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Old 11-03-2014, 10:16 AM   #911
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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
2013 model 355LS.
My 2014 Wildcat made in May has Lippert components and Bal components started in the July models. An easy way to know is LCI has hydraulic sliders and Bal has the electric sliders.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #912
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I have a 2015 wild cat max 262RGX
What is the water pressure rated at
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:48 AM   #913
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When we visited factory in 2012, we were told they test water system for leaks @ 100 psi. We keep a water pressure gauge in our inlet line and have never had campground pressure over 50 psi. We use no pressure regulator in an attempt to get the Girard tankless water heater to work properly (but that is another whole subject entirely).
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Okay thanks I'd like to know how that tankless water heater turns out because I'd like to get one shortly
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We had our tankless water heater replaced with a electric/gas tank water heater when it was up in Elkhart having some warranty repairs made.

The tankless can be very finicky in that if there is any air in the water line it can and will mess with the water pressure. The unit requires a very constant PSI water pressure and flow to keep the water heater to keep from shutting itself down. Incoming water temp will also play havoc with the tankless heaters ability to control the sensors as to when to heat the water and no. It tends to work much better with cooler water being introduced into the system than warm to hot water often found in the summer months or in the south that comes out of the RV park faucet.
At times we loved ours, at times we hated it, we dealt with it as we liked the ability to have long long showers without running out of water. However we also hated having long showers where the water could and would go from burning hot to cold in the blink of an eye. Got tired of taking a shower where we were having to constantly adjust the hot and cold water mix at the shower faucet looking for a temp that was comfortable.

In the end our choice to change back to a standard electric/gas unit was that when we are in a RV park we turn it to electric which keeps hot water on demand while using no propane in the process. Our showers are now temp controlled and constant. Have yet to run out of hot water while taking a shower as the unit does have an extremely fast recovery time.
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Wow I didn't realize there was that many problems with the unit I was wondering how did it work when you're using the pump in the RV because I do a lot of Dry camping
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Wow I didn't realize there was that many problems with the unit I was wondering how did it work when you're using the pump in the RV because I do a lot of Dry camping
IT can be a quirky love/hate relationship. You may want to do a search for it here on the site and don't limit it to just the Wildcat sub-forum. In operational theory it sounds perfect, our experience as well as that of many others has not been as favorable. We were very pleased with it the first few times out, but...........well, I'll just say but.

Another thing to consider is that when you use the instant hot water system there is a cooling fan that activates to blow heat out of the compartment. We also found as have many others that for some reason when the toilet was flushed it activated this fan for a couple of minutes. No idea why, but it did.

We don't miss having it, is the best way I can put it in review.
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Hey Chris, we have a Wildcat Sterling 32RK. We are having an issue with our furnace and thought maybe you could help troubleshoot it. The temp in the fifth wheel is 49 degrees. We turned on the furnace and set it to 68. The furnace kicks on and runs briefly (1-2 minutes) then shuts off. Once the thermostat is turned on and runs the first time, it doesn't kick on a second time. Any thoughts?
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Hey Chris, we have a Wildcat Sterling 32RK. We are having an issue with our furnace and thought maybe you could help troubleshoot it. The temp in the fifth wheel is 49 degrees. We turned on the furnace and set it to 68. The furnace kicks on and runs briefly (1-2 minutes) then shuts off. Once the thermostat is turned on and runs the first time, it doesn't kick on a second time. Any thoughts?
Chris, is no longer with Wildcat or Forest River, he has moved over to a position with Jayco. His replacement has yet to make an appearance here since being promoted to replace Chris. In the mean time we are at the mercy of working within ourselves...........which ain't all bad.

Anyway back to your issue. Since it sounds like you need some timely assistance I would recommend you go repost your question in this forum,
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It may bring you quicker answers to warming up ASAP. You may add what model thermostat you have and furnace.

Best of luck,
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Not being familiar with that model could you offer some additional information? What size is the current mattress that you have? How thick it is? Inter spring or foam? Did you find the factory mattress comfortable?


There are a number of mattress providers on Ebay that offer mattress to fit or custom made. Another option would be to place a mattress topper on your current mattress. Take the measurements and see if it would be replaced with a standard size twin, full, queen, or king mattress, if so than any mattress retailer would be the less expensive way to go.
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