We are Traveling Bruces, family of three and two dogs who travel the U.S. during school breaks. We bought our Heartland Bighorn Traveler 37RD and did a three-week road trip from Tennessee to Glacier National Park this summer. We had zero issues and fell in love with the floor plan and space! You can access the refrigerator, sink, kitchen table, bathroom and bedroom without putting out a single slide! This is perfect for long travel days when you want to eat lunch and use your own bathroom.
When we saw the floor plan online, we were concerned about the layout - it was an innovative floor plan but different to what we were seeing from other brands. We immediately fell in love after seeing it the first time in person! We don’t cook a lot inside the RV, but it has an outdoor kitchen, so it gives us just the right amount of space overall. The placement of the television across of the loveseat is wonderful, and the fireplace is amazing and now has become a non-negotiable feature moving forward. The bunkhouse is great for the kids and grandkids but now that everyone is growing up, we’re looking forward to our next Heartland purchase.
He says this is our forever camper but I always like to look. We had a Bighorn before and loved it, but was looking for more space to match our needs, and we like the space the garage in the Cyclone provides for us. We originally bought a the toy hauler for guests to be able to camp with us, but now we’ve kind of created the space for ourselves - but our kids and grandkid are always welcome! The challenge is having a rig for a few years and getting it to how you want it and then you trade it in for something new. Now ,we’re starting over, sifting out what goes where, how to maximize the space. Our toy hauler is not stationary. It’s going to be used and needs be able to travel. We’re headed to California in the fall. Our longer term goal is to spend six months on the road - 3 months on 3 months off and so on. In between visiting family, we will hit owners rallies and events happening along the way.
We knew when retired we wanted to travel in an RV, so we started researching and found the Heartland Owners Forum. We narrowed it down to a Landmark 365 and a Redwood. We joined both forums before we bought - just doing research and snooping around. We started going to RV shows and saw a Newport in person. After seeing the fit, finishes and quality the Redwood didn’t compare. Ultimately, it was Cindy’s decision and we couldn’t be happier. We took it back to Heartland RVs for warranty repairs and after our own modifications it’s pretty much bullet proof now.
This is our second Heartland [RV] we have owned. We started in a 2012 Greystone and then ordered this Bighorn 3575EL in 2017. We had to have two things - a “bar area” or the coffee bar and two entry points into the bathroom. Those features are what sold us on the floor plan. We retired in April and have a property in Ohio, and use our Bighorn about every weekend in the summer. One of our favorite places to travel to is Tennessee - obviously we are big Tennessee fans, but this year we’ve really enjoyed Florida.
We weren’t even looking to upgrade. We went to an RV shows - we still do, and we walked into a Landmark and I fell in love with the big bathroom and the walk-in closet. I guess you could call it a spontaneous upgrade. We had a Bighorn before this but couldn’t resist the Landmark after seeing it in person. We’ve had a great experience with Heartland. Only a few issues but they were responsive and sent us replacement parts no questions asked. Tim at T&S was wonderful and super helpful through the buying and PDI process.
We have the Heartland Torque 371 and really enjoy all the features and amenities it offers. The 13’ garage is plenty big enough to haul our motorcycle and all the cabinetry in the kitchen is nice too. One of the biggest selling points for us is that the TV is positioned in front of the couch instead of angled to the side.
For us, what sold us on the Cyclone 4007 were three main features – the basement storage, the main bedroom, and the toy hauler garage. When researching other floor plans and models, we kept coming back to this floor plan. We knew we wanted a toy hauler model so the kids could have their own room and we loved that the loft was within the garage space and not in the kitchen. The main bedroom has a lot of space, and since we travel with an infant, we have so much more room to accommodate her for her needs. As a family of six, having increased basement storage that fits everything we need was a huge selling point for us, as well as the functional kitchen. We enjoy eating meals as a family, so having a dinette for us to all fit comfortably was a kicker!