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Old 10-11-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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First Roadtrip!

Well we are halfway through our first roadtrip in the '97 LY 30'. Michigans Upper Peninsula. The land yacht has been performing its duties well. We did about 270 highway miles the first day. The only problem I had was a bit of steering box play that had gone unnoticed on side roads. On the highway on a windy day, that wasn't great.

After first day, I filled up to check mileage..... I was a bit disappointed in... 7.85 mpg. That was with the cruise set at 65, for the most part.

Second day we did a bunch of back roads and during one of my periodic walk around I noticed the back right caliper a little warm. That was not the case the day before, I had checked them all a few times on the route.

Anyways, just wanted to report that we are enjoying our A.S. and the fall Michigan colors.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hi Matt, I had some sterring box play in my 97 LY after it was purchased with only 45k miles. My first long trip was from Asheville, NC to Key West, FL, by the time I got home my right shoulder was killing me from the constant movement. Because its on a Freightliner chassis, took it to the truck dealer in Asheville on my return. They said the bell-camber was bad and needed replacement. It was about a $500 repair but it made a world of difference in the drive on long straight highways.

Might be worth having it checked out.

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