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Old 09-17-2016, 07:33 AM   #11
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Ever since work forced me to learn and use an iPad, my computer use has dwindled. (Last time I fired up the laptop was for tax purposes). I download every manual I can and using the search function, the info I need is available much quicker than pulling out the paper version and searching the old fashioned way. When wifi is not available, I use the iPhone as a hotspot. I was brought into iPad usage kicking and screaming. What was I thinking?
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:05 PM   #12
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All of these are great ways to stay organized. I have all of these and also have hard copies of important stuff, directions I seem to forget! I also took all of our manuals and put them in a 3 ring binder. I cut them apart, put holes in them and labeled them with dividers. Reason? My computers have failed many times, so I don't want to take a chance of not having the info available when we need it. It took a lot of time consuming work, but I feel it was worth it. We just keep it tucked in a corner cabinet. Happy and safe travel enjoying all the beautiful sights God has given to us!:
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for the tips .

I assume you could down load them onto your computer?? We do not have smart phones or pads .. Printed form for us is better as internet is not always available.


Yup works on a computer too...

Coachmen has an app where you can access the manuals if you have a smart phone or tablet. I ALWAYS download mine so they are available when I am off line.

I do print some pages and keep in a 3 ring binder in the camper for quick reference. I also back them up to the cloud and keep them on a thumb drive. We currently have 4 smart phones, iPad, Android tablet, iMac and Windoze laptop... nope not connected at all.

Tablets or old smart phones are great to use for storing things on for easy acccess. I have an old Android phone that I keep movies, music and other documents on. I keep it on WiFi only and it works great as a media player.

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Old 09-17-2016, 01:53 PM   #14
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I use both, the printed material (in binders) and the pdf files on my computer and phone. The binders, for when I don't have internet and the pdf manuals, when I do. The pdf manuals many times get updated along the way. I also save good tips with the manuals for additional information.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:56 PM   #15
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The FR app gives you access to most of the general system doc's but not specific components, would be nice if they'd load them to their site when they start using a brand/model on our units....
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:32 PM   #16
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The FR app gives you access to most of the general system doc's but not specific components, would be nice if they'd load them to their site when they start using a brand/model on our units....

Interesting... The Coachmen App does have access to most of the specific stuff, but they list EVERYTHING so you had better know which model of appliance you have.

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Old 09-18-2016, 12:51 AM   #17
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Omigosh I have every manual you can imagine on google drive but when we got this MH, I never thought of it.
We have the hundreds of big and little books in a bin. First thing I think of is having the fuse schematics printed out, and then see what we use often and print that out also would a be good idea. Have the rest off line.
I can see it now, imagine us in the middle of the night, on the side of some strange road, in the pouring rain, trying to see how to fix something and can't get the manual to download....
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:45 AM   #18
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Omigosh I have every manual you can imagine on google drive but when we got this MH, I never thought of it.
We have the hundreds of big and little books in a bin. First thing I think of is having the fuse schematics printed out, and then see what we use often and print that out also would a be good idea. Have the rest off line.
I can see it now, imagine us in the middle of the night, on the side of some strange road, in the pouring rain, trying to see how to fix something and can't get the manual to download....
That's why Apple iBooks is so nice. It's on line as a backup but stored on devices as you choose. I have the entire library on my phone, my iPad and the iPad that I keep in the coach.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:58 AM   #19
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Omigosh I have every manual you can imagine on google drive but when we got this MH, I never thought of it.
We have the hundreds of big and little books in a bin. First thing I think of is having the fuse schematics printed out, and then see what we use often and print that out also would a be good idea. Have the rest off line.
I can see it now, imagine us in the middle of the night, on the side of some strange road, in the pouring rain, trying to see how to fix something and can't get the manual to download....
I just back the manuals up to the cloud. I keep electronic copies in a folder on my laptop, phone and tablet. I also have a flash drive that they are on too. I use the dual plug flash drives that I can plug into either a phone, tablet or computer. I also have a 3 ring binder where I keep information that I may want to reference quickly, typically model numbers and power consumption of various items.

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:18 PM   #20
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Old school here - still doing it the old way - a three ring binder and a three hole punch!
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