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Old 11-29-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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I looked at a 2001 Holidy Rambler 34SBD two slides On A Ford chassis,V 10 with 28246 miles and Banks exhaust and cold air system..
It's on a consignment lot asking $22.500.
My concern is the owner has put an overlay on the roof to cut down on interior heat..Has anyone ever heard of doing this sort of thing?
I'am wondering if this is the reason,or is he hiding dry rot some place.
The interior head line is loose as you can push on the headliner am doing feel the gap..
I have looked in all the cabinet for signs of mold and all looks good.
Skylite in the shower looks dry.
Generator hours are good.118. Ran for 1.5 hours while I was looking
Tires are 5 year old Toyo and look good. Getting close to their age limit.
Overall nice clean coach
Any input for Holiday Rambler owners or non owners would be great.
Waiting for lot to call owner a see what his answer is.
Has been in storage sense 2013.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:29 PM   #2
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Never heard of that before, but where is it on consignment and where did the owner live or use it. If it isn't in one of the hotter states I would think that it may be hiding something else. We live in California and do a lot of RV'ing in Arizona and Nevada. The front windshield allows more heat in than the roof does, due to the extra roof insulation we have which is for both cold and heat, but it is not an extra roof layer, it is extra insulation between the roof and the interior ceiling.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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It's consigned in Lodi California.
Owners are a older couple.
Illness is the reason for sale.
Maybe they spent time in Arizona as well.but I can say.
The roof is a little scary.
Can't figure how to up load photos.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:01 AM   #4
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A 2001 model with only 118 hours on the generator would be a concern to me. That is not a lot of hours. It has not been run nearly enough. I would expect to see 600 - 800 hours on the generator on a unit this old. I have almost 500 hours on the generator on my '06 coach.

Definitely have it looked at and replace everything...all the filters and fluids.


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I bought a 1999 MH that has 6.5 hours on the generator.

I have put over 500 hours on mine in the last 2 years with out a problem.

Since the bad things happening from not running it didn't, the "low hour " issue shouldn't be a concern.

The roof thing need a close look though.

Did you check the blue book price on it ?
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I bought a 1999 MH that has 6.5 hours on the generator. I have put over 500 trouble free hours in the last 2 years.

Since you say it works, the "low hour " issue shouldn't be a concern.
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What sort of "overlay"? Are we talking a brush-on EPDN coating on a rubber roof? That probably wasn't necessary yet on a 2001, but a lot of people get sold on the idea by well-meaning friends or greedy RV dealers.

If there are no interior water stains or mildew, and no soft spots on the roof, I would not be concerned.
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Not sure what roof was on this coach but HR used to use (at least in the 90's) a 2 piece aluminum roof. It had a seem down the middle and was painted. I know that people in hotter areas have used a white coating to reduce heat when it was a dark roof. It will be interesting to hear what the owners state.

If you do not find any water damage I would not worry about it. I had a 9 HR that had the 2 piece roof and I never had a leak issue (with routine maintenance). However some of my ceiling panels did come loose after 15 years. I think the heat caused the glue to fail. I used a foam safe 3M spray adhesive to reattach and was fine for the few years that I kept the rig afterwards.

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It looks to be something in 4x8 sheets flexible enough to roll over the sides.
On the seams you can see what looks like the yellow stuff used on dry wall..seams
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If its is roof like is shown at Rvroof.com, inc. - Online then it's a definite plus if not, I can't say. Do you have a picture of it?
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If it looked like that I would have no issue with it at all.
That looks great.
I do have Few photos but I'm unable to up load them.
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It sounds like there might have been issues and those 4 x 8 sheets are a cover up so I would be leery as well.

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I had a 95 winnebago adventurer. The headliner material had separated and the headliner sagged down. I used push pins to hold it up. I wonder if the headliner was separating from the roof and the guy used some type of wood material to hold the headliner up without removing since it is a nasty dirty job?
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I have tried several time to up load photos. Unable to figure it out.
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