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Old 03-07-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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As far as the file folders,great minds must think alike as I've "broken down" my black bag as well. Don't get me wrong,the bag is a neat idea to keep "everything" together for the delivery process and all,but I'm finding that many of those pesky books aren't really a "need" to see,but a nice to have....I bought a small hard sided file box, as well as one of those brown accordion things,but haven't decided whether I'm using either yet...

Hah!! When I told my wife I was running out room with the Winnie expandable bag, she ordered a second one as a Christmas present! -Geesh! So I'm re-sorting and re-filing now. Two black bags seems like 20 pounds of paperwork!!! Glad to know that I'm not the only 'collector' of tips and "how-tos" for my coach...
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As far as the file folders,great minds must think alike as I've "broken down" my black bag as well. Don't get me wrong,the bag is a neat idea to keep "everything" together for the delivery process and all,but I'm finding that many of those pesky books aren't really a "need" to see,but a nice to have....I bought a small hard sided file box, as well as one of those brown accordion things,but haven't decided whether I'm using either yet...

Hah!! When I told my wife I was running out room with the Winnie expandable bag, she ordered a second one as a Christmas present! -Geesh! So I'm re-sorting and re-filing now. Two black bags seems like 20 pounds of paperwork!!! Glad to know that I'm not the only 'collector' of tips and "how-tos" for my coach...
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With the weight of the black bags, watch your CCC.
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Thomas,don't forget all the Mapquest maps I've printed off and have in a separate file folder in anticipation for the summer's camping trips...

Thankfully,due to those beefier load range "H" tires Jim,my CCC is right on up there..
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:18 AM   #5
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Hi guys,

I broke down the black bag too. I put the manuals I use on a regular basis in a 3 ring binder. The smaller manuals I put in plastic sleeves.

I put the three ring binder in the black bag. I have a smaller 3 ring binder with maps I've printed in it.

We bought a small footstool that has storage inside. I left the legs off the stool and use the footstool by the love seat. The infamous black bag fits inside the stool like they were made for each other.

I think we got the stool at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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I'm on the cusp of having to perform "bag management" as we are experiencing both a volume and weight issue

And of course we only have Load Range G tires
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:06 AM   #7
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John, you could put some weight in the toad. JIM
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:54 AM   #8
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"Bag Management" is like "Tool Box Management" My intent is to lighten the load but it never happens.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

And of course we only have Load Range G tires </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG!! Good one John...

My idea to lighten the bag originally was a "self presevation" idea as the wife said if I kept spending so much time reading stuff out of that bag she was gonna beat me with....lighter bag wouldn't hurt as much.

I've made room in the dinette storage area for several of those brown accordion thingys...
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I added only a small 3-ring binder to the black bag. I keep it in a basement compartment for occasional reference. BUT ...I have two large three-ring binders upstairs in the coach. One has the window sticker, bill of sale/invoice, weight sheet, all the checklists I created, and all the service tickets on the coach. As for the other one, I have fogotten what is in it (guess it's time to clean out!).

The three-ring binders fit nicely in the lounge slide between the couch and the front wall. In fact, there is a third small three-ring there with a print-out of my "military and civilian campgrounds" file. The two big ones fit one behind the other on the floor, and the small one is on top of the rear one.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:11 AM   #11
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I have many of my docs digitized and those files on my laptop. I've gone to less paper, not more.
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Hey Tom.....thanks for the "obvious" John Canfield solution,never even thought of that...Wife is after to me to get a second laptop for her and the daughter to have in the coach,so maybe I'll explore digitizing some of that stuff and using up some of the 82 gigs of space I've got left...Guess John's traveling or he might've beat ya to that one....
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Burn all the docs to a CD or DVD and you can access on any computer with a DVD or CD drive.

Or if in the proper DVD format, even on your TV's DVD player, no computer needed.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:50 PM   #14
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How about a jump drive dedicated to RV stuff?
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Now here's a good idea: How about creating a space here on this forum for the documents!! If you can pull them down from the manufacturer, then place them on a common thread here where EVERYONE can download the ones they need in one spot. We should use the PDF format so everyone can read them. If the manufacturer doesn't have a PDF version, I can make PDF's here at my office from paper and so can others I'm sure. Can we start one of those "moderator" forums for this?
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Sheesh Big T....ya tryin' to get me killed??

Ya know how many models o' Winne/Itasca and all the...
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:54 PM   #17
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Winnebago does have many documents on their website in PDF ...wiring, plumbing, paint codes, etc. And I have scanned to pdf files the weight sheet, window sticker, and things like that which are unique to the coach. Most of what I need to know is on my computer unless it is in one of the owner manuals (chassis, engine, etc).
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Many of the manufacturers manuals and troubleshooting guides are available at their websites. HWH has their manual plus troubleshooting guides and the guides are not in your bag. RVProducts (basment AC) also has troubleshooting guides.

Here is a listing of Winnebago suppliers and their URLs.

Air Bags

Firestone Ride Rite
www.ride-rite.com

3 T's RV Products
www.3tsrv.com

Air Conditioner - Dash

Specific Climate Systems (SCS)
www.scsfrigette.com

Air Conditioner - Central/Roof

R.V. Products (Coleman)
www.rvcomfort.com

Air Horn

Hadley Products
www.hadley-products.com

Antenna - TV

Winegard Company
www.winegard.com

Automatic Transfer Switch

Magnetek/Parallax
www.parallaxpower.com

Awnings

Carefree of Colorado
www.carefreeofcolorado.com

Dometic A&E
www.dometic.com

Batteries

Delco
www.acdelco.com

Exide
www.exideworld.com

Interstate Battery
www.interstatebatteries.com

Trojan Battery
www.trojan-battery.com

Battery Isolator

Intellitec
www.intellitecsve.com

Trombetta Motion Technologies
www.trombetta.com

Carpet

Carriage Carpets (The Dixie Group)
www.thedixiegroup.com

CD Changer

Panasonic (TCL Sales)
www.panasonic.com

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.riverparkinc.com

Chassis Manufacturers

Chevrolet
www.chevrolet.com

Ford
www.ford.com

Freightliner
www.freightliner.com

Spartan
www.spartanmotors.com

Toyota
www.toyota.com

Volkswagen
www.vw.com

Workhorse
www.workhorsecc.com

CO Detector

Kidde
www.kiddesafety.com

Quantum/CoStar
www.qginc.com

Coffee Maker

Black and Decker
www.blackanddecker.com

Krups
www.krups.com

Converter

Magnetek/Parallax
www.parallaxpower.com

Progressive Dynamics
www.progressivedyn.com

Compass

American Technology
www.atcomp.com

Countertops

Corian
www.corian.com

Vendura
www.vendura.com

Decals

Sharpline
www.sharpline.com

Valley Screen
www.valleyscreen.com

Dishwasher

Whirlpool
www.whirlpool.com

Fisher & Paykel
www.fisherpaykel.com

Door Struts/Shocks

Service Plus Distributors (SPD)
www.spdhardware.com

DVD Player

RCA (Tri Star)
www.rca.com

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.riverparkinc.com

Electronic Suppliers

Audiovox Specialized Applications (ASA)
www.asaelectronics.com

River Park Inc.
www.riverparkinc.com

TCL Sales
Tri Star

Energy Management System

Intellitec
www.intellitecsve.com

Engines

Caterpillar
www.caterpillar.com

Cummins
www.cummins.com

Entry Step

Kwikee
www.kwikee.com

Fiberglass

Kemlite Company
www.kemlite.com

Fabwel Composites
www.fabricatingsolutions.com

Flooring

Hartco Flooring
www.hartcoflooring.com

Furnace

ITR
http://www.hurricaneheater.com/

Rixen's Enterprises
www.rixens.com

Suburban Manufacturing
www.rvcomfort.com

Furniture

Flexsteel
www.flexsteel.com

Villa International
www.villainternational.com

Generators

Generac
www.generac.com

Kohler
www.kohlerpowersystems.com

Onan
www.onan.com

GPS Navigation System

Alpine Electronics
www.alpine-usa.com

Hitch

Valley Industries
www.valleyindustries.com

Inverter

Dimensions Unlimited
www.dimensionsunlimited.com

Heart/Xantrex
www.xantrex.com

Keyless Entry System

Specific Climate Systems (SCS)
www.scsfrigette.com

Tri Mark Key One
www.trimarkhardware.com

Leak Testing Equipment

Sealtech Manufacturing
www.rvleaks.com

Leveling Jacks/Systems

HWH
www.hwhcorp.com

Light Fixtures

Thin-Lite Corporation
www.thinlite.com

Locks

Tri Mark Corporation
www.trimarkhardware.com

LP Detector

CCI Controls
http://ccicontrols.com

LP Tank
Manchester Tank & Equipment
www.mantank.com

Mattress

Sealy
www.sealy.com

Select Comfort
www.selectcomfort.com

Serta
www.serta.com

Microwave

GE (TCL Sales)
www.ge.com

Magic Chef
www.maytag.com

Panasonic (TCL Sales)
www.panasonic.com

Samsung (TCL Sales)
www.samsung.com

Sharp (Tri Star)
www.sharp-usa.com

Mirrors

Hella
www.hellausa.com

Ramco Engineering
www.ramco-eng.com

Velvac
www.velvac.com

Monitor Panel

Ventline
www.ventline.com

Paint

CDI

DuPont
www.dupont.com

Sherwin Williams
www.sherwin-williams.com

Radios

Audiovox (ASA)
www.audiovox.com

Magnadyne
www.magnadyne.com

Panasonic (TCL Sales)
www.panasonic.com

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.sony.com

Visteon (River Park, Inc.)
www.visteon.com

Radios/Two-way

Audiovox (ASA)
www.audiovox.com

Ranges/Range Tops

Amana/Maytag
www.maytag.com

Atwood/Wedgewood
www.atwoodmobile.com

Magic Chef
www.maytag.com

Premier Stove Co.
www.premierrange.com

Seaward
www.seawardproducts.com

Rear Heater

Evans Tempcon
www.evanstempcon.com

Rearview Monitor System

ASA Voyager (ASA)
www.asaelectronics.com

KG Rear Vision
www.kgcap.com

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.sony.com

Videoman (Tri Star)

Refrigerators

Dometic
www.dometic.com

Norcold
www.norcold.com

Satellite Dish

Winegard
www.winegard.com

Satellite DSS
RCA
www.rca.com

Shock Absorbers

Bilstein
www.bilstein.com

Monroe
www.monroe.com

3 T's RV Products
www.3tsrv.com

Trail Master
www.trailmastersuspension.com

Slide Out

HWH
www.hwhcorp.com

Kwikee
www.kwikee.com

Smoke Alarm

Firex
www.icca.invensys.com

Solar Panel

Holly Solar Products
www.hollysolar.com

Solar Dynamics
www.solar-dynamics.com

Sound Systems

Bose
www.bose.com

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.sony.com

Steering Stabilizers

Safe-T-Plus
www.safe-t-plus.com

3 T's RV Products
www.3tsrv.com

Suspension System

Jet Company
www.jetco1.com

Tag Axle

Jet Company
www.jetco1.com

Television

Audiovox (ASA)
www.audiovox.com

GE (Tri Star)
www.ge.com

Memorex (Tri Star)
www.memorex.com

RCA (Tri Star)
www.rca.com

Samsung (TCL Sales)
www.samsung

Sony (River Park, Inc.)
www.sony.com

Sylvania
www.sylvania.com

Tires

Bridgestone-Firestone
www.bridgestone-firestone.com

Continental Tire
www.conti-online.com

General Tire
www.generaltire.com

Goodrich Corporation
www.goodrich.com

Goodyear Tire
www.goodyear.com

Michelin
www.michelin.com

Toilet

Sealand Technologies
www.sealandtechnology.com

Thetford Corporation
www.thetford.com

Transfer Switch

Magnetek/Parallax
www.parallaxpower.com

Trip Computer

Trip Tek (River Park, Inc.)
www.triptek.net

Transmission

Allison
www.allisontransmission.com

Vacuum Cleaner

H-P Vacu-Flo
www.vacuflo.com

VCR

Audiovox (ASA)
www.audiovox.com

GE (Tri Star)
www.ge.com

Memorex (Tri Star)
www.memorex.com

RCA (Tri Star)
www.rca.com

Samsung (TCL Sales)
www.samsung.com

Sylvania
www.sylvania.com

Video Cassette Player

Audiovox (ASA)
www.audiovox.com

Video Control

Channel Master
www.channelmaster.com

Magnadyne
www.magnadyne.com

Vent/Roof

Elixir Industries
www.elixirind.com

Fantastic Vent
www.fantasticvent.com

Washer/Dryer

Splendide
www.splendide.com

Water Heater

Atwood
www.atwoodmobile.com

Water Faucets

Moen
www.moen.com

Phoenix
www.faucets.com

Water Filter

Everpure
www.everpure.com

Water Pump

Shurflo
www.shurflo.com

Wheels

Alcoa
www.alcoa.com

Wheel Covers

Dicor
www.dicor.com

Kaper II, Inc.
www.kaper2.com

Wheel Masters
www.wheelmasters.com

Winterization Value/Automatic

Swan Industries
www.swanindustries.com
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