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Has power brakes but no powered steering. Not sure you could even fit the stuff for powered steering under the hood lol.

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You might be a redneck if you have a Rural King battery and a hose stuck in to a plastic over flow tank. Old school coil with a resister next to it is fairly old school. notice the battery disconnect., the alarm in the darn thing keeps going of so they just put a disconnect in it to keep from draining the battery.


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I was messing with the Holiday Rambler and working on the engine to get it started. I removed the cover and some heat shielding fell off. Under the heat shielding was some sort of production sticker still affixed to the cover.
It's dated and signed. September 10th 1986 by Tim from Station ??

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Station 2-1?


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I am not dead just been working on my other projects. going to get back to do some more roof work soon

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still not dead yet just woking on other stuff to keep wife happy

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Just read through this thread. I have a 1987 Class A on the P30 chassis; I'm doing a fairly complete renovation on it as well. It was interesting to me as you were first working on the engine to see several differences on the chassis. Your charging system uses an external voltage regulator where mine is part of the alternator. I couldn't tell for sure, but the PS pump looks to be different. It was just a little surprising to see component differences on a fleet chassis in just one year.

I'm wondering if you have had the chance to do any more work to your Holiday Rambler, or have had the opportunity to go camping.

I just pulled all the components of the AIR smog system and the miles of associated vacuum lines off when I put a new Edelbrock Performer 2.0 intake and a new quadrajet. I had an aluminum roof that was in much worse shape than yours; that was my first big fix before gutting the inside down to the studs.

I have to work on it as I can as well.

Hope your roof has been holding up

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Have an 87 HR also. Or did have when I put it in storage at RV lifestyles in Quartzsite.

Planning on fixing it up after sitting for 2 yrs. Then sell and looming to get into a pull trailer.

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I am still doing some small stuff to it again. It sat for a long time due to getting two Kids out of the house and and one getting married. The grand kids have stayed it it a couple of time when it sits there.
I have just started to pressure wash the black mold of the outside so you can see the paint again.

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My son came over last weekend and we replaced the capacitors in the front ac. The front AC is now blowing cold again. we put the same capacitors in the rear AC and nothing, it seems the rear AC only works if the generator is running. There are two AC power boxes under the large cabinets across from the bath room door.
one of them was getting no power.
We traced the wire back to where the generator is on the drivers side of the camper. by hooking a extension cord to this wire we got power to the unit. it still just makes a humming sound when we turn it on. guess we look at that later.

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