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Old 02-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Winnebago vs. Holiday Rambler ?

I am down to two different MH. One is a 2002 32' Winnebago Adventurer with 36k. Ford Chassis. Excellent condition. Second one is a Holiday Rambler Adventurer 35' Ford chassis. 36k miles as well. both very clean 1 owner. Please offer pros and cons. Thanks in advance. Have a good weekend. BTW Asking is 33,900 for HR and 37,000 for the Winnebago. Thanks again. John
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of reasons I like our Winnebago. Not saying a HR is a bad motorhome...

-Lots of data like wiring and plumbing diagrams along with itemized parts listings available from Winnebago on their website. Go there now !!
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Manuals and Diagrams

-Maybe of a little more known name if you are going to resell it.

-The superior assistance you can get right here on this message board if and when you have a issue. Look at the "Owner's Corner Forums"

Bets of luck with your decision.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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HR adventurer maybe admiral?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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Even thought they are from two different companies you will see a lot of familiar names on things in both rigs. Dometic, Atwood, Norcold, GE... and in your case Ford. So both rigs may be very similar. One big factor to consider is the floorplan. You want to be comfortable living it your MH so how it is laid out is important. Another is driving comfort. Take both for a ride and see if it will be comfortable for hours sitting in the drivers seat. Both on Ford chassis they may be the same.

A couple things also come to mind. One is the roof, fiberglass or aluminum roofs require not much maintenance. Rubber type will need attention. Tires may sound trivial but price out six replacements. See how much tread is left and check their age. Here is how Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire

Good luck shopping.
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I appreciate the advice. I did mess up, it is a Holiday Rambler VACATIONER. Not adventurer. Sorry about that. Please feel free to comment. I appreciate all you comments. Thanks again!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Take a look underneath. Is either unit insulated?

My Monaco came with a lot of underbody foam sprayed everywhere. That was standard on mine, no extra charge. Makes a difference in comfort levels.

I've noticed little things that are standard on a Monaco that you have to pay extra for with other brands.
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Yes, I believe the Vacationer has the cold weather package. Heated tanks, etc.
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Alrighty, I finally pulled the trigger. Bought 1996 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE 37' DP. I am having it shipped from Tennessee and can't wait to get on the road. 56k miles. Putting new tires on before making 2200 mile trip. Paid about same as 01 Vacationer Gasser. Thanks for all the advice. Any suggestions on tires? Thanks
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Congratulations Jack, enjoy your Endeavor.
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Have fun, enjoy, take the time to learn your rig. If you have a local dealer, or a local RV Inspector, might want to go in and start a relationship and ask them to do a 'walk thru' with you, reviewing systems and also helping you prepare a punch list of items to do baseline maintenance on.

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Alrighty, I finally pulled the trigger. Bought 1996 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE 37' DP. I am having it shipped from Tennessee and can't wait to get on the road. 56k miles. Putting new tires on before making 2200 mile trip. Paid about same as 01 Vacationer Gasser. Thanks for all the advice. Any suggestions on tires? Thanks
We should stay in touch. I just purchased a '96 HR Endeavor LE 37' DP last fall. Parked it for the winter and am just now starting my spring fling, i.e. tires, engine mods, shocks, baselining fluids and filters, etc.

Which engine/trans package does your Endeavor have in it and did you drive the moho before purchase? I'm curious because bringing mine home the Cummins 5.9 12v pre-electronic seemed really doggy. Ordered the new fuel plate and guages today which will get me 70 hp and 120 lbs of extra torque.

BTW, on tires, there are a number of good, respectable brand name tires available. Michelin is certainly one, usually the most expensive, and seem to be almost a religion with some folks. BF Goodrich makes a quality tire as does Yokohama and Continental. I'm putting Yokohamas steering tires on this week, $950 OTD for the pair. Michelins were pushing $1200

cheers...
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