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Gaffer
05-02-2016, 10:12 AM
Just curious. My neighbor just bought a used Prowler.

Bob&Patty
05-02-2016, 10:20 AM
PJ, not sure when HL started production. I think it was a Fleetwood product at one time until HL bought them out.

danemayer
05-02-2016, 11:56 AM
Heartland acquired the Prowler trademark in early 2010. Not sure when production would have started, but I'd guess it wouldn't have been earlier than a 2012 model build in 2011.

carwheel09
05-02-2016, 12:49 PM
Had a 1998 fifth wheel, no slides. Think it was at the time a Fleetwood product. Was the most trouble free rig I've ever owned.

avvidclif
05-02-2016, 01:20 PM
NADA shows the first year to be 1969.

TravelTiger
05-02-2016, 02:26 PM
NADA shows the first year to be 1969.

But Heartland didn't build them until recently. They bought the name.

avvidclif
05-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Ok being picky, Prowler was discontinued with the 2009 model by Fleetwood and the first Heartland model shows up in 2011.

JohnD
05-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Before the Prowler became a Heartland product they had a light blue and white color scheme and a goofy logo that looked like a kitten.

Now the Heartland Prowler has a fierce looking mountain lion like cat in the logo and it has dark gray instead of blue.

Here is ours (excuse the dead bugs plastered all over the front):

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Funny thing is I never even noticed the cat in the logo until a couple of months after we bought it.

JohnD
05-02-2016, 05:24 PM
In this photo you'll see an older Prowler at the far left of the shot and ours at the right.

If you zoom in on the photo you can see the old logo.

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Kbvols
05-02-2016, 06:07 PM
I remember in the late 70's my parents were looking at prowler TT's they were some sort of ugly green but was I disappointed when they didn't buy it. The Prowler brand name has been around a long time.


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avvidclif
05-02-2016, 09:36 PM
In this photo you'll see an older Prowler at the far left of the shot and ours at the right.

If you zoom in on the photo you can see the old logo.

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Look where the spare is on the old one. That's different.

BigJim45
05-02-2016, 09:43 PM
Our first trailer was a 2012 Prowler 20RBS.44758

JohnD
05-02-2016, 10:40 PM
Just curious. My neighbor just bought a used Prowler.

How used?

Is it a Heartland Prowler . . . or a Fleetwood Prowler?

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Gaffer
05-03-2016, 04:24 PM
Their trailer is a Fleetwood. I thought maybe I could recruit them into the club, but I guess they will have to be SOB's

JohnD
05-03-2016, 10:31 PM
Their trailer is a Fleetwood. I thought maybe I could recruit them into the club, but I guess they will have to be SOB's

I think that they would still be allowed to join the club . . .

jimtoo
05-03-2016, 10:36 PM
I think that they would still be allowed to join the club . . .

Membership QualificationsIn order to join the Heartland Owners Club, you must:


Presently own a Heartland RVs produced RV
Be registered on Heartland Owners Forum

In order to remain in the club, you must:
Be current in your membership dues
Continue to own a Heartland RV1


1 At such time a club member no longer owns a Heartland RVs produced RV, their membership in the club terminates

JohnD
05-03-2016, 10:53 PM
Membership Qualifications

In order to join the Heartland Owners Club, you must:


Presently own a Heartland RVs produced RV
Be registered on Heartland Owners Forum

In order to remain in the club, you must:
Be current in your membership dues
Continue to own a Heartland RV1


1 At such time a club member no longer owns a Heartland RVs produced RV, their membership in the club terminates




So I guess you are telling us that they can't join . . . ?

jimtoo
05-03-2016, 11:04 PM
To be a member they must own a Heartland built unit.