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Old 12-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #15
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Wow! $2,000 not $20,000??!! Congrats, and if anyone else is looking for a similar rig, mine will be available soon. I have been trying to post my 1992 36 foot Land yacht for sale and keep getting a message saying I am not logged in, even though I am. I hope it will be listed in the classified ads here soon.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #16
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Yep, $2000. The unit was bought without being able to verify any of the fixtures. Engine ran. Unit had compete records of all service and fuel usage. There was some major water damage along the front seem and roadside wall. In the end I turned out to be a good deal. There was some risk on my part and the PO was caught off guard when additional water damage that he was not aware of was found. He also had to move the unit from it's storage location due too his contract ending within a week. All in all it's still a project to resurrect since it wasn't driven since some time in 2003. I'll post some pics of the water damage some time this weekend.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:19 PM   #17
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I ended up getting some $17 heaters from Home Depot to use as a load bank. Today I loaded the genset up with 4 1500/1300 Watt heaters and a 1300 Watt heater. I ran it with a ~6KW load for 10 minutes and then tuned the idle circuit (no load) and Main circuit (full load). Kept the load on it for about an hour without a hickup. Loaded it up for the last 10 minutes @ 7.2KW just to see if I had head room. Measured AC and found it at 124V @ 60.4hz with the 7.2kw load. Let her run with no load for another 10 minutes and then shut her down after verifying the AC at 125V and 60.5hz. I guess it's time for reinstalled into the ole LY so I'm planning on doing it on Sunday. Not really looking forward to that part. Any tips or suggestions on making the reinstallation simpler?
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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Caution with Levelers

The use of your levelers require all wheels/tires be on solid, somewhat level, ground when activating the levelers. If tires were to sink in a little during camping, or in my case a campsite with thin blacktop which collapsed a little-it could be trouble.
When you retract the legs in the above example, they may stay under pressure and fail to retract. This will be compounded with use of too many wood boards. I still use them but with more caution on how many under each leg.

When this happened to me, just after I bought my LY, I had to dig a couple of them out--very awkward and had to use an ax to chop, dig and pound the boards out--all with oue arm while laying on one side!
I had phoned an AS dealer for help and was told that I could do the above or carefully drive fwd to release them. However, I managed to get them dug out ok.

Happy camping!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info on the levelers. That's the next project. Today, however, I was finally able to install the genset. Took me a couple hours to do it, but finally got everything bolted up, connected and tested. Scarred me at first because I didn't have any power for the first 15 seconds or so after the genset fired up. After that, the AC switched in, and everything tested well. I'm assuming there's a delay from the time that the generator starts to when power is available inside the coach through the transfer switch. The hardest part of reinstalling the genset was getting the 8 boltholes to line up. I started with one in the back and then one in the front on the same side. Used two jacks to get everything to line up. Once I got the first holes lined up the rest fell in place pretty easily. I just wish that AS had made provisions to run both front and back AC at the same time. I have a manual switch in the cabinet that routes power to the front and rear AC unit. No way to allow both to run at the same time. Still seems like a waste of a 7KW generator.

Next... Leveler system debug. When I try to initialize the system and bring the jacks vertical, one jack (right front) continues to go down after it goes vertical. I’m betting it’s a position sensor that’s bad.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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Yes to the power delay... they all have that.
With the Genset running you should be able to run both AC units...
The rear AC is always connected, and to run both, you put the selector switch on the front AC...
Thats the way mine works!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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Strange... Mine doesn't seem to work that way. I'll check again tomorrow just to make sure. Anyone else with a 91 to 93 LY that can chime in on whether the rear AC can be run at the same time as the front? I guess I could call AS to find out.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #22
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I guess I could call AS to find out.
Good luck with that....
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #23
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Strange... Mine doesn't seem to work that way. I'll check again tomorrow just to make sure. Anyone else with a 91 to 93 LY that can chime in on whether the rear AC can be run at the same time as the front? I guess I could call AS to find out.
Yes, I have a 1993 and both will run if the switch is set to the front and generator running. I also have the 7000 KW gen.
When you start working on your levelers (if you have the HWH) and have any questions, call them direct at 563-724-3396 and ask for Frank in technical assistance. Sometimes a bit hard to contact, but he does return calls, and is very sharp.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #24
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Thanks Gloran. That's the info I was looking for. I'll check it out tomorrow.

Yes, I have the HWH 610 Series levelers. Thanks for the contact info. That, I'm sure, will help a bunch. I'm pretty sure I have a bad jack warning switch on the RF jack, but would like to hear from Frank on how to verify it. I could be a bad connection as well. Any idea where the control box for the leveler system is located?
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #25
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Here's where she sits now. The seam along the front cap and roofline was split so water ran into the headliner above the front seats. The leak damaged the wood behind the headliner and both side bolsters that housed the speakers. Structurally there was no damage to either the end cap or the roof support. I also had a roof leak along the corner round over the kitchenette and one more corner round leak over the bedroom window. The damage actually looks worse then it is. The walls are still firm and there were no roof leaks aside from the wall leaks noted. All leaks have been fixed now. The other walls are still solid everywhere else and there are no stains on the inside ceiling area. I know I have a good amount of work to do but at least the roof leaks are fixed and there were no soft spots on the floor. Here are some pics of the damage:

Curb side headliner


Road side headliner


Curb side headliner straight on


Curb side headliner straight on


Damage to headliner side bolster holding speaker


Damage to driver's seat.


The Rear Kitchenette Seat


The front Kitchenette Seat




Road side bedroom window

Man I hate leaks, but I guess that's why I got her so cheap.

Did verify that both AC units do in fact run with the genset on and switch set to front. Once more thing off the list.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #26
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Yes, it looks grim, but I know you will get it done, and nice!
Glad you got the AC's working... I missed that too and had to ask!

Look here for your HW Levelers Service Manual..
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #27
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Boy howdy, that's some nasty interior damage. Any clue how the "seams" split? Any pics on how you repaired it?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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Seams splitting really was just the calk failing after years with no attention. Many of the rivets on the corner round were out or falling out. This caused some of the calking along the roof edge that meets the corner round to fail. All seams were de-calked, re-riveted and re-seamed using Eternabond Tape. No further leaks have been detected since. Eternabond is really some great stuff. Easy to install, UV protected and warranted for years.
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