Middlebury, Indiana-based Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company expands its product offering with the innovative Transcend travel trailer.
“Grand Design is still a young player in the very large travel trailer market with our current two brands (Imagine and Reflection) clearly focused within the laminated product segments,” stated Don Clark, president and CEO of Grand Design RV, in a company news release.
“As we continue to expand the breadth of our Grand Design model offerings, non-laminated (stick and tin) product is one of the largest market segments in the industry and accounts for nearly half of all travel trailers retail sold.
“Entering this market creates the opportunity for our dealers to offer a broader line of Grand Design travel trailers that appeal to a much wider range of retail customers.”
Production of the Transcend will start in early spring with one floor plan offering, the 27BHS.
“Stick and tin travel trailers have traditionally been known as a high volume and low price market segment that accepts lower quality standards,” said Micah Staley, general manager for Reflection, Imagine, and now Transcend.
“We have designed Transcend to buck that trend with industry-leading quality and innovative features that are in line with Grand Design’s mission of…We strive for nothing less than customers for life!”
Transcend defies the “entry level” term with features like a power tongue jack, power awning, and aluminum entry steps.
On the inside, the Transcend features upgrades like leather sofas and cushions, upgraded bunk mats, seamless thermal-formed countertops, and deep-seated stainless steel kitchen sink.
Other standard features include a three-burner range with oven, microwave, power vent fan, walk-in shower, and two USB ports.
An upgraded insulation package and standard 15,000-BTU air conditioner will help make this coach Extended Stay Approved.
Grand Design broke ground earlier this year on two new production facilities, one of which will be dedicated to growing the all new Transcend product line.
The first available model, the 27BHS, will be a 32-foot bunkhouse that sleeps 10 and weighs in around 6,400 pounds. It will sell in the $20,000 to $30,000 price range.
The 2018 Grand Design Transcend 27BHS specifications include:
- GVWR: 7,995 pounds
- UVW: 6,797 pounds
- Hitch Weight: 628 pounds
- Exterior Length (Hitch to Rear): 32 feet
- Exterior Height: 11 feet 4 inches
- Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 52 gallons
- Grey Water Tank Capacity: 68 gallons
- Black Water Tank Capacity: 39 gallons
- LP Gas Capacity: 40 pounds
- Furnace: 25,000 BTU
Grand Design RV, headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, manufactures the market-leading Reflection Fifth Wheel and Travel Trailer, flagship Solitude Extended Stay Fifth Wheel, luxury Momentum Toy Hauler and lightweight Imagine Travel Trailer product lines.
Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest-growing RV companies and is rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers.
Grand Design RV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.
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