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Old 07-21-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hi all! I am new to the whole travel trailer scene and about to make my first purchase. We went out and looked at some models yesterday and decided on a 2017 Wildwood 27RKSS, mainly due to my wife liked the larger kitchen. Once we left my wife mentioned how the recliners were a different color than the sofa, a dark brown versus a light tan. I went and spoke to the dealer about having this corrected before we signed paperwork and picked up tomorrow (Friday). Dealer stated that is how they received it, and it could not be changed without me paying 😂😂. I half way about cut the deal, but decided is this really a huge issue? Is this common that the furniture be different? I have done some searching and cannot find any without matching furniture. On another note, what are some things I should look for when I do a walk through of the rig tomorrow? I saw some posts stating that people have bought them and the tires were not rated high enough for the camper when it had the water tanks fully loaded etc, has anyone else had this issue? Any and all tips are appreciated. I have never owned a camper (we were raised camping in tents), the wife has other priorities LOL! At 26 years old I think some tent time is what we need :-p On another note, what does everyone else pull there's with? I'll be pulling with a 15' Silverado 2500 with towing package and 4.10 gears. Gas motor 6.0.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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The furniture issue is something you and the DW will have to decide of it's a big enough deal to cancel the deal over. You're going to have to live with it a long time or buy new furniture.

As far as the walkthrough, Did you print a copy of the PDI form on here to take with you? If not you really need to. And don't let them rush through it.

I know people are always complaining about the rating of the axles, but haven't heard of just the tires. The axles and tires must be rated for the GVWR minus the listed tongue weight. A lot of people get confused because the axles aren't rated for the complete GVWR. They figure that the TV is going to tote some of the weight so the axles don't have to be rated for the full amount.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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Congrats on the 27RKSS. We got ours about a month ago and have already camped 3 weekends. Really like it. Problems we found prior to purchase: bathroom door would close but not latch, taillight out, bedroom cabinet door had to be replaced, most of the hardware for curtains was loose. All done prior to purchase though and we (thankfully!) have found no issues. We've had plenty of rainy nights with no leaks and have tested all appliances including the oven.


It's a bit bigger than we originally set out to purchase but we do like the space. I'd think your truck will do fine with it. We're using a Silverado 1500 with max tow package.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:05 PM   #4
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The furniture issue is something you and the DW will have to decide of it's a big enough deal to cancel the deal over. You're going to have to live with it a long time or buy new furniture.

As far as the walkthrough, Did you print a copy of the PDI form on here to take with you? If not you really need to. And don't let them rush through it.

I know people are always complaining about the rating of the axles, but haven't heard of just the tires. The axles and tires must be rated for the GVWR minus the listed tongue weight. A lot of people get confused because the axles aren't rated for the complete GVWR. They figure that the TV is going to tote some of the weight so the axles don't have to be rated for the full amount.

Where would I find the PDI located at? Thank-you for the responses!
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:17 PM   #5
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Also what size ball am I going to need? I'm assuming it's a 2 5/16 correct? I have my 2" on my truck now for my flatbed, not wanting to forget to switch out if it is in fact 2 5/16.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:19 PM   #6
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Have had mine since January, love the layout with two exceptions. I replaced the bed plywood platform and installed a full queen memory foam mattress. Second item was the bathroom medicine cabinet was too shallow, so I built my own. The layout work great for me and have had no problems. You might want to invest in some non skid shelving material for the cabinets to keep things from sliding. Good Luck and Happy Camping.
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Yes it's a 2 5/8 inch ball and the PDI can be found in the "Library" tab at the top. Get a good W/D hitch with sway control.

I pull mine with a 2015 2500 Silverado duramax
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:25 PM   #8
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Awesome, thank-you for the reply! I was just asking my cousin who pulls a similar camper with an older 2500 if he though a W/D hitch would be a good idea. Good to of gotten the answer from someone in the same exact truck, minus I messed up and didn't get the Duramax *insert temper tantrum here*.
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I use an "equalizer" 4pt wd hitch which works well for me. With the 5.0 you wont have any problem towing. Any questions or help you need feel free to pm me.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:33 PM   #10
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How much of a drop do you recommend for hitch? Mine is a 3.5" drop or 1.5" rise. Not sure if I need to pick up something else to throw my ball on.
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