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Old 11-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Red face 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 42A Bunk Model

Hi, everybody! I am very curious about the 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 42A Bunk Model. Our family had a Georgie Boy back in 2002 (I think it was a 1998 model) but wished we had more room. Flash-forward 12 years, and we now have five children (1 child engaged, 1 college student, 1 high schooler, 1 child who is 12 physically but 4 mentally, & 1 1st grader). From what I can see in the pictures on the web, the 42A bunk looks like it might be a good fit for our family as far as room goes. I don't think our child who is getting married next year would be traveling with us, but the high schooler on down definitely would. Our college-aged child might come along. We had four of our five children when we traveled in 2002, but our 12-year-old was a baby, and the oldest three were much younger. I'm guessing that it would be more difficult now that they are bigger. On the flip side, though, now it's easier for them to take care of themselves and sleep anywhere, so those kinds of things aren't an issue anymore.

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Pirateland Campground in Myrtle Beach in 2002. I think that they had cottages/houses for rental, too, so I thought that if there were too many people for the RV, they could stay in a rental if one was available at whatever campground we were staying at. I was wondering if anyone would please give me their opinion regarding the 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 42A Bunk Model, its price range, and what traveling with that many people would be like. We love to bike ride, hang-out outside and play cards, etc., as well as swim, take walks, etc. However, we also love to just relax together, maybe watch TV. So if it happens to be really hot wherever we are or raining, most if not all of us would be in the RV.

I would greatly appreciate any and all opinions regarding this situation as well as the RV itself I mentioned. Just please don't be mean & say that I am an idiot for even considering this (-; . I have always dreamed of getting another RV, and my high school aged daughter and 1st grader are totally on board with the idea. After watching so many episodes of Hotel Impossible, now I'm paranoid about going to a hotel as well (-; !

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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Miliaz, I don't think anyone on this forum would say you are an idiot for wanting to travel, camp, and spend time with your family. That is why a lot of us are here ourselves.

I was not able to find a 42A floor plan online, but was able to find a 40G, which I assume is very similar, its a bunk house floor plan. It seems you would be able to sleep 5 people without anyone having to share space, which is key. Meaning your 12 year old and 1st grader can each have a bunk, and the high school age child can use the bed in the sofa. In a pinch, your college age child can take a bunk and put the 1st grader in the sofa with your high school age child.

We keep an blow up mattress in our MH for just the occasion when we have extra kids around. So far its been used more than I thought it would.

You will be fine traveling with your family, so I would not worry about that part, there is plenty of room for all.

Think you are on the right path, and sounds like you have put some thought in to it.

Good Luck!

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Thank you very much, DegoRed! I sure appreciate your opinions and information. And lucky you for living in what I consider the second best state in the union (my own beloved Ohio being my first (-; ). I have never met nicer and smarter people than in good ol' Texas (-: ! I love that state!
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