Audiovox ACC-40 Operating instructions

TO THE OWNER
Congratulations! We welcome you to the exciting world of motor home travel and camping. You will
find it convenient and enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you choose to go.
Your Ultimate Freedom motor home has been carefully designed, engineered and manufactured to provide dependability as well as safety. Before sliding into the driver’s seat, take a few minutes to become
familiar with operations and features. This manual was prepared to aid you in the proper care and operation
of the vehicle and equipment. We urge you to read it completely. In addition, spend some time with the
dealer when you take delivery, you will want to learn all you can about your new motor home.
Your new Ultimate Freedom motor home is covered by a factory warranty against defects in material
and workmanship. This warranty should be validated at once and returned to the factory by your dealer.
Read and understand all instructions and precautions in this manual before operating your new motor
home. Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled NOTE, CAUTION and WARNING. These terms
alert you to precautions that can involve risk to your vehicle or to your personal safety. Read and follow
them carefully.
NOTE: Indicates a special point of information.
CAUTION
Indicates that a failure to observe can
cause damage to vehicle or equipment
.
WARNING
This symbol is used to alert you to
precautions that involve your personal safety as well as vehicle damage. Read and follow them carefully.
September, 1998
054185-K6-000
OWNER’S NAME
STREET ADDRESS
CITY AND STATE (OR PROVINCE IN CANADA)
MOTOR HOME SERIAL NUMBER
VEHICLE CHASSIS IDENTIFICATION NO. (VIN)
DATE OF DELIVERY TO FIRST RETAIL PURCHASER
VEHICLE MILEAGE AT TIME OF DELIVERY
SELLING DEALER NAME AND ADDRESS
TANK CAPACITIES
Freightliner Diesel Chassis Fuel Tank ..........................................125 gal. (dual tanks)
LP Gas Tank..................................................................................31 gal. (39 gal. w.c.)
Fresh Water Tank ................................................................................................99 gal.
Water Heater .......................................................................................................10 gal.
Black Water Holding Tank (Toilet).....................................................................50 gal.
Gray Water Holding Tank (Galley, Shower & Lavatory) ...................................54 gal.
*LP Gas tank capacity shown is the usable “full” LP gas capacity, which is 80% of the tank
manufacturer’s listed water capacity (w.c. shown in parenthesis). An LP tank must have at least 20% of
tank volume free to allow for expansion and proper vaporization of the liquid fuel. The tank is also
equipped with mandatory safety shut-off equipment that prevents filling above this level.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
About This Manual ............................... 0-1
Freightliner Chassis Guide.................... 0-1
Caterpillar Diesel Engine Manual......... 0-1
Owner’s InfoCase ................................. 0-2
Options and Equipment ........................ 0-2
Before Driving ...................................... 0-1
Service Assistance ................................ 0-2
Warranty................................................ 0-2
Drinking and Driving............................ 0-2
Reporting Safety Defects ...................... 0-2
Vehicle Certification Label ................... 0-3
Exterior Feature Identification.............. 0-4
SECTION 1: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General Warnings.................................. 1-1
Driving .................................................. 1-1
Fuel & LP Gas ...................................... 1-2
LP Gas Leaks ....................................... 1-3
LP Gas Alarm ....................................... 1-3
Electrical ............................................... 1-4
Loading ................................................. 1-4
Maintenance.......................................... 1-4
Formaldehyde Warning......................... 1-5
Carbon Monoxide Warning................... 1-5
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ...................... 1-5
Emergency Exit Window ...................... 1-6
Fire Extinguisher................................... 1-6
Smoke Alarm ........................................ 1-6
SECTION 2: DRIVING YOUR MOTOR
HOME
Before Entering Vehicle........................ 2-1
Before Driving Vehicle ......................... 2-1
“Key One” Lock System....................... 2-2
Fuel Selection ....................................... 2-2
Fuel Fill................................................. 2-2
Fuel Tank Capacity ............................... 2-2
Starting and Stopping Engine ............... 2-2
Engine Block Heater ............................. 2-3
Parking Brake ....................................... 2-3
Exhaust Braking System ....................... 2-4
Hazard Warning Lights ......................... 2-4
Door Locks and Handles....................... 2-4
Keyless Entry System ........................... 2-5
Entrance Step ........................................ 2-6
Entrance Stepwell Cover....................... 2-7
Power Mirrors ....................................... 2-8
Rearview Monitor System .................... 2-9
Seats ...................................................... 2-9
Seat Belts ............................................ 2-10
Child Restraints................................... 2-11
Instrument Panel ................................. 2-13
Multi-Function Signal Lever .............. 2-14
Steering Tilt/Telescope ....................... 2-14
Cruise Control..................................... 2-14
Comfort Controls ................................ 2-15
Heating............................................. 2-15
Defrosting ........................................ 2-15
Ventilation........................................ 2-15
Air Conditioning .............................. 2-15
Sound System ..................................... 2-16
Compact Disc (CD) Changer.............. 2-16
Auxiliary Start Switch......................... 2-17
Auxiliary Battery Switch .................... 2-17
CB Radio Wiring ................................ 2-17
Coach Leveling System ...................... 2-18
Slideout Room Extension ................... 2-18
SECTION 3: IN CASE OF DRIVING
EMERGENCY
Hazard Flashers..................................... 3-1
If You Get A Flat Tire........................... 3-1
Recovery Towing .................................. 3-1
Jump Starting ........................................ 3-2
Connecting a Battery Charger............... 3-3
Engine Overheat ................................... 3-3
SECTION 4: TRAVELING WITH YOUR
MOTOR HOME
Loading the Vehicle .............................. 4-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment ................... 4-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ............ 4-1
Maximum Occupancy........................... 4-2
Roof Loading ........................................ 4-2
Car or Trailer Towing ........................... 4-2
Pre-Travel Checklist ............................. 4-3
Travel Tips ............................................ 4-3
Severe Weather Information ................. 4-4
Nighttime Driving................................. 4-5
Mountain Driving ................................. 4-5
Campsite Selection ............................... 4-6
Leveling ................................................ 4-6
Effects of Prolong Occupancy .............. 4-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Humidity and Condensation ................. 4-7
SECTION 5: LP GAS SYSTEM
LP Gas Supply ..................................... 5-1
Safe Use of LP Gas System .................. 5-1
How LP Gas Works .............................. 5-1
Selecting Fuel Types ............................. 5-2
LP Tank System .................................... 5-2
Refilling Tank ....................................... 5-3
Air in the LP Gas Tank ......................... 5-3
Traveling with LP Gas .......................... 5-3
Regulator............................................... 5-4
LP Gas Leaks ........................................ 5-5
Winter Use of LP Gas ........................... 5-5
SECTION 6: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
110-Volt AC System ............................. 6-1
External Power Cord (Shoreline).......... 6-1
Connecting the Shoreline...................... 6-2
PowerLine Energy Management
System................................................ 6-3
Power Converter System ...................... 6-3
Inverter/Charger .................................... 6-3
110-Volt Circuit Breakers ..................... 6-4
Charging Section................................... 6-4
Thermal Overload Protector ................. 6-5
110-Volt Receptacles (Outlets) ............. 6-5
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI)................................................ 6-5
Auxiliary 110-Volt Generator
Operating Instructions........................ 6-6
12-Volt DC System ............................... 6-8
12-Volt Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...... 6-8
Solar Charger Panel .............................. 6-9
Battery Information............................... 6-9
Chassis (Starting) Battery ..................... 6-9
House Batteries ................................... 6-10
Battery Storage and Maintenance ....... 6-10
Trailer Wiring Connector .................... 6-11
SECTION 7: PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Fresh Water System .............................. 7-1
Filling Water Tank ................................ 7-1
Fresh Water Tank Capacity ................... 7-1
Water Pump........................................... 7-2
Water Pump Switch............................... 7-2
Accumulator Tank................................. 7-2
Disinfecting Water Tank ....................... 7-3
External (City Water) Connector .......... 7-4
Water Purifier System ........................... 7-4
Shower Hose Vaccum Breaker ............. 7-5
Exterior Shower .................................... 7-5
Waste Water System ............................. 7-5
Dumping Holding Tanks....................... 7-5
Flushing Black Water Holding Tank..... 7-6
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups........... 7-6
Utility Light .......................................... 7-7
Water Drain Valves ............................... 7-7
Anode Rod Replacement ...................... 7-8
Tank Capacities..................................... 7-9
SECTION 8: APPLIANCES AND
INTERIOR FEATURES
Refrigerators & Ice Makers ..........8-1 - 8-5
LP Gas Cook Top.................................. 8-5
Microwave Convection Oven ............... 8-6
Range Hood .......................................... 8-6
Monitor Panel ....................................... 8-6
Tank Levels, Checking.......................... 8-7
Water Pump Switch .............................. 8-7
Battery Conditioner Meter .................... 8-7
Dishwasher ........................................... 8-7
Washer-Dryer ........................................ 8-7
Water Heater ......................................... 8-8
Water Heater By-Pass Valve ............... 8-10
LP Gas Furnace................................... 8-11
Thermostat .......................................... 8-11
Central Air Conditioner ...................... 8-12
Air Conditioner Filter ......................... 8-12
TV Antenna......................................... 8-12
TV Signal Amplifier ........................... 8-13
Digital Satellite System ...................... 8-14
Video Control Center .......................... 8-14
Exterior Entertainment Center ........... 8-15
Cable TV Hook-Up ............................ 8-15
Central Vacuum Cleaner ..................... 8-15
Bedroom Radio ................................... 8-16
Sleeping Facilities
Couch-Bed Conversion.................... 8-16
Fresh Water Toilet............................... 8-16
Power Roof Vents .............................. 8-17
Slider Windows................................... 8-18
SECTION 9: CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Roof ...................................................... 9-1
Underbody ............................................ 9-1
Exterior ................................................. 9-1
Stripes and Decals, care of.................... 9-1
Compartment Doors.............................. 9-2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Interior Maintenance
Upholstery, Carpeting and
Draperies .................................9-2, 9-3
Cabinets ............................................. 9-3
Tables and Countertops...................... 9-3
Vinyl Wallboard ................................. 9-3
Stainless Steel Sink ............................ 9-3
Bathroom ........................................... 9-4...
Doors and Windows9-4
Vehicle Maintenance
Chassis Service and Maintenance...... 9-4
Engine Access.............................9-4, 9-5
Diesel Fuel/Water Separator ............. 9-5
Engine Cooling System ..................... 9-5
Tires ................................................... 9-5
Suspension Alignment and Tire
Balance............................................ 9-6
Windshield Washers and Wipers........ 9-6
Lights ................................................. 9-6
Automotive 12-Volt Circuit Breakers 9-6
SECTION 10: STORING YOUR MOTOR
HOME
Preparing Vehicle for Storage ............. 10-1
Cold Weather Storage
(Winterizing)........................10-1 to 10-3
RV Antifreeze Winterization Systems 10-4
Removal from Storage ........................ 10-6
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new
Ultimate Freedom motor home, which has been
carefully designed, engineered and quality built
by Winnebago Industries, Inc.
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Please read this operator’s manual completely to understand how everything in your coach
works before taking it on its “maiden voyage.”
This manual is a guide to safe operation of the
features, equipment and controls in this coach.
Some equipment, such as the vehicle chassis and
certain electronic systems or appliances, have
their own comprehensive, manufacturer supplied
manuals or information sheets which describe
operation of these products in great detail. This
manual will refer you to the manufacturer’s information included in your Owner INFOCASE
whenever necessary.
SUBJECT ICONS - To make it easier for you
to find information you’re looking for, we have
placed convenient, pictorial symbols called
“icons” beside many of the subject headings in
this manual. The icons correspond to the subject
matter of the section. These icons were designed
similar to the familiar international symbols
which identify public facilities such as restrooms
and handicap access. There are several examples
of icons on this page.
PAGE ICONS - The icons at the upper corners of each page correspond to the primary content of each main section of the manual, such as
LP Gas, Electrical, Plumbing, etc. This means
you can flip through the manual either forward or
backward and know exactly which main section
you are looking for just by watching the icons at
the top of the page. This means less paging back
and forth.
We also urge you to read the complete
Chassis Operating Guide provided by the
chassis maker and all other operating information provided by our equipment suppliers
and manufacturers. This is contained in your
Owner INFOCASE.
This manual should be kept in the vehicle at
all times for personal reference. The operator’s
manual, INFOCASE and chassis operating guide
are to be considered permanent components of
this vehicle. They should remain in the vehicle
when sold to provide the next owner with important safety, operating and maintenance information.
NOTE: The descriptions, illustrations, and specifications in this manual were correct at
the time of printing. We reserve the right
to change specifications or design without notice, and without incurring obligation to install the same on products
previously manufactured.
FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS
OPERATING GUIDE
Throughout this manual, frequent reference
is made to the vehicle chassis operating guide.
The chassis guide is the operator’s manual provided by Freightliner, the manufacturer of the
chassis on which this motor home is built. Consult the chassis guide for operating safety and
maintenance instructions pertaining to the chassis section of the motor home.
CATERPILLAR DIESEL
ENGINE MANUAL
The diesel engine in your coach is built by the
Caterpillar Engine Division of the respected
Catepillar company. Consult the Caterpillar
Operation and Maintenance Manual for information on all engine related topics such as engine
maintenance, fluid level checks, capacities, and
service parts, etc.
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INTRODUCTION
OWNER’S INFOCASE
Your InfoCase contains information supplied
by manufacturers of individual appliances and
equipment installed in your motor home.
Consult this information regarding the operation and care of appliances, accessories and special equipment.
OPTIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Some equipment described in this manual
may not apply to your coach.
SERVICE AND
ASSISTANCE
Your Ultimate Freedom dealer will be glad to
provide any additional information you need, as
well as answer any questions you might have
about operating the equipment in your motor
home. When it comes to service, remember that
your dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality maintenance and any other
assistance that you may require during your ownership of this vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling,
however, you may take your motor home to any
Winnebago or Itasca dealership and they will assist you.
BEFORE DRIVING
Before sitting in the driver’s seat, always
check around your vehicle to be sure you have
proper clearance for maneuvering. If necessary,
have a passenger help guide you out of a difficult
parking space.
Although your coach features automotive
conveniences like power steering and power
brakes, driving a motor home is different from
driving a car. A motor home is larger and heavier
than an automobile, so it requires more stopping
and passing distance, and more parking and maneuvering space than a car does.
Always be aware of the size of your motor
home. The added height of TV antennas or luggage boxes may cause clearance problems
around some tunnels, canopies and hanging
signs. Know the height of your coach so you can
observe posted clearance limits. Also, remember
that some bridges, old ones in particular, may not
support the weight of your motor home. Know
the weight of your unit and observe any posted
weight limits.
Remember: Always use your seat belt and be
sure your passengers do so as well. We also advise making frequent rest stops while traveling to
relieve stress on yourself, your passengers and
your vehicle.
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WARRANTY
Your new Ultimate Freedom is covered by a
factory warranty against defects in material and
workmanship. This warranty should be validated
immediately and returned to the factory by your
dealer. For additional information, see your
“New Vehicle Limited Warranty” included with
this vehicle.
DRINKING AND DRIVING
Winnebago Industries supports the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on
Drunk Driving.
• Exercise your good judgment and encourage
others to do the same.
• Know the legal limits and do not exceed
them.
• Also know your personal limits, which may
be lower than the legal limits.
• Should you ever exceed your limits, find alternative transportation; call a cab, ask a
friend to drive you home or call a family
member to come and get you.
INTRODUCTION
The presence of alcohol in significant levels
in the blood increases the probability that the
driver will be involved in an accident.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may
order a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or Winnebago Industries.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393
(or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write
to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety
from the Hotline.
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INTRODUCTION
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label contains vehicle identification and
other important reference information. The vehicle certification label is located on the sidewall to
the left of the steering wheel, or on the driver’s
door. Never remove or destroy this label.
MANUFACTURED BY
INCOMPLETE VEHICLE MANUFACTURED
BY
MOTOR CORP.
1
2
MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE:________
4
GVWR_______LB
_________KG
3
SUITABLE TIRE AND RIM CHOICE
COLD INFLATION
GAWR:
TIRE
RIM
PRESSURE
FRT______ LB______ KG________________ ________________ ______ PSI______ KPA SINGLE
RR.
_______
LB______ KG________________
________________
______
5
6
7
9
8 PSI______ KPA______
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
11
10
SERIAL NO. _________________________
VIN______________________________
TYPE ____________________
MODEL ____________________
COLOR__________
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14
12
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago Industries.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total permissible weight of the vehicle, including driver,
passengers, total cargo carried (including all
liquids) and equipped with all options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front, intermediate*
and rear axles (listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements.
When replacing any of the tires on your
vehicle, always replace with a tire that meets
these specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims recommended to meet handling and safety requirements. When replacing any of the rims on
your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures
recommended (while Cold) for the tires originally equipped on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be maintained to assure
proper handling, safety and fuel economy.
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9. Intermediate* and Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or Dual.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motor home is built.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motor home. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
14. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
*Intermediate (INT) data applies only to Class-A
models equipped with tag axle.
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EXTERIOR FEATURE IDENTIFICATION
Composite model shown for illustration purposes only.
Actual locations of features depends on coach model and options.
NOTE: Some equipment shown may be optional.
*Also contains diesel fuel filter/water separator.
**Also contains optional freezer unit if equipped.
†Spoiler wing also contains rear monitor camera and clearance marker lights.
††Also contains Cable TV and Phone hookups and engine block heater plug-in.
!Be Careful! Exhaust outlet surface may become HOT while using furnace or water heater.
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SECTION 1
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Read and understand all instructions and precautions in this manual before operating your
new motor home. Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled NOTE, CAUTION and
WARNING. These terms alert you to precautions
that can involve risk to your vehicle or to your
personal safety. Read and follow them carefully.
exerted by the belt in a collision will be
spread across the strong hip area. Pregnant
women should wear a lap-shoulder belt
whenever possible, with the lap belt portion
worn low and snug throughout the pregnancy.
•
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
•
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
•
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation, but do not use except in an
emergency.
•
Ιnspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a vacation or any extended trip.
NOTE: Indicate special points of information.
CAUTION
Indicates that a failure to observe can
cause damage to vehicle or equipment.
WARNING
This symbol is used to alert you to
precautions that involve your personal safety as well as vehicle damage. Read and follow them carefully.
Listed below are some safety precautions that
must be adhered to. These precautions as well as
others that involve damage to equipment are also
listed in the appropriate areas in this manual.
GENERAL WARNINGS
•
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
•
All seats which can be positioned, such as
swiveling, sliding, reclining, or footrest out,
must be placed in a fully upright and swivellocked position with footrests retracted while
the vehicle is moving. Some swivel lounge
chairs are designed to lock in a forward
facing position, while others lock in an aisle
facing position. Be certain these seats are
secure from swiveling before traveling.
•
Make sure all passengers have seat belts fastened in a low and snug position so the force
DRIVING
•
Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat
while the vehicle is moving.
•
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
•
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
•
Use care when accelerating or decelerating
on a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes
can cause skidding and loss of control.
•
Driving through water deep enough to wet
the brakes may affect stopping distance or
cause the vehicle to pull to one side. Check
brake operation in a safe area to be sure they
have not been affected. Never operate any
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
•
vehicle if a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
•
Never connect natural gas to the LP gas system.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or performance of your vehicle. Refer to your chassis
manual for related information.
•
When lighting range burners do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to escape before lighting match.
•
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
•
LP gas regulators must always be installed
with the diaphragm vent facing downward.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion.
•
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
FUEL & LP GAS
•
All pilot lights must be extinguished and appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or LP tank.
•
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or LP gas tank.
•
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel or LP gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine, generator engine, refrigerator, furnace and water
heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless and poisonous
gas.
•
Do not bring or store LP gas containers, gasoline or other flammable liquids inside the
vehicle because a fire or explosion may result. LP gas containers are equipped with
safety valves which relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere.
•
Do not alter the LP gas system at any time or
in any way.
•
Do not fill LP gas container(s) above 80 percent of capacity. Overfilling the LP gas container can result in uncontrolled gas flow
which can cause fire or explosion. A properly
filled container will contain approximately
80 percent of its volume as liquid LP gas.
•
Never use an open flame to test for LP gas
leaks. Replace all protective covers and caps
on LP system after filling. Make sure valve is
closed and door latched securely.
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WARNING
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING
APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
COOKING APPLIANCES
BEFORE OPERATION:
1.
OPEN
OVERHEAD
2.
OPEN
WINDOW.
NEED
VENT
FRESH
OR
TURN
AIR
ON
FOR
SAFE
EXHAUST
OPERATION.
FAN
AND;
Unlike large homes, the oxygen supply inside
a recreational vehicle is limited due to its
size. To avoid danger of axphyxiation, provide proper ventilation when using the gas
rangetop or gas oven. It is especially important that the gas oven and range top not be
used for comfort heating. Danger of asphyxiation is greater when these appliances are
used for long periods of time.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
LP GAS LEAKS
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the procedures listed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
IF YOU SMELL GAS
Extinguish any open flames, pilot
lights and all smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank
valve(s) or gas supply connection.
Open doors and other ventilating
openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the gas system checked and
leakage source corrected before
using again.
LP GAS ALARM
Your coach is equipped with an LP gas detector which sounds an alarm if an unsafe amount of
LP gas is present inside the coach. Because LP
gas is heavier than air, the detector is located on
a cabinet face near the floor of the coach.
If The Alarm Sounds
If the alarm sounds, do not touch any electrical switches. Immediately turn off the main LP
tank valve and all LP appliances, open all windows and roof vents, and leave the coach until
the alarm stops sounding.
If the alarm keeps sounding at regular intervals, a leak may be present. Contact your dealer
or an LP gas service center to have the problem
corrected before using the LP system again.
If the coach batteries become extremely
drained, an amber light on the face of the alarm
will come on and in some cases the LP alarm may
begin to sound on its own. This condition typically occurs only during storage situations when
battery charge is not being restored by the inverter charger or solar charger.
WARNING
Never use an open flame to test for
gas leaks. When testing for gas line
leaks with a soapy water solution, DO
NOT use a detergent containing
ammonia or chlorine. These substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas
lines, resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
Power Connection
A green light on the face of the alarm shows
when the unit is active. The red button is used to
reset the alarm.
The gas alarm is powered by the coach batteries. If the battery cable is disconnected from the
batteries, auxiliary battery switch is shut off, or
the circuit breaker is tripped, the alarm will not
work. The LP gas alarm breaker is located on the
coach breaker fuse panel shown on page 6-8.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Because the LP gas alarm is connected directly to the auxiliary battery, it is always drawing a
small amount of current. Even though this current
draw is slight, it could drain the coach battery
during storage periods of 30 days or longer. We
recommend turning the auxiliary battery switch
off or disconnecting the battery cables from the
auxiliary battery during extended storage periods
to avoid discharge.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information entitled
“Your LP Gas Detector” in the Owner’s InfoCase
for further instructions on nuisance alarms and
care and testing of the LP gas detector.
LOADING
•
Store or secure all loose items inside the
motor home before traveling.
•
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals. (See
“Loading the Vehicle” in Section 4.)
•
Never load the motor home in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating or the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
MAINTENANCE
ELECTRICAL
•
Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
•
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
•
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack.
•
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle for which it is not designed.
•
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle such as radial, bias or belted tires, as vehicle handling may be affected.
Replace tires with exact size, type and load
range.
•
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
•
Do not attempt to start the vehicle by hot wiring.
•
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be
used contain 3-prong plugs for proper
grounding.
•
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace fuses or circuit breakers with those of
the same size and amperage rating only.
Never use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
•
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
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FORMALDEHYDE INFORMATION
WARNING
Some components in this vehicle contain formaldehyde based adhesives
which may release formaldehyde
fumes into the air for an unknown
period of time until total dissipation
occurs. Individuals who are allergic
to formaldehyde gas fumes may
experience irritation to eyes, ears,
nose and throat. Reaction in infants
may be more severe. Although long
range effects are not well understood,
testing to date has not revealed any
serious health effects in humans at the
level of emission from these products.
IMPORTANT
To aid in dissipation, ventilate the vehicle by
opening all windows and circulating the air with
a fan.
•
•
Whenever a change in the sound of the exhaust system is noticed.
Whenever the exhaust system, underbody or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves or other obstructions at
all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle in or out of area.
When vehicle is stopped in an UNCONFINED
area with the engine running for any more than a
short period, adjust heating or cooling system to
force outside air into the vehicle as follows:
1. Set fan to medium or high speed and vent
control to air.
2. On vehicles equipped with air conditioning,
set fan to medium or high speed and set control to obtain maximum vent air.
Rear windows should be closed while driving
to avoid drawing dangerous exhaust gases into
the vehicle.
CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless and poisonous gas.
If your suspect that exhaust fumes are entering
the passenger compartment, have the cause determined and corrected as soon as possible. If you
must drive under these conditions, drive only
with ALL WINDOWS FULLY OPENED.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust and ventilation system. It is
recommended that the exhaust system and body
be inspected by a qualified motor home service
center.
•
Each time the vehicle is raised for an oil
change.
CARBON MONOXIDE
ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, located on the ceiling in the bedroom area.
The CO alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery
and contains a sensor that is designed to detect
toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes resulting from
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incomplete combustion of fuel. It will detect CO
gas from any combustion source such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water heater, refrigerator,
chassis engine, and electric generator engine.
Monthly Testing
Press the TEST button on the face of the alarm
periodically (at least monthly) to check the function of the alarm and condition of the battery. If
the alarm begins to beep every few seconds, the
battery may be weak and need replacement.
(Press the TEST button to be sure before replacing the battery. If the alarm sounds, the battery
may still be okay. If the alarm still beeps every
few seconds, check the smoke detector also. The
“low battery” warning beep is similar on many
alarm devices, so the origin of this electronic
sound can be deceiving.)
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your Owner’s
InfoCase. It includes information on precautions,
operational testing, and battery/sensor replacement.
EMERGENCY EXITS
Emergency Exit Windows
Your motor home is equipped with an emergency exit window on the left (driver’s) side of
the bedroom which functions as an escape exit in
an emergency situation.
WARNING
Use emergency window for emergency exit only. Do not test for proper
operation.
Use care when exiting emergency
window, as broken glass may be
present in the exit area.
The side mounted escape window is secured
by two red safety latches and can be opened by
first releasing these two latches and then pushing
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fy which type of emergency exit window is in
your vehicle.
Lift Both Handles Up
Push Out on Bottom
Instructions for removal are also located on a
label on the glass for quick reference and for passengers who may not be familiar with the exit.
Never remove or destroy this label.
Using Slider Windows as Emergency Exits
Slider windows along the side of the motor
home can also be used as emergency exits,
should the need arise. To use the windows as
exits, slide the window open, then slide the
screen open.
SAFETY DEVICES
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A dry chemical fire extinguisher is located
near the floor by the passenger side front door.
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We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the fire extinguisher or in the information supplied in your Owner’s InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the fire
extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations as
stated on the label. If the charge is insufficient,
the fire extinguisher must be replaced.
WARNING
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents
which would render the unit inoperative when needed. When using the
fire extinguisher, aim the spray at the
base of the fire.
SMOKE ALARM
Your motor home is equipped with a smoke
alarm located on the ceiling in the galley area.
This alarm meets U.L. Standard 217 and NFPA
Standard 74 for operation of smoke detection
devices.
Press
to Test
2. Your smoke alarm will not work without
power. Never remove the battery to quiet the
alarm. When your smoke alarm “beeps”
about once a minute the battery is weak.
Install a new battery immediately. Be sure to
use only batteries specified in manual or on
unit. Test unit after installing a new battery.
3. Clean and vacuum the openings on your
smoke alarm once a month.Do not open the
smoke alarm or try to repair it. For replacement information see warranty in Owner’s
Manual.
4. Smoke alarms have technical limitations and
may not respond in all situations. FIRE PREVENTION is your best safeguard.
See your Owner’s InfoCase for further information.
1. The smoke alarm should be tested for correct
operation each time the vehicle is brought
out of storage, before each trip, and at least
once a week during motor home use. To test
the electronics, firmly depress the button. To
test that smoke reaches the sensor, blow
smoke in a careful, fire-safe manner into
your smoke alarm.
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(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
NOTE: See your Freightliner chassis operator's
manual for information on starting the
engine, operating the transmission,
steering column controls descriptions of
instrument gauges and other chassis related information.
Some items described in this section may
be optional or unavailable on your
coach.
BEFORE ENTERING YOUR
VEHICLE
Before entering your vehicle, there are a few
recommended procedures that will aid in your
driving safety and equipment.
1. Be sure that the windows, mirrors and light
lenses are clean and unobstructed.
2. Make sure all exterior lights operate properly.
3. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressures and inspect for any unusual wear.
4. Check wheel lug nuts for tightness.
5. Look beneath the vehicle for noticeable fluid
leakage.
6. Check fluid levels and fill if necessary. This
includes engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and
windshield washer solvent.
WARNING
The engine should be shut off unless
specifically required for a certain procedure.
Freightliner: The transmission must
be in N (Neutral) and park brake
applied while performing any checks
or adjustments.
7. Unhook and store sewer and water supply
hoses.
8. Retract step.
9. Be sure that all of your cargo is secured in
event of a sudden stop or an accident.
10. Check around your vehicle in all directions
to assure that you have proper clearance.
11. Lower TV antenna.
12. Disconnect and store shoreline.
WARNING
Before driving your vehicle, be sure
you have read the entire operator’s
manual and that you understand your
vehicle’s equipment completely and
how to use the equipment safely.
BEFORE DRIVING YOUR
VEHICLE
Before preparing to drive your vehicle, here
are a few recommended procedures that will add
to your driving safety and enjoyment.
1. Be sure that you adjust the interior and exterior rear view mirrors to your driving preference.
2. Adjust the driver's seat for proper distance
from foot pedals and steering wheel to allow
for safety and ease in controlling your vehicle.
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3. Place front seats in the forward facing position.
4. Be sure to fasten all safety belts to fit you
comfortably, but tight enough to obtain the
full safety of the belts.
5. Make sure all doors are completely shut and
locked. When the doors are shut and locked,
there is less change of the doors flying open
in event of an accident. It also prevents unintentional opening of doors and keeps intruders out of your vehicle.
6. Check to see that all gauges are operating
properly.
7. Check the fuel level in the vehicle.
8. Be certain that the fire extinguisher is fully
charged and secure in its mounting bracket.
CAUTION
Be sure hood and all compartment
doors are latched securely before
driving vehicle
“KEY ONE” LOCK SYSTEM
Your coach is equipped with the new Key
OneTM lock system. A single key will open every
door lock in the entire motor home (except the security deadbolt lock on the entrance door). This
means you don’t have to sort through a handful of
keys to find the right one for the water fill door or
the luggage doors or the entrance door or the
driver’s door.
The key number for your coach is registered in
our factory database, so if you ever lose your
keys, any Winnebago Industries dealership can
easily order a new key for you. They are also
equipped with special master keys and can unlock your coach for you if needed.
FUEL SELECTION
Refer to your Freightliner chassis operating
guide for the manufacturer's recommendations
on proper fuel selection.
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Winter Fuel Waxing and Anti-Gel Additives
In sub-freezing temperatures, #2 diesel fuel
can form small wax crystals that become trapped
in the fuel filter and block the fuel flow to the
engine, causing it to stall out. At sub-zero temperatures, the fuel can congeal and turn
“slushy”. If this happens, the only remedy is to
have the vehicle towed into a heated facility to
allow the fuel to warm up and become fully liquid again.
During winter time, most truck stops and reputable filling stations have winter blend diesel
fuels available that are less susceptible to waxing.
There are also commercially available products, typically called anti-gel additives, to add to
diesel fuel while filling the tank to inhibit wax
formation in freezing temperatures.
Consult your Freightliner chassis guide or
Cummins engine guide for more information on
fuel requirements and additives.
FILLING THE FUEL TANK
Diesel fuel, especially #2 grade, can foam up
while being pumped into the tank. Sometimes
this foam can cause the pump nozzle to shut off
before the tank is actually full. Allow the foam to
settle then resume filling at a slower flow rate until the tank is full.
Fuel Tank Capacity:
125 gals. diesel
STARTING AND
STOPPING ENGINE
Refer to your Freightliner chassis operating
guide for the manufacturer's recommendations
on starting and stopping the engine.
See also “Engine Block Heater” elsewhere in
this section.
Cold Weather Starting: Please note the following cold weather starting precautions. These
labels are also located in appropriate areas of the
coach. Failure to follow these precautions could
cause serious damage to your diesel engine.
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If a shoreline hookup is not available, just start
the auxiliary generator to provide power to the
engine heater.
REMEMBER! Turn the engine heater switch off
after starting the engine. The heater will keep operating for as long as it is supplied with electricity. If the switch is left on, the engine heater will
come on each time you hook up the shoreline
cord or start the generator.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
Your coach is equipped with an engine block
heater to assist starting in freezing temperatures.
The power cord is located in the rear cargo compartment on the driver side of the coach. When
plugged into the receptacle, the heater is connected to both the shoreline and the auxiliary generator, so extension cords are not needed under most
circumstances. The power switch is on the forward bedroom wall on the driver’s side of the
coach.
PARKING BRAKES
The parking brakes are applied by pulling outward on the large black knob on the dash to the
left of the ignition switch. Push the knob in to release the brakes.
Parking Brake Knob
Engine Block Heater Switch
on forward left bedroom wall
To Use the Engine Heater
With the shoreline cord plugged into a shoreline hookup, turn on the engine heater power
switch on the forward bedroom wall on the driver’s side of the coach.
Use the parking brakes whenever the vehicle
is parked. Never try to drive the vehicle with the
park brake applied. This can cause excessive
wear on the brakes and may damage the transmission.
NOTE: It is normal to hear an occasional burst
of air pressure from the rear of the vehicle. This is an automatic moisture purging feature of the air brake system. See
the Brakes section of your Freightliner
chassis manual for instructions on periodic draining of brake air tank.
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JACOBS® EXTARDER™ ENGINE
EXHAUST BRAKING SYSTEM
To Use the Exhaust Brake: The exhaust brake
activation switch is located on the lower left side
of the dash. Press and release the ON side of the
switch to activate the exhaust brake system. The
exhaust brake will operate whenever you let up
on the throttle pedal while the switch is ON.
Press and release the OFF side of the switch to
deactivate the exhaust brake system and return to
chassis brakes alone.
HAZARD WARNING
LIGHTS
The hazard warning flasher switch is located
on the underside of the steering column near the
signal/cruise lever. Pull the switch button outward from the column to activate the flashers. To
cancel flashers, push the switch button inward toward the column. See also Section 3 for further
operating information.
Exhaust Brake Switch
How It Works: The Jacobs® ExtarderTM is an
engine compression retarder that generates
“braking” power by controlled restriction of the
engine’s exhaust gas flow.
When the exhaust brake is activated, a valve
closes off the engine’s exhaust causing the exhaust back pressure to increase, which causes the
vehicle to slow down.
The increased back pressure would normally
stop the engine except the forward momentum of
the vehicle keeps the drivetrain and the engine
turning.
This controlled back pressure helps to regulate
a vehicle’s downhill speed, such as on mountainous or hilly roads. It also provides “braking” on
level or near-level roads.
For More Information: See your Jacobs®
ExtarderTM user guide in the Owner’s InfoCase
for complete operating instructions and precautions.
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Hazard Light Switch
Pull On/Push Off
ENTRANCE DOOR LOCK
AND HANDLE
The entrance door may be opened from outside the vehicle by pulling the door handle outward. To open the door from inside, pull outward
on the door handle. When the door is locked, neither the inside nor the outside door handle can be
operated. It can be locked and unlocked from the
outside of the vehicle by inserting the key into the
lock and turning.
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CAUTION
When releasing security night lock,
be sure to retract bolt before opening
door latch to prevent drag on bolt pin.
Instruct all passengers in operation of
this door catch system as well as
emergency exit window.
Entrance Door Handle - Outside
To lock the door from inside, rotate the lock
levers as indicated. The deadbolt lock is for added security and should be used as a security night
lock.
POWER DOOR LOCK - with
Keyless Remote Entry System
The power door lock controls the side
entrance door.
Entrance Door Handle - Inside
Power Door Lock
Keyless Remote Entry System
The keyless entry is a remote control power
door lock system. This feature allows you to unlock or lock your entrance door from outside the
coach without using a key.
Deadbolt lock
beside passenger front seat
Lubricate the locks periodically with graphite
to maintain good working condition.
Lock: When you leave the coach, simply press
the “lock” button on the remote transmitter
attached to your key ring. The entrance door will
lock. Your parking lights will flash once to tell
you that the door has locked.
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The compact 12 volt battery used in these
units is available at most electronic shops and
camera shops.
Recommended 12 volt battery:
Gold Peak GP27A
Bronica B-1 or suitable equivalent
Keyless Remote Unit
Unlock: When you return to the coach, press the
“Unlock” button on the transmitter and your
parking lights will flash twice to tell you that the
door has unlocked. The porch light will also
come on for 20 seconds to light your way to the
coach.
NOTE: For maximum range when transmitting,
point the brass key ring of the remote
unit toward the coach.
If You Lose a Remote: Your dealer can order
replacement remote keyring transmitter if you
should lose one, or if you simply want a spare.
When you get a new remote unit, the receiver/
control unit in the coach must be programmed to
recognize the signal code of the new remote. For
simple programming instructions, refer to remote
lock manufacturer’s information in your operator
manual blue binder. If you do not wish to do this
yourself, you can see your dealer to have the receiver/control unit programmed for you.
Replacing Batteries in Remote Units: The battery should last for one year under normal use.
When the transmitting range of the remote unit
drops, the battery is probably becoming weak.
1. Remove remote unit from key ring and lay
face down.
2. Remove screws from rear corners of case.
3. Open transmitter case. Do not lose key ring
swivel. It is not fastened to case.
4. Remove old battery and insert new battery in
same direction (+/-) as old battery.
5. Close case and replace case screws.
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NOTE: If a 12 volt battery is not available, you
may “stack” eight (8) 1.5 volt watch
(button) batteries as a substitute. Be sure
the batteries all face the same direction.
It may help to wrap tape around the stack
to hold the batteries together for easier
installation.
Recommended watch batteries:
#392
RW-47
SR-41W
547
G-3
192
8009
NOTE: Keys should always be removed when
leaving the vehicle. Since doors can be
locked without keys, make sure they have
been removed from the ignition before
locking the driver’s compartment.
ENTRANCE STEP Powered
The electric entrance steps will extend automatically when you open the entrance door, and
retract when you close the door. You can also
switch the step power off if you want to keep the
step extended while parked at a campsite, when
you exit and enter the coach frequently. This
saves wear on the step mechanism and conserves
coach battery power.
The step power switch is located on the entry
switch panel to the left of the doorway as you enter the coach. If you turn the switch off while the
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tend when the door is opened even if the switch
is off. The step will not retract, however, unless the switch is on.
PORCH
CEILING
STEP
COMPT
LAMPS
Entry Switch Panel
If the steps will not extend or retract, check the
step power switch.
This step has a unique safety retraction feature
that prevents damage to the step by driving off
with the step extended. Even if the step is extended with the step switch turned off and the
entrance door closed, the step will automatically
retract when the coach engine is started.
See the Kwikee power step owner's manual in
your Owner’s InfoCase for operating instructions
and additional information.
WARNING
Do not use steps unless they are fully
extended.
Do Not Stand on electric entrance
step when coach engine is being
started. The step will automatically
retract, which could cause personal
injury.
CAUTION
Always remember to retract the
entrance steps before traveling or
moving the vehicle.
STEPWELL COVER
The stepwell cover can be extended to cover
the stepwell area and increase usable floor space
in the front of the coach while the entrance door
is not in use.
Press and release the Step Cover switch on the
passenger sidewall armrest. The step will extend
or retract fully. It is not necessary to hold the
switch down while the cover is extending or retracting.
The step cover movement is powered by air
pressure from the air brake/horn system. If system air pressure drops below 60 psi (shown on
gauge in lower center of instrument panel), the
step will not operate properly. If system pressure
is insufficient to retract step, use the Manual Air
Release Valve as described below.
Air Pressure Gauge
CAUTION
Stay clear of entrance step area when
stepwell is being extended or retracted. When entering or exiting, loose
clothing may catch on components of
the mechanism. Personal injury and/
or property damage may result.
Stepwell Cover Manual Air Release
Valve:
Rotate the knob so it points to OPEN to bypass
air pressure to the step mechanism. This allows
you to stop the travel of the step cover while extending, if necessary. It also allows you to manually push the step cover back into the storage
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position for use of the step in event of insufficient
system air pressure.
Power Mirror Controls
Rotate the knob pointer back to the CLOSED
position to resume power operation.
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT DOORS
To ensure that compartment doors have
latched properly, press the bottom edge of the
door with the palms of your hands. This is more
important for smaller and lighter compartment
doors because when the door is “dropped”
closed, the air trapped inside the compartment
may create a cushioning effect that could sometimes prevent door latches from engaging properly.
POWER ELECTRIC
MIRRORS
The electric mirrors are adjusted using a
multi-directional switch located on the driver’s
side armrest.
Select the mirror to be adjusted by pushing the
switch in the middle of the control to the right or
left. Then press the arrow buttons as necessary to
obtain the best view.
When mirrors are adjusted to preference,
place the selector switch back in the middle position to cancel power to the buttons. This prevents
accidental misadjustment of mirror settings.
The mirrors also contain heating elements to
defog or de-ice the mirror glass during cold
weather operation. An ON-OFF switch for the
mirror heaters is located near the remote mirror
controls.
Mirror
Heat
Switch
Mirror
Adjustment
Control
If you cannot adjust the mirror properly using
the control switch, the mirror may need a coarse
adjustment by repositioning the mirror head. See
the mirror manufacturer’s instructions in your
Owner InfoCase.
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More Info
To read more about power mirrors, see the
mirror manufacturer’s information in your Owner InfoCase.
WARNING
Do not adjust driver’s seat while vehicle is in motion.
After adjusting seat, always use body
pressure to make sure slide and
swivel locking mechanism have
engaged.
SONY REARVIEW TV
MONITOR SYSTEM
Refer to the Owner’s InfoCase for specific
instructions provided by Sony.
SEATS
The driver and co-pilot seats may be independently adjusted to suit individual preference.
The seats may be swiveled to provide easy entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows
the seats on some models to be turned toward the
living area for additional seating while the unit is
parked.
DRIVER SEAT
To Swivel Seat: Lift swivel release paddle. Paddle is located on lower right side of seat.
To Recline Seat: Lift recliner release paddle.
Paddle is located on lower right side of seat.
6-Way Power Seat Controls
The power seat controls are located on the
lower right hand side of the driver seat base.
Main
Front
Rear
Seat
Up/Down Position Up/Down
Power Seat Control
PASSENGER “BUDDY” SEAT
To Recline Seat: Push recliner release paddle
rearward. Paddle is located on lower left side of
seat.
To Slide Seat: Push slider paddle rearward. Paddle is located on lower left side of seat.
Slide
Control
Swivel
Control
Driver Seat
Power
Seat
Controls
Swivel function
inoperative on
passenger seat
Push to
Swivel
Push to
Recline
Passenger Seat
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WARNING
Snug and low belt positions are
essential. This will ensure that the
force exerted by the lap belt in a collision is spread over the strong hip area
and not across the abdomen, which
could result in serious injury.
SEAT BELTS
Seats intended for occupancy while the vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts for
the protection of the driver and passengers. The
lap belts must be worn as low as possible and fit
snugly across the hip area. Always sit erect and
well back into the seat. To gain full protection of
the safety belt, never let more than one person use
the same safety belt at any one time, and do not
let the safety belts become damaged by pinching
them in the doors or in the seat mechanism. After
any serious accident, any seat belts which were in
use at the time should be replaced.
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2
1
1.
2.
3.
PULL TO TIGHTEN.
TONGUE.
PUSH TO RELEASE.
Adjustment: To lengthen belt, turn tongue at a
right angle to belt and pull to desired length. To
shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten: Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp
each part of the belt assembly and push tongue
into buckle. Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the
loose end away from the tongue.
To Release: Press button in center of buckle and
slide tongue out of buckle.
Only seats equipped with seat belts
are to be occupied while vehicle is in
motion.
THREE-POINT LAPSHOULDER BELTS
The driver and co-pilot seat belts in your
coach are equipped with automatic locking retractors that let you easily adjust your seat belt to
the proper length for passenger safety.
Fastening:
• Grasp the belt just behind the tongue using
the hand nearest the door or sidewall. Be
sure the belt is not twisted before fastening.
• Pull the belt smoothly outward from the wall
and across your body, then insert the tongue
into the buckle on the aisle side of the seat
until it locks with a positive “click”.
NOTE: Do not pull the belt away from the wall
too quickly or it will “lock” and prevent
you from pulling it any farther. If this
happens, relax your pull on the belt
slightly then continue pulling it less
quickly.)
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Feed any excess belt length back toward the
wall so the belt retractor will lock the belt at
the proper length for your body when
released.
The lap belt portion must be worn snug and
low across the pelvic area.
The shoulder strap portion must be worn
diagonally across the chest and over the
shoulder, but not against the neck.
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NOTE: The shoulder belt height can be adjusted
to provide the most comfortable position
for each individual person’s size. To adjust shoulder belt height, press the lever
down, select the desired position and release the lever. A ratcheting mechanism
will allow the belt to be pushed upward
but not pulled downward.
SEAT BELT CARE AND CLEANING
• Be careful not to damage the belt webbing
and hardware. Take care not to pinch them in
the seat or doors.
• Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not
remove or modify the belt system.
• Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or bleach. These products
may weaken or damage the belts.
• Replace any belt assembly that was used
during a severe impact. Replace the complete assembly even if damage is not apparent.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
•
Seat belts offer optimum protection only
when worn properly on the body and when
the seat is in an upright position.
Unfastening:
• Press the release button in the buckle.
• Hold onto the tonque when you release it
from the buckle to keep it from retracting too
rapidly.
WARNING
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision
All 50 of the United States and the District of
Columbia now require the use of the child/infant
restraint systems for children in vehicles.
A properly installed and secured child restraint system can help reduce the chance or severity of personal injury to a child in an accident
or during a sudden maneuver. Children may be
injured in an accident if they are not seated in a
child restraint which is not properly secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt. According to accident statistics, children are also safer when properly restrained in rear seating positions than in
front seating positions.
When purchasing a child restraint system:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards (FMVSS) or, in Canada,
requirements of the Children's Car Seats and
Harnesses Regulations (CCSHR).
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and conveniently so that you are able to install it cor2-11
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rectly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides
this information.
4. Review the instructions for installation and
use of the restraint. Be sure that you understand them fully and can install the restraint
properly and safely in your vehicle.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
1. Rearview Monitor Speaker
2. Wiper/Washer Switch
3. Radio Power Switch
4. Aux. Start Switch
5. Aux. Battery Switch
6. Instrument Panel*
7. Aux. Windshield Defrost Fans Switch
8. Rear Auto Heater Switch
9. Fog Lamp Switch
10. Docking Lamps Switch
11. Air Horn Switch
12. Aux. Generator Switch
13. Rearview (Backup) Monitor
14. Cigarette Lighter/12V Socket
15. Radio/Cassette Player/CD Control
16. Automotive Heater/AC Controls
17. Audio Selector Switch**
18. Transmission Temperature Gauge*
19. Ignition Switch
20. Park Brake Knob*
21. Slideout Control Switch
22. Headlight Switch
23. Exhaust Brake On/Off Switch*
24. Side Window Defrost Duct
* See your Freightliner chassis operator manual.
**With Deluxe Sound System only.
NOTE: Some equipment or controls shown may be optional or unavailable on your model.
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MULTI-FUNCTION SIGNAL
LEVER
The multi-function signal lever controls the
turn signals, high/low beam changing, and the
electronic speed control (cruise).
See your chassis operating guide for complete
operating information.
Pull to Tilt
Push to Telescope
Multifunction Lever
Signals/Hi-Lo Beams/Cruise
HEADLIGHT BEAM CHANGE
AND TURN SIGNALS
Move multi-function lever upward for right
turn signal and downward for left turn signal.
Pull end of handle toward you to switch high
beam to low, or low beam to high.
STEERING TILT/TELESCOPE
The tilt/telescoping adjustment lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
To Adjust Tilt Wheel: Pull the lever toward you
and tilt the steering wheel to the desired angle,
then release the lever.
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To Adjust Telescoping Column: Push the lever
toward the dash. Push or pull the steering wheel
to slide the steering column in or out to the
desired length. Release the lever to lock the column into position.
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering column or
tilt wheel while the vehicle is in
motion. This could cause a loss of
vehicle control.
CRUISE CONTROL
The electronic speed control (cruise) allows
you to maintain a steady speed and relieve driving strain while traveling long distances.
See your Freightliner chassis operator manual
for complete instructions and precautions on the
cruise control.
WARNING
Do not operate the cruise control on
icy or extremely wet roads, winding
roads, in heavy traffic, or in any other
traffic situation where a constant
speed cannot be maintained.
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WINDSHIELD WASH/WIPE SWITCH
Wash: Press the control knob to pump washer
solution onto the windshield. The wiper will also
begin operating. The wiper will continue for 5
wipes after you release the washer knob.
HEATING
A. For maximum heating
1. Turn the mode selection knob HEAT or
VENT.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to
WARM (red) zone.
3. Place the fan switch to high (largest dot).
B. For reduced heating:
1. Turn the temperature control knob
toward the COOL (blue) zone to the
desired comfort position.
2. Adjust the fan speed for desired volume.
OFF
HI
LOW
DELAY
DEFROSTING
Wiper: Rotate the outer knob pointer to the
desired setting - Delay, Low or Hi.
Delay: Turn the outer knob pointer to
“DELAY”. Turn the center (wash) knob to set
the time you want between wipes, from 1 second
(all the way left) to about 90 seconds (all the
way right).
COMFORT CONTROLS
AUTO AIR CONDITIONER/
HEATER
Controls for the air conditioner, heater, defroster and vent are all combined into one control
panel. Refer to the following instructions for use
of individual controls.
Fan Switch
Temp
Control
1. Front Heater Fan Switch
2. Temperature Control Knob
3. Mode Selection Knob
Mode
Control
A. For maximum defrosting and defogging:
1. Turn the mode control knob to DEF.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to
WARM (red).
3. Turn the fan switch to high (largest dot).
4. Turn on auxiliary (dash) fans if additional air movement is needed
B. For reduced defrosting:
1. Turn the temperature control knob to the
left to an intermediate setting.
2. Adjust the fan speed for desired volume.
VENTILATION
A. To vent outside air into the vehicle when neither heating or cooling is required.
1. Turn the mode selection knob to vent.
2. Turn the temperature control knob all the
way to the left to the COOL (blue) zone.
3. Adjust the fan speed for desired volume.
AIR CONDITIONING
A. For maximum cooling.
1. Turn the mode selection knob to MAX
A/C.
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2. Turn the temperature control knob all the
way left to the COOL (blue) position.
3. Turn the fan speed switch in to high
(largest dot).
OFF
When no heating, cooling or defrosting are
required:
1. Turn the mode selection knob to OFF. This
will shut off the fan and prevent outside air
from entering the unit.
NOTE: The automotive air conditioner is not designed to cool the entire interior of the
motor home, but is intended to cool the
driver's compartment only.
prevents accidental draining of the chassis (starting) battery during prolonged operation of the
radio.
Deluxe Sound System (Optional)
Your coach may be optionally equipped with
a deluxe sound system featuring special highoutput cube speakers and subwoofers to enhance
your listening enjoyment.
Place the Radio Power Switch in AUX position and the Ignition Switch in ACC position.
A speaker selector switch on the dash lets you
switch the deluxe speakers to your desired sound
source, whether the dash radio or the TV and
VCR for theater surround sound listening.
5 ENERGY TIP: Turn off any electrical items
or accessories (lights, fans, defoggers, etc.) when
not being used. This reduces fuel consumption by
cutting down electrical load on the automotive
alternator. The more electrical items being used,
the greater the electrical “pull” on the alternator, which causes the engine to work harder and
use more fuel.
Audio Selector Switch on dash
STEREO SOUND SYSTEM
Radio Cassette Player (Standard) or
Radio Compact Disc Player (Optional)
Your coach may be equipped with a standard
AM/FM stereo radio cassette player or an
optional AM/FM stereo radio/CD player. Both of
these systems provide high quality stereo sound
for your listening enjoyment while traveling or
parked.
Refer to the individual radio manufacturer’s
information supplied in your InfoCase for
detailed operating and care instructions.
Radio Power Switch
The radio power switch lets you connect the
dash radio to the coach batteries with the ignition
switch turned off for listening while parked. This
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COMPACT DISC CHANGER
- Optional
The remote CD changer is located out
of sight in the overhead cabinet above the driver’s compartment. The changer cartridge holds
up to 8 compact discs for several hours of listening enjoyment.
The controls are incorporated into the dash
radio. See the Compact Disc Changer System
operating guide in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions and basic troubleshooting.
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AUX. START SWITCH
This switch can be used to provide emergency
starting power from the motor home auxiliary
battery if the automotive battery is discharged.
help optimize transmitting and receiving capabilities of the radio system.
TO
CB RADIO
TO
CB RADIO WIRING
CB POWER PROVISION
CB POWER PROVISION
Purple
+12 V
RED
+ Ground
12 V
Green
BLACK
GROUND
Coax
Antenna
If engine battery
is dead, press
while turning ignition
key for emergency
starting power.
LABEL
COAX
ANTENNA
(SEE
ALSO)
(SeeREVERSE
Reverse Also)
CB ANTENNA
CABLE
WIRE ASM-IP,MAIN
CB Radio Wiring
AUXILIARY BATTERY (Aux. Batt)
SWITCH
The AUX BATT switch disconnects the auxiliary (coach) batteries from the 12-volt system of
your coach to avoid long-term battery drain by
electrical items that are hooked directly to the
coach batteries.
Always leave this switch ON except during
long storage periods (a month or more).
CB RADIO WIRING
(Optional)
Your coach is pre-wired for CB radio installation. The wires are located beneath the dash to the
left of the steering wheel.
Look for a pair of wires, purple (+) and green
(-), with connectors and flag labels, suspended
from the wiring harness.
Be sure to read the wire labels before installing a CB radio. The labels contain important information and cautions.
SWR Adjustment
To adjust CB antenna SWR (standing wave
ratio), remove the cap on the end of the antenna,
turn the adjusting rings of the antenna to achieve
the lowest SWR reading. This procedure will
CAUTION
The CB radio could become damaged
if CB antenna SWR is not adjusted
before operating CB radio.
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AUTOMATIC COACH
LEVELING SYSTEM
Your coach may be optionally equipped with
a 4-point HWH computerized, automatic, hydraulic leveling system.
This leveling system is designed to diminish
problems in selecting a parking site, making “set
up” easier and faster for you.
See the HWH Operator Manual in your
Owner’s InfoCase for complete operating instructions. It also contains additional precautions,
technical information, and instructions for manual operation if automatic functions fail.
The leveling system control panel is located
on the driver’s side armrest panel.
CAUTION
Do not try to drive vehicle unless
‘TRAVEL’ light is glowing with ignition switch on.
Do not try to drive the vehicle until
the air suspension system has built up
sufficient pressure if you have used
the coach leveling system or have
used the DUMP button to manually
exhaust the air suspension system.
WARNING
Keep all people clear of the coach
while the leveling system is operating.
Do not use leveling jacks to support
vehicle for service or tire changing.
SLIDEOUT ROOM EXTENSION
Automatic Leveling System
Control Panel
NOTE: When parking at an uneven site, always
park the front of the motor home to the
downhill side. This allows you to level by
raising the front end rather than the rear.
Since only the rear wheels are locked
while in PARK, raising either one or
both of the rear wheels off the ground
could allow the vehicle to roll off the
jacks.
CAUTION
Release galley slideout room travel
latches before attempting to extend
galley slideout room. Fasten travel
latches before driving vehicle. See
the following instructions.
Your coach is equipped with a galley/living
room slideout extension to enlarge your living
area at the push of a button. The slideout room
extends and retracts by hydraulic mechanisms
with an electronic control system.
NOTE: Model 36C is also equipped with a rear
bedroom slideout, which is controlled by
a separate switch on the bedroom wall.
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The galley slideout switch is located on the
lower right dash bezel. (Model 36C: The bedroom slideout switch is located on the bedroom
forward wall, just to the left as you enter the
room.)
Travel Latches (Galley)
The Travel Latches must be released before
attempting to extend the galley or damage to
the coach will result.
The travel latches are designed only to help
keep the room extension secured against the
coach sidewall to maintain an effective weather
seal while the vehicle is in motion. They are not
designed to withstand the force exerted by the
hydraulic extension mechanism and will not prevent unintentional extension of the room.
The travel latches are located on the floor
beside the sofa and inside the rear door of the
galley cabinet.
To Release:
• Pull the latch handle outward and down.
• Lift the black metal D-ring and push the
J-hook back to disengage.
• Push the D-ring down to the floor and lift the
latch handle upward against the wall.
• Repeat for other side of room.
.
Latch
Handle
J-Hook
D-Ring
Travel Latches
To Fasten:
• Pull the latch handle outward and down.
• Lift the black metal D-ring up and engage the
J-hook.
• Lift the latch handle upward and lock against
the wall.
• Repeat for other side of room.
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NOTE: If latches become loose and will not stay
fastened, see your dealer for proper adjustment.
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or retracting. Do not occupy the
slideout room while it is being
extended or retracted.
To Extend Slide-Out Rooms:
CAUTION
Check to be sure the exterior storage
compartment doors below the slideout room extension are closed before
extending or retracting the room to
avoid possible damage to the finish of
the doors.
•
Level the coach.
•
Set the Parking Brake. An interlock relay
system will then provide power to the slideout control switches.
•
Release travel latches (galley).
•
Press slide-out switch and hold until room is
fully extended, then release switch.
•
The galley slideout control switch is located
on the lower right dash bezel, above the ignition key and park brake knob.
•
Before Retracting Slideout Room
If it has rained recently before you retract the
slide-out room, we recommend using the hydraulic leveling system to lean the coach and drain off
any excess water possibly remaining on the roof
before retracting. Lean the coach slightly to the
left (driver’s side) as shown by raising both right
side jacks to let excess water flow away from the
rooftop weatherseal and toward the outside of the
slide-out roof.
To Retract Slideout Room:
CAUTION
Although there is an awning over the
roof of the slideout room, there is a
possibility of debris getting onto the
roof. Because the slideout roof is
drawn into the interior of the coach
when retracted, be sure there is no
debris, such as excessive dirt, tree
seeds, twigs, leaves, etc. on the roof
before retracting.
•
•
Galley Slideout Switch
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The bedroom slideout switch is located on the
bedroom forward wall just to the left as you
enter the room.
Remove all items from the coach living room
floor. Turn leveling system on to provide
power to the slideout control switch.
Press slideout switch and hold until room is
fully retracted, then release the switch.
High Wind Precaution
We remind you to be aware of high winds
while the room is extended because of the effect
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they can have on the roof awning. It is a good
idea to retract the room any time high wind conditions would also make it necessary to roll in the
patio side awning. This will protect the slide-out
room awning from possible wind damage.
If Slideout Room Will Not Operate
(Troubleshooting)
•
•
•
The chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press the Aux. Start switch on the dash to the
momentary (MOM) position while pressing
the slide-out control switch. This momentarily connects the coach batteries to assist in
retracting the room.
One of the fuses may be blown. Fuses are
located on the interior firewall beneath the
dash, beneath the instrument panel dash pod,
and inside the leveling control pad housing.
If the batteries and fuses are okay, there may
be a failure in the hydraulic system or electrical system. See “Emergency Crank-In Instructions” below for help.
Slideout Galley Emergency Crank-In
Procedure (Use only when galley slideout will
not retract using control switch)
If a failure occurs in the slideout electrical or
hydraulic systems, and the room will not retract
using the control switch, you can manually crank
the room in using an emergency winch system
described below. The winch is stored in a cargo
compartment on the passenger side of the coach.
Step 1 - Relieve Hydraulic Line Pressure
•
Open the hydraulic pump valves to release
hydraulic line pressure and let fluid bypass
into the fluid reservoir. The pump is located
in the LP tank compartment on the driver side
of the vehicle.
Slideout Pump in
LP Tank Compartment
WARNING
Stop engine, place transmission in
park position and apply parking brake
before lying beneath vehicle for this
procedure.
•
Open the 2 T-handle valves on the FRONT
END of the pump only. Turn T-handles
counter-clockwise to open.
DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE 4 VALVES
ON THE BACK END OF THE PUMP because they regulate the leveling jacks.
NOTE: The T-handles may turn easily at first but
will become more difficult to turn as
internal springs are compressed. Be sure
to open both valves completely (about 6
turns of each T-handle).
Step 2 - Attach Winch and Crank Room
Inward
• Remove the register from the floor heat duct
and anchor the winch in the floor. Insert the
winch retainer bracket into the duct cutout in
the floor as shown.
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STRAP
WINCH
FLOOR
TO COUCH
TUBE BRACKET
TO SLIDEOUT
ROOM
DUCT SPACE
Latch
Handle
J-Hook
D-Ring
HEAT
REGISTER
Travel Latches
NOTE: Be sure the bracket extensions face away
from the slideout room as shown for
proper support while cranking.
•
•
•
Insert the winch strap hook into the sewn loop
end of the strap beneath the couch.
Be sure the winch ratchet pawl is in the locking position (against the gear teeth) before
cranking.
Crank the winch handle clockwise slowly, a
few “clicks” at a time, until the room is fully
retracted. Allow about 10 minutes to crank
room in fully.
NOTE: Attempting to crank the room in too
quickly will raise pressure in the hydraulic fluid lines and make cranking more
difficult.
•
Unhook the winch and return the winch and
straps to storage locations. Release the strap
by putting slight pressure clockwise on the
crank handle, then moving the ratchet pawl to
the free-wheel position (away from gear
teeth).
Step 3 - Secure Travel Latches and Close
Hydraulic Line Valves
• Fasten the slideout room Travel Latches as
shown.
•
Close the hydraulic pump valve T-handles
completely.
NOTE: Close the valves snugly, but do not overtighten. Overtightening may cause internal damage to the valves.
•
See your dealer for service of the room extension system before using again.
Bedroom Slideout Emergency Retraction
In the unlikely event that your bedroom slideout fails to retract using the power switch, check
for obvious causes first, such as ignition key not
in On/ACC, park brake not applied, leveling system power off, or a burned out fuse on the chassis
fuse block. (See “Troubleshooting” on page 219.)
NOTE: Check fuses #16-Step Alarm and #24-Radio/Acc. There is also a fuse on the back
of the HWH leveling system control pad,
which may be unfastened from the driver
door to inspect.
If an apparent cause is not found, call the
number on your Winnebago Industries Premium
Roadside Assistance card. They will dispatch a
service vehicle to your location to push the room
extension in so the coach may be driven to your
dealer for service of the slideout control system.
NOTE: The following information may be
needed by the service operator to prepare the bedroom slideout for the
“push-in” procedure.
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Bedroom Slideout
Emergency “Push-In” Procedure
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Open the two hydraulic line valves on the
front side of the pump to relieve hydraulic
line pressure. (See Step 1 under “Slideout
Room Emergency Crank-In” on previous
pages.)
DO NOT OPEN THE FOUR VALVES ON
THE REAR SIDE OF THE PUMP. These
regulate the coach leveling jacks.
Apply a steady inward pressure of approximately 150 lbs. to the exterior sidewall of the
slideout room to push the room in toward the
coach until it is snug against the main coach
sidewall.
NOTE: Use some type of rigid, padded material to protect the sidewall from punctures,
dents or other damage to the finish from any
device or equipment used to press the sidewall in.
Pressure must be applied evenly to avoid
binding of the hydraulic mechanism. It may
take about 10 minutes to press the room extension inward completely.
When the room is snug against the coach
wall, close the hydraulic line valves to prevent “creep out” during transit.
See an authorized Winnebago Industries
dealer for service of the slideout control system.
Further Information
See the HWH Hydraulic Room Extension
operating guide included in your Owner’s InfoCase for further instructions and troubleshooting
information.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
HAZARD WARNING
FLASHER
The hazard warning flasher provides additional safety when the vehicle must be stopped on the
side of the roadway and presents a possible hazard to other motorists. When the flasher is on, it
serves as a warning to the other drivers to approach and overtake your vehicle with caution.
WARNING
Operating the hazard warning flasher
system while moving on the highway
is illegal.
The front and rear turn signals will flash intermittently when the flashers are in operation.
When it is necessary to leave the vehicle, the
flasher system will continue to operate with the
ignition key removed.
See page 2-3 for information on operating the
hazard warning flashers.
expertise to handle road tire emergencies quickly
and safely..
RECOVERY TOWING
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight.
This will allow the towing operator to determine
the proper towing equipment to use. (This information is found on the vehicle certification label
located to the left of the steering wheel.)
We recommend that you ask for an underlift
(wheel lift or frame lift) type towing assembly for
safe towing.
Winnebago Industries does not assume responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
NOTE: Consult the Freightliner chassis operating guide for any additional towing instructions or precautions provided by the
chassis manufacturer.
IF YOU GET A FLAT TIRE
In case of sudden tire failure, avoid heavy
brake application. Gradually decrease speed.
Hold steering wheel firmly and move slowly to a
safe, off-road place. Park on a level spot, set the
parking brake, turn off the ignition, and turn on
the hazard warning flasher system.
Emergency Road Service
Because of the size of this vehicle and the possible complications involved in tire changing,
this coach is not supplied with a spare tire. If you
experience a tire related road emergency, call the
number on your Winnebago Industries Premium
Roadside Assistance card. A road side tire service
unit will be quickly dispatched to your location to
service your tire on the spot. A qualified tire road
service center has the necessary equipment and
CAUTION
Do not lift on bumper. Damage will
result to front end body parts.
WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motor
home while it is suspended by the
towing assembly unless the vehicle is
adequately supported by safety
stands. Do not allow passengers to
occupy a towed vehicle.
NOTE: Know and obey all state and local towing
regulations. Tow at reduced speed.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the automotive batteries, try using the aux. start switch to
divert power from the coach batteries to the
starter. (See Aux. Start Switch on page 2-14.) If
you wish to try jump starting the engine using
another vehicle or booster system, here are basic
guidelines for connecting jumper cables to automotive electrical systems.
WARNING
Automotive batteries produce caustic
acid, explosive gases, and electrical
current which may cause burns. It is
important that the instructions below
are followed exactly, or personal
injury (particularly to eyes) or property damage may result due to battery
explosion, battery acid, or electrical
(short circuit) burns.
• NEVER smoke near the battery or
expose it to open flame or electrical sparks.
• Wear eye protection or shield
your eyes while working near battery, in case an explosion does
occur. NEVER lean over a battery.
• Do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin, clothing, or
painted surfaces. Immediately
flush any contacted area with
water. If eyes are affected, seek
medical help after flushing.
• Remove all metal jewelry to
lessen the risk of a short circuit
occurring.
CONNECTING JUMPER
CABLES
1. Make sure that the other vehicle has a 12volt battery and negative ground compatible
with your vehicle’s electrical system.
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2. Position the vehicle with the good battery so
that the jumper cables will reach, but do not
allow the vehicles to touch.
3. Turn off all electrical accessories, motors,
and lights except those needed for safety or
to light up the work area. Place automatic
transmission in N (Neutral) and apply parking brake. Be sure parking brakes are
engaged in both vehicles.
4. If the weak battery has filler caps, make sure
the electrolyte is at proper level. Add distilled water if fluid is low. If electrolyte is not
visible or appears to be frozen - do not
attempt jump starting! A battery may rupture or explode if the electrolyte is frozen or
not filled to the proper level.
5. Connect one end of the positive “+” (red)
jumper cable to the positive “+” terminal of
the weak battery. Connect the other end to
the positive “+” terminal of the charged battery.
6. Connect one end of the negative “-” (black)
jumper cable to the negative “-” terminal of
the charged battery.
7. Finally, connect the remaining end of the
negative “-” (black) cable to a solid, metal
grounded location on the engine of the vehicle with the weak battery, at a point at least
18 inches from the battery. Do not connect to
any moving parts. THE MAIN SAFETY
PRECAUTION IS TO MAKE THE FINAL
GROUND CONNECTION ON THE
ENGINE AT A SAFE DISTANCE FROM
THE BATTERY. THIS HELPS TO
REDUCE THE CHANCE OF EXPLOSION DUE TO SPARKS.
8. Start the engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery, and allow it to run for a few
minutes at moderate r.p.m. Then start the
engine of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
9. Reverse the above sequence EXACTLY
when removing the jumper cables. Start by
removing the cable from the ground location
on the engine first, then continue in reverse
sequence.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
WARNING
Do not attempt to push-start this vehicle. Damage to the transmission or
other parts of the vehicle could occur.
CONNECTING A BATTERY
CHARGER
To connect a battery charger, first make sure
the engine is switched off. Disconnect the positive (+) lead from the battery. Never disconnect
the battery while the engine is running or alternator damage could result.
Connect the positive “+” (red) lead of the
charger to the positive “+” terminal on the battery. Next, connect the negative “-” (black) lead
of the charger to a suitable ground. Finally, plug
in or switch on the charger.
To disconnect the charger after charging, unplug the charger from the electrical outlets, remove the charger leads from the vehicle, and
reconnect the vehicle leads to the battery.
ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the radiator or the engine compartment or have any
other reason to suspect an extreme engine overheating condition, pull the vehicle over to the
roadside as soon as it is safe to do so, stop the engine and get out of the vehicle.
WARNING
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle and may result
in personal injury.
− a leak in the cooling system
− a hose failure
− water pump failure
Also, be aware of the following situations,
which can cause temporary engine overheating:
− climbing a long hill on a hot day
− idling while stopped in traffic for long periods of time
− towing a trailer or automobile
− stopping after a period of high speed driving
If the TEMP indicator on the instrument panel
shows a rise in engine coolant temperature while
driving, take the following steps to try to lower
the overheating:
− If you are using the automotive air conditioner, turn it off.
− If you are stopped in traffic, shift the transmission into N (Neutral), and engage parking
brake.
If the temperature does not drop within a
minute or two:
− Pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon
as it is safe to do so.
− Place the transmission in N (Neutral) and
press the accelerator to increase engine speed
(r.p.m.’s) to twice that of normal idle speed,
and hold it there for approximately two or
three minutes.
− If engine temperature does not go down, turn
the engine off and wait until the engine has
cooled before opening the engine compartment
.
When no trace of escaping steam is heard or
seen, open the hood to check for the cause of the
overheat. Check hose connections and tighten if
necessary. Make sure there are no broken belts,
pulleys or hoses before adding any coolant to the
coolant reservoir.
For further information about overheating,
consult your Freightliner chassis operating guide.
An engine will overheat if the water pump
drive belt breaks, if the coolant is low or there is
a loss of coolant because of one or more of the
following:
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TRAVELING WITH YOUR MOTORHOME
(See also SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, Section 1
of this manual.)
LOADING THE
VEHICLE
When loading the vehicle, distribute
the cargo load equally so that you do not exceed
either the Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying capacity of a single axle system as measured at the
tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total weight
a given axle is capable of carrying. Each axle has
its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load should be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See page 0-3).
The total combined weight allowed for the vehicle, including trailer towing load weight, is
known as the Gross Combined Weight Rating
(GCWR). If trailer towing is not recommended,
the GCWR will equal the GVWR.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
CAUTION
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments, passengers, water, fuel, luggage and all
other cargo) must not exceed the
GVWR or GAWR of either axle.
FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front suspension and steering alignment checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle
according to your needs. Thereafter, have alignment inspected periodically to maintain vehicle
steering performance and prevent uneven tire
wear.
WEIGHING YOUR
LOADED VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
Drive the entire coach onto the scale. This
weight should not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) specified on the Vehicle
Certification Label near the driver seat. (See sample on page 0-3.)
GVWR (Both Axles)
Front GAWR
(Front Axle Only)
Rear GAWR
(Rear Axle Only)
To determine the weight on either front or rear
axle, drive that axle only onto the scale. Neither
axle weight should exceed the corresponding
maximum axle weight rating specified on the certification label.
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MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
The following label is placed in a visible
location in the driver compartment.
BELTED SEATING POSITIONS MAY
EXCEED SLEEPING CAPACITY OF
THIS VEHICLE. SEE OWNER
MANUAL FOR OCCUPANCY AND
WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
The number of belted seating positions in
your motor home may exceed the number people
used to determine maximum coach occupancy,
called the Net Carrying Capacity (NCC) in the
U.S. or Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) in Canada.
To calculate the NCC or CCC, Winnebago
uses vehicle sleeping capacity, however your
coach may be equipped with more belted seating positions than sleeping positions to give passengers a choice of seating arrangements. You
may use all of the belted seating positions providing you stay within your vehicle’s GVWR
listed on the Vehicle Certification Label (see
page 0-3). However you use or load your vehicle, it is your responsibility to keep the weight
within its stated gross vehicle weight rating.
ROOF LOADING
The roof is capable of carrying some lightweight articles while the vehicle is in motion. A
roof-mounted luggage carrier designed for this
purpose is available from your dealer. However,
roof load while the vehicle is in motion is not to
exceed 10 pounds per square foot or a maximum
of 100 pounds.
When the vehicle is stationary, a cargo load of
100 pounds plus the weight of a 225 pound person to load the cargo or to conduct inspection and
maintenance is permissible.
Weight added to both the roof and the trailer
hitch contribute to the gross vehicle weight,
which must not exceed the vehicle’s GVWR.
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CAR OR
TRAILER TOWING
Freightliner Chassis
Hitch pulling cap.:
Tongue weight:
5,000 lbs. max
500 lbs. max.
The factory installed towing hitch on this
coach is rated to pull a 5,000 lb. load (max.),
however this does not necessarily mean that you
can always tow a 5,000 lb. load. The combined
weight of the loaded coach and the towed vehicle
could exceed the chassis ratings. Do not exceed
either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR, or the
chassis GCWR. See preceding items “Loading
the Vehicle” and “Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for explanation of these weight ratings. Always be aware of the loaded weight of your
coach and the weight of any towed vehicle.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle Certification Label” on page 0-3 for information on
gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling, durability and fuel economy. Exceeding any of the listed
Gross Weight Ratings will result in unacceptable
overall vehicle performance. Maximum safety
and satisfaction when towing depends on proper
use of correct equipment. A hitch bar of appropriate steel and size should be selected to mate with
the Winnebago towing receptor.
Installation of a proper trailer brake system is
recommended. Check state regulations on trailer
weight and trailer brake requirements to be sure
you select the right equipment before towing.
Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid prolonged or frequent application of brakes which
could cause overheating and brake failure.
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WARNING
For safety towing and vehicle handling, maintain proper trailer weight
distribution.
The total weight of the motor home
and the vehicle towed must not
exceed the Gross Combined Vehicle
Weight rating. Contact the chassis
manufacturer to obtain the Gross
Combined Vehicle Weight rating for
your chassis.
CAUTION
Exceeding any of the recommended
gross vehicle weight ratings may result in vehicle damage.
Do not install a frame equalizing type
hitch on your vehicle.
See also - Trailer wiring connector, page 6-10.
WARNING
Never check oil level in generator
while engine is operating.
− Fire Extinguisher - Make sure it is fully
charged and secured in mounting bracket.
− Lights - Make sure all exterior lights operate.
− Sewer and Water Supply Hose - Unhook and
store.
− TV Antenna - Make certain the TV antenna is
lowered and seated in its support cradle.
− Loose Items Inside the Motor Home - Store
or secure items.
− Pilot Lights - Make sure all pilots are off.
− Fuel Tanks - Check level.
− Water Tank - Fill with fresh water.
− Exterior Door and Step - Make sure doors are
closed, locked and step retracted.
− Seats - Adjusted for comfortable position and
locked in place.
− Mirrors - Adjust for maximum visibility from
driver’s seat.
TRAVEL TIPS
PRE-TRAVEL CHECK LIST
Before starting the engine to leave on a trip, be
sure your motor home has been properly prepared and maintained. This will ensure an enjoyable trip and help avoid delays. Use this checklist
as a guide.
− Fluid Levels - Check and fill if necessary:
• engine oil
• transmission
• power steering
• radiator
• brake
• battery
• windshield washer
− Wheel Lug Nuts - Check for tightness
− Tires - Check for proper cold inflation pressures as specified on the Vehicle Certification Label.
− Drive Belts - Check for proper condition and
tension (not cracked, frayed, or loose, etc.)
− 110-Volt Generator (Optional) - Check oil
level in generator engine.
As you travel around the country in your
motor home, you will pick up useful advice from
other motor home owners.
A number of suggestions can also be
obtained by reading articles and regular columns
in outdoor and camping magazines. Some magazines and publishing companies print an annual
park and campground directory. These can be
found at your local news stand or RV supply
dealer. Here are a few travel tips to begin with.
1. Always check for sufficient clearance. Know
the height and width of your unit.
2. Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved potable water filling facility or a
known purified drinking water source. Taste
the water before filling the water tank in an
unfamiliar location. The water in some areas
may contain an undesirable taste. Do not use
a new hose to fill the water tank. It can leave
a distinct rubber or vinyl taste.
3. Showers can take a lot of water. Conserve
water by taking a “Sea Shower”. This is done
by wetting down, turning off the water, soaping thoroughly and then rinsing.
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4. Dump sewage only at approved dumping stations.
5. Store liquids in plastic containers with tight
fitting caps to prevent spills.
6. Keep an eye on the water and holding tank
levels. It is a good idea to dump the holding
tank at least every two days.
7. When traveling with children, it is helpful to
plan their wardrobe for a week. Place each
days clothing in a plastic bag and label the
bag with the child’s name and day of the
week for use.
8. Use sleeping bags whenever possible. They
save laundry and take up less storage space
than bedding.
9. Make sure all compartment doors have been
closed and the door step has been stowed in
the correct position before moving the vehicle.
10. Before traveling, make sure the refrigerator
door has been secured. Use care when opening the refrigerator door after the vehicle has
been stopped. Any articles that have shifted
may fall out when the door is opened.
11. During peak tourist season and holidays, it is
best to phone ahead and make reservations at
the park where you plan to stop.
12. Some states or cities will not permit vehicles
with LP gas containers to pass through highway tunnels. If your route includes a tunnel,
check with the highway patrol or department
of highways to avoid inconvenience.
13. Do not leave food or odor-causing material in
your vehicle for extensive periods of time.
Always allow damp clothing, swimwear,
hunting gear, etc., to dry before stowing.
14. Become familiar with the fire extinguisher
and make sure it is always fully charged. Remove and replace it and read instructions so
you know the correct operating procedure before an emergency happens
15. Make a list of all groceries, fresh meats, vegetables, newspapers, etc., that you may need
and try to pick them up during your last fuel
stop of the day. This will prevent leaving a
good parking spot once you have arrived at
your destination.
16. When you sit over the front wheels while
driving, as in a motor home, you have a tendency to crowd the middle of the road. Check
the side view mirror frequently to observe
how close you are driving to the center line.
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SEVERE
WEATHER
INFORMATION
One of the more serious conditions affecting
the motor home traveler and camper is that of the
weather. Whether you travel the high mountain
terrain, the lower deserts and flatland or the
plains of the midwest, the weather is always with
you and subject to change, sometimes with little
or no warning. However, adequate warnings are
normally broadcast over local radio and TV stations.
Motor home travelers and campers often seek
secluded areas for weekend recreation or extended summer vacations. Many recreational areas
are vulnerable to severe weather situations, especially flash flooding conditions. A few simple
precautions may help lessen the hazards of flash
flooding or reduce your immediate involvement.
NOTE: We recommend that all motor home occupants become familiar with these safety precautions, and be alert to change in
weather.
•
Be alert, because thunderstorms can form at
any time, in any month of the year. Thunderstorms can produce large amounts of rain
over a small area in a short time, which may
result in a flash flood. Listen frequently to
weather reports on the radio for weather and
flood conditions.
•
When camping near a stream, leave plenty of
sloping bank between you and the stream.
•
Avoid deep canyons and dry washes during
stormy or threatening weather. Be aware of
alternate exits.
•
If heavy rain occurs, move to high ground immediately (at least 30-40 feet above the canyon floor or bottom of dry wash).
•
During a flash flood, if you cannot move your
vehicle, abandon it. Do not attempt to return
to your vehicle before the water has receded.
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•
Do not attempt to wade to your vehicle if the
water is above your knees - fast moving water
exerts an enormous amount of pressure, making it impossible to remain standing or walking.
•
Do not try to drive through flooded areas.
•
Follow instructions of local authorities.
Leave immediately when advised to do so.
Many lives have been lost because people did
not heed warnings.
•
Have on hand survival supplies for several
days, including food, water, first aid equipment and necessary medications. In desert areas during hot weather allow 3-4 gallons of
drinking water per person, per day.
•
Before you leave home, inform someone of
your destination and when you expect to return. Authorities at your destination should
be notified immediately if you do not arrive
on time.
REMEMBER THESE TERMS:
WATCH: Severe weather may develop in the
specified area. Be alert and prepare for possibility
of an emergency.
WARNING: Severe weather is occurring or is
imminent in certain areas. Move to a safe location immediately.
We highly recommend that you obtain a
weather radio. These radios offer up-to-date
weather reports. The latest information and forecasts are broadcast by local National Weather
Service offices in recorded messages that last
from three to five minutes. These messages are
replayed continually 24 hours a day. The recorded messages are revised every three to four hours,
or more frequently when appropriate.
When severe weather threatens, forecasters at
the local National Weather Service office interrupt the broadcasts with storm warnings, either
recorded or “live” as the situation demands.
The frequencies used for NOAA Weather Radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration) nationwide are 162.40, 162.475 or
162.55 megahertz.
NIGHTTIME DRIVING
•
•
Make sure all running lights and signal lights
are clean and in working order. Have your
headlights periodically checked and adjusted.
Use care when passing other vehicles. Your
motor home is a longer vehicle than a car, and
you may have a more difficult time knowing
when to pull back into your lane. If possible,
have another person in the coach help you
watch while maneuvering your motor home
in traffic.
MOUNTAIN DRIVING
Special techniques must be used when driving
in mountainous or hilly country.
CLIMBING A HILL
The transmission will automatically downshift as needed to climb most hills. If the hill is
long or very steep, however, you may need to
manually shift to a lower gear to keep the transmission from repeatedly upshifting and downshifting. Select the lowest adequate gear range
for the duration of the incline. See the Allison
transmission manual in your Owner’s InfoCase
for specific instructions.
CAUTION
Observe the engine temperature
gauge more frequently than normal.
If overheating occurs, pull off to the
side of the road and allow the engine
to thoroughly cool before refilling the
radiator and restarting the engine.
DESCENDING A HILL
When going down a long grade, you may need
to manually shift to a lower gear, rather than
keeping your foot on the brake pedal. A lower
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gear will allow the engine to provide a degree of
braking action. Holding your foot on the brake
pedal for an extended period may cause brakes to
overheat, causing you to lose control of the vehicle. See your chassis operating guide for more information. See also Jacobs Extarder Exhaust
Braking System on page 2-3 or the Jacobs Extarder user guide for exhaust braking information.
CAUTION
Observe the engine temperature
gauge more frequently than normal.
If overheating occurs, pull off to the
side of the road and allow the engine
to cool thoroughly before restarting
the engine.
CAMPSITE SELECTION
Try to pick as level a spot as possible on which
to park your motor home. Whether you nose into
a parking site or back into it depends on personal
preference and the location of the site’s utility
hook-ups. Remember that the utility connections
on your motor home are on the left (driver) side
of the vehicle.
LEVELING
(See “Coach Leveling Systems” on page 215).
Leveling the motor home is very important,
not only for your comfort but for appliances and
plumbing as well. Some refrigerators are extremely sensitive to being off level. The ammonia
vapor cooling system used in most RV refrigerators can “lock-up” and damage the refrigerator if
it is not level. This is both inconvenient and costly. Also, water and holding tank level indicators
may give false readings because water level is
greater at one side of the tank than the other.
The refrigerator is installed level at the factory. So, if the refrigerator is level, the motor home
is level. A small bubble-level sight is included in
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the refrigerator to help you determine refrigerator
leveling.
NOTE: We do not recommend lifting any of the
wheels off the ground for leveling. This
could allow the coach to roll off the
jacks, possibly resulting in damage to the
vehicle.
Hydraulic Leveling System - Optional
See Coach Leveling Systems on page 2-15
for operating information.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motor home was designed primarily for
recreational use and short term occupancy. If
you expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation
and humid conditions that may be encountered.
NOTE: Your coach is not designed or intended to
be used as permanent housing. Using
this product for long term occupancy or
permanent housing may lead to premature deterioration of structure, interior
finishes, fabrics, carpeting and drapes.
Damage or deterioration due to long
term occupancy may not be considered
normal and, under the terms of the warranty, may constitute misuse, abuse, or
neglect, and may therefore reduce your
warranty protection.
HUMIDITY AND
CONDENSATION
Moisture condensing on the inside of windows is a visible indication that there is too
much humidity inside the coach. Excessive
moisture can cause water stains or mildew which
can damage interior items such as upholstery
and cabinets. When you recognize the signs of
excessive moisture and condensation in your
coach, you should take immediate action to min-
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imize their affects. You can help reduce excessive moisture inside the motor home by taking
the following steps:
Ventilate with outside air: Partially open one or
more windows and a roof vent to circulate outside air through the coach. In cold weather, this
ventilation may increase operation of the furnace, but will greatly reduce condensation inside
the coach.
Minimize moisture released inside the coach:
Run the range hood fan while cooking, and open
a bath vent while bathing or showering to carry
water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture
into the coach by way of soaked clothing or
snow on shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats
or clothing inside the coach.
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LP GAS SYSTEM
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
LP GAS SUPPLY
The LP gas system supplies fuel for the range,
water heater, furnace and refrigerator (while in
gas mode). When used and handled properly, this
system is safe and economical and provides modern living conveniences wherever you travel.
•
Have the entire LP gas system inspected for
possible leaks and missing or damaged parts
at each tank filling. Also inspect before and
after each trip, and any time trouble is suspected.
•
Turn the LP supply valve off when not using
the LP gas system.
•
Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be replaced.
•
Never allow the tank to be filled above the 80
percent level indicated by the flow of liquid
gas out of the overflow valve or by the automatic stop-fill device.
•
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the LP
gas system.
•
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the LP tank compartment door. According to standards set for recreation vehicles, the LP supply valve must be readily
accessible in an emergency.
•
Exercise caution when drilling holes or attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
SAFE USE OF THE LP GAS
SYSTEM
The LP system is designed and built with strict
adherence to both federal and recreational vehicle industry requirements for mobile LP gas
equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as tank fill
overflow valves, an interior LP gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO) detector/alarm.
LP gas also contains an odor additive that you
can smell if LP is present in the air.
Listed below are a few precautions to observe
that will help you to use the LP gas system safely.
•
Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of LP gas. If a leak is suspected, turn off the supply valve immediately. Have the LP gas system checked by your
dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
•
Do not tamper with the LP gas piping system,
pressure regulator or gas appliances. Service
and maintenance of LP gas system components should be performed only by your dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
•
Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
LP gas system.
HOW LP GAS WORKS
LP (Liquified Petroleum) gas is a true gas
compressed into liquid form for easy transportation and storage. LP gas is available in two types
- propane and butane. It is also called tank gas,
bottle gas, or simply LP.
LP is used by appliances in vapor form only,
but is stored in the tank as a liquid under very
high pressure. As the liquid gas is released, it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many times
its compressed volume.
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LP GAS SYSTEM
SELECTING LP
FUEL TYPES
We recommend using straight propane in your
LP tank. Propane gas is commonly available at
all LP gas outlets in the U.S. and Canada (According to the National LP Gas Association, LP
gas outlets in the United States do not offer any
other type of liquefied petroleum gas than propane to the general public.) Check local phone directory yellow pages for locations of local LP gas
refilling stations or bulk dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motor home, you may find butane or propane/butane mixtures available in addition to propane. Because gas-burning
RV appliances are designed to run on
propane only, we recommend that you
request straight propane only. Butane
burns about 30 percent hotter than propane and can overheat some appliances,
particularly refrigerators, and cause
permanent damage. Other appliances
designed to operate on propane can become sooted and lose efficiency by using
butane fuel.
LP GAS OUTPUT
Each gallon of liquid LP gas contains approximately 92,000 BTU’s of heat energy; or about
36.2 cubic feet of dry gas for cooking, heating,
water heating and refrigeration.
LP gas tank capacities are often listed in
pounds rather than gallons. A gallon of LP
weighs 4.24 pounds. LP tanks can only be filled
to 80% of their total capacity, so your 130-pound
tank would actually hold 104 pounds, or about
24.5 gallons.
To find out how long a gallon of LP gas will
last, you should determine the total BTU input
on all your LP gas appliances in use. Let’s say
you have a furnace that has a 10,000 BTU input
per hour of operation. A gallon of LP gas would
last 9.2 hours of continuous operation (92,000
BTU’s ÷ by 10,000 BTU’s = 9.2). To estimate
how long a gallon of LP gas lasts, try to deter5-2
mine what your total daily BTU input is, then divide into 92,000 to arrive at an approximate daily
LP gas consumption.
LP TANK SYSTEM
The storage reservoir for the LP gas system is
a horizontally mounted tank which is permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The tank is accessible only from the outside of the vehicle. The
tank supply valve is located near the top center of
the tank, next to the regulator. Before opening the
supply valve, check to be sure all controls for gas
appliances are in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this step is not performed, LP gas could
accumulate inside the motor home creating a fire
or explosion hazard.
Pressure Relief
Valve
LP Gas
Pressure
Regulator
Overflow
Valve
Main Tank
Valve
Tank
Gauge
Tank Fill
Valve
REFILLING LP TANK
There are many LP gas refueling stations located throughout the country. These stations are
listed in the telephone directory Yellow Pages
under “Gas - Liquified Petroleum - Bottled and
Bulk.”
Since the LP tank is permanently mounted to
the frame, the motor home must be driven to an
LP supplier for filling. Do not attempt to remove
the LP tank from the vehicle. The tank is
equipped with a fill adapter with both internal
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and external threads which allows easy filling
with any LP filling equipment. The tank is full
when liquid LP gas appears at the overflow
valve.
NOTE: The LP tank is equipped with an automatic 80% stop-fill device.
LP Gas Tank Capacity:
.....................................*31 gal. (39 gal. w.c.)
* LP Gas tank capacity shown is the usable
“full” LP gas capacity, which is 80% of the tank
manufacturer’s listed water capacity (w.c. shown
in parenthesis). An LP tank must have at least
20% of tank volume free to allow for expansion
and proper vaporization of the liquid fuel. The
tank is also equipped with mandatory safety
shut-off equipment that prevents filling above
this level.
WARNING
Make sure the filling attendant uses
the 80% overflow valve when filling
the tank. A tank should never be filled
above 80% level to allow for vaporization and liquid expansion.
Do not place LP gas containers inside
the vehicle. LP gas containers are
equipped with safety devices which
relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere.
Do not place LP gas containers, gasoline, or other flammable liquids
inside the vehicle. Fire or explosion
may result
to burn poorly. This condition could linger for
weeks if the air is not purged from the tank. Most
LP gas dealers have equipment for purging air
from LP gas tanks and will purge before refilling
the tank.
TRAVEL WITH LP GAS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with LP
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid inconvenience, check state regulations concerning flammable gas transportation.
WARNING
Do not alter or remove LP tank gauge
at any time.
WARNING
DO NOT FILL CONTAINER TO
MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY. Make sure the motor
home is level when filling. It is possible to accidentally overfill the tank if
the vehicle is unlevel, with the fill
valve on the uphill side. Overfilling
the LP gas tank can result in uncontrolled gas flow, which can cause fire
or explosion. A properly filled container will contain approximately 80
percent of its volume as liquid LP gas.
All pilot lights must be extinguished
and supply valve closed before refilling LP gas tanks or vehicle fuel tanks.
Do not smoke or expose an open
flame while near an LP refueling area.
LP gas is heavier-than-air and extremely flammable.
Never use an open flame to test for
LP gas leaks.
AIR IN THE LP GAS TANK
If your LP gas appliances do not stay lit or require frequent adjustment, even though you
know the LP tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the LP gas tank. Air in the
tank mixes with the LP gas vapors causing them
Replace all protective covers and caps
on LP system before filling.
Never fill the LP tank with engine or
generator running.
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LP GAS SYSTEM
REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover which should be left
in place at all times. Only your dealer or a qualified LP gas service should remove the regulator
cover for adjustments.
WARNING
Inspect the pressure regulator vent
hole periodically for blockage. If any
obstruction is apparent, have the regulator serviced by your dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
LP gas regulators are installed with
the diaphragm vent facing downward.
Make sure that the regulator vent
always faces downward to minimize
vent obstruction which could result in
excessive pressure, causing a fire or
explosion.
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will pass
through the cylinder valve and into the regulator
where it can freeze. Fuel producers, tank and bottle manufacturers and LP gas dealers take every
precaution to reduce moisture, but sometimes
only a fraction of an ounce entering the tank can
cause problems. To help avoid the possibility of
freeze-up, always keep tank control valve closed
when not in use, even when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
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Vent Hole
Typical LP Pressure Regulator
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your LP gas dealer inject a small amount of dry
methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately one
once to 20 pounds or one pint to 100 gallons) to
help guard against regulator freeze-ups.
In very cold weather when a large volume of
gas is being used for heating, it is possible to experience a loss of gas pressure. At first, this problem may appear to be caused by a regulator
freeze-up, but is actually caused by failure of the
liquid gas to vaporize as fast as it is needed. As
the temperature becomes colder, it is increasingly
harder for the liquid LP gas to vaporize. At the
same time, the demand for LP to produce heat increases to the point where the system cannot
maintain production.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce
the consumption of gas where possible. Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot water will
help as well.
LP GAS LEAKS
The following label has been placed in the vehicle near the range area. If you smell gas within
the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
SECTION 5
LP GAS SYSTEM
IF YOU SMELL GAS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights and all
smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or gas
supply connection.
Open doors and other ventilating openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the gas system checked and leakage source
corrected before using again.
WARNING
Never use an open flame to test for
gas leaks. When testing for gas lines
leaks with a soapy water solution, DO
NOT use a detergent containing
ammonia or chlorine. These substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas
lines, resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
BTU’s Available at 0° F.
Tank Level
BTU’s
80%
64,000
50%
50,400
20%
33,000
The following LP Gas Vaporization and Temperature Relationship chart typifies the LP gas
loss with a decrease in temperature. The percentage figures are the increase or decrease of vapor
that would be available at 0°F. These figures apply to any size LP gas tanks.
Percentage of BTU’s
Temperature
Available at 0° F.
20° F.
200%
10° F.
150%
0° F.
100%
-5° F.
75%
-10° F.
50%
-15° F.
25%
-20° F.
12 1/2%
-44° F.
Propane will
not vaporize
LP GAS ALARM - See page 1-2.
WINTER USE OF LP GAS
Due to vaporization characteristics of LP gas,
it is important that the winter camper knows how
to most efficiently use the LP system. The vaporization rate of LP gas decreases in a direct relationship to a decrease in temperature. Propane
will convert to a usable gas at temperatures down
to -44°F. For this reason, propane is a popular
heating fuel in cold climates.
The greater the amount of liquid gas in the
tank (up to 80% level) the greater the amount of
LP gas vapor generated. The following is an example of the number of BTU’s available from an
84-pound tank at 0° F at three levels. As you can
see, the number of BTU’s decreases as the tank is
emptied. Nearly twice as many BTU’s are available from a full tank than one that is one-fourth
full.
5-5
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
Your coach is equipped with an electrical system consisting of two separate voltages; a 12-volt
DC system and a 110-volt AC system. The 12volt system consists of two internal power
sources, while the 110-volt system is operated
from an outside power source, or from the
optional 110-volt generator or 110-volt inverter
system.
110-VOLT AC SYSTEM
The 110-volt system operates from an outside
110-volt utility service such as those at campgrounds, or from the 110-volt generator or 110volt inverter system. When the power cord is
connected to an outside power source, or when
the generator is in operation, the power converter automatically changes a portion of the
110-volt current to 12-volt DC current. All
equipment in the motor home that is normally
powered by the auxiliary battery is then powered
through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 110-volt current: central
air conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in 110volt mode), microwave oven, ice maker, vacuum
cleaner and other 110-volt electrical equipment
used at convenience outlets.
EXTERNAL POWER CORD
(Shoreline)
The external utility power cord (commonly referred to as a “shoreline”) is stored in a utility
compartment on the left (driver’s) side of the
coach.
WARNING
Do not connect the external power
cord to any receptacle until you have
contacted the owner and/or attendant
of the premises to verify proper polarity and grounding.
It is the responsibility of the owner of
the electrical receptacle to ensure that
the receptacle is properly wired and
grounded.
Reverse polarity and improper
grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury or death
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
The 50-amp shoreline gives your coach extra
current handling capacity. This allows you to run
the central air conditioning system at maximum
(both compressors running) without fear of constantly tripping circuit breakers.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
CONNECTING THE SHORELINE
To connect to an external source, remove the
cord from the storage compartment and plug the
coach end of the cord into the coach input receptacle. (The coach end is the large, yellow plug.)
compartment so you can shut the compartment
door while the shoreline is connected. Flip the
retainers straight up to remove the cover.
WARNING
Do not plug the power cord into an
outlet which is not grounded, or adapt
the plug to connect to a receptacle for
which it is not designed.
Be sure that all four prongs of the supply cord are properly plugged into the
receptacle.
Do not connect the power cord to an
extension cord.
Shoreline Connection
Hold the plug ground-side-down (silver plate
on plug) and insert firmly into receptacle. Twist
the black retainer collar on the plug handle to
lock the plug onto the receptacle during use.
Then plug the shore end of the cord (black
plug end) into a suitable 50-amp power receptacle to provide external power to the coach and
converter/charger system.
NOTE: Some parks do not have 50-amp service
available, so you will need to connect to
a standard 30-amp service pole using an
adaptor.
30 Amp Receptacle
50 Amp.
Power Receptacle
A hatch in the compartment floor lets you
route the shoreline cord out the bottom of the
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Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle. This protects
the park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on
your vehicle, from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
After disconnecting the power cord, neatly replace it in the storage compartment.
POWERLINE ENERGY
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(EMS)
The energy management system (EMS) monitors the electrical usage of the appliances and
equipment in the coach and distributes the electrical loads to avoid nuisance tripping of the
shoreline circuit breaker. This system works
together with the energy efficient central air conditioner to allow you to run both compressor
units at the same time on a 30-amp shoreline
connection.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
INVERTER/CHARGER AND CIRCUIT
BREAKER LOCATIONS
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2000W Inverter/Charger Unit:
The inverter/charger is located on the upper
rear wall of the battery compartment. The inverter/charger has a power/reset switch and
two circuit breakers to protect the inverter
and the AC input source from overloads. See
the Heart Interface operation information for
complete explanation and instructions on this
system.
•
Inverter Remote Panel: The Heart Interface
inverter/charger also has a remote monitor/
control panel mounted above the systems
monitor panel on the end of the galley extension cupboard.
Please read your PowerLine Energy Management System Owner’s Guide for important information on running both air conditioner
compressor units at the same time. This guide
will also explain how this system operates under
several conditions, whether 20-amp, 30-amp or
50-amp connections.
POWER CONVERTER
SYSTEM
The power converter changes 110-volt AC
current from the auxiliary generator or the shoreline into 12-volt DC current for use by 12-volt
equipment in the motor home.
Certain circuits, however, remain unchanged
for use by items which require 110-volt current,
such as the air conditioner(s), the refrigerator in
AC mode, the microwave oven, etc.
Current drawn from the coach batteries passes
through the power center unchanged, although it
is routed through a series of protective circuit
breakers located above the range hood.
Inverter Panel
CAUTION
Do not store items too closely around
the inverter unit in the storage compartment. The inverter generates heat
while operating and needs unrestricted airflow for proper cooling.
Main System Monitor Panel
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
The remote panel can be reprogrammed
for several charging configurations using dip
switches on the rear side of the panel.
See the Heart Interface remote panel instructions in your Owner’s InfoCase for complete information and specific configuration
directions.
NOTE: The following illustration shows the
original factory settings of the dip
switches for your reference if you wish to
reset to original settings after customizing the charging configuration.
*Typical view of breaker panel. Actual fuse or
breaker labels may vary according to appliance
and equipment options. Fuses and breakers are
labeled on panel.
110-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The 110-volt circuit breaker panel is located
on the left forward wall in the rear bedroom.
1 - Off
2 - On
3 - Off
4 - Off
5 - Off
6 - Off
7 - Off
8 - On
Interface Panel Dip Switches
Original Configuration
•
12-Volt House Circuit Breakers: The 12volt house breaker panel is located in the
washer/dryer compartment in the bathroom
area of the coach. The panel contains pop-out
breakers; push in to reset. The breakers are
clearly labeled for the circuits which they
protect.
House 12V Breakers
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The breaker panel protects all 110-volt components in the motor home from either an overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short
developes, the breaker will open preventing any
further flow of electricity and, therefore, damage
to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: air conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period. Then
reset the breaker by moving the switch to “Off”
and back to “On”. If the breaker continually trips
and no equipment is running, have the system
checked for a short in the wiring or the appliances.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
CHARGING SECTION
The house batteries are automatically charged
while 110-volt external power is connected. The
charger will automatically “sense” the condition
of the RV battery. If it is below “full charge”, the
Charging Section will start charging the battery.
If the house batteries have been extremely discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the batteries reach “full charge”, then will remain “trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate. If your
storage battery does not charge as described
above, it is possible the battery is defective.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without
periodic use. We recommend following
regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See
“Battery Maintenance” on page 6-10
this section.
THERMAL OVERLOAD
PROTECTOR
A thermal overload protector will shut down
the converter if it becomes overheated. This can
result from operating above its maximum limit
for an extended period of time or by obstruction
of ventilation to unit.
NOTE: 12-volt lights and motors will automatically draw from battery power in this
event.
The thermal breaker will reset itself after a
cool-down period, and the lights and motors will
resume operating from the converter. If the overload trips again shortly after reset, take immediate steps to correct the cause of overheating. A
portion of house 12-volt load (lights or motors or
both) should be turned off to reduce total load.
Also, inspect the invertor unit to make sure ventilation is not obstructed.
CAUTION
Do not store items too closely around
the inverter unit in the storage compartment. The inverter generates heat
while operating and needs unrestricted airflow for proper cooling.
110-VOLT RECEPTACLES
(OUTLETS)
A number of standard AC electrical outlets are
provided throughout the coach for connecting
small appliances such as televisions, radios,
toasters, etc. An outlet is also located on the outside of the coach near the entrance door.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Exterior, bath and galley outlets are connected
to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter),
which is an extremely sensitive circuit breaker
that will help to protect against severe electrical
shock if a ground fault develops. If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break the circuit by
turning off the power to the protected outlets.
Should this occur, unplug all the appliances on
that circuit and press the reset button on the GFCI
equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired if necessary before
using again.
The GFCI outlet is located in the bath and galley areas of the vehicle.
RESET
TEST
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate electrical shock. Small children
and persons with heart conditions or
other disabilities which make them
especially sensitive to electrical
shock may still be injured by a 110volt receptacles even though protected by a Ground Fault interrupter.
NOTE: In compliance with CSA electrical codes,
the appliance outlet in Canadian
equipped coaches is not connected to a
GFCI protected circuit.
AUXILIARY 110-VOLT
GENERATOR
Optional
Your coach is equipped with a diesel powered
generator. Consult the generator owner’s manual
in your Owner’s InfoCase for specific instructions on starting and stopping, troubleshooting
and maintaining your generator.
NOTE: The generator draws its fuel from the
main chassis fuel tank. After extensive
generator use, you may notice decreased
levels in the affected fuel tank.
switch is normally in an “off” mode when no AC
current is required.
When the generator is started, the transfer unit
will switch the power feed to the generator after
20 seconds. The twenty-second delay is to allow
the generator to start easily without an electrical
load.
Generator Power Switches: For your convenience we have mounted generator power
switches in four locations throughout the coach:
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Instrument Panel
Monitor Panel
Bedroom (left rear night stand near radio)
Behind Hood Panel (to right side as viewed
looking in)
Starting The Diesel Generator
1. Press and hold the generator switch ON.
2. If the engine is cold, the starter will not
engage until after the glow plugs have preheated the engine for a few seconds for easier starting.
3. If the engine is already warm, the starter will
immediately engage to start the engine.
4. Hold the starter switch on for several
seconds to allow the generator to reach full
operating voltage, then release.
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator
and electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or appliances when your hands are wet, or
when standing in water or on wet
ground.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed
by an authorized service center.
Automatic Power Transfer Switch
Your coach electrical system is equipped with
an automatic power transfer switch. The transfer
6-6
Generator
Switch
5. Allow the generator to stabilize running
before turning on appliances.
6. Apply electrical loads. Refer to SPECIFICATIONS section of generator manual for
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
generator set output and performance ratings. Then refer to the following chart to aid
in determining appliance usage during generator operation.
CAUTION
Continuous generator overloading
can cause high operating temperatures that can damage the generator
windings. Keep the electrical loads
within the generator wattage rating.
Approximate Power Requirements of
Common Appliances
Appliance or Tool
Vacuum cleaner
Coffee Maker
Hair dryer
Electric clothes iron
Electric blanket
Television
Electric drill
Air conditioner
Microwave Oven
Approximate Power
Consumption
(Watts/Amps)
200-500W/1.7-4.3A
550-700W/4.8-6.1A
800-1500W/7.0-13.0A
500-1200W/4.3-10.4A
50-200W/0.4-1.7A
80-100W/0.7A
250-750W/2.2-6.5A
1400-2000W/13-19A
700-1500W/6.0-13.0A
Stopping The Generator
1. Shut off electrical equipment to remove load.
Allow generator to run for 3 to 5 minutes to
cool down.
2. Press the generator switch into the OFF position and hold until the generator comes to a
complete halt.
Generator Hourmeter
This meter is located on the monitor panel. It
registers the total number of hours that the generator has been operated. Refer to the hourmeter
to determine when periodic maintenance is due
and to record services which have been performed.
NOTE: While the generator is running it is normal for the hourmeter to make a periodic
“ticking” sound.
OPERATION WARNINGS AND
CAUTIONS
WARNING
The exhaust of all internal combustion engines contains carbon monoxide (CO). This poisonous gas is
colorless, odorless, tasteless, and
lighter than air. The exhaust systems
of both your motor home engine and
your generator engine have been
installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect
yourself from conditions beyond the
control of the manufacturer.
1. Do not simultaneously operate the generator
engine and a ventilator which could draw
exhaust gases into the vehicle.
2. Do not open windows or ventilators on the
end or side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe
of the generator is located.
3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry
the exhaust away from the vehicle. Also,
note the position of other vehicles to be sure
their exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
4. Do not operate the generator engine when
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings, vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently
during periods of use. Refer to the generator
manufacturer’s information in your Owner’s
InfoCase for specific recommendations.
WARNING
Never check generator oil level while
generator engine is running.
Generator Service Tray Retainers: The generator service tray is held in by two latches at the
front sides of the slide tray assembly.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Generator Service Latch - Locked
12-VOLT FUSES AND CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motor home are protected by a
circuit breaker panel. When a circuit is overloaded or a short developes in any part of the
system, a breaker will shut down that circuit. If
this happens, turn off all affected lights or appliances and reset the breaker.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating and circuit protected for each breaker.
The 12-volt house breaker panel is mounted
in the washer/dryer cabinet in the bathroom area
of the coach.
House 12-Volt Breakers
Generator Service Latch - Unlocked
House 12-Volt Circuit Breaker Panel
CAUTION
After generator service be sure generator retainers are properly latched to
secure generator before driving vehicle.
12-VOLT DC SYSTEM
The DC voltage system consists of the automotive batteries and the 12-volt coach auxiliary
batteries.
6-8
*Typical view of breaker panel. Actual fuse or
breaker labels may vary according to appliance
and equipment options. Fuses and breakers are
labeled on panel.
12-VOLT CHASSIS CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The 12-volt automotive and coach circuit
breakers are located on a panel on the firewall in
the engine compartment. See page 9-7 for further information.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Auto Chassis 12-Volt Breaker
“Hood” Compartment
SOLAR CHARGER PANEL
The 10-watt roof-mounted solar charger
panel uses the sun to help keep your batteries
charged. A charge indicator light is located on
the refrigerator cabinet wall in the galley area
near the dinette table.
The red light will glow when the solar panel
is charging the coach batteries. The greater the
rate of charge, the brighter the light. When the
batteries reach full charge, the light will gradually dim, then darken.
NOTE: The solar battery charger is not intended
to make the coach battery system “maintenance free.” The solar panel will not
completely compensate for continuous
low amperage draw from components
such as the LP gas leak detector, the
clock in the dash radio and the radio station memory circuitry, for example.
Although the solar panel system can help
to extend battery life, the coach shoreline
should be plugged in routinely to “top
off” the batteries. We also recommend
following regular battery inspection and
maintenance, especially in cold weather.
See “Battery Maintenance” on page 6-10 this
section.
BATTERY INFORMATION
CHASSIS (Starting) BATTERY
The chassis batteries are used solely to operate
the engine starter and all automotive accessories
and controls found on the instrument panel. This
includes the horn, speed control, all exterior
lights, radio, windshield wipers, rear auto heater
fan, etc.
Chassis Battery Storage: The chassis (starting)
batteries are located in a slide-out tray in the battery compartment on the right side of the coach.
(See Exterior Features Identification on page 0-4
of the Introduction section.)
Lift the retainer catches that hold the battery
tray and slide it outward for service.
Solar Panel
Charge Indicator
6-9
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
BATTERY STORAGE AND
MAINTENANCE
Coach Batteries
Chassis Batteries
Lift Battery Tray Retainer Latches
HOUSE BATTERIES
The house batteries supply current to all 12volt equipment located in the living area of the
coach. This includes interior lights, range exhaust fan, furnace fan, water pump, water level
and holding tank gauges, 110-volt generator
starting, refrigerator, bath roof vent fan, and the
rear automotive heater. The house battery may
also be used to start the engine if the automotive
battery is dead. Refer to “Aux. Start Switch.”
The house batteries are automatically charged
by the engine alternator while the engine is running.
House Battery Storage
The batteries are also located in the battery
compartment on the left side of the coach. See
“Chassis Battery Storage” for access instructions.
6-10
Lead -acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as energy
is removed from the battery, it should be replaced
by the engine alternator or the RV converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more, especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates inside the battery. This condition is called sulfation
or sulfating, and prevents the battery from either
releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition
occurs, the battery must be replaced.
If a battery does not contain at least 80%
charge during freezing temperatures, the electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case.
The two best defenses against either sulfating
or insufficient charge are:
1. To disconnect the battery cables to avoid any
“parasitic” discharge, and
2. to check the battery and recharge as necessary at least once a month during long
periods of storage.
A further precaution is to remove the battery
from the vehicle and store it in a cool location on
a wooden or rubber pad, checking charge periodically to avoid discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple maintenance practices.
•
Make sure the batteries always remain securely clamped in the battery tray.
•
Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
•
Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from entering the battery and contaminating the
electrolyte fluid.
WARNING
Before removing any battery cables
or battery, make sure all 12-volt
equipment in the motor home is off
and the power cord has been disconnected.
Replace any damaged cables at once.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handing batteries.
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•
Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
Every two months, or more often in hot
weather, check the battery fluid level. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during
freezing weather, the motor home should be
driven several miles to mix water and electrolyte to prevent freezing.
Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is
essential when replacing the cables
on the battery, or when using a
“booster” battery, that the positive
post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts
are marked (+) plus and (-) minus. If
a “fast charger” is used while battery
is in the motor home, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger. Never attempt to charge or
boost a frozen battery.
batteries designed for recreational vehicle use.
They will provide longer lasting power than
standard automotive batteries, and will withstand the frequent drain-and-recharge cycles that
occur under the demanding conditions of RV
usage.
Replacement batteries should be deep-cycle
type with equivalent specifications to avoid loss
of electrical storage capacity.
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Deep-cycle
130 Amp Hr.
225 minutes reserve capacity
665 CCA (cold cranking amps)
BATTERY CONDITION METER
See related item under “Monitor Panel” in section 8, Appliances.
AUX. START SWITCH
See section 2, Driving Your Motor Home for
information on Aux. Start Switch.
TRAILER WIRING CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car towing lights with a 6-pin socket on the rear bumper.
The connector plug is supplied in the coach parts
package provided to you by your dealer when
you took delivery of the vehicle.
The diagram below shows proper connection
of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the coach light
system. To access the wire connections inside the
plug, remove the small screw near the end of the
plug and slide the contact assembly out of the
barrel.
TM = Tail lights
GD = Ground
LT = Left Turn
RT = Right Turn
S = Brake lights
A = Backup lights
HOUSE BATTERY REPLACEMENT
This coach is equipped with deep-cycle type
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SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
Fresh Water Tank.......... 99 gal.
The fresh water system provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet and
water heater. Water may be supplied by either of
two sources:
− a water tank located within the motor home,
or
− any external water source to which the motor
home may be connected, known as “city water”.
WATER TANK FILL
To Pressure Fill Water Tank from City Water
Connection:
1. Attach a hose from a city water faucet to the
city water connector in the water center on
the left (driver) side of your coach.
2. Open the Gravity Fill door to provide adequate air venting and avoid pressure buildup.
3. Turn the tank fill valve to the WATER
TANK FILL position.
Water Center
FRESH WATER TANK FILLING
PROCEDURES:
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
You can fill your water tank using either of
two methods; gravity fill or city water pressure
fill.
Gravity Fill: Insert hose into fill opening and
turn water supply on. Tank is full when water
flows from overflow tube beneath coach. The
gravity fill tube is located behind a small, lockable door on the right (passenger) sidewall near
the center of the coach.
4. Tank is full when water begins to flow from
the Gravity Fill tube.
NOTE: Be sure to open the gravity fill door to
prevent pressure build up while filling
the tank from the city water connector.
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SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend using an in-line water pressure regulator
to prevent damage to any components,
connections and seals in your fresh water system.
A water pressure regulator may be obtained from any well stocked RV dealership retail center and some retail
discount centers. These devices simply
connect in-line between the supply hose
and the city water input on the coach.
We recommend a regulator that controls
water pressure to 40 psi maximum.
NOTE: Always keep the tank fill valve closed unless you are filling the tank. If this valve
is open while using the city water, the
water will keep flowing into the tank and
out the gravity fill tube.
WATER PUMP
Pressure for the water system is supplied by a
water system demand pump which is fully automatic after initial priming. When a faucet is
opened, the pump begins operation to provide a
constant flow from the tank. When the faucet is
closed, the pump automatically shuts off.
Water Pump Switch
Your coach is equipped with water pump
switches in three convenient locations:
• on the monitor panel (see section 8)
• in the bathroom
• in the utility service compartment on the outside of the coach
While any pump switch is in the “ON” position, the pump will automatically supply water
pressure as it is needed. It is recommended that
the pump switch be turned off whenever you are
away from the vehicle or not using the water system. A slow leak in a faucet could drain the water
system and discharge the coach battery.
Initial Start-Up
1. Make sure that all water drain valves are
closed, including water heater valve. (Refer
to Section 10.)
2. Turn water pump switch to “OFF” position.
3. Fill water tank.
4. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
5. Turn on pump switch.
6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water
first). Leave hot water faucets on until they
also deliver a steady stream of water. This
will ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
7. Check to be sure pump stops soon after all
faucets have been closed.
8. Pump is now ready for automatic operation.
Pump will start when a faucet is opened and
stop when the faucet is closed.
ACCUMULATOR TANK
Water Pump
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A pressurized accumulator tank is installed in
the water line directly upstream from the water
pump located in the water pump compartment
on the right side of the coach.
The accumulator tank holds a small amount
of water under pressure of 20 psi to reduce water
line pulsation noise and pressure variations
when using the water pump system. This also
contributes to longer pump life, less pump
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
cycling, and less amperage draw by the water
pump from the coach batteries.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR
DISINFECTION OF FRESH WATER
SYSTEMS ON RECREATION
VEHICLES
(As approved by the U.S. Public Health
Service)
To assure complete disinfection of your fresh
water system, it is recommended that the following procedure be followed on a new system, one
that has not been used for a period of time, or
one that may have become contaminated. This
procedure is also recommended before long
periods of storage such as over winter.
Accumulator Tank
NOTE: The accumulator tank has a precharge
pressure which must be checked monthly and maintained at 20 psi for the system to work properly.
Adjusting Precharge Pressure
A tire-type valve stem is provided on the end
or top of the accumulator tank to check or add
air pressure.
When adding air, do not exceed 20 psi tank
precharge pressure because you may risk rupturing the pressure bladder inside the accumulator
tank.
Because of the relatively small capacity of the
bladder, check pressure with a standard tire pressure gauge before adding air, then if necessary,
add air in small bursts, checking pressure
between each burst until 20 psi is attained.
Overfilling will also push the bladder too far
and reduce the volume of water held in the accumulator tank, making the system inefficient.
The precharge valve stem cap must be tight
to prevent pressure leak-down.
Further Information
See manufacturer’s information supplied for
your Owner’s InfoCase for complete maintenance instructions and precautions.
1. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household bleach
(sodium hypochlorite solution). With tank
empty, pour chlorine solution into the tank.
Use 1 gallon solution for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity. This procedure will result in a
residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in
the water system. If a 100 ppm concentration
is required as discussed in item 3, use 1/2
cup of household bleach with 1 gallon of
water to prepare the chlorine solution. One
gallon of the solution should be used for
each 15 gallons of tank capacity.
2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
Open each faucet and run the water until a
distinct odor of chlorine can be detected in
the water discharged. Do not forget the hot
water taps.
3. Allow the system to stand at least 4 hours
when disinfecting with 50 ppm residual
chlorine. If a shorter time period is desired,
then a 100 ppm chlorine concentration
should be permitted to stand in the system
for at least 1 hour.
4. Drain and flush with fresh water.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous - recap bottle
and clean utensils after use.
Never use automotive type antifreeze
in your potable water system as it is
poisonous.
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SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
WATER PURIFIER
(FILTER) SYSTEM
EXTERNAL WATER
SUPPLY (“City Water”)
To connect to an external source:
1. Turn the demand pump switch to off.
2. Attach a hose from the external water source
to the city water connection in the water center compartment on the left side of your
vehicle.
3. Turn water center diverter valve to CITY
WATER position.
The water purifier system uses a flowthrough activated carbon filter that removes
chlorine and other impurities, resulting in clean,
taste-free and odorless drinking water.
Water Filter Assembly Below Galley Sink
Replacing the water filter cartridge:
Replace the filter cartridge when water flow from
the purifier faucet is too slow for convenience.
•
4. Turn on the external water source.
•
When connected to an outside source of
water, the water bypasses the demand pump and
storage tank and supplies pressure directly to
individual faucets and toilet. A check valve built
into the pump prevents water from entering the
pump and filling the storage tank.
•
To disconnect from the external source:
1. Turn the external source off.
2. Open a faucet inside the vehicle to relieve
line pressure.
3. Disconnect the hose from the vehicle and
replace the cap on the connection.
•
•
•
•
Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any remaining water during removal.
Raise the valve handle and turn the colored
ring fully clockwise.
Twist the filter cartridge counterclockwise
about a quarter-turn and pull it down and out
of the filter head.
Raise the valve handle and turn the colored
ring fully clockwise.
Insert a new water filter cartridge up into the
filter head as far as possible and turn it clockwise a quarter turn.
Turn colored ring fully counterclockwise to
lock the filter cartridge in position between
the head and colored ring.
Lower valve handle to lock colored ring in
place.
See “Winterizing the Water Purifier System”
in Section 10.
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
SHOWER HOSE VACUUM BREAKER
After using the shower, you may notice water
dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The
dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose
(after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases
and allows water remaining in the hose to drain
down. This is a normal function of the shower
valve assembly and is not a leak or defect.
The International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials Standard TSC 21-85
(PAR. 4.3) states:
“Shower heads which incorporate shutoff
valves, shall have a minimum “drip rate” of one
(1) quart in thirty (30) minutes.”
CAUTION
If items are placed into the shower
tub before shower valve vacuum
release is complete, they may become
wet.
The label shown below is attached on or near
the faucet to explain the operation of the vacuum
breaker assembly.
For your protection, this faucet is equipped
with a vacuum breaker (back flow preventer)
to prevent contamination of your potable water supply. The water in the hand held shower
hose will drain through this vacuum breaker
when the faucet is turned off. This is not a
leak. This drainage is inherent in the design of
the vacuum breaker, and is evidence that it is
functioning properly.
P.P.I. 0387
EXTERIOR SHOWER
The exterior auxiliary shower feature allows
you to do things such as rinse off sand or salt after
a swim, rinse off muddy boots, or bathe your pet
outside the coach.
It is located in the water center compartment.
For your convenience, there is also a soap dispenser and paper towel dispenser.
Exterior Shower
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(HOLDING TANKS)
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
waste water until it can be dumped at an appropriate waste water disposal site. This means you
can use the toilet, sinks and shower even in areas
where utility hookups are not available.
The main holding tank contains the sewage
from the toilet, and is commonly called the black
water tank. The second holding tank contains the
waste water from the galley sink, bathroom lavatory and shower, and is commonly called the
gray water tank.
DUMPING HOLDING TANKS
1. Attach the drain hose and place end of sewer
hose into disposal opening.
2. Open the sewage (black tank) valve with a
quick pull. OPEN ONE VALVE AT A
TIME. Move hose gently about to dislodge
any waste and to ensure complete drainage.
NOTE: Do not open the gray tank valve until the
black tank is drained and dump valve
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
closed to avoid sewage back-up into gray
tank. Gray water also rinses any black
water solids from the drain hose.
1. Pull to drain black tank
2. Pull to drain gray tank
Sewage Hose
Storage Tube
1. Dump your black water holding tank in the
usual manner at approved sewage disposal
station.
2. Leave black water dump valve open while
flushing tank.
3. Attach a garden hose from a city water
hydrant to the Flushing System inlet fitting
in the water system compartment. (This inlet
is clearly marked separate from the City
Water inlet.)
Sewage Drain Hose
3. Close sewage valve and open waste (gray)
water dump valve with a quick pull. Close
valve handle as soon as tank is empty.
4. After both tanks have been drained, run several gallons of water into the sewage tank
through the toilet. Then open sewage dump
valve and drain the tank again. Close valve
when done.
5. It is advisable to add an odor control chemical to the sewage holding tank. These chemicals are available at most R.V. stores.
6. Rinse end of sewer hose thoroughly with
water and stow.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
Flushing System Inlet
4. Turn the water on to begin flushing; allow
water to run for about three minutes.
5. Disconnect hose from flushing system fitting
and close dump valves.
USING ON-SITE SEWER HOOK-UPS
The drain hose may remain attached to the
dump outlet and be routed out the bottom of the
compartment while the motor home is parked and
connected to an on-site sewage hook-up.
Flushing your Black Water Holding
Tank
The black water holding tank is equipped
with an internal spray head that allows you to
rinse the inside of the tank with a shower of
clean water after dumping.
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Drainage Hose & City Water Hose
routed through passages in compartment
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump
valves closed until a tank becomes full or when
preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids
in suspension, allowing them to be carried out
with the liquids when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off,
leaving solids in the tank. Should this accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the tank about
half full with water, and drive a few miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and stops will aid in
the process. Then reconnect the hose and drain in
the normal manner.
UTILITY LIGHT
A lamp is located up on the left sidewall to
provide light in the utility hook-up area.
The switch is located inside the shoreline/sewage compartment on the left side of the coach.
Tank Monitor
Panel
when preparing the motor home for storage or
when sanitizing the water system.
To Drain Tanks and Water Lines:
The water line drain valves are located in the
water pump compartment on the passenger side
toward the rear of the coach. Turn the valves.
The water line drain valves are located in the
water pump compartment on the passenger side
toward the rear of the coach. Turn the valves as
indicated in the following illustration, according
to the type of valve installed.
The water tank drain valve is operated by
pulling a T-handle near the holding tank valves
in the water center compartment.
• Open both Hot and Cold water line valves.
• Turn water diverter valve to WATER TANK
FILL position.
• Open shower line drain valve inside coach.
See below.
Panel, Light & Pump Switches
HOLDING TANK LEVEL INDICATORS
The holding tank levels may be viewed either
on the tank monitor panel in the water center or
on the main panel on the end of the galley extension cupboard.
Press the “Levels Test” switch to check the
level in each tank.
See page 8-6 for further information on the
monitor panel.
Water Line Drain Valves
(in water pump compartment)
DRAIN
DRAIN
CLOSE
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
WATER DRAIN VALVES
The water drain valves are used to drain water
from the water tank and the water supply lines
IN-LINE
VALVE
Water Drain Valves
(typical)
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Water Tank Drain Valve
(pull to open)
Turn the valves to the right (clockwise) all the
way to the stop position to open. To close valves,
turn all the way to the left (counterclockwise) to
the stop position.
Shower Line Drain Valve:
To properly winterize the shower, you must
drain the line which runs from the shower
diverter faucet to the corner spout.
A drain valve is located behind the removable
face panel on the shower cabinet.
Shower Line Drain Valve
(shown exposed with access panel removed)
Lift the panel and turn the valve as shown in
the illustration.
Water Heater Drain Plug: The water heater
drain plug is located on the outside of the coach
behind the water heater service panel. Use a
socket to remove the plug.
Anode Rod Replacement
The drain plug is also a replaceable anode
rod, which protects your water heater from corrosion.
Check the anode rod at least once yearly. If
the anode rod is mostly eaten away, put in a new
one. Anode rod/drain plugs are available from
your Winnebago Industries dealer or an authorized Suburban service and parts center.
Carefully pry panel from opening
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PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Drain
Plug
Water Heater
Service Access
(The water heater by-pass valve is located behind an access panel on the side of the refrigerator cabinet. See pg. 8-12).
TANK CAPACITIES
Black Water Holding Tank (Toilet)....................................................................................... 50 gal.
Gray Water Holding Tank (Galley, Shower & Lavatory)....................................................... 54 gal.
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SECTION 8
APPLIANCES & INTERIOR FEATURES
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of
this manual.)
NOTE: Some items described in this section may
be optional and, therefore, may not be in
your vehicle.
The appliances installed in your motor home
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances. These appliances
are covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. (Certain items may be covered by individual manufacturer’s warranty.) See your New
Vehicle Limited Warranty for details.
REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator in your coach can be operated
from either of two power sources available to the
motor home:
− 110-Volt AC electric
− LP gas
The refrigerator is an absorption type which
uses an ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically, ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by heat, produced from either LP gas or
electricity and then carried to the finned condenser where it liquefies. The liquid then flows to an
evaporator where it creates cold temperatures
through evaporation.
Leveling
Before operating the refrigerator when the
motor home is stationary, place a small level on
the freezer plate and make certain the unit is level.
Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort
for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator
operation. This will be well within the operation
limits of 3° off-level side-to-side and 6°off-level
front-to-back.
CAUTION
To prevent permanent damage to the
refrigerator cooling unit, turn the
refrigerator off if the vehicle will be
parked on an incline of over 3° sideto-side or 6° front-to-rear (such as
steep driveways or parking lots, etc.)
for more than one hour.
WARNING
Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented to the outside of the vehicle. When parked
close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that the gasoline fumes could
enter this type of appliance and ignite
from the burner flame, CAUSING A
FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, it is recommended that all LP gas appliances
which are vented to the outside
should be shut off when refueling.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Norcold 1200-Series Models with Electronic
Auto Mode Control
The control panel is located between the freezer compartment and fresh food compartment. It
contains pressure sensitive touch switches and an
LCD display (B). A backlight illuminates the display for 10 seconds whenever any of the control
buttons is pressed.
A B
AUTO LP GAS
AC BATT
C
D
E
MODE
TEMP
SET
ON
OFF
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The ON/OFF button (E) turns the refrigerator on or off. If the button is pressed, it will turn
the refrigerator on and set the mode to auto.
When the refrigerator is on, pressing this button
for 2 seconds will turn the refrigerator off.
Pressing and holding the MODE button (C)
allows the user to cycle through the three mode
choices; one AUTO and two manual modes
(AC, LP GAS). The refrigerator will not switch
to the new operating mode until the mode button
is released.
The TEMP SET (thermostat) button (D) controls the refrigerator and freezer temperature
during both gas and electric operation, eliminating the need to reset each time a different power
source is selected. Press and hold the TEMP
SET button to select the desired temperature setting. The temperature settings are shown in the
form of a thermometer (A) in the display window, with the shortest thermometer reading indicating the coldest setting.
Start-Up Instructions - Auto Mode
When the AUTO mode is selected, the operating control automatically selects the power
source using the following priority scheme:
• When 120 volts AC is available to the refrigerator, AUTO AC will be visible in the display panel, indicating the refrigerator is
operating on AC electric.
• If 120 volts AC is not available, the refrigerator will switch to the gas operation, and
AUTO LP GAS will be visible in the display
panel.
During operation in the AUTO mode, when
a higher priority power source becomes available, the operating controls will cease using the
current power source and will switch to the
higher priority power source. For example, if
AC electric becomes available while the refrigerator is operating in the AUTO LP GAS mode,
the refrigerator will switch to AUTO AC operation.
If an operating mode is not functional, a
diagnostic code will appear and the refrigerator
will attempt to operate in a lower power priority
source. If a lower power priority source is not
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available, an alarm will sound and the refrigerator will cease operation. Refer to the Diagnostic
Codes and Their Meaning for corrective actions.
Start-Up Instructions - Manual Mode
A
B
AUTO LP GAS
AC BATT
C
D
E
MODE
TEMP
SET
ON
OFF
To operate in the MANUAL mode, press and
hold the MODE button (C) until AUTO disappears and the desired operating mode is displayed. If the power source is interrupted while
operating in the MANUAL mode, a diagnostic
code will appear, an alarm will sound, and the
refrigerator will cease operation. For corrective
actions, refer to the Diagnostic Codes and Their
Meaning on page 10 of the Norcold Operator’s
Guide in the blue binder.
AUTO and MANUAL Modes - Gas Operation Only
If the gas does not ignite within 30 seconds,
which may occur on initial start-up, the refrigerator’s gas valve will automatically close and the
operating controls will select an alternate power
source (AUTO Mode) or MANUAL mode, will
revert to a stand-by mode in which an alarm will
sound and code A1 will be displayed in the center window. The alarm and code will remain on
until the operating controls are turned OFF and
then ON again. If the gas does not ignite after
several attempts, check the input gas supply, or
consult with your dealer or a Norcold authorized
service center. A different mode of operation
may be selected by pressing and holding the
MODE button. The refrigerator will not switch
to the new operating mode until the MODE button is released.
Backup Operating System (BOS)
Your refrigerator features a Backup Operating System which keeps the refrigerator cool in
the event of a failure of the refrigerator’s operating controls. If a failure occurs, the refrigerator
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APPLIANCES & INTERIOR FEATURES
will display Diagnostic Code C5 and will switch
automatically to the BOS mode. This mode provides refrigeration until the refrigerator is serviced. The fresh food and freezer compartment
temperatures should be monitored to prevent
over-freezing or thawing of refrigerator contents
when operating in the BOS mode. If the refrigerator temperature is too cold, adjust the thermostat up (warmer) in one bar increments. If the
refrigerator temperature is too warm, adjust the
thermostat down (colder) in one bar increments.
Let the refrigerator operate at the new setting for
one hour before rechecking the freezer and fresh
food compartment temperatures. (Frequent door
opening prevents the temperatures from stabilizing.) Although the refrigerator can operate in
this mode, Norcold recommends that you seek
service to restore normal operation as soon as
practical.
Humidity - Storage Switch
Turning this switch to HIGH HUMIDITY will
keep the surface between the door openings dry
during high humidity conditions. The switch
should be left in the NORMAL OPERATION
position unless moisture collects around the door.
When storing your RV for the winter, place
this switch in the STORAGE (LIGHT OFF) position. This shuts off all DC power to the light
and humidity heater and allows the refrigerator
door to be left open for airing without draining
the battery.
Operating Tips
• The refrigerator should already be cold before placing items in it.
• Food and beverages should also be cold before placing in RV refrigerator. Never put
warm or hot items in a cold refrigerator.
• Do not pack the refrigerator too full. The refrigerator needs room for cold air to circulate.
• Use smaller containers for each item. (e.g. a
half gallon container of milk instead of a halffull gallon jug)
• Always put foods, especially liquids, in tightly sealed containers.
• Use crumpled paper between loose items to
reduce rattling or “clinking” noises.
ICE MAKER - Norcold
Some Norcold refrigerators are optionally
equipped with an automatic ice maker system.
The ice maker unit is installed in the freezer
compartment of the refrigerator.
The ice maker does not freeze the ice. The
refrigerator freezer compartment does the actual
freezing of the water. The ice maker simply
senses when the ice is ready, ejects it into the ice
bin, and refills the molds with water for another
ice cycle. When the ice bin is full, the amount of
ice will raise an automatic shutoff arm which
stops the ice maker. Some problems involving
lack of ice production - particularly a lack of
freezing - may be the fault of the refrigerator
rather than the ice maker.
Operating the Ice Maker
1. Connect the coach shoreline to a 110VAC
source and switch the refrigerator to AUTO
(AC electric) mode. The ice maker motor
runs on 110-volt current only.
2. Connect the coach to an external (city water)
source or leave water pump switch on continuously to provide a constant water supply.
3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the ice
maker’s automatic shut-off arm (wire) is in
the down (automatic) position. If the arm is
up, the ice maker will not operate.
SHUT-OFF ARM
ICE BIN
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SHUT-OFF ARM
3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the automatic shutoff arm is down.
4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making
temperature. Remember, this can take up to
24 hours.
5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first
batch of ice.
ICE BIN
4. Start the refrigerator the day before ice cubes
are needed. When the refrigerator is started
(from room temperature), it is normal to take
as long as 24 hours to become cold enough
to make the first batch of ice cubes.
5. Always discard the first batch of cubes made
in a new ice maker. The new plumbing lines
and connections may cause discolored and
bad tasting ice. The ice maker will make up
to 3 lbs. of ice in 24 hours, if the freezer temperature is 14 F or below.
6. To remove the ice bin, raise the automatic
shut-off arm (off). When returning the ice
bin to the freezer, remember to lower the
shut-off arm (on). If the arm is up, the ice
maker will not operate.
Shut-Down of Ice Maker
To turn the ice maker off, simply raise the
shutoff arm.
Winterizing the Ice Maker
When winterizing, make sure the water line
is completely drained by following this procedure.
1. Drain coach water lines. See Sect. 10.
2. Open drain valve at the rear of the refrigerator (on outside of coach).
3. Let the ice maker run through a cycle, then
move the shut-off position.
4. Drain water again at the refrigerator drain
Start-Up (Removing from Storage)
1. Close all drain valves.
2. Turn the water supply on.
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Troubleshooting the Ice Maker
1. Is 110-Volt AC reaching the refrigerator?
A. Ice maker motor needs 110VAC to operate.
B. Be sure refrigerator power cord is
plugged in.
C. Check appropriate breaker on 110VAC
breaker panel.
2. Is 12-Volt DC reaching the refrigerator?
A. Refrigerator eyebrow control and power
supply board both need 12VDC to operate.
B. Check 12V fuse or breaker on converter
panel
3. Is water supply pressure at least 15 psi,
but no more than 125 psi?
A. If not enough, turn city water faucet open
further or check for blockage.
B. If too much, attach water pressure regulator.
4. Is the water supply inlet valve on?
A. If not enough, turn city water faucet open
further or check for blockage.
B. If too much, attach water pressure regulator.
5. Is the freezer compartment temperature
14° F or lower?
A. Turn refrigerator temperature control to
colder setting, if needed.
6. Is the ice maker’s automatic shut-off arm
in the down (on) position?
A. If arm is not down, ice maker will not
operate.
7. Has it been at least 24 hours since the
refrigerator was turned on?
A. If not, allow more time.
B. If so, refer to Norcold refrigerator freezer
troubleshooting procedures in your dealer
service library.
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8. Water not filling molds:
A. Water inlet valve off (on back side of
refrigerator).
B. Insufficient water pressure.
C. Water line blockage.
D. Faulty water solenoid - stuck off.
9. Water over-filling molds:
A. Excessive water pressure.
B. Faulty water solution - stuck on.
10. Water not freezing:
A. Refrigerator problem.
11. Ice not ejecting:
A. 110VAC power not connected.
B. Mold heater not working - replace ice
maker.
C. Ejector motor not working - replace ice
maker.
12. Ice bin overfilling:
A. Shutoff switch broken.
B. Shutoff wire stuck.
13. Low ice production:
A. Water not freezing fast enough - refrigerator problem.
14. Freezer needs defrosting often:
A. Ice maker motor and mold heater add heat
to compartment, which developes frost.
This is normal.
B. Check door gasket for proper sealing.
Refrigerator Access Compartment
LP GAS COOKTOP
The cooktop in your motor home operates on
LP gas and will provide the same functions that
the range in your home does. One benefit of gas
burners is that heat is available as soon as a burner is lit, as opposed to an electric element slowly
heating up.
The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
WARNING
REFRIGERATOR SERVICE ACCESS
COMPARTMENT
(Exterior)
The exterior refrigerator service compartment
allows access to the rear of the refrigerator for inspection, maintenance and service.
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING
APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
COOKING
APPLIANCES
BEFORE
OPERATION:
1.
OPEN
OVERHEAD
2.
OPEN
WINDOW.
NEED
VENT
FRESH
OR
TURN
AIR
ON
FOR
SAFE
EXHAUST
OPERATION.
FAN
AND;
Unlike large homes, the oxygen supply inside
a recreational vehicle is limited due to its size. To
avoid danger of asphyxiation, provide proper
ventilation when using the gas cooktop. It is
especially important not to use the gas cooktop
for comfort heating. Danger of asphyxiation is
greater when these appliances are used for long
periods of time.
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WARNING
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills
and stoves, should not be used inside
the recreational vehicle. The use of
this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Lighting Cooktop Burners (w/Pilotless
Ignition)
1. Be sure LP gas tank main supply valve is
open.
2. Press and turn desired burner knob to HI.
You will hear a “snapping” noise as the automatic spark ignition lights the burner.
3. When the burner ignites, turn the knob to the
desired flame height setting.
draws cooking odors and gas fumes through a filtering system and recirculates the air. A light on
the underside of the hood provides illumination
for food preparation. The hood fan and light
switches are located on the microwave control
panel.
To Clean Grease Filter or Replace Light Bulb
See the manufacturer’s information in your
Owner InfoCase for instructions on replacement
of light bulbs and grease filter elements.
MONITOR PANEL
The monitor panel is built into the end of the
upper galley cupboard cabinet. (See photo.) The
panel provides central location of switches for
the water pump and tank level indicator lights.
The auxiliary electric generator start/stop
switch and hourmeter are also located on the
range hood panel. See Section 6 for generator
starting and stopping instructions and operating
precautions.
Further Information
See the Cooktop Use and Care Guide in your
Owner InfoCase for more precautions, operating
and care instructions.
MICROWAVE/CONVECTION
OVEN
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided with the
oven.
RANGE HOOD
The range hood vent is built into the underside
of the microwave oven. The range hood fan
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Monitor Panel
Generator Start/Stop Switch
See Section 6, Electrical Systems for generator start-up and shut-down instructions.
Generator Hourmeter
See Section 6, Electrical Systems for generator hourmeter information.
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Water and Holding Tank Levels
Press and hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate level on the monitor lights.
The approximate water levels are measured by
sets of electronic probes in the sides of the tanks,
so the water must be touching a probe to register
at that level. There is generally more water in a
tank than indicated on the monitor panel.
For example, a water level of 1-2” below the
FULL probe, the monitor will show the level to
be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full. If
the water level is below the 1/3 probe, the monitor will register an empty tank because the water
is no longer touching the 1/3 probe. There may
actually be some water left in the tank. However,
when the indicator reads FULL, the tank is actually full.
1. Both the chassis engine and the auxiliary
generator engine must be shut off.
2. An interior light should be turned on to provide a small load which draws off the battery
surface charge.
DISHWASHER (Optional)
For complete operating instructions, see the
manufacturer’s information provided in your
Owner’s InfoCase.
Tank Capacities
See back of “To The Owner” page inside
front cover of this manual.
LP Gas Level
Press and hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate LP tank level.
The LP level is registered by a sending unit on
the tank. The gauge mounted on the side of the
tank will give a more accurate indication of actual tank level if needed.
Water Pump Switch
When you want to use the self-contained water system, turn on the “Water Pump” switch on
the monitor panel. The “Pump On” light will illuminate when the pump switch is turned on. Water
will be available as soon as a faucet is opened.
For your convenience, additional switches are
located in the bathroom and in the exterior shower compartment.
Battery Condition Meter
Push the “Levels Test” button to check the
level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt coach
battery. The indicator segments will light from
the bottom up to the amount of charge the battery contains.
To get an accurate reading;
WASHER-DRYER (Optional)
For complete operating instructions, see the
manufacturer’s information provided in your
Owner’s InfoCase.
The washing machine water supply faucets
are located in an access shelf inside the cabinet
above the washer/dryer. Always turn supply faucets off when not using washing machine to
avoid possible water leaks if a hose or hose gasket should fail.
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Water Supply
Faucets
Washer/
Dryer
GAS/ELECTRIC
WATER HEATER
Water Heater Capacity: 10 gal.
The 10 gallon water heater has a dual power
feature. It can operate from LP gas or 110-volt
house current; or it can use both at the same time
for quicker recovery at times when you are using
a lot of hot water.
Read the Suburban Direct Vent Gas Water
Heater Installation and Operation Manual for
complete Safety Warnings, Operating Instructions and Maintenance Information before operating the water heater.
Be sure the water heater is filled with
water before starting either electric or LP
operation. To fill the water heater, turn the
Water Pump switch on and open a hot water faucet anywhere in the coach. When water begins to
flow steadily from the faucet, the water heater is
full.
For Electric Operation: Turn on the Water
Heater electric element switch, which is located
on the wall near the monitor panel. The shoreline
must be connected for electric operation.
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For LP Gas Operation: Press the Water
Heater switch on the Monitor Panel. The “Pilot
Out” light will glow for about 10-15 seconds,
then it will go out. If the “Pilot Out” light comes
on during LP operation, it means that the burner
has gone into “lockout” mode and must be
restarted. If this happens, turn the Water Heater
switch off for about 5 minutes, then turn it back
on. See the Suburban user’s guide in your
Owner’s InfoCase for further information.
For Quick Recovery Operation (Dual):
Turn On both Water Heater switches; the gas one
on the monitor panel and the electric one on the
wall beside it. This will help reheat the water
heater tank more quickly than a single source
would alone. Use this mode when you are using
a larger than normal volume of hot water, for
example, when someone is taking a shower and
the dishwasher or clothes washer is also being
used. Be sure to turn Off either the gas switch or
electric switch (your choice) when quick recovery demand has passed to avoid unwanted use of
LP or electricity.
Gas Safety Information
A. This appliance does not have a pilot light. It
is equipped with an ignition device that automatically lights the burner. Do Not try to
light the burner by hand.
B. Before lighting, smell around the appliance
area for gas. Be sure to smell near floor
because LP gas is heavier than air and will
settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Get out of the coach immediately and turn
off the LP gas tank at the main tank valve.
(See photo on page 5-2.)
• Use a neighbor’s phone to call your Winnebago Industries dealer or a local gas supplier for instructions. Do not use a phone in
your coach. Follow the dealer’s or gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach a Winnebago Industries
dealer or a local gas supplier, call the fire
department.
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•
Have the source of the leak corrected before
using the LP gas system again.
Operating Instructions
1. STOP! Read the safety information provided
in the Suburban Water Heater Operation
Manual in your Owners InfoCase.
2. Turn off water heater power switches.
3. Turn LP gas supply off.
4. Wait five minutes for any gas to clear the
area. If you smell gas, then stop and follow
item B of the Safety Information above. If
you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
5. Turn on LP gas main tank valve.
6. Turn on the water heater switch on the monitor panel. You may hear a clicking noise as
the ignition element begins working. If the
burner does not light on first try, the system
will stop trying to light burner and go to
lockout mode.
7. If lockout happens before main burner lights,
turn switch OFF, wait five seconds and turn
switch back on. This will restart the ignition
cycle. The first start-up of the water heater
after it has not been used for a long time may
require several igntion cycles before all the
air is purged from the gas lines and gas
begins to flow.
If the burner will not come on, check the following items before calling for service.
1. Is the switch turned on?
2. Dos the LP tank have gas in it or is main
tank valve turned on?
3. Is the ECO Reset button tripped? (See
Suburban Water Heater Operation
Manual in your Owners InfoCase.)
To Turn Water Heater Off
1. Turn switch on monitor panel to Off position.
2. Turn electric water heater switch off.
3. Turn off LP gas supply (if not to be used for
extended period).
4. Drain water heater tank if the coach is to be
stored or water heater will be Off during
freezing temperatures. (See Draining and
Storage Instructions in Suburban Water
Heater Operation Manual in your Owners
InfoCase.
Pressure-Temperature (P-T) Relief Valve
On occasion, water may be seen seeping from
the water heater pressure-temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
Water Heater Service Access Panel
P-T Valve
(Lift Straight Out Slowly Let Snap Back)
Water Heater - Exterior Service View
The water heater tank is designed so that there
is normally an air pocket at the top of the tank that
acts as a pressure buffer. In time, however, heated water may expand and fill this air pocket,
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causing a slight increase in water pressure. This
may cause the P-T valve to “weep” until the air
pocket is manually replaced.
OPERATE THIS VALVE ONLY WHEN
THE WATER HEATER AND COOLING SYSTEM ARE COLD!
To Replace the Air Pocket:
1. Turn off the water heater switch and incoming water supply (city water and/or demand
pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motor home to relieve
water pressure.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
WATER HEATER BY-PASS VALVE
Your coach is equipped with a water heater
by-pass valve for easier winterization of water
lines using RV antifreeze. The valve is located
behind the access panel on the side of the refrigerator cabinet toward the front of the coach.
Open
Water Heater By-Pass Valve
P-T Valve
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature relief valve at least once a year.
Anode Rod Replacement
The drain plug is also a replaceable anode rod,
which protects your water heater from corrosion.
It serves as a “decoy” for harmful elements that
could deteriorate the tank.
Check the anode rod at least once yearly. If the
anode rod is mostly eaten away, put in a new one.
Hard water with high levels of iron and/or sulfate
will eat away the anode rod more quickly, so
more frequent inspections may be needed. Anode
rod/drain plugs are available from your Winnebago Industries dealer or an authorized Suburban
service and parts center.
Do not operate the water heater without the
anode rod protection. Do not replace the anode
rod drain plug with a drain plug that does not contain an anode rod.
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Normal
Flow
By-Pass
Mode
CAUTION
Leave by-pass valve handle in NORMAL FLOW position if draining
water and blowing out water lines.
Place in BYPASS position ONLY
when using antifreeze solution in
water lines.
NOTE: Your coach is not equipped with this
valve if you have the optional automatic
winterization system.
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LP GAS FURNACE
(SUBURBAN)
To Start Up:
1. Close the LP gas tank valve.
2. Turn thermostat/system switch on. (Refer to
Electronic Thermostat instructions.)
3. Set thermostat above room temperature to
begin blower operation. A slight delay will
occur before the blower comes on. Allow
blower to run for 5 minutes for combustion
chamber purge cycle.
4. After 5 minutes, set thermostat lever below
room temperature. Blower will remain on.
Wait approximately 2 minutes for blower to
go off.
5. Open LP gas tank valve.
6. Set thermostat to desired temperature. If set
above room temperature, blower will come
on.
7. Allow 30 seconds for main burner to light
after blower comes on. This furnace is
equipped with an ignition device which automatically lights the burner. Do not try to light
the burner by hand.
8. If burner does not light, repeat Steps 1
through 5. (If heat does not come out of the
heat duct after a minute or so, the burner is
not lit.)
9. If after three (3) attempts with no ignition, go
to shut-down and contact your dealer or a
local recreational vehicle service center. Do
not continue to cycle furnace through thermostat in an attempt to get ignition.
NOTE: For normal operation after initial startup, be sure the thermostat switch is in
HEAT position, then place the temperature selector to the desired temperature.
The furnace will start and cycle on and
off automatically.
To Shut Down:
1. Slide thermostat/system switch OFF.
2. Close LP tank valve.
For Further Information
Please see the Suburban furnace operating
instructions provided in your Owner’s InfoCase
for further information, including operating precautions, and periodic maintenance.
ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT
(Central Heat/Air Conditioning System Only)
The thermostat, located in the galley area,
controls heating, air conditioning and cooling fan
features.
Heating/Cooling
Thermostat
Power Ventilator
Thermostat
NOTE: The thermostat does not automatically
switch between heating and cooling. You
must place the switch in the desired position.
Heating:
• Slide the system switch up to “Heat” position.
NOTE: Follow proper furnace lighting procedures described previously in this section.
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•
Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing Temperature Setpoints.”
Cooling (A/C):
• Slide the system switch up to Cool position.
• Slide the Cooling Fan Switch to the desired
position.
On/Low: A/C compressor cycles on and off
with the thermostat while fan runs continuously at low speed.
On/High: A/C compressor cycles on and off
with the thermostat while fan runs continuously at high speed.
Auto/Low: Fan runs at low speed and cycles
on and off with the A/C compressor as controlled by the thermostat.
Auto/High: Fan runs at high speed and
cycles on and off with the A/C compressor as
controlled by the thermostat.
• Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing Temperature Setpoints”.
Fan:
• Slide the system switch down to “Fan” position. The fan will run continuously at high
speed and is not controlled by thermostat setting. The display will show current room
temperature.
Air Conditioner Filter
The disposable furnace type filter is located in
a slide-in bracket inside the passenger side of the
rear bed cabinet. The filter must be inspected and
replaced periodically so the air conditioner will
operate efficiently.
To Replace the A/C Filter:
• Lift the foot of the rear bed mattress board,
which is hinged near the head of the mattress. It is supported by gas props while
open.
• Slide the filter out of the bracket assembly at
the passenger side of the cabinet.
• Slide the new filter into the bracket, being
careful to observe airflow markings on the
edge of the filter.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
NOTE: See “Electronic Thermostat” for instructions on turning the air conditioner on
and changing the thermostat settings.
The central air conditioner is mounted in an
exterior compartment on the left (driver) side of
the coach. (See page 0-4.) The compartment door
opens for easy maintenance and periodic service.
(See “Condenser Coils”) The cooled air is forced
through ducts in the ceiling of the coach. Inside
air returns to the air conditioner through a filter
system beneath the rear bed. (See “Air Conditioner Filters”.)
A/C Filter Size: 14” x 20” x 1”
NOTE: Do not block the filter in any way, such
as by setting packages or newspapers,
etc., on top of it. There must be free air
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flow for the air conditioner to operate efficiently.
Condenser Coils
The condenser is located in a compartment
on the left side of the coach. The condenser is
the large, silver, rectangular area that looks like a
car radiator.
Periodically sweep debris carefully from the
fins of the condenser. Rinse dust off with clean
water. The condenser coils must be clean and
free of dust, debris and insect particles, etc., for
the air conditioner to cool efficiently.
Further Information
See the air conditioner manufacturer’s operating instructions supplied in your Owner’s InfoCase. They contain detailed operating
instructions, special precautions and basic troubleshooting.
TV ANTENNA
The TV antenna on your motor home can be
easily raised, rotated a full 360° and lowered
from inside the vehicle by simply turning a crank
or rotating knob. A built-in signal amplifier designed to strengthen signals, is controlled by a
power switch built into the TV jack assembly.
The signal amplifier is housed inside the antenna with the circuit board connected directly to
the antenna elements. Power to operate the amplifier (12-volt DC) is supplied through the
downlead cable which also carries the TV signals
to the TV set. The power supply separates the 12volt DC from the TV signals and provides a place
for attaching the TV set and the 12-volt power
source.
Operation
Raising Antenna - Turn elevating crank
clockwise in “UP” direction about 13 turns or until some resistance to turning is noted. Antenna is
now in operating position. Turn amplifier power
switch “ON” to receive TV signal.
WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
Rotating Antenna - Make sure antenna is in
the “UP” position. Pull down on rotating knob
until it disengages ceiling plate and rotate for best
picture and sound on TV set.
Lowering Antenna to Travel Position - Rotate antenna until pointer on rotating knob aligns
with pointer on ceiling plate.
CAUTION
Never leave the antenna partially
raised or partially lowered. This can
damage the crank mechanism gears.
Always raise the antenna straight up
or lower it completely into the travel
position.
Turn elevating crank (counterclockwise) in
“DOWN” direction until resistance is noted. Antenna is now locked in travel position. Turn amplifier power switch “OFF”.
Count the number of turns needed to crank the
antenna down to the roof of the unit (normally
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about 13). Mark the final position of the crank
handle on the ceiling or the directional knob for
reference. Also mark the number of turns needed.
Use the mark and number as a reference whenever you lower the antenna.
CAUTION
Always align directional handle to
“DOWN” position before lowering.
ANTENNA SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
To operate amplifier, turn on power switch.
12-volt
Power
Jack
Antenna
Amplifier
Switch
Power On
Indicator
TV
Jack
(snowy). When you turn the switch back on, the
picture should again be sharp.
DIGITAL SATELLITE
TELEVISION SYSTEM Optional
The Digital Satellite Television System
allows you to receive TV programs directly from
satellite to your coach. The programs are transmitted in digital format so the quality is equal to
laser disc or CD.
See your Winegard RV Digital Satellite
Antenna System Owner’s Manual for instructions about aiming the satellite antenna dish.
The coach must be level before attempting to
aim the antenna dish.
We recommend that you read the satellite
dish manual thoroughly to understand the system completely before attempting any setups or
adjustments.
VIDEO CONTROL PANEL
The TV jack plates are mounted in various locations throughout the coach. Some of these wall
plates are not readily visible and may be in one of
the following locations.
•
•
•
In front overhead cabinet.
In the optional entertainment center on the
outside of the coach.
Behind the optional rear bedroom TV.
Checking Amplifier Performance
The TV signals available to an RV are entirely
dependent on its location in relation to the transmitter. Signals may vary from strong to no usable
signal at all. We recommend that the TV system
be checked out in an area known to have good TV
reception.
To check the antenna amplifier, raise the antenna, select a TV channel and rotate the antenna
for best picture. Then turn off the amplifier power switch. If the antenna amplifier is working
properly, the TV picture will now be degraded
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The video control panel allows you to switch
the antenna, cable TV, satellite TV system or
VCR signal to any TV set location in the coach.
This means one person can watch a ball game
coming in on the roof antenna on the bedroom
TV while another person watches a satellite or
cable TV program or a video tape on the VCR on
the front TV. Also, two people can watch different programs on the two TV’s while taping a
third program on the VCR.
ANT
AUX
TV1
VCR
ANT
AUX
VCR
Components
TV1 = Front TV
TV2 = Bedroom TV
VCR = Videocassette Recorder
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AUX
TV2
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Signal Inputs:
ANT - Press to connect selected TV or VCR to
the roof antenna.
AUX - Press to connect selected TV or VCR to
cable TV input or Satellite TV system.
VCR - Press to connect selected TV to the videocassette recorder/player.
EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER
The exterior entertainment center contains a
stereo radio/cassette player and convenient TV
hook-ups for your outside listening or viewing
pleasure.
Shoreline Compartment
Cable TV
Hookup
Phone
Hookup
Phone Jack Locations
There are two phone jacks in your coach for
you to plug phones into; one in the front and one
in the rear:
Front: In living room area, on wall beneath pullout lounge table.
Rear: In bedroom, on left (driver side) corner
cabinet, near bedroom radio.
CENTRAL VACUUM
CLEANER
The central vacuum cleaner system is located
beneath the refrigerator cabinet.
CABLE TV AND PHONE
HOOK-UPS
(Input)
To Use The Vacuum: Plug the hose into the
hose outlet. The vacuum cleaner will start automatically. When you remove the hose, the vacuum will stop.
The cable television and telephone input connectors are located in the shoreline compartment.
The cable and phone lines can be routed
through the hatch in the bottom of the compartment so the door can remain shut while connected.
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Access Panel
Hose Connector
Central Vacuum Cleaner System
To Change Filter Bags: Remove the lower face
panel from the refrigerator cabinet and pull the
cover from the square metal canister.
See the Audiovox operator guide on your
Owner InfoCase for full operating instructions by
the manufacturer.
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
SLEEPING FACILITIES
WARNING
Do not use sleeping facilities while
vehicle is moving.
Pull cover off to change bags
If The Vacuum Will Not Start: Check for a
tripped circuit breaker. Also be sure that the vacuum unit is plugged into the electrical outlet.
AUDIOVOX BEDROOM RADIO
The bedroom is equipped with a built-in stereo radio system in the left rear nightstand cabinet. This radio features AM/FM stereo radio with
electronic seek/scan turning, auto reverse cassette player/recorder with music search, and a full
featured alarm clock mode.
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COUCH-BED CONVERSION
To Convert Sofa to Bed:
• Push the sofa latch to the right while pulling
the front edge of the sofa seat upward and
outward from the wall and pushing downward on the backrest until the cushions lie
flat. The bed is now ready for use.
Push latch to the right.
Lift seat upward.
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To Revert Back to Sofa:
• Push the front edge of the sofa seat toward
the wall while lifting upward on the backrest
until the sofa is fully seated against the wall.
• Reposition ottoman and fasten onto sofa.
• Push front edge of sofa seat down to be sure
latch engages.
FRESH WATER TOILET
The fresh water toilet in your motor home is
very similar to the household type, except that it
is designed to use only a small amount of water
per flush. It uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the
bowl. And since each flush uses fresh water, no
special chemicals are required other than a deodorizing agent, if necessary.
1. To add water to the toilet before using, lift
the flush lever until the desired water level is
reached. Generally, more water is required
only when flushing solids.
Lift to
fill
Push to
flush
2. To flush the toilet, push the lever all the way
down until sewage leaves the toilet and bowl
is rinsed clean.
3. Release the flush lever. A small amount of
water should remain in the bowl.
Please refer to the manufacturer’s information supplied with the toilet for further operating
and maintenance instructions.
Important “Don’ts”
• Don’t use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue
in the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides
of the holding tank. Toilet tissue made specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
• Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
• Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber parts in the system.
Cleaning the Toilet
The toilet should be cleaned regularly for
maximum sanitation and operating efficiency. If
an odor is apparent from the toilet:
1. Clean the toilet bowl with a mild bathroom
cleaner. Do not allow cleaners to set in the
bowl for long periods of time to avoid damaging the seals. Do not use caustic or abrasive cleaners in the Thetford toilet since it
may damage the plastic surfaces.
2. Dump and rinse holding tank.
3. Add odor control chemical in amount specified after cleaning and every few days during
use.
4. Remove the water line from the base of the
toilet and clean the screen.
5. If the flush valve becomes stiff after
extended use, it may be lubricated with a silicone spray. Turn the water pump off and
operate flush pedal to drain water from the
toilet bowl. Spray silicone lubricant onto
flush valve inside bowl and operate flush
pedal a few times to ensure free operation.
See instructions in Section 10 to prepare the
toilet for storage in freezing conditions.
POWER ROOF VENT - Bath Area
The power vent in the bathroom ceiling is
controlled by switches on the bathroom wall.
The VENT switch raises (open) or lowers
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(close) the powered dome. The FAN switch controls the single speed exhaust fan.
POWER ROOF VENT - Galley Area or Bath
The power roof vent in the galley and bath
ceilings has a 3-speed turbine fan and a power
dome. The vent is controlled by a thermostat on
the galley wall, which will automatically raise
the dome and turn the fan on when the temperature reaches the setting you have chosen. When
the air around the thermostat has cooled to
below the setting, the dome will automatically
lower and the fan will shut off.
The thermostat control can be placed in the
OFF position to cancel power to the power dome
and vent fan.
Power Ventilator
Thermostat - Galley
Power Ventilator
Thermostat - Bath
The fan shroud on the ceiling has a fan power
switch that lets you turn the fan off if you want
just the vent dome raised with no fan running.
The fan speed switch allows you to adjust the
amount of circulation you need at any time.
Fan Speed
Switch
3-Speed
Fan Blade
Switch
On/Off
SLIDER WINDOWS
Swing the latch handle straight out from the
window. Grasp the sliding window edge frame
and slide the window to the side. Be sure the latch
is open before trying to slide the window closed.
Vertical slider windows have spring-loaded
catches on both sides of the window that pop out
to hold the window in its fully raised position.
Press the catches outward toward the frames
while lowering the window.
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CAUTION
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and resealed if necessary.
ROOF
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult should it become necessary to
repair the roof or roof mounted components. It is
not recommended, however, that very large or
heavy objects be carried on the roof while the vehicle is in motion. (See page 4-2 for roof loading
specifications.) Always have damage to the roof
area repaired immediately. Damaged or detached
sealant around the vents, air conditioner, bodyto-roof seams, etc., should also receive immediate attention. Delaying these repairs may allow
water leakage and result in damage to interior
ceiling and body panels, upholstery, etc.
UNDERBODY
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body can
cause damaging rust on steel parts and can add
needless weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the amount of cargo you can carry and remain with GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, also accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These materials should be removed by flushing the underbody
regularly with water, especially areas where mud
and other foreign materials collect.
EXTERIOR
The exterior surface of your motor home has
an automotive finish. Frequent washing and thorough cleaning is recommended to prevent damage to the vehicle finish after exposure to
damaging salts, calcium chloride, road tar, tree
sap, insects and other foreign material. Never
wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, while the vehicle surface is hot, or using hot water.
Do not use strong soaps or detergents for
washing the motor home. Always use a mild soap
in warm water, a commercially prepared product
for cleaning automotive finishes or your local car
wash. Be careful when using pressure-type washers to avoid loosening exterior decals or sealants,
etc.
After washing the motor home, carefully inspect caulking around window frames and vents
and any other joints that may have separated. Recaulking, if necessary, is quite simple. Appropriate compounds are sold at Winnebago and Itasca
dealers, and the materials are quickly and easily
applied. Also, inspect weather seals around door,
etc., and if necessary have a dealer replace them
immediately.
CAUTION
Never use a strong solvent such as
lacquer thinner, or harsh abrasives on
painted surfaces.
It is recommended that a coat of automotive
wax be applied to the surface occasionally to
provide added protection against harmful deposits coming in contact with the paint.
Care of Stripes
and Decals
The pressure-sensitive decals on your
coach require very
little maintenance.
They should be treated like any painted surface
on your vehicle. Here are a few helpful hints on
caring for decals:
− Wash decals with plain soap and water or any
retail car wash soap. Always rinse thoroughly.
− Keep high-pressure wash nozzles at least 1 1/
2 feet from edge of decals. High pressure
water spray may cause edge lifting of decals.
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− Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of decal before using.
− Do Not use any aromatic solvents such as acetone, MEK, toluene, xylene, etc., on decals.
Any solvent including alcohol may soften or
smear colors.
− Do Not use lacquer thinner or paint on decals.
Do Not overcoat decals with clear paint.
− Do Not let gasoline or other fuels drip and
stay on decals for any length of time. Rinse
immediately.
eas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds or
shades should be closed when the motor
home is parked for an extended period of
time.
WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do not use lacquer thinner, nail
polish remover, laundry soaps, or
bleach. Never use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or naptha for any
cleaning purpose. These materials
may cause damage to the material
being cleaned and most are highly
flammable.
COMPARTMENT DOORS
Apply powdered graphite lubricant to compartment door latches periodically as necessary
to keep latches operating smoothly.
If rubber door seals should become sticky,
making the door hard to open, apply a rubber protectant such as 303TM, Armor-AllTM, Son-of-aGunTM, etc..
UPHOLSTERY, CARPETING AND
DRAPERIES
We recommend a weekly routine of vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the motor
home to prevent an accumulation of dirt which
can detract from the appearance and shorten the
lift of carpet and fabrics.
Carpets
See the carpet manufacturer’s Carpet Care
Guide in your Owner’s InfoCase. It includes
detailed information on cleaning soils and
removing stains from the fine carpet in your
coach.
Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motor home may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives
which can be damaged by use of improper cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible ar9-2
Spots and Stains
Spots or stains should be treated as soon as
possible before they “set in” to avoid permanent
damage. Always start from the outside of a spot
or stain and work inward to avoid spreading it.
Use a clean cloth or sponge and turn frequently to
an unused area of the cloth or sponge as you
clean.
Some stains or soils, such as lipstick, ink,
grease or mustard, are extremely difficult or impossible to remove completely and should receive immediate attention. Consult a professional
carpet and upholstery cleaner for assistance.
Leather Upholstery - Driver/Co-Pilot Seats &
Sofa - (Optional)
The optional leather seats are made of top
quality cattle hide soft leather.
•
We recommend using a mild soap and water
applied gently to the soiled areas. Buff dry
immediately with a soft cloth to avoid water
spotting. Avoid harsh and excessive rubbing
while cleaning. Soft leather needs delicate
care.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
•
Never use harmful substances (e.g. stain
removers, solvents, saddle soap, shoe polish
or other unsuitable fluids) on soft leather.
Cleaning and touch-up kits specifically formulated for leather upholstery are available
from most fine furniture dealers.
Vinyl Fabrics
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the vinyl.
Draperies, Curtains and Bedspreads
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent shrinkage
may occur when you have these items dry
cleaned.
CABINETRY
Your cabinets are made of high quality hardwoods. Clean and beautify using a soft cloth and
a good quality lemon oil wood finish cleaning
product.
NOTE: Cabinetry and furniture items throughout this motor home are constructed either partially or completely of real
hardwoods. Because of natural variations in woodgrain density, slight differences in stain hue may exist between one
item and another. This is the distinctive
character and beauty of real wood.
Decorative Cabinet Mirrors and Windows
Use a good quality glass cleaner or mild soap
and water solution. It is best to use a spray bottle
to apply a light mist rather than saturating the surface. WIPE DRY IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT
ALLOW GLASS TO REMAIN WETTED FOR
LONGER THAN A FEW SECONDS. Prolonged moisture can cause the applique coating
to lift from the surface of the glass.
Do not use sharp objects to scrape debris such
as fly specks etc. Sharp objects can chip or lift the
applique coating.
TABLES AND COUNTERTOPS
SURFACES
The tables, countertop and work surfaces are
made of beautiful and durable solid surface material.
•
Wipe clean with a sponge and soapy water or
ammonia-based cleaner.
•
Stubborn stains may be removed using a 3M
Scotch-BriteTM or equivalent type scouring
pad.
•
Towel dry to eliminate water spotting.
•
Disinfect by wiping with 50/50 mixture of
water and household bleach. Rinse with
clean water.
•
See the countertop manufacturer’s Care &
Maintenance booklet in your operations
manual binder for further information.
VINYL WALLBOARD
Decorative vinyl covered wallboards may be
cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Do
not use solvents or abrasive cleaning products.
STAINLESS STEEL SINK
The stainless steel sink can be cleaned with
soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly with warm
water and wipe dry to avoid streaks.
Use a mild abrasive for stubborn stains. Work
in the direction of the polish lines. To keep the
original finish, polish with a wax cleaner and rub
with a dry soft cloth.
WARNING
Salts, mustard and mayonnaise may
causing pitting. If spilled, clean
immediately.
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SECTION 9
CARE & MAINTENANCE
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the operation and
maintenance manual for each of the individual
appliances included in your Owner’s InfoCase.
VEHICLE
MAINTENANCE
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual).
BATHROOM
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, or (to obtain maximum luster) use a good
quality wax cleaner. Do not use an abrasive
cleaner on the shower walls and tub. If the shower has a glass door, it is extremely important that
abrasives not be used. Solvents and aromatic
spirits that contain a petroleum base or additive
should also not be used. These products can
cause a reaction with the glass that results in visible deterioration marks. Use only a good quality
glass cleaner or mild detergent and water solution
with a soft cloth to clean glass surfaces.
The bathroom lavatory is made of solid surface material and should be cleaned with a mild
soap and water solution. Abrasive cleaners or
harsh detergents should not be used. See “Tables
and Countertop Surfaces” for more information.
For instructions on the care of your fresh water toilet, refer to the information in your Owner’s InfoCase.
CHASSIS SERVICE &
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your chassis operating guide for specific information regarding operating safety, service
recommendations and maintenance schedules for
the chassis section of your motor home.
REAR ENGINE GRILLE
The diesel engine is located behind the grille
at the back of the vehicle.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth. Use care when removing ice or
frost from the windows. Always use a plastic ice
scraper, never one made of metal. Use care when
removing ice from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
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With the service panel open, you can access
the following service points:
• Engine Oil Dipstick
• Engine Oil Fill Cap
• Power Steering Reservoir
• Radiator Cap
• Engine Coolant Overflow Bottle
• Transmission Dipstick/Fill Tube
• Air Filter Restriction Indicator
Unlock the service panel and swing it upward.
SECTION 9
CARE & MAINTENANCE
ENGINE TOP COVER
The engine top cover is located beneath the
rear bed. This cover is only removed for replacement of engine parts or if a complete view of the
engine is needed for inspection. To do this,
remove the mattress from the bed and lift the
hinged bed board upward. Support the bed board
with a suitable prop rod while accessing engine.
Routine engine inspection can be performed
(with protective clothing) under the left rear side
of the vehicle, between the luggage compartment and engine exhaust muffler.
Fuel/Water Drain Valve
Dispose of the drained liquid in an environmentally responsible manner, such as taking to a
waste oil disposal center.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Refer to your Freightliner chassis operating
manual and Cummins engine manual for information and precautions on filling, servicing and
checking the fluid level.
Top View of Engine with Cover Open
FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR
Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of
water which can damage the engine if not filtered
out. The fuel/water separator traps this water and
prevents it from reaching the engine. The harmful
water deposits must be drained from the separator canister during normal periodic service and
maintenance to keep the fuel filtration system
working effectively.
The fuel/water separator is located in the rear
engine compartment. Open the grille and look
straight down inside the opening.
Place an appropriate container beneath the
outlet and screw the water release valve open
several turns. Drain any water deposits from the
canister until clean diesel fuel flows from the
valve. Close valve by hand. Do not over tighten.
CAUTION
When refilling the coolant system, be
sure to allow for additional coolant
capacity of the automotive heater and
its supply and return hoses.
TIRES
Low air pressure results in tire overloading
and abnormal wear and also affects handling and
fuel economy. Obtain proper inflation pressures
from your chassis operating guide or tire manufacturer.
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SECTION 9
CARE & MAINTENANCE
See the Vehicle Certification Label affixed to
the rear edge of the driver’s door for tire information.
WARNING
Make sure all replacement tires are of
the same size and ply rating as those
installed as original equipment.
WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND
WIPERS
See your chassis operating guide for recommendations, precautions and replacement information on washers and wipers.
LIGHTS
SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly accurate equipment prior to delivery to the dealership. However, we recommend that alignment be
checked and adjusted, if necessary, after you
have fully loaded the motor home according to
your personal needs. Thereafter, the alignment
should be periodically inspected to help prevent
uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may indicate worn or misaligned suspension or steering,
unbalanced tire or other tire/suspension problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s suspension and steering components periodically for
misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to annoying vibrations and uneven tread
wear such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may
need to be balanced if uneven wear is detected or
if ride comfort decreases noticeably.
See your chassis operating guide for further
information.
9-6
All exterior lights should be checked for proper operation each time the vehicle is prepared for
a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light should be
checked and replaced, when necessary, with a
new bulb of the same size. A failure of more than
one light, such as both taillights not operating,
may indicate a burned out fuse. Check fuse and
replace with one of the same rating when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the problem, the
wiring system should be checked immediately by
an authorized service center.
The headlight circuit is protected by an auto
reset circuit breaker built into the headlight
switch. An overload on the breaker will cause the
lights to flicker on and off. Headlight wiring
should be checked immediately anytime this condition is apparent. Refer to your chassis operating
guide for further information.
AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT FUSES AND
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The automotive fuses and breaker are conveninently located on the automotive fuse/breaker panel behind the “hood” panel as shown
below.
The circuit breakers will pop outward if they
are tripped. Simply push in to reset.
Always replace plug-in type fuses with those
of the same amperage size.
SECTION 9
CARE & MAINTENANCE
15
15
GOOD FUSE
BAD FUSE
PLUG-IN FUSES
Twist Locks to
Remove Cover
Automotive Fuse/Breaker
(Behind “Hood” Panel)
9-7
SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
PREPARING VEHICLE FOR
STORAGE
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motor home for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period:
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•
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Remove all perishables from cabinets and refrigerator
Prop refrigerator door open.
Turn off LP gas tank.
Drain water heater, water tank and holding
tank.
Close shades to protect upholstery from sunlight
When storing your vehicle through the
winter, or in cold climates, extra preparations
need to be made to protect systems that can be
damaged by freezing temperatures.
Cold Weather Storage
Procedure (Winterizing)
1. Clean and dump holding tanks by following
steps A, B, and C
A. Add water to the sewage holding tank
by holding the toilet flush lever open
with the water pump running. Add water to the waste water holding tanks by
opening the kitchen, shower and lavatory faucets. Tanks should be about 1/4 to
1/3 full to rinse properly. Driving to a
disposal site will normally loosen and
rinse any waste material from the sides
of the tank.
B. Completely drain the sewage and waste
water holding tanks at an approved
waste disposal site. Drain the sewage
tank first so the following waste water
can rinse any waste solids from the
dump outlet and sewer hose.
C. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap
onto the drain outlet.
2. Level the motor home and drain the entire
plumbing system as described in the following steps.
3. Then turn on Wash Station Shower Head and
lay shower head on ground to drain any
water left in shower line. Also place the tip
of your finger into the city water inlet and
gently press the backflow valve “button” in
the center of the inlet to drain any water left
in the stub line.
DRAIN
CLOSE
DRAIN
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
4. Remove and discard the water filter cartridge
• Raise the valve handle and turn the colored retaining ring fully clockwise.
• Twist the filter cartridge counterclockwise about 90° and pull it down and out
of the filter head.
• Place a container beneath the filter head
and lower the valve handle to drain any
water remaining in the filter lines.
NOTE: If your coach is equipped with the refrigerator ice maker option, the ice maker
water lines must also be drained. See
“Winterizing the Ice Maker” on page
8-4.
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SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
NOTE: Before using again the following
spring:
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•
•
Water Filter Assembly Below Galley Sink
6.
7.
8.
9.
5. Install the antifreeze diverter plug • Raise the valve handle and turn the colored retaining ring fully clockwise.
• Hold the diverter by the support bar as
shown and guide it up into the filter head
with bar end approximately centered
inside the retaining ring.
• Push the diverter up into the head as far
as possible and turn it clockwise approximately 90°.
• Then turn retaining ring fully counterclockwise. The diverter should be locked
in position between the head and retaining ring.
• Lower valve handle to lock retaining ring
in place.
10-2
Flush out the system with the diverter
in place.
After the system has been thoroughly
flushed, remove the diverter and
store for future use. The diverter plug
is intended for winterization only.
Install a new water filter cartridge.
If your coach is equipped with the
refrigerator ice maker option, the ice
maker water lines must also be
drained. See “Winterizing the Ice
Maker” on page 8-4.
•
Turn the Water Pump switch ON to allow it
to operate until you are done draining all faucets and toilet.
Open all faucets and shower head valves,
including exterior shower.
Operate the toilet flush lever and hold until
water stops flowing in the toilet. Then turn
water pump switch OFF.
Turn off the water heater power switch
before draining the water heater tank to
avoid damage to the heating element.
Drain the water heater by removing the plug
from the base of the water heater tank, accessible from the outside of the coach.
(Requires socket and ratchet.) Also open the
Pressure-Temperature relief valve at the top
right portion of the tank to prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
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STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
P-T Valve
Lift to
fill
Push to
flush
Water Heater Drain Plug
10. After water has stopped draining at all faucets and drain valves, connect a “blow-out”
plug to the city water connection on the
coach. Then use a hand pump or air compressor regulated to 30 psi or less to force air
through the system. (A “blow-out” plug can
be purchased at any Winnebago or Itasca
dealer. P/N 701705-01-000.)
13. Now turn air pressure off and disconnect
water purge adapters. Recap the city water
connection to avoid contamination by dirt or
insects.
14. Close all drain valves and faucets to avoid
contamination by dirt or insects. Reinstall
water heater drain plug and close P-T relief
valve.
15. Pour about one cup of non-toxic RV antifreeze into the kitchen sink drain, bathroom
sink drain and shower drain. This prevents
any holding tank odors from entering the
coach during storage.
Blow Out Plug
WARNING
NEVER use automotive antifreeze/
coolant in your RV water system.
Auto antifreeze contains ethylene
glycol which, if ingested, can cause
blindness and can be fatal.
City Water
Connection
CAUTION
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to pump or water lines.
NOTE:
DO NOT burst air into the system.
This can damage the water pump. It is
better to let air in slowly.
11. Let air flow for five minutes until water is
completely drained out of faucets and drain
valves. Then close faucets one at a time.
12. Operate and hold toilet flush lever until
water is completely drained from toilet.
It is not necessary to add antifreeze to the toilet since the flush valve will be closed.
Do not add automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals such as bleach or laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or holding tanks.
Although these products may have a deodorizing effect, they may damage plastic and
rubber parts in the system.
NOTE:
As an alternative to totally draining
the plumbing system, you may winterize tanks and lines by pumping nontoxic RV antifreeze through the system. This product is available from
your dealer and from most RV supply
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SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
stores. Follow directions on the container to determine the correct
amount to use for your coach.
See “RV ANTIFREEZE WATER
LINE WINTERIZATION SYSTEMS”
at the end of this section for instructions.
CAUTION
Leave by-pass valve handle in NORMAL FLOW position if draining
water and blowing out water lines.
Place in BYPASS position ONLY
when using antifreeze solution in
water lines.
16. Place a bucket beneath the sewage drain
valve outlet and re-drain the sewage and
waste holding tanks of any clean water that
entered during “blow-out” procedure.
Close dump valves to prevent valve shafts
from rusting and to prevent entry by rodents
and insects. Refit the dust cap onto the drain
outlet.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
totally winterized.
17. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
18. Wash and wax the coach.
19. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints.
Replace or repair any that are damaged.
Sealing materials and compounds can be
purchased from your dealer. Badly damaged
weather seals may need to be replaced by
your dealer.
20. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nests, wasp
nests, etc.)
21. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
22. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and
stains are more easily removed when fresh.
10-4
23. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors.
24. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Leave the
door slightly ajar to allow any odors to dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
25. Turn the furnace thermostat switch on the
bottom of the thermostat to OFF.
26. Turn auxiliary battery (Aux Batt) switch off
and disconnect all chassis and auxiliary battery cables.
27. Fully charge all batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive freezing
temperatures and long periods of non-use.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without
periodic use. We recommend following
regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See
“Battery Maintenance” on page 6-10
this section.
RV ANTIFREEZE WATER LINE
WINTERIZATION SYSTEMS
Manual Winterization Valve - Standard
Your coach is equipped with a manually
operated water line winterization system for
your convenience in winterizing fresh water
lines.
The system features a diverter valve and
draw tube in-line between the tank and water
pump, and uses the water pump to draw nontoxic RV water system antifreeze into the water
lines. This feature is located near the water pump
and drain valves.
SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
Remove the large black square-headed plug and
use a funnel to fill the tank. Capacity is approximately 2 gallons. The tank may require refilling
before the system is completely filled.
To Fill Lines with RV Water Line Antifreeze:
• Turn water heater by-pass valve to by-pass
position.
• Remove and save the protective cap from the
end of the draw tube.
• Insert the end of the tube into a container of
RV antifreeze solution.
• Turn the diverter valve handle so that it
points toward the draw tube.
• Turn a water pump switch on.
• Open each cold water faucet handle in the
coach one at a time until antifeeze solution
just begins to flow from the faucet, then
close.
Water
Pump
RV Water System
Antifreeze Reservoir
The winterization system switch panel is
located near the house 12-volt breaker panel.
Winterization
System Switches
When Done Adding RV Antifreeze:
• Turn water pump switch off.
• Turn the diverter valve handle so it points
toward the water line to the pump as shown
in the photo. This will to stop the flow from
the draw tube and revert the tank line flow to
the pump.
• Replace the protective cap onto the end of
the draw tube to keep out insects and debris
when not in use.
Automatic Winterization System - Optional
Your coach may be optionally equipped with
an electric pump powered automatic water line
winterization system for your convenience in
winterizing fresh water lines.
The reservoir tank for the RV water system
antifreeze is located in the slide-out cargo compartment on the driver side of the coach.
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•
Press the BYPASS switch to avoid filling the
6 gallon water heater tank with antifreeze
after the draining the water heater at the service panel on the outside of the coach. If you
should wish to fill the water heater tank with
antifreeze solution, leave this switch off.
Press the WINTERIZE switch to turn the
winterizing pump system on to fill the lines
with RV antifreeze solution.
10-5
SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
REMOVAL FROM
STORAGE
1. Completely air out the motor home.
2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open. If necessary, reconnect toilet water line
and close flush valve.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and check for leaks especially at junctions. Also make sure all hangers and supports are securely in place. Sanitize the water
system as outlined under “Disinfecting the
Fresh Water System” in Section 7.
7. Check operation of all faucets to be sure faucet washers have not hardened during storage.
8. Check sealing valve in the toilet for proper
operation and lubricate with silicone spray.
9. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush pedal. Check to be sure dump valve
seals tightly.
10. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
11. Start refrigerator and check for proper cooling.
12. Clean paneling and counter surfaces and
apply a thin coat of wax.
13. Replace batteries if necessary and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
14. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
15. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents and any other joints.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate compounds are available from your dealer. Also
inspect weather seals around doors, etc., and
10-6
if necessary, have a dealer replace immediately.
INDEX
A
Accumulator Tank, Water System................. 7-2
Air Conditioner, Automotive ....................... 2-15
Air Conditioner, Central .............................. 8-11
Air Conditioner Filter .................................. 8-12
Air Release, Stepwell Cover .......................... 2-7
Alarm, LP Gas ............................................. 1-3
Alignment, Front Axle Tire ........................... 4-1
Alignment, Suspension and Tire Balance...... 9-6
Amplifier, Antenna Signal .......................... 8-13
Anod Rod Replacement (Water Heater) ........ 7-8
Antenna, CB SWR Adjustment ................... 2-17
Antenna, TV ................................................ 8-12
Antenna Signal Amplifier ............................ 8-13
Antifreeze, RV Winterization Systems........ 10-4
Automatic Winterizing System.................... 10-4
Automotive (Starting) Batteries..................... 6-9
Auto 12V Fuses & Circuit Breakers ......6-8, 9-6
Auxiliary Battery Switch ............................. 2-17
Aux Start Switch .......................................... 2-17
Auxiliary (House) Batteries ......................... 6-10
Auxiliary 110-Volt Generator........................ 6-6
B
Bathroom, Care of.......................................... 9-3
Batteries, Chassis (Starting) .......................... 6-9
Batteries, Auxiliary (House) ....................... 6-10
Battery Charger, Connecting ......................... 3-3
Battery Condition Meter ............................... 8-7
Battery Information........................................ 6-9
Battery Maintenance .................................... 6-10
Battery Switch, Aux..................................... 2-17
Beds, Converting for use ............................. 8-16
Before Driving your Vehicle ......................... 2-1
Before Entering your Vehicle ........................ 2-1
Block Heater, Diesel Engine ......................... 2-3
Brake, Engine Exhaust (Jacobs) .................... 2-4
Brake, Parking .............................................. 2-3
By-Pass Valve, Water Heater ...................... 8-10
C
Cabinets ......................................................... 9-3
Cable TV Hook-Ups .................................... 8-15
Campsite Selection ........................................ 4-6
Capacities**
Fuel Tank .................................................. 2-2
Fresh Water Tank...................................... 7-1
Holding Tanks........................................... 7-5
LP Gas Tank.............................................. 5-2
Water Heater ............................................. 8-8
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .............................. 1-5
Carbon Monoxide Warning .......................... 1-5
Carpets, Care of ............................................. 9-2
Catepillar Diesel Engine Manual ................... 0-1
CB Radio Wiring ......................................... 2-17
Central Air Conditioner ............................... 8-12
Central Vacuum Cleaner - Optional ............ 8-15
Charger Panel, Solar ...................................... 6-9
Charging Section, Converter.......................... 6-5
Chassis Guide (Freightliner).......................... 0-1
Chassis Service and Maintenance.................. 9-4
Checklist, Pre-Travel .................................. 4-3
Child Restraints............................................ 2-11
Circuit Breakers, 12-Volt ....................... 6-8, 9-6
Circuit Breakers, 110-Volt ............................ 6-4
City Water Hook-Up...................................... 7-4
Coach Leveling System ............................... 2-18
Cold Weather Storage (Winterizing) ........... 10-1
Comfort Controls ......................................... 2-15
Compact Disc (CD) Changer....................... 2-16
Compartment Doors, Luggage....................... 2-8
Condensation, Humidity and ......................... 4-7
Connecting a Battery Charger........................ 3-3
Connecting the Shoreline............................... 6-1
Control Center, Video.................................. 8-14
Converter, Electrical Power ........................... 6-3
Cooling System, Engine ................................ 9-5
Couch/Bed Conversion ................................ 8-16
Cruise Control ............................................. 2-14
D
Decals and Stripes ......................................... 9-1
Defects, Reporting Safety ............................. 0-2
Defroster ...................................................... 2-15
Deluxe Sound System.................................. 2-16
Diesel Engine Block Heater .......................... 2-3
Diesel Fuel/Water Separator .......................... 9-5
Disinfection of Fresh Water Tank ................ 7-3
Door Handles and Locks................................ 2-4
Doors and Windows, Care of......................... 9-4
Drain Valves, Water .................................... 7-7
Drainage System ............................................ 7-5
* Capacity chart is also conveniently located on
the back of “To The Owner” page inside front
cover of this manual.
INDEX
Draperies, Care of .......................................... 9-3
Drinking and Driving..................................... 0-2
Driver Seat ..................................................... 2-9
Driving Safety Precautions ............................ 1-1
Dumping Holding Tanks .............................. 7-4
E
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ................... 4-6
Electrical Inverter/Charger ............................ 6-3
Electrical Outlets, 110-volt ............................ 6-5
Electrical Safety Precautions ......................... 1-3
Electrical System, 110-volt AC ..................... 6-1
Electrical System, 12-volt DC ....................... 6-8
Electronic Thermostat.................................. 8-11
Emergency Exits ............................................ 1-6
Energy Management System, PowerLine...... 6-2
Engine Access.........................................9-4, 9-5
Engine Block Heater, Diesel.......................... 2-3
Engine Cooling System ................................. 9-5
Engine Exhaust Brake (Jacobs) ..................... 2-4
Engine Overheat............................................. 3-3
Engine Top Cover ...................................9-4, 9-5
Entertainment Center, Exterior ................... 8-15
Entrance Door Lock and Handle.................... 2-4
Entrance Steps, Electric ................................. 2-6
Entrance Stepwell Cover................................ 2-7
Equipment, Options and ............................... 0-1
Exits, Emergency .......................................... 1-6
Exterior Body Care ........................................ 9-1
Exterior Entertainment Center ..................... 8-15
Exterior Features............................................ 0-4
Exterior Shower ............................................. 7-5
External (City Water) Connector ................... 7-4
External Power Cord (Shoreline)................... 6-1
F
Filling the Fuel Tank...................................... 2-2
Filter, Central Air Conditioner..................... 8-12
Filter, Diesel Fuel/Water................................ 9-5
Fire Extinguisher ........................................... 1-6
Flushing Black Water Tank ........................... 7-6
Formaldehyde Warning ................................ 1-5
Freightliner Chassis Guide............................. 0-1
Fresh Water Tank........................................... 7-1
Disinfecting ................................................. 7-3
Draining ....................................................... 7-5
Filling .......................................................... 7-1
Fresh Water Toilet ....................................... 8-16
Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................ 4-1
Fuel Selection ................................................ 2-2
Fuel Tank Capacity ........................................ 2-2
Fuel Tank, Filling ......................................... 2-2
Fuel/Water Separator (Diesel) ....................... 9-5
Furnace , LP Gas ......................................... 8-11
G
Gas Alarm, LP ............................................. 1-3
Gas Leaks, LP .............................................. 5-5
General Warnings .......................................... 1-1
Generator, Auxiliary 110-Volt ...................... 6-6
Generator Hourmeter ..................................... 6-7
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.................... 6-5
H
Hazard Warning Flashers........................ 2-4, 3-1
Heater, Engine Block .................................... 2-3
Heater, Automotive...................................... 2-15
Holding Tank Level Indicators ............ 7-7, 8-17
Hourmeter, Generator ................................... 6-7
Humidity and Condensation .......................... 4-7
I
Instrument Panel .......................................... 2-13
Interior Care ............................................ 9-2, 9-3
Inverter Charger, DC-AC Electrical ............. 6-3
J
Jump Starting ................................................. 3-1
K
Keyless Entry System (Remote Locks) ......... 2-5
Keys (Key One Lock System) ....................... 2-2
L
Leveling, Coach ............................................. 4-6
Leveling System, Coach ............................. 2-18
Lights ............................................................. 9-6
Loading, Roof ............................................... 4-2
Loading the Vehicle ...................................... 4-1
Locks, Entrance Door .................................... 2-4
Locks, Power Door ........................................ 2-5
LP Gas Alarm ................................................ 1-3
LP Gas Furnace ........................................... 8-11
LP Gas Leaks .......................................... 1-3, 5-4
LP Gas Level ................................................. 8-7
LP Gas Pressure Regulator ........................... 5-4
LP Gas Safety ................................................ 5-1
LP Gas Selection............................................ 5-1
LP Gas Tank, Air in the ............................... 5-3
LP Gas Tank, Refilling ................................ 5-3
LP Gas Tank System...................................... 5-2
LP Gas, Travel with ..................................... 5-3
LP Gas, Winter Use of .................................. 5-5
Luggage Compartment Doors........................ 2-8
INDEX
M
Maximum Occupancy.................................... 4-1
Microwave Oven............................................ 8-6
Mirrors, Power Electric ................................. 2-8
Monitor, Rearview TV................................... 2-9
Monitor Panel ............................................... 8-6
Mountain Driving .......................................... 4-5
N
Nighttime Driving.......................................... 4-5
O
Occupancy, Effects of Prolonged ................. 4-6
Occupancy, Maximum................................... 4-1
Options and Equipment ................................. 0-1
Outlets , 110-Volt ......................................... 6-5
Overload Protector, Thermal ........................ 6-5
P
Parking Brake ................................................ 2-3
Phone Jack Locations................................... 8-15
Power Converter ........................................... 6-3
Power Door Locks ......................................... 2-5
Power Electric Mirrors................................... 2-8
PowerLine Energy Management System....... 6-2
Power Roof Vent ......................................... 8-17
Power Seat, Driver Six-Way.......................... 2-9
Power Step, Entrance .................................... 2-6
Power Window (Driver’s) ............................. 2-6
Pre-Travel Checklist ..................................... 4-3
Preparing Vehicle for Storage ..................... 10-1
Pressure Regulator, LP Gas ........................... 5-4
Prolonged Occupancy, Effects of ................. 4-6
Pump Switch, Water ...................................... 7-2
R
Radio Switch................................................ 2-16
Radio Wiring, CB ....................................... 2-17
Range Top (Cook Top) .................................. 8-5
Range Hood .................................................. 8-6
Rear Engine Access, Diesel ........................... 9-4
Rearview TV Monitor.................................... 2-9
Recovery Towing........................................... 3-1
Refrigerator ................................................... 8-1
Regulator, LP Gas ........................................ 5-4
Relief Valve, Water Heater............................ 8-9
Removal from Storage ................................ 10-6
Reporting Safety Defects ............................... 0-2
Restraints, Child........................................... 2-11
Roof Loading ................................................. 4-2
Roof Maintenance.......................................... 9-1
Roof Vent, Power ........................................ 8-17
Room Extensions, Slideout.......................... 2-18
RV Antifreeze Winterization System .......... 10-4
S
Safe Use of LP Gas System ........................... 5-1
Safety Defects, Reporting ............................. 0-2
Safety Precautions.......................................... 1-1
Seat, Driver ................................................... 2-9
Seat Belts and Child Restraints........... 2-10, 2-11
Seats ............................................................... 2-9
Selecting Fuel Types, LP ............................... 5-1
Service Assistance ......................................... 0-2
Severe Weather Information ......................... 4-4
Sewer Hook-Ups, Using On-Site .................. 7-6
Shoreline, Connecting the ............................. 6-1
Shower, Exterior ............................................ 7-5
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker...................... 7-5
Signal Amplifier, TV Antenna..................... 8-13
Sink, Stainless Steel ..................................... 9-3
Sleeping Facilities........................................ 8-16
Slideout Room Extensions........................... 2-18
Slider Windows............................................ 8-18
Solar Charger Panel ....................................... 6-8
Sound Systems............................................. 2-16
Speed Control (Cruise) ................................ 2-14
Spots and Stains ............................................. 9-2
Start Switch, Aux ........................................ 2-17
Starting and Stopping the Engine .................. 2-2
Step, Electric Entrance .................................. 2-6
Stepwell Cover............................................... 2-7
Storage, Preparing Vehicle for .................... 10-1
Storage, Removal from .............................. 10-6
Stripes and Decals.......................................... 9-1
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance....... 9-6
Switch, Radio .............................................. 2-16
SWR Adjustment, CB Antenna ................... 2-17
T
Table and Countertop Surfaces...................... 9-3
Tank , Fresh Water Filling ............................ 7-1
Tank Capacities, Water and Holding............. 7-9
Telephone Hook-Ups................................... 8-15
Thermal Overload Protector .......................... 6-5
Thermostat, Electronic ................................ 8-11
Tire Balance, Suspension Alignment and ..... 9-6
Tire Changing ................................................ 3-1
Tires ............................................................... 9-5
Toilet, Fresh Water ..................................... 8-16
Towing, Recovery ......................................... 3-1
Trailer or Car Towing .................................... 4-2
Trailer Wiring Connector............................. 6-11
Travel Tips..................................................... 4-3
INDEX
Travel with LP Gas ....................................... 5-3
TV Antenna.................................................. 8-12
TV & Cable Hook-Ups, .............................. 8-15
TV Signal Amplifier .................................... 8-13
TV Monitor, Rearview .................................. 2-9
U
Underbody Care ............................................. 9-1
Upholstery...................................................... 9-2
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups.................... 7-6
V
Vehicle Certification Label (VIN) ................. 0-3
Vehicle Maintenance ..................................... 9-4
Vents, Power Roof ....................................... 8-17
Video Control Panel..................................... 8-14
Vinyl Fabrics ................................................. 9-3
Vinyl Wallboard ............................................ 9-3
Voltage Inverter, DC-AC Electrical ............. 6-3
W
Warnings:
Carbon Monoxide ....................................... 1-4
Driving ......................................................... 1-1
Formaldehyde ............................................ 1-4
Fuel & LP Gas ............................................. 1-1
LP Gas Leaks ............................................... 1-2
LP Gas Alarm .............................................. 1-2
Electrical ..................................................... 1-3
Loading ........................................................ 1-3
Maintenance................................................. 1-4
Warranty ........................................................ 0-2
Water and Holding Tank Levels ................... 8-7
Water Drain Valves ....................................... 7-7
Water Heater .................................................. 8-8
Water Heater By-Pass Valve ....................... 8-10
Water Heater Capacity................................... 8-8
Water Line Drain Valves ............................... 7-7
Water Pump ................................................... 7-2
Water Pump Switch ...................................... 7-2
Water Purifier System.................................... 7-4
Water Tank, Disinfecting............................... 7-2
Water Tank Filling ........................................ 7-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle .................... 4-1
Windows, Cleaning ....................................... 9-4
Windows, Slider .......................................... 8-18
Windows, Doors and ..................................... 9-4
Windows, Emergency Exit ........................... 1-5
Windshield Washers and Wipers ................... 9-6
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch............... 2-14
Winter Use of LP Gas ................................... 5-5
Winterizing .................................................. 10-1
Winterization Valve, Manual....................... 10-4
Winterization Systems, RV Antifreeze........ 10-4
Wiring, CB Radio ....................................... 2-17
IMPORTANT
SERIAL NUMBERS
Motor Home (Coach): Year _________ Model ___________________ Serial _____________
Chassis: Make ___________________ Serial (VIN) ______________
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Furnace:
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Power Converter:
110-Volt Generator:
Range
Microwave Oven:
Refrigerator
Television:
Video Cassette Player:
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INSURANCE POLICY
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MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Description of Service
Cost
FUEL & OIL RECORD
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gal.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
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Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gals.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
FUEL & OIL RECORD
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Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
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Oil
Qts.
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Cost
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Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gals.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost