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Old 10-28-2014, 10:19 PM   #901
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Help! Bought a 2010 wildcat 5er a couple of months ago. Older couple we bought from put very little mileage on it, less than 3,000 miles and excellent care and parked it due to health conditions. We took it out for the first time and stopped to check things out and notice one of rear hubs were hot. Pulled in at a Camping World and they replace wheel bearings and we bought a tire monitoring system and paid for install, which we realized did not work after we were on the road. Camped overnight, on way home we were flagged down by another driver and pulled over. That same wheel was about to fall off. Had a tow escort while we pulled off wheel and chained axle and limped to a tire shop. As now it sits there, unable to find discontinued brake drum. Camping World said they would pay for repair and towing and refund install fee for monitor. That's great but can't find parts and now reading horror stories about axles, bearings and tires going out. We only drove 110 miles when the replacement bearings disintegrated. Trying to contact original dealer, left calls to Forest River, just need help on what direction to go. Great fear that this thing is just going to self destruct. Not a happy camper.
I'm sure that your frame and axles were build and assembled by LCI also know as Lippert Components and then provided to Forest River Wildcat division. I would suggest that you call or contact Lippert for assistance and information as to parts.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:32 PM   #902
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Here is a link to Lippert Axles.

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #903
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How much Lippert is in the 2015 272rlx

Hi, New to the forum but not Forest River. Currently have a Palomino Puma and getting ready to go for a Wildcat 272RLX. Looks like a nice 5er. Due to my previous experiences with LCI products, I'd like to know just how much there is in this 5er. The dealer tells me only the landing gear. I'd prefer there be no LCI stuff at all

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Hi, New to the forum but not Forest River. Currently have a Palomino Puma and getting ready to go for a Wildcat 272RLX. Looks like a nice 5er. Due to my previous experiences with LCI products, I'd like to know just how much there is in this 5er. The dealer tells me only the landing gear. I'd prefer there be no LCI stuff at all

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When we were at the Wildcat plant tour I think they said there was no Lippert parts on the new Wildcats. Norco industries Bal is making the frames and other parts now.
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We've generally been satisfied with our new Wildcat w/ the exception of some water leaks around the wardrobe slide. I keep all the slide rails lubed but hold my breath every time I open or close them. Make sure the dealer shows you how to operate them manually. Ours didn't have a clue. Otherwise, it's a nice camper.
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I guess I'll have to consider slide toppers. And will definitely check into the manual movement of the slides - Thanks
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We've generally been satisfied with our new Wildcat w/ the exception of some water leaks around the wardrobe slide. I keep all the slide rails lubed but hold my breath every time I open or close them. Make sure the dealer shows you how to operate them manually. Ours didn't have a clue. Otherwise, it's a nice camper.

As I remember, your unit is like mine - a 295, right? My wardrobe slide leak has been "fixed" 3x but still leaks a little. Now I've learned that my dealership's service manager (who had become like family to me!) has resigned and taken his two sons (technicians) with him. At least the two owners remember me!


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Thanks for the heads up. Actually we have never thought of asking about a manual override system to the slides. I guess it is about we did!
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I guess I'll have to consider slide toppers. And will definitely check into the manual movement of the slides - Thanks
Slide toppers should be a no brainer for any coach with slides. I've seen so many with rot in the corners of the slides that would of been prevented if it had toppers.
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Hi, New to the forum but not Forest River. Currently have a Palomino Puma and getting ready to go for a Wildcat 272RLX. Looks like a nice 5er. Due to my previous experiences with LCI products, I'd like to know just how much there is in this 5er. The dealer tells me only the landing gear. I'd prefer there be no LCI stuff at all

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As eland mentioned, Wildcat as of the 2014 model year run went to all BAL components is what Wildcat Chris told me....right after we purchased our
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