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Old 10-20-2020, 03:32 PM   #1
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New RV owner here, we purchased a 1999 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36 and are in the process of making some upgrades. While removing carpet and installing flooring, I came across this small box in the front left of the passenger footwell, next to the engine compartment. There is a hole in the front and it opens into the engine bay, but there is nothing inside it and the hole is open. Can anyone help me understand its purpose? There have been a number of alterations made to this RV over the years, but this appears to be original. Thanks!
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12VDC accessory port location? What is the diameter of the hole?
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Many RV's are made with the cookie cutter approach;ie: the basic design calls for certain things for all designs within that model, although some are not used if a specific option is not installed.
That's also why there are so many unattached 12V electrical plugs dangling or taped to a wire bundle. For one who is OCD that is frustrating.
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:53 PM   #4
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About 1.5 inches. It was covered in carpeting and the hole was open to the outside, which leads me to think there was once something there. I thought perhaps it was an electrical outlet, but I don't see anything in the engine compartment. If there are older model any vacationer owners out there I'd love to hear from you and find out if you have something similar. I'm trying to decide whether to just remove it...Thanks!
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I have a 1999 HR Vacationer 32 and also see this box. I am interested in removing mine too, LMK if you find anything
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Is that a manual retracting point for a slice? Nice of them to cover it up as they did 1/3 of my engine access cover.
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I have a 1999 HR Vacationer 32 and also see this box. I am interested in removing mine too, LMK if you find anything
So it appears to have been an electric 120V outlet at one point. I was going to remove it, but it is lined with heavy gauge metal on the inside, you can see this when to remove the engine cover. It would be a bit of work to remove it, so I am just going to leave it as-is, and cover it with carpet when we re-carpet the engine cover.
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Is that a manual retracting point for a slice? Nice of them to cover it up as they did 1/3 of my engine access cover.
Do you mean a manual retracting point for a slide? If so, that's not it, this is located up front by the engine bay.
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You've heard of the doghouse engine cover. Looks like you also have a birdhouse.
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