I am considering the purchase of a 2011 Holiday Rambler Augusta motor home. I would appreciate any first hand experience (pros and cons) regarding the quality of construction and durability of the unit. Would you recommend the purchase of the coach? Thanks.
I can only attest to the 293TS model. I have the 2007 R-Vision. The R-Vision, Augusta, and Donali were all made at the same time and simply had different names applied. The newest Monaco Monarch and Augusta look exactly the same as my 2007 does. The only issues I have had is that my unit was very close to max weight on the rear axle from the factory and the awning was cumbersome. The awning I have is no longer made. In 2007 the factory was running extra shifts and the assembly was rushed and quality suffered. Hopefully the assembly is better now but I will bet the weight distribution hasn't been corrected.
kincasa - The RVision Trail-Lite was the original factory for building these units. The Trail-Lite motorhome was bought by Monaco who also owned the Holiday brand.
I am just guessing, but believe that Monaco then had the Holiday Rambler built at the former RVision Trail-Lite plant at 2666 S. Country Club Drive in Warsaw, IN. I believe that the Holiday Rambler was only one of the 14 floorplans originally offered by RVision.
The RVision's largest floorplan was the 293TS with an overall length of 29'-3". That would challenge the weight capacity of the Ford E450 GVWR of 14,050 lbs.
I do not remember the model of the floorplan used by Holiday Rambler in 2011. I see that the 2012 has 2 floor plans the 25PCS 24'-7" and the 29PBT 29'-3". The 25PCS should not cause problems with overloading of the chassis.
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