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Old 01-12-2006, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi All

I am considering purchasing either a Winne Horizon
or Alpine.
One question (of many) - is there a light on the back of the Alpine for hooking up / unhooking a toad at night?

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Old 01-12-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hi All

I am considering purchasing either a Winne Horizon
or Alpine.
One question (of many) - is there a light on the back of the Alpine for hooking up / unhooking a toad at night?

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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Hello & Welcome Rick:

Alpine does not have an independent light (work Light) in the rear. When I am connecting my Toad I just leave on the parking lights and they provide enough lighting to connect the Toad. I also leave the engine running on the toad until it is connected so I can place the transfer case into neutral after it is connected. The day time running lights are also on when the toad is running and they provide light.

If you test drive both you'll find that that the Alpine is a much better handling coach. I would also suggest you tour both factories before you decide. I personally think the Alpine is a better coach.

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Old 01-12-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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Rick, I agree with Dave. All you need to do is test drive them both. I believe that will make the decision for you hands down in favor of the Alpine. We have owned other brands and our feelings are that you could probably spend $1,000,000 and not drive a better coach. We are very happy with our new Apex. To us it is apples and oranges.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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Lyle & Cath, When do we get to see pictures of the Apex?????

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Old 01-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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Ted if you are coming to Quartzsite you can see it in person. If not let me know and I will either post some or email you some.

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Lyle & Cath, Unfortunately we will not be at Quartzsite so I would very much appreciate if you would e mail or post some pictures. As of the current date how is the Apex treating you?

Thank you for your offer.
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:59 PM   #8
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Rick,

I agree with Dave on the superiority of the Alpine drive and I ride. I toured both factories, and after seeing the difference in facility and process I bought an Alpine.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sully:
Rick,

I agree with Dave on the superiority of the Alpine drive and I ride. I toured both factories, and after seeing the difference in facility and process I bought an Alpine.

Sully </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the input Dave, Lyle & Cath, & Sully

Those who have had other RVs in the past - how do the maintenance / problems compare - Alpine vs. Others?
I've had class Cs since 78 and know there are no trouble free RVs.

Also what kind of 'toad protection' from road debris do you use?

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I think you will find that all coaches have their issues/problems. In general, I have fewer troubles with my Alpine than I had with my previous Fleetwood albeit a major issue with water leaks on the Alpine.

Even with a significant problem such as mine, I am still a fan of the Alpine Coach! Any manufacturer will have issues, some significant. It is how the manufacturer conducts business after the sale and the issues surface that is also very important. With WRV, even though I have a significant issue, the response from the dealer and the factory has been fantastic! WRV takes my satisfaction with my coach very seriously and has been working diligently to ensure I have a properly performing coach (no more leaks) that I can enjoy in the near term.

I am very pleased with the value for the dollar in the coach, and as has been said before, this is one great handling coach!
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There is a light in the bay where you ck the oil that pulls out.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:47 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bob Kapp:
There is a light in the bay where you ck the oil that pulls out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Bob!

Did anyone else think of that one?
Will the light adequately illuminate the hitch area?

I did a 'test drive' of a 36MDDS Sunday. OMG - That is one 'driving machine'! I still can't believe going uphill starting at 45 mph on 6+ % the coach accellerated to 65 even Upshifted and kept accelerating.
I didn't want to leave the drivers seat! The most comfortable and relaxed driving I've done in an RV! = Almost totally stress free! WOW!

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I haven't hooked up at night, but I doubt the light from the compartment would be enough. But I agree with Dave's earlier comment, I would just use the toad lights. It does not take that long to hook up.

NOW you know why most of us are so defensive about our coaches! Leaks and stuff can be fixed. Handling woes on other coaches often can't be fixed.
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