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Old 11-02-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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I recently inherited a 1989 290E Pinnacle Motorhome. I have attemted numerous web searches to find info. on this and I can't find anything. Is there someone out there that can point me in the right direction to help locate information on this? There are no manuals or any reference material with it. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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I recently inherited a 1989 290E Pinnacle Motorhome. I have attemted numerous web searches to find info. on this and I can't find anything. Is there someone out there that can point me in the right direction to help locate information on this? There are no manuals or any reference material with it. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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I can see you're not getting much help, and that is probably because they never were a large volume builder, and there are not a lot of them around any more. But I think it depends upon what you're going to do with it, compared to what kind of shape it is in; e.g., has it been sitting for a long time, is it in decent condition, maybe needs a little TLC, possible a lot of work, etc.

To sell it, it obviously needs to be clean, and most systems operating. The bad news is that you may have a hard time selling an older coach that wasn't one of the major brands, so you can't afford to put a lot of money into it. Elbow grease, at least, can make a significant difference.

If you're going to keep it for yourself, lack of manuals need not be a huge problem. Virtually all of the systems are made by other manufacturers, each of whom specialize in their specific areas, including chassis and, obviously, engine and tranny. You should have no difficulty finding an experienced RV tech to spend some time walking you through the operation of each of the various functions. Heck, you may find it really is fun!

Whichever, good luck to you.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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All of the appliances are standard items used in all RV's. Do a search and pick up information on the frig, stove, A/C, furnace and water heater. The things that will be hard to find are items specific to that manufacturer, like wiring drawings and such.

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Can't help you with manuals but can tell you that it was built by what used to be "The Establishment Motor Home Co." They were in Sun Valley, CA. I had purchased a new '92 Pinnacle model 305Q. I had no problems with that model. Mine was built on the Chevy chassis, Ford was also available at that time.
Shortly before model year '92, Thor Corp. purchased the Establishment Co. and it was moved to Pomona, CA. Later on management purchased the company and I forget the new name. They have since closed the doors and shut down the bussines to avoid a bankruptcy situation.
My coach was one of the best with respect to being trouble free. Sometimes I wish I still had it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:34 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it at this time. I was able to get it started and drove it around the storage yard. I'm going to get plates and attempt the 20mi. drive home where I'll be able to clean it and see what works and doesn't.
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