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Old 10-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Wildwood XLite 261BHXL owner reviews?

For all you folks who own the 261BHXL, I would love to hear your
pros and cons. I am currently looking to buy a used one or new, if
priced right.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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We love ours it is just a year old and it had some cosmetic warranty things but nothing major and we added a 2nd batt with disconect switch cut another nightstand cubby in, opened up the storage under the couch added 12v plugs around inside, and added solar trickle charger to it.

We have spent about 45 days in it so far and expect to spend another 15 before the end of the year we love it it is a little big for some campgrounds but certainly do able. I pulled it with a v6 f150 but now i tow it with an f250 its over kill but i like it
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thank you, sounds like you got a good one. Would love to see
some pics of your mods?

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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We love ours, but really regret not gettin a slideout. Would highly recommend spending a little extra to get one.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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My only concern about getting one with a SO is the leaking and additional maintenance. I've heard alot of stories of leaky campers. I will be camping mostly on the Oregon coast, which is very rainy and windy. I lived on a submarine for 12yrs out of my 20yr Navy career. The Wildwood 261bhxl is pure luxury compared to working and sleeping in my coffin. I get to look out the windows and see sunlight. LOL...
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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My only concern about getting one with a SO is the leaking and additional maintenance. I've heard alot of stories of leaky campers. I will be camping mostly on the Oregon coast, which is very rainy and windy. I lived on a submarine for 12yrs out of my 20yr Navy career. The Wildwood 261bhxl is pure luxury compared to working and sleeping in my coffin. I get to look out the windows and see sunlight. LOL...
Yea, but soon as you start loading stuff up you'll realize there's not much space. Maybe next few years were gonna be looking for Somthing bigger with slide out. But it's still fun. You'll have fun either way
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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I don't have a slideout and there's enough space for me. On really raining days I don't worry about water coming in. And when I pull into a site I don't need to worry about there being enough space for the slideout. Not having a slideout is one less thing to worry about with maintaining.

However, add in a second person the slideout space is worth the downside of possible water leaking in. People can pass by without the other person needing to take a seat. Overall there seem to be actually little trouble with slideouts.

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I guess coming from a tent, any TT will be 1000% better. I am on
a limited budget for my TT since I just recently purchased my TV.
A 26 foot TT with a slideout will cost 2-3k more. Just trying to be
practical for my first TT. I see RV Wholesalers are having a sale
end of this month. Hope I can get a good deal. Pics of my tent
and boy camping this past summer on the Oregon Coast.
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I guess coming from a tent, any TT will be 1000% better. I am on
a limited budget for my TT since I just recently purchased my TV.
A 26 foot TT with a slideout will cost 2-3k more. Just trying to be
practical for my first TT. I see RV Wholesalers are having a sale
end of this month. Hope I can get a good deal. Pics of my tent
and boy camping this past summer on the Oregon Coast.
to being practical - that's how I got my beloved TT on my modest income. Nice pictures of your son camping.

Hope you get a great deal with the sale at the end of the month too!

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I will be getting the trailer out and using it this next weekend i will take pic of all mods then and post them here
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