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Old 11-16-2014, 08:53 AM   #11
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The owner / user manuals are OK, put not perfect, seems to be what everyone is saying. I agree with that. Information from the manufacturer, sometimes a distributor, seems to be much better when you have a specific need.

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Old 11-16-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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My original packet was 3in thick. I removed all the foreign language stuff and my packet was half the size. I had 3 manuals on my Norcold fridge; English, French and Spanish, among others. I've actually read most of the stuff and got some helpful info, especially about the water heater [also available in French/Spanish]

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Old 11-16-2014, 10:58 AM   #13
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I also removed the other languages I don't need, everything fits in a 1 1/2 " binder and easy to take along. On the front page I have all the Model# and SN# with all other specifications, so I don't have to look for it. Jayco put most of the manual with the unit and what's not there download from the manufacturer. I have been pretty trouble free since our first TT in the 70's but then I keep the TT well maintained. Everything in a home is stationary, but in a RV on the road everything bounces.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #14
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My first pop-up I read part of the manual
My first travel trailer, I looked at part of the manual
My current travel trailer, I haven't even opened the bag that they came in from the factory.

Most the info is so generic it doesn't really matter

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Old 11-16-2014, 03:09 PM   #15
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Read the entire generic Greyhawk manual in pieces. Read some of the sections multiple times. Have also read many of the hardware specific manuals, e.g. fridge, cooktop, inverter, etc. Found many of them online and downloaded them, too. Much easier to carry my iPad on a trip rather than the stack of manuals.

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Old 11-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #16
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Flyrotor. The info in those manuals are generic indeed, however they are invaluable at trade in time. (I know some dealers anyway) do indeed REDUCE the amount they give you, if the manuals are not included in the deal. Consider the next owner of your unit might want them, it might be their first RV. So please keep them, even if you never open them.

Campingcat I do understand your "If everything I buy was perfect" line. However, nothing is. I do hear that line every week also. Nothing produced/manufactured can be perfect But I know that was just a "in a perfect world thought" from you. I agree, it would be nice if everything was perfect though, think of the money we could save on repairs. --- OH snap --- wait a minute --- I wouldnt have a job if there was never a need for RV repairs. Well Ok, then I could retire. YUP, it would be nice hee hee hee
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:58 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Paulx213 View Post
When I bought my trailer I set it up in the driveway, ran the awning out, got a comfy chair and a cold beer and read them all.

Most are of little value. Little useful information.
You my friend get an A + !
They are there for a reason .. OK so when i looked at mine i might have said One or two times ( wow i didnot know That ) Still looked over them ..

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