Hello everyone! I love these types of forums and have been an active member in similar forums previously, both automotive and motorcycle
, and know firsthand how incredible the knowledge on these boards can be!
I’ve been researching/trolling iRV2 forums for a few months now as our family is gearing up to purchase our first RV, a new 40’ DP.
We’re considering the Discovery 39G/40G, and the Thor Tuscany XTE BX. We’ve ruled out the Newmar 4042 - based mainly on floor plan and the lack of a dinette.
Going into this in March, we didn’t have a clue and only knew we wanted bunks for our 2 younger kids. After visiting our local dealer, and then spending many hours on this forum, we decided on DP, vs gas, and then started to really look at the various models.
We went to Hershey last weekend and were able to finally see the Discovery firsthand. We’ll be test-driving both the 39G & 40G next weekend while visiting Mickey in Orlando and have already driven the Thor.
Each time my wife or I think of a question, I do a search and boom, there’s almost always an existing thread!
However, I still have many, many questions – as you can imagine any newbie would ☺ - but this post is already too long so I’ll just ask a few:
?? - Any newbie tips when buying an rv?
We’ve done a ton of research, driven several different models, and been in, around, under and on top of numerous coaches…So any additional advice would be welcome!
– besides HP, torque, and resale value? – what are the main differences – positive/negative – between the ISB 6.7L (FW 39G) and the ISL9 (FW40G)? I’ve read the info Cummins site, but was curious if anyone had anything else to add?
This is one consideration in deciding b/t the FW 39G with ISB6.7 & the 40G with ISL9.
Lastly, I've read most of the FW & Thor Owner's threads, but I'd love to hear anything, again positive or negative, relative to the FW Discovery and/or the Thor Tuscany XTE.
Thanks in advance and we look forward to becoming part of the RV community!