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    Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    My wife and I plan on going full time next year. The Bighorn 3160EL and 3370EL check most of our boxes. Would love to hear from current or prospective owners about these rigs. May consider a factory order to get the options we want installed at the factory. Our tow vehicle is an ‘18 Ram 3500 diesel short bed with SRW so we are mindful of our payload cap at 3,652. And, the fact we need a slider hitch.

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Hi Steelie53,

    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 you will get some info soon from our other members.

    Enjoy the forum and hope to see you in a Heartland unit.

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelie53 View Post
    My wife and I plan on going full time next year. The Bighorn 3160EL and 3370EL check most of our boxes. Would love to hear from current or prospective owners about these rigs. May consider a factory order to get the options we want installed at the factory. Our tow vehicle is an ‘18 Ram 3500 diesel short bed with SRW so we are mindful of our payload cap at 3,652. And, the fact we need a slider hitch.
    Factory order-Yes!.... slide toppers -Yes ..... dual pane windows-Yes! .... Cold weather package - Yes! Hi gloss finish - Yes! You’ll never regret these option! ... especially for full timing...
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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    While I did not order a bighorn, I did order my North trail, and yes, it was worth factory order to get what I wanted.


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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    We love our 3160EL.

    Let me know about any specific questions you might have.

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Hello,

    Do not need a slider. Try a Sidewinder. It is lighter and you still keep your bed for other stuff. I towed a 3575EL with SRW and same payload as you have. I was well within my weights. Dual Pane windows eats up 800 to 1,000 lb of payload capacity.

    If you are adding all the options may I suggest a Landmark. We found a Brand New Louisville at 38 ft fully decked out at a great deal, many still out there. No dining table, spent 20 days in it tis years do not miss it with self raising coffee table. Some have dinette.

    All the best and good luck on your search,

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    You have dual pane windows once and you will never be without them again. They may help with insulation but they really help with reducing outside noise and eliminate condensation when using shower or boiling anything on the stove. Also order the power cord reel and level up



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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Thanks for all the info and suggestions. My wife and I hope to finalize our selection process and potential factory order by summers end. We have on TT listed for sale. Plan B will be a trade in.

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by CDN View Post
    Hello,

    Do not need a slider. Try a Sidewinder. It is lighter and you still keep your bed for other stuff. I towed a 3575EL with SRW and same payload as you have. I was well within my weights. Dual Pane windows eats up 800 to 1,000 lb of payload capacity.

    If you are adding all the options may I suggest a Landmark. We found a Brand New Louisville at 38 ft fully decked out at a great deal, many still out there. No dining table, spent 20 days in it tis years do not miss it with self raising coffee table. Some have dinette.

    All the best and good luck on your search,

    Brian
    Thanks Brian. The Landmark is a beautiful rig but that really puts me in DRW territory. Maybe my next purchase.…but further down the road. I will certainly look at the Sidewinder.

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    Re: Possible Bighorn In Our Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by CDN View Post
    Hello,

    Do not need a slider. Try a Sidewinder. It is lighter and you still keep your bed for other stuff. I towed a 3575EL with SRW and same payload as you have. I was well within my weights. Dual Pane windows eats up 800 to 1,000 lb of payload capacity.

    If you are adding all the options may I suggest a Landmark. We found a Brand New Louisville at 38 ft fully decked out at a great deal, many still out there. No dining table, spent 20 days in it tis years do not miss it with self raising coffee table. Some have dinette.

    All the best and good luck on your search,

    Brian
    800-1,000lbs? WOW, didn't think they weighed that much. What makes this kinda sad is say in our case, RV weighs 14k empty w/ single pane windows and max wt of 16K. If we went w/ dual pane, our cargo capacity would be reduced by say 1K. Not a lot of wiggle room to extra stuff or need to really figure out what you want to bring/have w/you.

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