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Old 07-23-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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Discovery: How about a Discovery thread?

How many out there have late model Discovery's? Likes? Dislikes? We have a 2013 40G bunkhouse and think it is fantastic. 8.3L, 380HP Cummins, great floor plan. We get a good 7.3 MPGs towing our Jeep......anyone else? Do you love your Discovery?
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We have a 2013 Discovery 40X and like you, we love it. We have had very minor fixes required in the first year of ownership. We are taking it out in about a week for a month and are looking forward to getting on the road again.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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How many out there have late model Discovery's? Likes? Dislikes? We have a 2013 40G bunkhouse and think it is fantastic. 8.3L, 380HP Cummins, great floor plan. We get a good 7.3 MPGs towing our Jeep......anyone else? Do you love your Discovery?
I guess it depends on what you consider "late model Discovery". Ours is a 06, does that count? This is our second one, with the first one going up in flames with it fully loaded and ready to leave for a trip to the ski slopes.
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OK, my turn;
Just upgraded from a 1994 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Diesel with no slides to a 2007 Fleetwood Discovery 39V full slide... WOW, what an upgrade!

Been working on the new rig for the last couple monts getting her back to 100%

Purchased on consignment. She only had 20K on her, not a SCRATCH inside or out. Genset had a whopping 50 hours.

1st project, replacing cooling unit on Norcold side-by-side with a new Amish cooling unit. ave done some PM work on both Washer/dryer. Had an issue with the full slide but thats been resolved.

Next Move - Fogged Windows DIY
Also, don't like how the water pump is acting. Will take a lot of work to get up in their & work on it. It's up uder the panel in the water compartment!
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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We have a 2008 Fleetwood Discovery 40X and in my opinion it is the best floor plan I have yet to see! Absolutely Love it and I do most of the service work and upgrades myself, meaning it is easy to work on!
I know these aren't Million Dollar coaches but to me it is!
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I agree, for the money the Discovery has a very upscale feel to it.....like the expensive coaches.....
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My 07 will most likely be my 1st and last coach upgrade. Drives like a dream, mega space & 8 to 9 MPG towing my 05 Jeep I'm a happy camper. No pun intended.
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Great coach, love our's.
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We knew we wanted to become full-timers, even tho we'd never even driven a MH. We lucked into buying an '08 Discovery 40X 14 months ago. We've taken about 10 trips and we love it. No regrets. And we'll love it even more when we've replaced some of the furniture.

We start full-timing one week from today, and one of our first destinations is the DOAI rally in Gillette, Aug 26. Heading from TX to NM and CO first, then points east including a factory visit in Decatur.

Above I said "lucked into it" because the DOAI forum is an amazing source of info on Discos with their particular issues and folks there speak with enormous knowledge about them. (iRV2 is a great forum too, covering a much broader range of topics.)
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We have a 08 Discovery 39R and for us it is a great Moho. Getting about 9 mpg most of the time is nice. Banks kit made It a drivable machine. Headwinds kill it but I can't even imagine how bad mpg gets with more motor.
Just decided to chuck the dining chairs and use the folding chairs from Bed Bath and Beyond, more comfortable and easy to stow for on the road. Just have two as we seldom have company and if we do we will be outside or use the couch and love seat.
Just had it serviced and changed the air filter that indicated about 80% and I must say the engine performs much better now so something less than 80% is when to change it.
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We have a 08 Discovery 39R and for us it is a great Moho. Getting about 9 mpg most of the time is nice. Banks kit made It a drivable machine. Headwinds kill it but I can't even imagine how bad mpg gets with more motor.
Just decided to chuck the dining chairs and use the folding chairs from Bed Bath and Beyond, more comfortable and easy to stow for on the road. Just have two as we seldom have company and if we do we will be outside or use the couch and love seat.
Just had it serviced and changed the air filter that indicated about 80% and I must say the engine performs much better now so something less than 80% is when to change it.
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We've been getting 7.5 to 9.2 mpg, but till now we haven't taken trips longer than about 6 hours/300 miles, so that undoubtedly hurts. Also a lot of short trips around town for a variety of purposes, prepping for serious travel. I'll be interested as we go full-time, beginning 8/2--just 5 days from now!

I infer you feel the Banks helped mpg as well as your power. Glad to hear that; one of the previous two owners put a Banks on ours, so I've no experience without it. I do enjoy driving it and have no complaints in that department. I haven't yet met anyone who can explain how to take best advantage of the Banks--any chance you will be at the DOAI rally in Gillette? Would love to talk.

Also very interested in your chairs comment. We have bench seats and hope to replace them with a table and 2 chairs (as well as the buffet or whatever it's called that we can use to store office type "stuff"). Did you find your table or was it OEM? We are hoping to get this done in either Decatur or Elkhart after the DOAI--if you or anyone else has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.

We are also going to replace the Euro chairs & stools with recliners. Again, hoping to be able to test/evaluate some up there (even if we have to order and p/u or ship to TX later). Don't like any we tried at Lazy Boy, the only real option we found in the Dallas area. A lot look good online, but we've learned from experience that we need to spend some time sitting in them to determine comfort!

I guess I need an education on air filters too. Where do you get a reading "the air filter that indicated about 80%"? Is there someplace I can look? When I had it in for service, they just told me the air filter was fine, so I left it at that.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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I recently purchased an 07 Discovery 39S. It has the optional sleepers so I can sleep 8 adults. That will allow me to take family vacations with my adult kids, their spouses and kids. At least it sounds like a good idea now.

I too am going on a series of short trips to search out any bugs before I end up full timing. It will be my home away from home while I travel due to my job.
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