Yes, it's what I tell my customers: Every product/manufacturer has problems, what separates good products from bad: how quickly and thoroughly the manufacturer responds to problems.
Thank you for the updates - especially the confirmation that most of the (few) frame issues seem to be isolated to the 5th wheel models. The weight of some of the larger models, at such an odd configuration, must create tremendous frame stress - if welds were not satisfactory/per the engineering - I completely understand the issue.
Having said all that - and based on your input (and how meticulously these original owners kept this BEAUTIFUL Mountaineer)...
WE TOO (TWO?) ARE NOW OWNERS OF THE MONTANA DREAM!!!
We LOVE this RV, it's SO well thought out, so many finished details, we are SO HAPPY!
Thanks again, glad to finally be apart of the community!!