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Old 06-18-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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It's been a long time since I have posted, but my 2013 312 BHX is still trucking and I couldn't imagine going a summer without it. I have used it a TON...even in the dead of winter, so we have quite the bond. Every camping trip, someone walks up to see the OK and it is probably my favorite feature.

I added some slide awnings this year! Ready for some rain.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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We just picked up our 2015 312BHX on Friday.....curious to see\hear about any other mods you've added. It rains a ton here in Central Florida....are the slide awnings a must have?
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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I added a wired trailer hitch to tow my jet ski or use my bike rack (pics in previous posts).

The slide toppers are definitely insurance, especially camping where there is a lot of rain. Be sure to check your seals each time you extend your slides and also make sure that your Wildcat is never off level/slopping towards the seals. I only had one issue with rain/slides and it was a combination of a seal not being completely flush and I was slightly off level.
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How difficult was the slide cover install and approx. cost and where did you but them? Looks great !
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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Thanks. I had them installed at a nearby dealership and I think they set me back $1,200 installed. I probably paid too much, but I simply didn't have the time/know how to do it myself and would rather have a professional drill holes in my camper!

I am camping from the June 30th through July 6th and I doubt I will get to put them to the test because the forecast is all sun!
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Thanks and have fun camping!
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:41 AM   #7
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I added a wired trailer hitch to tow my jet ski or use my bike rack (pics in previous posts).

The slide toppers are definitely insurance, especially camping where there is a lot of rain. Be sure to check your seals each time you extend your slides and also make sure that your Wildcat is never off level/slopping towards the seals. I only had one issue with rain/slides and it was a combination of a seal not being completely flush and I was slightly off level.
Will need to get the slide toppers. First trip this weekend and sure enough it rained and sure enough had water dripping inside from the front bedroom slide. I was a little off on being level so that might have been my problem.

I thought it was odd that short roof gutter downspout in the front drained on top of the slide when the slide was open. My second AC unit drains towards the slide side, so I used a pool noodle to extend my downspout beyond the edge of the slide.

Also found out about a couple of screws/nails sticking up from underneath through the bedroom carpet the hard way. Ouch!!
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Slides should not leak a drop during the heaviest rain. Take it back to the dealer. The seals are not doing their job.


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