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Old 09-20-2020, 08:40 PM   #1
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2013 Discovery 40E Feedback Request

My wife and I are in the process of retiring and going full time RV'ing. We have settled on the Fleetwood Discovery 40E, 2013 model and before purchasing would like to hear from anyone that has experience with this motorhome. Good/Bad, things to look out for, etc. Any and all input is appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2020, 08:12 AM   #2
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We recently purchased an 11' FW 40G and have loved it. Super nice ride and easy to drive. I neglected to look underneath mine and once purchased found a substantial amount of rust on the framing and cross members in the back 1/3. It came from up North so not surprising. So do peak underneath. Also get up on the roof, or have a mechanic to make sure there is no obvious leaks. Take a good flashlight and look for leaks inside around windows. If I had the time, I would have paid to drive it to a Freightliner shop and have them look over engine/tranny/ecm for active codes. My $.02.
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:33 PM   #3
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I've got a '15 40E. No major problems. 45k miles. I want everything working correctly, I've found many minor problems.
I do all the repairs and servicing myself.
Hard rains will cause water to get in, especially at the long slide ends.
Must run engine putting slides in and out. Level first.
Use 110 psi in tires.
Get it weighed after getting your stuff in it. Not everything from the house!
Check underneath for rust and chaffing wires and hoses. I found many. Freightliner problems not Fleetwood's.
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:39 PM   #4
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Thanks and one more question

Thanks to both of you for the responses. One more question... I'm trying to find out how wide the Discovery is with the slides extended. We are planning on having a pole barn built to keep the RV in while we are here at home in the summertime, and will be living out of it. Need to know the width so I know how wide the pole barn will need to be.

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Old 09-30-2020, 04:26 PM   #5
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Just a guess, I say around 156" wide with all slides out. Something else to consider on the 2013s, they came with a 20,000 weight rating on the rear axle. This severely restricts the load carrying capacity of the rig. Please keep this in mind. In 2015 Fleetwood increased the rear to 21,000 and in 2017 it was finally upgraded to 24,000 lbs.
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Old 10-04-2020, 11:51 PM   #6
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I just bought a 2015 discovery 40E with 21,600 miles. Do a good shakedown of the coach. I found all kinds of stuff not working but repairable. Heater blower wheels were both broken, front door would not lock with key fob (adjustment), bedroom slide rubbing on bottom and today while driving my horn started sounding when I made a turn. I'm just about through all the bugs. Don't get me wrong this is a very nice coach and we are very happy. It drives really nice and very comfortable. Make sure you also look at the age of the tires, if there old this could get pricey.
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