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Posted: 12/31/18 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2014 Landmark. Any problems I have had, Heartland covered. Very good customer support.


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With the theory that all makes have their good ones and bad ones, it baffles me how there is such a disparity.


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Big Horn Traveler is a few notches down the ladder from a Big Horn or Big Country. It used to called Elk Ridge and when they changed the name a lot of Big Horn owners got mad. Not near the same build or quality. I had a Big Country for a few years. It was okay but just okay. Heartland service was great as is their owners club and forum.

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Some folks have had both good and bad luck with the Heartland products, with you now in a Royals International going to a Heartland some will say you are stepping down but in my opinion is if you do a good PDI and catch any issues to be taken care of and maintain upkeep on your unit almost all brands can be good. Good luck on your choice and maybe widen your search to others that are in the same range of quality of the Big Horns to see other choices.


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Wow like so many brands and models there are always the good the bad and the ugly, thanks you'll see me asking about the Keystone Avalanche next, I think thats a real step down from our Royal

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Big Horn Traveler is a few notches down the ladder from a Big Horn or Big Country. It used to called Elk Ridge and when they changed the name a lot of Big Horn owners got mad. Not near the same build or quality. I had a Big Country for a few years. It was okay but just okay. Heartland service was great as is their owners club and forum.

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I always thought the Elkridge was a mid profile 5th wheel. The BH and BH Traveler are full profile. How could the Traveler replace the Elkridge? It's the same as the BH except for amenities.
Same as the Grand design Solitude vs the Solitude S Class.

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goducks10 wrote:



I always thought the Elkridge was a mid profile 5th wheel. The BH and BH Traveler are full profile. How could the Traveler replace the Elkridge? It's the same as the BH except for amenities.
Same as the Grand design Solitude vs the Solitude S Class.


It was the Oakmont series that was replaced with the Bighorn Traveler. The Elkridge series remains.

And yes many Bighorn owners on the Heartland forum were not happy with the Traveler degrading the Bighorn name.

The Bighorn floor plans do not map directly to the Bighorn Traveler.

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Mary1 wrote:

Wow like so many brands and models there are always the good the bad and the ugly, thanks you'll see me asking about the Keystone Avalanche next, I think thats a real step down from our Royal

Change the title and the responses stay the same. Lol!

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Me Again wrote:

goducks10 wrote:



I always thought the Elkridge was a mid profile 5th wheel. The BH and BH Traveler are full profile. How could the Traveler replace the Elkridge? It's the same as the BH except for amenities.
Same as the Grand design Solitude vs the Solitude S Class.


It was the Oakmont series that was replaced with the Bighorn Traveler. The Elkridge series remains.

And yes many Bighorn owners on the Heartland forum were not happy with the Traveler degrading the Bighorn name.

The Bighorn floor plans do not map directly to the Bighorn Traveler.


Sorry I knew I was close...

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Sorry I knew I was close...

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Here is a little more info from the Heartland forum posted Aug 30th 2016.

"We have a 2014 Silverado. In 2013 it was labeled the Bighorn Silverado and in 14 just the Silverado. In 2015 it became the Oakmont and fell into the middle of the full profile models. It looks on the website like this is what the Traveler is. I don't know why they added the Bighorn name to it other than trying to up sales with name recognition."

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