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Old 08-01-2021, 10:05 AM   #1
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Decent source for specs on an RV?

I have a 95 southwind fleetwood 33LW and am looking to find the holding tank capacity. I cannot seem to find details while googling and the manufacturer doesn't have the info for me. The sheet in the closet doesn't specify this, nor does the manual. Perhaps I can find it somewhere else? Also does anyone know what the LW designation would mean on one of these?

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You could try the NADA website. They have a page for RVs. Not sure about one that old.
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I tried all the sites I normally use, including NADA and found a lot of Fleetwood Southwind stuff but nothing before 1999 and your model number wasn’t used in the 1999.

LW might be long wheelbase
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I Also does anyone know what the LW designation would mean on one of these?

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In most cases, letters after a length denote a specific floor plan. I believe there's a 33L, which is going to be a different floor plan than your's.
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Do you have a federal tag with the water weight listed? If so, you can do the math from there.
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Just a thought, if you can see the tank then you could measure the length, width, and depth, and then calculate those numbers into a very close capacity in gallons. ~CA
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This is the owner's manual but doesn't give the specs but my help you in other ways:

https://big.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspa...hwind-1995.pdf

I also found one for sale that stated 80 gal. fresh water.

I also found this brochure... not exactly for yours but probably close:

Fresh 80 gal
Black 42 gal
Grey 58 gal

https://recreationalvehicles.info/19.../#lg=1&slide=1
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I have a 95 southwind fleetwood 33LW and am looking to find the holding tank capacity. I cannot seem to find details while googling and the manufacturer doesn't have the info for me. The sheet in the closet doesn't specify this, nor does the manual. Perhaps I can find it somewhere else? Also does anyone know what the LW designation would mean on one of these?

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You could always buy one of these and fill till the gauge shows full. It would give you a rough idea.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Wa...2212/205489792
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Do you have a federal tag with the water weight listed? If so, you can do the math from there.
Umm, i don't know to be honest.

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Just a thought, if you can see the tank then you could measure the length, width, and depth, and then calculate those numbers into a very close capacity in gallons. ~CA
Yeah it's boxed in there which leads me to wonder how the heck I would even get it out. Both of them are up in there and not exposed from underside. I can sort of squeeze in the middle to see the very front of the fresh water tank but there is no way I could get in there to do anything to it or tank any of them out. I don't even see any access panels on the bottom. and the way the basement is all sealed/designed you cannot even SEE the grey or black water tanks!

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I tried all the sites I normally use, including NADA and found a lot of Fleetwood Southwind stuff but nothing before 1999 and your model number wasn’t used in the 1999.

LW might be long wheelbase
Perhaps, I don't know what a "short wheelbase" dimension is to compare
I also looked in NADA prior to this but found nothing either.

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You could always buy one of these and fill till the gauge shows full. It would give you a rough idea.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Wa...2212/205489792
Yeah I have no visual on exterior of tank and as of right now my level sensors are not functioning (Probably need to clean them). I "think" i may be able to see into the black water tank by flushing toilet but so far I'm unsure on that.
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Well sadly fleetwood said they have no info on anything older than 2009. Aside from filling this and hoping I don't over fill it (No visual reference) I have no other idea how I can figure out the capacity of these as I cannot even see them to measure.

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I would imagine the specs I gave above on a '95 Southwind would be very close to yours.

What is the issue with not knowing the size?

For the black tank it will let you know when it's near full. It will sound differently and when you flush it will give you a 'burp'. 40 +- on a black tank is a lot of room. We could last 10+ days on that.
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I would imagine the specs I gave above on a '95 Southwind would be very close to yours.

What is the issue with not knowing the size?

For the black tank it will let you know when it's near full. It will sound differently and when you flush it will give you a 'burp'. 40 +- on a black tank is a lot of room. We could last 10+ days on that.
The spec document you linked to is for 99's. With that said it also has a 32 and a 34, no 33 so that makes me think they changed something w/ chassis/body design in that 4 years which could easily change the tank dimensions. I've read that the older southwinds had larger tanks and at some point as they got newer they reduced size significantly.

The reason this matters is my black water sensors are not working so I have no indication of level. I do want to add water to flush it and try to clean off the sensors but I have no way of really knowing the level as I have no visual on the tank anywhere. It's tucked up into the basement enclosed on the bottom and sits all the way near the back. Entire basement is sealed w/ no openings except up front for the fresh water which I can just see the front of to fill. We will have the unit out for a month plus at a time on occasion also so i want to know capacity of all tanks and do calcs to understand exactly where I do stand when I go out. I don't want to wait for it to "tell me" it's full if you know what I mean.

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