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Old 09-08-2023, 02:03 AM   #1
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Top 20 things to know Where in a RV

Any RV owner can give themselves 5 points for items on list that they understand. They can self-evaluate themselves as follows...

90 -100 Journeyman RV Tech
80 - 89 Tradesman RV Tech
70 - 79 Apprentice RV Tech
60 - 69 Junior RV Owner
0 - 59 Newbie RV Owner


1. Emergency Start Switch
2. Power Center (AC breakers and DC fuses including the reverse polarity) fuses.
3. House Batteries 50 - 70 amp Circuit Protector
4. Inverter
5. ATS - Auto Transfer Switch
6. DC Breakers
7. Battery Isolation Manager (BIM) / BIRD
8. Converter
9. Locations of Slide Controllers & any Manual Slide retract procedures
10. Water Pump(s) location(s)
11. Positions of Winterizing valves, bypasses, locations of low point drains
12. Furnace On/Off/Reset switch
13. Waste Holding tanks management (pull valves, macerator pumps, sani-flush
14. House Battery Bank Disconnect Latching Relay (If so equipped)
15. Manual Hydraulic Leveler Retract / Auto-leveling hydraulic fluid reservoir
16. Water Pump Switches
17. Hot Water heater Anode (If so equipped)
18. Manual Awning Retract
19. Fresh water fill (Gravity, Valve positions etc.)
20. Manual Retracting Overhead Bunks / Euro Lifts (If so equipped)

Ed Felker's Owners Manual
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Thread started by The Judge on Purchase Process Recommendations for new RV Owners
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ers-34615.html

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Old 09-08-2023, 03:16 AM   #2
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I would change your scoring system a bit, but the list is great. All the basic items anyone should know seem to be covered. IMO, knowing these items would make one a journeyman at best.
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Old 09-08-2023, 03:36 AM   #3
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I would change your scoring system a bit, but the list is great. All the basic items anyone should know seem to be covered. IMO, knowing these items would make one a journeyman at best.
I revamped the scoring system's roles
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Old 09-11-2023, 02:14 AM   #4
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1. Emergency Start Switch

What: A Emergency Start Switch button

Why: If Chassis ( Engine) battery is dead, will not start or turnover. This can save you from having to get a jumpstart or having to wait until your engine battery can be recharged.

Where: Usually on the left side or right side of the Steering wheel

How: When the Emergency Start Switch button is pushed in tandem with turning the initial key, if House Batteries are properly charged; it will jumpstart the Chassis engine battery.

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Old 09-11-2023, 02:17 AM   #5
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Top 20 things to know Where in a RV

Any RV owner can give themselves 5 points for items on list that they understand. They can self-evaluate themselves as follows...

90 -100 Journeyman RV Tech
80 - 89 Tradesman RV Tech
70 - 79 Apprentice RV Tech
60 - 69 Junior RV Owner
0 - 59 Newbie RV Owner


1. Emergency Start Switch https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...81&postcount=4
2. Power Center (AC breakers and DC fuses including the reverse polarity) fuses.
3. House Batteries 50 - 70 amp Circuit Protector
4. Inverter
5. ATS - Auto Transfer Switch
6. DC Breakers
7. Battery Isolation Manager (BIM) / BIRD
8. Converter
9. Locations of Slide Controllers & any Manual Slide retract procedures
10. Water Pump(s) location(s)
11. Positions of Winterizing valves, bypasses, locations of low point drains
12. Furnace On/Off/Reset switch
13. Waste Holding tanks management (pull valves, macerator pumps, sani-flush
14. House Battery Bank Disconnect Latching Relay (If so equipped)
15. Manual Hydraulic Leveler Retract / Auto-leveling hydraulic fluid reservoir
16. Water Pump Switches
17. Hot Water heater Anode (If so equipped)
18. Manual Awning Retract
19. Fresh water fill (Gravity, Valve positions etc.)
20. Manual Retracting Overhead Bunks / Euro Lifts (If so equipped)

Ed Felker's Owners Manual
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...nual-4961.html

Thread started by The Judge on Purchase Process Recommendations for new RV Owners

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ers-34615.html
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Old 09-11-2023, 10:02 PM   #6
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2. Power Center - AC / DC breakers and DC fuses including the reverse polarity fuses.

What: A Converter Power Panel contains the House electrical system. 120-volt circuit breakers and 12-volt fuses or 12 volt thermal overload fuses (if equipped). House 12-volt Breakers states the amperage and circuit protected.

Why: The breaker panels protects all 120-volt / 12-volt and 12-volt fuses protect components from either an overload or short in the wiring.

Where: Breaker Panels are usually located behind a door or pull off panel on a lower cabinet face un either the kitchen or main living area.

How: The 120-volt breaker will open preventing damage to the system. The DC fuses will blow in the event of overload while thermal overload fuses can be be reset when it is safe to resume operation.



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Old 09-11-2023, 10:07 PM   #7
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Top 20 things to know Where in a RV

Any RV owner can give themselves 5 points for items on list that they understand. They can self-evaluate themselves as follows...

90 -100 Journeyman RV Tech
80 - 89 Tradesman RV Tech
70 - 79 Apprentice RV Tech
60 - 69 Junior RV Owner
0 - 59 Newbie RV Owner



1. Emergency Start Switch https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...81&postcount=4
2. Power Center - AC / DC breakers and DC fuses including the reverse polarity fuses https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...45&postcount=6
3. House Batteries 50 - 70 amp Circuit Protector
4. Inverter
5. ATS - Auto Transfer Switch
6. Battery Isolation Manager (BIM) / BIRD
7. Converter
8. Locations of Slide Controllers & any Manual Slide retract procedures
9. Water Pump(s) location(s)
10. Positions of Winterizing valves, bypasses, locations of low point drains
11. Furnace On/Off/Reset switch
12. Waste Holding tanks management (pull valves, macerator pumps, sani-flush
13. House Battery Bank Disconnect Latching Relay (If so equipped)
14. Manual Hydraulic Leveler Retract / Auto-leveling hydraulic fluid reservoir
15. Water Pump Switches
16. Hot Water heater Anode (If so equipped)
17. Manual Awning Retract
18. Fresh water fill (Gravity, Valve positions etc.)
19. Manual Retracting Overhead Bunks / Euro Lifts (If so equipped)
20. Emergency Exit, Roadside Assistance Plan, Telephone

Ed Felker's Owners Manual
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...nual-4961.html

Thread started by The Judge on Purchase Process Recommendations for new RV Owners
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ers-34615.html
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