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    Thousand Trails Lakewood Campground in Harlingen

    We're looking at spending a couple weeks of winter at the Thousand Trails Lakewood campground in Harlingen Tx. Has anyone been there recently? Recommendations for things to see and do? Great places to eat? Security issues? A good place to tour on a motorcycle? Thanks!

    New Hi Def Directv satellite setup...

    I use a Birdog with HD Directv Slimline dish. Your only snag may be if they provided you with a SWM LNB which requires an additional power source. Depending on the type of receiver they provided, the power may come direct from your box. Some require an external power "inserter" In either case...

    Salesman trying NOT to sell...?

    My first thought is that the salesman is pushing you toward a coach that provides him with the biggest commission.

    new member in KY

    Welcome to the group and congrats on the new camper! Lots of great memories are in your future!

    Water pump cycling

    I was able to cure that once by rotating the Anderson valve out of position then back to NORMAL. Since your problem got worse after changing the pump, recheck your connections AND the filter bowl at the pump.

    Apollo 1/2 Time Oven- Microwave

    I have some parts for the Apollo as well as a complete working unit. Send me a private message and we'll see if we can get you cooking again!

    Best way to increase fuel capacity

    I installed a 60 gallon aux tank to eliminate the need for refueling at truck stops only. We unhook at the end of the day and then head to the best deal on fuel in the area. The DW was concerned, however, that not stopping for fuel during the day would also mean not stopping for potty breaks!:cool:

    Fantastic Fan Quit Working - Vent Door Still Works OK

    Bill, Give Fantastic Vent a call Tel(810) 724-3818Toll Free: 800-521-0298. These numbers should get you directly to the factory in Michigan without having to go through Dometic. I've found them to be very generous with information! Good Luck

    I think my power converter is going bad

    Check the volts at the battery! No matter how often I clean and tighten the wires the voltage shown on the Lippert panel is always lower than what's shown on the batteries.

    My Heartland contact is MIA.

    There seems to be a lot of turnover in the RV world. I've had more than one experience with a person no longer working where I last contacted them. It also happened when a Heartland service person tried to reach their contact at Lippert on my behalf. If at first you don't get email....try the...

    Splendide Washing machine fix

    That's some very handy information right there! We've experienced the door latch failure but nothing electronic yet. I hope I can remember this when and if we do. Thank you for sharing!

    Heat strip for A/C?

    Our Cyclone has the Brisk II units. The Dometic website still touts units with heat Dometic Brisk II

    Garage a/c heat strip?

    Options change as well as system functions with different model years (and sometimes even in mid year) so your's may vary from mine but here's what I know from our '17 Cyclone. If your thermostat has a "heat strip" option the system knows there's a heat strip. The heat strip itself is rated at...

    What spare parts to carry while traveling

    In addition to what the others have said, I carry a spare water heater element.

    Inverter Question

    That is an excellent idea for testing! I'd like to add that it's very important that an extension cord of adequate size (12ga wire would be plenty for a 50' cord) as the compressor will pull around 10 amps for starting. It doesn't take much to turn on the light but too small of wire can be...

    At what temperature should you winterize your Cyclone?

    If you are connected to city water, your hose will probably freeze first (or second if you have the icemaker line that Dan mentioned)

    Inverter Question

    Not necessary to unplug shore power (remember, it's powered from your batteries) but the inverter must be turned on. It will likely require you use something to push the reset button as it has to be pushed pretty deep to latch. I believe you can replace the outlet only and not have to buy a...

    SOLVED: Automatic Transfer Switch intermittent chatter (it was the converter fan)

    Re: Automatic Transfer Switch intermittent chatter It is not unheard of for screws to work loose on the relays inside the transfer switch. With shore power disconnected and generator off, open the cover of the transfer switch. One at a time LOOSEN the screws holding each of the large wires in...

    Level-Up sorta working

    Keith, If we work from the fully charged after being hooked up to not so charged after being on shore power angle you may want to check your converter output. My logic there is that the truck is topping off the batteries (especially if your inverter was not powering the fridge) and then normal...

    Inverter Question

    Keith, Check the GFCI outlet on the top of the inverter. For some reason they like to trip for unknown reasons. You may need to use something like a pencil as the Reset has to be pushed pretty far in to latch.

    Level-Up sorta working

    Your battery may be getting weak. The hydraulic pump for the levelup requires the same amount of power whether the battery is strong or weak. Power (watts) equals amps multiplied by volts. When volts goes down, amps has to go up which may be causing your self resetting circuit breaker to trip...

    Water heater not using electric side of heater

    If you have the Suburban heater, don't overlook the possibility that the switch on the heater has failed. When this happened to me I made a jumper to tie the two wires together until I could get a new switch.

    90 percent air out of all fawcets. What did we do.

    Shut off the city water supply and relieve pressure on the hose then rotate the Andersen valve (water source selector) and reset to city water. The valve can cause a number of goofy things to occur with your water system. Perhaps this is one of them!

    SOLVED: Res. fridge freezer door out of square

    Re: Res. fridge freezer door out of square I agree that the issue is probably with a track being jarred out of position. Don't rule out that one of the drawers is crooked and holding one side of the door out too. We leave a couple pillows on the floor in front of the fridge to cushion the...

    Loading a motorcycle

    I have this one WINCH If you watch the site you can save a lot on their Scratch and Dent deals

    Loading a motorcycle

    In addition to what Duane (Porthole) has stated, depending on the length of your garage you may find yourself stopping with the front wheel on the level and the rear wheel on the dovetail. This is where I found myself starting to slide the front wheel. I now have a 115v winch that relieves all...

    Hisense residential refrigerator portion not cooling

    I was referring to replacing the thermal fuse only, not the harness. At the time I wasn't able to get the complete harness.

    Hisense residential refrigerator portion not cooling

    I just used crimp on connectors as I was afraid of blowing the fuse with too much heat

    Hisense residential refrigerator portion not cooling

    This is the exact thermal fuse without the HiSense wiring. THERMAL FUSE I slit the clear tube and removed the faulty fuse and replaced it.

    Heading to Goshen with a layover in Dearborn MI.

    We've stayed here Detroit Greenfield Campground. Be specific about the site you need as part of the campground is wooded and it would probably not be suitable for your coach. It's about 30 minutes from The Henry Ford. You should plan on at least 2 days to tour the museum and Greenfield Village...

    Fantastic Fan garnish/cowling issues

    When I experienced that same thing a couple yrs ago, I just called the folks at Fantastic and they sent me a longer one. They're owned by Lippert now so your experience may vary!

    2019 Cyclone 4007 purchase

    Hi and Welcome to the forum! My only advice would be to ask to load the Razor in the garage before you sign the papers. When the brochure says 12' (or whatever the number) garage they are measuring from the farthest points. Sometimes the half bath or whatever will extend into that 12' distance...

    Hydraulic breaker modification

    Here's one source for you, Keith! Auto Reset Breaker A lot of the major auto parts stores carry them too

    EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: GA, Savannah - 10/18/2018 to 10/21/2018

    The Behm’s will bring sausage queso and chips to the meet and greet and deviled eggs for the potluck.

    Disc Brakes and Wheel Offset - will your spare tire wheel fit?

    I had a wheel off anyway so I dropped the spare to check. No problem on the 2017 Cyclone with 16" wheels. Perhaps the issue is with 17.5" wheels only?

    Maggie valley back to Ohio

    Duane, Cave Country is on I65 a bit out of their way to the west. Another campground the state rally has been held at is Whispering Hills just north of Lexington and it's just a couple minutes off I75 Construction on I75 between London and Mt Vernon...

    Water pump location on 2008 cyclone 3010tt

    Thanks for letting us know! I'm sorry I gave you bad information. I wasn't aware that there were bumper pulls in the early days of the Cyclone

    Replacement batteries

    Lou, You have asked a question equivalent to "which tires?" "what brand of truck" etc.! I opted for the Duracell (made by Deka) AGM group31 batteries which I found cheapest at Sams Club Sams Club Batteries They frequently go on sale for $20 off. Depending on what you have for battery case(s)...

    EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: GA, Savannah - 10/18/2018 to 10/21/2018

    Leslie and I will be arriving on Tues the 16th on site 10. It looks like you've got an awesome rally in the works!

    Water pump location on 2008 cyclone 3010tt

    Your Cyclone will probably have 2 switches for the water pump, either of which can be used to turn it on. One is in the electric switch panel inside and the other is on the UDC that Dan mentions. Try them both. Before you buy a new pump, access the old one as Dan describes and check for power...