3 Things You Need to Know about Grand Design’s 5-Year Frame Warranty

Written by Greg Long

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Until recently, the standard frame warranty in the RV industry was three years. However, Grand Design rocked the RV world last week by introducing an unprecedented five-year frame warranty for all its products. 

This huge warranty upgrade reflects Grand Design’s commitment to giving their customers peace of mind and confidence in Grand Design camper construction quality.

This article will cover the 3 things you need to know about Grand Design’s 5-year Warranty:

  1. Who is covered? 
  2. What is the warranty? 
  3. Grand Design stands by its construction quality

Who Does the 5-Year Frame Warranty Cover?

The 5-Year Frame Warranty covers all Grand Design products. Both Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels!

5-year Warranty Covers 2020 and Newer Campers

What’s most remarkable about this incredible warranty is that it isn’t just for future purchases—it includes all Grand Design RVs purchased as far back as 2020. 

Grand Design is honoring this five-year warranty retroactively. This means anyone who purchased a new Grand Design in 2020—or any year thereafter—now benefits from the five-year frame warranty. The warranty is good for 5 years from the original purchase date.

warranty coverage years

This move showcases Grand Design’s dedication to its customers, ensuring they receive the full value and protection they deserve for their investment in a Grand Design RV. 

With this groundbreaking initiative, Grand Design is raising the bar for warranties in the RV industry and reaffirming its position as a leader in quality and customer satisfaction.

What’s Included in Grand Design’s 5-Year Frame Warranty?

  • ✅ Grand Design’s 5-year frame warranty covers defects in the Towable Frame Assembly, including main frame rails, outriggers, cross-members, and upper deck frame.
  • ✅ The warranty extends to labor provided directly by Grand Design for covered defects.
  • ✅ It applies to Model Year 2020 and newer vehicles and is retroactive from the date of retail purchase.
  • ✅ The warranty only covers defects in materials or workmanship to the welded or huck-bolted frame assembly.
  • ✅ Grand Design or its authorized agents will undertake repairs, provided the warranty terms are met.

What’s Not Included in the 5-Year Frame Warranty?

  • ❌ Components attached in final stage production, such as axles, fifth-wheel pin box, and rear hitch assemblies
  • ❌ Damage caused by neglect, misuse, or neglectful use of the RV
  • ❌ Any damage or defects caused during transit or by extreme weather events
  • ❌ Alterations or modifications not performed by Grand Design
  • ❌ Damage caused by overloading or improper weight distribution
  • ❌ Damage caused by aftermarket components or extreme road conditions
  • ❌ Exterior paint or finish on the frame assembly, including corrosion or scratches

Grand Design’s 1-3-5 Warranty is the Best Complete Warranty in the RV Industry!

With the addition of Grand Design’s 5-year Frame warranty, they now offer the best complete warranty in the RV industry.

1+3+5 Warranty Grand Design

Grand Design 1-Year Limited Warranty

The limited warranty covers the entire RV, helping to protect against manufacturing defects and material failures under normal usage conditions.

Components covered under 1-year Limited Warranty:

  • Appliances: Coverage includes kitchen appliances like the refrigerator, stove, and microwave, as well as other built-in appliances such as the air conditioning and heating units.
  • Electrical Systems: This includes wiring, fuses, and electrical panels. 
  • Plumbing: Covers leaks and defects in the plumbing system, including pipes, sinks, showers, and toilets.
  • Mechanical Systems: Including slide-out mechanisms, leveling jacks, and other mechanical components
1 year coverage

Grand Design 3-Year Structural Warranty

The structural warranty protects the owner from any defects in the structural material.

Components covered under 3-year Structural Warranty:

  • Sidewalls: Includes both the exterior and interior walls
  • Roof: Covers the materials and craftsmanship of the roof assembly
  • Floors: Includes the decking and sub-flooring that provide the foundation of the interior.
  • Slide-outs: The mechanisms and structures that support slide-out sections of the RV
3 year structural warranty

Grand Design 5-Year Frame Warranty

Components covered under 5-year Frame Warranty:

  • Main Frame Rails: The primary longitudinal supports of the RV’s chassis
  • Outriggers: Lateral extensions from the main frame that help stabilize and evenly distribute weight across the chassis.
  • Cross-members: Structural elements connecting the main frame rails, enhancing weight distribution and frame rigidity.
  • Upper Deck Frame: Supports the upper level in multi-story RVs, maintaining integrity and handling upper-level load.
5-year frame warranty

FYI: These 1-3-5 warranties protect you from damage or mistakes that happened while the product was being made.

These warranties do not cover damages from misuse, commercial use, or lack of maintenance.

Why Did Grand Design Change Its Frame Warranty?

While RVers are applauding Grand Design’s generous new 5-year frame warranty, many are asking what prompted Grand Design’s decision to make this big change.

The answer is a bit concerning. Grand Design fifth wheels, particularly Solitude and Momentum models, have been accused of having frame failure issues – a serious structural defect called frame flex.

For more information on Frame Flexing, read our article, “RV Frame Flex: What it is and how you can prevent it!”

solitude and reflection grand design rv

Grand Design Stands By the Quality of Their Campers

Rumors and articles circulating online about Grand Design campers prompted a comprehensive review of Grand Design’s manufacturing processes and product quality. 

Collaborating with its frame supplier, a third-party structural engineering firm, and industry experts, Grand Design has conducted rigorous testing to ensure that its products not only meet but exceed industry standards.

The results are in, and Grand Design is so confident in its frames’ stability that it has extended its frames’ warranties to 5 years. This bold move showcases Grand Design’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

The 5-year frame warranty clearly indicates that Grand Design is devoted to superior craftsmanship and earning the trust of its customers.

Next Steps to Owning a Grand Design RV

If you’re looking for an RV with a long track record of quality construction and customer satisfaction, a Grand Design RV could be exactly what you’re searching for.

We have proudly sold Grand Design campers at Bish’s RV for over a decade. We can confirm their durable craftsmanship. Our team of RV outfitters is always on hand to share insights, answer questions, and help guide you in your decision-making process.

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In appreciation of our customers, Bish’s RV is excited to announce a reduction in prices on all Grand Design RVs. There’s never been a better time to invest in a Grand Design RV.

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Our team at Bish’s RV is happy to assist you in finding the perfect Grand Design RV that suits your lifestyle and needs. Call or visit us today to discuss your options and learn more about the unique benefits of owning a Grand Design RV.

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Greg Long

Bish’s RV Content Manager

Amateur adventurer; professional dreamer.
aka: The Bish-Blog-Guy