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Old 02-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Question Lite or Not

I'm confused about a topic I can't find any information on so I'm turning to the experts to try and help me out. I've narrowed my search down to the Wildcat 327CK and the Heritage Glen 327RES. Layout is almost identical but the HG is classified as Lite. What is the difference? I should also state here we will be full timing by the end of 2014. I've also noticed a lot of complaints about Forest River service. Folks say to pick your dealer by their service department but we will not be anyplace near our local dealer. How do other full timers deal with this?
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:09 PM   #2
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Of the two units you’re looking at I would pick the Wildcat. The Wildcat has better holding tank capacities and slightly better furniture which is important if you’re going to fulltime. I know many folks prefer linoleum throughout the entire living area but for me, having the carpet in the “living room” gives the trailer the warm look of a home. The Wildcats bathroom has a much better layout too.
The one big plus for the Heritage Glen is the carrying capacity which is 900 pounds greater than the Wildcat. For a fulltimer that can be very important. I am not an expert so that’s my quick and dirty opinion.


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Old 02-02-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Lite trailers are less weight and that makes them easier on the tow vehicle. Structure frame is usually made from aluminum instead of wood making it lighter. Check the weight of the trailer and see what the difference is. If the difference is large enough to make a difference and the overall package is what you want go for it. Compare specks of the 2 units your wants and needs are the final answer. As for picking the dealer I would rather travel to a better dealer and get better service.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:57 PM   #4
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For full a full time unit I would realy have to think about the (Floors)! Ask yourself if you would buy a Full time (Home) that had (3/16 luan/1-1/2in. Styrofoam/3/16 luan)? I would inspect a area where they have cut/drilled a hole in the floor before the final decision. Very few (Lites) have full plywood floors. Your choice. Youroo!!
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