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Old 10-13-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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Discovery 37G or 36T???

Help! We are shopping for our first motorhome. I've been looking at coaches for a couple of months. To stay within our budget (it will be a cash purchase), we're looking at coaches built from 1999 -- 2001.

So far, we like the Fleetwood Discovery, and in particular, the 2000 Discovery 36T and the 2000 37G.

Can anyone give us some input on either of these models?

We sure do like the closet slide on the 36T and the overall layout of that model. On the other hand, we like some things about the 37G.

Help!

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We thoroughly enjoy our 37U. Your choice is going to be the one that fits your needs the most. Of course, dig deep and hard to get all the information on the one you choose. Hopefully, you'll get a paper trail of all maintenance that has been done. Good luck!!
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I had a 98 36T our first MH loved it, did everything asked of it. The best dash A/C EVER, little ole 5.9 pumped out 10.5 MPG pulling a 4500 pound jeep.
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The 36T was very high on our list when we were shopping; it was by pure luck that we found the layout we liked much more (and for the first three years we had the coach, never saw another one like it!)

just keep in mind as you shop that many 36T's were delivered with LP gensets to save money -- if you plan on mainly short trips to places with power that may not matter, but if you see yourself on long road trips in summer where you run the generator to power the roof air, not having a diesel generator will eventually become a pain in the backside.

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So what did you purchase? Last month we purchased a 2000 36t and drove it back from Mississippi. Another short trip this weekend and love the coach. And yes, a diesel generator is the best option. We live in Minn, and used both furnaces this weekend, so a diesel generator saves the LP for other things like heat and eating. Good luck!
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Discovery 36t

We just started out and in November and bought a 1999 36T and love it. Previous owner updated to laminate floors which we love traveling with dogs.
What did you end up with?

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My first of 2 coaches was a 1999 36T that the previous owner traded in because the tires wouldn't pass inspection. The dealership sold him a brand new unit and put 6 new Michelins on the discovery and sold to me. They also put flat screen TVs in and detailed it along with oil services on the engine and diesel generator. Like someone else has already said, the fuel mileage was 10-11 mpg and that was not at 55. That coach ran 65-70 in its sweet spot and handled very well. I would have kept it for more than the 2 years I did if it had more than a single slide. My wife and I decided we really liked RVs, so we sold it to make room for our current Tradition. Boy do I miss the mileage and less expensive repairs. Good luck with your discovery. They have everything one needs to be comfortable while camping at a very reasonable price point with good dependability!
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I have a 2000 37 V and love it.. I can work on it if need be and the Freightliner Chasis is great. It has 2 slides and the diesel onan generator.. Took it to Florida from Louisiana and using the generator for 2 nights in a truck stop and all the idling we averaged 9.56 miles a gallon. That 5.9 Cummins purred like a kitten.. Hope you enjoy yours.
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So what did you purchase? Last month we purchased a 2000 36t and drove it back from Mississippi. Another short trip this weekend and love the coach. And yes, a diesel generator is the best option. We live in Minn, and used both furnaces this weekend, so a diesel generator saves the LP for other things like heat and eating. Good luck!
We ended up getting a 2000 37G and really like it. Like that it has a diesel genny (and not a propane one), table and chairs, residential fridge, brand new queen mattress, new front curtains, beautiful tile backsplash in kitchen and bathroom, laminate flooring & more. Need to replace 2 tires in a yeaokr or so, but budgeted for that. Thanks everyone for the replies.
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