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Old 12-26-2022, 07:27 PM   #1
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Grand Design Momentum or Heartland Road Warrior

Pro's and Con's for both units. Probably looking at something 2 to 4 years old.
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Old 12-27-2022, 02:50 AM   #2
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Two extremes there as far as quality.

All brands have issues, but GDRV tries to be focused on quality. They slipped recently, but they all have. Still probably one of your better bets.

Heartland / Cruiser is towards your low end on quality. My 2022 Cruiser has structural failure and the sidewall exterior cracked from the slide opening to the roof. This after literally falling apart while we used it. I rushed to buy it and didnt do my research and now I am paying the price for jumping at the low sticker amount.
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Old 12-27-2022, 07:00 AM   #3
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Pro's and Con's for both units. Probably looking at something 2 to 4 years old.
Any brand is going to have issues. On our 2018 Road Warrior, we experienced a side wall crack, and it was repaired by Heartland at an independent shop in Goshen. The reason we went with Heartland is GD did not offer a residential fridge in their toy haulers, which was a requirement we wanted.
Since you are looking for a used unit, I would also consider what upgrades that have been added by the owner. Don't only consider any known issues with a brand, it is important, but also how that unit was used/taken care of by the owner.
For example, here is a list of upgrades we have done, and I have included prices so you can get an ideal for these items to aid in your decision process:

September 2022 - full rig solar system - $25K
January 2021 - RF Mogul satellite system - $2700
January 2021 - awnings with the aluminum shield covering - $1500
October 2020 - MorRyde Independent Suspension system - $6500
June 2019 - Disc brakes conversion - $4200
September 2020/August 2022 - recoated side patio/rear deck with Durabak non-skid coating - $400
September 2022 - Change out 5-person couch to theater seating and a small desk - $800
August 2022 - removed carpet from bedroom, installed peel n stick tile - $100

So, if you would find a rig with the solar, MorRyde suspension and disc brakes already on the rig, it would get a heavy consideration for buying. Upgrades & maintenance on these rigs is costly, and very important.
It is like your stick & brick home, you have to maintain these things, and it can be costly. Some things you just cannot do on your own, like the MorRyde IS System.
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We bought our Momentum new in 2016 and we are very happy with it overall.

Things we liked in the build:

Heat registers/vents in the walls and not in the floors. Stops all the dirt getting into the floor vents.

Heated basement and clean storage area (no wires and pipes hanging in the way and exposed inside the storage compartment.

Pocket door on the master bath.

Heated and cooled garage and half bath.

Overall care and cleanliness of the build. When you look in our cabinets and behing drawers/panels, etc., things are neatly done and not just thrown in there. Our unit was also pre-pandemic so things may be a little different now. We haven't had any major issues with our unit.

As others will share, a lot of the components (frame, leveling, appliances, etc.) are the same across brands.

Good Luck with your decision.

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