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Old 10-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #85
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That spontaneous leak happened to me, too. I know I was over extended.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:44 PM   #86
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Yep, normally I would not have, but the steering gear area is quite large, and even had it come down on the bags, there is pleanty of head/body room to be in, if it did. So I was not worried being in that place.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #87
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Just make sure you have cell phone coverage under there so you can phone a friend. and get the extended data plan so you can web surf while waiting for enough buddies to show up to lift the coach while you crawl out.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #88
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Yep, all of the above, and showed the safety watch how to start my coach so the bags pump up, since the ground sloped down, when they are full, I could slide out from the front. But it's something to think about, and contrary to popular belief, I would worry more about the air bags, than the jacks failing.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:53 AM   #89
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Air bags failing?!? Where did you hear such nonsense?



(Oh yeah, probably from hearing me complain about my old coach.... 5 times....)
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:43 PM   #90
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Just readding about the Alpine updated steering brackets. What seems to be the problem with the original ones????? I have a 1999 36 ft. Is there something I should be checking on mine????
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #91
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See Here for a full discussion. I believe there are early model bracket photos somewhere in that thread, along w/discussion on your "Type 1" bracket. Short story- your setup may (probably does) get weld cracks that should be watched, and eventually a small welding job will likely be needed to reinforce the OEM design.

If you'll be at the Quartzite, AZ rally Jan 19-25, you can get a free inspection of your bracket by a known, suspected 'engineer' with experience in said topic.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #92
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I too have had amazing service from Keith and Karen at Redlands truck. Last month while they were doing brake retrofit (master brake cylinder ) their tech powerwashed my aluminum wheels. I was polishing them and found 2 cracks in wheels, if their tech had not gone above and beyond and powerwashed I might not have found cracks that were inside of wheel. They help me find a replacement and they picked up in Ontario and brought to us and installed for me. This could have been disasterous Thank You Redlands Truck
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:13 PM   #93
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Hi, just purchased 2 weeks ago 2008 34 feds. Getting things sorted out. Ride height adjusted to spec, vibration New cv's new tires all good now. Making aqua hot work , Tap on check valves works perfect. change all filters (6) change all fluids Trans, motor, hydraulic . rebuilt air dryer both kits and filter now blows off correctly and doesn't leak. installed 8 new trojan t105's new s/s brackets. Looks cool. Now new problem steering box squeaks looks like it is moving a small amount on the huck bolts. Possible? There is not a new style upgrade steering bracket on this coach. Can someone please give me a phone number to the person that has the bracket in stock that i can purchase. I think I can handle the install myself. Thanks a lot. Mike jangaard 805 712 3227
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:45 AM   #94
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Welcome to the Alpine Family

The person who engineered the Steering Bracket Kit is Mike Flemming, know here and through out the Alpine World as Engieer Mike! Mike@flemming.cc

I wold also suggest you look at the Alpine Coach Association web site and join the club. This is where most people get updates on the tech side.

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Does anyone know where we would order this kit now?
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:50 AM   #96
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EngineerMike, Does the 2006 Alpine 40fd limited need to have the new bracket?
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:31 PM   #97
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Dennis- sorry for the delay in responding, see photo in post#50 above. If your rig has something like that installed, then you are good to go. If not then I recommend having it done or doing it yourself. I have a kit if you need it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #98
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I need to get one, Don't know how to buy one, live north or seattle
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