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Old 09-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #99
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The Amazing Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #100
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Code 15 Update

ECM had not arrived before we departed for Mountain View, AR.
Fired up "Katy" with POT installed, warmed up engine, dialed in resistance to achieve 1 volt signal and off we go...

Motorhome ran fine and handled the numerous hills and valleys. Averaged 6 mpg on the outbound trip.
Took a different route home (a few less hills...) and achieved 8.2 mpg.
I am pleased as we were towing "Buoy" (our Smart Toad) and still had a few "corkscrew" turns to conquer.

Unfortunately, upon our return from the caverns, the interior of Katy was 90 degrees, AC running but No Cold Air! Checked the obvious...cleaned filters, breakers good, no broken wires in the AC unit, evaporator and condenser were clean, etc...shut down AC, let it sit for 4 hours and restarted. The cold air returns! Short-lived though...the output air was only 12 degrees cooler then ambient. While not thrilled, the original unit did last 17 years (SN matched original Airstream paperwork).

Have to learn how to replace the Air Conditioner....

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #101
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Have to learn how to replace the Air Conditioner....
hmm, you might actually have a simple problem, like a bad compressor starting capacitor, rather than needing a complete unit?

wouldn't an $8 fix be nice?

ymmv.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #102
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Great news that your still able to use her while waiting for the ECM. Sorry to hear about the AC, hope for a quick fix. But as you say, after 17 years...
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #103
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Great pic's of the cavern, looks like the tour was worth doing.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #104
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Question for the members...
Did 1995 Land Yacht come with Rear Airbags?
While crawling under the RV, noticed leaf springs and shocks only.
I don't know if the 31ft LY has tag axle like our 36ft LY. Only the tag axle has air bags (and electric brakes for that matter - apparenly the tag axle is actually a trailer axle!) Hope that helps. Enjoy!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:02 AM   #105
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Fell off Motorhome roof...

Saturday, 08SEP12 climbed up ladder to replace AC, fell from the top...

Fractured wrist, "burst fracture" at L1, bruised back of skull and contusion on left shin (ladder hit me after, "insult to injury".
Woke up in hospital, spent first week having surgery on wrist ( lots of pins). Thankfully no surgery on back (yet).

I thought I was being careful, goes to show anything can happen.

Will visit forum sporadically as Rehab schedule is pretty aggressive.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:53 AM   #106
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I am very sorry to hear that. I can feel your pain and what you have to go through in terms of rehabilitation. I had an accident the end of June working on my motorhome that put me in the hospital for 4 days with a fractured hip.
Can not be careful enough working on these big rigs, but accidents do happen.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and keep your spirits up!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #107
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Fell off Motorhome roof...
This is terrible!

You are in our prayers for a fast and complete recovery.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:31 AM   #108
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Sorry to hear of your bad luck. Take it easy, and get better soon.
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Fell off Motorhome roof...

Saturday, 08SEP12 climbed up ladder to replace AC, fell from the top...

Fractured wrist, "burst fracture" at L1, bruised back of skull and contusion on left shin (ladder hit me after, "insult to injury".
Woke up in hospital, spent first week having surgery on wrist ( lots of pins). Thankfully no surgery on back (yet).

I thought I was being careful, goes to show anything can happen.

Will visit forum sporadically as Rehab schedule is pretty aggressive.
Sorry to hear about your mishap - however, glad it wasn't worse- that is a long way to fall! After the fact, it would be wise to rent a harness like our roofers use, and tie off on a stantion etc.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #110
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Sorry to hear about your mishap - however, glad it wasn't worse- that is a long way to fall! After the fact, it would be wise to rent a harness like our roofers use, and tie off on a stantion etc.
Spent week in rehab, glad to be home. Able to get around with aid of walker,

Made appointment with Mobile RV Repair to install new air conditioner. They will be here Thursday morning. Best friend will monitor installation.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #111
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Glad a you are home. Good luck with the install. Keep us posted about the AC and your recuperation,
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #112
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Spent week in rehab, glad to be home. Able to get around with aid of walker,
Thought about you before I started washing up on the roof yesterday, put down a leveling jack to stabilize, reminded myself I don't need to get near the edge while using long handle brush, used both hands on ladder to come over edge.

I thought about the work safety line someone mentioned but couldn't see how it could be rigged without being in the way Spouse insisted on a safety line when I used to go up the mast on our sailboat, problem with it was second person had to operate it but it never got in the way. On the MH 30 ft from rear to front with many objects to step around and using care with each footstep, 10 ft to ground, so safety line would have to be short. I'm thinking about a jackline(cable) permanently attached, from ladder to front center of roof line. Clip short safety line on to jackline at top of ladder before getting on roof and unclip after getting both feet on ladder and a couple of steps down. Has anybody installed a jackline from ladder to front a/c of motorhome?
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