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Old 10-10-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question Wildcat Dry Camping Package

If you could design your own Wildcat outfitted for dry camping, what top 5 things would you build in?
Examples might be larger water and/or waste tanks, LED lighting, larger LP capacity, solar power(!), on-board generator, etc.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Right off the top of my head, my top 5 would be:
  1. Larger FW tank followed in size by GW than BW.
  2. A catalytic heater or two for warmth without the drain of the blower.
  3. A good battery monitoring system like Trimetric.
  4. Option for either a good-sized solar power set-up or a "really quiet" generator.
  5. LED lights.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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i would ditto TriGuy's list.
we've been looking at the Wildcat 28RKS Travel Trailer, which the DW absolutely loves.
we currently would have to upgrade our TV to pull it and we are planning to start seriously upgrading in a year or two.
we were looking at the 5th wheel version, because of the bed slide, but it doesn't have the night stands that the TT version of it has.

we primarily dry camp now, since Calif. state parks' campsites are nearly all non-hookups.

any idea if there'll be a brochure on it or it being listed on FR's website in the future?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:07 AM   #4
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Dual or quad 6 volt trojan batteries
Generator
Larger fresh water
Larger grey water
LED lights throughout - standard
16 or 17" D rated tires
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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any idea if there'll be a brochure on it or it being listed on FR's website in the future?
That's a west coast only floor plan, so I'll have to send your info request to them directly. Please private message me your contact info and I'll get someone to contact you with more details!
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #6
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I am amazed no one mentioned the crappy tank indicators used by the industry. While I have no financial interest in Horst probes; they work for me. ANY system that works would be better than what we have.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #7
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Great Information

Chris,
I also will be very interested in the information you gather here.
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I agree with Herk that tank indicators would also be nice (but I was limited to 5 items ).

I place the battery monitor system up there in importance as I find myself constantly checking/worrying about my capacities after a few days.
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Chris,
I also will be very interested in the information you gather here.
I'll be sure to share this with you in person, Sam!
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I agree with Herk that tank indicators would also be nice (but I was limited to 5 items ).

I place the battery monitor system up there in importance as I find myself constantly checking/worrying about my capacities after a few days.
These are great suggestions -- I'll be sharing these with R&D, sales, and engineering this week. I know not everyone dry camps, but many of the suggestions would be helpful to camping in general...
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