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Old 04-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #111
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Wildcat offers quite a few floor plans that position the TV directly across from the sofa or other seating option so you don't need to "turn you head" to watch: 295RSX (theater seats or recliners), 317RL (theater seats or recliners), 333MK (theater seats or recliners), 337FB (sofa or party sofa), and the 344QB (sofa or party sofa). Every Wildcat floor plan (except for the 293REX, which uses a TV lift system) includes the main TV installed on a lockable swing-arm mount which rotates, pivots, and extends out (making the more awkward entertainment center locations less problematic).
my fault for not clarifying this. we are only looking at rear kitchen or front living room 5th wheels, with which this is a common issue.
the DW refuses to consider rear living room models.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:28 PM   #112
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Lightbulb Outside controls of accessories

I think all trailers with powered tongue jack and stabilizers should have a switch on the inside to disable functions after set up to keep accidents or possible damage from happening. Seems like a safety issue to me. You should not have worry about that, but in todays world (especially unsupervised kids) anything is possible! Also same for outside radio with external controls. A nice feature until you come back to a party in your spot and your speakers are blown out or the batteries are dead !
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:24 PM   #113
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New floor plan prototype finished today! I'll post more info here soon!
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:53 PM   #114
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Wildcat or Wildcat Maxx? West coast guy here.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:07 PM   #115
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Wildcat or Wildcat Maxx? West coast guy here.
This will be a Wildcat (built in Elkhart). Although, if they approve of it (and I'm guessing they will), they could offer it as well. More to come on this...
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New floor plan prototype finished today! I'll post more info here soon!

I'm curious- what is the design/prototype process like?

Do people/employees camp in the prototypes any? Or is it just a matter of walking around in it in the shop and showing it off to dealers/industry folks?

(And no, while this surely sounds like a loaded question- I'm honestly just curious.)
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:40 PM   #117
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It doesn't appear they camp in them or they would be more user friendly. How user friendly is it to have a tv on your right or left shoulder while watching a movie? Or dinettes that have cushions so soft and cheap that you can't sit for more than 20-30 minutes before you bottom out. Those are just a couple of the reasons why designers don't spend time in them. I'm not picking on FR by any means as it's an industry problem. There really is a lack of common sense is the design process. Or they're relying the bling to outsell the design.
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When I was a kid, we belonged to the StarCraft Camper Club. SC sponsored the club chapters (along with dealers) and supported a rally every year. I remember that people who worked at SC would be selected to take a new mdl to the rally and camp in it. They had to make it available for people to look at / tour it during certain days and times. I thought this was neat because the people who designed and built the campers had to live in them for week!
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Hey Wildcat Chris anymore info on the new floor plan?????
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #120
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Hey Wildcat Chris anymore info on the new floor plan?????
Not quite ready to let this 'cat out of the bag, but it's a small, triple slide unit with an island kitchen -- and it's built on the same frame as our 272RLX, so it's a lot of camper in 30' of space! Fully featured (like the big Wildcats) but smaller form factor. More info coming very soon!
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