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Old 02-28-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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New 2013 Wildwood 32 BHDS - I can't mess this up

I'm looking at purchasing my first TT and I'm not in a position where I can mess this up! I have 2 young kids and 50 weeks of the year this trailer will be parked at a permanent site. I know the internet can be a good place to find all sorts of bad reviews but hoping a fellow FROG can provide straight goods on this model? Pros / cons?
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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So nobody has had experience with this model?
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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Sorry but I'm not familiar with it but then I wasn't familiar with my unit either when I brought it but it was the right choice for me.

More information would be helpful in providing feedback. Do you have any particular concerns about it?
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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The Wildwood appears to be an entry level with concerns regarding electrical, delaminating and leaking issues. I'm hoping to hear validation of these issues or other people having positive experiences?
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Would suggest looking around the wildwood section of the forum. You can also use the google FRF search in the upper right corner to search the forum as well.

Electrical, delaminating and leaking issues can happen to any unit, regardless of price.

Maybe some Wildwood members will start chiming in.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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The Wildwood appears to be an entry level with concerns regarding electrical, delaminating and leaking issues. I'm hoping to hear validation of these issues or other people having positive experiences?
I also have an entry level unit that I brought it in Sept. 2010. So far have not had any problems with it other than needing to replace the propane tank regulator. I'm not sure about the product name but I had perma plate sprayed on to protect it from the hot California heat after owning it a year or so. The guys at the shop were talking about how my TT stickers (can't think of the name) were still looking real good while other newer units stickers were peeling.

The price tag of a entry level unit is usually lower than an higher end unit. Remember that higher end units can have problems too. I would recommend hiring a professional RV inspector to check out the unit you are considering. Please don't take the word of a sales person especially since they have a horse in the race. Getting a report from someone neutral can be helpful in making your decision.

How long are you expecting to keep this Wildwood? It's very common for owners to trade in their RVs for something different later on. Kids grow up and your needs could change.

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I should point out that I RV alone so there is less normal wear & tear on my TT.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:19 PM   #7
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My expectations is this would work for my family for the next 10 yrs. it's a new 2013, so comes with a full warranty. The dealership has a decent reputation, but just like you said, I can't trust the sales dept.... In my research, I found this group.
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My expectations is this would work for my family for the next 10 yrs. it's a new 2013, so comes with a full warranty. The dealership has a decent reputation, but just like you said, I can't trust the sales dept.... In my research, I found this group.
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We almost bought this same unit, 2014, but went with the 2015 Puma 32DBKS had more storage. We traded up from a 2011 Wildwood 27TBSS. The only problem with the Wildwood was that when not parked on a perfectly level spot and with the slide side higher than the side water got in and this was with the slide in or out. Other than that we loved the trailer, but out grew the storage capacity.
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Being a new unit with full warranty should be a plus on the good side. It looks like a nice big trailer. Do some research on the going price for the trailer and compare it to the dealer's price. Buying an RV is just like buying a car. Few people pay the asking price.

I don't know the layout but it would be helpful to make sure the bathroom space works for you. Storage will be a key factor too since you will be using it long term throughout the year.
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