ELKHART — Grand Design RV will use the upcoming Elkhart Open House Week to introduce its luxury toy hauler fifth wheel to the market, the company announced today.
The toy hauler, named the Momentum, will be notable for its numerous unique “industry first” features, said Marc Hauser, general manager of the Momentum and Solitude division.
“We really focused on delivering a luxurious, functional toy hauler built on a platform that has not been done before by any of our competitors,” said Hauser. “Our team truly feels like we accomplished this, and have produced a product that our dealers will have a huge advantage in the marketplace. Like all of our Grand Design products, we were tasked to engineer the Momentum to exceed industry standards, and we definitely set the bar high on this toy hauler.”
Some of the highlights of the product include:
- Heavy-duty “drop-frame” chassis
- Oversized 8,000-pound axles
- “H” rated 16-ply tires with 17.5-inch aluminum wheels
- Walk-in front closet
- Residential bathroom amenities including one-piece fiberglass Maxi-Shower
- Entertainment center with 46-inch LED television
- Garage entertainment center with theater system and 65-can beverage refrigerator
“Momentum’s wide-body design and unique chassis create an incredible platform for creative layouts and innovative features moving forward with the product, and we look forward to unveiling both of our current floorplans at the Elkhart Open House,” said Hauser.
Don Clark, president and co-owner of the Middlebury, Ind.-based Grand Design RV, added, “Our Grand Design team has been very busy. We are simultaneously launching two new products at the same time and the timing for open house week couldn’t be better. We plan to unveil two new brands that attack significant market segments for our dealers at one easy to find convenient location.”
Grand Design RV is sharing display space at open house week with Tiffin Motorhomes in the RV/MH Hall of Fame complex in Elkhart Indiana.
“The joint display makes perfect sense,” Clark explained. “Tiffin sells motorhomes exclusively; while Grand Design focuses exclusively on the towable segments of our industry. There is no product crossover among the two companies.”
Quite a few dealers have referred to Grand Design RV as the ‘Tiffin of Towables,” he added.
“I have never taken exception to this. In fact, we consider this comparison to be a huge compliment,” said Clark. “Tiffin and Grand Design share a lot of the same philosophies like no ‘clone’ products, partnering with only one dealer in a market and fair dealer oriented policies.”
Grand Design and Tiffin Motorhomes will be serving breakfast and full lunches for dealers Sept. 17 to 19. In addition to viewing products at the show in the RV Hall of Fame complex, dealers are welcome to visit Grand Design’s 67-acre campus in Middlebury to see the company’s manufacturing operations.
“Many of our dealers only get to Elkhart County one time a year,” Clark said. “So we want them to get as much out of their visit as they possibly can.”