Still learning to navigate this site. Is this where u introduce yourself? I'm a retired teacher/social worker, displaced Californian living in Millcreek, Utah. I almost bought a 1988 Holiday Rambler today, but it had sold. I was serious. Could someone tell me what are comparable brands to the HR? Are the older ones built with more quality? Has Holiday Rambler kept up its quality/reputation? I'm thinking that if our shakey economy tanks, I would like to have a back-up "home" to my condo. I love being on the road again. Have RV'd some, not enough. I have long-boated in England and it's a good life, nice peeps like in the RV crowd. I'd appreciate any advice. I've gotten some wonderful advice already and thank whomever gave it, re what to look out for w used purchase. Looking forward to getting my own rig and hitting the road.