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Old 10-11-2015, 01:33 AM   #1
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Axis/Vegas Specific Manual with Checklists

Several owners' threads in the forum have complained about the Thor manual being too generic and not being specific enough to Vegas & Axis.

I have developed (with the assistance of several contributors on the forum) a Axis/Vegas specific owners' manual. It contains more information about how specific systems and functions work. It shows the location (with pictures) of various cabling, plumbing, valves, etc. It has many tips, suggestions, and modification recommendations (with pictures) from forum contributors.

It has checklists for setup, tear down, getting ready at the beginning of the camping season, winterizing, sanitizing, equipping, what to pack, and an in-depth pre-delivery inspection checklist to use at the dealer's before accepting the unit.

I used my 2015 Vegas 24.1 as the model for developing the manual and checklists. Owners with other floorplans might have to modify some of the sections to fit their specific floorplan. The major difference will probably be the location of some items (like hot water tank bypass valves, low point drains, etc.) and specific production diagrams for waste systems, electrical, and plumbing.

The manual is written in Microsoft Word. Its format is 8.5" X 11" letter sized paper. It is approximately 62 pages long. The file size is approx. 5.5 meg.

Anyone who would like a copy, please send me a private message with your email address and I will forward it to you.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:21 AM   #2
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:34 AM   #3
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This probably should be a sticky.
Looks great.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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Ed,

Thanks for the time and effort you put into this manual.

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Old 10-11-2015, 02:09 PM   #5
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I've participated in other forums where the administrators had set up section for files. If there was one on this forum I could post the manual/checklists there and anyone could download it themselves.

I've gotten quite a response so far. I've emailed about 20 copies since posting the original thread.

Also, if there is anything anyone wants added -- just send me an email with specifics and I'll edit the manual. Also if owners of other floorplans have pixs of where things are located on their coaches -- send me that as well with a description and I'll add that as well. I see this project as a living document that I'll edit from time to time -- especially if I see a modification on the forum that might have wide appeal.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:22 PM   #6
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Please send me a copy, Thank you Ed & Bev in advance
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:56 PM   #7
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Can you please send me a copy of the Manual? Thank you so much

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Old 10-11-2015, 11:45 PM   #8
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Please send me a copy.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:46 AM   #9
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Big thanks

Ed,thank you for your time and hard work!!!! Aj
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:03 AM   #10
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Even though I'm not a new member, I guess I've been reading and not posting, so the forum recognizes me as "new", and I'm not allowed to Private Message. Hopefully, the manual can be located under files here at some point. Thanks so much for doing it!
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:15 PM   #11
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RogerD, Gail, Rabbittracker, AJ -- Send me your email addresses to bevedfelker@live.com and I'll send you the manual.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:29 PM   #12
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Status Update:

Since first posting the thread, I have emailed out 52 copies of the manual. Just remember anyone requesting a manual please send me your email address in a private message. I try to reply back as soon as I can.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:27 PM   #13
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To the FourRs -- I sent you a private message reply. Send me an email (bevedfelker@live.com) and I'll forward you a cy of the manual.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:54 PM   #14
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Check list

I would love to get this information. I am new to RVing and need all the help that a newbie would need.....
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:07 PM   #15
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tjw -- check the post above and you'll see my email address. Just send me an email and I'll reply with a copy of the manual.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:54 PM   #16
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Wow Ed That is a great manual you put together. Thank you very much for all your efforts. Just a thought; maybe you should send a copy to Thor and perhaps they could compensate you for your manual. Maybe like a lifetime warranty on your coach.
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:46 PM   #17
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Wow Ed That is a great manual you put together. Thank you very much for all your efforts. Just a thought; maybe you should send a copy to Thor and perhaps they could compensate you for your manual. Maybe like a lifetime warranty on your coach.
Uhhhhhhhh . . . . . . right😉😉😉😉
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:55 PM   #18
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I did send it to Thor and they said it was a great piece of work. also said too bad you're retired. They said their technical manual department has really been cut back and that they'd like to do more specific manuals but they don't have the staff to write them.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:26 PM   #19
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What a great manual!
I did not know about the FCS-900 form.
Thanks for all the hard work.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:40 PM   #20
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John S -- Thanks but I had a lot of contributions to the manual from several contributors on this forum. I didn't know about the FCS-900 form either until I received that information from Alex Bergsma (a contributor on the forum).

I think that is the great thing about this forum. There are lots of knowledgeable folks here who can answer almost any question, help with any problem, and provide tips and suggestions we never knew about. I simply took ones I thought were most useful and compiled them into one compendium.
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