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Old 07-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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312BHX floorplans and options

Hello All,

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?

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Old 07-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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Why I cannot answer any of your question, it's why it's taken me a year to almost order a new 5th. We have settled on the 312QBX as my wife didn't really care for the outside kitchen I really liked the roominess of the inside BH without the outside kitchen. I have found quite a few options on the 312, party couch, leveling system, 4 chair dinette instead of u-dinette, tire upgrade, second ac, rear view camera.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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Go for the 312BHX if you have kids, we looked for 6 months before we settled on the 312BHX.

We love the OK, very handy and there is plenty of room inside the rest of the RV to hang out.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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The 337fb was what we ended up with because the front bunk room had adult sized bunks for tall folks like my volleyball daughters . The smaller outside kitchen and trash door are another big pluses. I haven't had luck with the backup camera yet, the tire upgrade is totally worth it. I wish I had the leveling system already as it would be a huge time saver. I like the outside gas line ... but the RvQ won't replace my weber gas grill friend . The entire layout of the 337 is excellent. The front room us excellent and the back bedroom is perfect. Gear air circulation . Got the second ac upgrade, also totally worth it with the 50 amp of course.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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The bike rack is also pretty nice but very basic. Could be designed better but it seems solid and versatile . Very spacious ... 3 bikes left plenty of room for 1 o 2 more.
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The bike rack is also pretty nice but very basic. Could be designed better but it seems solid and versatile . Very spacious ... 3 bikes left plenty of room for 1 o 2 more.
How do you secure you bikes on that thing? Any photos?
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It's just a big steel platform with a single pole on the back standing up. I rolled the bikes on it easily, leaning against the post. I bungee corded everything to the post and the platform ... And locked together Also. It looks kinda sad but It seemed to hold everything fine (3 mtn bikes ). I think a little DIY could make it better.
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The platform is a steel weave so easy to bungee to anywhere you want.
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The frame seems well built and solid with huge pins holding it to the bumper either upright or folded down .
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