Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santee, CA
Posts: 148
Co Springs / Denver Electrical Repairs?

Looking for a good shop in the Colorado Springs / Denver corridor to have the batteries & alternator looked at.

Any thoughts on Camping World in the Springs area?

Chassis bats aren't charging while underway and I suspect either bad batteries or the alternator. Dash gauge shows approx 13v while the engine is running.

Can't do any work myself due to hand surgery last month and we're on our way to the Black Hills. Currently at a KOA just south of Las Vegas, NM.

Thanks in advance...
__________________

__________________
Regards,
Mark
2000 Alpine 36' Mid-door, Single slide
MFortie is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-31-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rich and Cork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,052
We had great service at the Frederic location a few years back. They have plug in service if you need to stay in the RV while working on it

Find Locations | Transwest
__________________

__________________
2001 34' Alpine Coach
2008 Jeep Rubicon or 2012 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat towds
or a couple of different trailers
Retired in Apple Valley, California
Rich and Cork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 10:13 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Old Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,929
Don't know specifics about CW in Denver but in general--skip CW for maint issues--IMHO. If alternator is keeping engine running, issue might be the battery isolator [blue, heat-fin box in bat compartment], or your chassis batteries, or cable connections....
__________________
Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bcbowers's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surprise, AZ
Posts: 631
I lived in the Denver area until 2 - years ago and found that the Cummins dealer in west Denver was really good. Do NOT go to CW or Diversified Truck & RV in Denver. You could try Freightliner (Transwest) which I now use in the Phoenix area but did not try them in Denver.

Also, the Cummins dealer has electrical hookups for overnight if necessary with access to water for filling your tank. No dump.
__________________
Bob Bowers (Surprise, AZ)
2003 Alpine Coach 40' FDTS
2014 Jeep Cherokee Lattitude
bcbowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 08:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santee, CA
Posts: 148
Ended up stopping at CW in Longmont. "Sure", they said, "We can test the batteries for you. Our first opening is June 24th..."

What a waste of time.

Since the alternator is keeping everything going while underway (BTW, the gauge is reading 14v consistently), I'll just wait until we get home to address the problem. We are in the Black Hills for a week so I don't need to worry about it for awhile.

I did find my echo charger leads are reversed, so I'll swap those wires while I'm here - maybe that will get some life into the chassis bats.
__________________
Regards,
Mark
2000 Alpine 36' Mid-door, Single slide
MFortie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 08:54 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Old Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,929
Yup--getting the echo charger leads straightened out will help while on shore power or genset but not while on the road. Don't know the exact specs but the echo charger is a pretty minimal--kind of like a trickle charger, I think. If you can wait until you get home--great. If you have a v-meter, think I would check the center post on the bat isolator to see if it is getting power from the alternator....
__________________
Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 09:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 163
common problem in 2000 and 2001 to have the echo charger leads reversed from the factory. guess this one was never caught before.
__________________

__________________
2001 36 MDDS
03 Honda Pilot toad
jetar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electrical, repair, repairs



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Denver to Hot Springs KIX Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 08-20-2014 10:58 AM
Front springs sagging / Sumo Springs??? bruceh Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 2 07-09-2014 03:42 PM
Seeking Indoor Storage - Colorado Springs to Denver Area LK23 Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 06-05-2011 11:43 AM
Phoenix to Denver Wicked Whippets Southwest Region 5 03-24-2009 04:30 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.