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Old 05-09-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Hello from Sand Lake, MI

My wife and I have owned our 1973 Holiday Rambler Vacationer since 2012 We were truck driver's at that time and lost our home. We were rarely home but, we wanted something nice to stay in when we visited our kids and a hotel was getting old so, we bought this beauty for $3000 and it looked/s new! Since then, we have found that our septic tank leaks, at the connection so, we don't use that anymore. Our fridge stopped working, our heater's don't work. The main heater comes on, blows warm air then stops blowing warm air. The little heater at the front, by the door, does nothing and it is supposed to be new. We have never owned a camper before so I would not be surprised if I just didn't know what I was doing. We do not have any manual's to this camper and are hoping to find some.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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Take your knocks and trade it in for a good used Newmar, then join the Michigan Aires. A lot of used truckdrivers in our group.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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The time you would have spent mowing grass and fixing stuff around the house still has to be spent on your motorhome......especially an older MH.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry for all your problems! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:11 PM   #5
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SheepDog,

Welcome to the Forum! Dang, you have not had an easy time of it at all. Go over to the "Vintage RV" forum and ask for some help please. (It is under the "Forum" heading. Lots of guys there with some heavy experience with these older rigs and hopefully they can help you.

Sure hope they can. Start a thread asking for help. They will find you and I think you will get a few reply's. Look for Bap, Harley1964, Frank 458 (I believe) and Gordon. I think these guys will have the knowledge you need.

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Yes - if you are able to post questions (and photos) someone will be able to help. Lots of advice and lots of folks accomplishing some very great rebuilds.

Some of the issues may seem daunting but are fixable, probably for very little cost, just some elbow grease.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:45 PM   #7
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Like beamisl and Gordon mentioned, jump over to the Vintage RV's forum (It is under Community Forums), start a New Thread, and ask questions. I would venture to say that there are thousands of years of combined experience on these forums. We all help each other all of the time. No one person has all of the answers no matter how long we have been doing this.

No question is too simple or silly to ask. We all started somewhere to learn.

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Sorry Charles, I forgot to mention you. There are so many guys on this forum and they have a HUGE collective knowledge to share with the original poster.
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Glad to have you here with us.

Sorry you are having so many problems. With a unit hat old unless it has really been maintained you are looking at continuous repairs.

Happy Trails!!
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