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Old 09-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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1992 LY 36' Roof Rebuild

We are preparing for the restore of our neglected Land Yacht which we just purchased. The PO parked the rig years ago in good condition, then did no further maintenance. I'm almost ashamed to show the pics... It's that bad. The aluminum round overs started leaking first, and hailstorms took out the skylights and vents. All that said, the purchase price was $1, so we've got some wiggle room for repairs.

I'm sure we will figure a lot of this out once we start removing pieces, but hopefully I can get some insight so we will know what we are looking at.

Planning on getting her indoors next week to begin removing the roof. There are soft spots in the ceiling, so I'm assuming we will have to remove the entire fiberglass top (and everything that penetrates it) to replace the substrate, correct?

What goes between the aluminum corners and the fiberglass roof/coach sides? Butyl tape? I've read some of the leak repair threads here, but not sure if any of them were as extensively damaged as this.

Do the aluminum rivets seal themselves (ala an aluminum boat), or should we use a strip of eternabond or something else over them and the seam to the fiberglass? The PO siliconed over them in an attempt to stop leaks. I know I've got a date with a scrubber and gallon of acetone to remove this mess.

We appreciate any guidance and input those who have been down this road can give, and thankful to have this resource!

Here's a pic of the front street side corner so you know what we are dealing with.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:09 AM   #2
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You certainly do have a lot of work ahead of you. Just ask and I'm sure you'll get input on most anything you come across. Be prepared for some shockers though. I know from my own experiences that any visible signs of damage usually indicates more less visible work to be done.

Good luck and enjoy the project.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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It's been a somber morning around our place.

After much dreaming, we finally got our fiberglass and luan roof off yesterday, and what it revealed was sickening.

Not only are all the cross members rusted through, the stringers along the sides they are welded to are thin enough to put a finger through. There is nowhere solid to weld back to without going nearly all the way down to the chassis.

We weren't afraid of hundreds of hours of restoration and of putting far more in our Land Yacht than she is worth, but I think we are calling this one. Including the $1 purchase price and title transfer we are only a few hundred bucks in plus our free labor, so today we are looking for a place to limp to so we can just break even.

It's sad the PO neglected some simple maintenance for so long, otherwise this would be a much happier tale. On the bright side, we are planning on taking the money we had earmarked for this project and using it as a down payment on something ready to go.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:46 AM   #4
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That's a real shame about your LY. Are you are going to scrap it or part it out? If so, I am interested in buying the Alcoa wheels and possibly some other parts.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #5
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Yes, parting it out could recoup the money and possibly help other to get their LY's in better shape. Some of the components on that LY are no longer available and could be worth the effort to part out.

I would be interested in some parts as well.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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So far we've had a scrapper offer $1200, and we keep the generator. We would actually make our money back plus a little. It's by no means a done deal though, so I'll let you know if we end up parting it out.
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It's a little more work, but you can make back much more then the $1200 offered. Heck the wheels alone should bring in over half that.

Could you post some more interior/exterior pics of the MH?

Do the furnaces work? AC work? Stove? Fridge? Leveling system? I sure could use a rear leveling jack or two. Lots of good parts to sell.

Hell, the TAG axle is worth quite a bit too and not too many available.

Just hate to see a 92 LY go to scrap without any option of picking up some good components.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #8
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Thanks. We hate to scrap it all also, but there will also be a tremendous amount of worthless leftovers to dispose of once we part out the usable parts.

I'm an airline pilot and away from the rig for a while, but when I get home I will post more pics.
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You may be able to pull the easy access parts and still have the scrap yard haul off the rest. You may not get any money from them but at least you'll have the remaining hulk removed.
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Okay, we've found someone local who wants the genset and refrigerator... The rest is available for all you to fight over!

PM me if there's anything you're interested in and make us an offer. Free pickup here in Texas, or you pay actual shipping and I'll mail small parts and ship the big ones truck freight.

We didn't test too many components since we were planning on fixing the roof then replacing most with new, so I can't be sure what's great and what's not.

Happy to see someone else get some use out of the parts, and we get a little cash to add to our down payment on a new(er) rig!

We are waiting to get the title back from the state still, so it may be a week or two before we start tearing down.
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Hey if your Rv has the same grill and tail lights as a 93 legacy , I would be very interested in buying them from you and reimburse you for shipping costs
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Hey if your Rv has the same grill and tail lights as a 93 legacy , I would be very interested in buying them from you and reimburse you for shipping costs
Sure, PM me with an offer if these will work. The lenses look a little hazy, but I would think they will clean up pretty clear.
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