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Old 03-21-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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Your rig looks great. Your exterior pictures are better than the current one on Wildcat's website. Are you pulling your rig with a 3/4 or 1 ton? Also, how sharp of a turn can you make with the trailer? I camp in Maine where I have a tight fit and I'm looking at the Silver Edition along with some other brands that advertise tight turns.

Hey, take some more pictures and post them. Great rig.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:31 PM   #12
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Nice unit!
Where did you end up getting it from? I see that The Great Outdoors in Greeley is now carrying the model.

We used to live in Mead....loved it. Of course that was back in the day. Its grown quite a bit since then. Got a smokin deal on some property up by Blue Mountain, its the only reason we moved. Just a bit more breathing room.

Keep us posted on how the Sterling works out.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #13
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Forsailors, it's a 3/4 ton Ram Diesel short bed with a Reese slider. I haven't tried and real sharp turns yet. I'm waiting for my navigator to get back into town so she can tell me when to stop turning. It seems to have plenty of clearance with the minor backing job I did to get it into the storage space. I'll let you know when I've played with it some more this weekend.

Koodog, not much has changed in Mead since you left. A couple of subdivisions in the last 6 years and a new bank on main street. Still no grocery store. It's still a quiet farming town.

We did get it at The Great Outdoors in Evans. The only other dealer I have found in Colorado with them is in Aurora. They have taken very good care of me.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #14
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whineberry,
Thanks for the reply. Good the hear the guys over at Great Outdoors are still giving great customer service. I bought mine there several years ago and had the same experience.
Also nice to hear Mead still has its small town feel. Haven't been thru town proper in quite some time.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:13 PM   #15
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Two short trips under our belt now and we still love our Sterling. The only major thing that has come up is a problem with the Concertone ZX75 freezing up while playing DVDs. The dealer has a new one on order. I'm really enjoying the auto-leveling system. beats the heck out of my old handcranked supports and leveling blocks. More photos posted at
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #16
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Awesome Whineberry. That is a nice looking rig. That bedroom slide is loooooong!
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #17
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My wife and I just purchased a new Wildcat Sterling 30RL. We just got back from a two-day shakedown cruise with no problems noted.

We LOVE the large bedroom area. PLENTY of room to move around (after we removed that ridiculous chair). The fireplace is a waste but what can you say.

The hydraulic automatic six-way leveling system is FANTASTIC!!!!!! One touch and stand back and watch the thing do it's thing. I checked the results with a level and it was smack on!

The tankless hot water system takes a little getting used to. Replaced the shower head with a high flow shower head to get better flow. Had PLENTY of hot water. The dealer told us not to use the cold water when using hot water - "just turn the hot water UP and the temperature will drop". NOT SO!!!!! We had to turn on some cold water just to keep from burning our skin off. I've read some posts by people complaining about the tankless hot water system. I had my doubts too. But now that I have had a chance to actually use on - I'm here to tell you that is the only way to go!

So far, the only major additions we have made to our 5th wheeler are: a MAXXair vent fan and a second A/C unit for the bedroom. If you live in Texas (like we do) you're CRAZY not to install a second A/C unit. On our first trip out it was 105F. Inside the 5th wheeler it was a comfortable 78F.

If you're thinking of buying a new 5th wheeler you owe it to yourself to take a look at the Sterling. Happy trails.
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Great report kellio! Welcome to the forums. Where in Texas are you? We're just up the road from Houston.

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We're in Austin. The FR forum helped us make our final decision on what we wanted when we were looking to buy and I look forward to helping others.
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