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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,019
Posted By DrDaveMA
Check the door sensor switch, ours was shorting...

Check the door sensor switch, ours was shorting to the steel plate that is the firewall. Driving the steps would goin in and out. I wrapped the switch with electrical tape, problem fixed.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By DrDaveMA
Normally the signal to the genny is no fuel. ...

Normally the signal to the genny is no fuel.

On the intermittent fuel gauge, check the connection at the sender and the ground.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By DrDaveMA
TJ, did you get into the compartment?

TJ, did you get into the compartment?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-06-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By DrDaveMA
You also need to find out why you are “a bit...

You also need to find out why you are “a bit low”, where is the leak if you are really a bit low.

One other thing a lot of people are not aware of, Alison recommends a filter change at 75,000...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,787
Posted By DrDaveMA
I used the shop east of Harrisburg, PA on...

I used the shop east of Harrisburg, PA on Lingelstown Rd
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By DrDaveMA
Allison recommends an oil and filter change at...

Allison recommends an oil and filter change at 75,000 miles.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By DrDaveMA
Warning bank idiot light

You will find that there will be few replies because you have an Avalanche, there were VERY few manufactured by WRV. When describing your coach, do not say “Limited/Avalanche” say Avalanche only. I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,787
Posted By DrDaveMA
I had them change my oil in July of this year.

I had them change my oil in July of this year.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,089
Posted By DrDaveMA
Ernie, it sounds like your AH system is...

Ernie, it sounds like your AH system is circulating heat correctly, but your air handlers are not pushing air. There are 2 small 12 volts fans on the units under the sink and bed, if they are not...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By DrDaveMA
That filter looks like it has not been changed in...

That filter looks like it has not been changed in a long time. I would change it as soon as possible.

As the diesel smell in the coach, it could be from a cracked manifold, which way does your bed...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By DrDaveMA
Please help us understand which coach you have, a...

Please help us understand which coach you have, a Limited, or an Avalanche. Where is your radiator, side mounted, you have a Limited, rear mounted you have an Avalanche. If you have an Avalanche...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,085
Posted By DrDaveMA
Since you stated you just changed the fuel and...

Since you stated you just changed the fuel and air filters the first thing I would do is park my finger on the stop side of the start/stop switch for AT LEAST 3 minutes, while doing that listen to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-10-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By DrDaveMA
HWH Access Door Lock

TJ, mine sticks where the locking tab turns against a small slit in the body panel. This makes it feel like the locking mechanism is jammed. It uses the CH751 everyone else has, but be sure to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By DrDaveMA
If you have 2 fuel filters the second one is...

If you have 2 fuel filters the second one is mounted on the inside of the passenger side frame rail, approximately above the starter. As always WRV designed in variations. The above is for an EARLY...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By DrDaveMA
AquaHot Fuel Filter

There are slight variations according to floor plan. For example on our ‘05 38 FDTS the filter is mounted on the wall at the front side of the propane bay, right next to the jack. But, in my...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-10-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By DrDaveMA
One of the key spot for issues is the joint...

One of the key spot for issues is the joint between the arm and the baseplate. I set our mirrors on the day we acquired our coach (June 2006) and had not touched them since. Last October while...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By DrDaveMA
Theentry doors were from PTL Engineering, they...

Theentry doors were from PTL Engineering, they are very helpful.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By DrDaveMA
We have a HydroHot water heater and residential...

We have a HydroHot water heater and residential refer, so when we changed out the cook top to 2 burner induction I removed the propane tank and LP gas detector. Only issue is we use electricity to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By DrDaveMA
Fuel Gauge

Be aware, our 2005 FDTS has a 100 gallon tank, it was manufactured 9/04. And yes, the sender is accessible from the front, drivers side wheel well.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-20-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By DrDaveMA
Best pull behind vehicle

This is not entirely true, we have towed our 2016 GC Limited in excess of 30 k miles with no death wobble. The issue seems to be associated with the EPS but has not been found in all models, as...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-12-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,858
Posted By DrDaveMA
On the 7/6 tow cable there is an extra conductor,...

On the 7/6 tow cable there is an extra conductor, I put 12 volts on it and run that to the battery on the toad, with a circuit breaker/fuse at each end. Keeps the toad battery charged.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By DrDaveMA
Dudley, Yes the in line filter in the refer...

Dudley,

Yes the in line filter in the refer should clean up anything in the water line.

Yes we did move to FL in 2018. No more winterizing! It beats the weather on V
Cape Cod.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-10-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,858
Posted By DrDaveMA
I have a 2016 GC Limited with somewhere around...

I have a 2016 GC Limited with somewhere around 30,000 miles towing. Level RoadMaster tow bar with SMI braking and a charge line. I have been in 49 states and 8 Provinces with it without an incident...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By DrDaveMA
Door latch adjustment - '07 34FDDS

If the peg currently has the door sealed leave it that way, if not move it so it will seal properly. Adjust the clamp so it pulls the latch completely open. If this does not work reach out to PTL...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By DrDaveMA
Over the years several owners have post on here...

Over the years several owners have post on here that they used a texturized paint, I guess that is ok for them but subsequent owners might not agree, WRV did not do that.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By DrDaveMA
Not sure if WRV changed to rollers, but on our...

Not sure if WRV changed to rollers, but on our ‘05, manufactured at the end of ‘04, we have nylon slide blocks, not rollers.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10-06-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,990
Posted By DrDaveMA
Battery wiring

First thing, ALWAYS take a picture before you do anything. Second, I do not see a cable going from your common negative to the chassis? Maybe I can’t see it in the pictures but you have the house...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,058
Posted By DrDaveMA
Can you imagine a renter trying to figure out how...

Can you imagine a renter trying to figure out how to flush the toilet?
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By DrDaveMA
Dennis, if all else fails disconnect the...

Dennis, if all else fails disconnect the generator from the AGS. The connector is on the passenger side between the genny and the nose cap. The genny gets many signals from the AGS and if one of...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By DrDaveMA
When we installed a w/d I removed the 3 drawers...

When we installed a w/d I removed the 3 drawers and installed them on one side of the closet as a linen closet!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By DrDaveMA
I had the same mount, I took a piece of pine and...

I had the same mount, I took a piece of pine and ran I from the piece of plywood to the basement floor, then mounted the pump to that piece of pine. A whole lot less noise, just had to turn upside...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrDaveMA
Hydraulic fluid leak

MJW2347, your hoses are really wet. Have someone extend the slide while you watch the hoses. Look for one spraying or just multiple drips. The Fluid could be running down the hose. there is a know...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrDaveMA
Our coaches are getting older, slide creep can...

Our coaches are getting older, slide creep can come from the pressure not being held on retraction. If you are seeing creep look at the HWH manifold, do you see fluid stains, if so check the “o”...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,990
Posted By DrDaveMA
Dave I did the same thing last month. I sanded...

Dave I did the same thing last month. I sanded and power wire brushed the battery compartment then brushed on Rustolium High Performance Rusty Metal Primer, let it dry for 24 hours, then sprayed on 2...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By DrDaveMA
Brett, I agree with your approach, it is what I...

Brett, I agree with your approach, it is what I do, however I have found that sometimes bouncing down the road the pee traps will empty, so I take the added step of deodorizing the grey tank, just in...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By DrDaveMA
By “try it” I was referring to the process of...

By “try it” I was referring to the process of putting whatever chemicals you use in your black tank, in the grey tank.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrDaveMA
If you follow the posts (#20) you will see the...

If you follow the posts (#20) you will see the discussion was about the pump manifold. The pump end has o rings.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-22-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By DrDaveMA
I thought I had a problem with the black tank...

I thought I had a problem with the black tank treatment I was using so I tried several different brands. Like you I would get a smell in the coach SOMETIMES, particularly while traveling. What...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrDaveMA
Maybe you misunderstood at the PUMP end there are...

Maybe you misunderstood at the PUMP end there are o rings on all the fittings!
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrDaveMA
The hose ends have o rings that get hard over...

The hose ends have o rings that get hard over time. Get them all replaced and you will suddenly have a much shorter to do list.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,990
Posted By DrDaveMA
A couple of comments, if you replace a battery,...

A couple of comments, if you replace a battery, replace ALL the batteries in that bank.

If you shorten the cables be sure you can adequately terminate 2/0 cable.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By DrDaveMA
Additionally, assuming you have the Vansco units...

Additionally, assuming you have the Vansco units (a 2004 should have them, but early ‘04’s might not if WRV kept to their normal change over after all stock has been used up) what LEDs are lit on...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,990
Posted By DrDaveMA
Battery wiring

The wiring seems to be correct, but the negative side of the house bank is joined to the negative side of the chassis bank by a red cable, that should be black. I am confused by both chassis...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,771
Posted By DrDaveMA
The Alpine owner's favorite replacement backup camera

You should be able to use the existing cable for the rear camera as long as your new system will use power over the coax.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By DrDaveMA
On the 38 FDTS WRV put the inverter in the...

On the 38 FDTS WRV put the inverter in the compartment on the passenger side in front of the rear wheels. On the left side you will see a barrier wall. The inverter is behind that wall, you can...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-15-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 457,126
Posted By DrDaveMA
It depends upon the water pressure. I have the...

It depends upon the water pressure. I have the auto fill so I normally just leave it on so I never have to do a complete fill. The last time I dumped the tank and did a complete refill it was...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-12-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 457,126
Posted By DrDaveMA
I decided that if I have to do this again I don’t...

I decided that if I have to do this again I don’t want to dump 100 gallons of fresh RO water just so I can change the pump.

I guess having it higher than the tank would prevent a break from...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-12-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 457,126
Posted By DrDaveMA
The OEM position was in the bay forward of the...

The OEM position was in the bay forward of the wet bay on the ceiling inside the Glendining power cable reel. What might have been confusing is I took the pic from the passenger side, center of the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-11-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 457,126
Posted By DrDaveMA
So today I installed a replacement water pump. On...

So today I installed a replacement water pump. On the old one the motor froze up, I suspect it had been left on while connected to CG water. The first thing I did was install shut off valves on both...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-08-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By DrDaveMA
Propane Tank Removal

I converted to all electric about 5 years ago. The only thing that used propane on our coach was the 3 burner stove. I built a cover for the opening and installed a 2 burner induction cook top. We...
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