Originally Posted by RV Guy
sfrye with the save of the day - thanks.
Sincere Question - is the manual that poor in explaining how the thermostat works? This comes up a lot on the forum. We don't write the manual, but is there a suggestion on what we can do to make it simpler? FAQ maybe?
In general most RV owner's manuals aren't very precise. They speak in generalities that often don't provide enough information. I'm a tech-writer, so I see the disparity between the manuals I work on and the manuals that came with the campers I have owned over the years.
Besides the books, the dealer's provide a walk through (usually). Many new owners don't know what to ask. If the walker didn't explain it, it will show up on this forum in the form of a question sooner rather than later.
In a perfect RV world, the manuals would cover (with images) every working device to include variations. It is terrifically expensive to do that, which is why I suspect it isn't being done now. In that perfect world, the walk through would demonstrate to the new owner every function of every device, and the new owner would perform every step prior to the rig being released to them.
In that world, none of us would be able to afford a camper.