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Old 12-16-2019, 06:29 AM   #561
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Hello new to RVs and Alpine coaches. Not sure if the Alpine section has an intro page to itself.

Background: 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 (starting 2012) 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!

New chapter, The amazing Alpine: 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. It does have many, many options so that's a bonus. 4 slides and an office layout vs dinette, which appears very unusual, but perfect for my use! I'll be keeping it in the Dallas area for now vs Alaska.

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

Peak Chassis, Alpine Coach

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:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...URt54KHT0ABgIQ FjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3O1QaGHE7n4TDTea6ARfTQ
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Copper River salmon was primary when I had a choice of baseslk oipoting for ANC. Thus, I've driven past your lodge quite a few times and think I recall dining there at least once, enroute to dip-netting.


As a relatively newcomer here, after our purchase of our '07 about 18 months ago, the learning curve has been steep with some cost$. Overall, I think the build quality and features of WRV are very good, especially seeing 1) the zeal of supportive owners here (and in person), 2) the willingness of same to keep upgrading their coaches and 3) continued availability and support of many vendors.


I have devices and vehicles that have much less support, even if they're only 5 years old, much less beyond 10! Surely, if you need support from fellow owners before you move the Alpine to TX, you will find them here, whether positive referrals for needed repairs or other advice.


A great tip I received concerned searching a topic. Including 'f104' in the site search above, along with your search term, restricts hits to Alpine. It's unlikely obstacle you'll encounter is new to this bunch! Also helpful is to include the year/model in your signature which encourages supportive replies.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:08 PM   #563
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Spotted a mostly white coach on the SB I-5 near Sutherlin, OR this morning around 10am. Had a grey pickup toad with a motorcycle in the bed.

We were headed to Junction City in the Jeep to pick up the coach from Amazing Creations.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:33 AM   #564
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Does this count?
Can We Take Our Dogs on a Cross-Country RV Trip?

Not 100% sure it's an Alpine
It looks like one to me except for the front turn indicators.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:56 PM   #565
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Hayduke.
This looks like the Alpine that was on the cover of Motorhome Magazine a few years ago.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:52 PM   #566
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This looks like the Alpine that was on the cover of Motorhome Magazine a few years ago.
Thanks

I'm new to all things RV. I'm just happy I could recognize one.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:17 AM   #567
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Spotted an Alpine (don’t know the year) sitting at the Parker, AZ Jack-in-the-Box yesterday around mid- morning. We were in the SUV, not our coach.

Saw a few on our way home through Quartzsite as well - I assume they were at the rally.

We have a place on the Parker strip and were out for a long weekend...
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:32 AM   #568
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I finally saw another Alpine "in the wild". Sort of...

Good times
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:13 PM   #569
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I finally saw another Alpine "in the wild". Sort of...



Good times


More pics of spotted Alpines at DRR.
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I think that was a whole gaggle of Alpines!
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Spotted an Alpine on Nipton road on the Nevada side close to Searchlight on Saturday 2/29/2000 as we were in our jeep headed for an off-road excursion.
Not sure of the size, but I’m guessing it was between a 2004 -2006
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First sighting out in the wild.


There IS an Alpine parked behind us at the picnic area on I-20 Eastbound outside Midland, TX.

We just rolled in kind of late, so not sure who they are... yet. Hoping to catch them before they leave in the AM.
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I slept too late. Our Alpine neighbors had already departed when I went to say hello.

If you read this, safe travels.
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