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    Differences - BH vs BC

    We are seriously intending to get a Heartland 5er I would like to know what the differences in the big horn and big country other than cosmetic?
    From what information I've been able to gather there doesn't seem to be that great of a difference except for price. We will be full-timing and traveling 12-20,000 miles a year. I realize this is a big question but I would really appreciate some help.
    THANKS from a new member and soon to be a new Heartland owner.

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    From My research I found that the roof construction is slightly different still very good though. There aren't as many cabinets in the bc either. So you lose the nice rear cap you lose some cabinets slight downgrade in roof construction you lose the awning electrical outlet and gain outside speakers. There could be more but that is it for the most part. We came really close to buying a bc they are very nice.
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    I think the Bighorn is a better rig for fulltiming. When we bought ours there was a Big Country sitting right next to it. You lose a lot of storage with the Big Country. Even though Heartland puts a disclaimer in their owner's manual about the trailers and fifth wheels not being warrentied for fulltiming, I really do believe that they had fulltiming in mind with the Bighorn and weekend or extended camping in mind for the Big Country. They are both fine units and we were impressed with both of them, but we realized that for fulltiming we had to go with the Bighorn. Plus the kitchen in the 3670RL sold lizzy right off of the bat. I just about had to drag her out of the trailer. Next time I go negotiating with the dealer for a new trailer, gonna leave her home. It doesn't give you much of a bargaining position when the DW sits there sighing with moon eyes staring at the kitchen.
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    Yea that is a very nice kitchen and you are right it is mostly about the storage big horn has it everywhere. The Bh is way over kill for how much we can use it but it sure is nice. We came from a 96 dutchman 24' single slide w about a 4' tall bedroom that had rot. Sure love the BH.
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    I put together a quick list that should point out the main differences. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks, Coley
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    Coley:
    I noticed on your list that you indicated that the electric awning and the dual battery station are standard on the Bighorn. Did this begin in the 2009 model? I have an '08 Bighorn and I did not get the electric awning nor did mine come with a dual battery station. Did I miss out or were these not standard on the '08 models? You also mention the central vac, but did not indicate if that was standard or optional.
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    the electric awning and dual battery tray started with 2009 product. Central vacuum is optional on Bighorn only.
    Coley Brady

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    I have a '09 Bighorn and I do not have the dual battery tray????
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    Coley; Thanks very much for the compairson of theBH&BC It makes it much clearer.
    Thanks again .
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    I noticed that the list is not accurate for 09 BC. There are a few things that are shown as not optional but are actually opt. on BC because mine has them.

    Also the valves for controling the slides not being on the BC are a disappointment. I bet it would not take much to install them. Cut a hose and install a valve. I may end up doing that.

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