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Old 02-12-2014, 09:22 PM   #611
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MOR/ryde Part #SPB72-1621LD 12K Pin Box is what's installed on the 282RKX (and all other eXtraLite models).
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:14 PM   #612
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Are the new frames on the Wildcat trailers made of thinner material than the old frames?
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:02 PM   #613
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Are the new frames on the Wildcat trailers made of thinner material than the old frames?
The new frames actually measure 10.75" vs. the 10" we used previously. The material thickness itself may be different due to the fact that it's not the same kind of steel (HSLA) and is made from sheet vs. cut tube.

Here's some more information about the NXG FRAME from BAL directly:

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The NXG Frame is a superior quality, highly engineered frame that provides customers with a strong, light weight, consistent foundation on which to build.

ELIMINATES:
• Frame failures due to sub-standard steel
• Construction issues caused by improperly placed components
• Uneven main rails - varying camber
• Corrosion caused by incomplete coverage due to painting of stacked frame assemblies
• Paint failures caused by inadequately washed components

KEY FEATURES:
• Constructed with HSLA - High Strength Low Alloy Prime Steel with specifically controlled properties.
• Designed to accommodate both fifth wheel and travel trailer configurations.
• CNC controlled rail fabrication allows placement of components precisely where the manufacturer wants them.
• Manual welding is minimized. Common components are robotically welded for consistent quality.
• All fastened components are joined with Huck® fasteners. Huck® fasteners provide consistent clamp load.
• CNC controlled camber.
• Automotive durability track tested!

MADE IN U.S.A. with SEVERAL U.S. PATENTS APPLIED FOR!

More information on Huck fasteners:
Huck | LockBolts, structural blind fasteners & Huck installation tooling

The Huck Fastening System – Key Benefits:
• Will not loosen even under extreme vibration
• Maintenance free joints – no need to torque or re-torque
• Lower lifetime total cost of joint - high shear and tensile strengths for increased fatigue life of the joint
• High speed, easy to install systems can reduce production time by 75%
• Improves health and safety - replace welded joints
• Tamperproof – once installed cannot be removed without specialist tooling
We're also using the BAL Accu-Slide system in many wardrobe slide and bed slide locations. Here's more info on that as well:
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Hi Wildcat Chris,
I first would like to apologize if this is a repetitive question but I am having a difficult time finding an answer and I have discussed with the dealer but have not got a reassuring answer. I have a 2013 32RL and I did not have a sticker for the location to mount a TV in the bedroom. I am assuming that it is on the exterior wall above the bedroom fireplace but I am wondering if there is some dimensions for the location of the backer for the TV mount and how long the mounting screws can be. The last thing I want to do is either run too long of a screw and go thur the exterior wall or screw into something in the wall. I saw a post earlier in this thread but did not see a reply with the location. Thanks for any help you can provide. Also I appreciate your time on this forum and the other folks on here for their help as well.

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Hi Chris-

Wondering if you could answer a few questions as it relates to the 337FB?

The 2013 floor plan indicates the front bunks are 74" long and the 2014 floor plan indicted they are 84" and there is a section of shelf that appears to be gone. Please confirm.

Also any changes from the 13 to the 14 model year worth talking about with this unit?
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Hi Wildcat Chris,
I first would like to apologize if this is a repetitive question but I am having a difficult time finding an answer and I have discussed with the dealer but have not got a reassuring answer. I have a 2013 32RL and I did not have a sticker for the location to mount a TV in the bedroom. I am assuming that it is on the exterior wall above the bedroom fireplace but I am wondering if there is some dimensions for the location of the backer for the TV mount and how long the mounting screws can be. The last thing I want to do is either run too long of a screw and go thur the exterior wall or screw into something in the wall. I saw a post earlier in this thread but did not see a reply with the location. Thanks for any help you can provide. Also I appreciate your time on this forum and the other folks on here for their help as well.

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Mike, there is indeed backer in that exterior wall location. Usually, a sticker lets you know exactly where it is. Please send me a private message with your complete contact information, including VIN#, if you'd like more assistance from our service department!
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:24 AM   #617
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Hi Chris-

Wondering if you could answer a few questions as it relates to the 337FB?

The 2013 floor plan indicates the front bunks are 74" long and the 2014 floor plan indicted they are 84" and there is a section of shelf that appears to be gone. Please confirm.

Also any changes from the 13 to the 14 model year worth talking about with this unit?
The 2013 version of this unit was slightly revised in the front bedroom/bunk area eliminating a small "cubby" at one end of the bunk (next the bathroom wall). We felt the longer (84"), wider (34") bunks and more open room better suited the flexible nature of this bedroom / bunk room -- larger or taller sleepers can use this bunk since it's also capable of holding 300 lbs.

Otherwise, I can't think of any significant changes to the floor plan between late 2013 and early 2014 models (this floor plan was introduced in December of 2012 and functionally came to market in January 2013 and it already had the most up to date Wildcat changes at that time). Please remember that RV industry model year change doesn't usually coincide with our major product changes, which typically happen in the fall at our trade-only New Product EXPO.

Here's a list of changes that happened late last fall:

NEW WILDCAT STANDARD FEATURES:
  • Hardwood cherry slide room fascias
  • Decorative soft shade "crystal ball" lighting
  • Stainless steel kitchen backsplash
  • Residential brushed chrome door and drawer hardware
  • Stainless steel microwave, sealed burner stove, and range hood
  • Upgraded bedroom decor and headboard
  • Exclusive Wildcamp™ Eco-Foam Pillowtop Mattress
  • Dual-ducted AC Runs
  • USB/12V phone charging station in bedroom
  • Newly upgraded docking center (including water heater bypass, winterization system, dedicated cable and satellite jacks, black tank flush, LED lighting, and outside shower hookup with quick connect coiled hose)
  • Battery Disconnect
  • Furrion™ 30 Amp Powersmart™ LED shore power inlet and heavy duty cordset
  • Outside Kitchen with Weber® Grill (select models)
  • LP Gas Quick Connect

NEW WILDCAT OPTIONS:
  • New custom decor options: Buckskin, Summerstone, and Topaz
  • High-Gloss Gel Coat Exterior Walls (MOTORHOME WALL!)
  • Serta® King Size Memory Foam Mattress upgrade (72" x 80", N/A 313RE, 317RL, or 337FB)
  • Reclining Theater Seating (select models, in place of recliners)
  • Party Couch Dinette/Sleeper (select models, in place of hide-a-bed and dinette)
  • Free-standing Hardwood Table with 2 Storage Chairs and 2 Upholstered Folding Chairs
  • Dyson® Digital Slim™ DC35 cordless vacuum
  • Low-Profile Second A/C with Thermostat (requires 50 Amp service option)
  • IVC® Trek™ "Wood Plank" vinyl flooring (minimal carpeting)
  • Furrion™ 50 Amp Powersmart™ LED shore power inlet and heavy duty cordset
  • Voyager® Wireless Backup/Rearview Camera and Monitor Kit
  • Platinum Automotive Paint Package
  • 12V Heated Tank Warmers

NEW WILDCAT EXCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS:
  • NXG™ BAL® Electrocoated Drop-frame Chassis with Pass-through Storage Garage (#1 largest pass-through storage in our class! Select floor plans)
  • Wardrobe Slide with Cross-ventilation
  • Voyager® Wireless Backup/Rearview Camera Ready
  • Repositionable Rear Bumper for Bike Rack Upgrade
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Ask the Wildcat factory...

How big is the fresh water tank on the 295res? I read from the wildcat brochures that it is 50 gallons. But the local RV dealer says that is a miss print and that the real size is 60 gallons.

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Questions about 282RKX

Hi Chris,

I just got back from the MD RV Show, and had a good chat with one of the factory reps. I have a couple of questions I forgot to ask that I hope you can answer, and a couple more that I'm hoping you can confirm. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

Here are the questions:
  1. Is the 2nd bedroom AC on this model ducted?
  2. If I order now, will the 282RKX have the new NXG Frame? The rep said that it should.
  3. Do the models coming from the factory have the TV on a swing/swivel arm? The one at the show didn't.
  4. Does the utility area have the water heater bypass/winterization valves in it? The one in the show didn't.

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How big is the fresh water tank on the 295res? I read from the wildcat brochures that it is 50 gallons. But the local RV dealer says that is a miss print and that the real size is 60 gallons.

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Your RV dealer is including the fresh water in the water heater tank (10 gallons). The fresh water tank is 50 gallons.
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