Wildcat's Sterling Edition production in Elkhart, IN, has ceased as of late this fall. This was not based on sales volume or popularity of the feature set, but rather on production efficiencies and continuity for the entire Wildcat product. Many of the features that were included in the Sterling Edition and the Touring Edition packages (upgrades like colored caps and skirts, Corian® countertops, 16" custom aluminum wheels, 8 cu. ft. refrigerators, LED lighting, 10 gallon DSI gas/elec. water heaters, etc.) have indeed been made standard across the entire Wildcat line.
In fact, Wildcat's list of standard items has grown significantly
based on the popularity of upgrades on our recent "limited edition" (Sterling and Touring) production runs!
The Sterling Edition was always set up as an upgrade package to the existing Wildcat build -- basically a standardization of a luxury package. Wildcat floor plans got a somewhat different name as a Sterling Edition to further set them apart, although they were the exact same floor plan with an upgraded build:
Wildcat 293MK = Sterling Edition 29MK
Wildcat 302RL = Sterling Edition 30RL
Wildcat 322RK = Sterling Edition 32RK
Wildcat 313RE = Sterling Edition 32RL
Wildcat 323QB = Sterling Edition 32QB
Wildcat 344QB = Sterling Edition 34QB
Wildcat 353LS = Sterling Edition 35LS
This by no means implies that the there will never again be alternate upgrade packages available through Wildcat. We're still open to the idea and will gather feedback from our customers and dealers to determine the next step!
Wildcat MAXX refers to West Coast (Oregon production) units only. Although their "Slate Edition" units have the exterior looks of the recently discontinued Sterling Edition, they have their own specific build -- see details here:
Wildcat Maxx Fifth Wheels by Forest River
There are still Wildcat Sterling Edition units available through a number of Wildcat dealers in both the US and Canada -- please feel free to send me a private message if you're searching for a specific floor plan and I can help locate it for you!