Ultimate Newbie! Just bought a MH with no manuals

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by gazpacho, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. gazpacho

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    Hi

    I've just bought a converted Renault Trafic; its a 1989 leisuredrive Freespirit conversion but I've got no manuals and had no chance to get shown how it all hangs together.

    She (maybe a he, I haven't checked yet) looks great and drives great.

    Basically, I have no idea how the electrics, gas nor toilet work and am a bit overwhelmed by the switches, nobs and buttons. Is there anyone with a similar model who could help with some hints and tips - or even better, anyone in or near Bristol who could take a look and point me in the right direction.

    Big thanks
    Gary
     
  2. Phill D

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    hi welcome, A great way to become familiar with your new toy... :Eeek:

    most things will be generic to other motorhomes ( in principal ! that is )

    good luck :thumb:
     
  3. DonA4000

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    Hello and Welcome :Smile:

    I would start with notepad & pen, take a close look round your motorhome looking for names on things you have even down to what make/size of leisure batteries you have this will help you build up a mental picture of how everything's put together any thing your not sure of take a picture post it here and everyone will join in with the pup quiz questions :winky:


    Edit: somewhere above in there should have been "once you know the names of items you have it will be easier to find online manuals"
     
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  4. WynandJean

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    If you can post photos of things and ask, "what does this do?" maybe we can have a stab at it.

    Wyn
     
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  5. Jim

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    Hi Gary,

    You'll get the best results if you ask one question per post, starting a new thread for each. So ask away, where do you want to start? Oh and welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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    Try just Googling the model number/name of each item followed by "user manual" or "download" and you may well find you can download the instructions as PDFs for many of them. Alternatively, find the website of the manufacturer and look for "Support" or "Downloads" etc.

    This won't help for the conversion specifics such as the lighting but it will for the "white goods".
     
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    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
  8. Carol

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    Hi Welcome to Fun, :thumb:
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    welcome to fun:thumb:
     
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    A bit far, perhaps, but if you happen to be driving along the M4 past Reading, I'd be more than happy to take a look and work out how everything works.
     
  11. scousebird

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    Hello

    Enjoy your new toy & working out how it all works :thumb:
     
  12. MHVirgins

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    Hello Gary :welcomefunster:

    Margaret & Bill
     
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  15. geo glasgow

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    try it overnight in your drive

    thats the fun part , sure beats running out of battery power in the middle of nowhere:winky: most important is understand the water and gas system.
    anything else is try and error,, .
    ggod luck and welcom to the forum,,,:flyingwelcome::flyingwelcome::flyingwelcome:
     
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  16. Ali n Tim

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    As per a recent thread don't ignore the red light on the toilet :Eeek:
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    Best thing to do is pay your tenner subs on here then you can ask as many questions as you like. Otherwise you only get 5 posts. It will be the best tenner you spend on your motorhome ever! :thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Fun site! :welcomefunster:
     
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