RV Owners Manuals -RV Service Manuals RV Repair Manuals for Motorhomes, Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels
AIRSTREAM MANUALS - Dale & Shirley Duke, Secretarial Services, PO Box 4431, Sidney, OH 45365; (937) 492-8885. Copies of owner's manuals and service manuals available for models going back to mid-1960s. Owners manuals are $30.00 + $5.00 S7H and the Service manuals are $60.00 + $5.00 S&H E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SEASONS RV - 10191 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835; (208) 772-6581. Onan generator manuals. E-mail: email@example.com.
CINNABAR ENGINEERING INC - 116 Orval Street, Sandusky, MI 48471; (800) 720-2227. All original GMC motorhome parts and publications are distributed under license from General Motors Corporation. E-mail: GMCMH@aol.com
FAXON AUTO LITERATURE - 3901 Carter Avenue #2, Riverside, CA 92501; (800) 458-2734; fax: (951) 786-4166. We stock class A and C OEM chassis repair manuals & owner's manuals (no body info), paint chips, sales literature.
HELM INC. - (800) 782-4356. Manuals for automobiles, van, trucks and motorhomes.
MCGEE HOLDINGS INC. - 232 Britannia Road W., Goderich, ON, Canada N7A 2B9; (519) 524-5821 (ask for Ken or Sylvia). Huge stock of antique manuals, original auto and truck literature, pre-war from 1902 and post-war to the late 1980s, and brochures for long-obsolete models. Reasonable prices and Visa accepted. Write with specific request and no need to stamp your return envelope.
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Alternative to obtaining an RV owners manual or RV service manual or RV repair manual
As the age of the RV increase the chance of finding an owners manual for it decrease. However for most repairs and maintenance you really don't need a specific owners manual.
An engine/chassis manual should still be available from the manufacture. For example if you have a Class C motorhome built on a Ford van chassis you can get a manual for that year van from Ford. Several other publishers print engine/chassis manuals... check with an auto parts store or amazon.com for Chilton's Truck and Van Repair Manuals. They are one of the best publishers and are often used by professional RV mechanics.
If you have a class A motorhome you'll need to determine which company built the RV chassis and get a manual from them. Any good RV tech should be able to identify the manufacturer of the RV chassis your motorhome was built on. Since most mechanical problems with motorhomes are engine/chassis related these manuals should provide the necessary repair information.
As for the 'home' or RV part of the motorhome a couple of good maintenance and repair books should answer most of your questions since nearly all RV are built using the same type of appliances and hardware.
Here are a few of RV manuals we recommend:
* Important Note * In the past we have recommended the RV Repair and Maintenance Manual by Bob Livingston. However it seems to be out of print and prices have gotten ridicules. The primary reason we recommend it was there wasn't a better choice and it was a reasonably good value at a normal price. But now it just isn't worth purchasing anymore.
We continue to recomend RV Electrical Systems: A Basic Guide to Troubleshooting, Repairing and Improvement By Bill & Jan Moeller
We also recommend the high qualityinstructional DVDs from RV Education 101 You'll find a complete set of DVDs for each type of RV.
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