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Posted: 05/13/21 05:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,
Just purchased a Limited Series Cheyenne 950. We are excited to hit the road! Looking for a Alpenlite community forum to get tips and tricks, and to start a dialogue with fellow Truck Campers. My folks owned a Security in the 70's and I remember some great times. Now, at last, I'm retired and ready to travel

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Posted: 05/13/21 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you tried here? https://www.5thwheelforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509

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Posted: 05/13/21 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty sure OPs Alpenlite is a truck camper


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Posted: 05/14/21 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Realistically, I don't think you are going to find a dedicated community for an obscure, out-of-production truck camper.

Any "tips and tricks" that apply to any camper will apply to yours. It seems like a pretty generic camper, standard construction, common appliances, nothing special.

So what's wrong with this forum?


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Posted: 05/14/21 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, AnEv942! Look forward to going through the information.

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Posted: 05/14/21 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A buddy of mine had an alpenlite and he loved it but like my old coachman ranger it was a leak machine. Beautiful though. Good luck with your new camper.

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I actually haven’t heard anything bad about them. As others have noted, most of the potential issues /troubleshooting of RVs is pretty similar.

Still, probably a good idea to check all of the caulking/dicor and replace as necessary.


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I have an Alpenlite 1150,its been a great camper. Its A 2000 model and I've owned it about 16 years.The only issue I've had was the right side wing became soft which I rebuilt using pressure treat wood then a coat of fiber glass.I believe it was one of the first aluminum framed campers. Good luck with yours.

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Appreciate the feedback folks!

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Alpenlite (Western RV) made excellent products. Their campers and 5th wheels were both considered higher end units. Quite a few years ago, I had the opportunity of touring their factory. It was sad to see them go under.


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