And the 1979 model -
We know for sure it falls between the years 1976-1978. Determining the exact year might be as easy as looking at the wipers. I'll refer to the wiper arms/blades as flat or diagonal. On the Good Ole Boys RV, even though the passenger blade is slightly askew, the wipers are flat -
It appears 1976 Southwind's have diagonal wipers -
Once again there's a passenger blade askew on that last pic but I believe those particular wiper arms are designed to rest in the diagonal position.
The 1977 models have wipers that rest flat, similar to the Good Ole Boys -
Yet another passenger blade off kilter on that last pic but I believe that particular system is designed to rest flat. Here's another '77 clearly resting flat -
And then it seems like they went back to diagonal for the 1978 model year -
So that's why I think the Good Ole Boys RV is a 1977 model year. As for the length there were only 3 lengths for the Southwind in 1977 - 21', 25', and 28'. Without any doubt it's the 28' model.
As for modifications (aside from horns :eek:) There are two small windows, one on each side, and the door window that were covered or filled then painted over.
The door window was probably an option but I think the two small windows would have been standard for the kitchenette on the passenger side and the bathroom on the driver side. The 28' 1977 Southwind had a shower in it, maybe it could be ordered bathroom window delete but every one I've seen pics of has both the small windows for bathroom and kitchen. Here's the luxurious stand-up shower of the '77 Southwind -
Anyone who wants to add any screen caps of the Good Ole Boys "Winnebago" or any additional info about the Southwind please do so. For now, here's a good deal on a 1977 Dodge Southwind 28' RV -
Has bedroom that fits King size mattress, couch that folds into a bed and also a bed that comes down over the driving area. Has kitchen with stove, oven, sink fridge and freezer. Has propane water heater and heating for the rv has a thermostat that also runs off of the propane. Has two roof top ac units that I believe need some freon, there is one window ac unit that works that I am including. RV has big block engine that runs good and has orginal miles of 55,600 miles. I am asking $1900.
77 Southwind RV