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Old 02-14-2022, 06:10 PM   #1
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Just picked up a 1989 Dodge Leisure Travel van. VERY low mileage and in great shape. Have lots of questions and no manuals/documentation so a lot of them will have you saying..."hmmmmm, what DOES he know?"... Lots of experience with past pop-ups and my hybrid TT but this will be used for one-man-only trips.
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Just picked up a 1989 Dodge Leisure Travel van. VERY low mileage and in great shape. Have lots of questions and no manuals/documentation so a lot of them will have you saying..."hmmmmm, what DOES he know?"... Lots of experience with past pop-ups and my hybrid TT but this will be used for one-man-only trips.
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Ask away with any questions. I would venture there are several (maybe many) with your "b" on this forum. Also, we have several experts with links to manuals and documentation that should help you. I'll try a search, but if I come up empty, I'm sure someone will post the manuals link to help you. You might also contact Leisure Vans for assistance: https://leisurevans.com/contact/
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Ask away with any questions. I would venture there are several (maybe many) with your "b" on this forum. Also, we have several experts with links to manuals and documentation that should help you. I'll try a search, but if I come up empty, I'm sure someone will post the manuals link to help you. You might also contact Leisure Vans for assistance: https://leisurevans.com/contact/
Thanks Rowiebowie, It's a different animal "system-wise" that I have experienced that's for sure. Hence the reaching out to anyone with a manual to that era Leisure Travel. I only seem to have one access panel on exterior but should have one for each the furnace and refrigerator...and no access exterior-wise to hot water tank/pump so I'm thinking it may be an "on demand" set up.
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Thanks Rowiebowie, It's a different animal "system-wise" that I have experienced that's for sure. Hence the reaching out to anyone with a manual to that era Leisure Travel. I only seem to have one access panel on exterior but should have one for each the furnace and refrigerator...and no access exterior-wise to hot water tank/pump so I'm thinking it may be an "on demand" set up.
Wow, that is strange for sure! Even modern on-demand water heaters (doubt you have one) and furnaces need an outside vent. Since Leisure travel was still installing absortion fridges last time I checked, there would have to be two exterior vents for that two (one lower, on upper).
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Oh it's got two vents one upper one lower and even possibly a third right at roofline. What it doesn't have is 2 access doors....only one exterior access door on body.
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The two passenger side vents are definitely for the fridge. The one above on the roof is prabably the exhaust for a vent-a-hood? The smaller silver vent behind the rear wheel is for the furnace (although yours is mounted horizontally as opposed to the usual verticle orientation) and can only be accessed from the inside.

You definitely don't have the typical water heater exterior panel. Your model year (and for the next 20 yrs.) generally had a Suburban or Atwood water heater with large access panels which you definitely don't have.

So the question is, does you van even have a water heater? Perhaps one that heats water from the engine exhaust while driving like my parents old 1978 Xplorer van.
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Interesting, I know it has hot water so will have to delve into it a little deeper. I'll be moving it in the next couple of weeks once the snow she's buried behind is low enough to drive it out. St ghat point I'll have a much better idea. Thanks for the insight...
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My Ride, Leisure Travel Vans maintains an online archive of Owners Manuals back to 1995, which could be helpful for your 1989. http://ltvdns.s3.amazonaws.com/leisu...r%20Manual.pdf
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My Ride, Leisure Travel Vans maintains an online archive of Owners Manuals back to 1995, which could be helpful for your 1989. http://ltvdns.s3.amazonaws.com/leisu...r%20Manual.pdf
Myride, I told you we have helpful members on this forums. Way to go NAZ.
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If you use Facebook, there's a Facebook group for Leisure Travel Vans Vintage rigs. Several in group own 1990's LTV units. https://www.facebook.com/groups/170485833687287
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If you use Facebook, there's a Facebook group for Leisure Travel Vans Vintage rigs. Several in group own 1990's LTV units. https://www.facebook.com/groups/170485833687287
Thanks Naz...what a great group on here...glad I found it!
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Just picked up a 1989 Dodge Leisure Travel van. VERY low mileage and in great shape. Have lots of questions and no manuals/documentation so a lot of them will have you saying..."hmmmmm, what DOES he know?"... Lots of experience with past pop-ups and my hybrid TT but this will be used for one-man-only trips.
If you are on FaceBook, there is a Leisure Travel Vintage group where owners share information on their rigs and ask questions. You may find that helpful.
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