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Old 04-30-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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I was going to pick up a new 36MDDS this last week but one of the hydraulic lines to a slide out was installed wrong at factory = developed leak.
I hope this not an ominous sign?!?

Anyway a question: Does your Alpine creak & groan when going up on leveling jacks?
This didn't sound right to me!

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Old 04-30-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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Hi All

I was going to pick up a new 36MDDS this last week but one of the hydraulic lines to a slide out was installed wrong at factory = developed leak.
I hope this not an ominous sign?!?

Anyway a question: Does your Alpine creak & groan when going up on leveling jacks?
This didn't sound right to me!

Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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Rick,

There is a little creaking (certailnly no groaning) but mostly only noise from the hydraulic pump. If yours seems excessive, I would have it checked.
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Rick,

There is a little creaking (certailnly no groaning) but mostly only noise from the hydraulic pump. If yours seems excessive, I would have it checked.

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Thanks Steve

More specifically the noise is creaking coming from the overheat cabinet areas - like the 'frame is flexing'. That scares me! I thought the Peak Chassis was not that flexible.
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Rick,

It may be normal if it is coming from the cabinets on the slide. (BTW they have nothing to do with the stiffness of the chassis.) If I was concerned about the noise, I would try several coaches (including Alpines if available) and see how they compare. Thinking back to when I first looked at a slide, I do remember it sounding awfully strange. Maybe I am just used to it now and don't notice how it sounds. However, if you compare several coaches, you should get a relative indication of the amount of noise to expect. Just remeber, if it is noise from the slide itself, it is not a chassis issue. The chassis is strong and well assembled. Coaches with monocoque chassis seem to be a bit stiffer but they slides are just as noisy. They are also almost non-existant anymore because the slides impact their construction. Good luck.
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