Thor Industries used the inaugural RVX show to get serious about production and potential production RVs like the Sequence camper van and Tuscany Lithium concept motorhome. But it also kicked back and had some fun … a lot of fun. Its custom-designed Heartland Cyclone Ultimate Tailgate trailer pulls up stadium-side, screens all the biggest games of the day on more than half a dozen TVs, keeps the beer flowing with a built-in keg fridge, and provides plenty of space to relax with dual decks, an indoor/outdoor hot tub and a garage bar. Forget going into the stadium; the real entertainment is hitched to the truck.
We’ve seen a few unique party RVs in the past, including a rolling bachelor pad with remote-controlled beer cooler and outdoor movie theater and a concert-hopping VW bus with “upper deck” seating and slide-out mini-keg. But Thor brand Heartland takes the concept of go-anywhere partying to a new level with its absolutely huge Cyclone Ultimate Tailgate RV.
When the RVIA announced that “Team Tailgate” would be one of the contest categories at the Reveal event of RVX, Heartland didn’t have to work quite as hard as the competition to get nominated. Its range-topping 44-foot (13.4-m) Cyclone 4270 fifth-wheel toy-hauler was born to be a rolling party space, coming straight from the factory with a 13-foot (4-m) garage, available rear and side patios, cocktail bar-style kitchen counter, and plenty of standard and available audio/video equipment.