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Old 06-29-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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How many times have you been camping and some problem or question came up about the fridge or stove or TV or whatever in your RV? Did you have user manuals to refer to?

I went thru my TT with pen and pad and noted the manufacturer and model of every component I could think of or see - - stove, microwave, fridge, TV, stereo, awning, toilet, faucets, inverter - - everything I could find. Then I googled and got a digital copy of the user manuals from the mfgs. websites. Most were available. For the ones I could not find, I went thru the package of manuals I got on delivery of the TT and scanned the ones I was missing and made an electronic PDF version myself.

I have loaded all of these PDF user manuals onto a tablet which I bring with me every time we go out. Now if a question or problem comes up I have the manual right there without the hassles of a huge pile of paper to go thru (and store somewhere). This has saved my bacon several times in the last five years.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:21 PM   #2
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How many times have you been camping and some problem or question came up about the fridge or stove or TV or whatever in your RV? Did you have user manuals to refer to?

I went thru my TT with pen and pad and noted the manufacturer and model of every component I could think of or see - - stove, microwave, fridge, TV, stereo, awning, toilet, faucets, inverter - - everything I could find. Then I googled and got a digital copy of the user manuals from the mfgs. websites. Most were available. For the ones I could not find, I went thru the package of manuals I got on delivery of the TT and scanned the ones I was missing and made an electronic PDF version myself.

I have loaded all of these PDF user manuals onto a tablet which I bring with me every time we go out. Now if a question or problem comes up I have the manual right there without the hassles of a huge pile of paper to go thru (and store somewhere). This has saved my bacon several times in the last five years.
I have been doing this for several years. I've got 587mb in 310 files on my laptop which is with me all the time, both documents and pictures for my TT. I have users, installation and service manuals for everything that came with the TT, beside things I have added. I've made a spreadsheet with all the numbers for everything, a/c, awning & axles to water pump and WDH.

I did it so I can research anything whether I'm at the camper (poor internet) or home. I have recommended to others on this forum to do the same. Don't know how many have taken my advice.
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I have been doing this for several years. I've got 587mb in 310 files on my laptop which is with me all the time, both documents and pictures for my TT. I have users, installation and service manuals for everything that came with the TT, beside things I have added. I've made a spreadsheet with all the numbers for everything, a/c, awning & axles to water pump and WDH.

I did it so I can research anything whether I'm at the camper (poor internet) or home. I have recommended to others on this forum to do the same. Don't know how many have taken my advice.
This is a great idea. We have the paper manuals for all of our components and they've come in very handy... but this is a major step forward.
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