2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Grand Design Produces 10,000th Solitude Fifth Wheel

Thu Oct 5, 2017

150721506928117.jpgMiddlebury, Ind. – Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company has announced production of its 10,000th Solitude Fifth Wheel. Solitude unit No. 10,000 came off line in September and has been shipped to Windish RV in Colorado.

“When we first started Grand Design, there was just a concept of what our first product would be, and the Solitude was clearly what we wanted to launch our company with,” Grand Design President and CEO Don Clark says. “It’s hard to believe that in just a few short years our team has reached this incredible 10,000th Solitude milestone. Congratulations to Nate Goldenberg (GM – Solitude and Momentum), Rob Groover (Solitude Product Manager) and the entire Solitude team for this exciting accomplishment. I would also like to personally thank our Grand Design customers and Grand Design dealers for your continued loyalty to our Grand Design brands and unique business model.”

“Since the Solitude’s introduction the product has evolved into one of our industry’s top selling fifth wheel brands and continues to be a leader in the luxury extended stay fifth wheel market,” Goldenberg says. “Instead of copying what is already being produced in the marketplace, we have listened to our customers and provided the product that they want.”

Grand Design RV launched the Solitude Fifth Wheel as its first entry into the RV market in 2013. Since that time, Grand Design RV has achieved unparalleled market share growth with 3 out of the top 10 retail selling fifth wheel industry brands wearing the Grand Design moniker, according to a press release.

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 in history and is rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers. Grand Design RV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.