Grand Design Reflection
Heading into next week Elkhart RV Open House, officials for Middlebury, Ind. based Grand Design RV Co. are reporting record shipments and significant market share gains.
«This has been by far our best year ever,» said president, CEO and co founder of Grand Design, Don Clark. «We have exceeded all records in all of our brands. Grand Design continues to be the fastest growing RV company out of the top RV manufacturers, according to Stat Surveys.»
Clark elaborated that out of the top nine best selling brands in North America, Grand Design now accounts for top sales in three Reflection, Momentum and Solitude and dealers can expect to see plenty of new floorplans and model series at Open House.
«Our Reflection ranks No. 3 in fifth wheel sales and we are up 25.9% in market share,» said Clark. «We will have five new Reflections for Open House.»
According to Clark the new Reflection 320MKS, coming in at 34 feet, is a new rear kitchen model with a large office area. It also has extended bed sizes that offer twice the floor space on the interior with a comfortable layout that includes a sofa, theater seating and a dinette booth. MSRPs range from $51,000 to $65,000 in 36 to 44 feet lengths, and ranging in GVWR weights from 16,500 to almost 20,000 pounds.
Also debuting at Open House will be the 150 Series Reflection fifth wheels, a line aimed at the half ton truck market. «This is a segment we are going after,» he said. «The true half ton fifth wheel towable market is estimated to be about 30% of the mid profile segment.»
Grand Design Reflection 150 series
Grand Design’s new 150 Series Reflection fifth wheel floorplans range from 26 to 41 feet, with unloaded vehicle weights of 7,000 to 8,500 pounds and GVWRs of 8,995 to 9,995 pounds. MSRPs of $38,000 to $45,000 are expected.
The 150 Series starts with the 26 foot 220RK. «This is the smallest fifth wheel Grand Design now makes,» said Clark. «It has a large off door slideout that holds a huge entertainment center, big full size pantry, double door refriegerator, rear kitchen and 80 inch wide lounge seating.»
A step up, the 34 foot 290BH offers a large L shaped kitchen, spacious hutch, an entertainment center on the door side, theater seating and a full size dinette. «This is a rear bunk with a walk around queen bed in front, a great family coach,» Clark said.
According to Clark, the 295RL is «0ur most spacious 150 Series coach. This model will have large theater seating, dinette slideout on the door side, a sleeper sofa across the back, a large entertainment center, big pantry, large double door refrigerator, huge hutch and our standard full size Reflection bathroom.»
Also new at the Open House is a Reflection travel trailer, the 35 foot, 6 inch 285BHT with a «very innovative and creative dual sleeping area,» Clark noted. «It has a huge L shaped kitchen, 80 inch wide U shaped dinette, tri fold sofa sleeping bed area and a large 54 inch bed in back and an 80 inch bed in front.» Base MSRPs start at $45,000.
Two new Solitude fifth wheels also will be at the show. «There’s a 344GK with huge countertops and a large window on the door awning side so you can look out over your campsite,» he said. «It comes in just under 37 feet.»
«Our new 370FB Solitude is a huge front bath that includes dual sinks the sink area is actually on a slide out so it makes the whole bathroom very spacious, and in front of the bathroom is our largest walk in closet ever produced by Grand Design.» Base MSRP is $80,000.
Clark said the Momentum toy hauler is up more than 37% in market share and it’s already ranked No. 2 in toy hauler fifth wheel sales. «New floorplans include the 351M an affordable luxury toy hauler with a dual bath, huge freestanding island and the most spacious bedroom we have ever had in a toy hauler,» said Clark. «Then, with the 354M, we found a way to have a huge kitchen, large reefer, a large sofa and a large built in dinette all in one coach.»
MSRP price range of the Momentum fifth wheels is between $69,000 and $103,000. Grand Design also will showcase two new floorplans in the Imagine travel trailer series, the 2250 and «pet friendly» 3170.