4 years ago, I made a short tour video of our 2002 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. At the time, I had only owned it for a few months and I hadn't done much to it.
As of today, I have now owned this rig for about 4.5 years. During that time, I've done quite a bit to it.
So, I thought it was time to update the tour! 🙂
So, I was in a local campground with the rig and I took the opportunity to record an updated tour.
4.5 Year Log Of Everything I've Done To This Motorhome
I keep an online log of every single thing I do to this motorhome. And here's the full history of what I have personally done to this rig in the last 4.5 years...
Purchased Jan 2016
New entry steps installed by dealer
Flushed and cleaned holding tanks
Replaced serpentine belt
Replaced black water valve
Replaced oil cooling lines on engine
Replaced cooling fans on front of engine
Inspected and sealed roof
Installed all new tires
Replaced missing refrigerator handle
Installed hitch for towing
New starter motor
Fuel line repair on generator
Replaced gasket seal under toilet
Replaced shower faucet
Replaced engine knock sensors
Installed fans in fridge stack
Tightened fittings for fridge, ensured draining properly
Replaced front rotors and pads
Repair hub leak front driver side
Replaced slideout control board
Replaced house battery
Inspected and sealed roof
Sealed along awning rail with tape
Replaced rusty screws on exterior body
Conditioned rubber seals around slides
Installed new Koni FSD shocks
Had the front tires aligned, balanced and trued
Replaced rear televison
Replaced slide toppers
Flushed water heater
Cleaned roof AC units
Replaced right-side exhaust manifold donut gasket
Tune up (new spark plugs and wires)
Replaced Ventline fan blade in bathroom
Sealed bottom of shower enclosure with caulk
Replaced kitchen faucet
Replaced bathroom faucet
Replaced all cabinet and door handles
Replaced Holiday Rambler decal on front grill
Replaced gasket around doghouse
Replaced part of gasket seal in basement door, slide out.
Oil change. 43292 odometer.
Installed Roadmaster rear anti-sway bar
Installed Safe-t-Plus steering stabilizer
Replaced both A/C shrouds and installed new filters
Replaced 2 glass panes which were fogged
Installed rock guard brush on rear bumper
Replaced main awning
Fix 3 brass reading lights so they all work
Replace front headlights (one had water in it)
Paint above awning to make it look better
Replace fridge vent cover
Reseal shower skylight
Generator oil change 866 hours
Replaced several bulbs, including rear brake light
Caulk shower, reseal cold water connection on shower faucet
Pulled up all carpet, laminate wood flooring in preparation for new flooring
Repaired few areas of rotted subfloor.
Fixed cruise control by adjusting brake light switch
Built stand to help support weight of washer/dryer
Polyeurethane coating on subfloor (2 coats)
Installed vinyl plank flooring, trim molding
Installed new carpet
Repair loose ladder, broken supports
Repaired side panel fiberglass damage over rear wheel
Installed new furniture
Installed new carpet binding on the slideout.
Buffed out oxidation from exterior fiberglass
Transmission fluid change (46,700 miles)
Wired fans in fridge stack with manual switch
Changed air filter to NAPA Gold 6316 - 49,003 miles
Removed and cleaned MAF Sensor - 49,003 miles
Replaced fuel filter. 49,500 miles
Replaced generator fuel pump, fuel filter. - 900 hours
Replaced chassis battery
Replace outer hub gaskets, rear, both sides
Top off differential fluid
Change out the washer/dryer with a Splendide 2100XC
Buff exterior fiberglass
Replace convex mirror, passenger side mirror (bottom)
Replaced passenger side brake light bulb
Removed main slide topper (to be replaced with new version). Both springs were snapped.
Replaced motor in entry steps
Replaced turning signal bulb, driver side
Flushed water heater
Change oil on generator (965 hours)
Top off fluid in leveler system
Permanent install of Weboost Cell Signal Booster
Install new slide-topper on main slideout
Greased the entry steps
Replaced backup camera monitor in dashboard
A Few Of My Future Projects On Our Rig
RV ownership never leaves you alone. I've got a punch list. And sometimes it seems as if every time I use the rig, a few items get added to the list. 😉
But, coming up here, here's a few of the things I am currently planning to do:
Repaint the roof with Rustoleum Marine Topside paint.
Replace the Norcold cooling unit with the Amish-made alternative.
Possibly address the cracked decals on the side of the rig
Repair a hydroboost leak (it works fine, but leaks power steering fluid slowly. One of these days, I might as well fix it.)
Install new backsplash behind the stove and kitchen counter
Install a track-bar in the rear
Install a anti-sway bar on the front axle
That's it for now!
Since I've owned this motorhome, I have put about 22,000 miles on it. And even though the rig is over 18 years old now, I have no plans to sell it anytime soon.
Basically, I am a massive fan of used motorhomes. I am a strong believer in having no debt for the motorhome. I believe the older, used rigs are often better quality than the new ones. And other than a few style differences, the new rigs don't have much that I don't have. My camping and travel experience would be almost no different with a newer rig.
So, I'm happy with it! Happily RV, baby! 😉