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Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 06-21-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By HowieE
2000 Land Yacht body question

I am looking for a replacement lower compartment door. Passenger side just forward of the rear axle. Any thoughts on a salvage yard that might have one.


I had sent it out to Superior RV in Ca...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-30-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By HowieE
You should be able to find your heater on the...

You should be able to find your heater on the site. Check the power from the battery through the schematic to the point you lose power. My first guess would be one of the limit switches has failed to...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 09-20-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By HowieE
Rear axel ub Cap

Does anyone recognize this hub cap. On a 2000 390xl. I lost the center nut that holds them on and need to replace it





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Forum: General Repair Forum 06-19-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,308
Posted By HowieE
You should be able to run the AC on 20 amp as...

You should be able to run the AC on 20 amp as long as nothing else is turned on. The ref., the convertor, and any thing charging a device has to be off.
If that fails and the AC shuts off but the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By HowieE
Yes I had found them earlier today just with a...

Yes I had found them earlier today just with a dumb Google search. Very helpful when I called.
Thanks
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-19-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By HowieE
It appears Acme has gone out of business.

It appears Acme has gone out of business.
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-19-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By HowieE
MH degroster heater question

As anyone ever replaced the water control valve for the dashboard/defroster heater in a XL 390 motor home



Freightliner said they did not install it and Arestream draws a blank.


It is...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-19-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
As far as getting to Jason I just call the...

As far as getting to Jason I just call the factory and ask for him by name. He is a salesman and if you get him mention that howard eldridge from Air Forums gave you his name and you have posted to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-18-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
[QUOTE=Pubtym;2423079]Help needed. On a recent...

[QUOTE=Pubtym;2423079]Help needed. On a recent trip I lost on of the two Torsion nuts. Anderson parts has my order for a new pair but shipping is 4-5 weeks out. Assistance needed if a member here has...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-18-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
Did you order directly from Andersen or a...

Did you order directly from Andersen or a Stealer? Call Jason at the factory and question why they can take one off the line and mail it to you.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 09-17-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By HowieE
2000 Land Yacht slide out gtound question

I have a 2000 39 ft pusher that has an intermittent hot water heater while the slide out is out. Heat has not failed to light while the slide is in.

Have checked for 12 volts at the control panel...
Forum: On The Road... 09-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,759
Posted By HowieE
All most every truck stop will have a scale. You...

All most every truck stop will have a scale. You only need one weight so check in the office before driving on the scales.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-28-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,416
Posted By HowieE
A saucer with some water in it on the kitchen...

A saucer with some water in it on the kitchen counter might be more acceptable
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-17-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By HowieE
I think most of my contributions from now on will...

I think most of my contributions from now on will be second hand from the mechanics working on the MH.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-15-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By HowieE
1991 Airstream Excella 34 - New Jersey

Our 1991 34 ft tri axle is looking for a new home. We bought an Airtsream motor home and the driveway is just too short.

We have owned this trailer for 25 year and logged every state but the one...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-02-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
His question was about the safety not the...

His question was about the safety not the Andersen itself.

Yes I do own an Andersen and might suggest you take a look at this tread.
...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-02-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
Not really sure how he got to 2 sets of chains...

Not really sure how he got to 2 sets of chains but the rule is Alway set the safety chains Crossed below the hitch. That includes the triangle plate. The cross acts as a sling that will support the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-31-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By HowieE
RV GPS question

Has anyone got comments on an RV GPS system? I favor Garmin but their site is quite confusing when it comes to comparisons between models.


I am switching to an Airstream motor home. The unit I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
I learned not to have one after watching others...

I learned not to have one after watching others spend as much as an hour attempting to hook up. I have helped a friend with a Hensley uncouple using the campground sledge hammer. ANY difference in...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-27-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,720
Posted By HowieE
12 x 2 is all you need. The backer plates...

12 x 2 is all you need. The backer plates assembly will fit your drums.
I would not recommend the self adjusters. Self adjuster are OK in a car because you can hear and or feel any problems that may...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-27-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
Quite a while now. I am not questioning...

Quite a while now.


I am not questioning if someone likes or dislike a given hitch. I am question when those dissensions are based on miss understand or unlikely information.

As for...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
I am kind of supersized at your comments. Having...

I am kind of supersized at your comments. Having used WD hitches for close to 50 years and well over 300,000 miles I think I have some capacity to base my comments on.


I would be interested in...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-01-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,567
Posted By HowieE
I looked into the Yeti 1400 a little further and...

I looked into the Yeti 1400 a little further and can't see any reason to consider removing the trailer batteries and using the Yeti.
That is equivalent to beaching a tug boat and replacing it with a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,567
Posted By HowieE
I can think of any reason you would want to...

I can think of any reason you would want to remove the batteries. They serve several functions you don't want to give up.


Power after dark.
Power for the brake system if the trailer disconnects...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-20-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
If you were nose high you were also heavy on...

If you were nose high you were also heavy on tongue weight. That was some of the need for excessive load on the bushings. While the ideal is to return the front axle to it's original height to retain...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-26-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By HowieE
1991 Airstream Excella 34 - New Jersey

I am considering selling a 1991 34 ft Excella. Trailer has many miles on it and would like to be parked with similar Airstreams in an Airstream park. If that is your intention please call.
...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-16-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,872
Posted By HowieE
Diesel block heaters are generally 120 volt feed...

Diesel block heaters are generally 120 volt feed via shore power and not switched. There is just a 120 volt mail plug brought out to the edge of the truck and plugged in to 120 volts when needed.
...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-27-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,474
Posted By HowieE
Not sure what that is a picture of but it is not...

Not sure what that is a picture of but it is not and Andersen Hitch. It looks like someone used an Andersen ball but did not complete the system with the lower plate or the WD portion of the hitch.
...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By HowieE
2000 Land Yacht 390xl Question

Anybody know where these fuses might be? Airstream says they are in the power cord compartment. They are not. There is a Todd Power Switch there but that switch does not have any fuses in it. The...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By HowieE
Got it.

Got it.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-09-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By HowieE
16 year member and confused

I have been a member for over 16 years and have posted over 7,000 times bur I have never figured out how to find treads I have started. I have stumbled across it many times but to sit down and do it...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 12-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By HowieE
This is the head light in question. Note there is...

This is the head light in question. Note there is no access from the front.
When this light assemble was used in a 1999 Ford Explorer the access was from the top to remove the parking light fixture...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 12-07-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By HowieE
Thanks for you comments but I think the front of...

Thanks for you comments but I think the front of the 39 is different than the 35.

There is nothing accessible from the front and less from inside.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-30-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By HowieE
I have replacement lights the problem they can...

I have replacement lights the problem they can not be accessed the same why as when mounted in a Ford product.
I am asking if anyone has changed the lights and if so how did they do it.
One options...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-27-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By HowieE
New guy with another question

A 2000 Land Yacht needs the head lights replaced. I polished them but decided to replace them.

The lights are from early Ford and Mercury products. Having watched how they are replaced in those...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-04-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By HowieE
A little dinosaur fat did the trick. Now...

A little dinosaur fat did the trick.


Now on to winterizing the ice maker


Thanks
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-04-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By HowieE
Level is down to just about add a quart. What...

Level is down to just about add a quart.
What grade oil is recommended?
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-04-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By HowieE
7.5 HDKAJ11541F I would assume the...

7.5 HDKAJ11541F


I would assume the generator would at least see the convertor in the MH as a load on startup.


Is there any type of lockout that I have overlooked?
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-04-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By HowieE
Model 7.5 HDKAJ11451F is the model number. ...

Model 7.5 HDKAJ11451F is the model number.


As for load I would assume the generator would at least see the convertor, minimal but at least a load, in the MH as a load on startup.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By HowieE
Head Light Polishing

Has anyone ever polished the head lights on a Land Yacht. I have done it on an older Subaru, with good results, and looks like the motor home needs it to.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-03-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By HowieE
Onan starting issue

I just picked up a 2000 Land Yacht and have a question on the Onan diesel 7000 watt generator. Generator worked fine when I picked it up but after 600 miles and at home it will not start. It fires on...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-02-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By HowieE
Winterizing questions

We just took ownership on a 2000 Land Yacht and winter is fast come upon us.
While I have winterize my trailers for over 40 years the Motor Home has some new issues and I am asking for input.
How...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By HowieE
Had you had any strange electrical events,...

Had you had any strange electrical events, lighting or power outages, lately?
Sounds like the trailer got hit with some sort of electrical problem. It is very odd for 2 breakers to have problems do...
Forum: On The Road... 10-09-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By HowieE
32 is not the critical point. You need at least...

32 is not the critical point. You need at least 24 hours of subfreezing temperatures or a significantly lower temperature to freeze your pipes.

We have overnighted without hookups and without the...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 10-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By HowieE
I should update my question. My question is for a...

I should update my question. My question is for a 2005 Land Yacht motor home. From pictures the seal appears to be a foam spacer rather than a hermetic seal.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 10-09-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By HowieE
thermopane window seals

How much trouble is it to reseal the thermopane windows if the seal has moved into the viewing area of the window?

A do it yourself job or a glass shop?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-07-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,592
Posted By HowieE
Are you saying the movement of mass does not...

Are you saying the movement of mass does not change the COG?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,592
Posted By HowieE
You analysis is correct for a trailer without a...

You analysis is correct for a trailer without a WD hitch. However a WD hitch transfers additional weight towards the trailer axles thus changing the COG of the trailer.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,592
Posted By HowieE
Trailers are designed to have a tongue weight...

Trailers are designed to have a tongue weight between 10 and 15 % of trailer weight. That weight is the safe range at which a trailer can be towed, without a WD hitch, without producing excess sway....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-20-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,276
Posted By HowieE
Make sure the disconnect switch is turned on. ...

Make sure the disconnect switch is turned on.

Looking at your picture take a voltmeter and test, with the shore power disconnected, for 12 volts between the big red and white wires.

If no...
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