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Old 05-16-2019, 04:57 PM   #1
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1985 Holiday Rambler Imperial 33CS New Owner!

Well, we bought a 1985 Holiday Rambler Imperial 33CS and we love it. We're new to RVing so any guidance is appreciated. Some questions I have for now are, what is the best surge protector to get? Currently I have 30 amp service, but would like to rewire for 50 amp. Next, I have some bronze colored reading lights that are directional with a bulb that looks like a mini par 30. Does anyone know what they are called and a good place to find led replacements? I'm sure I'll have more questions and appreciate all the advice. Here is a pic of her. One owner, always kept inside, 60,000 miles.
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I cant help but thats a good lookin rig
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:20 PM   #3
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crashxx,

Awesome find.
Ironically last week after a two year search I found a well taken care of 85 Tidwell Silver Eagle. Not as clean as your Holiday Rambler but I was able to pay cash, and instead of making RV payments on a depreciating asset id rather apply those funds along with some sweat equity back into the rig.

Post up more pictures when you get a chance especially of the interior. Love the warmth of the wood interiors on the Holiday Ramblers and Monaco’s.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:14 AM   #4
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Im a mechanical contractor who does a LOT of electrical work. Our 93 HR 37' is also a 30 amp rig. I investigated upgrading to 50 amp and bailed after discovering whats necessary. We've had this rig for 3 years now and trust me its not necessary. (with this rig) The only major issue is we can't run both roof air units at the same time while on shore power. Not a big deal. Take the bulb to an electrical supply store and see if they can match it with a contemporary LED. You may have to replace the lamp base.
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Im a mechanical contractor who does a LOT of electrical work. Our 93 HR 37' is also a 30 amp rig. I investigated upgrading to 50 amp and bailed after discovering whats necessary. We've had this rig for 3 years now and trust me its not necessary. (with this rig) The only major issue is we can't run both roof air units at the same time while on shore power. Not a big deal. Take the bulb to an electrical supply store and see if they can match it with a contemporary LED. You may have to replace the lamp base.
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Good info. The a/cís were my main concern with the heat we have have here in Oklahoma. I found the light bulbs, they are T12 I think. Superbrightleds.com and Amazon had them. What kind of caulk is used to seal around exterior things?
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A possible short cut to get both acs running is to run some 12/2 Romex cable from some outside access point to or near your breaker box and connect it to one of the cables going to one of the AC units. Then just plug that new cable into the campground post 15 or 20 amp circuit outlet. I have done that in a little more complex way to help me when at a 30 amp post even though I have 50 amp service in my MH. Certainly not equivalent to full 50 amp service but sure adds one AC unit not using your 30 amp service. Let me know if you need more details.
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Be more specific.

Sealing around exterior vents,ac would call for dicor self leveling caulk. Sealing around windows I would use Lexel caulk. It is a premium caulk that is sold at ACE Hardware or on line. About $9.00 a tube..premium caulk worth every penny.
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