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Old 04-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Our Wildcat Mess!

We purchased our new Wildcat 293REX from Byerly RV at the end of January 2013. This being our 3rd camper purchased in the past 10 years - we were so excited to move up to the 5th wheel. BUT, this camper has been nothing but a nightmare since we purchased it. We have had it back to the dealer two times already with another scheduled visit this week. The underpinning was completely falling off from beneath the camper, the dining/living room slides would not function, now the wardrobe slide motor is out and the slides leak, I’m not talking a small leak, I’m saying water is running down over top of my cabinets – to the point where the cabinet seams are splitting, the drawers are warped and my carpet is still wet! I’ve explained to the dealer that I want the cabinets and flooring replaced – all’s they can say is ‘we have to see what repairs the manufacturer approves’ -- well Forest River, here’s your heads up that a request is coming your way!

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear of your problems with your new Wildcat.

You should contact member 'Wildcat Chris' by private message. He is a Wildcat rep that participates on the forum. He can provide some assistance to correct your problems.



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Old 04-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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First off, welcome to the Forum. There are a lot of great folks here and a wealth of information too.

Yes, by all means contact Wildcat Chris on this forum by Private Message. Tell him of your woes and it will help to include the trailer's VIN number.

Keep in mind, while some of the members on this forum are employees of Forest River, this site has no affiliation with Forest River Inc.

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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Keep us posted on your progress, please.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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wow ~ is there a lemon law in your state? just sayin'......
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by clancythecamper View Post
wow ~ is there a lemon law in your state? just sayin'......
According to the Internet - the lemon laws don't apply to RVs. Don't know if it's true or not.
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Sorry to hear about the problems with your Wildcat. Hope you can get them resolved to your satisfaction.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Very sorry to to hear about that terrible situation with your 344QB!!!
I sincerely hope it gets resolved and please keep us all posted as to the service results.
Also, I'm sure we would all appreciate an update of the cause as well.......something we could all look out for.
Take care, and good luck!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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I've sent a private message to Wildcat_Chris per several's suggestions and also received additional contact information, which I will be following up today! Thanks for all the support!

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