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Old 08-20-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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New RVer. Few questions on '97 AS Landyacht

Hey, my wife and two sons and I are proud new owners of a 1997 land yacht 30.
It's a gas unit with 53k on it. We are pretty happy so far. Had a few issues I have worked through. I've been blessed with being fairly handy.

There are a few things that stump me, and I looked through the forums a few times to find, and haven't found yet, so I thought I would ask.

My hot water heater isn't sending water to the faucets. I have the inlet and outlet open and the bypass closed. If i pressurize (with air, or water pressure) it will come out the pressure relief valve on the hwh (if I open relief valve) so I know water is getting to tank. Any ideas?

My generator has started and ran fine, but today it wouldn't stay running unless I had the MH engine running.. If I had the 454 running, the generator would run fine.

My auto transfer switch doesn't want to switch over to supply 120 power to the mh. If I depress it with a block of wood it powers it up, but otherwise, no.. Is re a common repair to these or do I need to replace?

Thanks. I think that is it for my problems, right now. I appreciate the help. I have learned a lot from this forum over the last few weeks.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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The aerators in the faucets can become so full of debris that water will not pass through them. Or you may have a valve in the wrong position in the water heater bypass area. My '02 Classic is confusing in this area as well as difficult to reach the valves. Maybe the previous owner installed a valve in an area you have not yet found.

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. After I posted, I started tinkering. I had air pressure to the system, and pulled the outlet valve (of the hwh) off. I think the rubber washer was jammed in there along with the housing being a little corroded, I do have flow and hot water at the faucets now. Very exciting.

I am working on the transfer switch, it was working last week and then today I couldn't get it to flip over when I started the generator. So I had no power to the outlets.

Does anyone know, what is it in the transfer box that actually makes the switch flip?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:32 AM   #4
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Check your level of gas in your tank if it is lower than a third or quarter a tank, the generator will not start, so as not to run tank out of fuel when parked camping. Did you check the circuit breakers to reset?
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Sorry about my commit about the circuit breaker I read your post wrong.
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:21 PM   #6
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Thanks, I was just reading about that fuel level, smart, so you don't get stranded. My fuel gauge bounces a bit, it's somewhere around 3/8 - 1/2 currently, assuming it's correct. I wonder if I was parked on an angle and the generator draw straw wasn't pulling fuel.. Hmm
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:43 PM   #7
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Hi I also have a 07 Land Yacht but its a diesel widebody. 2 problems I had after purchase were with the control modules on the furnace and water heater. Both would not allow the unit to operate longer than about 5-8 seconds then shut off. If the control module is original, recommend replacing with a new unit from Dinosaur Electronics, much cheaper than parts from Atwood. $113 vs $215.

Enjoy your new AS......I love mine and full time with it now.

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