Heartland RV Brings Back Titanium Fifth-Wheel Technology
Fans of Glendale’s Titanium cab-over front cap system for fifth-wheel units will be pleased to learn that Heartland RV is bringing it back. According to a release, Heartland RV will be incorporating the distinctive, aerodynamic design to its fifth-wheel lines.
Heartland announced that it had acquired the Titanium’s intellectual property from Glendale several months back after Glendale filed for bankruptcy. Glendale one dominated the Canadian fifth-wheel marketplace with its Titanium lineup and Heartland RV is clearly hoping there is still some interest in the brand.
“We acquired all the patents, so we will be the only company offering this highly innovative design,” says Coley Brady, vice president of sales for Heartland. “Everyone familiar with the industry – trade and consumer – recognizes the Titanium cab-over cap as one of those engineering advances that really impacts the market. We will be offering the Titanium front cap in our luxury Bighorn fifth-wheel brand along with the Road Warrior and Cyclone toy hauler lines.
“Essentially, a 32-foot trailer offers the same living area as a 37-footer because the nose of the trailer can accommodate a bedroom and wardrobe,” Brady continues. “And because there is approximately 15 percent less trailer to tow, it significantly cuts down on sway while improving gas mileage for the tow vehicle.”
Heartland plans on going into full production this month with the Bighorn Ti32, Road Warrior 30C and Cyclone 300C, all providing 37 feet of living space in a 32 1/2-foot towing length, along with the Cyclone 370C offering 42 feet of living area in a 38-foot length.
“We made the decision to incorporate the technology into existing lines versus coming out with a completely new brand,” says Brady. “Our dealers recognized that the Titanium models add tremendous franchise value, offering a sought-after, salable feature in brands that are already strong performers.”