Grand Design First to Offer Anti-Lock Braking System in the RV Industry

Grand Design first to offer anti-lock braking system in the RV industry

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Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company has announced the launch of the Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) on select Grand Design RV models, a first in the North American RV Industry. Currently, Grand Design’s Solitude, Reflection, and Momentum are the only RVs on the market with ABS. The new ABS package utilizes the CURT® Axle Platform which features upgraded suspension, forward self-adjusting brakes, and greaseable wet bolts as well as upgraded, heavy-duty hardware.


“We know that product innovation is a top priority for our customers, and it is a top priority for us as well,” says Rob Groover, General Manager for the Solitude and Momentum brands. “That’s why we reinforce our commitment to quality and safety by going the extra mile to add new features like the anti-lock brake system.”


The ABS system with Curt axles has been thoroughly tested in wet, icy, and regular simulations, as well as in live icy conditions. All testing results have demonstrated increased braking performance for eligible RVs. In addition to the ABS testing, Grand Design RVs undergo a rigorous 300+ point Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) before they leave their facilities and again when they arrive at the dealership, so customers receive the best quality product possible.


Customers are likely already familiar with ABS on their vehicles. Now, for the first time ever, they can attain the same increased performance that ABS provides on their 2023 Solitude, Reflection or Momentum. In vehicles and RVs, ABS helps decrease stopping distance in various conditions. It can also prevent sway caused by braking suddenly while towing an RV, giving customers increased steering control.


“Performance innovation is always a key driver of change and success at Grand Design,” said Tommy Hall, Grand Design Solitude product manager. “We hold ourselves to high-quality standards to help ensure our customers have a positive and safe experience when towing our product. While ABS is not new technology, in our corner of the world it is. It’s simply one of those forward-thinking offerings we felt compelled to provide our Grand Design Solitude, Reflection, and Momentum owners.”


About Grand Design RV

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, lightweight Imagine® Travel Trailer, and conventional built Transcend Travel Trailer product lines. Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest-growing RV companies in history and rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers. Grand Design RV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), a leading North American manufacturer of premium outdoor lifestyle products.