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Old 02-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #111
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What is the recommend style of fifth wheel hitch for the Wildcat 312BHX? I am not asking for name brands, but I would mainly like to know if I should get a slider for this model. I have an F250 crew cab with the standard size bed. I have heard that I do not need a slider because of the cap design, but I want to be sure. Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #112
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Need slider for short bed only. Now I have a short bed with a slider and have yet to use it.
some day I may but i have not been in a situation where its function was needed
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #113
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Hey Chris I purchased a new 2012 Wildcat 293REX Extralites last month and was wondering how popular this model is? Reason I ask is that I haven't seen any mention of this model on the forums nor seen any others at dealers or campgrounds.
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Wink Wildcat eXtraLite 293REX is a show stopper!

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Hey Chris I purchased a new 2012 Wildcat 293REX Extralites last month and was wondering how popular this model is? Reason I ask is that I haven't seen any mention of this model on the forums nor seen any others at dealers or campgrounds.
This smaller triple-slide/non-bunkhouse outside kitchen model was just introduced to dealers last fall and first units hit the ground in late 2011 (with most getting to dealers just last month!). Don't worry -- based on early show sales of this model, you'll soon have plenty of company in the 293REX!
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What is the recommend style of fifth wheel hitch for the Wildcat 312BHX? I am not asking for name brands, but I would mainly like to know if I should get a slider for this model. I have an F250 crew cab with the standard size bed. I have heard that I do not need a slider because of the cap design, but I want to be sure. Thanks.
I live in Canada but i have a 09 F350 Crew cab with standard size box and i bought a 16K Reese hitch with sidewinder. Reese had them on sale because they are a newer product and a trying to get them out there to promote. I bought it all for the price of a basic standard fifth wheel hitch. Basically you pay for the hitch and get the sidewinder with it. It is the same price if you were just to buy the sidewinder and no hitch. I don't think i need to worry about cab clearance but i figured that for the price i might aswell get it be safe( don't have to worry now) If you utube Reese sidewinder there are videos of it in action.
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can you tell me where the toilet paper holder goes in th 32k sterling 2012, and the others soap hold and so on
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What adaptors to buy for new tailer

We have order a new 344QB wildcat w/ 50 amp service and I have been trying to determine which adaptors I would need w/out having seen the actual unit yet.

I am assuming - the 50 amp cord comes w/ the trailer - but don't see it listed on the PO.

What I really need to know - the plug on the trailer - is it a male or female?

Since we do our RVing at state parks w/ mostly 30 amp services - what adapter would the factory recommend?

Also would like to the recomendation for the 15 amp adaptor also - may need to park it at the house for a short period of time - but would not need the major appliances.


Any sugestions would be appreciated.
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Yes, your Wildcat will come with the power cord.

The electrical outlet on power posts at campgrounds are female. To use your 50 amp cord on a 30 amp receptacle you will need a dogbone adapter, 30 amp male end and 50 amp female end. You plug the dogbone into the campground’s power post and then plug the RV cord into that. I’ve never seen a 15 amp to 50 amp adapter. I guess you could buy a 15 to 30 amp adapter and then plug the 30 to 50 amp dogbone into it. Here’s a picture of what the 30 male to 50 female dogbone adapter looks like.



Be sure you get 30 amp MALE and 50 FEMALE and not the reverse.
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I was trying to order a Wildcat today and was told that the factory is now building 2013 models with an over $1000 increase in price due to an upgraded carpet and the domed ceiling in the living room. Most disturbing is that the factory has deleted the hitch receiver on the the back bumper. We use that to carry our bicycle rack. Others have used it to carry additional items. I was the told that the factory deleted the hitch because of directions from their legal department. That hitch was a very good feature of a Wildcat Fifth Wheel. Now all of us new Wildcat owners have to spend additional dollars to carry our bicycles. When we met you at the factory, you wanted customer feedback, so here it is.
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I was trying to order a Wildcat today and was told that the factory is now building 2013 models with an over $1000 increase in price due to an upgraded carpet and the domed ceiling in the living room. Most disturbing is that the factory has deleted the hitch receiver on the the back bumper. We use that to carry our bicycle rack. Others have used it to carry additional items. I was the told that the factory deleted the hitch because of directions from their legal department. That hitch was a very good feature of a Wildcat Fifth Wheel. Now all of us new Wildcat owners have to spend additional dollars to carry our bicycles. When we met you at the factory, you wanted customer feedback, so here it is.
A few points on your post:
1. 2013 models have not yet begun production. This is typically the time of year when model change happens, but we haven't started yet.
2. Although a price increase is indeed coming (due to increased costs from suppliers and raw materials), the exact costs and timing are not set at this time. Ordering now would save you any additional costs!
3. Unfortunately, the built-in 2" receiver hitch has been removed from our standard build at this time. We're working on an alternate way to carry bikes and gear now!
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