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Having shown my total ignorance of all things electrical, mechanical, plumbing etc on other threads, I wonder if anybody knows of a book or website that explains "what I'd need to know, to be able to understand (and just perhaps use/ maintain) some of the mechanics of my MH".
I'm talking about something suitable for someone who never had to do anything 'practical' in the house, so is like a new-born babe to all things of any use in life. (Me of course.) Link Broken
 

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There is a book.. Broken Link Removed

Shop around for price...
But then again as your a member on here, Just ask... There is always someone who know... (y)
 
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Just ask... There is always someone who know...
You're so right, there's such a lot of knowledge, talent & generosity on Fun. But I'd like to think I could learn enough to understand the answers!
As for the heads-up on the book, I'd never thought of a Haynes manual, it looks as though it covers the right areas for me. Many thanks for that (y) I'm very grateful.
 

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CWH. There are a few older versions of this book, I think the link i have you is the latest.
May also be available from library..
 
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@tonka I've checked Haynes website & you're right, 2012 is the latest version, so I know some bits will be out-of-date (legislation) and some won't be up-to-the-minute, but looking at the contents page & sample pages (accessible from the website) I think the basic understanding that I want will be there. It's certainly written in the requisite words-of-one-syllable - fantastic! I'll never be up to doing 'projects', servicing or even improvements, but I hope I'll learn to know what to ask & what to look out for.
Thanks again :)

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You're so right, there's such a lot of knowledge, talent & generosity on Fun. But I'd like to think I could learn enough to understand the answers!
As for the heads-up on the book, I'd never thought of a Haynes manual, it looks as though it covers the right areas for me. Many thanks for that (y) I'm very grateful.
Dont do it.
The Haynes manual is utter rubbish.

It generalises ever aspect of Motorhome maintenance and actually shows you how to maintain nothing.

Even Haynes car workshop manuals are nothing more than light reading these days.
 
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It generalises ever aspect of Motorhome maintenance and actually shows you how to maintain nothing.
I understand what you're saying @pappajohn, and thanks for your concern ... though at this stage 'light reading' might be just what I need, a very basic general understanding of what's what, very much primary-school level. As an expert, it's possible you don't realise just how ignorant - and cack-handed - a person can be! Actually DOING maintenance will come much later, if at all.
 

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I have seen the haynes type motorhome and caravan manuals on DVD on ebay for a couple of quid each. would do all youre asking for plus if you use a laptop in the van, it can be taken with you for virtually no loss of payload
 
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cant see a haynes manual on dvd currently listed, but this one covers all the usual appliances for £3 or make an offer
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In my experience of the copy I have, the manual is along the lines.....

"the Motorhome may have a water pump, this delivers water from the tank to the tap"
End of explanation.

As much good as a condom in a convent.

EDIT. I didn't buy it, it was a gift.
 

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