Forest River Introduces Bunk House Floor Plan for Wildcat

The Wildcat division of Forest River introduces a new fifth wheel bunk house floor plan.

Forest River Wildcat 303BHX-OKThe Wildcat eXtraLite 303BHX is the shortest and lightest bunkhouse floor plan in the Wildcat fifth-wheel lineup, specifically designed to be paired with the fast-growing half-ton truck market.

The new Wildcat 303BHX floor plan features a unique island kitchen with solid surface breakfast bar, built-in trashcan storage, and hardwood bar stools, according to a news release.

The bedroom offers single-level flush floors with over 6-foot, 4-inch ceiling heights, private bathroom with skylight, and a bedroom wardrobe slide room including a window for cross ventilation. With an available outside kitchen and party couch (giant dinette/sofa sleeper), custom options further extend this floor plan’s versatility.

“Forest River’s Wildcat brand has a long history of creating successful, best-selling bunk house floor plans. The new Wildcat 303BHX follows that tradition by offering a shorter length, lighter weight, price-point sensitive fifth wheel bunk house without sacrificing features and livability,” said Chris Barth, Wildcat Division sales manager.

“Our dealers have had great success with Wildcat’s shorter and lighter offerings. This combination, along with competitive pricing, delivers fantastic opportunities for our customers.”

In addition to lighter weights and competitive pricing, the 2014 model year Wildcat has standardized a number of features not being offered by their competition.

Forest River Wildcat 303BHX - eXtraLite Fifth Wheel

Forest River Wildcat 303BHX – eXtraLite Fifth Wheel

“After months of development, we’ve achieved smaller sizes without any loss of content or appeal. Further, we created a half-ton towable fifth-wheel that will match or beat our competitor’s price,” Barth added.

“With a standard feature set unmatched in our market segment, Wildcat remains our customer’s best value for their investment.”

Many brand-name amenities are Wildcat standards instead of options, such as a 40-inch Toshiba HDTV, Corian solid surface countertops, a Jensen 975 DVD audio/video system with digital iPod dock connector and HMDI connectivity, residential name-brand flooring (Congoleum linoleum and Shaw carpeting with R2X stain guard), the MOR/ryde CRE 3000 equalizer suspension, and Dexter axles with E-Z Lube hubs.

Custom 16-inch aluminum rims with 10-ply load range ‘E’ radial tires, 5-inch arched aluminum roof rafters, R+HEATSHIELD radiant barrier insulation, 2-inch thick AlumaCat vacuum-bonded sidewall construction, and fully-laminated floors on both levels with a Climatech heated underbelly further round out Wildcat’s standard build.


Forest River, Inc.

Forest River Wildcat 303BHX floor plan

Forest River Wildcat 303BHX floor plan

Wildcat, a division of Forest River, Inc., was introduced in 2000 and has been a top 10 retailing fifth-wheel brand for the last 12 consecutive years according to Statistical Surveys Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Elkhart, Indiana-based Forest River, Inc. was founded by Peter Liegl in 1996, which today makes all classes of recreational vehicles, cargo trailers, utility trailer, pontoon boats, light and medium-duty buses (primarily shuttle buses), portable offices, and structures to use for temporary schools.

The company operates 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the Mid West and West Coast and employs 5,400 workers.

Forest River currently manufactures motorhomes (Berkshire, Charleston, Forester, Georgetown, Lexington, Sunseeker, and Tsunami), travel trailers and fifth wheels (Cardinal, Cedar Creek, Cherokee, Day Dreamer, Flagstaff, r-pod, Rockwood, Salem, Sandpiper, Shamrock, Sierra, Surveyor, V-Cross, Wildcat, and Wildwood), park models (Kabana, Quailridge, and Summitt), and modular and hud homes (Sterling and Hart Homes).

Prime Time Manufacturing is a division of Forest River, Inc. and manufactures a full line of towable RV products including travel trailers, fifth wheels, and ultra-light travel trailers in Wakarusa, Indiana. Prime Time offers towable recreation vehicles under the brand names of Avenger, Crusader, LaCrosse, Sanibel, and Tracer. The company was formed in September 2009.

Forest River, Inc. is a Berkshire Hathaway company.


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