Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2020, 08:22 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 681
Bob,

Sounds stupid but, are you sure you held the start button long enough? Sometimes mine seems like it's taking forever.

Terry
__________________
2005 Alpine
40 FDTS
Alpine Coach........That's how Jaguar would've done it!
Terry W is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-17-2020, 02:47 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 4
Thank you. I will repost.
Alpine Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 05:22 PM   #17
Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Farmville, NC
Posts: 33
Got a question about the window valance. I have a 2006 34FDDS Alpine Select. We removed all the valances and replaced with roller blinds ( the adhesive in the bathroom was a nightmare but we were already painting and repairing walls). Our only problem was the wooden box around the small window in the bedroom. We wanted to remove it but can’t figure out how it’s attached. Anyone have experience with that?!?

Kristi and Dwayne
2006 34 FDDS Alpine Select
2012 Mini Cooper Convertible
kbenfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 09:33 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Jim A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbenfield View Post
Got a question about the window valance. I have a 2006 34FDDS Alpine Select. We removed all the valances and replaced with roller blinds ( the adhesive in the bathroom was a nightmare but we were already painting and repairing walls). Our only problem was the wooden box around the small window in the bedroom. We wanted to remove it but canít figure out how itís attached. Anyone have experience with that?!?

Kristi and Dwayne
2006 34 FDDS Alpine Select
2012 Mini Cooper Convertible
My '04 had two screws on the bottom flange into the wall. You can see those. But once I removed the existing blind I found two screws going up into apparently a block mounted above the box. (Through the block into the top of the valance box.) But once I removed them, mine still didn't come loose, so I decided to leave it alone. I suspected it was glued, and after my experience with the bathroom valance I didn't want to mess with it. I mounted the roller shade with the valance box in place.

I mounted the new shade to a plywood strip, and then screwed that to the top of the box.
__________________
Jim A
'04 Alpine Coach 36' MDDS
Jim A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2021, 09:28 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Ljwt330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Capistrano Beach, California
Posts: 3,342
Had the same issue with my 2004 bedroom window box as Jim A. Agree that it is probably glued, much like the bathroom valance. Left it intact and installed new shade over the box.
__________________
Larry, Eileen, and Finley
2004 Alpine 36FDDS
Third motor home, first Alpine, no need for another.
Ljwt330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2021, 06:58 PM   #20
Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Farmville, NC
Posts: 33
Ugh...Guess weíll deal with the box! Thanks guys!
kbenfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 02:45 PM   #21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 3,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbenfield View Post
Ugh...Guess weíll deal with the box! Thanks guys!
We liked the box enough to put one on all the windows.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	60E3771C-5273-43D3-B36A-0C865143AF62.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	330.3 KB
ID:	315127  
RVPioneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 02:43 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Brianna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Brookfield,WI
Posts: 593
Pioneer, that looks very elegant. Nice job!

The glued-on valance blocks will come off. It's the same adhesive that holds the wall mirrors on.

Just find a spot where you can start a wood shim under the block. Then wait. The adhesive is flexible and will adjust to the new angle you created. Then you can drive the shim further and perhaps add another one. Be patient. Once you have a little air gap, hit it with a hair dryer. Then shim a little further.
To avoid damage to the wallpaper you will need to go slowly. This method might take days.

If you do end up with wallpaper damage, it's not the end of the world. Just degrease, fill holes, sand, prime, paint. Your rv will seem brighter, fresher and newer. It's a small space. One gallon will do the entire coach.
__________________
Brianna
2000 Alpine Coach 36 FDS
Wisconsin
Brianna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2021, 08:43 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 468
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Pioneer, that looks very elegant. Nice job!
Agreed. Very clean and simple look.
Kid Gloves is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wind, window



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window Valance Removal; 37' TropiCal michguy National RV Owner's Forum 6 06-03-2013 08:01 PM
Bounder: Removing Window Valance novi2some Fleetwood Owner's Forum 8 03-08-2013 11:17 AM
Bounder: Window valance Elkhartjim Fleetwood Owner's Forum 14 01-19-2011 11:54 AM
Window Valance stearn Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 20 02-15-2010 04:43 PM
Window Valance Reupholster KIX Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 09-16-2007 02:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.