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Old 07-01-2018, 06:47 AM   #491
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We have owned our 2004 HR Scepter (40PBDD) since 2012. Since purchasing, I have:
Replaced tube TVs with flat panels
Replaced VHS with BluRay players (front and rear)
Upgraded audio system
Replaced in-dash radio with new Kenwood that has Sirius, BT, USB connector, etc.
Added dish network receiver
Replaced carpeting with laminated flooring
Replaced standard queen mattress with Sleep Number Queen
Added TPMS system (TST)
Replaced the "electronic toilet" with manual flush (kept having electrical issues)
Replaced original wheels with new Accuride 41644 (anyone need original aluminum wheels with "acorn style" hand holes?)
Removed Diamond Shield from front (it was growing mold... yuk)

Normal maintenance issues. We have been happy with it.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:58 AM   #492
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I need 1 front wheel, the previous owner changed one of mine too Alcoa, so I does not match. Just out of curiosity why did you change them?
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #493
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Re: Wheel replacement

My outer rear curbside wheel was damaged when I had to go "offroading" due to someone driving towards me in the middle of the road instead of staying in their lane. Since these particular wheels were no longer manufactured at the time, and I could not find a dealer with NOS wheels, I started contacting salvage yards. They wanted more than $500 each for used wheels.

At the same time, I had no spare wheel, and the inner rear wheels were steel. So I decided replace all of them and buy a spare. The new wheels are polished on both sides, which gives me some additional flexibility with respect to rotating tires.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:47 AM   #494
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Ahh, ok. I found them for sale at visone (spelling?) RV salvage, they have a pile of them, $300 each. I will order one in the next few weeks. It's not urgent, but it bugs me....
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:47 PM   #495
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Bought new, Nov 2013. Been full-timing since Jan 2014. I love my HR. We have had only minor problems since new and all have been handled under warranty (or extended warranty). We have had a couple problems handled under recall and overall we have been very happy with our rolling penthouse! I love the fact that we don't worry about DEF (regen) with the Maxxforce 10 and RR8 chassis. We have only had one upgrade (replaced ushaped dinette with a custom-made table/dinette with chairs). Seeing all the "problems" experienced by users of various forums on IRV2, we feel very fortunate in our choice of a HR MH. We feel we have a luxurious MH without the $$$$$ spent on those premium brands. We tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee, have two fur-babies and are workampers (though next summer we plan to vacation). I have followed HR since we bought this unit and am disappointed in the subsequent offerings since becoming part of the REV family. HR used to represent quality and luxury in the MH community (like the Monaco branding)! Maybe its a sign of the times, pushing out quantity at the cost of quality. I plan to keep my HR as long as it will stay on the road. I'm happy with it and it serves me and my wife well in our life on the road.



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Old 01-29-2019, 12:16 AM   #496
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New to the group but I bought ours in 2016, 2016 HR 32’ Admiral, way much better than my old travel trailer.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:05 AM   #497
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Also new to the group. We purchased ours in December after a long line of travel trailers and fifth wheels.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:56 PM   #498
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Posted 6/18: Here's my "new" ride...not bad for 10 years old.
Now that I’ve learned how to post pictures and have broken it in...not literally as its been trouble free.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:44 PM   #499
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I have a Holiday Rambler Imperial, 370h.p. cummins isl, 38pkd model, sand stone color scheme, p.o. did change the front carpet for real hardwood flooring and seems to have taken real good care of it. Ive been tinkering with some small projects and adjustments but so far it seems to be a well built rig. my next task is to change out all the brass crap on the interior, I never have liked bright brass. otherwise very happy with it.
I guess I didn't have a picture when I posted.
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We have a 2009 HR Admiral. I really, really, like it. I waxed it last summer and enjoyed doing that. I like shiny things.
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We have a 2009 HR Admiral. I really, really, like it. I waxed it last summer and enjoyed doing that. I like shiny things.
Since you enjoy it sooo much........wanna do mine?? Haha I like shiny things too, it is just a huge task.....
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Now that Iíve learned how to post pictures and have broken it in...not literally as its been trouble free.
That's a beauty Ivylog!
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Very nice looking Imperial!
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:20 PM   #504
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We have been motorhome geeks since the early 80ís, the first was a A powered by a Dodge 360 gas motor. It was probably 10 years old or so when we got it. It made it all over New England and all the way to California twice. What a exciting time, the kids were young and nothing seemed to scare us. Over the years we worked up to a 40í tag Southwind 454 powered, that coach was pretty sweet, changed out the rear twins to 4 bunks for the kids as they were getting big. Logged many miles all over, the kids grew up and left and I went back to a nice London Aire C for a while and then stopped for a few years.

Couldnít stay away for more than 3-4 years and decided in advance of retirement to get a serious rig for long range traveling. We set our requirements and by virtue of what we came up with the HR Navigator from 2000-2008 was set up the way I like them, big Cummins, Allison trans, 2 slides and redundant heating. We knew that we would most likely do some remodeling and upgrading, the big tag Naviís are timeless in their exterior appearance and with basic good maintenance and the occasional buff and wax look great.

The interior is solid and easy to substantially re-configure so we made it unique. I looked at Foretravels, Newellís and a few Prevosts and found the Navi on the Roadmaster with the 500 to be a on point with the higher end custom rigs so it made sense considering our desire to customize the rig. We havenít logged many miles yet but are about to spend a lot of time on the road. Looking forward to meeting many like minded folks on the road.
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