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Old 10-31-2019, 10:11 PM   #41
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Chief T,

I'm with you on hanging on to this group after jumping ship, thru the years I have gotten some very good information.
The first camper I bought was a FR product in 2002. 2 years ago I went for the fifth wheel upgrade to have nothing bought my worst experience a person could ever have ( Crusader lite 30bhhs) worst product ever produced, pretty bad when 1 manager says it needed to be replaced and another said no. The factory rep even got involved with absolutely no help. So I bought a Heartland Bighorn 39MB 5ver, much better quality and excellent service from the dealer.
FRF is probably one of the best for info. There are so many users, despite of brand, that can help you out. I wish you all the best with your Heartland.

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Old 11-01-2019, 06:04 AM   #42
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The only floor plan approved by the Commander in Chief. She was meh on others.
I'm guessing that one of her issues was counter space. That was a big reason my wife fell in love with our 232RBXL, which FR no longer makes.

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Old 11-01-2019, 07:00 AM   #43
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Congrats. Welcome to the GD family. We love our GD Imagine. Join the Imagine Facebook page if you havenít already. I still spend some time on this site as well. Enjoy
Tim & Tracy, Jennifer (20), Alyssa (15), our dog Jazy

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Old 11-01-2019, 07:09 AM   #44
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This forum is like the Hotel California - you can check out but you can never leave!
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:20 AM   #45
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Chief T. We are doing the same thing. We purchased the same model at the fall RV show in Toronto a couple of weeks ago with delivery at the end of November. Saying goodbye to our 2018 Salem 27 Rkss.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:23 AM   #46
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Angry You will be sorry

I had a solitude 5th wheel and it was JUNK from day one. All ceiling lights kept falling out (had to be replaced), fireplace and microwave both quit working (had to be replaced), entire wheel and tire broke off shearing off all the lug nuts knocking a hole in the bottom of the slide then as it started out the side it damaged the tire behind it then proceeded to tear out the whole side of the camper from there back. All this was caused because the factory put the wrong length shackles on the springs which was letting the spring bottom out on the frame therefore making it once it did that you had a solid suspension. I was in North Dakota (didnít have more than 1500 miles on it) I noticed one of the tires was worn and the cords were showing. I called FR and asked if they were having tire Problems because I was and I didnít think the load range E tires were heavy enough for the weight of the camper. The guy said if I was going to buy 4 new tires that they recommend buying load range G tires but they wouldnít make it good even though it was still under warranty. I have been to almost every state and a whole lot of campgrounds and everyone that I have talked to along the way have had a lot of trouble with their Solitudes. By the way I now own a Fr and NO PROBLEMS. I feel sorry for you and I do wish you good luck.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:56 AM   #47
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Believe it or not.Attachment 218077
Just a hunch but are you sure you are intrepretting it correctly ? The $10.92 charge could be for the remaining time within your 6 month policy time frame with the old trailer that was pro rated.

On the bill it says the 6 month policy increase is $99.68

So the new six month rate is $99.68

Again this is just speculation
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #48
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Our 22MLE is due 2nd week of November. Keeping fingers crossed. Wonít get much camping in remainder of season except for a couple day shake down.

We found more info and received responses from gdrv Facebook then from the website. DW checks fb while I check the site. I still come to FR website. Have gotten a lot of good info here, Search function is good.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:41 PM   #49
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Hubby did tons of research on every model out there. He focused on build quality, axles (biggie since several were having issues) etc. After a little over 2 years of research, visiting several dealers in and out of state and several RV shows we finally agreed on the Rockwood Mini Lite 2511s. Rockwood is a classy product. The walls are solid to the touch both interior and exterior. On several other models there was a lot of give when we pushed on the walls. The interior quality was another big selling point. With few exceptions the rest looked cheaply done. I had wanted a rear or front kitchen and separate eating and sitting but in order to do 50 states we did not want to be greater than 30 feet and he wanted to keep the weight to no greater than 6k. This has a huge bathroom that is easily accessible if needed. I purchased TV trays to use if eating outdoors was not an option. The kitchen space is decent. My biggest concern with the middle kitchen was cabinet and prep space but that has not been an issue. At first glance it doesn't look like it has a great deal of storage but it has tons. The wardrobe slide is fantastic and the big door along with a good 18" from end of bed to wall doesn't give you that claustrophobic feel a lot of RVs have while allowing you to have a fully private bedroom. Ours is the early 2019 so the underbelly storage is not as big as the 2020s but I have always been good at packing small spaces.
Good luck with your GD.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:46 AM   #50
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We have a Rockwood 5ver and BIL has a Jayco 5ver and now this week the other BIL just got new Solitude 5ver and he gave his old 5ver to his son so now we need a 4 spot !!!
Frank & Cindy--- (SOB) 5th Wheel ---2019 Ram 3500 Cummins 6.7 SRW 4x4 8' bed--- Payload 4394------Remi & Sage camping pups---TST 507 TPMS ... B&W Patriot 18K---3.73 axle ... Predator 3500---2019 48 days ---2020 28 days Camping
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:41 AM   #51
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I saw our FR leave with another family in March and like you I strayed over to the GD product line. We purchased a new 3170BH Imagine and have had a few issues but nothing major. I have been pleased so far with the brand. We looked for what seemed like 3 years to find a replacement for out FR trailer and nothing seemed to fit the bill until we found this floor plan. Very pleased with the purchase. I think that knowing how RVís are made and what to expect when buying new conditioned my attitude when it comes to finding flaws of a new unit. Good luck with your new purchase. As you already know, the folks here are happy to have you hang around regardless of brand.
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