Wiltshire and Wiltshire Duo 2013 handbook

Wiltshire and Wiltshire Duo 2013 handbook
CONTENTS
Section
Introduction / Warranty / Trim & Materials ................................ 1
Motorhome Code ..................................................................... 2
Preparing for the Road ............................................................. 3
On the Road ............................................................................. 4
Arrival on Site ........................................................................... 5
Safety & Security ...................................................................... 6
Connection of Services ............................................................ 7
Technical Specification ............................................................. 8
Fitted Equipment ...................................................................... 9
Care of your Motorhome ........................................................ 10
Useful Information ................................................................... 11
Service Section ...................................................................... 12
Index ...................................................................................... 13
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Wiltshire 2013 (HB1100)
DATA RECORD
INTRODUCTION
Welcome
Model
This handbook covers the Wiltshire and
Wiltshire Duo models, based on the
Mercedes Sprinter 316 CDi long wheelbase
chassis cab.
Congratulations on your purchase of an AutoSleeper motorhome. We are confident it will
give you many years of pleasure.
This handbook has been compiled to enable
you to obtain the maximum pleasure from
your vehicle. It contains the appliance
instructions along with advice on safety
matters.
Gas System
This handbook is for use on vehicles with a
30 mbar gas system. The gas system
pressure is noted on a label in the gas locker.
Please read this Handbook thoroughly so that
you are conversant with all the motorhome
systems, operating instructions and
precautions.
Conversion Type
Coach-built conversion with four berths,
comprising a transverse double bed at the
front and either a fixed double or two fixed
single beds in the rear bedroom. Laminated
panel and glass-fibre combination. Insulated
panels have GRP outer skin.
Failure to observe these recommendations or
precautions may result in incorrect operation
of equipment and subsequent risk to
occupants.
Climatic Conditions
The motorhome is designed for use in
temperate climates, and is certified Grade 1
in accordance with EN 1646-1: 2004,
indicating an effective heating system is fitted
but has not been tested for thermal
performance.
Information leaflets and literature on safe
operation of appliances and equipment fitted
to your motorhome are included in the AutoSleeper Customer Pack. Please read these
carefully prior to use.
Should you experience any difficulties contact
your dealer who will be pleased to offer
advise.
Handbook
Any queries should be addressed to your
Auto-Sleeper dealer.
It is the policy of Mercedes and Auto-Sleeper
to improve continually their vehicles, so whilst
the details contained in this Handbook are
correct at the time of going to press, they
reserve the right to alter the specifications at
any time without notice.
Appliance Instructions
The appliance instructions included have
been extracted from those supplied from the
appliance manufacturers.
Auto-Sleeper motorhomes offer a variety of
customer uses and whilst each vehicle
features the optimum storage, fluid, seating
and sleeping capabilities, it is the customer’s
responsibility to select the proper
combinations of loads without exceeding
weight capacities.
Automotive - Mercedes
For all automotive matters you should refer to
the Mercedes vehicle instructions manual.
This includes tyre pressures, referring to the
type of tyres fitted.
The Auto-Sleeper conversion does not affect
the tyre pressures in any way as it is built
within the design envelope of the base
vehicle.
IMPORTANT:
In the interests of safety, replacements parts
for appliances must conform to the
manufacturer’s specification and should be
fitted by them or an authorised agent.
Your Auto-Sleeper motorhome conforms to
the European standard EN 1646-1 for
habitation requirements relating to Health and
Safety.
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INTRODUCTION
connected to main services. You will be
limited in your use of the facilities by the
capacity of the energy, fuel and water you
can carry and by the fact that there is a
limited capacity to carry waste fluids.
To deal with your queries efficiently, always
quote your vehicle’s production number
which can be found in the glove compartment
(eg N123).
Please read and complete the warranty
registration card supplied with your vehicle;
and return to the address below, without
delay.
There follows a list of some of the facilities
and guidance on their use and on contraints
that apply:
Leisure battery
Auto-Sleepers Limited,
Orchard Works,
Willersey,
Nr Broadway,
Worcestershire
WR12 7QF
Tele: 01386 853338
Fax: 01386 858343
E-mail: [email protected]
This battery (there may be more than one) is
provided in addition to the standard vehicle
battery to power facilities in the caravan
(habitation) area of the motor caravan. These
facilities can include lights, water pump, toilet
flush, heating blower and ignition for gas
appliances. The battery is charged by the
vehicle engine when it is running or by a built
in battery charger when the motor caravan is
connected to a mains electricity supply.
With a mains supply connected and the
charger switched on you can make unlimited
use of the battery supplied appliances and
the leisure battery will remain fully charged.
When not connected to the mains you could
switch all of the appliances on at once and
discharge the battery in a couple of hours. By
only switching on what you need when you
need it the battery can support you for three
or four days in the winter. A solar panel can
be installed as an extra that will give a small
charge to the battery and help it support you
for longer.
This introduction is aimed at those who are
new to motor caravanning and indeed
caravanning in general. It is very much an
overview intended to match the expectations
of new owners with the facilities available in
their vehicle. Detailed technical advice is
available from many sources; dealers,
manufacturers and clubs such as the
Caravan Club.
Owners of motor caravans use their vehicles
differently. Some just as support for daytime
activities, some for occasional overnight stay
and others for longer stays sometimes on a
site with electricity and other facilities
available and sometimes at places with no
support facilities at all. There are many
variations in the design of motor caravans.
Some things like size and layout are obvious,
others such as optimising heating and
lighting for use with an external mains
service connection are not.
The output of the leisure battery and the
circuits it supplies are all protected by fuses.
You should find out where those fuses are
located and keep some spares to hand. The
leisure battery is usually a 110 ampere hour,
12 volt, low maintenance type, which should
only require attention at the annual habitation
service.
Gas
It is hoped that a new owner has considered
these matters and has procured a vehicle
that is suitable for the type of use they
intend, there will, however, still be a major
adapting process to be gone through. The
reason is that whilst the modern motor
caravan usually contains very similar
facilities to your home it is not usually
It is usual to have some devices (such as the
cooker) in the motor home fuelled by liquid
petroleum gas (LPG) and most vehicles are
designed to accept replaceable gas
cylinders.
LPG comes as either propane (red cylinder),
butane (blue cylinder) or occasionally as a
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INTRODUCTION
blend of both. The gas is given off from a
liquid stored under pressure in the cylinders.
Butane is a more efficient gas but the liquid
stops producing gas below about 2ºC,
propane will produce gas in freezing
conditions and is suitable for use all year
round.
Grey water
Grey water is the name for the waste water
that comes through the vehicle plumbing to
the waste water tank and is not the foul liquid
accumulating in the toilet waste tank. Site
owners will give you guidance/instruction on
where to dispose of the contents of the waste
water tank.
The pressure of the gas from the cylinders
varies as the cylinder empties. It is therefore
necessary to fit a pressure regulator
optimised for the gas used between the
cylinder and the appliances. On recently
manufactured motorhomes a universal
regulator is part of the vehicle’s standard gas
installation. Whether using independent
regulators or tail pipes to connect the
universal regulator to the cylinder it is
necessary to obtain items that are compatible
with the connection on the cylinder you have.
There are many different types of cylinder
connection in the UK and Europe.
Activities such as washing dishes can cause
particles of waste to be taken by the grey
water to the waste tank and over time they
can accumulate and cause smells. This effect
can be minimised by disposing of oil and
grease in foil containers and by washing up
in a bowl and taking the water direct to a grey
water disposal point.
The toilet
Toilets installed in motorhomes are not
connected to mains sewers. They have tanks
to collect the waste. A chemical is added to a
small amount of water in the empty tank, this
assists in reduction of solids and smells. A
special type of toilet paper should be used
that is designed to disperse rapidly in the
chemical.
Fresh water
There is a tank fitted to the motorhome to
hold a supply of fresh water for drinking,
cooking, washing, etc. It is essential that this
tank and the water in it is kept free from
contamination. Hose pipes are manufactured
(usually coloured blue) that are safe to use to
carry water used in food processes and only
this type of hose should be used to fill the
fresh water tank.
Toilet tanks should only be emptied into foul
water sewers usually via the chemical toilet
(sometimes called Elsan) disposal point on a
campsite. They should never be emptied into
watercourses or surface water drains.
Always remember to check the bowl is empty
before removing the toilet tank. A full toilet
tank is heavy. It is a good idea to empty
regularly and to have a trolley available on
which to carry the tank on longer distances.
You will find many places where it is not
possible or convenient to use a hose. There
are many types of container/funnel
combinations which can be used to fill the
tank. You will find a combination that works
for you but whatever that is do not use it for
anything else in order to keep it free from
contamination.
If the toilet has its own tank of flushing water
there are additives available that will assist in
cleaning and freshening the toilet bowl.
If you carry your water to the motorhome you
will soon learn the disadvantages of leaving a
tap running, overfilling the kettle, etc. When
showering use the technique of having a
gentle spray to get wet, switch the tap off
while you soap/shampoo then a gentle spray
to rinse.
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WARRANTY
AUTO-SLEEPERS WARRANTY
Warranty Registration
The supplying dealer’s representative and
the purchaser must sign the declaration in
the Warranty/Service book to verify that the
dealer has explained the warranty terms and
conditions and that the purchaser
understands them.
The dealer must then register the sale on the
Auto-Sleepers warranty system to activate
the cover.
Warranty Terms and Conditions
For full details of the warranty terms and
conditions, please refer to the Warranty/
Service handbook supplied with your AutoSleeper.
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TRIM AND MATERIALS
BODY CONSTRUCTION:
Side Walls: GRP - Mercedes White.
Floor Vinyl: Dark Wood Block.
Furniture: Amati Walnut.
Furniture Fittings: Chrome.
Work Surfaces finish: Minstrel.
Table finish: Minstrel.
Carpet: Mocha.
Upholstery: Poppy, various colours.
Curtains/Cushions: To match upholstery
colour.
Exterior Graphics: BS1826.
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MOTORHOME CODE
•
Flying kites and model aircraft and the
use of items like catapults or air-guns as
well as ball games should not be
permitted among, or close to,
motorhomes.
•
Musical instruments, record players,
radios and televisions should not be used
to the inconvenience of other people on
site.
Arrivals
•
Open and close doors quietly.
•
•
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration and
according to restricted site times.
THE COUNTRY & COASTAL
CODES
Upon arrival at your destination you should
be aware of the Country Code relating to
motorhome owners. This is entitled the Motor
Caravanners’ Code.
Code of Conduct - Camp Sites
Report to reception immediately on
arrival.
Vehicle Movement
•
•
•
•
Dogs and Pets
Keep to roadways unless otherwise
directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these
are generally 10 mph. (Remember that
the stopping distance on grass is
considerably greater than on tarmac).
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20ft of free space
around your vehicle.
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
• Ensure that all fresh water taps/
connections are turned off after use.
• Have care and consideration when using
all facilities (toilets and showers etc.) and
leave them clean and tidy. Young children
should be escorted.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no circumstances
may coal tar, phenol or caustic-based fluids
be used. Disposable napkins and similar
bulky items must not be put into chemical
closet emptying points but should be
wrapped in a polythene bag and placed in the
container provided. (Put all litter in containers
marked for the purpose).
Children should be restrained from
making excessive noise.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the
site and leads must not exceed 10ft.
•
No animal should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
•
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Although not compulsory, it is recommended
that a 1 kg (2lb) dry powder fire extinguisher
is carried. It should comply with BS 5423 and
be marked BSI or FOC approved. It is
important to check at regular intervals that
the extinguisher is working as is required by
types meeting BS 5423.
Careful thought is necessary for the
positioning of the extinguisher, which should
be near the door but not too close to the
cooking equipment where sudden flames
could make it unreachable. In the kitchen
area, a fire blanket is a worthwhile
precaution.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. When
permission has been given, consideration
should be given to the annoyance that can be
caused to other users of the site. Open fires
are not allowed.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
•
Adhere to and make note of all fire
precautions concerning the whereabouts of
the fire points.
•
•
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Fire Precautions
Use of Site
•
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Awnings and Tents
that all passengers are seated and seat
restraint straps worn.
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been obtained.
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
When the vehicle is being refuelled, or on a
ferry, all gas systems must be turned off.
•
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
Gas appliances should only be used when
the vehicle is in motion when the
manufacturer of the appliance permits such
use.
•
On leaving, check out with the reception
paying the required dues.
Handbook
Departure
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter must be read
and adhered to.
Wild camping
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission of the landowner or his agent,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom. When
permission has been granted, all aspects of
this Code should be adhered to.
Environment
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
On no accounts should:
•
Litter be disposed of other than in
receptacles provided.
•
Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
•
Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the
landowner.
•
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown below:
The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code.
Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
Parking
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and heath
land catch alight easily and once ablaze are
very hard to put out. Remember: Fire
Spreads Quickly.
When using the facilities of a motorhome at
such times, care and consideration should be
given to those around them.
•
•
Driving
When using a motorhome on either the public
highway or private road, the Highway Code
should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
•
•
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
and there being a queue of traffic behind, the
driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let the other
traffic pass.
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•
•
When the vehicle is in motion it is compulsory
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Keep to public paths across farmland.
Use gates and stiles to cross fences,
hedges and walls.
Leave livestock, crops and machinery
alone. View from a distance.
Take your litter home - it is unsightly and
harmful to wildlife.
Help to keep all water clean.
Take special care of country roads.
Make no unnecessary noise. Most
animals are very timid, noises can disturb
them unnecessarily. If you want to get the
best out of the country, go quietly.
MOTORHOME CODE
The Coastal Code
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
•
Do not trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
•
Do not frighten seals or seabirds.
•
Do not spear fish.
•
Do not spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
•
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
•
Live mollusks and crustaceans need not
be collected as souvenirs - dead shells
can usually be found.
•
Shellfish can take years to grow and
fines can be imposed for not observing
national regulations.
•
Do not pull up seaweed unnecessarily.
•
Make your visit instructive - not
destructive.
•
Look at material, don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
•
Observe bye-laws and be considerate to
others.
•
National Trust property or Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these.
Fire Precautions
You should also make yourself aware of the
local fire regulations.
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MOTORHOME CODE
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
YOUR MOTORHOME (Weights
explained)
LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION OF
WEIGHT IN THE MOTORHOME
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
SENSIBLE LOADING
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves
the factory, as new with standard fixtures and
fittings, plus an allowance for driver and 90%
fuel.
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
The maximum weight of the vehicle when
fully laden for use on the road. See
specification section for actual figure.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents
the difference between the Mass in Running
Order (MRO) and the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). It shows
the maximum weight which can be loaded
into your motorhome, covering items such as
food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding, gas
cylinders, etc. See Technical Specification for
actual figure.
Loading
Correct weight distribution is a major factor in
making your motorhome a balanced and
pleasant vehicle to drive without
compromising road-holding. Care should
therefore be taken to ensure that heavy items
are well spaced and are in as low a position
as possible, for example, low cupboards and
bed boxes.
Please take care to ensure that you have
allowed for the masses of all items you intend
to carry in the motorhome, e.g.. passengers,
optional equipment, essential habitation
equipment and personal effects such as
clothing, food, pets, bicycles etc.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED MAXIMUM
LOAD. ITEMS FITTED OTHER THAN
STANDARD EQUIPMENT WILL DEPLETE
THE PAYLOAD STATED IN THIS
HANDBOOK.
Although there are additional seat belts within
the motorhome, please refer to the stated
number of passengers that are allowed due
to the MRO and MTPLM.
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the maximum permissible laden
mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
Roof Loading
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO CLIMB
ONTO THE ROOF.
Roof Rack Bars and Ladder (optional)
When using the optional roof rack, care
should be taken to see that all the items are
securely anchored. Apart from general
cleaning and polishing, the roof rack and
ladder require no special maintenance.
WARNING: Take special care when on the
roof in wet or frosty weather conditions,
which cause it to be particularly slippery.
Maximum load within the area encompassed
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
by the roof rack should not exceed 75 kgs
(165 lbs) with a maximum loading of 8 kg (17
lbs) per square foot.
14. Lock the motorhome exterior door
(remember to take out your keys).
15. Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
Before Moving Off
16. Check that all corner steadies are wound
up and that, if a step is used, it is put
away before moving off.
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
17. Check wheel nuts are secure and tyre
pressures are correct.
1. Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check any loose articles. Do
not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
18. Ensure, if required, that your fresh water
tank is full and your waste tank is empty.
3. Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
visibility.
19. Referring to your base vehicle manual,
check all fluid levels including automotive
fuel and tyre pressures. Remember to
check that your spare tyre is of the
recommended pressure.
4. Turn off all gas appliances, except those
heating appliances designed to function
while the vehicle is in motion.
20. Ensure that, on models fitted with an
elevating roof, the roof is securely locked
down with the exterior catches applied.
5. Ensure that there is sufficient gas to meet
your needs.
21. The fridge vent covers should be fitted
when the vehicle is to be driven in order
to comply with European Type Approval
regulations for vehicle external
projections.
2. Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
6. Switch off 230 volt supply at source,
disconnect mains cable from site supply
before disconnecting from vehicle.
Beware of potential electric shock from
wet cable. Coil cable and store in a safe
place.
7. Check your RCD’s/MCB’s for operation.
22. Ensure that the toilet flush tank only
contains a small amount of water (1-2
litres) in order to minimise the risk of
leaks or spillage whilst the vehicle is in
motion.
8. Check and if necessary, charge the
conversion battery.
23. Check underneath the vehicle for stray
items.
9. Check battery selection switch is in the
OFF position.
24. Safely store levelling blocks away in an
appropriate place.
10. Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
11. Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation
and door lock is set. (Note: the electrical
relays will allow the fridge to be run on
the vehicle battery when the engine is
running.)
12. Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
13. Make sure any heavy articles are stored
in accordance with the loading
procedure. Tables should also be made
secure.
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ON THE ROAD
Pulling Off
supplied with the vehicle. Look in the index at
the front of the book for the section entitled
‘Spare wheel’ or ‘Tyre sealant’ which gives
full details of the correct procedure to follow.
Engage the clutch smoothly.
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
Try not to jerk the clutch.
After using the sealant, drive to the nearest
workshop, at a maximum speed of 50 mph,
to have the tyre repaired or replaced.
MOTORWAY DRIVING
Rear Step
Speed Limits (UK)
On moving off the rear step retracts
automatically. In the event of the rear step
being left extended, a buzzer, positioned
behind the dashboard, will sound (when the
ignition is switched on) - and will continue to
do so until the rear step has been fully
retracted.
Change gears smoothly.
If a speed limit is not in force, your
motorhome can be driven up to 70mph on
motorways, 60mph on dual carriageways and
50mph on single carriageways.
1. Reduce Speed:
i)
In high or cross winds.
Changing a Light Bulb
ii) Downhill.
The front and rear marker lights, and the high
level brake light, are LED type and should not
normally require any attention.
iii) In poor visibility.
2. High sided vehicles cause air buffeting,
so extra care must be taken when
passing or being passed. As much space
as possible should be given.
To change other rear light bulbs, ease the
lamp from the back panel by pushing up the
metal tag at the bottom of the lamp with a
screwdriver. Withdraw the lamp and undo the
over-centre clip to release the bulbholder.
Change the bulb and re-assemble, ensuring
that the over-centre clip snaps into its
retaining slot. Replace the lamp in the back
panel, ensuring that it is the correct way up,
with the retaining clip at the bottom.
Motorway Handling
Do not bump the kerb with the wheels.
When passing other vehicles allow more than
the normal clearance.
Allow longer to get up speed to pass.
Do not swing out suddenly.
The side marker lights (where fitted) have a
bayonet fixing bulb, accessed by removing
the two screws holding the lens and
withdrawing the lamp.
Carry out all manoeuvres as smoothly as
possible.
Use nearside wing mirror to check
motorhome has cleared when overtaking.
Cycle Rack
Spare Wheel
In order that a cycle rack can be fitted, the
rear panel coachwork has been strengthened
accordingly. Timber is bonded into the
bodywork immediately above the rear light
units, laterally across the vehicle. This allows
the lower mounting brackets for the Fiamma
Pro-C cycle rack to be fitted in a suitably
reinforced area. In the event of a cycle rack
being fitted, the cycle rack when folded will
increase the vehicle length by 400mm. Your
Auto-Sleeper dealer will give further advice or
assistance if required.
CAUTION: Familiarize yourself with this
section prior to driving the vehicle and
take careful note of the warnings given.
Your Mercedes may be fitted with a spare
wheel, located under the vehicle behind the
rear axle, or a tyre sealant system to seal
small punctures, particularly those in the tyre
tread. The tyre sealant system is located in
the stowage compartment in the right hand
door sill.
For full instructions on how to use the tyre
sealant, refer to the Mercedes handbook
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ON THE ROAD
Whilst Driving
Map Storage
Whilst the vehicle is being driven ensure that:
In the rear of each cab seat there is a map
pocket for storage of maps, periodicals and
light items.
•
Both the passenger and driver wear seat
belts - this is a legal requirement.
•
Heavy loads are not stored in top
cupboards or in areas from which they
may become detached. Please ensure
that heavy items are stored low down
and take care not to overload individual
wheels, the axles or the MTPLM.
•
Table(s) are stowed in the correct
position and table legs secured in their
retaining clips.
•
Furniture lids are lowered; cupboards
and flaps are closed and secured.
•
The refrigerator door is closed and
secured by its travelling catch.
•
The retractable rear step if fitted, is
folded away or, if a separate step is
supplied, it is safely stowed in the
vehicle.
•
Roof ventilators are closed and locked in
the down position.
•
The bathroom is not used whilst the
vehicle is in motion.
•
Top hinged windows are closed, and
securely fastened.
•
Children do not roam around the vehicle;
they may fall and injure themselves.
Front Seat Swivel (where fitted)
Your vehicle may be fitted with a swivel base
to either or both of the front seats, so that
they may be turned to face the rear of the
vehicle. The release handle, coloured red, is
located on the inside of the seat and is
moved rearwards to unlock the swivel
mechanism.
Note: It may be necessary to lower the
handbrake in order to swivel the driver’s seat.
In this case, ensure that first gear (or Park) is
engaged and the road wheels are chocked
first.
WARNING: It is important that while the
vehicle is in motion, any seat swivels are
locked in the forward facing position.
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ARRIVAL AT SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
Siting your Motorhome
When siting your motorhome, keep to the
roadways unless otherwise directed. Obey
the speed limit which, in general, is 10 mph.
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence is permitted to drive on the
site. Stopping distances on grass are
considerably greater than on tarmac.
Selecting a Pitch
Carefully select where you wish to park your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, well drained and away from boggy
areas and, preferably, not under or near
trees. Consider also, how you will move your
motorhome when leaving the site. For
example, on sloping ground in wet
conditions, pitch facing downhill.
Levelling
The optional rear corner steadies, which can
be lowered by using the brace supplied, are
designed to give greater stability to the
vehicle when it is stationary on site. The
brace is stored in the wardrobe.
Note: On no account should the rear corner
steadies be used to jack up the vehicle when
carrying out maintenance or changing a
wheel.
It is important to site your motorhome level to
ensure correct operation of the refrigeration,
cooker, etc, by using purpose made ramps
and NOT bricks or such items.
Awning Light
The exterior awning light is controlled by the
‘Aux’ switch on the electrical control panel.
Fridge Vent Covers
Remove the fridge ventilation covers from the
outside vents, by turning the screws anticlockwise and pulling the covers gently
outwards from the bottom. Store in a safe
place and replace in the reverse fashion,
prior to driving on public roads as noted in
section 3.
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SAFETY & SECURITY
Under no circumstances must these vents
be blocked or obstructed.
SAFETY
Important: Your attention is drawn to the
notice affixed in the motorhome advising on
fire prevention, ventilation and what to do in
case of fire.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
by releasing the window catches and placing
them in the second groove on the frame
catch.
Children
Awnings
Do not leave children alone in the motorhome
in any event, keep potentially dangerous
items out of reach as at home. e.g. matches,
drugs, etc.
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from the refrigerator venting into it.
WARNING: Space heaters may produce
sufficient exhaust gases to pollute the
awning space if it is totally enclosed (from
a general comfort, smell, and hygiene
point of view). In the extreme case, there
could be a build up of carbon dioxide to a
dangerous level.
WARNING: When upper bunks are used
by children especially under six years of
age care shall be taken against the risk of
them falling out.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
located by the main exit door at all times.
Note: Motorhome owners are advised to
allow some fresh air circulation into the
awning space when such appliances are in
use. It should be noted that the space heater
exhaust terminates on the offside of the
vehicle.
A fat pan fire should not have an extinguisher
aimed at it but be smothered with a fire
blanket (which should be stored by the
cooker).
In case of fire
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is the quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Raise the alarm — Call the fire brigade.
3. Turn off gas container valve if safe to do
so.
Ventilation and Condensation
The ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are stated by
the European Standards. Under no
circumstances must these vents be blocked
or obstructed. It is advised that fixed
ventilation points and any protective screens
are checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis.
Fresh air circulation should be allowed below
the motorhome when appliances are in use
and when flues terminate below the floor to
allow free evacuation of the products of
combustion. At least three sides of the
underfloor space should always be kept open
and unobstructed especially by snow. Do not
make any additional openings in the floor.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for appliances should conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specification and
should be fitted by them or their authorised
agent.
Batteries
Battery terminals and connectors should be
firmly attached. Battery surfaces should be
free of moisture and dirt.
WARNINGS:
Where removable cell taps are fitted these
must be screwed firmly home.
1
When removing a battery always remove the
negative cable first. On re-connection the
negative cable should be connected last.
Switch off all lamps and appliances before
disconnecting the battery. Do not smoke
while working on or near to the battery.
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment, other than electric heaters
that are not of the direct radiant type,
as it is a fire and asphyxiation hazard.
2
Do not use cookers as heaters or dry
clothes etc on the cooker or space
heater.
3
Make sure that combustible materials
can not come into contact with hot
surfaces or burners.
4
Surfaces of appliances may become
hot in use and the guard provided
does not give full protection to the
young and elderly.
5
Do not use additional independent gas
appliances inside the vehicle.
6
Never allow modifications of electrical
or LPG systems or appliances except
by qualified technicians.
Fuses
Always replace blown fuses with one of a
correct rating.
Overload
Never overload any electrical circuit,
especially the 12-volt socket outlet. The
rating of appliances should be checked
before connection.
Shower Compartment Light
Ensure that water does not ingress into the
light unit.
The water heater fitted to this vehicle is of the
“room sealed” type, any replacement should
be the same, i.e. “room sealed”.
Charger Unit
Keep the charger unit well ventilated and
never allow material or bags to be in contact
with the unit casing which gets hot when the
unit is operating.
Turn off all gas equipment and cylinders/
tanks and any other heating appliances
before travelling.
Ventilation openings are located below all the
gas appliances. In winter conditions make
sure the vents are clear of snow and mud.
These openings should be regularly checked
and any mesh covering them cleaned with a
stiff brush to prevent any risk of them
becoming blocked. The openings are
provided for your safety - please do not
obstruct them.
230 Volt Mains Operation
Before connecting to the supply, ensure that
the contacts in both the plug and the socket
are clean and dry and that the hook-up plug
is firmly located and locked into the socket.
The RCD must be easily accessible at all
times.
GENERAL
Air Bags
Before using your Auto-Sleeper, you should
be fully conversant with the following safety
precautions; if you are in any doubt as to the
meaning of any of them you should contact
your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer. Please
read the following carefully.
Do not fit rear-facing children’s seats to front
facing seat protected by air bags. It is
recommended that small children do not sit in
the front passenger seat whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Follow the advice given in your
base vehicle instruction book.
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SAFETY & SECURITY
Smoke Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
A Fire Angel battery operated smoke alarm is
fitted to your vehicle. Please read carefully
the manufacturers instructions supplied in
order to understand it’s operation.
A Fire Angel battery operated Carbon
Monoxide Poisonous Gas alarm is fitted to
your vehicle. Please read carefully the
manufacturers instructions supplied in order
to understand it’s operation.
Features
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•
•
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Features
Battery operated.
Operating light (LED) flashes
approximately every 40 seconds
confirming unit is powered.
Low battery warning. Unit “beeps”
approximately every 40 seconds for up to
7 days when the battery needs replacing.
Sensitivity test button. Tests sensitivity,
circuitry, battery, horn.
Loud 85 decibel Piezo electric alarm.
Automatically resets when hazardous
condition has passed.
Smart Silence, which enables you to
temporarily silence your alarm for 10
minutes whilst cooking in order to avoid
unnecessary alarms.
WARNING: Test smoke alarm operation
after vehicle has been in storage, before
each trip and at least once per week
during use.
Your alarm requires one 9 volt battery. Under
normal use, the battery should last
approximately one year.
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An advanced electrochemical sensor
designed to accurately measure low
levels of carbon monixide (CO) providing
an early warning of toxic CO levels in
your motorhome.
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Detects carbon monoxide continuously.
•
Resistant to false alarms caused by
normal household contaminants.
•
Sounds a loud 85dB alarm (at 3 metres/
10 feet) to alert you in case of an
emergency.
•
Test/Reset button.
•
Regular self-check to ensure detector is
operating correctly.
•
Simple to mount, portable, ideal for
travelling.
•
Certified to European Carbon Monoxide
Alarm Standard BS EN 50291:2001.
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Seven year limited warranty (batteries
excluded).
Simple maintenance
Power Pack Activation
Gently vacuum the outside of the alarm every
three months using a soft brush to help keep
the unit working efficiently.
•
Your detector comes complete with an
integrated power pack that will provide
power for its entire operational life. To
activate the power pack you need to pull
the disabling tab (see Fig 1). This will in
turn pull out the metal disabling clip,
which is attached to the end of the tab,
from the disabling socket which is
situated on the underside of the detector.
Retain the disabling tab for future use.
•
When the detector is activated the Power
LED will begin to flash green once every
minute to indicate that the detector is
receiving power from the power pack and
is fully operational.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry by pressing and holding the
Problems are indicated by two events:
1. The alarm does not sound upon pressing
the test button.
2. The alarm chirps intermittently.
Try the following:
1. Inspect for obvious damage.
2. Visually check that unit contains
recommended battery type.
3. Check that battery is properly connected.
4. Gently vacuum as recommended above.
5. Replace battery.
If these procedures do not correct the
problem, do NOT attempt repairs. Contact
the manufacturer.
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centre of the
Test/Reset
button briefly
to confirm
that the
detector is
operating
properly. The
sounder will
sound as
soon as the
button is
pressed and
the Alarm
LED will
illuminate red
indicating that
the sounder
is working
and the
Fig 1
power pack is
providing power to the unit. This test for
the sounder, power pack and circuitry
should be performed on a weekly basis.
This should be continued for the lifetime
of the product.
disabled by pressing the test button - if there
is no sound from the sounder then the clip
has been fitted correctly.
Fig 2
Note: If the disabling tab is no longer
available then the clip can be replicated by
opening out a thin metal paper clip into a Ushape.
Operating Features
Your FireAngel detector offers many features
which set it apart from other CO detectors on
the market today.
Test/Reset Button Feature
This button will:
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the
sounder in close proximity to your ears
may damage your hearing.
Under normal operating conditions the power
pack will last for the lifetime of the product, ie.
7 years.
The detector will not protect against the risk
of carbon monoxide poisoning when the
power pack has drained.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry.
•
Allows you to test the sensor by
introducing a source of CO into the
detector (see ‘Testing The Sensor’).
•
Silence the loud 8.5dB (at 1 metre (3
feet)) sounder during an alarm (only for
alarms due to levels of CO of less than
50ppm)
Testing the sounder, power pack and circuitry
Test the sounder, power pack and circuitry by
pressing and releasing the Test/Reset button
to confirm that the detector is operating
properly. The sounder should sound as soon
as the button is pressed, and the Alarm LED
will illuminate red indicating that the sounder
is working and the power pack is providing
power to the unit. This test for the sounder,
power pack and circuitry should be
performed on a weekly basis.
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to
extreme high or low temperature may
reduce the life of the power pack.
Power Pack Deactivation
Your CO-9X is portable, making it ideal for
taking with you on holiday. You will need to
deactivate your detector when travelling or
even when storing e.g. when decorating.
Fitting is the reverse of removal. To
deactivate the detector the two ends of the
metal clip must be inserted into the
corresponding holes in the disabling socket
located on the underside of the detector (see
Fig 2). You can ensure that the product is
Testing the sensor
Note: We suggest the use of an incense stick
or cigarette as the inefficient way in which
these products burn means the smoke given
off contains a detectable localised amount of
carbon monoxide. Alternative sources of
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SAFETY & SECURITY
smoke, for example an extinguished candle
or match, will not contain sufficient levels of
carbon monoxide to obtain a response from
the detector during this test. Please note your
CO detector will not detect smoke.
Step 4 Turn the detector on its side so that
the vents on the right hand side of
the detector are pointing downwards.
Hold the burning cigarette or incense
stick 15cm (6 inches) below the
detector, so that the smoke enters
the vents on the side of the detector.
An increase in the localised carbon
monoxide level with the sensor to
more than 50ppm will cause the
sounder to sound for one cycle of
four loud beeps and the Fault LED to
illuminate yellow for a short time.
This is the end of the test. The Fault
LED will no longer flash yellow and
the detector will go back to normal
operating mode ie. the Power LED
will flash green once every minute (It
may take up to two minutes of
exposure to the smoke for the
localised level of carbon monoxide
within the sensor to reach over
50ppm). Now move the source of CO
away from the detector as the test is
finished.
CAUTION: Sensor testing should only be
performed by a responsible adult. This test
should be performed annually.
Note: CO test kits may be used in order to
avoid having to burn cigarettes, incense
sticks etc. However we recommend that
incense sticks are used as they are cheap
and readily available.
Read all steps thoroughly before attempting
to test the sensor.
Step 1 If the detector is wall or ceiling
mounted unhook the detector from
the screws.
Step 2 Cover the sounder vents with one
hand. Press and hold the Test/Reset
button down with your thumb/finger
until the Fault LED illuminates yellow
and the sounder sounds for a second
time (this should happen after around
5 seconds). Release the Test/Reset
button. Upon releasing the Test/
Reset button the Fault LED will flash
yellow once every second. This
indicates that the sampling rate of the
detector has increased and can be
tested using a known source of CO.
Step 5 After step 4, put out the incense stick
or cigarette by placing it into a dish of
water. Ensure that all flames have
been extinguished.
Note: If the localised carbon monoxide level
within the sensor does not reach 50ppm
during the test, the sensor test will stop
automatically after 3 minutes.
Step 3 Light a cigarette or an incense stick
using a match or lighter. If using an
incense stick be sure to blow out the
flame so that the incense stick is
smouldering. Extinguish the lighter,
or put out the match and place it into
a dish of water.
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Understanding the Product’s Indicators
and to ensure that the sensor will last for the
lifetime of the product, it is recommended
that you:
The higher the concentration of carbon
monoxide detected by the detector, the
quicker it will respond. When sufficient
carbon monoxide is detected a loud audible
signal (85 dB at 1m (3 feet)) will be emitted
and the Alarm LED will flash red once every
second.
The Alarm will sound:
•
Between 60 and 90 minutes when
exposed to a minimum of 50ppm of CO.
•
Between 10 and 40 minutes when
exposed to a minimum of 100ppm of CO.
•
Within 3 minutes when exposed to a
minimum of 300ppm of CO.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry of your detector at least once per
week by pressing the Test/Reset button
briefly.
•
Perform the Sensor Test annually.
•
Keep the detector free of dust by gently
vacuuming the case with a soft brush
attachment when required.
To prevent the possibility of contaminating
the sensor in your detector and thus affecting
its reliability.
•
Never use cleaning solutions on your
detector. Simply wipe with a slightly
damp cloth.
•
Do not paint the detector.
•
Do not spray aerosols on or near the
detector.
•
Do not use any solvent based products
near the detector.
•
Move the detector to a safe location and
store in a plastic bag before painting, wall
papering, or performing any other
activities using substances that emit
strong fumes. Remember to remove it
from the bag and replace the detector
when these activities are finished.
Fault/low power pack signal:
The unit continuously checks the settings of
its sensor and circuitry. If any of these
settings are found to be incorrect or if the
power pack becomes low then the detector
will emit a single chirp once per minute and
the Fault LED will flash yellow once per
minute for up to 30 days.
IMPORTANT: This does NOT mean that the
detector has detected carbon monoxide.
If the product is still within warranty then
contact technical support. If the product is no
longer in warranty replace immediately!
IMPORTANT: The selected power pack was
chosen to provide power beyond the lifetime
of the product, in particular the sensor (under
normal operating conditions). The sensor life
is seven years, for this reason, the detector
should be replaced after seven years from
the date of installation.
Failure of any test should be reported to the
technical support line.
Do not attempt to repair your CO detector. Do
not remove any screws or open the main
casing of your detector. Any attempt to do so
may cause malfunction and will invalidate the
warranty.
FireAngel Technical Support Line
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday
Telephone: 0800 141 2561
(1-800 523171 in EIRE)
e-mail: [email protected]
What to do in the event of an alarm
WARNING: A loud alarm is a warning that
unusually high and potentially lethal levels of
carbon monoxide are present. Never ignore
this alarm, further exposure can be fatal.
Immediately check residents for symptoms of
carbon monoxide poisoning and contact the
proper authorities to resolve all CO problems.
NEVER IGNORE ANY ALARM.
Maintaining/Testing Your Detector
Maintenance
Your detector will alert you to potentially
hazardous CO concentrations in your home
when maintained properly. To maintain your
FireAngel detector in proper working order
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Please carefully review this owner’s manual
to ensure that you know what actions to take
in the event of an alarm.
SECURITY
Chassis number
Record the chassis number and the factory
job number of your motorhome, and keep
them in a safe place at home.
What to do during an alarm
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Keep calm and open the doors and
windows to ventilate the property.
•
Stop using all fuel burning appliances
and ensure, if possible, that they are
turned off.
•
Evacuate the property leaving the doors
and windows open.
•
Ring your gas or other fuel supplier on
their emergency number; keep the
number in a prominent place.
The chassis number is a 17 digit number,
beginning with the letters WDB, and is found
on a plate located at the base of the driver’s
seat.
The factory job number is an alphanumeric
code consisting of a letter followed by four
numbers, and is found on a label inside the
glove box.
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a
motorway service area, even from an owner’s
driveway.
Write your fuel supplier’s emergency number
here:
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Do not re-enter the property until the
alarm has stopped. When exposed to
fresh air it can take up to 10 minutes for
the sensor to clear and the alarm to stop
depending on the level of carbon
monoxide detected.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
Additional security
Consider fitting any device which might deter
or prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock
prevents removal of the wheel.
Get medical help immediately for anyone
suffering the effects of carbon monoxide
poisoning (headache, nausea) and
advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is
suspected.
Window etching of the chassis number is a
cost effective deterrent.
Free crime prevention
Do not use the appliance again until it
has been checked by an expert. In the
case of gas appliances the engineer
must be registered.
Advice about securing your motorhome,
protecting your valuables, property marking,
either at home or whilst on site, can be
obtained from the Crime Prevention Officer
through your local Police Station.
Central Locking
WARNING: Possibility of lock-out.
Please note that the Mercedes security
system has a feature which re-locks all the
doors (including the habitation area door)
within 40 seconds of them having been
unlocked unless one of the cab doors has
been opened.
Under a specific circumstance - the owner is
inside the vehicle, unlocks it using the remote
control and exits via the habitation door
without opening a cab door - the security
auto relocking remains active. This results in
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the central locking system re-locking the
habitation door after 40 seconds and can
leave an unwary owner locked out of his
vehicle.
In order to avoid this possibility, always take
the keys when exiting the vehicle. In any
event, we would always advise the keys
must never be left in an unattended vehicle
no matter how close to it the owner intends
to remain.
Of course, there is no need to take the keys
if someone remains inside the vehicle.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
through these breathers; this should give no
cause for concern.
Please read and become familiar with
operating instructions for equipment fitted in
your motorhome.
Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings, Water, Electricity and
Gas.
Frost Precaution
If the vehicle is not being used during
freezing conditions the water should be
drained. If the vehicle is being used in such
conditions, refer to the heater section for
options available to set up automatic draining
of the heater.
WATER SYSTEMS
Fresh/Waste Tanks
The freshwater tank is located behind the
offside skirt ahead of the rear axle, and may
be drained using the blue tap positioned
behind it. The waste water tank is positioned
in the centre of the vehicle behind the rear
axle, and is drained by a grey tap located
behind the offside rear wheel.
For capacities of both see the Technical
Specification Section.
The freshwater tank is filled through the
Whale socket on the side of the vehicle using
the special hose supplied. See next page for
further details.
All tanks and pipework are manufactured to
food grade material specification.
FRESH WATER PUMP
A Whale submersible water pump is fitted in
the freshwater tank of your vehicle. This is a
compact, self venting, high flow pump which
is quiet in operation and has a maximum flow
rate of 15.8 litres per minute.
Maintenance
The pump is a sealed unit so no maintenance
is required other than a check as part of the
annual habitation service.
Ensuring the water supply is free of debris
when filling the tank will reduce the likelihood
of pump clog.
Breathers
Both tanks are fitted with breathers, which
allow air displacement when filling. When
filling the fresh water tank, water may escape
Winterising
To protect against damage as a result of
freezing, drain the entire water system.
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The submersible pump can be run for quite
long periods when in water, but it is
recommended that running periods should be
restricted to a maximum of 15 minutes. Do
not run the pump without water. Do not use
the pump in water temperatures above 40ºC
(100ºF). It is best to stand the pump
vertically.
FRESHWATER FILLER
The Whale Watermaster system is used on
your vehicle to make easier the connection of
an outside water supply to the water system.
Operation
Priming:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open one cold tap (e.g. kitchen sink).
Place pump into water container.
Insert plug into wall socket.
Whale socket: Locate plug tab into lid slot
and close lid to lock in position in the
socket.
Maintenance
The pump is fitted with a strainer which
should be inspected and cleaned at frequent
intervals. The pump is a completely sealed
unit, no maintenance is required.
Helpful Hints:
Close lid to lock
Before switching on, place the pump in water
and shake for a few seconds in a horizontal
or inverted position to release trapped air.
This will ensure successful priming and
should be repeated after refilling the water
tank. The plug for the Whale socket has a
groove under the handgrip for clipping the
water hose into when refilling the water
container.
Fault Finding
1. If the pump will not run:
Check contacts in plug and socket are
clean and making contact. Check wiring
connections.
2. If the pump cycles on/off with tap closed:
Check for air or water leaks in taps and
piping. Re-adjust pressure switch.
3. If pump motor runs steadily and will not
stop: Check that there is water in the
container. Battery voltage may be too low
(at or below 10.5 volts). Adjust pressure
switch and/or recharge battery. Check all
connections in pipe-work. The Whale
Tiptoe Pump can be fitted in-line with the
submersible pump and used as a manual
back-up.
Plug tab
locks into slot
5. Adjust dust cover over opening in
container (please note dust cover should
not be secured to water container as air
must be allowed to enter container to
replace water being pumped out).
6. Switch on 12 volt supply at main panel
isolator switch.
7. Water will flow from the open tap expelling
any trapped air in a few seconds.
8. Turn off tap, the system is now ready for
use.
Notes
When removing plug
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1. Switch off 12 volt supply at main panel
isolator switch.
2. Whale socket: Lift socket lid to release
plug.
3. Pull out plug from socket using hand grip.
4. Shut lid.
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The socket lid must be used to lock the
plug securely into the socket.
On the back of the filler socket, on the
inside of the vehicle, is an adjusting screw
for the pump solenoid. This is set by the
manufacturer and under no circumstances
should it be tampered with by the owner.
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
WATER PRESSURE SWITCH
If setting of pressure switch is still not correct
you may experience:
Adjustment
Pump running continuously, even with tap
closed. If undiscovered, could result in pump
failure and flat battery. Most likely causes are
that present voltage is significantly lower
when last adjusted, or water container is
empty.
Your pressure switch is factory set and
should not normally require adjustment. In
the event that your pump doesn’t switch off
when you close the taps , or it pulses on and
off when the taps are fully open, follow these
guidelines to readjust the setting.
CURE: Re- adjust switch or refill container
Pressure switch adjustment may be required
usually because the power supply voltage
has varied from the previous setting.
Possible causes are: a. Battery drainage
through normal use b. Higher voltage supply
when battery charger operating
Pump does not run at all. If not due to blown
fuse or faulty connections, then most likely
cause is excessive continuous running (see
‘a’ above)
CURE: Replace pump and readjust switch
Pump runs intermittently ON, OFF, ON, OFF
etc. Seen as pulsing flow from tap, or as
inability to set constant water temperature,
water goes hot, cold, hot, cold instead of
constant warm. Most likely cause is that
present voltage is significantly higher than
when last adjusted.
Pressure Switch Setting
1. Ensure the system, including the heater
is full of water and all taps are closed.
Refer to your user manual. Be sure to set
the switch at low battery condition.
2. If present, remove the pressure switch
locknut in an anti- clockwise direction,
then tighten the adjusting screw
clockwise until the pump comes on.
3. Open any tap until you have a smooth
flow of water, then close the tap. You
should hear the pump running and the
pump running light if fitted will be on.
4. Return to the pressure switch and turn
the screw slowly anti-clockwise until the
pump has stopped. Turn the screw a
further half turn (180 degrees)
anti-clockwise.
5. Check for correct operation by opening
and closing all taps individually. The
pump should turn on when the cold tap is
opened and switch off immediately when
the cold tap is closed. NB At low flows
there may be some pulsation.
6. The hot side may take about 10 seconds
to react (both on and off) due to
cushioning from the water heater.
7. Carefully replace the lockout until it is
tight keeping the adjustment screw in
position.
CURE: Readjust pressure switch, if problem
persists add a Whale Surge Damper.
Pump runs very noisily but does not pump
water. Likely to occur after water container
has been refilled. Pump is air- locked and is
fighting to get air out and water in.
CURE: Unplug from the socket, allowing
pump to flood, and reconnect by plugging in
again. The correct sequence when refilling
the container is to unplug, put pump into
container, then reconnect.
Pump continues to run for up to 30 seconds
after tap is turned off. This is not a problem.
This is a characteristic of pressure switch
systems caused by the dampening effect of
the hot water heater or surge damper on the
cold side.
THREE GOLDEN RULES:
1. NEVER allow the pump to run dry.
2. NEVER allow the pump to run
continuously for more than 15 minutes.
3. The pump assembly MUST be
unplugged BEFORE putting the pump
back into the refilled water container.
Remember: You may also have to adjust the
pressure switch to cope with changes in
voltage from either battery or mains. Do so
using the above instructions.
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GAS
GENERAL INFORMATION
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the
most convenient portable source of fuel for
your motorhome. The motorhome includes a
gas bottle stowage compartment.
Make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and the gas cylinders are
switched off before you move the
motorhome.
The regulator
Your motorhome is fitted with a regulator as
standard equipment. The gas regulator has a
working pressure of 30mbar and is suitable
for both propane and butane liquefied
petroleum gas. Do not use appliances with a
different working pressure.
Truma regulator
WARNING: Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator. This
often has an adjusting handle on it.
NEVER use such a regulator on a
motorhome.
There are dedicated hoses available for
different types of gas/bottle. They are
available from camping gas and other
mainland Europe LPG suppliers. Please
contact your retailer who will have a stock of
these hoses.
Note: Regulator valves should always be in
the ‘OFF’ position when travelling.
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TYPES OF GAS
CHANGING GAS CYLINDERS
Butane
Ensure that the cylinder is empty, then:
Butane is supplied in the U.K. in green, blue
or aluminium bottles.
i.
Turn off the tap located by the gas
regulator.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a
special female right hand thread and Calor
7kg and 15kg and aluminium bottles which
have a special clip-on connection.
ii.
Turn off cylinder valve and all gas
appliances.
iii. Remove
the gas
hose from
the cylinder.
If the gas
hose is left
disconnected
protect the
open inlet
against the
entry of dirt
or insects.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar to but not identical with
U.K. butane.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2°C but will not work below that.
Propane
Propane is supplied in Red, or partly red
bottles which have a female left hand
threaded connector.
iv. Release retaining strap.
Scandinavian countries use the same
connector.
v.
Germany and Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
vi. Fit plastic protecting cap to cylinder.
Propane will work at temperatures as low as 40°C and is therefore suitable for all winter
use.
i.
Place
cylinder in
cradle in
gas locker.
ii.
Remove
plastic
protector
from
cylinder.
Remove cylinder from gas locker and
stand on ground.
Full cylinder:
Note: See Technical Specification section for
recommended gas bottle sizes.
iii. Connect the gas hose.
iv. Connect retaining strap.
v.
Turn on cylinder valve and then
systematically relight appliances as
required.
If cylinders other than those recommended
are used, then the user must ensure that:
1) The cylinders are adequately supported.
2) Do not block ventilation openings.
3) Cannot cause damage to fixtures and
fittings located in the compartment.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
VENTILATION
Facts about LPG
General
LPG is not poisonous.
Fixed ventilation is a statutory requirement in
all motorhomes. These ventilation apertures
are positioned at both high and low level and
for your safety should not be obstructed,
even partially.
Bi-products are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen were
excluded.
(Ventilation holes must be kept clear at all
times).
Low Level Ventilation
Only use gas cylinders stored in the
dedicated gas locker. Do not attempt to fit
extension hoses or use externally located
gas bottles.
Under each appliance is a fixed ventilation
aperture, of a size commensurate with the
rating of the appliance itself. It is either gauze
covered or incorporates a fixed plastic vent.
This should be checked regularly to see that
it has not become blocked.
PRECAUTIONS
High Level Ventilation
a) Never look for a leak with a match.
Always use a soap solution or its
equivalent when testing connections. Do
not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches. If
the leak is not obvious, the vehicle
should be evacuated and qualified
personnel consulted.
High level ventilation is provided by the roof
vents. The ventilation provided has been
carefully calculated and relates to the rating
of the appliances in the vehicle. Roof vents
must not be covered with anything that may
limit or affect the ventilation they provide.
b) Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
Under no circumstances should any fixed
ventilation aperture be blocked, covered,
either partially or fully, or be modified in any
manner whatsoever. They should be checked
at least annually for damage or blockage.
Screens and/or grilles should be kept clean
and free from dust. See diagram of upper/
lower ventilation.
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
Maintenance
c) Inspect flexible gas hoses regularly for
deterioration and renew as necessary
with the approved type, in any case not
later than the expiration date marked on
the hose(s).
d) The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
All ventilation complies with BS EN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient fresh
air. In this case the confined atmosphere
becomes depleted of oxygen which leads to
the formation of the highly poisonous gas
‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon Monoxide is
odourless, colourless and tasteless and will
rapidly cause unconsciousness and death
with little or no warning prior to collapse.
THERE IS NO DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE
VENTILATION IS PROVIDED.
e) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
When you are cooking, it is essential to
provide additional ventilation such as opening
windows near grill, cooker or oven.
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Roof-mounted Flue installations
All flue installations should be inspected once
a year throughout their length for corrosion.
Flues should be replaced if any sign of
perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
WARNING: Never allow modification of
LPG systems and appliances except by
qualified persons.
Wiltshire Ventilation Diagram
Wiltshire Duo Ventilation Diagram
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Connection
WARNINGS:
Ensure that the gas regulator is correctly
connected to the gas cylinder in gas bottle
compartment and that the hose is tight.
Before turning on the gas supply, ensure that
all gas operated equipment in the motorhome
is turned off.
1
Interior outlet sockets must only be
used with original appliances supplied
by manufacturer.
2
No appliance must be used outside
when connected to an internal socket.
3
No additional appliance must be used
inside the motorhome.
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
denoted by a symbol (see below).
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment other than electric heaters, that
are not of the radiant type as they are a fire
and asphyxiation hazard if cylinders other
than those recommended are used. The user
must ensure that; the cylinders are
adequately supported; do not block
ventilation openings; cannot cause damage
to fixtures and fittings located in the
compartment.
Safe Usage
To avoid accidents, the following fundamental
advice should be carefully read before using
gas appliances or changing gas cylinders.
• Always read and follow the use and
maintenance instructions provided by the
manufacturers of gas equipment. Should
any soot accumulate on pans, fire
radiants, etc., or any smell be produced,
consult a competent installer on the
correct maintenance and adjustment of
burners.
• Never check for gas leaks with a naked
flame.
• Always turn off the gas cylinder valve(s)
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling when gas appliances are not in
use.
• Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation. All gas appliances
require a plentiful supply of fresh air for
correct operation. Fixed ventilators or air
inlets should not be stopped up. Where
practicable, turn off all appliances before
retiring to bed, preferably at the cylinder
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling.
• Unless the appliance incorporates
automatic ignition, when lighting an
appliance always make sure you apply a
Gas isolation valve
Note: Amount and order of taps may vary from that
which is shown.
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•
•
•
lighted match or taper to the burner
before turning on the gas.
If any appliance is disconnected for
repair, maintenance, etc., ensure that the
gas line is capped off.
If taps are stiff to operate or appear to be
a source of leakage, call in a competent
installer to rectify. LPG taps require a
special grease.
Always seek advice when in doubt.
Input Ratings
Input rating for the gas appliances are as
follows:
Refrigerator ......................................... 0.1kW
Heater ................................................. 2.4kW
Grill ...................................................... 1.5kW
Water heater ....................................... 1.5kW
Oven ................................................... 1.5kW
Hob burners (x3) ...................... 1.5kW (each)
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the ignition is switched on and the vehicle
engine running. The master switch on the
electrical control panel controls the 12 volt
supply.
ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following notice
as laid down by the Institute of Electrical
Engineers.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
DISCONNECTED, AND ANY COVER
REPLACED ON THE SOCKET OUTLET AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT BEFORE
DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE CABLE
FROM THE MOTORHOME. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at caravan site
The motorhome mains inlet flexible supply
cable and its limits are shown on page 7-12.
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check
that:
Note: Please check appliance manufacturers
handbook to see if suitable for use with
generator or charger.
(a) the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether it
is a.c. or d.c. and whether it is at the
correct voltage and frequency,
A generator may only be connected via the
mains socket. If using a generator you also
need to comply with the requirements/
instructions supplied with the generator.
(b) your installation will be properly earthed.
Never accept a supply from a socket
outlet or plug having only two pins, or
from a lighting outlet, and
Because motorhomes are sometimes left
unused for long periods in the open, it is
strongly advised that the mains installation is
inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe
to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations
recommend that mains installations in
motorhomes are re-inspected every 3 years
by a qualified person (see list) who should
sign and issue a periodic inspection report.
(The manufacturer recommends annual
inspections).
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the motorhome has been tested
within the last month.
(d) Ensure that the RCD and the main switch
on the electrical control box are OFF until
after the mains cable has been connected.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner or his
agent.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert
the connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on the
main switch at the site supply point.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
NCC to sign and issue inspection and
completion certificates are:
• an approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting* or
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• a qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
Note: Use mains cable fully uncoiled and
protect from traffic.
Caution: Be aware that the 12V appliances,
except the refrigerator, will not operate whilst
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*The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from:
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
NICEIC
Warwick House
Houghton Hall Park
Houghton Regis
Dunstable LU5 5ZX
Telephone: 0870 013 0382
Email: [email protected]
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 020 7313 4800
WARNING: Current consumption in the
motorhome must not exceed 16 amps or
the pitch permitted maximum if this is
less than 16 amps.
It is dangerous to attempt modifications
and additions yourself. Never allow
modification of electrical systems and
appliances except by qualified persons.
Lampholder–plugs (bayonet-cap
adaptors) should not in any
circumstances be used.
CAUTION: Electrical heaters have the
potential to draw 8 amps at 2kW. It is,
therefore, advisable to check the supply
rating before switching on two loads (items)
greater than the supply as this may cause an
overload and the circuit breaker to trip.
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The legal length of the
mains inlet cable is 25
± 2 metres. When in
use it must be fully
uncoiled and
protected from traffic.
WARNING: It is
essential that
connections are made
exactly as shown. If
terminal markings are
not in accordance
with the diagram they
must be ignored. If in
doubt consult a
qualified electrician.
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EC500 POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
1
INTRODUCTION
This section of the handbook will guide you through the operation of the electrical system.
Further technical details are contained in sections 3 to 6 or in the supporting technical manual
available from www.sargentltd.co.uk
For the safe operation of all electrical equipment within your Leisure Vehicle it is important that
you read and fully understand these instructions. If you are unsure of any point please contact
your dealer / distributor for advice before use.
The system has a number of key components that you will need to be familiar with before
attempting to use the system, these are:
•
The EC500 series Power Supply Unit (PSU) -a combined mains consumer unit and 12V
controller.
•
The EC480 series Control Panel (CP) -a remotely located user control panel used to turn
circuits on and off and to display battery and water tank information.
•
The PX-300 Battery Charger / Power Supply – A separate, air cooled 300 Watt multi-stage
power converter unit that charges the batteries and provides 12V DC power.
•
The EM40 Interface Unit - This small unit is located at floor level behind the drivers’ seat.
The unit houses fuses for the fridge, vehicle battery, radio and other systems. It also
provides connections for the optional tow bar harness.
2
USING THE SYSTEM
2.1 EC500 Power Supply Unit - Component Layout
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2.2
button and confirm that the RCD turns off
(lever in down position). Switch the RCD
back to the on position (lever in up
position). If the test button failed to
operate the RCD see section 3.14.
Activating the System
The EC500 system has a shutdown feature
that should be used when the vehicle is in
storage or is not being used for long periods
of time. This allows the leisure electronics to
be turned off when not required to save
battery power. When in the off state the alarm
and tracking system supplies are still active,
most other supplies are turned off.
E) Check Miniature Circuit Breakers. Locate
the MCB’s within the PSU (adjacent to
the RCD) and ensure they are all in the
on (up) position. If any MCB’s fail to
‘latch’ in the on position see section 3.14.
Before using the system please ensure the
system shutdown switch is in the on position
(button in).
F) Turn the PSU ON. Locate the black
‘Shutdown’ button and ensure it is in the
on position (press button to change,
button in = on, button out = off). Locate
the green ‘Charger’ switch on the PSU
and turn to the on position (press button
to change, button in = on, button out =
off). The charger switch will illuminate
when turned on.
2.3 Connecting to the Mains 230V supply
and Safety checks
For your safety it is IMPORTANT that you
follow these connections instructions each
time your Leisure Vehicle is connected to a
mains supply. This section assumes that the
system is complete and that a Leisure battery
has been installed (see 3.5).
G) Check correct Polarity. Locate the
‘Reverse polarity’ indicator on the PSU
and ensure that the indicator is NOT
illuminated. If the indicator is illuminated
see section 3.10.
A) Ensure suitability of the Mains Supply.
Your Leisure Vehicle should only be
connected to an approved supply that
meets the requirements of BS7671 or
relevant harmonised standards. In most
cases the site warden will hold
information regarding suitability of supply.
If using a generator you also need to
comply with the requirements /
instructions supplied with the generator.
Please note that some electronic
generators may not be compatible with
your leisure system. Further generator
operational information is contained
elsewhere in this manual.
H) Check operation of equipment. It is now
safe to operate the 12v and 230v
equipment.
B) Switch the PSU internal Power Converter
OFF. Locate the green ‘Charger’ power
switch on the PSU and ensure the switch
is in the off position (button out) before
connection to the mains supply.
C) Connect the Hook-up Lead. Firstly
connect the supplied hook-up lead
(orange cable with blue connectors) to
the Leisure Vehicle and then connect to
the mains supply.
D) Check Residual Current Device
operation. Locate the RCD within the
PSU and ensure the RCD is switched on
(lever in up position). Press the ‘Test’
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2.4
EC480 Digital Control Panel (Colour graphic display)
2.5 Control Panel Operation
EC480
Button Description
Power Button. Press the power button to turn the leisure power on. Press the
button again to turn the power off. The adjacent LED will illuminate when the
power is on, and also the voltage of the selected battery will be displayed on
the screen. This button is also present on the PSU unit, so this feature can
also be operated from the PSU.
Pump Button. With the power on, press the pump button to turn the water
pump on. Press the button again to turn the pump off. The adjacent LED will
illuminate when the pump is on, and also the level of the water tank will be
displayed on the screen. This button is also present on the PSU unit, so this
feature can also be operated from the PSU.
Light Button. With the power on, press the light button to turn the main
internal lighting on. Press the button again to turn the lights off. The adjacent
LED will illuminate when the lights are on. The lights will be turned on and off
automatically each time the power button is operated. This button is also
present on the PSU unit, so this feature can also be operated from the PSU.
Battery Select. By default, the leisure battery is selected as the power source
if no mains supply is present, or as the battery to be charged when the mains
supply is available. To change the selected battery, press the vehicle battery
select button. The selected or ‘Active’ battery is shown on the screen, and on
EC300 panels is also indicated by the adjacent LED (LED off = Leisure
battery, LED on = vehicle battery).
Awning Light Button. With the power on, press the awning light button to
turn the awning light on or off. The adjacent LED will illuminate when the light
is on.
Frost Protect Button. When the frost protection option has been installed,
with the power on, press the frost protect button to turn on the water tank
heating system. The adjacent LED will illuminate to show that the tank heating
system is on. Note: This feature is NOT enabled at the time of manufacture.
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EC480
Button Description
Ceiling Light Button. This switch turns the ceiling lights on and off.
Scroll Up. Use this button to scroll through the various menu / screen items or
to make setting adjustments
Select. Use this button to select options/items or to cancel alarms/warnings.
Note: The screen illumination/backlight will turn off after a period of time.
Press the select button to reactive the illumination.
Scroll Down. Use this button to scroll through the various manu/screen items
or to make setting adjustments.
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2.6
Operation while driving
The EC500 system is designed to shutdown parts of the system whilst the engine is running.
This is to meet Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations and to ensure the safe
operation of your motorhome.
Please ensure the system shutdown switch on the PSU is in the “on” (button in) position before
driving (see 2.2). This will ensure the electronic system is active and will therefore be able to
control the charging process, supply the refrigerator and monitor other system circuits.
When fitted, designated 12v sockets, en-route reading lights and en-route heating will remain
operational while the engine is running.
If you hear a warning buzzer when the engine is started, please see the control panel display for
details and also refer to section 3.11.
3
System Technical Information
The following section provides further technical information relating to the electrical system.
3.1
System Configuration
There are a number of dealer configurable features within the system. Your dealer will discuss
these options with you and make the necessary adjustments as required. Should you wish to
review the possible options / settings, further information can be sourced from
www.sargentltd.co.uk
3.2
Residual Current Device & Miniature Circuit Breakers
The Residual Current Device (RCD) is
basically provided to protect the user from
lethal electric shock. The RCD will turn off
(trip) if the current flowing in the live conductor
does not fully return down the neutral
conductor, i.e. some current is passing through
a person down to earth or through a faulty
appliance.
To ensure the RCD is working correctly, the
test button should be operated each time the
vehicle is connected to the mains supply (see
section 2.3)
The Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB’s)
operate in a similar way to traditional fuses and
are provided to protect the wiring installation
from overload or short circuit. If an overload occurs the MCB will switch off the supply. If this
occurs you should investigate the cause of the fault before switching the MCB back on.
The following table shows the rating and circuit allocation for the three MCB’s
MCB
Rating
Output Wire Colour
Description
1
10 Amps
White
2
10 Amps
White (Yellow for heater)
Extra 230v Sockets / Space Heater
3
10 Amps
Black (Blue for water heater)
Fridge / Water Heater /
12v Charger (internally connected)
230v Sockets
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3.3
Battery Charger
The EC500 system incorporates an intelligent three-stage battery charger / power converter.
During stage 1 the battery voltage is increased gradually while the current is limited to start the
charging process and protect the battery. At stage 2 the voltage rises to 14.4V to deliver the bulk
charge to the battery. When the battery is charged, the voltage is decreased at stage 3 to 13.6V
to deliver a float charge to maintain the battery in the fully charged state. The charger can be left
switched on continuously as required.
The battery charger / power converter also provides power to the leisure equipment when the
mains supply is connected. This module supplies DC to the leisure equipment up to a maximum
of 25 Amps (300 Watts), therefore the available power is distributed between the leisure load and
the battery, with the leisure load taking priority as per the following example:
Leisure load
Available power for battery charging
5A
20A
10A
15A
15A
10A
20A
5A
WARNING: Under heavy loads the charger case may become hot. ALWAYS ensure any
ventilation slots have a clear flow of air. Do not place combustible materials against/adjacent to
the charger.
3.4
Smart Charging
The EC500 system incorporates a smart charge feature, which monitors both leisure and vehicle
batteries and automatically adjusts and directs the charger power (and solar power if a solar
panel is installed) to maintain the leisure and vehicle batteries at an optimal level.
3.5
Leisure Battery
3.5.1
Type / Selection
For optimum performance and safety it is essential that only a proprietary brand LEISURE
battery is used with a typical capacity of 75 to 120 Ah (Ampere / hours). A normal vehicle battery
is NOT suitable. This battery should always be connected when the system is in use.
The PSU is configured to work with standard lead acid leisure batteries, and in most cases is
also compatible with the latest range of Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) batteries. Before fitting nonstandard batteries please check that the charging profile described in 3.3 is suitable for the type
of battery by referring to the battery documentation or battery manufacturer.
Some vehicle installations can cater for two leisure batteries connected in parallel. In these
cases it is recommended that two identical batteries are used.
The battery feed is fitted with an inline fuse between the battery and the electrical harness, and
is usually located immediately outside the battery compartment or within 500mm of the battery.
The maximum rating of this fuse is 20A per battery. If a single battery is fitted to a motorhome,
this fuse may be increased to 30A, however if two batteries are fitted each battery should be
fused at a maximum of 20A.
3.5.2
Installation & Removal
Always disconnect the 230v mains supply and turn the PSU green charger switch to the off
position (button out) before removing or installing the battery.
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When connecting the battery, ensure that the correct polarity is observed (black is negative [-]
and red is positive [+]) and that the terminals are securely fastened. Crocodile clips must not be
used.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be present at the battery. Take care to prevent flames and
sparks in the vicinity of the battery and do not smoke.
3.5.3
Operation / Servicing
Under normal circumstances it should not be necessary to remove the battery other than for
routine inspection of the terminals and “topping up” of the battery fluid where applicable. Please
see instructions supplied with the battery.
Note: Do not over discharge the battery. One of the most common causes of battery failure is
when the battery is discharged below the recommended level of approximately 10v. Discharging
a battery below this figure can cause permanent damage to one or more of the cells within the
battery.
To prevent over discharge, the EC500 system incorporates a battery protect circuit that warns
the users and then disconnects the batteries when they fall below set values.
If the power is turned on and the leisure battery level falls below 9V a warning beep will be heard
and information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the select button.
If the power is turned on and the vehicle battery level falls below 10.9V a warning beep will be
heard and information will be shown on the screen. If no action is taken the system will switch
over from the vehicle battery to the leisure battery. To cancel the warning, press the select
button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless the power switch is turned off and on again. This is
to ensure the warning does not become a nuisance.
Battery
Vehicle
Cut off
Action after cut off
10.9V
Battery selection is
changed from
Vehicle battery to
Leisure battery. If
the leisure battery is
below 9V then a
further warning will
occur (see below).
Notes
This cut off level is designed to protect the
vehicle battery from over discharge. The
10.9V level ensures there is sufficient power
in the battery to run the vehicle electronics
and start the vehicle. This cut off only applies
to power drawn from the battery by the leisure
equipment; it will not protect the battery if you
leave vehicle circuits switched on, such as
the road lights.
This is an emergency cut off level to protect
the battery from severe damage. You should
not rely on this cut off level during normal
operation, but manage your power
consumption to a discharge level of 10V.
Leisure
9V
Power is turned off
This cut off only applies to power drawn from
the battery by the leisure equipment that is
controlled by the control panel power switch;
it will not protect the battery from discharge
by permanently connected equipment.
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3.6
Solar Charge Management
The EC500 PSU incorporates a built-in solar charge management feature, which will control the
input from a solar panel (when fitted, maximum rating 120W). Depending on the charge state of
the batteries, the solar power will be directed to the required battery, and continuously monitored
to ensure optimum operation. For this system to operate intelligently, the shutdown button should
be left switched on. If the shutdown button is turned off then the solar panel will charge the
leisure battery only.
3.7
Water System Operation
The control panel pump button operates the internal (onboard) water pump. This pump will draw
water from the internal (onboard) water tank.
The water tanks (fresh & waste) incorporate a level warning feature to warn the user when the
fresh water level drops below 25% or when the waste water level reaches 100%.
If the water pump power is turned on and the fresh water level drops to below 25% a warning
beep will be heard information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the
select button.
If the water pump power is turned on and the waste water level rises to full (100%) a warning
beep will be heard and information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the
select button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless the water pump power switch is turned off and on
again. This is to ensure the warning does not become a nuisance.
3.8
Frost Protection
On vehicles fitted with water tank frost protection, the EC480 control panel frost protect switch
can be used to turn the feature on or off.
Note: This feature is NOT enabled at the time of manufacture.
3.9
Awning Light Operation
The awning light is control by the control panel awning / aux button. The awning light is also
linked to the remote door locking. If the doors are locked or unlocked the light will illuminate for a
short period of time. This is a dealer configurable item.
3.10 Electric Step Operation
On vehicles fitted with an electric step, this is operated by a button near the entry door. Press
and release the button to move the step in or out. One press of the button will move the step out,
a further press will move the step in again.
If the engine is started the step will move in automatically, after a short warning buzzer. If this
operation fails due to an obstacle or mechanical failure a buzzer will sound continuously to warn
that the step is still in the out position, and therefore requires your attention.
The electric step is also linked to the remote door locking. If the doors are unlocked the step will
move out, if the doors are locked the step will move in. This is a dealer configurable item, and
can be turned off if not required.
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3.11 System Warnings
The system incorporates a number of warnings that are active at specific times. These are
summarised below, and also covered by relevant sections of this manual.
Warning
When
Type
Fresh water level low
With pump turned on and fresh water
level low (less than 25% full)
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Waste water level full
With pump turned on and waste water
level full (tank level 100%)
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Vehicle battery voltage
low
With control panel power on and vehicle
battery selected (as active battery) and
voltage level below 10.9V
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep. If no action taken after
1 minute then the system will switch to
the leisure battery
Leisure battery voltage
low
With control panel power on and leisure
battery selected (as active battery) and
voltage level below 9V
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep. If no action taken after
1 minute then the system will switch
the power of to prevent over discharge
of the battery
Alarm clock active
When alarm has been turned on and
alarm time has been reached
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Engine running
When the engine is started the system
power will be turned off
Message on screen, on EC480 this
will remain visible for 1 minute
Step still out
When the engine is started and the step
has failed to retract automatically
Message on screen and rapid beeps
from the control panel. The beeping
will not stop until the fault is cleared.
Mains lead (hook-up
cable) still connected /
plugged in
When the engine is started and the
mains cable is still plugged in and
switched on
Message on screen and repeated
beeps from the control panel. The
beeping will not stop until the fault is
cleared.
3.12 Event Timer Operation
The event timer is designed to allow the motorhome user to turn the 12v power on or off (in the
same way as using the control panel power button) without being in the vehicle. This allows
lights or other equipment to be turned on or off at a predetermined time.
Example - to turn on one interior light at 11.00pm for 1 hour
Ensure the clock is set to the correct time
EC480
Scroll to the System Time Setting screen
Follow the instructions in section 4 to set the ON time to 23:00 and the OFF time to 24:00
Set the Timer to ON
A stopwatch symbol will appear in the header area to indicate the timer is set
Turn all lights and 12v equipment off in the vehicle except the light that you want the event
timer to automatically switch on
Exit the vehicle At 11:00pm (23:00) the control panel will switch the 12v power on and
therefore any equipment that was left switched on will be turned on. The 12v power will be
switched off at Midnight (24:00).
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3.13
12 Volt DC Fuses
WARNING: When replacing fuses always replace a fuse with the correct value. NEVER replace
with a higher value/rating as this could damage the wiring harness. If a replacement fuse ‘blows’
do not keep replacing the fuse as you could damage the wiring harness. Please investigate the
fault and contact your dealer.
The following table shows the fuse allocation for the 15 fuses fitted to the PSU. Please note that
fuses are dependant on PSU versions, so not all fuses may be present.
Fuse
1
Rating
Fuse Colour
10 Amps
Red
Description
Toilet
2
5 Amps
Tan
Ignitions
3
10 Amps
Red
Electric Step
4
10 Amps
Red
Water Pumps
5
10 Amps
Red
Permanent Supplies
6
20 Amps
Yellow
Leisure Battery
7
20 Amps
Yellow
Vehicle Battery
8
10 Amps
Red
Fans
9
10 Amps
Red
Power Circuits
10
10 Amps
Red
Lighting Circuit 1
11
10 Amps
Red
Lighting Circuit 2
12
10 Amps
Red
En-route Circuits
13
10 Amps
Red
Tank Heaters
Future Supply
14
10 Amps
Red
15
25 Amps
White
Charger (fitted internally to PSU)
The following table shows details of the fuse(s) located at the Leisure battery.
Fuse
Rating
Fuse Colour
Battery 1
20 Amps
Yellow
Fuse remotely located near battery
Description
Battery 2
20 Amps
Yellow
Fuse remotely located near battery 2
(where fitted)
The following table shows details of the fuse(s) located at the EM40 Interface Unit
Fuse
Rating
Fuse Colour
Description
2
5 Amps
Tan
Marker Lights
3
20 Amps
Yellow
Tow Bar +
4
20 Amps
Yellow
Vehicle Battery
1
Spare location
5
Spare location
6
20 Amps
Yellow
Fridge +
7
20 Amps
Yellow
Tow Bar D+
8
20 Amps
Yellow
Fridge D+
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3.14
Common Fault Table
Fault
Possible Cause
Proposed Fix
No 230 volt
output from PSU
Connecting lead between
the site and Leisure
Vehicle not connected
Check and connect lead as per 2.3C
Reverse Polarity
light is
illuminated
Control Panel
problems
RCD switched off
Reset RCD as per 2.3D
RCD not operating
Check supply polarity; if the RCD continues to fail contact your Dealer
as there is probably an equipment or wiring fault
MCB switched off
Reset MCB by switching OFF (down position) then back ON (up
position), if the MCB continues to fail contact your Dealer as there is
propably an equipment or wiring fault
No or deficient supply
from site
Contact site Warden for assistance
Mains Supply reversed?
The reverse polarity light is designed to illuminate when the Live and
Neutral supply has been reversed/crossed over. If the light
illuminates there is a problem with the site supply or the cable
connecting the supply to your vehicle. The light is designed to work
on UK electrical supplies (where the neutral conductor is connected
to earth at the sub station). If you are using your vehicle outside the
UK this light may illuminate when no fault exists. In these cases
consult the site warden for advice.
Generator being used
‘The Reverse Polarity warning light is on when using my Generator’.
This is a normal side effect when using some types of generator.
Instead of connecting the neutral conductor to earth, some generators
centre tap the earth connection making both neutral and live
conductors 110V above earth. This 110V difference causes the neon
polarity indicator to illuminate. In most cases it is still safe to use the
generator, but please consult the generator handbook for further
information.
Control Panel has no
display
Backlight/illumination may have switched off. Press the select
button to reactivate the backlight.
Check batteries and fuses, turn PSU shutdown switch and charger
switch on and ensure mains supply is connected.
Check control panel connecting lead at PSU and behind Control
Panel
Contact your Dealer
12V power turns off
Battery protect feature has operated to protect the Vehicle battery
and or the Leisure battery. See 3.5.3.
Engine has been started, all equipment has been disconnected to
meet EMC requirements. See 2.7.
Control Panel locked/
erratic function
Observe control panel handling instructions.
Control panel software may have crashed. Reboot control panel by
turning off the PSU isolate switch. Wait 30 seconds then turn the
switch back on.
No 12 volt output
No 230V supply
Check all above
from PSU
Charger not switched on
Turn charger switch on, switch will illuminate
Battery not connected
and/or charged
Install charged battery as per 3.5
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3.14
Common Fault Table (continued)
Fault
Possible Cause
Proposed Fix
No 12 volt output
from PSU
Power button on control
panel not switched to on
Turn power on at control panel
(continued)
Battery flat / Battery fuse
Recharge battery, check fuses, check charging voltage is present at
battery
Fuse blown
Check all fuses are intact and the correct value fuse is installed as
per fuse table
Equipment switched off /
unplugged
Check equipment is switched on and connected to the 12V supply
PSU overheated / auto
shutdown operated
Reduce load on system. Allow PSU to cool down. PSU will
automatically restart when cool
Pump not
working
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Other fault
Contact your Dealer
Fuse blown
Replace fuse with correct value as per fuse table
Pump turned off
Turn pump on by pressing the pump button at the control panel
Setting incorrect
Both the internal and external pump feeds are controlledd from the
control panel. To alter the setting of the pump switch see your dealer.
Ensure the setting matches your desired requirement.
Contact details
Sargent Electrical Services Limited, provide a technical help line during office hours. Please
contact 01482 678981 if you require technical help. For out of hour support please refer to the
tech support section of the Sargent web site www.sargentltd.co.uk
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EC480 Control Panel
In addition to the information contained in section 2.5 (Control Panel Operation), the following
section provides further detail information.
4.1
Backlight Operation
The screen backlight (illumination) is turned on and off automatically. When operating on battery
power only the backlight time is 30 seconds. When operating on mains power the backlight time
is increased to 2 minutes. Pressing the select button will reactivate the backlight.
If the large clock screen is selected (see 4.4.4 below) and the mains supply is on then the
backlight will remain on continuously.
4.2
Header Area
The header area of the screen shows the following information;
At the left, the external temperature in centigrade
At the right, the internal temperature in centigrade
In the centre, the current time (24 hour clock)
In addition to the above, the following symbols (when shown) indicate;
Mains supply connected and charger switched on
Alarm clock set
Event timer set
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4.3
Footer Area
The footer area of the screen shows details of the current information screen, and may also
show additional information during specific operations.
4.4
Information Area
The main information area can display a variety of system information screens. These have been
designed to present the information in a clear and concise form, while retaining technical detail
for the more advanced users.
The selected screen can be changed by using the down or up buttons, and work on a continuous
loop basis. The selected screen may be changed automatically by the system depending on the
action being performed.
4.4.1
Splash Screen
This screen shows the header and footer detail, along with the Auto-Sleepers logo.
4.4.2
System Levels Screen
This screen shows, from left to right;
•
[V] Vehicle battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Vehicle battery in bar
format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour
according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red (Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow
(Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[L] Leisure battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Leisure battery in bar
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format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour
according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red (Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow
(Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[F] Fresh water level gauge. This gauge shows the level of water in the Fresh water tank,
with the reading also shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour according to
the water level. 25% = red, 50% = yellow, 75% and above = green.
•
[W] Waste water level gauge. This gauge shows the level of water in the Waste water tank,
with the reading also shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour according to
the water level. 25% = green, 50% = yellow, 75% and above = red.
4.4.3
Active Battery Screen
This screen is automatically selected when the battery select button is operated. The battery
symbol bottom left will contain a ‘L’ if the leisure battery is selected and a ‘V’ if the vehicle battery
is selected. From left to right;
•
[L or V] Active battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Active battery
(the currently selected battery) in bar format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the
bar. The actual bar changes colour according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red
(Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow (Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[AH] Leisure battery calculated capacity (percentage of Amp Hours). When the leisure
battery is active (selected), this gauge will be shown. The gauge shows the predicted charge
capacity of the battery. As the battery is charged this gauge will increase, as the battery is
discharged (used) this gauge will reduce. This can provide a useful indication of usable
battery power.
•
[SUN] Solar panel ammeter. This gauge shows the current in Amps that is being provided by
the solar panel (when fitted). The system will decide which battery to direct the solar power
to. This is based on system logic (see section 3.6) and is indicated by a ‘L’ or ‘V’ in the centre
of the sun logo.
•
[A] Battery ammeter. This gauge shows the current in Amps going into or out of the Active
(selected) battery. Positive current (+) indicates charging of the battery, and is indicated by a
green bar. Negative current (-) indicated discharging of the battery, and is indicated by a
yellow bar (low discharge) or red bar (high discharge).
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4.4.4
Large Clock Screen
This screen shows a large display clock in 24 hour format.
4.4.5
Time and Timer Event Settings Screen
This screen is used to adjust any of the system times and to set the alarm clock or event timer.
Press the select button to move through each setting. Press the up / down buttons to adjust the
setting.
•
Set Clock Time. First adjust the hour using the up / down buttons, then press select again to
move to minutes and adjust with the up / down buttons.
•
Set Alarm Time. Press the select button to move to alarm hour setting. Press the up / down
buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust with the
up / down buttons. Press select again to move to alarm on / off. Press the up / down buttons
to adjust the setting. If the alarm is turned on, a bell symbol will be shown in the header area.
•
Set Timer event on Time. Press the select button to move to timer hour setting. Press the up
/ down buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust
with the up / down buttons.
•
Set Timer event off Time. Press the select button to move to timer hour setting. Press the up
/ down buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust
with the up / down buttons. Press select again to move to timer on / off. Press the up / down
buttons to adjust the setting. If the timer is turned on, a stopwatch symbol will be shown in
the header area.
•
Press select again to exit the settings
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4.4.6
System Warnings Screens
The system can display a number of warnings. The control panel will beep and display the
appropriate message. Press the select button to cancel the warning.
See sections 3.4B and 3.8 for an explanation of typical system warnings.
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5
EC300 Control Panel
Display
Description
Options / Notes
EC300 v2.20
12:00 23.90ºC
Main Control Panel display showing
model number (EC300), software version
number, current time (12:00) and Internal
temperature (23.9ºC) in centrigrade
The addition of a asterisk (*) in the
top left of the display indicates that
the alarm is set.
The addition of a hash (#) in the top
right of the display indicates that the
event timer is set.
The addition of the letters ‘AC’ in
the centre of the display indicates
that the AC Mains supply is
switched on.
Leisure Battery
12.5v (Good)
Voltage reading and battery condition
description for the on-board leisure
battery
See also 3.5.3
Less than 10.9 = (Poor)
10.9 to 11.8 = (Fair)
11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)
Vehicle Battery
13.3v (Good)
Voltage reading and battery condition
description for the vehicle battery
See also 3.5.3
Less than 10.9 = (Poor)
10.9 = 11.8 = (Fair)
11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)
Indication of the 230V mains supply
ON = mains supply on
OFF = mains supply off
Water level in the fresh water tank
(5 measurement levels)
If the water pump power switch is turned
ON and the water level drops below 25%
a warning beep will be heard and the LCD
display will flash. To cancel the warning,
press the select ( ) button. The warning
will not be repeated unless the water
pump power switch is turned off and on
again. This is to ensure the warning does
not become a nuisance.
0% < = 1/4 Full (Nearly empty)
25% > = 1/4 Full
50% > = 1/2 Full
75% > = 3/4 Full
100% = Full
Water level in the waste water tank
(5 measurement levels)
If the water pump power switch is turned
ON and the waste water level rises to
100% a warning beep will be heard and
the LCD display will flash. To cancel the
warning, press the select ( ) button.
The warning will not be repeated unless
the water pump power switch is turned off
and on again. This is to ensure the
warning does not become a nuisance.
0% < = 1/4 Full (Nearly empty)
25% > = 1/4 Full
50% > = 1/2 Full
75% > = 3/4 Full
100% = Full
Mains Supply
ON
Fresh Water
25% Full
Waste Water
0% Full
External Temp
20.5ºC
External temperature (in degrees
centigrade) as measured by the external
temperature probe
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5
EC300 Control Panel (continued)
Display
Tank Heaters
ON
Battery Current
5.4 Amps
Description
Options / Notes
Shows the status of the Tank Heaters (on
/ off) (when fitted).
Press the select button ( ) to switch
between OFF and ON
The addition of a tank symbol ( ) in
the top centre of the main EC325
display indicates that the tank
heater are on
Current (in Amps) being drawn from or
charged into the selected battery.
If a solar panel is fitted this display will
include the current being provided by the
solar panel
Negative figure (-) = current being
drawn from the selected battery
Positive figure = current being used
to charge the selected battery
Allows operation of the External pump for
Will have no effect if the External
pump is already switched on (see
above)
Will not operate if the Internal
(Fresh) water tank is showing 100%
Full
Water Tank Fill? a period of one minute
(for filling the internal tank from the
(Start 1 Min)
external tank)
Use the select button (
STOP)
Clock Set?
12:00
) to START (or
Access to set the internal clock
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR
) buttons to
Use the up/down (
Please note the clock uses a 24
hour cycle
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button (
Alarm Set?
12:00
) to exit
Access to set the alarm clock
Press the select button ( ) to select
hour
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Please note the alarm uses a 24
hour cycle
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Alarm = OFF
change
Press the select button ( ) to exit
Shows the alarm clock status (on/off)
Press the select button( ) to switch
between OFF or ON
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The addition of a asterisk (*0 in the
top left of the main EC325 display
indicates that the alarm is set
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5
EC300 Control Panel (continued)
Display
Set Event Timer?
Description
Options / Notes
Access to set the event timer
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR ON
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Please note the event timer uses a
24 hour cycle
The event timer is used to switch
the control panel power on and off
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE ON
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
in the absence of the user/
occupier.
See section 3.12 for further details
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR OFF
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE OFF
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button (
Event Timer = Off
12:00 till 12:00
) to exit
Shows the event timer status (OFF/ON)
and the current On and Off times
Press the select button ( ) to switch
Vehicle Battery This WARNING display indicates that the
Vehicle battery voltage is low (10.9 volts or
Dangerously Low less). The panel will beep for one minute and
then switch over to the Leisure Battery to
prevent draining the Vehicle battery.
Leisure Battery This WARNING display indicates that the
Leisure battery voltage is low (6 volts or less).
Dangerously Low
The addition of a hash (#) in the top
right of the main EC300 display
indicates that the event timer is set
You can switch over to the
Leisure battery immediately
(and cancel the beep) by using
the battery selector switch
See section 3.11 for further
details
The panel will beep for one minute and then
switch the power off to prevent damage to the
leisure battery.
System disabled
Engine started
This WARNING display indicates that the
system has been disabled because the vehicle
engine is running
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EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatability)
directive 89/336/EEC requires that
electrical accessories within the
vehicle are disconnected while
the vehicle is in motion
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6 TECHNICAL DATA & APPROVALS
6.1 Outline specification -EC500PSU & EC300, EC480 Control Panel
INPUT 230V
230 Volts / 0 to 16 Amps
+ / - 10%
OUTPUT 230V
RCD protected, 3 x MCB outputs fo 10A
Separate switched channels for water heater, space
heater and charger
INPUT 12V
2 x 20A battery inputs via 2 x 4 way connectors
SOLAR INPUT
1 x Dedicated solar panel input (20 to 100W panel) via a 4
way connector
OUTPUT 12V
25A total output via multiple switched channels protected
by 14 fused outputs
CHARGER
Input 220-240 Volts AC +/- 10%, Frequency 50 Hz +/- 6%,
Current 3A max.
DC Output 13.6 to 14.4 Volts nominal, Current 25 Amps
max (300 Watts)
Overall size (HxWxD) 50 x 250 x 135mm
Fixing centres 128*128mm
1.2kg
Signal INPUT
4 x Fresh water level, 4 x Waste water level, 1 x Engine
running, plus multiple vehicle connections
Fresh water negative sensed
Waste water negative sensed
Data IN / OUT
CANBUS Data communication and power to Control
Panel via 6 way connector
IP rating
IP31
Operating
temperature
Ambient 0 to 35º Centigrade
PSU case temperature with full load 65ºC Max
Automatic shutdown and restart
if overheated/overloaded
EC500PSU
Overall size (HxWxD) 315 x 195 x 150mm
Clearances 75mm above, 50mm left and right
Weight 2.9kg
EC300, EC480
Control Panel
Overall size (HxWxD) 80 x 194 x 25mm
Cut-out size (HxW) 60 x 165mm
Fixing centres 178mm
Weight 140g
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12V/230V WIRING DIAGRAM
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
the base vehicle. It is the combined
maximum permitted weight of the vehicle and
all of its contents, both inside and out. The
MTPLM is unaffected by the Auto-Sleeper
conversion.
TECHNICAL DATA
Base Vehicle Data
For all matters relating to the base vehicle,
and particularly tyre pressures, refer to the
base vehicle instruction book or if in doubt
consult your local base vehicle commercial
dealer.
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
The Mass in Running Order is defined as the
mass of the vehicle equipped to the
manufacturer’s standard specification and
including the following:
Weights, Dimensions and Capacities
Before using your Auto-Sleeper you should
be fully conversant with all matters relating to
weights. The following definitions should be
fully understood and then related to the
tabulated base vehicle weight data.
Weights
Details of vehicle weights are found below,
and are presented in the manner prescribed
in the European Union Masses & Dimensions
Directive 92/21/EEC.
•
Driver (assumed to be 75 kg, 11st 12lb)
•
Fuel tank - 90% full
•
Freshwater tank filled to 90% capacity
•
LPG gas storage tank(s) filled to 90%
capacity
•
Water heating system - 90% full
•
Mains electricity connection cable
All other optional equipment whether on the
base vehicle or part of the conversion is
excluded from the mass in running order.
Take care to ensure that heavy loads are
stored low down in bed boxes and low
cupboards, and distribute weight evenly side
to side as far as possible.
Mass of the User Payload
The Mass of the User Payload is the
difference between the MPTLM and the
MRO. It is the vehicle’s carrying capacity for
everything placed in or on it, including the
passengers (but excluding the driver who is
already included in the MRO).
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you
have allowed for the masses of all items you
intend to carry in the motor caravan, e.g.
passengers, optional equipment, essential
habitation equipment and personal effects
such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles,
sailboards, sports equipment, etc.
Everything listed in italics below must be
subtracted from the payload.
Note 2: Warning - Under no circumstances
should the maximum technically permissible
laden mass of this motor caravan, or its
individual axles, be exceeded.
Mass of the Conventional Load
The Conventional Load is the mass of the
passengers carried and must be subtracted
from the payload. The “EU standard person”
weighs 75kg (11st 12lb). The user should
adjust the figure according to the mass and
number of passengers carried. Motorhome
Manufacturers designate passenger seats as
being suitable for travelling, and provide seat
belts accordingly. Multiplying the weight of
the passengers by the number of passengers
gives the Conventional Load. Please note
that a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is included in
the MRO.
Note 3: The Mass in Running Order contains
provision for the mass of liquids, gas etc (see
definition). Part of this provision can be
utilised as additional payload if, for example,
you wish to travel with water tanks empty or
with no gas cylinders.
DEFINITIONS
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
The Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass is a figure given by the manufacturer of
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Essential Habitation Equipment
Gross Train Mass (GTM)
The Essential Habitation Equipment is
defined as the items of fluids required for the
safe and proper functioning of habitation
equipment. As the gas and freshwater are
now included in the MRO, by definition, this
means the mass of water in the toilet system
flush tank.
If you are towing a trailer with your AutoSleeper, the Gross Train Weight is the
maximum allowable weight of the towing
vehicle, the trailer and the mass of every item
carried. The GTM is given by the base
vehicle manufacturer and is unaffected by the
Auto-Sleeper conversion. Please check your
driving licence to ensure you are allowed to
drive a vehicle combination at this weight.
This must be subtracted from the User
Payload.
Auto-Sleepers include the low voltage (230V)
connection cable and the habitation battery in
the mass in running order.
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass (MBTM)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
trailer together with its load, provided the
trailer has a braking system, which complies
with European trailer braking legislation. The
MBTM is given by the base vehicle
manufacturer and is unaffected by the AutoSleeper conversion.
Options, Personal Effects and
Accessories
When options, personal effects and
accessories are fitted or carried the mass
must be subtracted from the user payload. All
optional equipment whether on the base
vehicle or part of the conversion is excluded
from the mass in running order. Personal
effects are any items of any description
carried by the vehicle.
MTPLM of the Axles
The individual axles also have MTPLM’s. The
sum of the two axle MTPLM’s usually
exceeds the overall vehicle MTPLM, but this
does not mean you can load each axle to its
maximum, because doing so would exceed
the overall MTPLM of the whole vehicle.
To determine accurately if a vehicle is
exceeding one of its maximum technically
permissible laden masses, the vehicle with all
of its load (that is passengers, contents,
luggage and external load) should be
weighed on a weighbridge.
You may wish to allocate the user payload to
suit your own use. For example, to increase
the available payload, the water system may
be emptied. If the vehicle is not being used
for camping the gas bottles can be left at
home to increase the mass available for
other items.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
VEHICLE MASSES
All masses in kg
Payload calculations to Masses & Dimensions Directive 92/21/EEC
Engine: 2.1 TDCi
WILTSHIRE
WILTSHIRE DUO
Automatic
Automatic
Low Profile
Low Profile
316 CDi
316 CDi
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
3880
3880
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
3581
3510
Mass of the User Payload
299
370
Designated Passenger Seats (excluding driver)
1
1
Conventional Load @ 75kg per person
75
75
Essential Habitation Equipment
7
7
Personal Effects (standard minimum figure)
99
99
Payload remaining available for
Personal effects/Options/Accessories
118
189
Optional Premium Pack
48
48
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass
2000
2000
Gross Train Mass
5880
5880
Mass of Front Axle, in Running Order
1478
1492
Mass of Rear Axle, in Running Order
2103
2018
MTPLM, Front Axle
1800
1800
MTPLM, Rear Axle
2430
2430
(Data for standard roof version)
Vehicle Designation
Axles
Note: The MRO of a vehicle with the Manual gearbox is 32 kg less than with the Automatic
gearbox, hence the User Payload will be 32 kg greater than the figure given above.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
All dimensions in mm
MODEL
WILTSHIRE
WILTSHIRE DUO
(Data for standard roof version)
Low Profile
Low Profile
Base Vehicle Manufacturer
Mercedes
Mercedes
316 CDi
316 CDi
4325
4325
Overall Length
7880
7880
Overall Width (mirrors extended)
2780
2780
Overall Width (mirrors folded)
2350
2350
Overall Height
2880
2880
Internal Height (maximum)
1960
1960
Internal Height (minimum)
1920
1920
2200 x 1220
2200 x 1220
Single Bed (nearside)
n/a
1840 x 780
Single Bed (offside)
n/a
1840 x 780
1980 x 1370
n/a
Fresh Water Tank Capacity (litres)
91
91
Waste Water Tank Capacity (litres)
79
79
Gas Bottles, Butane
2 x 7 kg
2 x 7 kg
Gas Bottles, Propane
2 x 6 kg
2 x 6 kg
Base Vehicle Model
Wheelbase
DIMENSIONS
Front Double Bed
Rear Fixed Bed
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
IMPORTANT
THETFORD CAPRICE Mk III
COOKER
To maximise the usage of fitted equipment in
your motorhome it is essential that any
accompanying manufacturers’ literature is
read fully. All recommended maintenance
and preparation procedures should be
followed. The information provided in this
manual is only intended as a guide. If in any
doubt consult your manufacturer appointed
dealer, particularly before attempting to install
extra equipment.
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for an appliance shall conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specifications and
should be fitted by him or his authorised
agent.
MICROWAVE OVEN
Model: Daewoo KOR-6L6BD
OPERATION
Ensure the gas cylinder is turned on.
In the event of a gas smell turn off at the
cylinder or contact your nearest Auto-Sleeper
dealer.
HOTPLATE BURNERS
Microwave oven
Caution: Glass lids may shatter when
heated. Turn off all burners and grill, and
allow to cool, before shutting the lid.
Features:
•
Oven volume in Litres: 20.
•
Ten power steps.
•
Maximum Wattage: 800.
•
Duo plate system.
•
Electronic time control.
•
Touch control.
Each burner is controlled individually and is
monitored by a flame supervision device. In
the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner
control and do not attempt to re-ignite the
burner for at least one minute. The respective
knob positions are shown in below:
Separate operating instructions are supplied
with this equipment.
To light the burner, press in and turn the knob
OFF
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FULL
RATE
LOW
RATE
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anti-clockwise to the full rate position and
apply a light to the burner or press the
ignition button if fitted. It is necessary to hold
the knob depressed during ignition and for
approximately fifteen seconds after the
burner has lit to allow the flame supervision
probe to reach temperature. Should the flame
go out when the knob is released, the
procedure should be repeated holding the
knob depressed for slightly longer.
GRILL
Caution: Accessible parts may be hot when
the grill is used. Young children should be
kept away.
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the grill including any plastic
coating that may be protecting the grill
cavity surfaces. Clean the interior before
using it for the first time, use soap and
water and rinse carefully.
For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position. To turn the
burner off, rotate knob fully clockwise until
the line or pointer on the knob lines up with
the dot on the control panel. The burners on
this appliance have fixed aeration and no
adjustment is required. Depending on the gas
being used, the burners should flame as
follows:
•
Propane - The flames should burn quietly
with a blue/green colour with no sign of
yellow tips.
•
Butane - Normally on initial lighting, a
small amount of yellow tipping will occur
and then slightly increases as the burner
heats up.
3. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate. Hold a lighted
match or taper to the burner and push
the control knob in and hold. The burner
should ignite and the control knob should
be held in for 10-15 seconds before
release. If the burner goes out, repeat
procedure holding control knob for
slightly longer.
4. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not
lit within 15 seconds the control knob
should be released and the grill left for at
least one minute before a further attempt
to ignite the burner.
Although each burner will support pans from
10 to 22cm, care should be taken not to
overload the appliance as reduced
performance may result.
When using small pans, the flames should
not spread beyond the base of the pan as
this will reduce the efficiency of the burner.
5. Please note the grill must only be used
with the door open.
6. On first use of the grill, it should be
heated for about 20 minutes to eliminate
any residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the food
being cooked. A non-toxic smoke may
occur when using for the first time so
open any windows and turn on
mechanical ventilators to help remove
the smoke.
7. Although the grill does heat up quickly, it
is recommended that a few minutes
preheat be allowed.
8. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill
burner is fitted with a flame sensing
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probe which will automatically cut off the
gas supply in the event of the flame
going out. In the event of the burner
flames being accidentally extinguished,
turn off the burner control and do not
attempt to re-ignite the burner for at least
one minute.
OVEN
1. Ensure gas cylinders/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the oven including any plastic
coating that may be protecting the oven
cavity surfaces. Clean the interior before
using it for the first time, use soap and
water and rinse carefully.
9. It is normal for the flames on this burner
to develop yellow tips as it heats up,
particularly on Butane.
10. Variation in cooking can be achieved by
using the control knob to regulate the
heat setting. In addition, the grill pan
trivet can be reversed or removed to give
a greater choice of grilling height. Always
use the highest trivet position for fast
toasting.
3. To light: open door, push in the control
knob and turn to gas mark 9. Hold a
lighted match or taper to the burner and
push the control knob in and hold. The
burner should ignite and the control knob
should be held in for 10-15 seconds
before release. If the burner goes out,
repeat procedure holding control knob for
slightly longer.
11. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel. Always
make sure the control knob is in the off
position when you have finished grilling.
4. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not
lit within 15 seconds the control knob
should be released and the oven left for
at least one minute before a further
attempt to ignite the burner.
5. Place the oven shelf in the required
position and close the door. Set control
knob to approximately gas mark 5 and
heat the oven for about 30 minutes to
eliminate any residual factory lubricants
that might impart unpleasant smells to
the meals being cooked. A non-toxic
smoke may occur when using for the first
time so open any windows and turn on
mechanical ventilators to help remove
the smoke.
6. Although the oven does heat up quickly,
it is recommended that a 10 minutes
preheat be allowed. The oven should be
up to full temperature in about 15-20
mins.
7. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel.
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8. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the oven
burner is fitted with a flame sensing
probe which will automatically cut off the
gas supply in the event of the flame
going out.
Temperature control
On no account should these appliances
be used as a space heater.
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130 deg C to 240 deg C.
Approximate temperatures for the settings on
the control knob are shown in the following
table. The temperatures indicated refer to the
centre of the oven and at any particular
setting the oven will be hotter at the top and
cooler towards the base. The variation
between the top and centre, and centre to
bottom is approximately equivalent to one
gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in that several dishes
requiring different temperatures may be
cooked at the same time. In this way
maximum benefit can be obtained from the
gas used to heat the oven. Care should be
taken not to overload the oven, adequate
spacing being used to allow free circulation
for heat.
Do’s and Don’ts
Cooking guidelines
Do
read the user instructions carefully
before using the appliance for the
first time.
Do
allow the oven to heat before using
for the first time, in order to expel any
smells before the introduction of
food.
IMPORTANT - The pan supplied with the
oven is multifunctional, for use in grill and
oven. The handle design allows for removal
or insertion whilst the pan is in use. Always
remove the handle when in use.
9. Shelf: the shelf has been designed to
allow good circulation at the rear of the
oven and are also fitted with a raised bar
to prevent trays or dishes making contact
with the back of the oven. To remove a
shelf, pull forward until it stops, raise at
front and remove.
WARNINGS:
All pans should be mounted centrally over
the burners, even when cooling, to protect
adjacent walls.
Do not lower hob cover until hobs have
cooled.
Do
clean the appliance regularly.
Do
remove spills as soon as they occur.
Do
always use oven gloves when
removing food shelves and trays
from the oven.
Do
check that controls are in the off
position when finished.
Larger items may adversely affect the
circulation and heat distribution. Best results
will be obtained by the shelf positions in this
guide. It is not necessary to preheat the oven
but advisable for a range of dishes. The oven
is capable of full temperature in 15-20
minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully then find a
similar dish in our guide and use our shelf
position and gas mark setting
recommendation. Shelf positions are from the
top down. When roasting with aluminium foil
care must be taken that the foil does not
impair circulation or block the oven flue
outlet.
Do not allow children near the cooker when
in use. Turn pan handles away from
the front so that they cannot be
caught accidentally.
Do not allow fats or oils to build up in the
oven trays or base.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders
that will scratch the surfaces of the
hotplate and oven.
Do not under any circumstances use the
oven as a space heater.
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Gas Mark
Temperature
1/4 - 1/2
265-275ºF
130-135ºC
Very cool
Meringues
1
285
140
Cool
Stewed fruit
2
300
150
Cool
Rich fruit cake
3
330
165
Warm
Baked custard
4
355
180
Moderate
Victoria sandwich
5
385
195
Fairly hot
Whisked sponges
6
410
210
Hot
Shortcrust pastry
7
430
220
Hot
Bread, scones
8
445
230
Very hot
Puff pastry
9
465
240
Very hot
Quick browning
Dish
Gas Mark
Shelf Position
Cooking Time
Scones
7
2
8-15 mins
Small cakes
5
2
15-25 mins
Victoria sandwich
4
2
20-30 mins
Very rich fruit cake
2
2
Approx. 60 mins per 500g
Puff pastry
8
2
15-30 mins
Flaky pastry
7
2
15-30 mins
Shortcrust pastry
6
2
15-55 mins
Shortbread fingers
3
2
25-30 mins
Ginger nuts
5
2
12-16 mins
Rice pudding
2
3
100-120 mins
Baked custard
3
3
50-60 mins
Fruit crumble
5
3
30-40 mins
Beef
3
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
7
3
15 mins per 500g plus 20 mins
3
3
30 mins per 500g plus 35 mins
7
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
Pork
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ELECTRIC HOTPLATE
Leaks
Ensure the electricity is switched on.
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not
operate electrical switches. Open all doors
and windows to disperse any gas escape.
Butane/Propane gas is heavier than air, any
escaping gas will therefore collect at low
level. The strong unpleasant smell of gas will
enable the general area of the leak to be
detected. Check that the gas is not escaping
from an unlit appliance. Never check for
leaks with a naked flame, leak investigation
should be carried out using a leak detector
spray.
Caution: Glass lids may shatter when
heated. Turn off the hotplate and allow it to
cool before closing the glass lid.
Caution: Remove all spillage from the
surface of the glass lid before opening.
The hotplate control is numbered from 1 to 6.
To turn it on, rotate the knob either clockwise
or anti-clockwise to the required position.
Position 1 is the coolest setting. To turn the
hotplate off, rotate the knob until the line or
pointer on the knob lines up with the zero on
the control panel.
The hotplate is a sealed construction and
transfers heat through conduction. For
maximum efficiency a correctly sized pan
with a flat heavy gauge base should be used.
Pan size should be the same or slightly larger
(up to 1in/2.5cm oversize).
OMNIVENT ELECTRIC
EXTRACTOR FAN (optional)
An Omnivent may be fitted as an optional
extra in place of the MPK roof vent. It
features a hinged roof vent operated by a
knob. The vent incorporates a 2-way fan
motor; its preferred method of operation may
be selected by a rocker switch incorporated
into the body of the vent. Switch positions
represent the following loading:
Before using your hotplate for the first time,
we recommend that you prime it and then
season it. To prime it, switch on the hotplate
for a short period, without a pan, to harden
and burn off the coating. Use a medium to
high setting for 3-5 minutes. A non toxic
smoke may occur during this process. Allow it
to cool, then season.
To season, first heat the hotplate for 30
seconds on a medium setting, then switch
off. Pour a minimal amount of unsalted
vegetable oil onto a clean dry cloth or paper
towel, and apply a thin coat of oil to the
hotplate surface. Wipe off any excess oil,
then heat the hotplate on a medium setting
for one minute. Occasional seasoning will
help to maintain its appearance.
Position 1
1.6 amps
Position 2
2.2 amps
Position 3
3.6 amps
Note: Ensure the fan is switched off when
the vent is closed.
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Note that the ‘SAT’ connection on the TV
points must be used to connect the TV when
this input is used.
WINDOW BLINDS
Seitz concertina blinds and flyscreens are
fitted to the windows in your motorhome.
Note: If your vehicle is fitted with an Avtex
TV/DVD then please note the following
points:
The flyscreens pull down from the top, the
concertina blinds up from the base and a
combination of both may be achieved by
clipping both units together in the centre to
adopt the required position. It should be
remembered that both the flyscreens and
concertina blinds are relatively delicate and
those in the living area should be treated with
care. They should be kept in a dry and dustfree state, it is advised that the mechanisms
are only lightly lubricated when they become
a little stiff and inoperative - otherwise no
maintenance is needed.
•
•
The concertina blinds are manufactured from
a paper type material and thus cleaning
solvents and aerosols should be kept well
clear from them.
Unlike Seitz roller blinds, they will not need to
be re-tensioned - any problems that should
arise should be addressed to your AutoSleeper dealer or the Motorhome Service
Centre at Willersey.
TELEVISION & AERIAL
Your vehicle is ready for connection of a TV
set to the standard Teleco mast aerial via a
signal booster located in the wardrobe.
•
Another TV connection point is located on the
lounge side of the cocktail cabinet, also ready
wired to the booster.
In addition, the vehicle is pre-wired to enable
a satellite receiver to be fitted at a later date.
To facilitate this there are DVD AV sockets
adjacent to the TV points connected to
similar ones in one of the overhead lockers
above the TV, ready for a de-coder to be
connected.
There is also an external cable input socket,
on the offside of the vehicle, with two input
sockets. One is for connection of a satellite
dish and is wired to the de-coder connection
point in the overhead locker.
The other is for connection of a digital TV
external aerial and is wired directly to the TV
points.
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For detailed operating instructions and
specification please refer to the literature
supplied with the vehicle.
Avtex operate a helpline for users
experiencing problems with any of their
products. Whether it is difficulty with
tuning, setting up the equipment or a
physical malfunction then contact their
Service Department on 02920 020279
(normal business hours).
They will be able to talk to you through
many issues, but if there is still a problem
they will arrange for a courier to collect
your set from any UK postcode (including
campsites) for return to their factory
overnight. The repaired equipment will
normally be despatched the following day
for return to the customer.
This service is free during the warranty
period. After the warranty has expired the
service is still available but there will be a
charge.
Warning: If for any reason the TV is
removed from the support bracket
provided, ensure that when it is re-fitted
that only the original screws (or ones of
the same length) are used. If longer
screws are used they may damage the
internal components of the equipment.
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requirement is low (e.g. for maintaining the
room temperature). The gas burner is not
enabled until the power requirement is
higher, and is the first to switch off during
heat-up operations.
WARM AIR & HOT WATER
HEATING
A Truma liquid gas Combi 4E warm-air
heater, with integrated hot water boiler, is
fitted and operates on LPG and/or 230V
electricity depending on the chosen mode of
operation.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Gas operation or 230V electrical operation is
used for hot water preparation. The water
temperature can be set to 40 degºC or 60ºC.
In winter operation the heater can be used to
heat the room and simultaneously warm
water. If only warm water is required, select
summer operation.
With gas operation the water is heated at the
lowest burner setting. Once the water
temperature is reached, the burner switches
off.
At a temperature of approximately 3 deg C
the automatic frost control safety/drain valve
will open and drain the boiler.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900W (3.9A) or
1800w (7.8A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
Three different options are available for
operating the unit.
Gas operation only: Propane/butane for
autonomous use.
Note: Mixed operation is not possible. With
this setting the unit automatically selects
electrical operation. The gas burner is not
enabled.
Electrical operation only: 230V for stationary
use on camp sites.
Mixed operation: Gas and electrical operation
- only possible in winter mode.
Before operation
Note: Heating is possible without restrictions
with gas, electrical and mixed operation, with
or without water.
Winter operation
In winter operation, the unit automatically
selects the required power setting according
to the temperature difference between the
temperature set on the control panel and the
current room temperature. When the boiler is
filled, the water is automatically heated as
well. The water temperature depends on the
selected operation mode and the heater
output.
Check to make sure the cowl is unobstructed.
Be sure to remove any covers that may be
present.
Turn on the gas cylinder and open quickacting valve in the gas supply line.
Check whether the power supply fuse
protection on the camp site is adequate for
the 900W (3.9A) or 1800W (7.8A) that have
been selected using the power selector
switch.
All three energy selection options can be
used for winter deployment.
With gas operation the unit automatically
selects the output level that is required.
The cable drum must be fully unwound in
order to prevent the power cable from
overheating.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900W (3.9A) or
1800W (7.8A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
If more output is required (e.g. heating up or
low outside temperatures) gas or mixed
operation should be selected so that enough
heating power is always available.
With mixed operation, 230V electrical
operation is preferred if the power
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The heater is controlled by the digital
operating display and control unit fitted above
the entrance door.
Initial operation or activation after a power
cut
After the operating voltage has been
connected, the unit will beep and the display
remains dark. To switch on, press the
key and the main screen will appear.
Selection key upwards to select functions
or set values
Function description
Selection key downwards to select
functions or set values
Note: More details regarding the operating
modes you will find in the operating
instruction of your Combi.
Selection key backwards to select values
Selection key forwards to select values
On/Off
-
Display and heater is switched on and/or
off
-
The clock is shown when the time is set
-
After an interruption in the operating
voltage, the display and the heater are
switched off. If the time is shown, this
needs to be set.
Green LED
Green LED
Main Screen
Room
temperature: Display on when the heater is active.
Timer:
Display on when the timer is active.
Clock:
Only if the clock has been set,
otherwise the Truma logo will appear
in the display.
Red LED
shines when the heater is on
flashes when the heater is
after-running
shines when there is a
malfunction
Manual mode
Status of the heater:
H:
Set room temperature (eg. 18ºC)
EG:
Energy selection (E=Electro, G=Gas)
W:
Set water temperature.
-
In manual mode, the heater is controlled
via the 4 keys below the display.
-
It is not necessary to set the time
because the Truma logo is shown in the
display instead of the time.
Note: A pre-selection between summer/winter
operation must be made via the set-up.
Room temperature
When the menu is selected the yellow LED
shines.
The current set room temperature is
displayed and can be changed.
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Key
increases the room temperature
(max. 30ºC) by 1ºC
Summer operation
Key
reduces the room temperature (min.
5ºC) by 1ºC
Water 60ºC
A change in the room temperature needs to
be confirmed with
Water > 0ºC
Water 40ºC
Winter operation
Energy selection
Water 60ºC
When the menu is selected the yellow LED
shines.
Timer mode
-
Depends on summer/winter operation (see
setup).
-
Use key
or
to select the energy
source and confirm with
-
Bar shows current mode
-
Summer operation
230V - 4A
(electro mode 230V, 900W)
230V - 8A
(electro mode 230V, 1800W)
-
Gas powered
-
Winter operation
230V - 4A
(electro mode 230V, 900W)
230V - 8A
(electro mode 230V, 1800W)
(heating without controlled
water temperature, heating
has priority)
The heater runs in timer mode as soon
as one or both timers have been
activated in the setup.
“Timer On” appears in the main screen.
The heater is only active in the set time
window (active timer).
Only the energy selection can be
changed in the case of an active timer.
Only the energy selection can be
changed in the case of an active timer.
A change in the room or water
temperature will automatically switch the
control system into manual mode.
Set up
In the main screen display you can enter the
setup menu via the setup key.
Gas powered
230V - 4A and gas (mixed operation gas and
electro mode 900 W)
The following settings can be made:
230V - 8A and Gas and gas (mixed operation
gas and electro mode 1800W)
Back
Note: If electro or mixed operations are
selected and there is no 230V power supply,
the heating will not function.
(return to main screen)
Timer 1 on/off
(select
on/off wahlen)
Timer 2 on/off
(select
on/off wahlen)
Summer / Winter
(select
summer/winter)
Water temperature
Set clock
When the menu is selected the yellow LED
shines.
Set timer 1
During the heating-up phase, the set water
temperature flashes in the main screen.
-
Use key
or
to select the water
temperature and confirm with
-
Bar show current mode
Back
Start
Stop
Water
Temp
Depends on summer/winter operation (see
set-up)
(Return to main screen)
(Set start time)
(Set stop time)
(Set water temperature)
(Set room temperature)
The timer settings can be made every day
until the timer is switched off. If the room or
water temperature is changed outside the
timer menu, the timer is automatically
switched off.
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Set timer 2
Back
Start
Stop
Water
Temp
(Return to main screen)
(Set start time)
(Set stop time)
(Set water temperature)
(Set room temperature)
The timer settings can be made every day
until the timer is switched off. If the room or
water temperature is changed outside the
timer menu, the timer is automatically
switched off.
Buzzer on/off
(select
Backlight
(brightness levels 0-9)
on/off)
Note: If no action is taken, the display
switches back to the main screen after a few
seconds. The lighting switches off after a
short delay.
Further information
see operating instructions Combi 4E / Combi
6E
Maintenance
Clean the panel with a dry and fluff-free cloth.
Troubleshooting
Fault
Rectification / Cause
Clock is not shown
Set clock
Activated timer is not shown any more
Power supply was interrupted
Room temperature is not shown
Heater not active
Device does not react any more
Interrupt power supply for 10 seconds
Heater / display does not react
Check 12V supply voltage
If these measures do not rectify the problem, please contact the next Truma Service point
(see Truma service book or www.truma.com).
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FrostControl (safety/drain valve)
Manual opening of the drain valve
Turn the rotary switch by 180º until it
engages, whereby the push button moves
out (position w). The water in the boiler
drains out through the drainage muff (x).
The FrostControl drainage muff (x) must be
free of contamination (slush, ice, leaves, etc.)
at all times so the water can drain out easily.
No warranty given for frost damage.
Filling the water heater
Check if the rotary switch for the drain valve
(FrostControl) is set to “Operation”, meaning
that it is parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
t = Rotary switch position “Operation”
u = Push button position “Closed”
w = Push button position “Drain”
x = Drainage muff (led outside through floor of vehicle)
Close the drain valve by pushing the push
button until it engages.
FrostControl is a currentless safety/drain
valve. When there is a danger of frost, it
automatically drains the contents of the boiler
through a drainage muff. If excessive
pressure is present in the system, pressure
will be automatically intermittently equalised
through the pressure relief valve.
Note: When the temperature at FrostControl
is below about 7ºC, first switch on the heater
to warm the installation compartment and
FrostControl. After several minutes, when the
temperature at FrostControl is above 7ºC,
the drain valve can be closed.
Closing the drain valve
Switch on power for water pump (main or
pump switch).
Check if the rotary switch is set to
“Operation” (position t), meaning that it is
parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom
(set pre-selecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to “hot”). Leave the fittings open for as
long as it takes for the boiler to displace the
air and fill up, and the water to flow without
interruption.
Close the drain valve by activating the push
button. The push button must engage in
position (u) “closed”.
It can be manually closed with the push
button (position u) and then the boiler filled
only when the temperature at the drain valve
is above approximately 7ºC.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
operated, without using the water heater, the
heater tank also fills up with water. To avoid
frost damage, the boiler must be drained
through the drain valve, even if it was not
operated.
Truma can provide a heating element (part
no. 70070-01) as an accessory; it is inserted
into FrostControl and warms it up to about
10ºC when Combi is switched on. This
means that the boiler can be filled after a
shorter time, irrespective of the temperature
in the installation compartment.
WARNING: When connecting to a central
water supply (rural or city mains), a
pressure reduction valve must always be
installed to prevent pressures above 2.8
bar from developing in the water heater.
Automatic opening of the drain valve
When the temperature is below
approximately 3ºC at the drain valve, the
drain valve will open automatically, the push
button moves out (position w) and the water
in the boiler drains out through the drainage
muff (x).
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Draining the water heater
Fuses 12V
Switch off power to water pump (main or
pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom.
In order to check the water that is flowing out,
place an appropriate container (capacity 10
litres) beneath the drain valve (FrostControl)
drainage muff (x).
Turn the rotary switch on the drain valve by
180º until it engages, whereby the push
button moves out and the drain valve opens.
Check whether all of the water in the boiler
(10 litres) has been drained into the container
via the drain valve.
The fuse is in the electronics beneath the
connection cover. Replace the unit’s fuse
only with an identical fuse.
There shall be no claims under guarantee for
damage caused by frost!
Device fuse: 10A - slow - (T 10A).
Maintenance
Fuses 230V
Only original Truma parts may be used for
maintenance and repair work!
The materials in the device that come into
contact with water are drinking water safe.
Bio-film, deposits and limescale must be
removed using chemicals to protect the unit
from infestation by micro-organisms. Only
Chloride-free products must be used in order
to prevent damage to the unit.
The effectiveness of the use of chemicals to
combat micro-organisms in the unit can be
increased by heating the water in the boiler
to 70ºC at regular intervals.
CAUTION: The fuse and the power supply
lines must only be replaced by an expert!
To do this, on the control panel, select Gas
Operation, then select Summer Operation
60ºC.
WARNING: The unit must be
disconnected from the mains (all poles)
before opening the electronic housing
lid.
Note: Once the water in the boiler has
reached a temperature of 60ºC, the burner
will switch off. The unit must stay switched on
for at least 30 minutes and no warm water
may be removed. The residual heat in the
heat exchanger will heat the water up to
70ºC.
The fuse in the power electronics (16)
beneath the electronic housing lid.
This fine fuse must always be replaced with
a fuse of the same type: 10A, slow,
interrupting capacity “H”.
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Overheating protection 230V
The 230V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after-run period, for example, the
temperatures within the unit could activate
the overheating protection.
To reset the overheating protection, allow
heater to cool, remove connection cover and
press red reset button.
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REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Your vehicle is fitted with a Dometic absorption type refrigerator/freezer, which runs silently and
is very efficient in it’s use of energy.
1=
2=
3=
4=
5=
Freezer compartment
Operating controls
Post-evaporator for cooling compartment
Condensation water drain channel
Data plate
6 = Vegetable bin
7 = Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf available
as option may be inserted
8 = Lower door shelf with bottle holders
Refrigerator operation
Use a soft cloth and lukewarm water with a
mild detergent. Then wipe out the appliance
with clean water and dry thoroughly.
The refrigerator is equipped to operate on
three power modes:
•
•
•
To avoid material alterations, do not use soap
or hard, abrasive or soda-based cleaning
agents. Do not allow the door seal to come
into contact with oil or grease.
Mains voltage (230V AC)
Direct-current voltage (12V DC)
Gas (liquid gas propane/butane)
Select the desired power mode by the MODE
button (MES, AES). Appliances with
automatic energy selection (AES) are
additionally provided with “automatic mode”
function. The AES system automatically
selects the best energy source for each
particular situation.
Maintenance
•
Cleaning
Before starting up the refrigerator, it is
recommended that you clean it inside and
repeat this at regular intervals.
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In compliance with the applicable
regulations, please note that the gas unit
and the connected ventilation ducts must
be checked by authorised technical
personnel after first use and after every
other year for compliance with the
European Standard EN 1949. A test
certificate has to be issued. It is the
user’s responsibility to arrange this
test.
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•
The gas burner must be inspected and
cleaned as necessary at least once a
year. When using liquefied petroleum gas
(tank or refill cylinders) the maintenance
interval is reduced to half-yearly or
quarterly.
•
Work on gas and electrical equipment
shall be carried out by qualified
personnel only.
It is recommended that this is carried out
by an authorised customer services
department.
Keep the evidence of maintenance work
carried out on your refrigerator.
Explanation of operating controls
1
2
3
4
5
Power On switch / Energy selector switch (MODE)
Temperature selection
Power On switch frame heating
Indicator LED failure
Indicator LED frame heating
Explanations:
6
7
8
9
10
Indicator-LED / operating mode display
Temperature level display
Operating mode display (only AES)
External display “failure” (red)
External display “in operation” (blue)
Electrical operation
The refrigerator is equipped to operate on
mains power, 12V DC or liquid gas. Select
the desired power supply by turning the
energy selector switch 1. The energy selector
switch 1 has four settings:
•
Off
•
Mains voltage (230V AC)
•
Direct-current voltage (Battery, 12V DC)
•
Gas (liquid gas propane/butane)
Switch the refrigerator ON or OFF by
pressing button 1 for 3 seconds.
To start the refrigerator, press button 1 for 3
seconds.
Button 1 allows you to either initiate the
requested energy supply or activate dimming
of the LED brightness. By pushing once, the
indicators illuminate for 10 seconds.
The previously selected operating mode is
displayed, e.g. 230 which means 230V.
Button 3 allows you to switch on the frame
heating in order to avoid a rising of
condensed water due to high humidity.
During the frame heating is in operation the
indicator LED 5 is illuminating.
By pressing button 1 again, you may change
the operating modes to:
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•
AU (automatic energy selection)
•
230V, 12V, GAS (manual energy
selection)
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Upon switching on, the electronics
automatically selects one of the three
possible energy types: 230V - 12V - liquid
gas. The control electronics automatically
ensures that the refrigerator is supplied with
the optimum source of energy in each
respective case.
Press button “1”
several times until the
indicator LED “8”
GAS illuminates.
The device is now in
manual gas mode.
When you select the
automatic mode (the
display shows AU),
GAS is only selected
as energy option
according to the
sequence of priority when none of the two
electrical types of power supply is available.
Sequence of priority: 1) Solar (12V -)
2) 230V ~
3) 12V 4) Liquid gas
If sufficient mains voltage is available (more
than 195 V), this power source is selected as
prime option. If a solar system capable of
powering the refrigerator is installed, the
solar 12V supply takes priority.
The 12V operation is otherwise only effective
while the engine is running.
Gas operation
•
The refrigerator must be operated using
liquid gas (propane, butane) (no natural
gas or town gas). When using LPG gas,
please consider that the burner needs
cleaning at shorter intervals due to the
gas combustion method (2-3 times per
year recommended).
• In Europe, gas operated is permitted
while travelling only on the condition that
the gas system of the vehicle is equipped
with a hose rupture protection. The
national regulations of the respective
country must be observed.
• For physical reasons, gas ignition faults
could occur starting from an altitude
above sea level of approx. 3280 ft. / 1000
m (No malfunction!)
• On the initial refrigerator start-up or after
a cylinder change, air may be trapped in
the gas line. To purge the air from the
lines, switch on the refrigerator and any
other gas appliances (e.g. stove) for a
short time. The gas ignites without delay.
WARNING: As a basic rule, gas operation
is prohibited in petrol stations.
In automatic mode, AES and the currently
used type of power supply (e.g. GAS) are
indicated alternately.
Switching over to a manual energy selection
is possible at any time.
Refuelling while in AES mode operation
In order to prevent unintended switching to
gas operation during refuelling, the electronic
system starts gas operation of the refrigerator
after the motor has been turned off for 15
minutes. During this period the appliance is
ready for operation (“stand-by”). In automatic
mode the “AU” indication only is illuminated.
WARNING: The use of unshielded flames
is prohibited in petrol station
environments.
Should the refuelling stop last longer than
15 minutes, the refrigerator has to be
switched off or switched over to another
energy type.
Prior to starting the refrigerator in gas
mode:
• Open the gas cylinder valve.
• Open the shut-off valve for gas supply to
the refrigerator.
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Setting of cooling compartment
temperature
Additional features (MES and AES)
•
The brightness of the display reduces
after a few seconds if no other buttons
are pressed.
•
If the door is open, the interior lighting is
switched off automatically after 2
minutes.
•
Failures are indicated by flashing of the
failure indicator LED.
•
Should the door be kept open for too long
(more than 2 minutes), an acoustic signal
is initiated (pulsing whistle tone).
•
Should the electronic control detect any
failure, an acoustic signal will sound
(pulsing whistle tone). At the same time
the display starts flashing. Refer to
‘Status messages’ section for
explanation.
Select the desired cooling compartment
temperature by pressing button 2.
The LED display 7 of the selected
temperature setting is illuminated.
The scale starts with MIN position at the
bottom LED position (small crystal = highest
temperature) and climbs up to MAX position
at the upper LED position (large crystal =
lowest temperature). Note: The temperature
levels do not relate to absolute temperature
values.
Frame heating
The cooling unit’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures. Please select the
medium setting for ambient temperatures
between +15°C and +25°C. The unit
operates within its optimum performance
range.
Dometic refrigerators work according to the
absorption principle. For physical reasons, an
absorption system responds slowly to
changes made by the thermostat controller,
by loss of cooling energy through opening the
door or during storing food. The devices meet
the cooling performance requirements of the
Climatic Class SN acc. to EN/ISO 7371 in the
temperature range of +10°C to +32°C
ambient temperature.
All models are equipped with a frame heating
(12VDC/3,5W) around the freezer
compartment. During summer months with
high temperatures and humidity the metal
frame may have water droplets forming. To
evaporate these droplets switch on the frame
heating with switch 3. The LED 5 indicates
that the heating is on.
The frame heating is in operation with a
presetting of 2 hours and switched off
afterwards automatically. The frame heating
can be deactivated every time by pressing
the button 3.
For temperatures below +10°C, winter covers
should be installed. For ambient
temperatures exceeding +32°C for a longer
period of time, it is recommended installing
Dometic additional fan.
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Door locking
Shutting off the refrigerator
•
Press the “MODE”
button to switch off
MES and AES
models. Keep
button “2” pressed
for 3 seconds. The
display disappears
and the appliance
is fully switched off.
•
Release the locking mechanism of the
door lock by pushing it and shift it to the
front. If the door is shut in this position, a
small gap is nevertheless kept open to
prevent formation of mildew.
If the refrigerator is to be taken out of
service for an extended period of time,
close the on-board shut-off valve and the
cylinder valve.
Open the door by pressing the locking button
and pull open.
Shut the door again by pushing it to close.
The snapping into the lock can be heard.
While the vehicle is parked, the locking hook
may be fixed to facilitate opening of the door.
Positioning the storage racks
The storage
racks may be
pulled out by
loosening the two
locking devices 1
underneath. For
loosening pull the
slider to the
middle, for
fastening pull the
sidewards.
•
Winter operation
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and
the exhaust duct system have not been
blocked by snow, leaves, etc.
When the outside temperature falls below
+8°C, the winter cover should be fitted. This
protects the unit from excessively cold air
which could have adverse effects on the
performance of the unit
Lighting
If the door is open for
more than 2 minutes,
the sensor-controlled
interior lighting is
automatically cut off.
You should also attach the winter cover if the
vehicle is taken out of service for a longer
period of time or while it is being cleaned
from the outside.
Information on failure display and
troubleshooting
•
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If a malfunction occurs, the indicator LED
“Failure” 1 flashes and LED 2
simultaneously. In the case of AES
models an acoustic alarm sounds for 30
seconds. If the failure is not resolved, it
repeats after 1 hour.
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Status messages on the display
1 + 2 = Indicator LED failure
3 = Operating mode display
4 = Temperature level display
Display:
Failure:
AES
“230” is flashing
230V mode: "230V" not available or voltage too low
“12” is flashing
12V mode: "12V" not available or voltage too low
“GAS” is flashing
GAS/Auto mode: Flame not ignited.
All temperature setting LEDs
are flashing
Temperature sensor defective, refrigerator works on mid
temperature setting
“HE1” is flashing
230V - Heating element defective
“HE2” is flashing
12V - Heating element defective
Troubleshooting
Before notifying the authorised Service Center, please check whether:
•
the instructions in section “Operating the refrigerator” have been observed.
•
the refrigerator stands level.
•
it is possible to operate the refrigerator with any available power source.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently.
Possible Cause
Action you can take
•
Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
•
•
Thermostat setting is too low.
•
Set thermostat to a higher level.
•
The condenser is heavily frosted.
•
Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly.
•
Too much warm food has been stored
inside within short period of time.
•
Allow warm food to cool down before
storage.
•
The appliance has been running for only
a short period of time.
•
Check whether the cooling compartment
works after approx. 4 - 5 hours.
•
Ambient temperatures too high.
•
Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
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Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
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Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in gas operation mode.
Possible Cause
Action you can take
•
Gas cylinder empty.
•
Change gas cylinder.
•
Upstream shut-off device closed.
•
Open shut-off device.
•
Air in the gas pipe.
•
Switch off the appliance and start again.
Repeat this procedure 3 - 4 times, if
necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 12V operation.
Possible Cause
Action you can take
•
On-board fuse defective.
•
Fit new fuse.
•
On-board battery discharged.
•
Check battery, charge it.
•
Engine not running.
•
Start engine.
•
Heating element defective. (please also
refer to failure indication).
•
Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 230V operation.
Possible Cause
Action you can take
•
On-board fuse defective.
•
Fit new fuse.
•
Vehicle not connected to mains supply
voltage.
•
Make a connection to a mains power
supply.
•
AES: Gas operation despite connection
to the mains supply voltage.
•
Appliance switches to gas operation due
to insufficient mains supply voltage
(automatically switches back to 230V
operation).
•
Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
•
Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
.
Technical data
Model. ................................................................. ………………………………………..... RM8555
Usable capacity, incl freezer compartment… ................................................................ 190 litres
Freezer compartment capacity…… .................................................................. ………... 35 litres
Electricity consumption / 24 hr……… ........................ …….... 3.2 kW (average at 25oC ambient)
Gas consumption / 24 hr……………… ....................... ………0.38 kg (average at 25oC ambient)
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TOILET
Your vehicle is fitted with a Dometic CTW
3050 cassette toilet which features a ceramic
inlay, a control panel with level indicator and
electric flush operation.
Using the Toilet
Cleaning
Before using the toilet for the first time, we
recommend cleaning the toilet on the inside
and outside. Use a soft cloth and lukewarm
water with a mild detergent. Then rinse the
surfaces with clear water.
Step 3
For regular cleaning, Dometic offers “Dometic
Quality Care”, an effective toilet cleaning
agent from the “Dometic Care” range which is
tailor-made for your toilet’s surface.
Maintenance
Regularly clean all seals on the toilet and
cassette tank. Carry out this cleaning every
month for frequest usage.
Step 4
Dismantling the cassette seal
Remove the cassette tank and place it on a
solid surface. Dismantle the entire blade, as
illustrated in the following five steps. A seal
can now be removed, cleaned or replaced.
Step 5
Step 1
Step 2
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Preparing cassette tank
Before you use the toilet for the first time:
1. Open the service door.
Fig 4
Fig 1
2. Unlock the cassette tank by pushing the
lock upwards (fig 1).
Fig 5
5. Fill a small amount of Dometic sanitary
additive into the cassette tank via the
spout (Fig 5).
Fig 2
3. Pull the cassette out to the stop and
remove it completely (fig 2).
6. Put the cassette back in and push it in
until it stops.
Note: Ensure that the tank can be smoothly
inserted. Do not use force!
7. The cassette tank lock shuts
automatically when inserted. But check
that the cassette tank is firmly attached.
8. Close and lock the service door.
Fig 3
4. Place the cassette tank in an upright
position and turn the pour out spout
upwards by approximately 90 deg (fig 3).
CAUTION: Avoid turning the spout by more
than 90 deg. as it may otherwise come loose
(Fig 4).
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Control Panel
Emptying the cassette tank
Empty the cassette tank when the level
indicator LED lights up.
The cassette tank has a capacity of 19L.
When LED 4 lights up, the tank is
approximately 80% full. This means that it
can be used only a couple of times.
1. Remove the cassette tank as described
previously.
2. Carry or wheel the holding tank to the
nearest authorised waste disposal point.
Fig 6
3. The cassette tank is provided with
wheels and a pull-out handle. To unlock
the handle, push in the button in middle
of the handle. Pull out the handle until it
stops.
1 = “Flush” button
2 = “Cassette tank removed” display
3 = “Fill fresh water tank” display•
4 = “Cassette tank 3/4 full” display
5 = “Cassette tank full” display
* not connected as a rule when using the on-board
tank.
Using the toilet
Fig 9
4. To bring the handle back into its original
position, press the handle’s unlock key
and push the handle back into the
cassette (fig 9, 1).
Fig 7
1. Run some water into the bowl by
pressing the flush button (Fig 7, 1).
Fig 8
2. Open the blade (fig 8, 2) and flush the
toilet after usage.
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5. Place the cassette tank in an upright
position and turn the emptying spout
upwards. Remove the cap from the spout
(fig 10).
Exchanging the fuse on the control panel
Fig 12
Lift the control panel with a suitable tool and
pull it out of the tank case or the wall (fig 12).
The fuse (automotive fuse 7.5A) is located on
the bottom side of the control panel.
Fig 10
Winter use
You can continue to use the cassette also in
winter, as long as the toilet and the cassette
are situated in a frost-protected location.
CAUTION: Avoid turning the spout by more
than 90 deg. as it may otherwise come loose.
6. Hold the cassette tank with one hand by
the handle (fig 11, 2). With the other hand
hold it at the blade handle (fig 11, 3) so
that you can operate the vent button (fig
11, 1) during emptying.
If this is not the case, empty the fresh water
tank, the cassette tank and the water pipes of
fresh water supply. This prevent damage due
to frost, see decommissioning below.
WARNING: Do not use anti-freeze agents.
Such agents can damage the sanitation
system.
Decommissioning
If you wish to decommission the toilet for long
periods of time, empty the fresh water tank
and the water supply system fully.
Fig 11
7. The vent button should only be pressed
once the emptying spout is pointing
downwards. The tank empties evenly and
without squirting.
8. After emptying, flush the cassette tank
thoroughly with water. Then make the
tank operational again as described
previously before inserting it in the toilet.
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•
Clean the toilet.
•
Press the flush button until there is no
remaining water left in the pipes.
•
Then empty the cassette tank and rinse it
thoroughly.
•
To allow the tank to dry, do not place the
cap back on the emptying spout of the
waste tank.
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ELECTRIC ENTRANCE STEP
AWNING
Your motorhome is fitted with an electrically
operated side step, which is operated by a
switch located adjacent to the entrance door..
If specified, your vehicle will be fitted with a
Thule Omnistor awning.
Note: When extending the step, hold the
switch until the step is completely extended.
NEVER MOUNT THE STEP IF RETRACTED
OR IF NOT FULLY EXTENDED, because
then the blocking is not working and the
motor can be damaged.
•
An awning is a sun and not a rain
protection. The awning should be closed
in case of storm, snowfall or heavy
rainfall.
•
The awning cannot be used without
putting out the support legs.
Caution: In the event of the rear step being
left extended, a buzzer, positioned behind the
dashboard, will sound (when the ignition is
switched on) - and the step will self-retract.
The step automatically retracts when the
ignition is switched on.
•
The fabric should not be rolled up wet for
long periods. It should be dried as soon
as possible.
•
Clean the awning using only water or
OMNI CLEANER.
Maintenance
User instructions
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
1) Adjust the crank
handle to the required
length.
General
2) Insert the crank
handle end into the
bayonet socket.
Consult manufacturers literature for further
maintenance details.
REVERSING CAMERA
A wide angle, colour reversing camera is
fitted to your vehicle, adjacent to the high
mounted rear stop lamp.
The monitor is clipped over the original
interior mirror and is automatically activated
when reverse gear is selected.
3) Turn the crank
handle anticlockwise to
unroll the
awning while
keeping the handle down. Note the
awning will only open after a couple of
turns.
Take care to avoid hard objects from
scratching the LCD surface of the screen.
4) Unroll a
maximum of 1m.
Then put out the
support legs
before unrolling
further.
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5) Slide the support legs out of the front
profile.
6) Adjust the support
legs to the
required height.
The fabric can be
tightened by
rolling up a little.
Note - Never put
out the support
legs so high that
the fabric jams
between the arms
and the box.
9) When raining, lower one side of the
awning so that water can run down the
fabric. Prevent the fabric from flying up in
a sudden gust by using the hold down kit
(optional).
LOCKED
10) The front profile locks automatically when
the awning is rolled up.
FREE
7) Fasten the support legs.
11) If you wish to fit leg mounting brackets to
the vehicle bodyside, consult your local
dealer or the Auto-Sleepers Service
Centre.
8) Install the tension rafter (on larger
models).
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preparation. The sink is fed by a chrome
mixer tap mounted to the right hand side of
the sink. Beneath the worktop are two
drawers, one of which contains a cutlery tray
and two cupboards.
INTERNAL LAYOUT
General
The Wiltshire and Wiltshire Duo are designed
to sleep up to four people, with a transverse
double bed in the front lounge utilizing the
inward facing setees, and either a fixed
double or two fixed single beds in the rear
bedroom.
The cupboard below the cooker contains the
red gas isolation tap for the cooker (other
isolation taps are under the bed in the
bedroom). For explanation of the symbols
used and the operation of these taps please
refer to page 7-8.
Cab Seats
Both the reclining cab seats have full forward
and rearward movement by releasing the
catch on the side of the seat and sliding it to
the required position. The passenger and
driver’s seat are fitted with a swivel
mechanism which is operated by a lever at
the side of the seat.
Above the kitchen area are storage lockers,
one of which contains the storage racks for
the crockery, which is supplied separately in
its own storage bag. Fitted to the bottom of
these lockers is an LED light over the sink
and a Dometic cooker hood above the
cooker.
Ensure that the seats are locked in the
forward facing position before travelling.
In the corner of the kitchen above the sink
are two 230V electrical sockets.
Accommodation Seating
These models feature nearside and offside
matching settees, with lift up bases giving
access to underseat storage. The backrests
are held in place with fabric strips, but can be
reclined to suit individual requirements.
On the nearside of the vehicle is the full
height Dometic absorption refrigerator/
freezer, with a microwave oven and storage
cupboard above.
Lounge Area
This seating area is not designed to have lap
belts fitted either during or after production.
The lounge area is located at the front of the
vehicle and comprises a pair of inward facing
settees which have slatted bases that lift up
to provide access to the underseat storage.
(In order to make lifting the seat base easier
it is recommended that the backrest is first
laid flat against the seat cushion). Under the
settee on the offside is located the electrical
control box with the switches and fuses,
accessible via the dropdown door on the
settee front panel. There are overhead
storage lockers in the lounge area, one of
which contains four wine glasses, and on the
underside of the lockers are fitted four
individually switched LED reading lamps.
Security
Passengers are reminded that it is a legal
requirement to wear the seatbelts provided
when the vehicle is in motion.
Table
On these models a large free standing table
with folding legs is provided. When needed
the legs should be folded out and locked in
place, before placing where required.
Caution: Always ensure that folding table
legs are firmly locked in place before using
the table. The table must be securely stowed
when the vehicle is in motion, and not left
standing on the floor.
Kitchen Area
The kitchen area is positioned on the offside
of the vehicle, and features a Thetford cooker
with three gas hobs and a 230V electric
hotplate. Adjacent to this is a stainless steel
sink concealed by a Chinchilla glass
chopping board which may be used for food
These can be dimmed using the push-push
switch on the lounge side of the kitchen unit.
Adjacent to the dimmer switch is a USB
charging point.
Background lighting throughout the vehicle is
provided by LED lights contained in the tops
of the overhead lockers, which also serve to
illumninate the inside of the lockers.
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Additional lighting is provided by three
individually switched LED lamps mounted in
the ceiling.
The outside wall has an opening window with
a flyscreen and concertina blind which may
be adjusted for privacy. Above the window is
a storage cupboard for toiletries etc.
A fire extinguisher is fitted beside the settee
adjacent to the entrance door.
A blown warm air duct is located near the
floor.
Bedroom
Storage
A separate bedroom is located at the rear of
the vehicle and features a fixed double bed in
the Wiltshire, or two fixed single beds in the
Wiltshire Duo. These may be hinged upwards
to give access to the heater, on the nearside,
and large storage spaces. One of these
storage areas is also accessible via a
lockable exterior hatch.
Storage is provided by the cupboards,
lockers and within the seat bases. Additional
storage is available in the overcab area and
also in the external underfloor locker on the
nearside of the vehicle. Access to the
nearside under bed storage is provided via
the lockable exterior hatch door.
Heavy items must not be stored in any
overhead locker, nor in any storage area from
which they could come free and cause injury
to the occupants of the vehicle. Ensure all
cupboards are securely fastened before
moving off (i.e. that the push buttons are in
the ‘locked’ position).
On the Wiltshire model, there is a large
double door wardrobe, with four drawers
below. The forward wardrobe gives access to
the TV aerial mast mechanism.
Adjacent to the wardrobe is a vanity unit, with
an illuminated mirror and storage cupboards
above and below.
Ensure any articles stowed below the cab
seats will not come loose when the vehicle is
being driven.
On the Duo model there is a hanging
wardrobe above each bed, with the TV aerial
equipment housed in the offside one.
Caravan Door
Overhead storage lockers are provided and
underneath these are fitted four individually
switched LED reading lamps, which may be
dimmed using the push-push switch on the
side panel of the bed. In the ceiling are a pair
of radio speakers and an individually
switched LED lamp.
A Hartal caravan door is fitted incorporating a
double glazed window with concertina blind
and is linked to the vehicle central locking
system.
Please note the warning against being locked
out on page 6-7.
Bathroom
The bathroom occupies the whole width of
the rear of the vehicle, and consists of an
electric flush toilet, a washbasin with mixer
tap and a separate shower cubicle with
folding doors.
Below the basin is a storage unit, and above
is a mirror with a overhead light for
illumination.
The shower features a chrome mixer tap and
shower head, and also a storage rack for
bottles etc. A plastic mat prevents damage to
the shower tray when not in use.
LED lights, individually switched, are fitted in
the ceiling, and an extractor fan fitted in the
shower is operated by the light switch.
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LOCATION OF KEY FACILITIES
Awning light switch
Bottom lefthand switch on control panel. Also
on keyfob
Controls for space/water heater
Above entrance door
Electric step switch
Bulkhead adjacent to entrance door
Electrical isolation switch for space/water heater
On electrical control unit front panel
Fuses, 12V DC
On electrical control unit front panel
Gas isolation taps
Under fixed rear bed and cupboard under cooker
Habitation (Leisure) battery
Under passenger seat
Main 12V control panel
Above entrance door
Main 12V switch for lighting
On control panel
Microwave oven isolation switch
On bulkhead at side of microwave oven
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)
On electrical control unit front panel
Radio rear speakers
Below overhead lockers in bedroom
(On/off switch in wardrobe)
Reading lights
Below lockers, all individually switched
Reading lights dimmer switch
One on lounge side of kitchen unit
One on side of nearside rear bed
Residual Current Device (RCD)
On electrical control unit front panel
Safe (when fitted)
Below nearside bed
Satellite de-coder point
Inside nearside overhead locker adjacent to door,
or inside nearside wardrobe on Duo
TV aerial socket
One on front bedroom wall
One on bulkhead adjacent to entrance door
USB charging socket
One on lounge side of kitchen unit
One on side of wardrobe adjacent to vanity unit,
or side of offside rear bed on Duo
Water heater safety/drain valve
Under fixed rear bed on nearside of vehicle
Water pump/filter
In freshwater tank
Water pressure adjustment valve
Under rear bed on nearside of vehicle
12V DC sockets
One on front bedroom wall
One on bulkhead adjacent to entrance door
230V AC sockets
Two in corner of kitchen above worktop
One on front panel of offside settee
One on front panel of nearside settee
One on side of nearside rear bed
One on side of wardrobe adjacent to vanity unit
or side of offside rear bed
One on exterior bodyside
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SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
Transverse double bed
Slide out the seat base of each inward facing
settee until they meet in the middle of the
vehicle. Use the backrest cushions and the
two infill cushions to fill the space created
between the base cushion and the side of the
vehicle.
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CUSHION PARTS LIST - WILTSHIRE
Item
Part No
Description/Cushion type
Qty
Notes
1
CS0171
CAB SEAT RH
1
-
2
CS0171
CAB SEAT LH
1
-
3
CS0372
OFFSIDE SEATCUSHION
1
-
4
CS0372
OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
1
-
5
CS0372
NEARSIDE SEAT CUSHION
1
-
6
CS0372
NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
1
-
7
CS0372
FIXED BED MATTRESS
1
-
8
-
-
-
-
9
CS0372
INFILL CUSHION
2
-
Qty
Notes
CUSHION PARTS LIST - WILTSHIRE DUO
Item
Part No
Description/Cushion type
1
CS0171
CAB SEAT RH
1
-
2
CS0171
CAB SEAT LH
1
-
3
CS0377
OFFSIDE SEATCUSHION
1
-
4
CS0377
OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
1
-
5
CS0377
NEARSIDE SEAT CUSHION
1
-
6
CS0377
NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
1
-
7
CS0377
OFFSIDE MATTRESS
1
-
8
CS0377
NEARSIDE MATTRESS
1
-
9
CS0372
INFILL CUSHION
2
-
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Air Conditioning
EQUIPMENT ARRANGEMENT
If specified, your vehicle will be fitted with a
Dometic FreshLight air conditioning unit in
the roof of the habitation area. This will
supply fresh and dehumidified air in summer
and warm air in winter. The temperature is
set by the user, and the system may be
operated by a remote control. For full
operating details please read carefully the
instructions supplied with the vehicle.
Windows and Ventilation
Double glazed acrylic windows are fitted as
standard to all lower caravan windows. These
top hinged windows allow excellent
ventilation and are secured by locking over
centre catches. They may be kept open in a
variety of positions by use of the ratchet. To
unlock the catch, depress the button in the
centre of the handle stays and turn.
Insulation
The top hinged acrylic windows must be
locked closed, or in their intermediate
travelling position, whilst the vehicle is in
motion.
Your vehicle is insulated largely in
polystyrene, a material with high insulation
qualities. This is used in the construction of
the floor, body sides, rear panel and ceiling,
and contributes greatly to the insulation
qualities.
Ventilation
Your vehicle is fitted with twoi Remis roof
lights, one in the lounge area and one in the
bedroom, and a Seitz Skyview is fitted above
the cab. The window in the roof mounted air
conditioning unit provides extra light in the
kitchen area.
Stainless Steel Sink and Drainer
The stainless steel sink and drainer should
only be cleaned with light detergent. Under
no circumstances should bleach be used
since this will react adversely with the
stainless steel and may cause small holes in
the metal. Immediately beneath the sink is a
slide-out cutlery drawer.
When the vehicle is being driven the roof
ventilators should be fully closed. Wind noise
may be reduced by closing the night blind.
WARNING: The roof ventilators are
designed to flow a certain amount of air
even when fully closed. Do not obstruct
them - your safety depends on them.
Extra Work Surface
Extra work surface is provided by a slide out
flap below the kitchen worktop, which is
retained in its stowed position by an internal
catch.
Remis Roof Light
The Remis roof lights incorporate a separate
sliding flyscreen and night blind which can
operate even if the ventilator is open. To open
the large roof light, release the handle and
wind until the required position is reached. To
open the smaller roof light, release the catch
and push upwards until one of the holding
positions is reached.
It is not recommended to travel with this
worktop extended, nor of course, with
anything on it.
Habitation Battery
The battery is a 110AH 12V, low
maintenance, leisure battery which should
only require attention at the annual habitation
service.
Seitz Roof Light
If a replacement habitation battery should be
required then it is important that the
replacement be of the same type and
specification as that originally fitted.
The Seitz roof light is operated by a rotating
handle, which means it can be opened to any
required position. It incorporates a separate
sliding flyscreen and night blind which can
operate even if the ventilator is open.
WARNING: Switch off all appliances and
lamps before connecting or disconnecting
the habitation battery.
SMOKING PROHIBITED
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Electronic Control System/Battery
Charger
A Sargent EC500 Power Control System is
fitted to your vehicle. It features a built in
intelligent ‘offline’ battery charger, a system
monitoring circuit and a digital control panel
with scrolling menus. For a full description of
this unit including operating instructions and
fault finding, refer to the Connection of
Services section.
Electrical - General
The 230V AC sockets fitted to your vehicle
are suitable only for medium demand
components such as televisions and
hairdryers. Safety/overload protection is
provided by the MCBs located under the
cover on the front of the electrical control
box.
An electrical interface adaptor box is located
on the bulkhead behind the driver’s seat.
This contains fuses and relays for systems
connected directly to the base vehicle
electrical system and these are unlikely to
require attention from the owner.
At least one 12V socket and one 5V USB
charging socket are provided with your
vehicle. For their locations, please refer to
the Location of Key Facilities Chart.
The mains hook up cable, provided as
standard, is stowed beneath the offside
settee.
Retrofit Options
Contact either your local Auto-Sleeper dealer
or the Motorhome Service Centre, Willersey
for further details.
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abrasive paper. For deep gouge type
scratches, where the paint or gel may have
been penetrated, you should first seek the
advice of your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
GENERAL
In order to keep your Auto-Sleeper in first
class condition, periodic maintenance will be
required to both the bodywork, windows,
upholstery and other parts of the conversion.
This maintenance should be carried out as
follows:
Cleaning Interior Plastics
Interior plastic parts, such as the shower and
wash basin, should only be cleaned with
warm soapy water, or non-abrasive cleaners
specified as being suitable for use on plastic
items.
Servicing
Servicing of the conversion is the
responsibility of your local franchised AutoSleeper dealer to whom all queries should be
referred. Your local base vehicle commercial
dealer should carry out servicing of the base
vehicle.
Removing Scratches from Acrylic
Windows
All windows, except the chassis cab and
Luton, are manufactured in acrylic. Over time
these become scratched and their clarity
impaired. An Acrylic Window Polish removes
unwanted scratches and blemishes leaving a
clear, haze free finish. Minor scratches can
be polished out directly.
GLASSFIBRE BODYWORK AND
ACRYLIC WINDOWS
General Cleaning
At regular intervals, you should wash the
fibreglass bodywork with a recognised
cleaner for use on fibreglass gel coats.
Should marks remain, use a cleaner with
chemical and abrasion agents formulated for
use on gel coats.
Recommended Materials
G3 Paste Compound: This is a cutting
compound and polish, recommended for use
on painted surfaces and GRP. It is ideal for
removing the traffic film that builds up on
glassfibre coachwork and not only restores it
to its former glory, but adds a high level of
polish as well.
Discolouration
Fading or discolouration of the gel coat is a
natural ageing process caused by ultraviolet
light. To overcome this, use a mild abrasive,
which removes a thin layer of the discoloured
surface. This will restore the bodywork to its
original colour and surface lustre. Since
discolouration develops gradually, it should
not be necessary to carry out this procedure
more than every three years. Frequent use of
abrasive materials can reduce the thickness
of the gel coat, to a potentially harmful extent.
G10 Extra Fine Grade Liquid: This is again
ideal for polishing surfaces and removes swirl
marks and very fine scratches. It is less
abrasive than G3 yet has the same polish
properties and cleans and restores
discoloured surfaces. It is ideal for use on
dark colours.
Black Top Hand Glaze: This is ideal for use
on stains, vinyls, body mouldings and
provides a long lasting high gloss finish. It is
resistant to car wash and abrasive solvents
and is easy to apply. Economical in use, only
a small amount is needed to give a very fine
finish.
Removing Scratches from Bodywork
Scratches can be removed from both gel and
painted surfaces. The method depends upon
the depth of the scratch, as care has to be
taken to avoid penetrating the paint or gel
coat. Very fine, hairline scratches can be
removed by rubbing across the line of the
scratch with rubbing compound. Slightly
deeper scratches should be lightly wet
sanded first using very fine (1200 grit or finer)
abrasive paper. Rubbing compound will then
remove the flatting marks created by the
Finishing Cloths: These are very fine grade
cloths, woven and thus easily washable that
are recommended by Farecia for use with
their materials.
The above can be purchased from our
Service Centre, Willerly (01386) 853511.
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UPHOLSTERY MAINTENANCE
STAINLESS STEEL
COMPONENTS
Cleaning
External
Upholstery should be brushed or vacuumed
regularly. Fabrics should be wiped every six
to eight weeks with a lint free cloth and fabric
cleaning fluid. Velour materials may be drycleaned.
In the event of discolouration of the stainless
steel ladder, this should be removed with TCut or any other mild abrasive and the
surface protected with WD40 or a similar
product.
Fabric Care
Internal
Fabric snags caused by sharp objects such
as toys, nails, etc., should be trimmed off
immediately. Never attempt to pull them off
since this could cause the snag to run.
Do not clean stainless steel fittings, i.e.
splash plate and sinks with bleach since this
reacts with the stainless steel and may lead
to corrosion.
Whenever possible, avoid exposing the
upholstery to direct sunlight which might
eventually cause the colour to fade.
Furniture
Furniture should be cleaned with a
proprietary furniture polish periodically. Any
watermarks that may occur on the hardwood
edging of the furniture units should be
removed by use of fine grade wire wool and
furniture wax.
Fabrics with a velour type pile finish will
develop crush marks in use - this is
unavoidable and does not affect the quality of
the product in any way.
Stain Removal
Heavy stains may need to be sanded out and
the edging re-polished with a proprietary
varnish (Ronseal etc.). The high gloss finish
is achieved by using wire wool and wax.
A proprietary dry cleaning fluid will remove
most household stains. However, stubborn
stains, such as coffee, wine or ice-cream
may need pre-treatment with a mild soap and
distilled water.
GAS INSTALLATION
Small marks in velour type fabrics can
usually be removed by stroking along the pile
using a small brush and warm water.
All gas vents and flue pipes should be
periodically checked for damage and should
be kept free from dirt.
We strongly recommend that before
commencing any treatment an inconspicuous
piece of material is tested for colourfastness
and shinkage. If in doubt, please contact a
professional dry cleaning company. Do not
apply cleaning solvents to velour piping,
otherwise the flock will be removed.
Blocking of vents or flues is extremely
hazardous and should be avoided at all
times.
Gas Appliance Igniters
It is advisable, periodically, to check visually
the igniters on hobs, grills and ovens are
sparking correctly.
Work Surfaces
Laminated work surfaces are fitted to the
tops of all furniture units. Whilst these are
hard wearing, hot pans should not be placed
directly on these surfaces, since damage
may result.
Annual Inspection
The gas installations should be inspected
annually by qualified personnel. If in doubt
contact your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
Modifications to the gas systems should not
take place unless carried out by qualified
technicians.
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SEAT RESTRAINTS
WINTERISATION
WARNING: In the event of any impact of
25 mph or over in which seat belts have
been worn, they must be replaced before
the vehicle is used again.
General
WATER SYSTEM
This section contains information on the
winterisation of your Auto-Sleeper,
particularly when you may wish to lay up your
vehicle for the winter months.
Fresh Water Tank
Water System
At regular intervals, and at least every three
months, the fresh water system should be
flushed through with fresh water. Furthermore
it is advisable that prior to using your AutoSleeper, the fresh water system is thoroughly
flushed with fresh water.
The water system should be fully emptied, by
opening the drain valve located adjacent to
the water heater (see heater section for more
details), and the drain taps on both the fresh
water tank and waste water tank left in the
open position. Likewise, all internal taps
should be left open and the water pump run
until the last traces of water have come out of
the taps. Take the vehicle for a short drive,
with all the drain taps open, in order to
remove the last drops of water from the tanks
and water system. Remove all sink plugs to
allow the water system to breathe.
Waste Water Tank
Since the waste water tank can hold foreign
matter, it should be regularly flushed with
fresh water. To prevent odours working back
through the shower and sink outlets, flush the
waste tank through with a small amount of
mild disinfectant.
Flush fully the waste water tank to remove
any excess debris and waste material. Flush
through again with disinfectant as part of the
final drain. Leave drain tap open.
Depending on the use of the waste tank, it is
possible that this will collect solid waste
matter, which in some instances may build up
and block the waste tank outlet tap. In this
case it will be necessary to drop the tank for
cleaning. Access is through a large diameter
fitting in the tank top. Once removed this will
allow the tank to be flushed out in an inverted
position and all solids removed.
Upholstery
We advise that any detachable upholstery is
removed and taken indoors during prolonged
winter storage, particularly detachable upper
bed mattresses and scatter cushions.
Curtains/Blinds
To prevent uneven bleaching, and possible
excess sunlight onto the furniture and fabrics,
we recommend that either the curtains or
blinds are left drawn.
Refrigerator
Leave the refrigerator door open, on its
intermediate lock position; this will allow the
refrigerator to breathe and prevent any
unpleasant odours in the storage department.
Ventilation
There is fixed upper and lower ventilation in
your Auto-Sleeper which is built-in in the
interests of safety. There is therefore no need
to leave any windows or roof ventilators ajar indeed the roof ventilators have sufficient
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fixed ventilation to allow the interior of the
vehicle to breathe satisfactorily.
Automotive
Follow the advice laid down by the base
vehicle manufacturer. In particular,
Exterior
Fit, where appropriate, winter covers to the
fridge ventilator grilles. Give your AutoSleeper a good wash and polish before
laying up, and apply a small film of protective
oil to the stainless steel roof rack, ladder and
any other external polished metal
components.
•
Secure the vehicle using chocks.
Release the handbrake to prevent the
brake linings from seizing on.
•
Increase the tyre pressure (by
approximately 2 bar above the standard
pressure) to prevent the tyres from
becoming flat.
WARNING: Do not exceed the
maximum pressure noted on the
sidewall of the tyre.
Electrical
Turn the electrical system off using the
‘Shutdown Switch’ on the front of the control
box (see diagram & ‘Activating the System’ in
section 7). This turns off all the leisure
electronics apart from any alarm and tracker
power feeds.
Alternatively, jack up the vehicle to relieve the
load on the tyres.
Mercedes recommend that if the vehicle is to
be parked up for a long period that the
vehicle electrical system is switched off at the
battery isolating switch. For full instructions
on the procedure, refer to the Mercedes hand
book supplied with the vehicle and look in the
index at the front of the book for the section
entitled ‘Battery/Isolating switch’. If this
advice is followed, bear in mind that the
remote central locking will not function,
although it will still be possible to unlock and
lock the doors manually using the key.
To maintain the vehicle battery in good
condition it is recommended that it is fully
charged prior to storage and then recharged
every 3 months. For full instructions, refer to
the Mercedes hand book and look in the
index for the section entitled ‘Battery/
Charging’
Windows
Open all windows fully. Check all window
seals are intact and shut firmly. Ensure locks
and over centre catches are applied as
appropriate.
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•
Cover the tyres to protect from sunlight,
as they will deteriorate rapidly in ultraviolet light. A light proof cover will help to
prevent cracking of sidewalls and
premature ageing.
•
Check coolant for antifreeze protection,
correct as required.
•
Check windscreen and headlamp
cleaning systems for antifreeze
protection, correct as required.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
TROUBLESHOOTING
The following are a series of fault finding charts to which you should refer in the event of
problems you may have regarding 230/12V, LPG and water. This should be used as a guide only,
and in the case of an electrical fault, where a fuse has blown or an MCB tripped out, the fault
must be located before replacing the fuse. If a fault is suspected with the LPG system, consult a
GAS SAFE registered technician.
If in doubt consult a qualified technician or your local Auto-Sleeper dealer.
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Habitation 12V does not
operate
Habitation battery not
charging
Battery does not hold its
charge
Cause
Main 20A fuse blown
Battery Discharged
Switch on control panel in off
position
Vehicle ignition ‘on’
Main 20A fuse blown
Relay fault
Contacts dirty/loose on
battery terminals
Poor earthing
Failed battery
Current being drawn
Battery discharges over a
short time with appliances
operating
No power to one or more
12V appliances
Lights dull/only one tube
illuminating
Water pump not operating
No power on 12V socket
outlet
Poor battery cell condition
Failed battery
Battery not fully charged
Circuit fuse blown
Low battery charge
Faulty light unit/tube
Switch on panel ‘off’
Pressure switch on pump not
operating
Fuse 4 blown
Fuse 9 blown
12V plug incorrectly
connected/wired
10-5
Remedy
Check/Replace
Recharge
Switch to on
Switch ‘off’ ignition
Check/Replace
Refer to dealer
Clean and check for tightness
Check earthing to chassis point
Change battery
Check all appliances are off
when not in use
Electrically test battery
Change battery
Fully recharge battery
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Check battery
Replace/Check
Switch it ‘on’
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Check plug
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART (continued)
Symptom
Water Heater not
operating/cuts out
Cooker ignition not operating
Fridge gas ignition not
operating
Fridge ignition switch flashes
but gas does not ignite
Ignition can be heard to be
sparking but no flashing on
fridge switch
Fridge does not operate on
12V when engine is running
Cause
Fuse 11 blown
Ignition control switch fault
Fault on fridge unit
Remedy
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Recharge battery
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Faulty fridge ignition switch
Refer to dealer
Fuse 3 blown
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Low battery charge
Unit fault
Fuse 11 blown
Spark unit fault
Fault on cooker unit
Fuse 11 blown
Fuse 7 in EM50 interface
box blown
Fault on fridge relay
Fault on fridge unit
230V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
230V system inoperative
RCD/MCB keeps tripping
out
Water heater does not
operate on 230V
Cause
No site power
RCD/MCB switches tripped out
Fault on 230V supply
Faulty appliance
Overload on current
consumption by appliance
No power
Overtemperature trip activated
Battery charger does not
operate
Refrigerator does not operate
on 230V
Cooker Hotplate not heating
up
Charger switched off
Switch on refrigerator
thermostat dial not ‘on’
Element fault
No power
10-6
Remedy
Check site supply
Reset circuit breakers
Check supply including polarity
Turn off all appliances, reset
circuit breakers, turn on
appliances until fault occurs.
Isolate faulty appliance
10A maximum available do not
use appliance
Switch on isolator switch/
check MCB is on
Reset thermal cut-out (refer to
operating instructions)
Switch on at control box/
check MCB is on
Check position of thermostat
dial
Refer to dealer
Check MCB is on
Check isolation switch in under
kitchen cupboard is on
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
LPG TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Appliance will not light
Cause
No gas
Appliance lights but goes out
immediately the FSD override
is released
Odour
Gas leak
Yellow flame
Orange flame
Floating flame
Remedy
Change the cylinder
Check isolation tap is open
Low battery (auto ignition)
Charge battery
Flame supervision device (FSD) Refer to dealer
is not functioning correctly
Lack of primary air. please note
yellow tipping to the flame is
normal
Particles of dust or dirt in the
mixing tube being carried
through the burner ports
Burner ports partically blocked
Lack of secondary air
Blocked retention ports
If in an oven
10-7
Turn off the gas at the isolation
tap and do not use the gas
system until the problem has
been rectified
In the event of a leaking cylinder,
contact the site warden and/or
the local gas supplier
Refer to dealer
Reduce the amount of dust in
air
Refer to dealer
Check all vents are clear (air
inlet to vehicle)
Check retention ports are clear
Check the flue way is clear
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
WATER TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Note: For more help with water pump issues, please refer to page 7-1 of this handbook.
Symptom
Continuous running of
water pump
Cause
No water
Major leak
Intermittent operation of water Minor leak in water system
pump
Water pump pressure release
valve reasserting itself
Water pump does not operate Fuse 4 blown
Water gauge does not
operate
No hot water (mains system)
No hot water (diesel system)
Slow drainage from
sink/shower tray
Tip-up handbasin slow to
drain
Unsatisfactory operation of
water pump
Remedy
Fill tank
Switch off immediately and
check system
Check push fit joints
No action - part of pump design
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Probe fault
Refer to dealer (check probe
connections)
Water heater tripped
Check and press re-set button
Heater module not lighting
Refer to dealer
Igniter not working
Check 12V switched on
Blocked breathers in waste tank Drop tank and clear breathers
Blocked drain hole
Remove basin and clear
Filter blocked
Clean filter
10-8
USEFUL INFORMATION
DATA RECORD
We suggest that you record key details in the spaces below should you
accidentally mislay your keys or other vital documentation.
Vehicle Type ....................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Model ..................................................................................................................................
Auto-Sleepers Production Number (i.e. J1234) ..............................................................................
(found in glove compartment on self adhesive label)
Keys ................................................................................................................................................
Ignition Key .....................................................................................................................................
Door Key (if applicable) ...................................................................................................................
Fuel Filler (if applicable) ..................................................................................................................
Water Filler ......................................................................................................................................
Gas Compartment Key ...................................................................................................................
Toilet Compartment Key ..................................................................................................................
Alarm Code (if fitted) .......................................................................................................................
AA/RAC/etc. Membership Number .................................................................................................
Radio Security Code .......................................................................................................................
Supplying Dealer Contact Number .................................................................................................
11-1
USEFUL INFORMATION
11-2
SERVICE DETAILS
RECOMMENDED ANNUAL
SERVICE CHECK FOR MOTOR
CARAVAN BODIES AND
CONVERSIONS
SECTION 1 - BODY MOUNTING
Body to Chassis
Examine all fixings retaining the body to the
chassis - this may be direct or through a subframe. Where practical, all fittings should be
checked to ensure they are all present and
correctly secured.
It is recommended that the annual service is
carried out by an approved motorhome
service centre.
Body to Cab
Introduction
Examine joint between body and cab for
signs of movement and soundness of sealing
media.
This entire section offers guidelines for the
checking of a motorhome’s habitation area
and to ensure continual compliance with
EN1646-1.
Body Retention (dismountables)
Check serviceability and tightness of body
retaining gear.
It does not cover any part of the base vehicle,
although there may be minor overlapping
(such as tyre pressures, cab seats, internal
lights, battery and windows) in a van
conversion. The base vehicle must be
serviced in accordance with the chassis
manufacturer’s instructions.
Check serviceability of body support struts
and mountings. (Note: whether it will be
necessary to demount the body to check the
body supports must be agreed between
dealer and customer).
SECTION 2 - WINDOWS
Reference should also be made to:
Windows
•
Any owner’s manual or equivalent
supplied with the vehicle by the
motorhome converter.
•
Appliance manufacturer’s instructions.
Check for satisfactory operation and closing.
•
Driver’s handbook or equivalent supplied
by the chassis manufacturer.
Check fixing of top hinge rail on top hung
windows.
Check window glazing rubber or sealing for
cracks and general condition.
A vehicle is accepted for service at the
dealer’s discretion.
Check for good weather seal when window is
closed and latched.
Any defects, repairs, adjustments, cleaning
or lubrication required will be noted on the
checklist. The customer’s approval will be
obtained before any work is done.
Check catches and stays for satisfactory
operation.
SECTION 3 - DOORS
EXTERNAL DOORS
Not all of the equipment mentioned in this
manual is fitted as standard to every
motorhome.
Not including base vehicle doors.
Security:
This guide is published as an aide memoir for
dealers. Any work carried out following the
check, and the sufficiency of the work in the
check itself, is subject to the contract
between the customer and the dealer.
12-1
•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched,
doors are held securely shut.
•
Check that the keys or internal latches
lock the doors correctly.
•
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the open position is satisfactory.
SERVICE DETAILS
Sealing:
Spare Wheel
•
Check all door seals for cracking and
general condition.
Remove spare wheel. Check for damage.
Check typre pressure.
•
Check correct closing to give a weathertight seal.
Check mounting frame for security to body
and for secure retention of spare wheel.
Childproof Lock:
Wheel Boxes
•
Check for damage, corrosion, water
seepage, signs of tyre scrubbing.
Where a door is fitted with a childproof
lock check that an appropriate warning
notice is fixed adjacent to the door.
Appropriate warning notices are available
from motorhome manufacturers.
SECTION 5 - ATTACHMENTS TO
BODY EXTERIOR
INTERNAL DOORS
Roof Lights
Security:
Check security, general condition, and that
sealing has not deteriorated.
•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched, the
door is held securely shut.
Roof Racks and Ladders
Check security to body and general
condition.
Safety:
•
Check roof for damage adjacent to rack.
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the closed position can be
operated from both sides to open the
door in an emergency.
Mouldings, Trims
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
SECTION 4 - ATTACHMENTS TO
CHASSIS OR UNDERBODY
Flue Terminals, Air Vents
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
Corner Steadies
Check that these are not blocked.
Check that attachments to chassis are
secure.
SECTION 6 - INTERNAL
Ensure steadies work freely and
satisfactorily.
Body Seepage Check
Examine for moisture/water staining of areas
under windows, at side of roof and at
corners, which could indicate water seepage
problems. A moisture meter should be used
where appropriate.
Lubricate screw to ensure correct operation.
Folding/Retractable Steps
Check that step pivots are satisfactory and
not worn. Check that, when closed, the
retaining mechanism holds the step securely.
If fitted, check device is working.
Furniture
Check furniture is securely fixed.
Underfloor Water Tank Mountings
Check door hinges, catches and stays for
satisfactory operation.
Check mounting frames are secure to body.
Any fastenings that require releasing to
remove the tank should be free of rust and
operate freely. (Removal, flushing, cleaning
and replacing of tanks will be carried out at
the prior request of the customer or will be
done subsequently with other work).
Dinette Seats/Beds
Check seat bases for security of fixings and
for damage.
Make up beds according to manufacturer’s
instructions and check for rigidity and safety.
12-2
SERVICE DETAILS
Upper Bunks
ADVICE TO USERS
Check there is a secure means of access to
upper bunks and that, where applicable,
protection against falling out and entrapment
is provided.
VENTILATION
Do not obstruct the ventilators which are
fitted; your safety depends on them.
Curtains/Blinds/Nets
IN CASE OF FIRE
Check track is secure and curtains draw
freely without snagging.
1. Get everyone out.
2. Turn off outside gas valve and/or oil
valve (if fitted).
Check blinds and/or nets for correct
operation.
3. Disconnect the mains electricity
supply.
Check flyscreens in roof lights and air vents.
Cab Seats
4. Raise the alarm and call the fire
brigade.
Where cab seats form part of the living area
and/or bed layout they should be checked for
security of attachment, smooth and easy
operation of seat slides, swivels and seat
back operation.
5. Tackle fire if safe to do so.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS
Children: Do not leave them alone.
Means of Escape: Make sure you know
the location and operation of the
emergency exits, keep all escape routes
clear.
Fire Extinguisher
Check condition and expiry date. If an
extinguisher is not fitted, inform the customer
of the advisability of such equipment
Combustible Materials: Keep them
clear of all heating and cooking
appliances.
Fire Blanket
Check position (should be near cooker).
Fire Fighting: Provide, at least, a 1kg
power fire extinguisher, that complies
with BS5423 by the main exit door, and
a fire blanket next to the cooker. Make
yourself familiar with the instructions on
your fire extinguisher and the fire
precaution arrangements on the caravan
park.
If one is not present, inform the customer of
the advisability of such equipment.
Advice to Occupiers/Warning Notice
Check presence and condition and advise
customers accordingly.
The wording and layout of the notice should
be set out as follows:
Portable or Open Flame Heating
Equipment
Check for its presence. The customer must
be advised against its use.
12-3
SERVICE DETAILS
Check cylinder compartment vents and gas
drop hole in floor are free from obstruction.
SECTION 7 - ELEVATING ROOFS
Lifting Mechanism
Check seals on internal doors.
Gas struts or spring struts should be checked
for corrosion (particularly on the piston rods
of gas struts), smooth operation when
operating roof up and down and to ensure
that they support the roof when fully up.
Hose and Piping
Check any flexible hose is of an approved
type. Check its condition and any evidence of
cracking.
Check attachment points of struts to body
and roof.
The maximum permissible hose length is
400mm, longer hoses should not be used.
The hose length is the length of the flexible
portion of the hose assembly. Do not use
external cylinders and or extension hoses.
Canvas side walls
Check for satisfactory attachment to body
and roof.
Check piping for condition, damage and
correct support.
Check for splits or holes, particularly at fold
lines.
Carry out an overall leak test.
Check that the canvas stows satisfactorily
when roof is lowered.
Appliances
(A waterproofing check will be done at the
request of the customer).
In general, the checking of gas appliances
can be divided into the following:
1. Cleaning.
Solid Side Wall
2. Operation of controls.
Check sides and end panels fold up and
down correctly, that they seal against each
other where appropriate and that retaining
mechanisms are satisfactory.
3. Correct flame structure.
4. Flues.
5. Flame failure device.
Check all hinges for security and freedom
from strain.
6. Security.
Locking of Roof
•
Cleaning
It is important to ensure that, when the roof is
in the travelling position, it is safely and
positively locked down. Any locking retaining
mechanism should be carefully examined.
Where apprpriate, remove cover(s) to
gain access to heat exchanger. Clean
away any fluff or foreign matter.
Reassemble and test. Clean flame
viewing window.
Controls
SECTION 8 - GAS SYSTEMS
•
Cylinders, Regulators and Feed Hoses
Establish that the cylinder and feed hose is
compatible.
Check that all knobs etc. work smoothly
and are secure on their spindles. If gas
taps require greasing to ease stiffness,
use only approved LPG grease. Check
that appliances can be brought into
service using the normal controls.
Since the introduction of BS EN1949 the gas
pressures for Butane (blue) cylinders and
propane (red) cylinders have been
harmonised across Europe. The gas system
pressure is now 30mbar for both gases.
Correct Flame Structure
The gas regulator is now fitted as standard
equipment by Auto-Sleepers. Your supplying
dealer will need to supply you with the correct
hose compatible with the cylinder to be fitted.
Refrigerator: With the refrigerator gas control
turned to maximum, the colour of the flame
should be predominantly blue.
•
12-4
Check that all pilot flames burn quietly
and clearly.
SERVICE DETAILS
Instantaneous Water Heating: The main
burner flame should be of even height and
blue in colour. A flame burning yellow will
allow sooting to occur.
Protection of adjacent surfaces:
•
Ovens: The oven flame should burn quietly
and be of even height, mainly blue/green in
colour. If the gas is propane, the flame will
normally develop yellow tips as the burner
heats up. If the gas is butane, a small amount
of yellow tipping will be seen immediately
after lighting, increasing as the burner heats
up.
Inspections:
•
Before operating the water system, a visual
check of the following items may show up an
obvious leak source...
Fresh Water Tank
General: A flame lifting away from the
burners is an indication of too high a
pressure, although it may happen with grill
burners whilst the frets are heating up. A
yellow flame will cause sooting and is an
indication of too low a pressure. Providing
the regulator and piping have been checked
and found satisfactory, the above faults
should not appear.
Check condition, fill tank and check for leaks.
Check the external filler and filler pipe to tank.
Check for satisfactory venting.
Check condition and presence of filler cap.
Waste Water Tank
Check drain tap is clear and working.
Check condition and presence of drain hose.
(The water tank will be drained, flushed,
cleaned and charged with a measure of toilet
fluid/disinfectant at the prior request of the
customer).
Flues:
Flues should be examined for security of
fixing and for correct attachment to
appliances and flue terminals. They
should be free from damage and
corrosion. Check for leakage of flue
gases into the vehicle.
Pump Filter
When applicable, remove filter and replace.
Check the in-line pump for security and
condition. Remove the submersible pump
from tank, check condition.
Flame Failure Device (FFD):
•
Where fitted, FFD should be checked to
ensure satisfactory operation. After the
appliance has been successfully
checked, allow time for the thermocouple
to cool. Attempt to relight the appliance
by turning it on wihtout pushing in the
gas control knob. (Do not override the
FFD). If appliance does not light, FFD is
satisfactory.
Check pump inlet and outlet are clear and not
obstructed.
Check delivery hose and electric cable are
secure and satisfactory.
System Check
Operate pump. Check all piping for leaks.
Operate taps and shower. If a hot water
system is fitted, it can be checked for leaks
etc., using cold water. (Note: Aerated water
from tap could be due to a leak on the
suction side of the pump).
Security:
•
It is recommended that inspections are
carried out by a qualified trained fitter
trained to GAS SAFE standards.
SECTION 9 - WATER SYSTEM
Grill Burners: It is normal for the flames on
this type of burner to develop yellow tips as it
heats up, particularly on butane.
•
Check that surfaces adjacent to open
flame cooking appliance have adequate
protection.
Check appliance is securely fixed to the
vehicle/furniture and will be free from
rattles. Where applicable, check that
water pipes are satisfactorily attached
with no sign of leakage.
Waste Water System
With water running through the drain pipes,
12-5
SERVICE DETAILS
check for leaks and satisfactory draining of
water from sinks etc.
SECTION 11- VENTILATION
High Level
Couplings and Fluids
Check all high level ventilators, including roof
lights, are free from obstruction and allow a
free flow of air.
Check that the appropriate markings are
used - blue for fresh water, grey for waste
water. Ensure a sealing off cover is supplied
for each coupling.
Low Level
Check all low level ventilators are free from
obstructions and allow a free flow of air. If the
ventilator is manually adjustable then ensure
the mechanism is free and operating
correctly.
Check that filler positions are designated
“petrol”, “diesel” or “water” as appropriate.
Toilet Waste Tank
Check that any fixed tank intended to receive
discharge from a toilet is fitted with either a
level or full indicator.
SECTION 10 - ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS
Extra Low Voltage 12 Volts (excluding
vehicle)
Battery/ies:
•
Check battery/ies for condition.
•
Check connections, wires, fuses and
relays appertaining to the habitation
electrics.
Wiring:
•
Examine all visible wiring.
•
Check all connections and joints are
sound and satisfactory.
Fuses/Fuse Holders:
•
Ensure that fuses and fuse holders used
to protect the habitation electrics are
satisfactory and that fuse ratings are
compatible with the circuit appliances
being protected.
Appliances:
•
Inspect all appliances for damage, signs
of overheating and secure fixing.
Function test all appliances.
Mains 230 Volt System
It is recommended that the inspection and
certification of the 230 volt system be carried
out by a qualified electrician who is an
approved contractor of the NICEIC (National
Inspection for Electrical Installation
Contracting) or a member of the Electrical
Contractors Association.
12-6
SERVICE DETAILS
You will see also that we check that key
components are serviceable (fire
extinguishers etc) and furthermore that
where appropriate, items are lubricated and
checked for serviceability.
AUTO-SLEEPERS SERVICE
CENTRE ANNUAL HABITATION
CHECK
Introduction
It is recommended that every 12 months the
habitation side of your motorhome is
inspected by qualified technicians. Attached
to this brief, is a list of all the points that are
checked.
A few customers are of the belief that this
check includes rectification of faults. It is
stressed that this is not the case, the annual
service is a check only of the habitation
aspect of the motorhome.
If faults are found, the technician will advise
you, the customer, of the fault and the
recommended course of action to resolve
this.
Servicing is not included in this check.
All facilities are run and tested through their
operational envelope. For example, the flame
propagation on the refrigerator and other
main gas appliances (where visible) is
checked. If the flame is burning a wrong
colour or burning too far from the jet, we
again advise you, the customer, as to how
this should be rectified.
We also recommend and are only too happy
to arrange for the refrigerator of your AutoSleeper to be checked here at the Service
Centre by a qualified Dometic engineer. In
this instance we call upon Leisure Appliances
and Repairs of Hereford who come, by
appointment, to carry out the necessary
work.
The only component that is changed during
the course of the annual check is the flexible
gas hose, the hose that leads from the
bulkhead fitting in the gas compartment to
the gas regulator.
A further aspect of the test is a gas pressure
test.
12-7
SERVICE DETAILS
MOTOR CARAVAN ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE CHECK
CHECK SHEET
CUSTOMER COPY
A Class
Coachbuilt
High top conversion
Elevating Roof
Dismountable
Vehicle Reg. Mark
Make & Model
Year of Manufacture
Recorded Mileage
CHECK ITEM
Manual
SECTION 1: BODY MOUNTING
BODY TO CHASSIS
BODY TO CAB
BODY RETENTION
SECTION 2: WINDOWS
WINDOWS
SECTION 3: DOORS
EXTERNAL
INTERNAL
SECTION 4: CHASSIS
CORNER STEADIES
FOLDING STEP
WATER TANK MOUNTS
SPARE WHEEL
WHEEL BOXES
SECTION 5: BODY EXTERIOR
ROOF LIGHTS
ROOF RACK AND LADDER
MOULDINGS AND TRIM
FLUE TERMINALS, AIR VENTS
SECTION 6: INTERNAL
SEEPAGE CHECK
FURNITURE
DINETTE SEATS/BEDS
CURTAINS, BLINDS, NETS
CAB SEATS
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
FIRE BLANKET
WARNING NOTICE
HEATING EQUIPMENT
12-8
OK
Remarks - Advice to Customers
SERVICE DETAILS
CHECK ITEM
Manual
OK
SECTION 7: LIFT UP ROOFS
LIFTING MECHANISM
CANVAS SIDE WALLS
SOLID SIDE WALLS
LOCKING
SECTION 8: GAS SYSTEM
CYLINDERS & REGULATOR
HOSE & PIPING
APPLIANCES
SECTION 9: WATER SYSTEM
FRESH WATER TANK
WASTE WATER TANK
FILTER PUMP
SYSTEM CHECK
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
COUPLINGS & FLUIDS
SECTION 10: ELECTRICS
12 VOLT SYSTEM
BATTERIES
WIRING
FUSES, FUSE HOLDERS
APPLIANCES
MAINS 230 VOLT SYSTEM
SECTION 11: VENTILATION
HIGH LEVEL
LOW LEVEL
DEALER:
SIGNED:
DATE:
12-9
Remarks - Advice to Customers
SERVICE DETAILS
12-10
INDEX
A
R
Annual Service Checks .................................... 12-1
Awnings ............................................................. 6-1
Refrigerator/Freezer ......................................... 9-15
Reversing Camera ........................................... 9-26
Roof Rack Bars & Ladder .................................. 3-1
B
S
Bed assembly .................................................. 9-35
Blinds ................................................................. 9-7
Safety ................................................................. 6-1
Air Bags ........................................................ 6-1
Awnings ........................................................ 6-1
Children ........................................................ 6-1
Fire Extinguishers ......................................... 6-1
In case of fire ................................................ 6-1
Ventilation ..................................................... 6-1
Seat Swivel ........................................................ 4-2
Seating ................................................... 9-34, 9-36
Site Regulations ................................................. 5-1
Siting your Motorhome ....................................... 5-1
Smoke Alarm ...................................................... 6-3
Step, Electric .................................................... 9-26
C
Cleaning
General ....................................................... 10-1
Stainless Steel ............................................ 10-2
Upholstery ................................................... 10-2
Codes of Conduct .............................................. 2-1
Cooker ............................................................... 9-1
Cycle Rack ......................................................... 4-1
D
Data Record ..................................................... 11-1
T
E
Electricity ..........................................................
Instructions for Electricity Supply ................
Overseas Connection .................................
Electronic Control System ................................
Equipment Arrangement .............. 9-29, 9-30,
Technical Data ................................................... 8-1
Television & Aerial .............................................. 9-7
Toilet
CTW 3050 Model ........................................ 9-22
Troubleshooting Chart ...................................... 10-5
7-10
7-10
7-11
9-40
9-39
V
F
Ventilation .......................................................... 6-1
Fan, Extractor .................................................... 9-6
W
G
Gas ....................................................................
Gas Bottles ...................................................
Gas Safety Advice ........................ 7-4, 7-6,
Gas System .......................................................
Warranty ............................................................. 1-4
Water System ..................................................... 7-1
Weight & Dimension Data .................................. 8-3
Weights .............................................................. 8-1
Wheel Changing ................................................ 4-1
Wheel, spare ...................................................... 4-1
Winterisation .................................................... 10-3
Wiring Diagram
12V/230V .................................................... 7-33
7-4
7-4
7-8
7-4
I
Internal Layout ................................................. 9-28
L
Levelling ............................................................. 5-1
Loading of Weight .............................................. 3-1
Location of Facilities ........................................ 9-32
M
Microwave .......................................................... 9-1
P
Parts List .......................................................... 9-38
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NOTES
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