Sunstar 26HE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 1
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 1-1
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .............................................................................................. 1-1
Pre-Delivery Inspection .................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................................................................................................... 1-2
Service and Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................................. 1-2
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ................................................................................. 1-3
Vehicle Certification Label ............................................................................................................... 1-4
Specifications and Capacities ........................................................................................................... 1-5
Owner and Vehicle Information ....................................................................................................... 1-6
General Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 2-1
Driving Safety ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Fuel and Propane Gas ....................................................................................................................... 2-1
Propane Gas Leaks ............................................................................................................................ 2-2
Propane Gas Leak Detector .............................................................................................................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Warning .............................................................................................................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................................................................................................. 2-3
Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 2-4
Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................................... 2-5
Electrical ........................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Loading ............................................................................................................................................. 2-5
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Emergency Exits ............................................................................................................................... 2-6
Slideout Rooms ................................................................................................................................. 2-7
Roof .................................................................................................................................................. 2-7
Formaldehyde Information ............................................................................................................... 2-7
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motor Home ........................................................................................... 2-7
Roadside Emergency ........................................................................................................................ 2-8
Jump Starting .................................................................................................................................... 2-9
Engine Overheat ............................................................................................................................... 2-9
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME 3
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
Seat Belts .......................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Child Restraints ................................................................................................................................. 3-3
Keys .................................................................................................................................................. 3-3
Rearview Monitor System ................................................................................................................ 3-4
Mirrors – Power Electric ................................................................................................................... 3-4
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Brake-Shift Interlock ........................................................................................................................ 3-5
Park Brake – Foot Pedal ................................................................................................................... 3-5
Tow/Haul Transmission Mode ......................................................................................................... 3-5
Map Light Switch ............................................................................................................................. 3-6
Hazard Warning Flashers .................................................................................................................. 3-6
Battery Boost Switch ........................................................................................................................ 3-6
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) .................................................................................. 3-6
Radio Power Switch .......................................................................................................................... 3-7
Radio – In-Dash ................................................................................................................................ 3-7
Front Service Access ........................................................................................................................ 3-7
Engine Access – Interior ................................................................................................................... 3-8
Engine Cooling System .................................................................................................................... 3-9
Tires .................................................................................................................................................. 3-9
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance .......................................................................................... 3-9
Lights .............................................................................................................................................. 3-10
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash Automotive 12-Volt .................................................. 3-10
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS 4
Refrigerator ....................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment ....................................................................................... 4-2
Range and Oven ................................................................................................................................ 4-2
Microwave Oven ............................................................................................................................... 4-4
Range Hood ...................................................................................................................................... 4-4
Systems Monitor Panel ..................................................................................................................... 4-4
Water Heater – Gas ........................................................................................................................... 4-5
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve .................................................................................................. 4-6
Propane Gas Furnace ........................................................................................................................ 4-7
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ............................................................................................. 4-7
Air Conditioner Filter ....................................................................................................................... 4-8
PROPANE GAS 5
Propane Gas Supply .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ................................................................................................ 5-2
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ........................................................................................... 5-3
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ....................................................................................................... 5-4
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ............................................................................................ 5-5
ELECTRICAL 6
Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-1
External Power Cord ......................................................................................................................... 6-1
Power Center ..................................................................................................................................... 6-3
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ............................................................................................ 6-4
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-4
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ....................................................................................................... 6-4
Electrical Generator – 120-Volt ........................................................................................................ 6-5
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Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ............................................................................................ 6-6
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch ......................................................................................... 6-6
Battery Access .................................................................................................................................. 6-7
Battery Care ...................................................................................................................................... 6-7
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – House 12-Volt DC ............................................................................. 6-9
PLUMBING 7
Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................................... 7-1
Water Pump ...................................................................................................................................... 7-2
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ............................................................................................ 7-4
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ......................................................................................................... 7-5
Toilet ................................................................................................................................................. 7-5
Drainage System (P-Traps) ............................................................................................................... 7-6
Waste Water System ......................................................................................................................... 7-6
WaterLine & Tank Drain Valves ...................................................................................................... 7-7
Water Heater Bypass and Antifreeze Siphon Valves ....................................................................... 7-8
Winterizing Procedure ...................................................................................................................... 7-8
Water System Drain Valve Locations ............................................................................................ 7-13
ENTERTAINMENT 8
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock .................................................................................................. 8-1
TV Antenna - Digital ........................................................................................................................ 8-1
TV Signal Amplifier ......................................................................................................................... 8-2
Cable TV Connection ....................................................................................................................... 8-2
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS 9
Lounge Chair - Swivel ...................................................................................................................... 9-1
Sleeping Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 9-1
Dinette/Bed Conversion .................................................................................................................... 9-1
Roller Shades .................................................................................................................................... 9-2
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ......................................................................................................... 9-3
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING 10
Slideout Room Keylock .................................................................................................................. 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ............................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .............................................................................. 10-2
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) ..................................................................................... 10-3
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) ....................................................................................... 10-4
General Slideout Care ..................................................................................................................... 10-5
Leveling System ............................................................................................................................. 10-6
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ........................................................................................................ 10-7
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE 11
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .............................................................................. 11-1
Roof ................................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Undercarriage .................................................................................................................................. 11-1
Exterior Finish ................................................................................................................................ 11-2
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Exterior Graphic Care ..................................................................................................................... 11-3
Plastic Parts – Cleaning .................................................................................................................. 11-3
Exterior Lights ................................................................................................................................ 11-4
Interior Soft Goods ......................................................................................................................... 11-4
Ceiling Fabric Care ......................................................................................................................... 11-6
Cabinetry – Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 11-7
Tables and Countertops .................................................................................................................. 11-7
Galley Sink ..................................................................................................................................... 11-7
Range and Refrigerator ................................................................................................................... 11-7
Vinyl Flooring ................................................................................................................................. 11-7
Bathroom ........................................................................................................................................ 11-8
Doors and Windows ........................................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ........................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal ............................................................................................................ 11-9
Chassis Service and Maintenance ................................................................................................. 11-10
Coach Maintenance Chart ............................................................................................................. 11-11
MISCELLANEOUS 12
Loading the Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ 12-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ..................................................................................................... 12-1
Car or Trailer Towing ..................................................................................................................... 12-3
Trailer Wiring Connector ................................................................................................................ 12-4
Towing Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 12-4
Entry Step – Electric ....................................................................................................................... 12-5
Windows ......................................................................................................................................... 12-6
Power Roof Ventilator .................................................................................................................... 12-7
Power Awning ................................................................................................................................ 12-7
Storage Compartment Doors .......................................................................................................... 12-8
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .................................................................................................... 12-8
SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This operator’s manual was prepared to aid
you in the proper care and operation of the
vehicle and equipment.
Please read this manual completely to
understand how everything in your coach works
before taking it on its “maiden voyage”. In
addition, please become familiar with the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: This manual describes many features of
your motorhome and includes
instructions for its safe use.
This manual, including photographs and
illustrations, is of a general nature only.
Some equipment and features described
or shown in this manual may be
optional or unavailable on your model.
Because of Winnebago Industries®’
continuous program of product
improvement, it is possible that recent
product changes and information may
not be included.
The instructions included in this manual
are intended as a guide, and in no way
extend the responsibilities of Winnebago
Industries beyond the standard written
warranty as presented in this manual.
The descriptions, illustrations, and
specifications in this manual were
correct at the time of printing. We reserve
the right to change specifications or
design without notice, and without
incurring obligation to install the same
on products previously manufactured.
The materials in your InfoCase contain
warranty information and operating and
maintenance instructions for the various
appliances and components in your motorhome.
NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and
manuals for the various appliances and
components have been incorporated into
the Operator’s Manual Supplement for
your convenience.
Please read the FAQ in Section 1 of the
Operator’s Manual Supplement for more
details.
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is
made to the vehicle chassis manual that is
provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on
which this motorhome is built.
Consult the chassis manual for operating,
safety, and maintenance instructions pertaining
to the chassis section of the motorhome.
SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN
THIS MANUAL
Throughout this manual, certain items are
labeled Danger, Warning, Caution, Notice, or
Note. These terms alert you to precautions that
may involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to
your personal safety. Read and follow them
carefully.
DAN G E R
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious personal injury.
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Congratulations! We welcome you to the
exciting world of motorhome travel and
camping. You will find it convenient and
enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and
still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you
choose to go. Your motorhome has been
carefully designed, engineered, and
manufactured to provide years of enjoyment.
Before sliding into the driver’s seat, please
become familiar with operations and features. In
addition, spend some time with the dealer when
you take delivery to learn all you can about your
new motorhome.
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WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious personal injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate personal
injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not
related to personal injury.
NOTE: A “Note” is not necessarily safetyrelated, but indicates a recommendation
or special point of information that could
assist in understanding the use or care of
a feature item.
PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
This motorhome has been thoroughly
inspected before shipment. Your dealer is
responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all
motorhome components.
As a part of the pre-delivery inspection
procedure, the dealer is responsible for road
testing the motorhome, noting, and correcting
any problems before delivery.
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FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front
suspension and steering alignment checked and
adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle
according to your needs. Thereafter, have
alignment inspected periodically to maintain
vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven
tire wear.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Your dealer will be glad to provide any
additional information you need, as well as
answer any questions you might have about
operating the equipment in your coach. When it
comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality
maintenance and any other assistance that you
may require during your ownership of this
vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling,
you may take your vehicle to any authorized
Winnebago Industries® dealership and request
their assistance.
See the Service Dealer Directory in your
InfoCase.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago
Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or
Winnebago Industries®.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
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or go to their website at http://www.safercar.gov
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the NHTSA website
at http://www.safercar.gov
OCCUPANT AND CARGO
CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL
This label is affixed in the driver’s area next to
or near the Vehicle Certification Label. It
contains vehicle occupant and cargo carrying
capacity along with the number of seat belt
positions in the vehicle. The label also provides
the weight of a full load of water and advises that
this weight, along with the tongue weight counts
as cargo.
If any weight exceeding 45.4 kg (100 lbs.) is
added to your coach between final vehicle
certification and first retail sale, the occupant and
cargo carrying capacity must be corrected and a
label similar to the one shown below will be
affixed inside your coach.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label is affixed to the lower driver side armrest panel, driver door, or the driver side door jamb,
depending on model. It contains vehicle identification numbers and other important reference information.
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago
Industries®.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total
permissible weight of the vehicle, including
driver, passengers, total cargo carried
(including all liquids), and equipped with all
options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front and rear axles
(listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements. When
replacing any of the tires on your vehicle,
always replace with a tire that meets these
specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims
recommended to meet handling and safety
requirements. When replacing any of the rims
on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at
Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended
(while cold) for the tires originally equipped
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on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be
maintained to assure proper handling, safety,
and fuel economy.
9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or
Dual as it relates to the inflation.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by
Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motorhome is built. The 10th digit of the VIN
designates the chassis model year. (C=2012,
D=2013, etc.). This information is useful
when ordering chassis repair parts.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motorhome. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement
cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
14. Winnebago® model year and series/family
name.
15. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
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SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
26HE
®
Ford F53
16,000 lb.
Chassis with
19.5" Tires
16N
Itasca Sunstar
Feature Number
Length
26' 11.1"
Exterior Height
Exterior Width
1
12' 1"
2
Exterior Storage
8' 5.5"
3
115 cu. ft.
Awning Length
19
Interior Height
6' 8"
Interior Width
8' 0.5"
Freshwater Tank Capacity
4
54 gal.
Water Heater Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity - Black
6 gal.
4
Holding Tank Capacity - Gray 4
Propane Capacity
Wheelbase
5
43 gal.
38 gal.
18 gal.
158"
GVWR
16,000 lbs.
GAWR - Front
6,500 lbs.
GAWR - Rear
11,000 lbs.
GCWR
6
Fuel Capacity
23,000 lbs.
80 gal.
Notes:
All measurements are based upon the most recent data available. See your dealer for specifications.
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The height of each model is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight of a typically
equipped unit. The actual height of your vehicle may vary by several inches depending on chassis or equipment variations.
Contact your dealer for further information.
2
Floorplans feature a wide-body design - over 96". You should be aware that some states restrict access on some or all state
roads to 96" in body width. You should confirm the road usage laws in the states of interest to you.
3
The load capacity of your motor home is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space
when loading your motor home.
4
Capacities are based on measurements prior to tank installation. Slight capacity variations can result upon installation.
5
Capacities shown are the tank manufacturer's listed water capacity (W.C.). Actual filled propane capacity is 80% of listing due
to overfilling prevention device on tank.
6
Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR,
and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Refer to the chassis operator's manual of your motor home for further towing
information.
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OWNER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION
OWNER INFO
Owner’s Name(s) __________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Motorhome Model Number __________________________________________________________
Motorhome Serial Number ___________________________________________________________
Chassis Vehicle Identification No. (VIN) ________________________________________________
Vehicle Mileage at Delivery __________________________________________________________
Selling Dealer Name ________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES® DEALER /SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
CHASSIS SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
RV INSURANCE POLICY
Company _________________________________________________________________________
Policy Number ____________________________________________________________________
Agent______________________________________________Phone ________________________
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Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure all passengers have seat belts
fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips
and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be
positioned snug over the shoulder.
For pregnant women: Never place the
shoulder belt behind your back or under your
arm. Adjust the lap belt across your hips/
pelvis, and below your belly. Place the
shoulder belt across your chest (between your
breasts) and away from your neck.
Child restraints should be installed properly
according to manufacturer’s instructions. See
“Child Restraints”.
All moveable or swiveling seats should be
placed and locked in travel position while the
vehicle is moving.
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation.
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a
vacation or any extended trip.
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Use care when accelerating or decelerating on
a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can
cause skidding and loss of control.
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout room
extended.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the
brakes may affect stopping distance or cause
the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake
operation in a safe area to be sure they have
not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if
a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or
performance of your vehicle. Refer to your
chassis manual for complete and related
information on driving your vehicle.
FUEL AND PROPANE GAS
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GENERAL WARNINGS
All pilot lights, appliances, and their
ignitors (see operating instructions)
shall be turned off before refueling of
motor fuel tanks and/or propane
containers. Failure to comply could
result in death or serious injury.
DRIVING SAFETY
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Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while
the vehicle is moving.
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
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WARNING
Propane gas containers, gasoline, or
other flammable liquids shall not be
placed or stored onboard the vehicle
because a fire or explosion may result.
Propane gas containers are equipped
with safety valves, which relieve
excessive pressure by discharging gas
to the atmosphere. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or propane gas tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and the door is latched
securely.
Never connect natural gas to the propane gas
system.
When lighting range burners, do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to
escape before lighting match.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Propane gas regulators must always be
installed with the diaphragm vent facing
downward. Regulators are equipped with a
protective cover. Make sure that the regulator
vent faces downward and that the cover is kept
in place to minimize vent blockage, which
could result in excessive gas pressure causing
fire or explosion.
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliance(s) avoids dangers of asphyxiation. It is
especially important that cooking appliances not
be used for comfort heating, as the danger of
asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is
used for long periods of time. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
PROPANE GAS LEAKS
Check propane gas system for leaks yearly, or
as necessary.
The following procedures are noted on a label,
located in the vehicle near the range area. If you
smell gas within the vehicle, quickly and
carefully perform the procedures listed.
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
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Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights, and
all smoking materials.
• Do not touch electrical switches.
• Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or
gas supply connection.
• Open doors and other ventilating openings.
• Leave the area until odor clears.
• Have the propane system checked and leakage
source corrected before using again.
Failure to comply could result in death or
serious injury.
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PROPANE GAS LEAK
DETECTOR
Your coach is equipped with a Propane Gas
Leak Detector, similar to the one shown below.
The leak detector sounds an alarm if an unsafe
amount of propane gas is present inside the
coach.
battery during storage periods when the house
battery will not be charged regularly by the
engine or shoreline.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for further instructions.
CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
Propane Gas Leak Detector
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD: DO NOT use an
open flame to test for gas leaks. When
testing for gas line leaks with a soapy
water solution, DO NOT use a detergent
containing ammonia or chlorine. These
substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas lines,
resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
Death or serious injury can result.
Power Connection
The Propane Gas Leak Detector is powered by
the house batteries. If the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch is shut off or the battery cable
is disconnected from the batteries, the alarm will
not work. The Propane Gas Leak Detector fuse or
circuit breaker is located in the 12-volt house
electrical load center.
Because the Propane Gas Leak Detector is
connected to the house battery, it is always
drawing a small amount of current. Even though
this current draw is slight, it could drain the house
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas.
Death or serious injury can result.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly
maintained engine exhaust and ventilation
system. It is recommended that the exhaust
system and body be inspected by a qualified
motorhome service center:
• Each time the vehicle is serviced for an oil
change.
• Whenever a change in the sound of the
exhaust system is noticed.
• Whenever the exhaust system, underbody, or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves, or other obstructions
at all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED
VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR
AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle into or out of the
area.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm (located on the ceiling in
the bedroom area.) The CO Alarm is powered by
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a 9-volt battery and has a sensor that is designed
to detect toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes
resulting from incomplete combustion of fuel. It
will detect CO gas from any combustion source
such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water heater,
refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric
generator engine.
SMOKE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Smoke Alarm
(located on the ceiling in the lounge area.) The
Smoke Alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery and
has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke.
Press button to test
Push button
to test
Smoke Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
The following label is affixed to the Smoke
Alarm.
WARNING
Failure to replace this product by the
“REPLACE BY DATE” printed on the
alarm cover may result in death by
Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase
for further information.
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Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for further instructions.
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FIRE EXTINGUISHER
ELECTRICAL
A dry chemical Fire Extinguisher is located
near the main entrance door.
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Fire Extinguisher
(Typical installation - your coach may
vary according to model and floorplan)
We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the Fire Extinguisher and in the
information supplied in your InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the Fire
Extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
recommendations as stated on the label.
If the charge is insufficient, the Fire
Extinguisher must be replaced.
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NOTICE
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents,
which would render the unit inoperative
when needed. When using the fire
extinguisher, aim the spray at the base of
the fire.
Replacement
If for any reason you must replace the Fire
Extinguisher, the replacement must be the same
type and size as the one originally supplied in
your coach. We recommend obtaining a
replacement only from your Winnebago
Industries® dealer or a reliable RV parts supplier.
Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Do not use any electrical device that has had
the ground pin removed.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
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Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop.
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals (See
“Loading the Vehicle” in Section 12 Miscellaneous).
Never load the motorhome in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating of the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
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MAINTENANCE
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Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check
coolant level visually at the see-through
coolant reservoir.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle, such as radial, bias, or
belted tires, as vehicle handling may be
affected. Replace tires with exact size, type,
and load range.
Refer to your chassis manual for complete
maintenance precautions and
recommendations.
Using Slider Windows As An
Emergency Exit
Some coaches are required to have a slider
window was an alternate exit. This window will
be marked EXIT and have a red-handled latch.
Most slider windows along the side of any
motorhome can also be used as an alternate
emergency exit, should the need arise.
To use slider windows as an exit:
• Lift window latch UP.
• Slide the window open.
• Either slide the screen open or push the screen
material out, depending on window
construction.
EMERGENCY EXITS
Escape Window
The bedroom escape window is secured by
two red safety latches on each side of the
window.
To open, lift both latches UP, then push
outward near the bottom of the window.
Slider Window Latch
(Lift latch UP and slide window open)
-Typical View
Bedroom Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latches UP and
push window OUT for emergency exit)
-Typical View
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS
WARNING
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage due
to room activation.
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or
retracting. Do not occupy the slideout
room while it is being extended or
retracted. Failure to observe can result in
death or serious injury.
ROOF
WARNING
Stay off roof. Roof surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
FORMALDEHYDE
INFORMATION
Some of the materials used in this recreational
vehicle emit formaldehyde. Eye, nose, and throat
irritation, headache, nausea, and a variety of
asthma-like symptoms, including shortness of
breath have been reported as a result of
formaldehyde exposure. Reaction to
formaldehyde exposure may vary among
individuals. Elderly persons and young children,
as well as anyone with a history of asthma,
allergies, or lung problems may be at greater risk.
Research is continuing on the possible long-term
effects of exposure to formaldehyde. Inadequate
ventilation may allow formaldehyde and other
contaminants to accumulate in indoor air.
Ventilation to dilute the indoor air may be
obtained from a passive or mechanical
ventilation system. Always be sure to thoroughly
ventilate your recreational vehicle before and
during each use. High indoor temperatures and
humidity may raise formaldehyde levels. When a
recreational vehicle is in areas subject to high
temperatures, an air conditioning system can be
used to control indoor temperature levels. If you
have any questions regarding the health effects of
formaldehyde, consult your doctor or local health
department.
MOLD, MOISTURE, AND YOUR
MOTOR HOME
What is Mold?
Molds are part of the natural environment.
They are as old as the Earth itself and mold
spores are almost everywhere at some level
waiting to grow. Mold plays a part of nature by
breaking down dead organic matter, such as
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fallen leaves and dead trees. Indoors however,
mold growth should be avoided. Molds
reproduce by means of tiny spores. Those spores
are invisible to the naked eye and float
throughout the outdoor and indoor air. Because
of the nature of the use of a motorhome, it is
natural for a motorhome to be introduced into an
environment with mold spores.
Mold is a plant and requires its own special
environment to grow. That environment includes
organic materials, nutrients, moisture, and proper
temperature.
How Can I Avoid Mold?
To reduce the ability for mold to grow, you
must reduce what constitutes its growth
environment. Mold can grow with the smallest of
a nutrient base. Just small amounts of dirt or dust
on the carpet can be enough to allow the mold
process to begin. Keep the environment as clean
as possible. Vacuum the carpet. Clean food spills
thoroughly and quickly. Avoid grease buildup
near the stove or sink. Clean the exhaust fan
above the stove often.
Minimize moisture in your motorhome and
keep humidity low. Clean spills quickly. Do not
allow condensation to build up. You can open
windows and vents to minimize condensation.
Use of the air conditioner can assist in removing
moisture from the air. Avoid leaks, but if leaks do
occur, make repairs promptly.
Avoid bringing mold into your motorhome.
Plants, cloths, books, and other household items
may already have mold present. It is easy to
transfer mold into your motorhome environment.
Monitor your motorhome. Periodically check
those hidden areas in corners, closets, and
cabinets to assure mold is not present.
What if I Find Mold?
If mold develops, clean the area with a
concentrate of soap and bleach. Items that
contain mold that cannot be cleaned should be
removed from the vehicle.
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Can Mold Harm Me?
The effects of mold and airborne mold spores
may cause irritation to some people. Experts
disagree on the level of exposure that may cause
health concerns.
If Mold Is Present, What Will
Winnebago Industries® Do?
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present in the Winnebago®/Itasca® motorhome
as a result of a manufacturing defect reported to
Winnebago Industries within the limited
warranty period, Winnebago will clean the
affected area(s) and/or replace affected items as it
deems necessary. This is the extent of coverage
provided by Winnebago Industries. Winnebago
Industries, however, will not assume
responsibility for mold deemed to be a result of a
motorhome users lack of timely and appropriate
action to mitigate circumstances should a
problem occur.
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present due to conditions it determines is not a
result of a manufacturing defect found within the
warranty period, Winnebago Industries will not
provide any financial assistance to the repair of
the condition.
ROADSIDE EMERGENCY
Because of the size and weight of this vehicle
and its tires, and the possible complications
involved in tire changing, we strongly advise
obtaining professional road service to change a
flat tire whenever possible. However, if an
emergency requires you to change the tire
yourself, please exercise extreme caution and
read all tire changing information in the chassis
manual.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
If You Get A Flat Tire
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Grip the steering wheel firmly and steer the
vehicle as straight as possible. Avoid quick
maneuvers. You may need to counter-steer to
compensate for “pull” created by the failed
tire.
• DO NOT stomp on the brake. This abruptly
shifts the vehicle’s weight forward, making it
nose-dive and pull toward the blown-out side.
• DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator.
Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and
gently to continue momentum. The deflated
tire will slow the vehicle.
• If you must change lanes to get to a safe
stopping place, use your signals to warn other
motorists and change lanes smoothly and
carefully after you are certain the lane is clear.
• Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering
to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of
the road. Do not worry about damaging the
tire or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or
wheel replacement is cheaper than damaging
the vehicle or injuring yourself.
• When you have come to a stop, activate your
hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then
exit the vehicle carefully.
• Set out flares or other warning devices.
Check your tires for proper inflation before
each trip and at least once a month with an
accurate tire gauge.
Recovery Towing
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight
listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This
will allow the towing operator to determine the
proper towing equipment to use.
Winnebago Industries® does not assume
responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
NOTE: Consult your chassis manual for towing
instructions or precautions provided by
the chassis manufacturer.
NOTICE
Do not lift on bumper. Damage will result
to front end body parts.
WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motorhome
while it is suspended by the towing
assembly. Do not allow passengers to
occupy a towed vehicle. Death or serious
injury can result.
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the chassis
battery, try using the Battery Boost switch to
divert power from the house batteries to the
starter. (See “Battery Boost Switch” in Section 3
- Driving Your Motor Home).
If you wish to try jump starting the engine
using another vehicle or booster system, see your
chassis manual for connecting jumper cables to
the automotive electrical system.
NOTICE
Do not attempt to push start this vehicle.
Damage to the transmission or other
parts of the vehicle will occur.
ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the
engine compartment or have any other reason to
suspect an extreme engine overheating condition,
pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon as it
is safe to do so, stop the engine, and get all
passengers out of the vehicle.
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NOTICE
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle.
For information on what to do in case of
overheating, consult your chassis manual.
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SECTION 3 - DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
The information in this section refers only to
features installed or adapted to the dash and
driver compartment area by Winnebago
Industries®. It also includes passenger seating in
the living area of the coach.
• Lift to
Recline
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
all original chassis related controls,
instrumentation, switches, and other features.
This includes items such as transmission, parking
brakes, cruise control, gauges, wipers, lights, etc.
• Lift to
Slide
• Lift to
Swivel
Driver Seat
-Typical View
The driver and co-pilot seats may be
independently adjusted to suit individual
preference.
The seats may be swiveled to provide easy
entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows
the seats on most models to be turned toward the
living area for additional seating while the unit is
parked.
• Lift to
Swivel
• Lift to
Slide
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SEATS – DRIVER/CO-PILOT
WARNING
Assure seat is in its forward and locked
position for travel. Do not adjust seat
while vehicle is in motion. Failure to
comply may result in injuries.
Passenger Seat
-Typical View
To Face Driver Seat Rearward
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Tilt the steering wheel all the way up.
Put the left armrest down.
Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then slide the seat ahead all
the way.
Lift the recliner lever and let the seat back tilt
ahead to clear the steering wheel.
Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
Tilt the steering wheel down.
Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
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SEAT BELTS
WARNING
Seats intended for occupancy while the
vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts
for the protection of the driver and passengers.
Snug and low belt positions are essential.
This will ensure that the force exerted by
the lap belt in a collision is spread over the
strong hip area and not across the
abdomen, which could result in serious
injury.
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to
be occupied while vehicle is in motion.
Swivel seats must be in the locked,
forward facing position while vehicle is in
motion.
Lap Belts
The lap belts must be worn as low as possible
and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit
erect and well back into the seat. To gain full
protection of the safety belt, never let more than
one person use the same safety belt at any one
time, and do not let the safety belts become
damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the
seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any
seat belts which were in use at the time must be
inspected and replaced if necessary.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
Fastening
Hold the belt just behind the tongue. Next,
bring the belt across the body and insert the
tongue into the buckle until the latch engages.
1- Insert tab into buckle
slot until it “clicks” and is
locked
3- Press to
release
2- Pull strap to tighten
Adjustment
To lengthen belt, swivel the tab end at a right
angle to belt and pull strap to desired length. To
shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten
Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp each part of
the belt assembly and push tongue into buckle.
Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the loose end away
from the tongue.
Unfastening
Press the release button in the buckle. Hold
onto the tongue when you release it from the
buckle to keep it from retracting too rapidly.
When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap
belt must ride low across the hip area and the
shoulder belt must ride diagonally over the
shoulder toward the buckle.
The shoulder belt is designed to lock only
during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or
a collision. At all other times it will move freely
with the occupant.
WARNING
To Release
Press button in center of buckle and slide
tongue out of buckle.
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision.
Seat Belt Care and Cleaning
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Be careful not to damage the belt webbing and
hardware. Take care not to pinch them in the
seat or doors.
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Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts.
Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not
remove or modify the belt system.
Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, bleach, or dyes. These
products may weaken the belts.
Replace any belt assembly that was used
during a severe impact. Replace the complete
assembly even if damage is not apparent.
Tether Anchor Loop
-If Equipped
If your coach has a dinette, it may be equipped
with a child seat tether anchor loop located on the
floor directly behind the forward facing dinette
seat.
Tether Anchor Loop
CHILD RESTRAINTS
-If Equipped
A properly installed and secured child
restraint system can help reduce the chance or
severity of personal injury to a child in an
accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children
may have a greater chance of being injured in an
accident if they are seated in a child restraint
system which is not properly secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be
secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap
belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt.
When purchasing a child restraint system,
follow these guidelines:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable safety standards.
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and
conveniently so that you are able to install it
correctly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight, and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides this
information.
4. Review the instructions for installation and
use of the restraint. Be sure that you
understand them fully and can install the
restraint properly and safely in your vehicle.
NOTE: The dinette table must be in the lowered
position when a child seat is in use.
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1. Lower the dinette table.
2. Route the tether over the top of the dinette seat
back and hook it to the anchor loop on the floor.
3. Fasten the lap belt.
Further Information
See the child seat manufacturer’s specific
instructions for proper attachment and
adjustment of the tether and seat belts.
KEYS
Your motorhome is supplied with several
keys. In addition to the chassis manufacturer’s
ignition key, you receive keys for the entrance
door and exterior compartment doors.
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Keys have an identification number, either a
small metal tag or stamped into the key head.
These numbers are recorded on the vehicle’s
component model/serial sheet, which is included
in your InfoCase. In case keys are lost or stolen,
your dealer or a locksmith can provide you with
duplicate keys or modify the locks.
Further Information
REARVIEW MONITOR SYSTEM
–If Equipped
Always adjust mirrors for maximum rear
visibility before driving off. Make sure the seat is
adjusted for proper vehicle control and that you
are sitting back squarely into the seat.
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Rearview
Monitor System, which lets you see what is
directly behind your vehicle for maneuvering
assistance and safety.
A microphone built into the rear camera lets
you hear warning sounds or verbal directions
from an assistant.
See the Rearview Monitor manufacturer’s
user guide provided in your InfoCase for
complete features, operating instructions, and
safety precautions.
MIRRORS – POWER ELECTRIC
Mirror Adjustment Control
The mirror control is located on the driver side
armrest panel or the dash. The ignition key must
be on to adjust the mirrors.
Move Selector Switch L or R to select mirror.
Center “neutral” position disables arrows
to avoid unintentionally moving a mirror.
Rearview Monitor
(Located on dash)
NOTE: A Rearview Monitor System remote
control is provided in your InfoCase.
Sideview Cameras
–If Equipped
The Sideview Cameras allow you to see what
is beside you before turning or changing lanes.
The Sideview Cameras activate with the
corresponding turn signals and replace the rear
camera view on the monitor until the turn is
completed or the signal lever is canceled
manually.
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Press Arrow Buttons to move
mirror surface in direction indicated.
Mirror Heaters
The mirrors may also contain heating
elements to de-fog or de-ice the mirror glass
during cold weather operation. A switch for the
mirror heaters is located on the dash. To turn on,
press the switch UP. Press DOWN to turn off.
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BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
Ford® Chassis
The Brake-Shift Interlock is a safety feature
that prevents the shift lever from being moved
from the Park position unless the ignition is ON
and the service brake pedal is pressed.
Mirror Heat Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
Mirror Arm/Head Adjustment
If you cannot adjust a mirror properly using
the control switch, the mirror may need a coarse
adjustment by rotating the mirror head.
NOTE: If the brake light fuse is blown, the
interlock feature will not work properly
and an alternate method must be used.
See the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for detailed instructions on
what to do in this situation.
PARK BRAKE – FOOT PEDAL
Ford® Chassis
The park brake foot pedal and release lever are
located beneath the left side of the dash.
Step the pedal down fully to apply and pull the
brake release knob to disengage.
TOW/HAUL TRANSMISSION
MODE
Mirror Head Pivot Lock
• Loosen Allen head set
screws to pivot mirror head.
• Torque 75-100 in./lbs.
Ford® Chassis only
This mode locks out Overdrive and helps
reduce gear “hunting” by the automatic
transmission while towing. It also improves
power delivery and uses engine braking to help
control vehicle speed when descending hills.
This mode may also be useful when the coach
is fully loaded or when driving into a strong
headwind.
NOTE: Set screws may be located on the
opposite side of the mirror arm.
Passenger side mirror is similar.
• Press the button at the end of the shift
lever to engage Tow/Haul Mode
when pulling a trailer or tow vehicle
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Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further operating instructions and cautions.
MAP LIGHT SWITCH
Your vehicle is equipped with a driver side
Map Light for your convenience.
Turn the driver side Map Light on using the
light dimmer wheel (located on dash). Roll it up
to maximum position until you feel it click into
the Map Light “On” position.
BATTERY BOOST SWITCH
This switch can be used to draw emergency
starting power from the house batteries to start
the engine if the chassis battery is discharged.
Press and hold in the UP position while
turning ignition key for emergency starting
power.
NOTE: The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch near the entrance door must be
ON and house batteries must be
sufficiently charged for this feature to
work.
Driver Side Map Light Switch
(Located on dash)
Battery Boost Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
• Roll light dimmer wheel upward fully to
turn driver side Map Light on
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for more information on the driver side
Map Light switch.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER –
AUTOMOTIVE (DASH)
Controls for the air conditioner, heater,
defroster, and vent are located on the dash.
The hazard warning flashers provide
additional safety when the vehicle must be
stopped on the side of the roadway and presents a
possible hazard to other motorists. When the
flashers are on, it serves as a warning to other
drivers.
Further Information
See your chassis manual for instructions on
activating, operating, and canceling hazard
warning flashers.
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Blower
Control
Temp
Control
Mode
Selector
NOTE: The dash air conditioner/heater is not
designed to heat and cool the entire
interior of the coach, but is intended only
to provide heating and cooling for the
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cab area.
A small amount of air will blow out of all
of the defrost and dash vents regardless
of the mode setting.
RADIO – IN-DASH
-If Equipped
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
RADIO POWER SWITCH
The Radio Power switch lets you connect the
dash radio to the coach batteries with the ignition
switch turned off for listening while parked. This
prevents accidental draining of the chassis
battery with prolonged use of the radio.
NOTE: The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch must be ON while listening to the
dash radio because the audio relay is
powered by house batteries. If the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is off,
the speakers will not emit sound.
Further Information
Please refer to the manufacturer’s operating
guide in your InfoCase for detailed instructions
on programming preset station buttons and using
this system.
FRONT SERVICE ACCESS
(HOOD)
The hood panel can be opened for access to
service items such as:
• Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
• Brake Fluid Reservoir
• Generator Oil Dipstick
Release the hood by lifting up on the latches
(located on each side of interior hood), then pull
the hood panel outward and raise it into the open
position.
Radio Power Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
• Press DOWN to run radio off of the house
battery (the ignition key does NOT need to
be turned on).
• Press UP to run radio off of the chassis
battery.
(Lift up the latches on each side
of interior hood and raise)
-Typical View
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• Insert hex wrench into the hole located on the
top center of the engine cover (as shown) or
the front edge of engine cover (depending on
model) to unlock.
Front Hood Latch
-Typical installation shown
NOTE: On certain models, there may also be
additional screws to remove at the lower
front corners on each side of the engine
cover. See following photo.
To close, pull hood down and push in with
palms of hands on sides to secure latches. You
will hear the hood latches “click” when engaged
in the locked position.
• Remove screws at the lower front corners on
each side of the engine cover (if equipped).
ENGINE ACCESS – INTERIOR
Front Engine Cover
(Located between cab seats)
NOTE: Take precautions to protect carpet and
interior furnishings when removing
engine cover. The underside of the engine
cover could contain deposits of oil and
fuel or other engine fluids and
substances that could damage fabrics
and interior furnishings.
• To remove the engine cover, insert the
supplied hex wrench into the hole (located on
the top center or the front edge of the engine
cover, depending on model).
• Turn the hex wrench to the left (counterclockwise) to unlock.
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-Typical installation shown
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Remove engine cover and set aside.
-Typical View
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NOTE: If your coach is featured with a beverage
tray, it may need to be removed to
provide additional clearance before
removing the engine cover.
If the beverage tray is equipped with a
drawer, it must be removed to expose the
fasteners that hold the tray to the engine
cover.
• To reinstall the engine cover, position the
front end of the cover first, then lower the rear
end.
It is important to ensure the front edge is
pushed completely forward to the radiator
cover to ensure an air-tight seal.
• Press the rear end of the engine cover down
and turn the hex wrench to the right
(clockwise) until the latch pulls the cover
downward and stops.
• Reinstall the screws at the lower front corners
on each side of the engine cover (if equipped).
Further Information
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly
accurate equipment prior to delivery to the
dealership. However, alignment should be
checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded
the motorhome according to your personal needs.
Thereafter, the alignment should be periodically
inspected to help prevent uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may
indicate worn or misaligned suspension or
steering, unbalanced tire, or other tire/suspension
problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole, or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s
suspension and steering components periodically
for misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to vibrations and uneven tread wear,
such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may need to
be balanced if uneven wear is detected or if ride
comfort decreases noticeably.
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant
level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
NOTE: Your chassis engine cooling system is
filled with special extended-life coolant
that is not the same as common antifreeze available at retail outlets.
The coolant system MUST be refilled or
topped up with the same type of coolant
as equipped to maintain the special longlife properties.
NOTICE
When refilling the coolant system of a
vehicle equipped with a rear auxiliary
automotive heater and motoraid water
heater, be sure to allow for additional
coolant capacity of the heater and its
supply and return hoses.
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for information and precautions on filling,
servicing, and checking the fluid level.
TIRES
Improper tire pressure can result in tire
overloading and abnormal wear and also affects
handling, ride characteristics, and fuel economy.
WARNING
Make sure all replacement tires are of the
same size and rating as those shown on
your Vehicle Certification Label.
SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
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SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information.
LIGHTS
All exterior lights should be checked for
proper operation each time the vehicle is
prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light
should be checked and replaced, when necessary,
with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of
more than one light, such as both taillights not
operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check
fuse and replace with one of the same rating
when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the
problem, the wiring system should be checked
immediately by an authorized service center.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for further information.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
FUSES – CHASSIS/DASH
AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT
The 12-Volt Automotive Fuses and Circuit
Breakers are conveniently located beneath the
left end of the dash in front of the driver seat.
The circuit breakers will pop outward if they
are tripped. Simply push in to reset. Always
replace plug-in blade fuses with ones of the same
size and amperage rating/color.
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Automotive 12-Volt
Circuit Breakers and Fuses
(Located beneath left end of dash)
-Typical View
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for additional information about
chassis-supplied fuses and circuit breakers.
SECTION 4 - APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
The appliances installed in your motorhome
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent
laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions of this
manual for any safety and precautions you need
to take regarding the operation of your
appliances.
Place bubble level in bottom of refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR
Leveling
Before operating the refrigerator when the
motorhome is stationary, place a small level on
the bottom of the refrigerator and make certain
the unit is level. If over 1/2 of the bubble is inside
the circle in any direction, the coach is level
enough for continuous operation of the
refrigerator while parked.
Bubble must be at least 1/2 inside circle
Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort
for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator
operation.
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The refrigerator in your coach can operate
from either of two energy sources available to the
motorhome:
• 120-Volt AC Electric
• Propane Gas
To be able to use both types of energy, the
refrigerator does not have a compressor like
household refrigerators. Instead, it uses an
ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically,
ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by
heat produced from either propane gas flame or
electrical heat element. The ammonia vapor is
then carried to the finned condenser where it
liquefies. The liquid then flows to an evaporator
where it creates cooling by evaporation. The
ammonia circulates back into the water solution
and the cooling cycle continues.
NOTICE
To prevent permanent damage to the
refrigerator cooling unit, turn the
refrigerator off if the vehicle will be parked
on an incline of over 3 side-to-side or 6
front-to-rear (such as steep driveways or
parking lots, etc.) for more than one hour.
Basic Operation
Slide the control switches to the operating
positions described and observe the indicator
lights.
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SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
To Open
1. Use a screwdriver or coin to turn the latch
knobs to the vertical position as shown.
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Gas- Refrigerator will operate on gas from the
propane tank if the main valve is open and the
tank contains gas.
Auto- Refrigerator will operate on 120-VAC
household current if the shoreline is
connected or the auxiliary generator is
running. If electricity is lost, it will
automatically switch over to Gas operation if
gas is available.
Temperature Setting- Start at the coldest
setting to ensure coldest temperature in the
freezer compartment, then adjust warmer as
necessary after cold* food has been added.
“On” Indicator Light- Glows steady when
refrigerator is operating properly.
“Gas” Indicator Light- Will flash if gas is
not available. To operate the refrigerator you
must provide 120VAC then switch to Auto
operation.
* The refrigerator will retain temperature more
efficiently if food is cold before placing inside.
Further Information
For further information and operating
cautions, see the refrigerator operating
instructions included in your InfoCase.
REFRIGERATOR SERVICE
ACCESS COMPARTMENT
(Exterior)
The exterior refrigerator service compartment
allows access to the rear of the refrigerator for
inspection, maintenance, and service.
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Refrigerator Access Door Latches
2. Remove the door from the opening.
To Close
1. Replace the door into the opening.
2. Push the latch knobs in while turning to the
horizontal position as shown.
Refrigerator Access Compartment
RANGE AND OVEN
–If Equipped
The Range and optional Oven in your
motorhome operate on propane gas and will
provide most of the functions of the range in your
home.
SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
WARNING
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING
APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
Cooking appliances need fresh air for safe
operation. Before operation:
1. Open overhead vent or turn on
exhaust fan.
2. Open window.
To Light Range Top Burners
• Turn the desired burner knob counter-clockwise
to the ON or LITE position (do NOT attempt to
light more than one burner at a time).
• Turn the SPARK knob clockwise one “click”.
NOTE: If the burner fails to light, continue turning the
SPARK knob clockwise until the burner
lights.
• To extinguish the burner flame, turn desired
burner knob clockwise to OFF.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliances avoids dangers of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking
appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the
danger of asphyxiation is greater when the
appliance is used for long periods of time.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT
IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING
Oven Burner Knob
–If Equipped
• PILOT ON position keeps pilot flame lit for
repeated use of Oven while vehicle is parked.
• Turn Oven knob to PILOT OFF position while
traveling or refilling propane gas tank.
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills and
stoves, shall not be used inside the
recreational vehicle. The use of this
equipment inside the recreational vehicle
can cause fires or asphyxiation. Failure to
comply could result in death or serious
injury.
Further Information
To Light Oven Pilot
• See “Oven Operation” in the manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase.
See the appliance manufacturer’s user guide
provided your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions and safety precautions.
Avoiding Asphyxiation
The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
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SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
MICROWAVE OVEN
-If Equipped
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide located
inside the appliance for complete operating
instructions.
Microwave Oven - Typical
(brand, model, and appearance
shown may vary from your model)
RANGE HOOD
-If Equipped
The range hood vent draws cooking odors and
airborne grease particles into the filtration grid
and either recirculates the air or vents it to the
outside of the coach, depending on model.
A light on the underside of the hood provides
illumination for cooking and food preparation.
At the touch of a button, this panel will display
the fresh water and holding tank levels, propane
gas tank level, plus the house battery condition.
You can start the generator or turn on the water
pump and water heater. Indicator lights tell you if
the water pump is on or if the water heater pilot
light is out.
Water And Holding Tank Levels
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate level on the monitor lights.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for instructions on replacement of
light bulbs and replacement or cleaning of grease
filter elements.
SYSTEMS MONITOR PANEL
The Systems Monitor Panel provides a
convenient central location for checking the
condition of all utility systems in your coach.
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The approximate fluid levels are measured by
electronic sensors on the sides of the tanks. There
is generally more fluid in a tank than indicated on
the monitor panel.
SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Water Level
Sensors
1. Both the chassis engine and the generator
engine must be shut off and 120-volt AC
shoreline unplugged.
2. An interior light should be turned on to
provide a small load which draws off the
battery surface charge.
Water Pump Switch
Water Tank
For example, if the fluid level is 1-2” below
the FULL sensor, the monitor will show the level
to be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full.
If a tank is about 1/4 full, the monitor will
register an empty tank because the fluid level is
below the 1/3 sensor even though there is still
fluid in the tank.
However, when the indicator reads FULL, the
tank is actually full.
When use of the self-contained water system
is desired, turn the “Water Pump” switch on. The
“Pump On” light will illuminate when the pump
switch is on and the system is operable. Water
will be available as soon as a faucet is opened.
Refer to “Water Pump” for additional
information on the water pump and initial startup.
Tank Capacities
See “Tank Capacities” in Section 1 Introduction.
Propane Gas Level
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate propane tank level.
The propane level is registered by a sending
unit on the tank. The gauge mounted on the side
of the tank will give a more accurate indication of
actual tank level if needed.
Battery Charge Meter
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
check the level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt
house battery.
The colored segments (red, yellow, and green)
will light from the bottom up to the amount of
charge the battery contains.
• Green - good or adequate charge.
• Yellow - marginal charge.
• Red - battery needs charging before use.
To get an accurate reading:
NOTE: Some models may be equipped with a
Water Pump switch in the water service
center on the outside of the coach or
within the bathroom area for your
convenience.
WATER HEATER – GAS
NOTE: Read the Water Heater operating guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, safety warnings,
and maintenance information before
operating the Water Heater.
Ensure the Water Heater is filled with
water before operating.
To fill the Water Heater, turn the Water Pump
switch ON and open a hot water faucet anywhere
in the coach. When water begins to flow steadily
from the faucet, the Water Heater is full.
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SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Propane Gas Operation
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Press the Water Heater switch (located on the
Systems Monitor Panel) to the ON position.
Normally there is an air gap at the top of the
water heater tank, which acts as a pressure buffer.
In time, however, heated water may expand and
fill this air gap, causing a slight increase in water
pressure. This may cause the P-T valve to “weep”
until the air gap is manually replaced.
CAUTION
Hot water can escape from tank causing
injury. Operate this valve only when the
water heater and engine cooling system
are cold.
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The “Pilot Out” light will glow for about 1015 seconds, then it will go out. The “Heater
On” indicator will remain lit.
If the “Pilot Out” light comes on during
operation, it means that the burner has gone
into “lockout” mode and must be restarted. If
this happens, turn the Water Heater switch
OFF for approximately 5 minutes, then turn
back on.
To Replace the Air Gap:
1. Turn off the Water Heater switch and
incoming water supply (city water and/or
demand pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motorhome to relieve
water pressure.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE
RELIEF VALVE
On occasion, water may be seen seeping from
the water heater pressure temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
• Lift handle straight out to open P-T valve
when water heater is cold
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature
relief valve at least once a year.
Water Heater Exterior Service Access
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NOTE: If your water heater is equipped with the
motoraid system, it uses an extension
from the engine cooling system to heat
water in the water heater while driving.
SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
The engine cooling system must also be
cold before opening the pressuretemperature relief valve. See “Motoraid
Water Heater” for more information.
PROPANE GAS FURNACE
Your coach is equipped with a Propane Gas
Furnace, which is featured with a single-zone
liquid crystal display (LCD) thermostat.
The LCD thermostat identifies temperature
set-point, fan speed (Auto, Low, and High), and
LED lights that indicate mode of operation (Off,
Fan, Cool, or Furnace).
Refer to the manufacturer’s operating
instructions provided in your InfoCase to adjust
settings to your personal comfort level.
To Start Up
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Open the Propane Gas Tank valve by turning
fully “counter-clockwise”.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions.
• Indicates mode
of operation
• Press to
increase
temperature
set-point
The Furnace will now cycle off and on
automatically, as the Thermostat demands just
like a household Furnace. If heat does not come
out of the heat ducts after a minute or so, the
burner is not lit.
• Turn Thermostat OFF for 3-5 minutes, ensure
Propane Gas Tank valve is open, and tank is
not empty.
• Turn Thermostat ON and re-select desired
mode and temperature position.
If the Furnace will not light after three
attempts, follow “Shut Down” instructions and
contact your dealer or a local RV service center
for repair.
NOTE: If the Furnace burner has any residuals
of metal protectant or lubricants used
during manufacture of the Furnace, it
may smoke slightly when the Furnace is
used for the first time and may set off
your smoke alarm.
We recommend that you provide
adequate ventilation when using the
Furnace for the first time to avoid a
nuisance smoke alarm.
We do not recommend removing the
smoke alarm battery.
To Shut Down
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Turn the Thermostat OFF by pressing the On/
Off Mode button and toggle through modes
until the On/Off green LED is on.
Close Propane Gas Tank valve if coach will be
stored for a period of time.
Further Information
• Press to turn ON/OFF
and also to select
mode of operation
• Press to
decrease
temperature
set-point
LCD Thermostat
(Located near Systems Monitor Panel)
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The Furnace Fan should start to blow
immediately after setting the Thermostat.
After approximately 30 seconds, the Furnace
burner should light.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for a complete list of
features, operating instructions, safety
precautions, and maintenance information.
DUCTED ROOF AIR
CONDITIONING SYSTEM
The furnace thermostat also controls ducted
roof air conditioner operation when the
Thermostat switch is placed in “Cool” position.
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SECTION 4 APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
All cooling functions controlling to setpoint
have a short cycle protection time delay of three
minutes. There will be no delay if the cycle OFF
time exceeds three minutes.
NOTE: The ducted roof air conditioning system
has ceiling registers that can be closed if
necessary to force more cool air toward
a specific area of the coach or to route
cool air away from a specific area. If too
many vents are closed, however, it can
cause the air conditioner unit to shut
down, particularly in high humidity
conditions.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTER
The washable foam air conditioner filter is
located in the ceiling-mounted return A/C grille
in the lounge area of the coach.
It is recommended to check the filter monthly
for dirt build-up and cleaned or replaced, as
necessary.
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SECTION 5 - PROPANE GAS
PROPANE GAS SUPPLY
The propane gas system supplies fuel for the
gas range/oven, water heater, furnace, and
refrigerator (while in gas mode). When used and
handled properly, this system is safe and
economical and provides modern living
conveniences wherever you travel.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions in this
manual for other safety and precautions you need
to be aware of related to propane.
How Propane Gas Works
Propane Tank System
The storage reservoir for the propane gas
system is a horizontally mounted tank which is
permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The
tank is accessible only from the outside of the
vehicle.
Propane Tank Features
-Typical View
WARNING
Do not alter or remove propane tank
valves or gauge. Propane can escape,
which can cause an explosion resulting in
death or serious injury. Have the propane
system serviced by a qualified service
center.
Refilling Propane Tank
Since the propane tank is permanently
mounted to the frame, the motorhome must be
taken to a propane dealership for filling. Do not
attempt to remove the propane tank from the
vehicle. The tank is equipped with a fill adapter
with both internal and external threads, which
allows easy filling with any propane filling
equipment. The tank is full when liquid propane
gas appears at the overflow valve.
NOTE: The propane tank is equipped with an
automatic 80% stop-fill device.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Propane is a type of LP (Liquefied Petroleum)
gas compressed into liquid form for easy
transportation and storage. Propane gas may also
be called tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP.
Propane is used by appliances in vapor form
only, but is stored in the tank as a liquid under
very high pressure. As the liquid gas is released,
it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many
times its compressed volume.
SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS
DAN G E R
DO NOT FILL CONTAINER TO MORE
THAN 80 PERCENT OF CAPACITY.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT
IN A FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
Make sure the motorhome is level when
filling. It is possible to accidentally overfill
the tank if the vehicle is not level, with the
fill valve on the uphill side. Overfilling the
propane gas tank can result in
uncontrolled gas flow, which can cause
fire or explosion. A properly filled
container will contain approximately 80
percent of its volume as liquid propane
gas.
All pilot lights must be extinguished
and appliances and their ignitors turned
off, and supply valve closed before
refilling propane gas tanks or vehicle fuel
tanks.
Do not smoke or expose an open flame
while near a propane refueling area.
Propane gas is heavier-than-air and
extremely flammable.
Never fill the propane tank with engine or
generator running.
Before opening the supply valve, check to
be sure all controls for gas appliances are
in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this
step is not performed, propane gas could
accumulate inside the motorhome
creating a fire or explosion hazard.
Never use an open flame to test for
propane gas leaks.
Replace all protective covers and caps on
propane system before filling.
Selecting Propane Fuel Types
We recommend using straight propane in your
propane tank. Propane gas is commonly available
at all propane gas outlets in the U.S. (According
to the National Propane Gas Association,
propane gas outlets in the United States do not
offer any other type of liquefied petroleum gas
than propane to the general public.) Check local
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phone directory yellow pages for locations of
local propane gas refilling stations or bulk
dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motorhome, you may find butane or
propane/butane mixtures available in
addition to propane. Because gasburning RV appliances are designed to
run on propane only, we recommend that
you request straight propane only.
Butane burns about 30 percent hotter
than propane and can overheat some
appliances, particularly refrigerators,
and cause permanent damage. Other
appliances designed to operate on
propane can become sooted and lose
efficiency by using butane fuel.
Air in the Propane Gas Tank
If your gas appliances do not stay lit or require
frequent adjustment, even though you know the
propane tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the propane gas tank. Air
in the tank mixes with the propane gas vapors
causing them to burn poorly. This condition
could linger for weeks if the air is not purged
from the tank. Most propane gas dealers have
equipment for purging air from propane gas tanks
and will purge before refilling the tank.
SAFE USE OF THE PROPANE
GAS SYSTEM
The propane system is designed and built with
strict adherence to national, state, and
recreational vehicle industry requirements for
mobile propane gas equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as tank fill
overflow valves, an interior propane gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO)
detector/alarm.
Propane gas also contains an odor additive
that you can smell if propane is present in the air.
Here are a few precautions to observe that will
help you to use the propane gas system safely:
SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS
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Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of propane gas. If a leak is
suspected, turn off the supply valve
immediately. Have the propane gas system
checked by your dealer or other qualified
propane gas service center.
Do not tamper with the propane gas piping
system, pressure regulator, or gas appliances.
Service and maintenance of propane gas
system components should be performed only
by your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service center.
Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
propane gas system.
Have the entire propane gas system inspected
for possible leaks and missing or damaged
parts at each tank filling. Also inspect before
and after each trip, and any time trouble is
suspected.
Turn the propane supply valve off when not
using the propane gas system.
Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be
replaced.
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the
propane gas system.
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the propane tank compartment door.
According to standards set for recreation
vehicles, the propane supply valve must be
readily accessible in an emergency.
Exercise caution when drilling holes or
attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
PROPANE GAS WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with propane
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid
inconvenience, check state regulations
concerning flammable gas transportation.
Propane Gas Leaks
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
DAN G E R
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
1.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAME, PILOT
LIGHTS, AND ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.
DO NOT TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
SHUT OFF THE PROPANE SUPPLY AT THE
TANK VALVE(S) OR PROPANE SUPPLY
CONNECTIONS.
OPEN DOORS AND OTHER VENTILATING
OPENINGS.
LEAVE THE AREA UNTIL THE ODOR
CLEARS.
HAVE THE PROPANE SYSTEM CHECKED
AND LEAKAGE SOURCE CORRECTED
BEFORE USING SYSTEM AGAIN.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN
EXPLOSION RESULTING IN DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances and their ignitors turned off while
refilling the fuel tank or propane tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel, or propane gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine,
generator engine, refrigerator, furnace, and
water heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous
gas.
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SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS
WARNING
Propane cylinders shall not be placed or
stored inside the vehicle. Propane
cylinders are equipped with safety
devices that relieve pressure by
discharging propane to the atmosphere.
Failure to comply could result in death or
serious injury.
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Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and door latched securely.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage, which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or
explosion.
PROPANE GAS PRESSURE
REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover, which should be left
in place at all times.
Propane regulators must always be installed
with the regulator vents facing downward.
Regulators that are not in compartments have
been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure
that the regulator vent faces downward and that
the cover is kept in place to minimize vent
blockage that could result in excessive propane
pressure causing fire or explosion.
Only your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service should remove the regulator cover for
adjustments.
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WARNING
Visually inspect the pressure regulator
vent periodically for blockage by
accumulated debris or insect nests, etc.
Vent obstruction could result in excessive
pressure causing fire or explosion, which
could result in death or serious injury. If an
obstruction exists, have the regulator
serviced by a qualified service center.
SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS
Regulator Freeze-up
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the
presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will
pass through the cylinder valve and into the
regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers,
tank and bottle manufacturers, and propane gas
dealers take every precaution to reduce moisture,
but sometimes only a fraction of an ounce
entering the tank can cause problems. To help
avoid the possibility of freeze-up, always keep
tank control valve closed when not in use, even
when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from
collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your propane gas dealer inject a small amount of
dry methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately
one ounce to 20 pounds or one pint to 100
gallons) to help guard against regulator freezeups.
This means that in extremely cold weather
when a large volume of gas is being used by the
furnace for heating, it is possible to experience a
loss of gas pressure.
At first, this problem may appear to be caused
by an empty tank or a regulator freeze-up, but is
actually caused by failure of the liquid gas to
vaporize as fast as it is needed by the furnace.
The demand for propane to produce heat
increases to the point where the gas cannot
vaporize fast enough to keep the furnace going.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce gas
usage where possible.
Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric
refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot
water will also help, as well as refraining from
using the gas cooktop. A final step is to lower the
thermostat setting to reduce gas usage by the
furnace.
PROPANE VAPORIZATION IN
COLD WEATHER
Propane gas vaporization increases and
decreases in direct relation to ambient
temperature. In other words, the lower the
temperature, the slower the liquid propane will
vaporize into a usable gas for appliances.
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ELECTRICAL CAUTIONS
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be used
contain 3-prong plugs for proper grounding.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
The 120-volt system operates from the
shoreline cord connected to an outside 120-volt
utility service, such as those at campgrounds or
from the 120-volt generator. When the shoreline
cord is connected to an outside power source, or
when the auxiliary electric generator is running,
the power converter automatically changes a
portion of the 120-volt current to 12-volt DC
current. All equipment in the motorhome that is
normally powered by the house batteries is then
powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 120-volt current: air
conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC
mode), microwave oven, and any 120-volt
electrical equipment used at convenience outlets.
EXTERNAL POWER CORD
(Shoreline)
The external power cord (commonly referred
to as a “shoreline”) is stored in the utility
compartment on the left (driver’s) side of the
coach.
WARNING
Do not use an extension cord. Improper
sized cords, damaged cords, and poor
connections can lead to fire, which can
result in death or serious injury.
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Your coach is equipped with an electrical
system consisting of two separate voltages:
• 12-volt DC system (battery current); and
• 120-volt AC system (household current)
The 12-volt system consists of two internal
power sources, while the 120-volt system is
operated from an outside power source or the
optional 120-volt generator.
WARNING
Do not connect the external power cord to
any receptacle until you have verified
proper polarity and grounding. Be sure all
prongs of the supply cord are properly
plugged into the receptacle. Failure to
observe can result in death or serious
injury.
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
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be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
Connecting the Power Cord
To connect to an external source, remove the
cord from the utility compartment and plug it into
a suitable power outlet to provide external power
to the coach and converter/charger system.
9. Then rotate to the smaller opening to enclose
the cord.
30 Amp Receptacle
A rotating hatch in the compartment floor lets
you route the shoreline cord through a passage in
the bottom of the compartment so you can shut
the compartment door while the shoreline is
connected.
7. Flip the retainer in the center of the cover
straight up.
NOTE: Always keep service access passage
closed while utility connection is not in
use.
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
be used is designed to mate with the three prongs
on the power cord plug, the electrical connection
can be expected to carry rated load.
8. Rotate the cover to the largest hole to pass the
cord end through.
NOTE: Always keep service access passage
closed while utility connection is not in
use.
Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle (which we
recommend shutting off before engaging or
disengaging the power cord.) This protects the
park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on your
vehicle from electrical damage. If electrical
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power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
POWER CENTER
(Converter)
The Power Converter is generally located on a
lower cabinet face in the galley or living area of
the coach.
The Converter power panel contains the house
electrical system 120-volt circuit breakers and
12-volt fuses.
The Power Converter changes 120-volt AC
current from the auxiliary generator or the
shoreline into 12-volt DC current for use by 12volt equipment in the motorhome.
120-Volt
Circuit Breakers
12-Volt
House Fuses
Power Center
-Typical View
Certain circuits, however, remain unchanged
for use by items which require 120-volt current,
such as the air conditioner, the refrigerator in AC
mode, the microwave oven, etc.
NOTE: The Converter will not change 12-volt
DC current to 120-volt AC.
Current drawn from the house batteries passes
through the Power Converter unchanged,
although it is routed through a series of protective
fuses located on the power panel.
NOTICE
Do not block the converter cover vents in
any way. The converter generates heat
while operating and needs unrestricted
airflow for proper cooling. Damage to the
converter can result.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s operation, care, and
maintenance information provided in your
InfoCase.
Charging Section
The Converter charges house batteries while
120-volt external power is connected. The
Converter will automatically “sense” the
condition of the battery. If it is below “full
charge”, the Charging Section will start charging
the batteries.
If the house batteries have been extremely
discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly
discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the
batteries reach “full charge”, then will continue
“trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate. If
your battery does not charge as described above,
it is possible the battery is defective.
Thermal Overload
A thermal overload will “break” the 120-volt
AC power to the converter section of the Power
Center if the Power Converter becomes
overheated. This can result from operating above
its maximum limit for an extended period of time
or by obstruction of ventilation to unit.
NOTE: The Power Converter section will
automatically route 12-volt lights and
motors to house battery power in this
event.
The thermal overload will reset itself after a
period of time, and the lights and motors will
again resume operation from the Power
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Converter section. If the breaker trips again
shortly after reset, take immediate steps to correct
the cause of overheating. A portion of the house
12-volt load (lights or motors or both) should be
turned off to reduce total load. Also, inspect the
Power Converter to ensure ventilation is not
obstructed.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
120-VOLT AC
The breaker panel protects all 120-volt
components in the motorhome from either an
overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short
develops, the breaker will open preventing
damage to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: roof air
conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period.
Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to
“Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker is
continually tripped and no overload is evident,
have the system checked for a short in the wiring
or the appliances.
The breaker panels are located behind a door
or pull-off panel on a lower cabinet face in either
the galley or lounge area or beneath the rear bed,
depending on model.
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
A number of standard household electrical
outlets are provided throughout the coach for
connecting small appliances such as televisions,
radios, toasters, etc.
An exterior outlet is also located on the
outside of the coach near the entrance door or in
a storage compartment on the passenger side of
the coach.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Bath, galley, and exterior outlets are
connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter), which is an extremely sensitive
circuit breaker that will help to protect against
severe electrical shock if a ground fault develops.
If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break
the circuit by turning off the power to the
protected outlets. Should this occur, unplug all
the appliances on that circuit and press the reset
button on the GFCI equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired, if necessary, before
using again.
NOTE: Breakers are labeled on panel.
Arrangement may vary according to
appliance and equipment options.
• Push to Reset
circuit after
monthly testing
or ground fault
tripping.
• Push to Test at
least monthly.
Should break
circuit. Press
Reset button to
reconnect.
120-Volt House Circuit Breakers
-Typical View
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GFCI Outlet
(Ground Fault Protector)
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WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate
the risk of electrical shock. Infants and
small children may still be affected.
ELECTRICAL GENERATOR –
120-VOLT
–If Equipped
WARNING
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator
is running. Electrical shock can cause
personal injury.
Generator Operation
See the manufacturer’s operation, care and
maintenance in your InfoCase.
Generator Hourmeter
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator and
electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or appliances
when your hands are wet, or when
standing in water or on wet ground.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed by
a qualified service center.
To use the 120-volt generator, plug the power
cord into the generator receptacle within the
utility compartment before starting the generator.
This meter is located on the monitor panel. It
registers the total number of hours that the
generator has been operated.
Refer to the hourmeter to determine when
periodic maintenance is due and to record
services which have been performed.
Operation Warnings and Cautions
WARNING
Generator
Receptacle
Power Cord
The exhaust of all internal combustion
engines contains carbon monoxide (CO).
This poisonous gas is colorless, odorless,
tasteless, and lighter than air. The
exhaust systems of both your motorhome
engine and your generator engine have
been installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect yourself
from conditions beyond the control of the
manufacturer.
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SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL
1. Do not simultaneously operate the generator
and a power vent, which could draw exhaust
gases into the vehicle.
2. Do not open windows or vents on the end or
side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe of the
generator is located.
3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry the
exhaust away from the vehicle. Also, note the
position of other vehicles to be sure their
exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
4. Do not operate the generator engine while
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings,
vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
NOTE: Check auxiliary generator oil level
frequently during periods of use.
Refer to the generator manufacturer’s
maintenance information in your InfoCase for
specific recommendations.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
The DC voltage system consists of the chassis
battery, the 12-volt house batteries, and the 12volt power converter.
Converter
See “Power Center.”
Chassis Battery
The chassis battery is used to operate the
engine starter and automotive accessories and
controls found on the instrument panel. The
electric step is also connected to the chassis
battery.
See your chassis manual for further
information on chassis batteries and chassis
electrical system.
House Batteries
House batteries are “deep-cycle” type
batteries specially designed for recreational
vehicle use. They will provide longer lasting
power than standard automotive starting batteries
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and will withstand the frequent drain-andrecharge cycles that occur under the demanding
conditions of a camping outing.
The house batteries supply power to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the
motorhome. This includes the following 12-volt
powered components (if equipped): interior 12volt lighting, range exhaust fan, propane furnace
fan, fresh water pump, systems monitor panel,
refrigerator, roof vent fans, slideout room
systems, and 120-volt electrical generator starter.
The house batteries can also provide
emergency power to start the engine if the chassis
battery is discharged. (See “Battery Boost
Switch” in Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome).
House batteries are automatically charged by
the chassis alternator while the engine is running.
HOUSE/COACH BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
(COACH BATT)
The House/Coach Battery Disconnect switch
lets you disconnect the house batteries from the
12-volt system of your coach during storage
periods to avoid battery drain by electrical items
that are hooked directly to the house batteries,
such as clock displays and radio memories, etc.
Always leave this switch connected while
using the coach.
NOTE: Some electronic displays and memory
functions may need to be reset after
power has been reconnected.
See also “Battery Care” elsewhere in this
section.
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House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
BATTERY ACCESS
The house/coach batteries (and chassis
batteries in certain models) are located in a
compartment beneath the interior entrance steps.
• Unfasten the step retainer, then lift the step
upward and remove to service batteries.
• Squeeze tab upward
to release latch
-Typical View
House
Batteries
Chassis
Battery
-Typical View
NOTICE
Always refasten battery retainers when
returning a battery to the compartment.
BATTERY CARE
Lead-acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical
reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as
energy is removed from the battery, it should be
replaced by the engine alternator or the coach
converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more,
especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates
inside the battery. This condition is called
“sulfating” and prevents the battery from either
releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition
occurs, the battery must be replaced.
If a battery does not contain at least 80%
charge during freezing temperatures, the
electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case.
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The two best defenses against sulfating
and insufficient charge are to:
WARNING
1. Turn off the House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch to avoid parasitic discharge (the trickle
discharge caused by directly connected
components like propane gas detectors or
digital clock displays, etc.)
2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary at
least once a month during long storage
periods. Turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching or detaching charger
clamps.
Before removing any battery cables or
battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment
in the motorhome is off and the power
cord has been disconnected. Be sure to
replace the battery terminal boot, if
supplied, back onto the positive terminal
after servicing. Care must be taken to
avoid pinching the cable between any
metal parts. Should the cable be
damaged, a short circuit could result in
personal injury or damage to equipment.
Replace any damaged cables at once.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handling batteries.
WARNING
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
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NOTE: Do not leave the shoreline plugged in
during storage. Follow regular battery
inspection and maintenance.
Further precautions are:
• Check the state of charge periodically to avoid
discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple
maintenance practices:
• Make sure the batteries always remain
securely clamped in the battery tray.
• Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
• Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from
entering the battery and contaminating
the electrolyte fluid.
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Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
Check the battery fluid level every month, or
more often in hot weather. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during
freezing weather, the motorhome should be
driven several miles to mix water and
electrolyte to prevent freezing.
Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
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WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is essential
when replacing the cables on the battery,
or when using a “booster” battery, that the
positive post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts are
marked (+) plus and (-) minus.
If a “boost charger” is used while battery
is in the motorhome, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger to avoid damage to engine
electronic components.
Never attempt to charge or boost a frozen
battery. An explosion can occur resulting
in personal injury.
Chassis Battery
House 12-Volt Fuses
(Located on Power Converter)
-Typical View
The fuse panel accepts only blade type plug-in
fuses. Always replace fuses with those of the
same amperage rating.
30
30
Functional
Non-Functional
If your coach is going to be unoccupied for
two weeks or more, Winnebago Industries®
recommends disconnecting the chassis battery in
your coach to avoid battery discharge.
Disconnect the ground cable on the chassis
battery (located beneath the entrance step) to
disconnect battery.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
FUSES – HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motorhome are protected by
either a fuse panel or breaker panel. When a
circuit is overloaded or a short develops in any
part of the system, a fuse or breaker will shut
down that circuit. If this happens, turn off all
affected lights or appliances and reset the breaker
or replace the fuse with a new one of equal
amperage rating.
House 12-Volt Fuses
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each fuse.
The fuse panel is located on the right-hand
side of the Power Converter.
Battery Charge Meter
See related item under “Systems Monitor
Panel” in Section 4 - Appliances and Systems.
Battery Boost Switch
See Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome for
information on the Battery Boost switch.
Automotive Chassis and House
12-Volt Circuit Breakers
A label on the Automotive Chassis and House
12-Volt Circuit Breaker panel states the
amperage rating and circuit protected for each
breaker.
NOTE: Breakers are labeled on panel.
Arrangement may vary according to
appliance and equipment options.
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Automotive Chassis and House
12-Volt Circuit Breakers
(Located inside passenger compartment)
-Typical View
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SECTION 7 - PLUMBING
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
The Fresh Water System provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet,
and water heater. Water may be supplied by
either of two sources:
• A fresh water tank and water pump located
within the motorhome, or
• Any external fresh water source to which the
motorhome may be connected, known as “city
water”.
Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend obtaining an
in-line water pressure regulator to prevent
damage to any components, connections, and
seals in your fresh water system.
These devices simply connect in-line between
the supply hose and the city water input on the
coach. We recommend regulators that control
water pressure to 50 psi. max.
Water pressure regulators are commonly
available at most RV dealerships and many large
retail discount or home supply centers.
Fresh (City) Water Connection
“Fresh Water Inlet”
(Located in the water service center)
2. Turn the Fresh Water valve to Tank Fill
position.
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Water Pressure Regulators
Filling the Fresh Water Tank
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
The tank is filled through the City Water
Connection (Fresh Water Inlet) located inside the
water service center.
The Fresh Water valve routes the water from
the city water hose to the fresh water tank for
filling.
Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
3. Turn city water supply ON.
4. Use the level display on the monitor panel to
oversee filling of the tank, or when the tank is
full, water will flow from tank vent tube
beneath coach.
1. Attach hose to the Fresh Water Inlet.
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NOTICE
Do not leave fresh water connection
unattended when filling tank. Failure to
comply may result in tank expansion and
property damage.
5. Turn OFF city water supply and disconnect
from the Fresh Water Inlet.
6. Turn Fresh Water valve to Normal position to
use the water pump. The Tank Fill position is
only for pressure filling the water tank from
the city water hose connection.
the tank vent tube onto the ground and
the water pump will run without
delivering water to faucets.
Disconnecting from City Water
1. Turn the city water supply OFF.
2. Open a faucet on the coach (such as the
exterior wash station, if equipped) to relieve
line pressure.
3. Disconnect hose from the coach and replace
the cap on the Fresh Water Inlet.
NOTE: Ensure the Fresh Water valve is in
NORMAL position to use the water
pump. If the valve is in Tank Fill position,
the pump will run continuously without
delivering water.
WATER PUMP
Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
Using City Water
When connected to an outside source of water,
the water bypasses the water pump and storage
tank and supplies pressure directly to individual
faucets and toilet. A check valve built into the
pump prevents water from entering the pump and
filling the storage tank.
1. Connect hose to Fresh Water Inlet as
described in previous steps.
2. With the Fresh Water valve in the Normal
position, turn the Water Pump switch(es)
OFF.
NOTE: Always keep the Fresh Water valve in
Normal position unless you are filling the
tank. If this valve is left in the Tank Fill
position while using the city water, water
will keep flowing into the tank and out
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When your coach is not connected to a city
water supply, water is supplied from the fresh
water tank by a water system demand pump. A
demand pump is designed to run only when you
are using water. When you open a faucet, the
waterline pressure drops and the pump begins to
run, and it will continue to run as long as the
faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the
line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts
itself off.
The pump is self-priming and will run briefly
to build up line pressure when the Water Pump
switch is first turned on. See “Initial Waterline
Priming” for instructions on using the water
system for the first time.
Further Information
Refer to the Water Pump manufacturer’s
operation, care, and maintenance information
provided in your InfoCase.
Water Pump Strainer
The pump is equipped with a cleanable
strainer to capture any possible tank-borne
particles that could damage pump components.
NOTE: We recommend that you check and clean
the strainer after each tankful of water
during the first few uses of the Water
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Pump system. Thereafter, remember to
check it at least yearly, and be sure to
empty water from it during winterization
procedures.
Unscrew bowl
and remove to
clean strainer
Water Pump Strainer
-Typical View
To Clean Pump Strainer
• Ensure all Water Pump switches are OFF.
• Twist the inlet cap (bowl) “counterclockwise” to unscrew from the strainer
assembly.
• Remove the bowl and pull the strainer screen
out of the bowl to tap out any particles and
rinse clean.
• Insert the strainer screen back into the bowl,
then screw the bowl back onto the strainer
assembly.
slow leak in a faucet could drain the water tank,
fill the holding tank, and discharge the house
batteries.
Initial Waterline Priming
1. Ensure that all water drain valves are closed,
including water heater valve.
2. Turn Water Pump switch to “OFF” position.
3. Fill water tank.
4. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
5. Turn ON the Water Pump switch.
6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water first.)
Leave hot water faucets on until they also
deliver a steady stream of water. This will
ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
7. Check to ensure the Water Pump stops soon
after all faucets have been closed.
8. The Water Pump is now ready for automatic
operation. The pump will start when a faucet
is opened and stop when the faucet is closed.
NOTE: You must also empty the strainer when
winterizing your coach to avoid water
freezing and cracking the filter bowl.
Water Pump Switch
The Water Pump switch is located near the
monitor panel (some models may have an
additional switch in the water service center or
within the bathroom area for your convenience).
While the switch is “ON”, the pump will
automatically supply water as it is needed.
We recommend that you turn the Water Pump
switch off whenever you will be away from the
vehicle or not using the water system. In time, a
Water Pump
(Located in passenger side
compartment behind rear axle)
-Typical installation shown
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DISINFECTING YOUR FRESH
WATER SYSTEM
(As required by NFPA®1192 Standard on
Recreational Vehicles)
To ensure complete disinfection of the potable
water system, it is recommended that the
following procedure be followed on a new
system, one that has not been used for a period of
time, or one that could have become
contaminated.
This procedure is also recommended before
long periods of storage, such as over winter.
1. Remove the filter cartridge and pour 1/2 cup
of household chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite solution) for each 30 gallons of
tank capacity into the empty filter canister,
then screw the canister back onto the filter
base.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous. Do not misuse.
Recap bottle and clean all utensils after
use.
Disinfecting with City Water Tank
Fill
The fresh water tank must be filled through
the City Water Connection (“Fresh Water Inlet”)
located in the water service center.
This solution will result in a residual chlorine
concentration of approximately 50 ppm in the
water system. (If a 100 ppm concentration is
desired as discussed in Step 3, use 1 cup of
household bleach for each 30 gallons of tank
capacity).
The bleach will be drawn into the tank when
the city water is turned on and the Fresh
Water valve is turned to Tank Fill position.
Fresh (City) Water Connection
“Fresh Water Inlet”
(Located in the water service center)
This procedure requires temporarily
connecting an external cartridge-type water filter
assembly in-line between the city water hose and
the city water fill to add disinfecting solution to
the tank. These filters are commonly available at
most RV supply stores.
NOTE: If you do not have an in-line cartridge
filter, see City Water Hose Disinfection
following this procedure for an alternate
method of adding bleach solution to your
tank.
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Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
2. Fill the tank completely, then open each faucet
in the coach and run the water until a distinct
odor of chlorine can be detected in the water
discharged. Do not forget the hot water
faucets.
3. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine. (If
a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
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4.
5.
6.
7.
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour).
Drain the fresh water tank.
Install the filter cartridge into the filter
canister, then refill the tank with fresh water.
Open each faucet again and run fresh water to
flush chlorinated water from the lines. Run the
water until there is no odor of chlorine
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
(You may need to leave a hot water faucet
open for some time to flush the water heater
with clean water. You may also want to turn
the water heater off until this is done to avoid
wasting energy trying to heat “unused”
water).
Water system is now disinfected.
NOTE: An alternate way is to connect a city
water hose to your coach and pour the
bleach into the other end of the hose
using a funnel. Hold the hose upright to
avoid draining the bleach.
Connect the hose to a city water hydrant
to force the bleach into the tank and fill
the tank with water.
This method has the additional benefit of
disinfecting the city water hose at the
same time.
•
activated carbon water purifier at the galley
sink cold waterline or a separate drinking
water faucet with filter (if equipped).
Superchlorination does not affect city water
usage, only the fresh water tank.
SHOWER HOSE VACUUM
BREAKER
After using the shower, you may notice water
dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The
dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose
(after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases
and allows water remaining in the hose to drain
down. This is a normal function of the shower
valve assembly and is not a leak or defect.
If items are placed into the shower tub before
shower valve vacuum release is complete, they
may become wet.
TOILET
The toilet in your motorhome is very similar
to the household type, except that it is designed to
use only a small amount of water per flush. It
uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a
swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the bowl.
Flush
Add Water
Continuous Tank Disinfection
(Superchlorination)
Some RVers like to ensure continuous
sanitation of their fresh water tank by
“superchlorination”– maintaining an effective
low level of chlorine in the tank at all times.
• Add 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite) to your tank for each 10 gallons
of tank capacity. When you fill the tank, this
will result in a 6.7 ppm level of chlorine,
which should kill harmful bacteria and slimeforming organisms.
• Chlorine may be removed from drinking
water by the cold water filter at the galley
faucet (if equipped) or by installing an
Important “Don’ts”
•
•
Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
•
Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
Sewage Drain Outlet/
Dust Cap
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information in your InfoCase for complete
operating, care and maintenance information.
See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
DRAINAGE SYSTEM (P-TRAPS)
Ensure there is an adequate amount of water in
the drainage system p-traps to avoid sewer odor
from entering your coach.
If you should experience a sewer odor, pour
approximately 1 cup of water down each sink and
shower drain in the coach.
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(Holding Tanks)
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
waste water until it can be dumped at an
appropriate waste water disposal site. This means
you can use the toilet, sinks, and shower even in
areas where utility hookups are not available.
The black water holding tank contains the
sewage from the toilet and may include bathroom
lavatory on some models. The gray water holding
tank contains the waste water from the galley
sink and shower, and may include bathroom
lavatory.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
Dumping Holding Tanks
1. Remove sewage drain hose from water
service center.
2. Remove dust cap from sewage drain outlet
and connect sewage drain hose. Be sure it is
firmly attached.
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Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve
Black Waste
Tank Drain Valve
Holding Tank Drain Valves
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
Black and Gray Waste Tank Drain Valve positions may
be reversed, depending on floorplan and tank location
NOTE: The sewage drain outlet swivels
downward (on certain models) when
necessary to avoid bends in the sewage
drain hose, which could trap solids while
dumping, or to provide more direct
drainage while using on-site sewer hookups.
3. Place the outlet end of sewage drain hose into
disposal opening.
4. Open the Black Waste Tank Drain Valve with
a quick pull and make sure there are no sags in
the hose. Move the hose gently about to
dislodge any waste and ensure complete
drainage. Close Black Waste Tank Drain
Valve as soon as tank is empty.
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• 1st - Pull
Black Waste
Tank Drain
Valve to drain
Black Water
(sewage)
Tank, then
close.
• 2nd - Pull Gray
Waste Tank Drain
Valve to drain Gray
Water (sink/shower)
Tank, then close.
-Typical View
NOTE: DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT
ONCE. Do not open the Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve until the black tank is
drained and Black Waste Tank Drain
Valve closed to avoid sewage back-up
into gray tank. Gray water also rinses
any black water solids from the sewage
drain hose.
5. Open the Gray Waste Tank Drain Valve. Be
sure there are no sags in the hose to ensure
complete drainage. Close Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve as soon as tank is empty.
6. Add an odor control chemical to the sewage
holding tank through the toilet. These
chemicals are available at most RV supply
centers.
7. Rinse sewage drain hose thoroughly with
water before stowing.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump
valves closed until a tank becomes full or when
preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids
in suspension, allowing them to be carried out
with the liquids when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off,
leaving solids in the tank. Should this
accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the
tank about half full with water, and drive a few
miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and
stops will aid in the process. Then reconnect the
hose and drain in the normal manner.
Holding Tank Level Indicators
See “Systems Monitor Panel” in Section 4 Appliances for further information on the
monitor panel and checking tank levels.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
WATERLINE & TANK DRAIN
VALVES
The waterline and tank drain valves are used
to drain water from the water tank and the water
supply lines when preparing the motor home for
storage or when sanitizing the water system.
See the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
locations on your model.
DRAIN
DRAIN
CLOSE
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
Waterline Drain Valves
(Typical)
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups
The sewage drain hose may remain attached to
the sewage drain outlet and be routed out the
bottom of the compartment while the motorhome
is parked and connected to an on-site sewage
hook-up.
NOTE: Always keep service access passage
closed while utility connection is not in
use.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
WATER HEATER BYPASS AND
ANTIFREEZE SIPHON VALVES
• Waterline
Drain Valve
Your coach is equipped with a Water Heater
Bypass valve and an Antifreeze Siphon
(Winterization) valve for winterizing waterlines
using RV antifreeze.
Turn the handle as shown to either bypass or
flow mode.
Refer to the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
locations on your model.
• Water Tank
Drain Valve
Waterline and Water Tank Drain Valves
-Typical installation shown
(See the “Water System Drain Valve Locations” chart
at the end of this section for locations on your model)
Normal
Flow
By-Pass
Mode
CAUTION
Leave bypass valve handle in NORMAL
FLOW position if draining water and
blowing out waterlines. Place in BYPASS
position ONLY when using antifreeze
solution in waterlines.
WINTERIZING PROCEDURE
You can winterize the water and plumbing
system of your coach using one of the following
two methods – 1) Blow out waterlines using
compressed air or – 2) Fill waterlines with RV
water system antifreeze.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
Method 1 – Blow Out Procedure
(Drain and purge waterlines using
compressed air)
1. Level the Motorhome. If the coach is not
level, there may be “low points” in waterlines
that can trap water in the lines and prevent it
from draining properly.
2. Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines.
Open all waterline drain valves and drain
fresh water tank (see “Water System Drain
Valve Locations” chart at end of this section
for locations of drain valves on your model).
3. Open Faucets. Turn on the water pump and
open all sink faucets and shower head knobs.
Leave open after water stops flowing.
4. Drain Toilet. Press the toilet flush lever and
hold until water stops flowing in the toilet.
Turn Water Pump switch OFF.
5. Drain Water Heater. Turn OFF the Water
Heater Power switch before draining the
water heater tank to avoid damage to the
heating element. Drain the water heater by
removing the plug from the base of the water
heater tank, accessible from the outside of the
coach (requires socket and ratchet).
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve
(Lift handle only when water heater is cold)
6. Connect Air Pressure. After water has
stopped draining at all faucets and drain
valves, leave faucets open and connect a
“blow-out” plug to the city water connection
on the coach. Then use a compressed air hose
regulated to 30 psi or less to force air through
the system. A blow-out plug can be purchased
at any Winnebago® or Itasca® dealer.
City Water
Connection
Fresh Water
Inlet
Blow-out
Plug
Air Hose
NOTICE
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to equipment.
Water Heater Drain Plug
(Remove with socket)
•
Also, open the Pressure-Temperature Relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
NOTE: DO NOT burst air into the system. This
can damage the water pump. It is better
to let air in slowly.
7. Let air flow for five minutes until water is
completely drained out of faucets and drain
valves, then close faucets one at a time.
8. Drain Toilet. Operate and hold toilet flush
lever until water is completely drained from
toilet.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
9. Turn air pressure off. Disconnect water
purge adapters. Recap the city water inlet to
avoid contamination by dirt or insects.
After Disconnecting Air Pressure
10. Close all waterline and tank drain valves and
all faucets to avoid contamination by dirt,
insects, or rodents.
11. Reinstall the water heater drain plug and close
the Pressure-Temperature Relief valve.
12. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
NOTE: It is not necessary to add antifreeze to
the toilet since the flush valve will be
closed.
Do not add automotive antifreeze or
caustic chemicals such as bleach or
laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or
holding tanks. Although these products
may have a deodorizing effect, they may
damage plastic and rubber parts in the
system.
13. Empty the water pump strainer filter bowl to
avoid water freezing and cracking the filter
bowl. See “Water Pump” previously in this
section.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
14. Completely drain the sewage and waste water
holding tanks at an approved waste disposal
site. Drain the sewage tank first so the
following waste water can rinse any waste
solids from the dump outlet and sewer hose.
15. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet.
This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts
and prevent entry and contamination by
airborne debris, insects, and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Section 11 - Maintenance and Storage.
7-10
Method 2 – Antifreeze Fill
Procedure
(Fill plumbing lines with RV water system
antifreeze)
NOTE: As an alternative to totally draining the
plumbing system, you may winterize
tanks and lines by pumping non-toxic RV
antifreeze through the system.
This product is available from your
dealer and from most RV supply stores.
Follow directions on the container to
determine the correct amount to use for
your coach.
Your coach is equipped with a manually
operated waterline winterization system for your
convenience in winterizing fresh waterlines.
The system features a Winterization (diverter)
valve with an antifreeze siphon tube to draw nontoxic RV water system antifreeze into the
waterlines. There is also a Water Heater Bypass
valve to avoid filling the water heater with
antifreeze. See the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
location on your model.
Leave the Water Heater Bypass valve handle
in NORMAL FLOW position if draining water
and blowing out waterlines. Place in BYPASS
position ONLY when using antifreeze in
waterlines.
WARNING
Never use automotive antifreeze/coolant
in your RV water system. Auto antifreeze
contains ethylene glycol which, if
ingested, can cause blindness and can
be fatal.
Set Up Winterization Valves
1. Turn Water Heater Bypass valve to BYPASS
position. (See “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
location of bypass valve on your model).
SECTION 7 PLUMBING
NOTE: Ensure that all drain valves are
CLOSED before pumping RV antifreeze
into the water system.
Refer to the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this
section for valve locations on your
model.
Water Heater Bypass Valve
-Typical View
(See “Water System Drain Valve Locations” chart at
the end of this section for location on your model)
2. Remove and save the protective cap from the
end of the antifreeze siphon tube (save cap to
cover tube after use).
3. Insert the end of the antifreeze siphon tube
into a pail or other container with 2 to 3
gallons of non-toxic RV antifreeze solution.
4. Turn the Winterization valve handle so that it
points toward the antifreeze siphon tube. (See
“Water System Drain Valve Locations” chart
at the end of this section for location on your
model).
Antifreeze
Siphon Tube
• Insert into
container of
RV water
system
antifreeze
Winterization
Valve
• Point toward
antifreeze
siphon tube to
winterize
Fill Lines
5. Turn the Water Pump switch ON.
6. Open each hot and cold water faucet handle in
the coach - one at a time, until antifreeze
solution just begins to flow from the faucet,
then close.
7. Press the toilet flush lever and hold until
antifreeze begins flowing into the toilet.
Leave small amount of antifreeze that remains
in the bowl.
When Done Adding RV Antifreeze
8. Turn the Water Pump switch OFF.
9. Turn the Winterization valve so it points
toward the waterline to the water pump.
This will stop the flow from the antifreeze
siphon tube and revert the tank line flow to the
water pump.
10. Replace the protective cap onto the end of the
antifreeze siphon tube to keep out insects and
debris when not in use.
Drain Water Heater
11. Turn OFF the Water Heater power switch
before draining the water heater tank to avoid
damage to the heating element.
12. Drain the water heater by removing the plug
from the base of the water heater tank,
accessible from the outside of the coach
(requires socket and ratchet).
RV Antifreeze Siphon Tube
and Winterization Valve
-Typical View
(See “Water System Drain Valve Locations” chart at
the end of this section for location on your model)
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
16. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet. This will inhibit rust
formation on valve shafts and prevent entry
and contamination by airborne debris, insects,
and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Section 11 - Maintenance and Storage.
Water Heater Drain Plug
(Remove with socket)
•
Also, open the Pressure-Temperature Relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve
(Lift handle only when water heater is cold)
13. Reinstall the water heater drain plug and close
the P-T Relief valve when drained.
Fill Drainage System P-Traps
14. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
15. Completely drain the sewage and waste water
holding tanks at an approved waste disposal
site. Drain the sewage tank first so the
following waste water can rinse any waste
solids from the dump outlet and sewage drain
hose.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
Model
System
Drain Valve Locations
Model 26HE
Waterlines
•
Two (2) in-line drain valves located behind the service
panel in the water service center and one (1) valve
located in passenger side compartment behind rear
axle).
Also, place the tip of your finger inside the city water
connection and gently press the backflow valve (small
“button” in center of connector) to drain any water left
in the city waterline.
Water Tank
•
Drain valve in passenger side compartment behind rear
axle.
Water Heater
•
Drain plug on outside of coach behind service door.
Use socket to remove drain plug.
Water Heater
Bypass Valve
•
One (1) valve inside galley cabinet. Open door under
galley sink to access.
Winterization
(Antifreeze)
Valve
•
One (1) valve and siphon tube located in passenger side
compartment behind rear axle.
7-13
SECTION 8 - ENTERTAINMENT
FRONT TV IGNITION SWITCH
INTERLOCK
Operating the Digital Antenna
1. Turn the Digital Antenna Power Switch ON.
–If Equipped
If your coach is equipped with a front
overhead TV, it is plugged into a special
electrical outlet with a built-in ignition switch
interlock. The device allows the front overhead
TV to operate only when the ignition key is in the
Off or Accessory positions.
Digital Antenna Power Switch
(Located in an overhead cabinet or
mounted on a wall near the TV)
2. Turn ON the Signal Meter Power switch
(located on the side of the Signal Meter).
• Signal Meter
Power Switch
TV ANTENNA - DIGITAL
(Jack®
Digital HDTV Over-the-Air
Antenna)
Your coach is featured with a digital antenna,
which provides crystal clear digital HD reception
of over-the-air channels in addition to superior
broad reception range.
The digital antenna is equipped with a built-in
amplifier for maximum VHF and UHF
programming.
WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
• Attenuator
Dial
5 - DASH / AUTO
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock
-Typical View
• Rotational Knob
• Release
Button
(arrow indicates
which direction
antenna is pointing)
Digital Antenna Signal Meter
(Located on ceiling)
3. Rotate the Attenuator Dial fully
CLOCKWISE.
4. Press Release Button on the Rotational Knob
and rotate antenna (until maximum number of
LED lights illuminate on the Signal Meter).
NOTE: LED lights will illuminate from left to
right. All LED lights may not illuminate,
depending on signal strength.
5. Rotate Attenuator Dial COUNTERCLOCKWISE until the last illuminated LED
light flickers.
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SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT
6. Rotate antenna to illuminate the last flickering
LED light.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to pinpoint signal
reception.
NOTE: Refer to television manufacturer’s
instructions to scan for available
channels.
Further Information
See the antenna manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
and maintenance information.
TV SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
The TV Signal Amplifier is built into the
antenna and can be turned on or off with a power
switch located on a switchplate near the
entertainment center cabinet.
An indicator light will illuminate when the
switch is on and the signal amplifier is active.
Power
Switch
TV Signal Amplifier Power Switch
(Located near entertainment center cabinet)
-Typical View
CABLE TV CONNECTION
Your coach is equipped with a cable television
input connection (located in the water service
center) for your convenience.
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Cable TV Connection
(Located in water service center)
-Typical installation shown
SECTION 9 - FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
LOUNGE CHAIR - SWIVEL
–If Equipped
(Typical View - Your coach may differ in
appearance, depending on model)
This chair is not equipped with a seat belt and
is not intended for seating while the vehicle is in
motion.
When the vehicle is in motion, the base of the
Lounge Chair must be fastened to the floor using
the provided base clamp, as shown.
SLEEPING FACILITIES
WARNING
WARNING
The chair must be clamped back into
place before driving the coach.
5 - DASH / AUTO
Sleeping facilities are not intended for
use while vehicle is in motion. For safety,
passengers must use safety belted
seating positions while vehicle is in
motion.
DINETTE/BED CONVERSION
–If Equipped
(Typical view – your coach may differ)
Lounge Chair Base Clamp
(Travel position shown)
-Typical View
When the vehicle is parked, you may unscrew
the knob and remove the base clamp to position
the chair away from the wall.
Dinette to Bed
1. Release the catch on the table leg brace and
fold the leg up against the bottom of the table.
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SECTION 9 FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Wall
Support
Table
Bracket
2. Remove the table from the wall support
bracket by lifting the end of the table. Then
lower the table to rest on the cleats attached to
each dinette bench.
3. Arrange dinette cushions to cover bed area.
2. Make sure that the table leg is secured into the
floor support bracket and the leg brace is
locked.
ROLLER SHADES
Your coach is featured with Roller Shades that
can be used for light filtering, daytime room
darkening, or nighttime privacy.
Lower Roller Shade by grasping the bottom
center of the shade and pulling straight down by
hand.
Raise Roller Shade by grasping the bottom
center of the shade and pulling straight down and
allowing the shade to retract into stored position.
Bed to Dinette
1. Reattach the table onto the wall support and
lower the table leg.
9-2
SECTION 9 FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
WOOD FURNITURE AND
CABINETRY
–If Equipped
People are drawn to the natural beauty of
wood. At Winnebago Industries®, our craftsmen
work with the art found in each piece of wood to
create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the
Winnebago Industries warranty.
• Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that
ranges in color from white to pink and reddish
tones. Streaks of green, yellow, and even
black may appear due to mineral deposits.
Oak may also contain wormholes and wild,
varying grain patterns. This distinct graining
is considered a desirable quality and has made
oak one of the most popular woods used for
cabinetry.
• Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is
predominately white to creamy-white in
color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
While maple typically features uniform
graining as compared to other wood species,
characteristic markings may include fine
brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye
dots and mineral streaks. These traits are
natural and serve to enhance maple's natural
beauty.
• Cherry is characterized by its red undertones,
but may vary in color from white to a deep,
rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood
with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin
knots and curly graining. All wood will age
with time and the finish will darken. This is
especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those
who select it expect this evolution.
No matter which species you choose for your
new Winnebago Industries motorhome
cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces
of wood are exactly the same.
Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference
between open and closed grains and other
markings in wood. Grain variation and color
change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it
will darken when exposed to different types of
light. Color differences or changes in wood can
also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals,
extreme heat, or other contributing external
conditions.
Any color change that occurs in both the finish
and the wood is considered part of the natural
aging process and is not to be considered defect
or damage.
Additionally, wood species exhibit other
defining characteristics, such as mineral
deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes, and
wormholes. These markings make the wood
unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.
Therefore, since wood is a product of nature
and will have certain natural characteristics and
variances, they are not covered under the
warranty.
9-3
SECTION 10 - SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM KEYLOCK
A Master Slideout Room Keylock is located
near the interior slideout control switch(es). This
keylock must be turned ON to operate slideout
room(s).
Slideout Control Switch
-Typical View
SLIDEOUT ROOM OPERATION
– ELECTRIC
WARNING
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
Slideout rooms provide a spacious living area
at the push of a button.
The Slideout Control switch is typically
located near the Systems Monitor Panel or on a
wall near the slideout room.
CAUTION
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout
room extended!
The slideout room system uses 12-volt DC
motorized mechanisms with an electronic control
system to provide smooth operation and positive
weather seal.
5 - DASH / AUTO
Master Slideout Room Keylock
(Located near interior
slideout control switches)
WARNING
CRUSH HAZARD. Keep people and
objects clear of the inside and outside of
the slideout room when operating. Failure
to comply could result in death or serious
injury.
To Extend Slideout Room
Before Extending!
• Level the coach and set the Parking Brake.
• Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
• Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room extension.
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SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
extended.
NOTICE
Because the slideout roof is drawn into
the interior of the coach when retracted,
be sure there is no debris, such as
excessive dirt, tree seeds, twigs, leaves,
etc. on the roof before retracting.
Extend Procedure:
See “Before Extending!” before proceeding.
•
Insert the safety lock key into Slideout Room
Master Keylock and turn to activate the
Slideout Control switch.
•
Press and Hold the Slideout Control switch in
the OUT position until the room is fully
extended, then release.
To stop extending the room during operation,
release the Slideout Control switch.
Deactivate the Slideout Control switch with
the Slideout Room Master Keylock.
•
•
Retract Procedure:
See “Before Retracting!” before proceeding.
•
Insert the safety lock key into Slideout Room
Master Keylock and turn to activate the
Slideout Room Control switch.
•
Press and Hold the Slideout Control switch in
the IN position until the room is fully
retracted, then release.
To stop retracting the room during operation,
release the Slideout Control switch.
After the room is retracted, deactivate the
Slideout Control switch with the Slideout
Room Master Keylock.
To Retract Slideout Room
Before Retracting!
•
•
•
•
•
•
Be sure the coach is level and the Parking
Brake is set.
Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room retraction.
Stow all furniture extensions before retracting
slideout rooms to avoid property damage.
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
retracted.
Remove all items from the coach living room
floor and close cabinet doors and drawers. Be
sure there are no items at the end of the bed,
behind the driver seat, or protruding from
compartments, which could be crushed or
cause damage to floor covering or cabinets
when the room is retracted.
•
•
SLIDEOUT ROOM – EXTREME
WEATHER PRECAUTION
Certain extreme weather conditions, such as
heavy rains, heavy snow, and high winds, or any
combination of these, could cause damage to the
slideout room cover-awning (if equipped) or
reduce effectiveness of the slideout room weather
seals.
Slideout Cover-Awning
-Typical View
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Also, freezing rain and snow can prevent the
slideout cover-awning (if equipped) from closing
and may cause damage to the cover-awning,
slideout room, weather seals, and mechanisms.
To avoid potential damage, we recommend
retracting your slideout room during extreme
weather conditions.
• Status
LED’s
• Motor
Direction
• Mode
Button
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING
(LIPPERT)
-If Equipped
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work:
• Turn the House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch OFF and then ON again. This will, in
many cases, reset power to the slideout
system.
• The house battery may be low on charge. Plug
in the external power cord (shoreline), start
the engine, or start up the generator (if
equipped). This may assist slideout room
operation.
• he chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch
(located on the dash) while pressing the
interior slideout control switch. This
momentarily connects the house batteries to
assist in slideout room operation.
• The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker, labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side storage compartment just
behind or ahead of the entrance door.
• Motor 1
Connection
• Motor 2
Connection
Slideout Room Controller
(Located in a driver or passenger side
compartment, depending on model)
- Remove panel to access
Error Codes
When an error occurs during slideout room
operation, the slideout control panel (located in
passenger side compartment) will use LED
display lights to indicate where the problem
exists.
For specific motor faults, the green LED light
will blink 1 time for Motor 1 and 2 times for
Motor 2. The red LED light will blink from 2 to
9 times, depending on the error code. The error
codes are as follows:
• (2) - BATTERY DROP OUT. Battery
capacity low enough to drop below 6 volts
while running.
• (3) - LOW BATTERY. Voltage below 8 volts
at start of cycle.
• (4) - HIGH BATTERY. Voltage greater than
18 volts.
• (5) - EXCESSIVE MOTOR CURRENT.
High amperage (also indicated by one side of
slideout room continually stalling).
• (6) - MOTOR SHORT CIRCUIT. Motor or
wiring to motor has shorted out.
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•
•
(8) - HALL SIGNAL NOT PRESENT.
Encoder is not providing a signal. This is
usually a wiring problem.
(9) - HALL POWER SHORT TO
GROUND. Power to encoder has been
shorted to ground. This is usually a wiring
problem.
NOTE: When an error code is present, the
slideout control panel needs to be reset.
Operating the Extend/Retract switch will
reset the slideout control panel. Operate
the Extend/Retract switch again for
normal operation.
There are two slideout motors equipped on the
end wall of each slideout room. Pull back wipe
seal to access motors.
Push-In Procedure
1. Remove slideout motor retention screw
(located along exterior slideout trim), if
equipped.
Repeat on opposite slideout trim.
NOTE: If your coach is not equipped with
slideout motor retention screws, proceed
to Step 2.
Manual Override
In the event that the slideout room fails to
retract and manual operation is required:
• Locate the slideout control panel (located in
passenger side compartment).
• Press the Mode button 6 times, quickly. Press
a 7th time and hold for approximately 5
seconds.
Red and green LED lights will begin to flash,
confirming the override mode.
• Release Mode button.
• Use the slideout control switch (located inside
the coach) to retract the room.
NOTE: If slideout room fails to retract using the
Manual Override method, see “Slideout
Emergency Retraction” elsewhere in this
section.
Further Information
See the slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION (LIPPERT)
-If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the interior
control switch or exterior control panel, you may
need to access the slideout motors and manually
push the room in to the travel position.
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Slideout Motor Retention Screw
(Located along exterior slideout trim)
-If Equipped
2. Pull back wipe seal to access slideout motor.
3. Using a flat-head screwdriver, push bottom of
slideout motor UP to disengage
(approximately 1/2” from base).
Repeat on opposite slideout motor.
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5. When the slideout room is fully retracted,
secure the room with a support item (e.g. 2x4
wood board) above the interior slideout room
to secure room during travel.
NOTE: For larger slideout rooms, place a travel
support item on each end of the interior
slideout room.
Slideout Motor
(Located behind slideout wipe seal)
• Use a screwdriver to push slideout motor
UP (disengage).
Slideout Travel Support
-Typical installation shown
• Place support item (e.g. 2x4 wood
board) above interior slideout room as
shown.
6. See your dealer for service of the slideout
motors before using again.
Further Information
Please refer to the slideout manufacturer’s
user guide provided in your InfoCase for further
instructions and troubleshooting information.
GENERAL SLIDEOUT CARE
•
•
• Ensure slideout motor is disengaged
approximately 1/2” from base.
4. Push slideout room in to travel position,
ensuring both sides are relatively even.
•
NOTE: Several people may be needed to push
the room in.
•
Keep slideout room seals clean.
Clean the floors inside the coach before
retracting the slideout room to avoid floor
scratches or carpet pile snags.
Wipe outer slideout room seals occasionally
with talc or 303 brand protectant for smooth,
quiet operation.
See your authorized dealer for regular
maintenance and service of the slideout
mechanism.
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Slideout Room Seal Care and
Maintenance
While most household cleaners work well for
cleaning slideout room seals, certain chemical
agents may cause the seals to degrade. Typically,
409® and Lysol® type products work well. Use a
product, such as Armor All® to keep seals soft.
In addition, certain caulks and sealers may
include chemicals that may adversely effect the
performance of the seals. See your authorized
dealer for caulks and sealers recommended for
your coach.
while in PARK, raising either one or both
of the rear wheels off the ground could
allow the vehicle to roll off the jacks.
LEVELING SYSTEM
The Hydraulic Leveling System makes
selecting a parking site easier and faster by
reducing the effect of uneven ground.
Hydraulic jacks raise the affected low corners
of the coach to make leveling “set up” faster and
easier for you.
The Hydraulic Leveling System Control Panel
is located on the dash.
Leveling System Control Panel
(Located on dash)
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions. It also contains
additional precautions, technical information,
and instructions for manual operation if a system
failure occurs.
NOTE: When parking at an uneven site, always
park the front of the vehicle to the
downhill side. This allows you to level by
raising the front end rather than the rear.
Since only the rear wheels are locked
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WARNING
• Keep all people clear of the coach
while the leveling system is operating.
• When extending the rear stabilizers,
do not lift the wheels beyond ground
contact. This makes it possible for the
vehicle to roll unexpectedly forward (or
backward) off the jacks. This could
cause severe injury or death.
• Do not use the levelers on icy or slick
surfaces on which the foot pads may
slip.
• Do not use leveling jacks to support
the vehicle for service or tire changing.
• Do not use the leveler as an
emergency brake. They are not
designed for any type of vehicle
braking purpose.
• Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks
using your hands and/or any other
body part. The leaking fluid is under
pressure and is capable of cutting and
penetrating your skin, resulting in
severe injury.
Jacks Down Light
The “Jacks Down” reminder is intended to
warn you to retract your Leveling Jacks before
moving the vehicle. The light will come on
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briefly and a chime will sound when the ignition
key is turned to the On or Run positions if the
jacks are down.
2. Turn the Leveling System Power switch ON,
use the arrow “Down” button and select “Auto
Retract”, and press Enter.
3. Visually inspect the vehicle undercarriage for
any problems.
4. See the Leveling System Operation Guide
supplied in your InfoCase for troubleshooting
instructions or operating the Leveling System
if jacks fail to retract or any other functions
fail.
Further Information
“Jacks Down” Light
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
NOTICE
• Do not try to drive vehicle unless
“TRAVEL” light is glowing with ignition
switch on.
• Do not try to drive the vehicle until the
air suspension system has built up
sufficient pressure if you have used
the coach leveling system or have
used the DUMP button to manually
exhaust the air suspension system.
• Do not rely only upon the warning
lights to indicate when jacks are up. It
is the owner’s responsibility to check
that all jacks are up before moving the
coach.
NOTE: If the Leveling Jacks should fail to
retract, see “Troubleshooting” and
emergency operation instructions in the
Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase.
In The Event Of Accidental Jack
Extension
1. Bring the vehicle to a safe and complete stop
as soon as possible.
See the manufacturer’s operation guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, safety precautions, and
troubleshooting tips.
CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL
LEVEL
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
maintenance instructions and information.
All maintenance should be done as part of the
normal servicing of the coach.
The hydraulic oil level should be checked
when the vehicle is first purchased, and then
twice a year - or more often if an oil leak develops
in the system.
The hydraulic pump/reservoir is located
behind the driver side front tire. In certain
models, an access panel must be removed to
access the pump/reservoir.
NOTE: To get an accurate indication of oil level,
Leveling Jacks must be in the retracted
(IN) position.
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level
The hydraulic oil level is checked visually by
inspecting the hydraulic oil reservoir. Always
keep the hydraulic oil level full (to the lip of the
breather cap).
NOTE: Always clean away any dirt and debris
from the top of the reservoir before
removing the breather cap to avoid entry
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of debris and contamination of hydraulic
oil in the reservoir, which could lead to
pump failure or other problems.
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
(Located behind driver side front tire)
-Typical View
NOTE: Overfilling the hydraulic reservoir or
filling with the jacks down can cause
leakage of oil through the breather cap.
Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation
Dexron® III or Mercon® 5 automatic
transmission fluid must be used for use in your
Hydraulic Leveling System.
DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack
oil, which can damage the seals and cause leaks.
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SECTION 11 - MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
SEALANTS – INSPECTION AND
GENERAL INFORMATION
NOTE: Proper sealant inspection includes not
just visual observation but running a
finger along sealant seams to verify
proper adhesion to the surface. Any
loosened areas must be replaced.
• Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of
the above. Your local Winnebago Industries
dealer has the correct and necessary parts and
experience to help you maintain your sealants.
See “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in
your InfoCase.
• Always use the same type sealant that was
removed.
• Immediately have dealership check moldings,
windows, and exterior attachments for leak
source if you notice water inside of unit.
NOTICE
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and replaced if necessary.
ROOF
WARNING
Stay off roof. Roof surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult for periodic maintenance or
repair of the roof or roof mounted components.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
Always have damage to the roof area repaired
immediately. Damaged or detached sealant
around the vents, air conditioner, body-to-roof
seams, etc., should also receive immediate
attention. Delaying these repairs may allow water
leakage and result in damage to interior ceiling
and body panels, upholstery, etc., which is not
covered by the limited warranty (see Section 1 Introduction).
UNDERCARRIAGE
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body of the
vehicle can cause damaging rust or corrosion on
steel or aluminum parts and can add needless
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy
when it is allowed to enter where it is not
intended. Sealants perform a very important
function and should be inspected closely and
maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries®
utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to
the “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in your
InfoCase for further information.
Sealants, in general, do not have “set”
lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect
the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants. You
or your dealer must:
• Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six
months.
• Inspect the moldings, windows, clearance
lights, exterior compartment doors, and all
their attachments.
• Also, inspect weather seals around entrance
door, etc., and if necessary, have a dealer
replace them immediately.
• Check for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks,
adhesion, and any sign of physical
deterioration.
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weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the
amount of cargo you can carry and remain within
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, can also
accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These
materials should be removed by flushing the
undercarriage regularly with water, especially
horizontal surfaces, cavities, and other areas
where mud and other deposits may collect.
EXTERIOR FINISH
The exterior surface of your motorhome has
an automotive gel-coated fiberglass finish.
Follow these precautions to keep it looking its
best and preserve maximum gloss and durability.
Parking
•
•
•
Avoid parking under trees. Rinse bird
droppings and tree sap off as soon as possible.
Lukewarm soapy water can help speed up the
cleaning process.
Avoid parking near ocean salt spray.
Avoid parking near factories with heavy
smoke or industrial fallout.
Driving
•
•
•
Gravel roads should be avoided.
Antifreeze, fuel, or window solution spilled
on plastic surfaces, decals, and appliques
should be rinsed off immediately with water.
Bugs and bird droppings should be rinsed off
with water or washed with lukewarm soapy
water daily.
Washing
•
•
Frequent washing and thorough cleaning is
recommended to prevent damage to the finish
from exposure to damaging salts, calcium
chloride, road tar, tree sap, insects, and other
foreign material.
Do not use strong soaps or detergents for
washing the motorhome.
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•
•
Wash with cool water out of direct sunlight
using a mild liquid soap (any “no-tears” baby
shampoo can be used). Never wash the
vehicle in direct sunlight or while the vehicle
surface is hot.
Be careful when using pressure-type washers
to avoid loosening exterior decals or sealants.
NOTE: Avoid aiming water flow from a hose or
spray from high-pressure washing
equipment into any appliance intake
because damage or difficulty in
operating appliances may occur.
• Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be
avoided. Revolving brushes, “soaking”
solutions, and high-pressure water spray may
damage sealants, decals, and appliques.
• Pressure-sensitive appliques or decals on your
coach require very little maintenance, but
should be treated like any painted surface on
your vehicle. Wash with mild soap and water
and rinse thoroughly. See “Exterior Graphic
Care” for details.
• After washing the coach, carefully inspect
sealant around window frames and vents and
any other joints that may have loosened or
separated. See “Sealants - Inspection and
General Information” at the beginning of this
section for details.
NOTICE
Never use a strong solvent such as
lacquer thinner, or harsh abrasives on
plastics, decals, and painted surfaces.
Waxing and Polishing
When water will not bead up and roll off the
finish of your freshly washed vehicle, a coat of
automotive wax may be applied to the finish.
Wax not only improves the appearance of the
vehicle, but protects the finish against oxidation
and corrosive substances.
We recommend using a wax that is compatible
with painted and gel-coated fiberglass finishes.
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If the finish begins to look dull or discolored,
it may need to be cleaned with a polishing or
cleaning compound formulated for gel-coated
fiberglass finishes.
NOTE: If you use a polish or a cleaning
compound that does not contain a wax
preservative, we recommend reapplying
a coat of hard wax after cleaning or
polishing the finish.
Inspection
A motorhome exterior is subjected to many
physical forces and environmental conditions.
While the coach is parked, it is exposed to
climate and weather extremes and other
environmental conditions. While in operation, it
is subjected to various twisting and flexing forces
caused by routine cornering and turning, and by
uneven road surfaces, such as bumps, potholes,
railroad tracks, and parking lot entrances.
Inspect the exterior fiberglass shell
periodically for cracks, which may represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass.
Minute cracks in the surface, commonly
called "spider cracks" or "hairline cracks" caused
by normal flexing of the fiberglass exterior are
normal and typically pose no threat to the
integrity of the vehicle other than appearance.
However, if a crack has opened up and the
weave of the cloth is visible, this does represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass and must
be repaired or covered as quickly as possible to
avoid penetration by moisture, especially in
freezing climates.
If the fiberglass has been damaged and
contains cracks, tears or holes, use plastic
sheeting and duct tape, if necessary, to prevent
moisture from damaging the sidewall material or
the interior of the coach.
EXTERIOR GRAPHIC CARE
The pressure-sensitive graphics on your
vehicle require very little maintenance. In order
to allow the graphics to have the longest life
possible, the following steps should be taken.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wash graphics with plain soap and water or
any car wash detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
High pressure water spray may loosen or
damage graphics. Keep spray nozzle at least
1 1/2 feet from the edge of the graphics.
Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of graphic before using.
Never use aromatic solvents such as acetone,
M.E.K., toulene, paint thinner or lacquer
thinner on graphics. Solvents may soften the
vinyl and smear colors.
Gasoline or other fuels spilled on graphics
should be rinsed off immediately with water.
Do not apply paint or clearcoat over the
graphics.
Do not apply wax over the graphics,
especially wax containing petroleum
distillates. Wax that has dried along the edge
of a graphic can be removed with cotton
swabs after softening it with isopropyl
alcohol. Rinse area thoroughly after cleaning.
PLASTIC PARTS – CLEANING
Many parts in your vehicle, such as the dash,
exterior light lenses, and certain exterior body
panels are made of high-impact plastic materials
that can be damaged by wiping with solvents or
improper cleaning products.
Always try cleaning plastic parts with the
mildest cleaners first and work your way up to
stronger cleaning products. Use the following
cautionary lists as a guide when selecting
cleaning products to use on plastic parts.
NOTICE
Do not use citrus-based cleaners on
polycarbonate finishes. Citric compounds
will damage the high-gloss surface,
causing it to appear dull or “flat”. Always
test a cleaning product on a hidden area
to be sure it will not cause damage to the
appearance of the part.
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SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Here is a list of mild cleaners that may be used
safely:
• Car washing soap and water
• Glass cleaners without ammonia
• Mineral oil
• Multipurpose cleaners (such as Fantastik®,
Formula 409®, etc.)
The following products, compounds, or solvents
must be wiped off immediately to avoid
damage:
• Ammonia
• Brake fluid
• Bathroom basin, tub, and tile cleaners
• Chlorine
• Ethyl alcohol
• Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
• Kerosene or gasoline
• Naphthalene
• Pine-type household cleaners
Do not use cleaners containing the following
products, compounds ,or solvents. These
products will damage the finish.
• Acetic acid
• Acetone (nail polish remover)
• Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners)
• Benzene
• Butyl alcohol
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
Most Winnebago Industries® vehicles have
polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which
are very sensitive to a variety of chemical
solvents and cleaners.
Use only soap and water to clean exterior
lamp lenses, especially headlights.
• Contact with certain chemicals can cause
etching, “crazing” or cracking of the lens,
which can significantly reduce the lens clarity
and effectiveness of the lamp and may require
replacement of the complete lamp housing.
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•
•
•
Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause
polycarbonate lenses to become “hazy” or
“foggy”.
Do not use a pressure washer to clean
headlights.
Inspect and operate the lights regularly to
confirm proper operation and mounting
condition.
INTERIOR SOFT GOODS
We recommend a weekly routine of
vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the
motorhome to prevent an accumulation of dirt,
which can detract from the appearance and
shorten the life of carpet and fabrics.
Fabric Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motorhome may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives,
which can be damaged by use of improper
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible
areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be
referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets
and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds, or
shades should be closed when the
motorhome is parked for an extended
period of time.
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WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do
not use lacquer thinner, nail polish
remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never
use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or
naphthalene for any cleaning purpose.
These materials may cause damage to
the material being cleaned and most are
highly flammable, posing risk of injury due
to fire.
UltraleatherTM
Leather-Like Upholstery
Ultraleather synthetic leather fabric material
has the luxurious look and feel of the finest
European calfskin, with the durability and
resistance to soils and stains of vinyl fabrics. It is
also tougher than real calfskin and has superior
resistance to punctures, snags, and rips.
For most soils and stains, the fabric
manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a
solution of water and Tide® brand laundry
detergent or equivalent. More stubborn stains
may be treated with a water-based multipurpose
cleaner/degreaser such as Simple Green® or
equivalent. Solvent cleaners such as nail polish
remover or other aromatic solvents are not
recommended.
Care Instructions
• Spot clean with mild soap and water.
• Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair
dryer on warm setting - not hot.
• For stubborn stains, use cleaner-degreaser.
UltraLeather Cleaning Chart
Type of Stain
Detergent/
Water
Cleaner/
Degreaser
Coffee, Tea

Red Wine, Liquor

Cola, Soft Drinks

Milk

Ketchup

Steak/Soy Sauce

Mayonnaise, Butter


Salad Oil


Chocolate


Cosmetic Makeup


Lipstick


Face Cream


Suntan Oil/Lotion


Shoe Polish


Urine

Machine Oil


Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling)
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use
solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the
vinyl.
Draperies, Curtains, and
Bedspreads
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be
professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent
shrinkage may occur when you have these items
dry cleaned.
General Stains
As with any stain or contamination, the quick
response is the best, especially when done in
conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type
of stain.
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Most commercially available carpet and
upholstery cleaners will do an excellent job
removing stains. From time to time, additional
cleaning methods may need to be used to remove
stubborn or difficult stains.
The following cleaning chart is provided as a
guideline for care and cleaning of ceiling fabrics
used in your coach.
CEILING FABRIC CARE
-If Equipped
While using your coach, your ceiling fabric
may become soiled and require spot cleaning
from time to time.
These materials are made from polypropylene
or polyester synthetic fibers, so they clean very
well with virtually no damage to the color or
fabric itself.
.
CEILING FABRIC STAIN REMOVAL
Type of Stain
Cleaning Agent
How to Remove
Mustard
Ketchup*
Coffee*
Chocolate*
Tea
Chewing Gum
Oil
Grease
Tar/Asphalt
Wax
Rust
Dirt*
Lipstick
Nail Polish
Shoe Polish
Crayon
Marker (indelible)
Ink (Ballpoint Pen)
Pencil Lead (Graphite)
Vomit*
Urine*
Blood*
Excrement*
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent/Degreaser
K-1 Kerosene/Thinner
Detergent
Rust Remover
Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Hot Iron on Detergent-Soaked Towel/Cloth
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
NOTE: In many cases listed above, repeated
steps may be required to fully extract
contaminant from material. Items listed
above with (*) may also be removed
through steam extraction method by a
professional cleaner or service. Always
check to see that the cleaner used will
not cause damage to the material or
fabric by testing on an area out of sight.
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Water Stains
Water stains should be cleaned with a mixture
of 1/4 cup of white powdered or clear liquid
laundry detergent (no coloring) in a bucket of
warm water. Working with a clean sponge or
white cloth, start from the outside of the stain and
work your way to the center. This method will
keep the stain from spreading. Do not over
saturate as this may cause delamination. No need
to scrub, simply rub lightly or dab the stain.
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You may have to repeat this procedure more
than once to achieve desired results. Finish up
with clean water, using the same method, and
blot dry.
Steam cleaning is also an option. Again, take
care not to over-saturate the material.
CABINETRY – CLEANING
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
product.
Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned
with a mild, water-based cleaner and a soft cloth.
Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels.
NOTE: Many cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this motorhome are
constructed either partially or
completely of real hardwoods. Because
of natural variations in woodgrain
density, slight differences in stain hue
may exist between one item and another.
This is the distinctive character and
beauty of real wood.
TABLES AND COUNTERTOPS
Work surfaces are covered with a plastic or
thermo-formed laminate that resists solvents,
stains, and abrasions. A coat of furniture wax
applied to these surfaces on the counters and
table will help preserve their beauty and make
cleaning easier. Always clean the surface before
applying wax.
GALLEY SINK
Acrylic
Care and Cleaning Instructions
The galley sink has been designed and
engineered to resist scratches and should not
stain under normal household use if used
properly.
To keep this product looking its best, we
recommend that you take a few easy precautions.
General Cleaning
Clean often with hot water and soap. If a
cleanser is necessary, make sure the product is
recommended for use on plastics.
Avoid harsh abrasive cleaners, ammonia, or
citric-based products as discoloration may result.
Rinse all food, beverage, or cosmetic residue
from the sink as soon as possible. Some residues,
if left to sit in the sink, may require the use of
detergent or a mild liquid or gel-type kitchen
surface cleaner.
If acids or medicine spill on the surface, wash
the spills immediately.
Hard-to-Remove Food and Beverage
Residue
For most stubborn stains, fill the sink about
one quarter full with a 50/50 solution of bleach
and water. After 10 or 15 minutes of soaking,
drain solution from the sink as you rinse both
sides and bottom.
NOTE: Do not use steel wool or metal scouring
pads.
Marks or Discoloration
A color-matched automotive scratch remover
compound may be used to remove stubborn
marks or discoloration. Always follow label
directions.
NOTE: Improper use may damage this product
and void the warranty.
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the appliance
manufacturer’s operation and maintenance
manuals included in your InfoCase.
VINYL FLOORING
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
vinyl flooring with little effort, by following
these recommendations:
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•
•
Sweep or vacuum floor daily (use a vacuum
without a beater bar head.) Remove loose dirt
with a soft brush or Swiffer® type product.
For more intense cleaning, use a non-abrasive
cleanser, such as Mr. Clean®. Rinse with clean
water.
Heel marks:
•
Asphalt, candle grease, chewing gum, fat, oil,
tar, and shoe polish:
NOTE: Floor cleaners containing waxes,
brighteners, or gloss agents are not
recommended.
• Regular cleaning with solvent-based
chemicals may adversely affect the topcoat
performance.
• Do not use undiluted bleach or leave a dilution
of bleach on the floor for longer than one hour.
•
Maintenance Tips
•
•
Install protection (such as pads or casters) on
furniture with legs or sharp edges. This
protection should not contain bitumen, which
may cause brown stains.
NOTE: Faulty pads and casters should be
removed and replaced.
• Burning cigarettes and matches can cause
damage to the flooring.
• Use doormats (that do not contain bitumen) to
keep out most of the dirt and dust.
• Remove spills immediately with a damp
cloth, followed by rinsing with clean water.
• The use of stiletto heels is not recommended,
as they may cause permanent damage to the
flooring.
• Protect flooring from prolonged direct
sunlight exposure.
Treatment of Stains
Acids, alkali, alcoholic beverages, coffee, soft
drinks, ketchup, fruit, fruit juices, food,
vegetables, mustard, ink, and iodine:
•
Remove the stain with lukewarm water and a
cloth or sponge. If necessary, clean with a soft
nylon pad and non-abrasive mild detergent or
resilient floor cleaner.
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Clean as soon as possible with a soft nylon pad
and non-abrasive mild detergent or resilient
floor cleaner.
Gently remove with a blunt instrument and
treat with a soft nylon pad and non-abrasive
floor cleaner.
Lacquer and nail polish:
•
Remove as soon as possible. Do not allow to
dry. If necessary, apply nail polish thinner
(sparingly) to remove any residue.
Corrosion, paint, and grass stains:
Treat as soon as possible with a soft nylon pad
and non-abrasive mild detergent or resilient
floor cleaner.
Varnish, oil paint, and solvents:
•
Blot up as soon as possible. Do not rub, as this
will only spread material further across the
surface. Carefully treat with a mild cleanser.
When dry, carefully peel the stain off.
MEK may be used sparingly, if necessary.
Rinse immediately with clean water.
Pet stains:
•
Treat with lukewarm water. If stain remains
visible, clean with a soft nylon pad and nonabrasive resilient floor cleaner.
BATHROOM
Toilet
For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer
to the information in your InfoCase.
Tub and Shower Walls
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with mild soap and warm
water. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the
shower walls and tub, as scratching and
discoloration may occur. Stubborn stains may be
removed with an automotive-type cleanser.
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Lavatory Sink
The lavatory sink is made of the same material
as the galley sink. See Galley Sink - Care and
Cleaning Instructions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth.
Use care when removing ice or frost from the
windows. Always use a plastic ice scraper, never
one made of metal. Use care when removing ice
from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
PREPARATION
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motorhome for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period.
Clean and Prep Coach for Storage
1. Turn off the propane gas tank.
2. Turn the Electronic Thermostat switch OFF.
3. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors from cabinets and refrigerator.
4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the
door open slightly to allow any odors to
dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive
freezing temperatures and long period of
non-use. We recommend that you connect a
battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a
month during long-term storage periods to
maintain battery charge and to avoid
sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to
batteries, turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching and detaching charge
clamps.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage.
6. After charging batteries, turn the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch off and
disconnect the ground cable on the chassis
battery to avoid parasitic* drain.
* Parasitic battery drain is the gradual drain
by items connected directly to battery power
such as clocks, radio memory, and the
engine computer.
7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
8. Wash and wax the coach.
9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace
or repair any that are damaged. Sealing
materials and compounds can be purchased
from your dealer. Badly damaged weather
seals may need to be replaced by your dealer.
10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nest, wasp
nests, etc.)
11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains
are more easily removed when fresh.
If you are storing your vehicle through the
winter, or in cold climates, extra preparations
must be made to protect equipment and systems
that can be damaged by freezing temperatures.
See “Winterizing Procedures” in Section 7 Plumbing.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
REMOVAL
1. Completely air out the motorhome.
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2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and turn on the water pump to check for
leaks, especially at fittings.
7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air
and check to be sure faucet washers have not
hardened during storage.
8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under
“Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in
Section 7 - Plumbing, then flush the
waterlines thoroughly with fresh water.
9. Check the toilet for proper operation.
10. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush lever and galley sink faucet. Ensure
dump valves seal tightly.
11. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
12. Start refrigerator and check for proper
cooling.
13. Clean wall and counter surfaces.
14. Replace batteries, if necessary, and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
15. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
See “Vehicle Certification Label” in Section 1
- Introduction.
16. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents, and any other joints.
See Sealants – Inspection and General
Information at the beginning of this section.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate
compounds are available from your dealer.
See “Sealants – Recommended Application”
page in the Supplement Manual provided in
your InfoCase.
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Also inspect weather seals around doors, etc.,
and if necessary, have a dealer replace
immediately.
CHASSIS SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
chassis manual for specific information
regarding operating safety, service
recommendations, and maintenance schedules
for the chassis section of your vehicle.
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more
frequent maintenance intervals.
Every Year
As Necessary

Every 6
Months

Check propane tank condition, mounting, and fittings
Every 3
Months
Pressure Regulator - inspect and adjust if needed
Monthly

Weekly

Before Each
Use
Have propane gas system checked for leaks
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Propane Gas System
Electrical System
Check Battery Condition Meter


Check battery fluid level and connections

Check 12V fuses and 120V breakers

Check GFCI receptacles
Generator
Visually inspect generator and compartment


See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Plumbing System
Sanitize plumbing system

Winterize plumbing system


Clean water pump strainer filter

Slideout & Leveling System

Check and adjust
Check hydraulic oil level



Check hydraulic lines (routing, leaks, etc.)

Inspect slideout room seals (bulb seals), clean as necessary
Check and inspect electric slideout lock drain line(s)

Exterior

Clean roof
Clean sidewalls



Clean windows
Flush underside of vehicle



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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Safety Equipment
Check operation of the following items:
Headlights, Taillights, and Marker Lights


Turn Signals


Horn


Hazard Warning Flashers


Windshield Wipers and Washers


Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator


Smoke Alarm - test operation *


Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation *


Propane Gas Leak Detector - test operation


(*replace battery if needed)
Appliances
Water Heater

See water heater manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent


Refrigerator

See refrigerator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent/drip tray drain tube


Furnace

See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent


Air Conditioner

See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect for exterior damage
Check/replace filter


Range Top
See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect and clean/replace range hood grease filter

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SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Sealants

Inspect (see “Sealants - Inspection and General
Information” at the beginning of this section for
proper inspection technique)
Replace (see “Sealant Call-out Sheet” in the supplement manual provided in your InfoCase)


Frame & Chassis
Follow chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide
(refer to chassis manual)
Inspect hitch receiver (if towing)


Tires
Check and adjust air pressure


Check tread wear



Check front end alignment and adjust if needed
Miscellaneous
Lubricate locks, hinges, and latches


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SECTION 12 - MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: Your motorhome’s load capacity is
designated by weight, not by volume, so
you cannot necessarily use all available
space when loading your motorhome.
• Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop or evasive maneuver.
• Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals.
When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load must be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See sample in Section 1 Introduction).
The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight
Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded
weight of this motorhome and any towed trailer
or towed vehicle.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
WARNING
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments,
passengers, water, fuel, luggage, and all
other cargo) must not exceed the GVWR
or GAWR of either axle.
WEIGHING YOUR LOADED
VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
NOTE: Sales literature may give approximate or
standard weights. Your actual coach
weight may differ based on added factory
and/or dealer options.
Loading
Load your vehicle completely as if you were
going on a long trip with everything you would
carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn
chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full propane tank, and
a partial tank of fresh water, but empty holding
tanks.
Finding a Scale
In urban areas, the most common places to
find a public access scale are commercial truck
stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators
have scales available. Most scales charge a
nominal fee for weighing a vehicle.
Weighing
There is typically a scale operator to direct
you but the basic routine is to take three separate
weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle.
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LOADING THE VEHICLE
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You will first drive only your front wheels
onto the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the
whole vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off
until just the rear wheels are on the pad.
Front GAWR (Front Axle Only)
GVWR - Whole Vehicle (All Axles)
Rear GAWR (Rear Axle Only)
You will receive a weight “ticket” that states
your current Front Gross Axle Weight, Rear
Gross Axle Weight, and Gross Vehicle Weight.
You can compare these weights to the weight
ratings listed on your Vehicle Certification Label
to use as a guideline for future loading limits and
weight distribution.
The gross weight of the vehicle must not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label. The front and rear axle weight also should
not exceed the corresponding Axle Weight
Rating specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label.
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Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side)
The most accurate method of weighing a
motorhome is to weigh each “corner” of the
coach separately (single L/R front wheels or L/R
rear dual sets.) This method will help you
determine how to distribute your cargo to avoid
overloading, especially on tires.
To determine the weight distribution on each
tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale
capable weighing side-to-side, or all four
“corners” of the vehicle, separately.
A truck scale may be used if the ground is
level with the scale surface and the scale has
clearance to drive one side of the coach onto the
scale as shown.
Drive the coach on the level area next to the
scale and straddle the scale so that only one side
of the coach will be on the scale pad.
NOTE: Wind and precipitation can also cause
weight inaccuracies.
Pull only the right front wheel onto the scale
pad as shown.
Weighing Right Front Corner
When the front wheel has been weighed, pull
the coach straight ahead until only the right rear
wheel/dual set is on the scale pad as shown.
Weighing Right Rear Corner
Now, turn the coach around and repeat the
process for the other side.
The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set should
not exceed one-half of the corresponding
GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear
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axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual
set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not
exceed 6,000 lbs.
Tires must be filled to the recommended air
pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that
axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side
weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the
pressure required for that weight, then fill the
right tires to the same pressure as the left ones.
If your actual weight is considerably less than
GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire
pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure
chart.
NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or
carrier box must also be counted on the
Rear GAWR and subtracted from the
rear axle cargo capacity.
Be aware that hitch load can affect handling
characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the
lighter the front end will feel at the steering
wheel.
CAR OR TRAILER TOWING
Hitch Capacity*
5,000 lbs. max.
Tongue Weight*
500 lbs. max.
The factory installed towing hitch on this
coach is capable of pulling 5,000 lbs. load (max.),
however, the vertical (tongue) weight may vary
according to chassis and model combinations
(*see label on hitch). Towing capacity may be
less than hitch rating.
When towing a trailer or vehicle, do not
exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR,
or the chassis GCWR by the combined loaded
weight of the coach and the towed vehicle. See
preceding items “Loading the Vehicle” and
“Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for
explanation of weight ratings.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle
Certification Label” in the Introduction section
for information on gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Exceeding any of
the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in
unacceptable overall vehicle performance.
Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing
depends on proper use of correct equipment.
When towing a vehicle behind your
motorhome, the tow bar should be level or
pointing slightly upward towards the tow vehicle.
When coupling the vehicle tow bar to the
Factory Receiver Hitch using a “drop receiver”
or a conventional “ball mount” (commonly
referred to as a “stinger” or a “draw bar”), do not
exceed a 4” drop, nor one that the centerline of
the hitch pin to the centerline of the ball exceeds
8”. See the following Hitch Assembly
illustration.
If a towing “brake system” is required, we
recommend that a “modulated” towed vehicle
braking device be installed. This means that
when the motorhome brakes are applied, whether
hard or soft, a mirror effect occurs in the braking
of the towed vehicle. In other words, the more
force applied to the motorhome brakes, the more
force will be applied to the rear vehicle’s braking
system.
We do not recommend the usage of a “surgestyle” braking device. The usage of a surge brake
(especially when coupled with a hitch ball
located outside our recommended limits) places
excessive stress on the hitch. This abuse of the
ball mount and the hitch may cause premature
hitch assembly failure.
Finally, do not forget to consider the actual
tongue weight. This should not exceed the stated
hitch vertical load for your vehicle. This weight
is typically defined as the tongue weight of a
towed vehicle hitch, boat trailer tongue weight,
or a receiver-mounted carrier rack.
Check state regulations on trailer weight and
trailer brake requirements to be sure you select
the right equipment before towing.
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Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid
prolonged or frequent application of brakes
which could cause overheating and brake failure.
TRAILER WIRING
CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car
towing lights with a 7-pin socket.
The following diagram shows proper
connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the
coach light system. The “pigtail” assembly with
the (car/trailer end) connector plug should be
wired by a qualified technician.
The trailer brake controller connector is
located to the left of the steering column.
Hitch Assembly
WARNING
For safe towing and vehicle handling,
maintain proper trailer weight distribution.
The total weight of the motorhome and
the vehicle towed must not exceed the
Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating.
See the “Body and Chassis Specification”
chart in the Introduction section.
NOTICE
Exceeding any of the recommended
gross vehicle weight ratings may result in
vehicle damage. Do not install a frame
equalizing-type hitch on your vehicle.
TOWING GUIDELINES
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP,
passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment
installed by the motorhome manufacturer, dealer,
or owner. This value is found on the VIN label,
typically placed near the driver position.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
This is the total weight a given axle is capable
of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle
has its own rating. These values are also found on
the Vehicle Certification Label: front and rear.
Gross Combination Weight Rating
(GCWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
motorhome and loaded trailer, including the
items noted in GVWR above. For purposes of
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this definition, the “trailer” can be a trailer, a
vehicle towed on a dolly, or a vehicle towed by
means of a tow bar. GCWR is typically specified
based on durability and performance of the tow
vehicle drive train: engine and cooling systems,
transmission, drive line, drive axle, and others.
The tow vehicle brakes may be rated for
operation at GVWR, not GCWR.
NOTE: State or provincial laws/regulations may
require the “trailer” to be equipped with
brakes that are activated when the
motorhome brakes are applied. The user
is responsible to know and understand
the laws of the state or province being
traveled. The Department of
Transportation in a given state or
province should be able to provide
specific information.
mid-size SUV; a Class 4 hitch allows “dingy”
towing a large SUV or pickup. (Hitch ratings are
independent of towing vehicle ratings.)
NOTE: Some Winnebago Industries® models
equipped with a Class 3 hitch may have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 350
lbs. All Winnebago Industries models
equipped with a Class IV hitch have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 500
lbs. On a 228" wheelbase, a 500-lb. load
on a hitch 11' from the rear axle will
apply about 800 lbs. at the axle.
The user must verify that the hitch equipment
being used is adequate for the application.
ENTRY STEP – ELECTRIC
–If Equipped
Hitch Ratings
SAE Standard J684 defines:
• Class 1 trailers as “GVWR not to exceed
2,000 lbs”.
• Class 2 trailers as “GVWR over 2,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 3,500 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 3 trailers as “GVWR over 3,500 lbs. and
not to exceed 5,000 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 4 trailers as “GVWR over 5,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 10,000 lbs. GVWR”.
Hitches are to be permanently marked with
“Maximum trailer GVWR to be drawn” and
“Maximum vertical tongue weight to be
imposed.” The SAE standard does not specify a
vertical load rating.
Traditionally, hitches are labeled 3,500/350 as
Class 2, 5,000/500 as Class 3, and 10,000/1,000
as Class 4. The vertical tongue load value of 10
percent of drawn rating comes from the
collective experience that 10 percent is the
minimum value that provides stable towing of a
trailer.
Ford’s towing guide suggests 10 to 15 percent
for trailers over 2,000 lbs. Within GCWR, a
Class 3 hitch allows “dingy” towing a large car or
WARNING
Do not use step unless fully extended.
Do NOT stand on step when vehicle
ignition switch is turned to either the “On”
or “Start” position.
The step will automatically retract, which
may cause personal injury.
The power switch for the electric entry step is
located to the left of the main entry door as you
enter the coach.
Entry Step Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
12-5
SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS
The step has several automatic extend/retract
functions that are controlled by the position of a
sensor mounted on the inner edge (hinge side) of
the screen door.
Automatic Mode - Entry Step
Switch ON
(Step Operates with Door)
With the Step switch in the ON position, the
step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will
extend and retract automatically whenever the
screen door is opened or closed.
Automatic Retraction Feature
The step is equipped with an automatic
retraction feature that stores the step
automatically if the main entry door is closed and
the Ignition Switch key is turned to the On or Run
positions.
The step WILL RETRACT even if the Step
switch is OFF.
This feature is intended to prevent injury or
damage by an extended step while the vehicle is
moving.
Further Information
For additional information on the step, see the
manufacturer’s operators manual included in
your InfoCase.
WINDOWS
Horizontal Slider Windows
Red Activation Lever
Lift the Window Latch straight out or up
(depending on the style of window) and slide the
window to the side.
• The red Activation Lever located on the entry
step switch must be depressed in order to put
the step switch in the ON position.
Stationary Extended Mode - Step
Switch OFF
(Step Remains Extended)
With the Step power switch in the OFF
position, the step will extend when the screen
door is opened and will stay extended whether
the door is opened or closed.
NOTE: The step switch is “locked” in the OFF
position.
This position is normally used to keep the step
extended when parked at a campsite or whenever
people will be going in and out the vehicle
frequently.
12-6
Horizontal Slider Window Latches
-Typical View
Vertical Slider Windows
Vertical Slider Windows have spring-loaded
catches on both sides of the window that pop out
to hold the window in the fully raised position.
Press the catches outward toward the window
frame to lower the window.
SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS
2. The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent dome is raised and stop as the vent dome
is lowered and closed. (Fan Power switch
must be ON and Fan Speed knob in a position
other than 0-Off).
3. Turn the Fan Speed knob to the desired level
(0-Off, 1-Low, 2-Med, 3-Hi).
4. Open a window or door to provide airflow.
Direction of airflow is determined by which
window or door is opened.
Vertical Window Catch
(Located on each side of window)
-Typical View
POWER ROOF VENTILATOR
Lounge, Galley, or Bath Area
–If Equipped
The vent dome is raised and lowered using the
Dome Crank knob on the fan.
The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent is raised, and stop as the vent is lowered.
Manual Dome
Crank Knob
Fuse
Fan Speed
Selector
NOTE: For best results, close all other roof
vents, windows, and doors, then open
one (1) window the farthest distance
from the roof ventilator.The fan speed
selector on the fan allows you to adjust
the amount of circulation you need at any
time.
5. If you want the vent dome raised without the
fan running, turn Off either the Fan Power
switch or Fan Speed knob (0-Off ).
Further Information
See the power ventilator manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase
for further instructions, care, and cleaning
information.
POWER AWNING
–If Equipped
The Power Awning switch is located on the
control panel just inside the entrance door.
Power Roof Ventilator
To Operate Ceiling Ventilator
1. Turn the Dome Crank Knob to raise the dome
about 3" or more to allow the turbine fan to
operate. (A built-in safety switch will not let
the fan motor run unless the dome is partially
open).
Power Awning Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
12-7
SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS
Operating the Awning
•
Press the Power Awning switch IN or OUT to
extend or retract the Awning as desired.
Ignition Lockout System
The ignition lockout system will disable the
extend function while the vehicle ignition key is
in the On position. With this feature, the Awning
will only extend when the vehicle ignition key is
in the Off position. The Awning can retract
anytime regardless of the ignition key position.
Further Information
For complete operating instructions, features,
safety precautions, and maintenance care, refer to
the Awning manufacturer’s user guide provided
in your InfoCase.
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
DOORS
The high-density gaskets used on the exterior
storage compartments are designed to provide a
more positive seal against dust and weather.
To ensure that exterior storage compartment
doors have latched properly, press firmly on the
bottom or side edges of the doors with the palms
of your hands.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motorhome was designed primarily for
recreational use and short-term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation and
humid conditions that may be encountered.
Humidity and Condensation
Moisture condensing on the inside of
windows is a visible indication that there is too
much humidity inside the coach. Excessive
moisture can cause water stains or mildew, which
can damage interior items such as upholstery and
cabinets.
12-8
When you recognize the signs of excessive
moisture and condensation in your coach, you
should take immediate action to minimize their
effects.
You can help reduce excessive moisture
inside the motorhome by taking the following
steps:
Ventilate with outside air
Partially open one or more windows and a
roof vent to circulate outside air through the
coach. In cold weather, this ventilation may
increase use of the furnace, but it will greatly
reduce the condensation inside the coach.
Minimize moisture released inside the
coach
Run the range hood fan while cooking and
open a bath vent while bathing or showering to
carry water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into
the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on
shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing
inside the coach.
About this Manual ....................................... 1-1
Air Conditioner Filter .................................. 4-8
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive
(Dash) ......................................................... 3-6
Bathroom ................................................... 11-8
Battery Access ............................................. 6-7
Battery Boost Switch ................................... 3-6
Battery Care ................................................. 6-7
Brake-Shift Interlock ................................... 3-5
Cabinetry – Cleaning ................................. 11-7
Cable TV Connection .................................. 8-2
Car or Trailer Towing ................................ 12-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ............................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Warning ......................... 2-3
Ceiling Fabric Care .................................... 11-6
Chassis Service and Maintenance ............ 11-10
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ................... 10-7
Child Restraints ............................................ 3-3
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ....... 6-4
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash
Automotive 12-Volt .............................. 3-10
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – House
12-Volt DC ............................................... 6-9
Coach Maintenance Chart ........................ 11-11
Dinette/Bed Conversion ............................... 9-1
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ....... 7-4
Doors and Windows ................................... 11-9
Drainage System (P-Traps) .......................... 7-6
Driving Safety .............................................. 2-1
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ........ 4-7
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ............... 12-8
Electrical ...................................................... 2-5
Electrical Cautions ....................................... 6-1
Electrical Generator – 120-Volt ................... 6-5
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC ..... 6-4
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC ..... 6-1
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ....... 6-6
Emergency Exits .......................................... 2-6
Engine Access – Interior .............................. 3-8
Engine Cooling System ............................... 3-9
Engine Overheat .......................................... 2-9
Entry Step – Electric .................................. 12-5
Exterior Finish ........................................... 11-2
Exterior Graphic Care ................................ 11-3
Exterior Lights ........................................... 11-4
External Power Cord .................................... 6-1
Fire Extinguisher .......................................... 2-5
Formaldehyde Information .......................... 2-7
Fresh Water System ..................................... 7-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment .......................... 1-2
Front Service Access ................................... 3-7
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock ............. 8-1
Fuel and Propane Gas .................................. 2-1
Galley Sink ................................................ 11-7
General Slideout Care ................................ 10-5
General Warnings ........................................ 2-1
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter .................. 6-4
Hazard Warning Flashers ............................. 3-6
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch .... 6-6
Interior Soft Goods .................................... 11-4
Jump Starting ............................................... 2-9
Keys ............................................................. 3-3
Leveling System ........................................ 10-6
Lights ......................................................... 3-10
Loading ........................................................ 2-5
Loading the Vehicle ................................... 12-1
Lounge Chair - Swivel ................................. 9-1
Maintenance ................................................. 2-6
Map Light Switch ........................................ 3-6
Microwave Oven .......................................... 4-4
Mirrors – Power Electric .............................. 3-4
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motor Home ...... 2-7
Occupant and Cargo Carrying
Capacity Label .......................................... 1-3
Owner and Vehicle Information .................. 1-6
Park Brake – Foot Pedal .............................. 3-5
Plastic Parts – Cleaning ............................. 11-3
Power Awning ........................................... 12-7
5 - DASH / AUTO
INDEX
Index
Power Center ................................................ 6-3
Power Roof Ventilator ............................... 12-7
Pre-Delivery Inspection ............................... 1-2
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ............. 4-6
Propane Gas Furnace ................................... 4-7
Propane Gas Leak Detector ......................... 2-3
Propane Gas Leaks ....................................... 2-2
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator .................. 5-4
Propane Gas Supply ..................................... 5-1
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ...... 5-3
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ....... 5-5
Radio – In-Dash ........................................... 3-7
Radio Power Switch ..................................... 3-7
Range and Oven ........................................... 4-2
Range and Refrigerator .............................. 11-7
Range Hood ................................................. 4-4
Rearview Monitor System ........................... 3-4
Refrigerator .................................................. 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment .. 4-2
Reporting Safety Defects ............................. 1-2
Roadside Emergency ................................... 2-8
Roller Shades ............................................... 9-2
Roof ........................................................... 11-1
Roof ............................................................. 2-7
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ........... 5-2
Safety Messages Used in this Manual ......... 1-1
Sealants – Inspection and
General Information ................................ 11-1
Seat Belts ..................................................... 3-2
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ................................ 3-1
Service and Assistance ................................. 1-2
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker .................... 7-5
Sleeping Facilities ........................................ 9-1
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) .. 10-4
Slideout Room – Extreme
Weather Precaution ................................. 10-2
Slideout Room Keylock ............................. 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric .......... 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) 10-3
Slideout Rooms ............................................ 2-7
Smoke Alarm ............................................... 2-4
Specifications and Capacities ...................... 1-5
Storage Compartment Doors ..................... 12-8
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ..... 3-9
Systems Monitor Panel ................................ 4-4
Tables and Countertops ............................. 11-7
Tires ............................................................. 3-9
Toilet ............................................................ 7-5
Tow/Haul Transmission Mode .................... 3-5
Towing Guidelines ..................................... 12-4
Trailer Wiring Connector ........................... 12-4
TV Antenna - Digital ................................... 8-1
TV Signal Amplifier .................................... 8-2
Undercarriage ............................................. 11-1
Vehicle Certification Label .......................... 1-4
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ................... 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal ....................... 11-9
Vinyl Flooring ............................................ 11-7
Waste Water System .................................... 7-6
Water Heater – Gas ...................................... 4-5
Water Heater Bypass and Antifreeze
Siphon Valves ........................................... 7-8
Water Pump ................................................. 7-2
Water System Drain Valve Locations ....... 7-13
WaterLine & Tank Drain Valves ................. 7-7
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ................ 12-1
Windows .................................................... 12-6
Winterizing Procedure ................................. 7-8
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry .................... 9-3
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