2012 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra 237BH Review

An easy-to-tow lightweight travel trailer

By Amy Tokic, Oct. 26, 2012, Photography by Holiday Rambler
Engineered for smaller tow vehicles, the Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra travel trailer gives you the ability to pack up and go whenever the urge to travel strikes.

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra Storage

Available in 19 different family friendly floorplans (including three expandables), the Aluma-Lite has a model for every lifestyle. We’re going to be taking a closer look at the 237BH, which measures in with an overall length of 24’8”, overall height of 9' 7", and exterior width of 7' 6". It has a dry weight of 3,068 lbs, payload capacity of 3,092 lbs, GVWR of 6,160 lbs, and hitch weight of 448 lbs. For water, this travel trailer has a grey-tank capacity of 25 gallons, black-tank capacity of 25 gallons, fresh-tank capacity of 36 gallons, and a 6-gallon water heater. As well, it comes with an 18M BTU hydro flame electronic ignition furnace and a 13,500 BTU air conditioner.

Built on a powder coated I-beam frame, this Holiday Rambler travel trailer features laminate walls, as well as a smooth fiberglass exterior rear wall and a radius front wall profile. To ensure everything rolls along smoothly, the Aluma-Lite Ultra rides on aluminum wheels, radial tires, and tandem axles with 10" electric brakes. Finishing off this RV’s look are molded ABS fender skirts and vinyl exterior graphics.

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra Living Area

Other exterior features include a frame-mounted entry step, galvanized wheel wells, radius windows, radius exterior storage door with a door catch, L.P. tank cover, and expandable tent with tent lock system.

You’ll need power at the campgrounds – and the Aluma-Lite Ultra comes prepared. For power, you get 30 AMP electrical management system, detachable 30-AMP power cord, 55-AMP converter with charger, and patio side 120V exterior receptacle. And there’s plenty of light coming out of this travel trailer. It comes equipped with a porch light, hitch light on the exterior front wall, light in the storage area door side compartment, exterior light by hookup area road side, and interior ceiling light switches at entrance door.

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra Lounge

The Aluma-Lite Ultra comes with a host of exterior options, if the standards just aren’t enough for you. These include an outside shower, spare tire with a cover, enclosed underbelly, electric tongue jack with light, rear ladder, and patio awning.

When it’s time to come inside, a welcoming interior awaits. Pick a décor option – Moon Beam, Tamarack or Brass Ring. The décor is highlighted with Fulton Cherry cabinetry that features square frame flat panel cabinet doors. Rounding out interior appointments are wood grain panel refrigerator insert doors, wallpaper border, linoleum flooring, and wood grain bath door.

With the layout of the 237BH, this model doesn’t come with much of a living area. But you can lounge in the booth dinette that comes with comfy fabric cushions. This leads us right into the kitchen, which is outfitted for all your dining needs. You’ll find a 6-cubic-foot double-door refrigerator, Wedgewood three-burner cook top, and lighted powered range hood. There’s a pantry to store your sundry items, and a stainless steel 50/50 kitchen sink with high-rise goose neck faucet.

Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra Bedroom

If you want to upgrade your appliances and accessories in the kitchen, you can choose to add on a microwave, a sink cover, AM/FM/CD/DVD/I-Pod/MP3 stereo, TV antenna with cable, 19" LCD TV, and RVQ grill with stand.

Toward the rear of this Holiday Rambler travel trailer is where you’ll find the bunk house. Perfect for the kids or overnight guests, this room comes with 31” bunk beds and a wardrobe. Options you may consider upgrade with are heated bunk end cushions, which will come in handy if you camp in the spring and fall. Right next to the bunk house is the bathroom. You’ll get all the necessities you’d expect – shower, toilet, skylight, and lavatory sink. There’s no room for any extras, but sometimes all you need are the basics.

At the other end of the trailer is the master bedroom. You’ll sleep soundly on a 60" x 74" queen-size bed that’s outfitted with a bedspread and reverse shams. If you want some privacy, the Aluma-Lite Ultra features a fabric close-off curtain to bedroom main floor of coach. As well, this area comes with a night stand and a low closet. You can choose to add the option of a Fantastic fan in the bedroom.

The 2012 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Ultra 237BH Travel Trailer has an MSRP of $23,072. For more information, visit http://www.holidayrambler.com/.

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