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Old 09-19-2020, 05:55 PM   #1
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2004 Holiday Rambler Presidential SKQ

We have been fulltime rving for a little over a year with our 2004 Holiday Rambler Presidential SKQ and looking for some thoughts from all of you on here for winter camping in this beauty. It is suppose to be a four seasons camper and we absolutely love this older girl for many reasons. My wife had quite the want list when I started looking and we decided to go used to start. It had almost everything she wanted with 2 AC units with heat pumps, washer dryer, 5000 watt generator and heated enclosed underbelly. Downside was the old girl is 17000 lbs loaded. We bought the correct 1 ton dually and have no problems pulling. We stayed near the Gulf Shores in Alabama last winter and summer here in Pa where we lived. I am not sure on the thickness of the walls but the electric fireplace keeps us toasty down into the upper twenties. This older Holiday Rambler has beautiful quality and we never know at our age when our health may dictate weather we can head south or not. Any and all opinions or knowledge of this wonderful 5th wheel are appreciated thks
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We have been fulltime rving for a little over a year with our 2004 Holiday Rambler Presidential SKQ and looking for some thoughts from all of you on here for winter camping in this beauty. It is suppose to be a four seasons camper and we absolutely love this older girl for many reasons. My wife had quite the want list when I started looking and we decided to go used to start. It had almost everything she wanted with 2 AC units with heat pumps, washer dryer, 5000 watt generator and heated enclosed underbelly. Downside was the old girl is 17000 lbs loaded. We bought the correct 1 ton dually and have no problems pulling. We stayed near the Gulf Shores in Alabama last winter and summer here in Pa where we lived. I am not sure on the thickness of the walls but the electric fireplace keeps us toasty down into the upper twenties. This older Holiday Rambler has beautiful quality and we never know at our age when our health may dictate weather we can head south or not. Any and all opinions or knowledge of this wonderful 5th wheel are appreciated thks
No experience with your particular model but from my understanding that is an upscale and better built unit. It probably will handle down to -5C temps with no issues.

I am always leery of "4 seasons" claims on trailers. It appears some are Ok for 4 seasons of Arizona weather and some 4 seasons of North Carolina weather. I don't think any would be comfy for 4 of our seasons in Quebec. Propane usage increases greatly past freezing temps and you can't shut off the heat without risking tank or water pipe freezing.

where you camp in winter will dictate if it's OK or not.
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:58 PM   #3
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I've been in an 2007 SKQ HR Presidential 37 footer, full time for about 5 years, yes it's a grand o'l girl. My winters are in Pennsylvania.
You have questions I probably have answers

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Old 09-21-2020, 08:20 AM   #4
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It's nice to know there is another one of these old girls in Pa. We are planning on leaving again this winter for the southern states but are concerned when the time comes that our health dictates that we can't leave. As long as the furnace is running, what temps can we feel safe here in Pa These presidentials are built so well for sure. I have been up inside the underbelly and see a few water lines here and there. One goes back to the fresh water tank, and not insulated that I can see. thks for your thoughts
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Would love to discuss with you if possible. What part of pa?
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The water lines running to the kitchen sink are not protected (not heated or insulated). Getting them insulated would require a large area of the underbelly removed for access. I use a small heater with a thermo control set for 40 degrees, stopped my frozen pex pipes, basement stays warm from furnace radiation. When in the 20's I burn about 3-4 gallons of propane a day, thermostat set at 72F. Furnace is a 45K BTU. No skirting.
Located in Allentown area.

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Where do you put the heater. Thks
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There is a long tunnel the pex lines run thru , I cut a hole in the coroplas ?sp ,made a shelf for the heater, heater is fastened to the shelf, used gorilla tape to seal up the coroplas. I have indoor/outdoor thermometers in a couple places to monitor temp's.

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