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Old 06-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hello, friends.
I'm VERY new to the RV scene. Very new as in, I just acquired a 1978 Southwind and have no idea what anything does.
I have a vision in my mind of traveling the US from PA to Cali next year, but haven't a single clue of how RVs work.
I have a background in petrol mechanics and some carpentry, and plan on rebuilding the decaying southwind over this summer with a friend who will be traveling with me.
Hope to learn alot and make some friends here. Looking for a lifetime of travels, and this seemed the logical place to start... sooo..

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:05 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:13 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Here's a link to our Vintage section which should come in handy.

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:49 AM   #4
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:47 AM   #6
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You'll learn a lot in the rebuilding process. Have fun and enjoy the experience.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:54 AM   #7
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:59 PM   #8
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Hello and welcome. New to the rv myself. Also call Pa. Home. ( Dusty)
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:39 PM   #9
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Good luck on all the repairs.
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How are the repairs going???,😏
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:52 AM   #11
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Slower than expected due to nasty weather regularly since the acquisition... she runs great and is in fantastic mechanical shape, but still needs a new roof (bought everything, just need a few dry days in a row) and a new interior (again, bought everything, just need the roof done.)

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