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Old 10-16-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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We have a Rockwood 8280 5er and are looking to upgrade . We like the wildcat 327floorplan but all the post on the wildcat forum are very negitive on this model . Are there any positive things about the Wildcat or should we be looking elsewhere . We have had two FR products and have liked the quality and would stay with FR .
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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I cannot specifically comment on the Wildcat as I own a Wildcat MAXX TT and they are made in different factories. We're on our second MAXX as we bought a 28' model. liked it so much, we traded it on a 33' MAXX, Both these trailers are extremely well made with excellent floor plans. We had a couple of small problems with each of our trailers the first time we used them. The dealer took quick action ( couple hr's in/out) to fix the problems and we never had to return to the dealer a second time on either trailer.
We've been camping for 30 years and owned 12 different RV's including 3
class A diesel pushers, so we're fairly qualified to evaluate the construction/quality of them.

PS- the Wildcat MAXX is a "Northwest RV" and has an enclosed underside, electric heated tanks, and many "cool features. We bought ours in Washington St.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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We have a Rockwood 8280 5er and are looking to upgrade . We like the wildcat 327floorplan but all the post on the wildcat forum are very negitive on this model . Are there any positive things about the Wildcat or should we be looking elsewhere . We have had two FR products and have liked the quality and would stay with FR .
Looking at your current Trailer why would you want to up grade? Later RJD
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hope you plan on upgrading trucks too. You got a good 5th wheel for a 1/2 ton, but your truck doesn't want any more than that
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hope you plan on upgrading trucks too. You got a good 5th wheel for a 1/2 ton, but your truck doesn't want any more than that
X 2 May need a new truck
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We have a Rockwood 8280 5er and are looking to upgrade . We like the wildcat 327floorplan but all the post on the wildcat forum are very negitive on this model . Are there any positive things about the Wildcat or should we be looking elsewhere . We have had two FR products and have liked the quality and would stay with FR .
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camping baba, The 327 floor plan looks very interesting. I can only give my (limited) experience with the WidCat as we have only had it just under 2 years. We have a varity of other campers over the years.
We chose the WildCat because it was the best bang for the buck plus with the amenities comes with.... inside and out it had a good a fit & finish.

Although, we 'did not' buy new, and never would, as I am very capable of inspecting, maintaining and repairing.. so I for this reason I forego the hassles of the Dealers and capitalize on depreciated prices.

Re: "Are there any positive things about the Wildcat or should we be looking elsewhere"

This Forum is not unlike other Forms... Most inquires are seeking help and with all the Great Members here there is a plethora of informative members....so you will mostly see posts from members unhappy because something is not working or just need some information for their camper.

It has been said before ....Keep in mind there are thousands of WildCat owners out there and the 'unhappy (unfortunate) ones' are here seeking assistance / guidance.
In short: There are "many" Happy WildCat owners out there and I am one of them !
PS: you may think about upgrading your Truck

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We have a 327CK and have been very happy with it. Just some loose screws, trim, etc. that I took care of myself.
I'm with the others though...a 1500 series is not enough truck. I pull it with a 2500 DMax and wouldn't use anything less for that fiver.

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We like our Cat because it has hand down more value adds included then any other 5er we could find with a similar floor plan in the light weight category. Found some minor glitches and dealer fixed them while we waited a couple hours. 10000 miles and 8 camping weeks later, we still like it.
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there are plenty of great Wildcats out there. But the ones that had the wall issues, and the 327 is one of the main ones, they have serious problems. You don't want to have to deal with it out of warranty. Takes a full side wall replacement to fix. Anything else is just a band aid and will come back. My friends has cracked 3 times. It's a 2014. Supposed to get fixed "right" this winter finally. On the 2nd repair attempt, the crack reappeared by the time he got home from dealer. They love the unit, but just can't trust it after this.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the feedback . When we do upgrade we will also upgrade the tw .
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