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 05-31-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 24
New Owner

New to the Alpine Family :-). We just bought a new 2001 38201 this weekend. It handled wonderfully compared to other Coaches we have driven. This forum was a big help in our decison between a few others. Thank you for all the information provided.
__________________

__________________
C & R 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 06-01-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
takepride's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 1,563
C & R:

Welcome to the Forum. You will find lots to read here. Don't panic if you find problems related to newer coaches as they may be unrelated to yours. Your coach is pre-Vansco but may be part of the brake recall mentioned in some posts.

When I joined, I started reading from the last thread forward. Boy, did I learn lots. Feel free to ask questions here. You might try to search out anything specific by using the "search this forum" tool at the top of the Alpine Forum's main page.

Also, you can modify your "signature" to include your model and year. That will help get the right answer sooner. See the UserCP to modify it, add an avatar (photo), etc.

For even more information, join the Alpine Coach Association (.com) for copies of old brochures, manuals, manufacturers lists, how-to's and more.

Welcome!
__________________

__________________
2003 Alpine 40FDTS (400HP)
Long Beach, CA
takepride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
C&R- Welcome to the family. Hope to see you around regularly here and at rallies by Alpine Coach Association and a local chapter near you (IIRC local chapters are listed w/links on the ACA site).
The Tech Library has a lot of info on your coach's systems. And if you need copies of the electrical schematics for your chassis, you can "PM" me by clicking on my screen name and choosing send a Private Message for details.
Don't know if you've tried the Search feature from the Alpine Forum summary page, but you can find a lot of specifics if you handle your search strings cleverly.
And you can add a "signature" to your posts w/your coach year & model, so folks w/more specific info can zero in on what might help.
Welcome again!
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 10:12 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 24
Thanks for the guidance. This is our first Motorhoome. So far it has been a great experience. We feel that we did well in choosing this Make/ Model. Thanks again.
__________________
2001 Alpine 38201 26,000 miles Banks Power w/ Ottomind, Boost/ EGT Gauges, HID Conversion, Python SmartStart w/Alarm, 3 Yorkee Copilots
C & R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 06:27 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
mythplaced's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,282
Vilkommen!
Bienvenue!
Aloha!
Koniciwa!
Shalom!
Hola!
__________________
Michael (Home base Northern CO)
USED TO HAVE; 03 Alpine 40MDTS Now RVless
http://www.tripadvisor.com/MemberPro...AA11052EA9DBB0
mythplaced is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 1,103
Talking

C&R, Make your check out for about $ 100.00 to E. Mike's cantina,c/o El Nippo Saloon, Medico. Trust me it will get to him. That will cover the first quarter dues to the Alpine Coach Assoc. Memberships are scrutinized heavily and need to be seen & discussed by all members. Might be oh 6-7 months. No probelem, just keep sending money.

Congratulations on your coach. Trust me Eng. Mike will keep it functioning. .
Devil made me do that besides Oregon Coyote told me to do it whereever he is. Long honeymoon!
__________________
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher
Ted III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 01:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tom and Patty's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,850
C&R welcome to the family.

There is a wealth of information here.

Unfortunately I am bankrupt.

Enjoy the drive
__________________
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.
Tom and Patty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 12:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Dave Fernandez's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario, CA USA
Posts: 1,294
Welcome C&R:

Welcome to IRV2 and to the wonderful world of Alpine Ownership.
__________________
Dave Fernandez
2001, 38ft FDDS, 350 ISC, Tow 2004 Yukon
http://www.alpinesocal.com
Dave Fernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
gjstacy's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 629
Welcome to the Alpine family, C&R! Yes, do consider joining ACA and a local chapter. EMike is correct that the links are on the ACA website, so just find one near where you live or in an area of the country you may be spending a lot of time traveling. In addition to what you will learn here and on the ACA website, attendance at one of our national or regional rallies is a fabulous way to learn more about your new coach. I always say, "Just open a bay door, stick your head in, and in no time 4 or 5 helpers will show up!" It's the guys' favorite pasttime.

Of course, we gals are no slouches, either! It's always fun to tour someone's coach to find out how we each organize and decorate things.

In addition to all of these organizations and resources, you might also consider joining FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association - FMCA is for motor coach and motorhome owners. Motorcoach articles, motor home blogs, motor coach advice and motorhome videos.), who hold 2 national rallies each year and publish a monthly magazine. As president of Alpine SoCal, like the ACA and other chapter presidents, I have certificates for a year's free membership in FMCA. If you are interested, just let us know here on the Forum and whichever of us is appropriate will get that to you.

Hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon at a rally!!
__________________
Gail, John & Mindy Stacy
2007 Alpine SE 40FDQS, 2011 Equinox
ACA & Alpine SoCal
gjstacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 03:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 210
To join a chapter you need to join FMCA

Gail's post wasn't quite clear. The Alpine Coach chapters are FMCA-licensed, so you have to join FMCA first. Our opinion: it's a good value.
__________________
Franklin & Dessa
2001 Alpine 34 FDDS
Tow a 2014 CR-V
F&D ABQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
gjstacy's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 629
Franklin, you are quite correct...to be a member of ACA, SoCal, NoWACA or NorCal, you must also be a member of FMCA. I should have made clear that is really step number 1. However, if any Alpine owner has not yet joined anything, they should contact an Alpine president first to take advantage of the free first year of FMCA dues for which we all have certificates.

I apologize for the confusion!

Gail
__________________
Gail, John & Mindy Stacy
2007 Alpine SE 40FDQS, 2011 Equinox
ACA & Alpine SoCal
gjstacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 12:52 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gjstacy View Post
Welcome to the Alpine family, C&R! Yes, do consider joining ACA and a local chapter. EMike is correct that the links are on the ACA website, so just find one near where you live or in an area of the country you may be spending a lot of time traveling. In addition to what you will learn here and on the ACA website, attendance at one of our national or regional rallies is a fabulous way to learn more about your new coach. I always say, "Just open a bay door, stick your head in, and in no time 4 or 5 helpers will show up!" It's the guys' favorite pasttime.

Of course, we gals are no slouches, either! It's always fun to tour someone's coach to find out how we each organize and decorate things.

In addition to all of these organizations and resources, you might also consider joining FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association - FMCA is for motor coach and motorhome owners. Motorcoach articles, motor home blogs, motor coach advice and motorhome videos.), who hold 2 national rallies each year and publish a monthly magazine. As president of Alpine SoCal, like the ACA and other chapter presidents, I have certificates for a year's free membership in FMCA. If you are interested, just let us know here on the Forum and whichever of us is appropriate will get that to you.

Hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon at a rally!!
Yes! We are very interested int joining the FMCA and the ACA. Thank you. I need all the advice possible. It's a little intimidating; but still allot of fun. Thanks again, Ryan
__________________
2001 Alpine 38201 26,000 miles Banks Power w/ Ottomind, Boost/ EGT Gauges, HID Conversion, Python SmartStart w/Alarm, 3 Yorkee Copilots
C & R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
gjstacy's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 629
Ryan,

I'm glad you are enjoying your new Alpine! Send me a PM with your contact information, and I'll ensure that the right person from ACA gets in touch with you. You can send me a PM by clicking on or hovering over my name, a drop down menu will appear, and the second item is "Send a Private Message..."

Have fun!!
__________________

__________________
Gail, John & Mindy Stacy
2007 Alpine SE 40FDQS, 2011 Equinox
ACA & Alpine SoCal
gjstacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
New Newmar Dutch Star Owner PoetryJoe Newmar Owner's Forum 14 12-02-2017 08:49 AM
Owner of Record DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 13 07-31-2010 07:10 AM
Monaco Owner Advantage (Coach Net) Ed_G Monaco Owner's Forum 1 07-22-2009 07:24 AM
Second Owner - extended warranty policy. H. Miller Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 05-01-2009 07:16 AM
Newbie RV Owner, New to 1RV2 CFOracle New Member Check-In 3 08-22-2005 12:21 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.


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