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Old 09-02-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Any 1996 Holiday Rambler Endevor LE owners out there?

I just purchased a 96 HR and would like to see if anybody else that has one would like to tell me what they think of theirs. Aldo what problems to look out for. I think I made a good choice and paid bought it at a good price. I am new to the rv scene and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:07 AM   #2
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Have had a '97 (virtually a twin to the '96) for a few years now, and it's treated us right. As it's obviously getting older, and we still use it for cross country travel, we keep a pretty good eye on it. We're careful with it's maintenance requirements - scheduled and non scheduled.

Regarding non scheduled, our roof is inspected twice a year (spring and fall), and most of the windows have been removed and reinstalled. Regarding the roof, ours, and a couple of others I know of, have a gap in each corner where the roof metal meets the front and rear caps. You can't just run screws through it as it's necessary to allow expansion and contraction with weather changes. Seam tape is how we deal with it. Works great, but you do need to keep an eye on it as water getting in there is going to end up in your sidewall.

Bigger point is, when it comes to maintenance on these older rigs, you can't assume anything if you want it to last. The "it'll be alright" attitude is going to use the coach up quickly.

Congrats on your purchase! Most Endeavor owners love them.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:40 AM   #3
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We have a 94 that we have loved for 10 years, still do. My bet is that you will love yours also. This forum is a wealth of good info from great people who will help you out every chance they get. Good Luck, HarveyP
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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Have had a '97 (virtually a twin to the '96) for a few years now, and it's treated us right. As it's obviously getting older, and we still use it for cross country travel, we keep a pretty good eye on it. We're careful with it's maintenance requirements - scheduled and non scheduled.

Regarding non scheduled, our roof is inspected twice a year (spring and fall), and most of the windows have been removed and reinstalled. Regarding the roof, ours, and a couple of others I know of, have a gap in each corner where the roof metal meets the front and rear caps. You can't just run screws through it as it's necessary to allow expansion and contraction with weather changes. Seam tape is how we deal with it. Works great, but you do need to keep an eye on it as water getting in there is going to end up in your sidewall.

Bigger point is, when it comes to maintenance on these older rigs, you can't assume anything if you want it to last. The "it'll be alright" attitude is going to use the coach up quickly.

Congrats on your purchase! Most Endeavor owners love them.
Thank you for the reply and sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I have been busy taking your advise. I had a small leak in the radiator so i took it out and took apart the whole front of the engine to replace the water pump, belt, hoses, pulley, and there are some O-rings on a oil cooler that have some seepage so i will take care of that too. I know I have a well built coach but it is 20 years old so I want it gone threw so I can make sure when I go somewhere it enjoyable instead of a headache. I can't afford a new or newer one and prefer to have something paid for so this is what i have purchased. I am confident it still has many years of enjoyment in it as long as its maintained. I hope to be out on the road soon and only stopping because I choose to.
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We have a 94 that we have loved for 10 years, still do. My bet is that you will love yours also. This forum is a wealth of good info from great people who will help you out every chance they get. Good Luck, HarveyP
Thank you for the reply. I hope I can enjoy mine for years to come as well. Since I purchased it I spend more time in and around it than I do in the house even tho it just in the driveway. Friends and family come over and everyone want to see the inside and then that is where we end up sitting down and staying just talking. I really enjoy it so far. I am looking forward to being a part of this site for any help I might be able to get and as I learn about my coach I can also help others.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:58 AM   #6
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96 holiday rambler

i have owned mine for more then 10 years its on a Freightliner chassis, i am having electrical issues that just dont seem to go away, the previous owner didnt service the roof and three times now i have had the cap pop loose 2 x on drivers side 1x on passenger, please take care of the roof!!
besides a few things its been good and has now 135k miles my wife and i just got back from a week long vacation and it was trouble free ...
But did find a water leak on the pex line from the shower easy fix,...
good luck with yours its and adventure for sure!!!
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:27 AM   #7
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We have a 1995 and it runs like a champ. We are the third owner of the unit if we count the dealer who purchased it from the original owner. The inside is in need of some updating but the motor, chassis and all mechanical things work good. The roof is in great shape and everything has been fine. We have replaced all batteries and in the near future will replace all of the tires. We have been to Texas twice and Florida once. We have owned the unit 2 years and we are still learning.
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