 model. It has the same front sleeping space, a corner kitchen along the passenger side and rear, and a booth dinette in a slide out along the driver’s side.

Length: 17 feet, 10 inches

Dry Weight: 3,235 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: The most prominent feature of the 992 model is the dry bath. You don’t have to worry about water leaking into the kitchen or dining space. Plus, the bathroom is more spacious than the wet bath options. For travelers who prefer the dinette on the driver’s side, you’ll enjoy the broad window facing that direction.

Price: around $60,000

2023 Arctic Fox 992 Truck Camper Walkthrough

Pro Tip: If a fifth wheel is more your style, find out Are Arctic Fox Fifth Wheels Good Campers?

Arctic Fox 1140

There are two options for the 1140 unit. One has a dry bath and extra storage cabinet while the other has a wet bath. Both have a booth dinette in a slide out on the passenger side and split kitchen.

Length: 19 feet

Dry Weight: 3,465 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: Owners can choose between a wet bath and more storage space in the kitchen or a more spacious dry bath with a smaller closet. The slide out also creates more interior space. Some travelers will also appreciate the split kitchen with the sink on the driver’s side. There is a cooktop and additional countertop space on the passenger side.

Price: around $64,000

Quick Tour of The Arctic Fox 1140 Pickup Camper

Arctic Fox 1150

Like the 1140 unit, the 1150 offers a dry bath and wet bath option. The booth dinette also sits in a slide out on the passenger side, but the entire kitchen is on the driver’s side of the camper.

Length: 19 feet

Dry Weight: 3,358 lbs

Sleeping Capacity: 4

Key Features: In the 1150 model, owners can choose from a wet bath with ample countertop space in the kitchen or a more oversized dry bath but a smaller kitchen space. For travelers who enjoy cooking and meal prep, the dry bath option offers the most countertop space of any Arctic Fox truck camper model.

Price: around $64,000

Did you know? We considered this model when we were shopping for a truck camper for our overland vehicle build. While we didn’t go with the 1150, check out what we ultimately chose!

Quick Tour of the Arctic Fox 1150 Pickup Camper

What Makes the Arctic Fox Truck Campers Unique?

All Arctic Fox slide-in truck campers have an electric rear awning, dual 30-lb propane tanks, a roof rack and ladder, a rear sliding cargo tray, a microwave, and seven cu. ft. refrigerator and cooktop. But these standard features aren’t what sets these campers apart from other brands.

Northwood Manufacturing ensures travelers are comfortable with heated and enclosed holding tanks, solid wood cabinetry, 4-season insulation, and large-capacity storage compartments. In addition, the quality craftsmanship of the aluminum tube frame with solid core anchor blocking means a more durable truck camper that can last. Finally, the 5-inch cathedral arch ceiling provides more headroom to make the space feel like a home.

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Is An Arctic Fox RV Right for You?

Truck campers aren’t for everyone. But if you’re in the market for this type of RV, Northwood Manufacturing offers excellent options with its Arctic Fox slide-in camper lineup A variety of floorplans and options, as well as additional upgrades, will provide a comfortable camping experience for all types of truck camping RVers.

The manufacturing process is also superb, providing top-quality builds so that you don’t have to worry about whether you’re buying a truck camper that’s going to last more than a few camping seasons. You can trust the folks at Northwood Manufacturing to deliver!

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Bob Julson

Thursday 13th of July 2023

We Currently Have A 2009 Artic Fox 865 Pickup Camper with a built in generator on a 2011 Dodge 2500 PowerWagon Short Box. WILL THIS CAMPER FIT ON A LONG BOX 1 TON or Bigger DUALLY Pickup??? THX Bob

Mortons on the Move

Saturday 15th of July 2023

It will fit but your weight distribution might be wrong with it too far back. Personally we modified our waste outlets and camper design to slide further into our long bed. It would be a custom job but it could be done. Alternatively you could just add additional weight further forward and store as much stuff towards the front or in the cab. keeping the center of gravity in front of the wheels is always best for drivability.

Patrick Ash

Saturday 17th of June 2023

I'm from Michigan and have owned truck campers in the past. I started with a 8' slide in that was built in 1968 by a small company in hazel park mi.. After that was a 12' wolverine that made many trips to the upper peninsula of michigan . My latest is a 2008 A/F 990 which I purchased used this year. I did my due diligence prior to purchasing this unit. My only complaint is that there are very few to be found west of the mississippi and had to travel to New York state to purchase. Looking at other manufacturers I found that this unit is in a class by itself. Being that I live in michigan the 4 season capability was a selling point. Only other dissapointment is that I wish there were labels on certain operations for use ie; gray and black water valves . All in all very pleased with our Fox and many people are impressed by its interior expanse..

Happy camper Pat Ash

Mortons on the Move

Monday 19th of June 2023

Thanks for the story and comment, very helpful information :)

Tammy

Thursday 30th of March 2023

How hard is it to set it up at a site so you can use your truck?

Mortons on the Move

Monday 24th of April 2023

check out our video about loading and unloading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wffs_pUjKU