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Old 06-22-2015, 09:34 PM   #11
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Hello Mr. Dan and whj77372,

I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to my questions. Seems like most are pleased with their Wildcat campers. Most issues appear to be attributed to poorly adjusted slide outs.

We were all set to purchase a Grand Design 303RLS until we learned about the Wildcat units and the attractive standard features/options offered on the Wildcat line.

Now we have some tough decisions to make and your input is certainly helpful. My wife really like the 327CK but I'm concerned that it might put me close to the various weight ratings on my 2013 Chevy 2500HD Duramax although we would probably not add more than 1500 lbs to the empty weight.

Decisions, decisions ...............

Thanks again for your insight!

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Old 06-22-2015, 11:08 PM   #12
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I have a 2014 Wildcat 327 CK with a Lippert frame. I had it for 13 months with about 8,000 miles on it. I towed it from Upper Michigan to Arizona this past winter with a 2014 GMC 2500 Duramax/Allison. It pulled up and down the 6% grades & over the 11,000ft passes and all the power and braking that I needed.
Before we bought the Wildcat did some research about the sides cracking. I asked Wildcat Chris about the Lippert frame and the cracking. He said the 2013 had the problems but it was corrected by the 2014 models. Even at Goshen the tech's said it was fixed by the 2014 models. This spring on my way back from Az I got caught in a major rain storm and found a leak through one of the slides. The slide came out of adjustment and pulled away from the gasket seal. When the dealer was adjusting it they found cracks on both sides of the RV. The dealer called it into Wildcat/Forest River for instructions about it. After a couple of weeks we hear back from Wildcat and they want it back to the factory for repairs. I've heard it takes 5 weeks to get it back and the fix is done right. Now the wait.
We do love the Wildcat 327CK layout and all the standard extras included. Things like 50 amp service, curved ribbed roof, MOR/ryde suspension, 16" E rated tires, LED lighting, 10 gal water heater and other extras. We camped when the temps were in the 20s and in the 90s. At 20 we ran the fireplace with the furnace and it stayed at 60-70 degrees. But when we were at 95+ in the open sun we found out we needed a second A/C in the bedroom. Then it stayed in the 70s during the day time.
Would I buy another Wildcat? I'll know when it comes back from the factory.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:29 AM   #13
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Problem was not fixed by 2014 because my buddies has cracked 3 times in a year. Currently cracked now
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:55 AM   #14
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Problem was not fixed by 2014 because my buddies has cracked 3 times in a year. Currently cracked now
Did he have it fixed at the dealer or at the factory? I understand that the whole side wall needs to be replaced front to back. It might have something to do with reinforcing the inner structure. Quick body work at the dealer will crack again.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #15
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We have the same unit as MR. Dan. 2015 Wildcat 295rsx. Love it have had some issues, all minor and resolved by dealer. We are out on our 4th trip, but perhaps only a total of 2,000 miles so far. We leave in August for an extended trip of perhaps 8,000 miles in 3 months. I'm confident this RV will serve us well with no major issues.
I would not hesitate to purchase another Forest River product.


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Old 06-23-2015, 07:23 PM   #16
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elind I really appreciate your input, I hope your 327CK comes back like new and that you have no further issues with your camper.

5er tom thank you as well. It's great to see that you have encountered few and only minor issues, hopefully this trend continues. Enjoy your trip in August!

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