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Old 12-30-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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Finally found it!

Hello , well I posted several months ago about getting a 2006 Alpine 34FDDS but it all fell through and have been considering other brands, Newmar and Tiffin. I actually liked the Newmar and almost got one. Then a 2008 34FDDS came available and now I own it!!! Well almost, I am going to pick it up on Jan. 6th. I have a deposit put down. It is a bute! Just what I wanted and the price was outstanding. The wait was worth it.
Now what are the things to be on the look out for on the 2008's? This thing has the 425hp Cummings! It has a lot of extras and I am really excited to be getting it. I will be retiring in 15 months and will get to put it on the road. I willl be using it on close parks around here to get used to all the things on the motor coach. I have some pictures if I can figure out how to post them. I will be asking a lot of questions when I get the coach and try to figure things out.


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Congrats. Enjoy and do post pics when you figure it out.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:49 AM   #3
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Congrats on your purchase. Hope you enjoy all your up and coming adventures. We'll be waiting for those pics. Until then I'll have some
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new coach! By chance was it the one in Newcastle, CA?
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new coach. Hope you have many happy trips.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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Hello , well I posted several months ago about getting a 2006 Alpine 34FDDS but it all fell through and have been considering other brands, Newmar and Tiffin. I actually liked the Newmar and almost got one. Then a 2008 34FDDS came available and now I own it!!! Well almost, I am going to pick it up on Jan. 6th. I have a deposit put down. It is a bute! Just what I wanted and the price was outstanding. The wait was worth it.
Now what are the things to be on the look out for on the 2008's? This thing has the 425hp Cummings! It has a lot of extras and I am really excited to be getting it. I will be retiring in 15 months and will get to put it on the road. I willl be using it on close parks around here to get used to all the things on the motor coach. I have some pictures if I can figure out how to post them. I will be asking a lot of questions when I get the coach and try to figure things out.


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Welcome to our Alpine family!! There are many Alpine experts here on this forum, and I know you will get lots of help.

There is also a national club for Alpine owners that you might want to check out at www.alpinecoachassociation.com. And, we have regional clubs that are active in several areas of the country...Southern California/Nevada, Northern California/Nevada, the Northwest and the East. If you would like information on one of these, just let us know here, and we can point you in the right direction. Attending rallies held by these clubs is also a great way to get to know your new coach better. I always say that all you need to do is open a bay, your engine compartment or your gen slide and stick your head in to attract a group of 4 to 6 guys that will be eager to help!

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Good things come to those who wait.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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No the coach is in Pensacola,Florida. I have tried to attach some pics. Hope they are viewable!
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Very impressive! Love the colors. Can't go wrong with Cummins....bullet proof. 425 awesome! Enjoy
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very nice coach,i know just how you feel,got mine about two months ago,loved looking at it at the dealership.Then a few days later they said well it's yours,never been so scared in my ho life.I mean I test drove it (around a couple of blocks)but now I had to drive this thing home 110 miles.Well scared to death but that went ok,got it home,played with buttons for three days(that was great,did''nt have to drive it).Then the first week of November we took our first trip.It was about 400 miles,thats all it took,now I cant wait to drive it.You will love yours.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #11
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I am sure you will love it. We love ours.

I also want to second what Gail said above. ACA and the regional Alpine clubs are a great way to meet fellow Alpine owners and gets lots of advice on issues with the coach as well as lots of ideas of where to go with it! It is a great group of people.
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Congratulations and what a beautiful coach. We purchased ours Sept. 2012 and have been learning all of the systems at the same time enjoying the coach as well. You will find this site to be a great resource of information and the people ever so helpful in any issues and questions.
Happy New Year !
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Congrats.. we love ours which is just like yours except diff color.. I suggest an extended warranty and a towing policy also.. or put money in a side account . You will enjoy talking to Engineer Mike if you have problems.. He is a valuable man in our club. We added MSD shades installed by Redlands Truck and RV to ours and love them. Mel and Lorene
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Congrats.. we love ours which is just like yours except diff color.. I suggest an extended warranty and a towing policy also.. or put money in a side account . You will enjoy talking to Engineer Mike if you have problems.. He is a valuable man in our club. We added MSD shades installed by Redlands Truck and RV to ours and love them. Mel and Lorene
Hello Mel an Lorene, I have to ask why you reccommend the extended warranty? Have you had problems with yours ? If so I would be very curious as to what they were so I can be prepared. I understand the towing cause stuff happens and I have the Good Sam's roadside assistance. I have heard it may not be the best but I got the insurance through Good Sam's and it was easy to get the roadside plan. I would like any input on any other plan that is recommended. I am new to this and I appreciate advice and sometimes heed it! Yes I have been reading this forum for several months and have seen Engineer Mikes posts and his help with problems and I am sure he and I will be talking alot!! I have to get the Rv first to ask an intelligent question.

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