Decatur, Indiana-based motorhome builder Fleetwood RV Inc. reports increasing success with the refresh of its flagship diesel pusher, the Discovery.
With more than 12,000 coaches on the road today, the Discovery brand continues to set trends with its distinct design and innovative features that set it apart from other diesels, according to a company news release.
Resulting from the recent launch of the Discovery 40E model, the brand is experiencing increased demand and a reported 30 percent sales increase in comparison to last year.
“The Discovery brand has been a trendsetter within the Class A diesel category since 1996,” states Kyle McCrary, Senior Vice President, Product Planning & Design at Fleetwood RV, Inc.
“The new 40E floor plan combined with the many added amenities and the complete re-styling for 2014, set the stage for Fleetwood to achieve additional growth in the diesel category.”
The 2014 Discovery features a new front and rear caps offering a redesign and employing LED accent and running lights.
Interiors feature massive 24×24 high-gloss porcelain tile hand-laid in a diamond-patterned throughout the coach, according to McCrary.
Another added upgrade for 2014 is the dashboard and automotive cockpit design featuring soft-touch materials and integrated burl wood accents.
The full-wall slide Discovery 40E features a spacious galley design, an over-the-top pantry with a swing-out shelving unit, hardwood valances and trim, glass tile backsplash, and enough countertop space for an impressive party spread.
The RV features two incliners plus a residential style L-shaped sofa which transforms into a queen bed.
The living area offers a credenza equipped with TV slide that showcases the Sony 46-inch LED TV. With the touch of a button, the TV elevates out from the slide for a perfect viewing angle.
The Discovery’s residential-like bedroom features a king bed plus ample his-and-her mirrored wardrobe storage, and large linen and storage space.
The full-size bathroom includes an oversized fiberglass shower with shower seat, while guests will enjoy using the half-bath located at mid-coach.
Model: Freightliner XCM Series
Engine: Cummins 9L ISL
Transmission: Allison 3000 MH 6-Speed w/ Electronic Shifter
Alternator: Delco Remy 160 Amp
Torque: 1150 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Horsepower: 380 HP
Fuel Capacity: 100 gallons
The 2014 Discovery is available in four floor plans:
Discovery 36J (Length: 37 feet 4 inches)
Discovery 40E (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)
Discovery 40G (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)
Discovery 40X (Length: 41 feet 4 inches)
Specifications common to the four models include:
Fresh Water Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gallons
Gray Water Holding Tank Capacity: 75 gallons
Black Water Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallons
Appliance Propane Tank Capacity: 38.7 gallons
Water Heater Tank Capacity: 10 gallons
Fleetwood RV, Inc.
Fleetwood RV, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles.
The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry’s most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder.
Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Indiana, which is also its principal manufacturing location.
Factory Tours: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Address: 1031 U.S. 224 East, Decatur, Indiana 46733
Phone: (800) 322-8216
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