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Old 05-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Heartland big Country vs Keystone Montana

I'm looking at both of these - cant decide between these two..any thoughts between these two?
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Never been to either but I would do Montana as that is were I want to live and have a farm. :-)
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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Both are good 5th Wheels, Thor Industries owns both Keystone (Montana) and Heartland (Big Country).
Both brands have a loyal following, good factory support and the same 1 year warranty.
Buy the one that has the layout and floorplan that just feels right.
Also if looking at different dealers, buy from the dealer that will do a great PDI and provide support after the purchase, then most important, go camping and enjoy.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:27 AM   #4
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Some friends of ours have a Montana, but we just were not sold on the floor plans they offered.

We had a Heartland (builder of Big Country) TT at the time and knew the quality of it, and we decided on that line for our fifthwheel.

With that being said, we looked at the Elkridge, Bighorn, Landmark and Big Country and the Big Country was the one that offered us the floor plan we wanted. Have been very pleased with the purchase.

Heartland also has a great customer service department!!!!!

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Montana is the best selling 5th wheel for nine (ten?) years in a row, good product and good support. Get the one with the floor plan you like best.
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Thanks for the replys. That helps us out quite a bit! I do have a question about what you look for in the floor plans? It seems to me besides the actual size that most of the floor plans are very similar. We were told it makes sense to buy one that when the slides are in, you can still access the refrig and bathroom. Any other key points we should really be considering regarding floor plan?
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I agree, when we bought out 5th Wheel, finding a floorplan with access to the Refig and bathroom with the slides closed was important.
Also for us being in the South, 2 A/C units and being able to view the TV straight on from the Recliner or primary seating was important. A large rear window and lots of storage too.
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*blush* feels stupid now. lol How dare they name 5th wheels after places I want to live. :-)
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Ha Ha, that is too funny!
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We just purchased a BH 3185 RL. Traded in a Cedar Creek Silverback. The living room and kitcken is second to none when it comes to roomy-ness. It is huge. We bought ours with the 4 door fridge with ice maker and the auto level up system. We just got it home and won't use it until May 20th. It's a 2013 and my insurance went up because of the 2013 year model. I haven't heard of that before. Wayne
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I have the Montana 3400RL. We love it! Like Rob-Fla stated we have access to the fridge and bathroom when our 4 slides are closed. Just find the one that best suites your needs.

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I have the Montana 3400RL. We love it! Like Rob-Fla stated we have access to the fridge and bathroom when our 4 slides are closed. Just find the one that best suites your needs.

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We had a 3400RL also. Great rig and great floor plan.
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We looked at both and bought a 4 year old Carriage Cameo. I was not impressed by either for the cost.

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We also have the Montana. Our current one is the Big Sky 340RL with full body paint amd the four door fridge... This is our second Montana and we just love it. We live in ours full time and love the floor plan. It is so roomy.

We have several friends that have the Heartland and they love theirs also.
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