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  1. Sideshow
    04-10-2022 03:37 PM
    Thanks for the great tips, I’ll take a look at those items. The plan is to look at it Friday and if it looks good to me I’ll have a professional inspection done with fluid samples.

    The RV is from an IRV2 Alpine forum member, Larry “lrblansing1”, with 95K miles, driven regularly with good maintenance.
    I’ll keep you posted
  2. Sideshow
    04-10-2022 12:56 PM
    Old Scout,
    I see you post quite a bit on the Alpine forum and used to own a 2003 Alpine. Iíve been on the search for a 36 front door alpine for a while and looking at a 2003 36FD ISL next Friday.
    Anything specific to the 2003 version I should keep an eye out for? The owner says the dash AC doesnít work, Iíve seen several of your post about the wax ring and issues you had with AC, frustrating. Any other issues come to mind?

    I see youíve moved to a foretravel, those are amazing rigs. The woodwork inside is like walking into a classic ship.
  3. Mexico2012
    Thanks again for your response concerning adding hyd oil the tank.
    With the front slide in and jacks up will show more oil in the hyd tank compared to slide in and jacks down. So, with my tank oil level low is what created the grinding noise,
    All is good now!!
  4. lavamanz
    10-07-2018 06:10 PM
    my 1999 Itasca Sunflyer diesel with Allison Md-3060 push button display acted up as we were pulling in to a cg last Sunday and then again when we arrived home in our driveway last Monday. The display went blank but I could still drive it and use the pushbutton to select gears. I did also see the "cateyeyes" side ways X's on the display for a brief time during both events. This is the first time Ive ever experienced any transmission problem. I read where you had to send yours off for repair. I plan on doing some wiring checks when I get the RV back from shop, currently im getting the HWH hydraulic seals replaced in the slide room. Any suggestions for me ?
  5. cPaul
  6. cPaul
    08-17-2017 08:32 AM
    Do you know how I can get in touch with Burt Morgan about the radiator in the 2003 38' alpine and see if he knows of where to get one or has one. cPaul thanks
  7. Wrinklemeist
    Hi Old Scout, Thanks for the info on the passenger side bedroom slide. The reason I thought that it wasn't extending fully is because my wife said she could see light is she looked in the rear most gap. I guess the weather stripping must not be fitting correctly. We have some slide leaks which I now attribute to the coach living in the Phoenix area for its first 5 years, deteriorating the rubber seals. Do you know of anyplace in the western U.S. (we live in Reno) that is good with leak problems and replacing the gaskets if needed?
    Thanks a lot,
  8. Buzzbee
    12-03-2016 08:32 AM
    Thanks for the info. I will do the search for the "wax valve". We have the rv in storage at present since we are Arizona snowbirds and just need to get our ducks in a row for our return to Montana - our home. Feel more confident driving home now that you agree that it probably isn't the fan motor itself. The unit has never run hot! We will just turn our gen on and use our roof a/c for now. Thanks again.
  9. tedjr55
    05-10-2016 04:02 PM
    Actually, I saw your name in my friends box and thought that you had reached out to me. Go figure. In any event, I do appreciate the feedback. I also found a video on YouTube that pretty much mirrors what my transfer switch looks like and it was attributed to a loose connection. Anyway, nice meeting you and again, thanks.
  10. tedjr55
    05-09-2016 06:15 PM
    Ouch! So, last week I started my Genny to give it its monthly exercise (Onan 5500) and I plugged in a space heater as usual, it ran fine. Voltage was reading around 112V and I had recently done maintenance. It has 380 hours on it in my 04 Allegro 30DA. This past Saturday I started the Genny again and started one AC unit at a time. Each time the voltage read just about 100V. Comps finally cutout to low voltage. Today, it ran fine, but no voltage to the coach. I shut it down, and restarted. Again,it ran fine but still no voltage coming in. Now I checked all breakers - the two at the Genny, and all at the breaker panel. They were all intact. So, I pulled the cover on the transfer switch and, ouch! The neutral lead on the load side of the terminal block was burned right through. Further, when I checked all of the leads on the block for continuity to ground, the two hot leads from the Genny rang out to ground. I guess this means my Genny is shot(?) if so, how come not one breaker tripped??

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    2015 IH45 Foretravel
    2003 Alpine 40' MDTS [Sold]
    New Braunfels, Texas


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