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Old 04-12-2017, 11:52 AM   #85
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We have a 2015 40e and we can't keep the outdoor ("patio") light bulb working. The same thing happened with our Bounder 35k. If there's a thread about this somewhere else, would you pls direct me to that? Or, pls let let me know any suggestions. I'm home sick with the flu, and living on IRV2 is about all I feel like doing (and mostly I'm looking at the pictures)! Thanks.
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Question for Discovery owners:

I see pretty much all positive comments about the Discovery floor plan. I'm interested in hearing from some 40g (Bunk model) about how they like that floor plan with a couple of kids? I like the idea of a bunk model with two teen kids still at home, but I'm kind of wondering about the layout with the kitchen/dining area in the front of the RV, and the living/lounging area in the middle. Does that set up flow better? We like to sometimes have a movie night with the kids - is the 40g layout conducive to that? Any other comments from owners of other models with the kitchen up front feel free to chime in with why they like that setup.

We're fans of Fleetwood, and like our Pace Arrow, but I'm looking ahead to what I'd like in our next RV when the time comes, and I find myself looking at the Discoveries more and more.
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Question for Discovery owners:

I see pretty much all positive comments about the Discovery floor plan. I'm interested in hearing from some 40g (Bunk model) about how they like that floor plan with a couple of kids? I like the idea of a bunk model with two teen kids still at home, but I'm kind of wondering about the layout with the kitchen/dining area in the front of the RV, and the living/lounging area in the middle. Does that set up flow better? We like to sometimes have a movie night with the kids - is the 40g layout conducive to that? Any other comments from owners of other models with the kitchen up front feel free to chime in with why they like that setup.

We're fans of Fleetwood, and like our Pace Arrow, but I'm looking ahead to what I'd like in our next RV when the time comes, and I find myself looking at the Discoveries more and more.

we purchased the 40g in december specifically for the bunkhouse design. The privacy of the bunkhouse allows the kids to sleep in while we're relaxing in the mornings and getting things ready to roll. we love the layout (although I must confess, this is our first RV) and like having the fridge behind the drivers seat for easy access and the mid LR design is OK - and we've had a couple of movie nights on the main TV with no problems. Having the passenger co-pilot seat turned towards her back gives you an extra reclining chair as well.

good luck and happy glamping!
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Just purchased a 2016 D40G in March and love it. Went on our first trip last week and had no issues. We are a family of 5 w/ 2 dogs and there is plenty of room for everyone. Love the kitchen and counter space, living room feels spacious with both slides open which I feel is great to spend time gathering as a family to watch movies or play games. The only negative is the bedroom has poor ventilation with a little side window and the emergency exit window(we didn't open) as the only option for air circulation. I sleep hot and needed to turn the air on to feel comfortable. I wish it had a ceiling fan. Our solution will be to bring a fan along next trip to create more circulation for sleeping and figure out how to use the emergency window for fresh air. Probably not a big issue for most, but for me it was. Before purchasing the 40G we owned a Forest River Georgetown bunk model and there is just no comparison. I think you will love the 40G and will create great memories with your family. Good luck!
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Owner of a 2013 Discovery 40X have owned it for two years...has been flawless on the trips we have taken including a 6500 mile trip last summer to visit national parks and three months in Florida. The issues I have had have been minor, The most recent a loss of a AC fan motor. Purchased one on Amazon and easily installed (not a Fleetwood issue but rather a Coleman product)


I did have a DEF hose (the doser hose from the bottom of the DEF tank) sag and come in contact with the exhaust...lost DEF in about 20 minutes. The lack of a clamp to support the hose was the most likely culprit...Freightliner needs to take the hit for that. But FL support is excellent. Worth looking at if you have Freightliner chassis...


So...to sum up very happy with the Discovery ...in particular the 40X.
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Thank you Ed44 and mscully for your input!

Ed44 - I'm not positive, but I believe I read somewhere on here that you can order a screen for the escape window. I look at a lot of threads on Irv2, so it may have been on a different brand/model, but a screen on there may be an option.

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Just purchased a 2016 D40G in March and love it. Went on our first trip last week and had no issues. We are a family of 5 w/ 2 dogs and there is plenty of room for everyone. Love the kitchen and counter space, living room feels spacious with both slides open which I feel is great to spend time gathering as a family to watch movies or play games. The only negative is the bedroom has poor ventilation with a little side window and the emergency exit window(we didn't open) as the only option for air circulation. I sleep hot and needed to turn the air on to feel comfortable. I wish it had a ceiling fan. Our solution will be to bring a fan along next trip to create more circulation for sleeping and figure out how to use the emergency window for fresh air. Probably not a big issue for most, but for me it was. Before purchasing the 40G we owned a Forest River Georgetown bunk model and there is just no comparison. I think you will love the 40G and will create great memories with your family. Good luck!
We have the 40x which has the small windows on the side of the bedroom slide. The emergency window at the foot of our bed on opposite wall. If we're where we don't want to run gennie we open only the small windows and turn on the super fan in bathroom. It runs off house battery s and works like an attic fan drawing a surprising amount of air in and across bed.
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