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Old 10-13-2017, 10:40 AM   #1
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What differences between 2003 and 2005 Southwind?

I am thinking about looking at an 2005 that is 7 hours away but I found a lower mileage 2003 that's local and pretty nice. Both W22 units but the exterior looks different. Was that part of a bigger makeover? Other than newer appliances and electronics is there a strong argument for the 05? thanks for any responses.

Edit. I see the floor plan change was in 05 and went to 3 slides. Is the 05 better or just newer?worth it?
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I am thinking about looking at an 2005 that is 7 hours away but I found a lower mileage 2003 that's local and pretty nice. Both W22 units but the exterior looks different. Was that part of a bigger makeover? Other than newer appliances and electronics is there a strong argument for the 05? thanks for any responses.

Edit. I see the floor plan change was in 05 and went to 3 slides. Is the 05 better or just newer?worth it?
An answer to my own question, 19.5" tires on the earlier model for starters. The 03-04 seem to be mid line whereas the cost and base features were added in the next few years to distance it further from entry level. I passed on the 03 and the 05.
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03 Pace Arrow

We have an 03 Pace Arrow with 3 slides and 22.5" Tires. We are very happy with our rig.
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On the chassis side of things, check out the specific unit, but I think the W series got a transmission brake added in 05, and a 6 speed transmission in 06. I also think Brazels might offer a retrofit option on the transmission brake for the earlier W series units. I think there were also some minor design improvements on the 8.1L Vortec engine that were introduced in 05.
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