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Old 01-26-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Vent, Suspension & Windo Question


I am new iRV2 (and RV'ing in general). I have a 1987 Holiday Rambler Presidential (33') that is in pretty good shape but needs some of the general maintenance stuff. One of the things is two of the plastic vent covers are broken. I would prefer to replace the covers and not the whole vent but if need be. I am trying to figure out what vent cover is a suitable replacement. Did Holiday Rambler use a specific brand in the 1987 models? Is there a way to determine what is a suitable replacement cover?

The suspension question has to do with flipping the axle for more ground clearance. I will be taking the RV to Alaska in the Summer and would like to get some opinions on whether having one of the local RV places flip the axles is worth doing or not. The goal is more ground clearance just in case.

The last question is about replacing a broken window. The small window next to the door was broken when the wind caught the door and slammed it into the wall. The deadbolt put a hole in the window. Is replacing the window yourself a doable do-it-yourself job or something best left to the RV repair shop? I have better than average repair skills - enough to know this job could turn in to a "you need to take it in anyway" kind of thing.

Sorry for the lengthy post but appreciate any insights or wisdom.

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Here's one on resetting window

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Old 01-27-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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Thank you - looks very straight forward. Now I just need to find a local shop that can replace the glass and I am set. Thanks!
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Flipping the axles is not actually "flipping" the axles, but just putting them under the springs rather than over the springs. Thus, you have to have a new set of spring pads put on the tops of the axles and new u-bolts used. You should be pleased with the new setup. A qualified spring/axle shop should be able to do this easily for around $400--while they are working on this, inspect the springs/bolts/welds for strength--in a trailer of that age, many items could be nearly worn out. I will guess the inserts in the spring bolts will need replacing and you might want to put greaseable bolts in when the work is done. And, of course, while the wheels are off, great time to check bearings and repack them.
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