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Old 09-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #155
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Own a 2012 32' alum-lite, so far so good , having problem with speaker on radio this just started on Sunday went to turn radio on no sound looking for help on problem is there a fuse or reset ? Salesman told to buy a new radio ,I would think it is under warranty Thanks Sea Grouch
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #156
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Talking Loving our 35th Anniversary 1988 HR Presidential Alumalite!!

We aren't new to RVing, but got lucky enough to pick up our very first class A, and probably last ( because we love this rig so much!), 1988 HR '30 Presidential Alumalite. It's the 35th Anniversary Addition. It has been lovingly cared for by it's previous owners, and we have the privilege of being the 2nd owners to make some fabulous memories exploring in our "COW." "Condo-On-Wheels."

We haven't taken her out yet because we've been busy with maintenance that needed done due to sitting for 10 years. We are getting her ready for a short trip to Melvern Lake in the next couple weeks.

This rig has never had a TV, so we're looking for the best place to mount the 32" LED we picked up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #157
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We aren't new to RVing, but got lucky enough to pick up our very first class A, and probably last ( because we love this rig so much!), 1988 HR '30 Presidential Alumalite...........
This rig has never had a TV, so we're looking for the best place to mount the 32" LED we picked up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I've had 1984, 87 and 89 HR Imperials. Do you have any interior pics of the front half? I may have some TV suggestions.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #158
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We have a 2001 HR Imperial DLS. Owned it since March, and we love it. It only has 1 slide, but is 42 ft. long. Only repair so far is a cracked exhaust manifold and rotted pipe down from this manifold. Cost was 2K. Had a 05 Coachmen gasser before this one. No comparison, diesel is the only way to go. We're already looking forward to our next RV. Hopefully we'll be able to get a 40 footer with 3 or 4 slides. We're looking at HR, Monaco, and Tiffin, in that order. Now all I have to do is start saving mucho pennies!
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We have a 2001 HR Imperial DLS. Owned it since March, and we love it. It only has 1 slide, but is 42 ft. long. Only repair so far is a cracked exhaust manifold and rotted pipe down from this manifold. Cost was 2K. Had a 05 Coachmen gasser before this one. No comparison, diesel is the only way to go. We're already looking forward to our next RV. Hopefully we'll be able to get a 40 footer with 3 or 4 slides. We're looking at HR, Monaco, and Tiffin, in that order. Now all I have to do is start saving mucho pennies!
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Congratulations on your new ride guys. That is a very classy, high quality coach and I hope you enjoy it to the max. If you don't have a copy, here is the brochure:

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:40 AM   #160
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We just purchased a 1986 Holiday Rambler Imperial 33 with 44,000 miles on it. Preparing to leave the brix and stix and live in it full time with our 80 lb. Great Pyrenees (should be a trip). It needed a few cosmetic things that I am slowly solving one at a time. First was a missing left front cornering/turn signal lens not found anywhere, so I spent months looking at Google images of cars from the mid eighties trying to figure out what headlight package HR used, and finally found it! They used 1986 Pontiac Grand Am light package, and Pontiac had two options the LE or SE, and one of those (LE I think) came with composite 1 piece headlights instead of the two separate glass, old style headlamps. I found a deal on a pair of those and a replacement cornering light lens on eBay and converted it over. Boy does it look better now! Now to work on the sagging headliner.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #161
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We picked up our 2001 Scepter a week ago last Friday. Checked it out the last 10 days and have a small list of items for the dealer to take care of and then in a couple months we will be off to warmer weather. I plan to put Koni shocks all around and have the front aligned and put some camber into it. It is within tolerances now but it still wanders around more than I like. Otherwise it is an awesome coach! We love it!
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We picked up our 2001 Scepter a week ago last Friday. Checked it out the last 10 days and have a small list of items for the dealer to take care of and then in a couple months we will be off to warmer weather. I plan to put Koni shocks all around and have the front aligned and put some camber into it. It is within tolerances now but it still wanders around more than I like. Otherwise it is an awesome coach! We love it!
The Roadmaster doesn't have a camber adjustment. It's cast & machined into the axle. Have the ride height set then set the caster toward to max spec and the toe in toward the max.
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We have a 99 HR Endeavor DP, bought it two years ago from my sister. We love it as well power train problems we replaced fridge, one jack and upgraded tank level system and satellite dish. We love it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #164
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The Roadmaster doesn't have a camber adjustment. It's cast & machined into the axle. Have the ride height set then set the caster toward to max spec and the toe in toward the max.
Can you confirm that maximum is in the positive or negative? It is in the lineup shop today.
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Can you confirm that maximum is in the positive or negative? It is in the lineup shop today.
Hey Alan,

The spec I have is as follows:

Caster. Min. 5.5. Max. 6.5. Both positive
Toe. Min. .05. Max. .08. Both negative

If you continue to have wandering issues, you might have bushings in the ends of your sway or track bar that need replacing the rear one results in the most improvement. There are bushings available that are considerably more high tech than the OEM and really tighten up the handling. The sane bushing is used in the H frame control arms but the sway bar seems to give the most improvement.
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Hey Alan, The spec I have is as follows: Caster. Min. 5.5. Max. 6.5. Both positive Toe. Min. .05. Max. .08. Both negative If you continue to have wandering issues, you might have bushings in the ends of your sway or track bar that need replacing the rear one results in the most improvement. There are bushings available that are considerably more high tech than the OEM and really tighten up the handling. The sane bushing is used in the H frame control arms but the sway bar seems to give the most improvement.
Thanks Steve. Toe would be negative? I had that before I had it aligned the first time and it was really bad then. As for the bushings I have read part of the book in posts on here about sway bars and I am having them check that today. The shop brought up about those bushings as well so I hope to have positive news today.

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My very first MH I just bought is a 99 Endeavor 37WDS 5.9l Cummins 275hp 6spd Allison. My uncle in Traverse City back in the day owned a few MH's and told me that if I ever bought one to go diesel. That was a loooong time ago. It was by complete hapinstance that I ran into a fixer upper at a super price, about half of what I actually borrowed.

The drive from Colorado to Michigan was flawless. This tells me I'm probably good on all chassis components. Ride is great, no steering issues, no noticeable tire abnormalities.

As you can imagine, I am using all of the built in equity on repairs and maint items. The real bonus was being able to install a wheelchair lift for my mom. I posted pictures and info in the Class A section.

I'm a tinkerer by nature. So, a fixer upper is all good with me. It helps me familiarize myself with whatever I'm tinkering with.

The coach is really starting to come together in terms of all repairs and updates:

New engine fan
Completely new dash a/c system sans the evaporator, which I'm buying from a salvage yard...just in case.
Minor after turbo exhaust repair
All filters/fluids (may do an oil bypass system)
Four new tires and a new spare
Braun wheelchair lift with dual doors, color matched
New bathroom cieling fan cover and fan
New shower skylight cover
New A/C covers for the roof units
Driver mirror stripped screws replaced with nut-certs
New windshields/wiper blades
Front and rear minor fiberglass damage repaired by previous owner needed to be painted

Still need:
Glass replaced on small passenger side window where on pane is broke. Also sourced one from a salvage facility
Engine pan gasket replacement (this weekend) oil change
Replace all rubber weather sealing on entry door. Can't find the exact style and may just go with stripping that is as wide and tall as I need no matter the profile

I would love to go full wood flooring and get rid of the white tiles (hate them) That's another day...
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Hey Alan, The spec I have is as follows: Caster. Min. 5.5. Max. 6.5. Both positive Toe. Min. .05. Max. .08. Both negative If you continue to have wandering issues, you might have bushings in the ends of your sway or track bar that need replacing the rear one results in the most improvement. There are bushings available that are considerably more high tech than the OEM and really tighten up the handling. The sane bushing is used in the H frame control arms but the sway bar seems to give the most improvement.
I just got my Scepter off the alignment rack. What a mess it was! The toe in was good but the caster was a negative 3.8 degrees. He changed both of them to a positive 6 degrees and it drives almost as good as my CRV! It took several shims and a longer bolt to accommodate them. This guy is anal retentive when it comes to alignments and he is very good on big rigs.

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