Finding an RV with fabulous decor can be challenging. Until recent years RVs typically came with dark interiors and carpet that lacked longevity.
However, RV manufacturers are now taking input from customers and providing more modern and simplified interior looks. But is Grand Design taking the hint and moving from drab to fab? Let’s find out!
Who Owns Grand Design RV?
Winnebago Industries owns Grand Design RV. Don Clark, Bill Fenech, and Ron Fenech founded Grand Design RV in 2012 to develop high-quality, innovative fifth wheels. The manufacturer grew quickly and became a household name in the RV industry. Winnebago Industries acquired them in 2016 to expand its line of towables.
Why Is Grand Design So Popular?
Grand Design RV provides luxury features and a superior quality build. Let’s start with their construction. Grand Design uses a laminated aluminum framed construction on the sidewalls, rear wall, and the sidewalls and roof of every slide room. Their seamless one-piece roofs have residential-style wood truss frames.
On top of their superior build, they include innovative features. Grand Design has many extra touches, from an electric power cord reel to a residential refrigerator and smooth suspension system to hydraulic leveling. Some units even have a pull-out dog dish drawer. In addition, their loaded RVs feature many of the advantages of a sticks-and-bricks house.
Does Grand Design Have Any RV with a Light Interior?
Grand Design has introduced lighter interiors with its Imagine Travel Trailer. While they haven’t gone all-white cabinets like some of their competitors, they offer optional lighter wood cabinetry. The furniture is also a lighter, softer tone.
Going all white isn’t always the most practical color for an RV. Particularly if you have pets or kids, keeping a light interior clean can pose a problem. RVs collect dust quickly and need wiping down regularly. Also, light cabinets and furnishings can be higher maintenance in terms of cleaning.
Grand Design Interiors Have Neutral Colors with Luxury Amenities
Overall, Grand Design offers color schemes that include neutral colors. Their cabinetry and furniture include brown and gray hues with neutral-colored walls. The interiors also have luxury amenities such as solid hardwood drawer fronts and residential countertops. And modern furnishings, such as the dinette chairs in the Solitude fifth wheel, are becoming the norm.
Grand Design Solitude: A Fifth Wheel with Luxury and Style
Grand Design’s Solitude is their most luxurious fifth wheel model. They’ve taken the interior to the next level. You’ll find impeccable styling throughout all the floor plans.
The Solitude’s kitchen has a real tile backsplash and a professional-grade stainless steel cooktop. Some of the kitchen cabinets include leaded glass cabinet door inserts. Most of the floor plans have an island in the kitchen that has beautiful under-counter lighting.
The bathroom features a porcelain toilet and a one-piece fiberglass shower door. There are floor plans, like the Solitude 382WB, with double sinks in the bathroom and large linen closets.
The bedroom closets are spacious and easy to access. Most come with washer and dryer prep in one of the closets. And the bed has a residential-style headboard.
Grand Design Reflection: A Travel Trailer with Luxury, Value, and Towability
Grand Design’s Reflection has lots of value-adds and is their most luxurious travel trailer. It has three floor plans that are stylish with modern touches throughout. For a trailer ranging between about 34 to 38 feet, it’s easy to tow. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) on the Reflections ranges from 9,995 and 11,295 pounds.
The interior features include residential panel cabinet doors and solid hardwood drawer fronts. It has large panoramic sliding windows with residential-style window treatments, including roller shades. The bathroom has an extra-large lavatory top with a residential sink. In addition, the flooring throughout the living area is ductless, making for a clean look.
Drab or Fab: Grand Design RV Interiors
We think Grand Design RV interiors are fab. However, if they go lighter and a bit more modern in the future, we won’t complain. Grand Design RV knows how to do luxury and quality. So even though a few of their color schemes are darker than some may like, their solid builds and durability outweigh the interior decor.
The next time you’re in a campground, take note of how many Grand Design RVs you see. You may be surprised. Keep in mind that they shipped more than 25,000 units in their first four years on the market. They’re now a powerhouse in the industry, and you’re likely to meet several owners out on the road. But what do you think? Are Grand Design RVs drab or fab?
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