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Old 10-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Wildcat 312BH Mods

After seeing some cool pics of a 312BHX mod (modification), I thought it would be great to see some more! Who knows, maybe your mod will make in into the next version!

Please post pics of your mods or links to your photos with descriptions!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Chris, here is the link to the modification post I made.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-ok-48027.html
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Chris, here is the link to the modification post I made.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-ok-48027.html
Thanks for sharing this! Great to see you made this Wildcat 312BHX yours through and through...
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As soon as I get it done, I will post pictures of my next modification. I plan to put a car stereo (single DIN) in the outside kitchen which will power the outside speakers so the channel and volume can be changed at the kitchen or via remote without entering the RV. I've already looked and I should be able to access the speakers behind and/or under all the cabinets!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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Wildcat 312BH Mods

The other Wildcat Mod thread was too old to reply to, so starting this one.

Some things I've done to our '14 312BH (non-outdoor kitchen model):

Side shelves in pantry:


Shelves in kitchen cabinets (just about all of them):


Clock with outdoor thermometer mounted on wall above b/h door:


Command hooks for coats and hats along hallway:


Command hooks for towels in shower:


Ikea chairs in place of couch:


Shoe storage in entryway:


Stick-on tree mural on bunkhouse wall:


Added an outlet under the entertainment center:


Added a shelf and created a charging center for all gadgets and gizmos in the entertainment center (also added a Bluetooth receiver to the built-in stereo, there are available inputs if you pull the unit out:
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A few more since I was limited to 10 images...

Replaced the upper-left fold up bunk with a keyboard storage shelf:


Cut the faces off the rear dinette bench so that space was available without folding up the bench:


And my favorite mod so far - using the door & compartment intended for the optional outdoor fridge as the basis for a stand-up outdoor office (i'm a web developer by trade):
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Some great ideas and execution of projects. We are going to be adding some shelves in a few cabinets on our 353LS also. I really like the wall treatment with the stick on trees, that sure breaks up an otherwise big bland surface area. I had to do a double take on your keyboard storage in the BH, until I realized I wasn't looking for a computer keyboard, but looking for a musical keyboard...LOL. I need to run to Costco or Amazon as I do like the idea of the clock/weather center on the wall.
And with your outside office I bet you have a view most office mongers would die for.

Nice work, keep the ideas coming.
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Thanks!

The stick on trees were from Amazon as well.

Yes -the keyboard was a Christmas present as I have 3 who can take advantage of it and the old cheapie without the full 88 weighted keys wasn't cutting it.

The clock is the 2nd one - the first came from Costco and lasted 5-6 years, this one is from Amazon as well. We love Prime...

I was one of those office mongers...even worked at one of the companies making the office monger furniture...I'll take this anyday.

I think I'm about done with the mods I had in mind..

Oh wait. We traded the 40" TV for dual batteries and a powered vent up front. Now I have that spot to do something with. Maybe just a big painting or framed photo.
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Great mods! I assume the shoe rack is a DIY? Nice idea!
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Yes - I believe I saw the general idea on pinterest but won't admit that around a campfire..
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Great mods you did. Congrats.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #12
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We converted our eXtraLite Wildcat 312BHX bunk room by taking out the bottom two bunks and having our dealer www.suncitytrailers.com in Colorado Springs install a washer/dryer combo. They ran the water lines from the outside kitchen and created hook ups on the wall between the bunk room and dinning room. Installed a drain/sewer line behind the rear wheels. Now I have the convenience of doing laundry in my own RV. Sweet!!
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We converted our eXtraLite Wildcat 312BHX bunk room by taking out the bottom two bunks and having our dealer www.suncitytrailers.com in Colorado Springs install a washer/dryer combo. They ran the water lines from the outside kitchen and created hook ups on the wall between the bunk room and dinning room. Installed a drain/sewer line behind the rear wheels. Now I have the convenience of doing laundry in my own RV. Sweet!!

That's pretty sweet. Like your own laundry room.
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Love seeing these MODs! I'll be sharing these with the design team...
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Would love to see more MODs!
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Oh, sorry, did I mention the pending copyright/patents?
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As soon as I get it done, I will post pictures of my next modification. I plan to put a car stereo (single DIN) in the outside kitchen which will power the outside speakers so the channel and volume can be changed at the kitchen or via remote without entering the RV. I've already looked and I should be able to access the speakers behind and/or under all the cabinets!
Here's another option - add a Bluetooth receiver to the existing stereo (about $20 through Amazon, and if you pull the factory stereo there are auxiliary inputs on the rear that allow a nice install of the BT receiver).

Then turn on the outdoor speakers, call up Pandora on your iPhone/tablet, connect in via BT and have all the control outside.

We also use it with a laptop to stream movies and push the sound through the trailer stereo.

I assume it won't be long until the built-in stereos have Bluetooth built-in.
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Here's another option - add a Bluetooth receiver to the existing stereo (about $20 through Amazon, and if you pull the factory stereo there are auxiliary inputs on the rear that allow a nice install of the BT receiver).

Then turn on the outdoor speakers, call up Pandora on your iPhone/tablet, connect in via BT and have all the control outside.

We also use it with a laptop to stream movies and push the sound through the trailer stereo.

I assume it won't be long until the built-in stereos have Bluetooth built-in.
Very cool. Some models have built-in Bluetooth now, but we opted for the built-in HDMI and iPod hookup. You'd be surprised by the number of RVs that are lacking these two items -- our stereo rep told us we're one of the only manufacturers using this setup!
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Oh, sorry, did I mention the pending copyright/patents?
We'll have to call it the BOYINK option set...
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Here's another option - add a Bluetooth receiver to the existing stereo (about $20 through Amazon, and if you pull the factory stereo there are auxiliary inputs on the rear that allow a nice install of the BT receiver).

Then turn on the outdoor speakers, call up Pandora on your iPhone/tablet, connect in via BT and have all the control outside.

We also use it with a laptop to stream movies and push the sound through the trailer stereo.

I assume it won't be long until the built-in stereos have Bluetooth built-in.
Thats not a bad idea but with the seperate radio, anyone inside can watch or listen to what they want. I like the idea of two seperate systems. Just waiting for spring weather!
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