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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-10-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By OldForester
My lift kit did include the lower control arms...

My lift kit did include the lower control arms for the caster adjustment, and the shop that installed it are probably the best experts for aligning lifted Jeeps because they specialize in Jeep mods. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-09-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By OldForester
Replying to all your good comments: ...

Replying to all your good comments:

BirchyBoy: I lifted the Jeep before I got the motorhome, so I didn't get a chance to tow it at stock height and tires. I would like to tow it with a Class A...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By OldForester
Jeep Wrangler JKR Towing Issues at Speed

I have had several motohromes over the years, including a 37' diesel pusher, and a couple Class C's ranging from 31' to 22'. I have towed 5 different vehicles ranging from a volkswagen new beetle to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-11-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 261,024
Posted By OldForester
Try (916) 240-2141‬

Try (916) 240-2141‬
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By OldForester
Mule Skinner, I was the guy with the hose...

Mule Skinner,

I was the guy with the hose that failed without starting the engine. That being the third set of wardrobe hoses, and being integrally involved with each one, that hose issue was a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
JacobsCanyon, I'm pleased to hear it's fixed...

JacobsCanyon,

I'm pleased to hear it's fixed and working properly! It's a big relief when you don't have those warning buzzers and low pressure issues going off. I had to drive our coach about 3...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
Gary, Interesting. When I talked to the...

Gary,

Interesting. When I talked to the people repairing my part, and to Haldex, they referred to it as the roto-chamber, not spring brake. Guess they have changed their nomenclature or I just...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-19-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
Jacobs Canyon, I'm still getting emails and...

Jacobs Canyon,

I'm still getting emails and still get responses to my threads. Currently camping in Eastern Washington in our Arctic Fox trailer and enjoying it. Rebuilding the roto-chamber was...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-15-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,991
Posted By OldForester
Steve, I don't remember a "pup" on the...

Steve,

I don't remember a "pup" on the parking brake assembly, but I do remember the quick release valve, which I believe releases the air pressure on the parking brake assembly, which we...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,991
Posted By OldForester
JRAWins, Glad the thread helped you. The...

JRAWins,

Glad the thread helped you. The problem bugged me for almost 4 years, just gradually getting worse as it got cold, until it got really cold and just wouldn't air up and stay up. ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By OldForester
Yes, WRV introduced this front kitchen plan for...

Yes, WRV introduced this front kitchen plan for 2009 models. I know of one here in the West that was purchased new. I don't think they made more than a few of them.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-07-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By OldForester
Check this forum occasionally even though we sold...

Check this forum occasionally even though we sold our coach in April. Had to respond on this one since I contributed to the crackpot air schematic after all the issues we had with low air pressure...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,606
Posted By OldForester
Monty, Glad you picked up on my heater hose...

Monty,

Glad you picked up on my heater hose solution. It's cheap, tough, and highly heat resistant. Worked very well in our coach.

One other suggestion I've mentioned on previous posts is to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,606
Posted By OldForester
When we installed our 8 AGMs we were concerned...

When we installed our 8 AGMs we were concerned about the battery hold down straps potentially contacting the positive post of the batteries. We ran the hold down straps through automotive heater...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-12-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
Dan, My old cartridge looked bad; and had...

Dan,

My old cartridge looked bad; and had lots of oil in it as well when I changed it. I felt like it helped a little bit, but it didn't solve my problem. I did lots of checking to see if I had...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-02-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By OldForester
Monty, Well, I may have been lucky, but in...

Monty,

Well, I may have been lucky, but in the 6 years we owned the coach, we never sanitized the tank. I always put in city water at home that was chlorinated, or water from RV parks that were...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,065
Posted By OldForester
Rowanova, Having just sold our Alpine Coach,...

Rowanova,

Having just sold our Alpine Coach, and now owning an Arctic Fox travel trailer, I would agree the Arctic Fox is one well built travel trailer, especially for their price point. They are...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
Dan, Don't worry about bothering me with a...

Dan,

Don't worry about bothering me with a call. I know how frustrating it can be when you can't leave the RV park because it's cool outside and your low air suspension warning buzzer and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
E-Mike: Nice work on the schematic. I was...

E-Mike:

Nice work on the schematic. I was just thinking I needed to clean that copy up that I sent you last year, but you did a nice job of putting it together. From my memory, there's something...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,409
Posted By OldForester
Jetar-- I'm with Tom; I think the F is...

Jetar--

I'm with Tom; I think the F is better if you're over the road a lot, but the ED certainly does the job well, as nssracer said. And, if you've read my previous threads I've pushed ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By OldForester
Lindenberg, Or you could do like I did --...

Lindenberg,

Or you could do like I did -- install a quick drain in the bottom of the air tank like truckers use on their air tanks (had to put a tee in the fitting at the bottom of the tank.) The...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By OldForester
krob: Are you cycling the battery...

krob:

Are you cycling the battery disconnects off -- both chassis and house -- when you leave it parked? That stops the parasitic load pretty well, and your solar panels should then keep up.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By OldForester
Sold the coach but still look at the forum...

Sold the coach but still look at the forum occasionally. Saw E-Mike's comments. If the pads looked like they had lining, first place I'd go is to the brake actuator (called a roto-chamber). Mine...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By OldForester
I have 295/80 Bridgestones on mine, and our 36'...

I have 295/80 Bridgestones on mine, and our 36' weights 29,500 fully loaded. I run 100 to 105 in the front and 90 to 95 in the rear and have plenty of safety margin and a nice ride.

But the G...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By OldForester
BC, We installed Koni shocks first, and they...

BC,

We installed Koni shocks first, and they helped, especially with proposing. We changed the tires from the high pressure factory Toyos to the lower pressure Bridgestones (15-20 psi less), and...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-29-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By OldForester
Moving On

Polly and I have decided to move on to a new chapter in our lives. We purchased a condo in Rancho Mirage, CA (near Palm Springs), and are going to spend our winters there in the condo instead of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-29-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By OldForester
If you're looking for a view of the ocean, it's...

If you're looking for a view of the ocean, it's hard to beat Pacific Beach State Park at Pacific Beach, north of Ocean Shores, and close to Moclips. Check out their sites on the Washington State...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-23-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,670
Posted By OldForester
Dale, I think you had Lifeline batteries...

Dale,

I think you had Lifeline batteries like me, and you installed them new, and as you know they have short terminals. Your suspicion on a hold down strap contacting a battery post or a cable...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-21-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By OldForester
Bridgestone R250s have been great for us over...

Bridgestone R250s have been great for us over 25,000 miles; much better than the factory Toyos. My research from people who are in the truck/bus tire business and Bandag recap truck tires says...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By OldForester
Gator, I used a mobile RV tech to help me...

Gator,

I used a mobile RV tech to help me install them, and I'm glad I did. He took the part and model numbers from our large living room slide and our wardrobe slide and order the material...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-07-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By OldForester
Taxguy, If you do a search on this forum on...

Taxguy,

If you do a search on this forum on Safe-T-Plus you will find lots of feedback from users on it.

But to make it faster, I had one installed 3 years ago before I did the steering bracket...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By OldForester
Wrinklemeist, I think it is the 2 inch tie...

Wrinklemeist,

I think it is the 2 inch tie rod. I had Redlands Truck Service install one on mine 3 years ago and I think it works great.

If you called Redlands, I think they will be able...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By OldForester
Wrinklemeist, I think it is the 2 inch tie...

Wrinklemeist,

I think it is the 2 inch tie rod. I had Redlands Truck Service install one on mine 3 years ago and I think it works great.

If you called Redlands, I think they will be able...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-06-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By OldForester
We have not had the water leaks on top the slide,...

We have not had the water leaks on top the slide, but we had to replace our slide topper awnings last week. We noticed they were deteriorating - perhaps too much sun/wind in Palm Springs over the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,511
Posted By OldForester
Jerry, We had the mice problem a couple...

Jerry,

We had the mice problem a couple times in our storage area in Washington. Found a product called "RV Critter Guard". Have used it now for two years everywhere we park and have not had a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-22-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By OldForester
I had this check valve problem which would cause...

I had this check valve problem which would cause water to come out of the hose bib when I was travelling. Went to Home Depot and got a bronze connector with an off/on valve on it for a couple bucks....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,870
Posted By OldForester
From the appearance of his coach and his list of...

From the appearance of his coach and his list of options, and relatively low miles for that year, It looks to me like his price should be closer to NADA Retail. Can't tell from this about the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-06-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By OldForester
wa8yxm: If you read the rest of this thread,...

wa8yxm:

If you read the rest of this thread, you'll note this is a blade-type valve, similar to the dump valve on the waste water tanks, and it's a 2" PVC pipe coming out of the 100 gallon fresh...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-05-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By OldForester
EM-- thanks for the suggestion. Had not thought...

EM-- thanks for the suggestion. Had not thought about calling Aubrey's or Northwest, but that's a good idea.

I took the valve assembly apart today and noticed the seals looked fine but they...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By OldForester
Algoma, Good suggestion on not closing the...

Algoma,

Good suggestion on not closing the valve all the way. I'll give that shot since I have been working at pushing it fully closed and my leak got worse since I did that.

Monty, I'll give...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-02-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By OldForester
Question On Fresh Water Dump Valve

Searched the forum on leaking fresh water dump valve, and looked at my previous posts on this issue plus all the others I could find on replacing with other types of valves, relocating, etc.

Mine...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
Gail, Don't plan to make Quartzite this...

Gail,

Don't plan to make Quartzite this year; got too many other things going on. The furnace under the floor answered my question, which makes it pretty much impossible on our 36 mid door. We...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
sdenisslee: WRV made a mid-door 40'...

sdenisslee:

WRV made a mid-door 40' mid-door triple slide. Would have fit your needs just like you wanted. There's a few for sale on the internet.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-29-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
Stretch, Don't agree with you on the 40 foot...

Stretch,

Don't agree with you on the 40 foot issue. Some of us are very happy with 36 (actually 37 foot) in a coach just like this, with a mid door instead of a front door to make it easier to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-29-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
Furnace in the basement answers the question. I...

Furnace in the basement answers the question. I wouldn't have room in our 2006 36 MDDS to relocate the furnace into the basement as well, without a lot of rework. Perhaps WRV didn't want to do that...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
Gail and John Stacy: Interesting. My...

Gail and John Stacy:

Interesting. My salesperson told me when we bought our 06 new the 36 MDDS couldn't have a furnace and the residential refer over the furnace; it had to have a hydro-hot. I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-26-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,049
Posted By OldForester
SteveW, We have a 2006 MDDS in the same...

SteveW,

We have a 2006 MDDS in the same Cinnabark exterior color, slightly different interior color, with a number of more options. For example, we have dishwasher, Advantium Oven, Travel'r...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By OldForester
Propane Compartment Door Struts-2 Stage

I have had two propane refuelers tell me they won't fill the propane in my tank any more (with the slide in or out) because it doesn't open farther than horizontal so it won't be caught by the front...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-09-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By OldForester
EM- Few Alpines were made with 32' TVs. ...

EM-

Few Alpines were made with 32' TVs. Mine came with 32" TV. A little fat-finger typo. But a 32' would be pretty awesome!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-08-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By OldForester
Takepride, Boy are we on the same page! The...

Takepride,

Boy are we on the same page! The only thing I would do on another coach is try to get Aquahot/Hydro hot. I get enough cold weather camping that the heatpumps can't handle it, switch...
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