This, what in Europe would be considered a luxury, in the United States is sometimes classified as middle class. An example? A caravan Fox Mountain 325 RKS most often connected to powerful pickups such as Ford F-350.
Fox Mountain from Northwood Company is a saddle trailer, therefore it’s attached to the pickup as the trailer to a lorry. In Europe, such a variety of caravans is virtually non-existent, but in the United States, Canada, or Australia it’s relatively popular.
What we can expect from the caravans are luxury facilities, two axles, off-road chassis and retractable side walls. It’s no different in case of Fox Mountain. The construction reinforced with carbon fiber, huge alloy wheels with Michelin tires and distinctive beak forming a part of the alcove above the load part of the pickup – it’s also a distinguishing feature of this model.
The American Dream
Inside we’ll find all this that for Americans is a sign of luxury, and which strongly differs from the acclaimed contemporary design in Europe. The interior is dominated by dark shades of wood, leather and stone, only slightly lightened with a silver sink and microwave. The dominating style can be considered colonial only with a slight exaggeration.
But regardless of whether the interior will fit our tastes, we’ll certainly appreciate the space. The caravan measures approx. 10 meters, and the interior itself is 2.5 meters tall. The maximum gross weight of the caravan amounts nearly 6 tons.
Speaking of sizes, it should be noted that fresh water container holds up to 200 liters, while the gray water tank and wastewater tank have a total capacity of 283 liters. Equally spectacular is a 227-liter fridge. The boiler is tiny compared to that – it can contain 23 liters of water
Although Fox Mountain is available in several interior systems, we are most interested in the option of a large living room combined with a kitchen. It reminds a layout of the apartment with an open kitchen. It's an interesting solution and rarely used in caravans or motorhomes.
The originality derives from the fact that the kitchen worktop has the shape of the letter “L”, and the space around it is so big that there’s no problem for two people to cook together. Another interesting thing is a large, two-compartment sink located in the outer wing of the worktop, which means close to the axis of the caravan. The sink is equipped with a convenient faucet with pull-out spout.
The basis of the letter U forms the border separating the kitchen from the living room with a large sofa. An interesting is also a chair on wheels, which can be joined to a couch with one movement, so that it creates the shape of the letter L.
No matter where in the kitchen part we’ll find ourselves, we will have a convenient access to a 39-inch TV. If for someone one receiver isn’t enough, for a surcharge may order a second, 26-inch, which will be installed in the bedroom.
The bedroom is located on the opposite side of the caravan. Between the living room and bedroom there’s private bathroom with shower, and the shower tray is quite deep. This allows you to use it also as a bathtub for small children.
I’ve mentioned retractable walls before – in Fox Mountain it’s a very important thing, because there’s a lot to extend. In the largest movable wall there’s one of the three kitchen countertops and couch. On the opposite side, although on a smaller length, you can pull out a fragment with a table, two chairs for four people and two armchairs. The third smallest pull-out element is the wardrobe in the bedroom.
Suggested retail price is $ 52,575. Is it a lot? Probably yes, but could we count on such a well-equipped vehicle in Europe at a similar price? I got a serious doubt.