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Old 10-05-2002, 05:50 PM   #15
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We have a 1997 HR Imperial DP and it has been great. High end quality throughout and almost bulletproof.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:06 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sixtires:
I have a 1989 HOliday Rambler Crown Imperial. It's perfect. They hold up very well.

Mark </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old 01-13-2007, 05:51 AM   #17
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Some friends have a Winnobego.....nice coach.....should be it spent most of its time in the shop.

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:39 AM   #18
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Have had a Triple E Commander (gasser bought used 3 years old and had it for a year), new 2004 Journey 39W and new 2006 HR Ambassador 40PLQ.

Commander had regular service and needed no fixes during the year we had it (did add the TruTrack though). Journey had all kinds of flaws and problems and spent a lot of time being fixed and some items never did get addressed properly (like a shifting interior wall causing floor tiles to buckle). HR Ambassador - quality has been a bit better than the Winnie - but only a sliver and nothing to brag about. It has spent as much time being fixed as the Winnie did - due to slow delivery of parts by HR (and Winnie was darn slow as well).

At this point I'm not sure what I would buy if I were buying again today.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:42 AM   #19
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We are on our second Holiday Rambler, and I have been pleased with both of the rigs we have had. Neither was purchased by us as new and both bought from the same dealer in Salem Oregon.
We were very happy with the '95 Vacationer and traded up to an '03 Vacationer, this time with slides.
Can honestly say the construction is hard to beat on these coaches.
First HR was on a Ford, our current is a Chev workhorse. Haven't had any mechanical problems at all.
I must admit I am one of those guys that may be running a bit overweight, at least compared to the manufacturers suggested capacities are.
We use our rig all year around. A summer trip to Hot August Nights in Reno to weekends in the mountains of Washington state snowmobiling.
I for one can tell you that our experience with the HR "gassers" has been great.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:06 PM   #20
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We have an 04 Neptune 34 PDD. We are generally pleased with the unit, however I have found several instances of sloppy construction, specifically:

1. Wiring in console to left of driver is a jumbled mass of wires with very poor assembly standards.

2. The wiring from the rearview mirrors is unsupported as it exits the mirror arm inside the front cap. There is about a 3' loop of cables hanging from some fairly light gauge electrical wire.

3. Attachment of headlights to front cap is not much better than baling wire and bubblegum.

In addition, it is quite possible to buy a unit with no kitchen drawers! We have the 4door fridge and the convection/microwave and a gas oven under the cooktop. That gas oven cost us two drawers which were about the best spot for things like silverware etc. The dealership probably ordered it this way, after all, what would they know about living in a motorhome?

We have plenty of carrying capacity, which is nice, and so far everything works okay.

The rig is a pleasure to drive, and pretty comfortable to live in. The storage compartment doors are a pain in the neck, especially on the slideout side. I think the newer ones open horizontally rather than swinging up as ours do.

My best advise when looking at any potential new (or used I suppose) rig, is to crawl around with a flashlight. Look into the front Genny compartment at the wiring for the lights and mirrors and the general construction. How serviceable is it all? Crawl underneath and look at the plumbing / wiring etc.

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Old 02-14-2007, 01:16 PM   #21
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We're on our second HR. First was a '85 27' class C. Bought that in 1991 from a fellow camper with 35,000 miles. Used it for another 35,000 miles. Traded it in on a 2000 32' Vacationer (no slides). Now have 50,000+ miles on the Vacationer. Quality built on both.

We use the Vacationer for HRRVC campouts/rallies and camping in national forest/parks.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:39 PM   #22
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This is our first Class A, however, not our first diesel power plant. We have owned our Ambassador SKT for just over a month and have been very satisfied with the motor coach. Fit and finish is superior in my humble opinion to several other coaches we looked at. This is not to say that those coaches were poorly made.

I find the ride to be very smooth and very quiet.

Ask me again in a year or so, but so far, I am very impressed and pleased with it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #23
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We Have had 2 holiday ramblers first was a 25 ft class c 1989. Now a 2003 vacationer with slides, dish and a lot of goodies. So far nothing big fixing all the little things people let go. Maybe 300 dollars worth and that was a new red top battery. Now just need to make it our own with the things to make you feel at home.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #24
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My 2004 Ambassador (34PDD) has been solid. All my problems have been with components like the Norcold. My CCC is just over 6,000 pounds with a full load of diesel and water. So far, so good.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #25
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My 98 HR Endeavor DP appears to be holding up pretty good. Good used coach.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:48 PM   #26
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I almost bought a new scepter but the sales person was a dumb a-s. On the other hand I think the revolution is good also.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:43 PM   #27
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we love ours ! great quality ! runs great !
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We just bought our "new" HR Admiral Se. I don't have a lot of experience with it yet. But, I have to say that the quality of all the interior is by far the best we have ever owned. It's well laid out with quality throughout, as far as I can see. If I had to do it over again.. I would.. cept, I'd probably go diesel..

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