Originally Posted by Protagonist
I used to write technical specifications for a living, and for me, reading the Airstream Interstate manual is positively painful.
I'd be more than happy to write GOOD Airstream Interstate manuals for them, if they'd agree to compensate me commensurate with my efforts.
I was actually daydreaming earlier today about a "Wiki" style effort by you, and Lew and several other of the obviously knowledgable and generous contributors to this forum.
I'm sure Airstream would have trouble coming up with a compensation plan. I wonder if there would be a payment-in-kind opportunity (e.g. discount on accessories, service (LOL! funny) ) or something?
After just several months of ownership, I think I can imagine how the manuals get written. One part-time employee (or full-time who devotes a % of his/her overall job to it); starts with the .pdf of last year's manual; routes it around various departments and asks for changes; which takes a month or two; and then some committee approves the final version, which as we all know has lots of inaccuracies and missing info.