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Old 11-30-2019, 11:02 AM   #1
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1976 Holiday Rambler Questions

Hello everyone New to the site, but I am here to gather information but also to give any information that I can
I am a owner of an antique imperial 5000 holiday rambler 5th wheel, that I am starting to remodel, not that it needs a lot, but it is a 76 so its retro, I have took out the green shag carpet and started to install vinyl flooring. I am new to camping but thinking of buying a piece of property here in Michigan in the U.P. and parking it there but want to travel some first with it


First question I do not have a frig in the camper should I just buy a new 110 volt and put that in it ? the opening is 24 in x 56in
next is all the stickers on the top to identify the camper when bought new or for something else there's numbers and a caravan sticker
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this will do well.

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that looks like a nice one thanks
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If you are actually going to travel with it be sure to have brakes and bearings serviced and spring shackle bushings replaced at a minimum. Those parts are cheap and even on brand new trailers the bushings often fail under 15,000 miles. Springs wear out and can break also due to age or rust and since you are in the rust belt that is a definite possibility.

After 40 years I would guess that the axles and suspension are probably past their useful life. You can get complete new axles and springs pretty darn cheap and that may be the best and easiest thing to do.
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Many owners are using high efficiency 120 volt refrigerators in their motor homes. Of course that requires a significant battery bank and inverter for traveling and dry camping. Often owners have autostart generators or have significant solar on board, less so in forested and cloudy environments. You will be able to find lots of opinions about this on iRV2.com.

With 5th wheel and TT's it is still possible, but not so much. The propane/120 volt refers are quit a bit more expensive, and need more installation skills. They are used in this application more often.
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next is all the stickers on the top to identify the camper when bought new or for something else there's numbers and a caravan sticker
I don't understand your stickers question. Are they on the refer or on the camper, or where? What do you want to know about them.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:51 AM   #7
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the stickers are on the front and back top of the camper as I was looking for information on campers like mine I have seen others with these number stickers there green in color
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thank you I haven't given much thought about the springs and axles yet I was told the fronts have been done but not the rears but thank you I will be checking them out
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Many owners are using high efficiency 120 volt refrigerators in their motor homes. Of course that requires a significant battery bank and inverter for traveling and dry camping. Often owners have autostart generators or have significant solar on board, less so in forested and cloudy environments. You will be able to find lots of opinions about this on iRV2.com.

With 5th wheel and TT's it is still possible, but not so much. The propane/120 volt refers are quit a bit more expensive, and need more installation skills. They are used in this application more often.
so that's easy coolers and fill the frig when we are going to park for awhile lol the last camper frig I have found for it was like 1200.00
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