RR Manuals










Original documents for RR's are rare. We're lucky to have these collections so far and that the owners made them available to all of us who's RR's don't have any documentation.

Document Collections on This Page
  1. 1968 14’ RoadRunner Travel Trailer Original Manuals and Documentation from Steve Hartline's "The Lazy H"
  2. 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer Original Manuals and Documentation from Misty Bateman's "Myrtle"
  3. 1974 15' RoadRunner Travel Trailer Original Manuals and Documentation from Kate Gordon's "Beep!"
  4. Roadrunner Logo and Graphics Files by Amanda Morton
    1. PDF: 1968 14’ RoadRunner Travel Trailer
    Original Manuals and Documentation
    from Steve Hartline's "The Lazy H"

    These original manuals came from Steve Hartline’s 1968 14’ RoadRunner Travel Trailer (camper) named “The Lazy H”. They were an unexpected surprise as they were only found after purchase in the lower cabinet behind the wheel well.

    RR owners know that documentation has been notoriously rare. This was a real treasure trove. One reason this camper may have kept them all intact is that this was a one family owned trailer. The man Steve bought it from said his grandfather bought it new from the L&M Manufacturing Co plant itself in Ephraim, UT. Then it was his fathers, then his. Cool.

    Some firsts here:

    This particular envelope itself (the only other envelop we've seen is Misty's below), with:

    • Hand drawn title fonts and logo.
    The first actual brochure from the company I’ve seen to date (as of August 2017), with:
    • An alternate RR logo, which we haven't seen before--It may have been a short-lived test logo.
    • Listing of appliance color names, which we hadn’t known before.
    • Specs.
    • The smaller arrow detail near the cab over model.
    For updates on the restoration of Steve’s “The Lazy H” visit  RoadRunnerRevival.com (http://www.roadrunnerrevival.com/2017/06/not-for-sale-hartlines-196-roadrunner.html)


    Contents:
    • RoadRunner Documents
      • "Your RoadRunner Manual and Record File" envelope
      • "RoadRunner 14' Standard" brochure
      • "Warranty" certificate
    • Range Documents
      • "Instruction Manual for Holiday Ranges"
      • "Cooking Suggestions for Gas Ranges Equipped with Robertshaw Oven Heat Control" booklet
      • Robertshaw "Cook Book Special Offer" advertisement
      • Robertshaw "Lighting Instructions"
    • Refrigerator Documents
      • "Hadco Refrigerator Owner's Guide" (Note: see p. 12. You could actually send them a telegram them collect for quick service)
      • "Installation Instructions: Hadco Model 33A and 33AGS Refrigerators" (Note: Original installation screws and finish washers still attached)
    • Furnace Documents
      • "Hydro Flame Furnace" brochure
      • "Hydro Flame Furnaces for Campers and Trailers: Maintenance and Service Manual"
      • "Authorized Service Centers for Hydro Flame Furnaces" booklet
      • "Guarantee" for Hydro Flame Furnace
      • "Hydro Flame Corporation" letter
      • "Hydro Flame Corporation" envelope
    • Misc Documents
      • Trail-R-Club  of America "Mobile Home and Travel Trailer Books" booklet
      • "Utah Highway Patrol Affidavit of Vehicle Safety Inspection" from 1970. (Note: Incorrect vehicle year was written down as 1965, when it is actually as 1968).
      • "Certificate of Insurance" from 1983

    2. PDF: 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer
    Original Manuals and Documentation
    from Misty Bateman's "Myrtle"



    Misty shares that, "This document came from the original folder of paperwork accompanying the 1969 Roadrunner now known as ‘Myrtle’, and owned by Misty & Corbin. We believe we are the third owners of this fine Roadrunner Travel Trailer. The folder of original checklist, manuals, et cetera had stayed with the camper through the years. I hope that it is helpful to anyone with a vintage L & M Roadrunner Fine Travel Trailer.

    "For more information on Myrtle’s restoration, please see my blog: www.ostrobogulation.com"

    Please do. Myrtle is a gorgeous camper! It's a fantastic and very helpful resource that really helped me out when I (Jon) was first looking for information for our RoadRunner. 

    Contents:
    • RoadRunner Documents
      • "Your RoadRunner" envelope
      • "Warranty" certificate
    • Range Documents
      • "Cooking Suggestions: Robertshaw Flame Master Oven Control with Lo-Temp Setting" booklet
      • "Instruction Manual for Holiday Ranges"
      • "Robertshaw Flame Master Oven Control with Lo-Temp Setting: Field Information Bulletin" 
    • Window Documents
      • Hehr "It Ain't the Windows... It's the Humidity!" booklet
    • Gas Lantern Documents
      • Coleman "Cool-Ray LP Gas Lite" booklet
      • Coleman "Mantle Instructions" card
    • Refrigerator
      • "Trav'ler Ice Boxes Ward & Son's Instructions and Parts Manual"
    • Furnace Documents
      • "Hydro Flame Furnace" brochure
      • "Guarantee" for Hydro Flame Furnace
      • "Hydro Flame Corporation" letter
      • "Hydro Flame Furnaces for Campers and Trailers: Maintenance and Service Manual"
      • "Read Before Lighting" tag
      • "Guaranty" card
      • "Authorized Service Centers for Hydro Flame Furnaces" booklet

    These original manuals came from Kate Gordon’s 1974 15’ (bumper to tongue total length) RoadRunner Travel Trailer (camper) named “Beep” (as in “Beep Beep!” from the Roadrunner cartoon). Thank you, Kate, for generously sharing them with all of us who don’t have any of the original documentation.

    Contents
    • Refrigerator Documents
      • Insta-Matic Gas/Electric Refrigerator: Owner's Manual
      • Insta-Matic Gas/Electric Refrigerator: Service & Sales Points
    • Range Documents
      • Recreational Cooking with Gas... In Your Rec-V Range! by Robertshaw
      • Wedgewood-Holly: Queen of the Western Ranges. Owner's Guide
      • Your Wedgewood Warranty
    • DiGiorio Warranty
      • DG Service and Warranty Program
    • Pump Documents
      • Coleman 12 Volt DC Automatic Self Priming Pump
    • Furnace Documents
      • Hydro Flame Furnace: Important Fact Tag
      • Authorized Service Centers and Distributors for Hydro Flame Furnaces
    • Toilet Documents
      • Monogram Ind: Classic Sanitation Systems: Owner's Manual
      • Monogram Ind: Monochem T-5 reorder envelope
    • Gas Lantern Documents
      • Coleman Cool-Ray Gas Lite Service Instructions

    4. Roadrunner Logo and Graphics Files
    by Amanda Morton


    Contents
    Notes: 
    • Each of these folders includes instructions for use, and various file formats: PDF, JPG, and EPS. 
    • The color choices: brown, black & white, dark blue, gold, green, grey, melon, mint green, orange, red and turquoise. Each color combo has a matching door decal. 
    • Also included the Digorio logo for the newer trailers and the Warranty certificate too.
    • Amanda said, "The files for printing the stickers all have a white die-cut background. Any graphics place that makes decals should be able to reproduce them for you."
    • She also made a Zollinger Roadrunner logo for our other-manufacturer RR cousin.


    Amanda Morton, a member of the Roadrunner Travel Trailers Facebook group, generously made her RR graphic files free to the public and has allowed me to host her graphic files here so everyone can easily access them. What a fantastic resource! How nice of her to offer to share them with everyone in our RR community. Amanda said, "I'm so happy they will be of use to people."

    When she originally posted these in our group she explained, "I'm finally done with my project of reproducing the decals. Since I don't have any of the paperwork, I decided to reproduce a Warranty Certificate for it too. Thanks to Jonathan Sherman for the archive of other's paperwork on RR Revival, I was able to use a very good scan from one of the warranty forms to reproduce an accurate copy of the logo and the certificate itself. I'm going to print mine in turquoise to match my trailer. If anyone wants the full resolution files let me know [now that they are here on RRR she won't have to email all these files out individually to everyone!]. I have the certificate as a blank pdf that people can add their own serial number to and print it out."

    I told her, "It’s a truly wonderful resource you’ve generously made to share. When I first started RRR there was next to nothing online about RRs. But now with RR Revival and this excellent Facebook group Annette Lloyd Davidson started here there is such a wealth of information, resources, and support for our little RRs like never before. And it’s a great community of people happy to share with each other. And now to be able to add this new graphic resource that so many will be able to  benefit from is a real dream come true."





    Another possible resource:
    I wish this library had their materials online. I bet there are original ads for RR's in some of these. Those would be neat to find. If anyone's in the area, check it out and take pictures, get scans or copies if you can for us all to share. http://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/library.cfm
    RV/MH Hall of Fame
    21565 Executive Parkway
    Elkhart Indiana 46514
    800-378-8694

    Comments

    1. Had anybody figured out how to convert the doubles wide closet in a 1971 RR, into a porta potty room? Could use a hand here...
      Thanks!

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      1. Hi. Our site is mostly an information resource. For questions I encourage you and anyone else to join The Roadrunner Travel Trailers Facebook group here. Steve and I are both active on there. Also, there are lots of helpful and knowledgable people there where you can get support and ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/

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    2. Ive been trying to find a manual for our newly restored Holiday Range for our vintage trailer for awhile now! Thanks for scanning and sharing this info :)

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      1. Oh good! I'm happy to hear that. That's exactly what it's here for. I'm glad you found it and could use it. :-)

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    3. I have a lot of these paper that came with my RR. Also a 4 page info titled SPECIAL NOTICE TO OWNERS. It was with all the other papers. Is it original?

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    4. How do I find the manuals for my 1978 camper? Just bought it and want to stay as exact as possible when repairing and restoring

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