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Old 12-13-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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Just a quick note to say hello. Recently purchased a new to me 1981 Southwind motorhome. Grew up with rv's so my destiny was already written.
I live in VA and plan to go rv'ing as much as possible. I like to go to motorcycle events so now I don't have to book hotels.

Have to do a couple upgrades to the ol' coach but overall it's in great condition for being 31 years old. I've found a bunch of info but any info other folks have on these old ones built on the Chevy P30 chassis is always appreciated. Thanks in advance and happy rv'ing.


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Old 12-13-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Congrats on the Southwind purchase. I'm sure you'll find plenty of info in the Fleetwood or vintage rv section. There are plenty of experienced people here. Have a great time traveling.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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Welcome to the group and good luck with your purchase. I owned a P30 years ago and never had any issues. It had a 454 ci engine which was trouble free as well. Safe trouble free travels when your upgrades are done and enjoy it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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Hi Mike! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch here! Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have it in tip-top condition in no time! Bring it on down to MS some time and give us a call. Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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Hello Mike, welcome to IRV2. Hope you can get out on the road soon. Enjoy!

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