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Old 10-15-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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up grading to a wild cat sterling

Hello wildcat owners just trading up to a 2012 sterling 32RL from a 2008 Cherokee wolfpack looking forward to next year camping season
Anything I should be aware of or look for?
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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Check for signs of fading on the top of the front cap. If that Sterling still has the tankless water heater read the various threads on the forum concerning them. That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the new Cat. As Oakman said, keep an eye on the front cap for any fading, if it does get it documented and let the warranty cover it being repainted. If you do have the tankless water heater there is a learning curve. Or in our case the learning curve make it full circle and Wildcat replaced it with a conventional gas/electric water heater.
OOPS, just noticed that you said it was a 2012 model year. Is it new old stock or pre-pleasured? Some of what I said may have no bearing if it is a pre-owned unit.

All in all, Wildcat offers a great product for the price....Welcome!!
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:00 PM   #4
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We have a 2013 312BHX-OK and we have just been approved for a repaint on the front cap. Thanks to Forrest River!!


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Old 10-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Yep. Watch the front cap I had mine repainted out of FR warranty but I had extended coverage.

Although Girard says to adjust the temperature by adjusting the flow of the hot water only, I installed a single lever faucet and found that it easier. I can control the flow rate with the up down motion and the temperature with a side to side motion. Much easier when you have soap on your face.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #6
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this is a used unit that has only been out 4 times it still has the stickers on the fireplace and faucet's it has been stored in a machine shed (farmer in iowa owned it)
thanks for the advice
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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Does your unit have the heated and massaging recliners? if so you will love them. Also ours had the couch that folded out to a air bed and the couch is of poor design with the bottom drawer not staying closed during travel. I would sit on the couch and see if it is wobbly if it is it is just a matter of time that the drawer will not catch on the cheesy plastic clips that hold the drawer closed. The couch was one of my most irritating issues, FR would not warranty it and sent me a stupid nylon strap with a snap for a fix. I flipped over the couch and added framing to stiffen it up and added new latches to hold the drawer closed, now it is okay.

Mostly use it and enjoy it and happy camping!
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:42 PM   #8
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Also ours had the couch that folded out to a air bed and the couch is of poor design with the bottom drawer not staying closed during travel. I would sit on the couch and see if it is wobbly if it is it is just a matter of time that the drawer will not catch on the cheesy plastic clips that hold the drawer closed. The couch was one of my most irritating issues, FR would not warranty it and sent me a stupid nylon strap with a snap for a fix. I flipped over the couch and added framing to stiffen it up and added new latches to hold the drawer closed, now it is okay.
I think we have the same couch. I too flipped it over and beefed up its framework.
Much better now.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:19 AM   #9
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Change the tires to better brand, the tires that come with it are trash. Put on LT tires if possible and you will not regret it. we had tread seperation on 3 of the original tires and 2 on the replacements from the factory, they were different brands, but all of them no name cheap tires that come on trailers. we have TOYO tires made in canada now, 6000 mi on them and no wear even showing yet and they travel down the road better.
change out the tankless heater to water heater and you will be happier. we have had our tankless unit for 3 years and we still have problems getting it regulated. Never can get hot enough water for doing dishes in the kitchen. we have the exact rig you are getting. we really enjoy most of it. there are minor quirks as all rigs have, we did put on heavier duty springs also due to some of the really bad highways out there. made a big difference in the bounce we had when towing. we travel in our rig about 5 months out of the year and we always try to go south to AZ from Oregon in the winter. Hope you enjoy it, we enjoy ours a lot.
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Welcome fellow Iowan. Wildcat MAXX 29RG here. We call Iowa City home when we're not on the road.
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