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Old 09-23-2020, 11:01 PM   #1
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Rebuilding an '86 Holiday Rambler Imperial 33' RV

So, we are nuts and are rebuilding an RV and we are more than 3/4 done but we need some odd parts. It has a built in blender... I am missing the cover/tray. Where on earth can I get one?

Also looking for a stove hood vent from an 86-89 imperial... or a part number or picture. Got any info?

So, our '86 has a story to tell. We found it in facebook marketplace and got it cheap. Original owner bought it new, barn kept it. When he passed, the son set it for sale in the front yard for 4 years. 2 owners later with very few miles on it from original to us due to brake issues we got a deal.

Had it towed to a shop and had brakes done. We then went through it and found a white interior, all new upolstery, all new appliances (except missing stove and hood). Nothing was hooked up. We then spent the last few weeks checking everything and hooking it all back up. Tonight we got the built in ice maker working and are 48 items on the list to have it complete. It seems very well built and in decent order for an RV with 50k miles and having traveled to Alaska from the Boston area.

Here's the random pics so far including the in-progress, found docs and the chaos pics.
https://www.nfpphotos.com/Restorations/Rambles
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Be sure and get 8 new tires, Nice find and best of luck with it all. I'm sure it has a electric fuel pump in the gas tank with a Holly pressure regulator mounted at the tank, as well as a fuel pump on the motor, both will need to be changed. The pump in the tank is likely a throttle body injection pump ( 15 or so psi) that's why there is a regulator. Don't over tighten the belts on those air pumps. Buy the very best plug wires. do this air mod for the plug wires and the exhaust cooling.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:24 AM   #3
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That is a sweet Imperial. I love that era of Imperials. Your gallery pics are awesome and I am impressed with the progress youíve made. The interior is beautiful. Good luck with Your project and keep us posted with pics!
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They are a fun RV and quite well built to say the least. I have been tinkering and heavliy modifying a 83 now for about a find it consuming, what started as a fresh up has turned into a full on renovation. LMAO from 70s wood paneling to current say scandanavian design.

The old p30 chassis is very simple to get back into form,getting it ride like a modern RV is a whole different world. But then again i did not start the project to preform on that level
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I am probably going to buy a Holiday Rambler 26" AlumLite XL today. Good overall condition, 54K miles for $6K. How to join this group and any advice from members would be very much appreciated.
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:13 PM   #6
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Looks like you are doing a great job on restoring you MH, I am working on an 84 for a friend that has 36k on it and has been inside it whole time. Iím just getting everything going again since it has been parked for 20 yrs. Got everything except the ice maker and the plug on the kitchen wall working. Does your plug work on yours when you plugged up ? Thanks Ronnnie
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Looks like you are doing a great job on restoring you MH, I am working on an 84 for a friend that has 36k on it and has been inside it whole time. Iím just getting everything going again since it has been parked for 20 yrs. Got everything except the ice maker and the plug on the kitchen wall working. Does your plug work on yours when you plugged up ? Thanks Ronnnie
Oddly, one comes from the generator and the others are from the main feed or inverter. There is no "transfer'transferred switch. To use the generator, the main power feed plugs into rear box it comes out of... on the side of it. Very odd thing.
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