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RV_Dawn 09-15-2014 07:29 PM

New RVer, Old RV
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Hi everyone! My family is new to the RV life. Hubbie's dad had a Holiday Rambler when he was younger, so he knows a little more about them than I do.

We just bought an oldie but a goodie, a 1995 Holiday Rambler Imperial that drove like a dream on the 200-mile trip home to Kentucky last week. It has about 100,000 miles on a Cummins engine, Allison transmission and Spartan chassis. The only things we've been able to find so far that don't function are the dash air, which we knew about when we bought it, and the CO2/LP gas detector. We're not worried about the air, given the two roof units blow cold, and we've already replaced the gas detector. We'll probably need a new mattress pretty soon . . . the current one does not agree with my back. The rig has been well maintained with lots of updates, so hopefully there won't be a whole lot of surprises right away.

After giving everything a good scrub down on the inside, we also did the Zep treatment on the exterior. The attached photo was taken a couple coats prior to finishing the job. Our rig looks pretty amazing right now, especially considering that we'll get to join the vintage club in January as our new addition turns 20. It sure doesn't look that old!

We were able to pass our inspections today with flying colors. Looking forward to getting it licensed tomorrow and on the road soon.

We purchased the RV to be able to go full time next spring with our family's music ministry. I'm sure we'll find some good use for it 'til then. We're beyond ready to hit the road right now!

Fred1609 09-15-2014 08:51 PM

Nice looking rig....Good luck with your plans for the music ministry.

Safe and Happy Travels.

DallasOregon 09-15-2014 08:55 PM

Looks great!

JohnRR 09-16-2014 01:16 AM

Sounds like you've got a handle on it as well as having a great looking coach.

MSHappyCampers 09-16-2014 07:56 AM

Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here! :dance:

That's a good-looking rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D

DieselTech39 09-16-2014 10:28 AM


Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.

Medico 09-16-2014 01:10 PM Welcome and glad to meet you!

Phoenix2551 09-16-2014 02:55 PM

Sharp looking rig. Welcome.

SteveLevin 09-16-2014 02:59 PM

That is one good looking coach! Welcome!

btw, if you you don't have chassis manuals, (at least the basic stuff) you can probably get them by contacting Spartan via email. They are a fantastic resource really interested in supporting RV'ers and very quick to respond.


RV_Dawn 09-17-2014 07:55 PM

Thanks, everyone! I'm really happy to be a part of the community.

myshaggydog 09-17-2014 08:03 PM

Welcome to the Forum and congrats on a beautiful MH. We hope you have many great RV adventures. Best of luck.

Happy RV'ing

Don and Dar 09-18-2014 08:50 PM

Congratulations!!! We're new RV'ers too!!

Hudgens 09-18-2014 09:08 PM

Welcome to the irv2 gang! We're glad you found these forum pages!

Congrats on your Holiday Rambler purchase; looks fantastic. I agree with doesn't look 20 years old. You did goooood! Jump right in on the forums and get involved.

Chiefbvfd 09-19-2014 06:57 AM

Welcome to IRV2 and great looking rig......:)

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