Should I Purchase a Used Holiday Rambler Endeavor?
by Julie Moore
(Rock Hill, SC, USA)
I am in the process of possibly purchasing a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor & need to know the availability of parts for this unit. The unit we are looking at currently has the "check engine" light is on & the awning that is located over the super-slide, the spring has sprung & want to know if parts are available to fix these items.Protect your RV and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service Today and save!
ANSWER: Greetings Julie thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Let me start off by addressing the Check Engine Light being on. Usually a Check Engine light being on means that you may have some problems with smog related components on the engine.
Depending on the actual engine component that is malfunctioning; it can cause the engine to run badly or inefficiently or possibly cause damage to the engine if it is not fixed in a timely manner. Again, depending on the problem with engine the repairs could be very costly.
As far as parts availability is concerned; most RV parts are generic in nature and readily available. The exception to this would be exterior body parts such as storage doors, graphics, decals, etc. But with a little bit of searching even these replacement parts can be found.
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Since you are already finding problems with this Motorhome, I would suggest very strongly that you do a complete Used RV Inspection on this Motorhome before making your final purchasing decision. Please visit our Used RV Inspection Page to get an idea of what else you need to be inspecting on this RV.
This inspection can save you money in the long run and may also give you an edge in negotiating a fair price on this RV based on the problems you find and rest assured you will find some additional problems.
I hope this helps.
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