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WVRidgerunnr 10-11-2014 07:14 PM

New old Holiday Rambler owner
Well after camping in a StarCraft Star Flyer popup since my father bought it new in 1995, today I bought my first 5th wheel. Its a 1988 30 ft Holiday Rambler Alumalite XL. I pulled it 160 miles home with no issues. From the papers I got with the camper, it was bought in Colorado new, has been registered in Oklahoma and Arizona, not sure after that but it was traded in at a dealer in Maryland this spring, sold to a family in Southern WV who lost their home to a fire in June, and then sold to me in western WV today. Would love to know where all this trailer has been. I have some work ahead of me as some of the fiberglass on the front and rear needs a couple of holes fixed, the left landing gear jack drop tube sticks, the bottom metal has a couple holes, and all the odds and ends with a new old camper but I'm so excited to spend more time camping with the family and less time setting up and taking down. All aluminum construction, a well sealed roof, and NO water damage make this 5th wheel worth putting some work into. We gave 3k for it, but think it will last a long time if maintained. This trailer has the belly insulation, ac, and HEAT which we have never had before so we are really excited to extend our season. I'm sure I'll have questions and hope to be helpful as well, I have reframed and sealed the popup we have 2 times. So excited to have a new camper to mess with and looking forward to talking with everyone here

JohnRR 10-11-2014 07:26 PM

Good luck with your project.

Petro 10-11-2014 07:35 PM


Welcome to iRV2. We are glad you joined us. Sounds like you have an interesting RV project. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. There is a wealth of information available here just by asking. Post often and share your RV projects with us.


DieselTech39 10-11-2014 09:59 PM


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

Chiefbvfd 10-12-2014 05:27 AM

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your project......:)

Fred1609 10-12-2014 05:44 AM

Welcome to IRV2 and good luck with your project.

Safe and Happy Travels.

MSHappyCampers 10-12-2014 06:00 AM

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

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in tip-top shape in no time at all! Enjoy the forum!

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

AndrewC 10-12-2014 06:01 AM

welcome to the forum enjoy your new toy
: Danse:

HuntingHawk 10-12-2014 06:02 AM

So where are the pics? Might as well sale the popup as you won't be using it anymore. LOL

myshaggydog 10-12-2014 07:27 AM

Welcome to the Forum and we hope you and your family have many great camping adventures. Best of luck.

Happy RV'ing

lburson 10-12-2014 07:54 AM

Welcome aboard! Enjoy & keep us posted.:)

TonyDi 10-12-2014 09:44 AM


huffypuff 10-12-2014 12:12 PM

I never had a 5th wheel but so many love them. I hear they are much easier to tow and back up than a regular trailer of same size. Congratulation and good luck with it!

Hudgens 10-12-2014 06:41 PM

Welcome to the irv2 gang and congrats on your HR Alumalite purchase! Sounds like you already have a lot of experiences to share and are quite handy. Glad you decided to become a part of this community!

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