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Old 08-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Rare export model Alpine

On page 33 (top right) of the FMCA (August 2011) magazine is a photo of the rare export model Alpine with Right-hand steering and the door on the left. For export to the UK or Japan?
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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good eye!
Maybe for shipment to Malta.

Probably equipped with double overdrive reverse allison transmission.

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OR...............maybe for a mailman. lol lol
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Actually they are sold in Australia and New Zealand as well ! RV's are widely used down Under.
It is common in Australia for Retiree's to spend a Year or Two travelling around Their Huge Continent while deciding where They really want to live out the "Golden Years"
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Rob your saying they sell Alpine's in Australia and New Zealand ??
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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I was referring to Right Hand Drive RV's in general! I can't say that I ever saw an Alpine Brand there but then again I wasn't really looking at specific makes and models! It would make sense that they do as that is a Huge Market for RV's!

I was last in Australia about 11 Years ago. We Rented a Sprinter based Class B. It was pretty bare bones but very nicely finished!

There were quite a few American Imports with converted Right Hand Drive. Most were brought in by the Owners themselves at that time.

There were several Locally produced units , mostly "C" class on Hino and Mitsubishi Style Cab Forward Chassis.

The Coachman. Jayco and Winnebago Brands are common there although I understand that the Winnies are Not Related to Winnebago of America!
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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Rob, Since this is an Alpine specific section. I thought you were referring to Alpines. The whole point of the post was with the fact that an Alpine was built for export and it probably was the only one. Good info tho. Glad some of our MH's are making it overseas.
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Well, I hate to put a damper on this discussion but I suspect that the graphics designer that prepared this ad flipped the image. I guess it was considered more appealing with the RV's facing to the center of the ad.
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You have noticed that my IRV2 name is my last name "flipped"? Check out my license plates (Alpine & toad) if we meet up at Quartzsite/rallies/etc.
Now, let me get my tongue out of my cheek. Matt
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