We bought this RV, montana high country 331rl, in Feb of 2019. Manufacture date was Oct 2018. I loved the floor plan. Unfortunately our first camping experience, May 2019, we found some issues. The bathroom door makes a grinding sound when you close it, which in the middle of the night is annoying. The freez...
We bought this RV, montana high country 331rl, in Feb of 2019. Manufacture date was Oct 2018. I loved the floor plan. Unfortunately our first camping experience, May 2019, we found some issues. The bathroom door makes a grinding sound when you close it, which in the middle of the night is annoying. The freezer didn't have a seal and didn't get cold enough to keep food frozen, the ice maker was not hooked in made a loud noise, (which is inaccessible unless you remove the refrigerator by taking out the slide), the black and gray tanks were labeled wrong ( good thing the health department did not inspect the campgrounds, as we were dumping into the gray tank), the leveling jacks were displaying error but camper was level and when the furnace was turned on it started to work but then went off and wouldn't come back on, which we found that the plastic bag the igniter came in was left on the igniter, installed and melted the first time we turned it on! It prevented the igniter from lighting. Once we peeled the plastic off , it worked but then we discovered the vents weren't connected and only the floor was heating! The place we bought from wanted us to bring it back, almost 200 miles, and it would get repaired, but reviews said it could take the whole camping season to get done because the service department sucks , plus we were already set up so we had the repairs done ourself. If you are parked in a shady area you are good as far as the AC but if you get even a few hours of sun be prepared to have it be cooler outside than inside the camper. The biggest flaw in this model is the windows. Out of 13 windows, 9 are crankouts that only go out about 5 inches. These crankout windows are useless! You don't get any outside airflow through them. We also have a sky light over the island, which looks nice but the sun beats in and heats up the camper faster, so we keep the shade pulled over it 24/7. After 1 camping season the microwave, a highpointe model, which was hardly ever used, kept blowing fuses. Come to find out the door was mounted wrong and when shut, shook the fuse, causing it to blow. Lastly we heard a popping sound one evening and saw that the awning was coming off the camper at one side. When inspected , it was attached with too small of screws. We bought molly screws and reattached the awning properly. I like the floorplan of this model and have looked at the new models of this camper and it is still built the same.! No thank you.... I would not purchase a new one nor do I recommend this model to others! We have learned looks are not everything. Our next camper, we will go through with a fine tooth comb, and look at functionality and reviews!