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Old 10-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Here is our new to us rig. Hopefully it worked

Hello everyone, new to this forum, and heres our rig.

Well, after being away from the RV gig for many years due to reasons to long to list, we have jumped back into it rather off the cuff and purchased a 1995 Southwind 35' gasser from a friend who treated us very well. You see, in the past year we have lost our oldest daughter to illness and are helping our youngest son, 17, recover from cancer and a mafor surgury that has changed his, and our lives.
The MH has been a god send and although we have truely only used it three times, we are seeing a new, more positive side to life. We have taken her on a shake down run to Nova Scotia pulling a trailer with our three Harleys, and to the coast of Maine twice. We are planning Daytona and Sturgis bike rallies for 2011. My son is a avid Harley rider and this is his dream and we will make it happen.
The previous owner's kept this thing top notch and set us up with a terrific rig.
I know its not a big rig like some i see, but it sure gets the job done with loads of comfort for everyone.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Congrats! We had a '99 Southwind and it was a nice model. You will have many enjoyable years with that.

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig! It sure sounds like you've had more than your share of heartache and hopefully this will help with the healing.

You'll find a lot of expertise here so feel free to jump in.

Best of luck...

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:15 PM   #4
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Welcome ! Along with Daytona and Sturgis check out our Bike Week here in Leesburg, FL. it will be held April 8, 9 and 10 next year, I think it will be the 15th year and it has gotten bigger and better every year.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Wow, Buffetphan, sounds like you really need some R&R time with the family. Enjoy the MH and the bikes. He had a Harley once upon a time, pre-kid days. May again some day. The people in your life are what's important, and it sounds like you have some great friends.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. The flag on the back of your MH is a nice touch. Enjoy, It's all about family. Good luck. John H...
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #7
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The thing to keep an eye on with the Southwind is the roof to cap seam at the front and the rear. They do have a tendency to develop leaks at this point. I would use Eternabond over both locations as a precaution.

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Congratulations and welcome! What a great looking setup! I see the trailer has A/C which tells me it's more than just transportation for the Harleys. With all the stuff you guys are dealing with, I think this will be a great way to spend quality time together.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:07 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. I wish you and your family all the best. Thats a nice looking coach and i'm sure you will all enjoy it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:08 AM   #10
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WOW that's a sharp looking rig. Someone must have taken good care of her.

How about some pictures of the inside?

Hope you and your family harvest many good times and memories.

Does it have a name? How about after your daughter so she will always be with you?

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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Nice looking set up. I also like the flag on the back. Have a great time at the bike rallies.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:47 AM   #12
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Nice setup ! It's definitely good therapy after all you've been through in the last couple years. We lost our 22 year old son and almost a year later we rented an RV in Alaska which taught us to smile again. It was the first time since that event, we were able to relax and enjoy life again.

It's been 3 years and now we're saving to get our own setup ... and getting close Good stuff !

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Congrats hope everything is turning around for you Daytona is always fun
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:06 PM   #14
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My very best to you and yours.

Rv camping is a true family affair. I found they don't have to all be long trips, just getting together is nice.

May all your travels be safe.

PS We would enjoy some interior pics when you get a chance.

Remember, it's not always the destination,
it's the journey. So let's go...
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