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Old 12-16-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hello All,

We are researching new travel trailers for a purchase beginning this new year.
We have looked at a lot of travel trailers online and really like the Grand Design Imagine and Rockwood Ultra lites. Anyone have a Grand Design Imagine or Rockwood Ultra lite, without the Bunk House floor plan. It is just the two of us but we wanted to have a separate seating/sleeping area for kids/grandkids in addition to a dinette area. Any experiences or opinions would be appreciated. We have been looking at 27' to 30' trailers with a max GVW of under 8000 lbs.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:09 PM   #2
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We had a Rockwood for 11 years that was a great trailer. Water leak in the back corner that caused a few issues and reduced trade in value. Other than that it was a great trailer.

We have just recently purchased a Grand Design Reflection, one level up from the Imagine and so far so good. Nothing major just little things that you see on nearly all trailers including our previous Rockwood.

Rockwood stood behind us when we had a dealer issue and I hear that Grand Design stands behind their product very well too.

I think either would be a good choice. Rockwood uses torsion axles and Grand Design uses springs. Torsion are supposed to be better for towing but I didn't notice a difference.

Best thing is a floorplan that you really like. DW loved the Grand Design floorplan so that is what we got.

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Old 12-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Get out there and kick some tires!

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Old 12-16-2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. We travel in a MH so not much knowledge on the trailer aspect. Others will be along with info for you.

Enjoy the adventure.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:30 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Boy do you have some work ahead of you. Seems to me you have already put a lot of time and effort. It took us forever to narrow our choice down. We finally gave up on finding the perfect TT and concentrated on the floor plan we wanted. A lot of what we looked at were bunkhouse plans. We did not need the extra bed space but wanted more kitchen, bedroom, and living space.

In the end, we got what we liked. Used it and fell in love with the lifestyle.

Traded up to a driveable due to health issues and found a class A that met all our needs.

As for your choices, I read a LOT of posts and watch videos on youtube, and see a lot of great comments on the Grand Designs.

Best of luck and we will see you on the road.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:35 PM   #6
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I haven't had a TT since 1988 so I can't add to the discussion.
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We have a 2019 Rockwood 2902WS (rear kitchen) that knocked off all of our 'must haves' and most of our "nice to haves'. This is a great couples coach but it's at the top end of being half-ton towable. Not sure you'll find anything with a separate seating and sleeping area for the grandkids without going to a bunkhouse. Enjoy the shopping.
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Lance for me. Itís referred as a square Airstream, great quality, my 1985 is a actually 24í from hitch to rear bumper. Not cheap but less than an Airstream.
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