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810ajm
07-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Are we the only ones who own a road warrior? We just purchased a 2010 305. We love it!!!!!!!!!

Mike Aplin
07-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Congrats on your new Road Warrior purchase!! We are very proud of our new Road Warrior and our Cyclone products. Thank you for being part of the Heartland family!! Take care, Mike

dlpmx
07-12-2009, 07:54 AM
My wife and myself were just approved for a 2010 395 Road Warrior.Now all I have to do is find time to drive up and get it.

Well we just sent the deposit so I guess it's ours.

Dale

810ajm
07-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Drive up to where? We purchased ours from All Seasons RV in Michigan.

dlpmx
07-16-2009, 07:07 AM
Gillette's Interstate RV in East Lansing.

Dale and Lori

The Bird
07-16-2009, 03:13 PM
We bought a Cyclone 3010 from Gillette's Rv in Lansing. Having a few issues but so far Gillette's have taken care of everything we have asked of them. Very happy so far and we are fairly close to the dealer. This seems to be a very busy dealership.

Dan and Robin

dlpmx
07-16-2009, 03:44 PM
I don't doubt their busy.We tried a dealer closer to us but they were unable to get the coach we wanted.We even switched to another coach only to get jacked around for 2 weeks on financing,Then they wanted an additional 10K on the down.(we were already putting 5K down) Gillette's had the RV and took a couple hours and we had the coach.Looks like we're picking it up on Monday.

Dale

amak33
09-03-2009, 07:55 PM
I will be starting the paperwork tomorrow to purchase a 2010 305RW. We will be pulling it with a 2009 F350 SRW Diesel. It is our 1st 5er and we are quite excited about it. I look forward to meeting some of you out there. We plan on finding lake front locations so I would appreciate hearing from any of you with good suggestions on where to go in the Virginia region.:D

Jellystone
09-22-2009, 08:03 AM
I am new to the "Heartland Family". We picked up our new 2010 Road Warrior 305 about 7 weeks ago. We Love it!!! We've used it twice on camping trips (about 9 total days camping) and have really enjoyed the unit. The folks at Heartland's Road Warrior division have put a lot of thought and hard work into producing these Toy Haulers. I highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a 5th wheel Toy Hauler.

Mike Aplin
09-22-2009, 08:07 AM
Thank you to all of the new Road Warrior customers who are joining the Heartland RV family. I know that you will all enjoy your new unit and we appreciate all of the kind words. We will always continue to be the best that we can be. Take care, Mike.

laffman
09-22-2009, 09:33 AM
Gillette's Interstate RV in East Lansing.

Dale and Lori

Bought my Sundance from Gillette's. Great dealership.

TanDumb
09-22-2009, 08:46 PM
I will be starting the paperwork tomorrow to purchase a 2010 305RW. We will be pulling it with a 2009 F350 SRW Diesel. It is our 1st 5er and we are quite excited about it. I look forward to meeting some of you out there. We plan on finding lake front locations so I would appreciate hearing from any of you with good suggestions on where to go in the Virginia region.:D
What part of VA are yall in?

amak33
12-19-2009, 09:48 PM
We live in the southern part of Virginia Beach near Sandbridge. How about you !

duaneweg
03-27-2010, 10:54 PM
I get my 365 Road Warior on Friday. Can't wait.

BruteForce
04-07-2010, 06:54 AM
Are we the only ones who own a road warrior? We just purchased a 2010 305. We love it!!!!!!!!!

We bought our 2010 RoadWarrior 395 in January. We've only had it out once so far, but I'm hoping to take it out again in 2 weeks..

bbagwell
04-30-2010, 07:42 PM
I get my 2011 RW395 in 2 weeks. Had to order it. Dealer can't keep them on the lot....

dwolczuk
05-05-2010, 03:06 PM
We bought our 2010 RoadWarrior 395 in January. We've only had it out once so far, but I'm hoping to take it out again in 2 weeks..
We received our 2011 305rw a month ago and taking it on its first voyage tommorrow. we are going to a campsite only 40 miles away: however it still has snow. We will be trying out all the winter accessories.

Mike Aplin
05-05-2010, 03:47 PM
I am glad to see that you are getting a chance to use your new RW for the first time. Check out our new facebook page for Road Warrior and post some of the pictures you take on your maiden voyage. We want to hear and see all about it. Thank you for joining the Heartland RV family. Take care, Mike

rupertjr479
11-11-2011, 03:52 PM
We love our 2010 305 road warrior,towed it about 4000 miles this summer,2004 GMC Duramax 2500,4x4,long bed crew cab.

jimtoo
11-11-2011, 07:05 PM
Hi rupertjr479,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. We have a great bunch of people here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge if needed.

Happy to hear you had a good summer with your Road Warrior.

Enjoy the forum.

Jim M

ccupton
11-12-2011, 09:48 AM
We have a 2011 305rw and LOVE IT !!!! We take ours out at least 2 times a month. We have a golf cart to put in the back. It has been the best 5er i have ever owned. The extra sleeping area helps when people want to stay with us. We attend Nascar races in the infield and it works GREAT !!!! I started a Road warrior group. Feel free to join. Happy Camping !!!!

BruteForce
11-14-2011, 10:08 AM
2010 RoadWarrior 395. It's like the Titanic coming out of my driveway!

My 5'er is in service (been there a bit over a month) for body work (I had another 5'er hit me), repair on the front landing legs (the electrical motor engages but the legs wont move) and the rear garage door doesn't seal completely on the left side.

ILH
02-17-2012, 02:46 PM
We just put our deposit down on a 2012 305RW this week. Still working out all the details regarding options. We're moving up from a 29' Travel Trailer. We're really looking forward to the spring. Already got a couple of big trips planned for the summer - along with most weekends in between. My son is complaining about having no time at home!

In anticipation of moving up to a 5th wheel, we bought a 2011 GMC 2500 HD diesel. Looking forward to putting it to work. With the Travel Trailer, it diesn't even break a sweat!

TerryM
02-19-2012, 08:20 AM
We bought our toyhauler last march, Road Warrior, it's been in the shop SIX times for a fridge problem that no one wants to admit happens at the dealership however if you look on here it's happening alot. The fridge works fine for sometimes weeks or months but will syddenly quit working at all and without ever doing anything will start working again, might be hours, might be days before it starta again. Of course the warranty is almost out so I feel they are just waiting it out now.
Also the other problem I've seen with ours is almost all the graphics are starting to peel off and the thicker heartland emblems have actually curled up. Again all problems that have yet to be fixed.
Not only has our licensed repairshop called Heartland but so have we and have yet to get it fixed!

AJJONES
02-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Please email me the last 6 numbers of the vin and the name of the repair facility to Aj.jones@heartlandrvs.com and I will contact service ASAP to help you get these issues resolved

tljack
11-09-2012, 12:26 AM
My wife and I bought our 2013 Road Warrior 305 this spring. We took it on a 5 week trip to my home state of Montana. We got back home yesterday after touring 12 states in 6 weeks. So far we have put about 7,000 mile on it. We like it alot. Have had a few minor problems but all is good. On our first trip we had a number is issues but they were our fault. (do not leave a dog's nylabone on the livingroom floor and then bring in the slide!!) :o Spent the day cleaning it up, unloading and getting it ready for storage until the first of the year when we hope to be outta here again!

danemayer
11-09-2012, 06:11 AM
We bought our toyhauler last march, Road Warrior, it's been in the shop SIX times for a fridge problem that no one wants to admit happens at the dealership however if you look on here it's happening alot. The fridge works fine for sometimes weeks or months but will syddenly quit working at all and without ever doing anything will start working again, might be hours, might be days before it starta again. Of course the warranty is almost out so I feel they are just waiting it out now.

Hi Terrym,

Do you have a Dometic RM1350 4-door refrigerator? If "quit working" means it runs but the temperature display climbs into the high 40s or higher, it could be a simple problem with the door flap. As you close the doors, there's a flap on the left-hand door that rotates into place to seal the opening between the doors. These can bind a little, or just not close completely, even though the doors are closed. If it doesn't seal, the temp just climbs and climbs. Then you close the door again and it seals, but may take many hours for the fridge to recover to normal operating temp.

One of the clues that this might be the problem is that the freezer works fine, but the refrigerator compartment doesn't.

Dometic has recently released redesigned parts for this that your dealer may not have heard about yet: there are new upper and lower guides that force the flap more positively into position. Part#s 3851102024 and 3851103022. Takes a screwdriver and 5 minutes to install them.

Also, if you have a Dometic RM1350, it has a 2 year warranty.

Mavick
11-02-2013, 12:22 PM
We have a new 2013 RW bath and a half pull with 2008 F550. I agree on the refrigerator having problems. Take the out side panel off and check the little water bowl for condensing. Make sure it's not clogged with pollen and dust. My freezer has a lot of ice build up. Don't know if that's normal, because it's my first rv. The stove igniter broke off. I haven't fixed it yet, just use a stick lighter. We love our RW it pulls great a little to large for most rv parks though. Were are my batteries
located can't find them if any one knows email me at skibo2412@yahoo.com

Mark-Mullin
01-11-2014, 11:39 AM
I have a 2014 415-rw bought last fall only used twice so far but all went well. Looking forward to the spring seems this winter just won't go away.

ray587
01-11-2014, 10:37 PM
We bought Our 2012 WR381ck last June and really love it except for the caulk keeps cracking around the front overhang trim.

jbeletti
01-12-2014, 07:35 AM
We bought Our 2012 WR381ck last June and really love it except for the caulk keeps cracking around the front overhang trim.

Ray,

Have this looked at by a dealer. Consider also contact Heartland Customer Service to ask what dealer in your area may be best suited to look at it. A small amount of movement may be considered normal. Much more than a very small amount, usually is not normal.

ray587
01-12-2014, 09:40 AM
I have checked it when hooked up and on the landing gear it only moves up about 1/8 inch. I have tightened the screws under the molding and that seems to help. Heartland has been great with what warranty issues I have had but just getting back to the dealer seems to be an issue but that is not their fault.

sgiauque
05-20-2014, 01:10 PM
We purchased 2014 / 390 RW at the RV Show in Cleveland last year. Plenty of living room space and they put a king bed in it for us during the build. So far we have taken a couple trips with the Harley in the back and we really like it. Great Floor Plan -- Retiring in a couple to enjoy it full time in the winters.

Steve & Terrie
2014 390 RW

wbbrowno
05-28-2014, 09:38 PM
we just got a 2013 RW 415......LOVE IT

harleygirl1
07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
My husband and I own a 2013 Road Warrior toyhauler. We love the camper however it has been a complete nightmere for us. We have had it in for repair for more then 6 months of the 14 months we have owned it. We left today for a 6 wk trip praying especially since we already were leaving with yet another slide issue to be handled when we returned. We were 11 miles from home and had ANOTHER TowMax tire blow out. It was horrible on the interstate yet again. Yes 4 months ago one blew out on I-10 and did 1000.00 of camper damage, this time we almost jackknifed and it appears that it will be about 3000.00 of damage. WE ARE DISTRAUGHT ! ! Any suggestions would be helpful

LandYacht
07-26-2014, 03:41 PM
I would suggest a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. I just purchased a new camper myself and only pulled it to from the dealership to the current location I am staying which is only ten miles. After watching my tires on my truck change significantly due to weather thru the TPMS on my drive to work (which is 5 hrs give or take traffic) I will definitely be purchasing one for my trailer. There is a thread just for TPMS on the home page. Several people have commented about how it has saved them significantly due to seeing an issue and having time to react before damage occured to their RV's. Not saying it couldn't also be defective tires but I know for me this is the route I am going to check into. Average cost from what I have seen is roughly about 4 to 600 bucks for a 6 tire setup that I will need.

danemayer
07-26-2014, 04:44 PM
My husband and I own a 2013 Road Warrior toyhauler. We were 11 miles from home and had ANOTHER TowMax tire blow out. It was horrible on the interstate yet again. Yes 4 months ago one blew out on I-10 and did 1000.00 of camper damage, this time we almost jackknifed and it appears that it will be about 3000.00 of damage. WE ARE DISTRAUGHT ! ! Any suggestions would be helpful

Hi harleygirl1,

Many owners have replaced the TowMax tires. You might look at load range G tires like Goodyear G614 or Sailun. Both seem to have a good reputation. Load range G tires will give you additional margin. Goodyear G614 is rated for 75mph travel whereas most trailer tires are rated for 65mph and may overheat and fail at higher speeds. You'll have to check that your wheels are rated for 110psi (usually stamped on the inside surface of the wheel) and also will have to make sure there's enough space between the tires for the new size.

One thing that may not be obvious: when you have a tire failure, all of the weight of both axles on the failed side will now be resting on the surviving tire. Sometimes you can't pull over immediately and the severe overload causes internal damage to the surviving tire. That damage can set you up for a blowout at some point in the future.

wkcox
07-31-2014, 02:20 PM
I have a RW415, and also had a Towmax ("Blowmax") on I-95 a couple of weeks ago. Please see my thread under the Tires section of the forum if you would like to see the photo. As a new owner, I wish I would have known about this issue before. I would have gladly upgraded my tires initially. I'm getting new Goodyear G614's tomorrow.

Gail.toyhauler
08-13-2014, 09:13 PM
There is just two of us and we just bought a Road Warrior 281 and took it to Yellowstone and back home to Oregon. We love it.

danemayer
08-13-2014, 10:55 PM
There is just two of us and we just bought a Road Warrior 281 and took it to Yellowstone and back home to Oregon. We love it.
Hi Gail.toyhauler,

Congratulations on the new RW and welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum.

Brianne1973
04-17-2015, 10:00 AM
We are considering the RW355 model for our retirement. We've ordered a 2015 Dodge Ram DRW Diesel long box. We are new to fifth wheels and are doing a lot of research. We plan to travel Canada in the summer and US in the winter with two motorcycles in the garage. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

jimtoo
04-17-2015, 10:38 AM
Hi Brianne1973,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and hopefully to the family. We have a great bunch of folks here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge when needed.

I'm sure some of our other members will join in soon with some info for you.

Hope to see at a Heartland Owners rally some time.

Enjoy the forum.

Jim M

Firehawg
04-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Hi Brianne1973... 2014 RW390 here. TV 2012 GMC 3500, diesel, ext cab, 4x4, 8' bed. Have only hauled (1) HD Road King in the garage so far. Make sure you get the best tires possible on your RW355 - you'll see there is much debate and many threads about tires. A quality hitch to reduce / eliminate shock and bounce in your ride. I started with a cheaper hitch and when I upgraded what a difference. Load distribution! It's amazing how much easier these beasts tow when weight is correctly distributed. I believe the Dodge now comes with integrated exhaust brake, use it! Secure your bikes well. I recommend a wheel chock for the front wheel. In the past I've used my Condor but I recently mounted it on my lift and bought two Harbor Freight Wheel Chocks (similar to the Condor) to use in the RW.

Good luck and travel safe!

AAdams
04-21-2015, 04:26 PM
Heartland offers a G rated tire upgrade from the factory, I would strongly suggest getting it. Also, like Firehawg mentioned a good hitch. I see he uses the Airsafe 20k, I use the Trailersaver TS3, either one is a very good hitch to help reduce the transfer of motion from the truck to the trailer and vise versa. Since you are in Canada and may travel when it is cooler out, dual pane windows will help somewhat with the temps, and also helps with outside noise. The 6 point leveling is IMHO a must. It creates a much more stable trailer when parked, as well as saves time when setting up/leaving camp. If full timing then a large fridge, unless you like going to the store on frequent trips.

Make sure everything will fit in the garage that you are wanting to put in there since the 1/2 bath is taking up a good chunk of the garage space. We put some cabinets by the washer dryer in our RW390 (12' garage ) and the golf cart barely fit to one side of the cabinets, the cart was longer than the couches that come down.

Heartland's web site does not list the GVWR or cargo capacity, but list (2) 7k axles. Leads me to believe that it will be a 16k GVWR +/- so make sure you will not be over weight with the 2 bikes in back, all your other personal belongings, food, water, added options ( like generator, bigger fridge, more a/c's) etc.

We have 3 a/c's. Ours is wired to run either bedroom/main or bedroom/garage, we use the bedroom/ garage setting the most.

Well I hope this invokes some thoughts. Heartland makes some great products ( we are about to pick up our 3rd Heartland 5'er ). We bought our RW thinking the grandchildren would want to camp, thus the extra beds in the garage. We were wrong, so we are changing back to a regular style 5th wheel and reclaiming OUR space vs a toy hauler ( we don't have bikes, the golf cart wasn't a real necessity ).

Safe Travels, and HOC is always here when you get your rig to answer questions. ( Free membership the first year ).

Brianne1973
04-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the advice. I'm also having trouble finding the dimensions of the garage. I believe the floor plan has changed and now the half bath is inside the garage. We will need room for two HD motorcycles. It is difficult to decide which TH to get as I hear longer lengths are problematic in some RV parks and we would like a bath and half. Any comments are greatly appreciated.