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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-06-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Basil Shannon
When we left our 5th wheel on our lot in Palm...

When we left our 5th wheel on our lot in Palm Springs after the winter season was over, we would leave a number of 5 gallon Home Depot buckets of water inside (holes in lids) to add moisture during...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By Basil Shannon
Naked bookseller @ quartzsite dies

Paul Winer, Quartzsite’s ‘naked bookseller’, dies
During the years that Melba Sue Jacobson Shannon & I traveled back and forth across the country in our motorhome, we always tried to be in...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-21-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By Basil Shannon
DESERT RAT RALLY 2009, REMEMBER THIS ONE? Sue & I...

DESERT RAT RALLY 2009, REMEMBER THIS ONE? Sue & I enjoyed 11 DRRs over the years. Really miss being there. We always spent a week or so afterwards with friends. It can be done without filling the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-20-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Basil Shannon
The downside was that most people never turned...

The downside was that most people never turned off the switch and the basement lights were always on. Many reported the lights melting. Mine did.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-18-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Basil Shannon
5 years after selling my APEX, I purged all my...

5 years after selling my APEX, I purged all my related files in my computer. Now wish I had not done that. One of those was a hand drawn wiring diagram I built for APEX smart-beds. Not in owners...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-08-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Basil Shannon
Irma could still pack category 2 winds of 96-110...

Irma could still pack category 2 winds of 96-110 mph when it passes right over you or nearby to Floral City. I would worry about wind driven debris taking out the windows and/or damaging the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,716
Posted By Basil Shannon
Swans, we sold our 5th wheel in Palm Springs and...

Swans, we sold our 5th wheel in Palm Springs and will rent the lot this season. Trip out was getting too hard on us. Will spend the winter in our stick house on the east side of Dallas.

Glad I was...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-03-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,716
Posted By Basil Shannon
Tris, operation of the Apex Smart-Beds using the...

Tris, operation of the Apex Smart-Beds using the touch pads on the side of the slides is totally independent of Silverleaf or HWH activation. It has it own 20 amp inline fuse in the hydraulic...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-30-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By Basil Shannon
Quartzsite 2005................Stay off the grass...

Quartzsite 2005................Stay off the grass or any area with plants.

We did Quartzsite for many years and will miss being there.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-24-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Basil Shannon
Filter is by the propane tank.

Filter is by the propane tank.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By Basil Shannon
Alpine spotted Williamsburg, Ky.

Our grandson who traveled many thousands of miles with us in our Alpines sent a picture tonight of a triple slide with Texas plates pulling a Jeep in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Williamsburg, KY...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-12-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,152
Posted By Basil Shannon
I notice a pin-out for the HWH box CN10 connector...

I notice a pin-out for the HWH box CN10 connector on the Alpine website tech section that shows the red light, reset button wiring. I would call HWH about what the red light is warning you about. ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-12-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,152
Posted By Basil Shannon
Your red light is still a mystery. Saw it, reset...

Your red light is still a mystery. Saw it, reset and it went out. Never saw a problem when it was on so never figured out why it was on.

As I understand it, the wire to the "parking brake switch"...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-11-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,152
Posted By Basil Shannon
I saw this red light many years ago and would...

I saw this red light many years ago and would press the reset button and just like BFM the light would go out. Never did learn what it meant. I made note of it on a marked up Apex HWH wiring diagram...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By Basil Shannon
Another example of WRV installing things with...

Another example of WRV installing things with little or no thought of how to access it in the future like the Hydro Hot.

At the RV show in Pomona I think 2008, one of the Glendinning brothers & a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-16-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By Basil Shannon
I suspect this Hydro-Hot access problem is not...

I suspect this Hydro-Hot access problem is not just limited to the 40 or so Apex coaches. Have others seen it? Looking at the picture of the HH sitting on the bare chassis, access was no problem...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By Basil Shannon
Here is the picture. I happened to walk thru the...

Here is the picture. I happened to walk thru the body shop in Junction City and saw this coach (now I know who it belonged to) with the innards exposed and thought that view may never come up again.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-04-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
Posted By Basil Shannon
To my knowledge, about 40 APEX coaches were built...

To my knowledge, about 40 APEX coaches were built before WRV croaked.

75547 (Ellis)was the prototype where everything was controlled with a handheld remote control.

75587 (Fuller) was the 1st...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-03-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Basil Shannon
The old "picture worth a thousand words". I tried...

The old "picture worth a thousand words". I tried to save pictures of obscure stuff on the coach and identify what it was. Now the problem is where they are in the thousands of pictures on my...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-03-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Basil Shannon
Todd, I finally found the picture of your door...

Todd, I finally found the picture of your door holder, one for each door.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Basil Shannon
HYDRO-HOT ACCESS APEX & others? WRV installed...

HYDRO-HOT ACCESS APEX & others?
WRV installed the Hydro-Hot on the chassis and then built the coach around it. No access. I had a leak back there and this is what I did. There was a thread on it...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-04-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,155
Posted By Basil Shannon
Nobody else jumped in on this one so I will. ...

Nobody else jumped in on this one so I will.

If water gets behind the outside covering of the OSB looking sheeting WRV used, it can't get out & the wood will turn to mush. See pictures of severe...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By Basil Shannon
I took this picture of a chassis (FMCA???Sue in...

I took this picture of a chassis (FMCA???Sue in the background) in August 2005 and the Smart Wheel controller was on the passenger side behind removable panel, not driver side. Same in 2003?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-21-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By Basil Shannon
2000 electric slide problem

2000 ELECTRIC SLIDE PROBLEM
I got a call from Gary Smith who has a problem of his electric slide shearing pins on the front pinion gear. Guaranty has replaced the rollers and lubricated everything....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-26-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,399
Posted By Basil Shannon
3 AIR CONDITIONERS Actually there are two...

3 AIR CONDITIONERS
Actually there are two Alpines with 3 AC units: The Apex we factory ordered (Gary & Renee have it now) and a Cummins test bed coach that Vic Egg told me about.

WHY?
3 15K AC...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By Basil Shannon
This is one thread: ...

This is one thread:
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f104/apex-smart-bed-drawer-rail-bushing-and-block-195373.html
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Basil Shannon
The prototype Apex used a remote control....

The prototype Apex used a remote control. Production units no.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Basil Shannon
Don, the switches are mounted IN the wall of the...

Don, the switches are mounted IN the wall of the coach in a bezel that kind of snaps in if the hole is sized correctly. I did add some silicone around the outside edges. See...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-19-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Basil Shannon
I assume the "waterproof switches" are the old...

I assume the "waterproof switches" are the old touch pads and I am amazed anybody still has some that work. The thread you want is...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-04-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By Basil Shannon
My 2006 Apex 75598 came with samples of the wall...

My 2006 Apex 75598 came with samples of the wall structure, aluminum tubing, etc. I got tired of hauling the stuff around and threw it out. Anybody still have these and can photograph?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Basil Shannon
This is picture of the rear of a Hydro Hot I took...

This is picture of the rear of a Hydro Hot I took in the parking lot at Guaranty RV. Some poor guy had extensive damage on the passenger side and the side was wide open. WRV installed the HH in the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By Basil Shannon
Wow, a name from the original list of early Apex...

Wow, a name from the original list of early Apex owners brings back memories of problems that still rear their ugly heads 8 years later.

Silverleaf/TV. Saw that so many times that I marked the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-31-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By Basil Shannon
RUN. When I had my coach for sale on the...

RUN. When I had my coach for sale on the Internet, I got an e-mail from a guy who said he had a wealthy client in Singapore, price was not an problem, will transfer funds into my bank account and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,623
Posted By Basil Shannon
Roger, interesting about SE Smart-Bed operation...

Roger, interesting about SE Smart-Bed operation via the HWH circuit boards. WRV must have changed the design from my early Apex which was entirely hardwired. At Least that is what I found when I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Basil Shannon
I saw the Smart-Bed on our Apex move all by...

I saw the Smart-Bed on our Apex move all by itself which is frightening. Turned out to be a crushed wire bundle between the touchpads on the front passenger side slide to the hydraulic compartment....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-19-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By Basil Shannon
WRV routing the horn air lines across the roof,...

WRV routing the horn air lines across the roof, under the AC gasket and into the coach asked for leaks. In order to get the gasket to lay flat on the roof, I cut a small slot in the roof under the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Basil Shannon
Another possibility: This wrinkled roof at the...

Another possibility: This wrinkled roof at the edges was a fairly common issue in 2006. While under warranty, WRV repaired the right rear corner of my Apex by grinding down the wrinkles and doing a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-07-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By Basil Shannon
At a rally (North Dakota?) I watched WRV drive an...

At a rally (North Dakota?) I watched WRV drive an Apex around with all 4 slides fully extended. OMG
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-04-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Basil Shannon
It took me a while to see where you were talking...

It took me a while to see where you were talking about. I used to have a lot of problems with this panel getting hung up on the Smart-Beds and have had had it apart. Long time ago but I think it had...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-28-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Basil Shannon
I spent many hours deep in the Apex HWH...

I spent many hours deep in the Apex HWH Silverleaf wiring fixing problems and attempted to document what I found. I was not aware of the fuse in question hidden by WRV. On the attached wiring...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Basil Shannon
We only saw this when the slide was retracted. ...

We only saw this when the slide was retracted.

In my case the countertop was attached with silicone as was the joint between sections. I sliced under it with a hacksaw blade and CAREFULLY...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-04-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Basil Shannon
I had a similar problem although the cause...

I had a similar problem although the cause appears different. In my case there was no structure in the wall of the coach into which to attach the cabinet at the RH end. Yours sounds like the cabinet...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By Basil Shannon
I had a similar problem with the hydraulic pump...

I had a similar problem with the hydraulic pump on occasion coming on for no reason which is unsettling. Turned out that the wire harness that connects from the hydraulic compartment to the Smart-Bed...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By Basil Shannon
Since we always moved south when the temperature...

Since we always moved south when the temperature dropped below 70, I had never seen mine work either. So I inserted the end of the thermostat probe in a super cold ice/salt bath as a test. The...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By Basil Shannon
Another thought: Set Brake Buddy on floor on...

Another thought: Set Brake Buddy on floor on passenger side of car & plug it in. Drive around, apply brakes and see if it activates.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Basil Shannon
Suggest pre-drilling screw holes in ends of...

Suggest pre-drilling screw holes in ends of dowels. Dowel may otherwise try to split when screw is installed?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Basil Shannon
WRV used Coleman AC units on the Apex (not...

WRV used Coleman AC units on the Apex (not Dometic) and a chillgrille that looks like this:
Coleman-Mach ChillGrille for Air Conditioner, Heat Ready, Lateral Ducts, White - Rv Products 8330E635 -...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Basil Shannon
POTENTIAL BASEMENT FLOOR WATER DAMAGE You might...

POTENTIAL BASEMENT FLOOR WATER DAMAGE
You might want to look under your coach where WRV cut the basement floor to put these things in. We saw damage to the basement floor adjacent to them where lack...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,323
Posted By Basil Shannon
Yours is an early model Apex 75594 (#1 production...

Yours is an early model Apex 75594 (#1 production 75587 Fuller, 75598 Gary & Renee) which has been modified by somebody. Pictures would be worth a thousand words. Backwards? Weird!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,323
Posted By Basil Shannon
I replaced the dead Xantrex 2000 with the Magnum...

I replaced the dead Xantrex 2000 with the Magnum 2800 while in a RV park in Wichita, Kansas. Sorry, no pictures. I think WRV installed the inverter on the chassis and then built the coach around it...
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