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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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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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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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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")

How difficult was the digital t-stat and control box addition?
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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!

I know this is a little late, but I don't see that anyone has answered this. I replaced the factory vent in the bathroom with the MaxxAir 4000K and couldn't be happier. The air flow is great as long as the bathroom door is open. With it closed, it's OK, but the air has to work harder to get through the door gaps.


The install was a breeze. We have ducted air in our 171RBXL, so the ceiling is very deep from the roof, maybe somewhere around 6" from roof to ceiling. The MaxxAir accounts for this and fits perfectly, no matter how deep your roof is. Removal of the factory fan at the roof was the trickiest part, you need patience and care when removing the old lap sealant. I connected it to the existing fan wires and it has plenty of voltage to run the new fan. Finally I used some butyl sealant tape and new lap sealant to seal the whole thing up. No leaks and I'm just an amateur.


There's plenty of YouTube vids online that detail the process. I'm in love with my 171RBXL and this makes it even better. The only thing I miss is having an outdoor LP quick connect for a propane grill. I think that's my next project.
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did the new matrees work and fit into the space for the Murphy bed without modifications?
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did the new matrees work and fit into the space for the Murphy bed without modifications?

No. We purchased the 8" RV Short Queen memory foam mattress and the Murphy bed did not fully close. To fix this we had to remove the shelf above the bed, between the cabinets. Which was fine by us because we kept hitting our heads on the damn thing.


The shelf can be removed by unscrewing 2 wood screws inside each cabinet. Once the shelf is loose, you can pull it towards you and the finishing nails along the back will just slide out. It will leave tiny pin holes in the wall behind the bed, but they're so small they don't bother us. Use the wood putty and staining pen that came with the trailer to fill in the screw holes left on the sides of the cabinets.


Once the modification is made, the Murphy bed will fully close and latch as it did before.
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wow that is GREAT news. so i do not have to re do the hole that latch the murphy bed in place when using the couch?
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We purchased our TT in Sept. 2018. We have it out twice this fall and truly enjoyed the ease of trailering and the comforts provided in the TT. We have had a couple of minor issues:
Kitchen sink leak - easily repaired with a new drain washer.
Door holder broke - Being replaced by the dealer.
One inside speaker stopped working - Being repaired by dealer.
Need more insulation in the area near the water heater. - Dealer fix.
Missing one closet bar - Dealer replacing.

The only other issue is the mattress - It's like a ROCK.... We added a foam topper and that helped. In the spring we will purchase a better mattress.

The TT is at the dealer for those repairs, and we are also having a rear camera installed.

We can't wait until next spring to hit the road!!!
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Suncat, did your door holder break because of the odd clearance with the power awning arm? When the exterior door is held open with the door clip and the awning extended, it pushes really hard on the door and places an extreme amount of pressure on the holder. I actually moved the receiver so we could hold the door open with the awning extended. Poor design if you ask me.

The Furrion rear camera didn't work for us. I think the metal siding of the camper blocks the signal too much. Or maybe it's the TV antenna booster now that I think about it. I should shut that off and try it. I find that while inside our little metal box, cell phone signals are really diminished, like two bars lower.

I just tightened a loose propane fitting next to the stove burner that was leaking a tiny but smelly amount of propane. Other than that, we haven't had the problems you describe, knock on wood.

Highly recommend the Zinus RV Short Queen memory foam mattress from Amazon. We have the 10" tall version and had to remove the shelf above the bed to close the murphy. That may or may not be necessary with the 8" version: http://a.co/d/2SdDzdv
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Hello Adarklake

I have a 2017 201bhxl and want to replace the mattress for the murphy bed. It has a tri-fold mattress now and you have to fold the bottom up first to then close the bed. Would like to replace with the mattress you got but I see having to fold the bottom up to close it as the problem not the thickness. Do you have the same TT and understand what I'm talking about? Do you have pics of your fix?
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I added 4" of foam to our bed. We removed the shelf between the closets and there is plenty of room to leave the covers on and still close the bed.

We added the Furrion observation camera and it works great. Even though we don't have a TV, we leave the antenna signal on so when I look out back I can see if the power is still on.
What was not working on yours?
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Hello Adarklake

I have a 2017 201bhxl and want to replace the mattress for the murphy bed. It has a tri-fold mattress now and you have to fold the bottom up first to then close the bed. Would like to replace with the mattress you got but I see having to fold the bottom up to close it as the problem not the thickness. Do you have the same TT and understand what I'm talking about? Do you have pics of your fix?
Bman, I can't say I have seen any of the Wildwood models with a trifold mattress in the front murphy bed. I have the 230 BXHL which is very similar to your model, but just with the slideout and mine just folds up as one unit and I fit the 8" Zinus mattress without issue.

Can you post a picture of yours? Maybe you can just use a regular RV short queen without modification or at the worst you may have to remove the upper shelf like others have had to do.
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