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Old 10-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Dear Forum Members,

My name is Chris and I'm a Wildcat factory representative. As a few other Forest River reps have offered, I'd like to assist with your questions about the Wildcat product line up (including the Sterling Edition and the eXtraLite series). Obviously, the best resource is your local Wildcat dealer -- and we're very proud of the dealers we have on the ground today. But if you're stuck, please let me know your questions. If I can assist, I'll do my best to get you an answer in a timely manner or direct you towards someone who can. Wildcat's got some great people in production, service, and parts that I can count on to help me help you.

Hope we can keep this both friendly and productive!
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I will vouch for Chris. I was stuck with a couple of problems and Chris got them unglued right away. His efforts were greatly appreciated and it is so nice to deal with someone who listens, cares and gets things done and done right!
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Dear Forum Members,

My name is Chris and I'm a Wildcat factory representative. As a few other Forest River reps have offered, I'd like to assist with your questions about the Wildcat product line up (including the Sterling Edition and the eXtraLite series). Obviously, the best resource is your local Wildcat dealer -- and we're very proud of the dealers we have on the ground today. But if you're stuck, please let me know your questions. If I can assist, I'll do my best to get you an answer in a timely manner or direct you towards someone who can. Wildcat's got some great people in production, service, and parts that I can count on to help me help you.

Hope we can keep this both friendly and productive!
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We have a Sterling 32RL and need to tighten the skylight blinds. How do we do it?




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Old 10-17-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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We have a Sterling 32RL and need to tighten the skylight blinds. How do we do it?

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Remove the 3 screws and you can adjust the string length on each side (by sure to do each side equally!).

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I'm in the process of installing on my Wildcat TT a TPMS. The installation instructions say to set the sensors at the PSI indicated on the manufacturer's data sticker on the trailer and NOT to the PSI stamped on the tire.

That's all well and good, assuming you're using tires of the same load range as was on the unit when it left the factory. After having to replace the entire set of Chinese-made tires my 2008 Wildcat had on it when I bought it new, and after having the replacement set of equally shoddy tires begin blowing out, I have begun upgrading to a load range E tire in the hope that I can someday stop having to replace blown-out Chinese tires.


I guess my question to you would be whether Forest River will suggest that I use the standard 80 PSI in load range E tires? I would much prefer to buy American made tires for my Wildcat but I have been unable to locate any.


Any advice you may care to offer will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #6
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Personally I would go about 15 lbs less than the tire stamping.
Most tpms sesors have a 15 lb swing more or less.
Your tires will heat up during travel and gain air pressure anyway.
Just my opinion.
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Personally I would go about 15 lbs less than the tire stamping.
Most tpms sesors have a 15 lb swing more or less.
Your tires will heat up during travel and gain air pressure anyway.
Just my opinion.
Thanks for your input. With the experiences I've had, however, I don't dare do that. It seems that all of the manufacturers in whatever Asian country they're in have figured out that a standard answer to prevent them making good on a warranty is (to paraphrase the Soup Nazi,) "You've been running these tires under-inflated. You're a bad, bad man. No warranty for you!".

No offense, but my original post was directed to Chris or some other rep from Forest River. I forgot to push the "quote" button. My bad. I'm hoping one of them will see my post and respond with an official response from the company.


In any case, I'm through with Chinese or any other non-American made tires. They're just junk!
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In response to your answer I don't think you want an answer from wildcat.
you need to be emailing or calling the tire manufacture or tire dealer that handles the tire you put on it.
1 you changed tires. Not the same as originally installed.
2 it has a different weight rating designation.

Wildcat doesn't sell or make tires. they just install cheap tires on a camper that they sell.
And there tire pressure settings they get from the tire manufacture.
if they don't install the same tire as you put on your camper how are they going to know what the correct pressure is?
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jlmarta, set the TPM sensors about 5lbs lower than your cold tire pressure. That way, the sensors will alarm at the first sign of a problem.
As for what pressure to run, you only have to run maximum pressure if you are loading them to the max. I am running load range D tires at 57 lbs cold, letting them run up to 65 psi as they warm up. I wouldn't run them at really low pressures, but no need to overdo it.
And look at the Maxxis tires, they aren't american (or Chinese) but have a good reputation. And if you don't mind spending a pile of money, there are premium tires out there.
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In response to your answer I don't think you want an answer from wildcat.
you need to be emailing or calling the tire manufacture or tire dealer that handles the tire you put on it.
1 you changed tires. Not the same as originally installed.
2 it has a different weight rating designation.

Wildcat doesn't sell or make tires. they just install cheap tires on a camper that they sell.
And there tire pressure settings they get from the tire manufacture.
if they don't install the same tire as you put on your camper how are they going to know what the correct pressure is?
Well, to answer your question, it's pretty standard that load range D tires require 65 PSI and the E's require 80PSI. If you'll re-read my original post I think you'll see that I have a kinda catch-22 situation going here. If I don't follow the requirements of the TPMS manufacturer my warranty with them will be no good. And on order to follow their requirements I need for Forest River to agree that 80PSI is what I need to have in E tires. I'm confident that they know at least that much about tires.

And, in answer to Crocus, after the experiences I've had and the battles I've lost regarding warranties on tires, there's no way I'll knowingly run those tires under-inflated. As I said earlier, the manufacturers all seem to use the same excuse, regardless of circumstances, because they know there's no way you can prove you weren't running them under-inflated.

Many thanks to both of you for your input. It's appreciated.
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