Gulf State Park, Alabama
My reasons for this trailer are varied and different from those most folks used to choose their RV. First I am a single man traveling alone. Second, I have been using Rvs of one sort or another since the late 70’s. For the last 3 years I lived in a 30 foot Arctic Fox (AF) that was never moved from the campsite in Richland Washington. It proved to be an excellent trailer. Back in 1999/2000 while in Houston Texas I lived in a 30 foot Mobile Scout trailer. Once while out of work I took it out for a spin in west Texas and New Mexico. During that trip I decided that I wanted to be able to visit, in depth, locations with my home in tow. One trip out with the 30 foot AF and I knew that it would not do the job for wild places due to its size. With the experience with 5 other Rvs under my belt and the way the AF is built, I knew what I NEEDED was a considerably smaller AF. The 22H happened to fit my lifestyle very well. All AF trailers are built for offroad use and thermally setup for very cold or hot environments. Just drive through the Bitteroot Mountains of northern Idaho and you will see AF trailers in there as weekend cabins for the winter sports. Already on my trip from Washington to sunshine and 70 degrees, this combination has proven its versatility in tight quarters. A couple of times my rig size has allowed me to fit into a corner of an otherwise full campground. A couple of more times it has been tucked into a slot between obstructions that stopped units very much large from even thinking about it. Now I will tell you that it is very compact and things do need to be kept in their place. Storage is more than I even use. I have empty cardboard boxes in cabinets just to occupy space to keep items in place. For me at this time in my life this unit is just about perfect. I would rather be able to easily fit into the area I am exploring than fit outside the area in another commercial campground and drive in every day. With the two batteries and large holding tanks typical of an AF, I have spent four nights boon docking without running out of electricity or tank space. How long can I go?? I have no idea. Solar systems have been worked out a few times, but it seems that if I get to needing more electric storage capacity I will buy another battery, carry it in the back of the truck when I am roaming and let the truck charge it. Usually while I am out away from folks, I start to get lonesome by the fifth day anyway. So I can tow in to a park dump, recharge batteries, grocery resupply etc for a day or two then head out again. One of my “mentors” on this has been Lloyd at wandrin.com. He has been at it for years.