Bourton 2016 handbook

Bourton 2016 handbook
CONTENTS
Section
Introduction / Warranty / Body Construction............................. 1
Motorhome Code ..................................................................... 2
Preparing for the Road ............................................................. 3
On the Road ............................................................................. 4
Arrival on Site ........................................................................... 5
Safety & Security ...................................................................... 6
Connection of Services ............................................................ 7
Technical Specification ............................................................. 8
Fitted Equipment ...................................................................... 9
Care of your Motorhome ........................................................ 10
Useful Information ................................................................... 11
Service Section ...................................................................... 12
Index ...................................................................................... 13
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Bourton 2016 HB1114
DATA RECORD
INTRODUCTION
Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of an AutoSleeper motorhome. We are confident it will
give you many years of pleasure.
Model
This handbook covers the Mercedes Bourton,
which is based on the Sprinter medium
wheelbase chassis cab.
This handbook has been compiled to enable
you to obtain the maximum pleasure from
your vehicle. It contains the appliance
instructions along with advice on safety
matters.
Gas System
The gas system is designed to operate on
LPG stored in a re-fillable tank fitted
underneath the vehicle. The regulator has a
working pressure of 30 mbar.
Please read this Handbook thoroughly so that
you are conversant with all the motorhome
systems, operating instructions and
precautions.
Conversion Type
Coach-built conversion with four berths,
comprising a transverse double bed at the
front and either a fixed double or two fixed
single beds in the rear bedroom. Laminated
panel and glass-fibre combination. Insulated
panels have GRP outer skin.
Failure to observe these recommendations or
precautions may result in incorrect operation
of equipment and subsequent risk to
occupants.
Climatic Conditions
This motorhome is designed for use in cold
climates, and is certified to grade 3 in
accordance with the European standard EN
1646-1: 2012. This means that it has been
tested and shown to provide a comfortable
internal environment even when the external
temperature is as low as -15ºC.
Information leaflets and literature on safe
operation of appliances and equipment fitted
to your motorhome are included in the AutoSleeper Customer Pack. Please read these
carefully prior to use.
Should you experience any difficulties contact
your dealer who will be pleased to offer
advise.
Handbook
Any queries should be addressed to your
Auto-Sleeper dealer.
It is the policy of Mercedes and Auto-Sleeper
to improve continually their vehicles, so whilst
the details contained in this Handbook are
correct at the time of going to press, they
reserve the right to alter the specifications at
any time without notice.
Appliance Instructions
The appliance instructions included have
been extracted from those supplied from the
appliance manufacturers.
Auto-Sleeper motorhomes offer a variety of
customer uses and whilst each vehicle
features the optimum storage, fluid, seating
and sleeping capabilities, it is the customer’s
responsibility to select the proper
combinations of loads without exceeding
weight capacities.
Automotive - Mercedes
For all automotive matters you should refer to
the Mercedes vehicle instructions manual.
This includes tyre pressures, referring to the
type of tyres fitted.
The Auto-Sleeper conversion does not affect
the tyre pressures in any way as it is built
within the design envelope of the base
vehicle.
The tyre pressures for your vehicle can be
found on a label located on the seat support
below the driver’s seat. Check the tyre size
fitted to your vehicle and read off the
appropriate information.
Your Auto-Sleeper motorhome conforms to
the European standard EN 1646-1 for
habitation requirements relating to Health and
Safety.
IMPORTANT:
In the interests of safety, replacements parts
for appliances must conform to the
manufacturer’s specification and should be
fitted by them or an authorised agent.
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WARRANTY
AUTO-SLEEPERS WARRANTY
Warranty Registration
The supplying dealer’s representative and
the purchaser must sign the declaration in
the Warranty/Service book to verify that the
dealer has explained the warranty terms and
conditions and that the purchaser
understands them.
The dealer must then register the sale on the
Auto-Sleepers warranty system to activate
the cover.
Warranty Terms and Conditions
For full details of the warranty terms and
conditions, please refer to the Warranty/
Service handbook supplied with your AutoSleeper.
Contact Us
You may contact us at:
Auto-Sleepers Limited,
Orchard Works,
Willersey,
Nr Broadway,
Worcestershire
WR12 7QF
Tele: 01386 853338
Fax: 01386 858343
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.auto-sleepers.co.uk
To enable us to deal with your queries
efficiently, always quote your vehicle’s
production number, which can be found
written on a label in the glovebox and on the
bottom edge of the Type Approval plate fitted
to the driver or passenger door pillar.
1-2
BODY CONSTRUCTION
BODY CONSTRUCTION:
Side Walls: GRP - Silver Grey RAL9006.
Floor Vinyl: Limewash.
Furniture: Valencia (Amarti option).
Furniture Fittings: Chrome.
Work Surfaces finish: Slate Wraky.
Table finish: Slate Wraky.
Carpet: Jute.
Upholstery: Catalan or Moonstone, various
colours.
Curtains/Cushions: To match upholstery
colour.
Exterior Graphics: BS1842.
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BODY CONSTRUCTION
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MOTORHOME CODE
•
Flying kites and model aircraft and the
use of items like catapults or air-guns as
well as ball games should not be
permitted among, or close to,
motorhomes.
•
Musical instruments, record players,
radios and televisions should not be used
to the inconvenience of other people on
site.
Arrivals
•
Open and close doors quietly.
•
•
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration and
according to restricted site times.
THE COUNTRY & COASTAL
CODES
Upon arrival at your destination you should
be aware of the Country Code relating to
motorhome owners. This is entitled the Motor
Caravanners’ Code.
Code of Conduct - Camp Sites
Report to reception immediately on
arrival.
Vehicle Movement
•
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•
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Dogs and Pets
Keep to roadways unless otherwise
directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these
are generally 10 mph. (Remember that
the stopping distance on grass is
considerably greater than on tarmac).
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20ft of free space
around your vehicle.
•
•
Children should be restrained from
making excessive noise.
•
No animal should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
•
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Careful thought is necessary for the
positioning of the extinguisher, which should
be near the door but not too close to the
cooking equipment where sudden flames
could make it unreachable. In the kitchen
area, a fire blanket is a worthwhile
precaution.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. When
permission has been given, consideration
should be given to the annoyance that can be
caused to other users of the site. Open fires
are not allowed.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the
site and leads must not exceed 10ft.
Although not compulsory, it is recommended
that a 1 kg (2lb) dry powder fire extinguisher
is carried. It should comply with BS 5423 and
be marked BSI or FOC approved. It is
important to check at regular intervals that
the extinguisher is working as is required by
types meeting BS 5423.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no circumstances
may coal tar, phenol or caustic-based fluids
be used. Disposable napkins and similar
bulky items must not be put into chemical
closet emptying points but should be
wrapped in a polythene bag and placed in the
container provided. (Put all litter in containers
marked for the purpose).
•
•
Adhere to and make note of all fire
precautions concerning the whereabouts of
the fire points.
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/
connections are turned off after use.
Have care and consideration when using
all facilities (toilets and showers etc.) and
leave them clean and tidy. Young children
should be escorted.
•
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Fire Precautions
Use of Site
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MOTORHOME CODE
Awnings and Tents
that all passengers are seated and seat
restraint straps worn.
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been obtained.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
Before moving off, elevating roofs MUST be
lowered and correctly secured, and top
hinged windows closed. Likewise all doors
and access lockers for gas containers and
chemical toilets must be properly closed.
Departure
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
•
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
•
On leaving, check out with the reception
paying the required dues.
When the vehicle is being refuelled, or on a
ferry, all gas systems must be turned off.
Gas appliances should only be used when
the vehicle is in motion when the
manufacturer of the appliance permits such
use.
Wild camping
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission of the landowner or his agent,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom. When
permission has been granted, all aspects of
this Code should be adhered to.
Handbook
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter must be read
and adhered to.
On no accounts should:
•
Litter be disposed of other than in
receptacles provided.
•
Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
•
Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the
landowner.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown below:
•
Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
Environment
The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
Parking
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code.
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
When using the facilities of a motorhome at
such times, care and consideration should be
given to those around them.
Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and heath
land catch alight easily and once ablaze are
very hard to put out. Remember: Fire
Spreads Quickly.
Driving
When using a motorhome on either the public
highway or private road, the Highway Code
should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
and there being a queue of traffic behind, the
driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let the other
traffic pass.
When the vehicle is in motion it is compulsory
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Keep to public paths across farmland.
•
Use gates and stiles to cross fences,
hedges and walls.
•
Leave livestock, crops and machinery
alone. View from a distance.
•
Take your litter home - it is unsightly and
harmful to wildlife.
MOTORHOME CODE
•
Help to keep all water clean.
•
Take special care of country roads.
•
Make no unnecessary noise. Most
animals are very timid, noises can disturb
them unnecessarily. If you want to get the
best out of the country, go quietly.
The Coastal Code
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
•
Do not trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
•
Do not frighten seals or seabirds.
•
Do not spear fish.
•
Do not spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
•
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
•
Live mollusks and crustaceans need not
be collected as souvenirs - dead shells
can usually be found.
•
Shellfish can take years to grow and
fines can be imposed for not observing
national regulations.
•
Do not pull up seaweed unnecessarily.
•
Make your visit instructive - not
destructive.
•
Look at material, don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
•
Observe bye-laws and be considerate to
others.
•
National Trust property or Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these.
Fire Precautions
You should also make yourself aware of the
local fire regulations.
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MOTORHOME CODE
2-4
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
YOUR MOTORHOME (Weights
explained)
LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION OF
WEIGHT IN THE MOTORHOME
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
SENSIBLE LOADING
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves
the factory, as new with standard fixtures and
fittings, plus an allowance for driver and 90%
fuel.
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
The maximum weight of the vehicle when
fully laden for use on the road. See
specification section for actual figure.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents
the difference between the Mass in Running
Order (MRO) and the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). It shows
the maximum weight which can be loaded
into your motorhome, covering items such as
food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding, gas
cylinders, etc. See Technical Specification for
actual figure.
Loading
Correct weight distribution is a major factor in
making your motorhome a balanced and
pleasant vehicle to drive without
compromising road-holding. Care should
therefore be taken to ensure that heavy items
are well spaced and are in as low a position
as possible, for example, low cupboards and
bed boxes.
Please take care to ensure that you have
allowed for the masses of all items you intend
to carry in the motorhome, e.g. passengers,
optional equipment, essential habitation
equipment and personal effects such as
clothing, food, pets, bicycles etc.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED MAXIMUM
LOAD. ITEMS FITTED OTHER THAN
STANDARD EQUIPMENT WILL DEPLETE
THE PAYLOAD STATED IN THIS
HANDBOOK.
Although there may be additional seat belts
within the motorhome, please refer to the
stated number of passengers that are
allowed due to the MRO and MTPLM.
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the maximum permissible laden
mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
Roof Loading
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO CLIMB
ONTO THE ROOF.
WARNING: Take special care when on the
roof in wet or frosty weather conditions,
which cause it to be particularly slippery.
Maximum load on the roof, whether a fixture
or person, should not exceed 75 kgs (165
lbs) with a maximum loading of 8 kg (17 lbs)
per square foot.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Before Moving Off
14. Lock the motorhome exterior door
(remember to take out your keys).
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
15. Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
16. Check that all corner steadies are wound
up and that, if a step is used, it is put
away before moving off.
1. Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check any loose articles. Do
not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
17. Check wheel nuts are secure and tyre
pressures are correct.
2. Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
18. Ensure, if required, that your fresh water
tank is full and your waste tank is empty.
3. Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
visibility.
19. Referring to your base vehicle manual,
check all fluid levels including automotive
fuel and tyre pressures. Remember to
check that your spare tyre is of the
recommended pressure.
4. Turn off all gas appliances, except those
heating appliances designed to function
while the vehicle is in motion. Ensure that
the red isolation taps are in the ‘off’
position.
20. Ensure that, on models fitted with an
elevating roof, the roof is securely locked
down with the exterior catches applied.
5. Ensure that there is sufficient gas to meet
your needs.
21. The fridge vent covers should be fitted
when the vehicle is to be driven in order
to comply with European Type Approval
regulations for vehicle external
projections.
6. Switch off 230 volt supply at source,
disconnect mains cable from site supply
before disconnecting from vehicle.
Beware of potential electric shock from
wet cable. Coil cable and store in a safe
place.
8. Check and if necessary, charge the
habitation battery.
22. Ensure that the toilet flush tank only
contains a small amount of water (1-2
litres) in order to minimise the risk of
leaks or spillage whilst the vehicle is in
motion.
9. Check battery selection switch is in the
OFF position.
23. Check underneath the vehicle for stray
items.
10. Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
24. Safely store levelling blocks away in an
appropriate place.
7. Check your RCD’s/MCB’s for operation.
11. Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation
and door lock is set. (Note: the electrical
relays will allow the fridge to be run on
the vehicle battery when the engine is
running.)
12. Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
13. Make sure any heavy articles are stored
in accordance with the loading
procedure. Tables should also be made
secure.
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ON THE ROAD
Pulling Off
the front of the book for the section entitled
‘Spare wheel’ or ‘Tyre sealant’ which gives
full details of the correct procedure to follow.
Engage the clutch smoothly.
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
After using the sealant, drive to the nearest
workshop, at a maximum speed of 50 mph,
to have the tyre repaired or replaced.
Change gears smoothly.
Try not to jerk the clutch.
Rear Step
MOTORWAY DRIVING
On moving off the rear step retracts
automatically. In the event of the rear step
being left extended, a buzzer, positioned
behind the dashboard, will sound (when the
ignition is switched on) - and will continue to
do so until the rear step has been fully
retracted.
Speed Limits (UK)
If a speed limit is not in force, your
motorhome can be driven up to 70mph on
motorways and dual carriageways.
1. Reduce Speed:
i)
In high or cross winds.
Changing a Light Bulb
ii) Downhill.
The front and rear marker lights, the side
marker lights (where fitted) and the high level
brake light, are LED type and should not
normally require any attention.
iii) In poor visibility.
2. High sided vehicles cause air buffeting,
so extra care must be taken when
passing or being passed. As much space
as possible should be given.
To change other rear light bulbs, ease the
lamp from the back panel by pushing up the
metal tag at the bottom of the lamp with a
screwdriver. Withdraw the lamp and undo the
over-centre clip to release the bulbholder.
Change the bulb and re-assemble, ensuring
that the over-centre clip snaps into its
retaining slot. Replace the lamp in the back
panel, ensuring that it is the correct way up,
with the retaining clip at the bottom.
Motorway Handling
Do not bump the kerb with the wheels.
When passing other vehicles allow more than
the normal clearance.
Allow longer to get up speed to pass.
Do not swing out suddenly.
Carry out all manoeuvres as smoothly as
possible.
Cycle Rack & Rear Ladder
In order that a cycle rack, and/or a rear
ladder, can be fitted, the rear panel bodywork
is reinforced in certain areas. Vertical and
horizontal timbers have been bonded into the
panel to take the fixings for these items.
Use nearside wing mirror to check
motorhome has cleared when overtaking.
Spare Wheel
CAUTION: Familiarize yourself with this
section prior to driving the vehicle and
take careful note of the warnings given.
If required a drawing showing the positions of
these timbers may be obtained from our
Service Department.
Your Mercedes may be fitted with a spare
wheel, located under the vehicle behind the
rear axle, or a tyre sealant system to seal
small punctures, particularly those in the tyre
tread. The tyre sealant system is located in
the stowage compartment in the right hand
door sill.
Note that a folded cycle rack or rear ladder
will increase the length of your vehicle by up
to 400 mm.
For full instructions on how to use the tyre
sealant, refer to the Mercedes handbook
supplied with the vehicle. Look in the index at
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ON THE ROAD
Whilst Driving
Map Storage
Whilst the vehicle is being driven ensure that:
In the rear of each cab seat there is a map
pocket for storage of maps, periodicals and
light items.
•
Both the passenger and driver wear seat
belts - this is a legal requirement.
•
Heavy loads are not stored in top
cupboards or in areas from which they
may become detached. Please ensure
that heavy items are stored low down
and take care not to overload individual
wheels, the axles or the MTPLM.
•
Table(s) are stowed in the correct
position and table legs secured in their
retaining clips.
•
Furniture lids are lowered; cupboards
and flaps are closed and secured.
•
The refrigerator door is closed and
secured by its travelling catch.
•
The retractable rear step if fitted, is
folded away or, if a separate step is
supplied, it is safely stowed in the
vehicle.
•
Roof ventilators are closed and locked in
the down position.
•
The bathroom is not used whilst the
vehicle is in motion.
•
Top hinged windows are closed, and
securely fastened.
•
Children do not roam around the vehicle;
they may fall and injure themselves.
Front Seat Swivel (where fitted)
Your vehicle may be fitted with a swivel base
to either or both of the front seats, so that
they may be turned to face the rear of the
vehicle. The release handle, coloured red, is
located on the inside of the seat and is
moved rearwards to unlock the swivel
mechanism.
Note: It may be necessary to lower the
handbrake in order to swivel the driver’s seat.
In this case, ensure that first gear (or Park) is
engaged and the road wheels are chocked
first.
WARNING: It is important that while the
vehicle is in motion, any seat swivels are
locked in the forward facing position.
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ARRIVAL AT SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
Siting your Motorhome
When siting your motorhome, keep to the
roadways unless otherwise directed. Obey
the speed limit which, in general, is 10 mph.
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence is permitted to drive on the
site. Stopping distances on grass are
considerably greater than on tarmac.
Selecting a Pitch
Carefully select where you wish to park your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, well drained and away from boggy
areas and, preferably, not under or near
trees. Consider also, how you will move your
motorhome when leaving the site. For
example, on sloping ground in wet
conditions, pitch facing downhill.
Levelling
The optional rear corner steadies, which can
be lowered by using the brace supplied, are
designed to give greater stability to the
vehicle when it is stationary on site.
Note: On no account should the rear corner
steadies be used to jack up the vehicle when
carrying out maintenance or changing a
wheel.
It is important to site your motorhome level to
ensure correct operation of the refrigeration,
cooker, etc, by using purpose made ramps
and NOT bricks or such items.
Awning Light
The exterior awning light is controlled by a
button on the electrical control panel, see
page 7-18.
Fridge Vent Covers
Remove the fridge ventilation covers (if fitted)
from the outside vents, by turning the screws
anti-clockwise and pulling the covers gently
outwards from the bottom. Store in a safe
place and replace in the reverse fashion,
prior to driving on public roads as noted in
section 3.
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ARRIVAL AT SITE
5-2
SAFETY & SECURITY
Under no circumstances must these vents
be blocked or obstructed.
SAFETY
Important: Your attention is drawn to the
notice affixed in the motorhome advising on
fire prevention, ventilation and what to do in
case of fire.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
by releasing the window catches and placing
them in the second groove on the frame
catch.
Children
Awnings
Do not leave children alone in the motorhome
in any event, keep potentially dangerous
items out of reach as at home. e.g. matches,
drugs, etc.
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from the refrigerator venting into it.
WARNING: Space heaters may produce
sufficient exhaust gases to pollute the
awning space if it is totally enclosed (from
a general comfort, smell, and hygiene
point of view). In the extreme case, there
could be a build up of carbon dioxide to a
dangerous level.
WARNING: When upper bunks are used
by children especially under six years of
age care shall be taken against the risk of
them falling out.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
located by the main exit door at all times.
A fat pan fire should not have an extinguisher
aimed at it but be smothered with a fire
blanket (which should be stored by the
cooker).
Note: Motorhome owners are advised to
allow some fresh air circulation into the
awning space when such appliances are in
use. It should be noted that the space heater
exhaust terminates on the offside of the
vehicle.
In case of fire
Air Bags
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is the quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
Front airbags are fitted to both the driver and
front passenger seat positions. Note that the
passenger airbag cannot be disabled,
therefore, a rearward facing child seat should
not be fitted on the front passenger seat, as
indicated by the special sticker on the side of
the dashboard. For further information please
refer to the base vehicle owner’s handbook.
2. Raise the alarm — Call the fire brigade.
3. Turn off gas container valve if safe to do
so.
Ventilation and Condensation
Child Seats
The ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are stated by
the European Standards. Under no
circumstances must these vents be blocked
or obstructed. It is advised that fixed
ventilation points and any protective screens
are checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis.
For advice on the fitment of child restraint
systems, please refer to the base vehicle
owner’s handbook.
Fresh air circulation should be allowed below
the motorhome when appliances are in use
and when flues terminate below the floor to
allow free evacuation of the products of
combustion. At least three sides of the
underfloor space should always be kept open
and unobstructed especially by snow. Do not
make any additional openings in the floor.
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SAFETY & SECURITY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for appliances should conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specification and
should be fitted by them or their authorised
agent.
Batteries
Battery terminals and connectors should be
firmly attached. Battery surfaces should be
free of moisture and dirt.
WARNINGS:
Where removable cell taps are fitted these
must be screwed firmly home.
1
When removing a battery always remove the
negative cable first. On re-connection the
negative cable should be connected last.
Switch off all lamps and appliances before
disconnecting the battery. Do not smoke
while working on or near to the battery.
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment, other than electric heaters
that are not of the direct radiant type,
as it is a fire and asphyxiation hazard.
2
Do not use cookers as heaters or dry
clothes etc on the cooker or space
heater.
3
Make sure that combustible materials
can not come into contact with hot
surfaces or burners.
4
Surfaces of appliances may become
hot in use and the guard provided
does not give full protection to the
young and elderly.
5
Do not use additional independent gas
appliances inside the vehicle.
6
Never allow modifications of electrical
or LPG systems or appliances except
by qualified technicians.
Fuses
Always replace blown fuses with one of a
correct rating.
Overload
Never overload any electrical circuit,
especially the 12-volt socket outlet. The
rating of appliances should be checked
before connection.
Shower Compartment Light
Ensure that water does not ingress into the
light unit.
The water heater fitted to this vehicle is of the
“room sealed” type, any replacement should
be the same, i.e. “room sealed”.
Charger Unit
Keep the charger unit well ventilated and
never allow material or bags to be in contact
with the unit casing which gets hot when the
unit is operating.
Turn off all gas equipment and cylinders/
tanks and any other heating appliances
before travelling.
Ventilation openings are located below all the
gas appliances, and in the base of the gas
locker. In winter conditions make sure the
vents are clear of snow and mud. These
openings should be regularly checked and
any mesh covering them cleaned with a stiff
brush to prevent any risk of them becoming
blocked. The openings are provided for your
safety - please do not obstruct them.
230 Volt Mains Operation
Before connecting to the supply, ensure that
the contacts in both the plug and the socket
are clean and dry and that the hook-up plug
is firmly located and locked into the socket.
The RCD must be easily accessible at all
times.
GENERAL
Air Bags
Before using your Auto-Sleeper, you should
be fully conversant with the following safety
precautions; if you are in any doubt as to the
meaning of any of them you should contact
your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer. Please
read the following carefully.
Do not fit rear-facing children’s seats to front
facing seat protected by air bags. It is
recommended that small children do not sit in
the front passenger seat whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Follow the advice given in your
base vehicle instruction book.
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Smoke Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
A Fire Angel battery operated smoke alarm is
fitted to your vehicle. Please read carefully
the manufacturers instructions supplied in
order to understand it’s operation.
A Fire Angel battery operated Carbon
Monoxide Poisonous Gas alarm is fitted to
your vehicle. Please read carefully the
manufacturers instructions supplied in order
to understand it’s operation.
Features
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Features
Battery operated.
Operating light (LED) flashes
approximately every 40 seconds
confirming unit is powered.
Low battery warning. Unit “beeps”
approximately every 40 seconds for up to
7 days when the battery needs replacing.
Sensitivity test button. Tests sensitivity,
circuitry, battery, horn.
Loud 85 decibel Piezo electric alarm.
Automatically resets when hazardous
condition has passed.
Smart Silence, which enables you to
temporarily silence your alarm for 10
minutes whilst cooking in order to avoid
unnecessary alarms.
WARNING: Test smoke alarm operation
after vehicle has been in storage, before
each trip and at least once per week
during use.
Your alarm requires one 9 volt battery. Under
normal use, the battery should last
approximately one year.
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An advanced electrochemical sensor
designed to accurately measure low
levels of carbon monixide (CO) providing
an early warning of toxic CO levels in
your motorhome.
•
Detects carbon monoxide continuously.
•
Resistant to false alarms caused by
normal household contaminants.
•
Sounds a loud 85dB alarm (at 3 metres/
10 feet) to alert you in case of an
emergency.
•
Test/Reset button.
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Regular self-check to ensure detector is
operating correctly.
•
Simple to mount, portable, ideal for
travelling.
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Certified to European Carbon Monoxide
Alarm Standard BS EN 50291:2001.
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Seven year limited warranty (batteries
excluded).
Simple maintenance
Power Pack Activation
Gently vacuum the outside of the alarm every
three months using a soft brush to help keep
the unit working efficiently.
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Your detector comes complete with an
integrated power pack that will provide
power for its entire operational life. To
activate the power pack you need to pull
the disabling tab (see Fig 1). This will in
turn pull out the metal disabling clip,
which is attached to the end of the tab,
from the disabling socket which is
situated on the underside of the detector.
Retain the disabling tab for future use.
•
When the detector is activated the Power
LED will begin to flash green once every
minute to indicate that the detector is
receiving power from the power pack and
is fully operational.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry by pressing and holding the
Problems are indicated by two events:
1. The alarm does not sound upon pressing
the test button.
2. The alarm chirps intermittently.
Try the following:
1. Inspect for obvious damage.
2. Visually check that unit contains
recommended battery type.
3. Check that battery is properly connected.
4. Gently vacuum as recommended above.
5. Replace battery.
If these procedures do not correct the
problem, do NOT attempt repairs. Contact
the manufacturer.
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centre of the
Test/Reset
button briefly
to confirm
that the
detector is
operating
properly. The
sounder will
sound as
soon as the
button is
pressed and
the Alarm
LED will
illuminate red
indicating that
the sounder
is working
and the
Fig 1
power pack is
providing power to the unit. This test for
the sounder, power pack and circuitry
should be performed on a weekly basis.
This should be continued for the lifetime
of the product.
disabled by pressing the test button - if there
is no sound from the sounder then the clip
has been fitted correctly.
Fig 2
Note: If the disabling tab is no longer
available then the clip can be replicated by
opening out a thin metal paper clip into a Ushape.
Operating Features
Your FireAngel detector offers many features
which set it apart from other CO detectors on
the market today.
Test/Reset Button Feature
This button will:
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the
sounder in close proximity to your ears
may damage your hearing.
Under normal operating conditions the power
pack will last for the lifetime of the product, ie.
7 years.
The detector will not protect against the risk
of carbon monoxide poisoning when the
power pack has drained.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry.
•
Allows you to test the sensor by
introducing a source of CO into the
detector (see ‘Testing The Sensor’).
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Silence the loud 8.5dB (at 1 metre (3
feet)) sounder during an alarm (only for
alarms due to levels of CO of less than
50ppm)
Testing the sounder, power pack and circuitry
Test the sounder, power pack and circuitry by
pressing and releasing the Test/Reset button
to confirm that the detector is operating
properly. The sounder should sound as soon
as the button is pressed, and the Alarm LED
will illuminate red indicating that the sounder
is working and the power pack is providing
power to the unit. This test for the sounder,
power pack and circuitry should be
performed on a weekly basis.
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to
extreme high or low temperature may
reduce the life of the power pack.
Power Pack Deactivation
Your CO-9X is portable, making it ideal for
taking with you on holiday. You will need to
deactivate your detector when travelling or
even when storing e.g. when decorating.
Fitting is the reverse of removal. To
deactivate the detector the two ends of the
metal clip must be inserted into the
corresponding holes in the disabling socket
located on the underside of the detector (see
Fig 2). You can ensure that the product is
Testing the sensor
Note: We suggest the use of an incense stick
or cigarette as the inefficient way in which
these products burn means the smoke given
off contains a detectable localised amount of
carbon monoxide. Alternative sources of
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SAFETY & SECURITY
smoke, for example an extinguished candle
or match, will not contain sufficient levels of
carbon monoxide to obtain a response from
the detector during this test. Please note your
CO detector will not detect smoke.
Step 4 Turn the detector on its side so that
the vents on the right hand side of
the detector are pointing downwards.
Hold the burning cigarette or incense
stick 15cm (6 inches) below the
detector, so that the smoke enters
the vents on the side of the detector.
An increase in the localised carbon
monoxide level with the sensor to
more than 50ppm will cause the
sounder to sound for one cycle of
four loud beeps and the Fault LED to
illuminate yellow for a short time.
This is the end of the test. The Fault
LED will no longer flash yellow and
the detector will go back to normal
operating mode ie. the Power LED
will flash green once every minute (It
may take up to two minutes of
exposure to the smoke for the
localised level of carbon monoxide
within the sensor to reach over
50ppm). Now move the source of CO
away from the detector as the test is
finished.
CAUTION: Sensor testing should only be
performed by a responsible adult. This test
should be performed annually.
Note: CO test kits may be used in order to
avoid having to burn cigarettes, incense
sticks etc. However we recommend that
incense sticks are used as they are cheap
and readily available.
Read all steps thoroughly before attempting
to test the sensor.
Step 1 If the detector is wall or ceiling
mounted unhook the detector from
the screws.
Step 2 Cover the sounder vents with one
hand. Press and hold the Test/Reset
button down with your thumb/finger
until the Fault LED illuminates yellow
and the sounder sounds for a second
time (this should happen after around
5 seconds). Release the Test/Reset
button. Upon releasing the Test/
Reset button the Fault LED will flash
yellow once every second. This
indicates that the sampling rate of the
detector has increased and can be
tested using a known source of CO.
Step 5 After step 4, put out the incense stick
or cigarette by placing it into a dish of
water. Ensure that all flames have
been extinguished.
Note: If the localised carbon monoxide level
within the sensor does not reach 50ppm
during the test, the sensor test will stop
automatically after 3 minutes.
Step 3 Light a cigarette or an incense stick
using a match or lighter. If using an
incense stick be sure to blow out the
flame so that the incense stick is
smouldering. Extinguish the lighter,
or put out the match and place it into
a dish of water.
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Understanding the Product’s Indicators
and to ensure that the sensor will last for the
lifetime of the product, it is recommended
that you:
The higher the concentration of carbon
monoxide detected by the detector, the
quicker it will respond. When sufficient
carbon monoxide is detected a loud audible
signal (85 dB at 1m (3 feet)) will be emitted
and the Alarm LED will flash red once every
second.
The Alarm will sound:
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Between 60 and 90 minutes when
exposed to a minimum of 50ppm of CO.
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Between 10 and 40 minutes when
exposed to a minimum of 100ppm of CO.
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Within 3 minutes when exposed to a
minimum of 300ppm of CO.
•
Test the sounder, power pack and
circuitry of your detector at least once per
week by pressing the Test/Reset button
briefly.
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Perform the Sensor Test annually.
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Keep the detector free of dust by gently
vacuuming the case with a soft brush
attachment when required.
To prevent the possibility of contaminating
the sensor in your detector and thus affecting
its reliability.
•
Never use cleaning solutions on your
detector. Simply wipe with a slightly
damp cloth.
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Do not paint the detector.
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Do not spray aerosols on or near the
detector.
•
Do not use any solvent based products
near the detector.
•
Move the detector to a safe location and
store in a plastic bag before painting, wall
papering, or performing any other
activities using substances that emit
strong fumes. Remember to remove it
from the bag and replace the detector
when these activities are finished.
Fault/low power pack signal:
The unit continuously checks the settings of
its sensor and circuitry. If any of these
settings are found to be incorrect or if the
power pack becomes low then the detector
will emit a single chirp once per minute and
the Fault LED will flash yellow once per
minute for up to 30 days.
IMPORTANT: This does NOT mean that the
detector has detected carbon monoxide.
If the product is still within warranty then
contact technical support. If the product is no
longer in warranty replace immediately!
IMPORTANT: The selected power pack was
chosen to provide power beyond the lifetime
of the product, in particular the sensor (under
normal operating conditions). The sensor life
is seven years, for this reason, the detector
should be replaced after seven years from
the date of installation.
Failure of any test should be reported to the
technical support line.
Do not attempt to repair your CO detector. Do
not remove any screws or open the main
casing of your detector. Any attempt to do so
may cause malfunction and will invalidate the
warranty.
FireAngel Technical Support Line
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday
Telephone: 0800 141 2561
(1-800 523171 in EIRE)
e-mail: [email protected]
What to do in the event of an alarm
WARNING: A loud alarm is a warning that
unusually high and potentially lethal levels of
carbon monoxide are present. Never ignore
this alarm, further exposure can be fatal.
Immediately check residents for symptoms of
carbon monoxide poisoning and contact the
proper authorities to resolve all CO problems.
NEVER IGNORE ANY ALARM.
Maintaining/Testing Your Detector
Maintenance
Your detector will alert you to potentially
hazardous CO concentrations in your home
when maintained properly. To maintain your
FireAngel detector in proper working order
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Please carefully review this owner’s manual
to ensure that you know what actions to take
in the event of an alarm.
SECURITY
Chassis number
Record the chassis number and the factory
job number of your motorhome, and keep
them in a safe place at home.
What to do during an alarm
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Keep calm and open the doors and
windows to ventilate the property.
•
Stop using all fuel burning appliances
and ensure, if possible, that they are
turned off.
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Evacuate the property leaving the doors
and windows open.
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Ring your gas or other fuel supplier on
their emergency number; keep the
number in a prominent place.
The chassis number is a 17 digit number,
beginning with the letters WDB, and is found
on a plate located at the base of the driver’s
seat. The chassis number is also shown on
the type approval plate, attached to the
driver’s door pillar, along with the permissible
weight data.
The factory job number is an alphanumeric
code consisting of a letter followed by four
numbers, and is found on a label inside the
glove box.
Write your fuel supplier’s emergency number
here:
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Motorhome Theft
Do not re-enter the property until the
alarm has stopped. When exposed to
fresh air it can take up to 10 minutes for
the sensor to clear and the alarm to stop
depending on the level of carbon
monoxide detected.
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a
motorway service area, even from an owner’s
driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
Get medical help immediately for anyone
suffering the effects of carbon monoxide
poisoning (headache, nausea) and
advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is
suspected.
Additional security
Consider fitting any device which might deter
or prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock
prevents removal of the wheel.
Do not use the appliance again until it
has been checked by an expert. In the
case of gas appliances the engineer
must be registered.
Window etching of the chassis number is a
cost effective deterrent.
Free crime prevention
Advice about securing your motorhome,
protecting your valuables, property marking,
either at home or whilst on site, can be
obtained from the Crime Prevention Officer
through your local Police Station.
Central Locking
WARNING: Possibility of lock-out.
Please note that the Mercedes security
system has a feature which re-locks all the
doors (including the habitation area door)
within 40 seconds of them having been
unlocked unless one of the cab doors has
been opened.
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SAFETY & SECURITY
Under a specific circumstance - the owner is
inside the vehicle, unlocks it using the
remote control and exits via the habitation
door without opening a cab door - the
security auto relocking remains active. This
results in the central locking system relocking the habitation door after 40 seconds
and can leave an unwary owner locked out
of his vehicle.
In order to avoid this possibility, always take
the keys when exiting the vehicle. In any
event, we would always advise the keys
must never be left in an unattended vehicle
no matter how close to it the owner intends
to remain.
Of course, there is no need to take the keys
if someone remains inside the vehicle.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
filling the fresh water tank, water may escape
through these breathers; this should give no
cause for concern.
Please read and become familiar with
operating instructions for equipment fitted in
your motorhome.
Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings, Water, Electricity and
Gas.
Frost Precaution
If the vehicle is not being used during
freezing conditions the water should be
drained. If the vehicle is being used in such
conditions, refer to section 9 for details of the
automatic draining of the heater and use of
the water tank heaters.
WATER SYSTEMS
Fresh/Waste Tanks
There are two freshwater tanks on this
vehicle, one being inside under the offside
settee and the other below it under the floor
behind the offside skirt. Both are drained by
the blue tap clipped under the offside skirt
ahead of the rear wheel. The waste water
tank is at the extreme rear of the vehicle with
its grey drain tap positioned further rearward.
For capacities of both see the Technical
Specification Section.
The freshwater tank is filled through either
the Whale socket or the lockable cap on the
side of the vehicle. A special filler hose is
supplied for use with the Whale socket.
All tanks and pipework are manufactured to
food grade material specification.
FRESH WATER PUMP
A Whale submersible water pump is fitted in
the freshwater tank of your vehicle. This is a
compact, self venting, high flow pump which
is quiet in operation and has a maximum flow
rate of 15.8 litres per minute.
Maintenance
The pump is a sealed unit so no maintenance
is required other than a check as part of the
annual habitation service.
Ensuring the water supply is free of debris
when filling the tank will reduce the likelihood
of pump clog.
Breathers
Both tanks are fitted with breathers, which
allow air displacement when filling. When
Winterising
To protect against damage as a result of
freezing, drain the entire water system.
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The submersible pump can be run for quite
long periods when in water, but it is
recommended that running periods should be
restricted to a maximum of 15 minutes. Do
not run the pump without water. Do not use
the pump in water temperatures above 40ºC
(100ºF). It is best to stand the pump
vertically.
FRESHWATER FILLER
The Whale Watermaster system is used on
your vehicle to make easier the connection of
an outside water supply to the water system.
Operation
Priming:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open one cold tap (e.g. kitchen sink).
Place pump into water container.
Insert plug into wall socket.
Whale socket: Locate plug tab into lid slot
and close lid to lock in position in the
socket.
Maintenance
The pump is fitted with a strainer which
should be inspected and cleaned at frequent
intervals. The pump is a completely sealed
unit, no maintenance is required.
Helpful Hints:
Close lid to lock
Before switching on, place the pump in water
and shake for a few seconds in a horizontal
or inverted position to release trapped air.
This will ensure successful priming and
should be repeated after refilling the water
tank. The plug for the Whale socket has a
groove under the handgrip for clipping the
water hose into when refilling the water
container.
Fault Finding
1. If the pump will not run:
Check contacts in plug and socket are
clean and making contact. Check wiring
connections.
2. If the pump cycles on/off with tap closed:
Check for air or water leaks in taps and
piping. Re-adjust pressure switch.
3. If pump motor runs steadily and will not
stop: Check that there is water in the
container. Battery voltage may be too low
(at or below 10.5 volts). Adjust pressure
switch and/or recharge battery. Check all
connections in pipe-work. The Whale
Tiptoe Pump can be fitted in-line with the
submersible pump and used as a manual
back-up.
Plug tab
locks into slot
5. Adjust dust cover over opening in
container (please note dust cover should
not be secured to water container as air
must be allowed to enter container to
replace water being pumped out).
6. Switch on 12 volt supply at main panel
isolator switch.
7. Water will flow from the open tap expelling
any trapped air in a few seconds.
8. Turn off tap, the system is now ready for
use.
Notes
When removing plug
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1. Switch off 12 volt supply at main panel
isolator switch.
2. Whale socket: Lift socket lid to release
plug.
3. Pull out plug from socket using hand grip.
4. Shut lid.
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The socket lid must be used to lock the
plug securely into the socket.
On the back of the filler socket, on the
inside of the vehicle, is an adjusting screw
for the pump solenoid. This is set by the
manufacturer and under no circumstances
should it be tampered with by the owner.
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
WATER PRESSURE SWITCH
If setting of pressure switch is still not correct
you may experience:
Adjustment
Pump running continuously, even with tap
closed. If undiscovered, could result in pump
failure and flat battery. Most likely causes are
that present voltage is significantly lower
when last adjusted, or water container is
empty.
Your pressure switch is factory set and
should not normally require adjustment. In
the event that your pump doesn’t switch off
when you close the taps , or it pulses on and
off when the taps are fully open, follow these
guidelines to readjust the setting.
CURE: Re- adjust switch or refill container
Pressure switch adjustment may be required
usually because the power supply voltage
has varied from the previous setting.
Possible causes are: a. Battery drainage
through normal use b. Higher voltage supply
when battery charger operating
Pump does not run at all. If not due to blown
fuse or faulty connections, then most likely
cause is excessive continuous running (see
‘a’ above)
CURE: Replace pump and readjust switch
Pump runs intermittently ON, OFF, ON, OFF
etc. Seen as pulsing flow from tap, or as
inability to set constant water temperature,
water goes hot, cold, hot, cold instead of
constant warm. Most likely cause is that
present voltage is significantly higher than
when last adjusted.
Pressure Switch Setting
1. Ensure the system, including the heater
is full of water and all taps are closed.
Refer to your user manual. Be sure to set
the switch at low battery condition.
2. If present, remove the pressure switch
locknut in an anti- clockwise direction,
then tighten the adjusting screw
clockwise until the pump comes on.
3. Open any tap until you have a smooth
flow of water, then close the tap. You
should hear the pump running and the
pump running light if fitted will be on.
4. Return to the pressure switch and turn
the screw slowly anti-clockwise until the
pump has stopped. Turn the screw a
further half turn (180 degrees)
anti-clockwise.
5. Check for correct operation by opening
and closing all taps individually. The
pump should turn on when the cold tap is
opened and switch off immediately when
the cold tap is closed. NB At low flows
there may be some pulsation.
6. The hot side may take about 10 seconds
to react (both on and off) due to
cushioning from the water heater.
7. Carefully replace the lockout until it is
tight keeping the adjustment screw in
position.
CURE: Readjust pressure switch, if problem
persists add a Whale Surge Damper.
Pump runs very noisily but does not pump
water. Likely to occur after water container
has been refilled. Pump is air- locked and is
fighting to get air out and water in.
CURE: Unplug from the socket, allowing
pump to flood, and reconnect by plugging in
again. The correct sequence when refilling
the container is to unplug, put pump into
container, then reconnect.
Pump continues to run for up to 30 seconds
after tap is turned off. This is not a problem.
This is a characteristic of pressure switch
systems caused by the dampening effect of
the hot water heater or surge damper on the
cold side.
THREE GOLDEN RULES:
1. NEVER allow the pump to run dry.
2. NEVER allow the pump to run
continuously for more than 15 minutes.
3. The pump assembly MUST be
unplugged BEFORE putting the pump
back into the refilled water container.
Remember: You may also have to adjust the
pressure switch to cope with changes in
voltage from either battery or mains. Do so
using the above instructions.
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approximately 10 seconds. It may be
necessary to press with reasonable force,
using a pen or pencil.
GAS
GENERAL INFORMATION
The gas appliances in this vehicle are
powered by Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
which is stored, under pressure, in a tank
located under the floor in the centre of the
vehicle. This tank is refilled, when required,
at a re-fuelling station using a nozzle and
hose in a similar way to refilling the engine
fuel tank.
Availability
LPG is becoming more widely available as
more vehicle engines are converted to run on
it. Many garages now have an LPG pump
and other outlets are available in more rural
areas, often near farming communities for
instance. Look for signs advertising
‘Autogas’.
If you have internet access, search for ‘LPG
filling stations’ and there are many sites
where input of your postcode will locate the
nearest filling station to your location.
There are many companies producing LPG
but all brands are suitable for use in your
vehicle.
The Regulator
Your motorhome is equipped with a Truma
gas regulator, which has a working pressure
of 30 mbar, and is suitable for use with all
commercially available brands of LPG. Do
not use appliances with a different
working pressure.
A Truma MonoControl CS unit is fitted
adjacent to the regulator to automatically cut
off the gas supply in the event of an accident.
This assembly is fitted under the vehicle near
the bulk tank installation. In the case of an
accident with a deceleration of between 3
and 4g acting directly on the triggering
element (equivalent to a collision speed of
approximately 10-15 mph with a fixed
obstruction), the integrated crash sensor will
cut off the flow of gas. The gas supply can be
restored by pressing the green button on the
MonoControl inwards and holding for
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
LPG Re-fuelling
LPG re-fuelling is simple and efficient, carried
out in much the same way as petrol and
diesel with a hose and nozzle designed to
lock onto the filling connector on the vehicle.
The refulling point is located behind a black
plastic cover on the offside of the vehicle
behind the driver’s door.
Once the connection is made, the customer
simply presses and holds down a button on
the dispenser until they have put the required
amount of fuel into the vehicle or until the
tank is full.
LPG tanks are fitted with a valve that stops
the flow once the tank has reached its
maximum safe filling level. Once the meter
stops the customer simply disconnects the
nozzle and returns it to the dispenser.
Note: Although the nominal capacity of the
tank is 25 litres, a float valve automatically
cuts off at 80% full to allow space for the gas
vapour above the liquid. Therefore, the
maximum amount of LPG which can be put
into the tank is 20 litres.
There is a gauge for the LPG tank, fitted at
the right hand side of the dashboard, which
uses LED lights to indicate the fuel level.
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Filling Nozzles
When connecting the nozzle to the filler valve
on your vehicle always check that the locking
pins are aligned.
There are two main types of filling nozzles
used in the UK - ‘Gas Guard’ and ‘De Visser’.
Gas Guard uses a rotating barrel to lock on
to the filler valve wherease De Visser uses a
lever.
Safety Note
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Note: For European touring, adapters for
use with the UK bayonet filling connector
may be used temporarily.
Refilling of portable LPG cylinders is not
allowed.
All dispensing nozzles should be fitted
with a nozzle shield. Please report to
staff if missing.
When pulling up to the Autogas
dispenser ensure the vehicle is parked
with the filling connector located nearest
to the dispensing pump.
Apply the handbrake and switch off the
engine. If the Combi space heater is
running it will turn off automatically. It will
need to be re-started at the control panel
after the engine has been re-started.
No smoking, naked flames or mobile
phones are allowed on the Service
Station forecourt.
If the re-fuelling process will take longer
than 15 minutes (ie with the ignition off)
then turn the refrigerator off at its main
switch in order to prevent it from
switching automatically to the alternative
energy source of gas and producing an
ignition spark.
The use of an adaptor is not
recommended.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
1 - Gas Guard nozzle filling instructions
Ensure Gas Guard nozzles are fitted with protective nozzle shields. Report to site staff if missing.
(Nozzle shields have been removed from picture for clarity).
1
Connecting
(1) Push nozzle over
the lugs on the filler
valve and turn barrel
a quarter turn
clockwise to lock. Do
not squeeze lever
before nozzle is
connected.
Caution: From this
moment onwards
ensure hands are
away from the nozzle
barrel.
2
3
(2) Pull back lever
and latch into place.
Ensure lever is
latched securely.
Follow instructions on
dispenser to
commence
dispensing.
4
(4) Turn barrel anti
Disconnect
clockwise a quarter
(3) Ensure hands are
turn to release nozzle
away from the nozzle
from vehicle. Replace
barrel.
nozzle in holder on
Caution: When
dispenser.
dispensing has ended,
squeeze back lever and
release latch. Release
lever fully. A small
release of gas will occur
as you release the lever.
This is normal! Do not
place hands on barrel
until after the gas has
been released.
1 - De Visser nozzle filling instructions
Ensure De Visser nozzles are fitted with protective nozzle shields. Report to site staff if missing.
(Nozzle shields have been removed from picture for clarity).
1
Connecting
(1) Hold the hose
behind the nozzle and
the guard, keeping
lever pushed forward
with the handle at 12
o’clock position. Locate
the nozzle over the
lugs on the filler valve
and turn the lever a
quarter turn clockwise
to lock.
Caution: From this
moment onwards
ensure hands are away
from the nozzle barrel.
2
3
(2) Pull back lever
towards hose and
latch into place.
Ensure lever is
latched securely.
Follow instructions on
dispenser to
commence
dispensing.
Disconnect
(3) Ensure hands are
away from the nozzle
barrel.
Hold hose behind
guard and release
lever by pushing
forward. A small
release of gas will
occur as you release
the lever. This is
normal!
7-6
4
(4) Turn lever anti
clockwise a quarter
turn to release nozzle
from vehicle. Replace
nozzle in holder on
dispenser.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
At periods not exceeding 10 years
Facts about LPG
This period is based on the date of
manufacture (or previous test) marked on the
tank. The tank shall be:
•
•
•
•
LPG is not poisonous.
LPG has been given a smell by
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
Bi-products of combustion are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen are
excluded, therefore ventilation holes must
be kept clear at all times.
•
•
Removed from the vehicle
Stripped and subject to a thorough
examination
• Re-painted
• The valves replaced
• Hoses replaced
• Tested after assembly and re-certified by
a competent person
Alternatively, replacing the LPG tank will
satisfy these requirements.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match.
Always use a soap solution or its
equivalent when testing connections. Do
not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches. If
the leak is not obvious, the vehicle should
be evacuated and qualified personnel
consulted.
b) Avoid naked lights when re-fuelling.
c) LPG is more dense than air.
Consequently any vapour may flow along
the ground and into drains, sinking to the
lowest level of the surroundings and be
ignited at a considerable distance from
the source of leakage. In still air the
vapour will disperse slowly.
Repair
Note the following important safety warnings:
•
•
MAINTENANCE
To ensure that the LPG tank installation
remains safe the following maintenance must
be carried out by a competent person.
Vehicles undergoing repairs involving
welding or the application of heat, to any
part within 1m of the LPG fuel tank,
should have the fuel lines emptied and
the tank removed or shielded from the
source of heat.
Vehicles with LPG tanks should not be
put through a low bake repainting oven or
similar heating process unless the
temperature is controlled to less than
40°C.
CHANNEL TUNNEL
Eurotunnel now allows motorhomes fitted
with LPG tanks for habitation purposes
(although not for propulsion) to use the
shuttle service. Their regulations say that the
maximum capacity of the tank must not
exceed 93 litres, it must be fitted with a
capacity gauge and not filled to more than
80% of it’s capacity. All these criteria apply to
our standard installation.
Annually:
•
Visual examination of the LPG tank, filling
point, valves, regulators and fittings for:
• Dents and gouges
• Corrosion, particularly under any
mounting strap or bracket
• Condition of the hoses, mounting straps,
brackets and fixing to the vehicle
• Damage to valves and fittings, in
particular the filling connection and cap
• Correct operation of valves, regulator,
over pressure shut-off valve and fittings
All defects shall be rectified by a competent
person
Note: All the red gas isolation taps must be in
the ‘closed’ position before boarding and
remain closed for the duration of the journey.
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IN AN EMERGENCY
the valve housing cover by unscrewing the
black plastic knob.Then turn the large brass
knob clockwise to close the outlet valve.
In an emergency the gas supply to any of the
appliances can be cut-off by closing the red
isolation taps located inside the vehicle, see
Location of Key Facilities chart.
Note: When replacing the housing cover
ensure that the rubber seal around the edge
is located correctly in the groove.
If it is necessary to cut off the gas supply at
the tank underneath the vehicle, then remove
ACCESS TO LPG TANK GAS OUTLET VALVE
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VENTILATION
General
Fixed ventilation is a statutory requirement in
all motorhomes. These ventilation apertures
are positioned at both high and low level and
for your safety should not be obstructed,
even partially.
All ventilation complies with BS EN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient fresh
air. In this case the confined atmosphere
becomes depleted of oxygen which leads to
the formation of the highly poisonous gas
‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon Monoxide is
odourless, colourless and tasteless and will
rapidly cause unconsciousness and death
with little or no warning prior to collapse.
THERE IS NO DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE
VENTILATION IS PROVIDED.
When you are cooking, it is essential to
provide additional ventilation such as
opening windows near grill, cooker or oven.
Low Level Ventilation
Under each appliance is a fixed ventilation
aperture, of a size commensurate with the
rating of the appliance itself. It is either gauze
covered or incorporates a fixed plastic vent.
This should be checked regularly to see that
it has not become blocked.
High Level Ventilation
High level ventilation is provided by the roof
vents. The ventilation provided has been
carefully calculated and relates to the rating
of the appliances in the vehicle. Roof vents
must not be covered with anything that may
limit or affect the ventilation they provide.
Roof-mounted Flue installations
All flue installations should be inspected once
a year throughout their length for corrosion.
Flues should be replaced if any sign of
perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
WARNING: Never allow modification of
LPG systems and appliances except by
qualified persons.
Maintenance
Under no circumstances should any fixed
ventilation aperture be blocked, covered,
either partially or fully, or be modified in any
manner whatsoever. They should be checked
at least annually for damage or blockage.
Screens and/or grilles should be kept clean
and free from dust. See diagram of upper/
lower ventilation.
Ventilation Diagram
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
Connection
Safe Usage
Ensure that the gas regulator is correctly
connected to the gas cylinder in gas bottle
compartment and that the hose is tight.
Before turning on the gas supply, ensure that
all gas operated equipment in the motorhome
is turned off.
To avoid accidents, the following fundamental
advice should be carefully read before using
gas appliances or changing gas cylinders.
• Always read and follow the use and
maintenance instructions provided by the
manufacturers of gas equipment. Should
any soot accumulate on pans, fire
radiants, etc., or any smell be produced,
consult a competent installer on the
correct maintenance and adjustment of
burners.
• Never check for gas leaks with a naked
flame.
• Always turn off the gas cylinder valve(s)
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling when gas appliances are not in
use.
• Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation. All gas appliances
require a plentiful supply of fresh air for
correct operation. Fixed ventilators or air
inlets should not be stopped up. Where
practicable, turn off all appliances before
retiring to bed, preferably at the cylinder
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling.
• Unless the appliance incorporates
automatic ignition, when lighting an
appliance always make sure you apply a
lighted match or taper to the burner
before turning on the gas.
• If any appliance is disconnected for
repair, maintenance, etc., ensure that the
gas line is capped off.
• If taps are stiff to operate or appear to be
a source of leakage, call in a competent
installer to rectify. LPG taps require a
special grease.
• Always seek advice when in doubt.
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
denoted by a symbol (see below).
Gas isolation valve
Note: Amount and order of taps may vary from that
which is shown.
WARNINGS:
1 Interior outlet sockets must only be
used with original appliances supplied
by manufacturer.
2 No appliance must be used outside
when connected to an internal socket.
3 No additional appliance must be used
inside the motorhome.
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment other than electric heaters, that
are not of the radiant type as they are a fire
and asphyxiation hazard.
Input Ratings
Input rating for the gas appliances are as
follows:
Refrigerator ......................................... 0.1kW
Heater ................................................. 2.4kW
Grill ...................................................... 1.5kW
Water heater ....................................... 1.5kW
Oven ................................................... 1.5kW
Hob burners (x3) ...................... 1.5kW (each)
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the ignition is switched on and the vehicle
engine running. The master switch on the
electrical control panel controls the 12 volt
supply.
ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following notice
as laid down by the Institute of Electrical
Engineers.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
DISCONNECTED, AND ANY COVER
REPLACED ON THE SOCKET OUTLET AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT BEFORE
DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE CABLE
FROM THE MOTORHOME. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at caravan site
The motorhome mains inlet flexible supply
cable and its limits are shown on page 7-12.
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check
that:
Note: Please check appliance manufacturers
handbook to see if suitable for use with
generator or charger.
(a) the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether it
is a.c. or d.c. and whether it is at the
correct voltage and frequency,
A generator may only be connected via the
mains socket. If using a generator you also
need to comply with the requirements/
instructions supplied with the generator.
(b) your installation will be properly earthed.
Never accept a supply from a socket
outlet or plug having only two pins, or
from a lighting outlet, and
Because motorhomes are sometimes left
unused for long periods in the open, it is
strongly advised that the mains installation is
inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe
to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations
recommend that mains installations in
motorhomes are re-inspected every 3 years
by a qualified person (see list) who should
sign and issue a periodic inspection report.
(The manufacturer recommends annual
inspections).
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the motorhome has been tested
within the last month.
(d) Ensure that the RCD and the main switch
on the electrical control box are OFF until
after the mains cable has been connected.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner or his
agent.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert
the connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on the
main switch at the site supply point.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
NCC to sign and issue inspection and
completion certificates are:
• an approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting* or
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• a qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
Note: Use mains cable fully uncoiled and
protect from traffic.
Caution: Be aware that the 12V appliances,
except the refrigerator, will not operate whilst
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*The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from:
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
NICEIC
Warwick House
Houghton Hall Park
Houghton Regis
Dunstable LU5 5ZX
Telephone: 0870 013 0382
Email: [email protected]
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 020 7313 4800
WARNING: Current consumption in the
motorhome must not exceed 16 amps or
the pitch permitted maximum if this is
less than 16 amps.
It is dangerous to attempt modifications
and additions yourself. Never allow
modification of electrical systems and
appliances except by qualified persons.
Lampholder–plugs (bayonet-cap
adaptors) should not in any
circumstances be used.
CAUTION: Electrical heaters have the
potential to draw 8 amps at 2kW. It is,
therefore, advisable to check the supply
rating before switching on two loads (items)
greater than the supply as this may cause an
overload and the circuit breaker to trip.
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The legal length of the
mains inlet cable is 25
± 2 metres. When in
use it must be fully
uncoiled and
protected from traffic.
WARNING: It is
essential that
connections are made
exactly as shown. If
terminal markings are
not in accordance
with the diagram they
must be ignored. If in
doubt consult a
qualified electrician.
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MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
EC500 POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
1
INTRODUCTION
This section of the handbook will guide you through the operation of the electrical system.
Further technical details are contained in sections 3 to 6 or in the supporting technical manual
available from www.sargentltd.co.uk
For the safe operation of all electrical equipment within your Leisure Vehicle it is important that
you read and fully understand these instructions. If you are unsure of any point please contact
your dealer / distributor for advice before use.
The system has a number of key components that you will need to be familiar with before
attempting to use the system, these are:
•
The EC500 series Power Supply Unit (PSU) -a combined mains consumer unit and 12V
controller.
•
The EC480 series Control Panel (CP) -a remotely located user control panel used to turn
circuits on and off and to display battery and water tank information.
•
The PX-300 Battery Charger / Power Supply – A separate, air cooled 300 Watt multi-stage
power converter unit that charges the batteries and provides 12V DC power.
•
The EM45 Interface Unit - This small unit is located at floor level behind the drivers’ seat.
The unit houses fuses for the fridge, vehicle battery, radio and other systems. It also
provides connections for the optional tow bar harness.
2
USING THE SYSTEM
2.1
EC500 Power Supply Unit - Component Layout
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2.2
button and confirm that the RCD turns off
(lever in down position). Switch the RCD
back to the on position (lever in up
position). If the test button failed to
operate the RCD see section 3.14.
Activating the System
The EC500 system has a shutdown feature
that should be used when the vehicle is in
storage or is not being used for long periods
of time. This allows the leisure electronics to
be turned off when not required to save
battery power. When in the off state the alarm
and tracking system supplies are still active,
most other supplies are turned off.
E) Check Miniature Circuit Breakers. Locate
the MCB’s within the PSU (adjacent to
the RCD) and ensure they are all in the
on (up) position. If any MCB’s fail to
‘latch’ in the on position see section 3.14.
Before using the system please ensure the
system shutdown switch is in the on position
(button in).
2.3
F) Turn the PSU ON. Locate the black
‘Shutdown’ button and ensure it is in the
on position (press button to change,
button in = on, button out = off). Locate
the green ‘Charger’ switch on the PSU
and turn to the on position (press button
to change, button in = on, button out =
off). The charger switch will illuminate
when turned on.
Connecting to the Mains 230V
supply and Safety checks
For your safety it is IMPORTANT that you
follow these connections instructions each
time your Leisure Vehicle is connected to a
mains supply. This section assumes that the
system is complete and that a Leisure battery
has been installed (see 3.5).
G) Check correct Polarity. Locate the
‘Reverse polarity’ indicator on the PSU
and ensure that the indicator is NOT
illuminated. If the indicator is illuminated
see section 3.10.
A) Ensure suitability of the Mains Supply.
Your Leisure Vehicle should only be
connected to an approved supply that
meets the requirements of BS7671 or
relevant harmonised standards. In most
cases the site warden will hold
information regarding suitability of supply.
If using a generator you also need to
comply with the requirements /
instructions supplied with the generator.
Please note that some electronic
generators may not be compatible with
your leisure system. Further generator
operational information is contained
elsewhere in this manual.
H) Check operation of equipment. It is now
safe to operate the 12v and 230v
equipment.
Note: The isolation switch labelled ‘Water
Heater Switch’ on the front face of the control
box is not functional on this model because
the water and space heaters are combined in
the Truma Combi.
This switch is used if the optional air
conditioning is fitted, in which case it has an
‘Air Con’ label stuck over the original text.
B) Switch the PSU internal Power Converter
OFF. Locate the green ‘Charger’ power
switch on the PSU and ensure the switch
is in the off position (button out) before
connection to the mains supply.
C) Connect the Hook-up Lead. Firstly
connect the supplied hook-up lead
(orange cable with blue connectors) to
the Leisure Vehicle and then connect to
the mains supply.
D) Check Residual Current Device
operation. Locate the RCD within the
PSU and ensure the RCD is switched on
(lever in up position). Press the ‘Test’
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2.4
EC480 Digital Control Panel (Colour graphic display)
2.5
Control Panel Operation
EC480
Button Description
Power Button. Press the power button to turn the leisure power on. Press the
button again to turn the power off. The adjacent LED will illuminate when the
power is on, and also the voltage of the selected battery will be displayed on
the screen. This button is also present on the PSU unit, so this feature can
also be operated from the PSU.
Pump Button. With the power on, press the pump button to turn the water
pump on. Press the button again to turn the pump off. The adjacent LED will
illuminate when the pump is on, and also the level of the water tank will be
displayed on the screen. This button is also present on the PSU unit, so this
feature can also be operated from the PSU.
Light Button. With the power on, press the light button to turn the main
internal lighting on. Press the button again to turn the lights off. The adjacent
LED will illuminate when the lights are on. The lights will be turned on and off
automatically each time the power button is operated. This button is also
present on the PSU unit, so this feature can also be operated from the PSU.
Battery Select. By default, the leisure battery is selected as the power source
if no mains supply is present, or as the battery to be charged when the mains
supply is available. To change the selected battery, press the vehicle battery
select button. The selected or ‘Active’ battery is shown on the screen, and on
EC300 panels is also indicated by the adjacent LED (LED off = Leisure
battery, LED on = vehicle battery).
Awning Light Button. With the power on, press the awning light button to
turn the awning light on or off. The adjacent LED will illuminate when the light
is on.
Frost Protect Button. When the frost protection option has been installed,
with the power on, press the frost protect button to turn on the water tank
heating system. The adjacent LED will illuminate to show that the tank heating
system is on. WARNING: Read about the waste tank isolation switch in
Water Tank Heaters part of Section 9.
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EC480
Button Description
Ceiling Light Button. This switch turns the ceiling lights on and off.
Scroll Up. Use this button to scroll through the various menu / screen items or
to make setting adjustments
Select. Use this button to select options/items or to cancel alarms/warnings.
Note: The screen illumination/backlight will turn off after a period of time.
Press the select button to reactive the illumination.
Scroll Down. Use this button to scroll through the various manu/screen items
or to make setting adjustments.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
2.6
Operation while driving
The EC500 system is designed to shutdown parts of the system whilst the engine is running.
This is to meet Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations and to ensure the safe
operation of your motorhome.
Please ensure the system shutdown switch on the PSU is in the “on” (button in) position before
driving (see 2.2). This will ensure the electronic system is active and will therefore be able to
control the charging process, supply the refrigerator and monitor other system circuits.
When fitted, designated 12v sockets, en-route reading lights and en-route heating will remain
operational while the engine is running.
If you hear a warning buzzer when the engine is started, please see the control panel display for
details and also refer to section 3.11.
3
System Technical Information
The following section provides further technical information relating to the electrical system.
3.1
System Configuration
There are a number of dealer configurable features within the system. Your dealer will discuss
these options with you and make the necessary adjustments as required. Should you wish to
review the possible options / settings, further information can be sourced from
www.sargentltd.co.uk
3.2
Residual Current Device & Miniature Circuit Breakers
The Residual Current Device (RCD) is
basically provided to protect the user from
lethal electric shock. The RCD will turn off
(trip) if the current flowing in the live conductor
does not fully return down the neutral
conductor, i.e. some current is passing through
a person down to earth or through a faulty
appliance.
To ensure the RCD is working correctly, the
test button should be operated each time the
vehicle is connected to the mains supply (see
section 2.3)
The Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB’s)
operate in a similar way to traditional fuses and
are provided to protect the wiring installation
from overload or short circuit. If an overload occurs the MCB will switch off the supply. If this
occurs you should investigate the cause of the fault before switching the MCB back on.
The following table shows the rating and circuit allocation for the three MCB’s
MCB
Rating
Output Wire Colour
Description
1
10 Amps
White
2
10 Amps
White (Yellow for heater)
Extra 230v Sockets / Space Heater
3
10 Amps
Black (Blue for water heater)
Fridge / Water Heater /
12v Charger (internally connected)
230v Sockets
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3.3
Battery Charger
The EC500 system incorporates an intelligent three-stage battery charger / power converter.
During stage 1 the battery voltage is increased gradually while the current is limited to start the
charging process and protect the battery. At stage 2 the voltage rises to 14.4V to deliver the bulk
charge to the battery. When the battery is charged, the voltage is decreased at stage 3 to 13.6V
to deliver a float charge to maintain the battery in the fully charged state. The charger can be left
switched on continuously as required.
The battery charger / power converter also provides power to the leisure equipment when the
mains supply is connected. This module supplies DC to the leisure equipment up to a maximum
of 25 Amps (300 Watts), therefore the available power is distributed between the leisure load and
the battery, with the leisure load taking priority as per the following example:
Leisure load
Available power for battery charging
5A
20A
10A
15A
15A
10A
20A
5A
WARNING: Under heavy loads the charger case may become hot. ALWAYS ensure any
ventilation slots have a clear flow of air. Do not place combustible materials against/adjacent to
the charger.
3.4
Smart Charging
The EC500 system incorporates a smart charge feature, which monitors both leisure and vehicle
batteries and automatically adjusts and directs the charger power (and solar power if a solar
panel is installed) to maintain the leisure and vehicle batteries at an optimal level.
3.5
Leisure Battery
3.5.1
Type / Selection
For optimum performance and safety it is essential that only a proprietary brand LEISURE
battery is used with a typical capacity of 75 to 120 Ah (Ampere / hours). A normal vehicle battery
is NOT suitable. This battery should always be connected when the system is in use.
The PSU is configured to work with standard lead acid leisure batteries, and in most cases is
also compatible with the latest range of Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) batteries. Before fitting nonstandard batteries please check that the charging profile described in 3.3 is suitable for the type
of battery by referring to the battery documentation or battery manufacturer.
Some vehicle installations can cater for two leisure batteries connected in parallel. In these
cases it is recommended that two identical batteries are used.
The battery feed is fitted with an inline fuse between the battery and the electrical harness, and
is usually located immediately outside the battery compartment or within 500mm of the battery.
The maximum rating of this fuse is 20A per battery. If a single battery is fitted to a motorhome,
this fuse may be increased to 30A, however if two batteries are fitted each battery should be
fused at a maximum of 20A.
3.5.2
Installation & Removal
Always disconnect the 230v mains supply and turn the PSU green charger switch to the off
position (button out) before removing or installing the battery.
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When connecting the battery, ensure that the correct polarity is observed (black is negative [-]
and red is positive [+]) and that the terminals are securely fastened. Crocodile clips must not be
used.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be present at the battery. Take care to prevent flames and
sparks in the vicinity of the battery and do not smoke.
3.5.3
Operation / Servicing
Under normal circumstances it should not be necessary to remove the battery other than for
routine inspection of the terminals and “topping up” of the battery fluid where applicable. Please
see instructions supplied with the battery.
Note: Do not over discharge the battery. One of the most common causes of battery failure is
when the battery is discharged below the recommended level of approximately 10v. Discharging
a battery below this figure can cause permanent damage to one or more of the cells within the
battery.
To prevent over discharge, the EC500 system incorporates a battery protect circuit that warns
the users and then disconnects the batteries when they fall below set values.
If the power is turned on and the leisure battery level falls below 9V a warning beep will be heard
and information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the select button.
If the power is turned on and the vehicle battery level falls below 10.9V a warning beep will be
heard and information will be shown on the screen. If no action is taken the system will switch
over from the vehicle battery to the leisure battery. To cancel the warning, press the select
button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless the power switch is turned off and on again. This is
to ensure the warning does not become a nuisance.
Battery
Vehicle
Cut off
Action after cut off
10.9V
Battery selection is
changed from
Vehicle battery to
Leisure battery. If
the leisure battery is
below 9V then a
further warning will
occur (see below).
Notes
This cut off level is designed to protect the
vehicle battery from over discharge. The
10.9V level ensures there is sufficient power
in the battery to run the vehicle electronics
and start the vehicle. This cut off only applies
to power drawn from the battery by the leisure
equipment; it will not protect the battery if you
leave vehicle circuits switched on, such as
the road lights.
This is an emergency cut off level to protect
the battery from severe damage. You should
not rely on this cut off level during normal
operation, but manage your power
consumption to a discharge level of 10V.
Leisure
9V
Power is turned off
This cut off only applies to power drawn from
the battery by the leisure equipment that is
controlled by the control panel power switch;
it will not protect the battery from discharge
by permanently connected equipment.
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3.6
Solar Charge Management
The EC500 PSU incorporates a built-in solar charge management feature, which will control the
input from a solar panel (when fitted, maximum rating 120W). Depending on the charge state of
the batteries, the solar power will be directed to the required battery, and continuously monitored
to ensure optimum operation. For this system to operate intelligently, the shutdown button should
be left switched on. If the shutdown button is turned off then the solar panel will charge the
leisure battery only.
3.7
Water System Operation
The control panel pump button operates the internal (onboard) water pump. This pump will draw
water from the internal (onboard) water tank.
The water tanks (fresh & waste) incorporate a level warning feature to warn the user when the
fresh water level drops below 25% or when the waste water level reaches 100%.
If the water pump power is turned on and the fresh water level drops to below 25% a warning
beep will be heard information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the
select button.
If the water pump power is turned on and the waste water level rises to full (100%) a warning
beep will be heard and information will be shown on the screen. To cancel the warning, press the
select button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless the water pump power switch is turned off and on
again. This is to ensure the warning does not become a nuisance.
3.8
Frost Protection
On vehicles fitted with water tank frost protection, the EC480 control panel frost protect switch
can be used to turn the feature on or off.
3.9
Awning Light Operation
The awning light is control by the control panel awning / aux button. The awning light is also
linked to the remote door locking. If the doors are locked or unlocked the light will illuminate for a
short period of time. This is a dealer configurable item.
3.10
Electric Step Operation
On vehicles fitted with an electric step, this is operated by a button near the entry door. Press
and release the button to move the step in or out. One press of the button will move the step out,
a further press will move the step in again.
If the engine is started the step will move in automatically, after a short warning buzzer. If this
operation fails due to an obstacle or mechanical failure a buzzer will sound continuously to warn
that the step is still in the out position, and therefore requires your attention.
The electric step is also linked to the remote door locking. If the doors are unlocked the step will
move out, if the doors are locked the step will move in. This is a dealer configurable item, and
can be turned off if not required.
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3.11
System Warnings
The system incorporates a number of warnings that are active at specific times. These are
summarised below, and also covered by relevant sections of this manual.
Warning
When
Type
Fresh water level low
With pump turned on and fresh water
level low (less than 25% full)
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Waste water level full
With pump turned on and waste water
level full (tank level 100%)
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Vehicle battery voltage
low
With control panel power on and vehicle
battery selected (as active battery) and
voltage level below 10.9V
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep. If no action taken after
1 minute then the system will switch to
the leisure battery
Leisure battery voltage
low
With control panel power on and leisure
battery selected (as active battery) and
voltage level below 9V
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep. If no action taken after
1 minute then the system will switch
the power of to prevent over discharge
of the battery
Alarm clock active
When alarm has been turned on and
alarm time has been reached
Message on screen and 1 minute
audible beep
Engine running
When the engine is started the system
power will be turned off
Message on screen, on EC480 this
will remain visible for 1 minute
Step still out
When the engine is started and the step
has failed to retract automatically
Message on screen and rapid beeps
from the control panel. The beeping
will not stop until the fault is cleared.
Mains lead (hook-up
cable) still connected /
plugged in
When the engine is started and the
mains cable is still plugged in and
switched on
Message on screen and repeated
beeps from the control panel. The
beeping will not stop until the fault is
cleared.
3.12
Event Timer Operation
The event timer is designed to allow the motorhome user to turn the 12v power on or off (in the
same way as using the control panel power button) without being in the vehicle. This allows
lights or other equipment to be turned on or off at a predetermined time.
Example - to turn on one interior light at 11.00pm for 1 hour
Ensure the clock is set to the correct time
EC480
Scroll to the System Time Setting screen
Follow the instructions in section 4 to set the ON time to 23:00 and the OFF time to 24:00
Set the Timer to ON
A stopwatch symbol will appear in the header area to indicate the timer is set
Turn all lights and 12v equipment off in the vehicle except the light that you want the event
timer to automatically switch on
Exit the vehicle At 11:00pm (23:00) the control panel will switch the 12v power on and
therefore any equipment that was left switched on will be turned on. The 12v power will be
switched off at Midnight (24:00).
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3.13
12 Volt DC Fuses
WARNING: When replacing fuses always replace a fuse with the correct value. NEVER
replace with a higher value/rating as this could damage the wiring harness. If a
replacement fuse ‘blows’ do not keep replacing the fuse as you could damage the wiring
harness. Please investigate the fault and contact your dealer.
The following table shows the fuse allocation for the 15 fuses fitted to the PSU. Please note that
fuses are dependant on PSU versions, so not all fuses may be present.
Fuse
1
Rating
Fuse Colour
10 Amps
Red
Description
Toilet
2
5 Amps
Tan
Ignitions
3
10 Amps
Red
Electric Step
4
10 Amps
Red
Water Pumps
5
10 Amps
Red
Permanent Supplies
6
20 Amps
Yellow
7
20 Amps
Yellow
8
10 Amps
Red
Heater
Power Circuits
Leisure Battery
Vehicle Battery
9
10 Amps
Red
10
10 Amps
Red
Lighting Circuit 1
11
10 Amps
Red
Lighting Circuit 2
12
10 Amps
Red
En-route Circuits
13
10 Amps
Red
Tank Heaters
Future Supply
14
10 Amps
Red
15
25 Amps
White
Charger (fitted internally to PSU)
The following table shows details of the fuse(s) located at the Leisure battery.
Fuse
Rating
Fuse Colour
Battery 1
20 Amps
Yellow
Fuse remotely located near battery
Description
Battery 2
20 Amps
Yellow
Fuse remotely located near battery 2
(where fitted)
The following table shows details of the fuse(s) located at the EM40 Interface Unit
Fuse
Rating
Fuse Colour
Description
1
Spare location
2
5 Amps
Tan
3
20 Amps
Yellow
Tow Bar +
Marker Lights
4
20 Amps
Yellow
Vehicle Battery
5
Spare location
6
20 Amps
Yellow
Fridge +
7
20 Amps
Yellow
Tow Bar D+
8
20 Amps
Yellow
Fridge D+
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3.14
Common Fault Table
Fault
Possible Cause
Proposed Fix
No 230 volt
output from PSU
Connecting lead between
the site and Leisure
Vehicle not connected
Check and connect lead as per 2.3C
Reverse Polarity
light is
illuminated
Control Panel
problems
RCD switched off
Reset RCD as per 2.3D
RCD not operating
Check supply polarity; if the RCD continues to fail contact your Dealer
as there is probably an equipment or wiring fault
MCB switched off
Reset MCB by switching OFF (down position) then back ON (up
position), if the MCB continues to fail contact your Dealer as there is
propably an equipment or wiring fault
No or deficient supply
from site
Contact site Warden for assistance
Mains Supply reversed?
The reverse polarity light is designed to illuminate when the Live and
Neutral supply has been reversed/crossed over. If the light
illuminates there is a problem with the site supply or the cable
connecting the supply to your vehicle. The light is designed to work
on UK electrical supplies (where the neutral conductor is connected
to earth at the sub station). If you are using your vehicle outside the
UK this light may illuminate when no fault exists. In these cases
consult the site warden for advice.
Generator being used
‘The Reverse Polarity warning light is on when using my Generator’.
This is a normal side effect when using some types of generator.
Instead of connecting the neutral conductor to earth, some generators
centre tap the earth connection making both neutral and live
conductors 110V above earth. This 110V difference causes the neon
polarity indicator to illuminate. In most cases it is still safe to use the
generator, but please consult the generator handbook for further
information.
Control Panel has no
display
Backlight/illumination may have switched off. Press the select
button to reactivate the backlight.
Check batteries and fuses, turn PSU shutdown switch and charger
switch on and ensure mains supply is connected.
Check control panel connecting lead at PSU and behind Control
Panel
Contact your Dealer
12V power turns off
Battery protect feature has operated to protect the Vehicle battery
and or the Leisure battery. See 3.5.3.
Engine has been started, all equipment has been disconnected to
meet EMC requirements. See 2.7.
Control Panel locked/
erratic function
Observe control panel handling instructions.
Control panel software may have crashed. Reboot control panel by
turning off the PSU isolate switch. Wait 30 seconds then turn the
switch back on.
No 12 volt output
No 230V supply
Check all above
from PSU
Charger not switched on
Turn charger switch on, switch will illuminate
Battery not connected
and/or charged
Install charged battery as per 3.5
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3.14
Common Fault Table (continued)
Fault
Possible Cause
Proposed Fix
No 12 volt output
from PSU
Power button on control
panel not switched to on
Turn power on at control panel
(continued)
Battery flat / Battery fuse
Recharge battery, check fuses, check charging voltage is present at
battery
Fuse blown
Check all fuses are intact and the correct value fuse is installed as
per fuse table
Equipment switched off /
unplugged
Check equipment is switched on and connected to the 12V supply
PSU overheated / auto
shutdown operated
Reduce load on system. Allow PSU to cool down. PSU will
automatically restart when cool
Pump not
working
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Other fault
Contact your Dealer
Fuse blown
Replace fuse with correct value as per fuse table
Pump turned off
Turn pump on by pressing the pump button at the control panel
Setting incorrect
Both the internal and external pump feeds are controlledd from the
control panel. To alter the setting of the pump switch see your dealer.
Ensure the setting matches your desired requirement.
Contact details
Sargent Electrical Services Limited, provide a technical help line during office hours. Please
contact 01482 678981 if you require technical help. For out of hour support please refer to the
tech support section of the Sargent web site www.sargentltd.co.uk
4
EC480 Control Panel
In addition to the information contained in section 2.5 (Control Panel Operation), the following
section provides further detail information.
4.1
Backlight Operation
The screen backlight (illumination) is turned on and off automatically. When operating on battery
power only the backlight time is 30 seconds. When operating on mains power the backlight time
is increased to 2 minutes. Pressing the select button will reactivate the backlight.
If the large clock screen is selected (see 4.4.4 below) and the mains supply is on then the
backlight will remain on continuously.
4.2
Header Area
The header area of the screen shows the following information;
At the left, the external temperature in centigrade
At the right, the internal temperature in centigrade
In the centre, the current time (24 hour clock)
In addition to the above, the following symbols (when shown) indicate;
Mains supply connected and charger switched on
Alarm clock set
Event timer set
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4.3
Footer Area
The footer area of the screen shows details of the current information screen, and may also
show additional information during specific operations.
4.4
Information Area
The main information area can display a variety of system information screens. These have been
designed to present the information in a clear and concise form, while retaining technical detail
for the more advanced users.
The selected screen can be changed by using the down or up buttons, and work on a continuous
loop basis. The selected screen may be changed automatically by the system depending on the
action being performed.
4.4.1
Splash Screen
This screen shows the header and footer detail, along with the Auto-Sleepers logo.
4.4.2
System Levels Screen
This screen shows, from left to right;
•
[V] Vehicle battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Vehicle battery in bar
format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour
according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red (Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow
(Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[L] Leisure battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Leisure battery in bar
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format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour
according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red (Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow
(Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[F] Fresh water level gauge. This gauge shows the level of water in the Fresh water tank,
with the reading also shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour according to
the water level. 25% = red, 50% = yellow, 75% and above = green.
•
[W] Waste water level gauge. This gauge shows the level of water in the Waste water tank,
with the reading also shown at the top of the bar. The actual bar changes colour according to
the water level. 25% = green, 50% = yellow, 75% and above = red.
4.4.3
Active Battery Screen
This screen is automatically selected when the battery select button is operated. The battery
symbol bottom left will contain a ‘L’ if the leisure battery is selected and a ‘V’ if the vehicle battery
is selected. From left to right;
•
[L or V] Active battery voltage gauge. This gauge shows the voltage of the Active battery
(the currently selected battery) in bar format, with the precise reading shown at the top of the
bar. The actual bar changes colour according to the battery voltage. Less than 10.9V = red
(Poor), 10.9V to 11.8V = yellow (Fair), 11.9V to 14.4V = green (Good).
•
[AH] Leisure battery calculated capacity (percentage of Amp Hours). When the leisure
battery is active (selected), this gauge will be shown. The gauge shows the predicted charge
capacity of the battery. As the battery is charged this gauge will increase, as the battery is
discharged (used) this gauge will reduce. This can provide a useful indication of usable
battery power.
•
[SUN] Solar panel ammeter. This gauge shows the current in Amps that is being provided by
the solar panel (when fitted). The system will decide which battery to direct the solar power
to. This is based on system logic (see section 3.6) and is indicated by a ‘L’ or ‘V’ in the centre
of the sun logo.
•
[A] Battery ammeter. This gauge shows the current in Amps going into or out of the Active
(selected) battery. Positive current (+) indicates charging of the battery, and is indicated by a
green bar. Negative current (-) indicated discharging of the battery, and is indicated by a
yellow bar (low discharge) or red bar (high discharge).
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4.4.4
Large Clock Screen
This screen shows a large display clock in 24 hour format.
4.4.5
Time and Timer Event Settings Screen
This screen is used to adjust any of the system times and to set the alarm clock or event timer.
Press the select button to move through each setting. Press the up / down buttons to adjust the
setting.
•
Set Clock Time. First adjust the hour using the up / down buttons, then press select again to
move to minutes and adjust with the up / down buttons.
•
Set Alarm Time. Press the select button to move to alarm hour setting. Press the up / down
buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust with the
up / down buttons. Press select again to move to alarm on / off. Press the up / down buttons
to adjust the setting. If the alarm is turned on, a bell symbol will be shown in the header area.
•
Set Timer event on Time. Press the select button to move to timer hour setting. Press the up
/ down buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust
with the up / down buttons.
•
Set Timer event off Time. Press the select button to move to timer hour setting. Press the up
/ down buttons to adjust the setting, then press select again to move to minutes and adjust
with the up / down buttons. Press select again to move to timer on / off. Press the up / down
buttons to adjust the setting. If the timer is turned on, a stopwatch symbol will be shown in
the header area.
•
Press select again to exit the settings
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4.4.6
System Warnings Screens
The system can display a number of warnings. The control panel will beep and display the
appropriate message. Press the select button to cancel the warning.
See sections 3.4B and 3.8 for an explanation of typical system warnings.
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5
EC300 Control Panel
Display
Description
Options / Notes
EC300 v2.20
12:00 23.90ºC
Main Control Panel display showing
model number (EC300), software version
number, current time (12:00) and Internal
temperature (23.9ºC) in centrigrade
The addition of a asterisk (*) in the
top left of the display indicates that
the alarm is set.
The addition of a hash (#) in the top
right of the display indicates that the
event timer is set.
The addition of the letters ‘AC’ in
the centre of the display indicates
that the AC Mains supply is
switched on.
Leisure Battery
12.5v (Good)
Voltage reading and battery condition
description for the on-board leisure
battery
See also 3.5.3
Less than 10.9 = (Poor)
10.9 to 11.8 = (Fair)
11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)
Vehicle Battery
13.3v (Good)
Voltage reading and battery condition
description for the vehicle battery
See also 3.5.3
Less than 10.9 = (Poor)
10.9 = 11.8 = (Fair)
11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)
Indication of the 230V mains supply
ON = mains supply on
OFF = mains supply off
Fresh Water
25% Full
Water level in the fresh water tank
(5 measurement levels)
If the water pump power switch is turned
ON and the water level drops below 25%
a warning beep will be heard and the LCD
display will flash. To cancel the warning,
press the select ( ) button. The warning
will not be repeated unless the water
pump power switch is turned off and on
again. This is to ensure the warning does
not become a nuisance.
0% < = 1/4 Full (Nearly empty)
25% > = 1/4 Full
50% > = 1/2 Full
75% > = 3/4 Full
100% = Full
Waste Water
0% Full
Water level in the waste water tank
(5 measurement levels)
If the water pump power switch is turned
ON and the waste water level rises to
100% a warning beep will be heard and
the LCD display will flash. To cancel the
warning, press the select ( ) button.
The warning will not be repeated unless
the water pump power switch is turned off
and on again. This is to ensure the
warning does not become a nuisance.
0% < = 1/4 Full (Nearly empty)
25% > = 1/4 Full
50% > = 1/2 Full
75% > = 3/4 Full
100% = Full
External Temp
20.5ºC
External temperature (in degrees
centigrade) as measured by the external
temperature probe
Mains Supply
ON
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5
EC300 Control Panel (continued)
Display
Description
Options / Notes
Tank Heaters
ON
Shows the status of the Tank Heaters (on
/ off) (when fitted).
Press the select button ( ) to switch
between OFF and ON
The addition of a tank symbol (€) in
the top centre of the main EC325
display indicates that the tank
heater are on
Battery Current
5.4 Amps
Current (in Amps) being drawn from or
charged into the selected battery.
If a solar panel is fitted this display will
include the current being provided by the
solar panel
Negative figure (-) = current being
drawn from the selected battery
Positive figure = current being used
to charge the selected battery
Allows operation of the External pump for
Will have no effect if the External
pump is already switched on (see
above)
Will not operate if the Internal
(Fresh) water tank is showing 100%
Full
Water Tank Fill? a period of one minute
(for filling the internal tank from the
(Start 1 Min)
external tank)
Use the select button (
STOP)
Clock Set?
12:00
) to START (or
Access to set the internal clock
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR
) buttons to
Use the up/down (
Please note the clock uses a 24
hour cycle
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button (
Alarm Set?
12:00
) to exit
Access to set the alarm clock
Press the select button ( ) to select
hour
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Please note the alarm uses a 24
hour cycle
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Alarm = OFF
change
Press the select button ( ) to exit
Shows the alarm clock status (on/off)
Press the select button( ) to switch
between OFF or ON
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The addition of a asterisk (*0 in the
top left of the main EC325 display
indicates that the alarm is set
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5
EC300 Control Panel (continued)
Display
Set Event Timer?
Description
Options / Notes
Access to set the event timer
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR ON
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
Please note the event timer uses a
24 hour cycle
The event timer is used to switch
the control panel power on and off
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE ON
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
in the absence of the user/
occupier.
See section 3.12 for further details
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
HOUR OFF
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button ( ) to select
MINUTE OFF
Use the up/down (
) buttons to
change
Press the select button (
Event Timer = Off
12:00 till 12:00
) to exit
Shows the event timer status (OFF/ON)
and the current On and Off times
Press the select button ( ) to switch
Vehicle Battery This WARNING display indicates that the
Vehicle battery voltage is low (10.9 volts or
Dangerously Low less). The panel will beep for one minute and
then switch over to the Leisure Battery to
prevent draining the Vehicle battery.
Leisure Battery This WARNING display indicates that the
Leisure battery voltage is low (6 volts or less).
Dangerously Low
The addition of a hash (#) in the top
right of the main EC300 display
indicates that the event timer is set
You can switch over to the
Leisure battery immediately
(and cancel the beep) by using
the battery selector switch
See section 3.11 for further
details
The panel will beep for one minute and then
switch the power off to prevent damage to the
leisure battery.
System disabled
Engine started
This WARNING display indicates that the
system has been disabled because the vehicle
engine is running
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EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatability)
directive 89/336/EEC requires that
electrical accessories within the
vehicle are disconnected while
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6 TECHNICAL DATA & APPROVALS
6.1 Outline specification -EC500PSU & EC300, EC480 Control Panel
INPUT 230V
230 Volts / 0 to 16 Amps
+ / - 10%
OUTPUT 230V
RCD protected, 3 x MCB outputs fo 10A
Separate switched channels for water heater, space
heater and charger
INPUT 12V
2 x 20A battery inputs via 2 x 4 way connectors
SOLAR INPUT
1 x Dedicated solar panel input (20 to 100W panel) via a 4
way connector
OUTPUT 12V
25A total output via multiple switched channels protected
by 14 fused outputs
CHARGER
Input 220-240 Volts AC +/- 10%, Frequency 50 Hz +/- 6%,
Current 3A max.
DC Output 13.6 to 14.4 Volts nominal, Current 25 Amps
max (300 Watts)
Overall size (HxWxD) 50 x 250 x 135mm
Fixing centres 128*128mm
1.2kg
Signal INPUT
4 x Fresh water level, 4 x Waste water level, 1 x Engine
running, plus multiple vehicle connections
Fresh water negative sensed
Waste water negative sensed
Data IN / OUT
CANBUS Data communication and power to Control
Panel via 6 way connector
IP rating
IP31
Operating
temperature
Ambient 0 to 35º Centigrade
PSU case temperature with full load 65ºC Max
Automatic shutdown and restart
if overheated/overloaded
EC500PSU
Overall size (HxWxD) 315 x 195 x 150mm
Clearances 75mm above, 50mm left and right
Weight 2.9kg
EC300, EC480
Control Panel
Overall size (HxWxD) 80 x 194 x 25mm
Cut-out size (HxW) 60 x 165mm
Fixing centres 178mm
Weight 140g
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12V/230V WIRING DIAGRAM
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
TECHNICAL DATA
DEFINITIONS
Base Vehicle Data
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
For all matters relating to the base vehicle,
and particularly tyre pressures, refer to the
base vehicle instruction book or if in doubt
consult your local base vehicle commercial
dealer.
The Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass is a figure given by the manufacturer of
the base vehicle. It is the combined maximum
permitted weight of the vehicle and all of its
contents, both inside and out. The MTPLM is
unaffected by the Auto-Sleeper conversion.
Weights, Dimensions and Capacities
Before using your Auto-Sleeper you should
be fully conversant with all matters relating to
weights. The following definitions should be
fully understood and then related to the
tabulated base vehicle weight data.
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
The Mass in Running Order is defined as the
mass of the vehicle equipped to the
manufacturer’s standard specification and
including the following:
• Driver (assumed to be 75 kg, 11st 12lb)
• Fuel tank - 90% full
• Mains electricity connection cable
Weights
Details of vehicle weights are found below,
and are presented in the manner prescribed
in the European Union Regulation 1230/
2012.
Note: The MRO assumes that the freshwater
tank is empty. If you travel with water in the
freshwater tank then the User Payload will
reduce accordingly.
Take care to ensure that heavy loads are
stored low down in bed boxes and low
cupboards, and distribute weight evenly side
to side as far as possible.
All other optional equipment whether on the
base vehicle or part of the conversion is
excluded from the mass in running order.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you
have allowed for the masses of all items you
intend to carry in the motor caravan, e.g.
passengers, optional equipment, essential
habitation equipment and personal effects
such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles,
sailboards, sports equipment, etc.
Mass of the User Payload
The Mass of the User Payload is the
difference between the MPTLM and the MRO.
It is the vehicle’s carrying capacity for
everything placed in or on it, including the
passengers (but excluding the driver who is
already included in the MRO).
Note 2: Warning - Under no circumstances
should the maximum technically permissible
laden mass of this motor caravan, or its
individual axles, be exceeded.
Everything listed in italics below must be
subtracted from the payload.
Mass of the Conventional Load
The Conventional Load is the mass of the
passengers carried and must be subtracted
from the payload. The “EU standard person”
weighs 75kg (11st 12lb). The user should
adjust the figure according to the mass and
number of passengers carried. Motorhome
Manufacturers designate passenger seats as
being suitable for travelling, and provide seat
belts accordingly. Multiplying the weight of the
passengers by the number of passengers
gives the Conventional Load. Please note that
a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is included in the
MRO.
Note 3: The Mass in Running Order contains
provision for the mass of liquids, gas etc (see
definition). Part of this provision can be
utilised as additional payload if, for example,
you wish to travel with water tanks empty or
with no gas cylinders.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Essential Habitation Equipment
Gross Train Mass (GTM)
The Essential Habitation Equipment is
defined as the items of fluids required for the
safe and proper functioning of habitation
equipment. This means the mass of a full
tank of LPG and the water in the toilet system
flush tank.
If you are towing a trailer with your AutoSleeper, the Gross Train Weight is the
maximum allowable weight of the towing
vehicle, the trailer and the mass of every item
carried. The figure is shown on the Vehicle
Masses data chart on the next page. Please
check your driving licence to ensure you are
allowed to drive a vehicle combination at this
weight.
This must be subtracted from the User
Payload.
Auto-Sleepers include the low voltage (230V)
connection cable and the habitation battery in
the mass in running order.
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass (MBTM)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
trailer together with its load, provided the
trailer has a braking system, which complies
with European trailer braking legislation. The
figure is shown on the Vehicle Masses data
chart on the next page
Options, Personal Effects and
Accessories
When options, personal effects and
accessories are fitted or carried the mass
must be subtracted from the user payload. All
optional equipment whether on the base
vehicle or part of the conversion is excluded
from the mass in running order. Personal
effects are any items of any description
carried by the vehicle.
MTPLM of the Axles
The individual axles also have MTPLM’s. The
sum of the two axle MTPLM’s usually
exceeds the overall vehicle MTPLM, but this
does not mean you can load each axle to its
maximum, because doing so would exceed
the overall MTPLM of the whole vehicle.
To determine accurately if a vehicle is
exceeding one of its maximum technically
permissible laden masses, the vehicle with all
of its load (that is passengers, contents,
luggage and external load) should be
weighed on a weighbridge.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
VEHICLE MASSES
All masses in kg
Payload calculations to EU Regulation 1230/2012
Engine: 2.1 TDCi
BOURTON
Automatic
(Data for standard vehicle with no options)
Low Profile
Vehicle Designation
316 CDi
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
3500
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
2983
Mass of the User Payload
517
Designated Passenger Seats (excluding driver)
1
Conventional Load @ 75kg per person
75
Essential Habitation Equipment
17
Personal Effects (specified minimum figure)
84
Payload remaining available for
Personal effects/Options/Accessories
341
Optional Premium Pack
36
Optional Habitation Area Air Conditioning
33
Gross Train Mass
n/a
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass
n/a
Maximum Un-braked Trailer Mass
n/a
Maximum permissible static vertical load
on the towball
n/a
Axles
Mass of Front Axle, in Running Order
1398
Mass of Rear Axle, in Running Order
1585
MTPLM, Front Axle
1800
MTPLM, Rear Axle
2250
Note: The MRO is calculated with the freshwater tank empty. If you travel with water in the
freshwater tank then the User Payload will reduce accordingly.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
All dimensions in mm
MODEL
BOURTON
(Data for standard roof version)
Low Profile
Base Vehicle Manufacturer
Mercedes
Base Vehicle Model
316 CDi
Wheelbase
3665
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length
6445
Overall Width (mirrors extended)
2660
Overall Width (mirrors folded)
2260
Overall Height
2860
Internal Height (maximum)
1960
Internal Height (minimum)
1920
Front Double Bed
2100 x 1920
Single Bed (nearside)
1920 x 730
Single Bed (offside)
1920 x 730
Rear Bed
n/a
Fresh Water Tank Capacity (litres)
62
Waste Water Tank Capacity (litres)
53
Gas, Refillable tank, LPG
20 Litres
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
IMPORTANT
THETFORD CAPRICE Mk III
COOKER
To maximise the usage of fitted equipment in
your motorhome it is essential that any
accompanying manufacturers’ literature is
read fully. All recommended maintenance
and preparation procedures should be
followed. The information provided in this
manual is only intended as a guide. If in any
doubt consult your manufacturer appointed
dealer, particularly before attempting to install
extra equipment.
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for an appliance shall conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specifications and
should be fitted by him or his authorised
agent.
MICROWAVE OVEN
Model: Daewoo KOR-6L6BD
OPERATION
Ensure the gas cylinder is turned on.
In the event of a gas smell turn off at the
cylinder or contact your nearest Auto-Sleeper
dealer.
HOTPLATE BURNERS
Microwave oven
Caution: Glass lids may shatter when
heated. Turn off all burners and grill, and
allow to cool, before shutting the lid.
Features:
•
Oven volume in Litres: 20.
•
Ten power steps.
•
Maximum Wattage: 800.
•
Duo plate system.
•
Electronic time control.
•
Touch control.
Each burner is controlled individually and is
monitored by a flame supervision device. In
the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner
control and do not attempt to re-ignite the
burner for at least one minute. The respective
knob positions are shown in below:
Separate operating instructions are supplied
with this equipment.
To light the burner, press in and turn the knob
OFF
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FULL
RATE
LOW
RATE
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anti-clockwise to the full rate position and
apply a light to the burner or press the
ignition button if fitted. It is necessary to hold
the knob depressed during ignition and for
approximately fifteen seconds after the
burner has lit to allow the flame supervision
probe to reach temperature. Should the flame
go out when the knob is released, the
procedure should be repeated holding the
knob depressed for slightly longer.
GRILL
Caution: Accessible parts may be hot when
the grill is used. Young children should be
kept away.
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the grill including any plastic
coating that may be protecting the grill
cavity surfaces. Clean the interior before
using it for the first time, use soap and
water and rinse carefully.
For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position. To turn the
burner off, rotate knob fully clockwise until
the line or pointer on the knob lines up with
the dot on the control panel. The burners on
this appliance have fixed aeration and no
adjustment is required. Depending on the gas
being used, the burners should flame as
follows:
•
Propane - The flames should burn quietly
with a blue/green colour with no sign of
yellow tips.
•
Butane - Normally on initial lighting, a
small amount of yellow tipping will occur
and then slightly increases as the burner
heats up.
3. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate. Hold a lighted
match or taper to the burner and push
the control knob in and hold. The burner
should ignite and the control knob should
be held in for 10-15 seconds before
release. If the burner goes out, repeat
procedure holding control knob for
slightly longer.
4. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not
lit within 15 seconds the control knob
should be released and the grill left for at
least one minute before a further attempt
to ignite the burner.
Although each burner will support pans from
10 to 22cm, care should be taken not to
overload the appliance as reduced
performance may result.
When using small pans, the flames should
not spread beyond the base of the pan as
this will reduce the efficiency of the burner.
5. Please note the grill must only be used
with the door open.
6. On first use of the grill, it should be
heated for about 20 minutes to eliminate
any residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the food
being cooked. A non-toxic smoke may
occur when using for the first time so
open any windows and turn on
mechanical ventilators to help remove
the smoke.
7. Although the grill does heat up quickly, it
is recommended that a few minutes
preheat be allowed.
8. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill
burner is fitted with a flame sensing
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probe which will automatically cut off the
gas supply in the event of the flame
going out. In the event of the burner
flames being accidentally extinguished,
turn off the burner control and do not
attempt to re-ignite the burner for at least
one minute.
OVEN
1. Ensure gas cylinders/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the oven including any plastic
coating that may be protecting the oven
cavity surfaces. Clean the interior before
using it for the first time, use soap and
water and rinse carefully.
9. It is normal for the flames on this burner
to develop yellow tips as it heats up,
particularly on Butane.
10. Variation in cooking can be achieved by
using the control knob to regulate the
heat setting. In addition, the grill pan
trivet can be reversed or removed to give
a greater choice of grilling height. Always
use the highest trivet position for fast
toasting.
3. To light: open door, push in the control
knob and turn to gas mark 9. Hold a
lighted match or taper to the burner and
push the control knob in and hold. The
burner should ignite and the control knob
should be held in for 10-15 seconds
before release. If the burner goes out,
repeat procedure holding control knob for
slightly longer.
11. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel. Always
make sure the control knob is in the off
position when you have finished grilling.
4. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not
lit within 15 seconds the control knob
should be released and the oven left for
at least one minute before a further
attempt to ignite the burner.
5. Place the oven shelf in the required
position and close the door. Set control
knob to approximately gas mark 5 and
heat the oven for about 30 minutes to
eliminate any residual factory lubricants
that might impart unpleasant smells to
the meals being cooked. A non-toxic
smoke may occur when using for the first
time so open any windows and turn on
mechanical ventilators to help remove
the smoke.
6. Although the oven does heat up quickly,
it is recommended that a 10 minutes
preheat be allowed. The oven should be
up to full temperature in about 15-20
mins.
7. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel.
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8. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the oven
burner is fitted with a flame sensing
probe which will automatically cut off the
gas supply in the event of the flame
going out.
Temperature control
On no account should these appliances
be used as a space heater.
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130 deg C to 240 deg C.
Approximate temperatures for the settings on
the control knob are shown in the following
table. The temperatures indicated refer to the
centre of the oven and at any particular
setting the oven will be hotter at the top and
cooler towards the base. The variation
between the top and centre, and centre to
bottom is approximately equivalent to one
gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in that several dishes
requiring different temperatures may be
cooked at the same time. In this way
maximum benefit can be obtained from the
gas used to heat the oven. Care should be
taken not to overload the oven, adequate
spacing being used to allow free circulation
for heat.
Do’s and Don’ts
Cooking guidelines
Do
read the user instructions carefully
before using the appliance for the
first time.
Do
allow the oven to heat before using
for the first time, in order to expel any
smells before the introduction of
food.
IMPORTANT - The pan supplied with the
oven is multifunctional, for use in grill and
oven. The handle design allows for removal
or insertion whilst the pan is in use. Always
remove the handle when in use.
9. Shelf: the shelf has been designed to
allow good circulation at the rear of the
oven and are also fitted with a raised bar
to prevent trays or dishes making contact
with the back of the oven. To remove a
shelf, pull forward until it stops, raise at
front and remove.
WARNINGS:
All pans should be mounted centrally over
the burners, even when cooling, to protect
adjacent walls.
Do not lower hob cover until hobs have
cooled.
Do
clean the appliance regularly.
Do
remove spills as soon as they occur.
Do
always use oven gloves when
removing food shelves and trays
from the oven.
Do
check that controls are in the off
position when finished.
Larger items may adversely affect the
circulation and heat distribution. Best results
will be obtained by the shelf positions in this
guide. It is not necessary to preheat the oven
but advisable for a range of dishes. The oven
is capable of full temperature in 15-20
minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully then find a
similar dish in our guide and use our shelf
position and gas mark setting
recommendation. Shelf positions are from the
top down. When roasting with aluminium foil
care must be taken that the foil does not
impair circulation or block the oven flue
outlet.
Do not allow children near the cooker when
in use. Turn pan handles away from
the front so that they cannot be
caught accidentally.
Do not allow fats or oils to build up in the
oven trays or base.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders
that will scratch the surfaces of the
hotplate and oven.
Do not under any circumstances use the
oven as a space heater.
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Gas Mark
Temperature
1/4 - 1/2
265-275ºF
130-135ºC
Very cool
Meringues
1
285
140
Cool
Stewed fruit
2
300
150
Cool
Rich fruit cake
3
330
165
Warm
Baked custard
4
355
180
Moderate
Victoria sandwich
5
385
195
Fairly hot
Whisked sponges
6
410
210
Hot
Shortcrust pastry
7
430
220
Hot
Bread, scones
8
445
230
Very hot
Puff pastry
9
465
240
Very hot
Quick browning
Dish
Gas Mark
Shelf Position
Cooking Time
Scones
7
2
8-15 mins
Small cakes
5
2
15-25 mins
Victoria sandwich
4
2
20-30 mins
Very rich fruit cake
2
2
Approx. 60 mins per 500g
Puff pastry
8
2
15-30 mins
Flaky pastry
7
2
15-30 mins
Shortcrust pastry
6
2
15-55 mins
Shortbread fingers
3
2
25-30 mins
Ginger nuts
5
2
12-16 mins
Rice pudding
2
3
100-120 mins
Baked custard
3
3
50-60 mins
Fruit crumble
5
3
30-40 mins
Beef
3
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
7
3
15 mins per 500g plus 20 mins
3
3
30 mins per 500g plus 35 mins
7
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
Pork
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ELECTRIC HOTPLATE
Leaks
Ensure the electricity is switched on.
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not
operate electrical switches. Open all doors
and windows to disperse any gas escape.
Butane/Propane gas is heavier than air, any
escaping gas will therefore collect at low
level. The strong unpleasant smell of gas will
enable the general area of the leak to be
detected. Check that the gas is not escaping
from an unlit appliance. Never check for
leaks with a naked flame, leak investigation
should be carried out using a leak detector
spray.
Caution: Glass lids may shatter when
heated. Turn off the hotplate and allow it to
cool before closing the glass lid.
Caution: Remove all spillage from the
surface of the glass lid before opening.
The hotplate control is numbered from 1 to 6.
To turn it on, rotate the knob either clockwise
or anti-clockwise to the required position.
Position 1 is the coolest setting. To turn the
hotplate off, rotate the knob until the line or
pointer on the knob lines up with the zero on
the control panel.
The hotplate is a sealed construction and
transfers heat through conduction. For
maximum efficiency a correctly sized pan
with a flat heavy gauge base should be used.
Pan size should be the same or slightly larger
(up to 1in/2.5cm oversize).
Before using your hotplate for the first time,
we recommend that you prime it and then
season it. To prime it, switch on the hotplate
for a short period, without a pan, to harden
and burn off the coating. Use a medium to
high setting for 3-5 minutes. A non toxic
smoke may occur during this process. Allow it
to cool, then season.
To season, first heat the hotplate for 30
seconds on a medium setting, then switch
off. Pour a minimal amount of unsalted
vegetable oil onto a clean dry cloth or paper
towel, and apply a thin coat of oil to the
hotplate surface. Wipe off any excess oil,
then heat the hotplate on a medium setting
for one minute. Occasional seasoning will
help to maintain its appearance.
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DOMETIC CK2000 AIR
CIRCULATING COOKER HOOD
SEITZ CONCERTINA BLINDS
The windows of the habitation area are fitted
with concertina blinds and flyscreens.
With 50 m3/h capacity ‘Circulair’ performs
more efficiently than conventional cooker
hoods - while offering a low DC-consumption
of only 5 watts.
The flyscreens pull down from the top, the
concertina blinds up from the base and a
combination of both may be achieved by
clipping both units together in the centre to
adopt the required position. It should be
remembered that both the flyscreens and
concertina blinds are relatively delicate and
those in the living area should be treated with
care. They should be kept in a dry and dustfree state, it is advised that the mechanisms
are only lightly lubricated when they become
a little stiff and inoperative - otherwise no
maintenance is needed.
A roof mounted ventilator is no longer
necessary as the cleaned air is returned
downwards while the suction is concentrated
along the edges. This creates an air-dome
which stops fumes escaping.
Features:
•
Lateral air suction ensures efficient
performance with 50 m3/h.
•
Easy installation as no roof-mounted
ventilator is necessary.
•
With 2 fan-speed regulation and
integrated halogen lights.
•
Washable grease filter and exchangeable
carbon filter.
•
The concertina blinds are manufactured from
a paper type material and thus cleaning
solvents and aerosols should be kept well
clear from them.
Unlike Seitz roller blinds, they will not need to
be re-tensioned - any problems that should
arise should be addressed to your AutoSleeper dealer or the Motorhome Service
Centre at Willersey.
Snap-on releases for easy access to
filters and lamps.
Technical data:
Weight ................................................ 2.2 kg
Height ................................................ 55 mm
Width ............................................... 400 mm
Depth .............................................. 280 mm
Halogen lamps ................................ 2 x 10W
Lamps (V) ................................................ 12
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requirement is low (e.g. for maintaining the
room temperature). The gas burner is not
enabled until the power requirement is
higher, and is the first to switch off during
heat-up operations.
WARM AIR & HOT WATER
HEATING
A Truma liquid gas Combi 6E warm-air
heater, with integrated hot water boiler, is
fitted and operates on LPG and/or 230V
electricity depending on the chosen mode of
operation.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Gas operation or 230V electrical operation is
used for hot water preparation. The water
temperature can be set to 40 degºC or 60ºC.
In winter operation the heater can be used to
heat the room and simultaneously warm
water. If only warm water is required, select
summer operation.
With gas operation the water is heated at the
lowest burner setting. Once the water
temperature is reached, the burner switches
off.
At a temperature of approximately 3 deg C
the automatic frost control safety/drain valve
will open and drain the boiler.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900W (3.9A) or
1800w (7.8A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
Three different options are available for
operating the unit.
Gas operation only: Propane/butane for
autonomous use.
Note: Mixed operation is not possible. With
this setting the unit automatically selects
electrical operation. The gas burner is not
enabled.
Electrical operation only: 230V for stationary
use on camp sites.
Mixed operation: Gas and electrical operation
- only possible in winter mode.
Before operation
Note: Heating is possible without restrictions
with gas, electrical and mixed operation, with
or without water.
Winter operation
In winter operation, the unit automatically
selects the required power setting according
to the temperature difference between the
temperature set on the control panel and the
current room temperature. When the boiler is
filled, the water is automatically heated as
well. The water temperature depends on the
selected operation mode and the heater
output.
Check to make sure the cowl is unobstructed.
Be sure to remove any covers that may be
present.
Turn on the gas cylinder and open quickacting valve in the gas supply line.
Check whether the power supply fuse
protection on the camp site is adequate for
the 900W (3.9A) or 1800W (7.8A) that have
been selected using the power selector
switch.
All three energy selection options can be
used for winter deployment.
With gas operation the unit automatically
selects the output level that is required.
The cable drum must be fully unwound in
order to prevent the power cable from
overheating.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900W (3.9A) or
1800W (7.8A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
If more output is required (e.g. heating up or
low outside temperatures) gas or mixed
operation should be selected so that enough
heating power is always available.
With mixed operation, 230V electrical
operation is preferred if the power
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DISPLAY AND CONTROLS
Back button
Pressing the Back button (9) returns you from
a menu and discards settings. This means
that the previous values are retained.
1
Start-up
2
Start/standby screen
3
6
7
After connecting the control panel to the
mains power supply, a start screen is
displayed after a few seconds.
5
4
9
8
1 = Display
2 = Status bar
3 = Menu bar (upper)
4 = Menu bar (lower)
5 = 230V mains supply indicator (power)
6 = Time switch display
7 = Settings / Values
8 = Rotary push button
9 = Back button
If no entry is made for several minutes, the
standby screen is automatically displayed.
Note: If the time has been set (see “Set
time”), the display alternates between the
time and the room temperature setting. If no
time has been set, the room temperature
setting is displayed continuously.
Menus can be selected in lines (3 + 4) using
the rotary push button (8) and settings made.
The display takes place using a screen (1)
with an illuminated background. The Back
button (9) can be used to return from a menu.
Functions
The functions in the menu bars (3, 4) of the
control panel are selectable in any order. The
operating parameters are shown on the
status bar (2) and on the displays (5, 6).
Rotary push button
Setpoints and parameters can be selected,
modified and saved by tapping on them using
the rotary push button (8). Selected menu
items flash.
-
+
Switch control panel on/off
Rotate right (+)
- Menu is run through from left to
right.
- Increase values.
Rotate left (-)
- Menu is run through from right
to left.
- Decreases values.
Touching
- Accept (save) a selected value.
- Select a menu item, switch to
setting level.
3 sec
Press (3 seconds)
- Main switch function ON/OFF.
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-
Press rotary push button for longer than
3 seconds.
-
Previously set values / operating
parameters are reactivated after
switching on.
-
If the heating system or the air
conditioning system is without power for
more than 2 hours, the control panel
switches off automatically.
-
The control panel deactivation
procedures can be delayed by several
minutes because of internal heating
system after-runs.
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Select setting level
Air conditioning system (AC)
-
Adjustable temperature range 16 - 31ºC
(steps of 1ºC)
Tap rotary push button.
The display shows the setting level. The first
icon flashes.
b = COOL * - Air conditioning system is
switched on
c = AUTO - Air conditioning system is set
to automatic
d = HOT
- Air conditioning system is in
heating operation
e = VENT - Air conditioning system is in air
circulation mode
* This symbol flashes until the required room
temperature has been reached.
Change room temperature
Change hot water level
-
Select icon in menu bar (3) with rotary
push button.
-
Select icon in menu bar (3) with rotary
push button.
-
Change by tapping in setting level.
-
Change by tapping in setting level.
-
Select between heating system
(HEATER) or air conditioning system
(AC) using the rotary push button,
depending on the unit that is connected.
-
Select desired level with rotary push
button.
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
a
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm
selection.
-
Select desired temperature with rotary
push button.
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
a
b
c
d
b
c
d
2
3
e
a = Boiler *
- Hot water generator is
switched on.
2
b = 40º **
- Hot water temperature 40ºC
3
c = 60º
- Hot water temperature 60ºC
d = BOOST* - Targeted, rapid heating of
boiler contents (Boiler
priority) for a maximum time
window of 40 minutes. Then
the water temperature is kept
at the higher level for two
post-heating cycles (about
62ºC ). After reaching the
water temperature, heating of
the room continues.
* This symbol flashes until the required water
temperature has been reached.
** A hot water temperature of 40ºC can only
be maintained with combined room and water
heating for a limited time.
Heating system (HEATER)
Adjustable temperature range 5 - 30ºC (steps
of 1ºC)
a = Heating system * - Heating system is
switched on.
Note: Quick temperature change using rotary
push button possible (in Stand-by screen).
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Select energy source
Select fan level
-
Select icon in menu bar (3) with rotary
push button.
With connected heating / air conditioning
system
-
Change by tapping in setting level.
-
-
Select desired energy source with rotary
push button.
Select icon in menu bar (3) with rotary
push button.
-
Change by tapping in setting level.
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
-
Select desired fan level with rotary push
button.
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
2
3
2
3
Icon Operating mode Energy mode
a
Gas/Fuel
b
EL 1
c
EL 2
d
MIX 1*
e
MIX 2*
* Mixed mode
Gas/Diesel
Electrical
Electrical
Electric+Gas/Diesel
Electric+Gas/Diesel
Heating system
Icon Operating
mode
OFF
Fan is switched off. (only
selectable if no unit is in
operation).
a
VENT*
Air circulation if not unit is
in operation. 10 speed
settings available.
b
ECO
Low fan level
c
HIGH**
High fan level
d
BOOST
Rapid room heating.
Available if the difference
between the selected and
the actual room
temperature is >10ºC
* Can lead to additional motor wear
depending on frequency of use.
Note: As soon as the heating system is
switched on (room temperature, hot water
level active) the energy type that was
selected for the previous heating procedure
is displayed in the status bar.
Special features in mixed mode
Interruption of the mains voltage 230 V:
The heating system switches automatically
into gas mode. As soon as the 230 V power
supply has been restored, the heating system
automatically switches back to mixed mode.
Fault in combustion procedure (e.g. lack of
fuel).
Combi Gas
Description
** Fan setting “HIGH” results in higher power
consumption, higher noise level and
increased motor wear.
The heating system switches
automatically into electrical
mode. If the heating system
is to run in mixed mode
again, the cause of the fault
must be remedied. Switch
heating system on and off
again at control panel.
Note: As soon as the heating system is
switched on (room temperature, hot water
level selected) the status bar displays the fan
level that was selected during the previous
heating procedure. The factory setting is
“ECO”.
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Air conditioning system
Set room temperature
Icon Operating
mode
OFF
Description
-
Fan is switched off. (only
selectable if no unit is in
operation).
Low fan level
Medium fan level
High fan level
Especially quiet fan
operation
Select heating or air
conditioning system
using the rotary push
button, depending on
the unit that is
connected.
-
Tap rotary push
button to confirm selection.
-
Select required room temperature with
rotary push button.
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
a
b
c
d
e
LOW
MID
HIGH
NIGHT
Set hot water level
Set time switch
-
The time switch can only be selected if
the time has been set at the control
panel.
-
When air conditioning systems are being
operated, the control panel time switch
must only be used to clearly define the
start and end time for a required period of
time.
-
If the time switch has been activated
(ON), the deactivate time switch menu is
displayed first (OFF).
-
Select icon in menu bar (4) with rotary
push button.
-
Change by tapping in setting level.
-
Select required hot
water level with
rotary push button.
-
Tap rotary push
button to confirm
value.
Select energy source
-
Select required
energy source with
rotary push button.
-
Tap rotary push
button to confirm
value.
Enter start time
The select energy type menu is displayed if a
heating system with electric heating elements
is connected.
-
Select fan level
Set the hours then
the minutes with the
rotary push button.
Enter finish time
-
Set the hours then
the minutes with the
rotary push button.
-
Select desired fan
level with rotary push
button.
-
Tap rotary push
button to confirm
value.
The select fan level menu is only displayed if
heating system/hot water has been set.
If the start/end point was exceeded during
entry, the operating parameters are not taken
into consideration until the next start/end
point has been reached. Until then, the
operating parameters that have been set
outside the time switch remain valid.
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Activate time switch (ON)
-
Set the minutes with rotary push button.
-
Activate time switch
with rotary push
button (ON)
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
-
Tap rotary push
button to confirm
value.
Display version number of connected
units
-
The time switch remains active until it is
deactivated (OFF), even for several days.
-
If the time switch is programmed and
active, the time switch icon flashes.
Service menu
Display version number
of heating system, air
conditioning system or
control panel.
Deactivate time switch
(OFF)
Change control panel background lighting
-
Change by tapping
in setting level.
-
Deactivate with
rotary push button
(OFF)
-
Tap rotary push button to confirm value.
The background lighting
has 10 different levels.
Change language
Switch lighting on/off
Select the required
language from the
languages available (e.g.
English, German, French,
Italian).
Available when air conditioning system is
connected
Aventa comfort or
Aventa eco
-
-
Select icon in menu bar (4) with rotary
push button.
Change by tapping in setting level.
Select required function with rotary push
button.
1 - 5 - Switch lighting on
Brightness selectable in 5 levels.
OFF - Switch lighting off
Tap rotary push
button to confirm
value.
Calibrate temperature sensor (OFFSET)
The temperature sensor
of the heating system can
be individually adjusted
to the size of the vehicle.
The offset can be set in
steps of 1°C within the
range of -5 °C to +5 °C.
Reset to factory settings (RESET)
4
The reset function resets the control panel
back to the factory settings. All settings will
be deleted.
Set time
-
The hour display
flashes.
-
Set the hours (24h
mode) with rotary
push button.
-
The minutes display
flashes when the
rotary push button
is tapped again.
Confirm reset
-
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230 V mains power supply indicator
Fault
The icon signals that 230 V mains power
supply is available.
In the event of a fault, the control panel
immediately jumps to the “Fault” menu level
and displays the fault code of the fault.
E = Fault
41 = Fault code
H = Device
H = Heating system
A = Air conditioning
system
Note: Display is only possible in combination
with a heating system Combi E CP plus
ready which contains additional heating
elements for electrical mode.
Cause eliminated / return to setting level
WARNING: In the event of a warning, a
warning symbol appears in order to signal
that an operating parameter has reached
an undefined condition. In this case the
device concerned continues to operate.
As soon as the operating parameter is
within the target range again, this symbol
goes off again automatically.
-
Tap rotary push button.
-
The respective unit is restarted.
Note: This can take several minutes because
of internal after-run of connected units.
If the cause has not been remedied, the fault
will occur again and the control panel will
jump to the “Fault” menu level again.
Cause not eliminated / return to setting
level
-
Press the return button.
Read out code of warning
Note: In this case the fault is not
acknowledged in the control panel, and the
warning symbol remains. The device remains
in fault state. Other connected devices can
be operated.
-
Select icon with rotary push button.
Technical data
-
Tap rotary push button.
The current warning code will be
displayed. The cause of the warning can
be determined using the fault list and
eliminated.
Display
LCD, monochrome, with
background lighting
Operating
temperature
range
-25 °C to +60 °C
Storage
temperature
range
-25 °C to +70 °C
Interface
TIN bus
Power supply
8 V - 16.5 V
Power
consumption
max. 60 mA (100 %
background lighting)
6.5 mA - 7 mA (Standby)
W = Warning
42 = Error code
H = Device
H = Heating system
A = Air conditioning
system
Cause eliminated / return to setting level
- Tap rotary push button.
Cause not eliminated / return to setting
level
Press the return button.
Note: In this case the warning is not
acknowledged on the control panel, and the
warning symbol remains. The control panel
remains in warning status. Other connected
devices can be operated.
Standby current 3 mA (Off)
Maintenance
This unit is maintenance free. In order to
clean the front panel, use a damp, nonscouring cloth. If this is not sufficient, use a
neutral soap solution.
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Troubleshooting guide (Combi gas heating system)
Fault
code
Cause
Rectification
# 17
Summer mode with empty water tank
Switch unit off and allow to cool. Fill boil
with water.
Warm air outlets blocked
Check individual outlet apertures
Circulated air intake blocked
Remove blockage from circulated air intake
Gas pressure regulator iced up
Use regulator heater (EisEx)
Butane content in the gas cylinder too high
Use propane (Butane is unsuitable for
heating, particularly at temperatures below
10°C.)
# 21
Room temperature sensor or cable
defective
Please contact Truma Service
# 24
Risk of low voltage. Battery voltage
too low < 0.4 V
Charge battery
# 29
FrostControl heating element has a
short circuit
Disconnect heating element plug from
electronic control unit. Replace heating
element
# 41
Electronics blocked.
Please contact Truma Service.
# 42
Open window above cowl (window switch)
Close window.
# 43
Overvoltage > 16.4 V
Check battery voltage and voltage sources
such as the charger.
# 44
Low voltage. Battery voltage too low <10.0 V
Charge battery. Replace obsolete battery if
necessary
# 45
No 230 V operating voltage
230 V fuse defective
Overheating protection has been triggered
Restore 230 V operating voltage
Replace 230 V fuse.
Reset overheating protection. Allow heating
system to cool, remove connector cover
and press reset button.
# 18
#112, #202 Gas cylinder or quick-acting valve in
#121, #211 gas supply line closed
Check gas supply and open valves
#122,#212 Combustion air infeed or exhaust
outlet is sealed
Inspect openings for contamination (slush,
ice, leaves, etc.) and remove
contamination if necessary.
#255
Please contact Truma Service.
No connection between heating system
and control panel
Defective control panel cable
If these actions do not remedy the problem, please contact the Truma Service.
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FrostControl (safety/drain valve)
Manual opening of the drain valve
Turn the rotary switch by 180º until it
engages, whereby the push button moves
out (position w). The water in the boiler
drains out through the drainage muff (x).
The FrostControl drainage muff (x) must be
free of contamination (slush, ice, leaves, etc.)
at all times so the water can drain out easily.
No warranty given for frost damage.
Filling the water heater
Check if the rotary switch for the drain valve
(FrostControl) is set to “Operation”, meaning
that it is parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
t = Rotary switch position “Operation”
u = Push button position “Closed”
w = Push button position “Drain”
x = Drainage muff (led outside through floor of vehicle)
Close the drain valve by pushing the push
button until it engages.
FrostControl is a currentless safety/drain
valve. When there is a danger of frost, it
automatically drains the contents of the boiler
through a drainage muff. If excessive
pressure is present in the system, pressure
will be automatically intermittently equalised
through the pressure relief valve.
Note: When the temperature at FrostControl
is below about 7ºC, first switch on the heater
to warm the installation compartment and
FrostControl. After several minutes, when the
temperature at FrostControl is above 7ºC,
the drain valve can be closed.
Closing the drain valve
Switch on power for water pump (main or
pump switch).
Check if the rotary switch is set to
“Operation” (position t), meaning that it is
parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom
(set pre-selecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to “hot”). Leave the fittings open for as
long as it takes for the boiler to displace the
air and fill up, and the water to flow without
interruption.
Close the drain valve by activating the push
button. The push button must engage in
position (u) “closed”.
It can be manually closed with the push
button (position u) and then the boiler filled
only when the temperature at the drain valve
is above approximately 7ºC.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
operated, without using the water heater, the
heater tank also fills up with water. To avoid
frost damage, the boiler must be drained
through the drain valve, even if it was not
operated.
Truma can provide a heating element (part
no. 70070-01) as an accessory; it is inserted
into FrostControl and warms it up to about
10ºC when Combi is switched on. This
means that the boiler can be filled after a
shorter time, irrespective of the temperature
in the installation compartment.
WARNING: When connecting to a central
water supply (rural or city mains), a
pressure reduction valve must always be
installed to prevent pressures above 2.8
bar from developing in the water heater.
Automatic opening of the drain valve
When the temperature is below
approximately 3ºC at the drain valve, the
drain valve will open automatically, the push
button moves out (position w) and the water
in the boiler drains out through the drainage
muff (x).
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Draining the water heater
Fuses 12V
Switch off power to water pump (main or
pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom.
In order to check the water that is flowing out,
place an appropriate container (capacity 10
litres) beneath the drain valve (FrostControl)
drainage muff (x).
Turn the rotary switch on the drain valve by
180º until it engages, whereby the push
button moves out and the drain valve opens.
Check whether all of the water in the boiler
(10 litres) has been drained into the container
via the drain valve.
The fuse is in the electronics beneath the
connection cover. Replace the unit’s fuse
only with an identical fuse.
There shall be no claims under guarantee for
damage caused by frost!
Device fuse: 10A - slow - (T 10A).
Maintenance
Fuses 230V
Only original Truma parts may be used for
maintenance and repair work!
The materials in the device that come into
contact with water are drinking water safe.
Bio-film, deposits and limescale must be
removed using chemicals to protect the unit
from infestation by micro-organisms. Only
Chloride-free products must be used in order
to prevent damage to the unit.
The effectiveness of the use of chemicals to
combat micro-organisms in the unit can be
increased by heating the water in the boiler
to 70ºC at regular intervals.
CAUTION: The fuse and the power supply
lines must only be replaced by an expert!
To do this, on the control panel, select Gas
Operation, then select Summer Operation
60ºC.
WARNING: The unit must be
disconnected from the mains (all poles)
before opening the electronic housing
lid.
Note: Once the water in the boiler has
reached a temperature of 60ºC, the burner
will switch off. The unit must stay switched on
for at least 30 minutes and no warm water
may be removed. The residual heat in the
heat exchanger will heat the water up to
70ºC.
The fuse in the power electronics (16)
beneath the electronic housing lid.
This fine fuse must always be replaced with
a fuse of the same type: 10A, slow,
interrupting capacity “H”.
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Overheating protection 230V
•
•
Turn the control panel switch ‘OFF’ when
draining fluid, connecting electrical hook
up or starting a generator. This will
prevent damage to the built-in
thermostat.
Turn the control panel switch ‘OFF’ when
the ambient temperature remains above
freezing.
Maintenance
Periodically conduct a visual check of the
system to ensure cables, connections and
the heater pads are as installed and have not
been damaged or become disconnected.
The 230V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after-run period, for example, the
temperatures within the unit could activate
the overheating protection.
To reset the overheating protection, allow
heater to cool, remove connection cover and
press red reset button.
WATER TANK HEATERS
If specified, electrically heated,
thermostatically controlled, water tank heater
blankets are fitted to enable operation of your
vehicle in cold conditions.
Operation
•
Make sure that the tank heaters are
only selected when there is liquid in
the tanks.
•
Press the defrost button on the control
panel when you know the ambient
temperature will approach freezing. The
LED will indicate that there is power to
the circuit.
If there is no liquid in the waste tank, the
heater for it must be turned off using the
isolation switch, ensuring that the LED is
NOT lit. For exact location of the switch
refer to the Location of Key Facilities
chart.
When the temperature in the tank drops
to approximately 7°C the thermostat will
turn the heating element ‘ON’.
When the contents of the tank rise to
18°C the thermostat will turn the system
‘OFF’.
•
•
•
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REFRIGERATOR
Your vehicle is fitted with a Dometic absorption type refrigerator, which runs silently and is very
efficient in its use of energy.
See documentation enclosed with vehicle for more detail.
1
Operating controls.
6
Condensation water drain channel.
2
Door locking button.
7
Vegetable bin.
3
Freezer compartment (removable)
8
4
Insertable grid shelf (available as option, to be
used when freezer compartment is removed).
Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf
available as option may be inserted.
9
Lower door shelf with bottle holders.
5
Post-evaporator for cooling compartment.
The refrigerator can operate in three power modes:
•
Mains voltage (230V AC)
•
Direct current voltage (12V DC)
•
Gas (liquid gas, propane/butane)
Select the desired power mode using the mode button.
Cleaning
Before starting the refrigerator it is recommended that you clean it inside and repeat this at
regular intervals. Use a soft cloth and warm water with a mild detergent. Then wipe out with
clean water and dry thoroughly. Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or soda based cleaning
agents. Do not allow the door seal to come into contact with oil or grease.
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Maintenance
In order to comply with applicable gas standards, the gas unit and ventilation ducts must be
checked by an authorized technical person at regular intervals, and a test certificate issued. It is
the user’s responsibility to arrange this test.
The gas burner must be inspected and cleaned as necessary, at least once a year.
Work on gas and electrical equipment shall be carried out by qualified personnel only.
This work can be carried out by the Auto-sleepers Service Centre at the annual habitation
service, or after an extended shutdown period.
Operating controls
Power on switch / Energy selector switch
(MODE).
4
Indicator LED failure.
5
Indicator LED door lock (optional).
2
Temperature selection.
6
Indicator-LED / operating mode display.
3
Door opening (only when equipped with
electrical door lock).
7
Temperature level display.
1
Electrical operation
To start the refrigerator press the mode
button (1) for 2 seconds. The LED of the
previously selected operating mode will
illuminate.
the indicator LED (6) shows the gas flame.
The ignition process is then activated
automatically. Note that the ignition system
will make 2 attempts with 25 seconds interval
to light. If repeated attempts fail to start the
operation, a fault is indicated (please refer to
troubleshooting section).
Temperature setting
Change the operating mode by pressing the
mode button (1) again, and the appropriate
indicator
LED (6) will illuminate.
Gas operation (LPG)
Prior to starting the refrigerator in gas mode:
•
Open the gas cylinder valve
•
Open the isolation valve inside the
vehicle for gas supply to the refrigerator
Press the mode button (1) several times until
Select the desired cooling department
temperature by pressing button 2, and the
LED display (7) is illuminated. The scale
starts with MIN position at the bottom LED
position (small crystal = highest temperature)
and climbs up to MAX position at the upper
LED position (large crystal = lowest
temperature). Note the temperature levels do
not relate to absolute temperature values.
The refrigerator’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures. Please select the
medium temperature setting for ambient
temperatures between +15oC and + 25oC.
For temperatures below +10oC winter covers
should be fitted to the outside vents.
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Additional features
•
The brightness of the display reduces
after a few seconds if no other buttons
are pressed.
•
If the door is open, the interior light is
switched off automatically after 2
minutes.
•
Failures are indicated by flashing of the
failure indicator LED(4).
•
If the door is kept open for too long (more
than 2 minutes), an acoustic signal is
initiated (pulsing whistle tone).
•
If the electronic control detects any
failure, an acoustic signal (pulsing whistle
tone) will sound. At the same time the
display starts flashing (for troubleshooting, please see later section).
Note: If the vehicle is stationary for a long
period, the locking hook may be clamped by
means of a lockbar. The door may now be
opened by just pulling it without need of
pressing the locking button. See below.
Door locking
Caution: As a basic rule, shut and lock the
door before starting your journey.
Positioning the shelves
Open the door by pressing the locking button
and pull open.
Shut the door again by pushing it to close.
The snapping into the lock can be heard.
The shelves may be pulled out by smoothly
lifting them, and may be positioned as
desired.
Removable freezer compartment
The freezer compartment may be removed to
enlarge the cooling compartment.
Unlock the freezer compartment on both
sides (1)
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malfunction. When this layer of frost is about
3mm thick, the refrigerator should be
defrosted. To do this:
Pull the freezer compartment out (2) and
store safely.
An additional shelf (3) may be installed, if
required. This may be obtained from
Dometic.
•
Switch off the refrigerator as described
later.
Storing food in the cooling compartment
•
Remove all food and the ice cube tray.
•
Switch the refrigerator on approx 12
hours before filling
•
Leave the door open to allow air to enter
and prevent formation of mildew.
•
Always store pre-cooled food. Make sure
that food is well cooled when it is bought
and also when transporting it – use
insulated cool bags.
•
After defrosting (freezer compartment
and fins free of frost), wipe both cooling
compartments dry with a cloth.
•
Keep the door open for the minimum time
possible.
•
Food must be packed, in closed
containers or wrapped in foil, and stored
separately from each other, to prevent
drying out or odours.
•
Allow foods that have been warmed to
cool down before storing.
•
Ensure that air circulation of the cooling
unit is not obstructed. Keep the
ventilation grilles free from obstructions.
Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into a
container at the back of the refrigerator, from
where it evaporates.
Caution: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source.
Shutting off the refrigerator
Press the mode button (1) and keep pressed
for 2 seconds. The display will disappear and
the appliance is fully switched off.
Release the locking mechanism of the door
lock by pushing it and shift it to the front. If
the door is shut in this position, a small gap is
maintained to prevent the formation of
mildew.
Storing food in the freezer compartment
•
Do not keep carbonated drinks in the
freezer.
•
The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short term
storage of frozen foods. It is not suitable
as a means of freezing foods.
Note: When ambient temperatures are lower
than +10oC and the refrigerator is exposed to
these temperatures for extended periods an
even regulation of freezer temperature
cannot be guaranteed for system-related
reasons. This can cause the temperature in
the freezer to rise and stored goods to melt.
Making ice cubes
If the refrigerator is taken out of service for an
extended period, close the isolation tap and
the gas cylinder valve.
Ice cubes are best made over night, when
the refrigerator has less work to do and has
more reserves.
Winter operation
Defrosting
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and
the exhaust duct have not been blocked by
snow, leaves etc. When the outside
temperature falls below +10oC the winter
In time, frost builds up on the fins inside the
refrigerator. A layer of frost thicker on one
side may occur but does not mean a
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covers should be fitted. This protects the unit
from excessively cold air which could have
adverse effects on the performance of the
unit.
Note: The winter covers should also be
attached if the vehicle is taken out of service
for an extended period, or while it is being
cleaned on the outside.
Failure display
Your refrigerator will indicate a malfunction by flashing of the failure indicator LED (4) and one of
the other display lights. The chart below shows the meaning of these.
Display:
Failure:
LED is flashing
230V mode: “230V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
12V mode: “12V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
GAS/Auto mode: Flame not ignited
All temperature setting
LEDs are flashing
Temperature sensor defective, refrigerator work
on mid temperature setting
LED + all temperature
230V - Heating element defective
LED + all temperature
12V - Heating element defective
setting LEDs are flashing
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting your dealer or authorized service centre, please check whether:
•
The instructions for correct operation of the refrigerator have been observed.
•
The refrigerator is standing level.
•
It is possible to operate the refrigerator with any available power source.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
• Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
• Thermostat setting is too low.
• Set thermostat to a higher level.
• The condenser is heavily frosted.
• Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly.
• Too much warm food has been stored
within short period of time.
• Allow warm food to cool down before storage.
• The appliance has been running for only
a short period of time.
• Check whether the cooling compartment works
after approx. 4-5 hours.
• Ambient temperatures too high.
• Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in gas operation mode
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Gas cylinder empty.
• Change gas cylinder.
• Is the upstream shut-off device open?
• Open shut-off device.
• Air in the gas pipe?
• Switch off the appliance and start again.
Repeat this procedure 3-4 times, if necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 12V operation
Possible cause
Action you can take
• On-board fuse defective.
• Fit new fuse.
• On-board battery discharged.
• Check battery, charge it.
• Engine not running.
• Start engine.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 230V operation
Possible cause
Action you can take
• On-board fuse defective.
• Fit new fuse.
• Vehicle not connected to mains supply
voltage.
• Make a connection to a mains power supply.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
Technical data
Model number: RM8501
Gross capacity
With freezer compartment in place: 90L cooling compartment / 8L freezer compartment
With freezer compartment removed: 96L cooling compartment
Power rating: Mains / battery: 125W / 120W
Energy consumption (over 24 hours at average ambient temperature of 25oC)
Electricity: 2.5 kWh
Gas: 270 gm
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THETFORD CASSETTE C-200
CWE TOILET
Introduction
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is
functional and incorporates modern styling
with home like features. The unit is an
integral part of the motorhome bathroom.
•
Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade manually.
•
Flush button: activates flush.
•
Waste level indicator: indicates when
cassette requires emptying.
•
Rotating pour-out spout: makes emptying
cassette easy and convenient.
•
Automatic cassette vent: vents the
cassette when inserted in the toilet. This
prevents over pressure in the cassette.
•
Upper-carrying handles: makes carrying
and emptying easy.
•
Sliding cover: opens and closes
automatically when sliding the cassette in
and out. Guarantees optimal hygiene.
•
Valve blade and blade seal.
Valve blade opener.
•
Access door. Locks from outside the
motorhome.
CAUTION (step 14): Do not depress air
release valve button until pour out spout is
facing downwards.
Emptying the waste holding tank
The cassette capacity is approx. 17 litres and
the tank should be emptied when the wastelevel warning device comes on. This will
occur when the tank contains more than 15
litres of waste.
Note: After the warning device comes on, the
capacity remaining is equal to approximately
5 uses.
Features:
Rotatable bowl.
Handgrip.
•
CAUTION (step 4): Warmer weather or
longer intervals between emptying the waste
tank may require additional toilet fluid. Use
only Thetford toilet fluid to achieve the best
results. Never add toilet fluid directly into the
toilet bowl.
The cassette is located underneath the toilet
and is removed for emptying from the outside
of the vehicle through an access door. A
rotating pour-out spout, automatic holding
tank vent, air release valve, valve blade,
carrying handles and hand grips are
incorporated into the cassette. A sliding
cover guarantees optimum hygiene.
Removable seat and cover.
•
Following is a brief illustrated step by step
guide. For more detailed information please
refer to manufacturers literature.
The toilet section includes a rotatable bowl, a
removable seat, and a control unit with a
flush button and a waste level warning
device. The valve blade handle is located
under the bowl.
•
Vent button: vents the cassette to avoid
splashing while emptying.
Preparing for use
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is
constructed of high quality plastics for
durability and has a high gloss finish that is
easy to clean and maintain. The unit
consists of two sections, a permanently
installed toilet system and a slide out waste
holding tank - the Cassette.
•
•
CAUTION: Do not allow the waste cassette
to become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying procedure.
Note: Some vehicles are equipped with
water pumps supplying high water pressure,
which can result in having an over flushing
problem. It is possible to use the flow
restrictor supplied with the toilet (packed
together with the instruction manual) by
installing it in the water tube at the
connection level.
Rinse the holding tank with clean water.
Prepare the cassette for use again by
following steps 1 to 6. Replace the holding
tank and lock the access door.
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1 - Open access door and pull retaining
clips upward.
4 - Remove dosage cap and pour-out
spout. Add toilet fluid in the dosage cup.
Add approx. 2L of water through spout to
cover tank bottom. Replace cap, return
pour-out spout to original stored position.
2 - Remove cassette by pulling straight
out. When cassette hits stop, tilt
downwards
5 - Slide the holding tank into position
through access door. Never force
insertion as this can cause damage to
the toilet.
3 - Position tank vertically and swivel
pour-out spout upwards.
6 - Make sure the retaining clip secures
the holding tank. Close and lock the
access door.
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10 - After use, open the blade, by
pushing the blade handle in an anticlockwise direction and press the flush
button.
7 - Open water fill door and add 50ml.
of Aqua Rinse. Then fill the tank with
fresh water using a jerry can or hose.
Tank capacity is 7 litres.
11 - After flushing, close the blade by
pushing the blade handle clockwise. The
toilet may also be used with the valve
blade open, which allows the waste to
pass directly into the holding tank.
8 - Turn the bowl into the most
comfortable position, when necessary.
9 - Before using the toilet, we
recommend to add some water to the
bowl by pressing the flush button.
Release button to stop.
12 - Open access door and remove
holding tank. The holding tank can only
be removed when valve blade is
closed.
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Winterising/Storage
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is easily
winterised for storage. If the toilet is
connected to a separate water tank, drain the
tank. When the motorhome water tank is
empty, press the flush button until the water
stops flowing. Empty the cassette. If the
toilet is connected to a central water tank,
open the electric valve by pushing the flush
button while draining the water supply system
of the motorhome. Empty the cassette.
Leave the blade of the cassette open. Do not
replace cap on spout, this helps to keep the
cassette dry.
13 - Carry the holding tank to a normal
household toilet or authorised disposal
point. Place holding tank in vertical
position and rotate pour-out spout
upwards.
Cold weather use
The cassette can be used in cold weather
when the motorhome is heated. When the
vehicle is not heated for more than a day (or
a night), winterise the cassette.
High Altitude and hot weather use
Changes in altitude during driving, and large
temperature variations give no problems as
long as the cassette is inserted into the toilet.
The automatic cassette vent will depressurise
that tank when there is over or under
pressure. High temperatures may require
additional Thetford toilet fluid.
14 - Remove measuring cap. Grasp
unit by upper carrying handle nearest
pour-out spout. Place other hand on
upper rear hand grip so that the vent
button can be depressed with thumb
while emptying. This ensures a smooth
outflow of tank contents.
Cleaning and maintenance
To clean the seal and blade, the use of
Thetford bathroom cleaner and rinse with
water is recommended. Alternatively, use a
luke warm solution of diluted washing up
liquid. Do not use household cleaners as
they may damage the seals and other toilet
parts.
Dry the seal and blade thoroughly and spray
economically with silicone spray, alternatively
use olive oil. Do not use Vaseline or other
vegetable oil products.
The toilet bowl, seat, cover and the exterior
of the toilet unit and cassette can be cleaned
with a mild detergent/water mixture.
15 - Once the pump has been cleared
of water place appropriate size
container under the drain plug. Empty
any remaining water from the fresh
water tank by taking out the drain plug.
Clean the seals and lubricate them
where appropriate after drying.
Toilet unit malfunctions
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre.
We advise draining the fresh water tank prior
to travelling. Antifreeze should not be
required if the motor home is heated. If you
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do wish to use antifreeze, brands containing
the following properties may be used in the
fresh water tank:
* Ethylene glycol
* Mono-Ethylene glycol
* Propane-diol
* Glycerol
* Ethane-diol
* Glycol
Never use alcohol based antifreeze, i.e.
Methanol, Ethanol, and Iso-propanol.
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TELEVISION & AERIAL
Your vehicle is pre-wired to enable use of a
TV with a built-in satellite receiver.
If a TV with a built-in satellite receiver is
used, then, at the TV connection point,
simply connect the TV signal (digital
terrestrial) to the TV connector and the SAT
signal to the SAT connector.
There is also a cable input socket, on the
outside of the vehicle, with two inputs for
connection of external signals. One is for
connection of a standalone satellite dish and
the other is for a standalone digital aerial or
super site aerial supply.
•
All Terrestrial TV signals are connected
together within the vehicle wiring system
and connect to the TV outputs on the TV
connection point.
•
All Satellite signals are connected
together within the vehicle wiring system
and connect to the SAT outputs on the
TV connection point.
•
The roof mounted aerial is for digital
terrestrial TV and links to the TV outputs
on the TV connection points via an
amplifier unit.
See diagram for details of connection.
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ELECTRIC STEP
REVERSING CAMERA
An electrically operated rear step is fitted,
which is operated by the switch located
adjacent to the entrance door.
A wide angle, colour reversing camera is
fitted to your vehicle, adjacent to the high
mounted rear stop lamp.
The monitor is clipped over the original
interior mirror and is automatically activated
when reverse gear is selected.
Take care to avoid hard objects from
scratching the LCD surface of the screen.
Note that the default setting for the rear
camera is to operate only when reverse gear
is selected. If required, the mode of operation
may be changed so that it functions as a full
time rear view mirror. To do this, use the
remote control supplied with the monitor and
holding it close to the monitor, use the mode
selection button to toggle between the two
different functions.
Note: When extending the step, hold the
switch until the step is completely extended.
NEVER MOUNT THE STEP IF RETRACTED
OR IF NOT FULLY EXTENDED, because
then the blocking is not working and the
motor can be damaged.
Caution: In the event of the rear step being
left extended, a buzzer, positioned behind the
dashboard, will sound (when the ignition is
switched on) - and the step will self-retract.
The step automatically retracts when the
ignition is switched on.
Maintenance
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
Consult manufacturers literature for further
maintenance details.
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5) Slide the support legs out of the front
profile.
AWNING
If specified, your vehicle will be fitted with a
Thule Omnistor awning.
General
•
An awning is a sun and not a rain
protection. The awning should be closed
in case of storm, snowfall or heavy
rainfall.
•
The awning cannot be used without
putting out the support legs.
•
The fabric should not be rolled up wet for
long periods. It should be dried as soon
as possible.
•
6) Adjust the
support legs to
the required
height. The fabric
can be tightened
by rolling up a
little. Note Never put out the
support legs so
high that the
fabric jams
between the
arms and the box.
Clean the awning using only water or
OMNI CLEANER.
User instructions
1) Adjust the crank
handle to the required
length.
2) Insert the crank
handle end into the
bayonet socket.
7) Fasten the support legs.
3) Turn the crank
handle anticlockwise to
unroll the
awning while
keeping the handle down. Note the
awning will only open after a couple of
turns.
4) Unroll a
maximum of 1m.
Then put out the
support legs
before unrolling
further.
max 1m
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8) Install the tension rafter (on larger
models).
9) When raining, lower one side of the
awning so that water can run down the
fabric. Prevent the fabric from flying up in
a sudden gust by using the hold down kit
(optional).
10) The front profile locks automatically when
the awning is rolled up.
11) If you wish to fit leg mounting brackets to
the vehicle bodyside, consult your local
dealer or the Auto-Sleepers Service
Centre.
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INTERNAL LAYOUT
Kitchen Area
General
The kitchen is positioned at the rear of the
vehicle and features a Thetford cooker, which
has three gas hobs and a single 230V AC
electric hotplate. Adjacent to this is a
stainless steel sink and drainer concealed by
a glass lid, which may be used as a chopping
board. The kitchen area is illuminated by an
individually switched LED light mounted
underneath the overhead locker. Beneath the
sink worktop is a cupboard and four drawers,
one of which contains a cutlery tray. All
kitchen shelves are coated with a plastic
material which is easily cleaned should a
spillage occur.
This vehicle is designed as a two berth
model, offering either two single beds or a
large transverse double bed, formed without
utilising the front seats.
Cab Seats
Both the reclining cab seats have full forward
and rearward movement by releasing the
catch on the front of the seat and sliding it to
the required position.
Both front seats are fitted with a swivel
mechanism, which is operated by a lever on
the inside of the seat.
Ensure that the seat is locked in the forward
facing position before travelling.
For extra serving space there is a ‘worktop
extension’. This is positioned below the
existing fridge worktop, and slides out on
runners.
Accommodation Seating
The Dometic refrigerator is located adjacent
to, and forward of, the caravan door. On the
left hand side of the fridge unit is a handle to
assist entry, a courtesy light to illuminate the
stepwell, and the switch for the electric step.
Above the fridge is a shelving unit, which also
houses the microwave unit. This unit also
incorporates two 230 volt sockets for use with
mains hook up, a 12 volt socket with TV
aerial connection and a USB charging
socket.
Your vehicle has inward facing settees in the
rear. These have a large underseat storage
area, and the backrest can be reclined to suit
individual requirements.
Please note: Auto-Sleepers advises against
the retro fitting of additional seat belts.
Security
Passengers are reminded that it is a legal
requirement to wear the seat belts provided
whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Above and to the right of the entrance door is
the electrical control panel with scrolling
menus and programmable control of all the
vehicle’s electrical services. It incorporates a
fresh water level indicator and master
switches for the water pump and 12 volt
circuits.
Table
Two tables are supplied with this vehicle. A
large table with folding legs can be
positioned between the settees in the lounge
area. A smaller occasional table can be
placed in position at the front of the vehicle
for use in conjunction with the swivelling
passenger seat. The leg for this table is
stored in the wardrobe, and fits into a socket
and bracket on the bulkhead.
Caution: Ensure that the folding legs are
locked in place before using the table. The
tables must be stored in the wardrobe when
this vehicle is in motion.
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ARRANGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT
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Bathroom
The bathroom is located at the rear offside of
the vehicle and features an electric flush
toilet, a washbasin with chrome mixer tap
and a swing out shower.
individually switched fluorescent lights in the
roof. Additional lighting in the lounge area is
provided by four spotlamps, individually
switched, fitted to the underside of the
overhead lockers.
The swing out shower features a chrome
mixer tap and shower head, and also storage
for bottles etc. A plastic shower mat prevents
damage to the shower tray when not in use.
One of the nearside overhead lockers
contains the storage racks for the crockery,
which is supplied separately in its own
storage bag.
Twin fluorescent lights are fitted into the roof
along with a five way ventilator, with flyscreen
and blind. There is also a blown warm air
outlet duct fitted near the floor.
Storage
Storage is provided by the cupboards,
lockers and within the settee bases. Access
to the nearside under seat storage is also
provided via the lockable exterior hatch door.
Additional storage is available in the
underfloor exterior locker on the nearside of
the vehicle.
There is also a blown warm air outlet duct
fitted near the door.
Wardrobe
The wardrobe, with hanging rail and table
storage clips, is situated adjacent to the
shower compartment and has a storage
drawer fitted below it. In the rear of the
hanging space are located the isolation taps
for the gas appliances. For explanation of the
symbols on each tap, please refer to page
7-7.
Below the drawer in the base of the wardrobe
is located the Truma Combi heater, powered
by LPG or mains electricity. The rotary
controls for this are on the lounge wall side of
the wardrobe. The wardrobe also houses the
TV aerial mast and signal booster.
Heavy items must not be stored in any
overhead locker, nor in any storage area from
which they could come free and cause injury
to the occupants of the vehicle. Ensure all
cupboards are securely fastened before
moving off (i.e. that the push buttons are in
the ‘locked’ position).
Ensure any articles stowed below the cab
seats will not come loose when the vehicle is
being driven.
Habitation Door
Your motorhome is fitted with a Hartal
entrance door which is linked to the central
locking system. It incorporates a sliding
flyscreen, a double glazed window with
concertina blind and a waste bin.
Lounge Area
The lounge area at the front of the vehicle
comprises two inward facing settees, the
slatted seats of which can be lifted up to
provide access to the under seat storage. (In
order to make lifting the seat base easier it is
recommended that the backrest is first laid
flat against the seat cushion).
Please note the warning against being locked
out on page 6-7.
Under the offside settee is located the Truma
Combi heater, the water pressure adjustment
valve and the lockable safe. The water drain
valve is accessible through the hole covered
with a removable white plastic cap. Access to
the electrical control box is via the drop down
flap on the front panel.
Lighting throughout the vehicle is provided by
fluorescent lights contained in the top of the
overhead lockers (which also serve to
illuminate the inside of the lockers), and two
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LOCATION OF KEY FACILITIES
Awning light switch
Bottom lefthand switch on control panel.
Controls for space/water heater
Lounge side of wardrobe
Electric step switch
Bulkhead adjacent to entrance door
Electrical control unit
Behind drop down flap on front panel of offside
settee
Electrical isolation switch for space/water heater
On electrical control unit front panel
Fuses, 12V DC
On electrical control unit front panel
Gas isolation taps
Inside wardrobe on right hand wall
Habitation battery
Under passenger seat
Main 12V control panel
Adjacent to entrance door
Main 12V switch for lighting
On control panel
Microwave oven isolation switch
In unit below microwave oven
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)
On electrical control unit front panel
Radio rear speakers
Below rear overhead lockers
Reading lights
Below overhead lockers, all individually
switched
Residual Current Device (RCD)
On electrical control unit front panel
Safe
Rear of kitchen unit cupboard
TV connection point
One on lounge side of cocktail unit
One under front nearside overhead locker
USB charging socket
One on lounge side of cocktail unit
Water heater safety/drain valve
Below white plastic cap under offside settee
Water pump / Filter
In freshwater tank
Water pressure adjustment valve
Below white plastic cap under offside settee
Waste tank heater isolation switch
Below offside sofa
230V AC sockets
Two in corner of kitchen above sink
Two on lounge side of cocktail unit
One on front panel of offside settee
One on front panel of nearside settee
One on exterior bodyside
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SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
Single bed
Nearside & Offside
Pull the bench seat base cushion towards the
centre of the vehicle sufficiently to allow the
back rest cushion to drop vertically into
position between the base cushion and the
side of the vehicle.
Transverse double bed
On each side of the vehicle, pull the bench
seat cushions towards the centre of the
vehicle until they touch each other, and lay
the backrest cushions flat in the space
between them and the side of the vehicle.
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NORMAL SEATING ASSEMBLY
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SINGLE BED ASSEMBLY
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DOUBLE BED ASSEMBLY
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PARTS LIST
Item
Part No
Description/Cushion type
1
CS0161
CAB SEAT RH
2
CS0161
CAB SEAT LH
1
-
3
CS0312
BENCH SEAT BASE CUSHION
1
-
4
CS0312
BENCH SEAT BACK REST
1
-
13
CS0329
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
14
CS0329
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
15
CS0329
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
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Climate Control
If specified, your vehicle will be fitted with a
Truma Aventa Comfort air conditioning unit in
the roof of the habitation area. This will supply
fresh and dehumidified air in summer and
warm air in winter. The unit can be set, using
the digital Truma control panel or a handheld
remote control unit, to operate in conjunction
with the Combi heater
to maintain any required room temperature. It
is also possible to set timers for automatic
switching on and off, and there is a sleep
function for quiet cooling.
For full operating details please read carefully
the instructions supplied with the vehicle.
EQUIPMENT ARRANGEMENT
Windows and Ventilation
Double glazed acrylic windows are fitted as
standard to all lower caravan windows. These
top hinged windows allow excellent
ventilation and are secured by locking over
centre catches. They may be kept open in a
variety of positions by use of the ratchet. To
unlock the catch, depress the button in the
centre of the handle stays and turn.
The top hinged acrylic windows must be
locked closed, or in their intermediate
travelling position, whilst the vehicle is in
motion.
Insulation
Your vehicle is insulated largely in
polyurethane, a material with high insulation
qualities. This is used in the construction of
the floor, body sides, rear panel and ceiling,
and contributes greatly to the insulation
qualities.
Ventilation
Your vehicle is fitted with twoi Remis roof
lights, one in the lounge area and one in the
bedroom, and a Seitz Skyview is fitted above
the cab. The window in the roof mounted air
conditioning unit provides extra light in the
kitchen area.
Stainless Steel Sink and Drainer
The stainless steel sink and drainer should
only be cleaned with light detergent. Under no
circumstances should bleach be used since
this will react adversely with the stainless
steel and may cause small holes in the metal.
When the vehicle is being driven the roof
ventilators should be fully closed. Wind noise
may be reduced by closing the night blind.
WARNING: The roof ventilators are
designed to flow a certain amount of air
even when fully closed. Do not obstruct
them - your safety depends on them.
Extra Work Surface
Extra work surface is provided by a slide out
flap below the kitchen worktop, which is
retained in its stowed position by an internal
catch.
Remis Roof Light
The Remis roof lights incorporate a separate
sliding flyscreen and night blind which can
operate even if the ventilator is open. To open
the large roof light, release the handle and
wind until the required position is reached. To
open the smaller roof light, release the catch
and push upwards until one of the holding
positions is reached.
It is not recommended to travel with this
worktop extended, nor of course, with
anything on it.
Habitation Battery
The battery is a 100AH 12V, low
maintenance, leisure battery which should
only require attention at the annual habitation
service.
If a replacement habitation battery should be
required then it is important that the
replacement be of the same type and
specification as that originally fitted.
WARNING: Switch off all appliances and
lamps before connecting or disconnecting
the habitation battery.
SMOKING PROHIBITED
Seitz Roof Light
The Seitz roof light is operated by a rotating
handle, which means it can be opened to any
required position. It incorporates a separate
sliding flyscreen and night blind which can
operate even if the ventilator is open.
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Electronic Control System/Battery
Charger
A Sargent EC500 Power Control System is
fitted to your vehicle. It features a built in
intelligent ‘offline’ battery charger, a system
monitoring circuit and a digital control panel
with scrolling menus. For a full description of
this unit including operating instructions and
fault finding, refer to the Connection of
Services section.
Electrical - General
The 230V AC sockets fitted to your vehicle
are suitable only for medium demand
components such as televisions and
hairdryers. Safety/overload protection is
provided by the MCBs located under the
cover on the front of the electrical control
box.
An electrical interface adaptor box is located
on the bulkhead behind the driver’s seat.
This contains fuses and relays for systems
connected directly to the base vehicle
electrical system and these are unlikely to
require attention from the owner.
At least one 12V socket and one 5V USB
charging socket are provided with your
vehicle. For their locations, please refer to
the Location of Key Facilities Chart.
The mains hook up cable, provided as
standard, is stowed beneath the offside
settee.
Retrofit Options
Contact either your local Auto-Sleeper dealer
or the Motorhome Service Centre, Willersey
for further details.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
abrasive paper. Rubbing compound will then
remove the flatting marks created by the
abrasive paper. For deep gouge type
scratches, where the paint or gel may have
been penetrated, you should first seek the
advice of your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
GENERAL
In order to keep your Auto-Sleeper in first
class condition, periodic maintenance will be
required to both the bodywork, windows,
upholstery and other parts of the conversion.
This maintenance should be carried out as
follows:
Cleaning Interior Plastics
Interior plastic parts, such as the shower and
wash basin, should only be cleaned with
warm soapy water, or non-abrasive cleaners
specified as being suitable for use on plastic
items.
Servicing
Servicing of the conversion is the
responsibility of your local franchised AutoSleeper dealer to whom all queries should be
referred. Your local base vehicle commercial
dealer should carry out servicing of the base
vehicle.
Removing Scratches from Acrylic
Windows
All windows, except the chassis cab and
Luton, are manufactured in acrylic. Over time
these become scratched and their clarity
impaired. An Acrylic Window Polish removes
unwanted scratches and blemishes leaving a
clear, haze free finish. Minor scratches can
be polished out directly.
GLASSFIBRE BODYWORK AND
ACRYLIC WINDOWS
General Cleaning
At regular intervals, you should wash the
fibreglass bodywork with a recognised
cleaner for use on fibreglass gel coats. A car
shampoo without wax is recommended.
Should marks remain, use a cleaner with
chemical and abrasion agents formulated for
use on gel coats.
Recommended Materials
G3 Paste Compound: This is a cutting
compound and polish, recommended for use
on painted surfaces and GRP. It is ideal for
removing the traffic film that builds up on
glassfibre coachwork and not only restores it
to its former glory, but adds a high level of
polish as well.
Discolouration
Fading or discolouration of the gel coat is a
natural ageing process caused by ultraviolet
light. To overcome this, use a mild abrasive,
which removes a thin layer of the discoloured
surface. This will restore the bodywork to its
original colour and surface lustre. Since
discolouration develops gradually, it should
not be necessary to carry out this procedure
more than every three years. Frequent use of
abrasive materials can reduce the thickness
of the gel coat, to a potentially harmful extent.
G10 Extra Fine Grade Liquid: This is again
ideal for polishing surfaces and removes swirl
marks and very fine scratches. It is less
abrasive than G3 yet has the same polish
properties and cleans and restores
discoloured surfaces. It is ideal for use on
dark colours. Can also be used to polish out
scratches on plastic windows.
Finishing Cloths: These are very fine grade
cloths, woven and thus easily washable that
are recommended by Farecia for use with
their materials.
Removing Scratches from Bodywork
Scratches can be removed from both gel and
painted surfaces. The method depends upon
the depth of the scratch, as care has to be
taken to avoid penetrating the paint or gel
coat. Very fine, hairline scratches can be
removed by rubbing across the line of the
scratch with rubbing compound. Slightly
deeper scratches should be lightly wet
sanded first using very fine (2000 grit or finer)
The above can be purchased from our
Service Centre, Willersey (01386) 853511.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
UPHOLSTERY MAINTENANCE
GAS INSTALLATION
Cleaning
Upholstery should be brushed or vacuumed
regularly. Fabrics should be wiped every six
to eight weeks with a lint free cloth and fabric
cleaning fluid. Velour materials may be drycleaned.
All gas vents and flue pipes should be
periodically checked for damage and should
be kept free from dirt.
Fabric Care
Fabric snags caused by sharp objects such
as toys, nails, etc., should be trimmed off
immediately. Never attempt to pull them off
since this could cause the snag to run.
Gas Appliance Igniters
Blocking of vents or flues is extremely
hazardous and should be avoided at all
times.
It is advisable, periodically, to check visually
the igniters on hobs, grills and ovens are
sparking correctly.
Annual Inspection
Whenever possible, avoid exposing the
upholstery to direct sunlight which might
eventually cause the colour to fade.
The gas installations should be inspected
annually by qualified personnel. If in doubt
contact your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
Modifications to the gas systems should not
take place unless carried out by qualified
technicians.
Fabrics with a velour type pile finish will
develop crush marks in use - this is
unavoidable and does not affect the quality of
the product in any way.
SEAT RESTRAINTS
Stain Removal
A proprietary dry cleaning fluid will remove
most household stains. However, stubborn
stains, such as coffee, wine or ice-cream
may need pre-treatment with a mild soap and
distilled water.
WARNING: In the event of any impact of
25 mph or over in which seat belts have
been worn, they must be replaced before
the vehicle is used again.
Small marks in velour type fabrics can
usually be removed by stroking along the pile
using a small brush and warm water.
We strongly recommend that before
commencing any treatment an inconspicuous
piece of material is tested for colourfastness
and shinkage. If in doubt, please contact a
professional dry cleaning company. Do not
apply cleaning solvents to velour piping,
otherwise the flock will be removed.
Work Surfaces
Whilst these are hard wearing, hot pans
should not be placed directly on these
surfaces, since damage may result.
STAINLESS STEEL
COMPONENTS
Internal
Do not clean stainless steel fittings, i.e.
splash plate and sinks with bleach since this
reacts with the stainless steel and may lead
to corrosion.
10-2
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
WATER SYSTEM
WINTERISATION
Fresh Water Tank
General
At regular intervals, and at least every three
months, the fresh water system should be
flushed through with fresh water. Furthermore
it is advisable that prior to using your AutoSleeper, the fresh water system is thoroughly
flushed with fresh water.
This section contains information on the
winterisation of your Auto-Sleeper,
particularly when you may wish to lay up your
vehicle for the winter months.
Water System
The water system should be fully emptied, by
opening the drain valve located adjacent to
the water heater (see heater section for more
details), and the drain taps on both the fresh
water tank and waste water tank left in the
open position. Likewise, all internal taps
should be left open and the water pump run
until the last traces of water have come out of
the taps. Take the vehicle for a short drive,
with all the drain taps open, in order to
remove the last drops of water from the tanks
and water system. Remove all sink plugs to
allow the water system to breathe.
Waste Water Tank
Since the waste water tank can hold foreign
matter, it should be regularly flushed with
fresh water. To prevent odours working back
through the shower and sink outlets, flush the
waste tank through with a small amount of
mild disinfectant.
Depending on the use of the waste tank, it is
possible that this will collect solid waste
matter, which in some instances may build up
and block the waste tank outlet tap. In this
case it will be necessary to drop the tank for
cleaning. Access is through a large diameter
fitting in the tank top. Once removed this will
allow the tank to be flushed out in an inverted
position and all solids removed.
Flush fully the waste water tank to remove
any excess debris and waste material. Flush
through again with disinfectant as part of the
final drain. Leave drain tap open.
Upholstery
We advise that any detachable upholstery is
removed and taken indoors during prolonged
winter storage, particularly detachable upper
bed mattresses and scatter cushions.
Curtains/Blinds
To prevent uneven bleaching, and possible
excess sunlight onto the furniture and fabrics,
we recommend that either the curtains or
blinds are left drawn.
Refrigerator
Leave the refrigerator door open, on its
intermediate lock position; this will allow the
refrigerator to breathe and prevent any
unpleasant odours in the storage department.
10-3
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Ventilation
Windows
There is fixed upper and lower ventilation in
your Auto-Sleeper which is built-in in the
interests of safety. There is therefore no need
to leave any windows or roof ventilators ajar indeed the roof ventilators have sufficient
fixed ventilation to allow the interior of the
vehicle to breathe satisfactorily.
Open all windows fully. Check all window
seals are intact and shut firmly. Ensure locks
and over centre catches are applied as
appropriate.
Automotive
Follow the advice laid down by the base
vehicle manufacturer. In particular,
Exterior
Fit, where appropriate, winter covers to the
fridge ventilator grilles. Give your AutoSleeper a good wash and polish before
laying up, and apply a small film of protective
oil to the stainless steel roof rack, ladder and
any other external polished metal
components.
•
Secure the vehicle using chocks.
Release the handbrake to prevent the
brake linings from seizing on.
•
Increase the tyre pressure (by
approximately 2 bar above the standard
pressure) to prevent the tyres from
becoming flat.
WARNING: Do not exceed the
maximum pressure noted on the
sidewall of the tyre.
Electrical
Turn the electrical system off using the
‘Shutdown Switch’ on the front of the control
box (see diagram & ‘Activating the System’ in
section 7). This turns off all the leisure
electronics apart from any alarm and tracker
power feeds.
Alternatively, jack up the vehicle to relieve the
load on the tyres.
Mercedes recommend that if the vehicle is to
be parked up for a long period that the
vehicle electrical system is switched off at the
battery isolating switch. For full instructions
on the procedure, refer to the Mercedes hand
book supplied with the vehicle and look in the
index at the front of the book for the section
entitled ‘Battery/Isolating switch’. If this
advice is followed, bear in mind that the
remote central locking will not function,
although it will still be possible to unlock and
lock the doors manually using the key.
To maintain the vehicle battery in good
condition it is recommended that it is fully
charged prior to storage and then recharged
every 3 months. For full instructions, refer to
the Mercedes hand book and look in the
index for the section entitled ‘Battery/
Charging’
10-4
•
Cover the tyres to protect from sunlight,
as they will deteriorate rapidly in ultraviolet light. A light proof cover will help to
prevent cracking of sidewalls and
premature ageing.
•
Check coolant for antifreeze protection,
correct as required.
•
Check windscreen and headlamp
cleaning systems for antifreeze
protection, correct as required.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
TROUBLESHOOTING
The following are a series of fault finding charts to which you should refer in the event of
problems you may have regarding 230/12V, LPG and water. This should be used as a guide only,
and in the case of an electrical fault, where a fuse has blown or an MCB tripped out, the fault
must be located before replacing the fuse. If a fault is suspected with the LPG system, consult a
GAS SAFE registered technician.
If in doubt consult a qualified technician or your local Auto-Sleeper dealer.
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Habitation 12V does not
operate
Habitation battery not
charging
Battery does not hold its
charge
Cause
Main 20A fuse blown
Battery Discharged
Switch on control panel in off
position
Vehicle ignition ‘on’
Main 20A fuse blown
Relay fault
Contacts dirty/loose on
battery terminals
Poor earthing
Failed battery
Current being drawn
Battery discharges over a
short time with appliances
operating
No power to one or more
12V appliances
Water pump not operating
No power on 12V socket
outlet
Poor battery cell condition
Failed battery
Battery not fully charged
Circuit fuse blown
Switch on panel ‘off’
Pressure switch on pump not
operating
Fuse 4 blown
Fuse 9 blown
12V plug incorrectly
connected/wired
10-5
Remedy
Check/Replace
Recharge
Switch to on
Switch ‘off’ ignition
Check/Replace
Refer to dealer
Clean and check for tightness
Check earthing to chassis point
Electrically test and replace if
necessary
Check all appliances are off
when not in use
Electrically test battery
Change battery
Fully recharge battery
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Switch it ‘on’
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Check plug
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART (continued)
Symptom
Heater not
operating/cuts out
Cooker ignition not operating
Fridge gas ignition not
operating
Fridge does not operate on
12V when engine is running
Cause
Fuse 8 blown
Low battery charge
Unit fault
Fuse 2 blown
Spark unit fault
Fault on cooker unit
Fuse 2 blown
Ignition control switch fault
Fuse 6 in EM45 interface
box blown
Fault on fridge relay
Fault on fridge unit
Remedy
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Recharge battery
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
230V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
230V system inoperative
RCD/MCB keeps tripping
out
Heater not operating/
cuts out
Cause
No site power
RCD/MCB switches tripped out
Fault on 230V supply
Faulty appliance
Overload on current
consumption by appliance
No power
Overtemperature trip activated
Cooker Hotplate not heating
up
No power
10-6
Remedy
Check site supply
Reset circuit breakers
Check supply including polarity
Turn off all appliances, reset
circuit breakers, turn on
appliances until fault occurs.
Isolate faulty appliance
10A maximum available do not
use appliance
Leave to cool down
Reset thermal cut-out (refer to
operating instructions)
Check MCB is on
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
LPG TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Appliance will not light
Appliance lights but goes out
immediately the FSD override
is released
Odour
Yellow flame
Orange flame
Floating flame
Cause
No gas
Low battery (auto ignition)
Flame supervision device (FSD)
is not functioning correctly
Remedy
Check isolation tap is open
Charge battery
Refer to dealer
Gas leak
Turn off the gas at the isolation
tap and do not use the gas
system until the problem has
been rectified
In the event of a leaking cylinder,
contact the site warden and/or
the local gas supplier
Refer to dealer
Lack of primary air. please note
yellow tipping to the flame is
normal
Particles of dust or dirt in the
mixing tube being carried
through the burner ports
Burner ports partically blocked
Lack of secondary air
Blocked retention ports
If in an oven
10-7
Reduce the amount of dust in
air
Refer to dealer
Check all vents are clear (air
inlet to vehicle)
Check retention ports are clear
Check the flue way is clear
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
WATER TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Note: For more help with water pump issues, please refer to page 7-1 of this handbook.
Symptom
Continuous running of
water pump
Cause
No water
Major leak
Pressure not set correctly
Intermittent operation of water Minor leak in water system
pump
Water pump does not operate Fuse 4 blown
Water gauge does not
operate
No hot water (230V system)
No hot water (diesel system)
Slow drainage from
sink/shower tray
Unsatisfactory operation of
water pump
Remedy
Fill tank
Switch off immediately and
check system
Adjust as page 7-3
Check push fit joints
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Probe fault
Refer to dealer (check probe
connections)
No power
Switch on isolator switch/check
MCB is on
Overtemperature trip activated
Leave to cool down
Heater module not lighting
Refer to dealer
Igniter not working
Check 12V switched on
Blocked breathers in waste tank Drop tank and clear breathers
Filter blocked
Refer to dealer
10-8
USEFUL INFORMATION
DATA RECORD
We suggest that you record key details in the spaces below should you
accidentally mislay your keys or other vital documentation.
Vehicle Type ....................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Model ..................................................................................................................................
Auto-Sleepers Production Number .................................................................................................
Keys ................................................................................................................................................
Ignition Key .....................................................................................................................................
Door Key (if applicable) ...................................................................................................................
Fuel Filler (if applicable) ..................................................................................................................
Water Filler ......................................................................................................................................
Gas Compartment Key ...................................................................................................................
Toilet Compartment Key ..................................................................................................................
Alarm Code (if fitted) .......................................................................................................................
AA/RAC/etc. Membership Number .................................................................................................
Radio Security Code .......................................................................................................................
Supplying Dealer Contact Number .................................................................................................
11-1
USEFUL INFORMATION
AUTO-SLEEPER DEALERS
To find your nearest Auto-Sleepers dealer
please go to www.auto-sleepers.co.uk and
click on ‘Find a Dealer’.
11-2
SERVICE DETAILS
RECOMMENDED ANNUAL
SERVICE CHECK FOR MOTOR
CARAVAN BODIES AND
CONVERSIONS
SECTION 1 - BODY MOUNTING
Body to Chassis
Examine all fixings retaining the body to the
chassis - this may be direct or through a subframe. Where practical, all fittings should be
checked to ensure they are all present and
correctly secured.
It is recommended that the annual service is
carried out by an approved motorhome
service centre.
Body to Cab
Introduction
Examine joint between body and cab for
signs of movement and soundness of sealing
media.
This entire section offers guidelines for the
checking of a motorhome’s habitation area
and to ensure continual compliance with
EN1646-1.
Body Retention (dismountables)
Check serviceability and tightness of body
retaining gear.
It does not cover any part of the base vehicle,
although there may be minor overlapping
(such as tyre pressures, cab seats, internal
lights, battery and windows) in a van
conversion. The base vehicle must be
serviced in accordance with the chassis
manufacturer’s instructions.
Check serviceability of body support struts
and mountings. (Note: whether it will be
necessary to demount the body to check the
body supports must be agreed between
dealer and customer).
SECTION 2 - WINDOWS
Reference should also be made to:
•
Any owner’s manual or equivalent
supplied with the vehicle by the
motorhome converter.
•
Appliance manufacturer’s instructions.
•
Driver’s handbook or equivalent supplied
by the chassis manufacturer.
•
A vehicle is accepted for service at the
dealer’s discretion.
•
Any defects, repairs, adjustments,
cleaning or lubrication required will be
noted on the checklist. The customer’s
approval will be obtained before any work
is done.
Windows
Check window glazing rubber or sealing for
cracks and general condition. Check for
satisfactory operation and closing.
Check fixing of top hinge rail on top hung
windows.
Check for good weather seal when window is
closed and latched.
Check catches and stays for satisfactory
operation.
SECTION 3 - DOORS
EXTERNAL DOORS
Not including base vehicle doors.
Not all of the equipment mentioned in this
manual is fitted as standard to every
motorhome.
Security:
This guide is published as an aide de memoir
for dealers. Any work carried out following the
check, and the sufficiency of the work in the
check itself, is subject to the contract
between the customer and the dealer.
12-1
•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched,
doors are held securely shut.
•
Check that the keys or internal latches
lock the doors correctly.
•
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the open position is satisfactory.
SERVICE DETAILS
Sealing:
Spare Wheel
•
Check all door seals for cracking and
general condition.
Remove spare wheel. Check for damage.
Check typre pressure.
•
Check correct closing to give a weathertight seal.
Check mounting frame for security to body
and for secure retention of spare wheel.
Childproof Lock:
Wheel Boxes
•
Check for damage, corrosion, water
seepage, signs of tyre scrubbing.
Where a door is fitted with a childproof
lock check that an appropriate warning
notice is fixed adjacent to the door.
Appropriate warning notices are available
from motorhome manufacturers.
SECTION 5 - ATTACHMENTS TO
BODY EXTERIOR
INTERNAL DOORS
Roof Lights
Security:
Check security, general condition, and that
sealing has not deteriorated.
Roof Racks and Ladders
•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched, the
door is held securely shut.
Check security to body and general
condition.
Check roof for damage adjacent to rack.
Safety:
•
Mouldings, Trims
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the closed position can be
operated from both sides to open the
door in an emergency.
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
Flue Terminals, Air Vents
SECTION 4 - ATTACHMENTS TO
CHASSIS OR UNDERBODY
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
Check that these are not blocked.
Corner Steadies
Check that attachments to chassis are
secure.
SECTION 6 - INTERNAL
Ensure steadies work freely and
satisfactorily.
Examine for moisture/water staining of areas
under windows, at side of roof and at
corners, which could indicate water seepage
problems. A moisture meter should be used
where appropriate.
Body Seepage Check
Lubricate screw to ensure correct operation.
Folding/Retractable Steps
Check that step pivots are satisfactory and
not worn. Check that, when closed, the
retaining mechanism holds the step securely.
If fitted, check device is working.
Furniture
Check furniture is securely fixed.
Check door hinges, catches and stays for
satisfactory operation.
Underfloor Water Tank Mountings
Check mounting frames are secure to body.
Any fastenings that require releasing to
remove the tank should be free of rust and
operate freely. (Removal, flushing, cleaning
and replacing of tanks will be carried out at
the prior request of the customer or will be
done subsequently with other work).
Dinette Seats/Beds
Check seat bases for security of fixings and
for damage.
Make up beds according to manufacturer’s
instructions and check for rigidity and safety.
12-2
SERVICE DETAILS
Upper Bunks
ADVICE TO USERS
Check there is a secure means of access to
upper bunks and that, where applicable,
protection against falling out and entrapment
is provided.
VENTILATION
Do not obstruct the ventilators which are
fitted; your safety depends on them.
Curtains/Blinds/Nets
IN CASE OF FIRE
Check track is secure and curtains draw
freely without snagging.
1. Get everyone out.
2. Turn off outside gas valve and/or oil
valve (if fitted).
Check blinds and/or nets for correct
operation.
3. Disconnect the mains electricity
supply.
Check flyscreens in roof lights and air vents.
Cab Seats
4. Raise the alarm and call the fire
brigade.
Where cab seats form part of the living area
and/or bed layout they should be checked for
security of attachment, smooth and easy
operation of seat slides, swivels and seat
back operation.
5. Tackle fire if safe to do so.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS
Children: Do not leave them alone.
Means of Escape: Make sure you know
the location and operation of the
emergency exits, keep all escape routes
clear.
Fire Extinguisher
Check condition and expiry date. If an
extinguisher is not fitted, inform the customer
of the advisability of such equipment
Combustible Materials: Keep them
clear of all heating and cooking
appliances.
Fire Blanket
Check position (should be near cooker).
Fire Fighting: Provide, at least, a 1kg
power fire extinguisher, that complies
with BS5423 by the main exit door, and
a fire blanket next to the cooker. Make
yourself familiar with the instructions on
your fire extinguisher and the fire
precaution arrangements on the caravan
park.
If one is not present, inform the customer of
the advisability of such equipment.
Advice to Occupiers/Warning Notice
Check presence and condition and advise
customers accordingly.
The wording and layout of the notice should
be set out as follows:
Portable or Open Flame Heating
Equipment
Check for its presence. The customer must
be advised against its use.
12-3
SERVICE DETAILS
SECTION 7 - ELEVATING ROOFS
SECTION 8 - GAS SYSTEMS
Lifting Mechanism
Cylinders, Regulators and Feed Hoses
Gas struts or spring struts should be checked
for corrosion (particularly on the piston rods
of gas struts), smooth operation when
operating roof up and down and to ensure
that they support the roof when fully up.
Establish that the cylinder and feed hose is
compatible.
Since the introduction of BS EN1949 the gas
pressures for Butane (blue) cylinders and
propane (red) cylinders have been
harmonised across Europe. The gas system
pressure is now 30mbar for both gases.
Check attachment points of struts to body
and roof.
Check for satisfactory attachment to body
and roof.
The gas regulator is now fitted as standard
equipment by Auto-Sleepers. Your supplying
dealer will need to supply you with the correct
hose compatible with the cylinder to be fitted.
Check for splits or holes, particularly at fold
lines.
Check cylinder compartment vents and gas
drop hole in floor are free from obstruction.
Check that the canvas stows satisfactorily
when roof is lowered.
Check seals on internal doors.
(A waterproofing check will be done at the
request of the customer).
Hose and Piping
Canvas side walls
Check any flexible hose is of an approved
type. Check its condition and any evidence of
cracking.
Solid Side Wall
Check sides and end panels fold up and
down correctly, that they seal against each
other where appropriate and that retaining
mechanisms are satisfactory.
The maximum permissible hose length is
400mm, longer hoses should not be used.
The hose length is the length of the flexible
portion of the hose assembly. Do not use
external cylinders and or extension hoses.
Check all hinges for security and freedom
from strain.
Check piping for condition, damage and
correct support.
Locking of Roof
Carry out an overall leak test.
It is important to ensure that, when the roof is
in the travelling position, it is safely and
positively locked down. Any locking retaining
mechanism should be carefully examined.
Appliances
In general, the checking of gas appliances
can be divided into the following:
1. Cleaning.
2. Operation of controls.
3. Correct flame structure.
4. Flues.
5. Flame failure device.
6. Security.
Cleaning
•
12-4
Where apprpriate, remove cover(s) to
gain access to heat exchanger. Clean
away any fluff or foreign matter.
Reassemble and test. Clean flame
viewing window.
SERVICE DETAILS
Controls
•
appliance has been successfully
checked, allow time for the thermocouple
to cool. Attempt to relight the appliance
by turning it on without pushing in the gas
control knob. (Do not override the FFD).
If appliance does not light, FFD is
satisfactory.
Check that all knobs etc. work smoothly
and are secure on their spindles. If gas
taps require greasing to ease stiffness,
use only approved LPG grease. Check
that appliances can be brought into
service using the normal controls.
Correct Flame Structure
Security:
•
•
Check that all pilot flames burn quietly
and clearly.
Refrigerator: With the refrigerator gas control
turned to maximum, the colour of the flame
should be predominantly blue.
Check appliance is securely fixed to the
vehicle/furniture and will be free from
rattles. Where applicable, check that
water pipes are satisfactorily attached
with no sign of leakage.
Instantaneous Water Heating: The main
burner flame should be of even height and
blue in colour. A flame burning yellow will
allow sooting to occur.
Protection of adjacent surfaces:
Ovens: The oven flame should burn quietly
and be of even height, mainly blue/green in
colour. If the gas is propane, the flame will
normally develop yellow tips as the burner
heats up. If the gas is butane, a small amount
of yellow tipping will be seen immediately
after lighting, increasing as the burner heats
up.
Inspections:
•
•
Grill Burners: It is normal for the flames on
this type of burner to develop yellow tips as it
heats up, particularly on butane.
General: A flame lifting away from the
burners is an indication of too high a
pressure, although it may happen with grill
burners whilst the frets are heating up. A
yellow flame will cause sooting and is an
indication of too low a pressure. Providing
the regulator and piping have been checked
and found satisfactory, the above faults
should not appear.
Flues:
•
Flues should be examined for security of
fixing and for correct attachment to
appliances and flue terminals. They
should be free from damage and
corrosion. Check for leakage of flue
gases into the vehicle.
Flame Failure Device (FFD):
•
Where fitted, FFD should be checked to
ensure satisfactory operation. After the
12-5
Check that surfaces adjacent to open
flame cooking appliance have adequate
protection.
It is recommended that inspections are
carried out by a qualified trained fitter
trained to GAS SAFE standards.
SERVICE DETAILS
SECTION 9 - WATER SYSTEM
Toilet Waste Tank
Before operating the water system, a visual
check of the following items may show up an
obvious leak source...
Check that any fixed tank intended to receive
discharge from a toilet is fitted with either a
level or full indicator.
Fresh Water Tank
SECTION 10 - ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS
Check condition, fill tank and check for leaks.
Check for satisfactory venting.
Extra Low Voltage 12 Volts (excluding
vehicle)
Check condition and presence of filler cap.
Battery/ies:
Check the external filler and filler pipe to tank.
Waste Water Tank
Check drain tap is clear and working.
Check condition and presence of drain hose.
(The water tank will be drained, flushed,
cleaned and charged with a measure of toilet
fluid/disinfectant at the prior request of the
customer).
•
Check battery/ies for condition.
•
Check connections, wires, fuses and
relays appertaining to the habitation
electrics.
Wiring:
•
Examine all visible wiring.
•
Check all connections and joints are
sound and satisfactory.
Pump Filter
When applicable, remove filter and replace.
Fuses/Fuse Holders:
Check the in-line pump for security and
condition. Remove the submersible pump
from tank, check condition.
•
Check pump inlet and outlet are clear and not
obstructed.
Ensure that fuses and fuse holders used
to protect the habitation electrics are
satisfactory and that fuse ratings are
compatible with the circuit appliances
being protected.
Appliances:
Check delivery hose and electric cable are
secure and satisfactory.
•
System Check
Inspect all appliances for damage, signs
of overheating and secure fixing.
Function test all appliances.
Operate pump. Check all piping for leaks.
Mains 230 Volt System
Operate taps and shower. If a hot water
system is fitted, it can be checked for leaks
etc., using cold water. (Note: Aerated water
from tap could be due to a leak on the
suction side of the pump).
It is recommended that the inspection and
certification of the 230 volt system be carried
out by a qualified electrician who is an
approved contractor of the NICEIC (National
Inspection for Electrical Installation
Contracting) or a member of the Electrical
Contractors Association.
Waste Water System
With water running through the drain pipes,
check for leaks and satisfactory draining of
water from sinks etc.
Couplings and Fluids
Check that the appropriate markings are
used - blue for fresh water, grey for waste
water. Ensure a sealing off cover is supplied
for each coupling.
Check that filler positions are designated
“petrol”, “diesel” or “water” as appropriate.
12-6
SERVICE DETAILS
You will see also that we check that key
components are serviceable (fire
extinguishers etc) and furthermore that where
appropriate, items are lubricated and
checked for serviceability.
AUTO-SLEEPERS SERVICE
CENTRE ANNUAL HABITATION
CHECK
Introduction
It is recommended that every 12 months the
habitation side of your motorhome is
inspected by qualified technicians. Attached
to this brief, is a list of all the points that are
checked.
A few customers are of the belief that this
check includes rectification of faults. It is
stressed that this is not the case, the annual
service is a check only of the habitation
aspect of the motorhome.
If faults are found, the technician will advise
you, the customer, of the fault and the
recommended course of action to resolve
this.
Servicing is not included in this check.
All facilities are run and tested through their
operational envelope. For example, the flame
propagation on the refrigerator and other
main gas appliances (where visible) is
checked. If the flame is burning a wrong
colour or burning too far from the jet, we
again advise you, the customer, as to how
this should be rectified.
We also recommend and are able to arrange
for the refrigerator of your vehicle to be
checked here at the Service Centre by a
qualified engineer. Our own on site personnel
are qualified to service Dometic fridges and
for other makes we will arrange for a visit by
the appropriate service engineer.
The only component that is changed during
the course of the annual check is the flexible
gas hose, the hose that leads from the
bulkhead fitting in the gas compartment to
the gas regulator.
A further aspect of the test is a gas pressure
test.
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SERVICE DETAILS
MOTOR CARAVAN ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE CHECK
CHECK SHEET
CUSTOMER COPY
A Class
Coachbuilt
High top conversion
Elevating Roof
Dismountable
Vehicle Reg. Mark
Make & Model
Year of Manufacture
Recorded Mileage
CHECK ITEM
Manual
SECTION 1: BODY MOUNTING
BODY TO CHASSIS
BODY TO CAB
BODY RETENTION
SECTION 2: WINDOWS
WINDOWS
SECTION 3: DOORS
EXTERNAL
INTERNAL
SECTION 4: CHASSIS
CORNER STEADIES
FOLDING STEP
WATER TANK MOUNTS
SPARE WHEEL
WHEEL BOXES
SECTION 5: BODY EXTERIOR
ROOF LIGHTS
ROOF RACK AND LADDER
MOULDINGS AND TRIM
FLUE TERMINALS, AIR VENTS
SECTION 6: INTERNAL
SEEPAGE CHECK
FURNITURE
DINETTE SEATS/BEDS
CURTAINS, BLINDS, NETS
CAB SEATS
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
FIRE BLANKET
WARNING NOTICE
HEATING EQUIPMENT
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OK
Remarks - Advice to Customers
SERVICE DETAILS
CHECK ITEM
Manual
OK
SECTION 7: LIFT UP ROOFS
LIFTING MECHANISM
CANVAS SIDE WALLS
SOLID SIDE WALLS
LOCKING
SECTION 8: GAS SYSTEM
CYLINDERS & REGULATOR
HOSE & PIPING
APPLIANCES
SECTION 9: WATER SYSTEM
FRESH WATER TANK
WASTE WATER TANK
FILTER PUMP
SYSTEM CHECK
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
COUPLINGS & FLUIDS
SECTION 10: ELECTRICS
12 VOLT SYSTEM
BATTERIES
WIRING
FUSES, FUSE HOLDERS
APPLIANCES
MAINS 230 VOLT SYSTEM
SECTION 11: VENTILATION
HIGH LEVEL
LOW LEVEL
DEALER:
SIGNED:
DATE:
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Remarks - Advice to Customers
SERVICE DETAILS
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INDEX
A
M
Annual Service Checks .................................... 12-1
Awning ............................................................. 9-34
Microwave .......................................................... 9-1
P
B
Parts List .......................................................... 9-44
Payload .............................................................. 8-3
Bed Assembly ........................................ 9-42, 9-43
Blinds ................................................................. 9-7
R
C
Refrigerator ...................................................... 9-19
Regulator ........................................................... 7-4
Reversing Camera ........................................... 9-33
Roof Loading ...................................................... 3-1
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................... 6-3
Cleaning
General ....................................................... 10-1
Stainless Steel ............................................ 10-2
Upholstery ................................................... 10-2
Codes of Conduct .............................................. 2-1
Cooker ............................................................... 9-1
Cooker Hood ...................................................... 9-7
Cycle Rack & Rear Ladder ................................ 4-1
S
Safety ................................................................. 6-1
Air Bags ................................................ 6-1, 6-2
Awnings ........................................................ 6-1
Children ........................................................ 6-1
Fire Extinguishers ......................................... 6-1
In case of fire ................................................ 6-1
Ventilation ..................................................... 6-1
Seat Swivel ........................................................ 4-2
Seating Arrangement ............................. 9-36, 9-41
Servicing .......................................................... 10-1
Site Regulations ................................................. 5-1
Siting your Motorhome ....................................... 5-1
Smoke Alarm ...................................................... 6-3
Step, Electric .................................................... 9-33
D
Data Record ..................................................... 11-1
Dealer Addresses ............................................. 11-2
Dimensions ........................................................ 8-4
E
Electricity ..........................................................
Instructions for Electricity Supply ................
Overseas Connection .................................
Electronic Control System ................................
Equipment Arrangement ........................ 9-37,
7-11
7-11
7-12
9-46
9-45
T
Technical Data ................................................... 8-1
Television ......................................................... 9-30
Television & Aerial ............................................ 9-31
Toilet ................................................................. 9-26
Troubleshooting Chart ...................................... 10-5
F
Fuses ............................................................... 7-23
G
V
Gas
Connection .................................................... 7-9
Gas, General ................................................ 7-4
Gas Safety Advice .............................. 7-7, 7-10
Ventilation .................................................. 6-1, 7-9
W
H
Warranty ............................................................. 1-2
Water System ..................................................... 7-1
Weight & Dimension Data .................................. 8-3
Weights .............................................................. 8-1
Wheel Changing ................................................ 4-1
Wheel, spare ...................................................... 4-1
Winterisation .................................................... 10-3
Wiring Diagram
12V/230V .................................................... 7-34
Heater ................................................................ 9-8
I
Internal Layout ................................................. 9-36
L
Levelling ............................................................. 5-1
Loading of Weight .............................................. 3-1
Location of Facilities ........................................ 9-39
LPG re-fuelling ................................................... 7-5
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NOTES
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