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New member
Oct 29, 2018
we just bought a 2004 national 39' tradewinds  350 cummins  with 59,000 miles  anyone have one what you think about it  so far love it need know things to look for

Gary RV_Wizard

Site Team
Feb 2, 2005
West Palm Beach, FL
The Tradewinds was a popular, mid-priced diesel pusher in the late 90's and early 2000's.  I know at least one member used to have one (he traded up to a newer one), so maybe he will offer some advice.  National RV went out of business in the 2009 depression, but the chassis is a Freightliner so no problems with chassis/drivetrain service and parts.  Appliances and such are industry standard items as well.  Should be a good choice if it has been well cared for.

Arch Hoagland

Well-known member
Jul 11, 2014
Clovis California
Welcome aboard!!!

Check the date manufactured codes on the tires...over seven years old I'd start thinking about replacing them.

Buy a couple more fire extinguishers.  The original is past it's prime.

Check the water levels in all your batteries, both for the engine and RV portion.

Make spare keys and keep some hidden outside the coach.

Are you going to pull a car behind your motorhome? 
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