Camping World started off 2021 hitting the road in style, traveling the country on the Ultimate RV Show National Tour. The journey has just begun and the Ultimate RV Show tour schedule leaves no corner of America untouched.
This year, be a part of the show from the comfort of your home. Tune in as Camping World explores the latest in RVs with real RVers, like Mike and Jen Wendland of RV Lifestyle. The two travelers recently sat down with Ian Baker of Camping World to reveal their personal RV pick—the Heartland Prowler 315BH—and why they chose this RV for their son and his young family!
Join them for a digital walk-through in the video below. Or, read on to find out what makes this trailer the right choice for Mike and Jen to give to their son and his young family!
The 2021 Heartland Prowler 315BH is a towable travel trailer with a unique floorplan that provides space for a full bath and a half bath, plus the ability to sleep up to eight. It’s just under 37’ in length, 8 ½’ in width, and has 301 square feet of space. This is a great choice for a family thanks to the ½ bath near the bunkhouse that makes quick trips to the bathroom in the night no disturbance for mom and dad. Bedtime is a breeze with a nearby sink for brushing teeth and washing hands. It’s no wonder Mike and Jen picked it for their son!
Storage, space, and comfort are the Prowler’s main objectives. Judging by Mike and Jen’s reactions, it succeeded. The L-Shaped kitchen design has counter space to rival some apartments.
Mike and Jen especially like that the sink is located near the edge of the “L,” away from the stove. This will allow one of their two grandchildren to pull up a step stool and help their parents with the washing and drying of dishes.
Main Living Space
There’s a spacious pantry located off the kitchen in the main living space. This pantry features deep shelves but leaves space near the front to store a mop, broom and dustpan, or any other freestanding items. The pantry also includes a hanging rack if you’d like to use it for coats and jackets in cold-weather camping.
The side pantry wall forms the front of an entertainment system with a pull-down projector – at eye level with anyone choosing to sprawl out on the seriously comfortable sofa. The sofa lines up with the dinette space (both fold out into beds).
Rear Living Area
The rear of the bunkhouse is what Mike refers to as the “Kids’ Cave.” That’s because it is made up of a spacious bunkhouse and ½ bath. The bunkhouse has plenty of room for little ones to sprawl out and a window for sunlight to stream in come morning. The rear also has a ½ bath with a sink and toilet. It has hooks for washcloths and towels. It and the bunkhouse also have doors – creating privacy that mostly goes unseen in this style of floor plan.
The Primary Suite
The main bedroom is situated at the front of the trailer—providing some separation from the kids. The comfortable bed is situated in the middle with space on each side. There will be no “scooching” off the bed, or climbing over a partner, in this setup. The bedroom also has a window welcoming in plenty of natural light and air.
The full bathroom is located just off the entrance to the bedroom, functioning almost like an ensuite. It features a basin sink and a dry shower – complete with a skylight. The shower is spacious enough to accommodate taller campers.
Mike and Jen are just as thrilled with the exterior of the Prowler as they are with the interior. They love the outside kitchen and beverage fridge, which they feel is almost a requirement in a trailer today. They also enjoy that the slide (there is only one on the Prowler) is located on the off-camp side of the trailer.
Many campsites have patios and decks and having the slide on the opposite side prevents this from becoming an issue or inconvenience. This also allows for full awning coverage all the way across. Mike especially likes that it saves his head from bumping into it, considering it good basic design.
While Mike and Jen have their own RV, they love that their son and his family will have a spacious travel trailer of their own with plenty of room for grandpa and grandma to visit and stay in from time to time, of course.
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