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Old 08-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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I have been camping all my 27 years of my life, always in a tent. Two years ago me and my wife were borrowing my brother in-laws tent because it was bigger then my pup tent. Anyways the thing leak like a waterfall, so I was going to buy a bigger tent of my own. But my wife has arthritis and its hard for her to get up and down on the air mattress, so we were going to get a double tall one. After all that said and done I decided it would cost about the same to get a pop up or truck camper. Well found a deal on a 1973 Holiday Rambler (second highest model they made back then) for $600 and all it needs was tires, so basically $850. It is full aluminum frame and underbody belly has kept it really nice over the years. Well I have got the bug every since buying it and love vintage trailers now. We have used it for 2.5 years now and have decided to gut the 70s décor and re-do the interior tastefully. I want it to still be vintage but add a few upgrades (have to re-do electrical both 110 and 12v electric works but not right and the PO put the wires in wire channel on the outside of the wall, also plumbing work). So that's my story so far.
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Hello from MI...

The Ramblers are great trailers and feel they beat most (if not all) of the new ones on the market today... or maybe I'm biased. I'm trying to restore the interior of a 1973 and might be interested in any decor trim you have... what color is the interior of yours?
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The Ramblers are great trailers and feel they beat most (if not all) of the new ones on the market today... or maybe I'm biased. I'm trying to restore the interior of a 1973 and might be interested in any decor trim you have... what color is the interior of yours?
Thanks and happy rving!
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Its wood on top of wood on top of wood. Most of the trim is not all that savable, but if there is some once I start ripping it out, I will let you know. I am leave the wood cabinets but change the wall paneling to something else to lighten the wood load. I have already remove the original stove because the pilots were stuck open and it needed a lot of elbow grease (and I had a new one not being used) also change the original hood to match the new stove. Here are some pics of interior when I first bought it.
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Lots of wood indeed and thanks for the reply and pics. Mine has the green carpet so looking for any green/white sofa cushions, the green and green/white drapes, annd green bed spread. Yours indeed looks in very good shape!
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