added pictures of 1977 holiday rambler class c rv we are restoring-79k original miles-460 ford on e350 frame. might add interior pictures later. purchased from mother in law in oregon, 70 years old she drove it by herself to kansas city mo. approx. 2000 miles. next day noticed anti freeze under truck-what i thought was hose, turned out to be bad radiator-only one will fit unit-$ 300 dollars-decided to change water pump and fuel pump while i had room. went to start truck- nothing- turned over, traced problem to dead coil-still would not start-started tracing back fuel lines and replacing rubber-found electic pump unit above rear axle-guess what-its dead- took off filter behind it- full of junk. decided to drop fuel tank as sending unit not working- thought tank empty-wrong- about half full-drained tank- fixed sending unit- am currently considering options to replace tank. my question and amazement-

how the heck did a 70 year old women drive 2000 miles safely cross county in it-she must have had guardian angel. ha!

might add pictures of tag axle tire that dealer in oregon said didnt need replaced. he only put on from and dual axle tires-original 16.5- he put on load range d and should have had e- tire dealer here questioned why it wasnt converted to 16's, cheaper and more common upgrade. she made it to middle of kansas and right rear tire blew, taking out wheel well cover in the process-she walked a mile into a town and found a farmer that had a 16.5 used tire and put it on for her. tough as nails.

would like to see this web site expand to add member recommending companies and web sites for remodeling older units- i am restoring 1981 honda goldwing and several sites have how to repairs and tons of references to parts and suppliers. just and idea. thanks

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Comment by terry chastain on May 20, 2011 at 11:27pm
any pictures-have done following to my unit since post
new exhaust
repaired mor ryde system-added air ride
new brakes front and back
replaced fender skirts
new carb
new vent covers

still have list a mile long to go.
Comment by frarysandra on May 20, 2011 at 9:19am
Hello there fellow members. We are enjoying our 77 Holiday Rambler! We traded our small wagon for it even trade. We paid $1500 (a bargain). The Holiday Rambler had new tires and less then 53,000 miles on it. Mostly in like new condition. Have a problem hooking up the electrical systems to get the inside lights and refridgerator working. Other then that, no complaints, and drives like a dream going down the highway. Suprisingly good on gas also when you keep it down to close to 60 miles an hour. Best bet is to allow yourself plenty of time getting to where you're going, and remember to enjoy the scenery. That's the right attitude to have when conserving fuel use in these RV's. Relax and enjoy the miles! Camping is fun and enjoyable again!
Comment by terry chastain on February 21, 2010 at 2:13pm
will do, thanks. got very good suggestion for fuel tank from member. also got lead from machine shop that recommended radiator shop locally that refurbishes fuel tanks. ill keep on truckin.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 20, 2010 at 7:42pm
Welcome, Terry. Sure looks like you're making progress on your Holiday Rambler. What a find and, yep, grandma must be some tuff gal... hard to find That anymore.

Appreciate your comment, maybe try Vintage RV Repair & Pars sites on the lower left of our home page. There are links to sites other good old rvers have recommended. we are totally noncommercial so there's no bias. You can also click around in the forums in various categories; not ideal but it may help... I hope! And under sites WE (I) like at the top VK's restorations and Henrys Videos are way helpful with lots of step by step and how to's. pat

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