So far as I know, there has never been an Alpine sidelined for lack of support. We have the Alpine Coach Assoc. Tech Library
& we have this board w/many very knowledgeable DIY'ers.
I remember an Alpiner whose rear end gearing started howling due to excessive wear, their axle tag had been damaged & the shop couldn't read it. Took 48hrs to thru these networks to confirm the correct part# & they could order parts. This Forum works weekends, as do the ACA call tree lines, which is a big advantage over waiting around for factory support. Not to say its better on all counts, but it certainly has been better on many.