How many times have you read your owners manual?

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  1. JAlbers

    JAlbers New Member

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    Am I the only one with way too much time on my hands? I must have read our owners manual a dozen times by now. Between it and the portal I keep learning new things....
     
  2. jbirdt2001@yahoo.com

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    I am a researcher by nature reading anything that gets within reach. I have taped the folds on many owner manuals so they don't tear. Never to old to learn or even review.
     
  3. JPBar

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    Just once for me, but I have all the manuals that came with the camper in a 3 ring binder that stays in the camper in case something happens and I have to refer to one of them for parts or trouble shoot a problem.
     
  4. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Like JPBar I put my owners manual in a binder and bring it with me every trip. I pull it out and refer back to it every once in awhile. Now my old Jayco the manual was worthless. It was good for the setup process (sort of). Then again, the camper was barebones so there really wasn't much to it.
     
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    Mine is literally a 4" thick 3 ring binder. It stays in the trailer for reference.
     
  6. Antipodes

    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    The actual camper one, only once as not a lot of real information in it.
    The accessories (Fridge, furnace etc) a couple of times.
    I don't keep physical copies as I have scanned it all to PDF's.
    They reside on our server and on a NAS drive in the popup which stores our movies and music for those inevitable wet days.
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    All the manuals are PDF and stored on my laptop and my tablet. I refer to them when needed.
     
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    Same here - three ring binder within reach when closed.
     
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    I'd love to but the closest thing I have found is a manual for a 1994 scamper popup trailer/ truck popup in hoping that it's close enough, or that the previous owner left it in the camper
     
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    I have read parts of it a few times.. Have the original manual plus all the original paper work in a divided binder in the trailer and a copy of almost everything in a binder at home..
     
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    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    A few times, always learn something new!
     
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    You have a manual :shocked: Actually I have pulled the manuals out several times[RTM]
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Probably between 20 and 30 times, and doesn't have any more useful information the last time I read it, than it did the first time I read it. I keep expecting to find stuff that is just not there. Best off with the manuals for individual components. The main manual is just way overly generic.
     
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    Read the whole thing when we got the camper and refer to it as needed. Actually pulled it out the other day for something. I also read the entire OM of my cars too.
     
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    Having owned our PUP for a couple of week now: about 3 or 4 times. My plan is to make copies of the most pertinent info and keep that in the rig, keeping the originals in the fire proof safe at home :)
     
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    [RTM]NCE, then stored it on the trailer for handy reference.
     
  17. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    0, I don't have a manual for my pup. I have one for a similar pup put it isn't exact. Besides my pup is so basic I can make most repairs myself as is.
     
  18. sleach

    sleach A short run will get you within walking distance.

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    We use the Aframe in spring-summer-fall, then put to bed for winter. Each spring I go through the Aframe manual and all the appliance manuals to remind myself of the details. The manuals are kept in a plastic folder with dividers that stays in the trailer.
     

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