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Old 11-06-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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Their is the extended warranty which FR has said they will transfer to me for a small fee, but I would guess all the warrantys on the appliances are expired?
not sure who's telling you this but FR's warranty, both 1st year and the extra 2nd year warranties are NOT transferable.

if the previous owner has a 3rd party extended warranty, that may be transferable but it's not a FR warranty.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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The endless hot water supply is the tankless water heater. There was so much trouble with them that Wildcat went back to the standard heater, at least by the 2013 model year. Of course, it's up to you, but I would walk away just because of the heater.

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #13
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Be sure to ask the sellers if they have all the manuals that came with the Wildcat. The owner’s manual for the Wildcat trailer is generic and doesn’t cover any of the appliances such as the furnace, water heater, microwave, refrigerator, ceiling fan, thermostat, water pump, etc. All the appliances will have separate owner’s manuals. If it turns out the Wildcat has a tankless water heater you’ll want to read that manual thoroughly.

As Dan mentioned, the Forest River warranty is non-transferable so if the trailer has an extended warranty be sure to find out who the provider is and whether or not it is still in force.

I will say, if the trailer turns out to be a good deal and you buy it, you’re gonna love the RV lifestyle. Oh, and if forgot to mention in my first post to you, WELCOME to the Forest River Forums. Great information here along with great folks.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #14
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Continued thanks for the input and good advice.

The 5 year protection plan must be third party then, the owner has the paperwork.

It was sold by RV Wholesalers, Terry Town Travel Center
I soke with them and they were the ones who told me the 5 year plan was transferable for a 50/100$ fee.

The heater issue makes me a little nervous. The owner has all the manuals and complete data, she has been very good to send me all the original sales bills.etc...

What exactly are the issues with this heater?

Appreciate all this valuable advice...dont want our first trailer to be a dud/lemon...

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Old 11-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #15
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This deal is looking better and better for you. The first generation of tankless water heaters from Girard had issues. A few of those issues (not many) could be attributed to operator error which is why I said read the manual thoroughly if the trailer has one.
If the Wildcat you’re looking at has a tankless water heater I would not make that a deal breaker, especially if you’re getting the Wildcat at a great price. The tankless system can be replaced with a regular gas only water heater for probably less than $500. BTW, some folks really loved their Girard water heater and had no problems with them. Hopefully the Wildcat will be equipped with a 6 or 10 water heater which would make this discussion a moot point.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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Oakman, (Bob), thanks so much for your input so far....and all the others...

You noted if getting at a good price....the owner was originally asking 29k CDN, but has said she will take 26500$ CDN bottom line...(this would be about 23 to 24 k USD....

If the unit is as she states, and all the paperwork is there....is this what you would call a good price. It is essentially still a used trailer but never been camped in...

With respect to the Girard heater I have found lots of info here on the site....so at least I have some insight as to the issues

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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For price, not sure that would be cheap enough for me. When I was looking, I could've bought a brand new 312bhx with od kitchen, etc, etc flee $28999 usd. I'm sure a new unit would be closer to $31k now. If it is in fact, new, unused, it'll still probably need tires at least($600-$1000). If you are comfortable with it, are able to test all systems, then go for it!

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #18
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Oakman, (Bob), thanks so much for your input so far....and all the others...

You noted if getting at a good price....the owner was originally asking 29k CDN, but has said she will take 26500$ CDN bottom line...(this would be about 23 to 24 k USD....

If the unit is as she states, and all the paperwork is there....is this what you would call a good price. It is essentially still a used trailer but never been camped in...

With respect to the Girard heater I have found lots of info here on the site....so at least I have some insight as to the issues

Regards

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RV outfitters gave me a quote for a new one at 31,500 USD, 2014. By the time I bring it up North to Canada, and have to pay full taxes/duty etc...it will bring it up to about $37500.00 CDN all in.
The owner can write me a bill of sale for far less then the purchase price so I can save some of our 13% sales tax....so all in I could purchase for about 28K CDN.so saving close to 10K....
Its a heck of a long drive just to go see it....sure hope it is as good as the owner is telling me...feel bad for her as it was her and her husbands retirement dream, but he passed away right after the purchase...

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RV outfitters gave me a quote for a new one at 31,500 USD, 2014. By the time I bring it up North to Canada, and have to pay full taxes/duty etc...it will bring it up to about $37500.00 CDN all in.
The owner can write me a bill of sale for far less then the purchase price so I can save some of our 13% sales tax....so all in I could purchase for about 28K CDN.so saving close to 10K....
Its a heck of a long drive just to go see it....sure hope it is as good as the owner is telling me...feel bad for her as it was her and her husbands retirement dream, but he passed away right after the purchase...

Thanks

Mike
Bottom line, it's your money, spend it like you want regardless of other opinions. If you think it's a good deal, go for it. You are the one footing the bill, that is unless the others are going to chip in some $$.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #20
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Your are 100% correct Old Coot....my issue is that I dont really know if I am getting a good deal or not...LOL....just not educated enough and have spent the last 4 days reading as much as I can to learn....and now my brain is mush....like everything else there is always some risk to every deal....just need to satisfy myself and my wife that our risk factor is reasonably low....

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