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Old 06-15-2022, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hello , we are in the market for newer TT, looking at 1 owner Transcend Xplor model TT a 2020, Does any one have any feed back on the quality in these models from GD? How does GD stack up to other companies unit out there?

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Old 06-17-2022, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hello , we are in the market for newer TT, looking at 1 owner Transcend Xplor model TT a 2020, Does any one have any feed back on the quality in these models from GD? How does GD stack up to other companies unit out there?

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Welcome! I used to live out that way back when there was "space" between OKC, Moore and Norman.

You'll get an awful lot of opinions on that topic. People that own GD seem to like them for the most part. Then there's people like me that have shopped them but didn't purchase for one reason or another.

Some facts as I know them:
GD does not use any material that is not already being used by the other RV builders (Keystone, Forest River, Winnebago et.al.)
GD are assembled by essentially the same people that assemble the other RVs.
GD's biggest claim to fame is their warranty support. They claim to take care of all warranty items quickly.
Considering the current proclivity of dealership service departments to hold customer's RVs hostage for unreasonable periods and likelihood of causing more problems than they fix, the extra cost of a Grand Design may well be worth it just for after the sale support alone.

Why I didn't choose Grand Design:
Primarily construction materials. In an ideal world I would have gotten a fifth wheel under 30 feet long with a huge bedroom, huge bathroom, big kitchen and rear living with four theater seats. It would have Azdel siding with aluminum superstructure welded on four sides and a composite floor with no wood in it. The roof trusses would be arched with no wood. It would come with at least 600 watts of solar permanently installed with the option for additional portable panels. Two air conditioners. Forty pound propane cylinders, sixty gallon black and grey tanks with one hundred gallon fresh water tank. It should also cost less than $23,000 new.
Once I took my list and prioritized it, I searched for all the campers that "checked the most boxes". In my case it turned out to be my Cougar.
There is no doubt your list would have a different order of "must haves" and "wants". But if you use this methodology you can be assured you will end up the the RV most suited to you.
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I agree with the excellent advice from wrvond.
They all have issues. You should adopt a policy of “I can fix this” with help from the forums, and stay away from dealership fixes if at all possible. You should make your list of requirements, floor plan, colors, WEIGHT! and look for that RV. Come back here and ask questions. Lots of knowledge and help here!
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Thanks for the tips. We did buy the rig after seeing it and talking to seller, had bunch of stuff that went with rig. Past owner had health issues that are stopping them going anu longer they bought it new. So we got a good deal considering all that went rig,probaly over 2k worth upgrades.

Just got it back to lot to start the transfer process and notice the bathroom has slid of track have to fix that tomorrow.

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Thanks for the tips. We did buy the rig after seeing it and talking to seller, had bunch of stuff that went with rig. Past owner had health issues that are stopping them going anu longer they bought it new. So we got a good deal considering all that went rig,probaly over 2k worth upgrades.

Just got it back to lot to start the transfer process and notice the bathroom has slid of track have to fix that tomorrow.

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Congratulations!

Now get to work!!!
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We got the back on , the stop came out of the end of track, we put the wheels back on track, had to slide door down to get the wheels to go on from end. Should be good now. probably put a stopper at the door to keep from happening again.
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You'll get items fixed way after the warranty expires on a Grand Designs. At rallies all fixes are free, even major ones.
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