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Old 08-23-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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Leaky Slide out Brand new Wildcat 275ckx

Just purchased (ordered it) 2016 Wildcat 275ckx. Maiden voyage out and woke up next morning with water on floor near bedroom slide out. Water continued to flow in long after rain had stopped which leads me to believe it had accumulated somewhere. The leak is down by floor nothing detected on wall or top of slide.

Took it in dealer got on it right away, after 8 hrs. tech thinks he found leak. Assuming this to be true do I have to be concerned about further issues like rot, delamination, from a one time event? The leak apparently is coming from the front lower level of slide. Mere observation of that bedroom design with the rollers exposed etc. makes me wonder how water stays out of there. How many layers of seals do these bedroom slide outs have?

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Old 08-23-2015, 09:48 AM   #2
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Just purchased (ordered it) 2016 Wildcat 275ckx. Maiden voyage out and woke up next morning with water on floor near bedroom slide out. Water continued to flow in long after rain had stopped which leads me to believe it had accumulated somewhere. The leak is down by floor nothing detected on wall or top of slide.

Took it in dealer got on it right away, after 8 hrs. tech thinks he found leak. Assuming this to be true do I have to be concerned about further issues like rot, delamination, from a one time event? The leak apparently is coming from the front lower level of slide. Mere observation of that bedroom design with the rollers exposed etc. makes me wonder how water stays out of there. How many layers of seals do these bedroom slide outs have?

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I recently had a major leak in my big slide and had it checked out. The slide was out of adjustment so that the flap type gasket didn't touch the slider roof to seal out the water. It didn't help that I had that slide was tilting in.
If the leak was a one time and it was dried quickly it should be OK.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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We had our Wildcat 295RSX for a week when we took it out for the maiden voyage. That night, with heavy rain we found that the Bedroom slide leaked down near the shower and also the AC unit was leaking through the return vent. In addition there were no water hoses hooked up under the sink, so when the water was turned on, mass flood in the kitchen. We took it back and they repaired the seal on the slide (2x) and reseated the AC unit. The sink was taken out to dry everything out at CW, so no issues since with either item.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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I had a new Wildcat that leaked under the slide while going down the road


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There is some discussion and suggestion in the Wildcat section under 5th wheels. Others have had this issue and apparently FR forgot to install some backing on the bedroom slide.


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Old 08-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #6
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The dealer put a seal under the slide where the rollers are on my 295rsx. This did NOT fix the leak. As a matter of fact the geniuses put the new seal so that the ends of it were over the side seals creating a "bucket effect" at both ends. I'm still waiting for a word on when I will get the inside seals from FR to be installed since they are missing from the factory.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:03 PM   #8
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I had seen a number of posts on leaking seals on the front slide out for the 295rsx model. I was interested in ordering one but found out that I was too late and that they had stopped making them. But while I was speaking to the factory rep, he said that they had fixed the leak problem on the 295. Supposedly they had found a problem and corrected it, and since both the 295 and 275 front slides are similar, I would have figured that they had corrected both, I guess they didn't. Maybe they fixed the 295 leak by discontinuing the product so maybe the 275 will be next, that's one way to fix it!
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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The bedroom slide in my 295RSX leaks. It's been "fixed" by the dealership 3x and still leaks. It was "fixed correctly" at the Goshen rally and it leaked on the way home.

[I didn't know they had stopped making the 295RSX!]
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We bought a 2015 Forrest River Wild Wood Heritage Glenn this spring very excited to spend the summer camping.. Well we had it a week, and the super slide out was making a noise I felt uncomfortable with.. Took it over to camping World, and they kept it all summer. Evidently Forrest River don't know what they put into their units as they sent wrong parts to our camping world service dept three times. It took pictures, emails, & phone calls to Lippert and Forrest River to finally get the correct parts.. Now, It is back in the camping world lot to have the top seal and inside cabinet repaired and dried out..This is just the latest of the issues we have had with this unit.. The curtains were incorrectly hung which resulted in extra holes in the wall (free of charge) the microwave overheated, almost setting the unit on fire, That was also replaced by warrantee work missing and unattached molding pieces had to be re attached the lamp fixtures were installed by persons who did not know how to use a level, which resulted in more free holes in the wall.. I can not imagine how a 40+thousand dollar unit could pass any quality control point with these faults I might suggest if you are in the market for a new camping unit to look elsewhere before choosing Forrest river.
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