I bought my 2008 Arctic Fox 22H in June 2007 in Boise, ID. But before I even took delivery, I knew there were modifications I wanted to make.
But first a funny story - while poking around under the bathroom sink, I found this written on the linoleum floor. If you can't make it out, it says, "F*ing hurry!!" Uh-oh - looks like the assembly line at Northwood was having a race! It made me a little nervous, but I've only found a couple problems with the trailer.
First, here are pictures of what the trailer looked like before I started ripping things out. This is the view towards the front -
And here's the back. As you can see, the dinette is really in the way. I don't like dinettes, and really wanted to get rid of it.
First, I tried it out with just one of the benches gone, and a nice comfortable chair in its place. Better, but not good enough.
So, out with the rest of the dinette, and in its place went an "all-purpose table" from Ikea.
Next, a bookcase went in to cover up the wheel well and provide some storage.
Ta-da! Even Molly (sniff) looks like she approves.
Another advantage of changing the seating is that I get a great view out the biggest window.
Molly (sniff) needed a place to look out too. Since the dinette was gone she could look out one of the outside storage doors. I happened to find a screen at Walmart that just fit the opening.
Attached to the bookcase is a ceramic brick heater that provides lots of heat and uses no electricity. It has really changed my life. I never found the older catalytic heaters to work very well. My heater has an oxygen sensor, so it doesn't need a vent. It is hooked up to the propane through a hose that goes through the wheel well. You can see the connection in the previous photo.
Since I do a lot of boondocking and have no generator, solar panels are essential. These two 120-watt panels were transfered from my other trailer. They can be tilted, which I sometimes have to do in the winter.
I have 3 Group-27 AGM batteries under my couch. They do not need to be vented, and are easier to charge, and hold a charge better, than other types of batteries. Also under the couch is an inverter large enough to run the microwave.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour. If you have any questions about anything here, leave me a comment or email me and I'll do my best to answer.