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A tradition that continues for almost fifty years is the Heartland Prowler fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy hauler travel trailers. You'll find this brand to be the best value-packed, quality-built trailer on the market today. The Heartland Prowler will have your family covered with a comfy, functional home base the next time you are in the mood to prowl the countryside for an interesting destination to enjoy!

Having remained a top-selling towable trailer brand for many years, you won't be disappointed with what Heartland is bringing you this year with the Prowler label. There is a large variety of floorplan models to choose from in these travel trailer and fifth wheel models. With plenty of room to move about and abundant storage space, you won't have to leave anything behind, except worry and stress!  

With a Prowler fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler travel trailer, you'll create memories for a lifetime with each adventure you take! Come choose your model today!
  • Prowler 286P BHS

    Prowler 286P BHS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 286P BHS highlights: Private Bedroom Outdoor ... more about Prowler 286P BHS

    Specifications

    Sleeps 10
    Slides 1
    Length 34 ft 4 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 654 lbs
    Dry Weight 6782 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Number Of Bunks 2
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Axle Weight 5080 lbs
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Axle Count 2
    Shower Type Standard

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  • Prowler 29P RKS

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    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 29P RKS highlights: Private Master Suite ... more about Prowler 29P RKS

    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 2
    Length 34 ft 8 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 812 lbs
    Gross Weight 9400 lbs
    Dry Weight 7286 lbs
    Cargo Weight 1634 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 70 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 4400 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 15'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 30P RLS

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    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 30P RLS highlights: Private Master Suite Two ... more about Prowler 30P RLS

    Specifications

    Sleeps 5
    Slides 2
    Length 35 ft 3 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 838 lbs
    Gross Weight 9400 lbs
    Dry Weight 7786 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 5080 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 13'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 20P RBS

    Prowler 20P RBS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 20P RBS highlights: Semi-Private Bedroom ... more about Prowler 20P RBS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 4
    Slides 1
    Length 26 ft
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 10 ft 9 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 450 lbs
    Gross Weight 7300 lbs
    Dry Weight 4925 lbs
    Cargo Weight 1930 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 14
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 3500 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 14'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 25P RLS

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    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 25P RLS highlights: U-Shaped Booth Dinette ... more about Prowler 25P RLS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 6
    Slides 1
    Length 30 ft
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 995 lbs
    Gross Weight 7800 lbs
    Dry Weight 6238 lbs
    Cargo Weight 1412 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 14
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 3500 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 17'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 268P RBS

    Prowler 268P RBS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 268P RBS highlights: Rear Bathroom Private ... more about Prowler 268P RBS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 5
    Slides 1
    Length 30 ft 9 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 626 lbs
    Dry Weight 6198 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Axle Weight 5080 lbs
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Axle Count 2
    Shower Type Standard

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  • Prowler 275P BHS

    Prowler 275P BHS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 275P BHS highlights: Outdoor Kitchen Double ... more about Prowler 275P BHS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 10
    Slides 1
    Length 31 ft 4 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 816 lbs
    Gross Weight 9000 lbs
    Dry Weight 6582 lbs
    Cargo Weight 2448 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 2
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 4400 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 15'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Tub/Shower Combo
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 28P BHS

    Prowler 28P BHS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 28P BHS highlights: Double Bunk Beds Two ... more about Prowler 28P BHS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 10
    Slides 1
    Length 32 ft 4 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 850 lbs
    Gross Weight 9000 lbs
    Dry Weight 6612 lbs
    Cargo Weight 2082 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 2
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 4400 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 17'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Tub/Shower Combo
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 28P RLS

    Prowler 28P RLS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 28P RLS highlights: Two Entry/Exit Doors ... more about Prowler 28P RLS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 5
    Slides 1
    Length 33 ft
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 2 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 665 lbs
    Gross Weight 9000 lbs
    Dry Weight 6856 lbs
    Cargo Weight 2100 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 35 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 4400 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 15'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 32P BHS

    Prowler 32P BHS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 32P BHS highlights: Outdoor Kitchen ... more about Prowler 32P BHS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 10
    Slides 2
    Length 35 ft 10 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 920 lbs
    Gross Weight 10160 lbs
    Dry Weight 7849 lbs
    Cargo Weight 1760 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 70 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 2
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 5080 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 15'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Tub/Shower Combo
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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  • Prowler 33P BHS

    Prowler 33P BHS Floorplan Image

    Heartland Prowler travel trailer 33P BHS highlights: Sleeps Nine Private ... more about Prowler 33P BHS

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    Specifications

    Sleeps 9
    Slides 3
    Length 36 ft 10 in
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 11 ft 4 in
    Int Height 6 ft 8 in
    Hitch Weight 784 lbs
    Gross Weight 10160 lbs
    Dry Weight 8812 lbs
    Cargo Weight 1126 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 42 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 70 gals
    Black Water Capacity 35 gals
    Tire Size 15
    Furnace BTU 30000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 3
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type Stainless Steel Double Door
    Refrigerator Size 6 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 3
    Number of Awnings 1
    Axle Weight 5080 lbs
    LP Tank Capacity 30 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    AC BTU 13500 btu
    Cargo Deck Size 0 ft
    Awning Info 17'
    Axle Count 2
    Number of LP Tanks 2
    Shower Type Neo-Angled
    Electrical Service 30 amp

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Prowler Features:

Standard Features
 
Fifth Wheels

Exterior Standards

  • XL Folding Assist Handle at Entry Door
  • Aluminum Triple Entry Steps
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Radial Tires
  • Full Walk-On Roof
  • Radius Tinted Windows with Safety Glass
  • Entrance Door with Radius Corners
  • Water Heater Bypass Kit
  • Exterior Shower
  • Gel-Coated Fiberglass Front Cap with Tight Turn Technology
  • Front Hitch Light
  • 30 LB LP Bottles
  • Power Awning with LED Lights
  • 50 AMP Service
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Cable TV Hookup with Antenna
  • Power Front Jacks
  • Power Rear Stabilizer Jacks
  • Spare Tire
  • Heated and Enclosed Underbelly
  • Black Tank Flush
  • Colored Laminated Sidewalls with Aluminum Studs
  • Prepped for Solar Panels and Back-Up Camera
  • Dexter Axles with EZ-Flex
  • Magnetic Compartment Door Hold-Backs
  • Full Pass-Through Basement Storage
Interior Standards
  • LED Interior Lights Throughout
  • LED Light Strip behind Fascia
  • Residential 50/50 Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 8 Cubic Foot Refrigerator
  • Microwave Oven with Carousel
  • Stainless Steel Hardware and Hidden Hinges
  • Steel Ball Bearing Drawer Guides
  • Box Valances with Lambrequins in Living Room
  • Night Shades in Living Area and Bedroom
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD Entertainment Center
  • 13,500 BTU Air Conditioner
  • Porcelain Toilet with Foot Flush
  • Beauflor Flooring
  • Two Marine-Grade Outdoor Speakers
  • Gas, Electric, DSI Water Heater
  • Gas Oven with 3-Burner Range
  • Range Hood with Light and Exhaust Fan
  • Real Wood Drawer Fronts
  • Pocket Bored Screwed Cabinets with Hidden Hinges
  • Tri-Fold Sleeper Sofa
  • Push Back Recliners (Select Models)
  • Chair Rail in Slide Room
  • Skylight in the Shower
  • Sliding Wood Pocket Doors
  • Roof Vents
  • Neo-Angle Glass Shower (Select Models)
  • Designer Light over Dinette
  • Designer Bedspread
  • Dual Ducted AC System

Standard Safety Equipment

  • LP Detector with Alarm
  • Break Away Switch
  • Dead Bolt Lock on Entrance Door
  • Dual Hitch Safety Chains
  • Smoke Detector with Alarm
  • Multiple Egress Windows
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector with Alarm

Options

  • Fold-Down Bike Rack/Storage Tray
  • HD LCD TV
  • Sink Covers
  • 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner in Place of 13,500 BTU
  • Second A/C in Bedroom (Select Models)
  • Electric Landing Gear (Select Models)

 

Travel Trailers

Construction Features

  • Aluminum Exterior Metal Sides
  • Aluminum Front Exterior Metal
  • R-7 Rated Fiberglass Insulated Sidewall, Roof, and Floor
  • 5/8” Dyna Span® Floor Decking
  • Roof Rafters Wood Tapered 4 1/2” Trusses
  • Aerodynamic Radius Front Profile
  • Wall Studs on 16” Centers
  • Electric-Powered Slide Room
  • Fully Walkable Roof
  • 8’ Exterior Width
  • 80” Interior Ceiling Height
  • 2” x 3” Longitudinal Floor Joists
  • Cambered Structural Steel I-Beam Frame
  • Finished Pass-Through Storage
  • Deep Flush Floor Slides

Exterior

  • Radial Tires with Steel Rims and E-Z Lube Axles
  • Molded Fender Skirts
  • LED-Lit Exterior Speakers
  • Under-Body Accent LED Light Strip
  • Screen Door
  • Rain Guttering with Extra Long Drip Spouts
  • 30 LB LP Bottles with Auto Change Over and Easy Access Cover
  • Radius Tinted Safety Glass Windows
  • Extra Large Entry Grab Handle
  • Diamond Plate Stone Guard
  • Triple Entrance Step
  • Prepped for Backup Camera

Interior

  • LED Interior Lights Throughout
  • LED Light Strip Behind Fascia
  • Overhead Cabinet over Sofa in Slide-Outs
  • Convertible Sleeper Sofas with Arms
  • Cable TV Hook-Up with RG6 Coax Cabling
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD Entertainment System with Bluetooth Capability
  • USB Charging Port
  • Inside and Outside Speakers
  • TV Antenna with Signal Booster
  • Chair Rail in Slide Room
  • Designer Light over Dinette
  • Extra Large Skylight in Living Area
  • Wood Pocket Door in Bedroom and Bunk Room
  • Built-In Knife Rack

Heat, Air, Power, and Water

  • Hook-Up for City Water
  • Systems Monitor Panel
  • 12V Demand Water Pump
  • 13,500 BTU Ducted A/C
  • 12V Electrical System
  • 110V 45 AMP Power Converter
  • DSI Gas and Electric Quick Recovery Hot Water Heater
  • Built-In 30 AMP Power Cord
  • 110V GFCI Protected Exterior Receptacle
  • Auto-Ignition Furnace with Wall Thermostat
  • In-Floor Ducted Heat
  • Water System Winterization Kit
  • Water Heater Bypass

Kitchen

  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Microwave Oven with Carousel
  • Ball Bearing Drawer Guides
  • Stainless Steel Residential-Style (50/50) Sink
  • Stainless Steel Pull-Out Faucet
  • Flush Mount 3-Burner Cook Top
  • Range Hood with Light and Exhaust Fan
  • Double-Door Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Spice Rack (Select Models)
  • Pull-Out Trash Can (Select Models)
  • Stainless Steel Knobs and Pulls

Bathroom

  • ABS Tub/Shower Surround
  • Bathroom Power Vent
  • Medicine Cabinet with Built-In Shelf
  • Towel Ring
  • Designer Shower Curtain
  • Porcelain Toilet with Foot Flush

Bedroom

  • TV Hookups
  • Shirt Wardrobe in Bedroom
  • Finished Under-the-Bed Storage with Gas Struts
  • Deep Overhead Storage Cabinet above Bed
  • Electric Outlets on Both Sides of the Bed
  • Mirrors on Wardrobe Doors

Standard Safety Equipment

  • Propane Alarm
  • Break-Away Switch
  • Dead-Bolt Lock on Entrance Door
  • Dual Hitch Safety Chains
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Multiple Egress Windows
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Options

  • Spare Tire and Carrier
  • Manual Stabilizer Jacks (Two Pair)
  • Power Stabilizer Jacks (Two Pair)
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • Exterior Shower
  • Exterior Grill
  • Electric Awning with LED Lights
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Rear Ladder
  • Black Tank Flush
  • Fully Enclosed/Heated Underbelly
  • Fiberglass Exterior
  • Night Shades in Living Area and Bedroom
  • Tri-Fold Sleeper Sofa (Select Models)
  • HD LCD TV
  • Free-Standing Dinette (Select Models)
  • 8 Cubic Foot Refrigerator
  • 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner in Place of 13,500 BTU A/C
  • 50 AMP Electrical Service with Dual A/C (Select Models)
  • Double-over-Double Bunk Configuration (Select Models)

 

See us for a complete list of features and available options!

 

All standard features and specifications are subject to change.

Manu-Facts:

Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, Elkhart, Ind., was founded in 2003 by a quintet of RV veterans. Their philosophy is lower numbers mean a better market and better dealers. That was one of the reasons why all of them left their previous companies to bring Heartland RV to the public.

The first product created by Heartland was a high-end fifth wheel. The LANDMARK which was aimed at extended-stay RVers who spend a lot of time in their coaches at one location was picked to create first on purpose because it was going to be the hardest to build and they wanted to prove that they could do it and do it right.

Because of the success with the Landmark they were able to introduce the BIGHORN in 2004. From this debut, Heartland doubled its dealer base, and added three new coaches in 2005, the CYCLONE toy hauler, SUNDANCE mid-profile fifth wheel, and the entry level line callled the TRAIL RUNNER.

In 2006, Heartland broke ground on a new 110,000 sq. ft. production facility with a new corporate office structure attached.  By the spring of 2006, Heartland had moved into the Top Ten 5th wheel manufacturers, and by the end of the year were solidly #8 with their eyes toward the #5 spot.  Heartland was again poised for growth and launched the BIG COUNTRY 5th wheel and RAZOR toy hauler.
 
In the spring of 2007, Heartland introduced the NORTH TRAIL line of laminated construction light weight travel trailers and 5th wheels. Continued growth continued and in 2008 another expansion in a new 80,000 sq. ft. facility to produce NORTH COUNTRY wood constructed aluminum sided travel trailers.  The North Country builds on Heartlands tradition of doing it better and doing things right.  In just a few short years Heartland is now #3 in 5th wheels and closing in fast on being among the top 5 towable manufacturers of 5th wheels and travel trailers combined.

Their goal is not to be a high volume company. Heartland aims to create demand from their dealers and for their dealers, and keep innovations going. With notable technological accomplishments like the Patented improved 88 degree turning radius for extended-cab or short-bed pickup trucks and the development of a universal docking center they have proven year after year that they are well on their way to doing exactly what they set out to do!