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Old 08-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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My two friends, lets just call them Ron and Jim, both have 2001 34ft Alpine coaches. Im tired of bringing up the rear on long grades in my old gas rig. Can anyone please tell me that if I buy a new 2006 34ft Alpine, will I be able to blow their doors off on our race to be first to the top of the hill?
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My two friends, lets just call them Ron and Jim, both have 2001 34ft Alpine coaches. Im tired of bringing up the rear on long grades in my old gas rig. Can anyone please tell me that if I buy a new 2006 34ft Alpine, will I be able to blow their doors off on our race to be first to the top of the hill?
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:23 PM   #3
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Most assuredly.

But that is not the only reason to buy a new Alpine. It's chasing that BMW through Yosemite

But watch out for Bob and his new Essex
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Old 08-14-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Tom and Sammie,

Funny thing. I just took my 2006 34ft Alpine through Yosemite last week. Plenty of power, although I was tested on that big pull off US395 when you first head West on CA120. Still, I had to wait a lot on our friends in their 2006 Discovery. The hills on CA49 South of Groveland were a lot of fun for me, too, but my friend said he missed most of the views....seems he had his hands and eyes pretty busy. Geeze, driving this thing is fun.
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Terry,

Patty and I have driven Tioga Pass twice in our Alpine. It is a great climb with wonderful views. It is a drive no one should miss, and Tuolumne Meadows, we think, is the prettiest part of Yosemite.

It is a bit more exciting going down that 8 mile 8% grade .
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I've got the 36' x 400ISL. I don't hot rod it much, but the road from the freeway to the Aguanga park where we had the FMCA pre-rally last spring has a nice twisty part where the locals scream along. I didn't slow them down much, tho I did hear some, er, feedback from the better half. I think the good handling & ride encourage occasional excesses in the vicinity of the throttle.
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Patty is pretty quiet until the items in the cupboards start moving around. Then she tells me to back it down. I've hit some corners pretty hot, all by accident of course, I try not to drive it like a sports car. It surprises me how well the Alpine reacts to more steering angle input .

Of course if I had 400 and 1250........
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Not knowing the st reets you are referring to, but the Alpine will just clean their clocks.
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See that pasted on road? That's Highway 120 into Yosemite coming up from CA US 395.
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Tom & Patty,
Tom, think of the blast you could have if you started up the GT and let it push along with the 400??
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