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Old 12-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Questions About Wildwood?

Hi Folks.

I've had a little Fleetwood Mallard for a few years and it's been bullet proof. It's time for a bigger unit. I really like aluminum siding and the price point on the Willdwood 26TBSS. This is a 29 ft aluminum sided, super slide with three bunks in the rear. Has the U shaped dinette too. Out here in CA its about $17,999 compared to the Passport 2650 at $26,000 we've been looken at. Of course the Passport salesman says the Wildwoods are junk compared to the Passport but you know how that goes. We live where it is warm and stay very local 95% of the time, point being I don't care about super insulation heated tanks insulated underbelly etc.

Does anyone have a Wildwood. How has it held up? How many pounds will the bunks hold. The Passport has a 300 lb sticker but the Wildwood doesn't have a sticker by the bunk on the model I looked at.

My other concern is why such a low sticker price on such a nice model. I know I'm only 30 minutes from where they are manufactured and it is the so called, "dated aluminum sided style", but structurally is it pretty sound? I'm a tinkerer and have overhauled just about everything in my current trailer, plumbing, roof seams, fridg, busted step welds etc. The little issues that all travel trailers have don't get me down one bit, just don't want to deal with anything major like the box separating from the frame or something . Thanks again for all the replies, Mike

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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Hi Mike

We have a 2009 Wildwood, which we purchased used. This was our first season. Our experience to date has been positive. When we were shopping we spent time understanding the pros and cons of fiberglass versus aluminum siding; at no time did anyone indicate "dated aluminum sided'. Actually indicated as a possible advantage being able to easily repair.

Cannot comment on the bunk weight although no indication or concern on our part.

I'm a tinkerer as well and have spent time looking into the various appliances and overall construction. I've adjusted, rerouted some items and as you've these are little issues.

Mike and Brenda

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Mike, there's a whole Wildwood sub-forum, under the 5th wheel/TT section here at FRF.
read up on all the posts there about Wildwoods, many of them are asking the same thing you are.
you may want to post a similar question there.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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We have owned two wildwood TT's, First one was a 2004 LE 27FBSS bought new and traded for new 2010 29BHBS. No major problems out of either one of them. I perfer the aluminum over the fiberglass,and I haven't seen any slide weight limit posted any where on mine.

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