It is sad to see that after nearly 8 years of essentially the same design, many of the problems we experienced in our 1999 still exist in new models coming down the road. We no longer have the coach. Our overall experience was the chassis was fantastic, never a problem. The house part left lots of room for improvement. At the time we sold it, the coach really needed to go in for a "phase" (aviation-term), all panels open inspection and repair as necessary. This despite taking excellent care and storing indoors. But we did use it and love the Alpine, all 62,000 miles of it.
Unfortunately, it is now cost prohibitive for me to own another. Not complaining, just fact. But with the nearly double cost, I would have expected the quality improvements to have been implemented in the last 8 years.
Happy travels. I wave to all the Alpines.