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Old 11-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Post New to the Motor Home life....could use help?

I have a 1983 Midas Freeport 23' Class C motor home. I have been going nuts, trying to get some owners manuals. Books on the equipment in side. How to use these items, and camper maintains. Would very much like any, and all the help.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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Good luck with your search.

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Old 11-21-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard....There may be someone here that can help you...good luck...
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:22 AM   #4
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

You might want to post questions like this in another forum, such as the Vintage forum or MH discussions. Many of those folks do not frequent this particular forum.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:41 AM   #5
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Welcome, good luck with obtaining help, don't know much about vintage units other then there were more dodges then and fi wasn't too common,
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Welcome to the site and possibly you can find owner manuals on the Internet
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Owners manuals from the coach-builder are usually very generic and not much help. Manuals for the various appliances and systems are often available online if you Google search the specific make and model. This link should provide many of the individual manuals.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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There is very little specific to your RV when it comes to owner's manuals. In fact most everything has it's own owner's manual. EVEN THE FRONT DOOR believe it or not.

There are two books. One is, as I recall, titled: The RV Book,

And the other: The RV Owner's Handbook.

Both are generic owner's manuals.. I have one, forget which, and in a couple places the instrucitons in it are BETTER than the factory manuals. I'm told both are roughly equal in quality. One is a WOODALL's publication and you should be able to find that at Camping World, the other, Can't help you on a location, forget where I got mine.

Also, any questions.. Like the big stone thing on one Star Trek Episode (City on the edge of Forever, which beat out Trouble for Tribbles for an award).

Well.. I forget what it said, but it was created to answer questions and the comment was on how long it had waited for a question.

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Old 11-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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Try asking specific questions about particular equipment, such as it has a Norcold refrig., how does it operate? Show pictures of diff. switches etc., some folks may recognize them and explain what they do. Lot's of intelligent RV folks on this site.
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Hi TJ! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your problems! Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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TJ, Welcome to the forum...
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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The tips posted will certainly get you started!

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