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Posted: 07/05/19 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never heard of this manufacturer until we stumbled onto one recently. Visually the quality seems good, but not sure what is "under the hood". We're looking at a 2017 29RS. Any feedback on quality issues one way or the other would be appreciated.

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I take it you are new to RVing. Grand Design has been around for a while and rather popular. We never bothered looking at them as none of their models suited us.


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Former motorhomer but new to 5th wheelers yes. I see GD has been around since 2012 as opposed to some of the more recognizable names out there that have been building rvs for decades. Just trying to pick a solid 5er that will serve us well.

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I bought an Imagine last year, got nothing but good to say about Grand Design.

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Owners of GD seem to be generally happy with them and not too many issues. If there is a problem, they fix it. GD is now owned by Winnebago.

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We have a 2016 GD 5th 303rls and could not be happier. It has been a great rv. Our prior was a Keystone Outback Sydney edition 5th and we enjoyed it but had quite a few problems with it. Electrical mainly and some plumbing. The GD Reflection has not had any problems other than the theater seating love seat started to peel. A quick trip to NFS and we replaced it with an electric reclining love seat from the clearance store for $499 much cheaper and better quality than RV furniture.

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What is NFS


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Grand Design has an owners form. If you spend some time on it you'll see that GD is like every other brand in that some have issues and some don't.

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Busdriver, Nebraska Furniture Mart. Probably a local furniture store. We have bought Flexsteel and Triumph ( makers of quality motorcycle seats). Both manufactures have 60-65" love seats that fit in place of OEM love seats in RV's and are power recline. Backs come off for easy loading and zero wall clearance or very close to it. We have used both and they work extremely well in RV's. Your local furniture store should have them and a little scuff on the back or side will never be seen for a clearance. We have bought them for $399 & $499. Sometimes we have had to watch for a couple weeks to find what we want but well worth the wait.

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goducks10 wrote:

Grand Design has an owners form. If you spend some time on it you'll see that GD is like every other brand in that some have issues and some don't.

The owners forum is a great place to learn about GD. As said, some have issues and some don't...but what you'll see on the forum is that GD stands behind their products in a way that most others do not and their customer service is tremendous.

We've had some problems with our rig, but they've been easy enough for us to fix ourselves without any hassle. The one time we had to call GD was due to a malfunctioning water heater. They sent out a new control board...no questions asked.


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