Thought you might get a smile out of my latest Alpine adventure. I was headed out of San Diego going to Borrego Springs for the long weekend. As soon as I turned on Scripps-Poway Parkway and started climbing the grade up to Hiway 67, there was a POW! from the engine compartment. The coach speed immediately dropped to 10 mph. I managed a U turn and checked the exhaust--black smoke. All temp gauges were ok. The Silverleaf turbo boost setting said 4.5 psi and the max hp I could get out of the 400ISL was 147 HP.
I thought I had blown a turbo cause there was so much racket/screaming coming out of the engine compartment. I limped over to RV Specialists, they crawled under the coach and found a broken turbo hose clamp!
New clamp, and I was on the road again this time packing 36psi boost! Scary trip start that ended up with us having a great time at the Springs RV park.
New toy: 11 inch Celestron telescope with special slide out tray to hold it in the coach