Electrolux CARAVAN RM4361 Specifications

Swift Motorhome Owner's Handbook
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Introduction
INTRODUCTION
DEAR OWNER
THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO BUY ONE
OF OUR NEW MOTORHOMES. WE ARE
SURE YOU WILL ENJOY MANY HAPPY
HOURS IN IT AND WE HOPE THE
INFORMATION AND HINTS IN THIS
HANDBOOK WILL HEIGHTEN YOUR
ENJOYMENT.
THE HANDBOOK HAS BEEN DESIGNED
TO GIVE YOU A GENERAL GUIDE TO THE
CARE, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR
MOTORHOME. WHETHER YOU ARE A
NEW OR AN EXPERIENCED MOTORHOME
USER THE HINTS WILL HELP TO PROTECT
YOUR INVESTMENT.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WILL
ANSWER MOST OF YOUR QUERIES, BUT
IF THERE ARE ANY ASPECTS WHICH ARE
NOT COVERED PLEASE CONSULT YOUR
APPOINTED DEALER.
HAPPY TOURING!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE QUOTE THE
BODY SERIAL NUMBER & BASE
VEHICLE CHASSIS NUMBER IN ALL
CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR
DEALER OR SWIFT GROUP LIMITED.
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market
and supply situations may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specification details in
this handbook, we therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group
Limited and have absolutely no authority to
bind Swift Group Limited by any express or
implied undertaking or representation.
The Motorhome Code .................................................... 1
Preparing for the Road................................................... 5
‘En Route’ ........................................................................ 9
Safety & Security .......................................................... 11
Arrival at Site................................................................. 13
Connecting Services .................................................... 15
Electrical Systems ........................................................ 25
Equipment Details ........................................................ 31
Motorhome Care........................................................... 71
Useful Information ........................................................ 77
CONTENTS
Index............................................................................... 81
THE
MOTORHOME
CODE
Code of Conduct .............................................................................. 2
The Country Code ............................................................................ 4
The Coastal Code ............................................................................. 4
Motorhome Code
CODE OF CONDUCT
CAMP SITES
Arrivals
Report to reception immediately on arrival.
Vehicle Movement
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10 mph. (Remember that the
stopping distance on grass is considerably
greater than on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20 feet of free space
around your vehicle.
Use of Site Appliances
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/connections
are turned off after use.
Have care and consideration when using all
facilities (toilets and showers etc) and leave
clean and tidy. Young children should be
supervised.
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Waste Disposal
If the vehicle is not fitted with a waste water
tank, a suitable receptacle should be placed
below all waste water outlet pipes. Do not let
these containers overflow.
Dispose of all waste water where instructed.
Empty effluent from chemical toilets where
instructed.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no
circumstances should coal tar, phenol or
caustic-based fluids be used.
Disposable napkins and similar bulky items
must not be put into chemical closet
emptying points but should be wrapped in a
polythene bag and placed in the container
provided.
Place all litter in containers marked for the
purpose.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Children should be restrained from making
excessive noise.
Flying kites and model aircraft and the use of
items like catapults or air-guns, as well as
ball games, should not be permitted among,
or close to other vehicles.
Musical instruments, record players, radios
and televisions should not be used to the
inconvenience of other people on the site.
Open and close doors quietly.
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration.
Dogs and other Pets
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the site
and leads must not exceed 10ft.
No animals should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Fire Precautions
Adhere to and take note of fire precautions
noting the whereabouts of the fire points.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder fire
extinguisher of an approved type or
complying with ISO 7165, of at least
1kg capacity, by the main exterior door
and a fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the operating
instructions on your fire extinguisher
and the local fire precaution
arrangements.
Motorhome Code
When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the motorhome be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid
inhalation.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. If permission
is given, consideration should be given to
the annoyance that can be caused to other
users of the site.
Open fires are not allowed.
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained.
When permission has been granted, all
aspects of this Code should be adhered to.
On no account should:
(a) Litter be disposed of other than in the
receptacles provided.
(b) Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
(c) Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the land
owner.
When the vehicle is in motion it is
compulsory for all front seat passengers to
wear seat belts and strongly recommended
for rear seated passengers.
Before moving off, elevated roofs should be
lowered and correctly secured, and top
hinged windows closed. Likewise all doors
and access lockers for gas containers and
chemical toilets must be properly secured.
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
(d) Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
When the vehicle is being refuelled, or on a
ferry, all gas systems must be turned off.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
PARKING
HANDBOOK
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
Departure
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
When using the facilities of a motorhome
care and consideration should be given to
those around them.
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks, produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter, must be
read and adhered to.
On leaving, check out with reception paying
the required fees.
DRIVING
WILD CAMPING
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission from the land owner or his
agents, is not allowed in the United
Kingdom.
When using a motorhome on either the
public highway or private roads the Highway
Code should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
ENVIRONMENT
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown overleaf.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
the driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let other traffic
pass.
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Motorhome Code
THE COUNTRY CODE
THE COASTAL CODE
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code.
1. Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and
heathland catch alight easily and once
ablaze are very hard to put out.
REMEMBER: FIRE SPREADS QUICKLY.
2. Keep to the public paths across farmland.
3. Use gates and stiles to cross fences,
hedges and walls.
4. Leave livestock, crops and machinery
alone. View from a distance.
Disturbance may mean DEATH.
DO NOT trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
DO NOT frighten seals or seabirds.
DO NOT spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
Live molluscs and crustaceans need not be
collected as souvenirs - dead shells can
usually be found.
5. Take your litter home - it is unsightly and
harmful to wildlife.
Shellfish can take years to grow and fines
can be imposed for not observing national
regulations.
6. Help to keep all water clean.
DO NOT pull up seaweeds unnecessarily.
7. Take special care on country roads.
Make your visit instructive - not destructive.
8. Make no unnecessary noise. Most
animals are very timid; noises can disturb
them unnecessarily. If you want to get the
best out of the country, go quietly.
Look at material - don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
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Observe by-laws and be considerate to
others.
National Trust property and Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these and the Country and Coastal
Codes.
Before Moving Off .................................................................... 6
Loading of Vehicle .................................................................... 6
PREPARING
FOR THE
ROAD
User Payload Allowance .......................................................... 6
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass ................... 6
Roof Loading ............................................................................ 7
Tyres ............................................................................................7
Preparing for the Road
BEFORE MOVING OFF
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230V mains input socket flap is
securely closed.
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exterior step (where fitted) is
retracted/folded in
Check:
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gas cylinders and all gas operated
appliances have been isolated, including
fridge, water heater, oven and space
heater.
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loose articles are stowed securely. Do not
stow tins, bottles or heavy items in
overhead lockers.
Special attention must be taken to ensure all
top hinged windows as well as the Luton
windows are closed when in transit. All units
should be fully closed and latched to prevent
damage. The motorhome exterior door
should also be locked.
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all lockers and cupboard doors are
closed and secured.
LOADING OF VEHICLE
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all bunks and ladders are secure. Place
Luton ladder on its side in front of Luton
bedboards.
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all rooflights are closed and secured.
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main table is stored in its transit position.
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fridge is on 12V operation and door lock
is set.
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gas cylinders are correctly positioned,
secured and turned off.
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battery selection switch is in the OFF
position.
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tyre pressures and wheel nuts.
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rear corner steadies are raised.
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all drain taps are closed.
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Correct weight distribution is an important
factor in ensuring your vehicle is well
balanced and easy to drive. It is therefore
necessary to load your motorhome carefully
making sure all heavy articles are evenly
distributed and are preferably placed in the
lower lockers or bed boxes.
Although it is essential to ensure that the
total weight of your motorhome does not
exceed the stipulated Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass, (M.T.P.L.M.), it is
important to remember that the front and
rear axles also have individual maximum
weights which must not be exceeded.
These weights, together with the M.T.P.L.M.,
can be found on the chassis manufacturer,
the Swift Group or Al-Ko plates affixed to
your vehicle under the front edge of the
bonnet.
WARNING: Isolate all gas appliances
before moving off.
USER PAYLOAD ALLOWANCE
The User Payload (the weight of additional
items such as personal effects, essential
habitation equipment and optional
equipment, etc.) is calculated by deducting
the Mass in Running Order (manufacturer’s
standard vehicle specification weight) from
the Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (manufacturer’s maximum authorised
weight).
NOTICE:
Plese ensure you have allowed for the
masses of all the items you intend to carry in
your motorhome.
MAXIMUM TECHNICALLY
PERMISSIBLE LADEN MASS
This is the maximum legally allowable weight
of the vehicle, fully laden, on the road.
See Specification pages for specific model
weights.
Preparing for the Road
ROOF LOADING
TYRES
A maximum load of 200kgs can be evenly
distributed over the roof area. This figure
MUST NOT be exceeded.
The law requires that the tyres and pressures
must be suitable for the use to which they
are being put. The minimum tread depth
must be 1.6mm throughout a continuous
band comprising the centre three-quarters of
the breadth of the tread and around the
circumference of the tyre.
The roof areas, up to the over cab section,
are capable of withstanding an average
person’s weight
(13 stone or 82.5kg).
Note: Do not walk on the over cab section.
Some motorhome roofs can be fitted with a
roof rack (optional).
Please refer to base vehicle manufacturer's
handbook for tyre pressure information. This
may also be displayed in the driver's door
aperture.
It is permitted to stand inside the roof rack
fitted to the roof. The roof section beyond
the rack is not designed for walking on.
Note: When loading the roof rack, make sure
the load is spread evenly and do not allow
sharp objects to come into contact with the
roof surface.
WARNING: When walking on the roof
rack, deck type shoes should be worn not leather soles.
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'EN ROUTE'
Spare Wheel Removal ............................................................ 10
'En Route'
REMOVAL OF SPARE WHEEL:
Caution: Exercise care when lowering the
wheel and frame due to its weight.
b
Removal
a) Spare wheel in the stowed position
(Fig. 1).
b) Remove the securing pins (a) from the
supports (b) at each side of the spare
wheel carrier frame (c) (Fig. 2).
c) Lift the wheel carrier frame (c) slightly and
move the frame supports (b) forward and
clear of the carrier frame (Fig. 3).
d) Lower the carrier frame and wheel to the
ground (Fig. 4).
a
b
Fig.1
a
Fig.2
e) Remove the spare wheel.
Replacement
Replacement is a reversal of the removal
procedure.
b
Ensure the securing pins (a) are correctly
located in the frame supports (b).
c
c
Fig.3
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a
Fig.4
SAFETY &
SECURITY
In Case of Fire ........................................................................ 12
Ventilation ............................................................................... 12
Security ................................................................................... 12
Safety & Security
IMPORTANT: Your attention is drawn to
the notice affixed in your motorhome
advising you on fire prevention, ventilation
and what to do in case of a fire.
FIRE
In case of fire
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Raise the alarm. Call the Fire Brigade.
3. Turn off gas supply valve, if safe to do so.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher
complying with the requirements of ISO 7165
be carried inside your motorhome at all
times and a fire blanket be kept next to the
cooker.
A fat pan fire should not have an
extinguisher aimed at it but be smothered
with a fire blanket.
Children
Do not leave children alone in the
motorhome in any event. Keep potentially
dangerous items out of reach as at home,
e.g. matches, drugs, etc.
Escape Paths
It is important that you do not block escape
paths to emergency exits with obstructions
or hazards.
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VENTILATION
All motorhomes are built to EN 721. The
ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are stated
by this standard. Under no circumstances
must these vents be blocked or obstructed.
All ventilation levels are calculated to suit
each models requirements. There should be
no modifications made which may result in
reduced ventilation levels.
Ventilation is provided at low level by vents
fitted either to the furniture or in the entrance
step, and at high level by the roof lights.
It is advised that fixed ventilation points are
checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis with a small brush or a vacuum
cleaner.
WARNING: NEVER use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than electric
heaters that are not of the direct radiant
type, as it is a fire and asphyxiation
hazard.
on some windows by releasing the window
catches and placing them in the second
groove. Note the windows are not sealed
from rain in this position.
WARNING: Do not obstruct ventilation
SECURITY
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service area or even an owner’s
driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
Chassis number
Record your motorhome chassis number,
which can be found under the bonnet, and
the body conversion serial number.
Make a note of these numbers in the space
provided at the rear of this handbook and
make a separate note of the numbers to
keep safe at home.
NEVER allow modification of electrical or
LPG systems and appliances except by
qualified tradesmen at a Swift Group Dealer
Additional security
Window etching of the chassis number is a
cost effective deterrent.
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for an appliance should conform to the
appliance manufacturer's specification and
should be fitted by them or their authorised
agent.
Free crime prevention advice about securing
your motorhome, protecting your valuables,
property marking either at home or whilst on
site, can be obtained from the Crime
Prevention Officer through your local Police
station.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
ARRIVAL
AT SITE
Positioning the Motorhome .................................................. 14
Arrival at Site
Note: Check and observe site regulations.
POSITIONING THE MOTORHOME
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10mph.
(Remember that the stopping distance
on grass is considerably greater than
on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Selecting a pitch
Do not pitch in such a position that your
motorcaravan will obstruct others coming in.
Try to choose an area which is dry,
reasonably level and preferably with a hard
base.
If you have no alternative but to pitch on a
slope try to ensure that you are facing down
the slope, for when you leave.
Levelling the motorhome
Levelling must be carried out in both
directions for the refrigerator and other
equipment to function correctly. Stepped
levelling boards (Fig. B) or proprietary ramps
are ideal for this purpose.
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Fig. A Winding the Corner Steady
Lower the rear corner steadies (if fitted) until
they are in firm contact with the ground
(Fig. A). DO NOT use the steadies as a jack,
they are only a means of stabilising the rear
of the motorhome. Levelling pads or boards
should be used under the steadies where the
ground is soft or uneven.
Fig. B Stepped Leveling Board
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained. When
on grass and staying for more than a few
days the ground sheet and/or side flaps of
awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
Mains Socket/Water Connection .......................................... 16
Water System ......................................................................... 16
Gas ........................................................................................... 18
Types of Gas ........................................................................ 19
Safety Advice ....................................................................... 20
Electricity ................................................................................ 21
CONNECTING
SERVICES
Overseas Connection ............................................................ 22
Wiring Diagram ....................................................................... 23
230V Mains Electrical Equipment Consumption ................. 24
Connecting Services
Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings. In all cases become
familiar with manufacturers’ instructions.
SITE MAINS
INPUT SOCKET
Before making connections of any
description to the motorhome ensure
ALL equipment is turned off.
WATER SYSTEM
Fresh water system
(i)
All fittings, including the holding tank,
water pipes, taps and connections are of
food quality material (to BS6920) and
therefore, should not affect the quality of
the water used. It is recommended
however, that the system is flushed
through twice before it is used for the
first time, and always cleaned/flushed
after it has stood unused for a period of
time (eg over the winter period). Care has
been taken (using smooth bore pipes
etc) to eliminate as many water traps as
possible.
(ii) When filling the fresh water system
remember to check that the water source
is suitable for use as drinking water and,
if you are using a hosepipe or water
carrier, that it is also made from nontoxic materials (preferably food quality
material).
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GAS BOTTLE
LOCKER
(iii) The fresh water tank may be drained via
a small tap located next to the water
tank or via any one of the sink/shower
taps through the normal waste water
system.
(iv) The fresh water system is pressurised by
a pump which will continue to operate
until it senses a pre-set pressure in the
system.
Water Filler Inlet
WARNING:
If the fresh water tank is completely
empty the pump will be unable to
pressurise the system and will operate
continuously. In this situation it is
essential that, in order to avoid damage
to the pump, it is switched off using the
pump isolator switch on the KT9M5
distribution panel until such time as the
water tank has been filled.
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rear panel on the exterior of the
motorhome. It should be emptied either
directly, or via a waste water container
(not supplied) into a designated waste
water area.
Fresh Water Tank
Your motorhome is fitted with a water tank
filled from the outside via a lockable water
filler cap. When filling, use a hose
manufactured from non toxic material, to
prevent tainting of the water. Remember, if
the water heater has been drained it will
require two gallons of water to fill it. To do
this open all hot water taps (except shower)
until water comes from the taps. Top up fresh
water tank after priming the water system.
Please ensure all taps are fully turned off
when not in use.
We recommend the use of Milton 2 sterilising
fluid for cleaning and sterilising the water
tank and system.
Waste water system
(i) The waste water holding tank is secured
underneath the chassis of your
motorhome and is gravity fed.
(ii) In order to eliminate, as much as
possible, unpleasant odours, only
smooth bore pipes are used. These are
fitted with waste traps under the floor
which should be cleaned periodically by
unscrewing the lid and flushing with
clean water. However, should the
waste water tank be overfilled, then the
waste water will backfill the drain pipes
until it eventually appears in the shower
base. In order to prevent this, please
take note of part (iii).
An explanatory leaflet is available from:
The Milton Food Hygiene Advisory Service,
Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9NW.
(iii) The waste water gauge only shows
when the tank is full, not progressively
and it is, therefore, recommended that
the waste water tank is emptied on a
daily basis. This is done by opening the
valve located just beneath the side or
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Gas schematic drawing
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Connecting Services
GAS
TYPES OF GAS
GENERAL INFORMATION
Butane
Butane is supplied in the U.K. in green, blue
or aluminium bottles.
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquidified Petroleum Gas (L.P.G.) is
the most convenient portable source of fuel
for your motorhome.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a
special female right hand thread and Calor,
4.5kg, 7kg & 15kg, aluminium and 33lb/15kg
bottles which have a special clip-on
connection.
Make sure that heating, cooking appliances
and gas cylinders are switched off before you
move the motorhome.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally make sure
that each gas appliance is working efficiently
to the recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
The gas bottle locker on your motorhome is
designed to accommodate 4.5kg, 7kg or
15kg Butane or 6kg or 13kg Propane
cylinders.
The regulator
The regulator (Fig. A) is a governing device
which adapts the bottle pressure to one that
suits the equipment in the motorhome.
WARNING: Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator. This
often has an adjusting handle on it.
NEVER use such a regulator on a
motorhome.
Fig. A Gas Regulators
Note: Regulator valves should always be
turned to the “OFF” position whilst the
motorhome is being driven.
Propane and Butane gas regulators are not
interchangeable.
Hoses
Hoses should be made from Neoprene and
should conform to BS 3212. Rubber hosing
should never be used. It is good practice to
replace hoses annually and in any case no
later than the expiration date marked on the
hose. An approved hose clip is a worthwhile
addition to prevent accidental removal of the
hose.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar to but not identical with
U.K. Butane.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2˚C but will not work below that.
Propane
Propane is supplied in red, or partly red
bottles which have a female left hand
threaded connector.
Scandinavian countries use the same
connector.
Germany and Austria supply Propane with a
male connection.
Propane will work at temperatures as low as
-40˚C and is therefore suitable for all winter
motor caravanning.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
Facts about LPG
LPG is not poisonous.
Bi-products are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen are
excluded.
(Ventilation holes must be kept clear at all
times).
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
Awning Spaces LPG Appliance Exhaust
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from a refrigerator venting into it.
Space heaters may produce sufficient
exhaust to pollute the awning space, if it is
totally enclosed, from a general comfort,
smell and hygiene point of view. In extreme
cases there could be a build up of carbon
dioxide to a dangerous level.
Motorhome owners are advised to allow
some fresh air circulation in the awning
space when such appliances are in use.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match.
Always use a soap solution or its
equivalent when testing connections.
Do not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches.
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If the leak is not obvious, the motorhome
should be evacuated and qualified
personnel consulted.
c) Check the flexible hose frequently.
atmosphere becomes depleted of oxygen
which leads to the formation of the highly
poisonous gas ‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon
Monoxide is odourless, colourless and
tasteless and will rapidly cause
unconsciousness and death with little or no
warning prior to collapse.
d) Gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
THERE IS NO DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE
VENTILATION IS PROVIDED.
e) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
Roof-mounted Flue Installations
All flue installations should be inspected
once a year throughout their length for
corrosion. Flues should be replaced if any
sign of perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
b) Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
WARNING: If you smell gas or suspect a
leak and if it is safe to do so, isolate the
gas appliances and turn off the gas
bottles at the regulator. Evacuate the
motorhome and ventilate the vehicle.
Seek professional advice as to the
cause of the leak.
WARNING: Inspect flexible gas hose
regularly for deterioration and renew as
necessary, with the approved type, in
any case not later than the expiry date
marked on the hose. Flexible gas hose
length should not exceed 400mm.
Ventilation
Vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient
fresh air. In this case the confined
Connection
Ensure that the gas regulator is correctly
connected to the gas cylinder in the gas
bottle compartment and that the hose is
tight. Before turning on the gas supply,
ensure that all gas operated equipment in
the motorhome is turned off.
Gas Tap Colours
All gas equipment is supplied through a gas
manifold system which has individual
isolation taps for each appliance as follows:
Red
White
Green
Green
Yellow
Blue
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Water Heater
Space Heater
Hob & Oven (combination)
Hob (separate)
Oven (separate)
Fridge
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ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following
notice as laid down by the Institute of
Electrical Engineers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at site
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply,
check that:
(a) the mains supply is suitable for
your installation and appliances,
i.e. whether it is a.c. or d.c. and
whether it is at the correct voltage
and frequency, and
(b) your installation will be properly
earthed. Never accept a supply from a
socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the motorhome has been
tested within the last month.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT THE
SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert
the connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on
the main switch at the site supply point.
On leaving site
5. Switch off the main switch at the site
supply point and remove the flexible
cable connector replacing any cover
fitted.
6. Disconnect the flexible cable from the
motorhome.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE SUPPLY
FLEXIBLE CABLE DISCONNECTED, AND
ANY COVER REPLACED ON THE SOCKET
OUTLET AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE
CABLE FROM THE MOTORHOME. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner
or his agent.
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For motorhomes that are generally left
unused for long periods in the open it is
strongly advised that the mains installation is
inspected periodically to ensure that it is
safe to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations
recommend that mains installations in
motorhomes are re-inspected every 3 years.
An annual inspection by a qualified person is
recommended (see list below) who should
sign and issue a periodic inspection report.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
SMMT/NCC to sign and issue Inspection
and Completion Certificates should be one
of the following:
• An approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical
Installation Contracting* or
• A member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• A qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
*
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The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from
Electricity Shops, or direct from:
NICEIC
Vintage House
37 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UJ
Telephone: 0171 582 7746
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 0171 229 1266
ECA of Scotland
23 Heriot Row
Edinburgh EH3 6EW
Telephone: 0131 225 7221
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY CONSULT AN
APPROVED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
CONTRACTOR (WHO MAY BE THE
LOCAL ELECTRICITY COMPANY). IT IS
DANGEROUS TO ATTEMPT
MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS
YOURSELF. LAMPHOLDER-PLUGS
(BAYONET CAP ADAPTORS) SHOULD
NOT, IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE
USED.
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
If electrical polarity indication is not included
in your motorhome electrical equipment, it is
useful to have a means of checking polarity
of the mains supply, especially when touring
overseas.
There are available several proprietary makes
of equipment for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up
to accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
Connecting Services
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
CABLE COUPLER
WARNING
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT CONNECTIONS ARE MADE EXACTLY AS SHOWN. IF TERMINAL MARKINGS ARE NOT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE DIAGRAM THEY MUST BE IGNORED. IF IN DOUBT CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
THE LEGAL MAXIMUM LENGTH OF THE MAINS INLET CABLE IS 25 METRES. WHEN IN USE IT MUST BE FULLY UNCOILED.
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230V MAINS ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT POWER
CONSUMPTION
Please note:
It is possible that the 230V mains electrical
equipment may not all operate
simultaneously. A typical UK motorhome site
mains hook up point provides a maximum
output of 10 amps and on some continental
sites the available output may be as low as 5
amps. If your loading exceeds the site
supply it may trip the site circuit breaker.
Please check the available mains output with
your site operator.
The following items need to be added
together if used simultaneously.
230V Mains equipment typical
consumption figures:
Water heater
3.6A approx.
Travelling kettle
3.2A approx.
Battery charger
1.0A approx.
Portable colour TV
0.3A approx.
60w light bulb
0.3A approx.
Ultraheat 500W
2.2A approx.
Ultraheat 1000W
4.5A approx.
Ultraheat 2000W
8.5A approx.
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THERMAL INSULATION AND
HEATING
Your motorhome has been designed to
achieve a thermal insulation and heating
level for specific climatic conditions when
tested according to the procedure in
EN1646-1. The classifications are as follows:
Grade 1
A motorhome with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2K).
Grade 2
A motorhome with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2K) and which can achieve an
average temperature difference of at least
20K between inside and ouside
temperatures when the outside temperature
is 0°C.
Grade 3
A motorhome with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.2w/(m2K) and which can achieve an
average temperature difference of at least
35K between inside and ouside
temperatures when the outside temperature
is -15°C.
Motorhome Battery ................................................................ 26
Fault Finding ........................................................................... 26
Mains Unit (CEC 225) ............................................................. 27
12V Power System ................................................................. 28
Transformer/Charger Unit KT12SM ...................................... 28
KT9M5 Distribution Panels .................................................... 29
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS
Operation ............................................................................. 29
Fuses .................................................................................... 29
Generator Guidelines ............................................................. 30
Electrical Systems
MOTORHOME BATTERY
It is recommended that a good quality
leisure battery is always in circuit when the
system is in use.
A deep cycling heavy duty 12V battery
should be used to provide power for lights
and other electrical appliances. A proprietary
brand leisure battery with 75A capacity is
recommended. (It must have tube venting
capability for internal battery boxes.)
It should be remembered that batteries
suitable for the electrical demands of a
motorhome differ in design from those for
use with a car, and whilst the system may
operate with a car battery, it is strongly
recommended that only a leisure type
battery, maintained in good condition is
used.
The battery should be vented to the outside
and should be properly secured. When
connecting the battery, ensure that the
correct polarity is observed (black is
negative and red is positive), and that the
terminals are securely fastened.
Under normal circumstances it should not be
necessary to remove the battery other than
for routine inspection of terminals.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be
present at battery - prevent flames and
sparks.
Do not store highly flammable materials
or pressurised containers in this area.
WARNING: Smoking is prohibited
around the battery compartment
Your motorhome has been fitted with an inline fuse next to the + battery terminal. It is
recommended that the rating of the fuse
fitted in this location does not exceed 20A.
Please note the leisure battery, where factory
fitted, is not charged and should be charged
for a minimum of 24 hours before use.
When fitting the battery, ensure that the
correct polarity is observed and that
terminals are securely fastened.
Ensure the battery is secured with the strap
provided.
FAULT FINDING
1. Mains supply
If mains supply is not available when
mains switch and MCB’s are switched
on, check supply at site distribution
and/or mains lead and connections.
2. Earth faults or MCB tripped
See RCD/MCD Section.
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3. Charger switch fails to illuminate
Check mains supply as for No.1 and 2.
4. Battery discharged or not charging
with charger on
Check battery terminals.
5. 12V distribution circuit failure
Check and replace relevant DC output
fuse as required.
6. Consult the manufacturers regarding any
further difficulties, in particular those
related to mains voltage section.
7. There are no user-serviceable or
replacement parts in the PMS. All service
of this nature should be referred to the
manufacturers.
Note: Never use a mains supply lead whilst
coiled. Always uncoil the full length before
connecting to the supply and remember to
protect the cable from traffic.
PLUG-IN-SYSTEMS LIMITED PROVIDE
AN ON-CALL SERVICE FOR WARRANTY
OR NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS.
IF YOU WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
THIS SERVICE FOR PLUG-IN-SYSTEMS
EQUIPMENT ONLY:
Telephone: (01482) 652523 and ask for
PRODUCT SUPPORT SERVICE.
Electrical Systems
MAINS UNIT (CEC 225)
This acts as the main switch for the
motorhome allowing isolation of all circuits. It
forms part of the Power System along with
the KT12SM Transformer/Charger Unit (if
fitted).
The mains unit replaces the conventional
fusebox. Similar, but larger ones are often
fitted in new houses.
The unit gives both overload (MCBs) and
earth leakage protection (RCD) for the
electrical supply in your motorhome.
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches
on the left of the unit are known as MCBs
(miniature circuit breakers).
These take the place of the conventional fuse
but are more convenient.
Note: Having too many appliances switched
on at the same time will trip the MCBs. This
is a safety measure. (For appliance ratings,
see mains consumption, below).
In the event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF position.
After elimination of the fault the MCB can be
re-set by switching to the ON position,
(against the spring pressure in an upwards
direction).
If the unit does switch off, the test is
complete and the switch can be re-set
restoring the supply back to normal.
M.C.B
Test
Button
Mains
Switch
Add together the current ratings for each
electrical appliance you wish to use
simultaneously and ensure the total does not
exceed 10A. You will find the following table
a useful guide to typical values.
230V MAINS CONSUMPTION
FRIDGE
0.5A
CHARGER
0.5A
WATER HEATER
2.75A
Formula for calculating current consumption
of appliances:
If an earth fault develops or a person touches
a live piece of equipment the leakage of
current to earth should immediately operate
the RCD (residual current device) and ‘trip’
the main switch, to the OFF position.
Watts
Volts
= Amps
This switch is only re-settable after
elimination of the fault.
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCB’s.
Periodically the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF
position. If the unit does not switch off then a
qualified electrician should be consulted.
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Electrical Systems
12V POWER SYSTEM
Note: The connection of the battery charger
to the mains supply is in accordance with the
Regulations for Electrical Installations 16th
Edition (IEE Wiring Regulations) BS 7671:
1992.
Charger
On/Off
Switch
The Power System is supplied fitted remotely
in a convenient position and comprises:
(a) Mains Unit (CEC 225)
Fuses
(b) Transformer/Charger Unit KT12SM
TRANSFORMER/CHARGER UNIT
KT12SM
The KT12SM transformer/charger unit has
important safety features:
• Overload protection
• Short circuit protection
• Reverse battery polarity protection
The unit has been designed not only to
operate as a battery charger, but also for use
as a power supply, should a 12V DC battery
not be present in circuit. It is, however,
recommended that a good quality leisure
battery is installed.
Once connected to a 230V mains supply and
switched on, its operation is fully automatic.
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KT12SM
To charge either battery, position the battery
selector switch to the appropriate position
(See KT9M5, page 33).
When used as an alternative DC power
supply, with no battery in circuit, the KT12SM
will supply a suitable output for use with
pump, lighting, T.V., radio etc. Should the unit
become overloaded the 12A DC fuse will
blow. Removal of the overload or fault allows
the unit to return to normal operation, after
replacing the DC fuse. A 1A anti-surge AC
fuse is provided as further protection.
Under normal circumstances the total load
required by motorhome equipment should
not produce an overload situation.
The facility for drawing 12V supply from the
cab battery is intended for standby situations
only, and care should be taken not to run the
cab battery too low.
If the cab battery has been used on site, then
the engine driven alternator will recharge
both it and the caravan battery whilst
travelling.
However, once the cab battery is fully
charged, the alternator will supply a trickle
charge only to the caravan battery.
This will take place regardless of the position
of the battery selector switch on the KT9M5
distribution panel.
Electrical Systems
KT9M5 DISTRIBUTION PANEL
FUSES
The 12V distribution panels have the
following facilities:
Each 12V circuit is protected by a blade fuse
of the appropriate rating. These fuses can be
found in the PMS4 unit or in the fuse-block in
the wardrobe. The refrigerator fuse is
mounted under the bonnet in all models.
1. Battery Condition Indicator
2. Battery Selector Switch
If it is necessary to replace a fuse the current
rating, which is marked on the fuse end cap,
must be STRICTLY observed.
3. Water Level Indicator
4. Water Level Selector Switch
5. Pump Isolation Switch
OPERATION
Battery Condition Indicator and Selector
Switch
1. Select supply from either MOTORHOME
AUXILIARY or CAB battery by use of the
3 position switch.
2. Switch 230V charger off. Check that the
meter-needle moves into the yellow or
green sectors of the scale, indicating
satisfactory state of battery charge. Red
sector indicates charging is required.
12V DC power is now distributed to all
circuits.
If the central OFF position is selected, both
MOTORHOME AUXILIARY and CAB battery
supplies are switched off. If however, mains
supply is connected, a 12V supply will still be
available direct from the transformer/charger
unit.
KT9M5
Water Level Indicator and Selector Switch
1. Select supply from either MOTORHOME
AUXILIARY or CAB battery by use of the 3
position switch.
2. Move the water level selector switch to
the right or down to obtain a reading on
the level indicator of the contents of the
waste water tank (when fitted). The gauge
only shows when the tank is full.
Should a replacement fuse blow immediately
after fitting, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES
should it be replaced again without first
investigating the cause of the problem.
WARNING: Do not start your motorhome engine if the mains supply is
connected. If the engine is started with
KT12SM/PMS4 switched on and the
KT9M5 switched to CAB then the output
fuse will blow on the KT12SM/PMS4.
3. Move the selector switch to the left or up
to obtain a reading of the contents of the
fresh water tank.
4. The central OFF position isolates both
water level sensors, and no reading will be
shown on the indicator.
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Electrical Systems
GENERATOR GUIDELINES
• Lack of regular servicing can be the
cause of most generator problems,
gensets under 2kW are mainly dependent
on engine speed for output frequency
and voltage. Poor or no servicing may
cause the engine speed governor to run
the genset engine too fast. Therefore,
frequency and output voltage can rise
above the specification of the machine
data plate i.e. 230V at 50Hz. This may
cause damage to electrical/electronic
equipment (such as battery chargers).
• A generator should always run for a
few minutes prior to connection with the
motorhome electrics, to allow it to warm
up and the output to settle to a steady
level.
• The AC output of generators is often
derived from an AC alternator, rectified to
DC then inverted back to AC. In essence
this means the output sinewave may not
be very smooth and may not run
sophisticated electronics efficiently. Some
of the new wave of gensets are more
sophisticated in their production of a
sinewave output and are more suited to
run electronic equipment.
• If in doubt consult your genset dealer or
manufacturer for advice.
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EQUIPMENT
DETAILS
Water Pump (Shurflo) ............................................................. 32
Water Pump (Whale) .............................................................. 32
Truma Ultrastore...................................................................... 32
Refrigerators ........................................................................... 35
Model RM4361 and RM4263................................................ 36
Model RM4201 ..................................................................... 37
Model RM4200 and RM4262 ............................................... 37
Model RM6401 and RM6291.................................................38
Model RM4505 ..................................................................... 40
Model RM4291.......................................................................42
Winter Operation ....................................................................43
Travel Catches ..................................................................... 43
Stoves Combination Oven ..................................................... 44
Stoves Vanette Hob & Grill .................................................... 45
Stoves DIT 500 Oven .............................................................. 46
Cramer Hob ............................................................................ 50
Thetford Cassette C-200 ........................................................52
Thetford Cassette Porta Potti ............................................... 55
Heating .................................................................................... 59
Truma E2400 ..........................................................................59
Trumatic C3400 & C6000 ..................................................... 62
Truma 3002 Heater ............................................................. 64
Truma Ultraheat .................................................................... 66
Butterfly Outlets ......................................................................68
Front Swivel Seat ................................................................... 68
Side Locker ............................................................................. 68
Tables ...................................................................................... 69
Rooflights & Windows..............................................................69
Ash Framed Doors ...................................................................70
Shower.......................................................................................70
Equipment Details
The instructions covering fitted equipment
to your motorhome were correct at the
time of going to print. Owners handbooks
are updated annually and we take great
care to try and ensure their accuracy.
However, the Swift Group Limited cannot
accept responsibility for any changes that
may be made in specification or operating
instructions to the equipment described in
this section after the time of going to
press.
Every care is taken to ensure that the
information provided in this handbook is
correct and easy to understand.
Separate manufacturers’ leaflets on many
of the components are also included in
the Owner’s Pack provided with this
motorhome and we recommend that you
compare the instructions in the handbook
with the component manufacturers
literature, to ensure the information
provided is as accurate as possible.
If you are in any doubt as to how to
operate the equipment in your
motorhome, please contact the
component manufacturer’s service
department on the telephone number
shown on their component leaflet. If you
remain in any doubt, please contact the
Swift Group Supercare customer care
service department on 01482 875740.
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IMPORTANT
To maximise the use and life of all fitted
equipment in your motorhome it is essential
that any accompanying manufacturers’
literature is read fully. All recommended
maintenance and preparation procedures
should be followed. The information provided
in this handbook is only intended as a guide.
If in any doubt consult your Swift Group
appointed dealer, particularly before
attempting to install EXTRA EQUIPMENT.
SHURFLO WATER PUMP
THE TRUMA ULTRASTORE
WATER HEATER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Filling the Truma Ultrastore with water
e = Lever
position
"Closed"
f = Lever
position
"Drain"
This pump is a completely sealed unit
designed for intermittent use and is selfpriming.
WHALE WATER PUMP
The Whale pump is a non self priming
intermittently rated centrifugal pump which
draws approximately two amperes from a
12V battery and therefore maximum
continuous operation should not exceed 15
minutes.
The pump should not run without water and
should not be used to pump water of a
temperature above 60°C.
Fig. 1
1. Check that the safety/drain valve in the
cold-water intake is closed. Lever should
be in the horizontal position, position (e).
2. Open the hot tap in the bathroom or
kitchen with pre-selecting mixing taps or
single lever fittings set to hot.
3. Switch on power for water pump (main
switch or pump switch). Leave the tap
open to let air escape while the water
heater is filling. The heater is filled when
water flows out of the tap.
Equipment Details
Residues of frozen water can prevent
filling if there is a frost. The water heater
can be defrosted by switching on the
heater for a short period (max 2 mins).
Frozen pipes can be defrosted by heating
the room.
appliance is not to be used for an extended
period of time and close the gas cylinder.
Red Indicator Lamp "Failure"
The red indicator lamp (c) lights if there is a
failure. The reason for such an indication is,
no gas available or air in the gas supply
system triggering the excess temperature
monitor etc. To reset the red light, switch off
truma wait 5 minutes and switch on
the appliance,
Ultrastore
again.
Gas Operating Instructions
Note: In the event of faults always contact
the Truma Service, Tel: 01283 511092.
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b = Rotary knob for water temperature
(illuminated by green indicator lamp
"Operation")
c= Red indicator lamp "Failure"
Attention: Never operate the water
heater without water in it!
1. Remove cowl cover.
2. Open gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
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60
a = Slide switch On/Off
4. Switch on water heater at the slide switch
(a) on the control panel, green indicator
lamp "Operational" lights up.
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3. Select required water temperature at
rotary knob (b) infinitely variable from
approx. 30° to 70°C.
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Electrical Operating Instructions
remove cowl cover before use
d = Switch
On/Off
WATER HEATER
FUSE
5. If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
available for combustion. If the appliance
switches to failure during this period,
switch off the appliance, wait 5 minutes
and switch on again.
Switching Off (Gas Operation)
Switch off the water heater at the slide
switch (a). Mount cowl cover. Drain the
water if there is a risk of frost. Close quickacting valve in the gas supply line if the
Switch the switch (d) on the control panel to
"On". The indicator lamp indicates the
electrical water-heating element is operative.
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Equipment Details
When using the vehicle switches refer to
operating instructions of the vehicle
manufacturer or see switch labels.
Note: The water temperature cannot be
selected, automatic temperature limitation at
approx. 70°C. For a faster heating up period
the appliance can be simultaneously
operated with gas and electrical power.
Draining the Water Heater
e = Lever position "Closed"
f = Lever position "Drain"
1. Disconnect power for water pump (main
switch or pump switch).
2. Open hot water taps in bathroom and
kitchen.
3. Open safety/drain valve in vertical
position, position (f).
4. The water heater is now drained directly
to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (10/14 litres)
Maintenance
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
heater, this being introduced into the
appliance via the water supply. Allow the
product to react and then thoroughly flush
out the appliance with plenty of fresh water.
To sterilise the water we recommend
"Certsil-Argento". Other products,
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particularly those containing chlorine, are
unsuitable.
Note: The water tank in the Truma Ultrastore
is of high quality food-grain stainless steel.
The special equipment available, elbow
water hose connections and safety/drain
valve, fulfil the EC guidelines for quality in
plastic parts (90/396/EEC).
In order to prevent the formation of microorganisms, we recommend heating up the
tank at regular intervals to 70°C and not
using the water for drinking.
Important Operating Notes
1. If the cowl is positioned close to an
opening hatch (window), keep this closed
during operation. See warning plate.
Always mount the cowl cover if the heater
is not being used. Non-observation of
this point can lead to the function of the
appliance being impaired through water,
dirt or insects.
2. The guarantee will be invalidated if this
point is not observed. Always remove the
cowl cover prior to operating the water
heater!
3. If there is a defect in the electronics,
return the control Printed Circuit Board
well padded. If you fail to pack it
correctly the guarantee will be
invalidated. Only use original Truma
Ultrastore control P.C.B's as spare parts.
4. If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heating, the header
tank becomes more vulnerable to frost
damage. Accordingly the contents
should be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve. This also applies
when the motorhome is in storage.
General Safety Notes
In the event of leaks in the gas system or if
there is a smell of gas:
• Extinguish all naked flames
• Do not smoke
• Switch off the appliance and gas cylinder
• Open the windows
• Do not operate any electrical switches
• Have the entire system checked by an
expert
1. Repair jobs are only to be carried out by
an expert.
2. The following would invalidate the
guarantee:
a. Any alteration to the appliance
(including cowl)
b. The use of non-Truma spare
parts/accessories
c. Non observance of the operating
instructions.
Equipment Details
3. The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30mbar (or 28mbar butane/37mbar
propane) and must correspond to the
operating pressure of the appliance (see
name plate).
Heating time to approx.
Gas operation:
Electrical operation:
Gas and electrical
operation:
4. Do not operate the water heater when
refuelling the vehicle and when in the
garage.
Power consumption 12V
Ignition:
0.17A
Heating Up:
0.08A
Standby:
0.04A
The refrigerator can run on either 230V, 12V
or LP gas. Changing between these modes
of operation is carried out by means of the
controls on the control panel.
Power consumption 230V
Heating Up:
(2A) 450W
Weight (empty):
6.7Kg
Caution: Only use one source of energy
at a time.
5. During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used
for some time), a certain amount of
fumes, and a slight smell, may be noticed
for a short time. Remedial action is to
immediately run the heater at maximum
output and to ensure adequate room
ventilation.
6. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the
regulator is faulty and it is essential to
have it checked.
Technical Data
Water contents:
10/14 litres
Water pressure:
up to max. 2.8 bar
Type of gas:
Liquid Gas
(propane or butane)
Operating Pressure:
30mbar (or 28mbar
butane, 37mbar
propane)
Rated thermal output:
1500W
Gas consumption:
120g/h
70°C:
approx. 35 mins
approx. 70 mins
approx. 20 mins
REFRIGERATORS
Before using your refrigerator for the first
time, it is advisable to wash the interior and
its accessories.
When using the refrigerator on gas ensure
that the gas isolation tap is fully open by
turning the knob to the vertical position. The
tap is located inside the sink unit at floor
height. When travelling the fridge can only be
operated in the 12V mode.
The current drain is approximately 7A to 14A
(model specific) and power is only available
when the ignition circuit is switched on. On
site, only the mains electric or gas modes
should be used.
After initial installation, servicing or changing
gas cylinders etc., the gas lines may contain
some air which should be allowed to escape
by briefly turning on the refrigerator or other
appliances. This will ensure that the flame
lights immediately.
The flame failure device will automatically
shut off the gas to the burner if the flame is
blown out. On electric ignition versions, the
flame failure device will also shut off the gas
if the burner does not re-light within about a
minute of the flame being blown out.
Note:
Before operating the refrigerator on 12V,
it should be pre-cooled, together with its
contents, by running it on gas or 230V for
a few hours before changing over to 12V
for your journey.
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Equipment Details
AB
C
D
E
F
Gas Operation
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle
(check that there is enough gas). Open
any on-board shut-off valve.
2. Check that the switches for mains (B) and
12V (A) operation are OFF.
RM4361 and RM4263
MODEL RM4361 AND RM4263
Two rocker switches are used to select the
electric power supply, one for 230V (B) and
one for 12V (A).
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat knob (C) when the refrigerator
runs on 230V.
The gas supply is turned on/off by means of
the knob (D).
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat (E) when the unit runs on LP gas.
Please note that the thermostat has no OFF
position.
The gas flame is electronically lit, monitored
and relit if necessary. For this the toggle
switch (F) should be ON during gas
operation.
An indicator lamp in the switch flashes when
the automatic igniter attempts to light the
burner. Otherwise this lamp is OFF.
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3. Turn on the gas supply by pressing knob
(D) and turning it to the large flame
position.
4. Set the thermostat knob (E) to the highest
setting.
5. Throw on switch (F). A light in the switch
should now start to flash, indicating that
sparks are being generated at the burner.
6. Press button (D). This opens the flame
failure device and allows gas to flow to
the burner.
7. When the flame lights, the sparking stops
automatically and the switch stops
flashing.
8. Keep the button (D) pressed for a further
10–15 seconds to activate the flame
failure device, then release it.
230V Operation
1. Turn off the gas or 12V operation when
applicable.
2. Turn knob (C) of the thermostat to its
highest (coldest) position.
3. Set switch (B) to position I. The switch
will light up green when the power supply
is connected.
12V Operation
Your refrigerator will only operate on 12V
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. If applicable, turn off the gas operation.
2. Set the 12V rocker switch (A) to I. The
switch will light up red when the power
supply is connected.
WARNING:
When in transit, your refrigerator should be
run on 12V and NOT on gas.
Regulating the Temperature
It will take a few hours for the refrigerator to
reach normal operating temperature, so it is
suggested to start the refrigerator well in
advance of a journey and, if possible, to
store it with pre-cooled foodstuffs.
On 230V operation the refrigerator is
controlled by a thermostat knob (C) and this
should be set at 3–5. If a lower (colder)
temperature is desired, set the thermostat to
a higher figure.
On 12V operation the refrigerator works
continuously.
On LP gas operation the refrigerator
temperature is regulated by the gas
thermostat (E) which should be set at 3–5. If
a lower (colder) temperature is desired, set
the thermostat to a higher figure.
Caution: Only use one source of energy
at a time.
Equipment Details
A B
C
D
E
RM4201
MODEL RM4201
LP Gas Operation
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle
(check that there is enough gas). Open
any on-board shut-off valve.
2. Check that the switches for mains (B) and
12V (A) operation are OFF.
3. Turn the gas control (D) to position ‘max’.
4. Turn on the electric igniter (E). A ticking
sound will be heard and a lamp in the
switch will start flashing.
5. Depress the knob (D) of the flame failure
device.
6. When the lamp stops flashing the flame is
alight.
7. Keep the flame failure knob (D) depressed
for a further 10–15 seconds.
8. Check that the flame remains alight by
viewing through glass in the refrigerator.
9. To terminate gas operation, turn knob (D)
to the OFF position. Set switch (E) to OFF.
230V Operation
1. Turn off gas or 12V operation when
applicable.
2. Turn the knob (C) of the thermostat to its
highest (coldest) position.
3. Set switch (B) to position I.
12V Operation
Your refrigerator will only operate on 12V
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. If applicable, turn off the gas operation.
2. Set the 12V rocker switch (A) to I.
WARNING:
When in transit, your refrigerator should be
run on 12V and NOT on gas.
Regulating the Temperature
It will take a few hours for the refrigerator to
reach normal operating temperature, so it is
suggested that the refrigerator be started
well in advance of a journey and, if possible,
to store it with pre-cooled foodstuffs.
On 230V operation the refrigerator is
controlled by a thermostat knob (C) and this
should be set at 3–5. If a lower (colder)
temperature is desired, set the thermostat to
a higher figure.
On 12V operation the refrigerator works
continuously.
LP gas operation should always be initiated
with the knob (D) at the ‘max’ position. Once
the refrigerator is running, the temperature
is controlled by turning the control knob
between ‘max’, ‘mid’ and ‘min’ settings ‘max’ being the coldest temperature.
A
B
C
D
E
Fig. A Control Panel - RM420 & RM4262
MODEL RM4200 AND RM4262
Bottled Gas Operation - Lighting the
burner
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle
(check that there is enough gas). Open
any on-board shut-off valve.
2. Check that the switches for mains and
12V are off.
3. Depress and turn on the gas control
safety device knob (D) to the large flame
symbol.
4. Depress the gas control safety device
knob (D) and hold it down while
depressing the piezo-electric igniter
button (E) rapidly 3 or 4 times in quick
succession.
5. Check the flame viewer (located bottom
left of refrigerator) to see if the flame is
alight.
6. Keep the safety device control knob
depressed for a further 15–30 seconds.
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Equipment Details
12V Operation
A
B
C
Your refrigerator will only operate on 12V
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. If applicable, turn off the gas operation.
2. Set the 230V rocker switch (B) to ‘O’ and
the 12V rocker switch (A) to 1.
WARNING:
When in transit, your refrigerator should be
run on 12V and NOT on gas.
Regulating the temperature
Flame Viewing Glass
7. Release the safety device control knob
and again check to see that the flame is
alight.
8. To terminate gas operation, turn knob (D)
to ‘O’.
ELECTRIC OPERATION
230V Operation
1. Turn off gas or 12V operation when
applicable.
2. Turn the knob (C) of the thermostat to its
highest (coldest) position.
3. Set switch (B) to position I.
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Once the refrigerator has been started it will
take a few hours to become cold.
On 230V operation the refrigerator is
controlled by a thermostat and the
thermostat knob (C) should be set at 3. If a
colder temperature is required, set the
thermostat to a higher number and vice
versa.
On 12V operation the refrigerator works
continuously.
On LP gas operation the refrigerator
temperature is regulated by the gas control
knob (D). If the ambient temperature is above
25°C and/or the door of the refrigerator is
frequently opened, the knob should be set in
the ‘max’ position. Below 25°C, the knob
should be set at ‘mid’ and below 10°C at
‘min’ to avoid temperatures below freezing in
the main compartment.
-
Fig. B Control Panel - RM6401 & RM6291
MODEL RM6401 AND RM6291
The refrigerator is equipped to operate off
mains power, 12V or liquid gas. The desired
potion is selected by means of energy
selector switch (A). Energy selector switch
(A) has four settings: AC mains power, DC
(12V), gas (liquid gas), O off.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat (B) when the fridge runs on gas
and mains electric. No thermostat control is
available on 12V operation.
(C) is the automatic ignition indicator.
Off
AC
-+
12V
Gas
Equipment Details
STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR
LP Gas Operation
Open the shut off valve of the gas bottle
(check there is enough gas). Open any on
board shut off valve.
For models with automatic ignition
1. Set the energy selector switch (A)
to gas
2. Press and hold rotary thermostat switch (B)
3. The ignition process is activated
automatically, accompanied by a ticking
sound; the indicator lamp (C) will flash.
Upon successful ignition, the sound and
flashing will stop.
4. Keep rotary switch (B) depressed for
another 10-15 seconds, then release.
5. If there is an inspection glass, check to
see that the flame is burning.
6. If the flame goes out the ignition system
will repeat the ignition process
automatically.
8. Adjust the temperature in the main
refrigerator compartment using rotary
switch (B)
Note:
The fridge must exclusively be operated
using liquid gas (propane and butane)
All refrigerators are equipped with
automatic flame protection, which
automatically cuts off the gas supply 30
seconds after the flame goes out.
When using for the first time or after
changing the gas cylinder, the gas pipes
may contain air. By means of brief
operation of the refrigerator and any other
gas appliance (eg cooker) air is removed
from the gas pipes. The gas will then
ignite without delay.
Main 230V Operation
Note:
The operation may only be selected where
the supply voltage of the connection for
the power supply corresponds to the
value specific on the data plate. Any
difference in values may result in damage
to the applicance.
12V Operation
Your refrigerator will only operate on 12V
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. Set the energy selector switch (A) to
The refrigerator will run continuously without
thermostatic control.
WARNING:
When in transit, your refrigerator should be
run on 12V and NOT on gas.
WINTER OPERATION (ALL MODELS)
Please check that ventilation grilles or the
flue outlet are not blocked.
Ventilation grille covers are available from
Electrolux and can be fitted to protect the
unit against very cold air. These covers
should be fitted when the temperature is
below 10°C and when the motorhome is laid
up during winter months.
1. Set the energy selector switch (A) to
2. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.
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Equipment Details
MODEL RM4505
STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR
Gas trouble-shooting
The model RM4505 is a 135 litre refrigerator
with a separate 25 litre frozen food
compartment.
LP Gas Operation
If the AES LED (C) is flashing red, the system
was not able to start or continue gas
operation. Set the switch (A) to OFF and
check that there is enough gas in the gas
bottle, that its valve is open and that any
valves in the gas line to the refrigerator are
open.
This refrigerator is equipped with an
Automatic Energy Selector (AES) which
controls its operation and energy supply.
The system selects the available energy
source in the order: 230V - 12V - LP gas.
No manual operation is necessary for
selecting the energy source.
A
RM4505
C
E
D
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The refrigerator is set into operation by
pushing button (A) (main switch). The AES
LED (C) lights green showing that the AES
system is working. Push-button (B) is used
for setting the electronic thermostat. The
thermostat LEDs (D) show the chosen
temperature position. When there is a
demand for refrigeration, AES will connect
the most favourable of the available energy
sources.
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• No AC (230V) available
• Engine not running (no high current at
12V DC available)
• AC available but too low
• Engine running but DC supply too low
B
Note: 12V must always be available to
supply the electronics.
AES will select LP gas operation under
the following conditions:
(condition three and four are briefly
described in item Undervoltage Operation
over the page)
When the system chooses LP Gas operation,
the flame failure device is automatically
opened, allowing the gas to flow to the
burner. At the same time, the electronic
igniter is energised.
After initial installation, servicing, or changing
gas cylinders etc., the gas pipes may contain
some air which should be allowed to escape
by briefly turning on the refrigerator or other
appliances. This will ensure that the flame
lights immediately.
If the flame goes out (by gust of wind etc.),
the igniter is immediately activated and
reignites the gas.
Note: The control electronics and the igniter
must have a DC (battery) supply to operate.
Push button (A) to "ON" again. After 10 sec.
AES will repeat the ignition sequence. If the
AES LED (C) again starts flashing red after
30 sec., the problem persists (air in the line,
no gas?). Switch (A) briefly off and then on
again. It might be necessary to repeat this
operation 2-3 times if the tubing contains air
(after changing gas bottles, repairs etc.).
If this does not help, you should consult a
service technician.
230V Operation
When a mains connection is available, AES
will select this. Please note, that even being
in AC mode, 12V DC is necessary for the
internal supply of the electronics.
12V Operation
AES will select the 12V mode of operation
only when the vehicle engine is running
(detected by the alternator connection of the
fridge D+).
Equipment Details
SWITCHING BETWEEN ENERGY
SOURCES
When switching from one energy source to
another, there are some delays implemented
in the AES system. The 15 min. delay between
switching off the engine and starting gas
mode is intended to delay the starting of gas
mode e.g. when stopping at a filling station.
WARNING: It is not allowed to have a
naked flame at a gas filling station. If
you are not sure that your stop is
shorter than 15 min., you are advised to
switch off the main switch (A), when
stopping at a filling station.
UNDERVOLTAGE OPERATION
The temperature of the refrigerator main
compartment is set for all three sources of
energy, by means of the thermostat knob (B).
After turning on the refrigerator the system
automatically chooses the mid-position. With
some experience you will soon find a suitable
setting. This does not normally need
resetting as the same thermostat controls the
main compartment temperature for all three
sources of energy.
TURNING OFF THE REFRIGERATOR
If the refrigerator is not to be used for some
time:
1. Set the switch (A), to "OFF".
2. Shut off any on-board valve in the gas
line to the refrigerator.
The AES system is designed to guarantee
the maximum cooling efficiency under any
circumstance. The system continuously
monitors the voltage level while in either 12V
DC or 230V AC mode. If the voltage is too
low, the system switches to gas mode shown
by the yellow LED (E). The system stays in
gas mode, until the electrical supply voltage
has recovered to normal level.
3. Empty the refrigerator. Defrost and clean
it as described earlier. Leave the doors of
the refrigerator and frozen food
compartment ajar.
REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE
IF THE REFRIGERATOR FAILS TO WORK
It will take a few hours for the refrigerator to
reach normal operating temperature. So we
suggest you start it well in advance of a trip
and if possible store it with precooled
foodstuffs.
Check the following points before calling a
service technician:
4. When the vehicle is laid up for a long
period of time (e.g. during the winter
months), we suggest fitting the winter
covers on to the grills.
1. That the green AES LED goes on when
the switch (A) is set to "ON" (12V must
be available).
2. When mains are connected but the
refrigerator stays in gas operation check
the refrigerator is correctly connected
and the fuse (230V) is intact.
3. Is the 12V fuse intact?
4. Disconnect the wall plug, and the 12V
wires before servicing. Check the fuses
on the circuit board, (under the black
cover at the top of the refrigerator and
behind the control panel).
Remove the two screws holding the
control panel, pull out the control panel
with its electronics. Remove the cover
and check the fuses.
5. In transit, if the refrigerator does not
operate in DC mode check the alternator
(D+) is correctly connected.
6. If the AES LED (C) flashes red, see
chapter Gas trouble-shooting.
If the refrigerator is not cold enough it
may be because:
1. The ventilation is inadequate owing to
reduced area of the ventilation passages
(partial blockage of grilles from wire
mesh etc.).
2. The evaporator is frosted up.
3. The temperature control setting is
incorrect.
4. The gas pressure is incorrect - check the
pressure regulator at the gas container.
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Equipment Details
5. The ambient temperature is too high.
6. Too much food is loaded at one time.
7. The door is not properly closed or the
magnetic sealing strip is defective.
If the refrigerator still does not work
properly, call a service technician.
C
D
E
The gas supply is turned ON/OFF by means
of the knob (D). When lighting the gas, the
knob must be pressed as explained in LP
Gas Operation.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat (D) when the refrigerator runs on
LP gas.
The gas flame is electronically lit, monitored
and re-lit if necessary. For this, the toggle
switch (E) should be ‘ON’ during gas
operation.
The RM4291 is fitted with an internal light
which is operated by the door.
STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR
A B
F
Fig. C Control Panel - RM4291
MODEL RM4291 (86 litres)
Two rocker switches are used to select the
electric power supply, one for 12V (A) and
one for 230V (B) (see Fig. C).
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat knob (C) when the refrigerator
runs on 230V.
The refrigerator runs continuously on 12V
operation (no thermostat).
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LP Gas Operation
Before you start gas operation:
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle
(check that there is enough gas). Open
any on-board shut-off valve.
2. Check that the switches for mains and
12V operation are OFF.
3. Turn on gas supply by pressing knob (D)
and turning it to the highest flame
position.
4. Press ON switch (E). A light in the switch
should now start to flash, indicating that
sparks are being generated at the burner.
5. When the flame ignites, the sparking
stops automatically and the switch stops
flashing.
6. Keep the knob (D) pressed for a further
10 to 15 seconds to activate the flame
failure device, then release it.
7. To terminate gas operation turn knob (D)
to the ‘•’ position and put switch (E) to
the OFF position.
230V Operation
1. Turn off gas or 12V operation when
applicable.
2. Turn the knob (C) of the thermostat to its
highest (coldest) position.
3. Set switch (B) to position I. The switch
will light up green when the power supply
is connected.
12V Operation
Your refrigerator will only operate on 12V
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. If applicable turn off the gas operation.
2. Set the 12V rocker switch (A) to I. The
switch will light up red when the power
supply is connected.
REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE
The position numbers refer to Fig. A.
Once the refrigerator has been started it will
take a few hours to become cold.
On 230V operation the refrigerator is
controlled by a thermostat and the
thermostat knob (C) should be set at 3-5.
Equipment Details
If a lower (colder) temperature is desired,
set the thermostat to a higher figure.
On LP gas operation the refrigerator
temperature is regulated by the gas
thermostat knob (D), which should be set at
the medium ‘flame’ position. If a lower
(colder) temperature is desired, set the
thermostat to the larger ‘flame’ position.
On 12V operation the refrigerator works
continuously.
WINTER OPERATION - ALL MODELS
Please check that the ventilation grilles or the
flue outlet are not blocked by snow, leaves,
etc.
Electrolux ventilation grilles can be fitted with
winter covers to protect the cooling unit
against cold air. The covers may be fitted
when the outside temperature is below
approx. 10°C but should be fitted when the
temperature is below freezing point.
It is suggested that winter covers are fitted
when the motorhome is laid up during the
winter months.
Fig. 1 TRAVEL CATCH
Fig. 2
TRAVEL CATCH - MODEL RM4505
TRAVEL CATCH
All models are fitted with a travel catch (see
above) to keep the refrigerator door securely
closed when the vehicle is on the move.
Remember always to push the catch down
so that its lower end fully engages the plastic
bush in the top of the door, before moving
off.
TRAVEL CATCH - MODEL RM4505 ONLY
The refrigerator is equipped with two travel
catches. Make sure that both are engaged
when the motorhome is on the move.
Fig. 3
TRAVEL CATCH
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Equipment Details
3. If the flame goes out, the Flame Failure
Device cuts off the gas supply to the
burner. To light the oven again, repeat the
ignition procedure.
4. To turn off - push in the control knob and
turn clockwise.
Note:
• Keep young children away from the
vicinity of the oven.
• DO NOT use foil on the oven shelves as
this creates a fire hazard.
• Keep all flammable materials away from
the oven.
Caution:
STOVES OVEN
IGNITION
IMPORTANT: A safety device stops the
ignition being used when the oven door is
closed.
1. Open the oven door and turn the control
knob anti-clockwise to the required gas
mark. Push in and hold in the control
knob and press the ignition button on the
left hand side of the fascia.
2. Once the burner has lit, close the oven
door.
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Care must be taken in rear end kitchen
layouts - when the oven is in use DO NOT
leave the shower room door open against the
oven as heat damage could occur.
CLEANING
All parts of the oven can be safely cleaned
with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy water.
To avoid damaging the surfaces when
removing stubborn marks, we recommend
the following:
Glass Parts
Use a mild cream cleanser, rinse thoroughly
and dry with a soft cloth. DO NOT use
abrasive cleaners.
The inner door can be removed for cleaning.
Open the door wide, hold the bottom and
top edges and slide out. When replacing the
glass panel, hold it level and straight with the
grooves in the door trims before sliding
back in.
Painted Parts
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water.
Vitreous Enamel Parts
Use a mild cream cleanser.
Chrome Plated Parts
DO NOT use abrasives or polishes. Use a
mild cream cleaner.
Shelf runners can be removed for cleaning:
1. Pull the bottom edge away from the side
of the compartment.
2. Disengage the runners from the hanging
holes.
Warning: Caustic pastes, abrasive
cleaning powders, coarse wire wool and
hard implements will damage the
surfaces.
Equipment Details
Pan Sizes
Do not use pans with a base diameter
greater than 228mm (9"). Using a pan that is
larger than this may cause damage to the
control knobs.
THE GRILL
The operation of lighting and controlling the
grill is the same as for the hob.
If a door is fitted to the grill it MUST be kept
OPEN while the grill is in use.
There are three different grilling positions as
the trivet, inside the grill pan, can be inverted
to give a high or low position or it may be
removed.
STOVES VANETTE HOB & GRILL
THE HOB
Ignition
3. Turn the control knob to the required
setting.
To Turn Off
1. Push in the control knob and turn anticlockwise to the small flame symbol.
Turn the control knob clockwise until the dot
symbol • on the control knob is next to the
reference mark on the fascia.
2. Keep the knob depressed and press the
ignition button (if fitted) or hold a lighted
match or taper to the burner.
Note: If the ignition uses a 1.5V battery and
the burners fail to light, renew the battery
(Size AA Type HP7 or IR6).
Keep the control knob depressed for a
few seconds after the burner has lit until
the flame is established and the FFD has
opened.
DO NOT use foil on the grill pan as it creates
a fire hazard.
Caution:
Accessible parts may become hot when the
grill is in use; young children should be kept
away.
The burners at the rear of the hob can be
used for boiling or deep fat frying while the
front burners are suitable for items that will
need attention.
Note: The FFD (Flame Failure Device) will
cut off the gas supply if the flame goes
out for any reason.
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Equipment Details
PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURERS
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING
THE APPLIANCE
WARNING: When you are cooking it is
essential to provide additional ventilation
such as opening windows.
STOVES HOBS, GRILLS AND
OVENS (STOVES DIT 500 OVEN)
BURNER IGNITION
The hotplate lid must be open for the
hotplate, grill or oven burners to ignite.
The ignition should not be operated for more
than 15 seconds. If, after 15 seconds the
burner has not lit, stop operating the ignition,
open the compartment door and wait at least
1 minute before attempting to ignite the
burner.
In the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner
control and do not attempt to re-light the
burner for at least 1 minute.
SPARE PARTS
When ordering spare parts, please give the
following information so the appliance can
be correctly identified:
1. The name of the appliance from the facia,
and its colour.
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2. The model number and the serial number
of the appliance (from the data badge).
Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn off
all burners before shutting the lid.
BE SAFE - NOT SORRY
Models without ignition button: For safety
reasons, we recommend the used of a hand
held spark ignitor or gas lighter to ignite the
burner, rather than a match or taper, which
could allow burning debris to fall behind the
appliance.
Warning: Good ventilation is essential to the
continuing safe operation of all gas
appliances. Do not allow any ventilation
openings to become accidentally or
deliberately blocked.
Keep all flammable materials (such as
curtains, furnishings, towels and clothing)
away from the appliance.
When you have finished cooking, check
that all controls are in the off position.
THE HOB
Parts of the appliance may be hot during or
immediately after use. Allow sufficient time
for the appliance to cool after switching off.
Caution:
• Do not use foil on the hob, as it creates a
fire hazard
When opening the appliance door, take care
to avoid skin contact with any steam which
may escape from the cooking.
• Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn
off all burners before shutting the lid
Do not use aluminium foil to cover the grill
pan, or put items wrapped in foil under the
grill as this can create a fire hazard.
Do not use the oven with the door inner
glass panel removed (glass oven doors only).
If the cooker has a storage compartment
below the oven, this should only be used to
store oven furniture. Do not store any
flammable materials in this compartment.
When cooking with fat or oil, never leave
unattended.
Turn pan handles inwards so they are out of
reach of children and cannot be caught
accidentally.
• Note: When positioning the pan support,
ensure that the fingers are central to the
burners (Fig 1).
Always use the most appropriate size of
burner for the pan you wish to use. Use
pans with a flat base of minimum 100mm/4
ins diameter, and maximum 200mm/8 ins
diameter, which are stable in use. Avoid old
or misshapen pans as these may cause
instability.
Important: Any spillage of liquid should be
cleaned away immediately to reduce the risk
of fluid entering the appliance.
Equipment Details
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
Detachable grill handle (if supplied)
Place the handle (shield uppermost) over the
edge of the grill pan at the recess and slide
along to position centrally between the two
locator bumps. To remove the handle, place
the grill pan down, and lift the handle slightly
as you slide it along the recess.
Using the grill
Push in the grill pan until it locates centrally
under the grill burner
Stoves Hob
THE GRILL
• Note: The door must be open when the
grill is used.
• Caution: When the grill is being used,
accessible parts may be hot; young
children should be kept away.
Stoves Hob
Ignition - Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
• Never cover the grill pan or grid with
cooking foil, or allow fat to build up in the
grill pan as this creates a fire hazard.
• Keep all flammable material away from
the appliance.
To light the grill
Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
There are three different grilling positions as
the trivet can be inverted to give a high or
low position or it may be removed.
1. The high trivet position is suitable for
toasting bread.
2. The low trivet position is suitable for
grilling all types of meat.
3. With the trivet removed the food is placed
directly on the base of the grill pan, eg;
when cooking dishes such as whole fish.
Always preheat the grill for 3 minutes for
best results.
When you have finished grilling, check the
control knob is in the off position
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To turn off - Push in the control knob and
turn clockwise.
Preheating
The oven must be preheated for 10 minutes
when reheating frozen or chilled food, and
we recommend preheating for all yeast
mixtures, batters, soufflès and whisked
sponges.
Using the oven
The shelf positions in the oven can be
altered. If you prefer darker cooked results,
cook on a higher shelf. For paler results use
a lower shelf.
THE OVEN
To light the oven
• Caution: When you are cooking, keep
children away from the vicinity of the
oven.
1. Open the oven door and turn the control
knob anticlockwise to the required gas
mark. Push in and hold in the control
knob, and either press the ignition button
(if fitted) or use a hand held spark ignitor
or gas lighter.
• Important: A safety device stops the
ignition being used when the oven door is
closed.
• Do no use foil on the oven shelves as this
creates a fire hazard, and can hinder
circulation of heat.
• Keep all flammable material away from
the appliance.
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2. Once the burner has lit, close the oven
door and hold the knob in for 15-20
seconds.
3. If the flame goes out, the flame sensing
device cuts off the gas supply to the
burner. To light the oven again, wait for 3
minutes then repeat the above procedure.
The cake tray and roasting tin that are
supplied with this appliance are the largest
which can be used for good results and even
baking. Extra shelves, tins or trays can be
ordered from your supplier.
Place food items on the tray and position the
tray on the centre of the shelf, leaving one
clear shelf position between shelves to allow
for circulation of air.
CLEANING
Caution: Any cleaning agent used
incorrectly may damage the appliance.
Always let the appliance cool before
cleaning.
Some cooking operations generate a
considerable amount of grease. This
combined with spillage can become a
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hazard if allowed to accumulate on the
appliance through lack of cleaning. In
extreme cases this may amount to misuse of
the appliance and could invalidate your
guarantee.
Do not use caustic pastes, abrasive cleaning
powders, coarse wire wool or any hard
implements as they will damage the
surfaces.
All parts of the appliance can be safely
cleaned with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy
water.
Burner caps and heads
Important: Allow burners to cool before
cleaning.
Caution: Hotplate burners can be damaged
by soaking, automatic dishwashers (or
dishwater powders/liquids), caustic pastes,
hard implements, coarse wire wool and
abrasive cleaning pastes.
For the burners to work safely, the slots in
the burner head, where the flames burn,
need to be kept clear of deposit. Clean with
a nylon brush, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean with a mild cream cleaner eg; Jif, or
use a moist soapy Brillo pad.
Note: Fixed burners (if fitted): Some versions
incorporate fixed burners. These burners
are secured to the hob with 2 screws. Fixed
burners must be cleaned whilst in position.
Make sure that the gap between the burner
and the hotplate does not become blocked
with grease.
Glass parts (if fitted)
DOOR PANELS, FACIA PANEL,
HOTPLATE LID
Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishes.
Use a mild cream cleaner, eg; Jif. Rinse
thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
The inner door glass panel can be removed
for cleaning; open the door wide, hold the
bottom and top edges and slide out. When
replacing the glass panel, hold it level and
straight with the grooves in the door trims
before sliding back in.
Fig. 1 Chrome Plated Parts
Painted, plastic and gold coloured parts
moist soap pad, eg; Brillo. Shelf runners can
be removed for cleaning. Grasp the runners
and slide out of the hanging holes as shown
in fig 1.
DOOR FRAME & HANDLES, CONTROL
KNOBS
Stainless steel surfaces
(stainless steel models only)
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water.
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do
not use undiluted bleach or any products
containing chlorides as they can
permanently damage the steel.
Vitreous enamel parts
GRILL PAN, HEATGUARD, OVEN/GRILL
COMPARTMENT(S), HOB SPILLAGE WELL,
PAN SUPPORTS
Use a mild cream cleaner. Look for one that
has the Vitreous Enamel Council's
recommendation seal, eg; Jif.
Chrome plated parts (Fig 1)
GRILL GRID, SHELVES, SHELF RUNNERS
Some foods are corrosive, eg; vinegar, fruit
juices and salt, and they can mark or
damage stainless steel if they are left on the
surface for any length of time. Wipe any
spillage immediately.
Sharp objects can mark the surface of
stainless steel but will become less
noticeable with time.
Do no use abrasives or polishes. Use a
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CRAMER LIQUID GAS
BUILT-IN-HOB
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Please read these operating instructions
carefully before using the appliance.
Validity
These operating instructions apply to the
following Cramer Built-in-Hob in the EK 2000
model range: EK-1101 to EK-1277, CE-1300
to CE-1414
Initial Operation of the Appliance
• Open the gas- bottle valve.
• Open the hob shut-off valve.
• Turn the control knob of the relevant
burner from the off-position (0-mark)
anticlockwise to maximum (high flame).
• Push the knob in and hold it in this
position.
• Ignite the burner with a match or other
suitable ignition device.
• If the burner ignites the knob can be
released after approximately 10 seconds.
• The knob may now be set to the required
burner position.
• High flame = maximum position
(depending from model: 2,0 kW; 1,6 kW
or 1,0 kW)
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• Low flame = minimum position
(ca 0,5 kW)
• The entire process should be clearly
visible from above and not obstructed by
cooking utensils.
Switching off the Appliance
• Turn the control knob to the off-position,
(0-mark) to extinguish the burner.
• The combustion air supply pipes should
be checked from time to time and
cleaned if necessary.
• The burners must not be used as heaters.
WARNING: The burners must not be
operated during refuelling or in garages.
• Close the hob shut-off valve.
Instructions for Long Periods of NonOperation
• Close the bottle valve during longer
periods of non-operation.
• Turn the knobs to the off-position
(0-mark).
Action in Case of Faults
• Close the hob shut-off valve.
If a fault occurs the appliance must be
switched off (see above) and a specialist
consulted.
• Close the bottle valve.
Correct Use of the Hob
• After a long period of non-operation the
appliance should be examined by a
specialist*
Cooking Utensils
• Care should be taken that utensils are
placed in the middle of the ring and that
flames do not rise above the rims.
Care and Cleaning of the Appliance
• Utensils with misshapen/distorted
bottoms must not be used.
• Allow the appliance to cool before
cleaning.
Air Supply
• Ventilation openings with a cross section
of a least 150 cm 2 are essential in the
room where the cooker is operated
during operation of the burner(s). (See
the instructions displayed above the
cooker).
• To avoid damage, the outer surface of the
appliance should be cleaned using only a
damp cloth without the addition of
chemical or granular cleansing agents.
• A standard cleansing agent can be used
to clean the appliance.
• The burner head(s) must not be
dismantled when cleaning the appliance.
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• Care must be taken that cleanser does
not spill into the burner(s).
• After longer journeys the appliance
should be examined for any obvious
damage or loose parts.
Maintenance
• For safety reasons, it is essential that the
appliance be examined annually by a
specialist for fault-free operation and any
faults eliminated.
• The following functions, in particular,
should be checked during the annual
service:
• Inspection of gas density.
• Inspection of fresh air supply.
• Inspection of the safety and control
fittings (burner taps).
• During every service the hob box should
be examined in correlation with appliance
and should be checked against the
relevant regulations.
• If the flame openings of the burner heads
become dirty or blocked, they must be
cleaned.
• The thermo-couple must not be dirty and
the correct distance between the burner
head and the thermo-element must be
maintained (ca 2-4mm).
• The liquid gas supply system of
appliances used in motorised vehicles
should be tested by a specialist before
initial operation and every two years
thereafter, for tightness and function.
A test conformance certificate should be
issued by the specialist.* It is the user's
responsibility to arrange these tests.
*Specialists
Expert gas specialists are those specialists
whose training, knowledge and practical
experience guarantee that they will carry out
the inspection correctly.
• Pressure loss should be checked during
the test.
General Safety Advice
If the smell of gas is detected:
• Close the bottle valve and leave it closed
until the fault is repaired.
• Open all windows and leave the room.
• Do not turn on any electrical equipment
and avoid the use of naked flame, which
could ignite the gas.
• Consult a specialist*.
• Under no circumstances attempt to find
the leak with the aid of a naked flame.
• Any alteration to the appliance can be
dangerous and is not permitted.
• Some parts of the appliance can become
very hot: keep children away.
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Equipment Details
THETFORD CASSETTE C-200
FEATURES
C200-S & CS
1. Removable seat and cover.
2. Rotatable bowl.
3. Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade manually.
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02
4. Flush button: activates flush.
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06
5. Only Cassette C-200S E/C-200 CE:
Valve blade button: opens and closes
valve blade electronically.
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6. Waste-level warning device: indicates
when holding tank requires emptying.
C200-E & CE
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7. Rotating pour-out spout: makes emptying
holding tank easy and convenient.
8. Upper carrying handles.
9. Automatic holding tank vent: vents the
holding tank when there is over pressure
if holding tank is inserted into the toilet.
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10. Valve blade opener.
11. Sliding cover: closes automatically when
holding tank is taken out. Guarantees
optimum hygiene.
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11
12. Valve blade.
13. Press button valve: allows air in to avoid
splashing while emptying.
14. Hand grip.
15. Access door (outside motorhome).
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Cassette C-200 S and C-200 CS
The toilet section of the C-200 S/C-200 SC
includes a rotatable bowl, a removable seat,
a control unit with a flush button and a waste
level warning device. Under the bowl, the
valve blade handle is located.
Preparing for Use
1. To remove holding tank, open the access
door. Pull retaining clip upwards (fig. 1).
2. Remove holding tank by pulling straight
out. When holding tank hits the stop, tilt
downwards slightly and remove (fig. 2).
5. Slide the holding tank into the vehicle
through access door (fig. 5).
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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6. Make sure the holding tank is secured by
the retaining clip. Close and lock access
door (fig. 6).
Operation
7. Turn the bowl in the most comfortable
position, when necessary (fig. 7)
8. Before using the toilet we recommend
adding some water to the bowl by
pressing the flush button. Flush will stop
when the button is released (fig. 8).
3. Position tank vertically and swivel pourout spout upwards (fig. 3).
4. Remove the cap of pour-out spout. Add
required amount of toilet fluid through
pour-out spout. Add small amount of
water through spout to cover holding tank
bottom. Replace cap and return pour-out
spout to its original stored position (fig. 4).
Note: Hotter weather or longer
retention time may require additional
toilet fluid. Use only Thetford toilet fluid
to achieve the best results.
Caution: Never add toilet fluid directly
into toilet bowl.
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9. To open the blade turn the blade handle
anti-clockwise (fig. 9).
10. To flush, press the flush button (fig. 10).
After flushing, close the blade by turning
the blade handle clockwise. The toilet
may also be used with the valve blade
open, which allows waste to pass
directly into the holding tank.
CASSETTE C-200 E and C-200 CE
11. To open the blade, push on the left side
of the blade opener button (fig. 11).
Blade can also be opened by turning the
blade handle andi-clockwise (fig. 9a).
12. To flush, press the flush button (fig. 10).
After flushing, close the blade by
pushing the right side of the blade
opener button (fig. 12).
The blade can also be closed by turning
the blade handle clockwise.
The toilet can also be used with the
valve blade open, which allows waste to
pass directly into the holding tank.
Emptying the Cassette
The holding tank capacity is approximately
17 litres and the tank should be emptied
when waste-level warning device comes on.
The waste-level warning device will come on
when tank contains more than 15 litres of
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waste. From that moment there is
approximately 2 litres capacity left. This is
equal to approximately 5 uses.
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15
CAUTION: Do not allow cassette to
become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying
procedure.
13. Open access door and remove holding
tank. Holding tank can only be removed
when valve blade is closed (fig. 13).
14. Carry the holding tank, pour out spout
up, to a normal household type toilet
or other authorised disposal point. Set
the holding tank in vertical position and
rotate pour-out spout upwards (fig. 14).
15. Remove spout cap. Grasp unit by upper
carrying handle nearest to pour-out
spout. Place other hand on upper rear
hand grip so that air relief valve button
can be depressed with the thumb while
emptying. This ensures smooth outflow
of tank contents (fig. 15).
Note: Depress air relief valve button only
when pour-out spout is pointed
downwards.
Rinse the holding tank with clear water.
For preparing for use again, see steps
1 to 6.
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THETFORD CASSETTE PORTA
POTTI TOILET
The Cassette Porta Potti is constructed of
high quality plastics for durability and has a
high gloss finish that is easy to clean and
maintain. The unit consists of two sections;
a permanently installed toilet system and a
slide out waste holding tank – CASSETTE.
The toilet section includes a seat and cover,
flush and valve blade opener knob, toilet
tissue compartment and holder, waste level
indicator, built-in toilet fluid storage
compartment, a drip tray – a drain tube
assembly and a fresh water tank.
The unique cassette section is located
underneath the toilet and is removed for
emptying from outside the motorhome
through an access door. A rotating pour-out
spout, automatic holding tank vent, air
release valve, valve blade, carrying handles
and hand grips are incorporated into the
cassette.
PREPARING FOR USE
1. Open access door on the side of the
motorhome and swing out fresh water fill
funnel.
3. Replace cap. Swing water fill funnel
inward until it touches side of water tank.
Note: 150ml of water will remain in fill
bottle when fresh water tank is empty.
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3
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6
4. Next add Aqua Kem to cassette for
controlling odours. Depress retaining clip.
5. Remove cassette by pulling straight out.
When cassette hits stop, tilt downward
slightly and remove (stop for safety when
cassette is full).
6. Position tank vertical and swivel pour out
spout upward.
7. Remove cap. Remove deodorant from
storage compartment. Add 100ml of Aqua
Kem or 120ml of Aqua Kem Bio through
pour out spout. Add small amount of
water through spout to cover tank
bottom. Replace cap and return pour out
spout to its original stored position.
Note: As an alternative, deodorant can be
added to cassette through the valve
blade opening. Hotter weather or longer
retention time may require the addition of
more Aqua Kem.
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2. Fill freshwater tank using a hose or
jerrycan until water funnel level reaches
neck. Tank capacity is 15 litres. Aqua
Rinse may be added to improve cleaning
of bowl and flushing of unit.
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CAUTION: Do not add Aqua Kem
Concentrate or Aqua Kem Bio directly
into toilet bowl while cassette tank valve
blade is closed. Pressure, due to heat
and altitude change, can build up in the
cassette tank causing bowl contents to
splash upward upon opening the valve
blade if opened too fast. Before each
use, open and shut the cassette valve
blade to vent the tank.
8. Slide the cassette, pour out spout
facing outside, into the motorhome
through access door. Never force
insertion or removal of the cassette tank
as damage to the system can occur.
9. Make sure the cassette is secured by
the retaining clip. Close and lock access
door.
OPERATION
Flushing (Electric Models)
10. Before using the toilet we advise adding
some water to the bowl by pressing
down the flush knob. This avoids
marking the bowl. Water will stop flowing
when knob is released.
11. To flush after use, press the flush knob
down while turning in an anti-clockwise
direction. The turning motion opens the
valve blade, emptying the toilet bowl.
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This procedure results in the best bowl
rinse and most efficient use of water.
After flushing, turn the knob in a
clockwise direction to close valve blade.
The toilet can also be used with the
valve blade open, which allows waste to
go directly into the holding tank.
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10 MANUAL
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11 MANUAL
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Flushing (Manual Models)
10. Before using the toilet, we advise adding
some water to the bowl by turning the
flush knob in a clockwise direction.
When flush knob is released it will turn
automatically back.
11. To flush after use, turn the valve knob in
an anti-clockwise direction and turn the
flush knob. This procedure results in the
best bowl rinse and most efficient use of
water.
TOILET TISSUE (Electric Models)
12. Toilet tissue is stored in the specially
designed storage compartment that
helps keep tissue clean and dry. Tissue
can also be suspended on a tissue
holder using the special wall bracket, if
desired.
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13. To replace tissue, remove tissue holder
from compartment by pulling up on
tissue cover. Hold bottom of tissue holder
in one hand and cover in the other and
turn in opposite directions until you hear
a click. Pull apart. Place tissue on holder,
insert prongs of cover into holder. Hold
cover and holder and twist in opposite
directions until locked. Aqua Soft toilet
tissue is recommended for best results.
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17
EMPTYING THE CASSETTE
The cassette capacity is 20 litres and should
be emptied when the waste level gauge
indicator goes from green to full red. The
gauge does not begin to move from green to
red until the tank is over half full.
Caution: Do not allow cassette to become
overfilled.
The holding tank features a unique sliding
cover (1) which guarantees optimal hygiene.
The sliding cover moves automatically when
the holding tank is inserted. When holding
tank is removed, the cover automatically
assumes its correct position. To clean the
holding tank, you may remove the cover
manually by sliding it towards the pour-out
spout.
To empty cassette make sure that the valve
blade is in the closed position.
14. Open the access door on side of
motorhome. Depress the retainer clip,
pull cassette until stop, tilt and remove
cassette.
15. Carry the cassette using the lower
carrying handle (pour out spout up) to a
normal household type toilet or other
authorised disposal point. Set cassette in
vertical position on the ground and rotate
pour out spout upward.
16. Remove spout cap. Grasp unit by upper
carrying handle nearest to pour out
spout. Place other hand on upper rear
grip so that the air relief valve button can
be depressed with thumb while
emptying, to ensure smooth outflow of
tank contents. When empty, rinse tank
and valve blade with water.
Note: Depress air release valve button
only when pour out spout is pointed
downwards.
17. After preparing for use, slide the cassette
into the motorhome. Check to make sure
that the retaining clip secures the tank in
a locked position. The pour out spout
end of the tank should be visible through
the access door opening. Add water to
the fresh water tank as outlined in
“Preparing for Use” section. Close and
lock access door.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
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No routine maintenance is required on the
Thetford Cassette Porta Potti. The use of
Aqua Rinse helps to clean and protect the
toilet bowl, valve blade and seals during
flushing. Do not use strong household
detergents or cleaners with chlorine, solvents
or acid contents, as they will damage valve
seals.
Empty cassette and rinse tank with clear
water. Use a mild soap to clean toilet bowl,
seat and cover, as well as exterior of toilet
unit and cassette. Replace tank inside
motorhome.
Note: Pour-out spout and vent plug can be
removed. Seals should be greased if
necessary with acid-free vaseline.
WINTERING/STORAGE
The Thetford Cassette Porta Potti is easily
winterised for storage or cold weather use.
18. Empty the fresh water tank using the
drain tube. Pull drain tube down and
outward through door opening to drain
water from tank. In the case of the
manual flush, turn the flush knob a few
times to drain the pump assembly.
19. Empty the water fill funnel by pulling the
bottle away from tank. Remove small
water cap at fill bottom, allowing water to
drain from water funnel.
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THETFORD WARRANTY
1. The Thetford Cassette Porta Potti is
warranted for one year from the date of
purchase, provided the warranty card has
been completed and returned to Swift
within 30 days after the date of purchase.
Note: Do not tighten caps, this helps in
keeping unit dry.
COLD WEATHER USE
To prevent freezing during cold weather use,
add anti freeze to the fresh water tank. Use a
non-toxic (propylen-glycol) type of anti
freeze. Refer to chart on container to obtain
level of protection.
HIGH ALTITUDE AND HOT WEATHER USE
With large temperature differences and
changing heights during driving, overpressure
can start to build up in the holding tank. To
depressurise your tank continuously, we
recommend to keep the flush knob about 10
degrees in the direction of the arrow.
2. The warranty covers replacement of parts
arising from defects and workmanship
and from the inability of the unit to
perform its intended function.
3. In case of a defect apply to original dealer
with proof of purchase.
4. Defects, which in our judgement occurred
from misuse, negligence or accident, are
not covered by the warranty. In addition,
the warranty does not apply if the product
is; installed or handled improperly,
other than the prescribed chemical agents
have been used, the product has been
altered in any way or has been repaired by
unqualified persons, or if the serial
number and/or date has been altered or
removed.
5. Should the original buyer wish to return to
us parts believed to be defective, the
parts should be sent prepaid. If we find
the parts defective and covered by
warranty, they will be repaired and
returned. If warranty does not apply or
has expired, a nominal charge will be
made. Any transport costs are for the
account of the owner.
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6. Before returning product or parts, they
should be cleaned in order to carry out
inspection and repair.
7. No other warranty is given and no
personal representative is authorised to
make any warranty or assume liability by
words or action under any warranty other
than that is contained herein. This
warranty is expressly in lieu of any other
expressed or implied warranty of
whatever nature and expressly excludes
any other or further liability.
HEATING
TRUMATIC E 2400
L.P.G. Heater with electronic control, builtin air distribution and thermostat
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Always observe the operating instructions
and "Important operating notes" prior to
starting! The vehicle owner is responsible for
the correct operation of the appliance.
Switching on the Heating
1. Remove cowl cap.
2. Turn on gas cylinder and open quickacting valve in the gas supply line.
3. Adjust desired room temperature at rotary
b
knob.
Control Panel with Thermostat
Switching on the Ventilation
Switch the slide
b valve (a) to ventilation
a switch
and the slide valve (b) to high setting or low
load.
Switching off
b
a
a = Slide valve
Heating - Off - Ventilation
b = Slide valve for high setting (large
flame symbol) and low setting
(small flame symbol)
4. Switch the slide valve (a) to heating and
the slide valve (b) to the desired output
setting. If the outside temperature is low,
switch to high setting.
Note: The Trumatic E heater has been tested
and approved for operation, also when the
vehicle is moving. The burner with fan
assistance guarantees satisfactory operation,
even under extremely windy conditions. It
may be necessary to observe respective,
country-specific regulations for the operation
of liquid gas appliances when the vehicle is
moving.
Move the slide valve (a) to middle position.
If the appliance is switched off after a heating
phase, the fan b
can continue running
a in order
to make use of the residual heat.
If the appliance is not used for a prolonged
period of time, mount the cowl cap, close
quick-acting valve in the gas supply line and
turn off gas cylinder.
Green indicator lamp "Operation"
(under rotary control knob)
When the appliance is switched on (heating
or ventilation) the green indicator lamp must
be illuminated (the fan is running). If the
indicator lamp is not illuminated, possibly
check the (main) switch. For this purpose
observe respective instructions of the vehicle
manufacturer.
During the heating operation, while the flame
is burning the green indicator lamp lights up
twice the intensity. This also makes it
possible to determine the instantaneous
switching point of the room temperature.
a
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In the event of faults, always contact the
Truma Service Centre, Tel.: 01283 511092
Important operating notes
1. If the cowl is positioned in the direct
vicinity of an opening window ( or hatch),
this window must remain closed during
the operation of the appliance (see
warning plate).
Fig. 1
Fuses
Fig. 1: The appliance fuses are situated on
the electronic P.C. board on the appliance.
Important note: Only replace the miniature
fuses F1 and F2 with a fuse of the same
type.
F1 = 3, 15 AF EN 60127-2-1 (fast)
F2 = 1, 25 AF EN 60127-2-2 (fast)
Red indicator lamp "Failure"
Should a failure occur, the red indicator is
illuminated permanently. Possible causes
for the failure can be e.g. no gas, insufficient
combustion air, heavily soiled rotor, defective
fuse etc. Deactivate by switching off and
then switching on again.
Flash operation indicates that the operating
voltage is too low or too high for the
appliance (charge battery, if necessary).
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2. The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust
gas double duct must be checked
regularly, particularly at the end of long
trips. Also check the mounting of the
appliance and the cowl.
3. Following a blow-back (misfire) always
have the exhaust gas system checked by
an expert!
4. If appliances are assembled on the
outside of the vehicle, regularly check the
flexible air ducts for damage. A damaged
duct could lead to exhaust gas entering
the vehicle.
5. Always keep the cowl for conducting
exhaust gas and supplying combustion
air, free from contamination (slush, leaves
etc.).
6. The installed temperature limiter shuts off
the gas supply if the appliance becomes
too hot. Therefore, do not shut the warm
air outlets and the opening for the
returning circulating air.
7. If the electronic control p.c.b. is defective,
return it well packed. If you fail to do so,
guarantee claims shall no longer be valid.
Only use original p.c.b. as a spare part!
The vehicle owner is the person
responsible for arranging the inspection
and the replacing of the parts.
8. For conducting the exhaust gas under the
floor, the vehicle floor must be sealed
tight. There must also be three open
sides beneath the vehicle floor to ensure
unhindered escape of the exhaust gas
(snow, aprons etc.).
9. Always mount the cover cap for the wall
cowl when the appliance is not being
used. This applies in particular when
washing the vehicle and for boats.
General safety notes
If the gas system is leaking or if there is a
smell of gas:
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extinguish all naked flames
do not smoke
switch off the appliances
shut off the gas cylinder
open the windows
do not actuate any electrical systems
have the entire system checked by an
expert.
1. Repairs may only be carried out by an
expert.
Equipment Details
Attention: A new O-ring must always be
installed after dismantling the exhaust duct.
2. Any alteration to the appliance (including
the exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of
spare parts and accessories which are
important to the function of the heater
and which are not original Truma parts, as
well as the non-observance of the
installation and operating instructions, will
lead to the cancelling of the guarantee
and exclusion of liability claims. It also
becomes illegal to use the appliance, and
in some countries this even makes it
illegal to use the vehicle.
3. The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30 mbar (or 28 mbar butane/37 mbar
propane) and must correspond to the
operating pressure of the appliance (see
name plate).
4. The respectively valid regulations must be
observed. For you own safety it is
absolutely necessary to have the
complete gas installation regularly
checked by an expert (every 2 years at
the latest).
5. Do not operate the appliance when
refuelling the vehicle and when in the
garage.
6. During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used
for some time), a slight amount of fumes
and smell may be noticed for a short
while. This can be remedied by running
the heater at maximum output and
ensuring adequate room ventilation.
7. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the
regulator is faulty and it is essential to
have it checked.
Always connect the pressure regulators to
the gas cylinders by hand, taking great care!.
For temperatures around O°C and below, the
regulators should be operated with a
defroster system (Eis-Ex). Inspect regulator
connection hoses regularly for signs of
weakness. For winter operation only use
special frost resistant hoses. Gas cylinders
must always be upright!
If the pressure regulator is exposed to
weather conditions - especially on trucks always make sure to protect the regulator
using the Truma protective cover (standard
accessory in truck attachment kit).
Air flow rate
High setting:
Low setting:
approx. 130 m3/h
approx. 77 m3/h
Current input at 12 V
High setting:
1.1 A
Low setting: 0.6 A
Current input at 24 V
High setting:
0.7 A
Low setting:
0.4 A
Standby:
0.01 A
Weight:
approx. 4.7 kg
Declaration of conformity:
The Trumatic E 2400 has been DVGW-tested
and complies with the EC gas appliance
guideline (90/396/EEC) as well as with the
associated EC guidelines. The following CE
Product Ident. Number: is available for EU
countries: CE-0085AO0008
General design approval of the federal office
for motor vehicles: S 260
Technical data
Type of gas: Liquid gas (propane/butane)
Operating pressure: 30 or 50 mbar (refer to
name plate)
Rated thermal output
High setting:
2400 W
Low setting:
1200 W
Gas consumption
High setting:
Low setting:
200 g/h
100 g/h
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Equipment Details
TRUMATIC C 3400/C 6000
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Attention: If the heater is not being used,
always drain the water contents if there is
a risk of frost. There shall be no claims
under guarantee for damage caused by
frost!
FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
The Trumatic C heater is operated with a
burner with fan assistance.
In winter operation the appliance
automatically selects the most favourable
burner level corresponding to the
temperature difference between the
temperature setting and the actual room
temperature. Model C 6000 has three power
levels (2000, 4000 and 6000 W).
Model C 3400 has two power levels (2000,
3400 W) Water filled in the storage water
heater is automatically heated as well.
In summer operation the water is heated at
the lowest burner level. When the water
temperature of 60° or 40° is reached the
burner switches off and the yellow indicator
lamp goes out.
In the standard models operation is also
possible without water contents. In the
special version with electric heating 230V
the appliance is only to be operated in the
“Summer operation” with water (this
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applies to both gas and electrical
operation).
If only the cold water system is being
operated, without using the water heater, the
heater tank also fills up with water. In order
to avoid damage by frost, the water
contents must be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve, also when the water
heater has not been used. As an alternative,
a shut-off valve (resistant to hot water) can
be installed upstream of the cold and hot
water connection.
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e
b
c
a
Attention: The water tank lining is food
proof. However, we do not recommend using
the water as drinking water!
CONTROL PANEL WITH THERMOSTAT
SWITCHING ON
a = Rotary control knob for room
temperature (illuminated by green
indictor lamp “Operation”)
1. Check that the cowl is not obstructed.
Always remove any covers.
b = Slide valve:
Heater + water heater
(Winter operation)
Off
Water heater
(Summer operation)
c = Slide valve for water temperature 60°
or 40°C (summer operation)
d = Red indicator lamp “Failure ”
e = Yellow indicator lamp
“Water heater heating up phase”
2. Turn on gas cylinder and open quickacting valve in the gas supply line.
3. Set slide valve (b) to “winter operation” or
“summer operation”.
4. In winter operation select required room
temperature at rotary control knob (a).
5. In summer operation set slide valve (c)
to required water temperature.
SWITCHING OFF
Set slide valve (b) to centre position. When
the appliance is switched off after a heating
phase, the fan may continue running in order
to utilize the residual heat.
Equipment Details
Always drain water contents if there is a
risk of frost!
If the appliance is not to be used for a
prolonged period, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line and turn off the
gas cylinder.
GREEN INDICATOR LAMP “OPERATION”
(UNDER ROTARY CONTROL KNOB)
When the appliance is switched on the green
indicator lamp is illuminated. If this indicator
lamp is not illuminated, consider the
provided (main) switch. For this purpose
observe the respective instructions of the
vehicle manufacturer.
FUSES
The appliance fuses are on the electronic
control unit on the appliance.
Important note: Only replace the miniature
fuses F1 and F2 on the electronic control
p.c.b. with fuses of the same type.
Flashing 1 x per second indicates insufficient
operating voltage, flashing 2 x per second
indicates that the operating voltage is too
high for the appliance.
FILLING THE BOILER
1. Ensure that the yellow lever on top of the
drain valve is in the horizontal (closed)
position.
2. Switch on power for water pump (main
switch or pump switch).
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3. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom, (set preselecting mixing taps
or single-lever fittings to “hot”). Leave
taps open until the water heater has
forced out air and filled up with water and
water is flowing out of the taps.
i
DRAINING THE WATER HEATER
1. Interrupt power for water pump (main
switch or pump switch).
F1 = 4 AT (slow action)
2. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom.
F2 = 0,5 AF (quick-action)
3. Set switch (9) to “0”.
Attention: The fuse F3 is only to be replaced
by an expert .
Lift the yellow lever on the drain valve to the
vertical (open) position.
RED INDICATOR LAMP “FAILURE”
There shall be no guarantee for damage
caused by frost!
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up
permanently if there is a failure. Possible
causes are: no gas, insufficient combustion
air, fuse failure etc. Deactivate by switching
off and then switching on again.
appliance via the water supply. Allow the
product to react and then thoroughly flush
out the appliance with plenty of fresh water.
MAINTENANCE
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
heater. This is best introduced into the
SPECIAL VERSION WITH ADDITIONAL
ELECTRIC HEATING 230 V, 450 W
i
= Rotary control knob On/Off
k = Yellow indicator lamp “Operation”
Set rotary control knob (i) for the electric
heating to marking “1”. The yellow indicator
lamp (k) lights up.
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Equipment Details
The water temperature cannot be
preselected. Automatic temperature limitation
is approx 70°C.
Note: To heat the water in the water heater
more quickly the appliance can be
simultaneously operated with gas and
electric power.
Attention: In “summer operation” the
appliance is only to be operated with water
(this applies to both gas and electrical
operation)!
THE TRUMA S 3002 P & S 3002
AUTO SPACE HEATER
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEATERS FITTED
WITH AUTOMATIC IGNITOR OR PIEZO
IGNITOR
Switching On
1. Open the valve on the gas cylinder. Open
quick-acting valve in gas supply line.
2. Turn control knob to thermostat setting
1-10 and press it down as far as the stop.
At the same time keep operating the
piezo ignitor rapidly until the flame ignites.
3. Keep the control knob depressed for a
further 10 seconds to allow the safety
pilot to operate.
4. (Piezo only) Watch through the flame
window for another 10 seconds to make
sure that the flame does not go out
through air in the supply pipe (caused by
the valve being closed or changing the
cylinder).
Attention: Always wait at least 2 minutes
before attempting to re-ignite, otherwise
there is a risk of blowbacks (misfiring).
This also applies if a working heater
goes out has to be re-lit.
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a = Control knob
b = Integrated control panel for
Trumavent fan TEB
c = Piezo ignitor or automatic ignitor
d = Flame observation window
e = Name plate (remove casing)
f = Thermostat probe
In the case of left-handed installation,
the parts are arranged on the other
side.
Equipment Details
Automatic Ignitor
Prior to first ignition, make sure that the
batteries have been inserted; observe
correct fit battery cassette (see changing
batteries).
Thermostat
Set the required room temperature at the
control knob (numbers 1-10). For an
average room temperature of approx. 22°C
we recommend setting:
3-5
Without the Trumavent Fan
(switched on)
4-8
With the Trumavent Fan
Switching Off
Set control knob to "0". If turning off for a
long period of time, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line. Close valve of
gas cylinder.
Important Operating Notes
1. If the gas supply line is filled with air, it
may take up to a minute before the gas
becomes available for combustion.
During this time depress the control knob
and continuously operate the piezo
ignitor until the flame ignites.
2. You will have to find out the exact
thermostat setting yourself, depending on
how much heat you need.
3. Repairs are only to be carried out by a
competent service engineer.
Attention: A new O-ring must always
be installed after dismantling the
exhaust duct.
4. Any alteration to the appliance (including
exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of
spare parts and accessories, which are
important to the function of the heater
and which are not original Truma parts, as
well as the non-observance of the
installation and operating instructions, will
lead to the cancelling of the guarantee
and exclusion of liability claim.
5. During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance, a certain amount of fumes and
a slight smell may be noticed for a short
while. Remedial action is to immediately
run the heater at maximum output and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
6. In winter, before switching on the heater,
remove all snow from the cowl.
7. Inspect the exhaust duct and all
connections at regular intervals and
always whenever there is a blowback
(misfire). It is essential that the exhaust
duct is installed so that it slopes upwards
over its whole length and is securely fixed
with several clamps. Never place any
object on the exhaust duct, since this
could result in damage. The exhaust
duct connection to both the heater and
the cowl must be firm and well sealed.
Do not operate heaters with incorrectly
fitted or damaged exhaust ducts.
8. Never allow the warm air outlet on the
heater to be obstructed in any way. For
instance never hang washing on or in
front of the heater to dry. Misusing your
heater in this way could cause serious
damage from overheating. Do not place
flammable objects near the heater.
Please follow these guidelines in the
interest of your own safety.
9. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off while burning, it is likely
that the regulator is faulty and it is
essential to have it checked.
10.Cleaning (with switched off appliance): It
is recommended that at least once a year,
before the heating season starts, you
remove any dust that has collected on
the heat exchanger base plate.
Technical Data:
Type of gas:
Liquid gas
(propane/butane)
Operating pressure:
30mbar (28mbar
butane, 37mbar
propane)
Rated thermal output: 3400W
Gas consumption:
30-280 g/h
Product Indent.
No: CE-0085AP0325
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Equipment Details
Automatic Ignitor
Power consumption:
Operating voltage:
50 MA (ignition)
0.01 MA
(monitoring)
3V
CHANGING OF BATTERIES
Changing the Batteries on the Automatic
Ignitor
Only change the batteries with the heater
switched off.
Always insert new batteries at the beginning
of the heating season.
Only use temperature resistant (+70°C), leakproof Mignon round cells (LR 6, AA, AM 3,
Art. no. 30010-23600). Other batteries could
lead to malfunctions!
TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC HEATING
FOR TRUMATIC S 3002 (P)
The electric heater can also be operated
without the Trumavent fans.
If the heater is operated simultaneously with
electricity and gas, the electrical unit will
switch itself off before overheating occurs
as a result of the stronger gas burner.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Important: Before operating the heater for
the first time it is essential to observe the
operating instructions enclosed with the
heater.
Switching on
Warning: Before switching on, ensure that
the fuse protection for the power supply of
the camp site is sufficient for the selected
power setting (b) (see Technical Data).
Important: The electric feed line for the
motorhome must be fully wound up in the
cable drum.
2. Push slide switch (a) to the "ON" position.
a = Slide switch: ON - OFF
b = Slide switch
power settings:
500 - 1000 - 2000 W
c = Rotary control knob for room
temperature (illuminated by green
indicator lamp "operation")
3. Set rotary control knob (c) to the desired
room temperature.
Control panel with thermostat
1. Push slide switch (b) to the required
power setting.
Unclip front of heater, slide up battery cover
to reveal battery. Change the batteries.
Observe plus/minus.
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Equipment Details
Switching off
TECHNICAL DATA
Push slide switch (a) to the "OFF" position.
Power supply: 230 V ~, 50 Hz
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
Power consumption at power setting:
500 W: 2,2 A 1000W: 4,5 A 2000 W: 8,5 A
1. Repairs may only be carried out by an
expert.
Weight: approx. 2 kg
2. Under no circumstances should the hot
air outlet be blocked. Never hang clothes
or similar in front of or on top of the
heater to dry. This could cause serious
damage to the heater as a result of
overheating. Do not place inflammable
materials near the heater! Please observe
these instructions for your own safety.
3. When operating a brand new heater for
the first time (or after it has been idle for
a lengthy period) you may temporarily
notice a slight smoke and smell. We
advise running the heater at full power
and thoroughly ventilating the room
4. Any modifications to the appliance or the
use of spare parts and accessories
important for the operation, which are not
original Truma parts, or non-observance
of the instructions for installation and use
will result in the guarantee becoming
invalid and no liability will be assumed.
Furthermore, the approval for operating
the appliance will become invalid and in
some countries also the approval for
operating the vehicle.
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Equipment Details
BUTTERFLY OUTLETS
SEAT SWIVEL
The butterfly plate may be opened or closed
to control the quantity of air and may also be
twisted around to control direction.
The operation of some seats swivels may
require the handbrake to be released. If this
is necessary, please ensure that the engine is
switched off and the vehicle is in gear.
For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the
heater should be closed more than those
further away.
Re-engage the handbrake and take the
vehicle out of gear as soon as the seat has
been rotated.
SIDE (SLIDING) LOCKER
Some models are provided with exterior
access locker doors. These are suitable for
storing external equipment.
Front Swivel Seat
Butterfly Outlet
Side (sliding) Locker
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Equipment Details
FREE STANDING TABLE
ROOF LIGHTS
Note: The free standing table legs have a
positive locking mechanism. Care must be
taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
which is closed first locks into the second
position.
When opening the roof lights, care must be
taken to release the locking mechanism as
the unit is raised.
When engaging legs in down position the
mechanism must be positively locked down.
Roof lights provide 12,500mm2 of fixed
ventilation each.
CAUTION!
When erecting the free standing table,
be careful to avoid trapping fingers.
WINDOWS
Roof lights must be fully closed when driving.
Table Securing Clip
To lock table, push clip to rail.
Some opening windows have two catch
positions. The first position is for ventilation
the second seals the window from ventilation
and rain.
HEKI-1 ROOF LIGHT (SEITZ)
To open the lift/tilt roof light, turn the hand
crank until a resistance is felt - maximum
angle of opening 70°.
To close the lift/tilt roof light, turn the hand
crank until the glass pane is lying in position,
then turn for another 2-3 turns to lock the
roof completely. Check the roof is completely
locked (lift the glass by hand).
Only use the tilt mechanism when the roof is
in the closed locked position.
Always use two hands to tilt the roof light
Heki-1 roof lights give no fixed ventilation.
NOT TO SCALE
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Equipment Details
A cover hood can be fitted for winter
protection.
Heki-2 roof lights provide 13,200mm2 of fixed
ventilation.
Close the roof light completely before driving.
Do not operate whilst the vehicle is moving.
Do not stand on the roof light.
Do not leave your vehicle whilst the roof light
is open.
THE OMNIVENT (12V) ROOFLIGHT
Heki-2 Roof Light
HEKI-2 ROOF LIGHT (SEITZ)
The lift/tilt roof light can be set in 3 positions
by means of pneumatic springs.
The Omnivent is a double glazed rooflight
constructed from a synthetic ultra-violet
screened material. Its side operating
mechanism allows a completely free central
opening with built-in fixed ventilation when
closed.
Position 1 lifts the pane 12mm without
allowing rain to enter the motorhome.
Red Switch = Mode of Operation
Induction (IN)
Expel (OUT)
Position 2 sets the pane to a 150mm opening
and locks with a bar.
Black Switch = Speed Control
Position 3 opens the pane through 55°.
A fully adjustable flyscreen and black-out
screen are built into the inner frame. The
flyscreen can be drawn independently and
the black-out screen is variable for partial or
full black-out.
Forced ventilation functions via a brush lined
duct instead of a ventilated pane.
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IN
OFF
OUT
1, 2 and 3
Omnivents give no fixed ventilation when set
on induction.
ASH FRAMED DOORS
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due to
the use of natural wood, that warping may
occur. This should not detract from the
correct functioning of items fitted in the
motorhome.
SHOWER
When using the shower, always ensure that
the shower curtain is fully drawn thus
avoiding water spray on unprotected areas.
Modifications - DIY ................................................................. 72
Motorhome Exterior ............................................................... 72
Motorhome Interior ................................................................ 73
MOTORHOME
CARE
Chassis and Rear Axle ........................................................... 74
Exhaust Systems .................................................................... 74
Winterisation/Storage ............................................................ 74
Motorhome Care
MODIFICATIONS - DIY WORK
Owners need to be aware that carrying out
DIY modifications to your motorhome may in
certain instances, invalidate the warranty
cover and could also affect the safety and
structure of the motorhome.
Before carrying out any DIY work within the
warranty period (3/5) years please check
with your nearest Swift Group dealer or
contact Supercare customer services on
01482 875740 for advice.
MOTORHOME EXTERIOR
PAINTWORK
The exterior of your coachbuilt motorhome is
finished with glass reinforced plastic (GRP)
which is very durable and easy to clean
owing to its smooth finish. GRP is now used
extensively in modern motorhome
construction and if cared for properly will
enhance the appearance of your vehicle. To
maintain a showroom finish wash the
motorhome regularly with a mild detergent,
rinse with cold water and leather off. A good
quality, silicon free car wax may be applied
which will make washing even easier.
Under no circumstances use any abrasive
cleaning agents on the exterior of your
motorhome. Stubborn stains may be
removed by using a soft cloth and a mild
detergent.
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WARNING: Overzealous use of
detergents may loosen the decals
and/or badges.
ACRYLIC WINDOWS
WARNING: Care should be taken as the
silicon in some polishes can attack the
rubber used on the exterior for seals
and gaskets.
Keeping your acrylic windows sparkling:
MOULDINGS
Some mouldings are anodised aluminium
and will retain their lustre for a long period if
no abrasive materials are used to clean
them. If your motorhome is subjected to
constant changes of temperature, mastic
may seep from joints between the
mouldings. Any excess that appears can be
removed by simply wiping with a soft cloth.
WARNING: Do not wash motorhome
with a high pressure washer. These can
cause permanent damage to the seals
of your motorhome.
The windows in your motorhome are fully
double glazed and with care will remain
sparkling and scratch-free.
Small Scratches: For small scratches use a
liquid metal polish or a proprietary acrylic
polish of a suitable grade dependent upon
the severity of the scratches.
Cleaning: Wash down as you would your
car. Do not use a sponge on dirty windows.
When all dirt has been removed, dry with a
leather or similar type cloth. The catches
and stays do not require lubricating.
Removing Tar: Use a proprietary tar
remover on your double glazed windows,
it is obtainable from most leading car
accessory or Do-It-Yourself shops.
Do not use petrol or other chemicals.
Motorhome Care
MOTORHOME INTERIOR
SIDE WALLS AND ROOF LINING
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth and a
very mild detergent is all that is needed.
SOFT FURNISHINGS
These should be vacuumed occasionally to
remove grit and sand and help to keep its
smart appearance and ensure long life. The
upholstery can be cleaned with a mild,
reputable upholstery cleaner. It is
recommended that the curtains are dry
cleaned only.
WORK SURFACES
Work surfaces are made with heat resistant
tops.
Note: You should not stand very hot items
on any of the work surfaces, especially
models with plastic moulded sink and
drainers.
CUPBOARD CATCHES
It is advisable to lightly oil all cupboard
catches, sliding bolts, telescopic bed slides
and hinges from time to time.
BATHROOM, SHOWER ROOM AND
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
All the Thermoplastic parts in these areas
have easy clean surfaces. To ensure long life
and prevent damage you must not use any
cleaning materials at all and ensure water
temperatures do not exceed 70°C, (putting
cold water in first is suggested). After every
use it is essential that you rinse with clean
water only and wipe with a soft damp cloth.
Failure to follow these simple instructions
may result in premature failure or cracking
which will not be covered by any guarantees
(including extended warranties).
CONDENSATION
FURNITURE
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth should
be all that is required. Polishing with a
proprietary brand of wax polish enhances
and maintains furniture in showroom
condition. Follow these guidelines to ensure
your investment is receiving the very best
attention.
It must be remembered that because the
frames of the doors are made of ash, which
is a natural product, they can be affected by
temperature and humidity and may bow
under certain conditions. As conditions
change they may revert to their original
positions.
Condensation will always occur when
humidity inside your motorhome exceeds 60
per cent. Correct heating and ventilating of
your motorhome will help to control
condensation. We therefore recommend that
you make sure your motorhome is heated
and ventilated correctly at all times of the
year, particularly in inclement or very wet
weather. It will assist in reducing
condensation if the windows are left in the
night latch position.
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Motorhome Care
CHASSIS AND REAR AXLE
Some models are built on Fiat Ducato or
Peugeot Boxer base vehicles, the chassis of
which has been converted by Al-Ko. This
conversion provides a hot dipped galvanised
steel chassis coupled with a wide track rear
axle utilising steel torsion bar suspension,
imparting vastly improved stability and road
holding. The rear axle is provided with a
grease nipple at either side. Apply grease
every 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) or at
least once a year.
Al-Ko EXHAUST SYSTEM
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted
utilising an Al-Ko modified tail pipe, available
through your approved dealer.
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted to all
other models, with the addition of a Swift
Group tail pipe.
WINTERISATION/STORAGE
This is probably an opportune moment to
arrange for the motorhome to have its
annual service at your appointed dealer.
The following applies wherever your
motorhome is stored particularly during the
winter months.
Do not park near trees or larch type fences,
due to possible wind damage.
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Keep any grass around the floor of the
motorhome short, to maintain air flow and
stop any possible damp getting into the
motorhome.
It is advised that the motorhome is ventilated
regularly throughout the winterisation/
storage period, opening windows, doors and
rooflight when possible.
General
All moving parts should be checked for free
operation.
Clean all cooking appliances and refrigerator.
Wheels and Tyres
Do not store in one position with partially
deflated tyres. The tyre walls will suffer and
present a real danger of blow outs,
especially when travelling at faster speeds
than are allowed in the UK.
The wheels should be turned every couple of
weeks.
If you are removing the wheels, follow the
jacking procedure for changing a wheel.
Water System
Leave furniture doors and lockers open to
allow air to circulate fully.
The Truma water heater MUST be drained to
prevent frost damage. The drain plug, which
is on the outside of the flue cowl, should be
unscrewed to permit draining. When the plug
reaches the end of the thread the plug can
be pulled out a small distance, yet still be
retained in the thread and permit draining to
occur. To allow the system and the tank to
drain effectively, open ALL hot and cold taps
while the heater is still warm.
Soft Furnishings
Remove shower head.
Clean and dust the upholstery and if
possible remove before placing the
motorhome into winter storage. Alternatively,
stand the cushions on their edges to allow
circulation of air. This will reduce the
possibility of dampness from condensation.
The Thetford Cassette porta potti is easily
winterised for storage. Empty the fresh water
tank using the drain tube/fresh water tank
level indicator (level indicator on electronic
models only). Pull the lever indicator/drain
tube down from top plug position and
outward through door opening to drain water
from the tank.
Lubrication should be carried out at the
points illustrated in the general notes on
chassis maintenance.
Charge the on-board battery every
2 months.
Leave the refrigerator door open.
Keep curtains or blinds closed, to minimise
fading of furniture.
Motorhome Care
Empty the water fill funnel by pulling the
bottle away from tank. Remove the small
water cap on the filler bottom, allowing water
to drain from the water funnel.
Do not tighten caps, this helps in keeping
unit dry.
The pour out spout and vent plug can be
removed. Seals should be greased if
necessary with acid-free vaseline.
Remove the drain stop plugs on the fresh
water pipes. These are located through the
floor on the underside of the motorhome.
If a fresh water tank is fitted, drain the tank
via underfloor drain tap/plug.
Leave the drain plugs and taps open.
The motorhome may be left in this condition
over winter or until ready to use. It is
recommended to leave the taps in the open
position during storage.
Recommissioning the Water System
Fill the fresh water tank on the Thetford
Cassette porta potti (certain models only)
using a hose or jerrycan until the water in the
funnel reaches the neck. Tank capacity is 15
litres. Aqua Rinse may be added to improve
cleaning of bowl and flushing of unit.
Replace cap. Swing back the water fill funnel
until it touches the water tank.
Add Aqua Kem (100 ml) into the Cassette (or
120 ml if using Aqua Kem Bio) through the
pour out spout. Add small amount of water
through the pour out spout and replace the
cap.
Close the cold taps and ensure all the drain
plugs are fitted.
It is advisable after storage to flush the water
system initially with a sterilising agent (such
as Milton), and then with water repeating
until the system is well flushed through.
Connect the pump.
Fill the system with water until water flows
freely from the hot taps. About 2 gallons of
water will be required. Close the hot taps.
Appliances
Before starting motor caravanning after
storage, check all gas appliances and
electrical points.
Note: Preferably not less than once a year,
the electrical installation should be inspected
and tested by a qualified electrician.
After storage it is advisable to air the
motorhome and clean throughout, especially
cooking appliances and the refrigerator.
Replace the bedding and wheels if they were
removed for storage.
Important
Always follow the manufacturer's
recommended procedures after use of fitted
equipment in the motorhome and before
storing for any length of time.
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Swift Group Spares and After Sales.......................................78
Repair Facilities ...................................................................... 78
USEFUL
INFORMATION
Caravan Clubs ..........................................................................79
Motoring Organisations ...........................................................79
Trade Association.....................................................................79
Useful Information
MOTORHOME INFORMATION
Date of purchase ........................................
Supplying dealer ........................................
CAB Chassis No ........................................
Motorhome Serial No .................................
SWIFT GROUP SPARES AND
AFTER SALES
There are numerous items available from
your dealer in the specially packaged ‘Swift
Group Spares’, ranging from door catches
through to spare wheels and touch-up
paints. Please note that all after sales
enquiries must be directed through your
supplying dealer. The after sales service at
the factory is geared to support our dealer
network as is the service provided by
appliance manufacturers.
NB Please remember to quote chassis
number when ordering any items from your
dealer.
CUSTOMER CARE
The times for contacting Customer Care by
telephone are: 9am to 4pm Monday to
Thursday and 9am to 12.45pm Friday.
Tel: 01482 875740 Fax: 01482 840861.
E-mail: supercare@swiftleisure.co.uk
Swift Group Website
www.swiftleisure.co.uk
Swift Group E-Mail Sales Enquiry
enquiry@swiftleisure.co.uk
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REPAIR FACILITIES
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer
a major accident with your motorhome it is
comforting to know that Swift has a
completely separate repair shop facility
where their fully trained experts will
undertake all types of major damage repair
work.
Repairs of a minor nature should be referred
first to your local dealer.
Useful Information
The enjoyment of your motorhome can be
greatly enhanced by membership of one or
more of the various caravanning, motoring
and holiday clubs. Here are some useful
addresses:
CLUBS
MOTORING ORGANISATIONS
TRADE ASSOCIATION
The Caravan Club
East Grinstead House
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 1UA
Tel: 01342 326944
Automobile Association (AA)
Fanum House
Basingstoke
Hants. RG1 2EA
Tel: 0990 448866
www.theaa.co.uk
e-mail: customer.services@theaa.com
National Caravan Council
Catherine House
Victoria Road
Aldershot
Hampshire GU11 1SS
Tel: 01252 318251
www.martex.co.uk/ncc
e-mail: mail@martex.co.uk
The Camping and Caravanning Club
Greenfields House
Westwood Way
Coventry
West Midlands
Tel: 01203 694995
RAC Motoring Services
RAC House
M1 Cross
Brent Terrace
London NW2 1BX
Tel: 0990 722722
Green Flag National Breakdown
PO Box 300
1 Cotes Lane
Leeds LS99 2LZ
Tel: 0345 670345
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Index
A
After Sales Support ......................................78
Arrival at Site ................................................13
Awnings/Tents ..............................................14
B
Battery ..........................................................26
Battery Charger ............................................28
Before moving off ...........................................6
Butterfly Outlets............................................68
C
Caravan Clubs ..............................................79
CEC 225 Unit................................................27
Changing a Wheel ........................................10
Codes of Conduct ..........................................2
Camp Sites.................................................2
Coastal Code .............................................4
Country Code.............................................4
Connecting Services ....................................15
Corner Steadies............................................14
Cramer Hob ..................................................50
D
Distribution Panel KT9M5.............................29
Doors ............................................................70
E
Electrical Systems ........................................25
Battery ......................................................26
Battery Charger ........................................28
Distribution Panel KT9M5 ........................29
Fuses (12V)...............................................29
Generator Guidelines ...............................30
Mains Unit ................................................27
Power System (12V) .................................28
Transformer/Charger KT12SM .................28
Electricity ......................................................21
En Route .........................................................9
Equipment Power Consumption ..................24
F
Fire ................................................................12
Fuses ............................................................29
G
Gas ...............................................................18
Butane Gas ..............................................19
Propane Gas ............................................19
Regulators ................................................19
Gas Safety ....................................................20
Generator Guidelines....................................30
Grills.........................................................45/47
H
Heating .........................................................59
Hobs...................................................45/46/50
L
Levelling the Vehicle .....................................14
Loading the Vehicle ........................................6
M
Mains Inlet Cable..........................................23
Mains Unit (CEC 225) ...................................27
Motorhome Care ..........................................71
Chassis/Rear Axle ....................................74
Exhaust System .......................................74
Exterior .....................................................72
Interior ......................................................73
Modifications............................................72
Winterisation/Storage...............................74
Motoring Organisations ................................79
O
Overseas Connections .................................22
P
Payload Allowance .........................................6
Positioning the Motorhome ..........................14
Power System (12V) .....................................28
Preparing for the Road ...................................5
R
Refrigerators .................................................35
Repair Facilities ............................................78
Rooflights......................................................69
Roof Loading ..................................................7
S
Safety & Security ..........................................11
Security.........................................................12
Shower..........................................................70
Side Locker...................................................68
Space Heaters ..............................................59
Spares...........................................................78
Spare Wheel Removal ..................................10
Stoves DIT 500 Cooker ................................46
Stoves Oven .................................................44
Stoves Vanette Hob & Grill ...........................45
Swivel Seats .................................................68
T
Table .............................................................69
Technically Permissible Laden Mass..............6
Thermal Insulation .......................................24
Thetford Cassette C-200..............................52
Thetford Porta Potti ......................................55
Toilets............................................................52
Trade Association .........................................79
Transformer/Charger KT12SM......................28
Travel Catch..................................................43
Truma 3002...................................................64
Truma E2400.................................................59
Truma Ultraheat ............................................66
Turma Ultrastore ...........................................32
Trumatic C3400 & C6000 .............................62
Tyres................................................................7
U
Useful Information ........................................78
V
Ventilation .....................................................12
W
Water System ...............................................16
Water Pump (Shurflo) ...................................32
Water Pump (Whale).....................................32
Weights ...........................................................6
Windows .......................................................69
Winterisation/Storage ...................................74
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Swift Group Limited
Dunswell Road, Cottingham,
East Yorkshire HU16 4JX
Tel: (01482) 875740
e-mail: enquiry@swiftleisure.co.uk
web site: www.swiftleisure.co.uk
© 2000 SWIFT GROUP LTD
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Quality with Style
SWIFT MOTORHOMES, DUNSWELL ROAD, COTTINGHAM, EAST YORKSHIRE HU16 4JX.
TEL: 01482 875740 FAX: 01482 840082
e-mail: enquiry@supercare.co.uk website: www.swiftmotorhomes.co.uk
Issued September 2000
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