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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-15-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
Dudley - See my response from 8/12.... Tris

Dudley - See my response from 8/12....

Tris
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
Thank you ALL for your responses!!! Especially...

Thank you ALL for your responses!!! Especially those that have specific Information!

I had tried to search IRV2 for the info but had not searched Amazon. Tuesday I went to Amazon & ordered the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-07-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
I have the first 07 mid door APEX and it still...

I have the first 07 mid door APEX and it still has the 2 piece windshield. There are no numbers on the wipers and she. I took it into NAPA today they had no idea what they were a nd said I needed...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
Windshield wiper arms

I can't find my information on Ordering new wiper blade arms. Can anyone help me - for the double windshield on an 07?????
Thanks!!!!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 457,104
Posted By swansnest
Super job, Dave! Love the new look. It looks...

Super job, Dave! Love the new look. It looks like you have been really busy since we saw you in Perry!

We are on our way to Casper & Gillette, traveling through the Rockies right now!!!

Tell...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-07-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,188
Posted By swansnest
Just remember that if you order multiples...

Just remember that if you order multiples together - it will get into the multy $thousands$$$ costs and you may have a problem with CUSTOMS & taxes!!!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,188
Posted By swansnest
Fred, this is about the Vansco Modules VMM 2820....

Fred, this is about the Vansco Modules VMM 2820. Your coach doesn't use these. And as far as the Hydraulic Fan Motors - it isn't the same fan motor in all coaches, different years used different...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-04-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,188
Posted By swansnest
Hey Todd! That would be fabulous if we had a...

Hey Todd! That would be fabulous if we had a distributor in the USA - but don't hold your breath! With all the work that went into checking it out 2 years ago, it was our understanding that ONLY...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,188
Posted By swansnest
Vansco VMM

Just a "heads up" for anyone living in CA. The first Vansco we obtained was mailed to us at a Fed Ex Office In Massachusetts in 2016 - But the ones we ordered this last year (2017) were shipped to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-19-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 138,013
Posted By swansnest
What a neat pix with everyone standing in front...

What a neat pix with everyone standing in front of their rigs!!!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-04-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By swansnest
Thanks, Basil! Sure glad you and Sue aren't...

Thanks, Basil! Sure glad you and Sue aren't living on the Gulf!!!
I told Tris this morning to go back and look again for the 20 amp in-line fuse in the HWH box. He did and what he found was that...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-03-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By swansnest
Danny - Our HWH Primary Motor burned out last...

Danny - Our HWH Primary Motor burned out last summer on our way home from 2016 FMCA in West Springfield after a stop in OH. We went to Moscow after making an appointment w HWH and it took them all...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-03-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,121
Posted By swansnest
Dick - I forgot to post when we got our Alpine...

Dick - I forgot to post when we got our Alpine back Wednesday that Rincon did put the newer bigger vibration dampers in and that the pre-existing ones were the originals installed upside down!!!! ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-03-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By swansnest
Oh my goodness, Matt! You guys are going through...

Oh my goodness, Matt! You guys are going through it also! We just got ours back from Rincon in San Clemente after a month! I guess we should be THANKFUL - this is only our 2nd time to go through...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-27-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,481
Posted By swansnest
Bob, Our Extended Warranty through Wholesale...

Bob, Our Extended Warranty through Wholesale Warranties would have covered our Vansco that went out at the MA FMCA Convention, but we never turned it in to them. Our rear Module was actually...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-12-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,156
Posted By swansnest
we will mail our registration as soon as we get...

we will mail our registration as soon as we get home from Cuba!! we have been going since 2004 but we missed a few due to breakdowns! �� �� ��
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-12-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By swansnest
Thanks Jim! Wish we had that info last week. we...

Thanks Jim! Wish we had that info last week. we are on an airplane headed for Cuba to do a short term missions project for a week! I forwarded your email to the repair shop but they have already...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-04-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By swansnest
Hi Dave! Oh YES, I sent an email to Brandon...

Hi Dave! Oh YES, I sent an email to Brandon Daste, Director of Operations for Bloomington - Cummins Pacific. His response was "Any workmanship warranties have expired as per our Terms and Conditions...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-04-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By swansnest
Radiator & Charged Air Cooler

When Cummins Pacific, LLC rebuilt our engine last year, they did not secure the tubing properly and if fell down and rubbed a hole in the Radiator on our trip back east this summer! The charged Air...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-04-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By swansnest
Hydraulic fan motor

Has anyone had to replace their Hydraulic Fan Motor??? and what is a source for it & how much did it cost??? :dance: It's probably a Sauer-Danfoss pump/motor. Our's is leaking.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-29-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
Bob, The gen slides changed to electric in '05 ,...

Bob, The gen slides changed to electric in '05 , I think! We had to have our Apex towed twice in relationship to getting the engine rebuilt in 2015, and no damage was done by following the above...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-29-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By swansnest
FWIW - Joe Elwell in Oregon bought several front...

FWIW - Joe Elwell in Oregon bought several front slide Actuators at the Wells Fargo Auction of WRV. His email use to be jjelwell@msn.com and 2 old phone #s 971-240-8390 & 503-551-9799 cell. He had...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-05-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,481
Posted By swansnest
PS - I forgot to say We Paid JCA $1375 wired to...

PS - I forgot to say We Paid JCA $1375 wired to them Tues night. What we paid FedEx for Express service is yet to be determined because I can't find it on anything or on their website. I will have...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-05-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,481
Posted By swansnest
Another quick post - FIrst & Foremost - WE ARE...

Another quick post - FIrst & Foremost - WE ARE RUNNING AGAIN!!!!

We got our new blank VMM2820 by 10am this morning at the local FedEx Office.
We got back to the coach and things went from bad to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-04-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,481
Posted By swansnest
OK Guys .... this is going to be short and sweet...

OK Guys .... this is going to be short and sweet - We are in W Springfield MA at the FMCA Rally to attend the Governing Board Meetings. Sunday morning as we were preparing to enter the Fairgrounds...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-23-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By swansnest
We replaced ours 2 summers ago - we went to Coach...

We replaced ours 2 summers ago - we went to Coach Care in Coberg OR - only problem was - Sauer-Danfoss sent a defective one. It took them 3 months to make a new one and send it to CC - so it was not...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-16-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By swansnest
Basil - I think the HH wasn't used until the 06...

Basil - I think the HH wasn't used until the 06 Apex, was it?

Tris says that our cross brace is bolted at both ends. He just didn't want to have to take it off and have the contents of the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By swansnest
Thanks All! People w/o Apexs really have...

Thanks All!

People w/o Apexs really have no idea what we are dealing with! The steel brace running down the center of the coach makes taking out the existing particle board very difficult...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By swansnest
Thanks, Monty & Brett! The temporary cut is...

Thanks, Monty & Brett! The temporary cut is covered up with aluminum now but we are looking at a long term fix to the awful particle board they used to build the Apex floor. Tris earlier had cut...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By swansnest
Hydro-Hot leak ...

FYI....
About 6 weeks ago Tris noticed a leak under the coach on our cement pad and placed a pan under what looked like it was coming from the pipe that exited the bottom of the coach near the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,736
Posted By swansnest
Smile Chillwill - Sorry I didn't answer you because I...

Chillwill - Sorry I didn't answer you because I just now got notice of your post but it looks like Monty has answered your questions very well and you can rest assured he is correct.

We never...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-07-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,221
Posted By swansnest
Ken - Tris said I exaggerated - it was only 2'...

Ken - Tris said I exaggerated - it was only 2' not 4' (looked longer to me) & he is not sure if it is wide enough - he could not cut it wider than 2.5" w/o taking the steel brace off to cut more...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-07-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,221
Posted By swansnest
OK - Just a quickie to say Tris did it on our...

OK - Just a quickie to say Tris did it on our APEX summer before last, and it "might" have made a small increase in mileage - but nothing significant. About 5 years ago Tris also did fiber-glassed...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-03-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By swansnest
We should at least try to get together during...

We should at least try to get together during Convention!

I think I signed up for Governing Board Electric! It was so long ago and FMCA hasn't sent anything yet so I'm not positive!!

Call or...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By swansnest
Just read your post. The Swans are going to the...

Just read your post. The Swans are going to the West Springfield Rally for the Governing Board Meeting - Tris is ACA National Director & I am for SoCal.
In spite of announcing it repeatedly and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By swansnest
Smile We have not been on the Forum for a long time....

We have not been on the Forum for a long time. but I was searching for Hydro-Hot leaks and somehow found this thread!

When we had our MDTS '07 Apex built I ordered it without the mirrors in the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,217
Posted By swansnest
Jim - I was following Marca's posts (our...

Jim - I was following Marca's posts (our Hydro-Hot is leaking) and saw this. You haven't posted where you got yours - our same problem has not returned since our rear AC was replaced last summer...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-24-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,259
Posted By swansnest
Thumbs up Registration for March 19-24,2015 ACA Pre-Rally in Valencia

https://www.alpinecoachassociation.com/info/Valencia%20Registration.pdf

The deadline for registering for the ACA Pre-Rally to FMCA's Pomona Convention has been extended to February 06. The month...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By swansnest
2009 Limited 36' Triple slide

Does any Alpine Owner have a friend looking for this very popular Alpine Limited? I understand that Guaranty just got one in w only 35K on it. Lindsay would be happy to answer any questions....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-22-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,098
Posted By swansnest
FWIW: Here is our Info after ordering them...

FWIW: Here is our Info after ordering them several years ago ...
Subject: FW: HID Kits: E39 DJ Auto Headlights Hella Style (HID kit & Angel Eyes Included)

DDM Tuning:...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,699
Posted By swansnest
"We have had several very large claims and they...

"We have had several very large claims and they have not raised the premium. We pay less than $2,000 a year with $500 deduct."

Roger - You have to be kidding! With no claims and $1000 deductible...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-05-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By swansnest
Hey there Jim & Viv - We have missed you guys! ...

Hey there Jim & Viv - We have missed you guys! You missed a great Rally in Napa! Hope you are going to Oregon?

Sorry we have not bought any wiper blades recently. Tris says he buys them in a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,699
Posted By swansnest
Insurance recommendations

Hi Joe! We have AAA on everything but our Alpine. We were told that they would not insure the high end APEX.

Consequently, we have National Interstate but the rate went up $1000 last year to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-30-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By swansnest
Hi Gail! Are you doing this on your way to...

Hi Gail! Are you doing this on your way to SoCal's Colorado Rally in Sept?

We have taken that route many times. You just want to take your time and don't be in a hurry! We have a favorite place...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-30-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 138,013
Posted By swansnest
We are traveling south west on I-90 heading...

We are traveling south west on I-90 heading towards Ritzville, OR on our way to Hood River and passed an Alpine 40' silver and black - '06 or '07 - towing a silver toad & heading towards Spokane...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-13-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,470
Posted By swansnest
Hi Monty! When we get to Buffalo in a few...

Hi Monty! When we get to Buffalo in a few minutes I will take pictures and send them to your address and you can decide whether to post them.

Tris says he took everything out and put 1/2" plywood...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-12-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,470
Posted By swansnest
Hi Monty! All of those fixes are what we did to...

Hi Monty! All of those fixes are what we did to our coach 3 & 4 yrs ago - except we had AGM from the beginning. Did you ever see what Tris did in our battery compartment? If I was any good at...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-12-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 138,013
Posted By swansnest
Hey there, Bob! We are in Rock Springs WY. We are...

Hey there, Bob! We are in Rock Springs WY. We are going to go thru Casper to Buffalo. A little further but we want to stop at Fort Casper RV Park w Passport America tomorrow night. We are at White...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-11-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,470
Posted By swansnest
Sorry you are having so many problems w the coach...

Sorry you are having so many problems w the coach - maybe the accident has made you more disgusted w it?

Inspite of all the problems we have had, and the small fortune it has cost to repair &...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-11-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By swansnest
Are you sure you want a chrome one! Ours is...

Are you sure you want a chrome one! Ours is stainless steel, Redlands Truck replace our exhaust system w an Aero 5" exhaust muffler. It helped to increase our mileage! And we have the SS tip?
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