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Old 10-29-2019, 09:06 PM   #1
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1999 Tropical

Looking at a 1999 tropical... I don't know much about them but what I have learned is they seem to be well built. Sure could use more info if anyone can help...
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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We have the National RV Tradewinds, also a 1999, but with freightliner chassis and CAT (diesel) engine. We purchased it in 2015 and have been very happy with the build quality.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:21 PM   #3
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We have a 2000 Tropical on the Ford F53 chassis and have been very pleased. Ours has 105,000 miles and have been continually impressed with the build quality. If you have specific questions I would be glad to answer.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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If its on an F53 chassis, here is a checklist I use when inspecting this vintage of Ford F53:


F53 inspection / maintenance checklist – 1999 Southwind 35S


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Old 11-18-2019, 11:39 PM   #5
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We have a 1997 Tropical on the Ford F53 chassis and love it. I have made many modifications to it to meet our needs such as taking the tub out and putting in a shower, removing the couch and putting in two recliners, added an automatic transfer switch, added the Microair Easy Start 364 to both air conditioners, took out all the carpet (except under bed and closet) and installed vinyl flooring, added 3 additional outlets and today started modifying the electrical system from 30 amps to 50 amps.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:39 PM   #6
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I have a 1999 Tropical 6350 that my DW and I am fulltiming in. I love it.

Yes they are well made and reliable.

I will happily answer any specific questions you might have.

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We have a 97/98 Tropical 6330. The bones are good but we've upgraded lots of suspension items and redone the interior.
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