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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-12-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Good Sam ERS

It's just the "Mind Over Matter Principle." They don't mind and you don't matter!:nonono:
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,145
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Hi rockintom, It must be YOU! For me, this...

Hi rockintom,

It must be YOU! For me, this is still the slowest loading of all sites that I visit; so much slower, that I almost never visit irV2.com anymore. Previously, under eve community,...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Dave's advice is great! However, since I have a...

Dave's advice is great! However, since I have a 2000 38' Alpine, I wonder too if you are still on the original batteries. Mine were original until about mid-2007, then they just gave up the ghost. ...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 05-03-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,145
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Because of the negative comments on IE8 on CNet,...

Because of the negative comments on IE8 on CNet, I have been reluctant to upgrade from IE7. I find that the new site is slow as molasses compared to the old software. Is there any movement by the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-25-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Parts Source

Hi Basil,

Thanks for this information! I've been away from irV2.com and the Alpine Forum for a while now. Hoping to keep more up to date as time goes on.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-25-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,134
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Hi jjwinters, You don't say where in Oregon you...

Hi jjwinters,
You don't say where in Oregon you are located, but if you can get the coach down to Guaranty RV in Junction City, those folks know lots about Alpine coaches. We had several...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-03-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I wanted to get rid of the clear glass shower...

I wanted to get rid of the clear glass shower door, so I drove the coach down to a local glass company. They removed the shower door, installed a new textured tempered glass and reinstalled the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-16-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Hi Ed, Thanks for the information. When we...

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the information. When we were at Camp WRV in November 2006, I asked about the hinges - no comprendo! The left hinge was listing badly at that time, but finally broke recently. ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-15-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Hi John and Mary, Yes, I'm pretty sure WRV...

Hi John and Mary,

Yes, I'm pretty sure WRV must have built the coaches around some of these items. Starting with the chasis and up, it would be fairly easy to position some of these obscure...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-13-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gary M. Smith
After seeing so many hits w/o any suggestions, I...

After seeing so many hits w/o any suggestions, I went out this morning and removed the door and the broken hinge. I fabricated an aluminum doubler for the area that was "torn out" on the hinge...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-12-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I have a 2000 38' coach, with the HWH/Generator...

I have a 2000 38' coach, with the HWH/Generator slide control door in the lower center of the console. The left side articulating-pivoting hinge has broken. Do any of you have any leads on where I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-12-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I have a 2000 38' coach, with the HWH/Generator...

I have a 2000 38' coach, with the HWH/Generator slide control door in the lower center of the console. The left side articulating-pivoting hinge has broken. Do any of you have any leads on where I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Forest, It sounds like you are running into...

Forest,

It sounds like you are running into the failure of your proposed employer to observe the proverbial principle of the 7P's.

Good Luck!
Forum: RV Industry Press 02-06-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By Gary M. Smith
The tenor of this press release seems to bode...

The tenor of this press release seems to bode well for WRV. Let us all hope that Ron will be successful in his statement: "I develop teams that not only meet the expectations of our customers, but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,116
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Thanks Brenda, Very well Said!

Thanks Brenda,
Very well Said!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-31-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Likewise, we want to wish all our fellow Alpine...

Likewise, we want to wish all our fellow Alpine owners a very Happy New Year! We have learned a lot from reading the forum. Good traveling and good postings in the new year!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Gary M. Smith
The greatest carpet cleaner we've ever found is...

The greatest carpet cleaner we've ever found is FOLEX Instant Carpet Spot Remover made by Folex Company, Spring Valley, CA 91976; www.folex.net (http://www.folex.net). It's available at lots of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Tom and Patty, Thanks for the input. I had...

Tom and Patty,
Thanks for the input. I had weighed several times when I had an Alpenlite & F350 crew cab diesel, but have never weighed the coach. I was unaware that the scales could distinguish...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-20-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Tom and Patty, No data here, but I wondered...

Tom and Patty,

No data here, but I wondered where you took your coach to get the individual weights? I'm interested to see if I could find a place in SoCal.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-03-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Most likely the flowrate will be limited by the...

Most likely the flowrate will be limited by the size of pressure regulator you choose to protect your hose and the RV plumbing from high water pressure in some RV Parks. I use a Camping World...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-31-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Lindenberg, My best guess would be that you can...

Lindenberg,
My best guess would be that you can buy the insulation from a truck parts supplier; maybe even Lowes or Home Depot. A call to WRV should determine the type and thickness, or take an old...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-31-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Danny, We were there in November 2006 and could...

Danny,
We were there in November 2006 and could see there was a fair amount of unfinished real estate at Camp WRV. I hope WRV will soon put in an open WiFi network. It not only would be convenient...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-29-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By Gary M. Smith
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Danny

During my last camp out at camp WRV...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-22-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I'm not the foremost authority on Alpines, but I...

I'm not the foremost authority on Alpines, but I believe 1998 is the first year. Check the Classifieds on this irV2 site; there are three Alpines listed.
There is a 2001 36 FDDS. We have a 2000...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-12-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,664
Posted By Gary M. Smith
a) Model year-2000 b) Model-38FDDS c)...

a) Model year-2000
b) Model-38FDDS
c) VIN-74100
d) Miles on vehicle-~58,000
e) Pedal type (hanging, adjustable, through-the-floor, etc.)- through-the-floor
f) Perceived problem/issue-none/none...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-12-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Very likely, what you are hearing is the air...

Very likely, what you are hearing is the air bleedoff from the 'ride-height' adjustment. When you are level, recheck to see if the "leak" is gone. If not, you may need to check for a real leak or...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-08-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By Gary M. Smith
When I asked for paints from WRV, I was told that...

When I asked for paints from WRV, I was told that DOT regulations prevented them from shipping them.

After getting the paint codes, Amack's RV in Woodland, CA got a pint of each for me from their...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-03-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By Gary M. Smith
extg1, This is one issue(s) where hopefully...

extg1,
This is one issue(s) where hopefully Engineer Mike, Vagobondman or a newer coach owner will jump in with some cogent information. My coach is too old for me to comment on the modern issues....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-26-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By Gary M. Smith
shejake, Jeff S. has the only plausible...

shejake,
Jeff S. has the only plausible explanation; i.e., city water leaking backward through the 12 vdc pump and filling (and overfilling) the onboard water tank. Your pump check valve is suspect.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By Gary M. Smith
shejake, I don't know what year coach you have,...

shejake,
I don't know what year coach you have, but on our 2000, on the services bay wall, there is a clearly marked handle to switch the selector valve between city water and tank fill. On mine it...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-18-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By Gary M. Smith
We also experienced the 'jacks down' indication...

We also experienced the 'jacks down' indication while driving. After stopping and checking several times, I usually found it was the left side jack nearest the engine which had extended ~1.5", maybe...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-16-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Tom, It's a good thing to read a positive...

Tom,
It's a good thing to read a positive report about your experience! This ol' world seems to only run on the negative aspect of news anymore, so I really appreciate your positive input.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-12-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,561
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Justin, with a coach and a 34' enclosed trailer...

Justin, with a coach and a 34' enclosed trailer (I assume a car and equipment inside), you probably are running pretty darn heavy. A call to Gale Banks Engineering might net you some information on...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-02-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Great news!!!! With all I've seen on The Weather...

Great news!!!! With all I've seen on The Weather Channel a slow drizzle should really help with all the fires in the southeast. Keep us posted.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-02-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Our 2000 had a couple of dash air system leaks...

Our 2000 had a couple of dash air system leaks above the generator in the slideout area. Local shop fixed leaks, evacuated and re-filled system. Now works fine. Does your '99 have push A/C "on /...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 06-02-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Wow! I never looked so "swave" and "de-bone-er"...

Wow! I never looked so "swave" and "de-bone-er" in my other pictures!

Great site; keep up the good work. We all need a laugh or two.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-26-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,430
Posted By Gary M. Smith
John&Mona, The 2007 Motorhome Magazine Dinghy...

John&Mona,
The 2007 Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guide does not list any version of the Mini Cooper as flat towable. I'd be very leary of what the dealer says. GaryKD is right - read the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-20-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I recently received a postcard from Rich Ellis of...

I recently received a postcard from Rich Ellis of Guaranty in Junction City, OR. Purpose was to advertise large inventory of Alpine coaches.

Since we will be making our NW trek in a couple of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-19-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,889
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Something like the TV commercials: Cost to WRV...

Something like the TV commercials:
Cost to WRV for standard HWH hose(s) - $1X
Cost to WRV for aerospace quality hoses - $2X to $3X
Added total cost on a coach - minimal
Peace of mind - Priceless!
Forum: Just Conversation 05-17-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Here is an excerpt from Thomas Sowell's column of...

Here is an excerpt from Thomas Sowell's column of Thursday, May 3, 2007:

A reader sent the following message, quoting his nephew: "Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented worker' is like calling...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-14-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By Gary M. Smith
I agree with Paul. The Samoa Cookhouse is not to...

I agree with Paul. The Samoa Cookhouse is not to be missed! You will love the family-style meals and meet some great people. There are RV parks and State Beaches scatered all along your route.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-14-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,190
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Joel, I noticed that you were careful to...

Joel,
I noticed that you were careful to blackout the Utah license plate number. Where did you discover this fine example of "'merican engineuity" (by Terbie)? I'd love to see it truckin' on down...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,014
Posted By Gary M. Smith
JRP, Thank you for your lucid explanation on...

JRP,
Thank you for your lucid explanation on this subject!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-12-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Buddy and Beverly, Go to Find&gt;Advanced...

Buddy and Beverly,
Go to Find&gt;Advanced Search and type in 'shades, string, fraying' in the "with at least one of the words" bar; Search by: All Forums. I did this and came up with numerous topics...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By Gary M. Smith
If you check the classifieds on this site, you...

If you check the classifieds on this site, you will see a variety of pre-owned DPs that meet your criteria. I'm partial to my Alpine because of its ride and quality. Someone quotes "nothing rides...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-06-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,605
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Andy, Have you called the California State...

Andy,

Have you called the California State Bureau of Automotive Repair; 1-800-952-5210? They might be able to help you get McMahon's attention!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-06-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Gary M. Smith
We like the Woody Mountain Campground in western...

We like the Woody Mountain Campground in western edge of Flagstaff. Higher elevation, cooler, wooded, and close to Sedona, South Rim of Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, etc. Good central location to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Gary M. Smith
Sounds too complicated for me! Maybe...

Sounds too complicated for me! Maybe EngineerMike will read this post and give you a helpful suggestion.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,889
Posted By Gary M. Smith
TerryM, It's tough to stomach that someone at...

TerryM,
It's tough to stomach that someone at WRV / HWH has not been on top of all the thread entries about blown hydraulic hoses! It would seem that WRV and HWH would have a vested interest in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-27-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By Gary M. Smith
This is a good time to sign in on GoodSam.com and...

This is a good time to sign in on GoodSam.com and use the "trip routing service." You can personalize it with all sorts of things to see and do and the service is pretty darn good!
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