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Old 03-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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Scared or not scared to buy ALPINE

Should I be afraid to buy a Alpine coach??? Not made since 2008. Where would I go for repair svc and or parts...? looking at 2008 40 fd.... 400 cummins.
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I bought a 2004 Alfa. I would think that's a little more uncommon. As far as parts, your chassis will really define what you get and frankly, thats pretty standard. Spartan, Freightliner and so on use similar enough parts that powertrain parts are easy to get. The rest of it on the body can be easily had from places like camping world and other rv suppliers. Part of the fun of rving is making the rv your own with your own touches and modifications. I wouldn't worry about it. With a little ingenuity anything can be fixed and repaired or upraded.
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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.
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My experience is that you will get more accurate, timely information from this forum than any of the so called experts in any of the local service shops.

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