Buying a Used Holiday Rambler

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Anyone who has contemplated the RV lifestyle has imagined themselves touring the country in a luxury RV. Yet few people can actually afford a high-end model. Well, here's a secret: buy a used Holiday Rambler motor home or travel trailer and avail yourself of the luxury lifestyle at an affordable price. A used Holiday Rambler makes a good investment because all of the company's products are solidly built. Even used, a Holiday Rambler will give you years of enjoyment. True, buying used is a little more complex than buying new. Let our guide to buying a used RV help demystify the process for you.

There are many good reasons to buy a pre-owned Holiday Rambler RV. Sticker price is one. But perhaps a better reason is that buying used gives you more RV for your buck. Those upgrades you couldn't afford on a new model? They become very affordable on an RV that's two or three years old. Buying a used Holiday Rambler travel trailer or motor home allows you to plunge into the good life without a huge cash outlay. Plus, when you later trade in your used model for a new one, you won't lose as much value to depreciation.

When buying a used Holiday Rambler, remember that your local dealer is your best friend. Not only does your local dealer offer used RVs at reasonable prices, but the experts at the dealership have gone over every RV with a finetooth comb, which gives you a hedge against hidden defects. Use the search feature on our main page to locate the used Holiday Rambler RV dealer nearest you or to request information. Used Holiday Rambler prices vary based on model, mileage and condition.

Buying a used Holiday Rambler is much too complicated to thoroughly cover in a brief buying guide like this. Let's just cover the basics.

With any used RV, begin by inspecting the interior. Look for excessive caulking around windows, which may indicate water leakage. Check the upholstery, flooring and window coverings for rips, tears or repairs. Check out the appliances to make sure they're in good working order. Later, move outside and inspect the hitch welds. Look for rust in the wheel wells or on the undercarriage. And test any slide-outs to make sure they perform smoothly, with no grinding or other alarming sounds.

Next, perform a livability test. Have everyone pile into the motorhome or travel trailer and move around. Is there enough sitting room for everyone? Can two people easily pass in the hallway? If you enjoy cooking, make sure the galley is large enough to accommodate your passion. If you hate cooking, make sure the galley isn't so large that it reduces living space.

A used Holiday Rambler makes an excellent choice precisely because of the livability factor. What's not to love about first-class appointments like wood cabinetry and lavish furnishings? Also, remember that Holiday Rambler offers a variety of floor plans in all their models. Be sure to shop around for a used Holiday Rambler with the perfect floor plan for your needs.

Of course, you're also going to want plenty of information about the mechanical condition of any used RV. But do you really have the knowledge and tools to pressure test the propane system?

Generally speaking, rely on your local RV dealer to perform the critical system tests, while you concentrate on the easy-to-see items. At a minimum, your RV dealer will test and inspect all of these components on every used RV they offer:

* Engine and drive train (motorized RVs)
* Brakes, axles and stabilizing jacks
* Water lines, tanks and valves
* Propane system
* Electrical components, such as inverter and battery charger
* Furnace and air conditioner
* Frame and subfloor

The final thing you should do before buying any used RV is take it for a test drive. You can point out any mechanical issues to your sales person, who can get them resolved. And don't forget to request an overnight stay in your used Holiday Rambler before making your purchase decision. This will give you an opportunity to test out all the systems and get a feel for how livable the RV really is.

Buying a used Holiday Rambler can be a rewarding experience. If you're ready to buy a used Holiday Rambler travel trailer or motor home, click on "Holiday Rambler RVs" right now, and we'll direct a quote request or a request for information to a Holiday Rambler dealer near you.
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