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Old 10-04-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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We just acquired a 1985 Fleetwood Tioga 26' RV. Seems to be in pretty good shape for 30 years old. One huge problem for me (I'm a former foreign car mechanic, but been out of the business for nearly 30 Years) is that it came with NO documentation! Very frustrating. I have found the basic owner's manual at the Fleetwood web site, but I can't seem to find any of the chassis service/repair manuals that go with the vehicle. It is the Ford 7.3 liter gas powered model. If anyone has links to download sites for these materials, I would be very grateful.

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If your RV was built on a Ford cutaway chassis, you can look for the Ford "Body Builders Layout Manual." eBay is one source. Here's a link to one from 1994:

1984 Ford Bronco E F 100 150 250 350 Truck Body Builders Service Manual Book 84 | eBay

Ford has a Body Builders Layout Book Web site:


but that only goes back to 1997. Some things may be similar to your 1985, but others quite different, as by then Ford had shifted over to the V-10 for its cutaways.

There are usually service manuals, including the ever-popular "EVTM" ("Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual"), available on eBay and elsewhere, too.

Where to get the rest of the information, like for the water, non-chassis electrical systems and such, if not covered in the Fleetwood owner's manual? The Web will be your friend.

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Welcome Erik. Here's a link that may be of interest to you. Good luck. 1977-1991 Ford E350 Econoline Club Wagon Paper Repair Manual - Fluids/Manuals/Misc - Haynes 77-91 E350 Econoline Club Wagon Paper Repair Manual - 5182-07057318 - PartsGeek
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