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Old 06-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Alpine Engine Vents

Hi All

I just had Engine Vents installed on my 2009 40MDTS - I thought I would try to insert a picture in my avitar. Click on avitar for closer picture.

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They have done excellent work on Motorhomes & Trucks - Custom Painting etc.

It definitely cools the bedroom and the engine seems to cool a lot quicker coming off a hill.
Hopefully it will keep some of the dust cloud from behind the motorhome when traveling across the sand at Quartzsite - It should give the air filter longer life?

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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1) Nice OEM look!!
2) the intake for air filter is above above head high on your driver's side rear (location for 08-09 rigs w/tall ceiling), so probably won't affect air intake unless your's isn't sealed properly behind the radiator.
3) I've been running in summer w/rear hatch open to minimize heat build-up in bed pedestal/bedroom, and to maximize cool-down when we stop. So now i'm getting ready to to this on my rig so I don't have to mess w/either the opening/closing ceremonies, or the passers-by who honk, point, shout, gesticulate wildly in ways that are sometimes even civil. I need to visit the metals supply shop to get a usable grill material, then I'll cut the holes, then fair out the edges & install the grill, then take the hatch to a paint shop to repaint as needed. Probably give the wife apoplexy. But then what are husbands w/motorhomes for anyway?
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Hi Mike

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Rick-
1) Nice OEM look!!
It does look like something the factory built in.

2) the intake for air filter is above above head high on your driver's side rear (location for 08-09 rigs w/tall ceiling), so probably won't affect air intake unless your's isn't sealed properly behind the radiator.
Thanks - I'll check that out.
3) I've been running in summer w/rear hatch open to minimize heat build-up in bed pedestal/bedroom, and to maximize cool-down when we stop. So now i'm getting ready to to this on my rig so I don't have to mess w/either the opening/closing ceremonies, or the passers-by who honk, point, shout, gesticulate wildly in ways that are sometimes even civil.
After driving several mountains on I5 the rear closets were almost cool compared to before the vents were installed.
I need to visit the metals supply shop to get a usable grill material, then I'll cut the holes, then fair out the edges & install the grill, then take the hatch to a paint shop to repaint as needed. Probably give the wife apoplexy. But then what are husbands w/motorhomes for anyway?
You will need to talk to Bill Abernethy - (541) 826-4210
The grill was a custom after market part that Bill knows about - runs around $200.
His shop has the skills needed to work with fiberglass and make it look finished.

Also the paints for Alpines came from Industrial Finishes in Eugene, Ore.
Talk to Gina or Barb at 541-284-2243

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My first attempt to post a picture on IRV2:

Can you guess where it was taken?


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7 Feathers?
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Can you guess where it was taken?
Here maybe?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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GREAT MOD!

This thread should be moved to the "Alpine style mods" thread....
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Rick M.,
7 Feathers?
Second attempt at posting a picture - What am I doing wrong?



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I thought the round green rubber coated picnic bench was a give away.
Has anyone seen picnic benches like these anywhere else but 7 Feathers?

Takepride has guessed our next trip!


Also met Alpiners Lyle & Cathy Fuller @ 7 Feathers.
Lyle got me hooked on one of the games. I know I will be spending more $$ @ 7 Feathers.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #9
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #10
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Posting a Picture-
A) open two tabs in your browser, one w/the thread where you want to post the photo, the second for photo management
1) in the second tab, upload the picture to your Photos here on iRV2
2) still in second tab, go to the photo- Photos, Member Galleries, then scroll down & click My Photos, click on the photo you want to post, this will bring up a large view of the photo
3) with cursor in the middle of the photo, right-click & choose Copy Image Location
4) go back to the 1st tab w/the thread you want to post photo to
5) insert whatever text you wish before the photo, hit Return to start a new line where the photo will be inserted
6) click on the small square icon in the toolbar area above the text editing window that looks like a small picture of mountains w/the sun above; this will bring up a small window in which you insert the Image Location you "Copied" in step 3
7) place cursor in the text line area of the little box, Right-Click, choose Paste, hit Return
8) add whatever additional text you want below the photo, and/or repeat to add additional photos
9) click Post Reply, Voila!
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Thanks Mike - I was trying to insert the address from the browser.


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I insert photos by:
  • Opening the Advanced posting dialog to start my post
  • Hitting the "Manage Attachments" button. An attachments dialog opens
  • Hitting "Chose file". Windows Explorer opens
  • Choosing the file and hitting "open".
  • Hitting "upload photo". Repeat for more photos
  • Hitting "Close window"
  • Post as normal

At one time there was an approval process using the photo album, but mine seem to post directly now. The only downfall is that one cannot add text below the image, as the attachment is always the last item.
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That's the way I do it. Pretty easy to do. All I would add is that I do a "Preview Post" to see how it will look when posted, just to make sure the picture got attached.
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