Tommy, Winnebago has owned Grand Design for at least a year now. My classmate works for Grand Design at Rv shows throughout the country and is very pleased with the product. There should be "sorry" for every brand of Rv that you purchase. Can't think of any brand that doesn't have horror stories.
In fact, Norhtwood rv reviews only average 2 1/2 out of 5 stars from 65 owners, and VanLeigh better have a decent build for $99,000.
Mark & Susan
'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"