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Old 04-19-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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New RV owner, picking her up on Friday!

Oh my!

Jumped right in and bought a 36 foot, 1989 Fleetwood Southwind.
She was still "snowed in" until last week, so I'm picking her up on Friday!
I've only driven a rental Class C -- so this will be a exciting (nerve-wracking) experience!

Plan on keeping her in the driveway for a couple of weeks to do some cleaning, maintenence, and upgrading.

This forum is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!
I can already see how welcoming and supportive the members are.

I am going to be using my "new" RV for drag racing weekends. My previous home-away-from-home was a conversion van....so needless to say, I can't wait to have more spacious accomodations for all those rain delays!

I've already learned so much from all of you. Thanks for being here!
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You'll have to post pictures once you have it, and don't hesitate to ask the inevitable questions that will pop up.

Happy trails...
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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Before you leave with it , you May want to have a good walk around and check EVERYTHING very thoroughly ... Otherwise, you'll just have to bring it right back ... Maybe bring an experienced RV'r with you to help ...
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Oh my!

Jumped right in and bought a 36 foot, 1989 Fleetwood Southwind.
She was still "snowed in" until last week, so I'm picking her up on Friday!
I've only driven a rental Class C -- so this will be a exciting (nerve-wracking) experience!

Plan on keeping her in the driveway for a couple of weeks to do some cleaning, maintenence, and upgrading.

This forum is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!
I can already see how welcoming and supportive the members are.

I am going to be using my "new" RV for drag racing weekends. My previous home-away-from-home was a conversion van....so needless to say, I can't wait to have more spacious accomodations for all those rain delays!

I've already learned so much from all of you. Thanks for being here!
Welcome. You may want to join the Fleetwood Owners Group . Go here to post # 47 for instructions Fleetwood Owner's Forum member .
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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Hi Heidi and Welcome to the Forum!

While the older coaches usually need a bit of TLC to get them in the best of shape, I'm sure you'll enjoy the new "home" and have lots of great times in it.

And don't forget to share a few pictures.
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I really love to see those older coaches. Something nostalgic about them...
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard! Hope you have as many good times as we've had in our Class A. I've never owned a Class C but I don't know that I can give up the 'almost house' appeal of the Class A. Love it on those rainy days when you can flip a movie in and set back and watch out the front window! You'll love the picture window as we call it. ....the dogs love it also! LOL
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Thanks for the welcome!

And the great ideas. I am definitely bringing along some expertise for my pickup.

And I have already been checking out the Fleetwood forums.

Here's a couple of pictures.
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Welcome to the forum. Many happy and safe miles.
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Welcome to the forum. She looks nice and clean...good luck and bet you can't wait.

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The exterior colors and graphics are almost identicle to the '91 we had. It was our first motor home. Ours was on the John Deere / Oshkosh chassis with the Ford 460.
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Being on John Deere chassis does that mean it has yellow wheels and green stripes. Just an old farmboy having fun.
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Jmonroe -- it sounds like we have very similar set-ups! Or you used to...
Mine is also on a John Deere Chassis, with a Ford 460.

I can't wait to spend the weekend shining it up!

We're off in the morning for pick-up -- and my mind is racing with all the details.
Tire pressure, bring extra fluids, what else do I need to keep in mind?

Once I get her home -- then I have a whole 'nuther list to go through! Charge the batteries, generator maintenence....

Is there a checklist for picking up a "vintage" RV?
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