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Old 04-11-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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New Land Yacht Owner

We recently purchased an 06' Land Yacht, 30'. No long trips yet, but planning a month in July to go North for the Michigan Cherry Festival. Has anyone camped at the Holiday Park Campground at Silver Lake? We wanted to stay on the lake, but the only spot available was way in the back of the park. We made a tentative reservation and requested to be on a waiting list for a lake spot

We LOVE our new MH. Had only camped in an Award 24' before this, so we feel like we have died and gone to Airstream Heaven.

The only problem we are experiencing is a sway towing our Jeep Wrangler. We have had the tow set up checked and everything seems to be OK. We have only towed once and it was so bad, we don't look forward to the long trip with the Jeep. Really a bummer! We weren't expecting this and being new Motor Home owners, the sway really freaked us a little. If anyone has an opinion, idea, solution, I'd welcome any comments. We have a PT Cruiser and a Toyota Tacoma double cab, but the Jeep seemed the easier tow vehicle. Now we are reconsidering, but it will cost us some bucks to make the other vehicles tow ready. Hmmmm.......
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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Oh, the fun you'll have!

To quote Dr. Seuss (I think correctly!?) -

"Oh, the fun you'll have!!!!!"

I am jealous! Wish that I could take off on AS dreams and ......

Sigh. Some day!!!!!


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Old 04-12-2006, 06:08 AM   #3
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Landsteward. Congrats. We, too, gave up an Award to move up to an Airstream and have enjoyed the upgrade. Enjoy.
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. Always nice to have another motor home to balance these trailer heads here. When in Michigan be sure you cross the lake and visit Wisconsin you will not be disappointed.
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:49 AM   #5
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Hi Landsteward and welcome. I have towed with my 79 mh 28' with no problems. Your new mh should have no problem. I suggest having it checked by the Dealer or a hitch trailer place. Love the Hill Country. Now in San Francisco but we would like to move to the Blanco area some day. Good luck on solving the tow problem. joe
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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Welcome. The problems with towing are not normal. The Land Yacht is on a Workhorse Chassis right? How much does the Wrangler weigh and what is the tow rating of your new MH?

I bet with some effort this problem can be sorted out. If the dealer can't help, find someone who does a lot of motorhome suspension work. Contact these folks for a reference to someone in your area - they're in Oregon but are very expert in motorhome handling issues.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:56 PM   #7
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Just bought a LY Gas 30 SO. Have not towed with it yet, but plan to. I did notice that the steering wheel was off center, and was told at the Chevy dealer that this meant that it needed an alignment. Went to a frame shop and had a front end alignment. According to them, the alignment was really out of whack. Probably was never aligned in the first place. Drives much better now.

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