Saturday, December 2, 2023


Tour the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV toy hauler trailer

Today we join Matt, this time sans Andrea, from Matt’s RV Reviews (one of our readers’ FAVORITE RV YouTube channels), for a tour of the all-new 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV toy hauler trailer. The MAV is one of Grand Design’s entry-level RVs—in theory, meant to be more affordable.

You’ll find an unusual interior layout with the bathroom tucked up front next to the bed. In the back, you will find the kitchen and the garage area with its large drop-down back wall door that doubles as a patio. D-rings throughout the coach will help keep your toys secure while moving.

In the front, a two-seater jackknife sofa provides comfortable seating. Matt hates this kind of sofa, but I have never minded them. What’s especially nice about this area is the way the sofa folds down so that you can pull a full-sized Murphy bed down from the wall for sleeping. In its up position, you might never know that bed was there.

I like the counter space, large farm-style sink, and 3-burner stove in the kitchen. But this area does have some issues, in my opinion (see below).

More nice features of the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV toy hauler trailer

  • Backup camera
  • Porcelain toilet
  • 8-cubic-foot Furrion refrigerator
  • 15,000 BTU A/C

What can be improved?

There is no exterior storage. This, for me, would be a pretty big deal.

The kitchen lacks an oven, and the microwave is just a microwave, not a convection oven. This, too, would be a big deal to me.

According to Matt, you need to be a bit “nimble” to be comfortable getting in and out of the Murphy bed.

The shower, while tall enough, is extremely cramped. The cheap, lightweight, plastic shower “door” (I can’t even call it a door) looks like it would be trashed in no time. The toilet area, too, is small and crowded.

Also, the sleeping area in the garage seems wonky. When Matt’s crew has trouble with getting the beds into position, I can only imagine how much of a hassle they would be for the average RVer. And the mattress on the drop-down bed in the garage is beyond flimsy.

While the RV has a lot of open space, it comes at the expense of storage, especially clothing closets.

Three things Matt especially likes about the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV

  • He says it is a decent-sized bathroom for the size of the coach.
  • A huge amount of toy hauling and toy storage space, more than even some 5th-wheel toy haulers.
  • The two video game-style chairs can move around the RV wherever you need them.

Three things Matt does not like about the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV

  • You must be nimble to use the RV, both getting into and out of beds, and with the work involved in converting the garage space to a living space.
  • No oven or convection oven, and the low position of the microwave.
  • There is little clothing and wardrobe space.

2024 Grand Design Momentum 22MAV toy hauler trailer specs

  • Length: 26’6”
  • Sleeps: 5
  • GVWR: 10,950 pounds
  • UVW: 5,600 pounds
  • Fresh water: 90 gallons
  • Gray water: 74 gallons
  • Black water: 37 gallons
  • 30-amp service
  • MSRP: Starts at $39,300

Learn more about the Grand Design Momentum 22MAV toy hauler here.


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.



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Adam S. (@guest_259198)
29 days ago

I just bought this trailer, I feel the pros (so far) out weigh the cons. I am able to easily fit my 4 seat rzr xp pro, that there is a huge plus for a 27′ trailer. I do not like the electric only fridge (I believe the industry is going this way as a whole).

I added a generator rack to the tongue, that was a big help as there is no space for one. The shower is indeed cramped (I am 6’3 and 275) so that is to be expected but I was able to get by. I shopped around and got mine for $32k +tax and lic. this for me was as good as i was able to get it down to after shopping around 4 dealers in the so cal area.

SherKen (@guest_255551)
1 month ago

Here’s another review to which gives us additional information.

We have a 381M Toyhauler by GD. We believe this is an Intro-Toyhauler which is extremely reasonably priced with the bare necessities. It works with the large tanks. The suggestions for cargo is perfect. Surely there’s more ideas including what you can pack into your truck. This is a Toyhauler Travel Trailer extra wide Tall ceilings!

Bob P (@guest_255518)
1 month ago

A total dud, a glorified utility trailer for $39,000.

Bob M (@guest_255485)
1 month ago

I agree people who do reviews on RV’s need to sit on the toilet and show theirs enough room for wife to do her hair. I was at the Hershey RV show looking at some Airstreams that the toilet seemed ok. Wife said there wasn’t enough room to pee. Learn something new every day. I’d like to get a Outdoors RV 20BD, but don’t know if theres enough room for wife in bathroom. Have to either travel out west or wait for the new dealer in Pa to get one.

Bill T (@guest_255484)
1 month ago

I would like to see Matt sit on the toilets and climb in the showers to give a better perspective on the size of the bathrooms. Josh the RV nerd from Bish’s RV does it and it really helped in choosing our model with the same bathroom dimensions.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill T

Hi, Bill. No comment about Matt sitting on the toilets and climbing in the showers of the RVs he reviews.🤐🤣 Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

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