Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:05 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Follow the sound. Hee, hee, hee
__________________

__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,100
Old Fortster,

In regard to my last post, on my 2002, the flasher was on the passenger side of the coach behind the panel under the dash. With that, distance the click from the flasher couldn't be heard well by the driver, that is why I added the buzzer.

I hadn't noticed how it worked on the new coach until you asked the last question. I just looked and I can't find a flasher unit on my coach. It appears that on the coaches with the Vansco systems, the Vansco module does the flashing and there is some sort of "clicker" in the area of the speedo. When I turn on the ignition with the turn signal on, after the electrical system start up, the flasher light on the dash starts and then after about 3-4 flashes a clicking noise starts from the speedo area. I will investigate more when I get a chance. O, it would be SO nice to have some wiring diagrams!

Mike,

Since OldForester lost his click, he might have a problem doing that, so I did it for him.
__________________

__________________
Dale Gerstel
AMG GTS
Las Vegas, NV
Had: 2007 Limited SE 40fdts
dgerstel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2009, 09:53 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
I am guessing- the later model click is associated w/the "annunciator" which is the two sets of idiot lights that include the lighted arrow indicators for the turn signals. The annunciator gets signal from various inputs including ECM, but the turn-signal on Vansco Alpines switches at the SmartWheel, may run on the J1939 data line (twisted pair), and shows up on the annunciator. Somewhere between the ECM and annunciator is the VDC or vehicle data computer, which may also be involved tho I'm not sure why; I have never spotted the VDC so if you run into him- say Hi and tell him I've been looking for him..
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,792
Actually the "Follow the sound" is good advice.. With the engine OFF you may still be able to hear it.

Often it's on the main vehicle fuse block
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 12:25 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 866
Mike and Dale,

Thanks for the comments, including the annunciator. It is difficult to follow the sound when there is none. I had not thought of an annuciator. On my coach the click sounded like it came from behind the panel where the turn signal lights displayed. When I look at the Vansco panel it looks like it is connected to the turn signals.

So I may want to remove the panel where the turn signal lights are located and see if there's something behind it that causes the click.

I think I'll also email Mark Harrah and see if he can tell me where the annuciator might be and how to get a replacement.
__________________
Former Owner, 2006 36MDDS
2010 Arctic Fox 22GK Travel Trailer
2007 Toyota Tundra
OldForester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 01:26 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
blacktie.shooter's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, USA (WA, that is) the first one!
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by mythplaced View Post
And "suspicious minds"...lead to crime...

and crime leads to "Jailhouse Rock"

Wish I'd said that . . . . but would probably have to do time for it!
__________________
Ken & Carolee, 1994 36' Pace Arrow/Ford 7.5L, Mobil 1 full syn & Banks Pack. Towing a 1999 Saturn SL2 with Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain & Brake Buddy.
blacktie.shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Bill- the annunciator is the pair of light panels. I'm just guessing there may be a speaker associated w/it for alarms, and of course for metronomically keeping time w/the signals. Speaker wire may have come undone or have a break, or speaker may be dead. Just spit ballin' here.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,100
I am not sure until I can check it further, but the sound sure sounded like it was coming out of the speedo. The panel where the lights are is where I checked first. When I get a chance I will check it by listening thru a tube to trace source of the sound.
__________________
Dale Gerstel
AMG GTS
Las Vegas, NV
Had: 2007 Limited SE 40fdts
dgerstel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 07:04 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 1,103
Do you folks know that you have written 21 posts on the "click" of a turn signal!
__________________
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher
Ted III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 11:42 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 866
Ted, it's a lot of posts but it's very annoying to not have the click when you're used to driving with it. It's not easy to find where it came from when it's no longer there and you can't find a fuse-block type flasher.

Dale, thanks for looking for where your click is coming from. That sure helps to at least isolate it.

Mike, thanks for the explanation on the light panels being the annunciator.
__________________
Former Owner, 2006 36MDDS
2010 Arctic Fox 22GK Travel Trailer
2007 Toyota Tundra
OldForester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 07:26 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 1,103
Bill, in no way was I being critical of your issue. It just came off as being
very humorous. I understand your frustration with the problem and I always appreciate any and all suggestions for a solution by our members. I hope in no way did I offend you. If I did I apologize.
__________________
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher
Ted III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Posts: 563
Bill and Ted- This isn't many posts at all. Do you realize that under "Product Evaluations" there have been 124 posts about the Oxygenics Shower Head!!!!!! A shower head. Amazing! The manufacturer couldn't buy that much PR. I marvel every time I see a new post. Proves that different things are really important to each of us.
__________________
Rick Coleman
'05 Alpine 36MDDS
Rick Coleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 05:57 PM   #27
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 93
There is no flasher in my 04. Made no sound and caused one to leave signal on frequently. Seems to be all in the vansco wiring. Previous owner wired in chime from radio shack. Is more pleasant than clicks. They are right and left turn signal wires behind radio.
__________________
Richard and Cris
Durham, NC
2004 Alpine Ltd. 36 mds
Richard and Cris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 10:53 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 866
Chime from Radio Shack sounds like a good idea. When I get back to our coach's storage area I will check to see how easy it would be wire in a chime to each of the turn signal lights on the dash.

I have not heard back form Mark Harrah and assume he's on vacation or something I'll try to call him next week and see what ideas he may have as well.
__________________

__________________
Former Owner, 2006 36MDDS
2010 Arctic Fox 22GK Travel Trailer
2007 Toyota Tundra
OldForester is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Passenger side turn signal light not working Alan Taylor Damon 16 06-02-2009 01:50 PM
Turn signal problems. HELP! BuckBarker Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10 05-27-2009 03:54 PM
No Power to Left Turn Signal at Hitch tbussche Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 7 05-19-2009 03:33 PM
Turn signal and headlight "bright" indicator C&H from NorCal MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 04-02-2008 10:54 AM
Turn Signal acting weird jhirizarry Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 5 10-04-2007 07:25 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.