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Hi all,

  I found a 2007 Fleetwood Southwind 37c that looks very nice. It is about 500 miles away from where I live so I want to make sure it's worth the trip to go look. It has 38,000 miles on a Ford V-10 and is priced at 50K. I looked it up on NADA and they have it priced at 40K which seemed a little low. Looking at similar units on RV Trader it's priced in the ball park although there were not very many like this one.
With 38K miles assuming proper maintenance would this coach have a reasonably long life, say to 100K miles or more? I have had a diesel pusher in the past so I'm somewhat familiar but not sure how the gas will be for longevity and also cabin noise. Any comments or insight is appreciated. I don't know much about Fleetwood but I'm doing some research.  Looking to revisit full-timing, likely stay out for two to four years. Thanks.

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We were full time in a motorhome with the F53/V10 for 12 years and owned it for 14 years. When we sold it the mileage was 88k and the buyer sent an email to update us after he had it for 3 more years and at 101k miles and he was still happy with it. But 38k in 17 years is very low so I'd suspect that it has sat unused for an extended period. It very likely still has the original tires so they probably need to be replaced. It might be a real prize but unless you are a motorhome expert, you should have it professionally inspected before you put any money down. 

Good travelin !...............Kirk

Full-time 11+ years...... Now seasonal travelers.
Kirk & Pam's Great RV Adventure



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