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Old 08-12-2016, 05:42 PM   #11
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I ordered a Wildcat (polecat), I kept camper a year and dealer had camper more than me. Most of my camping trips were to the dealer and he was 320 miles away. I knew a few people that had a Wildcat that they had very few problems with and that's why I ordered a Wildcat. It was the prettiest camper that I have ever owned but it should have never left the factory. Finally after a year of frustration I traded the camper for a Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek has been great about getting the problems I have had fixed. I got no help from Wildcat, both Forest River products just different divisions.


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Old 08-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #12
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Hey guys,
This is exactly what Im saying, all the reply's but one just say ya they all have problems, nothing you can do about it. I understand I bought it and trusted it would be a good product past the warranty, Well fool me once. I am done with this BS, I can fix all the problems with my trailer, I know how to fix it all and could do it in a day. But there is no way I'm getting F'ed over again by these companies that put out a crap product and charge 10's of thousands of dollars for it. There shouldn't be saw dust inside the access panels and pieces of wood, the holes for the heater vents shouldn't look like a 2 year old cut it out, the vent shouldn't be on backwards, the paint shouldn't be failing. The lights should work past a year.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:46 PM   #13
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If thats the way your going to approach your problems, than get prepared to be disappointed again and again.
Weather you spend 30 grand or 230 grand, your going to have problems to sort out. If your outlook is to just dump something because of a few problems, than rv'ing is not going to be to your liking.
You will be better off getting rid of your "problem", buying a Prius, and staying at Motel 6. At least there, if you have a bad night, or the bedbugs bite, you can argue with the manager and get your money back.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:56 PM   #14
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So when you sell it are you going to tell the possible buyer it's a crap product? The only actual issue I understand that would be an issue for me is the paint fading. But it may just be oxidation which can be buffed out. Who cares about saw dust in the panels? It's there from attaching the thing together. Who cares what holes that are covered look like? How many times have you camped in it? Usually when I meet people as upset over minor issues it's because they are paying on a large yard ornament that never moves. If you get out and camp you'd feel much better. A 30k TT is a large investment. I tell friends, if you can't camp 30 or more days per season maybe look for something under 10k or you're essentially paying 1500 per trip just on ownership. It sounds like the guy in the ER demanding service for a headache when the guy in line has a heart attack.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:43 AM   #15
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I don't know about the Wildcat but my Cedar Creek front cap is fading and it can't be buffed out. Cedar Creek is going to replace the cap, it was out of warranty in March and they are going to replace the cap in October. I told them about the problem before the warranty ran out, I'm taking the camper back to the factory


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Old 08-13-2016, 01:46 PM   #16
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2015 wildcat max 26 ft problems (a lot)

I had MANY issues with my 2014 Wildcat - but my story appears to be different because I DID get help from my dealership (and FR) although I did have to teach my dealer's service dept. how to deal w/ FR.

BTW, I never dealt with FR as a company; I dealt with the Wildcat division warranty people.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:10 PM   #17
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Hey guys,
Grumpy0374 you are funny.
Todd172 we love camping and do it often, I think I am more frustrated with this trailer because it was brand new, to me that means very few to no problems at least for a few years. My last 2 campers were good, we had our Lance 11 ft camper for many years. Both where bought used. I don't see any reason to expect any less from RV company's as car company's. And According to most everyone on here I shouldn't even worry about dumping this on someone else, I will just get everything to work for now hide the other stuff and when they have problems they will just go oh well all these RVs have problems no big deal? I just don't get that thinking.
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:54 PM   #18
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I agree with you that when you spend that much money for something, it should work. It should not be at the dealer's for repairs, it should work. Sadly, the RV industry is not that way and I do not see a way to change it personally. I would be glad to help out if someone comes up with an idea on how to do that. The lemon law is pretty much useless and when I called a Lemon Law Lawyer about my Montana, they would not touch it unless it was a slam dunk for them. If you spend that much and it is a problem, the manufacturer should come get it and either fix it or replace it but that will not happen unless something is done to make them. Since I like camping and am pretty handy, I just live with the situations and move on - I do not need the stress.
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