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Old 04-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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Do not foget to check for a loose spoiler.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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I don't believe any Alpine mid-doors have king beds

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Janet&Sid View Post
Do not foget to check for a loose spoiler.
Having almost joined the lost spoiler club years ago, I second that. But it is fixable if you catch it before it flies away. Don't let that scare you away. Earlier years might not have that problem.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:11 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone, it's all the little things that add up. Also looking at a 06 36' MDDS and a 05 36' looks like the only difference is where they placed the door.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #19
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I am quite happy with my "early" (built in late 02) 03 40MDTS
Bought on e-bay for a bargain price in Mar 09 (7 years old and all bugs worked out)
  • Replaced Batteries, tires, fluids, and engine rubber, (hoses &belts) on arrival home (good practice IMO)
  • Refrigerator compressor replacement (Amanna)
  • Lift pump replacement (Cummins)
  • Cracked manifold (Cummins)
  • Leaking HWH hose over engine (Alpine and HWH issue)
  • Sink fell out (Alpine issue)
  • No brake problems (03 built between the old ZOPS and the adjustable pedals)
  • No steering box issues
  • No rear axle bolt issues
  • No gen set electrical issues
  • No U-joints failing
  • Yep, going down the road I had an AC shroud disappear (ez replacement,not Alpine)
  • No slides misaligned.
  • No radiator issues

Not too bad for a 10 yr old coach

Yep, I would buy another.....2003
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #20
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Hear! Hear!


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