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Old 09-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Looking for some noobie info!

Hey there gents.

My girlfriend's family recently purchased an old Winnebago, a 1976 model. I don't know the exact model but I believe it is of the same type as pictured here: Google Image Result for http://images01.olx.com/ui/1/08/06/2060206_1.jpg

So we'd love to get the thing up and running and livable. What I'm wondering is how could we go about figuring out how the propane range, fridge, electric water heater, etc is operated? Assume you're replying to me, a guy with absolutely no motor home experience and very little practical mechanical experience.

I searched online for tips or operating manuals but no luck. Any response including either of those would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:32 AM   #2
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I would recommend you have a qualified person perform what is called a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) on the systems of the coach and then instruct you on how to operate them safely and properly. You might visit nearby campground and ask the office if there is someone they can refer. At least get the safety issues checked out and then if a fellow RVer wants to help you learn the ropes; no one gets hurt.

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Just ask questions here, one topic at a time. It would be quicker, though, to get an RV tech to do an orientation for you. An RV dealer could provide that service on a hourly rate basis. Or maybe another member here who help out if they live nearby.
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If that is the one you have, it was refereed to as an "Eyebrow Winnie".

As for how to operate things, invest in a couple of hours of a techs time to explain things to you.

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