Grand Design RV Introduces Transcend Travel Trailer

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 […]

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Grand Design Introduces Half-Ton Towable Reflection 150 Series

Middlebury, Indiana-based towable manufacturer Grand Design RV has taken direct aim at the massive half-ton towable market with the debut of its Reflection 150-Series line of fifth-wheels. With floor plans ranging from 26 to 34 feet, dry weights starting under 7,000 pounds, and 90-degree turning radius capabilities, the 150-Series, with a base MSRP of $39,327, is […]

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Winnebago Acquires Grand Design RV

Several months ago, Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, purchased Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. That announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. That move put nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical […]

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Is RV Industry Consolidation Healthy For The Consumer?

And we arrived safely again. Pictured above 7 Feathers Casino RV Resort at Canyonville, Oregon. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV maker, recently purchased Jayco for $576 million. This announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. The move puts nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of market data […]

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