In this Heartland Prowler review, we are going to take a look at one of the most popular campers from one of the best travel trailer brands in the industry. In addition to construction, features and floor plans we’ve recorded an exterior and interior video tour to help you see what this travel trailer has to offer. Let’s get started.
The Heartland Prowler has been around for close to 50 years and according to Heartland holds the distinguished title as the #1 selling RV of all time. (I could not independently verify this claim by Heartland so please take it for what its worth.) The newer generation of Prowlers offers deep slides, tall ceiling, and features that are more luxurious than previous models all at a very reasonable price.
This camper features wood framing and aluminum siding. The roof is a walkable rubber membrane roof with an R-Value of 7. The same R-Value as the floor and sidewalls. The decking is 5/8″ and is bolted directly to the frame. Wall studs are on 16″ centers. The front of the Prowler features an aerodynamic profile with a diamond plate stone guard.
Some other construction features include:
- Electric-power slide-out
- 8′ exterior width
- 80″ interior ceiling height
- Finished pass-through storage
- Hurricane straps
The Heartland Prowler’s exterior features are in line with other travel trailer manufacturers. The exterior feature list includes:
- Radial tires with steel rims
- Exterior speakers with LED lights
- Fender skirts – molded
- LED light strip
- Screen door
- Rain gutters
- 20 lbs propane tank
- Radius tinted safety glass windows
The Prowler Convenience Package adds power stabilizer jacks, power awning with LED lights, heated and enclosed underbelly and a few more items.
The pass-through storage on the Prowler is huge.
The Heartland Prowler is available in 19-floor plans. The floorplans have a variety of layouts that will probably accommodate just about anyone. You’ll find plans with rear bathrooms, rear entry, some have bunk beds, and some have the kitchen in the rear. You also have the choice of one toy hauler floor plan the 261TH. Here is a chart showing all 19-floor plans, length, sleeping capacity and dry weight.
The interior on the Heartland Prowler is very well laid out for maximum use of space and well equipped with a host of standard features. You’ll find LED lighting throughout the interior space, cable TV hookup, AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth radio, USB charging ports, interior speakers and much more.
There is a convertible sleeper sofa in the living area. Tammy is usually very critical of RV sofas since she finds many of them to be too firm. That was not the case with the sofa in this camper. It was very comfortable and provided a very good seating area with good support.
Another feature we liked about the inside of the Prowler was the in-floor ducted heat. Though it wasn’t active when we did our walkthrough we prefer that type of heating system rather than a ceiling mount-type.
In the kitchen area, you will find all stainless steel appliances. There is a nice sized refrigerator, microwave oven, and a stainless steel residential style sink. The 3-burner cooktop is a decent size and above it, you’ll find a range hood with light and exhaust fan.
The bathroom is a dry bath meaning there is a separate shower and toilet and includes an ABS shower surround.
The bedroom specifically on the 240RB plan is just large enough for the mattress and a little bit of space on either side of the bed. There is a small wardrobe on either side as well as under bed storage, electric outlets, and mirrors on the wardrobe doors.
The Prowler comes with 6 standard safety features that include a propane alarm, break-away switch, deadbolt on the entrance door, dual hitch safety chains, smoke alarms, and multiple egress windows.
In addition to the standard equipment, the Heartland Prowler comes with a selection of optional features that enhance both the exterior and interior. These are just a few of the optional features you can purchase:
- Power tongue jack
- Hot and cold exterior shower
- Tri-fold sleeper sofar on selected models
- HD LED TV on selected models
- 15,000 BTU air conditioner
Heartland Prowler 240RB Video Tour
Tammy and I attended the OKC Boat and RV Show this January 2020. Several in-state dealers were at the show with an assortment of travel trailers, 5th wheels, and toy haulers. We wanted to do a video tour of several models but there were just too many people at the event to do so effectively. I did manage, after a few attempts, to do a walkthrough of the Heartland Prowler 240RB. There was quite a bit of noise so I muted the audio.
Unfortunately, I could not find many reviews by owners. The view that I did find either considered the Prowler a good buy or a terrible purchase due to construction quality issues. Suffice it to say I could not find enough information to make a definitive assessment of quality and after-purchase satisfaction. If a Heartland Prowler is a travel trailer you might be interested in join the RV forums and ask questions. Most RV owners will tell it like it is.
Summary of Heartland Prowler Review
Overall we think the Heartland Prowler is an excellent travel trailer. The selection of floor plans makes it easy to find one that fits your needs. The list of features and standard equipment is excellent and the available optional equipment will provide some added benefits as well. To learn more about the Heartland Prower visit their website. Learn more about the RV brands we like.
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