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Grand Design Rally in the RV Capital

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Each year Grand Design owners get together in America’s heartland for four days of seminars, factory tours and connecting with fellow RVers

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When it comes to RV owners’ rallies, Grand Design’s national gathering in Goshen, Indiana, is said to be one of the biggest. Last year’s four-day event at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds brought together rally-goers in hundreds of Grand Design fifth-wheels, travel trailers and toy haulers. The 2019 rally takes place August 27 through 30, and it’s expected to draw another sellout crowd.

Beyond the Indiana event, regional Grand Design owners’ rallies take place all year long. In May alone, rallies are planned in Georgia, Tennessee and Michigan. But August’s Hoosier State affair is the main attraction.

Grand Design Rally-goers seated at tables at a rallyBecause of its location near Grand Design’s headquarters in Middlebury, the rally gives owners an opportunity to tour the factories where the Imagine, Momentum, Reflection and Solitude are built. Back at the fairgrounds, vendors offer RV accessories, seminars cover topics from landing gear to trailer tires, and service technicians are on hand to fix problems in rally-goers’ rigs. Grand Design’s CEO Don Clark even hosts an informal question-and-answer session.

For many attendees, the best part of these events is connecting with fellow RVers. “You have one thing in common. You all RV,” affirms Jason Miller, a Grand Design Lifestyle Ambassador along with his wife, Rae, who attended the 2018 rally.


Hundreds of Grand Design owners at a rally in Elkhart, Indiana

Photos: Courtesy of Grand Design


Check out the “What’s an RV Rally?” video by full-time RVers and Grand Design fifth-wheel owners Jason and Rae Miller, known online as the Getaway Couple.

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