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Old 07-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation 2006 alpine burn damage - need help for repair

My name is Gary Patterson [moderator edit]. I have a customer who recently purchased a 2006 model from a Geico insurance auction. The unit has fire damage of which originated in the battery compartment, completely burning everything within that compartment. The fire/heat traveled into the engine bay and has melted most of the rubber components on the engine. He wants to get this coach operational again, but in my opninion the fire damage is very extensive. I am in need of assistance of any electrical documentation, resources for repalcement parts, and any expertise from anyone familiar with the DC system layout in the affected areas. Please reply via email to gpatterson319@gmail.com or reply on this forum. I do appreciate any assistance or guidance.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Gary ...

Go to the ACA web site where you'll probably find most if not all of what you'll need for reference documentation - Alpine Coach Association

I had the same experience except maybe not quite so bad since the engine compartment was only slightly affected. Mine was covered by insurance (thank you State Farm). The local (Denver Metro Area) Camping World has a collision center that took care of the "appearance" items while an associated RV dealer took care of the electrical/mechanical issues. The battery compartment door was replaced with a custom made version but looks exactly like the original.

Good luck!
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Gary ...

Forgot one thing ... you didn't state which model (front door, mid-door, 2 - slides, 3 - slides, 4 - slides) but if you have 2 - bedroom slides be sure to check the floor in the vanity slide right above the battery compartment. Mine had gotten scorched but didn't burn. Even so, you may need or want to replace the plywood floor. Mine was supposedly changed to sheet metal but I can't verify it.
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Thank you Bob for the reply. The coach is a front door with only three slides. I believe it is a 36ft. I will post a few pics tomorrow ahowing the damage.
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Gary:

Could you also supply the last five numbers of the VIN for our Registry? We are tracking the existence of every Alpine manufactured and its disposition.

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