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Old 10-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some information and a little help!

Hi everyone, my name is Rita and I am a first time owner of a Class A Motor home that I plan on staying in full-time. This is a 28í 1988 Chevy Pinnacle by Establishment. I canít believe how nice of condition it is in for its age. It runs great and has approx. 76000 miles on it. However it does have a few cosmetic issues that I have pretty much fixed already. My main problem now is trying to find an Ownerís Manual for it. Iím hoping a manual will give me the needed wiring diagrams and specs for this particular model. I aIso need to find both of the tail-light housing units to make it pass inspection in order to be road worthy, if anyone here could help me I would be so very grateful. Please contact me with any information you might have when you can. Thanks!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hi Rita and welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with your Establishment Pinnacle, but perhaps someone else can help. You might find the tail light housings at an RV salvage yard; there are dozens of them across the country so a Google search might be in order. Good luck to you, and be sure to check out the Vintage Owner's Section of the board; there's lots of great info there.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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Hello from South Dakota and a BIG WELCOME to iRV2.

I'm also unfamiliar with a "Chevy Pinnacle" by Establishment, but don't lose heart, you're question under a few likely thread topics here on iRV2, and a few folks might pick up on it and help you find the manual you're seeking.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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Hi Rita and welcome to the group. Hopefully someone that knows your unit can help you but RV salvage yards are a good place to look when all ease fails. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:52 AM   #5
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If you could post a picture of the tail light, some of old hands could see if it is a standard RV taillight.
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I've been very disappointed by the Owner's manual that came with our Georgetown. It's good for making firelighters, but that's about all. I don't know if any other manufacturers are better - certainly our previous rig wasn't.

As far as wiring diagrams and plumbing schematics are concerned, don't hold your breath. My GT looks like they cobbled it together with what was closest to hand the day it was built. There must be some manufacturing documentation for the folks doing the build, but I doubt it's ever been released to the owner community.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say how impressed with how friendly and supportive y'all are on this site. It makes me feel like a little sister in a BIG family and I think I will be very Happy here. I pray the angles are with you and yours and everyone has beautiful weather and safe roads ahead.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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My owner's manual is generic also. What you probably need most is the appliance manuals. Water heater, oven, fridge, furnace, jacks, AC, etc. You should be able to find them online.

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You might try these people: We Have Your Part…*|*Colaw RV Parts and Salvage
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
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got any pics of the RV??

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #12
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Pinnacle has not been around fro a few years. Most of the manufacturers used a common automotive tail light for their RVs. So try some of the automotive stores and junk yards. You might try emailing a photo of the light to a salvage yard first.

As for a manual your best bet would be try locate another Pinnacle owner and see if they were smart enough to keep the manuals. But, most did not include wiring and plumbing diagrams.

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Actually, there should be a DOT number on the tail light lens. Get that number and a web search should turn up who's lights they used. Ford is a good guess.
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Good advice above on the Tail Light,,, As for the owner's manual.... To be honest how much manual do you need for a wall, or a floor? The owner's manuals on an RV come in about 10 pound sack (Zipper bag to be honest) and that bag contains the manusls for every 3rd party device in there, If you have two air conditioners, then there are two manuals for the air conditioner, Retractable steps, The door, The mirrors (2 of those) The fridge, toilet, water pump,

You can go on-line and get all thise manuals for free as a general rule.

The chassis (Truck part) you can order a SHOP manual for the vehicle systems. That will have all the wiring diagrams (one hopes) for the chassis

As for the body.. (The house part) well.. Every one is different, depends on who wired it.
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