I know forums are useful, and we try to help others as much as possible but.......when someone has just bought a van (either dealer or privately) and can't figure out where something is or how to operate something, why don't they just ask the person they bought it from? Surely that's common sense.
OK, there might be the odd circumstance where the previous owner has died and widow is selling, but in most cases the seller should be able to help. And, as said above, the OP often doesn't return or say thank you. Manners maketh man, I always think.
Hello, 'newish member' - well one who has been dredged up and swabbed down.
You could have added one source of information that sadly is not always provided with a secondhand MH; that is the 'Owner's Manual'
It always amazes me that buyers will go out and spend tens of thousands of £s and not demand an instruction Manual(in English) as a condition of the sale. Yet they will order items from Amazon knowing that they come with instructions(in 16 languages) but not query where the Manual is for the MH.
I was fortunate that even though I was the 4th owner of ours, both the Manual and the instructions for all additional equipment had been handed down.
The other point on manuals is the varying quality of them. I happen to be lucky in that the Niesmann&Bischoff manuals are very comprehensive and well-translated into English. I know from some postings that some basic items are not included in the few manuals that people have.
It would be interesting to hear how many owners have manuals for their secondhand MHs.
I agree with Geoff's comment about posters' returning to say thanks for advice received