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Old 05-18-2019, 07:45 PM   #1
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New to me 1996 Southwind 35LS

Hi, I'm buying a 1996 36' Southwind with slide and Chevy chassis on Tuesday. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with one of these and could provide any insight on this unit? I cant find any specs online anywhere. I trying to find out what the tank capacities are and engine hp rating mostly. Also, I need to see if I can get a new pair of bumpers and grill and am having trouble finding a salvage yard. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum.

Mine is a 99 on a Ford F53 chassis. Some of the coach stuff may be similar, but nothing on the chassis.
1999 Fleetwood Southwind 35S (Ford F53 6.8L V10 275hp 4R100 4 spd trans) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue.

It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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I also had a 96 Southwind 36 at one time but is was on a Ford F53 chassis with an add-on tag axle. That was back in 1999 and I don't remember the details very well.

The Chevy P30 chassis used a 454 V8 engine that produced 230 hp @ 3600 rpms. Torque is 385 lb-ft at 1600 rpms.

View the 1996 Southwind Owner manual here (but don't expect much detail - it is generic for all models)

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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