Fulltiming with a Big Country?

sledman78

Member
We are considering full time in May 2016. We currently have a 2012 Big Country. Lot of the posts list Landmarks. We are happy with the quality of our Big Country but was wondering if it is suitable for full time? We will not be staying in the snowy areas (winter). Any help would be appreciated!
 

dfk009

Well-known member
Re: full timing

If your happy with what you've got, KEEP IT! Sounds like the bugs are worked out of it. If you travel to the South, you will probably want dual A/C's installed, if you haven't already. Make sure you don't have TowMax tires on it. I also am planning on using our Elkridge because we love what we got, and really don't care for the new floor layouts and this crazy chocolate exterior. Doesn't your coach have all season decal by the entrance door? Greetings from the Rend Lake Illinois area (I-57). Don
 

Bohemian

Well-known member
We are considering full time in May 2016. We currently have a 2012 Big Country. Lot of the posts list Landmarks. We are happy with the quality of our Big Country but was wondering if it is suitable for full time? We will not be staying in the snowy areas (winter). Any help would be appreciated!

It's one of three luxury 4 season 5th wheels made by Heartland. The Landmark should be identical in structure with upscale amenities. Upscale from the already upscale that you have. But same build on the same manufacturing line.
 

GOTTOYS

Well-known member
Re: full timing

If your happy with what you've got, KEEP IT! Sounds like the bugs are worked out of it. If you travel to the South, you will probably want dual A/C's installed, if you haven't already. Make sure you don't have TowMax tires on it. I also am planning on using our Elkridge because we love what we got, and really don't care for the new floor layouts and this crazy chocolate exterior. Doesn't your coach have all season decal by the entrance door? Greetings from the Rend Lake Illinois area (I-57). Don
An "all season" decal doesn't make it an all season coach. There very few true all season coaches on the market and our Big Countries, are not among them. It will work for full-timing as good as most but don't expect the furniture to last very long...Don
 

MCTalley

Well-known member
Re: full timing

We've been full-timing in our 2013 Big Country for two years and four months now and have put 41,878 miles on it in that time.

We've stayed a few nights here and there in places where the overnight temperatures have been in the upper teens or low 20's. With proper preparation we've never had an issue. You should be fine.

As one poster mentioned, replace any stock Load Range E tires (especially Towmax tires) with something a bit heavier duty (we run Load Range G Goodyear G614s on ours) for smoother, more worry-free travel. This is probably especially true if your trailer still has the tires on it that came on it when it was built, since they'll be 4 or 5 years old by now.
 

caissiel

Senior Member
Been FT in a 2009 BC for the past 5 years. We are leaving for Florida tomorrow. Been exposed to 0 deg F for the past 3 weeks. For temperatures below 10 F we just drained the fresh water tank by pumping it dry thus draining the kitchen sink water lines. We have been well in the cold weather while equipped with double glasses windows. No yeti package.
 

Nabo

Southeast Region Director, HOC
We full timed in our 2012 Big Country 3650 for almost 2 years without any problems. When we order the BC, it was listed as a full time camper along with the Big Horns and Landmarks.
 
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