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Old 08-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #113
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Put a load on the generator while running it, say one or both air conditioners. Or if it's cold outside you could turn on the heat option on your AC's.
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Loading a diesel genset and exercising the Air Conditioner should be a regular maintenance routine. (at least once every 60 days) The length of time running depends on where you live weather wise.

If you are in a cold damp climate, run the Air for a few moments and then the heat if the Air is not wanted.

The big thing is to run the Onan/KUBOTA etc long enough to bring it up to operating temperature to help eliminate condensation from a mid temp range shutdown. The generator unit will benifit from heat generated also.

The same principle may apply to gasoline or LPG powered units.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #115
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Thanks for the information. Running the generator has been added to the list...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #116
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Run the generator for a couple of minutes before you turn on the air conditioners. Otherwise you might kick out a circuit. Nothing like a previous learning experience!. BTW we bought a 2008 Honda CRV and had a Roadmaster All Terrain tow bar put on today. Off to Whitefish and Glacier next week!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:28 PM   #117
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We just purchased a 2005 26ft Land Yacht and are taking it our first trip this weekend to Glacier Natl Park. Then off the next weekend to a Rally with the Oregon folks at the Pendleton Rodeo. We're just learning about this rig but so far it seems great. We were looking at A/S trailers and my wife loved the quality of a small rig that was sturdy. She also was nervous about slides after getting stuck a few times on trip with our Carriage 5th wheel. This MH came along so we got it so we can also tow a boat or just get in a drive somewhere. I never heard why AS stopped making them in 2006. Ours only has 13k miles and nice options like the auto-levelers and camera so we're having fun in driveway with it this week and looking forward to our upcoming trips in it. I've added some pics per the suggestion above..you're right it's pretty easy!


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Old 08-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #118
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We just purchased a 2005 26ft Land Yacht and are taking it our first ..............
Congratulations on your purchase! Yes, they are sturdy and well built.

Welcome to the forums and thanks for the photos.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:24 AM   #119
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Someone called the 26 ft. Land Yacht "the sports car of motorhomes". Enjoy! I like this series of Airstreams for their relative simplicity. We had Airstream trailers for a number of years, and these have very similar systems.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #120
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Excellent choice, congrats and welcome to the forum. You'll find the folks here to be of invaluable assistance in the years to come. After all, none of us are as smart as all of us....

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JMSx2 & idahojim, Your first trips sound awesome! Enjoy your travels.
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Terrific idea. I just installed spring loaded hinges on the door below the clothes pantry next to the shower. We also are tired of the upper door opening out into the aisle.
Access to closet: I flipped the door of the hall closet so it opens from the left. To me, it seemed like a crazy design to have to wedge myself in the tiny space near the bathroom to open the closet door. It's much more convenient to open now.

More storage: Living here in Florida, we don't use many clothes that need to be hung up, so I removed the closet rod and put in shelves. They provide a lot of storage space.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:43 PM   #123
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Any LY owners that have repainted the exterior refrigerator vent cover? (the large roof one) Ours needs a touch-up & the color match paint we've purchased doesn't look like it will cover. It's very thin & runny. Any experience? Advice? Ideas?
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I thought you had one of those solar panel style on your fridge top vent?????? Did you have a problem with it??

You could always just pinstrip it with your choice of colour?

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Any LY owners that have repainted the exterior refrigerator vent cover? (the large roof one) Ours needs a touch-up & the color match paint we've purchased doesn't look like it will cover. It's very thin & runny. Any experience? Advice? Ideas?
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Our solar panel is on the roof. It's fine. It's the sides of the vent cover that are the problem. Ours is painted the color of the MH. Paint over a plastic (?) cover. I'm thinking the paint we purchased might be ok if we prime the cover with a bonding type primer. Just thought someone might have already tackled this & had a plan that worked.
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Here's the only picture I could find of the cover that needs repainting. Kind of hard to see,but, zoom in. It's the cover to the left of the pipe looking vent.
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