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Old 07-09-2018, 04:31 AM   #41
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I replied to this thread a year and a half ago. We are still planning on full timing in 2022. We had plans to buy a used mobile suites but after much consideration, we have decided to keep our Montana High Country. We just got back from camping a week during the fourth of July and really spent some time looking at what changes we want to make and decided our camper is the one we will use.

I haven't had the leaking and interior falling off problems some have had. Our biggest issues have been with the auto level and the refrigerator. I was convinced to buy a residential fridge and never have a rv fridge again, until I installed the ARP control and the Fridge Fix interior fans. I believe they have completely took care of the problems with this big fridge being in the slide. As for the auto level, after running bigger wire and a bigger breaker for it, I have not has any more problems with it "amping out". It is frustrating that it will not auto level if one of the jacks is more than 2 inches extended than the other one, but luckily I have finally figured that out and add blocks accordingly under the jacks.

We really enjoy our 305RL. I would not want one any longer. We enjoy state parks and national parks and at 35', we are already pushing the length requirements of some places we like to go but still have enough living area to satisfy us during rainy days.

If I had it to do all over again, I would buy a used Mobile Suites for the price I paid for this Montana High Country new. But, we don't want to take the loss of trading and buy something that we don't know anything about. We know all of our issues and how to correct them. I wouldn't spend the money on a Montana though. I don't think the increase in price is justified. One should really take a close look at used high end brands.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:55 AM   #42
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Interestint that folks 'complain' about failing trim. The only one we had fall off really didn't. I pulled it off when I slipped while adjusting the kitchen slide, grabbed it and off it came. I can assure you that will only come off again after removing some screws. One other piece was forgotten when it was built. The dealer on the only warranty trip back added it
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:18 AM   #43
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It's been awhile since I posted about out our HC. Thought since this thread was still active I would update out experience.
This is our 2nd 5th wheel and 4th RV. I wish I had chosen a plan that had the dining table and a chair on the curb side so we could see our camp site. We had serious issues with the Dometic RV refrigerator on the first trip that had us out of service for several months. That is fixed as well as possible I suppose, but I have no confidence in it. We had an issue with one of the recliners frame that the dealer repaired. One interior top seal on the bedroom slide ripped off and was repaired by the dealer. I had a wet bolt kit installed by an independent shop; the plastic inserts were worn out. I had a 5th Airborne pinbox installed. The cabinet framing around the trash can in the island failed and was repaired by the dealer. The kitchen slide will jerk terribly if the bottom isn't well lubricated with WD40 Specialist w/PTFE. My dealer searched using my VIN and found no bulletins regarding it, despite me reading that some folks were having rollers installed that were factory authorized. I replaced the brakes with all new self adjusting complete w/backing plate kits. The most recent issue is the recliners "leather" has suddenly disintegrated. We haven't decided how to tackle that.
I suppose what irritates me most is the oxidizing of the filon. I have fought it and fought it but I'm about ready to give up.
All that said, the trailer is serviceable and, knock on wood, we have never been stranded on the side of the road.
We have looked at used "higher quality" 5th wheels with full body paint.
I believe the HC is a decent mid-level RV. Would I recommend it for full time use? No.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:19 PM   #44
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Full timing in a 2018 HC 331RL. Residential refer 4seasons pkg 4 point electric levelers Heat pump in rear AC 2 piece stacked washer dryer. Only problems AC retturn ducts collapsed Easy fix Hepvo valve caused washer to drain out the over hang Sheared a pin while auto leveling c`ausing rf corner to drop about 4 “. Had to put a coax cable plug in the end of the slide out to get satellite tv to work. Great unit for the money
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:10 AM   #45
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As already mentioned ^^^ the higher end units tend to be a better build. Our 2013 Alpine has been a joy to own. After a few minor issues picked up during the PDI, we have had ZERO issues other than ditching the China Bombs.

The hydraulic slides, and 6 point levelers work flawlessly and take the work right out of set-ups. DW has us out and level, while I am running the water/sewer/electric. Done in no time, compared to the olden days!

Only you can decide your finances, but a little extra $$ goes a long way for a long term purchase.

Good Luck,
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