New owners of a 1984 ambassador to live full time :) aloha!

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chesikatter

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Hello! We just purchased a 1984 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. We are so over the moon - and still in bliss even in knowing absolutely nothing about R.V.'s but are soaking up things to learn like sponges. We plan to live full time out of our R.V. with our little one (3) and take road trips up the coast of California and eventually to the east coast as well. So excited to be a part of this community, it is so true that the best resources are your fellow neighbors at the site - today we filled our water tank for the first time (the challenge of the afternoon lol) and were given a brand new hose by such a friendly camper! I can't wait until we can help people the same way... :)

Anyway, we look forward to learning and journeying with you all.
 

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Gizmo100

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darsben said:
Check the AGE of the tires.  ANYTHING OVER 5-6 years old need to be replaced. It does not matter how much tread is on the tires. Please for safety sake check the date.

X's 2 on this. The tires will have a date code on the sidewall. once you find it you can look it up on the internet to find the manufacture date.

And if you haven't done so already you should spend a couple of nights/days in the RV to find out if everything is working.

 

Isaac-1

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I agree with the others, check the date codes on the tires, many times these stories of people buying 30+ year old RV's that appear in good condition have follow ups about tires blowing out within the first 500 miles of travel due to internal rot from age, you can't tell by the way the tire looks on the outside.  A tire blow out on an RV is far more serious than on a typical car, and often results in thousands of dollars worth of body damage.

p.s. also spend some time doing other life safety checks, add an RV rated propane / carbon Monoxide and smoke detector, check the back of the propane refrigerator for leaks (rv refrigerators can be a fire hazard if the ammonia leaks out), check the exhaust pipe for the coach and generator for leaks,  then of course there is the chassis stuff, brakes, etc.
 
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