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Old 10-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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New (to us) 2007 Holiday Rambler Vacationer

After serveral months of searching the internet we have decided to seriously consider a Holiday Rambler Vacationer 34 PBD. I flew down from Fairbanks to Bourbonnais, IL. to look at unit. it is basically awsome and looked just like the pictures they were sending. I chose it for the 3000 mi among other things.
Anyway there are no silver linings without clouds so I thought I would ask the experts here about a few problems I found
1. Trim piece on kitchen cabinet on long slide our seems to be pulling away from cabinet itself. I am guessing the cabinet is actually moving and the tri has come loose. There is no rubbing or any indicator that the cabinet has moved at all....First mystery.
2.Unit vibrates at 40mph just enough to feel it in the wheel and floor. No vibration setting still. has Good year tires.
3.The frame and all metal is severly covered with rust as it was an East coast rig.
4. I have read about two recalls for the workhorse chassis (steering and brakes)
We are just wondering if any of these should be a show stopper. We have been trucking and camping for many years but this is our first class A DP.

Thanks in advance
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Is the unit at Brown's Rv in Bournonnais or I private seller. Trace and I were just there 3 weeks ago to visit family. Small world . I would be concerned about the rust. We bought a MH that had sat at the beach and a lot of stuff was rusting including the fridge. I have a DP on a WH chassis and do not know of any DP recalls. You can check that DP at www.workhorse.com if you have the vin# for any recalls. Good Luck with your purchase... D
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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I believe that the Vacationer Diesel is built on the Roadmaster RSR chassis not a Workhorse. The RSR is a leaf spring chassis.

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Dennis is correct on the RSR chassis. Here is a link to a 2007 brochure.
http://www.holidayrambler.com/Static...7vacdiesel.pdf
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thanks

Yes the coach is at Brown and Brown. They are going to give me an estimate to mitigate rust. it seemed to be only surface and only outside. i di not see any inside the MH.
Thanks for the correction and info on chassis.
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Yes the coach is at Brown and Brown. They are going to give me an estimate to mitigate rust. it seemed to be only surface and only outside. i di not see any inside the MH.
Thanks for the correction and info on chassis.
If rust is excessive they will remove it. The product is designed to go over rust but if rust is excessive they will remove it. All you need do do is give the ok & the work will be done. I could then send over a copy of the invoice & you could mail check or just wait until you come to pick up your coach.
Thanks...........from Brown and Brown. they have been a pleasure to work with.
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Allen and Mel, we have a 2008 HR Vacationer XL 34 PDD. The La Palma and Vacationer 34 PDD are on a Roadmaster RSR chasis which is a heavily modified Workhorse W22 chasis. We switched from the OEM Monroe shocks at 11,500 miles to the Koni FSD shocks. At that time we also replaced the Workhorse yellow 'jounce bumpers' with the Sumo SSF-280 airless springs - best money we could have spent to improve the ride and handling of our RV. The SSF-280 is designed for the WH front suspension but Mike at Sumo Springs recommended them for the rear as well. Took about 4 hours for me to replace shocks and 'jounce bumpers' - Kathy immediately noticed the improved ride and handling.

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