On January 27th, we took one step closer to following the dream; we purchased our travel trailer. After searching for months and months we decided to go with the Grand Design, Imagine 2800BH. We really liked the build quality, reputation for customer service, price point, and perhaps most important, the floor plan. First, and perhaps most important, this travel trailer is a good pairing for our tow vehicle. After comparing different brands and models, this unit stood out as leader of the pack. Definitely a step-up from our pop-up twenty-years ago.
From the outside in, the large awning covering a substantial portion of the trailer, including the outdoor kitchen is a huge bonus; after all, part of the point of camping is being outdoors. In my opinion, this is an aspect lost on many first-time RV buyers. The interior features a decent sized kitchen with a gas range and oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and freezer, and full sized kitchen sink. The double bunks will help accommodate guests, as will the dinette that can be converted into a double bed. Originally, the plan was to go with the tri-fold sofa in place of the theater seating. However, after sitting in those comfy chairs facing the TV, it was evident that the theater seating had to stay.
Finally, one of the most important factors is the ability to pull into an overnight stop and not have to engage the slide-out. I was pleasantly surprised that , with the slide-out in, I could still access the kitchen for my morning coffee. We are so excited to pick our unit up this weekend and take her for a trial run in Tennessee. We are heading to Anchor Down Resort on Douglas Lake, followed by a short stay at Fort Wilderness campground in the Walt Disney World Resort. I am sure there will be many pictures and video to follow.