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Old 08-12-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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montana high country vs mountaineer

Are there any owners out there who can tell me differences between these two. Have been looking at high countries for lighter weight purposes. Just recently saw a mountaineer and really liked the looks. Which is better and why.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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Not much difference that I could tell. Comparing similar floor plans, my wife did not want the split bathroom of the Mountaineer because she lost the linen cabinet.
It seemed Mountaineer has just a bit more kingpin weight than High Country, comparing similar floor plans.
Oh.....now I remember...high country has "HELIUM TECHNOLOGY". Whatever that is. LOL
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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In my opinion, whichever has a drop style 12" frame is better in my book. I have a 10" frame on my current rig and am somewhat skeptical on frame strength on a 37' fiver. I believe that heavier is better when it comes to fifth wheels. My next rig will have a drop frame (more basement storage) and 12".
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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Hey All,

We currently have a Rockwood 2603 TT that is for sale. We are wanting to upgrade to probably a Montana High Country 293RK. I talked to my local dealer a few days ago, he said one of the guys in the office just got back from Indiana at a show and told me the High Country and Mountaineer will merge for the 2016 model year. He said they will make 2015 until about the end of the year then they start making the new models.

We have fell in love with the 293RK but didn't plan on purchasing one until early spring or so but now are concerned the model we want wont be available then.

Have any of you heard anything about a merger of these two brands?

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Old 10-15-2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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If you go to the Mountaineer website, you'll see that all of the floorplans are listed as "STOCK ONLY" meaning they are out of production, no more will be manufactured and what's available at the dealerships and remaining at the factory is all that are available. The Montana High Country only has one model that is listed "STOCK ONLY" so it does appear that their assembly line is still operational with the remaining models.

While the kind of information you're being told is pretty much kept "out of the public eye", there may be some truth to your rumors based on the Mountaineer floorplan stock situation.

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Old 10-16-2014, 04:00 AM   #6
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As already mentioned, if the floor plans are listed as stock only, what is available out there now is all there will ever be. The manufacturers are currently doing model year change over. They are doing dealer shows and taking orders for next year. Those will start rolling off the floors in Nov/Dec.

All of the RV shipping yards are pretty much empty at this point. I have friends who are transporters and they are out of work. The yards are full of guys sleeping in their trucks hoping to get a paying load to get them back home.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:02 AM   #7
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Luckily for us, the 293rk model is new for the 2014 year and is not showing stock only. We were just afraid that we spent all this time trying to find the near perfect floor plan to have it yanked out from under us before we were able to purchase. Looks like we will be fine.

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Old 10-16-2014, 10:18 AM   #8
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Love Our Mountaineer

Happy to hear that your floor plan appears to still be available! We just got our Mountaineer 310RET toward the end of summer. We LOVE it! Our floorplan isn't available in the High Country. So glad we already have it! Our previous 5th Wheel was a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite. It just doesn't compare to the Mountaineer. May you have many happy travels ahead of you!

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:36 PM   #9
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In my many emails to our selling dealer I mentioned that I haven't seen any new High County's in their inventory. I asked if they were discontinuing the HC. He said no, that they had a lot of them on the way. Of course the salesman didn't volunteer that the Mountaineer was discontinued.
If you do get serious about the HC, you may ask the salesman about the shower door latch. Be curious if they will warranty those glass shower doors when the latch lets go and they shatter glass all over the bathroom. Also the left (highway side) bedroom closet door latch is poorly designed. The clear plastic latch/strap on the floor is angled wrong. I caught mine loose before the mirrors shattered.
A pool noodle or some wood trim in the tracks will keep both of them from letting go. I plan to question my dealer as to when they will have a "fix" for both issues.
I would advise you present the same question before you buy.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:20 PM   #10
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If you plan to take delivery in early spring be aware that the trailer will likely be stored on a salted lot and when delivered may be towed on salted roads. The dealer is supposed to clean them but you may have to spend some time on it yourself.
Just me, I would either buy earlier or much later.
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