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Old 08-10-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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2015 wildcat max 26 ft problems (a lot)

Hey guys,
Just wondering if anybody else has bought a new trailer and had a number of problems. My trailer has had many problems with no help from Forest river or the dealer, not so much as a response to emails sent. The tongue jack is broke, the water pump doesn't work properly, and caused the water tank to fill when hooked to city water line, building pressure and leaking into the bed room flooding the floor, had to cut the underlining and pull the insulation to get the water out. Outside led lights don't work, the paint on the front cover is faded and looks terrible, looking in the access panels and there is piles of saw dust and wood pieces, cut pieces of wires, and hose clamps. There are cuts on the flooring where the heater vents are looks like a 2 year old took a knife to it. Forest River should be embarrassed at the terrible work done building this trailer. Anybody want to buy it? I will sell for what I owe.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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Please google term RV PDI.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #3
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Whats your point, whats does an inspection check at the time of purchase have to do with the problems Im having a year and 6 months later? I shouldn't be having problems with anything at a year and 6 months for something that costs over 30,000 dollars. It blows my mind that everybody just goes, oh ya thats how they are build ha ha. in that case it should of costs about 6,000.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:32 AM   #4
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First, trying to get FR or the dealer to "fix" your problems on a rig that is out of warranty is a lost cause. It's out of warranty, so just deal with the problems yourself.
Your pump and front jack may have a seperate warranty that you may be able to take advantage of. If not, deal with it yourself. New pump isn't too expensive, replacement takes 15 minutes.
Leaks from lines...routing maintaince for most of us to check lines and tighten fittings.
Sawdust and "leftovers" are a common matter...all rv's will have them. Just vacume it up and go on.
Whether your rig cost 30 grand or 130 grand, they will almost all have problems, both initally and after warranty is up. Thats why it pays to be a do-it-yourselfer. Took me over a year to get our Lexi "the way I wanted it", solid and dependable.
Rather then rant about something that won't be fixed by the factory or dealer, use the wealth of info that is available here to help fix your problems. Not worth going crazy over, and you'll lose sight of the main reason you got your rig in the first place.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:09 AM   #5
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Might still be under warranty if he purchased the 2nd year for $150. That unit may have been manufactured at the west coast plant so plant service may not be too far away. There is a Wildcat rep from that plant here on the forum, cannot recall his name. Search the Wildcat thread here and you can find him, then shoot him a message. Can't hurt.
Forest River has always been very good to me with warranty repairs.


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Old 08-12-2016, 09:36 AM   #6
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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your water pump also may have its own warranty. That giant pack of manuals you get is full of registration cards and contact information. Racking my brain and cannot figure how connection to city water would have anything to do with the pump, unless the winterizing valve was left open and a drain line caused the flood. If so that's a human error issue likely from dewinterizing checklist not being followed by whoever performed that service for you. Your LED light strip is likely just disconnected somewhere. Going down the road at 60 plus mph is like an earthquake hitting a house so each and every time you use it, you absolutely must check every bolt, wheel lugs, jacks, valves ect. to make sure the next time you tow it doesn't fall apart. This is the reality of TT. Whether you spend 30k or 90k on a 55 ft. 5th wheel this holds true. It sucks you're having issues, we've all had them. But the good news is, you can sell it, or check the forums and you can find help on issues. I'd pull out your water pump manual and go through the set up process from beginning. Finish one issue at a time. Good luck. You can PM me for help with your water pump if you need. As for your paint, washing your rig is always a good idea, the paint isn't usually as good as a vehicle. I don't know if your TT is aluminum or fiberglass, (which is more likely to fade if not cleaned or parked in the direct sun light). A 250.00 cover will keep your TT from oxidation.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:16 AM   #8
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Another point...
You say you want to sell it. What makes you think that another rig you buy won't have any problems, either new under warranty, or 2 years down the road.
Every rig has "teething" problems, some minor, and some major that require a trip to the factory.
Even "high" end rigs have problems...take a look at some of the class a and high end trailer/5th wheel forums.
Everyone of us has had problems to fix/deal with on our own, without any help from the factory.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #9
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If you purchase another rig, please use google, bing, etc to do searches on reliable RVs. You can find out quite a bit of information. I looked at floor plans and RV for months and when I found one I liked, I researched to see what kind of problems they had and how responsive the dealer and factory were. I eliminated quite a few that I really liked. When I went to the dealer, I talked to the service guys to find out which models had problems and which did not. Turns out that the more expensive line had lots of problems while the less expensive line was more reliable so I saved some money. I did have some problems - fireplace had to be replaced (took it out myself and worked with the dealer to get a new one), the kitchen water connectors leaked (the connections were stressed so worked with the dealer to fix that), replaced the kitchen and shower facets myself when they broke, fixed the leak in the shower door surround when it leaked, had the dealer fix the rain leak around the AC unit, had a mobile RV person fix the awning motor when it would not retract (Warranty paid for the motor), had the dealer fix the AC vents which were not working in some of the rooms. See, you just expect it and you deal with it - it is not fun and it always happens when you have other plans but hey, S*** Happens. I cannot think of one car or house I have every purchased that I did not have multiple problems with.
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My water tank used to fill until I got a regulator . Camping World has them. Buy the $50 one and keep the pressure at 20lbs. Problem solved.
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