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Old 04-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Howdy from Michigan!

Hi there

My hubby inherited a small RV from his elderly uncle last fall, and we are hoping to make good use out of it in the near future!

It is an early 80's Holiday Rambler with some serious problems. However, most of the problems are currently in garbage bags, at the end of our driveway. We have lots of work to do, but I know our kids will love the open road and experiencing the country like we were never able to as children.

Looking forward to learning from you all!


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Old 04-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! We have an older model Pace Arrow, we have refurbished the inside with laminate flooring, new shades and wallpaper. We have gone on several vacations with our Grandchildren Nothing like making good memories with family. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hi Mandy! Congrats, I think, on the HR. Hope you can get her fixed up for the upcoming RV season. The folks on here are waiting to help you out with any questions you run into. Good luck.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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And welcome from West Michigan!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. The miles of smiles ahead will last a lifetime. Making it all pretty and fun is important for sure but most important is that it is safe for you and your family. Don't overlook the little things and never be affraid to ask this forum for help.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome, ya'll!

It had lot more issues than we had bargained on, including mouse carcasses, leaking roof, bad transmission, rotten floor and more! We started out thinking we'd take a couple weeks and clean it up, but every step forward made us realize how much further we have to go.

This past week I ripped out the kitchenette, bathroom, cabinetry, half of the paneling and most of the ceiling. As soon as I finish getting everything out, I am going to see how much floor needs to be replaced and start checking the wiring.

I am sure I'm going to need help figuring out how I am going to put this whole thing back together, again.

Thanks, again!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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Don and Nancy - For sure on the safety!

Our children are 2 and 4.5 years, so there is no way we can skimp on that. I was especially concerned about the air quality, which I can tell you was horrific.

We also want to make it so our pups can join us sometimes, so we want soft, simple, and easy to clean.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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Welcome, love the signature name it's greeaat.
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Hello fellow Michigander and welcome to the forum. Congrats on the Holiday Rambler and I'm sure you will really enjoy it. Hope you enjoy the site as well. Have a great rving season.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #11
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Thanks Jimmy! It is super true

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