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Old 04-01-2018, 12:49 AM   #1
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Question Wildwood X-Lite 171RBXL

Hi, helping a friend who is buying a 2018 171RBXL. She bought it at an RV show last weekend. Next weekend she is going to the dealer to sign papers and asked me to come with her. I know my way around an RV and have a list of things to look for.

What I'm looking for is anything specific to this model or the lite series that people have found problematic to look for. I've noticed there is a big range in what is actually included with the trailer. In some pictures and videos they have a full range with an oven and a larger stainless single sink in the galley. This unit has only a 3 burner cooktop and a plastic double bowl sink. Does it come with a remote that controls the awning, outside lights, jacks or not? Do the awning lights change colors? What is the biggest TV that can be mounted on the wall and can anyone suggest a mounting bracket. I saw a recommended mounting bracket in another thread but the posters didn't have the 171. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:36 PM   #2
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Hi Shawn,
We have a 2017 model and Love it so far. Fit and finish good overall but we have had to reattach a few trim pieces here and there. Overall a good trailer for the price we paid for it. We have a LG 32-Inch LED TV 32LJ550B, weight was a major factor along with the features. I mounted it with a WALI Articulating Wall Mount Full Motion 14" Extension Arm (1339LM). I had tried just a hanging wall mount but clearances were a major pain so I went with an articulating angle mount. The controllers that came with the trailer were one that controls the stabilizing jacks the front lift jack and awning. The other controls the LED lighting, LED color changing flashing etc. and entertainment system. Hope this helps....
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thank you, very helpful!
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:51 AM   #4
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new trailer

I too biught the same TT in May 2018. I have taken it out and LOVED it. Door trim coming off but that is simple. The sink facet leaked but that was an easy tighening. Plan to take it on a 3 month tour of the maritime provinces next month.
Hope your friend enjoys hers
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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We picked up our 171rbxl in May 2018. Turned out its called a 2019.
We ordered ours.
Some of the options were with/without oven, ducted A/C, skylight over shower (this was important to us).
They have a show stopper package that adds the folding steps, power stabilizers, power tongue jack, power awning, LED lights, 2 door refer, stainless appliances, Rear camera mount, solar prep.

We had the dealer add a Camco Tornado black tank flush and an outside shower.

Big surprise were the radial tires upgraded to load range D.
Had a spare tire & mount.

Things to add:
New shower head, battery disconnect, EMS of some sort, backup camera.

Does not come with water filter (add one external on water hose).
Water pump for fresh water tank is behind cabinet base (under sink) by heater.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:16 PM   #6
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Mods to consider on X-Lite 171 RBXL

WE added a Maxxair power vent with remote control, reversing multi-speed and a led dimmer on main lighting. Our 2019 did not come with ducted a/c so I installed a Dometric digital t-stat and control box, this is a must if you find the fan running all the time annoying. Ordered a 8" gel foam mattress to replace the too firm one that came with the camper and tomorrow going to add a wall switch for the bathroom light to go with the adjustable height shower head(wife is only 4"7")
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Which mattress did you order? That is a Murphy bed, correct? I have a 201bhxl with a Murphy, and although I added a 4" foam and removed dense foam in order for it to fit, my wife would like a little more cushion.
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RV short queen mattress

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1This is the second RV we have ordered this same mattress as a replacement for the factory mattress.
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WE added a Maxxair power vent with remote control, reversing multi-speed and a led dimmer on main lighting. Our 2019 did not come with ducted a/c so I installed a Dometric digital t-stat and control box, this is a must if you find the fan running all the time annoying. Ordered a 8" gel foam mattress to replace the too firm one that came with the camper and tomorrow going to add a wall switch for the bathroom light to go with the adjustable height shower head(wife is only 4"7")
Hotrock, so with the Dometic digital t-stat and control box are you actually controlling a Dometic unit that just came with the manual dials? I have thought about this as a possibility more than once since it can be annoying for the unit to run constantly. Any high level details on what you used and the install process would be appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:25 PM   #10
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Hotrock, i have a question about your maxxair installation. our previous travel trailer had one and we miss it SO much. that's the one thing i feel is lacking on this trailer. the guy who does work on the trailer for us refuses to install one because of the extra thick roof substrate and also due to lack of wiring diagram. he doesn't want to risk knocking out some wiring when he cuts into it. did you install yours yourself or have it done? where in the trailer did you put it? did you cut a hole or replace the fan above the toilet? if you replaced the bathroom fan, does it cool down the main area well, operating from an adjacent room? thank-you in advance for your answers. we recently (july 2018) traveled from missouri to seattle and back, and it was so hot staying in non-electric campgrounds, as we often do. that was possible when we had the maxxair, even in hot and humid missouri in the summertime! i'm desperate to install one in our 2017 wildwood 171 RBXL. thanks for your help!
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