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Old 02-25-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys, is there anywhere we can purchase a service manual for our 1969 Caravel ? Thanks
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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The Airstream store sells service manuals. Last I checked they only went back to 1972. There really isn't that much difference in a '69 or a '72 as far as the manual would go. I have the '72 service manual and have only looked at it a few times. You might keep an eye on Ebay or place a wanted ad in the forums classified. Good luck!
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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Use the Search Tab above..

If you click on Search in blue bar above, and then type words secretarial and service and manual into space, you'll find a series of threads here with contact info for Secretarial Service in Ohio with copies of lots of manuals, plus sources of PDF files and CD's for a number of others...
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Use the Search Tab above..

If you click on Search in blue bar above, and then type words secretarial and service and manual into space, you'll find a series of threads here with contact info for Secretarial Service in Ohio with copies of lots of manuals, plus sources of PDF files and CD's for a number of others...
Condoluminum is probably right, but what do you need the service manual for? Bet if you just asked the forums, you'll probably get the answers. I guess I'm too cheap to shell out for the instructions. Why pay, when I can learn from all my free mistakes? Guess i just answered my own question.

btw, Condo, I love your tag line. So funny because it's so true.
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We are getting ready to install a/c into our caravel that never had one installed and want to just make sure we have the spot correct. We had been searching the forum and had heard that the service manual has that info in it....thanks to everyone in their help....
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I have the original manual that came with our 1970 Safari. (It even has all the handwritten notes from the original owner... pretty cool.) I keep meaning to scan it in and post it for anyone who is interested, but just haven't gotten around to it.

While the manual has been helpful on occasion, much of the mechanical information not longer applies, as we've replaced many of the original items (like the water pump, hot water heater, plumbing, etc.
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I have the original manual that came with our 1970 Safari.
I assume you are referring to an owner's manual?
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There's a bunch of newly listed 70s original service manuals on ebay today
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