92 33′ Southwind 55K Class A Motorhome

On Tuesday June 24th, 2008, in eBay, Travel, by Michael Watson

eBay Item Number: 260255058750

The original owners are offering this motorhome after years of enjoyable experiences traveling across the USA and Canada and escaping nearby for the weekend, usually towing a Honda Accord. It crossed the Colorado Rockies in December, endured the Palm Springs summer, and basked in the beachfront Easter breezes of Newport Beach. Now, after a period of inactivity, it is available for travel or inexpensive living. The engine recently passed the California Emissions check without incident and there are no known problems with the engine and transmission. The motorhome has less than 55,000 miles. A list of features appears below.

Some maintenance and service is required. The tires need to be replaced due to age. The generator needs service, an electrical malfunction in the instrument panel needs diagnosis, the hydraulic jacks need adjustment, the brake power assist unit needs to be checked, and some other issues need attention. The motorhome will be sold as is, so buyer needs to evaluate the condition of the motorhome before making an offer.

The motorhome must be sold, so all offers will be considered.

NADA Values:

Low Retail Average Retail
Base Price
$11,210 $13,500
Mileage Factor (Gasoline engine only)
50001 – 55000: Plus 11% $1,233 $1,485
TOTAL PRICE $12,443 $14,985

Value Explanations
Prices shown are retail consumer values and to be considered as selling prices. Trade-in and loan values are confidential for our dealers and industry base subscribers. Trade-in values are to be determined by local dealers and are generally lower than values shown.
Low Retail Value — A low retail unit may have extensive wear and tear. Body parts may have dents and blemishes. The buyer can expect to invest in cosmetic and/or mechanical work. This vehicle should be in safe running order. Low retail vehicles usually are not found on dealer lots. Low retail should not be considered a trade-in value.
Average Retail Value — An average retail vehicle should be clean and without glaring defects. Tires and glass should be in good condition. The paint should match and have a good finish. The interior should have wear in relation to the age of the vehicle. Carpet and seat upholstery should be clean, and all power options should work. The mileage should be within the acceptable range for the model year.

An Average Retail vehicle on a dealer lot may include a limited warranty or guarantee, and possibly a current safety and/or emission inspection (where applicable).

Feature List:

Chevrolet P30 chassis
454 CID gasoline engine
55,000 miles
Factory rebuilt transmission
Dash air conditioner
Rear Vision Camera
Dual rear docking lights
HWH automatic levelers
Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer
Bilstein front shocks
Mor-Ryde rear suspension
75 gal gasoline tank
Radial tires with like-new tread
Stainless steel wheel simulators
Under hood utility light
Trailer hitch
Rear rock guard
Rear skid wheels
Mud flaps

Driving Area
Driver’s door with roll up window
Radius cornered tinted windows
Full dash instrumentation
AM/FM cassette stereo
Cruise control
Tilt steering wheel
Heated outside mirrors – remote control
Intermittent windshield wipers
Flex Steel matching bucket seats
Seats swivel to Living Room
Dual windshield fans
Five overhead compartments

Entry door with deadbolt lock
Electric entry step
12v porch light
Screen door
Entry assist handle
Overhead compartment

Living Room
Flex Steel swivel rocker
Retractable game table
Couch unfolds to ¾ bed
Under couch bedding storage
Built-in AC/DC Color TV w/remote
Antenna/VCR/cable control center
Built-in stereo speakers
Three overhead compartments
Two appliance receptacles

Dining booth converts to bed
Large 2-door Dometic refrigerator
4-burner range with oven
Microwave oven
Double galley sink
Butcher-block sink cover
12v power range hood
Two appliance receptacles
Built in coffee maker
Built in water purifier
‘Fantastic’ power roof vent
Pantry with shelves
Two dish cupboards
Under sink storage cabinet
Four utensil drawers
Three linen drawers
Wall clock
Two overhead compartments
Overhead mirrored shelf

Dressing Room

Folding privacy door
Full-length closet with mirrored door
Half-length closet with mirrored door
Accessory shelves
Four drawers

Sink with gold fixtures
Tub with shower
Six gal DSI water heater
Locking privacy door
Thetford toilet
Appliance receptacle
Mirrored medicine cabinet
Mirror over sink
Under sink cabinet with pullout
Utility drawer
Exhaust fan
Two hand-towel rings
Three bath towel holders
Coat hook

Island queen bed
Sealy mattress
Large under-bed storage
Two shirt closets
Two over bed compartments
Two nightstand drawers
Two nightstand cabinets
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in AC/DC Color TV w/remote
Two-speed fan
Magazine rack
Two appliance receptacles

Full basement with large compartments
Utility sink with shower hose
Locked compartments
Lighted compartments
Receptacle on patio door side

16’ patio awing
13’ window awning
Tinted windows
Snap-on screens for all windows
Rear roof access ladder
Four-bicycle carrier on trailer hitch
Winegard TV antenna
One-piece Vacubond roof
Steel cage Vacubond sidewalls
Smooth fiberglass sidewalls

7.0 KW Onan Generator
30 amp (120v) shore power with cord
12v interior lighting
Engine and coach battery disconnects
217a dual 6v deep-cycle battery system
AC/DC power converter
Auxiliary start from coach batteries
Coach battery charger
Central electrical panel
A/C select switch for shore power
GFI circuit protection

Heating and Cooling
Dual Coleman roof A/C units
Auto-ignition furnace

Holding Tanks

73 gal fresh water tank
53 gal gray water tank
37 gal waste tank
20 gal LPG tank

RV systems monitor panel
Smoke detector
Fire Extinguisher
CO detector
LP leak detector
Rear window escape
Seat belts for chairs, couch, booth

eBay Item Number: 260255058750

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Up, Up & Away

On Monday August 13th, 2007, in Entertainment, Photos, Travel, by Michael Watson
View from observation deck of Glenwood Caverns on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Tramway visible in foreground.Image via Wikipedia

When we woke up today it was pouring outside. It was pretty crazy and no one else was around the hotel :-/ kinda scary. Anyways it rained for a little while and the lightning was fierce… but unfortunately I didn’t have the luck of being struck by lightning.

After it cleared up we went out to lunch and then we were off to visit the Glenwood Caverns. In order to get up into the caves we had to take a ski lift. When we got there the lift was down so they were buss-in people up. Lucky us, after we got our tickets, they started the lift back up so we got to ride it up. When we go there we looked around n snapped some pictures. There was a sing up there that we all wanted to go on but it was pretty lame.

Then it was time to go in the caves so we met up with a tour guide from Romania. Shes was pretty nice. She thought we were making fun of her for her accent when all we were taking about was how many pictures i could take. So she got mad at us and was like “I’ve only been working here 2 days” :-o. haha. Anyways we went through some beautiful caves with some pretty cool formations. In all the tour was about an hour long.

After we went on this frikkin scary roller coaster. It took about an hour standing in line but finally we were off. They almost looked like sleds rolling down a metal track. They had breaks so you could brake if you needed to. Of course I’m a daredevil and was totally against that. Well forget not braking. Holy Crap! It was so scary. We all went so frikkin fast hahaha. It felt like I was gonna fly off the side of the cliff.

As soon as the adventure began, it ended. After we took a drive to Aspen which was nice but I was so tired it wasn’t that appealing. We shopped a little and went n got some pretty sweet pizza. cept my plate was COVERED with grease at the end. It was a pretty sweet town with nice public bathrooms and little cricks flowing in front of the businesses. After that we were on our way back for the night.

We pretty much have stayed up all night again tonight. haha. There was nothing open when we went out about 2am. LAME. Thank God for 7-11.

Here are some pics…

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White Water Rafting

On Saturday August 11th, 2007, in Entertainment, Photos, Travel, by Michael Watson
Rafting on the Arkansas River.Image via Wikipedia

Yeah we just got back from six hours of white water rafting/ kayaking. I’ll post more about it later.

Oh man it has been so busy out here from cruzin the town to getting some rest haha. Last night we got about an hour or two of sleep before we had to get ready for the fun. It was such a great experience from cruzin down the rapids to sitting in hot springs to riding the current downstream and swimming in the Colorado River. The water wasn’t too bad but the sun did a nice job of burnin haha.

What we did was we were bussed about 9 miles up the river where we were dropped off and got in our boats. We then cruzed for awhile through some mild rapids haha and I mean mild. Then we stopped n chilled in some hot springs which were so nice xcept for the yucky smell of sulfur. Then we kept on goin down the river, soaked some rafts and stopped by the ‘rafting headquarters’ for some lunch.

After that we got in some one-man kayaks and paddled down the river. Some of us (me) unfortunately uhhh well went for a nice dip in the water about three times haha. Anyways another three hours later and we stopped on the shore about 7 miles downstream and were bussed back to headquarters.

It was such a great experience. It was so fun and the beauty of our surroundings was amazing. Plus we had a fun boat. There was a lighter hair colored lady in which had many funny things to say lol and her boyfriend didnt mind pointing out that it was in her best interest to stop haha. But yeah I’d definately love to go again.

Here are some pics…

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Never-Ending Desserts

On Saturday August 11th, 2007, in Entertainment, Photos, Travel, by Michael Watson
May 15: Las Vegas, Nevada is founded with auction of 110 acres.Image via Wikipedia

Today was full of dessert after dessert after dessert. We left Las Vegas around noon and finally got to Glenwood Springs around 11pm Colorado time. Wow there was so much driving but I was actually nice enough to let Kasper drive my car part of the way. – Such a help for him to drive, I wouldn’t have made it all the way. Then for lunch we stopped at KFC which was pretty lame! Anyways tomorrow we will be going white water rafting. WOOOHHHOOOO!!!

Anyways… here are some pictures from the trip today…

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Las Vegas, Nevada

On Friday August 10th, 2007, in Entertainment, Photos, Travel, by Michael Watson
The Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA.Image via Wikipedia

Yeah so today we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada safe and sound at the Riviera. We had some fun downtown. Vegas is ever expanding and now is just HUGE! There are new hotels going up left and right like a new Wynn and the Trump Tower. Traffic down by the strip. I took forever to drive like 3 blocks. It’s a total overload of the senses with all the sights, sounds and uhhh… well smells. haha. Anyways we will be goin to bed soo and heading off to Colorado.

Yeah so actually none of us were tired so we went out n had some fun later haha but about everything was closed haha.

here are some pictures from the day…

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