With its teardrop shape and retro-look ABS fenders, the new MPG travel trailer (shown at left) from Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, Elkhart, Ind., hearkens back to the early days of RVing. But the laminated fiberglass-and-aluminum MPG, available in four 19- to 20-foot floorplans, three with slideouts, is fully equipped with amenities such as ducted-air conditioning, wet baths with integrated toilets, solid-wood cabinet fronts with raised-panel doors, three-way refrigerators and two-burner stoves. Introduced at the recent Louisville Show, MPG retails from $13,650. Also on display at the busy Heartland exhbit was the new mid-priced dual-entry Caliber travel trailer with four 30- to 37-foot single- or double-slide floorplans with molded front caps, metallic gray fiberglass sidewalls, insulated slam-latch baggage doors and glazed cherry cabinets with MSRPs from $25,950. In the fifth-wheel category, Heartland introduced the Greystone in five 35- to 37-foot triple-slide floorplans with aerodynamic front caps that allow an 88-degree turning radius. Standard features include heated-and-enclosed underbellies, universal docking stations, raised-panel cabinets, high-gloss ”platinum” sidewalls and free-standing dinette with four chairs. Base MSRP: $35,665.
Bolstering its presence in the growing mid-profile fifth-wheel market, Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced the Greystone series. The Greystone line, available in seven floorplans with triple- or quad-slideouts, is one of four Heartland brands set to debut at the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show Dec. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky., that feature the company’s new high-gloss, platinum fiberglass exterior, according to a news release. The distinct finish creates a full-body paint appearance near the cost of conventional white fiberglass with MSRP’s starting at $34,999. Built on an all-aluminum cage and supported by 6,000-pound capacity axles, the Greystone is equipped with an ABS platinum hitch-cover, LED marker lights, standard electric awning and bus-style, slam-baggage storage doors. Heartland’s proprietary aerodynamic front cap design allows for a turning radius of 88 degrees, a feature that distinguished Heartland in the fifth-wheel market when it began production in 2004. Other exterior standards in the Greystone lineup include a universal docking center along with a heated and enclosed underbelly. Greystone’s interior includes a three-tone hide-a-bed sofa with optional memory foam mattress, two leather Euro chairs and the new Beauflor simulated hardwood floor. The kitchen features hand-rubbed, antique-glazed cherry cabinetry with a mocha accent, and solid-surface countertops set off by a bull-nose edge and cream-colored accent stripe. Spring-loaded hidden hinges are used throughout the interior cabinetry for an upscale, residential look while the living area offers a 32-inch Sharp Aquos HD TV with external speaker package and DVD player.