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Old 09-30-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Considering 2006 holiday rambler navigator

Hello!! We are considering a 2006 Holiday Rambler Navigator. We currently have a Winnebago journey and are looking to move up to a tag axle. We love the floor plan, it's in great condition and we especially love the way it drives. Just don't know anything about this manufacturer....Any owners willing to share their experience, good or bad??
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Good, well built units (in most cases).
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The HR Navs are the top of the line for HR ... basically Monaco
We looked at quite a few when we were shopping ... until we discovered TSs that is ... damn nice Coaches ... I don't think you could go wrong .....
Good luck with your upgrade ... You'll definitely be pleased with a tag unit ....
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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Holiday Rambler is a very old brand. I think they started in the early 50's. Several of my friends have them. Several of my friends have had several of them. The company is owned by Monaco. As far as I know they stopped making them for a couple of years and are now back making new ones. One of our close friends has a 2003 Specter 40' Holiday Rambler. A great coach. And one of our other close RV fiends have just bought at the end of last year a 2008 four slide HR. I am not sure of the model.

These days Monaco and Holiday Ramblers are very similar.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:04 PM   #5
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Hello!! We are considering a 2006 Holiday Rambler Navigator. We currently have a Winnebago journey and are looking to move up to a tag axle. We love the floor plan, it's in great condition and we especially love the way it drives. Just don't know anything about this manufacturer....Any owners willing to share their experience, good or bad??
You've picked an excellent coach, very upper end. The 2006 Holiday Rambler Navigator was built by Monaco Coach Corp. Their upper end coaches were Dynasty, Executive and Signature, the Signature being the absolute top of the brand. There are probably few coaches being built today that can come close to the design and quality of these coaches.

I believe the Holiday Rambler Navigator is basically a rebadged Monaco Executive.

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Very good coach. It would be a great upgrade for you. Safe travels.
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thanks to all of you. It just helps confirm what we believed after spending time in it and test driving it yesterday. This coach only has 41,000 miles on it and looks new. I've just never seen one on the road before lol!!
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Go ahead and buy it and you'll never look back on that decision. We absolutely love ours. Rides like a dream, drives like a dream, plenty of power. The fit and finish on these Navigators is really nice as well. We're spoiled with all the options that it has and just can't wait until the next time we get to use it. Nothing but quality, especially in our model year ranges. JMO Randy
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I had found this when researching similar models of that vintage. I had copied this from a previous post on here. Passing along in case it helps:


Some Cummins Engines had wrist pin issues around 2006 get the engine serial number and give Cummins a call to verify no issues with this engine. ISL wrist pin defect serial number range: Defect Summary: CERTAIN ISL CUMMINS CM850 DIESEL ENGINES PRODUCED FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE APPLICATIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER 17, 2005, AND APRIL 18, 2006, WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER RANGE FROM 46543077 TO 46603939. THE CONNECTING ROD CONTAINS A MACHINING DEFECT IN THE WRIST PIN BUSHING OF THE ROD THAT COULD CAUSE SEIZURE OF THE PISTON PIN.
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I had found this when researching similar models of that vintage. I had copied this from a previous post on here. Passing along in case it helps:





Some Cummins Engines had wrist pin issues around 2006 get the engine serial number and give Cummins a call to verify no issues with this engine. ISL wrist pin defect serial number range: Defect Summary: CERTAIN ISL CUMMINS CM850 DIESEL ENGINES PRODUCED FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE APPLICATIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER 17, 2005, AND APRIL 18, 2006, WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER RANGE FROM 46543077 TO 46603939. THE CONNECTING ROD CONTAINS A MACHINING DEFECT IN THE WRIST PIN BUSHING OF THE ROD THAT COULD CAUSE SEIZURE OF THE PISTON PIN.

This issue was in the Cummins ISL which was not an engine available in the Navigator.


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Ok, thanks. Wasn't completely sure, but if it did have it, I'd want to definitely check that off the list!
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We have owned our 2008 Nav for a little over 2 years. We have been full timing in it almost 1.5 years.

We have been very happy with the quality, fit and finish. The woodwork is outstanding and a beautiful coach both inside and out. We have had many small things go wrong but that is expected as with all coaches. If I had to do it over again I would buy it again.
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