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L8APXER
09-28-2011, 06:43 PM
I have been looking at the web site for some time now, just about had our new model selected, but now an entire new line is up!!! Are there more coming?

jimtoo
09-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Hi L8APXER,

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

Can you elaborate a little more on where you found this information? I have not seen or heard anything about it and was just looking the Heartland RVs web site and saw nothing about it. If you have a link to anything please post it.

Enjoy the forum and hopefully you become a member of our Heartland Family.

Jim M

L8APXER
09-28-2011, 07:58 PM
sure its up under bighorn look here: http://www.heartlandrvs.com/index.php?p=35&c=fifthwheels&sc=SV&i=Silverado+by+Bighorn

jayc
09-28-2011, 08:04 PM
We saw a Silverado model of the Bighorn at the Hershey show. It had bunk beds and they sold well at the show. I've noticed a couple of other new floorplans in the Bighorn line including a new front living room.

codycarver
09-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Here is a link to a news release about the Silverado.

http://www.rvbusiness.com/tag/heartland-rv/

ihsolutions
09-28-2011, 08:22 PM
I saw one of these while walking around the lot at the plant a few weeks ago. Now, having read the press release, this new line seems somewhat redundant with the Elkridge.

I suspect the end result might be that the "Bighorn" name becomes the number 1 selling 5th wheel, since it will be effectively crossing over multiple price point ranges.

jimtoo
09-28-2011, 08:34 PM
sure its up under bighorn look here: http://www.heartlandrvs.com/index.php?p=35&c=fifthwheels&sc=SV&i=Silverado+by+Bighorn

It's weird,,,I can get to it with your link,,, but not any other way. Maybe their working on the site.... Oh well... another new one.. good looking rig.. Thanks for the update... I am always the last to find anything out. My oldest son was 12-18 hours old before I even knew he was here....:) but that's been 49 years ago,,, before cell phones..:)

Jim M

irvin56
09-28-2011, 09:43 PM
I am always the last to find anything out. My oldest son was 12-18 hours old before I even knew he was here....:) but that's been 49 years ago,,, before cell phones..:)

Jim M

I still can not stop smilin about your quote, that's one I will remember for a while

GOTTOYS
09-28-2011, 09:48 PM
Looks like they're moving into Montana Mountaineer territory. Good plan!...Don

sgtbigb
10-04-2011, 06:13 PM
Notice on Heartland web site there is a new cat call Silverador by Big Horn. Whats new? more are less?:eek:

dbylinski
10-04-2011, 06:34 PM
When we were at the Hershey RV Show the Silverado was a big seller for Heartland! It is an entry level bunkhouse model and is a nice addition to the Bighorn lineup.

L8APXER
10-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Asked the same thing here: //heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/26938-SILVERADO-by-BIGHORN-Can-someone-enlighten-me

TandT
10-04-2011, 09:12 PM
Looks like it fits in between the regular Bighorn and a Big Country maybe? I don't know.
I just hope HL doesn't start spreading themselves too thin, with too many different models.
Maybe these three new Silverado's are fitting in to replace the 3 models of BH that were discontinued?? My two cents/ Trace

caissiel
10-04-2011, 10:03 PM
Was looking at some info on this unit. It has the frame of the Sundance/Elkridge and the looks of a BH. The fresh water tank is smaller then the BC or BH. Its also much lighter then the BH or BC. Might be a lighter unit with BH qualities.

karykatz
10-05-2011, 12:22 PM
The new “Silverado by Bighorn” is our new full profile line of 5th wheels that will accompany the Bighorn Franchise. The Silverado will have some of the amenities that are found in Bighorn and will retail for starting MSRP’s of $45,900.

The Silverado now offers 4 floor plans including the 37QB a quad bunk family unit, the 35RE a triple slide rear entertainment, the 33RL a triple slide couples coach with outdoor kitchen and the 30RL a triple slide under 35’ long. These floor plans will have fully enclosed bathrooms, hydraulic slide rooms, enclosed heated underbellies, solid surface countertops, large pass through storage and will be three quarter ton friendly.

We are very excited about these new models and will be arriving on our Bighorn dealer’s lots in the next 30 days.

TravelTiger
10-05-2011, 10:20 PM
Was looking at some info on this unit. It has the frame of the Sundance/Elkridge and the looks of a BH. The fresh water tank is smaller then the BC or BH. Its also much lighter then the BH or BC. Might be a lighter unit with BH qualities.

Yes, they seem to be a hybrid of an ElkRidge and a BigHorn, but really a smart decision because of the excellent brand recognition. They create an umbrella that can carry other "lines": With a Silverado, you get a "Big Horn" without the BIG price and BIG tow vehicle needed.

E

wyleyrabbit
10-05-2011, 10:54 PM
What brand of truck should one use to tow a Bighorn Silverado? I drive a Chevy Silverado, but seems like a Dodge Ram would also be appropriate. Gotta consider style! :)

Westwind
10-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Information is still coming out on this new Bighorn Model, so you will have to check the Heartland website often. It appears it will be a more affordable model of the Bighorn with similar floor plans and options. But only Heartland knows. Your sig had a 1 ton tow vehicle, don't think you can get better capacity than that.

dieselsweetheart
10-11-2011, 07:27 AM
The Silverado was at the Hershey show and Wilkins sold 6 of them. I believe that a bunk edition is a plus when trying to reach out to the buyers who have children. While at the owners table at the show, I noticed many potential buyers skipping over the Heartlands because they did not have a bunk area for their kids. Others went in, then came out because they saw there was no separate area for the kids... I think if Heartland wants to reach out to the families, they need to have a couple models that offer an extra room where the kids can hang out.

cookie
10-11-2011, 08:16 AM
The Silverado was at the Hershey show and Wilkins sold 6 of them. I believe that a bunk edition is a plus when trying to reach out to the buyers who have children. While at the owners table at the show, I noticed many potential buyers skipping over the Heartlands because they did not have a bunk area for their kids. Others went in, then came out because they saw there was no separate area for the kids... I think if Heartland wants to reach out to the families, they need to have a couple models that offer an extra room where the kids can hang out.

I think, key word here is think, that there are four different floor plans offered.

Peace
Dave

Theresau
10-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Not crazy about Heartland doing this - reminds me of SE versions - can impact overall value of full Bighorns' resale value if a downgraded version is available. Not sure why other lower priced Heartland models didn't fit the bill for Heartland so the integrity of the Bighorn remained.

Theresau
10-11-2011, 07:41 PM
Now that I saw a picture of one of these, I'm even more upset - very cheapened model - the brand should mean something/represent the luxury level. There are less graphics on the outside, the refrigerator is plain in front, bench dinette...........I could go on. I chose the Bighorn for the luxury level it represented. I saw one in a lot and decided it had the level we were looking for - didn't really feel we needed the level of luxury the Landmark has - we then felt comfortable ordering a floorplan without seeing it in person.

Now there could be differing levels for a Bighorn in one lot.....

I ran into this when we purchased our Pilgrim TT in 2005. There was an "SE" next to a full Pilgrim model. The salesperson didn't elaborate that these were actually different..it took me quite a few times looking at the two and investigating further to determine on my own that they were different (and actually it was my grandson that noted that the front cap was a fiberglass cap in the full Pilgrim). I wanted the full Pilgrim and had to be sure that they ordered as such. However, many of the differences weren't that obvious - for example, the SE had 13.5K AC and the full had 15K AC. The SE had a smaller refrigerator, etc. The salesman tried to talk me into purchasing the SE model giving reasons such as I probably didn't really need 15K AC.

When we went to sell it, we then had to indicate that we had a full Pilgrim and not an SE. I strongly feel this impacted the value then because it was like we had ordered "extras" that just didn't hold their value rather than ordering a "Pilgrim" that had these as a standard.

Regards,
Theresa

GOTTOYS
10-11-2011, 08:18 PM
According to the specs I read, the Silverado has way less insulation in the floor and roof, has no fiberglass rear cap just a flat cap and is somewhat stripped down. I don't see much difference between it and the Elk Ridge line at all. I can understand their thinking. It's a similar model to the Montana Mountaineer. Montana sells what are several different models all under the Montana heading. This in turn makes the "Montana" brand the best seller based on the numbers..even though they aren't all "Montanas" as we know them. It's all about numbers...Don

jnbhobe
10-11-2011, 08:29 PM
We seen one while at the NY rally this weekend. It is by no means a true Bighorn, interior walls are flimsy, compartment doors are cheap and not very well fitted. Heartland sent this unit to Wilkins RV for there outdoor show.

pegmikef
10-12-2011, 09:36 AM
Well, I am going to have to see one because we really like the smaller one's floor plan and length. I won't necessarily be comparing it to a bighon, because I hav e a North Trail . . . of course the price is a consideration too. The Exploreusa dealer in Canton said he had them on order, but did not expect any until sometime in November, so we're waiting.