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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard and Cris
I had the same problem a 5 years ago on drivers...

I had the same problem a 5 years ago on drivers side. I was able to take the light apart and clean it. It still got water in it. Final solution was to cover the light with plastic sheet to prevent...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Richard and Cris
I have found out the code number is inside the...

I have found out the code number is inside the clamp ring. The glass dealer can have the new window glass ready ahead of time if they had the dimensions. I think I will not rush into it and let them...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Richard and Cris
Window Specifications

Does anyone have window measurements or drafts of the original dual pane windows on the 2004 Alpine Limited 36mds? I think they are Hehr windows. I am having new glass replaced in original frames....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-08-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By Richard and Cris
These hoses are made with tiny perforations all...

These hoses are made with tiny perforations all along the side. The weeping has subsided and I believe the fluid was from saturation caused by another hose leak.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-05-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Richard and Cris
I have replaced my motor before and was able to...

I have replaced my motor before and was able to unbolt the pump from bottom and then could turn the whole conglomeration a quarter turn or so for more accessibility and complete cleaning.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-05-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By Richard and Cris
Hydraulic Hose Weeping

I just replaced a hose to my bedroom slide (04 36mds). I cleaned all leakage of fluid very good and pressurized the lines. Now I notice the larger line weeping as shown in picture. I am concerned...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Richard and Cris
I went through a lot of troubleshooting on my...

I went through a lot of troubleshooting on my '04. Even rewired straight to 12v with heaver wire. It helped a little. I finally found out the roller bearings are not all sealed and need lubrication....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Richard and Cris
I have cleaned my battery compartment and...

I have cleaned my battery compartment and replaced the corroded battery strap with a wooden one. I checked my batteries and all are OK. The battery cables are not touching anything going into the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,905
Posted By Richard and Cris
WOW! This forum has never been better. Thanks for...

WOW! This forum has never been better. Thanks for all of your replies and helpful advice. I am excited about doing the repair myself. I have removed the fridge before to replace the crappy factory...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-11-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,905
Posted By Richard and Cris
Thanks for the replies. I have been researching...

Thanks for the replies. I have been researching options and have decided to replace cooling unit and circuit board myself. Will remove refrigerator and do job in my basement workshop. Will order the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-10-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,905
Posted By Richard and Cris
Refrigerator replacement

I need to repair or replace my refrigerator. The Dometic NDR1292 is not available any longer. The side by side replacement is too big to fit and is $3800.00! Has anyone replaced theirs with a less...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Richard and Cris
You can click on the photo to enlarge it two...

You can click on the photo to enlarge it two times. I am pretty convinced it is burnt as it was like the other strap a few weeks ago and the paint is disintegrated. Also the positive posts are...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Richard and Cris
I do have an Electrical Management System on...

I do have an Electrical Management System on board. I have also been wondering if the burnt batteries and hold down strap were caused by a big lightning strike near the coach a few weeks ago. It...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Richard and Cris
Reversed polarity damage

I had the misfortune of visiting two campgrounds in a row with reversed polarity 30 amp service. This was partly my fault for second guessing my EMS unit. I lost a refrigerator circuit board and all...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Richard and Cris
I had valves installed on my '98 Alpine. They...

I had valves installed on my '98 Alpine. They were ball valves like for a gas line. They worked great.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Richard and Cris
I will check the latch bar for bending. Thanks

I will check the latch bar for bending.
Thanks
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Richard and Cris
Weak Gen Slide Motor

I am still having trouble with my Gen slide. Takes about eleven seconds to extend and will often shut down upon retracting, as if binding etc. It draws about six amps max until it jumps to eight and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,728
Posted By Richard and Cris
My 2004 Alpine had the same problem. The only way...

My 2004 Alpine had the same problem. The only way to solve the problem was to clean the inside of the assembly( they snap apart) and then reseal all seams with Creeping crack Cure. I finally covered...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-08-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By Richard and Cris
I also replaced my vent hose recently. 2004...

I also replaced my vent hose recently. 2004 Limited. You think they used bad hoses in '04?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By Richard and Cris
I use a piece of pipe insulation underneath...

I use a piece of pipe insulation underneath wedged upright on the hoop to the chair back. It needs to be a large diameter heavy duty. Has lasted all season. I also tied down the chair through the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-10-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By Richard and Cris
I just replaced mine. Went rounds with glass...

I just replaced mine. Went rounds with glass companies in Fla. and N.C. Ordered one from Motion windows and installed it myself. $350 and insurance repaid me. Fit almost right but had to adjust for...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By Richard and Cris
I have had the ice maker line leak also. The...

I have had the ice maker line leak also. The sewer flush in the service bay leaked also. The anti siphon valve can become clogged and let water leak when the flush is being used. I cleaned mine and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-07-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,437
Posted By Richard and Cris
cooling fan air conditioning switch

My '04 has what looks like an thermostat control in the back of the radiator with the hydraulic line running through it to the fan. My engine is the last of the pre-smog breed. I thought someone...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-05-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,437
Posted By Richard and Cris
Cooling Fan and air conditioning switch

Can anyone explain what is needed to fix an '04 Alpine 400hp cooling fan to come on when Air Conditioning is turned on?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By Richard and Cris
Wind sensor

My wind sensor doesn't work well either. I have often thought the lighthouse is too short and if the wind doesn't come from curb side it doesn't reach it. Has anyone raised theirs?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By Richard and Cris
My coach is an '04 36MDDS. The tank wasn't...

My coach is an '04 36MDDS. The tank wasn't leaking but abraded half way through. This should be the end of the problem. It sure does pay to do thorough inspections.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-11-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By Richard and Cris
Waste tank problem

I found a leak waiting to happen. The gray tank was against the metal bracket holding the black tank. I loosened the black tank and slid the whole rack over enough to get a piece of 1/8" steel...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-10-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Richard and Cris
I use the clamp on work lights from any hardware...

I use the clamp on work lights from any hardware store. About 5 or 6 dollars. They have a aluminum cone and direct the light, and heat, to where you point them. The new 45 watt small halogen flood...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,541
Posted By Richard and Cris
Try holding the washer button down continiously,...

Try holding the washer button down continiously, Works for me.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,137
Posted By Richard and Cris
Sorry wind sensor

I think the problem is it is a sorry wind sensor. Mine never works right. It works sometimes when it shouldn't. I have often thought it is the length of the tower it sits on. If the wind is blowing...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-05-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By Richard and Cris
04 36MDDS Unlikely leak

The enclosed pictures show a water leak in the holding tank bay curb side. Driving in rain will blast surprising amounts of rain and dirt into bay
from rear wheels. This can rot the bay floor and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By Richard and Cris
I replaced my fuel gauge in My 98 alpine. It...

I replaced my fuel gauge in My 98
alpine. It wasn't hard. I heard where Transfer Flow does not deal direct anymore. They used to have a rebuild service for old sending units. Why rebuild something...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Richard and Cris
I had that problen last year. It was a vacuum...

I had that problen last year. It was a vacuum line located under the dash. I think it was a black rubber line which linked to a three way "Y" connector. I was not attached well from factory. I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By Richard and Cris
I have been cleaning my roof yearly with soft...

I have been cleaning my roof yearly with soft scrub and then mopping on Protect-all. Last several months. I have oak trees above my drive way and it seems the debris can actually penetrate stains in...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-23-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,400
Posted By Richard and Cris
I quit using my fuel gauge on my 98 after...

I quit using my fuel gauge on my 98 after replacing the sending unit with a new false reading one. I also don't use it on my 04 coach. I know I get about 8.5 mpg so I fill up around 500 miles. That...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,568
Posted By Richard and Cris
There is no flasher in my 04. Made no sound and...

There is no flasher in my 04. Made no sound and caused one to leave signal on frequently. Seems to be all in the vansco wiring. Previous owner wired in chime from radio shack. Is more pleasant than...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By Richard and Cris
Side molding clips

Does anyone know where to get retainer clips for the side molding on an 04 Alpine? Picture attached.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-19-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Richard and Cris
The Creeping Crack Cure is a very thin liquid...

The Creeping Crack Cure is a very thin liquid that is white. It can be observed upon application as it tracks its way through a crack or leak. It dries clear so the bleached edges will still be...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-17-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Richard and Cris
Creeping Crack Cure might be a temporary fix. It...

Creeping Crack Cure might be a temporary fix. It is great for stopping those bleached out edges around the windshield. Wipe off immediately from anything you don't want it on. Camping World has it.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-29-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Richard and Cris
You think the weight difference in left front is...

You think the weight difference in left front is propane and slide weight? Was co-pilot seated? Is there enough difference to worry about tire pressure?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By Richard and Cris
Thanks for the info. Interesting site.

Thanks for the info. Interesting site.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-27-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,994
Posted By Richard and Cris
Would like to replace the light assembly for...

Would like to replace the light assembly for something that shines down into my space instead of my neighbors window. Has anyone got idea of such a replacement?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-24-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By Richard and Cris
My 04 is doing the same thing. I disconnected the...

My 04 is doing the same thing. I disconnected the factory siring at the motor and ran straight wires from the front bus turminals behind the gen slide. The motor ran with more power and no hesitation...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-24-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,917
Posted By Richard and Cris
Mine went out last Jan. Camping world in Tampa...

Mine went out last Jan. Camping world in Tampa had one. It is a 12v motor not a pump. Mine was an 04 and I took it apart and it was full of carbon like it was 30 years old. New one works fine...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-18-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Richard and Cris
My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and...

My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and sometimes requires bumping switch to bring it in as it is too weak. All connections seem tight and clean. I read other post about weak motor (I think mine...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-18-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Richard and Cris
My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and...

My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and sometimes requires bumping switch to bring it in as it is too weak. All connections seem tight and clean. I read other post about weak motor (I think mine...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By Richard and Cris
I had the same problen onmy '98. I had the local...

I had the same problen onmy '98. I had the local truck garage replace the height adjuster and it was fixed.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By Richard and Cris
My transfer switch is humming and getting louder....

My transfer switch is humming and getting louder. Should I replace it and does anyone know of an upgrade?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By Richard and Cris
My transfer switch is humming and getting louder....

My transfer switch is humming and getting louder. Should I replace it and does anyone know of an upgrade?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-22-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By Richard and Cris
Thanks so much Duner! I have paid way too much...

Thanks so much Duner!
I have paid way too much through Onan but I needed to get going. I will keep this info. for future use.
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