The Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE Review: A Unique Twist on RV LivingĀ 

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Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE:

Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE

In this article we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE. A review on this specific model has been requested by many RV enthusiasts, and thanks to Grand Design, we finally have the opportunity to explore its features.

From its unconventional layout to its functional design, the Imagine XLS 22RBE offers a fresh perspective on RVing. So, let’s dive in and discover what sets this model apart from the rest. 

The Refreshing Layout of the Imagine XLS 22RBE:

Imagine XLS 22RBE Floorplan

The Imagine XLS 22RBE boasts a unique layout that challenges the traditional norms of RV design. The living room and kitchen are almost inverted, giving the interior a distinct character.

Many people often wonder why manufacturers always place the windows on the driver’s side of the RV, limiting the view of the campsite. However, Grand Design has found a clever solution by incorporating ample windows on the door side, allowing for a panoramic view of your campsite.

The crafty use of the kitchen, similar to what you would find in the larger Imagine 2500RL model, also adds to the appeal of the interior of this RV. You can watch Josh the RV Nerd’s Review on the Imagine 2500RL here.

Making the Most of Space:

Imagine XLS 22RBE Patio Space

Every RV has its pros and cons, and the Imagine XLS 22RBE is no exception. One potential drawback is the presence of a slide-out on the awning side, which slightly reduces patio space.

However, this is compensated by the absence of a slide-out on the driver’s side. This unique configuration enables you to park closer to the edge of your campsite, creating the illusion of a larger outdoor space.

It’s up to you to weigh the advantages and disadvantages, and to decide if the reduced patio space is a trade-off you’re willing to make. 

Functional Interior Design:

Imagine XLS 22RBE Kitchen

Grand Design has mastered the art of maximizing storage space in the Imagine XLS 22RBE. The interior is cleverly designed, offering ample countertop space and convenient household outlets for easy reach.

This RV includes a 12-volt DC compressor fridge which cool much faster than a traditional gas/electric fridge. 

The versatile dining table adds to this RV’s functionality. It can be used as a dining table or as extra countertop prep space, and it can be used both inside and outside.

The TCL Roku Smart TV, which sits right above the counter, ensures that you can stay updated with your favorite shows and streaming services.  

Bedroom Comfort and Convenience:

Imagine XLS 22RBE bedroom

In the bedroom, you’ll discover a 60 by 80 true queen bed, a welcome change from the shorter camp queen beds found in some RVs. While the included mattress may not be the softest, most comfortable bed you’ll ever sleep on, it is sufficient, and many people choose to replace mattresses in RVs anyway. 

Symmetry is evident in this floor plan, with power pockets and USB ports on both sides of the bed. The bedroom also offers dresser drawers, closet space, overhead storage, and more storage under the bed with a sliding feature for easy access to your belongings.

A Traveler’s Delight:

The Imagine XLS 22RBE is designed with the traveler in mind.  The tankless on-demand water heater controls may seem unconventional, but they work effectively.

The bathroom features a porcelain foot flush toilet and a spacious shower with a skylight, providing ample headroom.

The incredible amount of storage in both the kitchen and the bathroom, offers convenient solutions for keeping your essentials organized. 

Road Mode Functionality:

Imagine XLS 22RBE in road mode

One of the most significant advantages of the Imagine XLS 22RBE is its convenience in road mode. You can easily access the kitchen and bathroom without extending the slide-out or setting up the RV.

It’s perfect for quick overnight stays or late-night arrivals. However, it’s important to note that occupying the slide-out while it’s closed is not recommended, as it may cause damage to the RV’s structure.

Towing and Outdoor Features:

The Imagine XLS 22RBE is considered half-ton towable, although specific vehicle capacities should be considered.

Its XLS series offers a full pass-through storage compartment, tire pressure monitoring prep, and a private docking station.

The aluminum nose skin adds durability, and the RV features a robust extended-season camping package.

The patio space may be a concern for some due to the shallow slide-out, but this is subjective and depends on individual preferences.

A Compelling Choice:

The Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE breaks away from conventional RV design and offers a refreshing take on RVing. Its unique layout, functional interior design, and traveler-friendly features make it a compelling choice for those seeking an adventurous and comfortable RV experience.

While it has its trade-offs, the Imagine XLS 22RBE stands out as an RV that caters to the needs of modern explorers. With its thoughtful features and comfortable amenities, it provides a unique and enjoyable camping experience for both seasoned travelers and newcomers. 

Get Exclusive Pricing – Valid until 6/30/2023

You will notice on our inventory pages that we cannot advertise our actual price on Grand Design. This is due to Grand Design’s Dealer Pricing Agreement (which means that we only can advertise the MSRP Price). We are offering an exclusive price on this floorplan from the time of the Review launched on You Tube until June 30th. Even if we are stocked out – we will guarantee this price on any ordered 22RBE floorplan through the 30th!

Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE Price (Valid until 6/30/2023)
Sale Price: $38,995 | MSRP: $46,934
Sale Price: $37,995 | MSRP: $46,556
Sale Price: $34,995 | MSRP: $43,527
Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE OFF ROAD CUSTOM: Sale Price: $46,995 | MSRP: $64,098