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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-30-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,904
Posted By Snuggery
Have the U-joints and drive shaft checked. Make...

Have the U-joints and drive shaft checked. Make certain they are well lubed and tight.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-13-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,539
Posted By Snuggery
We just finished our visit to Suncoast Designers...

We just finished our visit to Suncoast Designers and were pleased. There were about 16 RV's present (including 2 Alpines) by Sunday night - all hooked up to 50-amp/water/Wi-Fi and watching the Super...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-07-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Snuggery
OK, the Mountain Directory West suggest that...

OK, the Mountain Directory West suggest that these two roads named the "Rattlesnake Grade" and the "Buford Grade" for their 6% grades and many narrow switchbacks might not be the most enjoyable to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Snuggery
WA Rte-129 & OR Rte-3 the OR Rte-82 to Wallawa...

WA Rte-129 & OR Rte-3 the OR Rte-82 to Wallawa Lake
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Snuggery
Any comments on driving a 40-foot Alpine towing...

Any comments on driving a 40-foot Alpine towing from Lewiston, WA down to Wallowa Lake, OR and then up to Spokane? Maybe we shoule just stay in Lewiston and drive down to Wallowa for the day.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Snuggery
Help us plan our dream RV trip

I would post this on a different forum except that I know that many of my fellow Alpine owners are Pacific Northwest residents with local info and lots of local trip experience - so help us plan our...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-14-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,836
Posted By Snuggery
Glendinning reel 50-amp cord slipping

I love having the Glendinning reel to electrically retrieve and store my heavy 50-amp cord, but lately the reel starts slipping at about the final 6 to 8 feet of cord and won't pull it in.
I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-24-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,314
Posted By Snuggery
sliding door latch

Here is another solution to the broken latch problem. We used to use these on our sliding patio doors when our kids were little to keep them from getting out to the pool - so I know they are sturdy....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-22-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,616
Posted By Snuggery
Update - Well, I did it again - this time one of...

Update - Well, I did it again - this time one of the locking latches. Short version: the fresh water pump leaked, flooding the basement and I had the hatch open to dry it out while I opened the room...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,628
Posted By Snuggery
Followup - the new sending unit works, but is not...

Followup - the new sending unit works, but is not calibrated correctly. It stays on "Full" until the tank is over half-empty and then comes down quickly. When it reads "1/4" the tank is nearly empty....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-06-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By Snuggery
We have a Dometic - but we have never liked the...

We have a Dometic - but we have never liked the way it bakes bisquits, cakes, cobblers, etc. on convection mode. Also, we had to get out the instruction book every time we used it to remember the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Snuggery
We have driven our 40' FDTS towing across US-2...

We have driven our 40' FDTS towing across US-2 several times without any problems. Some of the roads are a little narrow and twisty at times, but not steep - mostly good roads and not much traffic....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-09-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,628
Posted By Snuggery
The sending unit is accessable through the wheel...

The sending unit is accessable through the wheel well under the driver's seat via an opening in the frame. Turning the steering wheel to the right gives you more room under there. The mounting plate...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By Snuggery
While working on my fuel gauge, the RV repair guy...

While working on my fuel gauge, the RV repair guy noticed air leaking from the back of the lower Actia warning light module on the dash gauge panel (the one for transmission Fault, Right turn,...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-07-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,628
Posted By Snuggery
For months, my fuel gauage was bouncing up and...

For months, my fuel gauage was bouncing up and down from full to empty every few seconds. I wiggled all of the wires I could find and after reading posts on this forum, I concluded that the sending...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By Snuggery
When does Extended Warranty/Service Plan expire?

On purchase date new RV had 3600 miles on it (dealer drove it from Washington to Florida) and Extended Warrantee/Service Plan contract documents this.

Question - So does the Extended...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-17-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By Snuggery
I tackled the DIY project with the instructions...

I tackled the DIY project with the instructions from foggeddoublepane windows.com and it worked. After several days of somewhat messy and frustrating work I had clear windows again. I consider it a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-31-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By Snuggery
Could be the circuit that keeps you from watching...

Could be the circuit that keeps you from watching TV while the RV ignition is on.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-17-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,220
Posted By Snuggery
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best...

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best route to take from FLORIDA to MAINE and good RV parks to overnight in (easy access to the Interstate with pull-thrus and cheap prices)?

We have had...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-17-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By Snuggery
You can also find these basement door latches...

You can also find these basement door latches really cheap on E-bay.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 05-03-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,857
Posted By Snuggery
try upgrading IE 7 to IE 8 for Windows XP

As soon as I downloaded the new forum software, I noted a dramatic slowdown in both loading and scrolling the forum pages. I am using Windows XP and Internet Explorer. I watch the pale blue...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-25-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By Snuggery
Natchez Trace Parkway in Spring

We just drove the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN in our 40 foot class A pulling a Jeep Grand Cherokee toad. It was a very relaxing drive through the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-25-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,969
Posted By Snuggery
We just drove the entire length of the Natchez...

We just drove the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN in our 40 foot class A pulling a Jeep Grand Cherokee toad. It was a very relaxing drive through the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-20-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By Snuggery
Hey, we had the same problem on our '05 Alpine....

Hey, we had the same problem on our '05 Alpine. We got the longer part directly from Winegard's web site - it was pretty cheap. Also found it to be an easy repair from inside the coach and we fixed...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,192
Posted By Snuggery
Two months since washing and counting with no...

Two months since washing and counting with no refogging. Have been through several rains but no altitude change and also the windows are not currently in direct sun.

TIP: If you re-use your...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,192
Posted By Snuggery
The major component of the defogging kit is an...

The major component of the defogging kit is an aquarium pump from Walmart, so the tropical fish idea might actually work.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-16-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,192
Posted By Snuggery
The easiest windows to use the process on (and to...

The easiest windows to use the process on (and to practice on while learning the technique) are the sliding windows where you have direct access to the side edge of the glass. On my coach this is the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,192
Posted By Snuggery
Well, the trick is to drill two 1/8" holes...

Well, the trick is to drill two 1/8" holes through the seal into the space between the panes.

This requires access to the edge of the window. Only some of the windows on my Alpine allow this...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-15-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,192
Posted By Snuggery
There are a number of threads on the forum...

There are a number of threads on the forum regarding fogged double-pane SE-GI windows.

I found an online vendor at https://foggeddoublepanewindow.com/ who sells instructions for $30 plus $3.50...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By Snuggery
Every few months, while emptying the gray and...

Every few months, while emptying the gray and black water tanks, I notice what looks like chunks of rusty metal in the sewer hose. They measure about 3x3 inches and appear to be flat and thin layered...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By Snuggery
Every few months, while emptying the gray and...

Every few months, while emptying the gray and black water tanks, I notice what looks like chunks of rusty metal in the sewer hose. They measure about 3x3 inches and appear to be flat and thin layered...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-31-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,532
Posted By Snuggery
My 2005 40 FDTS Alpine has Dyna wiper blades...

My 2005 40 FDTS Alpine has Dyna wiper blades about 28 1/2" long. I couldn't find any refill blades which fit, so I replaced the whole blade.

Trico Exact Fit 28" long part # 45-280
available at...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-29-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By Snuggery
The Xantrex panel shows voltage, but not charge...

The Xantrex panel shows voltage, but not charge level. It does indicate what mode the Xantrex charger is in (i.e. float) when the charger is functioning.

The water/propane/bat panel does show...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-29-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By Snuggery
When we started our claim for fogged windows we...

When we started our claim for fogged windows we were four months short of the 3 year warranty period. Working through Western RV, SEGI sent four sets of small windows and they shipped the large...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-29-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Snuggery
When mine did this, the nut holding the wiper...

When mine did this, the nut holding the wiper blade to the motor on the front of the coach was loose and had to be tightened. It was an easy fix.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By Snuggery
In our ongoing attempt to solve this "fogged...

In our ongoing attempt to solve this "fogged double-pane window" problem we have recently been in contact with SE-GI who made the windows for Western RV. They refuse to honor the warantee since they...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-08-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Snuggery
Here is an option to consider. After using a...

Here is an option to consider. After using a Garmin GPS unit for a number of years, I can no longer see the maps on the little screen well enough while I am driving (need reading glasses). Also,...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-01-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,616
Posted By Snuggery
The eBay seller I used was Bontragers RV Surplus....

The eBay seller I used was Bontragers RV Surplus. Retail sellers of these SouthCo latches are hard to find.

https://stores.ebay.com/Bontragers-RV-Surplus

You do have to know the correct model #...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-27-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,801
Posted By Snuggery
We had the same problem of chasis batteries...

We had the same problem of chasis batteries discharging over 2-3 days even though plugged into shore power on our BRAND NEW 2005 FDTS 40 foot.

Turned out to be related to outside...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,616
Posted By Snuggery
You might look on Ebay before ordering as there...

You might look on Ebay before ordering as there are a number of outfits selling Southco latches. The best price I found was $4 "Buy It Now" plus shipping.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-30-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By Snuggery
I think that the locking version of the latch is...

I think that the locking version of the latch is C5-31-45 but I could be off on the measurements. The part number is not stamped on the lock anywhere.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-29-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By Snuggery
I broke off a handle to my propane compartment...

I broke off a handle to my propane compartment latch last week by putting the slide out while the compartment door was open!!

My latches look different than these (Alpine 40 FDTS) but I found...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-01-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Snuggery
We have never had good reception on our rear...

We have never had good reception on our rear bedroom 20" RCA combo VCR/TV and recently would intermittently get NO reception regardless of whether we set the front ABC switch for satellite, cable or...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-01-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Snuggery
We have never had good reception on our rear...

We have never had good reception on our rear bedroom 20" RCA combo VCR/TV and recently would intermittently get NO reception regardless of whether we set the front ABC switch for satellite, cable or...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-04-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,902
Posted By Snuggery
I contacted the Flexsteel compay Customer Service...

I contacted the Flexsteel compay Customer Service department and here was their answer:

"Unfortunately we do not have any suggestions for this type of repair,
other than recover. We really do...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,688
Posted By Snuggery
The control box for my WeatherPro Power awning in...

The control box for my WeatherPro Power awning in the basement is beeping. The manual indicates this is because it has sensed a problem with the wind sensor on the roof which is supposed to raise the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,688
Posted By Snuggery
The control box for my WeatherPro Power awning in...

The control box for my WeatherPro Power awning in the basement is beeping. The manual indicates this is because it has sensed a problem with the wind sensor on the roof which is supposed to raise the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,949
Posted By Snuggery
Taking your rig back to the dealer for a lube job...

Taking your rig back to the dealer for a lube job every 3,000 miles seems like a lot of trouble and expense. Is there a quicker, easier way to get this done? I have noticed that some Flying J and ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,902
Posted By Snuggery
I have several "snagged" places on the...

I have several "snagged" places on the Ultraleather of my RV driver's seat. Are there any products I can use to repair these before they get worse?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By Snuggery
I once had someone who workde at the county...

I once had someone who workde at the county clerk's office tell me that you can safely ignore these jury duty notices if you need to without any fear. They send out a lot more notices than the number...
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