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Old 02-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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32 vs 38 foot wildcat?

Hi all...just took delivery of new tv...2015 gmc 3500 denali diesel crew srw...now for the fiver.

Here is my problem...can't decide between 32 or 38 foot wildcat...32 gets us into more places but at expense of bedroom storage, small shower, and general livability. 38 footer gets us the room we want but i am a little intimidated by the size...used to a 25 foot tt.

We r retired and plan extended stays for the next few years....so...ease of finding
the good spots in state and nat parks...or ultimate comfort...oh...we r outside most of the time...thx...bp

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:03 PM   #2
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Just my opinion...If you are going to be doing extended stays, I would be leaning toward the 38'. You will be much more comfortable in that extra 6'. Most state parks will be able to handle the 38 footer, some national parks will be more of a challenge. Go with the unit that you feel most comfortable in. Which kitchen does momma like best, can you get around the bed with ease, size of bathroom, can I watch some television without looking sideways.

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Old 02-24-2015, 05:28 AM   #3
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With the lifestyle you want to live, I'd go with the 38'. There's not that much kingpin weight difference between the two trailers, and when in doubt--live big.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:52 AM   #4
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which one

i would go with the bigger one, buying the smaller and then deciding

to trade up could be costly. in addition the extra room will come in handy.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:09 AM   #5
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we had a 29 foot Wildcat and lived in it for almost a year. It had plenty of storage, 2 slides and we never felt cramped. All you really need is a good bed and a nice bathroom. Unless your wife is really in to cooking a big kitchen won't be necessary. Remember all that stuff you think you need to take, you won't ever need or use.
I really don't understand why people need the biggest camper. We weren't in ours that much as we were out exploring the area. Isn't that what its all about?
I bet if you measured the 38 foot you would find it is probably closer to 40 foot.
By the way our Wildcat held up very well and I would not hesitate to buy another.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:42 AM   #6
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I would go with the 38 Footer because I am speaking for experience. I am now on my third 5th wheel in 8 years. We had a 28' with 1 slide; rear kitchen for a year which we bought used. We than bought new a 34' with three slides mid kitchen for 5 years. We now have purchased a 37' with three slides rear living room which we hope will be our last one. And they all have gotten heavier as they increase in size.

This one has the main features that we have always wanted room darkening shades; 6 point hydraulic leveling system, G rated tires and the wet bolts grease-able suspension system along with a flex air pin box. This is also a true four seasons coach for camping year round.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:59 AM   #7
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Our 5th wheel is 37.5' long. We primarily camp at Texas State Parks and COE's. I've yet to have a problem finding sites to accomodate my trailer. A few tight spots, but doable.

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Old 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM   #8
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Go with the 38 footer. It is amazing how much roomier that 5 or 6 feet is.

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