Review: The 2011 Fleetwood Discovery Motor Home.

After the turmoil in the RV industry during 2009, one motor home company has emerged as the undisputed leader in 2010. Fleetwood RVs has come out from under its financial troubles leaner and better than they have ever been with an entire new philosophy and lineup in regards to quality motor home production. Topping the list of improvements is the new Discovery series of diesel pusher motor homes.

Leading the way 2011 is the introduction of a 42ft tag axel in two unique floor plans. The 42A features a seperate bunk room in the rear with its own entertainment center and half bath. This 44,600lb coach is perfect for the family to travel in luxury and comfort allowing the kids to play their video games in the back while mom and dad enjoy the peace and quiet of the exceptional air ride suspension system that makes the Discovery famous.

The 42C features more of what makes the Discovery by Fleetwood the #1 selling diesel motor home in the nation. With opposing slides for maximum living space and the amenities of a fully equipped galley along with the ultimate in satellite TV programing, this unique motor home is the epitome in luxury diesel travel.

The Discovery tag axle features an large block, 380HP Cummins engine with 1075ft lbs of torque to pull even the steepest grades and with the 10,000 lb towing capacity you can take you favorite TOAD along with you.

The Discovery is also available in three distinct and shorter floor plans for 2011. The 40G, 40X and the new 36J. In addition to the standard features that include a larger block 380HP Cummins with 1050 ft lbs of torque along with a Allison 3000 MH 6speed transmission that will comply with the new EPA emission regulations, there are many new options for this year.

The full wall slide in the 40G is available with bunk bed or a desk and chair. The opposing kitchen slide offer so much living room you can hold a dance contest on the porcelain tile floor.  The 40X includes a mid coach lounge area with your choice of 2 euro-recliners or air bed sofa couch and a 40” Sony TV and entertainment center to watch your favorite movie even while traveling at 70 miles per hour. The 36J has all the features of the Discovery but with a smaller size for those who just want something a bit shorter.  

With just these five floor plans, Fleetwood focuses on outstanding quality and attention to details unmatched in the RV industry. All Discovery motor homes have certain standards that are met in each and every coach they build.  For instance, a fuel fill receptacle on each side of the coach so you will never be caught on the wrong side. Color side and rear view cameras so you will never be unable to see what is around you. The 8kw Onan Quiet Diesel generator means you will never run out of power for all your stuff.  4 point automatic leveler features one touch leveling you can set from inside the coach. The galley features a GE convection microwave oven, a 12 cu ft 4 door refrigerator with ice maker and water in the door just like home. A Moen faucet with pull out sprayer for those baked on casserole dishes and a solid surface countertop with sink covers and you cannot forget the built-in spice rack. When you include an abundance of adjustable cabinets, you will never run out of room to store all you pots, pans and necessities.

There are just too many features to include all of them in this short article. Let’s just suffice it to say that the 2011 Discovery by Fleetwood is your ultimate home away from home. When you add up the value plus all features and amenities of the 2011 Discovery by Fleetwood, you will never sing that old Billy Joel song “Is That All You Get For Your Money?”

Get to your local Fleetwood dealer today and take the NEW Discovery motor home for a test drive and then drive it home. You will never regret buying a Discovery from a certified Fleetwood RV dealer near you.


Cooking Outdoors In A Keystone RV

The latest thing in home improvement these days seem to be many families taking traditional indoor activities and moving them outdoors. One example of this is the growing popularity of outdoor kitchens. More and more people are adding outdoor living spaces to their homes and outdoor kitchens have become the most popular addition by far.

 Campers and RV enthusiasts have known about this for years. If you have ever cooked over an open fire then you know that food just seems to taste better when prepared and eaten outdoors. There is nothing better than the smell of eggs and bacon and hot coffee in the early morning. As a former Boy Scout, it was even better when a few ashes got in the food. I’m just saying. However, many have never experienced the joy of preparing and eating an outdoor feast with or with out the ashes of an open fire.

Well the folks at Keystone RVs have gone one better by offering an option of a complete outdoor kitchen on many of their travel trailer and fifth wheel models. It is called the “Tailgator Package.” What makes this feature so neat is it has a complete kitchen including a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator and two-burner cook top. There are also a lot of built-in cabinets and drawers along with a solid surface counter top that makes food preparation easy and clean. The cook top swings out to the side with an LP gas connection that plugs directly into the trailers LP system for ease of use. The refrigerator is large enough to accommodate all your cold storage food as well any beverages you care to include. This simple system is designed to make food prep as easy and efficient as cooking at home.

I know some may be thinking that when it rains the outdoor kitchen is useless. Well, Keystone has got you covered there too, literally. Each Tailgator Package packs up neat and tight and is enclosed with an exterior door that is raised and lowered by hydraulic supports. That means that not only will you be able to stabilize the door when it is open in the wind but will also keep the rain off while you are cooking. There is plenty of room under the shelter of the door for two or more people to stand and prepare food so no one will feel crowded. This is just one of the great features you will find even in the lesser priced Keystone RV models.

The reason Keystone goes to such lengths for the regular RV enthusiast is their desire to make camping as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy. This is one of the main reasons why Keystone RVs are the number one selling RV in the country. Check one out at your local Keystone RV dealer today. You will be impressed.