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Old 06-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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What happened to the Wildwood 19ex?

I was thinking lately, a good 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel may be a hybrid. In my head, making a Roo 233s or 23ss into a low profile fifth wheel would be nice. Then today on the hiway, I saw a Wildwood 19ex (had to Google it first). What ever happened to the concept? Didn't take off?
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think you hit the nail on the head that it didn't take off. I saw one of those once. Its a great concept in some ways such as increased interior room for the family for the towing length, but that particular floorplan never caught traction with the marketplace. The industry as a whole is very sensitive to the customer in that way. They'll drop a floorplan really fast if it doesn't sell. I think that most people looking at a 5er have other priorities and dealing with tent-ends isn't one of them. I would not have bought it either if I were looking at 5th wheels, but my DW would have. She loves the canvas!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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R-Vision had a similar 5th wheel, years ago, that also disappeared quickly.

i think that having a canvas bunk end isn't something that 5th wheel shoppers are interested in.
especially as the trend in 5th wheels is bigger and fancier.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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Too bad. With a half ton being the next affordable TV purchase, a small fifth wheel would be perfect. Looks like a regular trailer wilk be the option in a few years.
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