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alexleblanc

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After a few weeks of back and forth with the dealer, i hauled down my 2015 KZ Durango 296BHS to Leisure Time RV in Quispamsis NB and traded it in on a 2021 Reflection 311BHS. Paid the difference with a bank draft and the new unit is ours free and clear, feel extremely lucky to be in a position in life to do that.

This particular unit had all of the factory optional packages and also had the second AC unit and JT Strongarms installed.

I had them install the MORRYDE Pinbox before i left on my journey back home to Moncton NB (about an hour).

So far I'm very impressed with the build quality and the features on this unit, I'm hoping it serves us as well as our last unit did over the last 6 summers and roughly 55000km's of roads it went down.

Its around 11500 dry and has a GVWR of 13995, hauling it back home empty i have to be honest that i couldn't tell the difference from hauling my old unit there which was around 8100 dry.

I did take the factory 3.5" blocks that i had swapped out for 2" one four years ago to lower my truck and put them back in knowing that this unit was heavier and not a 1500 series so it should sit higher, i was right. Hitch head needs to be adjusted 1" down and i should be completely level.

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Very nice. See you opted for the recliners. Great option especially with the fireplace and TV.
We rented a 2021 Grand Design Imagine 2600RB for 4 months last winter. I was really impressed with the quality of it. Very well built, nice features. Way better than the TT we owned back in 1997!
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Congrats and enjoy !!! Many happy miles of smiles for you!!!


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Very nice. We just got a new-to-us 2019 Momentum and so far it's very nice. The build quality does seem much better than our 2010 Fuzion. Everything just seems so much more solid. FWIW we had the JT Strongarms on our Fuzion, but the Momentum just doesn't seem to move around. The only thing I don't like are the solid stairs. I'd much rather have the pull out steps.

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Nice. In your second pic, I see your landing gear down low. Does it ride that way going down the road?


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Congrats. Very nice.


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ReneeG wrote:

Nice. In your second pic, I see your landing gear down low. Does it ride that way going down the road?


the phot might be making it look worse than it is, the front landing gear had about 13-14" to the ground and the stabilizers about 10" to the ground.

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That is one good looking rig!


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Sweet looking rig and floorplan, Grand Design builds a solid unit and customer service has been known to work hard toward complete customer satisfaction. When we were looking for a new rig last year they were on our very short list of towable RV manufacturers, we ended up with a motorhome but we almost pulled the trigger on a Grand Design 5er. Have many great adventures, I am sure the family will thoroughly enjoy RVing in your new Reflection.

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Sandia Man wrote:

Sweet looking rig and floorplan, Grand Design builds a solid unit and customer service has been known to work hard toward complete customer satisfaction. When we were looking for a new rig last year they were on our very short list of towable RV manufacturers, we ended up with a motorhome but we almost pulled the trigger on a Grand Design 5er. Have many great adventures, I am sure the family will thoroughly enjoy RVing in your new Reflection.


I have to say that after giving the unit a hand wash and wax along with packing our stuff in it I had a good chance to see and touch just about every nook and cranny of the unit - the Build quality/ Fit & Finish seems to be far improved from my previous KZ unit that I was quite happy with and over all feels much more solid (maybemoreso going from a 1500 series light model to a regular heavier unit).

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