2016 Heartland Cyclone CY 3611 JS Review

Fully featured toy hauler comes with two bathrooms

By Agata Gutkowska, Aug. 24, 2016, Photography by Heartland RVs
Taking the world by storm, the Heartland Cyclone is a luxurious toy hauler that transports your toys in style.

There are 14 floorplans to choose from, but we’ve decided to explore the 3611 JS. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 17,000 lbs, dry weight of 15,305 lbs, hitch weight of 3,485 lbs and carrying capacity of 1,635 lbs. For measurements, the 3611 JS has a width of 8’5”, height of 13’3” and length of 39’2”. For liquids, it has a fresh water capacity of 100 gallons, gray water capacity of 40 gallons and black water capacity of 80 gallons. With three slides, ample room and comfortable accommodation, the Cyclone 3611 JS can sleep 7-8 people. 

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Let’s start with the construction. The Cyclone is built on an I-beam powder coated steel frame. Constructed with welded tubular aluminum, it has a heated and enclosed underbelly. You can walk on the one-piece EPDM roof and level the RV with the six-point hydraulic Level-Up system. The 16” G-rated tires have aluminum wheels, and the universal docking center allows you to hook up at one convenient (and concealed) compartment.

On the outside, the Heartland Cyclone is a stunner. It features beautiful exterior graphics, painted front cap and deep tinted windows. Pass-through storage provides you with lots of room to store large objects. On top of that, the radius 1” thick slam baggage doors are easy to open and close. The exterior also features easy grip quad steps, rain gutters with spouts and four side-scare lights. For your convenience, there’s an exterior hot/cold shower with a high-pressure nozzle, outdoor mini fridge and rear folding side ladder.

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Every adventure requires fuel, so let’s start with the most important room of the house – the kitchen. Equipped with large windows and LED lights, you’ll have plenty of light to read your recipes and measuring cups. Walnut cabinetry warms the interior and provides ample storage space for your pots and pans. You can store food in the 18-cubic-foot refrigerator, chop veggies on the solid surface countertops and store cutlery in drawers that feature steel ball-bearing guides. The deep stainless steel kitchen sink is equipped with a detachable sprayer faucet. Other kitchen features include stainless steel microwave, stove and oven.

When dinner is ready, you can serve it in the living room. For a comfy atmosphere, you can request a sofa with a freestanding table that will sit right in front of a large panoramic window. Above is an overhead compartment that can hide your camping gear and electronics. You can entertain guests with the 58” LCD flat screen TV located in the living room.

You can also entertain your guests in the large garage with a ramp door that converts to a patio. Equipped with a DVD/CD/MP3/AM/FM Bluetooth stereo system, along with a 40“ TV (optional), your guests will find it impossible to get bored. At night, they can get comfortable on the queen bed and recharge for another day of adventuring.

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The main bathroom, located beside the Master Suite, provides you with enough space to relax and wash up. Equipped with heat and A/C vents, the bathroom maintains the perfect temperature, whether you’re taking a bath in the sunken tub or using the foot-flush toilet. Lucky for your family members, there’s a second bathroom in the Cyclone. Equipped with a toilet and sink, it saves family members time from waiting for you to get out of the tub.

Heartland Cyclone Bathroom

Last but not least is the Master Bedroom. The king-sized bed sits between two side tables, providing you and your partner with a place for your cell phone and book. The bed comes with a residential pillow-top mattress. A large overhead compartment above the bed provides you with lots of space for storing your clothes, gear and electronics. Large vanity drawers and his and hers closets provide you with even more storage space. Equipped with washer dryer prep, you could do your laundry at home rather than drive back and fourth to Laundromats.

Heartland Cyclone Bedroom

The Heartland Cyclone CY 3611 JS sells for around $85,000. For more information visit http://www.heartlandrvs.com/.


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