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About jlc1988

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  • Birthday 02/12/1962

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    Farmington, NM
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    Travel, vintage motorcycles, learning new things, draggin' my lazy butt outside

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  1. jlc1988


    Hi all! We've got a 96 Southwind Storm. She served us well during 2018. We love the way it drives and sleeps. Now that we've gotten some miles in, we would like to fix things that got broken and re-do the interior. The wall paper in this rig would bore my grandma. Here are my questions... 1) Where can you get replacement cargo bay doors? If you can't find them, how can you repair them? 2) Where can you find furniture that is made for RVs? 3) Has anybody here updated their old rig? Thanks y'all!
  2. Great points made by all. With hills/mountains, I try to get a running start whenever possible. I haven't thought about easing off of the throttle a bit to get over a mountain pass. I'll try that. That makes sense to me because you are stoking a fire but not converting that heat into motion therefore creating more heat. She's gotten quite a workout so far. We've been through 5 states with her so far. Learning quite a bit about the lifestyle and how to keep the machinery alive.
  3. We did exceed the tow rating of the RV.
  4. Trans fluid level and color are good.
  5. It has a trans cooler and an oil cooler.
  6. So far, our 1995 Southwind Storm Babs has been to TX and OK as well as a few trips to Albuquerque. She drives really well for her age and is a nice place to glamp in. Only issue I have is she starts getting hot going over mountains/hills. Never gets to the H but gets really close. On our last trip, I had to tow a Dodge Charger (on a trailer) and ambient temperatures were in the 90-100 F range. Once we got over a hill, she would cool down. We're about to got to SD for some bike event there. We'll be towing a small trailer with bikes on it. Am I being paranoid about it getting hot? Is this normal RV behavior? The engine is a 460 Ford V8 with TBI injection. The coach has 43K on it. Thanks for the feedback!
  7. Greetings! Any recommendations for getting spare parts for 1995 Southwind Storm? Also there are some parts that are generic to the MH that I need (basement door latches). Any recommendations for generic parts as well? Thank you Oh Wise Collective Mind.
  8. First off, thank you all for your wealth of RV knowledge. I'm learning by reading and experimentation. 🤓 I did hook up Babs (RV name) to an outside 120 VAC outlet. As expected, I cannot run all of the electrical devices. I like having it hooked to house current primarily to keep the fridge cold. I can run the AC, lights, and fridge. When I turn on the fresh water pump, it trips the circuit breaker in the house.
  9. That seems too easy. Isn't there some type propane lighting ritual or something?
  10. We're learning how to turn the silly thing on...
  11. Hi y'all. I'm still learning about our MH and its various features. Y'all should've seen us trying to unfurl the awning😂. Anyway, I was curious if it is possible to hook up electricity from the house to the MH. The run from the nearest outlet to the MH is about 35'. Can you use a regular extension cord or do I need a special cord? Thanks in advance!
  12. Because we're new to this lifestyle, we chose to get an older RV (1995 model year) that was in good shape, low miles, and affordable. Paid for it outright. If we like like the RV life, we may consider a newer and nicer one. We were initially ready to jump into full time but I landed an excellent job and relocated. We were wanting a new coach that had a W/D + toyhauler. It's out there but it's $$$$$. We found that RV dealers also will give deep discounts off of the asking price. Don't be afraid to negotiate.
  13. Ours was named Storm from the factory. It has a cute graphic of a happy coach on it. Much rather have that than an aggressive name.
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