Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-23-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1
Grand Design 379FL vs Lifestyle (Evergreen) 379FL

My husband and I are new to the world of RVs and are looking at getting our first Fifth Wheel. Right now, we have it narrowed down to two different fifth wheels, the 2016 Grand Design Solitude 379FL or the 2016 Lifestyle/Evergreen Bay Hill 379FL.

We are looking for opinions on both RVs and wondering if one was better than the other and the different ways one may be better than the other.

sakurablosso is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Viva Las Vegas
Posts: 251
GD Customer Service

Grand Design customer service is hard to beat. I have not heard anything (good or bad) about Lifestyle so I can't comment.

Check out the very active Grand Design Owner's Forum and Facebook page for more info.

2014 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT CC 4x4
Zac808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 02:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
jacknife's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 750
I do not own either but from what l have read on these forums Grand Design seems to habe happier customers
jacknife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 03:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,885
Grand design is my vote too.
cb1000rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
TexasPSDX's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Katy, Texas 77494
Posts: 564
We bought our GD Reflection 317 in December and have been very happy with it so far. Looked a lots of trailers and read lots of forums, and GD is highly rated by owners.
Ron & Ellen Norton
2016 Grand Design Reflection pulled by 2012 Ram 3500 4x4 6.7 Cummins
TexasPSDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
garbonz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Denver
Posts: 748
Evergreen is out of business. Maybe be a bargain if you can find one
2017 WGO Fuse
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2016, 03:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
jdpm's Avatar
Florida Cooters Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 271
I have always read of great customer service from other members who have Grand Design units.
Unless it is recent, the GD fivers do not have the quiet air like that of the Lifestyle fivers.
The LS should have in in house built box frame over the GD.
We have a 2014 LS and it has been problem free, is solid, and has excellent fit and finish - especially on the interior.
I think you will be happy with either. Like a previous poster mentioned, dealers will be eager to move their LS inventory until LS/Evergreen decides what they are going to do. As of now, their doors are closed but they may reopen....time will tell. With that in mind, if you choose a LS, be sure you do a thorough PDI with your dealer and make him give a top rated after market warranty on the rig. All of the individual components will be covered by their own warranties including axles, a/c, appliances, etc.
Good luck!
2014 Lifestyle LS36FW
2018 GMC 3500 Double Cab DRW 4x4 Duramax/Allison
St Augustine, FL
jdpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 07:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
Airmech's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SE WI
Posts: 452
Evergreen probably won't be reopening, they have voided all remaining warranties. That should say something about them.

Aaron, Erica and Lizzy and Abby the Labs.
2014 Chevrolet 3500 CC SB Diesel
2007 Grand Junction 34TRG
Airmech is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solitude 379FL mmfulltimer 5th Wheel Discussion 20 03-25-2015 01:51 PM
Bay Hill 379FL vs Solitude 379FL MikeAndKathy 5th Wheel Discussion 6 08-26-2014 12:34 PM
Grand design RV Solitude 379FL cuttinchief 5th Wheel Discussion 9 02-13-2014 07:46 AM
EverGreen Element is a Classic American Automotive Design - Euro-Inspired Trailer DriVer RV Industry Press 0 12-01-2011 11:22 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.