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Old 12-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #15
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THANK YOU all for your posts and messages.

This community is a big factor in selecting ALPINE... It's great to have such a knowedgeable and supportive group.

Our plans to see the coach yesterday got foiled - but we plan to take a look this week.

And... we're also planning to see many of you in Quartzite !!

(As guests, not owners yet)

Thanks again and Happy New Year !!

Steve W
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #16
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Steve, we'll look forward to meeting you in Quartzsite! Glad you are coming out, as you'll find our group to be some of the best!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:17 PM   #17
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Steve, Looking forward to meeting you at the rally. Please go to the ACA website and send us an application via email. Call if you wish.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #18
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Gail and John Stacy:

Interesting. My salesperson told me when we bought our 06 new the 36 MDDS couldn't have a furnace and the residential refer over the furnace; it had to have a hydro-hot. I have not seen one like ours with the residential refer over the furnace.

Can you tell me what refer you have, and what model? Assume it's an Amana, but don't know. Also if you have the Xantrex RS 2000 inverter?

I might be interested in changing our Dometic refer to a residential like yours, if the refer fails, and it fits like yours, and if I don't have to change the inverter.

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #19
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Just guessing, the furnace woulda been relocated to the basement, since the res-fridge sets on the coach floor?
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:53 PM   #20
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Uhh.. Sorry but I don't think I'd buy from someone who can't tell a Gasser from a Diesel.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:01 PM   #21
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Just guessing, the furnace woulda been relocated to the basement, since the res-fridge sets on the coach floor?
Yes, our furnace is located in the basement, right below where the fridge sits. Good guess, EMike!
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Furnace in the basement answers the question. I wouldn't have room in our 2006 36 MDDS to relocate the furnace into the basement as well, without a lot of rework. Perhaps WRV didn't want to do that on a 36 MDDS but were OK with it on 40's like Gail/Johns.

I relooked at the picture in the first post and the refer is sitting on top the furnace, just like in ours, and the door handles look like our Dometic propane/Gas, so my bet is this is the propane/gas combo, not a residential refer, so the ad is off on this as well as the fact it's a diesel, not a gas.
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Uhh.. Sorry but I don't think I'd buy from someone who can't tell a Gasser from a Diesel.
Yes, Rick...I agree with you!
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I'd buy from if the price was good, probably wouldn't want them servicing the engine if they can't tell a gas engine from a diesel engine.
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For god sake buy a 40fdts. The extra room you will be very happy with and they drive just as easy as a 36ft. You will need the DW to back you in whether it is 36ft or 40ft
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Stretch,

Don't agree with you on the 40 foot issue. Some of us are very happy with 36 (actually 37 foot) in a coach just like this, with a mid door instead of a front door to make it easier to load, unload, and access the front and rear of the coach. We live in it 5 1/2 months a year and get by just fine. Just don't take as much stuff as some people do. And some Alpiners full time in a 36 like ours or within a model year or two.

You don't have to have 40 feet to be happy in a motorhome if it fits your needs.
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I love the space in our 40' but have to admit I would kill for a mid coach door, just to avoid the co-pilot seat on every trip loading stuff.
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WRV made a mid-door 40' mid-door triple slide. Would have fit your needs just like you wanted. There's a few for sale on the internet.
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