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Posted: 10/12/18 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a 06 and 11. 06 had problems but I blame it mostly on the dealer. Could be that Thor has been cracking the whip for more production.



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ReneeG wrote:

justme wrote:

Both Jayco and Heartland are subsidiaries of Thor. Jayco has a better suspension and is better built in the most important areas like the roof and underbelly. The cabinetry and appliances are basically equivalent.


As of what year?


July 1, 2016 it was announced that Thor had bought Jayco.


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July 1, 2016 it was announced that Thor had bought Jayco.


I thought it was fairly recent, but couldn't remember the date. I still stand by my comment of date of manufacture making all the difference. Newer rigs (within the last few years) are not of the same quality as they used to be.

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I thought it was fairly recent, but couldn't remember the date. I still stand by my comment of date of manufacture making all the difference. Newer rigs (within the last few years) are not of the same quality as they used to be.

Can you provide some data to backup your claim about quality?

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BarneyS wrote:

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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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Well let me put it a different way, being that you deleted my last reply to you. No the thread isn't about arguing or defending what brand you bought, its about stating the good ,and the bad about a specific brand asked by the OP .

IMO ,no the thread is NOT about defending a brand, thats what leads you to shutting a thread down, arguing about my fifth wheel is better then your fifth wheel.

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For those of you who have an "edited by Moderator" type message in their posts, or have had a post deleted, I invite you to read this thread that I posted a couple of weeks ago.

If you have comments to make to me about this, send me a PM rather than hyjacking this thread.
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We have a new Mobile Suites, owned by Thor. We had a Bighorn/Heartland for 7 years, now owned by Thor. Jayco is now owned by Thor. As I posted on another thread, I believe QC has suffered on Heartland units and on DRV units since bought out by Thor. Our MS had an MSRP over 150k and the ceiling fan was stapled on. Really???? You really have to look at build quality more and more these days. We looked closely at a New Horizons at the Tampa show last January and fit and finish were A-1. The only gripe I could find was the weight. Felt I'd need a Freightliner to replace my dually.

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jpjulian wrote:

We have a new Mobile Suites, owned by Thor. We had a Bighorn/Heartland for 7 years, now owned by Thor. Jayco is now owned by Thor. As I posted on another thread, I believe QC has suffered on Heartland units and on DRV units since bought out by Thor. Our MS had an MSRP over 150k and the ceiling fan was stapled on. Really???? You really have to look at build quality more and more these days. We looked closely at a New Horizons at the Tampa show last January and fit and finish were A-1. The only gripe I could find was the weight. Felt I'd need a Freightliner to replace my dually.

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With quality .....comes weight! Been saying this for years. Most everyone wants light, the manufacturers promote lightweight.....and the consumer gets a “heavyweight” headache!


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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.



My neighbor has a Landmark that he seems to be always working on things that failed. I have learned a lot about RV helping him out with his troubles. His wife just shakes her head in despair when some one mentions Heartland. :-)

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justme wrote:

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.



My neighbor has a Landmark that he seems to be always working on things that failed. I have learned a lot about RV helping him out with his troubles. His wife just shakes her head in despair when some one mentions Heartland. :-)


Can't we say that about any brand though? They all make good ones and bad ones.

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