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Old 11-02-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Just bought my '92 Landyacht Motorhome

Hello folks,

Just wanted to introduce myself as a new owner of a 36' 92 Landyacht motorhome. She's a little bit of a fixer upper but not beyond resurrection. The previous owner had been sick for a little over a year and had no chance to check the condition of the unit as it sat at a local RV center. He decided to sell her because of a lack of use. When we arrived to inspect the unit we found that a leak had developed sometime during that time. The leak was over the front seam and along the driver's side corner round. The side panels on both the driver and passenger's side were soaked and the headliner in that area was drooping. He was so distraught over the condition of his baby that I thought he was going to cry. After about an hour of checking her out my wife asked him what his bottom line deer hunter special was.... His response was $2000. I said sold.

I know I have a ton of work to do but I feel that the investment is worth it. I have some leaks to fix and the driver's side front brake is locked up. Had to tow her home. The house batteries are dead but the 454 chevy engine starts right up (42000 original miles) and the trany is a new (not rebuilt) unit with less then 1800 miles on it. He kept meticulous records from 1996 to 2009. He always used Mobile 1 oil and the generator only has 414 hours. The fridge was replaced two years ago with a new Norcold. It came with all the manuals too.

I'll post pics as soon as I can. I know that I'll be needing a lot of help, so any given will be greatly appreciated.

First step is to stop the leaks!!! I have 100' of Eternabond tape coming but in the mean time I have a large tarp over the top.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new baby and welcome to the forums! This is the place to get all the help you will need.

We'll be watching your updates, so post lots of pictures.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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Here are a few that were taken just after we got her home:
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #4
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Initial Pics

Here are some pics taken just after I got her home. There were carboard boxes in all the windows (now piled on the bed) and the side panel speaker boards were sitting on the dining area seats since the wood that held them up had rotted off.





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Old 11-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #5
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WOW! What a deal. That's a great looking LY. It doesn't look 20 years old.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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Wow... You cannot say no to that!
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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What a deal! My wife and I just remodeled our '95 and made our first trip- 1000 miles to southwest Florida. Had a blast.
I also installed 6" eternabond on my front and back seams. I didnt have any leaks-did it as a precaution. I learned it the hard way on our '74 TT-- $90 for peace of mind. I also replaced my fridge vent cover.

Too bad Camping World closed out in Snellville, huh?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:07 PM   #8
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Ya, I hate that they closed too. It seems like there are no more RV centers near me anymore.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:27 PM   #9
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Just an update. I spent most of the day replacing rivets along the top quarter round. On the driver's side there was only about a dozen holding it on. I put in just under 100 rivets total. I then used Eternabond tape and sealed the back and driver's side seams. Tomorrow I'll finish with the front and passenger's siden seams. My goal is to have her sealed up before the rains start on Weds.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #10
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More updates:

Checked all the LP gas systems. Everything works except the water heater. Regulator was leaking gas and there was rust in the tank. I decided to put in a new one. Ended up finding an Atwood replacement 6 gallon unit with heat exchanger for $350 delivered on ebay.



It was a display model with full factory warrenty. I love a good deal

Install will be some time when the temps get back up above 60. Fridge didn't switch to gas (Check light came on) but I had a ton of air in the other gas lines so I suspect that that is the issue. I'll disconnect the gas line and bleed it till I get gas and then try again later. The unit is not on level ground so I can't check to see if the fridge is getting cold.

Levelers didn't work at first, but I found a plug disconnected on the control pannel. Once I plugged it in, it seems to be working. I can't test it until I get the unit a little higher off the ground. The ground was a little soft and the front tires have sunk into the ground about 4". When I try to lower the jacks they hit before they go vertical. I'll jack up the unit and put some wood blocks under the wheels and try again.

Found the cause of the "front brake locked up" issue. Replaced both front soft break lines and that was it. Interior of both lines were collapsed. Cost about $12 per side to fix.

Pulled genset since it wouldn't run without the choke on and no AC output. Very bad gas smell from the genset gas line. I rebuilt the carb, replaced the plugs, replaced the condenser (rusty) and the brushes. I'll clean the slip rings on the generator and test it out on Sunday. Hopefully all is well. Droping the set was not too bad... Reinstalling it may be another story.

After MUCH rain here it seems that all the leaks have been taken care of. Gotta love Eternabond for ease of use.

The interior walls will need MUCH attention given water had leaked down from the roof corner round. Headliner above the driver's and passenger's seats will need to be replaced as well.

Well, even with the work I've put into it so far and the original $2000 purchase price, I still think I have less then $2800 into it. Leaves me with a bit of room to spare before I go into negative equity teritory.
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Awesome, keep up the good work!
I have showed your deal to a number of people and all said WOW!
Can you post some pics of the water damage and keep us up to speed on your progress!
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #12
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Your unit looks very similar to mine,(same exterior decals, kitchen layout etc.) Yours is just a little longer 36' vs my 33'. For what you paided you have alot of room to spend for fixing, thats what most of us enjoy doing on the forum, so ask away with any questions and we'll try to help.
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Another productive day working on our baby. Genset is now up and running. Plugged in everything I could find around the house and she didn't even hickup. Just need to do the final tune and the reinstallation. Not really looking forward to that part.
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Another productive day working on our baby. Genset is now up and running. Plugged in everything I could find around the house and she didn't even hickup. Just need to do the final tune and the reinstallation. Not really looking forward to that part.

Awesome news!
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