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Old 12-19-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Opinions on Grand Design or Prime Time

We are looking at either a Grand Design or a Prime Time TT. Any opinions on either brand. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:09 AM   #2
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Welcome, Lester. Please tell us a little more about your planned use. Are you weekenders, vacationers, long-termers, or full-timers? Do you have a tow vehicle already, or will you be buying one to handle your new coach? How much experience with RVs do you have?
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We are looking at either a Grand Design or a Prime Time TT. Any opinions on either brand. Thanks.

My father traded his KZ sportmen TT in for a grand design fifth wheel 29re triple slide. He likes it a lot I think it's a Nicely built unit
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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Welcome, Lester. Please tell us a little more about your planned use. Are you weekenders, vacationers, long-termers, or full-timers? Do you have a tow vehicle already, or will you be buying one to handle your new coach? How much experience with RVs do you have?
We currently have a 2011 Flagstaff V-Lite WRKSS. Had it for 5 years. I will retire this year, new coach to be used perhaps to make some 30 day trips once retired. Currently have a 2011 Chevy 1500 with the Max Tow package and the 6.2 gas engine. Looking to get into a 2500. Would like to stick with gas just not sure about diesel.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:16 AM   #5
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If I had more towing capacity I would get the Grand Design Imagine. The 2800bh (just a bit too heavy for me) is my favorite floor plan and it seems well thought out and well made. 3 year warranty is more than just about everyone I've seen.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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Grand Design Imagine x 2. Essentially, this a new step forward in design and quality of an ultralite TT, and the dealer regarded their reliability very high, although the brand was not around for long time. However, it is substantially taller then Passport and most of the storage capacities are located in front of the axles, so the hitch weight will climb when the trailer is loaded. 3/4 ton TV is highly recommended. In addition, different height may not work with my hitch which is made for the Passport. So, I ended up with a new 2670.
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Between the 2 I'd go with the Grand Design. I'm looking at them along with Jayco Eagle, Jayco White Hawk, and Winnebago Ultra Lites. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:32 PM   #8
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Interesting that Grand Design also gives the Imagine the same Extended Stay rating as the rest of the line up. Good R values and decent size tanks are certainly a plus for the Imagine. My other choice if in the market for a TT would be one from either Northwood MFG or OutdoorRV.
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Grand Design and it's not even close.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:09 AM   #10
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Bought our GD Solitude 12+ months ago. We use it 1-2 times a month. The only thing I have "fixed" has been replacing one of the LED lights. It is a 2014 368RD that we bought used because the owners' spouse did not like the floor plan. I will never by new again. We saved a significant amount of money for a beautiful RV. If we ever buy another RV again I would be satisfied with the quality level of the Grand Design but I would make sure the RV had "quiet ac".
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:05 AM   #11
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No trailer with AC hanging down inside will ever be quiet. You need to look at units that have the supply and return vents in the ceiling.
Like Jayco Eagle for example.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:15 AM   #12
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After looking at their 26' model, I prefer the features and layout of our Winnebago 2201 DS. But that is strictly a personal preference. The three year warranty is a plus. But you have decide what you want in a travel trailer and what unit best meets your needs and budget.
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