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Old 01-09-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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I'd appreciate advice abt buying 2011 Wildwood X-Lite 22RB

We're thinking about buying a 2011 Wildwood X-Lite 22RB we found at a local dealership. I've done a lot of research but cannot find a lot of info about this particular model as to possible problems or a reasonable amount of money to pay for it. I'd appreciate any comments that might help us make a good decision. Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Google searched turned up these
And I could only find a few on RVTrader.

Someone else will probably come along with more as well.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thanks. Actually the one in Mt Vernon, WA is the one we're looking at 2011 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 22rb, Mount Vernon WA - 113307283 - RVTrader.com

I did a NADA RV Book value and find Avg Retail: $7450 & low retail $6200. Huge range and much different than asking price.
I have seen the 22RB but usually with an extension (of some sort) and I've seen 2010 models. Would the 2010 be the same/identical to the 2011? My problem is I really like the one we're looking at and don't want to be an impulse buyer.
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NADA values for RVs are worse than useless. They are traps for the uninitiated. They seem to use a straight line depreciation method that bears no relationship to market value. For example my last motorhome had a NADA value of about $90k. The market value was low to mid sixties - in mint condition. The unit you are looking at was probably purchased for not much more than their asking price - and perhaps less. E.g., my last two travel trailers were purchase for around 70% plus or minus a little of MSRP. My advice is to keep looking. There are lots of travel trailers with floor plans similar to the one you like in this unit. Good Luck!
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #5
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Well, I am the uninitiated ... and was wondering what a reasonable market value would be and (therefore, maybe) what offer they'd actually accept, as the salesman kept mentioning they had 'wiggle room' and on Craigslist the dealer mentioned 'OBO'. Made me nervous as I wondered if they were trying to dump a lemon.
I have seen complaints about electrical, plumbing, etc. on some models, but I know someone having problems is more likely to post comments than ones who are happy.
So I guess my ultimate question would be, if it is in good shape, what would be a fair offer? You mentioned NADA listed yours for 90k and if I'm reading your post right, you got it for somewhere in the 60s. Quite a difference! Thank you for your post!
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I would think that you could almost get a new one for their asking price, your probably looking in the 8-9 thousand range for a 2011. Definitely shop around. Good luck!
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[QUOTE]Thanks. Actually the one in Mt Vernon, WA is the one we're looking at 2011 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 22rb, Mount Vernon WA - 113307283 - RVTrader.com

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The floor plan they show on this website doesn't seem to match the pics they give. In the pics there's a pantry between the stove and fridge. In the floorplan, there's no pantry. The pics also seem to show the bathroom wall as being straight across the trailer, then an angled door, then straight across the wardrobe, while the floor plan shows an angled wall with a door in it. The pic of the side of the trailer says "T-22." Seems like either the trailer or the floor plan (and maybe both?) is NOT a 22RB.

Update: I found what's supposed to be a 2011 Wildwood brochure here:
http://media.rvusa.com/library/wildw...ochure2011.pdf

It shows the same floor plan as the website, so it would seem that the trailer they're selling is NOT a 22RB, unless something else is going on.

Here's the 2012 brochure, it's now called a 221RB:

http://media.rvusa.com/library/wildw...brochure_1.pdf

Here's the 2013 brochure, it's now a 221RBXL;

http://www.slideshare.net/darjmich/w...-2013-brochure

Here's the 2014 brochure, it appears to be discontinued:

http://www.slideshare.net/DaveArboga...xlite-brochure

My other thought was that it might actually be a late-model 2010, but couldn't find any brochures for that year. Also didn't see any floorplans in these brochures with a pantry between the fridge and stove.

So now I'm wondering, "What is it REALLY?"
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I would think that you could almost get a new one for their asking price, your probably looking in the 8-9 thousand range for a 2011. Definitely shop around. Good luck!
what you didn't notice is that this is in Washington State and RV prices, both new and used, are higher out on the West Coast. especially compared to Midwest prices.
this is probably a good price for out here.

you can usually add another 15-25% out here over what it would sell elsewhere. RV dealers out here know that since 90% of RV's are made in the Midwest, they can charge inflated prices since very few will drive that far to save money.
i speak from experience, having made a 4000 mile round trip for our HTT. but we saved over $4500, even after trip costs.

regionally, RV prices vary quite a bit.
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Hmmm. Good points! The other thing I'm curious about is the printout the salesman gave me gave a VIN of 136960 and I can't find that anywhere ... am asked for more digits. Thanks for your comments, all of you. Informative! Also, I've noticed they are built in two different locations: IN and CALIF
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The price looks high. We have a 2013 salem criuse lite 221 rbxl. Same layout. We are trading it in the spring for something larger and would sell it to you for less than the price of that one even though it's newer. It's been a good problem free trailer. Our askin price is in canadian dollars and since the US dollar is higher right now it would be a deal for you. Other than I assume you are not close by. We are on the border of Michigan.
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