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Old 05-17-2014, 06:17 AM   #15
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I have the 38 ft (closer to 39 ft actually) cat powered Holiday Rambler. Coach length is a personal choice. On some trips, mine is too short but swapping motorhomes is expensive so I'll just be happy with what I've got.

My genset is the 7.5 KW Onan Diesel. There are many trips where we run the genset all day while traveling.

I have no experience with an LP generator, but I decided early in the search for the current motorhome that we wanted a diesel generator. Our LP tank only runs the refrigerator and the furnace. I think having a diesel generator is more convenient.

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Old 05-17-2014, 06:34 AM   #16
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I have the same rig as Fred, I was looking at one with propane almost bought it but didn't like it having propane.

Having said that if the price is really right buy it, you can get propane easy enough but it will be another thing to think about as to what the amount left is.

the TV is simple to replace, I even cut down the cabinet a lot with the new flat screen.

What is the asking price of what you're looking at?

I'll assume it's less than 30K, if not keep shopping
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:50 AM   #17
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I have the same MH but tow a trailer with my towed on it. getting diesel is EZ so far, but do look at entrance and exit from stations so use mostly TRUCK stops. I have a 38 gallon propane tank and fill one or two times a year using the MH for 120_150 days a year with about half boondocking. But even with propane available it's still a hassle. With a propane Gen and the amount of time we run we would be filling 6-8 more times a year. We don't use the RV for most of the summer months so I would think with A/C we would be Collingwood often also and that would get to be a problem for me. For you it might not be and be just part of RVing.

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Old 05-17-2014, 03:02 PM   #18
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I have a 1999 HR 38' with the propane 6.5KW. The gen is quite and does not smell of diesel when running. I have not dry camped for extended periods. My tank is a 32 gallon.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:41 PM   #19
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The price is 35k. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:20 AM   #20
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For that price the tire age should be within a few years of age, the mileage low and appearance excellent.

All systems working

I think you should negotiate that $$ a bit but if you're in love........
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #21
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The only downside I can see is the propane generator. If you plan on limited or no dry camping it should not make a difference though.
You will rip out the TV after a while and replace it anyway.😂
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The only downside I can see is the propane generator. If you plan on limited or no dry camping it should not make a difference though.
You will rip out the TV after a while and replace it anyway.😂
How about the need to run the house Ac while underway? Seems like I would deplete my LP in a few days averaging 8 hrs per day of use. Just saying
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We have a propane generator, tailgates the Alabama /auburn game the generator for 2 days on a full tank.
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For that price the tire age should be within a few years of age, the mileage low and appearance excellent.

All systems working

I think you should negotiate that $$ a bit but if you're in love........

Where do you find a DP with low miles and well taken care of for 35k, show me that one please do
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I did, took a few weeks but they are out there
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Price is about avg. It never hurts to offer less. Like others have said, tires will cost 2-3 thousand if you need them, and that's just for starters.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:03 PM   #27
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I just bought a 1998 34 wds. It has the ISB 275 cummins and the 7.5k diesel gennie. I looked at 40' coaches and decided to stick to the 34', same as my Pace Arrow. I paid 35k and it was from the original owner with 58k miles. Brand new tires.
The ride is amazing coming from the P30. I drove a few DP's and they all seemed to ride about like my 34' on the test runs. I'm glad I didn't drive too many more, I might have had to upgrade. But it's like the computer things, after Pentium 5 and 1080 resolution tv's, after a while the difference is unnoticeable.
As far as HR quality, I found it to be right up there with other higher end coaches. The only thing is the interior is a little dated, but compared to what? As long as I don't go to the RV shows and walk into a $300,000.00 coach, everything works as it should and is very comfy for me!
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Just watched a video from Alwaysrv.com on a Rambler they were selling. Man what a beautiful coach! Don't think I'll ever be able too afford one, but wow...
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