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Old 09-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Hi all my name is John and I'm from Louisville Kentucky,

well I have been wanting an RV for a long time so that I could take my family camping and for dear camp.
after doing some searching and not wanting to spend to much on our first RV, I came across this 1989 Southwind for $6000.000 not sure if I over paid but I love It, It has 27,000 miles and is in great condition and no leaks of sign of prior leaks, everything seems to work fine accept that when I opened the propane valve to check heat and stove I hear a hiss and smelled propane so I guess the valve is bad, it also has a cracked windshield that I'm having fixed this week. It has a 6.5 watt gen and a 454 Chevy with lots of power.
when I got it the decals were badly faded all around and after doing some searches I realized that it was not going to be easy to replace them and pealing them would be difficult since I just had total shoulder replacement, so I decided to just paint them. please give me your feedback on the make and condition and if I over paid since I'm a noob to the RV world, but boy I'm hooked to the RV life I love It.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig.

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Congrats! I think you did just fine and it looks very nice. Welcome from another Louisvillian!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Congrats and welcome aboard. Looks like you did just fine with the purchase and nice job repainting the stripes. Have a great time. Oh, make sure to have the lp issue repaired. Good luck and ENJOY!
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Ya done good too!

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I would say for 6000, you stole that rig. Very nice.
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Hi John! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Hey, that's a good looking rig! I think you got a bargain! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

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