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Title: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 21, 2016, 09:00:38 PM
it was kinda tough stripping up the floor and such, as I was in very very good condition... in fact i'm sure I paid a premiem price for the 44k mile like new interior...

but I wanted to up date it as it looked like Grandmas house in side...the green wore on me quick.. and ......started the project...
here's before..
one of the first things done was new tires and battery's..ful LOF, wheels polished
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 21, 2016, 09:21:31 PM
I ordered new headlights, same as stock...and took out he tube tv and got a flat 28''..then removed the floor and window boxes.. also recovered the green dinette seats to match the rest of the furniture... also recovered the headboard,,,
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 21, 2016, 09:44:50 PM
progress is slow but sure..
got the headboard back.. and a few of the boxes.... the carpet in the bedroom is done
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 21, 2016, 09:52:46 PM
got the Armstrong floor done
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on June 22, 2016, 08:11:12 AM
Looking pretty darn good. You will be proud when you finish!

I re-did the floors in our 2004 two years ago, and have done other remodeling to suit our needs.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 22, 2016, 08:30:07 AM
Looking pretty darn good. You will be proud when you finish!

I re-did the floors in our 2004 two years ago, and have done other remodeling to suit our needs.

thanks for the kind words and reply...when looking for one of these, I was looking for the most power, low miles, and takin care of...
I bought this from a dealer, and got original owners title. PAUL Dilly..seems to well taking care of , but no records..I'm gonna try to contact him, he 's in homestead florida I believe..

she doesn't really need much....but for personal reasons I wanna update the look..should be done with the floors tonight :D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 23, 2016, 09:43:08 AM
GOT'R DONE!!!! had to raise the headboard because of the new 12'' mattress, that's my (married 30 yrs) wife...she's a sweetheart... and not bad for 59....:D ::D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 23, 2016, 03:03:06 PM
well, what do you people think??? no comments ??
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 26, 2016, 11:51:08 PM
:D

got the rest of the windows done... got the TV mounted and the hole covered... I didn't want a cabinette over there, and wanted the TV tilted on the top... so this is what I came up with
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Ernie Ekberg on June 27, 2016, 06:21:26 AM
looks great
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 28, 2016, 12:30:13 PM
looks great

 thanks, still going at it... had the detailers come over and do a polish wax on her...looking good so far..

still got to figure out what to do about the chrome peeling off the mirrors
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: aauummm on June 30, 2016, 07:59:43 AM
Wow, very nice.  The thing is, that is customized to better than new.  No one can go out and buy a new one just like it for any amount of money, unique!
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 30, 2016, 09:47:23 AM
Wow, very nice.  The thing is, that is customized to better than new.  No one can go out and buy a new one just like it for any amount of money, unique!
thanks buddy... good to see you here,.. enjoy your posts... you guys cost me a grip of doe with the jeep thing... lol... wife loves her mall crawler..  did a 2'' lift, frt and rr bumpers.. tires and wheels...still haven't tow'd it any where...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: aauummm on June 30, 2016, 09:55:02 AM
You'll have to post some pics of the Jeep.  For some reason, a lot of women really love the Jeeps.  It can count as gifts and cards and flowers for her for the next 10 years! ;D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 30, 2016, 10:22:58 AM
It's kinda hard to post pics here, you have resize them, then they are thumbnails..and when you click them they are too big and get scroll lines..
 the only way I figured out how to doit is to post on another site...like facebook..right click save, and it resizes the pic... the picks in my computer are all to big...but for my buddy I'll get acouple :D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on June 30, 2016, 10:34:00 AM
I use good ol' Microsoft paint to resize pics. Works well for me. I send them from my phone to computer, open in Paint, resize at 25% and they come out with a nice viewable size for this site.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on June 30, 2016, 11:30:49 AM
I use good ol' Microsoft paint to resize pics. Works well for me. I send them from my phone to computer, open in Paint, resize at 25% and they come out with a nice viewable size for this site.

thank you, Iwill try that :D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: hanerykroze on July 04, 2016, 07:24:58 AM
Nice change..  looks great
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 04, 2016, 02:50:27 PM
thanks, close to done now...:D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 07, 2016, 09:18:29 AM
my next thing to do is,.... I wanna glaze the cabinettes... been a painter all my life..house and streetrods..

but have to say... never have glazed cabinettes...

My hope is to just be able to oil rub them...anyone done this???
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 07, 2016, 09:28:08 AM
this is the look I want....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 11, 2016, 08:16:30 AM
Got'r Done....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 11, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
also., replaced the grab handle ...the old one was yellowed and cracked...

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Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: aauummm on July 11, 2016, 04:34:00 PM
Wow! Very nice on the cabinets and the handle!  That is one sweet unit that you have there.  When are you taking her out for some RVing?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 11, 2016, 07:57:37 PM
Wow! Very nice on the cabinets and the handle!  That is one sweet unit that you have there.  When are you taking her out for some RVing?
thanks...she really runs and rides nice...but , still don't trust her yet...lot I don't know about how these work either..
gonna take her out soon... I have an appointment to get the radiator and the brakes flushed wed.. and waiting on the stuff to tow the jeep...
Title: Used Country Coach 33' 400 hp
Post by: aauummm on July 12, 2016, 06:31:21 PM
I should probably keep my big mouth shut, but a 2004 Country Coach Allure 33 ft, 400 hp just came up for sale in Reno.  65,000 mi., one owner.  Wants $75,000. Yikes!

http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2004-Country-Coach-Allure-118858127 (http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2004-Country-Coach-Allure-118858127)
Title: Re: Used Country Coach 33' 400 hp
Post by: MYRV2 on July 13, 2016, 05:15:23 PM
I should probably keep my big mouth shut, but a 2004 Country Coach Allure 33 ft, 400 hp just came up for sale in Reno.  65,000 mi., one owner.  Wants $75,000. Yikes!

http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2004-Country-Coach-Allure-118858127 (http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2004-Country-Coach-Allure-118858127)
made an offer to buy back the winnabago...should be back home by Friday...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: aauummm on July 13, 2016, 07:01:19 PM
What are you going to do with the Alpine? Keep both of them?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 14, 2016, 07:00:24 AM
What are you going to do with the Alpine? Keep both of them?

figure on letting the deal'r have it,..i have a couple people that want it , but they would have to pay 8% more
theres nothing wrong with the alpine.... just not for me and what I do

I can't get down there for a couple days,... the dealer that has my old winnabago call'd to see if I still had the barrel chair I took out,... been really missing the handiness of the Winnebago the power  and the small size...I know everyone else likes these big ol beasts...but lets just say i'm different as I don't..i like the ease of getting around in the 26'r and not so complex,... that and it still has a bumper to bumper full warranty:D...
the dealer is making the deal pretty attractive...and I will probley take it ... but have till Friday to decide is I wanna keep both, or trade it in..
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on July 14, 2016, 07:12:59 AM
You may want to consider posting the Alpine in the "For Sale" board here. There may be a member here that would buy it.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 14, 2016, 07:35:37 AM
You may want to consider posting the Alpine in the "For Sale" board here. There may be a member here that would buy it.

i'd rather not deal with it, and to sell private I loose the sell tax credit...around 8k from what the dealers offering

it really upsets me to see so many flakes in the world and not good for their word... I be there at 5pm means wait   around  I might show up, and I might not.."i'll take it, i have to go to the bank and be back Friday " turns into...you never here from them again, or, they call aweek late to say that their wife said no....

wifes sure get a lot of heat for what guys do... lol :D
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: aauummm on July 17, 2016, 06:08:17 PM
I see that your RV dealer has your Alpine listed for $110K.  He's a dreamer!  He didn't even take new pictures for the ad either. 
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 17, 2016, 11:39:47 PM
I see that your RV dealer has your Alpine listed for $110K.  He's a dreamer!  He didn't even take new pictures for the ad either.

I don't think the price is so far off when you consider that it looks like new now... and every thing works...I've seen them for 80k,... old fabric furniture, old looking décor, old carpet. old cracked tile... most need a full paint..then you get them home and need new tires.. full service, 8 new batterys..

you can blow through 20-30k on recondition and restore...

this one has new head lights, new windshields, new floors,new décor,  all furniture is leather, new mattress,new rear tv with new dvd player in stalled..machine polished wheels and paint,8 new batterys,110 watt solar system,service just done ... performance tuned with valve adjust, new air cleaner,and about 80 hrs of detail and repairs..
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on July 18, 2016, 11:20:16 AM
All those things together put it in the "top dollar" bracket for its year and model, but $110k way over the top. Average retail for a 34F is around $60k. Maybe the low miles and excellent condition can push it to $80k. Maybe. Alpines have a sort of cult following in the Pacific Northwest, and that helps too.

Is it at the dealer on consignment? If so, we wish you best success in getting your price.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 18, 2016, 11:36:12 AM
All those things together put it in the "top dollar" bracket for its year and model, but $110k way over the top. Average retail for a 34F is around $60k. Maybe the low miles and excellent condition can push it to $80k. Maybe. Alpines have a sort of cult following in the Pacific Northwest, and that helps too.

Is it at the dealer on consignment? If so, we wish you best success in getting your price.

nope, I still have it...and i'm gonna keep it..

book values go off of sale reports... beings most everyone in cal lies about what they paid..the book value goes down,,,that and auction reports..

 repo's and units traded in that get low balled at the auction do. make for a real value...and like you said..people that know or want an alpine will put more value on them.... most 34'rs with the 8.9 motor are never even advertised because most people that own the have a list of, if you ever decide to sell I want it people..


but I will say this,... the price he has it is the cheapest out there.. and there is no others,,,from what I've found .. the 34 brings the highest dollar..and even going up to the 36'r opens the playing field...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 18, 2016, 11:44:57 AM
they sold this 36'r for a 100k... and IMHO needs everything...


http://www.luxuryrvsofarizona.com/en_us/typebrowse.asp?vintage=396&orderBy=id&sortOrder=desc&subtype=25
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 18, 2016, 10:49:53 PM
more restore and detail....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 18, 2016, 11:14:26 PM
few more pics....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 19, 2016, 12:35:09 PM
All those things together put it in the "top dollar" bracket for its year and model, but $110k way over the top. Average retail for a 34F is around $60k. Maybe the low miles and excellent condition can push it to $80k. Maybe. Alpines have a sort of cult following in the Pacific Northwest, and that helps too.

Is it at the dealer on consignment? If so, we wish you best success in getting your price.

i'm keeping my alpine for various reasons.... but you have me wondering about the stated value..I hunted for the past 4 years to find a clean, low mile 34'r with the 400hp.... hens teeth would be an easier hunt...the coaches that came up in the 60-80k range were all beat down rust buckets with al the paint peeling... and needed every thing done...

 If you don't mind me asking,,, as I've had a few ask me .... where did you see the 34' alpines for sale????? I have searched every day on all the for sell sights and cannot find one 34'r for sale..thanks, steve


http://www.rvt.com/New-and-Used-Alpine-Coach-Class-A---Diesel-RVs-For-Sale-On-RVT.com/results?type=Class+A+-+Diesel&manu=Alpine Coach
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 19, 2016, 10:08:22 PM
a guy told me today how to check the air bags.... you deflate them and as they are filling up you can see if they have cracks in the rubber... but once they are all the way full there are not so visable...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: nvrver on July 23, 2016, 01:06:10 PM
all the various post on your alpine I was surprised to see it on the for sale board.  Dick nvrver 
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 24, 2016, 04:43:23 PM
all the various post on your alpine I was surprised to see it on the for sale board.  Dick nvrver
just too big for me and what I wanna do with it...it's a nice coach though
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on July 25, 2016, 11:29:03 AM
Quote
If you don't mind me asking,,, as I've had a few ask me .... where did you see the 34' alpines for sale? ??? ? I have searched every day on all the for sell sights and cannot find one 34'r for sale..thanks, steve

I'm merely quoting NADA average retail. My contention is that you make move "average" to "high" with superior condition, but you can't move it very far up in price because it's still a 2004 34 footer. At a higher price level potential buyers will see newer coaches or larger coaches for the same money and most will opt for that. Yours is probably "like new", but that only gets you so much extra before other factors outweigh it. 

PPL Motorhomes sold a 2004 38 foot Alpine for $48k last December. That's an actual cash price paid by a private buyer, so not an "dealer asking price". Yeah, it had 100k miles. Yeah, it probably wasn't as nice as yours. But a buyer could have to be convinced yours is worth more than twice as much, and that's a tall order.
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm (http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm)


I'm driving a lovingly maintained 40 foot 2004 American Tradition myself, a model somewhat upscale of the Alpine back when both were new. NADA value around $83k in average condition. No way could I get $110k for it. Would be very lucky to get $90k. A dealer might well ask more to give some bargaining room, but probably wouldn't expect to get it except maybe from an impulsive newbie.

Just my opinion - hope you get your price!
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 25, 2016, 03:19:17 PM
34'r with a 8.9 is in a class of it's own,... I've had offers of a trade for 40'rs plus they throw in boot...I think the 34' is too big.. and wouldn't even think 40' for anything I do...there's hundreds of 40'rs for sale everywhere and only a few 32-34......
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 25, 2016, 11:10:32 PM
I'm merely quoting NADA average retail. My contention is that you make move "average" to "high" with superior condition, but you can't move it very far up in price because it's still a 2004 34 footer. At a higher price level potential buyers will see newer coaches or larger coaches for the same money and most will opt for that. Yours is probably "like new", but that only gets you so much extra before other factors outweigh it. 

PPL Motorhomes sold a 2004 38 foot Alpine for $48k last December. That's an actual cash price paid by a private buyer, so not an "dealer asking price". Yeah, it had 100k miles. Yeah, it probably wasn't as nice as yours. But a buyer could have to be convinced yours is worth more than twice as much, and that's a tall order.
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm (http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm)


I'm driving a lovingly maintained 40 foot 2004 American Tradition myself, a model somewhat upscale of the Alpine back when both were new. NADA value around $83k in average condition. No way could I get $110k for it. Would be very lucky to get $90k. A dealer might well ask more to give some bargaining room, but probably wouldn't expect to get it except maybe from an impulsive newbie.

Just my opinion - hope you get your price!

again I think you are missing the point... that's a 38'r with over 100k miles... kiss of death in the rv word...only ones who like rv's with over 100k are the current owners... then there's what you have to do to restore it..30k for a pint job of quality... they charge 100 k to gut and restore the interior..

I still own the alpine...and thinking that i'll keep it ,...lot of good miles left and it looks new..40'r with 400hp are about 1000 to 1 ....the holy grail is the 34'r....1200 torque on a 24k rig....drives like a sports car...with my triple axel trailer hooked up I'm still 10k away from GCWR...cruising 65mph up 6% grades is cool...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 25, 2016, 11:36:23 PM
I'm merely quoting NADA average retail. My contention is that you make move "average" to "high" with superior condition, but you can't move it very far up in price because it's still a 2004 34 footer. At a higher price level potential buyers will see newer coaches or larger coaches for the same money and most will opt for that. Yours is probably "like new", but that only gets you so much extra before other factors outweigh it. 

PPL Motorhomes sold a 2004 38 foot Alpine for $48k last December. That's an actual cash price paid by a private buyer, so not an "dealer asking price". Yeah, it had 100k miles. Yeah, it probably wasn't as nice as yours. But a buyer could have to be convinced yours is worth more than twice as much, and that's a tall order.
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm (http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2004-Alpine-31196.htm)


I'm driving a lovingly maintained 40 foot 2004 American Tradition myself, a model somewhat upscale of the Alpine back when both were new. NADA value around $83k in average condition. No way could I get $110k for it. Would be very lucky to get $90k. A dealer might well ask more to give some bargaining room, but probably wouldn't expect to get it except maybe from an impulsive newbie.

Just my opinion - hope you get your price!


so my guess is you are about to make me an offer... surely you wouldn't spend all this time and energy, and go on a public web site and tell everyone that my coach isn't worth any thing and that yours is worth sooooooooooo much more unless you were trying to buy it.... right????
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Quillback 424 on July 26, 2016, 12:06:39 AM
Sounds as if you are an RV flipper and like to try to use RV forums to generate the oooohhhs and aahhhhs you need to justify the price. RVers are a polite group and usually compliment others on their redo efforts. You wouldn't be taking advantage of that for free, would you?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 26, 2016, 03:26:48 PM
I took the time to take pics and tell about some of the things you can do to upgrade, restore and  detail A 12yr old coach... I traded in a brand new motorhome for this 12 yr old coach... if that's flipping... I guess that's what I diid...after doing it... I really started to miss the new coach... so I bought it back..I now own both...this never was a "FOR SALE " thread... and frankly I don't care or wanna know who's coach is better than mine,,... and really didn't ask for it to be appraised by forum members..weather I decide to keep the alpine or the Winnebago doesn't matter to no one else but me as iit is my business...but all that being said to go on here and tell everyone it's not worth anything, and not as good as theirs..and there's is worth more is what I call thread crapping....as big as a worthless pile the alpine is,... I still like it ... it's paid for and can just rot away on my property

or force myself to drive it...

what gets me is something is only worth what some one is willing to pay... and no matter what you paid, someone always will say you paid too much...

I know people looking for 34' alpines....the question still stands,,,, where on the whole planet earth can you buy a nice 34'r for 40 to 60k????

 or where is there even one for sale...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on July 26, 2016, 08:40:49 PM
Nobody crapped on your thread. Facts were presented and if you can't handle the truth,  so be it. I have looked at motorhomes for sale for the last two years and have done a LOT of research.  If I saw your coach for sale for $110k, I wouldn't even open the ad for the details. That Alpine may be the "holy grail" to you, but it doesn't mean it is to everybody else. I will give credit where credit is due, in that you have made some nicely done upgrades to your coach and it looks nice, but it's like having the nicest house in the neighborhood when it comes time to sell. Asking more than comparable in the neighborhood will cause it to sit unsold for a while. Yep, I agree it is your business as you watch it on your property rotting away. Best of luck to you in whatever decision you make.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 26, 2016, 09:13:22 PM
Nobody crapped on your thread. Facts were presented and if you can't handle the truth,  so be it. I have looked at motorhomes for sale for the last two years and have done a LOT of research.  If I saw your coach for sale for $110k, I wouldn't even open the ad for the details. That Alpine may be the "holy grail" to you, but it doesn't mean it is to everybody else. I will give credit where credit is due, in that you have made some nicely done upgrades to your coach and it looks nice, but it's like having the nicest house in the neighborhood when it comes time to sell. Asking more than comparable in the neighborhood will cause it to sit unsold for a while. Yep, I agree it is your business as you watch it on your property rotting away. Best of luck to you in whatever decision you make.

this thread is about the remodel on my alpine..nothing good to say don't say nothing... I don't care what its worth its mine and paid for.. no one asked anyone here to buy it and I don't wanna sell it to anyone here...and I don't care what any of you think it's worth, as I never asked.... how bout I go on everyone else's threads and and start telling them it about how there coach is bottom line and not worth anything..this whole thread was turned into crap... and free appraisal on my stuff...

and nothing said was facts... just opinions... there is no 34' alpines for sale and there for sure is no 46k mile restored and detailed for under
100k.... show me one current add...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 26, 2016, 09:19:14 PM
Sounds as if you are an RV flipper and like to try to use RV forums to generate the oooohhhs and aahhhhs you need to justify the price. RVers are a polite group and usually compliment others on their redo efforts. You wouldn't be taking advantage of that for free, would you?

where do you guys get this info???? I have never in my life time sold an rv to anyone... I've traded in to dealers ,, in fact most of the time the same dealer...

 I traded in my Winnebago on the alpine.... missed owning the Winnebago... so I bought it back..I now own two and probley give one to my son.... if that's ok with everyone of corse.......................................
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Quillback 424 on July 26, 2016, 10:28:46 PM
Why did IRV kick you off?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on July 26, 2016, 11:25:01 PM
Why did IRV kick you off?

what does that have to do with the remodel of my alpine...

how do I delete this thread..
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Quillback 424 on July 26, 2016, 11:45:23 PM
Don't understand why you would want to delete this thread. You obviously post often because you want others to know something about you. Right!

I don't like IRV either. Not because of the people, but because I think it is klunky in today's environment.

But, I didn't get kicked off either.

Why did they kick you off? Is banned the correct term?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on July 27, 2016, 05:48:34 AM
Why he is no longer on IRV is not relevant to this thread, nor is it any of our business.

To MYRV2, there's no need to delete this thread. I think you are being too sensitive to things being said about the value of your coach. Nobody said anything about your coach being "bottom line". On the contrary, I think everyone likes your coach and thinks the updates were done nicely. Nobody said you had to sell it to someone here or sell it at all. If I remember correctly, an inquiry of a possible sale was made by a member here though. One poster said he saw it for sale at your dealer, posted the asking price, and it was followed up with facts presented that it isn't worth the the price your dealer listed. Another coach was compared to yours value wise and you start going off that someone says your coach is bottom line and all that. That is not was what said. The Alpine is a nice coach , but there are better coaches. It's just like my trailer is nice, but it's not a Grand Design and I know that. The modifications that you performed on the coach unfortunately don't add a lot of value to it to others. It's like fixing up an old car, one will put more money in it than what it's worth as a labor of love and to keep the car for a long time. They certainly don't do it to make a buck. Just chill out and join in other threads. It's obvious that you have skills and others could benefit from your experience, just as you were looking for answers when you joined here.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 01, 2016, 09:49:58 PM
reworked the return air... and sealed up the duct work..got it about 20 ddegrees or more cooler and about 20 db quieter... now on high it's quieter than it was on low... got rid of the camper grille and replace it with a residential one...looks real good and clean....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 02, 2016, 09:15:35 PM
where can I find led rv fixtures... I wanna change out the florescent fixtures
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Sun2Retire on August 02, 2016, 09:23:49 PM
where can I find led rv fixtures... I wanna change out the florescent fixtures

There's here (http://rvledbulbs.com) (a sponsor of this forum), and here (http://www.m4products.com/) (lots of choices in color, etc) plus about a million places on eBay etc
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 02, 2016, 09:47:49 PM
There's here (http://rvledbulbs.com) (a sponsor of this forum), and here (http://www.m4products.com/) (lots of choices in color, etc) plus about a million places on eBay etc

thanks so much for the reply...what I'm trying to do is replace the thin line flouresent fixtures...my coach is old and I'm try'n to up date it

I found the bulbs... but no fixtures.... the lenses keep falling off the stock ones ...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Sun2Retire on August 02, 2016, 11:14:51 PM
Sorry don't have an answer. Many here have replaced every single bulb with LED so maybe someone will have an answer. That was my initial plan also but the LED replacements for florescent are very expensive and since we typically only use the fluorescents as task lighting I'm now thinking about just keeping them and converting everything else. Must be someone selling LED thin line fixtures. I know M4 sells the bulbs but that doesn't help you.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 03, 2016, 08:48:42 AM
Sorry don't have an answer. Many here have replaced every single bulb with LED so maybe someone will have an answer. That was my initial plan also but the LED replacements for florescent are very expensive and since we typically only use the fluorescents as task lighting I'm now thinking about just keeping them and converting everything else. Must be someone selling LED thin line fixtures. I know M4 sells the bulbs but that doesn't help you.


thanks again for the reply....I wanna some how get away from the camper lights...might just have to buy 120v fixtures and convert them to 12v
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 15, 2016, 12:23:07 PM
still going....I had the idea to replace my counter tops and back splash...but ended up polishing the tops,... couldn't get any one to even give me a price....the tops look as new now :)
 I also removed all the beveled mirrors..... got all the mirrors off with out breaking them....so now I have a stack of mirrors in the garage...lol

I even went so far as to remove all the vinyl off the walls... I have stainless brick to replace the mirror... I also removed the granite backsplash strip..
 I personaly think that the back splash should go to the counter...

changed out the bedroom coach lights lights to more modern... and removed the recessed florescent in kitchen , replaced with led flat panel...

wish I knew how to resize pics....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on August 15, 2016, 01:06:17 PM
I use good ol' Microsoft Paint to resize my pics. I download from my phone to the desktop, open the pic in Paint, resize to 25%, save it, rename as resized, post it.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 12, 2016, 11:10:48 PM
still been busy restoring , detailing, and up grading the alpine...found led florensent replace ments for the stockones... the new one are led and have a dim and bright setting... made a pennet light for over the dinette...picture framed the flat leds...put new furniture , it now has a dinnete, love seat and opposing sofa... had a few cabinette doors showing wear so I re finished them...wood work all looks good now..replace every light with leds... and put led bulbs in all the halogen fixtures...painted the trim pieces on the 3 vent fans..got the stainless brick pattern back spash done... all that and went on 4 az trips, and one Utah....stayed at Utah for 5 days... everything worked flawless..towed the triple axel trailer like it wasn't there...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 12, 2016, 11:20:20 PM
pic
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on September 13, 2016, 05:28:15 AM
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 13, 2016, 08:10:59 AM
Really nice! Aren't you glad you kept it instead of trading?
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 13, 2016, 10:05:10 AM
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.

thanks..I think it turned out nice...every thing works as it should now,,,all the lighting changed to the same color leds really makes it nice.. that and I took it in and had a real detailed inspection....I did everything my self... wiring..wood work, tile work..made boxes for under the sofa so that the seat height is right and they match..I did the back splash my self so the line are perfect straight...also made the access to the plumbing out of a medicine chest
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 13, 2016, 11:21:37 AM
thanks..I think it turned out nice...every thing works as it should now,,,all the lighting changed to the same color leds really makes it nice.. that and I took it in and had a real detailed inspection....I did everything my self... wiring..wood work, tile work..made boxes for under the sofa so that the seat height is right and they match..I did the back splash my self so the line are perfect straight...also made the access to the plumbing out of a medicine chest
thanks Gary... we really enjoy it..
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Becks on September 13, 2016, 03:44:07 PM
Glad to see you kept it. It looks fantastic.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 16, 2016, 05:33:35 PM
got it done.... wife wants jack beds on sofa and love seat,... and I want power lumbar.... so we ordered all new captians seats and sofa/love seats from flexsteel...she's be like brand new when done
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on September 16, 2016, 06:28:48 PM
..she's be like brand new when done
)

From what I can see,  it's already better than new.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: nibroc on September 16, 2016, 09:05:53 PM
thanks for posting---ya do excellent work
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 20, 2016, 10:22:33 PM
more tile and paint work...the tile is not grouted yet...
Title: Wow, just Wow!
Post by: aauummm on September 21, 2016, 11:34:12 AM
Congratulations, man!  You have a very unique and rare coach that is probably better than new (it is better than new).  It makes me very happy that you have decided to keep it.  You have put so much of yourself into it that no one else deserves to own her, at any price!  In turn, she will treat you very, very well.  The remodel is looking great, you are an extremely talented guy and you sure are putting that to good use on this project!  Happy Trails to you!     
Title: Re: Wow, just Wow!
Post by: MYRV2 on September 26, 2016, 10:24:11 AM
Congratulations, man!  You have a very unique and rare coach that is probably better than new (it is better than new).  It makes me very happy that you have decided to keep it.  You have put so much of yourself into it that no one else deserves to own her, at any price!  In turn, she will treat you very, very well.  The remodel is looking great, you are an extremely talented guy and you sure are putting that to good use on this project!  Happy Trails to you!   

thanks for the kindness...hit me up if you come to vegas...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 26, 2016, 10:25:00 AM
started the bedroom paint today............some hints for the DIY's....first thing I do is scrape the walls with a single edge razor...it will remove any crud and such off the wall
just use a light pressure ...it will also find any imprefections in the wall....next... I use O steelwool...and go over the whole wall...this will lightly sand the vinyl ...
next... I wash the wall with a degreaser....then.... go over everything with a clean clear water terry cloth rag....the reason is to make sure you remove all the soap

here's a before pic...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 26, 2016, 09:31:24 PM
OK.... got the tile set, and some of the walls painted.....still have to grout the tile....not bad for one day...


Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 26, 2016, 09:33:00 PM
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Title: Re: Wow, just Wow!
Post by: aauummm on September 27, 2016, 08:46:43 AM
thanks for the kindness...hit me up if you come to vegas...

Will do, man!
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 29, 2016, 07:06:31 PM
bout 95 % done painting....
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 29, 2016, 07:13:08 PM
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Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 29, 2016, 11:12:35 PM
also.... changed out all the little plastic AC vents to 4x8'' metal residential registers...

Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: DownTownLB on October 21, 2016, 07:58:16 PM
VERY impressed with all your work!  I am considering my first RV as I approach retirement.....and since I have no idea IF I will like "RV-ing", my first will almost certainly be a used model in the $50K range.  This gives me hope that I can change some of the parts that I don't like to fit my tastes.  Thanks!
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on October 24, 2016, 08:33:21 AM
VERY impressed with all your work!  I am considering my first RV as I approach retirement.....and since I have no idea IF I will like "RV-ing", my first will almost certainly be a used model in the $50K range.  This gives me hope that I can change some of the parts that I don't like to fit my tastes.  Thanks!

you're very welcome... as I have spent most of my life building hot rods, street rods and classic restorations..... the new turn in my life is RV restorations.... I'm currently restoring 3 coaches right now,... mine, and both my sons...interesting to say the least...my youngest just picked up a 93 Fleetwood....or should I say "wet wood"....lol...amazing what a little paint will do...

Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Greeneguy63 on November 15, 2016, 02:33:01 PM
All I can say is wow.  That is a beautiful remod.  Someone may have asked this question, but what was your total price for the remodel?

I am thinking about getting my first motorhome and am looking at some older Class C's.  The interiors are pretty awful on the ones I have looked at.  I am  thinking that  putting in nice carpet and updating the furniture will go a long way.

Thanks!

Patrick
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 25, 2017, 07:57:59 AM
well,...pretty much done with the interior of this coach,...we 've had it out to various spots...and really injoy the coach,one thing I wanded to add to the story....while in parump nev... out side temp was well north of 120 degrees at times...I was able to maintain 72 degrees in side with the ac's able to cycle off...tought I personally would like a smaller coach,... my wife wants no part of the deal, and flat throws a fit with the mention of selling it..
yeah, it's a old hunk of fiber glass and metal...and I'd just rather have new...the power and ride of his coach in 34'r gonna be hard to replace, and what you can buy now days is more for less,,, so I keep updating  this one.... I did get all new furniture and seats from flexsteel, and the coach is pretty much all brand new in side .....

 looks and smells brand new.. I also got the lighting swapped out to LED...one of the other mods to this coach was the front cabinets.. you had to watch your head when you entered the coach as the TV stuck way out there.... so I took all the cabineets down and re worked them to fit a 39'' flat screen...

we got rid of the recliner be cause it had to sit out in the middle of the floor... and my wife wanted a sofa on both sides...I ordered a sofa, and a love seat from flexsteel, both with the drawer option ..the end caps(arm rests) were too big, and no cup holders so I built new ones...now when you make them into beds, the sofa is 76'' long... with the set up, we both can lay on the couch and watch TV,.. I also made it where you can watch dvd's separate in the front and in the bedroom, so now no going out to the front to change a movie, and guest can watch what ever the want in the front...

hope you find these pics enjoyable, as I'm posting the finished project just to give others ideas...

lol... wife won't let me sell it...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 25, 2017, 08:07:28 AM
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.

How's it going buddy, it been a year and I'm still messing with this coach...the light is on at the end of the tunnel though, and it's LED ..lol  ....I just tried to post the finished pics.... I re sized then to 25 % and they are still to large..most are under 2 mb...can I re size them again with out ruining the pics???
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 25, 2017, 08:27:19 AM
All I can say is wow.  That is a beautiful remod.  Someone may have asked this question, but what was your total price for the remodel?

I am thinking about getting my first motorhome and am looking at some older Class C's.  The interiors are pretty awful on the ones I have looked at.  I am  thinking that  putting in nice carpet and updating the furniture will go a long way.

Thanks!

Patrick

sorry for the late reply...been a year..couldn't remember my pass word..and have been very busy with boating, and building a new house in havasu..
the biggest expense was the all new flex steel furniture..close to 10k there alone... and next was the all new flooring about 4k...I changed out all the lighting to LED.. some of the fixtures were 100 bucks each... so that really added up quick, I did all the tile work my self, that and the painting... so labor of love was the price..countless man hours and trips to home depot...

I'm too OCD to let anyone do my painting..and crooked tile work drives me nuts...you learn to hare RV steps doing the tile work...I got a quote to do the remodel ... drop it off and bring 50k....so I did it my self.. another thing I did was the front cbinett change... that left me with 2 little sun shades... so I removed them and got a full across the front drop down solar shade from MCD...now I can drop it down to block the sun at any level so no sun in my eyes when driving, also make it nice when parked
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 25, 2017, 08:33:37 AM
ok, so I resized the pics 25%...still to large, so I re sized them again...still too large..so this is the 3 re size
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on August 25, 2017, 08:41:29 AM
ok, so that worked... the file is now 291kb... I thought it would make it too small to see... my camera makes them 8mb...
I hope I don't offend anyone by posting these finished pics of my motorhome,...and yes, I'm kinda proud of how it turned out..
I post' them on another rv web site and they delete them and banned me..I guess they didn't like the color or something....

some say I ruined the RV and some have actually said I did a good job.. I personally to hear both as if I did do somrthing that was wrong...I'd like to know as to never do it again..

so I'll leave to the board members here... if you would like to see the pics, I'll resize them and post... if not.. I won't..Peace to all
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: nibroc on September 24, 2017, 08:18:12 PM
I for one would really like to see the pics.... :)
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 24, 2017, 08:41:37 PM
You could also post a whole set of photos [at their native size] on some "cloud" site and just post the URL link to them here. Dropbox, One Drive, or a photo storage site such as Flickr or Snapfish. Up to you...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 25, 2017, 09:33:28 AM
You could also post a whole set of photos [at their native size] on some "cloud" site and just post the URL link to them here. Dropbox, One Drive, or a photo storage site such as Flickr or Snapfish. Up to you...

pretty sure that is way beyond me...lol.. hope all is well in your life wizard..good to hear from you...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: MYRV2 on September 25, 2017, 09:57:11 AM
this rv was sold... my wife bought it from me and she will not sell it...
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: kdbgoat on September 25, 2017, 10:43:48 AM
this rv was sold... my wife bought it from me and she will not sell it...

Smart lady! That's a really nice coach.
Title: Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
Post by: nibroc on November 19, 2017, 03:55:40 PM
this rv was sold... my wife bought it from me and she will not sell it...


still in the family--still would like to see pics