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Groundhog66

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When we went to our local RV show earlier this year, we really fell in love with the Reflections 315RLTS. But after doing more homework, I think it's bigger than we need/want.

As you may have noticed, we've been looking into some other brands, but always seem to come back to the GD Reflections. It is by no meant the top of the line, but the quality is certainly there IMO.

After wome discussion, we've decided to scale down a bit, and look at the 287RLTS. 95% of the time, it will be just my wife and I, so we decided to not put stock into sleep capacity, but more into what WE need. It checks A LOT of boxes...

Counter space and storage in the kitchen, and we love the dbl fridge.
Theater seating.
Storage in the bedroom, this one has drawers and a nice wardrobe.
Roomy shower.
Windows on the door side, always nice to be able to view your own campsite.

I really wanted to keep the length reasonable, and this one does that, and the hitch weight is very doable as well.

Hoping to go back to the dealer today, and make a deal.

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We made the change this year and went from Keystone to Grand Design. Like you we went to a couple RV shows and various brand dealerships. We liked the floor plan and the finishes in the Grand Design.

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That 287 is a great layout. It looks really nice. I wondered why I didn't see it when I was looking but then I saw the tongue and dry weight and it was a little too close to my limits for my liking. If I had a 3/4 ton that layout would have been on the top of my list. Very nice choice.


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If you really liked the 315RLTS have a look at the 297RSTS. Very similar layout to the 315 as far as rear living area/kitchen goes. The 387 is a very nice unit as well but we liked the island and the sofa bed in the 297. Mostly just the 2 of us but DS and DD or grandkids in a few years and the sofa bed will come in handy.

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We had a similar list when looking for a new TT, except a rear bedroom was on top.

We camp at lakeside and creek side sites frequently and love having the views and especially the sounds of the water in the bedroom.

A front bedroom puts you sleeping closer to the road in a back in site. I never understood wanting to sleep up front.

Good luck with your purchase.


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Deal is done, we're super happy...gotta love the end of model year deals!

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we went a 315 because we wanted a king bed. It is a little longer then we wanted but after having it for a year we have not regrets. Go to GrandDegsinowners.com and you will find a great community of GD owners and a wealth of knowledge


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Groundhog66 wrote:

Deal is done, we're super happy...gotta love the end of model year deals!


Congrats! This is the exact same one my wife and I fell in love with at the RV show. It has everything the two of us would want for when we go full-time in about a year. We worked it over real well and found no real flaws in workmanship. No doubt you'll love it.

Please let us know how it goes 6-12 mos down the road, I'll be interested to hear.


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We went from a Keystone to a Grand Design and are very pleased. The GD is easier to heat and cool and to us is a lot better built.

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Groundhog66 wrote:

Deal is done, we're super happy...gotta love the end of model year deals!
Congratulations - that is a nice unit. Your going to love it.


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