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Old 08-08-2016, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hello from Minnesota,
I'm a 14 year U.S. Navy vet (ET) and my friend just bought a 1978 Holiday Ramblette, 27', 25th anniversary edition camper-trailer. It's a fixer-upper and we had to cut off one of the jacks to move it but everything seems to work with one, in my book major, exception: The GFIC fails the trip/reset test. Since we found rodents in the unit, I'm afraid there may be serious insulation damage in inaccessible places, making it unsafe to occupy and a fire hazard. I'm a fair handyman but I joined this site to find out as much as I could about this particular model before we decide to keep it and go for the fix-up or if we're in over our heads and just sell it for parts. I already know it has a wood frame, therefore subject to rot. I don't know much about trailer systems in general, though, except that they haven't seemed to have changed all that much over the years and HR was once considered a pioneer before they went out of business back in the '90's, I think. So, any suggestions, cautions, etc. would be very helpful and appreciated, including, being a vintage (?) unit, what it might be worth. Thanks

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Hi David! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your questions!

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We are pleased you joined us. I would suggest you visit our Vintage RV forum with questions you may have. Here is a link. Vintage Forum

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Thank you for your reply! I will certainly check out that forum.
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Welcome from another Minnesotan. I can't offer much help on the trailer, but as you say, it may be more work than it is worth unless it is something you enjoy tackling.

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