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Old 08-05-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Owner's Manuals

This document is 80 pages of wasted paper. It is so generic it could have any RV manufacturer's name on the cover...would not make a bit of difference. Like most folks on this forum, this is the last of many RVs (and two boats) we have owned that have had the electical systems, water systems, propane systems and all the other things that, to a new RVer can be very confusing. To a new RVer, this manual is worthless...other than to cause even more confusion. Keystone needs to look at a Honda Accord owner's manual. It has pictures for each and every explanation, including different photos for each engine (V6 or 4) and body style.

I don't buy that they make too many RVs to make specific manuals for each. If they are charging $60k+ for a rig...they can take the time and expense to prepare a decent manual.
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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I don't agree that it is useless but it is not a very good manual. We didn't always have it and they produced after everyone complained about no manuals.

When I purchased my wifes car a few years ago I also purchased the shop manuals for 200 dollars. Keystone could do the same and make a profit off it. I would certainly buy the shop manuals for my unit if they were available.

I think part of the problem is standardization. For example wiring color codes would be hard since the wires don't have standard colors. They use what wire they have.

If they standardized the assembly for each unit it would be a lot easier to make a shop manual. (ie wiring colors,plumbing,dimensions,part numbers etc) Otherwise each unit has to have it's own manual and that would be expensive.

Maybe in the future....Lets hope so.

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