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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-03-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 719
Sticky: Alpine Register
Views: 716,777
Posted By Just Cruising
Smile Ownership Log

We have unit # 81175759 and it is based in Eagle, ID. Next trip out will break 100,000 miles since we bought it new as a dealer repo from Bank of America in Florida. Dealer was in Michigan I believe...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-18-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi all, Thank you all for contributing...

Hi all, Thank you all for contributing information. The part number helped emencly. We were along the side of the road just above Bolder City south of Las Vegas with no phone service We called in...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-15-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Just Cruising
Clamps were replaced. Hose blew a three inch hole...

Clamps were replaced. Hose blew a three inch hole in it
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-15-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Just Cruising
Turbo Hose Broke down near Vegas

Does anyone have a part number for the turbo hose on the 400 ISL we have a 2008 40' MDTS. We are broke down in Henderson NV for two days and the mobile mechanic replaced it with a hose that blew...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-13-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,370
Posted By Just Cruising
Hydraulic Oil Serviced?

It has been serviced three times in the 97K miles it has on it with the last service 5K miles ago. All three filters are changed each time so I don't think I have a problem there. Cummings is moving...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-12-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,370
Posted By Just Cruising
In answer to a couple of responses. I always...

In answer to a couple of responses. I always downshift as I have owned a fleet of semi's in our buisness in an earlier life. Radiator cap is 16 lb which I understand is correct and has been checked....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-10-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,370
Posted By Just Cruising
Engine Overheat Problems

Hi, I need some input from the Alpine experts. I have a 2008 40MDTS with almost 97000 miles on it which I bought new. I tow a full size Yukon XL Denali with a 5800 pound curb weight. I have towed a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-12-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi, We have finished the LED upgrade and they...

Hi, We have finished the LED upgrade and they work wonderfully without blinding anyone and we can see to drive. We used the relays as well. My concern about the DRL was apparently unfounded as I was...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Just Cruising
Mine is a 40' MDTS in Idaho

Mine is a 40' MDTS in Idaho
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-29-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Just Cruising
You may have to locate an owner of a 2008 and...

You may have to locate an owner of a 2008 and have a shop duplicate what you need using the 2008 as a template possibly. I have a 2008 MDTS in Idaho if you are in my area.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-29-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Just Cruising
Disabling Daylight Running Lights

Has anyone found a way to disable the daylight running lights and just run them manually when you want them on? I have a tech here installing LED low beam lights and we need to find out how to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Just Cruising
Update

Hi,
I started this thread and have reviewed all the comments and advise. Before I posted we had tested voltage and had 13.8 at the Alternator (replaced and upgraded in 2013) 13.6 at the batteries...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Just Cruising
Headlight brightness

We have a 2008 MDTS low roof model and our headlights are not very bright. I have had them checked and have proper voltage etc. by a RV tech. Has anyone had this problem (I could not find a thread...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-26-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Just Cruising
I junked the factory antenna and ran one on the...

I junked the factory antenna and ran one on the sidewall above the drivers side window and used a Wilson K-40 that has the twist off antenna should you want to take it off and it works great. You do...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi, Thanks for the input. I will meet...

Hi,

Thanks for the input. I will meet with my mechanic and follow up on your suggestions. In the past he has been right on with my last three motor homes and has 25 years in the trade, butt...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By Just Cruising
Smile Need Brake cable for Parking brake 08 Alpine

Hi,
Has anyone had to replace the cable on the parking brake? If so, can you tell me what brand it might be and a source for one perhaps?

My mobile truck service has determined the cable has...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-21-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,130
Posted By Just Cruising
400 Engine

Yes, I have the 400 Cummins
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-20-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,130
Posted By Just Cruising
Extra hose

I checked on my 2008 (built in March 2007 I think) and it doesn't have the hose you are describing. I hope you can find where it goes to as Murphy's law says it will rupture where you can't see it. ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,130
Posted By Just Cruising
Busted Hose

We had the same problem in the middle of nowhere. Patched it to get home. We then had to pull the black tank (not to bad) to reach the back of the Aqua hot hoses. We installed bulk head fittings at...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By Just Cruising
Radiator Problems Question for Engineer Mike

Hi Mike,

I am not sure how to PM on this forum, but I am looking for a recommendation on a radiator and you seem to be on top of all things Alpine. Would you like to PM me and I could reply with...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By Just Cruising
Slide Problems

We have the same problems. We are currently on our second main control box replaced by HW#H and still have problems. My mobile RV guy has troubleshot our original one and found it has a bad cold...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By Just Cruising
Radiator needed 2008 Alpine

Do you have a way to contact this gentleman? I need to replace ours as it is leaking through the body Fin area,
Thanks,

Marvin
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-21-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Just Cruising
Correct Part # Brake Master Cylider 2008 Alpine?

Hi,

We have a 2008 Alpine Limited 40' MDTS with the low roof line. I am about to have the brake system flushed per the recommendations on this forum and am considering replacing the master...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By Just Cruising
Filter Source

We have an 08 40' MDTS and I have looked nationwide for filters. I have used Tennessee Filters in Nashville, TN for the past three years and they blow the competion away with low prices and great...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-10-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Just Cruising
Tile Replacement

We have a 2008 MDTS low roof Alpine with tile in kitchen & bath areas. I have four cracked tiles that are getting to the point I have to do something with them soon. I was wondering if there is any...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-10-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi, I have had this happen a few times. I cleared...

Hi, I have had this happen a few times. I cleared it by shutting down the batteries, both chassis and house and then shutting down the inverter so everything power wise is off (including the shore...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By Just Cruising
I use Tennessee Filters in Nashville Tennessee...

I use Tennessee Filters in Nashville Tennessee and they are probably about 30-35% less than any other place I have found even including the UPS charges. I have shopped them a lot as we run a lot of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi all, Just had to replace the heater type...

Hi all,
Just had to replace the heater type hoses from engine to back of Aqua hot on our 40 MDTS due to a rupture in the middle of nowhere, 25 miles to cell service. Ended up in having to pull the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By Just Cruising
Thanks to all who answered my query on the...

Thanks to all who answered my query on the shocks. Bilstien still says they did not design any shocks for Western RV. I went to the Koni's, but found that the ones for the Alpines have been...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By Just Cruising
Information on Shocks

Hi all,

I have a 2008 Alpine 40' Limited low Roof MDTS and when I bought it new in 2009 the two rear shocks where broken. I replaced them with the same shocks which were Bilstien #F4-B46-2092-H1...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Just Cruising
Smile What is switch and light for? Also PolyGlow

Hi,
We have a 2008 Alpine 40' MDTS low roof motor home and I have a switch just inside the entrance door (one of four in the switch panel) that I can not figure out what it is used for. To the best...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi, No I am in Idaho in the Boise area, but...

Hi,

No I am in Idaho in the Boise area, but I appreciate the offer should we get up your way. I had tried the cable input in the roadside service bay first when I fist bought the motor home to no...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By Just Cruising
Cable TV Operation 08 Alpine

Hi all,
We have a 2008 Alpine 40' MDTS and have not been able to figure out how to get cable TV. We hook up the input in the curbside bay where it is marked and put the switch in the overhead...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi all, I did find the manufacturer which is...

Hi all,
I did find the manufacturer which is ITC inc. light # 81232NS, lens# 81232LENS. Ifound them on line for about 6.50 at shopRVparts.com. They were very helpful and cheaper than the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-30-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,155
Posted By Just Cruising
I had to replace some of these when we changed...

I had to replace some of these when we changed the bedroom cabinets so we could put in a thicker mattress and pulled out the washer dryer and put drawers and a closet in its space. I went to a local...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-30-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Just Cruising
Ceiling light manufacturer and part number needed

Hi,
We have a 2008 MDTS low roof Alpine with the ceiling lights that are embedded in the ceiling and had a cover fall off on Hwy 5 in CA (great road). I have looked the light over as well as the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-30-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,338
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi, We purchased a NEW 2008 low roof mid door...

Hi,
We purchased a NEW 2008 low roof mid door entry Alpine from a dealer who was selling it for Bank of America (who had the flooring on it and the dealer went bust) with a MSRP of $398,500.00 for...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,425
Posted By Just Cruising
Reply to my earlier post starting thread

Hi,

Jim at Lifetime was great! I have cleaned up the mess from the wet batteries, repainted the whole compartment, and installed 8 Lifetime batteries. Things look great at this point, but have...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-04-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Just Cruising
Braking System Recommendation??

Hi all,
I need to replace my braking system that I have been using for my Alpine 40' MDTS motor home which is an older model SMI Silent Partner system, which I had moved from our Beaver MH to the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-13-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,511
Posted By Just Cruising
Did you find a cap yet? I am in the process of...

Did you find a cap yet? I am in the process of taking out my battery fill system and replacing the batteries with AGM batteries. I have an 08 with a fill system that might be the same one. If you...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,425
Posted By Just Cruising
Smile Reply and Thanks

Hi to all that replied. I have contacted Lifeline and spoke with the owner (Jim) who in fact still does have an 06 Alpine and gave me some good information and what I believe is a very fair price...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-11-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,425
Posted By Just Cruising
Battery Replacement

Has anyone replaced your coach and chassis batteries with Gel or AGM type batteries? We have a 2008 mid door 40' limited. The batteries were all shot when we bought ours as a new coach from Bank of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-07-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Just Cruising
Windshield Advise

I will pass this along to the installer. The glass came from coach Glass and I had recommended the installer call them to see if any other Alpines were having problems and what they did.

Thanks...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-06-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Just Cruising
Windshield Problems???

We have a 2008 Alpine 40' Mid Door low roof with the one piece windshield. We purchased this coach new through Bank of America who held the flooring for dealer that went under. We bought it as is...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-28-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi Dale, Thanks for thinking of us when at DRR,...

Hi Dale, Thanks for thinking of us when at DRR, we were unable to attend as you know. Our coach is built differently from your pictures in that the side of the cabinet on the right is solid and not...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By Just Cruising
Reply to all advise given

Hi again,

I thought I would update all who sent me advise on my posts. At this point the driveshaft has been removed by my mobile RV mechanic and is in the driveline shop. It appears that both u...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-07-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By Just Cruising
Advice on problems on a 2008 40' MDTS Alpine

Hi,
We purchased a new 08 in May, 2009 and the forum has helped a lot. I have some futher questions that maybe someone can shed some light on.
A. I have had the AH reworked, insulated etc per the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,818
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi to all who responded to my earlier posts. I...

Hi to all who responded to my earlier posts. I have picked up my coach from the tech, spent a lot of time with him discussing what he feels the problem is (which Aqua Hot agrees with), reading...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-01-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,818
Posted By Just Cruising
Hi Dale, My contact info is Marvin ...

Hi Dale,

My contact info is Marvin (Edit: Info removed at the request of Marvin) I will look forward to hearing from you. If you want to send me a phone number I will be happy to call at your...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,818
Posted By Just Cruising
Thanks again to all who have posted with...

Thanks again to all who have posted with suggestions. I said I had taken the coach from the original tech, but in fact I will be picking it up Monday and bringing it home. (A Saturday fishing trip...
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