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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Terry W
I also like to shop local whenever I can, even...

I also like to shop local whenever I can, even though local means the chain store in town vs the chain store 7 miles down the road. Unfortunately all the family owned parts and hardware stores are...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By Terry W
Another used VMM source, MCI bus parts ...

Another used VMM source,

MCI bus parts

Caylor Supply Kansas
785-878-3405
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-19-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Finally fixed! Found one wire connector...

Finally fixed!

Found one wire connector corroded off back inside the front cover. A couple were a little crusty but one was corroded enough that conductor pulled out of the connector. Cleaned...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
It would appear to me that the solenoid isnít...

It would appear to me that the solenoid isnít getting a signal from either start button. Iíll check the connections again and reclean the plug contacts but Iím thinking maybe a control board.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Put a test light on the small terminal will not...

Put a test light on the small terminal will not light while trying the start button or not.

Put light on large terminal and it is hot and the start button has no effect on it.

Soooo, whatís...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Iíll pull the starter off in the next couple days...

Iíll pull the starter off in the next couple days and get it checked out and replace it if bad. If itís not bad then Iíll start looking elsewhere.

Obviously hoping for the easiest solution.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-12-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Update, I took the side cover off this...

Update,

I took the side cover off this morning, checked connections all looks good.
All voltages are good to the fuses and also to the starter.

Still no go using the switches even opening up...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Terry W
Sorry The l in Lorna is lower case

Sorry

The l in Lorna is lower case
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Jim, Iíll give it a try tomorrow, thanks

Jim, Iíll give it a try tomorrow, thanks
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Terry W
Cool All, I got my order a couple of months or so...

All,

I got my order a couple of months or so ago with a So Cal group order.

I did a little hunting in my records and found a name and number that worked when I bought my first replacement.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Shabby, Batt boost makes no difference. ...

Shabby, Batt boost makes no difference.

Whalepirot, No I doní have the manual you mentioned. I have a couple of owner/installation pamphlets, about 30 pages each. They are fairly useless for...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-06-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Soooo, trying again, I ran the primer a couple of...

Soooo, trying again, I ran the primer a couple of times up to 90 seconds, just kept running like usual. Following each prime I held the start button. First time for two minutes second time for...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-05-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Terry W
Onan 7.5kw wonít crank

Went out to exercise the generator and no dice. It primes just fine but when it comes time for it to start nada. The switch stays lit, but it wonít turn over. There is no starter click like a low...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-01-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Terry W
VMM 2004 vs 2005

My friend has a 2004 34'. He sent me a pic of his VMM and it looks different than the 2005. His is labeled front VMM, it has 28 inputs and 20 outputs and they are identified on the front of the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-01-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Terry W
When my pump took a dump 5 yrs ago I shopped and...

When my pump took a dump 5 yrs ago I shopped and called around for a few days trying to find a pump and have it installed. I got prices of $1200-$1800 and 6 to 12 weeks waiting time for the shops to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-26-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Terry W
We removed our plastic bra a year or so ago, it...

We removed our plastic bra a year or so ago, it was also a mess. I used plastic razor blades and a blade holder from one of the local parts stores and a hair dryer.

My wife went ahead of me...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Terry W
Ernie, On my 40' I have a cabinet above the...

Ernie,

On my 40' I have a cabinet above the W/D, the pic looks like you do also, and in the back of the cabinet there is a panel that lifts out. There is a hole to lift it. Under the panel is...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-23-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
To tag onto Larry's post my question would be is...

To tag onto Larry's post my question would be is there something that leads you to believe you have a unit with a glitch or were you just throwing that out there out of curiosity.

Terry
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Terry W
I checked brackets and rivets, nothing cracked...

I checked brackets and rivets, nothing cracked and no loose rivets. I'll add it to list of things to be checked occasionally. This an '05 with 75k miles.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-19-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Terry W
Just curious, does a chunk of spoiler fiberglass...

Just curious, does a chunk of spoiler fiberglass break out at the brackets, do the brackets pull out of the roof or do the brackets pull out of the spoiler. i just checked mine and all seems OK.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-19-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
I picked my new unit up yesterday, thanks Bill...

I picked my new unit up yesterday, thanks Bill and Jim.

I think Jim has a good idea about putting the new unit in service and holding onto the existing one as a spare.

One suggestion I would...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
Thanks, I'll check it out. Supposed to get my...

Thanks, I'll check it out. Supposed to get my unit is a few days.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
I am glad to hear that there is a company out...

I am glad to hear that there is a company out there that rebuilds the VMMs. I know they can be had from some bus wrecking yards but I don't know for sure if they can be wiped clean and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Terry W
I also think of it as a liability issue if it...

I also think of it as a liability issue if it comes off on the freeway in heavy traffic.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
I am not sure how many of us went into this...

I am not sure how many of us went into this thinking we were forming a pool of sorts. I don't see this as being a decent supply of units available to everyone, I might be mistaken.

At the risk of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Terry W
I check my spoiler fairly regularly and it always...

I check my spoiler fairly regularly and it always feels strong and like the attachment points are holding well.

I have wondered if there is a way to run an 1/8" cable through the whole thing and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
Larry, I'm sorry the pic is upside down. ...

Larry,

I'm sorry the pic is upside down. Now you know why I was nervous programming a new VMM.

I followed the instructions to the letter and it all went well. Jim might have the right idea,...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
335818 I copied the instructions I used,...

335818

I copied the instructions I used, from the ACA library under Chassis and Brakes
Vansco VMM.

Sorry this is upside down, you can see why I was nervous when I programmed the new VMM.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
I flipped the bolts when I replaced my front...

I flipped the bolts when I replaced my front unit. I did it by myself with the help of vise grips and duct tape. It was a stupid way to mount the VMM, something Jaguar would have done!! Once the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
Another thought about preprogramming. If you...

Another thought about preprogramming. If you were in an inconvenient spot or had some time constraints you could plug the new unit in without removing the old unit and be on your way. I'm thinking...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Terry W
I expect to receive my new unit in the next week...

I expect to receive my new unit in the next week or so. I haven't decided whether or not to program it. My brother will also get his when mine comes in.

I already carry a programmed spare so I'm...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-25-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Terry W
Just curious if you guys that are having the...

Just curious if you guys that are having the problem or have fixed it in the past would recommend addressing it before there's an issue. I haven't had the drain problem yet and I'm thinking it might...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-18-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Terry W
Something to keep in mind for any suspected blown...

Something to keep in mind for any suspected blown fuse. I lost power to my cord reel a few months ago, checked the fuse in the 12v panel under bathroom sink, reel fuse was good. Looked around for an...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-11-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Terry W
I just bought jack springs from Stuart’s 2 weeks...

I just bought jack springs from Stuart’s 2 weeks ago. Their site is a little weird, call them. Very nice people.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Terry W
Shoulda updated, ordered from Stuart's on 5/26...

Shoulda updated, ordered from Stuart's on 5/26 and had 'em in my hands on 6/1. Pretty quick service!!

They are all installed, swapped out all 8 and kept one old one for future use in a pinch. ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Terry W
You can't type any slower than I think. My...

You can't type any slower than I think.

My glass is 12.5'' wide by 13.75" tall. Both pieces are the same size.

I have a 40' FDTS so yours might be different.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Terry W
I replaced the sliding glass in my door. It had...

I replaced the sliding glass in my door. It had a piece of plexiglass in it from the previous owner and it looked like crap. I took the measurement to a glass co. and had them make a piece of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 146,103
Posted By Terry W
Saw 3 Alpines at the Ventura Rincon Parkway this...

Saw 3 Alpines at the Ventura Rincon Parkway this morning on way down from Santa Barbara. Two end to end and the third one space away. Appeared to be together?? No sign of life so I didn't stop and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-26-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Terry W
Thanks guys, I called Stuarts this morning...

Thanks guys,

I called Stuarts this morning and ordered the springs. They will ship today.

The lady on the phone could not have been any nicer!! Not exactly what I'm used to.

Terry
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-25-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Terry W
Jack springs

I had a jack spring break today. Has anybody ordered springs lately? I called HWH and they said they would put me on the list of people wanting parts and call me when it is my turn. Sounds like...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Terry W
I didnít get much in the way of documentation for...

I didnít get much in the way of documentation for my Alpine. I have a copy of what might be a 2005 manual. There is no hydraulic section per
se but there is a power steering section of sorts.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Terry W
It had ATF in it when I got it and thats what...

It had ATF in it when I got it and thats what Iíve used on subsequent changes. All seems fine.

Iím curious now so Iíll have to check my brothers Ď05.

I might be mistaken but I think the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Terry W
FWIW, The label on the reservoir on my Ď05 says...

FWIW, The label on the reservoir on my Ď05 says ďfill with Dexron II onlyĒ.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-18-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,673
Posted By Terry W
Hey Mark, Curious about your scale. Not in...

Hey Mark,

Curious about your scale. Not in the market but always curious about things like this. I guess I never realized they were available and really all that portable.

Terry
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-08-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Terry W
I got the ASY-357-X02, 357 white Ordered...

I got the ASY-357-X02, 357 white

Ordered 4/22 and received it 4/26, not bad from NJ to So Cal. I had one question for them and they were very responsive on line. Very pleased.

Terry
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-08-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Terry W
Very nice job! Very nice design!

Very nice job! Very nice design!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Terry W
I got my t-stat about a week ago and like Paul...

I got my t-stat about a week ago and like Paul said, it is plug and play. Even for me. It took me a few minutes to go through the symbols and instructions but after that it was a piece of cake. I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-30-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Terry W
You should have a Vansco VMM in the battery...

You should have a Vansco VMM in the battery compartment and one in front of the passenger seat behind the under dash panel. You can try resetting the VMM by turning off the battery disconnect in the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-30-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Terry W
Flamingos, I see you've replaced your VMM,...

Flamingos, I see you've replaced your VMM, Vansco, I just happened to see this post and reread it.

I hope you kept your old Vansco, even though the CC doesn't work you know it performs the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-28-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Terry W
Over the past few years there has been quite a...

Over the past few years there has been quite a bit of discussion about VMMs but not so much about the PDMs. They don't seem to have a high failure rate, I don't believe the VMMs do for that matter,...
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