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Old 10-18-2021, 08:07 PM   #15
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Last I checked RV trader the lowest priced was $64k and the highest was $125k for an 07 and it sold
I believe the 07 was in Burin, Washington, correct? If so it was for sale for over two years and finally sold this year. I met the new owner this summer in Paso Robles.
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I believe the 07 was in Burin, Washington, correct? If so it was for sale for over two years and finally sold this year. I met the new owner this summer in Paso Robles.
That was a beautiful coach. I believe they put it on consignment before it finally sold. Somebody purchased a basically brand new Alpine.
I had discussions with the original owner, but he wouldn't budge on price or even send better pictures. Was it as nice as advertised?
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:42 PM   #18
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That was a beautiful coach. I believe they put it on consignment before it finally sold. Somebody purchased a basically brand new Alpine.
I had discussions with the original owner, but he wouldn't budge on price or even send better pictures. Was it as nice as advertised?
Actually, I never got to see the inside as the owner left sooner than I expected. However, from the outside, it looked brand new so I suspect that yes, it was as nice as advertised.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:09 PM   #19
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We sold our 2000 36 FDS a bit over a year ago. The ISC with 330 HP was plenty enough engine for a coach that would gross out at 28k. Yes the GCVW was 33k so 5000 lbs to tow. We had 110k on it when we sold it. It was sold for just north of $35k. Some windows were fogged and it was ready for tires.
I will say the 2001 has a nicer dash, but it is all plastic where ours was made out of plywood.
Very few problems in 16 years of ownership.
Alpines, like our current bus are great values. Quite possibly because WRV did not build many compared to other manufacturers.
Handling and ride cannot be beat, even by most tag axles that we test drove. The 36’ has the best wheelbase to length ratio of all the Alpine Coaches.
Stay the course and you will find a well cared for one.
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Last night I called about one on the west coast. 2000 model 36fds. Was asking 50k six weeks ago. Asking 40k now. The more we talked, the more problems revealed. Original owner, 81 years old. It's been sitting, obviously. 23k miles. Tires and brakes 2 years old. Batteries 1 year old. Has had a leak in the past in the back. Said it was repaired and some wood replaced. Didn't get deep into details on that. Said he was gonna have the whole roof sealed again. The generator, slide, and engine brake currently aren't working. He suspects mice chewed some wires. I think he said a side window was cracked. I want to say he mentioned one of the windshields were cracked, maybe. Maybe a few other small things got mentioned. Said he was gonna have all of that stuff fixed, change the oil, etc. I asked what his bottom money was for it. He said 42k once everything was fixed. 35k as it sits. It's a clean looking coach in the pics. And pretty much what I'm looking for. I'm gonna keep my eye on it, and see where the price goes over time if it doesn't sell.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...f-f8c2c56d0dc1

There's another in that area I'm gonna contact too. Also been for sale for 6 weeks. Started at 39k. Dropped to 34.5K. And dropped today to 31k. Looks pretty clean from the pics. 128k miles. Has some damage to a couple of bay doors. Not fond of the color.

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Both of them are advertised as having 275hp. Am I wrong, or didn't the 99 and 00 models come standard with 330hp, with 350hp as an option?
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If anyone is near those coaches and happens to look at them, or knows those coaches, I’d be interested to hear opinions on them.
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The 275hp 815tq was standard on the 36’. The 330hp 950tq was standard on the 38’ and 40’ and an option on the 36’. The 350hp 1050tq was an option on the 38’ and 40’.
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The 275hp 815tq was standard on the 36’. The 330hp 950tq was standard on the 38’ and 40’ and an option on the 36’. The 350hp 1050tq was an option on the 38’ and 40’.
So 330hp wasn’t standard on the 36 until 2001?
I had read a very old post on here that said it started in 99.
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So 330hp wasn’t standard on the 36 until 2001?
I had read a very old post on here that said it started in 99.
From the brochures, the 330hp engine was not standard until 2001.

The owner of the coach that needs the repairs you mentioned, may have underestimated the cost of those repairs. It may be to your advantage to let him fix those items for the $7K difference in price. However, I would caution that there could be other undisclosed or unknown issues. Even a well maintained and regularly used 20 year old coach is ripe for nagging repairs.

The one year old batteries could be toast if they’ve been sitting uncharged for the past year. It could still be a project even if the owner makes all the stated repairs. Depending on your abilities, a project may be a good choice. Previous leaks, resealing a fiberglass roof and rodent infestations would be red flags for me.
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My last coach (65 GM PD4106) was 50 years old, and probably had close to a million miles on the chassis. So I’m not going in clueless about everything. Not scared of projects either, depending on the issues at hand. Minor leaks don’t concern me, as long as no lasting major damage has been done. I’m a roofer by trade. The first thing I’ve ever done to any campers I’ve own has been to reseal everything on them. Will do the same to any coach I end up buying. I hate chasing electrical gremlins though.

I’ve been trying to find brochures and specs on the earlier models, with no luck. I’ve found them for 01, and I think 5, 6, and 7 or 8. The later models don’t interest me though.

Here’s the old post that popped up while I was searching for something on gvwr. If you’re correct about the engine choices, I’ll try harder to find one that optioned for the bigger motor. Is there an easy way to visually identify which motor is in a coach? I’m not familiar with diesels other than 2 stroke detroits.
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The VIN will identify the engine. I’ve attached a screenshot from a random manual, which deciphers the code.

Alpines have great bones. You almost can’t go wrong. I wasn’t attempting to scare you off. As far as the 275/330hp information in the old post, I believe it is inaccurate. One thing we learn as Alpine owners is that there were variations at WRV, often times within the same model year. It is possible that they eliminated the 275hp engine mid-year, after they installed the last one they had in stock. Some 2005’s have a 100 gallon fuel tank, even though the brochure states 115 gallons.
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Can anyone tell me what the ground clearance is on one when aired up? And how much drop there is when the air is dumped? I'm thinking it won't be an issue getting one up my driveway since my old bus made it. They have pretty similar wheelbases and as long as the clearance height is close, it should make it. Depending on how much it drops when the air is dumped, I might be able to fit one in my boat barn. Based on the advertised height of 11'9", it won't quite go under my door frame.


Found another one for sale last night, dirt cheap. Owner refused to answer any questions, and ended up cussing me for asking him about it, lol. Takes all kinds, I reckon...
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I agree about NADA prices. But over the years I've found them to be pretty close "most" of the time, on most things. Dealer prices are always too high. I'd prefer to buy private all the time.

I've read about the brakes wanting to stick, but don't recall seeing it was limited to certain years.

I've been trying to find brochures for different year models. If anyone has links to any, please share them.

Thanks.
Here's the sales brochure for an 01. I've never seen one for a 2000 like ours, but the specs are nearly identical.
I can add ours is advertised as 11'9" and will NOT fit inside our 12' high garage bay doors.
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