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Old 09-30-2021, 08:08 PM   #1
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In search of 36ft front door with ISL 400

I've looked at a couple Alpine coaches in the last couple weeks with no luck, pictures can be deceiving.
I'm ideally looking for a 36ft front door Alpine with ISL 400 with 2 couches under 70k.
I know prices are crazy but I can hope.

I'm looking on the usual places but an extra set of eyes would be appreciated.
feel free to text me
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:41 AM   #2
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Be patient it is out there and will be worth the wait.
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A couple of points. The ISL was an option for 2002-03. With the exception of one known 2003, those model years do not have the Vansco modules. The modules are no longer being made. The ISL was standard beginning in 2004 and in the later years had a 425hp rating. The Vansco modules were introduced in the 2004 models.

The front door models do allow for a second sofa, however the coaches typically had a recliner in that area. You may need to add a second sofa. Also, the 36’ front my door models have the narrowest entry door, at 26’.
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Great information, appreciate all the information
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A couple of points. The ISL was an option for 2002-03. With the exception of one known 2003, those model years do not have the Vansco modules. The modules are no longer being made. The ISL was standard beginning in 2004 and in the later years had a 425hp rating. The Vansco modules were introduced in the 2004 models.



The front door models do allow for a second sofa, however the coaches typically had a recliner in that area. You may need to add a second sofa. Also, the 36’ front my door models have the narrowest entry door, at 26’.


That was the only downside to our 2000…the narrow door. But we truly were never hindered by it including removing a jackknife sofa and our remodel.
36’er has the best wheelbase to length of all the Alpines.
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That was the only downside to our 2000…the narrow door. But we truly were never hindered by it including removing a jackknife sofa and our remodel.
36’er has the best wheelbase to length of all the Alpines.
I completely agree with all this.

I certainly would love to have a bigger front door but I looked this the other day for a different subject and can see that the 36 Alpine has the same wheelbase as most other manufacturers 40' coaches (Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Beaver, etc..)..... probably one of the reasons that they ride so nice for a shorter pusher
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Bought my 2000 36FDS off of RVT.com(RV Trader) and then sold my camper the same way. I liked rvt.com, can customize your searches. Bought my Alpine within 2 weeks of ad coming up and I was a newbie so good luck to you.. Went from my 1990 Ford F350 with a huge Lance camper to my Alpine 3.5 years ago and have never regretted it.
Narrow front door? Look at what you get after that!!
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I've looked at a couple Alpine coaches in the last couple weeks with no luck, pictures can be deceiving.
I'm ideally looking for a 36ft front door Alpine with ISL 400 with 2 couches under 70k.
I know prices are crazy but I can hope.

I'm looking on the usual places but an extra set of eyes would be appreciated.
feel free to text me
Cheers
Bob
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Bob, I have a 2003 Alpine 36fdds with the engine you are looking for. Although I am not interested in selling at this moment, I may be by spring. Please keep in touch if you are still looking. Larry
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Larry,
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll PM you.
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