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Old 12-16-2019, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hello new to RV world Alaska & Texas

Hello, I'm from Cincinnati originally, BSME The Ohio State University, worked at Dow Corning during college, Caterpillar in Peoria, Factory Mutual in Dallas, and now own historic Gwin's Lodge, Central Kenai Peninsula Alaska. Gwin's is an original Alaskan Roadhouse restaurant, pre-statehood. It's in Cooper Landing, about a mile from where the Russian River runs into the Kenai River. We also have a store, 17 rental cabins and an event pavilion. Also about 12 primitive RV/tent camping slots. Some of you may have visited at some point if you've ever driven to Homer. We're the "wide spot in the road" at milepost 52! Actually the road is narrow, windy and dangerous in Cooper Landing. They are just starting the "highway bypass" of CL. It has been studied since the 1970s! Studied over and over and over despite being high priority Federal job. Lots of expenses but never a product. Government at work! Anyhow that will likely hurt our business, but it will nice not having the commercial trucks flying through. So I've been slowly fixing the Gwin's Lodge up since 2012. Just getting a life back so this Alpine is a fun diversion!

Picking up a loaded 2006 Alpine FDQ 40 Tuesday in West Palm Beach Florida. Fantastic condition. Needs on slide rain guard replaced. Washer/Dryer is missing.

Impressive engineering! Wow reviews say it handles like a SUV vs bus. Class 8 chassis construction engineered low to ground center of gravity.

http://www.rversonline.org/ArtPeakChassis.html

Walls are vacuum formed aluminum SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels). 2" foam walls, 2.25" floor and 5.25" ceiling. Mounting area on roof so no antenna/ accessory holes in roof. Has most options discussed. Not sure on dishwasher. Looks to be below oven if there. Hydronic heating and separate "garage " temperature settings.

2006 product line brochure:

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Old 12-16-2019, 07:58 AM   #2
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It's awesome that you're living your dream. Sounds like you've been working hard and deserve a break. Enjoy your new RV.

p.s. I almost stopped at " The..... ". GO Blue! (maybe some day it will be a rivalry again.)
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Old 12-16-2019, 08:32 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new Alpine. Sounds like a great coach! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:32 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up.

I drove out to Homer many years ago when my wife was working for the sate at the time interfacing the Alaskan government onto the internet. Like i said may years ago. I as well almost took a job in Wasilla a few years before that. Beautiful country.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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