Originally Posted by CoachBen
We have been looking around for a Fifth wheel that will suit our family and have settled on a particular floor plan. The Wildcat 312BHX-OK and Coachmen 279BH have the floorplans we are looking for. I feel that the Wildcat has an edge because of the larger holding tanks, larger hot water tank and the U shaped dinette.
My question is: Why are there so many different configurations for the bunk house?
Here, in western Canada, I have seen the
1) 3 bunks + outdoor kitchen (1 + 2)
2) 4 bunks + outdoor kitchen (1 + 3)
3) 4 bunks and no outdoor kitchen (2 + 2)
To me it looks as if the wardrobe is bigger on (1) and (3) compared to (2). Also the layout of the outside kitchen is different, (1) has the pullout stove where (2) has the jackknife stove.
Do you or can you order these configurations? We like the layout of the 279BH but prefer the features on the Wildcat.
Also over the years, I have noticed over the change from hinged doors to pocket doors. Can you specify one over the other too?
The 312BHX has been a best-selling Wildcat bunkhouse for years, but it has been modified and enhanced based on consumer feedback over time. Most of the variations you note are differences between both model year changes and the Elkhart, IN, build (Wildcat) VS. the Dallas, OR, build (Wildcat Maxx) which supplies dealers west of the Rockies, including Canada. If you know exactly which Wildcat dealer you're going to be purchasing from, they can guide you through exactly what options are available. Western dealers ARE able to order the Elkhart units!
Wildcat Maxx 312BHX:
Wildcat Maxx Fifth Wheel by Forest River
Wildcat Fifth Wheel by Forest River