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Old 02-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Alpenlite 5th wheel, 29-31 Ft

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I'm considering an Alpenlite in the 29-31 foot range, with 2 slides and rear kitchen. THe Hillcrest and Valhalla models are the two I've been considering. Age would be between late 90' to early 2000's. I know that the company is no longer in business and I have been under the impression that the company built a nice unit.

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I posted this back in Jan 2010, Tried to make a reply on that thread...but because it was started in 2010...wouldn't let me post a reply.


Well two years later, I have found and bought a 2000 Valhalla 29 ft. After searching the web for that 6-8 month period...I gave up and hadn't thought much about it till several weeks ago.

As odd as life can be at times, I ended up finding it at a dealer less than 10 miles away and the orginal owner living less than 20. Its a very clean unit and after some cleaning and a good wax/polish....it should look 'almost' new.






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Very Nice, I always thought they were nice 5th wheels
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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Very nice rig. I have a 94 27sl and love it. Look on aplenliter's profile for remodel ideas. I would suggest greaseable suspension (Nick's truck parts) and use Red Max Pro 3 on finish. It will shine better than new.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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On the short list is to upgrade the Dexter suspension, which has dry bolts and standard links, to the HD E-Z flex system. Check the brakes and check/pack the bearings. As the tires look new but have a date code of 07...will be changing them out soon so the 'running and rolling' gear will be all updated.

Have a short list of need to do and a one started for upgrades and replacements. Its a never ending process owning a 'new to me' RV.


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Curious...
Why the 2nd trailer?
And it looks really good for the age.
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We bought the Alpenlite because we are 'downsizing'. We will be selling the Excel once we get the 'new to us' cleaned and ready to move into. Before the Excel, 34.5 ft, we owned a Newmar Kountry Star, single sofa slide, that was 29ft, we enjoyed the length but wanted more room. The Excel is longer than what we initally wanted but was to good a deal to pass up at the time.

The Alpenlite is what we initally wanted to upgrade to, length and two slides. Should work out very well for us.







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Now I understand. Have you cleaned/waxed the outside already, or was it that clean when you found it?
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Very nice rig. I have a 94 27sl and love it. Look on aplenliter's profile for remodel ideas. I would suggest greaseable suspension (Nick's truck parts) and use Red Max Pro 3 on finish. It will shine better than new.

Red Max Pro 3 is this a FLOOR POLISH? I am wanting to know more about this product as I too have purchased a used Alpenlite (first one I have ever owned) and in the process when it warms up to polish and detail. The front cap seems to have dulled a bit and needs some elbow grease

You mentioned Alpenlighters profile I assume they are on this site?

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Nice trailer! We purchased a 2003 Riveria with one slide in 2006. Owner only used it 3 times and kept it inside airplane hanger entire time. Wife and I love it. Enjoy.
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Red Max Pro 3 is this a FLOOR POLISH? I am wanting to know more about this product as I too have purchased a used Alpenlite (first one I have ever owned) and in the process when it warms up to polish and detail. The front cap seems to have dulled a bit and needs some elbow grease

You mentioned Alpenlighters profile I assume they are on this site?

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Look up redmax pro on this site to get ALL the details. Don't know if Alpenliter has his profile in irv2 but it is on rv.net
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Now I understand. Have you cleaned/waxed the outside already, or was it that clean when you found it?
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Only having blocks of time between work, life and getting the Excel ready to sell...I steal a moment here and there to tinker with the Alpenlite.

The end caps will need a light compound and wax, the sides will shine with a wash but applying a cleaner/wax really makes a big difference !! The only bad part on the unit is on the forward curbside shirt, which is metal and has a slight 'pushback' that should push back out once the trim is removed and straightened.

The beige shirt is dull but shines easily with a wash and cleaner wax. Just doing it should make a big difference.

Only problem now, I have several clean test spots all over the unit until I can find the time to do the whole thing.
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Red Max Pro 3 is this a FLOOR POLISH? I am wanting to know more about this product as I too have purchased a used Alpenlite (first one I have ever owned) and in the process when it warms up to polish and detail. The front cap seems to have dulled a bit and needs some elbow grease

You mentioned Alpenlighters profile I assume they are on this site?

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I've never used the Red Max on any of my units, have only used Meguiars products...mainly the one step compound and cleaner/wax for the initial phase and then use a polish and their Flagship wax for the final application.

Which unit/model do you have ?
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Try a test spot with red max. You be the judge. Beats a custom detail job where they used machine polishers 2 to 1. Several other alpenlite owners on these pages convinced me to try it. Just passing on the favor.
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We just traded a 2003 Valhalla up in Dallas that was in excellent condition. We loved the Alpenlite but wanted just a lil more room. We got a 06 Montana that has the same floor plan but is 5 ft longer. The Alpenlite was great. The fit and finish compared to the Montana does not compare. Western built one solid trailer. Also on Facebook there is an Alpenlite owners group with some knowledgeable peoples.
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