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Old 10-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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Just an old fixer up

Hello everyone i just got a 1977 holiday rambler imperial 5000 to fix up this is my first project so any advise you can give will be welcome. Hope to met some of you in the future. by the way i am looking any manuals on for my 5000. thanks

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
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Hi and from Ohio. There are lots of great people in here that are more than helpful and will always try to answer your questions.


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Old 10-24-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you with us!

Sounds like you've got a good project to keep you busy for a while. Sorry I can't help with your questions. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #5
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Brakes, fluids, hoses and belts. Lube the chassis and work your way up. Everything on the roof should be resealed.

While you're doing this look at everything, sooner or later you will need to know where a fuse panel or valve is. Mental notes of these locations will make life a lot easier.

Most RV manuals are a stack of appliance manuals and a chassis manual. Search for the appliance manufacturer and model number, Bryant RV is a great place to start.

Same for the chassis, engine will give you the manufacturer and you can search from there.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. It's always nice to have another vintage HR owner. Is this a trailer or a motorhome?

Also, how about putting some more information about yourself in your profile? This is a pretty friendly bunch, and we kind of like to know a little about each other. It's just down home neighborly.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the encouragement this is my first attempt at restoring a vintage rv. I am sure I many more questions
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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