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Old 08-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Does trailer come with owners manual

We are newbies to the Travel Trailer world. We just bought a Cherokee 274DBH. It came with all kinds of papers for the TV, Radio/DVD player, A/C, Stove etc... but it did not come with a owners manual. Shouldn't it have a Owners Manual? A manual that would explain the general trailer, like the stabilization jacks, water and waste tanks, general maintenance and the sort of stuff.


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Old 08-30-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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They are generic and all but worthless.
No plumbing or wiring diagrams.

Upside to having one is they make good fire starters.

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Old 08-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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If you purchased new yes it should have a general owners manual along with the other accessory manuals. Ask the dealer you purchased from for the manual. Most manuals are generic and cover most all campers. BTW welcome to the forum. Later RJD
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:39 PM   #4
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We decided back in January to find/buy a newer TT as we needed more room with the three g'sons getting bigger. I had read on this forum, when I had the previous TT, about units not having what we would call an "owners manual". When we found/bought the new TT we went back a week later to pick it up and do the "new owners indoctrination", or whatever you want to call it. Now the salesman was not pushy, but he was a salesman never the less and has that smooth used car salesperson talk. Near the end of the show, and after he had shown us all the paper work for the TV, radio, etc. I asked him where was the owners manual. I could not have gotten a better expression from him if I had thrown cold water on him. He actually stuttered while explaining that there were so many different models that it would be impossible for each one to have an owners manual. I told him that ALL new vehicles come with an owners manual so why can't RV's come with one. The more questions I asked the more he stuttered. He then told me he would try to find something with infor and instructions just for my unit. Believe it or not: One week later he called to tell me that he had actually gotten me an owners manual from the factory and was putting it in the mail, he just wanted to verify my mailing address. As others have stated--it was generic and contained a lot of BS that was not useful at all. It appeared to have been copied from some other booklet. But I have an owners manual.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:49 PM   #5
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If you have an iPhone or iPad go to the 'app store' and search for 'Forest River RV Owner Digital Kit' it has all the manuals for all the 2015 & 2016 Forest River RVs. Everything but a good old fashion wiring diagram!

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Old 05-03-2016, 09:18 AM   #7
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You can go online to Forest and download a manual as well as view maintenance videos. The owner's manuals do leave something to be desired as you will see
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #8
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You can get more info on this forum than any owners manual because they are so generic. Individual manuals for AC, furnace, water heater, etc can be helpful and should always be included.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:33 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
You can get more info on this forum than any owners manual because they are so generic. Individual manuals for AC, furnace, water heater, etc can be helpful and should always be included.

We received all of the owners and installation manuals for the equipment in our trailer along with an "Owners Manual". Other than the initial look we haven't used the owners manual since. On the otherhand I have used the individual appliance manuals on several occasions.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:07 PM   #10
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Good idea to thoroughly go through all of the individual manuals anyway. Saves a lot of headache when something goes wrong on a trip. I spend several days making sure I know where all the motors, fuses, relays, etc. are before I go anywhere.

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