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Old 07-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #461
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We bought a 2014 28RKX out of town because they had what we wanted and the local dealer did not respond. We have taken it out a couple times, the remote has lost its calibration and I can't figure out how to fix. It is the touch screen part. None of the buttons line up with the touch screen,

I was wondering a few more things. The sticker says 416 pounds of water which comes out to about 50 gallons is this correct? What is the front gray and rear gray capacity? Also what is the tongue weight the brochure says 785 but that is with the slide optional. The total trailer uvw says 7323

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #462
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I created this thread for Wildcat specific questions; not general appliance, plumbing or electrical questions. For general questions, please use the appropriate tech forum.

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In all cases, I will try to do my best to help. I do not always have time to review other threads here. The "Ask the Factory" thread needs to be used if you'd like my response!

Also, I've recently had a few people sending repeated messages to my inbox causing it to be full and so I may not have received your information. I am trying to assist, but I may not always be able to help quickly. Your best bet is to always contact your local Wildcat or Forest River dealer for assistance first!

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Hi Chris. Here's a photo of how my Wildcat 344qb came from the factory. Caulking is slightly less than acceptable. Please pass photo on to build team. Other wildcat owners will appreciate it.
Also just a note, ask them to use 40lb gas struts for the outside kitchen door as the 60 lb struts torque it so bad that it will bend. The 40's still have more than enough to push it open.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #464
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...ask them to use 40lb gas struts for the outside kitchen door as the 60 lb struts torque it so bad that it will bend.
AMEN! As noted before, I entered my outside kitchen door in the punkin' chunkin' contest!
Are lower pressure struts available as an after-market direct replacement item?
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I believe so. Any automotive , marine parts store should have the proper length model to fit.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #466
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issues with a 282RK

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I am looking for some advise on how to proceed with contacting the correct people at Wildcat on 7/11/2013 I picked up my new 282RK from the dealer (my first RV ) when threw the delivery process found the electrical panel broken they said it would need to be ordered, when finished I hooked up the trailer to my truck and the landing gear would not go up 2 hrs later I'm on my way home after they replaced both front jack assembly's , no more than 5 miles down the road both propane doors blew open stopped on the highway to close noticed tape residue on both door frames it had clearly been a problem at some point before, the dealer gave me some different door latches and said its a common issue I installed them myself, also found the flooring has 3 cuts and will need to be replaced.
Got the trailer home and unhooked the trailer due to my schedule we were not able to plan our first trip for a couple weeks so the trailer sat unused for two weeks on 7/25/2013 we started to load a few things and I crawled under the back of the trailer to look at wiring in a trailer plug for a ATV trailer I found this trailer had been on fire at some point plastic, fiberglass and wiring melted, wood charred hard too tell how much damage there is back threw the under side of the trailer as the insulation and frame obstruct your view my guess is the insulation will need to be removed and the under side of the trailer inspected for more damage. dropped the trailer off at the dealer on 7/26/2012 basically all they told me was this happens some times and we'll have to get with the factory and let you know. as the dealer to replace the trailer with a different one and was told they would not, my feelings are that I bought a new trailer, not a fire damaged one. I understand a few things can be damage or broken and need fixing but fire is not materials or workmanship that usually is covered under warranty.
So here I am my first RV only a couple of weeks in and have had both front jacks replaced repaired 4 door latches, waiting on a electrical panel, and duct tape residue to be cleaned off, a decision on what's going to be done about the flooring and fire damage on a 35,000 dollar trailer I don't have and cant use. I have contacted my state department of consumer affairs to see if they can instruct me on what rights I may have. but found your info here and thought I would see if you can help me get to the correct people at Wildcat.
I have pictures of the damage that I can forward if you'd like .
My VIN.4X4FWCD2XETxxxxxx
Thanks for any help.
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^^^ not cool, I would drop off at dealer and tell them to stick it, get a lawyer and fight them.
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I am looking for some advise on how to proceed with contacting the correct people at Wildcat on 7/11/2013 I picked up my new 282RK from the dealer (my first RV ) when threw the delivery process found the electrical panel broken they said it would need to be ordered, when finished I hooked up the trailer to my truck and the landing gear would not go up 2 hrs later I'm on my way home after they replaced both front jack assembly's , no more than 5 miles down the road both propane doors blew open stopped on the highway to close noticed tape residue on both door frames it had clearly been a problem at some point before, the dealer gave me some different door latches and said its a common issue I installed them myself, also found the flooring has 3 cuts and will need to be replaced.
Got the trailer home and unhooked the trailer due to my schedule we were not able to plan our first trip for a couple weeks so the trailer sat unused for two weeks on 7/25/2013 we started to load a few things and I crawled under the back of the trailer to look at wiring in a trailer plug for a ATV trailer I found this trailer had been on fire at some point plastic, fiberglass and wiring melted, wood charred hard too tell how much damage there is back threw the under side of the trailer as the insulation and frame obstruct your view my guess is the insulation will need to be removed and the under side of the trailer inspected for more damage. dropped the trailer off at the dealer on 7/26/2012 basically all they told me was this happens some times and we'll have to get with the factory and let you know. as the dealer to replace the trailer with a different one and was told they would not, my feelings are that I bought a new trailer, not a fire damaged one. I understand a few things can be damage or broken and need fixing but fire is not materials or workmanship that usually is covered under warranty.
So here I am my first RV only a couple of weeks in and have had both front jacks replaced repaired 4 door latches, waiting on a electrical panel, and duct tape residue to be cleaned off, a decision on what's going to be done about the flooring and fire damage on a 35,000 dollar trailer I don't have and cant use. I have contacted my state department of consumer affairs to see if they can instruct me on what rights I may have. but found your info here and thought I would see if you can help me get to the correct people at Wildcat.
I have pictures of the damage that I can forward if you'd like .
My VIN.4X4FWCD2XETxxxxxx
Thanks for any help.

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I am looking for some advise on how to proceed with contacting the correct people at Wildcat on 7/11/2013 I picked up my new 282RK from the dealer (my first RV ) when threw the delivery process found the electrical panel broken they said it would need to be ordered, when finished I hooked up the trailer to my truck and the landing gear would not go up 2 hrs later I'm on my way home after they replaced both front jack assembly's , no more than 5 miles down the road both propane doors blew open stopped on the highway to close noticed tape residue on both door frames it had clearly been a problem at some point before, the dealer gave me some different door latches and said its a common issue I installed them myself, also found the flooring has 3 cuts and will need to be replaced.
Got the trailer home and unhooked the trailer due to my schedule we were not able to plan our first trip for a couple weeks so the trailer sat unused for two weeks on 7/25/2013 we started to load a few things and I crawled under the back of the trailer to look at wiring in a trailer plug for a ATV trailer I found this trailer had been on fire at some point plastic, fiberglass and wiring melted, wood charred hard too tell how much damage there is back threw the under side of the trailer as the insulation and frame obstruct your view my guess is the insulation will need to be removed and the under side of the trailer inspected for more damage. dropped the trailer off at the dealer on 7/26/2012 basically all they told me was this happens some times and we'll have to get with the factory and let you know. as the dealer to replace the trailer with a different one and was told they would not, my feelings are that I bought a new trailer, not a fire damaged one. I understand a few things can be damage or broken and need fixing but fire is not materials or workmanship that usually is covered under warranty.
So here I am my first RV only a couple of weeks in and have had both front jacks replaced repaired 4 door latches, waiting on a electrical panel, and duct tape residue to be cleaned off, a decision on what's going to be done about the flooring and fire damage on a 35,000 dollar trailer I don't have and cant use. I have contacted my state department of consumer affairs to see if they can instruct me on what rights I may have. but found your info here and thought I would see if you can help me get to the correct people at Wildcat.
I have pictures of the damage that I can forward if you'd like .
My VIN.4X4FWCD2XETxxxxxx
Thanks for any help.
I think your dealer pulled a fast one on you.
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Here's updated information for your Wildcat (Elkhart) service needs:

IMPORTANT SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION:

Forest River Warranty & Service (Elkhart):
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Elkhart, IN 46514
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Bryan Knight
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