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Old 01-03-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Newcomer here. I have a 2000 Alpine Coach 38'. She is winterized here in New Mexico and leaning heavily to the opposite side of the slide outs.

Anyone know what could cause this?

Should I store her on the hydraulic jacks???

Also, I have a periodic electrical interruption when plugged into 50 amp and also with the gen set on. One side of the coach (sink side) goes dead while the other side is live. Eventually electricity comes back on. I'm stumped.

Any info is much appreciated.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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Hello Ken & Lucy:

Welcome to IRV2 and the Alpine Owners Forum. If you parked the Alpine and did not dump the air, the air bags on the passenger side probably lost air pressure first and thatís why it is leaning to one side. Yes you could have stored the coach with the jacks down, or you could have dumped the air on all of the air bags when you store it.

As for the loss of electrical power on the Passenger side (Kitchen side on a 38ft) it is probably the Inverter. I had the same problem several years ago and it was the inverter not switching properly all of the time.

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Old 01-04-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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Thanks Dave.

Can you tell me how to dump the air bags. My model is (Model M-38 FDDS (350) 2SLD L - Limited Edition). I'll take a look today and give it a try.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:17 AM   #4
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Turn on the HWH leveling system an push the Dump button.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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Lots of good info here:

Alpine Coach - Technical Information
2001 34' Alpine Coach
2008 Jeep Rubicon or 2012 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat towds
or a couple of different trailers
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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Your ride height could be out of adjustment. That could be the reason you are loosing air pressure during storage. Worked for me, had exactly the same problem
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:28 AM   #7
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Thanks all for the great info. I'll be getting to it at once.

Much appreciated!

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