I run the equalizing cycle on a monthly basis, unless I forget, which is often. All I do is switch off both the dis-connects, one in the battery compartment, and the other in the door well. In addition I make sure the water level is up on all cells, and leave the caps open for expansion. It takes six to eight hours for it to go through the entire cycle. I notice that after doing this I am able to maintain the the entire coach for almost twenty four hours without having to start up the gen set. I never read the book, but this procedure was related to me by another Alpine owner, and I have used it for two years wihtout any problems. Hope this is of help.
Take care...... and you should make the Borrego Springs rally.
Walt / Julie Darden
2004 Alpine 40FDTS