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Old 02-05-2020, 09:45 AM   #1
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Holiday Rambler Ambassador Quality

We looked at a 2016 HR ambassador yesterday. The quality of the coach was very poor. The drawers and cupboards didnt close properly. Trim and drawers made of thin plywood and particleboard. We have also inquired about a 2014 ambassador. From the pictures it looks to be a higher quality coach. Can anyone provide some input on quality of 2013 -2014 coach compared to the newer coaches?
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:04 AM   #2
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Holiday Rambler was acquired by the REV group in 2013 if I'm not mistaken. Your observations on quality may reflect what others have noted. Personally, I know of one friend who owned a 2007 HR which they loved. They "upgraded" to a new HR in 2015. Needless to say they no longer own the 2015, in fact their experience was so bad they are out of RVing all together. Just an observation, not brand bashing.
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Several years ago we wanted to upgrade to a MH from a 5 th. We found a clean 2008 HR gas at our budget. Soon on short trips it was batteries, front window leaks, generator running hot, engine ac , two tires weather cracked, not cooling, and on and on. These issues were not the HR Mfg . It was previous owners maintenance issues. So we took the hit and bought new DP. Fleetwood Pace Arrow LTE .
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Thanks for the replies We are going to steer clear of Holiday Rambler. Looks like Tiffin wins out.
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We own a 2013 Ambassador 36 pft. We have been very pleased with the quality of the coach. We have also found that because it was a 60th anniversary edition it had many options that are now additional charges. We have traveled over 55,000 miles on it since we purchased it used. It now has 65,000 miles and going strong.
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We had a class C Holiday Rambler Vesta. The living Room slide out would leak when ever we pulled it in. Water all over the floor. The back part of the roof developed a crack within a month of owning it. Called holiday Rambler and they said that I probably hit something. I only drive down route 95 from New York to Florida, there was nothing that I could have hit. After getting Progressive involved, who agreed that holiday Rambler was at fault, holiday Rambler fixed it. 6 months of back-and-forth, and Progressive helping me fight. Our next trip out, it cracked all over again. Holiday Rambler was extremely difficult to work with, and didn't want to say they had a defect. We have a Tiffin 34PA now, best move we made. 2 years, very little problems. I would not buy an HR again......
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Thanks for your reply. I thought maybe the older models were made better!
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:29 AM   #8
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Thanks for your reply. It answered my question. We are going to stick with tiffin.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:30 AM   #9
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Model year of the coach seems to come into play here......and it seems the later models 2008 and up seem to have more issues than the early ones.

Vito (a member here) seems to know his way around the coach pretty well and I would want to listen to what he had to say on the subject. There are others here also that are very knowledgable also ...his name is just one of many that came to mind.

I took a shot in the dark when I purchased my 2004 HR Navigator ( built by Monoco) Risky move however we have had no significant issues at all in 40k miles ........and also with the later models and all the emissions and DEF and the likes... I'll pass.

Seems to me that what you will hear here ai iRV2 on quality is that 2000 - 2006 were some very very good years quality wise.

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Thanks for your reply. It answered my question. We are going to stick with tiffin.
You might add Newmar to your list. They seem to have a good reputation here.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:08 PM   #11
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We have a 2016 HR Ambassador and love it!! While it is new to us, we have driven it and are fitting it with all our own personal comforts of home. Each drawer is made from solid wood, all the drawer slides work as designed, all the solid wood trim pieces match and so far we have no complaints. The drive back from CA to AZ in the DP was a pleasure. The 2016 floor plan was exactly what we wanted. Don't take this wrong, but I hope your experience was unique.
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