Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by vegaman44, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. vegaman44

    vegaman44 New Member

    Hello everybody,
    I'm new to RVing and I'm looking at a 1999 HR Vacationer, 35 ft, Ford V-10, 30,000 miles. Can anybody give me the pros and cons of this make and model especially the V-10 as opposed to a diesel? I would truly appreciate the help.

    Lee "Vegaman 44" Davis
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

    welcome to the forum Lee
    I have a 2002 V10 Vacationer and it has been great. Normal problems but none serious. The 99 was a little underpowered in my opinion. Think they upped the HP in 2000. Ours is the 33 ft with 2 slides. If the tires on the 99 have not been replaced it's time. Drive it to check for viberations. Some of the fords had a problem with this. Try to find service records on it. Some of the HR had problems with slide leaks.
     
  3. vegaman44

    vegaman44 New Member

    Re: Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

    Thanx Chelse,
    I guess I should have mentioned that I would be pulling a 30 ft enclosed car trailer with about 9000 lbs gross weight. This might be a struggle if the vehicle is truly underpowered to begin with. Your thoughts.

    Lee
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

    You will need a diesel pusher for that kind of weight Lee IMO. I would not go with the 99 HR V10. Think the tow limit is around 5k. You will need one of the big boys for this. Be sure and ck the hitch max and tow on whatever you get.
     
  5. vegaman44

    vegaman44 New Member

    Re: Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

    Chelse,
    Thanx again. I sort of suspected that.

    Lee
     
  6. Domingo

    Domingo New Member

    RE: Buying a Holiday Rambler Vacationer

    I have purchased aHR Endevour 2000 ford V10 several years ago. I had many problems since the purchase. It took several thousand dollars, and many spoiled trips,before I begin to enjoy the purchase. I was hesitant to pull something due to lack of power however once i begain to discover and properly fix problems. I have started to enjoy our trips. We have taken several long trips with no problems. I think you should be careful in the purchase and not get excited when you find something. take your time and hire a Rv inspector that will point out problems. I should have listened to to my guy when he gave me his repot.Take your time and plan your purchase.
     

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