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Old 01-22-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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RV Repair Book Recommendation

Hi Everyone:

We're going to be towing our Safari on its maiden voyage mid March.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, all purpose, trouble-
shooting RV manual?

We'll be bringing our owner's manual, of course, and all the other appliance manuals that came with the Safari, but a general repair book might prove useful and provide peace of mind!

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, by Nigel Calder.

Everything you ever want to know about 12Vdc systems, batteries, generators, toilets, refrigeration systems, corrosion, diesel engines, pumps, stoves, plumbing, and more.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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the Woodall's RV book is fantastic and understandable for the mechanically challenged. elec. section even I can grasp!
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Trailer Life's RV Repair and Maintenance Manual:Updated and Expanded by Bob Livingston is absolutely the best troubleshooting guide for anything that is in any type of camper. From air conditioners to Oil Analysis, if covers it all in great detail. It is available from Amazon.com for $23.07 but I found it on the shelf at Barnes and Nobel in their Transportation section. I already used it to fix my Genset and water pump.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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Hey Marta,

I second Quietwater's RV book repair review. Trailer Life's RV Repair and Maintenance Manual:Updated and Expanded is a great book describing general RV systems.

But, your inital idea of carring your trailer's owner's manual and all the other appliance manuals with you, gives you a wealth of information and research web sites for your spacific needs and systems. And it is free.

Unless you enjoy a little light reading about RV electrical, heating and plumbing systems, why spend the money unless you have a problem your owner's manuals and web sites do not address.

I have to admitt: I bought Trailer Life's RV Repair and Maintenance Manual:Updated and Expanded even though I did not need it. It was interesting and I kept it as a resource. HA
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the info, everyone!
Both books look worthwhile.
Though I did read the Safari's manual, I did not really go over any of the other appliance manuals that came with the paperwork, so thanks for the tip, KeithC!
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If you want to be able to fix your coach yourself or even understand what is going on nothing beats a Factory Service manual. It fit's nicely in the bathroom for timely reading material.
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If you want to be able to fix your coach yourself or even understand what is going on nothing beats a Factory Service manual. It fit's nicely in the bathroom for timely reading material.
I have other prefered reading material for my 'quiet moments'.
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