Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-04-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,263
08-09 Alpines & Cummins DPF Serial#

Apparently in the WRV crash, 22 2008 & 09 coaches went out the door w/out recording the serial numbers of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and the engine serial number as a pair. This is an EPA requirement. Mike Young, of Cummins Northwest contacted me yesterday about this issue.

It is not a performance issue for owners. It is however, a documentation issue that involves warranty service should that arise w/the DPF. Mike has a list of all the engine serial numbers that were not reported as to VIN and matching DPF (the engine/DPF pair need to be in Cummins records as a pairing, the VIN is handy as an additional reference). He has also verified that all 22 of the coaches have outstanding engine campaigns that need to be done, and will be done under the Cummins warranty policy at no charge. So far he has identified 2 of the 22, so 19 are outstanding.

If you have an 08 or 09 Alpine, you can contact Mike Young at Cummins Northwest, at 509-248-9033, and Mike can describe how to read your engine serial# if you don't know it, and check his list to see if you need the DPF# recorded; he will also let you know about outstanding campaigns on your engine. Cummins, wherever you take the rig for your engine campaign, will read & record the DPF# at no charge to you at the same time as doing the campaign work.

For those attending the Salem Pre-Rally, Mike will be there this weekend for the Gearhead Session, and he can check you coach personally.

Note that there are some 08 coaches that do not have the DPF, i.e. they were not ULSD-only engines. If you are not sure, you can tell easily if yours is a DPF engine by looking at the exhaust pipe- if you stand on the driver's side to look at the exhaust, you do not have a DPF, all DPF engines have exhaust exiting on the passenger (curb) side.

Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-04-2010, 10:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,226
Yes!!!!! not me for once. DPF, must be part of the new regulations for smog? That said, do those engines need the urea stuff or is their another way for them to meet the requirement.

The dodge pickup does not use the urea stuff, at least for the 2010 and on models, Ford and I also Believe Chevy do.

Monty & Janet - 2007 Alpine APEX 40 MDTS
S/N - 75715 - Retired - Master Certified RV Tech
Old Rv'er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,263
Yes, the DPF is part of the smog package for the engines manufactured in 2007 and later. No, there are no Alpines that require the "exhaust fluid" or urea tank; that came into play w/engines mfgr'd in 2010 if the engine could not otherwise meet EPA specs.
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ISL Recall (58 Alpines affected) alpinerver Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 13 03-04-2014 10:22 PM
Cummins Keeps the Ram RustyJC Cummins Engines 2 02-16-2010 08:03 PM
Is this my Cummins engine serial number? nodine Monaco Owner's Forum 7 06-15-2009 09:21 AM
Cummins ISL Engine Recall brrving Cummins Engines 5 07-03-2007 10:05 AM
Cummins unveils '07 engine lineup Tom N Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 03-01-2006 04:10 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.