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TandT
09-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Over on the Big Country forum, they are all raving about the new exterior body color scheme. Including the Big Country brand mgr saying there is a new pecking order.
With Bighorn having been basically next in line to Landmark, why hasn't the full body paint scheme been made available for it? ( Other than Titanium)

Or, is there something afoot we should know about? Like maybe a new focus at HL?

I hope not, because we love our Bighorn.
I even looked at two different brand new Landmarks recently and didn't like either one better than our BH. (except for the full body paint option offered with the LM) Trace

SJH
09-02-2011, 08:59 PM
I can only speak for myself but we never really considered the "pecking order" people speak of when looking at the Heartland products but rather purchased the rig that we could afford, fit our needs both aesthetically and ergonomically from a company we had some confidence in.


The Bighorn is very popular and a great coach for a reason. No doubt it will be around for a long time.

jmgratz
09-02-2011, 09:48 PM
Back in the 'old days' it was the Sundance, Big Country, Big Horn and then Landmark in the order of bottom to top in features and amenities. Now they are all so equal why spend the extra money on a Landmark when you can get almost the same things in the Big Country. The differences between the different models are so fuzzy they might as well only have one model with many different floor plans and options. My 3 cents worth.

2psnapod2
09-02-2011, 10:03 PM
We were at the Camping World in Dothan, AL and they had a Landmark there with the NEW FULL BODY Paint and it looked great. Even the DW said she would have went with that paint!

Paul & Nan
09-02-2011, 11:01 PM
Sorry Jim, still see a big difference in overall quality of the interior between BigCountry and BigHorn. JMHOP Nan

letourno
09-04-2011, 04:54 PM
My dealer recently had two BH with full body paint... looks good!

lmcclure
09-04-2011, 07:20 PM
We are seriously thinking of getting a BH would like to see pics of a BH with full body paint. Saw a Landmark the other day with the full body paint and I like the brown tones.

TandT
09-04-2011, 08:08 PM
letourno,
The Titanium is the only one I have seen with paint. Would it be possible to post some pictures of a regular Bighorn with paint? Thanks Trace

Bob&Patty
09-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Trace, I think you can get the full body paint. I also think its a 10K option.

TandT
09-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Trace, I think you can get the full body paint. I also think its a 10K option.

I looked at a sticker on a Landmark and it says Precision Paint in Bremen, In. had painted it for HL.

JohnDar
09-05-2011, 11:20 AM
Trace, I think you can get the full body paint. I also think its a 10K option.

Heck, you could probably get some gang-banger out of Da Hood to do it for $100, a bag of "goodies", and a couple cans of spray paint. It might not be pretty, but it would sure be "custom.":D

branson4020
09-05-2011, 11:21 AM
Can you just order a BH or LM without decals and have your own custom paint job done after delivery? Some of you out there must remember the Luv Shack?

jayc
09-05-2011, 02:25 PM
Precision Paint (http://www.precisionpaintingrv.com/) does some pretty work. We saw a TI edition Bighorn at Great Lakes RV and it sure was pretty.

2psnapod2
09-05-2011, 02:31 PM
I always wondered about one of those wraps. How long would it hold up? And then you could just change it out for the same or go with another design.

letourno
09-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Follow this link to Roulottes Lupien's website. Two BH are shown with a full body paint. However I also saw one with a full paint in brown tones. You may ask the dealer to send you pictures.
http://www.roulottelupien.ca/rv/new-inventory/index.htm?reset=InventoryListing&start=0&make=big%20horn



letourno,
The Titanium is the only one I have seen with paint. Would it be possible to post some pictures of a regular Bighorn with paint? Thanks Trace

ihsolutions
09-05-2011, 03:36 PM
Sorry Jim, still see a big difference in overall quality of the interior between BigCountry and BigHorn. JMHOP Nan

I have a Big Horn, but have been on the factory tour several times now and am wondering if you can give some specifics in the quality difference you mention. Both rigs use the same carpet, construction method, etc. I remember something about BC having composite wood in parts of the cabinetry (not the doors though), but other than that I can't point to any real differences.

I ask this not to start a debate but because we are considering a new rig in the next year, and with the addition of hydraulic landing gear and the tan color, BC is now at the top of our list.

TandT
09-06-2011, 10:01 AM
Follow this link to Roulottes Lupien's website. Two BH are shown with a full body paint. However I also saw one with a full paint in brown tones. You may ask the dealer to send you pictures.
http://www.roulottelupien.ca/rv/new-inventory/index.htm?reset=InventoryListing&start=0&make=big horn

WOW! That looks nice. I have never seen one in the States. The Heartland website does not show exterior paint as an option. Trace

Westwind
09-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Probably another unwritten option. Or the dealer has a deal worked out to have full paint his orders, must go through the Landmark paint shop.
I really don't think I would cough up $10K for that. Maybe if I had money to burn.