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Montana Comparisons

Below is a list of RV comparisons we have done to help you learn some of the reasons why Montana has been the # 1 selling Fifth Wheel for 11YEARS in a row.Please note that this area is under construction and more is being added all the time.

First comparison is Montana RV VS  Alpine RV

 Montana Alpine
# 1 Selling 5th wheel 11 Years in a row.
 # 8 selling 5th wheel last year.
 5" Arched Galvanized Steel roof trusses. The arched provides a unique interior feel & taller ceiling. These studs are lighter & stronger then aluminum & allow for 30" of extra roof insulation.Cheaper wood roof studs that can dry rot over time, rot out from water damage if leaks happen & also can have termite issues.
 Aluminum framed slide outs saving extra weight and eliminating stud rot issues.
Cheaper wood studs that can dry rot over time, rot out from water damage if leaks happen & also can have termite issues.
 5/8" seamless floor decking with Aluminum Framed Floor studs. Constructed more like a home.Laminated "Glued" floor system built like a lite weight trailer.
R-38 Roof insulation helps trap the heat in during the winter & helps keep the heat from the sun out during the summer.
Only R-28 roof insulation letting more heat out in the winter time and more heat in on those hot sunny days causing the furnace & A/C to work more.
 Dinette table swivels, slides & has a drawer for more room. Cheaper RV style dinette
 Mor/Ryde rubber suspension allows 4" of travel. Trail air only has 3" of travel.
Goodyear 16" E-range tires. Lots of tire stores warranty Goodyear tires if needed.
Generic tires. Limited customer service & parts.
 Easy store sewer boomer Not available
 Battery discount Not available
 Easy set remote control system Not available
 Rear hitch for bike rack is standard
 Not available

 
  
 Montana Sold 4,061 New 5th Wheels last year.
 Alpine only sold 1,388. Less demand for them new equals less demand for them used causing lower resale value.
Second comparison is Montana RV VS Jayco Pinnacle

Montana
Jayco
 #1 Selling 5th wheel 11 years in a row.
#30 selling fifth wheel last year.
Wet bolts, 1/2" Shackle links & Bronze Bushings.   = Greasable, Heavy Duty, Longer lasting Axle parts.
 Non-Greasable Bolts, Only 1/4" Shackle Links & Cheap Nylon bushings. Not High end axle parts.
 5" Arched Galvanized Steel roof trusses. The arched provides a unique interior feel & taller ceiling. These studs are lighter & stronger then aluminum & allow for 30"'s of extra roof insulation.Old style 4" Hollow aluminum studs with no insulation inside stud. This can allow condensation buildup which can lead to delamination.
 Roof is constructed more like your home. Even has a nice arched interior look giving better head room and style to the fifth wheel.
Laminated roof constructed like a light weight camper. The roof is normally the first place to leak on an RV and being put together with Foam, glue, 1/8" luan and 1/8" ceiling board is just asking for failure.
 R-38 Roof insulation. Our Insulation is 38 from front to back and side to side.
 R-21 in the center of roof. As the roof tappers to the side walls the insulation gets thin and less in R value
 R-9 side wall insulation
 Only R-8 insulation
 2 layers of luan board in walls
 Saving money by only putting in one layer.
 Aluminum Framed floor studs
 Cheaper wood studs in floor.
 Aerodynamic, Max turn Front Fiberglass cap
 Old style RV cap that is not very good for short beds or gas savings.
 Heavy Duty Hydraulic slide system
 Electric motor system.
 4 step entry into camper
 Cheaper taller 3 step entry
 Easy set remote control system
 Not available
 Rear Back up Lights
 Not available
 Rear mounted bike rack hitch standard
 Not available
 Molded solid surface bathroom counter top
 Multiple piece counter & sink. Water can get in gaps causing damage.
 5.1 home theater surround sound system
 Cheaper RV style stereo.
Sold Hickory cabinet stiles, Solid Hard wood slide out Fascia, Desktops, Dresser top.
Paper wrapped lumber core stiles. Foam slide out fascias, Formica Desk top, Lumber core end panels with plastic insert.
Mor Ryde 4000 gives 4" of travel for better ride.
Uses cheaper Mor Ryde 3000 which does 3"
High pressure Outside Shower 15' Hose.
Standard RV outside shower with 3' hose
Montana RV Sold 4,061 Last  
Jayco Pinnacle only sold 487 Last year
Third comparison is Montana RV VS  Cedar Creek

Montana
Cedar Creek
# 1 selling 5th wheel 11 years in a row.
 # 13 selling 5th wheel last year.
5" Arched Galvanized Steel roof trusses. The arched provides a unique interior feel & taller ceiling. These studs are lighter & stronger then aluminum & allow for 30 inches of extra roof insulation.4" Hollow aluminum studs with no insulation inside.
Radius Roof Allowing Maximum Interior Height
Old stile flat roof line
Welded Aluminum Studs in Floor & Walls
Cheaper Screwed together aluminum studs all over.
Side walls are built on a C&C machine for exact tolerances making sure they match every time.
Hand made.
R-9 Foam block insulation
R-7 Fiberglass insulation that can settle over time.
Seamless, marine grade Dynaspan floor decking with Limited lifetime warranty
4x8 sheets of plywood. That's a lot of squeaky joints over time. No lifetime warranty or Marine grade resin.
90 amp power convert. Gives you extra power.
Only a 65 amp power convert
Free standing table slides and swivels for more room
Standard RV dinette.
Molded solid surface counter top.
Multiple piece counter & sink. Water can get in gaps causing damage.
Aerodynamic, Max turn Front Fiberglass cap.Flat taller style RV cap that is not good for aerodynamics
4 step entry making it easier to enter.
Only 3 step entry making steeper climb between steps.
3 year warranty on Decals
Only 1 year warranty on decals
90amp power converter for extra power.
65amp power converter. Watch how much you turn on.
Enclosed, Heated & Insulated tanks & water lines Montana's underbelly is heated by forced hot air from the furnace, which is the best method to prevent water lines, dump valves & holding tanks from freezing. Montana water lines are installed between the floor joist, near the heat duct & above all the insulation & heated underbelly.
Cedar Creek uses 12volt heat pads on the tank but this does nothing to prevent the dump valves & water lines from freezing. There water lines are installed  in the underbelly but not enclosed with insulation between the floor joist.
 4,061 New Montana's Sold Last Year.
 1,187 Cedar Creeks Sold Last year.
Forth comparison is Montana RV VS  Bighorn RV

 # 1 selling 5th wheel 11 years in a row.# 3 selling 5th wheel last year.
5" Arched Galvanized Steel roof trusses. The arched provides a unique interior feel & taller ceiling. These studs are lighter & stronger then aluminum & allow for 30"'s of extra roof insulation.
Old style 4" Hollow aluminum studs with no insulation inside stud. This can allow condensation buildup which can lead to delamination or more.
Roof is constructed more like your home. Even has a nice arched interior look giving better head room and style to the fifth wheel.
Roof is laminated "Glued" constructed like a light weight camper.
R-38 Roof insulation. Our Insulation is 38 from front to back and side to side.R-21 in the center of roof. As the roof tappers to the side walls the insulation gets thin and less in R value.
4 entry step & 30" x 76" wide entry door.
Only 3 entry step & 28" x 70" entry door.
Wet bolts, 1/2" Shackle links & Bronze Bushings.   = Greasable, Heavy Duty, Longer lasting Axle parts.Non-Greasable Bolts, Only 1/4" Shackle Links & Cheap Nylon bushings. Not High end axle parts.
Goodyear 16" E-range tires.
Generic tires with limited customer service & parts.
90 amp power converter
Only a 60 amp power converter.
3" thick interior walls
Only 2" thick interior walls.
Rear back up lights for those dark spots.
Not available
12 volt HD TV in bedroom also goes outside.
110 volt TV that can't be watched with out shore power or generator.
30" deep bedroom slide out.
Only 22" making for less room at foot of bed when open.
King size bed is 72" wide.
King bed is only 70" wide.
1" rear accessory hitch standard.
Not an option.
High pressure exterior shower with 16' hose.
Standard low pressure RV type with short hose.
Ducted 2nd A/C option uses remote temperature sensor & dual zone digital thermostat.
Bighorns 2nd A/C is not ducted & dual zone thermostat is unavailable. In fact they use a cheap analog version.
4,061 New Montana's sold last year.
2,528 new Bighorns sold last year.
 

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