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Old 05-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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'92 36' land yacht

Hello,
I am wondering what the cargo carrying capacity of a 1992 36' land yacht. It is a chevy chassis with a tag axle. The GVW is 18,900. It has a chevy 454 engine. Any advice regarding unique problems with this year. I am unsure of the model, is there a listing of the different models?
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to the forums. The best thing is to take your motor home to a scale, get it weighed, and subtract the weight from the 18,900 figure. That will be how much you can carry.
Every one is slightly different, so the only way to find out for sure is to get a weight slip. Fill the motor home with fuel and fluids, including water and propane, before weighing.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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The chevy 454 has to work really hard in the earlier models. Chevy changed the motor in 95 and those engines did not have the overheating and right side exhaust manifold cracking isssues. A good fix for the earlier 454 engine is aftermarket headers and an on demand electric fan. It is not a lot of fun driving up a grade and watching the temperature gauge peg and the vacuum gauge drop while you are going slower than the semi trucks.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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Jayray5, the seller did say there was a broken exhaust bolt on the right front exh manifold. I will have to look real close at that. Also thanks for the input on the engine performance. I am trying to get a ballpark on the CCC before spending a lot of time looking at the coach. It may be way off of what I would like to see for full timing. If I get real serious I will get it weighed before purchase. Does this rig make a decent full timing coach for 2? What kind of fuel mileage can I expect towing a small toad? The seller says he gets 8-10 but I neglected to ask if that was towing. This would be my first motorhome and I am impressed with the quality and condition of this 16 year old coach. Most everything works and the owner appears to have taken care of it although at this age they all would need some work. Too many questions, all advice is welcome.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:06 AM   #6
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Jimmini,
That is also an option. Nice trailers and I have an '04 F150 that should be able to tow one.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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36 footer with 454

Before we bought our 35 footer with a diesel, we drove a couple 36 footers with gas engines and felt they used all their available horsepower to move themselves. We passed on them because we always tow something and
our 26 foot GMC with a 455 was also underpowered.
Like the others said move up to something with a "workhorse" chassis if you
need to tow with a gas engine. The older ones just don't have the power and they get about 6 mpg just moving their own weight.
That's my opinion and it's worth what it cost.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:23 PM   #8
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I just purchased a 1992 36 foot Land Yacht motor home and hope to get advice from this forum as I find repairs or other questions.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:10 PM   #9
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92 landyacht 36 motorhome

congratulation
i just bought one too
just took maiden voyage!!!
goes downhill like a mutha
uphill,,,,,not so good,,, no speeding tickets on this yacht
have trans cooler , radiator electric fan and full tank of gas and water
must have forgotten to lift the anchor!!!!
definitely getting doug thorley headers , magnaflow muffler , and 3 inch pipes,,,,,or i'm going to have to marry someone in the exxon family!!!
having someone give me estimate on buffing and detailing exterior,,,,probably in $500 to $1000 range....original paint just needs some lovin'
good luck
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:13 AM   #10
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what size bed is the 92 land yacht 36 footer? I want to find a cofer or top for the thin mattress that came with it and i am not sure if it is twin or queen..anyone know?
mine is not right here to measure, as it is in the shop getting a check up...I put fuel and propane in it today and noticed that it has no gas cap, and also the gas filler tube leaks. Also can anyone tell me what the tube is for in back? it looks like a dryer vent hose-not like it could hold liquids...could this be an air intake for ventilation system? This one has not been registered in california before, so has to be smogged..
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:08 AM   #11
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Bed size

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We have a '94 and the bed is a queen size. Bought a memory foam topper at Costco a few years ago and a huge improvement in comfort. Wife likes it better than our Select Comfort at home.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:43 AM   #12
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exactly what i was hoping to do!
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