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  1. Glacier Ntl. Park camping

    We stayed at KOA on eastside - difficult to find a level site to handle a 40'. One place not to miss is Many Glaciers. It is north of the east entrance and great hiking / walking trails. We watched a bull moose eat and play in the water while we had a backpack lunch. Also like previously mentioned - take the Red Bus tour. We went by motorcycle on Going to the Sun road but it didn't compare to the tour. Have fun - its one of best National Parks in the country.
  2. Toads, Towed Behind

    Yes - Welcome back Brett - its a pleasure to have a regular poster who actually has something of value to say!
  3. You might also want to check the electronics board. On my dometic there are 2. The upper (behind the settings control - inside the mh) and the lower - outside accessible. Dometic website will walk you through the process of elimination on how to determine if it is the board. I replaced my cooling unit 2 years ago and this year fridge cooled on AC but not LP. Through the website I determined the board was bad and replaced it. All is fine again.
  4. RHSJWJR - we traveled thru that area last year- Mackinaw / Newberry / Saute St Marie etc. and no problem finding diesel. Numerous places and like the other folks have stated - gas buddy or the like is your friend.
  5. Atwood Levelegs

    Larry A - MarkStella is in W. Springfield for the FMCA rally. Send him a PM and when I see him later today, I will let him know of your inquiry.
  6. Route to West Springfield Convention

    You might want to consider that once on Rt. 81 in PA. turn east on 78 to 287 north in NJ. This is about 10 miles from NY border. Stay heading to 87 north (toll) to Rt. 84 east to Hartford and Rt. 91 north. Your about 20 miles south of Springfield at this point. NY toll roads are some of the most expensive in the nation, but your only on Rt. 87 for about 25 miles.
  7. Ideas On Carrying 2 -300# Scooters

    Bill - tandem towing is allowed in many states. Just don't try to back up! You can find the allowable towing under the "dot" website for the states you want to. Also you would need to consider the tow capacity for your rig.
  8. Inverter/Charger Or Transfer Switch Issue

    Rich, The Power Source converter/charger in my mh has not been made since 2001. The updated version is not compatible to mine so if this fix didn't work it would have a been a 5k replacement cost! The converter/charger is located under the bed and weighs 90lb. First I needed to unplug from any power and then remove the 6 screws holding the top of the unit on. This revealed 8 transfer switches (not sure if that is what they are actually called). On the right side of this configuration were 2 screws that once removed allowed the entire switch platform to be lifted up. It is mounted on two hinges and actually had a handle to assist in this. With the platform raised, on the bottom of the unit in the rear right corner stuck under a control board is a square red button. It was more difficult to get my finger on it to reset it than to locate it. The tech from Allied was very thorough and walked me from start to finish.
  9. Inverter/Charger Or Transfer Switch Issue

    I checked all the terminals and connections I could find related to the inverter/charger. Some needed to be tightened just a bit but nothing considered loose. I spoke with Allied Tech Support and they got me up and running. The tech had me do a few checks on the relay switches etc, but then had me find a reset button buried under the relay switches amongst the control panel. One push and all was back to normal. The reasons for this occurring seem endless, so can't say why this occurred. Again thank you Rich and Brett for your advice.
  10. Inverter/Charger Or Transfer Switch Issue

    Thanks Rich. I did reset both breakers located on the inverter. I will now check for loose connections and bad fuses in the BCC. The connections on the transfer relay terminals - are they located behind the main breaker box? And would you know if the transfer switch is in the same place? I assure you I will disconnect from any power before checking.
  11. I have a 1999 American Eagle. While returning from vacation yesterday, I had the generator running and one air conditioner running. I realized it was getting warmer inside the mh and my wife checked the air conditioner. This had stopped working, the refrigerator reverted back to gas and all outlets ceased to work. The generator was running fine still. I shut off generator and upon arriving home started it back up and no electricity was provided for the coach. I switched on the inverter/charger and nothing there either. I then plugged into shore power and everything worked. Now while plugged to shore power the remote panel showed DC volts and DC amps. The remote panel would not show anything on generator and only DC volts on inverter setting but still no power. Is there a way a non mechanic (myself) can check some obvious possible solutions? I have reset the circuit breaker on the generator and the inverter/charger per their manuals. None of them seemed to have needed it. I also recycled the switch(s) per the manuals. Generator - Onan 7.5 kw - model HDJAK Inverter/charger - Heart Interface Source Manager 20 with ITS (intelligent transfer switching). The mh and generator are serviced annually. All worked fine for trip out and most of the trip home. I have owned this mh for almost 8 years with no problem. The generator is exercised regularly when used infrequently. I am scheduled for the shop next week.
  12. LED Bulbs

    Another good site is . They have conversion charts and any problems just call them.
  13. Various Assist Programs

    Bill - might be worth a check for Allstate Motor Club. You do not have to carry Allstate Insurance and its $100 annually. You also get a free annual KOA membership. They cover any vehicle you are with -i.e. it doesn't have to be your own personal vehicle. I have used them once for a car and 2x for my MH. First MH experience, my coach would not "air up". A large tow truck arrived and the driver was a mechanic also. He gave me a temporary fix - (bypassed the controller) and got me under way. Last August we went on a month long trip to Glacier NP from NY and when returning, we were 15 miles from home when a component on the fuel injector system vibrated loose and broke. We were on a toll road and they sent a tow truck that towed me right to my service garage. Bottom line is - for me -they never questioned any bill - they just issued a check. My experience has been all positive with them.
  14. Adirondacks, NY to Twin Mtn., NH

    You basically have 3 choices from Tupper. Go north to border and cross to VT - take one of 3 ferries across Lake Champlain - go to Lake George and into Rutland Vt. 1. I have not crossed into VT from the northern edge by the border so not much to advise here. 2. The ferries will take motorhomes but check the Lake Champlain ferries website for times and cost. Grand Isle Ferry is from Plattsburgh and the other two land at Burlington - either way Rt. 89 would be your best driving route. 3. Going down to Lake George would be a pleasurable experience and take Rt 149 to Rutland then through (Rt 4) Quechee Gorge / White River Jct to Rt 93. Do not use Rt 9N in Lake George as it is not motorhome friendly around the Lake. And do not use Rt 7 from Rutland - very narrow and few shoulders. You should include the Kancamangus Highway - (by toad) - Rt 112 into Conway NH. Hope this helps - you are driving and visiting some of the Northeast most beautiful area's.
  15. LED Replacement Bulbs For Tiffin Ceiling Lights

    Once you determine the cause of so many LED failures try - - easy to cross reference any bulb.