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Old 02-14-2011, 08:36 PM   #15
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OK, here it goes, I'm posting my first photo. This is from our first trip in our LYG MH in August, 2007. It was delivered on a Monday and we were on the road by the next Saturday. Travelled to Platte River Campground in the Lake Michigan sand dunes area and then on to the UP / Marquette to look at colleges. Put on about 1400 miles that week! What a blast!
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Sorry, I know this is off the main topic of the thread, but I just had to try it. Thanks to Aage for the suggestion. Will return at a later date with more MH history.

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OK, I'll try it. Hope the pics load.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:53 AM   #17
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Good job Dowpells, which one is yours, red or tan?

Prior to buying our LYG, we trailered. I dreamed of having an AS trailer and we almost bought one for our 2005 family trip out west. A couple years later, someone parked a red LYG 30' SO over winter at the storage place where we kept our trailer. By that time we became more interested in changing gears to a MH.

The owner of the red one gave us a tour and we fell in love with the brand. His was not for sale, so I searched and searched. Found red, tan, forest green, indigo and then finally settled on our black/silver combination. It was practically brand new when we got it which was great. Made good use of the remaining warranty service period.

When we got it, it had a booth arrangement in the galley. We wanted more room, so I removed the booth and put in the freestanding table w/ chairs. Went from one look to another below. Also changed the fabric color scheme. Lot's of work, Lot's of fun.
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By the way, I still have the booth and wood table hanging around in my garage. Anyone interested? I would make it worth your while. The parts are in good condition.
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We're the tan one. Sorry for the delay in answering. (The Wi Fi at the campground is not very dependable.)
About your table replacement...what you changed to, is what came with our LYG. Were you able to get the table extension leaf? We looked & looked for one. Finally, we cut a board to fit. It's an OK fix when we need that extra 1 foot of table space, but, I would still like to find the real thing.
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Wow, padillab and dowpells, those are some Great! photos. Thanks for putting them up, those vehicles look like tons o' fun!

Wish you were closer, dowpells, that booth looks like it might fit nicely into my '74 Sov...
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Aage, thanks for the encouragement. By the way, booth and table are listed in the classified's as FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Take a look. They reside in Michigan.

Dowpells, I purchased the table from Airstream (Ouch!). It came with the extension and you're right. It comes in handy. The corian material is a very commonly used color. Mine is called "midnight", I believe. The reason I know this is because I made and installed a fold down extension table that fits on the side of the vanity in the bathroom. (Bathroom counter and table are same color.)

I went to a local kitchen and bath dealer nearby with the extension and they were able to match the color identically with stock material. Even had the same thickness, etc. I'm sure AS could supply the extension for you, and most likely it would match perfectly as far as the edging and all that are concerned. Might cost a little dough, though.
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Wow, so nice to see other 30' SO owners! We bought our used 2005 from a local Craigslist ad, and the owner was a great guy. He and his wife came by our first shakedown camp-out to help us setup and enjoy a bottle of Domaine Chandon. He had done some upgrades: added the supersteer and another front suspension add-on, and actually took it to Banks in SoCal so now I have more power, gas economy, etc. and more.

I'll post some photos of my changes: we like the booth setup for the extra storage, and I did a tv upgrade with some better sound: nothing fancy, mostly using some leftovers from the house. I also added a "built-in" vacuum: as a first time rv'er, I got stressed out over how much outside stuff got tracked in, and will post it soon.

We also joined the NorCal rallies, and they are pretty tolerant of us not having a shiny aluminum exterior.

If anyone has any suspension/tracking suggestions I would love to hear about it: I still have a little bit of an issue with some lane wandering.

Anybody using a toad?
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Hi Folks,
Thanks for keeping the thread going.

Dowpells, how's it going with the table extension? Next time I visit our baby, I will try to remember the camera and take a photo of the folding table I put into the bathroom.

Another thing we did was to have aluminum backsplash installed behind the sink and toilet in the bathroom. Will photograph that also.

TerraYacht, Thanks for checking in. Beautiful photos! As far as suspension is concerned, we have no add-ons. If you are having problems with the front end wandering, then you might need a front end alignment. We had that done right away when the MH came to us and it made a big diff.

That's all for now. Will try to post more photos later.
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Hi fellow LYG people. We're back home after 7 weeks of travel & living in the MoHo. 2 people (& 1 small dog) can live in the small area! It was cozy & comfortable. Being some where warm helped as we could be outside alot. The best part, I could clean the whole place in about 30 minutes!
Bob, we haven't done anything more about the table extension. Way back when I first started looking, I contacted AS & was told I had to purchase the whole table to get the extension...my $4.00 board works just fine until I find just the extension. But , I love your idea in the bath area for the fold down extension on the side of the vanity. Can you post a pic?
TerraYacht you are our twin...same color & same issues with the "lane wandering". First we had the air bags replaced . That smoothed the ride out. Then (at our mechanic's suggestion) some steering wheel post change. I'm not sure what it's called (I'll ask John) but the ride & handling was great! And, yes, we use a toad. A Honda CRV.
I'm going to try to add a picture or 2 of a neat state park in AL. Ricwood Caverns S.P. Not busy in early March...awesome caves/caverns to tour. And close to I65...right on the way home for us.
That's all for now,
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Hello John and Becky and welcome back. Sounds like you had a great trip and I hope everything went well mechanically and that you had no leaks. (It seems like leaks are the bane of any and all moving domiciles, whether it be a Trailer or MH).

Anyways, happy 1st day of daylight savings time! It was light outside till almost 8 pm tonight.

The next time we visit our MH, I will try to get some photos of our interior improvements. Until then, have fun planning your next trip.

And thanks for the photos, they are really nice.
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Seeing an almost-duplicate of our moho inspired me to actually shoot the photos and resize them so I could post them.

I added a 26" HD tv, a swing out tilting arm on the existing mounting plate with several mod's, and a little sound enhancement with a dvd player for late night movies.

The shelf on the vanity is a wooden tray from Sur La Table, it was just the right size to clear the toilet seat, and locking supports from the local Woodworker's Supply store, and a "built-in" vacuum for clean-ups.

We have not been to Mt. Rushmore yet and are anxious to see the "other side" of the presentation.
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Hello TerraYacht! Thanks for checking in. The TV looks great, as does the side shelf in the bathroom. We also put a shelf onto the side of our vanity. Used corian instead. Will post photos soon. By the way, that's a very interesting view of Mt Rushmore, one I have yet to see.
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Terra Yacht that's too funny! (Mt Rushmore picture) Love the flip-up shelf idea. We'll be copying that.
Bob, we were fortunate to be free of mechanical problems. We did have a leak during a 3 day, side ways, blowing rain storm. We had water come in (we think) from the vent over the refrig. area. Never before or since have we had a leak, so we think it was the driving, side ways blowing nature of that storm. Several of the guys tryed to find where it was leaking & that's the best guess.
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