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I would be real careful about Heartland. A good friend of ours bought a 40' Heartland with an MSRP of about $125,000. He had 48 warranty issues in less than a year. At the end of the first year, he got rid of it. After many talks with Heartland, he told me that that company has pretty much no quality control inspection, and leaves it up to the dealer to make sure the trailer is in good working order. FYI: He has a fantastic dealer who helped him all they could.

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One thing you have to take into consideration is the build year. Our Bighorn was built in 2010. Excellent, trouble free, top quality unit. I could not say what the quality of today's build is other than industry wide quality in recent years has declined.

Another thing - go to the Heartland Owner's Forum and ask your questions there and research it among the Bighorn owners section. Here's the link. Logon. It's free.


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newman fulltimer wrote:

memtb wrote:

Accounts.....air conditioner! Looks like a little “unwanted/needed help from the computer!

New phone have not got the stupid word predictions turned off YET [emoticon]



I have that a lot! It helps me spell...but also says what it wants to!


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mowingman wrote:

I would be real careful about Heartland. A good friend of ours bought a 40' Heartland with an MSRP of about $125,000. He had 48 warranty issues in less than a year. At the end of the first year, he got rid of it. After many talks with Heartland, he told me that that company has pretty much no quality control inspection, and leaves it up to the dealer to make sure the trailer is in good working order. FYI: He has a fantastic dealer who helped him all they could.


I think I will stick to my old Montana, good friend has a Heartland, hasn't been that great. Even rims that have cracked, I think he has replaced all four, after having two of them crack.

On edit, but so has the Montana rims on some . [emoticon]

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Super_Dave wrote:

newman fulltimer wrote:

I wouldn't buy a heartland.

We love our Heartland and could easily live full time in it. OP could probably use reasons you'd not buy a Heartland rather than blanket statement, particularly if you haven't owned one.


We get defensive about our Rv's ,and trucks. Good ,and bad with all of them.

You ,and I have been lucky,. I have a nearly 11 year old Montana, and couldn't be happier. Just got back from a week of elk hunting, and dry camping with it, and it performed flawlessly . No issues, my wife ran the Honda 2000, and the furnace non stop for nearly the entire time [emoticon] Among other things.

I have heard everything bad about the Montana's you could possibly think of, and the same with your Heartland. Defend if you want ,but why ??????

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mowingman wrote:

I would be real careful about Heartland. A good friend of ours bought a 40' Heartland with an MSRP of about $125,000. He had 48 warranty issues in less than a year. At the end of the first year, he got rid of it. After many talks with Heartland, he told me that that company has pretty much no quality control inspection, and leaves it up to the dealer to make sure the trailer is in good working order. FYI: He has a fantastic dealer who helped him all they could.

Ouch ! Surprised by all the bad. Off my list after looking at it today. Fit of the cabinet doors was really bad plus my dealer is discontinuing carrying them. Some of the fit/finish just couldn't be fixed no matter how good a makeready tech is. My list of possible new 5ers is getting short

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cummins2014 wrote:

Snip...

I have heard everything bad about the Montana's you could possibly think of, and the same with your Heartland. Defend if you want ,but why ??????

Probably because the op asked and that is the purpose of this thread?
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I vote for the Jayco Eagle, with 7K axles, and Salun G tires.[emoticon]

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garyp4951 wrote:

I vote for the Jayco Eagle, with 7K axles, and Salun G tires.[emoticon]

My local guy has the Eagle with the 1/2 bath with most options . We looked at it also & we could live with it but , & a very big but, we've seen the Pinnicle. Lots more $ but a lot more features. Should have upgraded before retireing, I'm getting too cheap . We could afford more but want to stay under 80k & that Eagle is only 56k. I may be wrong but a real good dealer is really important so have a lot of loyalty to my local guy from past experience.

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sayoung wrote:

I would be real careful about Heartland. . .
Ouch ! Surprised by all the bad. Off my list after looking at it today. Fit of the cabinet doors was really bad plus my dealer is discontinuing carrying them. Some of the fit/finish just couldn't be fixed no matter how good a makeready tech is. My list of possible new 5ers is getting short


When I posted about the excellent quality of our 2011 Bighorn, I should've added that the dealership we purchased it from quit selling them in 2014 due to a drop in quality with the newer years . . .

We're sticking with our 2011, built in 2010. If we had to purchase another, we would go with an older model, period, due to the better quality of them.

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