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Old 01-21-2015, 10:00 AM   #11
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Read some reviews on the dealer then pick the 5th wheel. The dealer makes all the difference between an inconvenience and a real headache.

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:44 PM   #12
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I really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond. It was very helpful.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:00 PM   #13
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I really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond. It was very helpful.
FYI, 5er_tom placed an order for a 295RSX today.
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I've had both the Wildcat 24RL, now we have a crusader 320RLT.
Both units were/are great.

The Crusader interior may give you the impression of being a higher end unit.

What we noticed afterwards is ALL the dinning areas on the Wildcats are on the drivers side, this may be somethng to think about. When your camping your view will be looking at your neighbours site.

Basically find a floor plan you like. Compare the 2 trailers with that floor plan to all the bells, whistles and functionality, then compare the prices.

What ever brand you pick you wont go wrong.

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What we noticed afterwards is ALL the dinning areas on the Wildcats are on the drivers side, this may be somethng to think about. When your camping your view will be looking at your neighbours site.
The Forest River Wildcat 295RSX (about which the OP asked) has its dining room on the curb side, not the road side... but that doesn't make any difference if you have neighbors on both sides. You'll see one neighbor or the other when they are on both sides.
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I love our 295RST and the auto leveller is wonderful. When we camp we usually don't stay more than a few days at a time and setup (and tear down) is a breeze with the auto leveller. We were also very fortunate to have a great salesman and dealer in Quebec City, Canada.


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The Forest River Wildcat 295RSX (about which the OP asked) has its dining room on the curb side, not the road side... but that doesn't make any difference if you have neighbors on both sides. You'll see one neighbor or the other when they are on both sides.

I stand corrected, should have looked it up first I guess but in my defence the 295RSX is a new model out west and up untill now all the west models dining areas were on the drivers side.

Supposedly the west models are called Maxx, I have yet to see one.

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Old 01-23-2015, 09:16 PM   #18
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We have a 295 Crusader and love the floor plan. The large pantry and built in vacuum was the selling points to the wife. I like the electric auto leveling , but choose to operate it manually. Ours is a 2014 model and we like the hanging closet beside the bed that disappeared in 2015 models. Ours is in shop for warranty work including the wearing and ripping of the material under the slide. I was at dealership and checked several models that a showed some wear on the showroom.
This is our 5th RV and we really like the length of 32ft and the lower height 11 ft 6" until you add the front air then it is around 12 ft 6"
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Yes, 5er_tom did order a new one this week. Trust me, it will get a very thorough inspection before we sign the papers. I did notice that the GVWR spec has changed from the early brochure. It now states the GVWR as 13,830#. Prior spec was 11,990#. Big difference.

When we took delivery of our 2013 Rockwood 8289 we did mot find any issues. Sure hope that is true with the Wildcat.


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