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Old 12-22-2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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I just spent an hour with a salesman at the Camping World in Katy, Texas. He told me that the only 5th wheel toy hauler made for full-timers is the Heartland Cyclone. They just happened to have two in stock on sale. Any comments on this? I've spent two years in my 2016 XLR 375 AMP so far. It's been OK for my first rig.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-22-2018, 05:13 PM   #2
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That may because they happen to have two in stock. I don't think the really high-end FWs like DRV have toy haulers.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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It all depends on what you’re looking for and the size of your wallet.
His job is to sell what’s on the lot.
Find something you like and that works for your life style and tell the dealer what you want and don’t fall for his games.
There all on sale when you start negotiating!
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:27 PM   #4
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That sales man is full of crap.

If it matters, you want a toy hauler warranted for fulltime living. Road Warrior and Grand Design both are. I assume the DRV Full House are as well.

My Prime Time Spartan 1245, which is not fulltime rated, has been our fulltime home (for our family of 4) since March. It has had a few little quirks but it’s been going pretty well for us so far.
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Very few 5th wheels are officially rated for full timing.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:14 PM   #6
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Very few 5th wheels are officially rated for full timing.
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I wouldn’t buy a Heartland product since being taken over by Thor. They used to make a great product but since Thor, their forum is full of complaints.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:28 PM   #9
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The salesperson is destroying their credibility with such a comment.

Riverstone makes a toy hauler. Many use Riverstones full time. There are other manufacturers that do the same.
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I wouldn’t buy a Heartland product since being taken over by Thor. They used to make a great product but since Thor, their forum is full of complaints.
What he said.

I remember when I used to have my Cyclone from 2011-2013. I was a member of the Heartland Owners Forum. Multiple times the Heartland reps would recommend a Cyclone to people contemplating full-timing with one. They hated me with a passion because 1. My Cyclone was a POS and I shared all my crap stories and 2. My Cyclone paperwork specifically mentioned anyone full-timing with a Cyclone would have their warranty voided and I loved sharing that information as well.

Not sure if that's changed but I would certainly check before signing any papers.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:40 AM   #11
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The salesperson is destroying their credibility with such a comment.

Riverstone makes a toy hauler. Many use Riverstones full time. There are other manufacturers that do the same.
I would agree with this but it also depends what you want to carry in the garage, this model is more for a single bike or golf cart. If needing to carry more maybe the Full House by DRV or a custom unit from Spacecraft or New Horizon.
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I just spent an hour with a salesman at the Camping World in Katy, Texas. He told me that the only 5th wheel toy hauler made for full-timers is the Heartland Cyclone. They just happened to have two in stock on sale. Any comments on this? I've spent two years in my 2016 XLR 375 AMP so far. It's been OK for my first rig.Attachment 193380
Any one that suits your needs is the right one . the sales man is full of you know what
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Everyone is different, the old say to each their own. Buy what you like not what someone else likes
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I've seen people full timing in a lance slide in camper. Wino living in a refrigerator box. But you should always listen to the salesmen he knows best how to spend your money.
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I wouldn’t buy a Heartland product since being taken over by Thor. They used to make a great product but since Thor, their forum is full of complaints.
Not any worse than any other brand...including FR!
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"They just happened to have two in stock on sale."

Hey, I have a really nice bridge that I'm no longer using. I can give you a REALLY good deal on it.
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Not any worse than any other brand...including FR!


We just went through 6 months looking from Jacksonville south to Tampa, Orlando and north to Charleston over to near Atlanta. The many fifth wheels we looked at and compared, money and build quality. The Heartland products looked nice to the untrained eye but there were many flaws that should have been caught by QC. We purchased another FR product, our 3rd FR RV out of 5. Our new Cardinal was one of 2 we settled on, the other a Valeno. Nothing Thor makes comes close. BTW, Thor has completely ruined Jayco.
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I just spent an hour with a salesman at the Camping World in Katy, Texas. He told me that the only 5th wheel toy hauler made for full-timers is the Heartland Cyclone. They just happened to have two in stock on sale. Any comments on this? I've spent two years in my 2016 XLR 375 AMP so far. It's been OK for my first rig.Attachment 193380

You are in the home of the most rv dealerships per capita and you went to Camping World? Is it still the policy of Camping World to not accept trades? Here's why. They prey on rookies. Rookies don't have trades. Stay away. There are over 100 dealers within 200 miles of you.
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You are in the home of the most rv dealerships per capita and you went to Camping World? Is it still the policy of Camping World to not accept trades? Here's why. They prey on rookies. Rookies don't have trades. Stay away. There are over 100 dealers within 200 miles of you.
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We just went through 6 months looking from Jacksonville south to Tampa, Orlando and north to Charleston over to near Atlanta. The many fifth wheels we looked at and compared, money and build quality. The Heartland products looked nice to the untrained eye but there were many flaws that should have been caught by QC. We purchased another FR product, our 3rd FR RV out of 5. Our new Cardinal was one of 2 we settled on, the other a Valeno. Nothing Thor makes comes close. BTW, Thor has completely ruined Jayco.
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