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Old 02-22-2013, 04:57 AM   #1
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1st day with LY!

Wow! Fun to drive or just sit in and relax. I'm surprised at how well this seems to drive. I have some basic questions that maybe you folks can help with.

- How do i telescope the steering wheel?

- The high beams don't work, where would be the relay, fuse or could it be the column stick?

- For that matter, I'm assuming the headlights are the standard, sealed beam for a 4-light system; does anyone know where I could get a conversion kit to upgrade to HID?

- There is a stereo/video switch on the dash; I seem to get radio on the speakers in the bedroom when it's on video? What does the little rocker switch in the bedroom above the headboard do (it's integrated with the headphone jack/volume knob)?

- Can anyone recommend a mirror that allows me to see the kids laughing and having a ball behind me while I drive? Maybe like the kind my old bus driver had in the good 'ole days?

- We have a seat behind the CP's seat that is not fastened to the floor. What are your thoughts about that? I would love to have this modified so it could have a seat belt an fastened to the floor, but the CP said "what?! how will I be able to move it when we're camping and what would it leave behind on the floor"?

- Any tricks to watch out for to replace the bulb on the passenger side mirror? Is it the same bulb as the one burnt out on the backside way up near the roof?

- What's the proper way to use the exhaust brake?

- If I'm parking on a grade, should I still chock the tires?

- I want to upgrade the stereo, to remove the dash, is it as simple to remove the philips head screws?

- There are four little rocker switches near the front door. One of them enables all the lights, one of them turns on the front dour courtesy light, what do the other two do? And of these other two mysterious siwtches, one does not turn on, it acts stuck or like a momentary switch.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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Pictures would help.

What chassis and engine?

It its "Douglas Steering Wheel" you lift the control on the left side of column to change the wheel position.

http://www.douglasautotech.com/


Tilt and Telescope the Column to ensure the Column still functions properly.
NOTE: Some Models Only Tilt. They won’t Telescope.

You probably will have better luck staying with one thread for your posts for general information. Multiple threads result in lost information.

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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it's on a freightliner chassis with the 300hp cat, i believe. i'll get some pics when i get a chance!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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If this is a Flat Front Cutter for most information, you should be posting in the "FLAT FRONT" section of the Forums.
Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motor homes - Airstream Forums


This one below is a XL but is front engine?


This page http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...8e7101995f.pdf
shows the specs for the 35'XL which does not show a diesel. Are you sure you have described your unit correctly????

This would be a 36' XC diesel pusher.


High beam problem is probably in the switch on column. Use a digital tester to verify how far the power goes.

You still have quad lights on that???? HID require additional power and must be installed as per instructions.

The stereo switch on dash just controls the amplifier. If you get speaker in back on video and not radio, check the amplifier to see whats plugged in there.

There should be a mirror installed now? Do you really want a big school bus mirror there to hit your head on? Might be better going with a wireless baby video monitor available at any Walmart. It can then be placed anywhere it is needed.

Any LOOSE ITEMS are a danger when traveling. Tie everything down.

If you are starting to replace lamps already, try to replace with LED where possible.

The exhaust brake is either on or off. Whatever you desire. If on a steep grade, gear down and keep RPM's over 2000 for max. retardation on the exhaust brake.

If the unit still moves with the MAXI brakes on, you have a problem. Either the auto slacks are not working, or you might have a broken spring in the MAXI chamber. Or you have no brake lining left. GET IT LOOKED AT RIGHT AWAY.

Need picture of the switches at the door. Should be outdoor light, indoor light, step retraction or lock, and probably main house battery disconnect.

Did you not get an owners manual with the unit????????????

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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If you indeed have the Freightliner Chassis, there was a recall on the signal/headlamp column mounted switch.

FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 Safety Report #5419
FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 technical service bulletin was issued July 01, 2002.FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 had a failed EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH . SUBJECT REGARDING TRW STEERING COLUMN WITH GROTE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH. *TT .

Also on brakes.
FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 Safety Report #4211
FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 technical service bulletin was issued Sept 01, 2003.FREIGHTLINER RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 9999 had a failed SERVICE BRAKES, AIR . MGM LONG STROKE BRAKE CHAMBER REPLACEMENT. *TT .

NHTSA* TSB Technical Service Bulletin Number: 10004631 Bulletin Date: 20-Sep-2003

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR


MGM LONG STROKE BRAKE CHAMBER REPLACEMENT. *TT

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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thanks for the info dave. from the pics, it looks like we have a 36' dp. i think we have an owner's manual, but i'll probably make that a weekend reading - just too excited too read i guess!

the rv is not moving with the brakes on, thank goodness, i was just wondering if it's common practice to chock the wheels just in case.

i think the description of the 4 switches is accurate.

now this is a puzzler for me: does anyone know how to tilt the seatback on the driver's seat?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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we actually live near freightliner in gaffney, sc. i wonder if i should contact them...
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The seat back on mine is controlled by the handle on the side of the seat base. One side controls the turning, the other the seat back.

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XC Diesel Pusher, 35' with slide.

This should be the manual for your unit. You should save a copy as these will disappear off line probably with the next upheaval at AIRSTREAM. Thor HO has moved our of JC so anything can happen.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...4a6765ed98.pdf

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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love the pdf dave, now i can read this while i'm working for the man!
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Tilt/telescope on my xl390 Freightliner is pull to tilt, push to telescope.
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we actually live near freightliner in gaffney, sc. i wonder if i should contact them...
There is a 'chassis camp' you can attend at FLiner. Go to website. Looks pretty cool.
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