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Old 02-15-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Thinking about purchasing 2010 Wildwood 26 BH XL

My wife and I are going to be purchasing a travel trailor for the first time and would like to get some honest feedback from the "experienced users" out there...
Owners that have this particular model can you tell us if you are happy with this make and model? Any pro's and/or con's you can share? Any options that you wish you had purchased or ones that you could do without?
We love the idea of the bunk beds for the kids (ages 10 & 8), would like to know how your experience with the bunk beds have been...
We like this particular model for the privacy option for the bedroom as well and that is has the couch and dinette area for extra sitting and sleep space.

We certainly want to stick within this price range as we are first time buyers so any feedback you can provide would be great!

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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DW and I bought one from RV Wholesalers in Oct 09 (2010 model) and love it. We lost our cute little 2280 PUP to a neighbor - at 80 mph (high on pain killers). Haven't had it out byet. Going to Gatlinburg abt 04-17. with 2 of our kids and their spouses. Let you know when we get back.

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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We recently bought a Wildwood 31QBSS with the four bunk in the back and have rented other bunk bed trailers.....LOVE THEM!!!....the kids think it's the greatest, it really is the perfect setup IMHO for those traveling with little ones.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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wildwood is a great entry level buy, check out ? for great deals on wildwood.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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We purchased a well used Wildwood several years ago. We have two boys now 11 and 13. The floor plan has been great. I really wanted a rear lounge but, being able to send the kids to bed and them have semi-privacy while others are still up has been great. We've used it a lot for local camping at the beach and desert. We pull it "semi-offroad" going to camping sites in the desert. From Southern California, we've pulled it to Zion twice, Arches, Deadhorse, etc. It tows well. I've taken out a pine-tree and a gas pump. [We bought it well used because we didn't want to care if the kids trashed it, I think I've done more damage myself. ]

It has been the right trailer for us.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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I bought a 27' RBEC last year and towed it about 3,000 miles. One thing no one told me about nor did I research was the tires. They put Carlisle ST tires on my unit from the factory. They were load range C and are only rated to 65mph. I found that they were cupping very bad and had them balanced. 1 tire was so bad I had to use the spare and put the bad one on the bumper. I would highly recommend that you either spend the money or try and barter an upgrade of tires to at least a load range D and anything but Carlisle tires. IMHO.

I would have definately changed, had I known what I know today. Other than that we love our TT.

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Old 04-25-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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Back from Gatlinburg, TN. Handled great; everybody slept great. Only one problem - trip not long enough. Our son and his new ride are comong in today with the rig. He said it has handled well - even in the winds on I40 and I81. Loves the Equali-zer hitch,too. Can't praise thr rig or RVW too much.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:17 PM   #8
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We have a triple bunk 26 footer and like it a lot. When I looked at the 26BHXL floorplan, I noticed it doesn't have a slide. Take it from me (and prolly all the other parents out there), you will regret getting a model without a slide. One of the side effects of feeding those lil' ones is they get bigger. Sure, on an ideal trip the weather cooperates and you're not in the trailer too much. However, sometimes, the weather turns sour and you're stuck inside watching TV / DVD. Even when settling down for the night or simply relaxing in the trailer, the family will want more room in there. I really like our "super-slide" and the price difference is not that much.

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #9
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I agree with the last comment. I have 3 bunks and 3 kids. Kids love the bunks and so do we. Can't imagine not having the slide tho....a must have!
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:33 PM   #10
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We recently purchased the 26BH in June. We enjoy it with the bunk beds. We also went to IKEA and bough a new mattress with more support. Currently there is a recall on the water heater. The only thing we wish is that we had at least 1 slide and more outside storage. But it is great for entry level, early family, and light weight pulling.


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