Greetings: Up until last summer, I had a '78 Dodge Tiogo II - 17". I mainly lived outa' that for about a year and a half. Didn't hardly use any of the onboard systems, though. Sold it last July. Just recently got a '77 Dodge 24'. The RV cabin is an "Establishment" which appears to be a rarer build. This one has even more systems and amenities. Like so many, I'd like to refurb/recondition this one, too. But, not being especially skilled at mechanics/elec. this poses some real challenges. I got a Hanes manual for the Dodge Van off eBay. I've picked up a coupla' books about somewhat general RV maintenance/repair too. Particular info for exactly what I've got is a bit hard to find, incomplete and yet to be seen how useful in these references. Many years ago, I did some work on vehicles I owned. I've got a mongrel collection of tools, which may be roughly adequate for common things. These include auto mechanic, general "handyman", carpentry, plumbing, elec., etc. Don't have some of the big stuff, like beefy jacks and none of the more sophisticated equipment. I've been doing some searching, like about carburetor work, and notice that the internet isn't as useful for such things as it was some years ago. Probably been a zillion of us half-competents get online hoping for guidance, resources and help in making real headway with our rigs and specific projects. But also seeking some plain ol' "community". Right now, I've got the rig parked in a paid lot/storage area. I'm renting an "office" nearby that I'm actually discretely lodging within. I've also got a motorcycle that is my main actual transportation. The rig runs and drives and is street legal. My main need is probably the carb. Idle is sketchy and coming off the line there's a very tricky zone where it tends to falter and die way too much. So that's got to be corrected. I'm on a very modest fixed income, so funds are real tight. Once I can get the rig in reasonably reliable shape, I can reside in it and not spend too much on this other arrangement. Chicken/egg predicament. Anyhoo, hi there!