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Old 07-25-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions, good or bad, on Wildcats

My wife and I are getting very close to buying a gently used 2013 Wildcat Maxx 313RE. Would love to hear about anybody's experiences, good or bad, with the quality of the trailer, fit & finish, recurring problems, anything at all. Also would appreciate any advice about specific things we should look at/for before we go see it one more time before we do the deal. Thanks in advance for any input! --Mike in Sacramento, CA
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:31 PM   #2
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We just purchasedca 2016 262RGX Wildcat Maxx. We are loading it up getting ready f8r our first trip in it. However, after owning 3 Alpenlite 5th wheels ranging from 27 to 31 feet, I have to say the quality of the unit is very good. So far, I cannot find a cosmetic gripe or wiring issue. My only item, to date, is the bicycle / storage rack as one of the pins will not fit thru in the down position. Sonfar, I am impressedbeith build quality and how it tows and handles. This is my 9th RV, so I have seen a few.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
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We had tons of issues on our 2012 wildcat, the dealer took care of all but 1, and the factory said I had no issue, ( like they really knew) the brakes were terrible . I replaced the entire wiring from the pin box to the wheels with MS Wire and went up 2 gages, now I see 3 amps at each mag vs 1 amp, and she really will pull me down

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Old 07-26-2015, 01:12 AM   #4
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I am having a lot of small issues with my Maxx. I still think it's a good trailer, and will be great once all the kinks are worked out of it. Hopefully since the one you're looking at is a couple years old, the kinks will be worked out.


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Old 07-26-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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We only had one warranty issue fixed by the dealer, all other items work as advertised. Have owned this Wildcat Maxx 24 it's a 2015 model.

So far it's been great, been on 5 trips this year of a week or more and works like a gem.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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My biggest issue was the demand water heater. The dealer changed it out for a later model (under warranty). Works much better than the original. It is still tripping the "reset" occasionally, but dealer currently working on that. Also have had issues with the stereo system remote not working with the DVD player, dealer also working on that. Other than that is is doing well. Have purchased a few items from Forest River thru the dealer, have been real satisfied with deliveries & cost. Overall a satisfied customer.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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I had a 2010 29rlbs and enjoyed it with no trouble but the tires. Good luck.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:05 PM   #8
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I purchased a 2012 wildcat that was new on the lot even though a couple of model years old. I have been quite disappointed in the quality of the unit. Lots of small issues that have been fixed but a couple of larger problems that are still being worked through. I have a delamination I'm the sidewall of the upper slide and a seem that keeps cracking in the outside wall of the main slide. Also having problems with the demand water heater.

I found this unit online. I looked at one at an RV show and was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship on the interior. Bought mine and had it delivered. Wouldn't know it was from the same company because the workmanship was poor at best. If I were buying again right now I would not buy a Wildcat and I will definitely be buying from a local dealer next time.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:45 PM   #9
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I purchased a 2012 wildcat that was new on the lot even though a couple of model years old. I have been quite disappointed in the quality of the unit. Lots of small issues that have been fixed but a couple of larger problems that are still being worked through. I have a delamination I'm the sidewall of the upper slide and a seem that keeps cracking in the outside wall of the main slide. Also having problems with the demand water heater.

I found this unit online. I looked at one at an RV show and was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship on the interior. Bought mine and had it delivered. Wouldn't know it was from the same company because the workmanship was poor at best. If I were buying again right now I would not buy a Wildcat and I will definitely be buying from a local dealer next time.
I did about the same as you, bought New in Jan. '14, except from a local dealer. As I mention in earlier post, I also had issues with the demand hot water heater. My dealer was able to get a new style (covered under warranty) with the variable heat control, that has made a huge difference. I have not seen the delam. issues you have, but will be watching closer knowing your experience. After reading some of the posts from others with new trailers, don't feel my issues have been any worse.
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My wife and I are getting very close to buying a gently used 2013 Wildcat Maxx 313RE. Would love to hear about anybody's experiences, good or bad, with the quality of the trailer, fit & finish, recurring problems, anything at all. Also would appreciate any advice about specific things we should look at/for before we go see it one more time before we do the deal. Thanks in advance for any input! --Mike in Sacramento, CA
Purchased brand new 2013 Wildcat 327CK. Worse investment ever made! Couldn't be more disappointed in the craftsmanship of this unit. Had to send it back to the plant for cracks in sidewalks, and numerous other problems after only 3 months. Very poor quality repair work as well. Steer clear of Wildcats!
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