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Old 01-23-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Angry Thor Owners Manual????

Are all RV owners manuals written by 6 year olds or is it just Thor. Regarding the air conditioner and thermostat, basically it says you have an air conditioner and thermostat. And actually, that's being disingenuous to 6 year olds. They would do a better job.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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I must say that I am very happy with the factory manuals that came with our Winnebago. Also had excellent manuals from factory in the old Airstream.
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Just read some of the questions posted on RV forums and it isn't difficult to understand why manuals are written so that a fifth grade student could comprehend.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:45 PM   #4
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I somewhat agree - as most manufacturers have this same type of 'general' owners manuals due to the many Makes and Models and Floorplans for their factories. Rather than printing a specific manual each and every different exact model, they 'generalize' the owners manual to be somewhat generic to most units, sometimes including information that does not even pertain to your specific model.
Since they ALSO include the specific owner manuals from the products they install, such as the Microwave, the Generator, or even the Schwintec slide system, for operational information, they don't try to replicate these details within their own owners manuals.
If you've purchased an RV lately, you might remember the 'luggage' that all of the owners manuals come in!

I personally would like for them to call me and offer me a job doing exactly this - creating owners manuals for each exact make, model, and floorplan they manufacture.
I doubt they'll be calling, though... : /
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Good points made by all here! I just started writing my own manual...I'm on page 26. Lots of good and confirmed stuff here has helped me a lot!
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