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Old 05-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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1980's Holiday Rambler Motorhome

Anyone have one of these motor homes that they would like to share some pictures. My wife and I have had a 1983 HR Imperial 33 for almost a year now and have started a light updating of the interior. Just like to see what other people did to theirs.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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My Imperial

Not ready to post photos yet, still working, but have made several changes to my 88/89 Imperial. Took out the old icemaker and replaced it with a small portable on a sliding shelf; took out the Dometic fridge and replaced it with an Avanti household model that fit the whole pretty well. Trimming aroud the fridge now. Removed the front tv and replaced it with a small cabinet with rack on the out side of the door for cell phone, etc. and a drawer on the inside. Painted the whole interior, placing tile backsplash in kitchen. Thinking about laminate floor but not sure I want to do that yet. Built a small nightstand for the br. Tomorrow I am starting a small bookshelf for the bedroom that will attach to the wardrobe/closet.

Photos when it's done and I'm getting close to finishing.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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We started with a great shape interior. We covered the couch with new fabric and had the 2 lounge chairs professionally done. We have painted most of the wood paneling and leaving the cabinets alone. All the appliances work. I am working on changing out the woven wood shades for metal miniblinds as my finances allow. My wife has made cornice boards for the windows. We are staying with the old orange-ish carpet until it is in bad shape. Was thinking that the ice maker is kinda pointless to have for dry camping, maybe i will replace that with something else.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Here are a few pictures of the motor home as it was when we purchased it.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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Do you have the manuals for the 1983 ?
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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Yes I have a huge 4" binder of manuals
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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WoW, what are you updating? It looks sweet as is. Good luck with the unit...
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My wife hated the window coverings and the upholstery. As soon as we started that she wanted to paint the paneling. It's looking nice. Not going to dump a ton of money, but making it nice.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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I don't have a Holiday Rambler, but we do own a 1984 Winnebago Chieftain that we remodeled. Here is a public photo album with before and after photos of the remodel.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3&l=8b3d6ded30

Here is another album of our tv and Navigation unit install.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3&l=e4c30bb98f

I also have a thread going in the Vintage section that has photos of my in laws 1986 Itasca Windcruiser. We are helping remodel it and I have posted lots of photos of the kitchen and bathroom remodel in that thread. The bathroom is done, but I still have a couple more weeks of work to do on the kitchen and living area.

I hope it gives you some ideas, I know that it helped us tremendously by looking at other motorhomes to get ideas for ours.
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UPDATE

I said when I finished my renovations to my 88/89 HR I would post photos. Today I finished and my photos can be found in the vintage forum under the title "My Renovations".
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #11
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Must subscribe, I love the 80's rigs, and the HR's are some of my favs

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I will get some pictures up too. Going to check out your thread now.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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Here are some of our 1986 HR Imperial 33 we just purchased.
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Here are some of our 1986 HR Imperial 33 we just purchased.
Very nice!
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