I picked a new Hallmark Milner last week. What began as a search for a Four Wheel Hawk to fit my F150 quickly escalated as I chased leads on used units after coming up empty on finding a new one in stock, and learning how long the lead times were. I had always thought Hallmark's looked very nice, and a friend has had one since 2013 which has been pretty much flawless, and he spends more than 100 nights a year in it. The problems for me were #1, the price, or the perceived price. #2, the weight which is a bit heavier. #3, I knew they had no dealers, and I figured they would be as backed up as Four Wheel. Luckily I called, talked to Matt Ward, and after he confirmed the lead times were long, I swung for the fences and asked if they had any cancellations. It turns out they had a Milner that was slated for the expo in Gunnison this summer that was just started and now had no expo to attend. Better yet, I could pick it up in 2-3 weeks if I decided to go for it.
After making the decision, I also decided to upgrade trucks and purchased a 2020 Ford F350 CCSB with the 6.7l diesel option. Too much truck? Well, if we ever add a 5th wheel (a possibility) for multi-month winter snowbirding it won't be. The bigger truck is also really nice in that it handles the camper like it isn't there and we like to travel on pretty rugged high-clearance 4x4 roads to get to hiking, fishing or mountain biking spots. Very happy to have upgraded!
While this is not a review per ser as I only have 3 nights in the camper since I picked it up a week ago, it is an endorsement to at least make sure you check out the Hallmark campers if you are shopping. The quality is very high and noticeable right away, the standard build is well-appointed, the insulation is impressive, plus the ability to put up to 400 pounds on the roof with zero strain in lifting is a huge bonus. Last, the Ward family seem to really enjoy making these campers and take great pride in their work. I have owned several RV's and the walkthrough from Hallmark was incredibly thorough, and left nothing to the imagination. I really enjoyed getting the behind the scenes look around their facility as well on the day of the install.
Pretty happy with how things worked out, we really love our new camper and are looking forward to spending many nights exploring our backyard and surrounding states.