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Old 07-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #281
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Is surround sound standard in a 2011 31TS? I have been able to find the subwoofer, but I am unable to find the center speaker or wiring for one.
The sound system in the 2011 31TS included 2 exterior speakers, 4 interior speakers, and subwoofer. There is no additional "center" channel, commonly found on 5.1 surround sound systems.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #282
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Pin & Trailer Weight

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Here is my scale reported weights with my spec max weights,
Front Axle: 3800, max is 4200
Rear Axle: 5060, max is 6084
Trailer axles: 8120
Total: 16980, max is 18500

I'll let Herk figure out the pin weight. I would estimate around 2000 or about 20% of a 10000 total trailer.

Hope this helps.
Weighed my truck today loaded, but without my 2013 302RL Wildcat.
Front Axle: 3870
Rear Axle: 3130
Total: 7000

So my Trailer weight when I go RVing is 16980 - 7000 = 9980
Hitch Weight on rear axle is 5060 - 3130 = 1930

So Hitch weight is 1930 / 9980 or 19.7%

So my guess of 20% of 10,000 lbs was pretty good.

IMHO everyone should do their own weights.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #283
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Weighed my truck today loaded, but without my 2013 302RL Wildcat.
Front Axle: 3870
Rear Axle: 3130
Total: 7000

So my Trailer weight when I go RVing is 16980 - 7000 = 9980
Hitch Weight on rear axle is 5060 - 3130 = 1930

So Hitch weight is 1930 / 9980 or 19.7%

So my guess of 20% of 10,000 lbs was pretty good.

IMHO everyone should do their own weights.
Awesome job, with one exception.

Pin weight is the sum of both truck axles loaded minus the sum of both truck axles without the camper.

So,

3800 + 5060 = 8860 pounds with pin weight on board truck
3870 + 3130 = 7000 pounds without pin weight

Pin weight = 8860 - 7000
Pin weight = 1860 pounds

(1860/9980) * 100 = 18.6% Still right in the safe zone! (15 -25 %)

Slightly light on the pin is safe but you might experience "wandering" requiring constant attention while driving. The wandering is not caused by tires or alignment but just a "tail wagging the dog" kind of effect. It will show up as increased wear on the driver and front tires.

Cure: Frequent rest stops and rotate your truck's tires.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #284
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Thanks Herk. I now noticed that the hitch pin actually put an extra 70 pounds on the front axle. Hope my little exercise helps others.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #285
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[QUOTE="Wildcat Chris"]
The sound system in the 2011 31TS included 2 exterior speakers, 4 interior speakers, and subwoofer. There is no additional "center" channel, commonly found on 5.1 surround sound systems.

For reference:
[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound"]Surround sound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/U
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Awesome job, with one exception.

Pin weight is the sum of both truck axles loaded minus the sum of both truck axles without the camper.

So,

3800 + 5060 = 8860 pounds with pin weight on board truck
3870 + 3130 = 7000 pounds without pin weight

Pin weight = 8860 - 7000
Pin weight = 1860 pounds

(1860/9980) * 100 = 18.6% Still right in the safe zone! (15 -25 %)

Slightly light on the pin is safe but you might experience "wandering" requiring constant attention while driving. The wandering is not caused by tires or alignment but just a "tail wagging the dog" kind of effect. It will show up as increased wear on the driver and front tires.

Cure: Frequent rest stops and rotate your truck's tires.
I have never really paid to much attention on how my trailer was loaded because most of trips were under 300mi. However, i am now pulling my trailer alot more further because the increased demands of the industry I work in. What should the hitch weight and the axle weight be and how do I check this? I know at a cat scale, other than that what is the best way.

Thanks for everyone's help and patience with my elementary questions. I have learned alot reading the responses and other posts. Chris, thank you for your responses. I have not had the same experience when calling Forest River and being transferred to the Wildcat side.

Thank you again, Mike
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Thanks for everyone's help and patience with my elementary questions. I have learned alot reading the responses and other posts. Chris, thank you for your responses. I have not had the same experience when calling Forest River and being transferred to the Wildcat side.

Thank you again, Mike
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #288
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Just a reminder, please use this thread when trying to communicate with a Wildcat factory representative! I'm doing my best to assist Wildcat customers in need, but it isn't always easy since there are so many different threads and posts on the forum. I've seen my name called out a few times and missed it for many days (I do try to check in regularly, but it isn't always possible!). Thank you in advance for your patience if you don't hear from me immediately! Don't forget, private messages to me work well also...

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I've had some requests for information about the Schwintek electric in-wall slide system being used on a number of Wildcat models. Here's more info!

Schwintek page on Lippert's web site:
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Chris,
Just brought home a 2012 344QB, what a great floorplan! I bought it in SC and live in the FL Keys. There isn't any FR assistance available for hundreds of miles so I'd like to ask a couple questions:
1) Is this model wired for SAT TV or will I need to do some redneck engineering? In my last unit, I had to install a bypass behind the TV ANT booster.
2) Is there a way to adjust the gas pressure on the struts that open the outside kitchen hatch? I about had a stroke trying to close that beast and it looks like they are warping the hatch when closed.
3) Water pressure/flow seems OK everywhere but the shower, where I barely get a trickle.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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