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I've seen several people post that RV's don't have owners manuals. At least one manufacturer did take the time and effort to make a comprehensive manual with instructions on how to properly use the equipment in that particular unit. I can't believe that Beaver would be the only company to do this.

Perhaps it would be helpful to others to know which rigs came originally with an owners manual in addition to the individual manuals for each component. To give an idea of what Beaver did, I've posted some pictures with this of the content of the manual.

If you'd like to help others please add your model and some description of what your manual covers.

Ken
2007 Beaver Contessa
 

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Greg H.

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Okay, I've got a 1996 Lance truck camper, I bought it used and the prior owner handed me a 5" thick chunk of paper operations and installation manuals that included the camper manual and all the component manuals.  Since then, I've found nearly every manual online in PDF format.  I've added service manuals were I could find them and I store them all on my IPad along with my truck manuals.
 

Tom

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Thanks for posting that question.

I can't believe that Beaver would be the only company to do this.

They aren't/weren't; Click the Resources button above and scroll down to Owners/User Manuals. Our Monaco came with a decent owner manual. But, the manuals from the various appliances, systems, and chassis manufacturers include additional &/or more comprehensive info. An example in your attached photos would be the Allison manual.

In many cases, including our Monaco and I suspect your Beaver, there's some overlap between the coach owners manual and some of the 'component' user manuals.
 

Tom

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Thanks Howard; I updated the link in our Resources file.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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The "owner manuals" vary all over the map in terms of comprehensiveness and quality. Most are somewhat generic, covering several models and all their options & features , whether installed or not. The Fleetwood manuals are a case in point - there is rarely any info as to the location of switches, fuses, shut-off valves, etc. that owners really need to know about. Winnebago and Monaco/HR do a  better job in that regard.
 

Terry A. Brewer

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Country Coach supplies manuals on electrical,plumbing,heating & chassis schematics.

They also include detailed operations of all supplied house items.
 

Mopar1973Man

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Like with my RV I looked up every manual for each device and went from there. But after buying the RV come to find up all the paper manuals where in the cabinet.  ::)
 

Ernie n Tara

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Our Pursuit came with a fairly complete manual including all schematics and piping diagrams that show the locations of valves and switches. Additionally, we got all of the equipment manuals (refrig, ac, furnace, etc.)

Ernie
 

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Ken,

Our Beaver came with a manual like yours, but model specific to our Monterey. We think it was a huge improvement from the manual we had for our Holiday Rambler Endeavor. One of the most frustrating things in that manual was the printed narrative about certain functions, but then no corresponding picture of the switch or valve or where it was located.

Interesting that they were both Monaco products.

Stan
 

Larry N.

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Our Beaver also has a model specific manual, though it's very similar to the online version of the 2008 Monaco Dynasty, both of which cover nearly everything in the coach, including most optional items. It gives operating details for most things that are installed in the coach, and is a drastic improvement over the manual that came with the 2010 Fleetwood Bounder we had. The Beaver also came with a comprehensive book of wiring diagrams, though they aren't indexed. That's in addition to the manuals for all third party systems on board, from Aladdin to electronically controlled lighting to all appliances to water filters and more.
 
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