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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION 1
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................. 1-1
Safety Messages Used in this Manual ............................................................................................... 1-1
Owner InfoCase ................................................................................................................................. 1-2
Chassis Owner’s Manual ................................................................................................................... 1-2
Diesel Engine Manual........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Pre-Delivery Inspection ..................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Axle Tire Alignment ................................................................................................................ 1-2
Service and Assistance....................................................................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Safety Defects ................................................................................................................... 1-2
Vehicle Certification Label................................................................................................................ 1-4
Body and Chassis Specifications ....................................................................................................... 1-5
Tank Capacities.................................................................................................................................. 1-6
Owner Information ............................................................................................................................ 1-7
Emergency Information ..................................................................................................................... 1-7
2006 New Vehicle Limited Warranty................................................................................................ 1-8
General Warnings .............................................................................................................................. 2-1
Driving ............................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Formaldehyde Information ................................................................................................................ 2-1
LP Gas Leak Detector........................................................................................................................ 2-1
Carbon Monoxide Warning ............................................................................................................... 2-2
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ................................................................................................................... 2-2
Smoke Alarm ..................................................................................................................................... 2-3
Fire Extinguisher................................................................................................................................ 2-3
Emergency Exits ................................................................................................................................ 2-4
Roadside Emergency ......................................................................................................................... 2-5
Jump Starting ..................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Engine Overheat ................................................................................................................................ 2-6
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ....................................................................................................... 2-6
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME 3
Seats ................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Seat Belts ........................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Child Restraints.................................................................................................................................. 3-4
Power Door Locks ............................................................................................................................. 3-4
Power Electric Mirrors....................................................................................................................... 3-5
Rearview Monitor System ................................................................................................................. 3-7
Electronic Compass and Outside Thermometer ................................................................................ 3-7
Rev. 0614100222
Part No. 132000-23-006
Copyright 2006 Winnebago Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Power Sunvisors ................................................................................................................................ 3-8
Trip Tek Coach Computer ................................................................................................................. 3-8
Vehicle Information Center ............................................................................................................... 3-9
GPS Navigation System..................................................................................................................... 3-9
Parking Brakes ................................................................................................................................... 3-9
Engine Braking System ................................................................................................................... 3-10
Pedal Adjustment ............................................................................................................................. 3-11
Map Light Switch ............................................................................................................................ 3-11
Hazard Warning Lights.................................................................................................................... 3-11
Signal Lever/Headlight Hi/Lo Beam ............................................................................................... 3-11
Steering Column Adjustment........................................................................................................... 3-12
SmartWheel Steering Wheel Control System.................................................................................. 3-12
Battery Boost Switch ....................................................................................................................... 3-14
Auto Air Conditioner/Heater ........................................................................................................... 3-15
Defrost Fans ..................................................................................................................................... 3-15
In-Dash Radio .................................................................................................................................. 3-15
CB Radio.......................................................................................................................................... 3-16
Fuel Selection .................................................................................................................................. 3-17
Filling the Fuel Tank........................................................................................................................ 3-17
Starting and Stopping Engine .......................................................................................................... 3-17
Engine Block Heater ........................................................................................................................ 3-18
Engine Service Access Grille – Rear ............................................................................................... 3-18
Fuel/Water Separator ....................................................................................................................... 3-20
Engine Cooling System ................................................................................................................... 3-21
Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch ......................................................................................................... 3-21
Front Service Access (Hood) ........................................................................................................... 3-22
Windshield Washers and Wipers ..................................................................................................... 3-22
Automotive 12-Volt Circuit Breakers.............................................................................................. 3-22
Tires ................................................................................................................................................. 3-22
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance......................................................................................... 3-23
Lights ............................................................................................................................................... 3-23
Loading the Vehicle......................................................................................................................... 3-23
Roof Loading ................................................................................................................................... 3-24
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ...................................................................................................... 3-24
Car or Trailer Towing ...................................................................................................................... 3-25
Trailer Wiring Connector................................................................................................................. 3-27
Towing Guidelines........................................................................................................................... 3-27
Mountain Driving ............................................................................................................................ 3-27
Tool and Ladder Storage.................................................................................................................. 3-28
Roof Ladder Extension .................................................................................................................... 3-28
Storage Compartment Doors ........................................................................................................... 3-29
Power Awning ................................................................................................................................. 3-29
Air Hose ........................................................................................................................................... 3-30
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APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS 4
Refrigerator ........................................................................................................................................ 4-1
Ice Maker ........................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment........................................................................................ 4-1
Range and Oven................................................................................................................................. 4-2
Microwave Oven/Range Hood .......................................................................................................... 4-2
Dishwasher- Drawer Style ................................................................................................................. 4-3
OnePlace Systems Monitor Panel...................................................................................................... 4-3
Solar Charger Panel ........................................................................................................................... 4-5
Powerline Energy Management System ............................................................................................ 4-6
Water Heater - Gas/Electric ............................................................................................................... 4-6
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve................................................................................................... 4-7
Motor Aid Water Heater .................................................................................................................... 4-8
Water Heater Bypass Valve ............................................................................................................... 4-9
LP Gas Furnace.................................................................................................................................. 4-9
Rear Furnace .................................................................................................................................... 4-10
Electronic Thermostat...................................................................................................................... 4-10
Thermostat Operation ...................................................................................................................... 4-12
Heat Pump........................................................................................................................................ 4-12
Central Air Conditioner ................................................................................................................... 4-13
Air Conditioner Filter ...................................................................................................................... 4-13
Washer/ Dryer.................................................................................................................................. 4-14
Windows .......................................................................................................................................... 4-15
Power Roof Vent ............................................................................................................................. 4-16
Central Vacuum Cleaner.................................................................................................................. 4-16
Electric Entrance Step...................................................................................................................... 4-17
Stepwell Cover................................................................................................................................. 4-18
LP GAS 5
LP Gas Supply ................................................................................................................................... 5-1
Safe Use of the LP Gas System ......................................................................................................... 5-2
LP Gas Warnings and Precautions..................................................................................................... 5-3
Pressure Regulator ............................................................................................................................. 5-4
ELECTRICAL 6
Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................. 6-1
110-Volt AC System.......................................................................................................................... 6-1
External Power Cord.......................................................................................................................... 6-1
Inverter/Charger Unit - 2000W.......................................................................................................... 6-3
110-Volt Circuit Breakers.................................................................................................................. 6-4
110-Volt Receptacles (Outlets).......................................................................................................... 6-5
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter........................................................................................................ 6-5
Auxiliary 110-Volt Generator............................................................................................................ 6-5
12-Volt DC System............................................................................................................................ 6-7
Battery Information............................................................................................................................ 6-7
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Auxiliary Battery (Aux Batt) Switch ................................................................................................. 6-8
Battery Access ................................................................................................................................... 6-8
Battery Care ....................................................................................................................................... 6-8
12-Volt House Circuit Breakers ...................................................................................................... 6-10
PLUMBING 7
Fresh Water System ........................................................................................................................... 7-1
Water Pump ....................................................................................................................................... 7-3
Water Purifier System........................................................................................................................ 7-4
Disinfecting Fresh Water Systems on RV’s ...................................................................................... 7-5
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker.......................................................................................................... 7-5
Exterior Wash Station / Shower......................................................................................................... 7-6
Toilet .................................................................................................................................................. 7-6
Waste Water System (Holding Tanks) .............................................................................................. 7-6
Utility Light ....................................................................................................................................... 7-8
Water Drain Valves............................................................................................................................ 7-9
Winterizing Procedure ..................................................................................................................... 7-10
Water System Drain Valve Locations.............................................................................................. 7-16
ENTERTAINMENT 8
Video Control Center......................................................................................................................... 8-1
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock ................................................................................................... 8-1
DVD/VCR Combo Player and Home Theater Surround Sound........................................................ 8-1
Compact Disc Changer ...................................................................................................................... 8-2
TV Antenna........................................................................................................................................ 8-2
Digital Satellite Television System.................................................................................................... 8-3
In Motion Satellite Dish Antenna Switch .......................................................................................... 8-4
Portable Satellite Dish, Cable TV and Phone Hook-ups ................................................................... 8-5
Bedroom Radio .................................................................................................................................. 8-5
Exterior Entertainment Center ........................................................................................................... 8-6
Two-Way Radios ............................................................................................................................... 8-6
FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS 9
Swivel Glider Lounge Chair .............................................................................................................. 9-1
Table and Chairs ................................................................................................................................ 9-2
Sleeping Facilities.............................................................................................................................. 9-3
Dinette/Bed Conversion..................................................................................................................... 9-3
Couch/Bed Conversion ...................................................................................................................... 9-4
Rest Easy Multi-Position Lounge ...................................................................................................... 9-5
Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds ............................................................................................................... 9-7
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry .......................................................................................................... 9-7
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING 10
Slideout Room Extensions............................................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................... 10-4
Slideout Room Emergency Retraction Procedures.......................................................................... 10-4
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Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ......................................................................................................... 10-7
Hydraulic Coach Leveling System .................................................................................................. 10-8
MAINTENANCE & STORAGE 11
Sealants ............................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Roof ................................................................................................................................................. 11-1
Underbody ....................................................................................................................................... 11-1
Exterior Finish ................................................................................................................................. 11-2
Care of Decals.................................................................................................................................. 11-2
Front End Masks and Paint Damage................................................................................................ 11-2
Headlights and Exterior Lights ........................................................................................................ 11-3
Plastic Parts - Cleaning .................................................................................................................... 11-3
Interior Softgoods ............................................................................................................................ 11-4
Tile and Grout Care ......................................................................................................................... 11-5
Cabinetry.......................................................................................................................................... 11-6
Vinyl Wallboard .............................................................................................................................. 11-6
Solid Surface Countertop................................................................................................................. 11-6
Galley Sink ...................................................................................................................................... 11-7
Range and Refrigerator .................................................................................................................... 11-7
Bathroom ......................................................................................................................................... 11-7
Doors and Windows......................................................................................................................... 11-7
Day/Night Blinds ............................................................................................................................. 11-7
Preparing Vehicle for Storage.......................................................................................................... 11-8
Removal from Storage ..................................................................................................................... 11-9
Chassis Service and Maintenance.................................................................................................. 11-10
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors...................................................................................................... 11-10
Chassis Fuses and Relays .............................................................................................................. 11-10
Coach Maintenance Chart.............................................................................................................. 11-12
Recommended Sealant Application............................................................................................... 11-15
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Please read this operator’s manual completely
to understand how everything in your coach
works before taking it on its “maiden voyage.”
NOTE: This manual describes many features of
your motor home and includes
instructions for its safe use. This manual,
including photographs and illustrations,
is of a general nature only. Some
equipment and features described or
shown in this manual may be optional
or unavailable on your model. Because
of Winnebago Industries’ continuous
program of product improvement, it is
possible that recent product changes and
information may not be included. The
instructions included in this manual are
intended as a guide, and in no way
extend the responsibilities of Winnebago
Industries beyond the standard written
warranty as presented in this manual.
The descriptions, illustrations, and
specifications in this manual were
correct at the time of printing. We
reserve the right to change specifications
or design without notice, and without
incurring obligation to install the same
on products previously manufactured.
SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN
THIS MANUAL
Throughout this manual, certain items are
labeled Danger, Warning, Caution or Note.
These terms alert you to precautions that may
involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to your
personal safety. Read and follow them carefully.
DAN GE R
DANGER indicates a directly hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious personal injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious personal
injury.
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Congratulations! We welcome you to the
exciting world of motor home travel and
camping. You will find it convenient and
enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and
still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you
choose to go.
Your motor home has been carefully
designed, engineered and manufactured to
provide dependability as well as safety. Before
sliding into the driver’s seat, please become
familiar with operations and features. This
manual was prepared to aid you in the proper care
and operation of the vehicle and equipment. We
urge you to read it completely. In addition, spend
some time with the dealer when you take delivery
to learn all you can about your new motor home.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in damage mainly to
equipment or property, but in some cases
may also result in minor or moderate
personal injury.
NOTE: A ‘Note’ is not necessarily safety related
but indicates a recommendation or
special point of information that could
assist in understanding the use or care of
a feature item.
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OWNER INFOCASE
The materials in your Owner InfoCase contain
warranty information and operating and
maintenance instructions for the various
appliances and components in your motor home.
NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and
manuals for the various appliances and
components have been incorporated into
the Operator Manual Supplement for
your convenience. Throughout the
Operator’s Manual when referred to the
InfoCase keep in mind that much of this
information will be found in the Operator
Manual Supplement. Please read the
FAQ in section 1 of the Operator Manual
Supplement for more details.
CHASSIS OWNER’S MANUAL
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is
made to the vehicle chassis owner’s manual that
is provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on
which this motor home is built (e.g.,
Freightliner). Consult the chassis owner’s
manual for operating safety and maintenance
instructions pertaining to the chassis section of
the motor home.
DIESEL ENGINE MANUAL
Consult your Cummins or Caterpillar Diesel
Engine Operation and Maintenance Manual for
information on all engine related topics such as
engine maintenance, fluid level checks, capacities, and service parts, etc.
PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
This motor home has been thoroughly
inspected before shipment. Your dealer is
responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all motor
home components.
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As a part of the pre-delivery inspection
procedure, the dealer is responsible for road
testing the motor home; noting and correcting
any problems before delivery.
FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front
suspension and steering alignment checked and
adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle
according to your needs. Thereafter, have
alignment inspected periodically to maintain
vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven
tire wear.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Your dealer will be glad to provide any
additional information you need, as well as
answer any questions you might have about
operating the equipment in your motor home.
When it comes to service, remember that your
dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested
in your satisfaction. Your dealer will provide
quality maintenance and any other assistance that
you may require during your ownership of this
vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling
you may take your motor home to any authorized
Winnebago or Itasca dealership and request their
assistance.
See the dealership directory in your Owner
InfoCase.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago
Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However,
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NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or
Winnebago Industries.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393
(or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write
to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety
from the Hotline.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label contains vehicle identification and other important reference information. The label is affixed
to the armrest panel or wall to the left of the driver seat.
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago
Industries.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total
permissible weight of the vehicle, including
driver, passengers, total cargo carried
(including all liquids) and equipped with all
options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front and rear axles
(listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements. When
replacing any of the tires on your vehicle,
always replace with a tire that meets these
specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims
recommended to meet handling and safety
requirements. When replacing any of the rims
on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at
Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended
(while Cold) for the tires originally equipped
on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be
maintained to assure proper handling, safety
and fuel economy.
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9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or
Dual as it relates to the inflation.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by
Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motor home is built. The 10th digit of the VIN
designates the chassis model year. (5=2005,
6=2006, etc.). This information is useful when
ordering chassis repair parts.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motor home. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
14. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement
cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
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Model
36RD
40FD
40KD
Length (Bumper to Bumper)
36’ 7”
39’ 10”
39’ 11”
Exterior Height*
12’ 3”*
12’ 3”*
12’ 2”*
Exterior Width
8’ 5.5”
8’ 5.5”
8’ 5.5”
Interior Height
7’ 2.5”
7’ 2.5”
7’ 2.5”
Interior Width
8’ 0.5”
8’ 0.5”
8’ 0.5”
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.)
127.0
136.4
155.2
GCWR (lbs.)
42,000
44,320
44,320
GVWR (lbs.)
32,000
34,320
34,320
GAWR - Front (lbs.)
12,000
14,320
14,320
GAWR - Rear (lbs.)
20,000
20,000
20,000
228”
267”
267”
Wheelbase
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BODY AND CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS
Note: The height of each model is based on the curb weight of a typically equipped unit and is measured
to the highest standard feature on the roof. The actual height of a vehicle may vary by several
inches depending on equipment variations. Refer to Section 3 for Towing Guidelines.
**If equipped with digital satellite dish, add 3”.
If equipped with In-Motion dome, add 7”.
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TANK CAPACITIES
Chassis Fuel Tank
Freightliner - Diesel fuel - dual fills (all models). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 gal.
LP Gas Tank
All Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.8 gal.* (31 gal. w.c.)
Fresh Water Tank
Model 36RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 gal.
Model 40FD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 gal.
Model 40KD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 gal.
Water Heater
All Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 gal.
HT1 - Black Water Holding Tank
Model 36RD (Toilet & Lavatory). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 gal.
Model 40FD (Toilet). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 gal.
Model 40KD (Toilet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 gal.
HT2 - Gray Water Holding Tank
Model 36RD (Galley & Shower) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 gal.
Model 40FD (Galley, Shower & Lavatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 gal.
Model 40KD (Galley, Shower & Lavatory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 gal.
*LP Gas tank capacity shown is the usable “full” LP gas capacity, which is 80% of the tank
manufacturer’s listed water capacity (w.c. shown in parenthesis). An LP tank must have at least 20% of
tank volume free to allow for expansion and proper vaporization of the liquid fuel. The tank is also
equipped with mandatory safety shut-off equipment that prevents filling above this level.
NOTE: Capacities shown are approximate volumes based on computer design calculations. Usable
capacities may vary according to fabrication and installation of tanks and compartments.
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Street Address _______________________________________________________________
City and State (or Province in Canada) ____________________________________________
Motor Home Serial Number _____________________________________________________
Vehicle Chassis Identification Number (VIN) ________________________________________
Vehicle Mileage at Time of Delivery _______________________________________________
Selling Dealer Name and Address________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
EMERGENCY INFORMATION
YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES DEALER
Name ______________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person ______________________________________________________________
Phone______________________________________________________________________
CHASSIS DEALER/SERVICE CENTER
Name ______________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person ______________________________________________________________
Phone______________________________________________________________________
INSURANCE POLICY
Company ___________________________________________________________________
Policy Number _______________________________________________________________
Phone______________________________________________________________________
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Owner’s Name _______________________________________________________________
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2006 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.
WARRANTY COVERAGE TO OWNER
Winnebago Industries, Inc. of Forest City, Iowa warrants each new
Winnebago Industries motor home to the owner for use in the U.S.A.
and Canada as follows:
WARRANTY PERIOD
The Warranty Period for all coverages begins on the date the vehicle
is delivered to the first retail purchaser or first placed in service as a
demonstrator or company vehicle.
BASIC COVERAGE
The basic Warranty Period is 12 months or 15,000 miles (24,135
kilometers), on the odometer, whichever occurs first. This is the only
warranty authorized by Winnebago. There are no other promises,
representations or warranties concerning the matters set forth herein.
Winnebago Industries does not authorize any person to create for it
any other obligations or liability in connection with this vehicle. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLICABLE TO THIS VEHICLE IS
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY AS HEREINBEFORE OR HEREINAFTER PROVIDED.
THE PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
UNDER THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY. WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR LOSS
OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGE INCLUDING EXPENSE FOR GASOLINE, TELEPHONE,
TRAVEL, LODGING, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL
PROPERTY, OR LOSS OF REVENUE RESULTING FROM
BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty will last or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you.
ITEMS NOT SUBJECT TO WARRANTY COVERAGE.
Chassis, Drivetrain and related components*
Wheels*
Tires*
Service Items, such as Windshield Wiper Blades, Lubricants, Fluids
& Filters
Adjustments
*These items are covered under the manufacturer’s individual
warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Also, this warranty shall not apply to failures, damage or
malfunctions resulting from normal wear, misuse, abuse, negligence,
alteration, accident, fire, improper repair of the vehicle or failure to
follow recommended maintenance requirements.
36 MONTHS/36,000 MILE STRUCTURAL WARRANTY
At the expiration of the Basic Coverage and for the remainder of the
period of 36 months or 36,000 miles (57,924 kilometers), on the
odometer, whichever occurs first, Winnebago Industries warrants the
following:
1. Structural defects of the subfloor, floor, and slide-out room
assembly. Floor lamination failure and lamination failure of the
subfloor panels and risers are covered by the structural
warranty.
2. Body Thermo-Panel“ Lamination of the sidewalls and backwall
against delamination. Body Thermo-Panel“ Lamination is the
bonding of the exterior skin and the interior paneling to an
insulating core material. Delamination (separation of layers)
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caused by other factors such as physical damage or failure to
properly maintain sealants is not covered by this warranty.
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES’ RESPONSIBILITY
Any part of the vehicle subject to warranty which is found to be
defective in material or workmanship, will be repaired or replaced at
Winnebago Industries’ option upon notice of the defect without
charge to the customer for parts or labor. While any Winnebago
Industries motor home dealer can perform warranty service, we
recommend you return to the dealership that sold you your vehicle. If
you are touring or have moved, contact any Winnebago Industries
motor home dealer in the United States or Canada for warranty
service.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY WHEN REPAIRS ARE NEEDED
If a part of the system covered by this warranty fails to function or
requires service during the warranty period:
1. Promptly take the vehicle to the selling dealer for repair or
inspection.
2. Written notice of defects must be given to the selling dealer or
manufacturer no later than 10 days after the expiration of the
warranty.
3. If the dealer is incapable of making the repairs, request that he
contact Winnebago Industries, Inc.
4. If, after the above steps are completed and the repair is not
made, the customer should contact Winnebago Industries, Inc.,
P.O. Box 152, Forest City, Iowa 50436, Attention: Owner
Relations Department (800-537-1885) and furnish the following
information:
The complete serial number of the vehicle
Date of retail purchase
Selling dealer’s name
Nature of the service problem, and a brief explanation of the
steps or service the dealer has performed, and the results
obtained. The customer may be directed to another dealer
or service center for repairs to be completed, if such a
dealer or service center is better able to complete the
repair.
Winnebago Industries may, at its option, request the vehicle be
returned to Forest City, Iowa for repair. If the customer refuses to
allow repairs to be performed at the Forest City, Iowa facility, the
warranty on that repair will be voided.
5. If after the above steps are completed and the repairs are not
satisfactory, the customer may contact the Service
Administration Manager of Winnebago Industries, and request a
customer relations board meeting to resolve the problem. This
action, however, is not mandatory.
6. Certain components are covered beyond the 12 months/15,000
miles basic warranty coverage by the individual manufacturer’s
warranty. Please refer to the component’s information supplied
in the owner’s information InfoCase for any additional warranty
coverage after the basic warranty has expired.
DEALER’S REPRESENTATIONS EXCLUDED
Winnebago Industries, Inc. does not undertake the responsibility to
any purchaser of its products for any undertaking, representation, or
warranty made by dealers selling its product beyond those herein
expressed.
INSTALLATION NOT COVERED
Winnebago Industries, Inc. cannot , however, and does not accept
any responsibility in connection with any of its motor homes for
additional equipment or accessories installed at any dealership or
other place of business, or by any other party other than Winnebago
Industries, Inc. Such installation of equipment or accessories by any
other party will not be covered by the terms of this warranty.
SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION
1 INTRODUCTION
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the care, maintenance and
proper load distribution described in the owner’s manual which
accompanies your motor home. Any damage which results to your
vehicle as a result of your failure to perform such duties, is not
covered.
Damage to appearance items such as fiberglass, metal, paint,
fabrics and trim, may occur during manufacturing or transporting.
Normally, any factory defect or damage is corrected at the factory. In
addition, dealers are obligated to inspect each vehicle upon delivery
to them and prior to delivery to you. You should also immediately
inspect appearance items and advise your selling dealer of any
discrepancies. Damage and normal deterioration due to use and
exposure is not covered by this warranty.
CHANGES IN DESIGN
Winnebago Industries, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in
design and changes or improvements upon its products without
imposing any obligation upon itself to install the same upon its
products theretofore manufactured.
NEW YORK:
If your motor home has been repaired three or more times for the
same nonconformity, defect, or condition, or if your motor home has
been out of service by reason of repair for twenty-one days, Section
198-a of the General Business Law of the State of New York requires
you to provide written notice by certified mail, return receipt
requested, to Winnebago Industries or its authorized dealer before
making any claim under that section of the law. If you do have
problems with your motor home, you should provide written notice to
Winnebago Industries at the following address:
Winnebago Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 152
Forest City, Iowa 50436
Atten: Owner Relations
CALIFORNIA:
Winnebago Industries participates in the Consumer Arbitration
Program for Recreation Vehicles (CAP-RV). This third-party dispute
resolution program is available, at no charge to you, to settle
unresolved warranty disputes for recreational vehicles. This dispute
resolution program reviews eligible product and service related
complaints involving warranty covered components.
To find out more about the program, or to request an
application/brochure, please call the Arbitration Administration office
toll-free 800-279-5343.
The CAP-RV program operates as a certified mechanism under the
review of the California Arbitration Certification Program. You must
utilize the arbitration program before claiming rights conferred by 15
USC section 2310 (Uniform Commercial Code) or Civil Code section
1793.22(b) (Tanner Consumer Protection Act). You are not required
to use the program if you choose to seek redress by pursuing rights
and remedies not created by those laws.
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SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
GENERAL WARNINGS
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Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure all passengers have seat belts
fastened in a low and snug position so the
force exerted by the belt in a collision will be
spread across the strong hip area. Pregnant
women should wear a lap-shoulder belt
whenever possible, with the lap belt portion
worn low and snug throughout the pregnancy.
All moveable or swiveling seats should be
placed and locked in forward facing positions
while the vehicle is moving.
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation.
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a
vacation or any extended trip.
DRIVING
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Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while
the vehicle is moving.
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
Use care when accelerating or decelerating on
a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can
cause skidding and loss of control.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the
brakes may affect stopping distance or cause
the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake
operation in a safe area to be sure they have
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FORMALDEHYDE
INFORMATION
WARNING
Some components in this vehicle contain
formaldehyde based adhesives which
may release formaldehyde fumes into the
air for an unknown period of time until total
dissipation occurs. Individuals who are
allergic to formaldehyde gas fumes may
experience irritation to eyes, ears, nose
and throat. Reaction in infants may be
more severe. Although long range effects
are not well understood, testing to date
has not revealed any serious health
effects in humans at the level of emission
from these products.
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not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if
a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or
performance of your vehicle. Refer to your
chassis manual for related information.
LP GAS LEAK DETECTOR
Your coach is equipped with an LP gas leak
detector which sounds an alarm if an unsafe
amount of LP gas is present inside the coach.
Because LP gas is heavier than air, the leak
detector is located on a cabinet face near the floor
of the coach.
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SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
LP Gas Leak Detector
WARNING
Never use an open flame to test for gas
leaks. When testing for gas line leaks with
a soapy water solution, DO NOT use a
detergent containing ammonia or
chlorine. These substances may
generate a chemical reaction causing
corrosion to gas lines, resulting in
dangerous leak conditions.
Power Connection
The LP gas leak detector is powered by the
coach batteries. If the auxiliary battery switch is
shut off or the battery cable is disconnected from
the batteries, the alarm will not work. The LP gas
leak detector circuit breaker is located in the 12volt house circuit breaker panel.
Because the LP gas leak detector is connected
to the auxiliary battery, it is always drawing a
small amount of current. Even though this current
draw is slight, it could drain the coach battery
during storage periods when the house battery
will not be charged regularly by the engine or
shoreline. Turn the Aux. Batt switch OFF to
avoid current drain during storage periods.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
Owner InfoCase for further instructions on
nuisance alarms and care and testing of the LP
gas leak detector.
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Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless and poisonous gas.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly
maintained engine exhaust and ventilation
system. It is recommended that the exhaust
system and body be inspected by a qualified
motor home service center.
• Each time the vehicle is serviced for an oil
change.
• Whenever a change in the sound of the
exhaust system is noticed.
• Whenever the exhaust system, underbody or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves or other obstructions at
all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED
VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR
AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle into or out of
area.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a carbon
monoxide (CO) alarm located on the ceiling in
the bedroom area. The CO alarm is powered by a
9-volt battery and has a sensor that is designed to
detect toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes
resulting from incomplete combustion of fuel. It
will detect CO gas from any combustion source
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SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water heater,
refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric
generator engine.
Press button to test
Smoke Alarm
Further Information
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your Owner
InfoCase. It includes information on precautions,
operational testing, and battery replacement.
See the manufacturer’s information in your
Owner InfoCase for further instructions on
battery replacement and testing of the smoke
alarm.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A dry chemical fire extinguisher is located
near the main entrance door.
SMOKE ALARM
Your motor home is equipped with a smoke
alarm located on the ceiling in the galley area.
The smoke alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery
and has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke.
This alarm meets U.L. Standard 217 and NFPA
Standard 74 for operation of smoke detection
devices.
The following label is affixed either to the
smoke alarm or on the ceiling near the smoke
alarm.
We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the fire extinguisher or in the
information supplied in your Owner InfoCase.
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Press button to test
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SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
We also recommend that you inspect the fire
extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
recommendations as stated on the label.
If the charge is insufficient, the fire
extinguisher must be replaced.
WARNING
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents
which would render the unit inoperative
when needed. When using the fire
extinguisher, aim the spray at the base of
the fire.
EMERGENCY EXITS
WARNING
Use care when exiting emergency
window, as broken glass may be present
in the exit area.
Escape Window
The bedroom escape window is secured by
two red safety latches at the bottom of the
window.
To open, lift both latches up and toward the
center of the window, then push outward near the
bottom of the window.
Lift latch handles upward
to open Escape Window.
WARNING
This window should be kept closed while
driving to avoid drawing dangerous
exhaust gases into the vehicle.
Using Slider Windows As
Emergency Exits
Most slider windows along the side of the
motor home can also be used as emergency exits,
should the need arise.
To use a slider windows as an exit, first slide
the window open, then slide the screen open or
push the screen material out, depending on
window type.
Coaches that are required to have a slider
window as an alternate exit window will be
marked EXIT and have a red handled latch.
Pull latch outward to slide window open
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SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
Because of the size and weight of this vehicle
and its tires, and the possible complications
involved in tire changing, we strongly advise
obtaining professional road service to change a
flat tire whenever possible. However, if an
emergency requires you to change the tire
yourself, please exercise extreme caution and
read all tire changing information in the chassis
operating guide.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
If You Get A Flat Tire
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DO NOT panic.
Grip the steering wheel firmly and steer the
vehicle as straight as possible. Avoid quick
maneuvers. You may need to counter-steer to
compensate for “pull” created by the failed
tire.
• DO NOT stomp on the brake. This abruptly
shifts the vehicle’s weight forward, making it
nose-dive and pull toward the blown-out side.
• DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator.
Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and
gently to continue momentum. The deflated
tire will slow the vehicle.
• If you must change lanes to get to a safe
stopping place, use your signals to warn other
motorists and change lanes smoothly and
carefully after you are certain the lane is clear.
• Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering
to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of
the road. Don’t worry about damaging the tire
or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or wheel
replacement is cheaper than damaging the
vehicle or injuring yourself.
• When you have come to a stop, activate your
hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then
exit the vehicle carefully.
• Set out flares or other warning devices.
Check your tires for proper inflation before
each trip and at least once a month with an accurate tire gauge.
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight
listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This
will allow the towing operator to determine the
proper towing equipment to use.
We recommend that you ask for an underlift
(wheel lift or frame lift) type towing assembly for
safe towing.
Winnebago Industries does not assume
responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
NOTE:Consult the chassis owner’s manual for
any additional towing instructions or
precautions provided by the chassis
manufacturer.
CAUTION
Do not lift on bumper. Damage will result
to front end body parts.
WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motor home
while it is suspended by the towing
assembly unless the vehicle is
adequately supported by safety stands.
Do not allow passengers to occupy a
towed vehicle.
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the
automotive batteries, try using the Battery Boost
Switch to divert power from the coach batteries
to the starter. (See Battery Boost Switch in
Section 3). If you wish to try jump starting the
engine using another vehicle or booster system,
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ROADSIDE EMERGENCY
Recovery Towing
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SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
see your chassis owner’s manual for connecting
jumper cables to the automotive electrical
system.
WARNING
Do not attempt to push-start this vehicle.
Damage to the transmission or other
parts of the vehicle could occur.
ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the
engine compartment or have any other reason to
suspect an extreme engine overheating condition,
pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon as it
is safe to do so, stop the engine and get all
passengers out of the vehicle.
Humidity and Condensation
Moisture condensing on the inside of
windows is a visible indication that there is too
much humidity inside the coach. Excessive
moisture can cause water stains or mildew which
can damage interior items such as upholstery and
cabinets.
When you recognize the signs of excessive
moisture and condensation in your coach, you
should take immediate action to minimize their
affects.
You can help reduce excessive moisture
inside the motor home by taking the following
steps:
Ventilate with Outside Air
Partially open one or more windows and a
roof vent to circulate outside air through the
coach. In cold weather, this ventilation may
increase use of the furnace, but it will greatly
reduce the condensation inside the coach.
Minimize Moisture Released Inside
the Coach
WARNING
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle and may result in
personal injury.
For information on what to do in case of
overheating, consult your chassis operating
guide.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motor home was designed primarily for
recreational use and short term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation and
humid conditions that may be encountered.
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Run the range hood fan while cooking, and
open a bath vent while bathing or showering to
carry water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into
the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on
shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing
inside the coach.
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The information in this section refers only to
features installed or adapted to the dash and
driver compartment area by Winnebago
Industries. It also includes passenger seating in
the living area of the coach.
See your chassis owner’s manual for all
original chassis related controls, instrumentation,
switches and other features. This includes items
such as cruise control, parking brakes, gauges,
wipers, lights, etc.
FRONT SEATS
Manual Seat Adjustments
SEATS
WARNING
Do not adjust driver’s seat while vehicle is
in motion.
After adjusting seat, always use body
pressure to make sure slide and swivel
locking mechanism have engaged.
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The driver and co-pilot seats may be
independently adjusted to suit individual
preference.
The seats may be swiveled to provide easy
entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows
the seats on most models to be turned toward the
living area for additional seating while the unit is
parked.
Power Front Seats
–Optional
The power seat controls are located on the
lower right hand side of the driver seat base.
Hip Area
-Up/Down
Main Seat
Position
-Up/Down
-Fore/Aft
Knee Area
-Up/Down
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Lumbar Tension
Recline
Recline Control
Upright
WARNING
Make sure that there are no people who
could be harmed due to power seat
reclining or position adjustment.
Be sure driver and passenger front seat
backs are in upright position before
retracting slideout rooms to avoid
damage.
To Face Driver’s Seat Rearward:
Manual Seat
• Tilt the steering wheel all the way up and
extend the telescoping column all the way out.
• Put the left armrest down.
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Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then slide the seat forward
all the way.
Lift the recliner lever and let the seat back tilt
forward to clear the steering wheel.
Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
Position the tilt wheel down and the column
all the way in to provide maximum clearance
to recline the seat.
Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
Power Seat
• Tilt the steering wheel all the way up and put
the left armrest down.
• Move the seat rearward fully and then forward
a few inches.
• Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then move the seat forward
all the way to clear the steering wheel.
• Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
• Collapse the steering column all the way and
position the tilt wheel down to provide
maximum clearance to recline the seat.
• Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
Armrest Adjustment
The armrests may be swung upward out of the
way for easy exit or access to the front seats. A
roller on the underside of the front of the armrest
also lets you adjust the resting angle for personal
comfort, whether the seat is upright or reclined.
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tongue into buckle. Adjust to a snug fit by
pulling the loose end away from the tongue.
To Release: Press button in center of buckle and
slide tongue out of buckle.
WARNING
Snug and low belt positions are essential.
This will ensure that the force exerted by
the lap belt in a collision is spread over the
strong hip area and not across the
abdomen, which could result in serious
injury.
Seats intended for occupancy while the
vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts
for the protection of the driver and passengers.
Lap Belts
The lap belts must be worn as low as possible
and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit
erect and well back into the seat. To gain full
protection of the safety belt, never let more than
one person use the same safety belt at any one
time, and do not let the safety belts become
damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the
seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any
seat belts which were in use at the time should be
replaced.
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to
be occupied while vehicle is in motion.
Lap-Shoulder Belts
Fastening: Hold the belt just behind the
tongue using the hand nearest to the door. Next,
bring the belt across the body and insert the
tongue into the buckle until the latch engages.
Unfastening: Press the release button in the
buckle. Hold onto the tongue when you release it
from the buckle to keep it from retracting too
rapidly.
When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap
belt must ride low across the hip area and the
shoulder belt must ride diagonally over the
shoulder toward the buckle.
The shoulder belt is designed to lock only
during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or
a collision. At all other times it will move freely
with the occupant.
WARNING
Adjustment: To lengthen belt, turn tongue at a
right angle to belt and pull to desired length.
To shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten: Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp
each part of the belt assembly and push
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision.
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SEAT BELTS
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Seat Belt Care and Cleaning
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Be careful not to damage the belt webbing and
hardware. Take care not to pinch them in the
seat or doors.
Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts.
Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not
remove or modify the belt system.
Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, bleach or dyes. These
products may weaken the belts.
Replace any belt assembly that was used
during a severe impact. Replace the complete
assembly even if damage is not apparent.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
A properly installed and secured child
restraint system can help reduce the chance or
severity of personal injury to a child in an
accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children
may be injured in an accident if they are seated in
a child restraint system which is not properly
secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be
secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap
belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt. According to
accident statistics, children are also safer when
properly restrained in rear seating positions than
in front seating positions.
When purchasing a child restraint system:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable safety standards.
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and
conveniently so that you are able to install it
correctly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides this
information.
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4. Review the instructions for installation and
use of the restraint. Be sure that you
understand them fully and can install the
restraint properly and safely in your vehicle.
Tether Anchor Loop
If your coach has a dinette, a child seat tether
anchor loop is located in the floor of the coach
directly behind the forward facing dinette seat.
The dinette table must be in the lowered position
when a child seat is in use.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
The power door locks control the entrance
door and storage compartment locks. Switches
are located on the entry switch panel and the
dash.
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Keyless Remote and Touchpad
Entry System with Cargo Lock
Feature
Your motor home is equipped with a Keyless
Entry System that will permit keyless locking
and unlocking of your coach by simply pressing
the key ring remote or entering your programmed
personal entry code on the entry door touchpad.
The programming switch is behind a label as
indicated on the box.
Further Information
Keyless Lock Touchpad
For a full description of all of the system’s features, please read the Keyless Entry System information in your Owner InfoCase.
POWER ELECTRIC MIRRORS
The electric mirrors are adjusted using a
multi-directional switch located on the driver’s
side armrest.
Keyless Remote Unit
Reprogramming Remote
The keyless entry system control box is
located behind the circuit breaker panel in the 12volt electrical compartment at the front left side
of the coach.
Remove 4 screws and open the panel carefully
to access the keyless entry control box.
Power Mirror Controls
Select the mirror to be adjusted by pushing the
switch in the middle of the control to the right or
left. Then press the arrow buttons as necessary to
obtain the best view.
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Keyless Entry Control Box in
12-volt electrical compartment.
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Press to move mirror in indicated direction
Allen Head
Set Screw*
Move L or R to select mirror,
or center for “neutral”.
When mirrors are adjusted to preference,
place the selector switch back in the middle
position to cancel power to the buttons. This
prevents accidental misadjustment of mirror
settings.
The mirrors also contain heating elements to
defog or de-ice the mirror glass during cold
weather operation. An ON-OFF switch for the
mirror heaters is located near the remote mirror
controls.
If you cannot adjust the mirror properly using
the control switch, the mirror may need a coarse
adjustment by repositioning the mirror arm and/
or rotating the mirror head.
*Set screws may be located on the opposite side
of the mirror arm. Passenger side mirror is similar
Unscrew protective caps and
loosen Allen head set screws to
pivot mirror arm.
Mirror Arm Mount Base
If mirror arm will not pivot with set screws
loosened, you may also need to loosen the mirror
arm pivot bolt on the underside of the mounting
base shown. Be sure to tighten this bolt when
adjustment is done.
Mirror Arm
Unscrew protective cap and
loosen Allen head set screw
to pivot mirror head.
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REARVIEW MONITOR SYSTEM
The rearview camera monitor system lets you
see what’s directly behind your coach for
maneuvering assistance and safety.
A microphone is built into the camera to let
you hear warning sounds or verbal directions
from an assistant.
Operating Instructions
See the rearview monitor manufacturer’s
operating information in your Owner InfoCase.
Mirror Arm Pivot Bolt
on underside of mounting base.
(Shown with access plug removed.)
ELECTRONIC COMPASS AND
OUTSIDE THERMOMETER
See the compass manufacturer’s guide in your
Owner InfoCase for operating instructions,
calibration, specifications and other information.
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Carefully pry out plug on underside
of mirror base to access pivot bolt.
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POWER SUNVISORS
The powered sunvisors are controlled by
switches on the driver and passenger armrest
panels.
The driver side switches allow the driver full
control of all visors.
The passenger side switch controls only the
passenger side visor.
Press and hold DOWN side of the switch to
extend, then release at the desired position. Press
and hold UP side of the switch to retract the visor.
TRIP TEK COACH COMPUTER
–Optional
The TripTek computer is tied in with many
engine and chassis systems to give you instant
information on engine and drivetrain
performance, service reminders, trip information,
and fuel economy. Data is displayed on the
rearview monitor screen using the control pad on
the left side of the dash.
Trip Tek Controls
Driver Side Sunvisor Switches
(center visor not equipped on model 40KD)
Passenger Side Sunvisor Switch
NOTE:Do not position visors where they will
impair the driver’s forward vision or
exterior mirror view.
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Trip Tek Display
See the TripTek Operation Guide in your
Owner InfoCase for detailed instructions on
using this system.
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VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER
GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM
–Optional
The Vehicle Info Center is an interactive
display screen that provides information about
your vehicle. It is similar to a ‘trip computer’
except that it provides additional vehicle
operating conditions, performance data and
diagnostic information.
The GPS navigation system can help you
confidently navigate your course into the densest
concrete forest or out on scattered country
backroads with global satellite positioning
technology. See the GPS System operation guide
in your Owner InfoCase for detailed instructions
on using this system. Use the remote to display
data on the rearview monitor screen.
Vehicle Information Center
PARKING BRAKES
The parking brakes are applied by pulling
outward on the large yellow knob on the dash to
the left of the steering column. Push the knob in
to release the brakes.
T/Toggle: Cycles through the screens of a menu.
H/Home: Takes you back to the previous menu
page.
Up Arrow: Scroll menu up. Highlights the next
line up on the menu.
E/Enter: Enter the selected menu line.
Down Arrow: Scroll menu down. Highlights
the next line down on the menu.
Favorite (Red Button): Returns to Start-up
page.
See your chassis operating guide for complete
instructions on using this feature.
Parking Brake Knob
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GPS Display
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Use the parking brakes whenever the vehicle
is parked. Never try to drive the vehicle with the
park brake applied. This can cause excessive
wear on the brakes and may damage the
transmission.
are also still active even when the engine brake is
switched on.
NOTE: It is normal to hear an occasional burst
of air pressure from the rear of the
vehicle. This is an automatic moisture
purging feature of the air brake system.
See the Brakes section of your chassis
manual for instructions on periodic
draining of brake air tank.
ENGINE BRAKING SYSTEM
Many large diesel trucks are equipped with a
compression release engine braking system also
known as a ‘jake brake’ - so named for Jacobs
Vehicle Systems, the originator of this type of
braking system.
The Engine Brake is a device mounted on top
of the diesel engine that temporarily changes the
timing of the exhaust valves, momentarily
shutting down either three cylinders or all six
cylinders, depending on Low or High setting.
This turns the power-producing diesel engine
into a power-absorbing compressor, which
provides effective deceleration of the vehicle.
Combined with use of the chassis air brakes, the
engine brake delivers a substantial degree of
braking power.
The exhaust brake activation switch is located
on the lower left side of the dash. Press and
release the ON side of the switch to activate the
exhaust brake system. The exhaust brake will
operate whenever you let up on the throttle pedal
while the switch is ON.
To Use the Engine Brake
The engine brake is activated using a 3-position switch located on the upper left side of the
dash. When activated, the engine brake will engage whenever you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal. Also, the coach brake lights will
illuminate whenever the engine brake engages to
alert drivers behind you that your coach is slowing down. The chassis service brakes (air brakes)
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Press the ‘Low’ side for normal braking
on level or shallow grades and in-town and
city driving. This shuts down three of the six
cylinders when engaged and provides about
130-hp of braking power. (See CAUTION
above for use in heavy traffic.)
Press the ‘High’ side for additional braking on steep grades and mountain driving.
This shuts down all six cylinders when
engaged and provides about 300-hp of braking power.
The middle position is Off. Only the chassis
air brakes are active at this setting.
WARNING
Do not activate the engine exhaust
braking system while on icy or extremely
wet roads or in any other situation where
abrupt deceleration could cause skidding
or loss of vehicle control.
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The accelerator and brake pedals may be
adjusted forward or rearward for maximum
comfort and control using the button on the lower
left dash panel.
SIGNAL LEVER/HEADLIGHT
HI/LO BEAM
MAP LIGHT SWITCH
The signal lever controls the turn signals and
high/low beam changing.
Turn the map light on using the Panel Light
brightness thumbwheel control.
Roll it up towards “Cargo/Dome” until you
feel it click into the map light ‘on’ position.
Turn Signals/Hi-Lo Beams
See your chassis manual for further
information on this switch.
Move multi-function lever upward for right turn
signal and downward for left turn signal.
Pull end of handle toward you to switch high
beam to low, or low beam to high.
HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS
The hazard warning flasher switch lever is
located on the left-hand side of the steering
column near the turn signal lever. Pull the lever
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PEDAL ADJUSTMENT
outward from the column to activate the flashers.
To cancel flashers, move the turn signal lever in
either direction.
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STEERING COLUMN
ADJUSTMENT
The tilt/telescope adjustment pedal is located
on the floor to the left of the steering column as
shown.
Cruise Control
Pad
Horn Bar
Wiper Control
Pad
Horn Bar
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Normally sounds the chassis horn.
Also sounds air horns if Air Horn switch on
dash is activated.
Headlight Courtesy Flash
Press pedal to adjust steering wheel
tilt or telescope
Adjust Steering Wheel or Column
Press the pedal down to adjust either the tilt or
telescope. Release the pedal when you have
adjusted the tilt angle or steering wheel distance
to your preferred position.
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Press and release to blink or flash the
headlights.
Night: If the headlights are already turned on,
pressing the switch will blink them off briefly.
Day: If the headlights are off, pressing the
switch will flash them on briefly.
(Truckers often use this signal to indicate to
a passing rig when it is clear to pull back into
the lane ahead of them.)
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering column or tilt
wheel while the vehicle is in motion. This
could cause a loss of vehicle control.
SMARTWHEEL STEERING
WHEEL CONTROL SYSTEM
The steering wheel control system offers
convenient and safe control of the horn, headlight
and marker light flash, cruise control, and wiper
functions all from switch panels mounted at your
fingertips on the steering wheel.
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Marker Light Courtesy Flash
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Press and release to blink or flash the marker
(clearance) lights.
Night: If the marker lights are already turned
on, pressing the switch will blink them off
briefly.
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Day: If the marker lights are off, pressing the
switch will flash them on briefly.
(Truckers often use this signal as a greeting
or an expression of thanks for assistance in
passing, etc.)
Cruise Control Functions:
WARNING
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in
heavy traffic, or in any other traffic
situation where a constant speed cannot
be maintained.
Wiper Functions:
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There are four wiper control buttons:
• Wiper On - HI/LO
• Wiper Off
• Wiper Delay
• Wash/Wipe
On/Off (Cruise System On/Off)
• Press to turn cruise control system on or off.
• This will also erase previously set speed.
Set (Set Speed/Coast)
• Press to maintain current desired driving
speed. Will not work below 40 mph.
• This button will also perform “Coast” feature.
Press and hold until vehicle slows to desired
speed and release to establish new ‘set’ speed.
Res (Resume/Accel)
• Press to return to previous ‘set’ speed after
braking or reducing speed.
Cancel
• Press to switch cruise function off without
losing current ‘set’ speed.
Wiper On - Hi/Lo
• Press to turn wipers on at Lo speed
• then press again to switch wiper speed back
and forth from Lo to Hi speed.
• Press Off button to switch wipers off.
Wiper Off
• Press to shut wipers off.
• Wipers will also switch off when the ignition
is turned off.
NOTE:Many states now have laws that require
headlights to be on during precipitation
conditions. To assure compliance with
this law, the headlights will come on
whenever you press any of the wiper
function buttons - Hi/Lo, Wash or Delay.
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You can manually reset the headlights by
the cycling the headlight switch (on the
dash) on and off. The headlights will also
turn off when the ignition switch is turned
off.
•
Disengage by stepping on the brake pedal, by
moving the ON/OFF switch to the OFF
position, or by pressing the OFF button on the
steering wheel.
Wiper Delay
This switch will set a Lo speed wiper delay time
based on the duration between any two presses
of the button.
Here’s how it works:
• During a light rain or mist, when your
windshield needs a clearing wipe, press the
button once and the wiper will swipe back and
forth once at Lo speed. Let’s say 7 seconds
later, the windshield needs another wipe press the button again and the delay time will
be set to 7 seconds.
• If the mist gets heavier and you press the
button again 3 seconds after the last wipe, the
delay time will be reset to 3 seconds.
• The delay time can be set from approximately
1 to 30 seconds.
Wash/Wipe
• Press switch to activate Lo wipers and spray
washer fluid onto the windshield for as long as
you hold the button.
• After you release the button, the wipers will
continue for three wipe cycles, then turn off.
• If wipers are already active, pressing the
switch will simply spray fluid onto the
windshield without affecting wiper setting.
CAUTION
Do not operate engine at low idle for long
periods with engine coolant temperature
below the minimum specification in your
diesel engine manual. This can result in
the following:
• Fuel dilution of the lubricating oil
•
Carbon build up in the cylinder
•
Cylinder head valve sticking
•
Reduced performance
BATTERY BOOST SWITCH
This switch can be used to provide emergency
starting power from the auxiliary (house)
batteries if the chassis battery is discharged.
Idle Speed Control
The cruise control system can also be used to
control diesel engine idle speed (rpm) while
parked.
High Idle
• Shift the transmission into Neutral (N).
• On the turn signal lever, move the slide switch
to the ON position or press the ON button on
the steering wheel. Accelerate to the desired
rpm. Press and release the SET/COAST or
SET/COAST button on the steering wheel.
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Battery Boost Switch
If engine battery is discharged, press and hold ON
position while turning ignition key for emergency
starting power.
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NOTE: The Aux. Battery switch must be ON and
house batteries sufficiently charged for
this feature to work.
AUTO AIR CONDITIONER/
HEATER
IN-DASH RADIO
The dash radio in your coach can receive
AM/FM stereo and Weather band stations. It also
has a compact disc (CD) player for your listening
enjoyment through quality high-output speakers
located in several areas of the coach.
Fan Switch
Temp Control
Mode Selector
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
Owner InfoCase for specific operating
instructions and other information.
Please refer to the radio manufacturer’s operating guide in your Owner InfoCase for detailed
instructions on programming preset station buttons and using this full-featured radio/audio system.
Satellite Radio
- Optional
NOTE:The dash air conditioner is not designed
to cool the entire interior of the coach,
but is intended to cool the cab area only.
Your coach may be equipped with a Sirius
satellite radio receiver that plays through your
radio.
See the receiver manufacturer’s information
in your Owner InfoCase for programming and
operating instructions.
DEFROST FANS
Radio Remote Controls
The two-speed auxiliary defrost fans are
intended to assist the automotive windshield
defroster system in clearing fog and frost in cold
weather or humid conditions. The middle
position on the switch is OFF.
A steering wheel mounted remote control for
the radio lets you change radio stations or CD
selections without taking your eyes off the road
or hands off the wheel. See the radio owners
guide in your Owner InfoCase for remote control
instructions.
Defrost
Fan
Switch
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Controls for the air conditioner, heater,
defroster and vent are all combined into one
control panel.
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CB Radio Wiring
An additional hand-held remote allows these
same conveniences for the passenger. The handheld radio remote is in your owner InfoCase.
Radio Power Switch
The radio power switch lets you connect the
dash radio to the coach batteries with the ignition
switch turned off for listening while parked. This
prevents accidental draining of the chassis (starting) battery with prolonged use of the radio.
Your coach is pre-wired for CB radio
installation. The wires are located beneath the
dash to the left of the steering wheel.
Look for a pair of wires, yellow (+) and white
(-), with connectors and flag labels, suspended
from the wiring harness.
Be sure to read the wire labels before
installing a CB radio. The labels contain
important information and cautions.
CB Wires
(in plastic sheath)
Antenna SWR Adjustment
Radio Power Switch
CB RADIO
- Optional
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided in your
Owner InfoCase.
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To adjust CB antenna SWR (standing wave
ratio), turn the adjusting ring of the antenna to
achieve the lowest SWR reading. This procedure
will help optimize transmitting and receiving
capabilities of the radio system.
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Consult your chassis guide or diesel engine
guide for more information on fuel requirements
and additives.
FILLING THE FUEL TANK
Diesel fuel, especially #2 grade, can foam up
while being pumped into the tank. Sometimes
this foam can cause the pump nozzle to shut off
before the tank is actually full. Allow the foam to
settle then resume filling at a slower flow rate
until the tank is full.
FUEL SELECTION
Refer to your chassis owner’s manual for the
manufacturer's recommendations on proper fuel
selection.
Refer to your chassis operating guide for the
manufacturer's recommendations on starting and
stopping the engine.
See also “Engine Block Heater” in this
section.
Do not attempt to start the vehicle by hotwiring.
Idling Diesel Engine
Winter Fuel Waxing and Anti-Gel
Additives
In sub-freezing temperatures, #2 diesel fuel
can form small wax crystals that become trapped
in the fuel filter and block the fuel flow to the
engine, causing it to stall out. At sub-zero
temperatures, the fuel can congeal and turn
“slushy”. If this happens, the only remedy is to
have the vehicle towed into a heated facility to
allow the fuel to warm up and become fully
liquid again.
During winter time, most truck stops and
reputable filling stations have winter blend
diesel fuels available that are less susceptible to
waxing.
There are also commercially available
products, typically called anti-gel additives, to
add to diesel fuel while filling the tank to inhibit
wax formation in freezing temperatures.
CAUTION
Do not operate engine at low idle for long
periods with engine coolant temperature
below the minimum specification in
Maintenance Specifications. This can
result in the following:
•
Fuel Dilution of the lubricating oil
•
Carbon build up in the cylinder
•
Cylinder head valve sticking
•
Reduced performance
See also “Idle Speed Control” under
“SmartWheel Steering Wheel Control System”
in this section.
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STARTING AND STOPPING
ENGINE
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ENGINE SERVICE ACCESS
GRILLE – REAR
The diesel engine is located behind the grille
panel at the rear of the vehicle.
Release the latches near the ends of the grille
panel and swing it upward.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
Your coach is equipped with an engine
coolant heater to assist starting in freezing
temperatures. The power cord is located in the
rear cargo compartment on the driver side of the
coach. When plugged into the receptacle, the
heater is connected to both the shoreline and the
auxiliary generator, so a separate extension cord
is not needed. The power switch is a standard
household light switch located above the
OnePlace Systems Monitor Panel.
Diesel Engine Heater Switch
REMEMBER! Turn the engine heater switch off
after starting the engine. The heater will
keep operating for as long as it is
supplied with electricity. If the switch is
left on, the engine heater will come on
each time you hook up the shoreline cord
or start the generator.
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Lift latches and swing grille upward
With the grille panel open, you can access the
following service points:
• Engine Oil Dipstick
• Engine Oil Fill Cap
• Power Steering Reservoir
• Radiator Cap
• Engine Coolant Overflow Bottle
• Transmission Dipstick/Fill Tube
• Air Filter Restriction Indicator
• Engine Diagnostic Connector
• Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch
• Air Manifold w/Air Hose Connector
ENGINE TOP ACCESS COVERS
– REAR
These covers are only removed if a complete
view of the engine is needed for inspection, or for
replacement or adjustment of upper engine parts.
The engine top covers are located beneath the
rear bed and wardrobe, depending on model.
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Take precautions to protect carpet and interior
furnishings when removing engine covers. The
undersides of the engine covers could contain
deposits of oil and fuel or other engine fluids and
substances that could damage fabrics and interior
furnishings.
Removing Step Cover
When taking off the step cover, there are
screws that need to be removed. These screws
are found by feeling around the top edge of the
step cover carpet (approximately two on each
side).
(Lengthwise to Coach)
• Remove the mattress from the bed and set
aside in another area of the coach.
• Remove the screws that fasten the foot end of
the bed board down to the bed base. (Note: If
bed is designed for storage below bed board,
these screws will not be present).
• Lift the hinged bed board upward against
wall. Support the bed board with a suitable
prop item as shown.
A falling bed board can injure. Assure the bed
is properly supported. Refer to instructions for
propping the bed board.
• Remove fasteners from metal engine covers
and set covers aside.
Models with “East-West” Beds
(Crosswise to Coach)
• Remove the mattress from the bed and set
aside in another area of the coach.
• Remove the screws that fasten the foot end of
the bed board down to the bed base. (Note: If
bed is designed for storage below bed board,
these screws will not be present).
• Lift the hinged bed board upward against
wall. Support the bed board with a suitable
prop item as shown.
A falling bed board can injure. Assure the bed
is properly supported. Refer to instructions for
propping the bed board.
• Remove the screws that fasten the wardrobe
steps beside the bed, then remove the step
cover and set aside.
• Remove fasteners from metal engine covers
and set covers aside.
Step Cover Screw Locations
-Typical View
If your bed board is equipped with a front
panel, there are two screws that need to be
removed in order to take off the step cover (after
panel is removed). See below photo.
Remove two screws attaching bed board
frame to step cover - located below panel
-Typical View
If your bed is not equipped with storage
underneath and the bed board needs to be
propped in order to access the engine, in some
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Models with “North-South” Beds
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models you may need to remove the steel frame
located underneath the bed in order to remove the
carpeted step cover.
Sliding
Step
Cover
Propping the Bed Board
Aluminum Tube
Step Cover
Steel Frame
-Typical View
Steel Frame
Steel Frame Screw Locations
-Typical View
NOTE: When supporting the bed with a suitable
prop item (e.g. 6-ft. long 2x4 board),
make sure that the top of the board is
seated firmly against the aluminum tube
at the top of the bed board and make sure
the bottom of the board is seated firmly
against the steel frame on the floor for
security.
FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR
Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of
water which can damage the engine if not filtered
out. The fuel/water separator traps this water and
prevents it from reaching the engine. The harmful
water deposits must be drained from the
separator canister during normal periodic service
and maintenance to keep the fuel filtration
system working effectively.
The fuel/water separator is located in the rear
engine compartment.
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Place an appropriate container beneath the
outlet and open the water release valve several
turns. Drain any water deposits from the canister
until clean diesel fuel flows from the valve. Close
valve by hand. Do not over tighten.
CAUTION
When refilling the coolant system of a
vehicle equipped with a rear auxiliary
automotive heater and motoraid water
heater, be sure to allow for additional
coolant capacity of the heater and its
supply and return hoses.
Fuel/Water Drain Valve
Dispose of the drained liquid in an
environmentally responsible manner, such as
taking to a waste oil disposal center.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Refer to your chassis operating guide and
diesel engine manual for information and
precautions on filling, servicing and checking the
fluid level.
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant
level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
The battery cutoff switch disconnects most
chassis electrical loads from the chassis (starting)
batteries to avoid discharge by direct systems
such as engine computers, clock chips, sensors,
etc. This feature is intended to help conserve
battery charge when the vehicle is not in use.
Note: The slideout room mechanisms are still
operable when this switch is turned off so
rooms may be extended or retracted if
necessary.
NOTE:Your chassis engine cooling system is
filled with special extended-life coolant
that is not the same as common antifreeze available at retail outlets.
The coolant system MUST be refilled or
topped up with the same type of coolant
as equipped to maintain the special longlife properties.
Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch
inside rear engine access grille
Turn the knob to the OFF or ON positions to
disconnect or reconnect the chassis batteries.
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CHASSIS BATTERY CUTOFF
SWITCH
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FRONT SERVICE ACCESS
(HOOD)
AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The ‘hood’ panel can be opened for access to
the air hose connector and service items such as
filling windshield washer fluid reservoir and
checking generator oil.
The 12-volt automotive and additional coach
circuit breakers are located on the main 12-volt
electrical panel in the front left exterior
compartment.
Squeeze both latches then pull the hood
panel outward and swing it up to open.
12V Electrical Compartment
Hood Latch Locations
TIRES
WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND
WIPERS
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is
located in the front of the coach at the right hand
side behind the ‘hood’ panel. A long-necked
funnel may be required for filling. We
recommend using commercially available
premixed solutions for best results. Do not use
water in freezing temperatures because the
washer pump could become damaged.
Improper tire pressure can result in tire
overloading and abnormal wear and also affects
handling, ride characteristics and fuel economy.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle such as radial, bias or belted
tires, as vehicle handling may be affected.
Replace tires with exact size, type and load range.
WARNING
Make sure all replacement tires are of the
same size and ply rating as those
installed as original equipment.
See your Vehicle Certification Label for tire
information.
Windshield Washer Reservoir
behind front “hood” panel.
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The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly
accurate equipment prior to delivery to the
dealership. However, we recommend that you
have alignment checked and adjusted after you
have fully loaded the motor home according to
your personal needs. Thereafter, the alignment
should be periodically inspected to help prevent
uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may
indicate worn or misaligned suspension or
steering, unbalanced tire or other tire/suspension
problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s
suspension and steering components periodically
for misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to vibrations and uneven tread wear such
as cupping and flat spots. Tires may need to be
balanced if uneven wear is detected or if ride
comfort decreases noticeably.
See your chassis operating guide for further
information.
LIGHTS
All exterior lights should be checked for
proper operation each time the vehicle is
prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light
should be checked and replaced, when necessary,
with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of
more than one light, such as both taillights not
operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check
fuse and replace with one of the same rating
when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the
problem, the wiring system should be checked
immediately by an authorized service center.
LOADING THE VEHICLE
NOTE: Your motor home’s load capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so you
cannot necessarily use all available
space when loading your motor home.
• Store or secure all loose items inside the motor
home before traveling. Possible over- looked
items such as canned goods or small
appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on
the range, or free-standing furniture items can
become dangerous projectiles during a
sudden stop or evasive maneuver.
• Be aware of GVWR, GAWR and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals.
When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load must be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See sample in Introduction
Section).
The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight
Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded
weight of this motor home and any towed trailer
or towed vehicle.
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SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
Refer to your chassis operating guide for
further information.
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NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
CAUTION
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments,
passengers, water, fuel, luggage and all
other cargo) must not exceed the GVWR
or GAWR of either axle.
ROOF LOADING
The roof is capable of carrying up to 10
pounds per square foot to a maximum of 100
pounds while the vehicle is in motion.
When the vehicle is stationary, a cargo load of
100 pounds plus the weight of a 225 pound
person to load the cargo or to conduct inspection
and maintenance is permissible.
Weight added to both the roof and the trailer
hitch contribute to the gross vehicle weight,
which must not exceed the vehicle’s GVWR.
Finding a Scale
In urban areas, the most common places to
find a public access scale are commercial truck
stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators
have scales available. Most scales charge a
nominal fee for weighing a vehicle.
Weighing
There is typically a scale operator to direct
you but the basic routine is to take three separate
weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle.
You will first drive only your front wheels onto
the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the whole
vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off until
just the rear wheels are on the pad.
Front Axle Only
WEIGHING YOUR LOADED
VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
Both Front and Rear Axles
Loading
Load your vehicle completely as if you were
going on a long trip, with everything you would
carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn
chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full LP tank, and a
partial tank of fresh water - but empty holding
tanks.
Rear Axle Only
You will receive a weight ‘ticket’ that states
your current Front Axle Weight, Rear Axle
Weight and total Vehicle Weight. You can
compare these weights to the gross weight ratings
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listed on your Vehicle Certification Label to use
as a guideline for future loading limits and weight
distribution.
The weight of the vehicle must not exceed the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) specified
on the Vehicle Certification Label. The front and
rear axle weight also should not exceed the
corresponding Axle Weight Rating specified on
the Vehicle Certification Label.
Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side)
Weighing each corner of the coach separately
(single L/R front wheels or L/R rear dual sets) is
an accurate method to determine how to
distribute your cargo to avoid overloading,
especially on tires.
To determine the weight distribution on each
tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale
capable weighing side-to-side, or all four
‘corners’ of the vehicle, separately. A truck scale
may be used if the ground is level with the scale
surface and the scale has clearance to drive one
side of the coach onto the scale as shown below.
Drive the coach on the level area next to the
scale and straddle the scale so that only one side
of the coach will be on the scale pad. Pull only the
front wheel onto the pad as shown.
Weighing Left Front ‘Corner’
When the front wheel has been weighed, pull
the coach straight ahead until only the rear wheel/
dual set is on the scale pad as shown.
Weighing Left Rear ‘Corner’
After the rear wheel set has been weighed,
turn the coach around and repeat this process for
the other side.
The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set
should not exceed one-half of the corresponding
GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear
axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual
set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not
exceed 6,000 lbs.
Tires must be filled to the recommended air
pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that
axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side
weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the
pressure required for that weight, then fill the
right tires to the same pressure as the left ones.
If your actual weight is considerably less than
GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire
pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure
chart.
NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or
carrier box must also be counted on the
Rear GAWR and subtracted from the rear
axle cargo capacity. If you tow other than
a light trailer or a vehicle by means of a
tow bar, you should have your trailer
coupled when weighing your motor
home.
Be aware that hitch load can affect handling
characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the
lighter the front end will feel at the steering
wheel.
CAR OR TRAILER TOWING
Hitch pulling Capacity: 10,000 lbs. max.
Tongue weight: 500 lbs. max.
The factory installed towing hitch on this coach
is capable of pulling 10,000 lbs. load (max.);
however the vertical (tongue) weight may vary
according to chassis and model combinations. Do
not exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle
GAWR, or the chassis GCWR by the combined
loaded weight of the coach and the towed
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vehicle. See preceding items “Loading the
Vehicle” and “Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle”
for explanation of weight ratings.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle
Certification Label” in the Introduction Section
for information on gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling,
durability and fuel economy. Exceeding any of
the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in
unacceptable overall vehicle performance.
Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing
depends on proper use of correct equipment.
Select a drawbar that mates properly with the
towing hitch receiver and provides proper
alignment to the vehicle tow bar. The tongue of
the tow bar must be as close as possible to
parallel with the ground when attached to the
hitch ball.
Installation of a proper trailer brake system is
recommended. Check state regulations on trailer
weight and trailer brake requirements to be sure
you select the right equipment before towing.
NOTE:If you tow a car or trailer that weighs
over 1,000 lbs., it may need to be
equipped with automatically activated
brakes. Check your state laws.
Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid
prolonged or frequent application of brakes
which could cause overheating and brake failure.
Towing Package Fuses
The fuses for the chassis supplied towing
package are located in a fuse block behind the air
conditioner condenser grille on the rear left side
of the coach.
Remove 4 screws at the front end of the grille
and 1 screw on the underside of the rear end of
the grille. Swing the grill upward and support
while servicing.
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Remove 5 screws in locations
shown to hinge grille upward
Towing Package fuses are on fuse block
WARNING
For safe towing and vehicle handling,
maintain proper trailer weight distribution.
The total weight of the motor home and
the vehicle towed must not exceed the
Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating.
CAUTION
Exceeding any of the recommended
gross vehicle weight ratings may result in
vehicle damage.
Do not install a frame equalizing type
hitch on your vehicle.
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TRAILER WIRING
CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car towing lights with a 7-pin socket on the rear bumper.
The connector plug is supplied in the coach parts
package provided to you by your dealer when
you took delivery of the vehicle.
The diagram shows proper connection of
trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the coach light
system. We recommend connections be made by
a qualified auto electrical technician to avoid
‘shorts’ or other malfunctions.
Gross Combination Weight Rating
(GCWR):
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
motor home and loaded trailer, including the
items noted in GVWR above. The “trailer” can
be an actual trailer, a vehicle towed on a towing
dolly, or a vehicle towed by means of a towing
bar. GCWR is typically specified based on
durability and performance of the tow vehicle
drivetrain: engine cooling systems, transmission,
drive line, drive axle, and others. The tow vehicle
brakes may be rated for operation at GVWR, not
GCWR.
Special techniques must be used when driving
in mountainous or hilly country.
Climbing A Hill
TOWING GUIDELINES
The transmission will automatically
downshift as needed to climb most hills. If the
hill is long or very steep, however, you may need
to manually shift to a lower gear to keep the
transmission from repeatedly upshifting and
downshifting. Select the lowest adequate gear
range for the duration of the incline. See your
chassis owner’s manual for specific information.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR):
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP,
passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment
installed by the motor home manufacturer,
dealer, or owner. This value is found on the
Vehicle Certification Label.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR):
This is the total weight a given axle is capable
of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle
has its own rating. These values are also found on
the Vehicle Certification Label: front, rear, and
tag, if applicable.
CAUTION
Observe the engine temperature gauge
more frequently than normal. If
overheating occurs, pull off to the side of
the road and allow the engine to
thoroughly cool before refilling the
radiator and restarting the engine.
Descending A Hill
When going down a long grade, you may need
to manually shift to a lower gear rather than
keeping your foot on the brake pedal. A lower
gear will allow the engine to provide a degree of
braking action. Holding your foot on the brake
pedal for an extended period may cause brakes to
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overheat, which could cause you to lose control
of the vehicle. See your chassis owner’s manual
for specific information.
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TOOL AND LADDER STORAGE
The roof ladder extension and various
supplied tools are stored in clips on the walls of
one or two of the exterior storage compartments.
Actual locations depend on storage compartment
configuration of your model. The following
photos show typical arrangements.
•
Air Hose
Pivot the ladder support pad outward into
place as indicated in the photo and insert both
side pins.
Hold the ladder extension horizontally with
the support pad pointing downward and hook
the open ends of the C-shaped rung retainers
onto the bottom rung of the roof ladder as
shown in the photo.
Lower the extension into place and push
downward while adjusting it slightly to ‘seat’
the retainers.
Tire Tools
Roof Ladder Extension
Awning Tool
Folding Step Ladder
- optional
C-Brackets
Bumper Support
Ladder Extension (typical)
ROOF LADDER EXTENSION
To use the roof ladder extension:
• Remove extension from storage clips in cargo
compartment.
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The ladder is now ready to use.
Reverse the above steps to remove and store.
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Wind Sensor Auto-Retract Feature
CAUTION
Always store the ladder extension before
traveling.
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
DOORS
If the Wind Sensor is activated, the system
will automatically retract the awning when the
wind speed becomes strong enough to be a threat
to the awning.
The awning control box is located on a wall in
an exterior storage compartment. The Wind
Sensor switch is on the inboard end of the control
box.
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The high-density gaskets used on the exterior
storage compartments are designed to provide a
more positive seal against dust and weather.
Sometimes this seal firmness can inhibit
complete latching of the compartment doors if
they are simply ‘dropped shut’ or closing force is
applied only to the center of the door.
To ensure that exterior storage compartment
doors have latched properly, press firmly on the
bottom edges of the doors with the palms of your
hands. If the door is ajar you will hear and feel a
loud ‘click’ when the latches engage properly.
POWER AWNING
Optional
The awning control switch is on the switch
panel just inside the entrance door.
Awning
Select
Switch
Awning
Control
Switch
(Out/In)
Wind Sensor Control Switch
on inboard end of control box.
NOTE: If the awning will not retract using the
switch it may be manually cranked in
using the crank rod stored in one of the
exterior storage compartments. The
crank hooks into a loop at the rearward
end of the awning.
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Further Information
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided in your
Owner InfoCase.
AIR HOSE
For convenience, your coach is supplied with
a 50-foot quick-connect air hose that you can use
for inflating tires or sports and camping
equipment if needed. The hose is located in one
of the exterior storage compartments.
NOTE: Inflation or blowing attachments are not
supplied and must be obtained
separately.
Air hose in exterior compartment
The quick-connect coupler is located behind
the hood panel at the front end of the vehicle.
Instructions for connection and disconnection are
shown on the label at the coupler.
Quick-connect air coupler and air pressure
gauge at front end of coach
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The air is supplied by the chassis air brake/
suspension system air tank. The pressure gauge
near the quick connector indicates air pressure
available for use.
When the air pressure is less than what you
need to inflate an item, you must start the coach
engine to activate the system air compressor to
refill the tank.
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REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator in your coach can be operated
from either of two power sources available to the
motor home:
−110-Volt AC electric
−LP gas
CAUTION
To prevent permanent damage to the
refrigerator cooling unit, turn the
refrigerator off if the vehicle will be parked
on an incline of over 3° side-to-side or 6°
front-to-rear (such as steep driveways or
parking lots, etc.) for more than one hour.
Leveling
Before operating the refrigerator when the
coach is parked, place a small level on the freezer
plate and make certain the vehicle is level.
Further Information
For further information and operating
cautions, see the refrigerator operating
instructions included in your Owner InfoCase.
ICE MAKER
–If Equipped
Some refrigerators are equipped with an
automatic ice maker system. The ice maker unit
is installed in the freezer compartment of the
refrigerator.
See the refrigerator manufacturer’s operation,
care and maintenance information in your
InfoCase.
NOTE: A water shut-off valve for the ice
maker is located near the water faucet filter
inside the galley cabinet beneath the sink.
REFRIGERATOR SERVICE
ACCESS COMPARTMENT
(Exterior)
The exterior refrigerator service compartment
allows access to the rear of the refrigerator for
inspection, maintenance and service.
To Open:
1. Use a screwdriver or coin to turn the latch
knobs to the vertical position as shown.
Bubble must be at least
1/2 inside circle
Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort
for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator
operation.
Refrigerator Access Door Latches
2. Remove the door from the opening.
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The appliances installed in your motor home
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent
laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances.
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To Close:
Avoiding Asphyxiation
1. Replace the door into the opening.
2. Push the latch knobs in while turning to the
horizontal position as shown.
The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
Refrigerator Access Compartment
RANGE AND OVEN
Optional
Unlike large homes, the oxygen supply inside
a recreational vehicle is limited due to its size. To
avoid danger of asphyxiation, provide proper
ventilation when using the gas rangetop or gas
oven. It is especially important not to use the gas
oven and range top for comfort heating. Danger
of asphyxiation is greater when these appliances
are used for long periods of time.
WARNING
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills and
stoves, should not be used inside the
recreational vehicle. The use of this
equipment inside the recreational vehicle
may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Further Information
The range and oven in your motor home
operate on LP gas and will provide nearly all of
the functions that the range in your home does.
The range has a “Pilot Off” position on the oven
control which allows the oven pilot to be turned
off when traveling or refilling the LP tank.
For further information and operating
cautions, see the operating instructions included
in your Owner InfoCase.
MICROWAVE OVEN/RANGE
HOOD
The range hood vent is built into the
microwave oven. The range hood fan carries
cooking odors and gas fumes to the outside of the
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
Owner InfoCase for microwave operating
instructions and replacement of vent hood light
bulbs and grease filter elements.
DISHWASHER- DRAWER
STYLE
-Optional
Lock Feature
The Dish Drawer must be programmed to the
‘Closed Drawer’ mode to keep the drawer locked
while driving.
1. Press the power button (left side of touch
panel).
2. Open the drawer, then press the ECO button
on the inside of the drawer and the Lock
button (right side of touch panel) at the same
time until you hear one long beep.
3. Press the start/pause button (center of touch
panel) 3 times; the light above the button will
be red.
4. Press the Lock button (right side of touch
panel) to turn the “Closed Drawer” feature on.
The lights on display panel inside of the
drawer will light up.
5. Press the power button (left on touch panel)
the unit is set.
NOTE: If the power is disconnected and
restored, the drawer will unlock then lock
itself after 30 seconds. It will stay locked
when power is disconnected and must
have power connected to open.
To open the drawer in this mode, you must press
the start/pause button.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s Dish Drawer User
Guide provided in your Owner InfoCase.
ONEPLACE SYSTEMS
MONITOR PANEL
The ONEPLACE Systems Monitor Panel
provides a convenient, central location for
checking the condition of all utility systems in
your coach. It also includes the TRUEAIR climate
control thermostat and the POWERLINE Energy
Management System status panel.
At the touch of a button this panel can display
the fresh water and holding tank levels, LP gas
tank level, plus the engine battery and coach
battery condition. You can start the auxiliary
generator or turn on the water pump and water
heater. Indicator lights tell you if the water pump
is on or if the water heater pilot light is out.
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coach. A light on the underside of the hood
provides illumination for food preparation. The
hood fan and light switches are located on the
microwave control panel.
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The approximate fluid levels are measured by
sets of electronic sensors (detector cells) on the
sides of the tanks. There is generally more fluid
in a tank than indicated on the monitor panel.
OnePlace Monitor Panel
Generator Start/Stop Switch
See Electrical Systems section for generator
start-up and shut-down instructions.
Generator Switch
and Hourmeter
Generator Hourmeter
See Electrical Systems section for generator
hourmeter information.
Water and Holding Tank Levels
Press and hold the appropriate switch to show
approximate tank level on the monitor lights
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For example, if the fluid level is 1-2” below
the FULL sensor, the monitor will show the level
to be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full.
If the fluid level is below the 1/3 sensor, the
monitor will register an empty tank even though
there may actually be some water left in the tank.
However, when the indicator reads FULL, the
tank is actually full.
For your convenience there is also a tank
monitor panel in the water service center
compartment.
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Tank Capacities
See Section 1 - Tank Capacities.
LP Gas Level
Press and hold the “LP GAS” switch to show
approximate LP tank level.
The LP level is registered by a sending unit on
the tank. The gauge mounted on the side of the
tank will give a more accurate indication of
actual tank level if needed.
Water Pump Switch
When you want to use the self-contained
water system, turn on the “Water Pump” switch
on the monitor panel. The “Pump On” light will
illuminate when the pump switch is turned on.
Water will be available as soon as a faucet is
opened.
For your convenience, a switch is also located
in the water center compartment.
The LCD display will show the current battery
voltage to the nearest tenth of a volt.
• A 12-volt battery typically registers anywhere
from 12.5V to 13V when adequately charged.
• Voltage below 12V indicates a moderately
discharged condition; 11.5V or less is
extremely discharged.
• Voltage above 13V typically indicates that the
battery is being charged by the inverter
charger system.
Water Pump Switch
Battery Voltage Meter
The 10-watt roof-mounted solar charger
panel uses the sun to help keep your house
batteries charged. A charge indicator light is
provided on the One Place panel to show you
when the solar panel is actively charging the
house batteries.
The red light will glow when the solar panel is
charging the coach batteries. The greater the rate
of charge, the brighter the light. When the
batteries reach full charge, the light will
gradually dim, then darken.
Push the “House Battery” button to check the
level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt coach
battery.
To get an accurate reading:
1. Both the chassis engine and the auxiliary
generator engine must be shut off.
2. An interior light should be turned on to
provide a small load which draws off the
battery surface charge.
Solar Charging Indicator
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NOTE: The solar battery charger is not intended
to make the coach battery system
“maintenance free.” The solar panel will
not completely compensate for
continuous low amperage draw from
components such as the LP gas leak
detector, the clock in the dash radio and
the radio station memory circuitry, for
example.
Although the solar panel system can help
to extend battery life, the coach shoreline
should be plugged in routinely to “top
off” the batteries. We also recommend
following regular battery inspection and
maintenance, especially in cold weather.
See “Battery Care” in section 6.
The solar panel circuit breaker is located in the
utility compartment.
PowerLine EMS Display
on OnePlace Monitor Panel
Please read your PowerLine Energy
Management System Owner Guide for important
information on running both air conditioner
compressor units at the same time. This guide
will also explain how this system operates under
several conditions, whether 20-amp, 30-amp or
50-amp connections.
WATER HEATER - GAS/
ELECTRIC
(with Motor Aid water heating
system)
POWERLINE ENERGY
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(EMS)
The Energy Management System (EMS)
monitors the electrical usage of the appliances
and equipment in the coach and distributes the
electrical loads to avoid nuisance tripping of the
shoreline circuit breaker. This system works
together with the energy efficient central air
conditioner to allow you to run both compressor
units at the same time on a 30-amp shoreline
connection.
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The gas/electric water heater has a dual power
feature. It can operate from LP gas or 110-volt
house current; or it can use both at the same time
for quicker recovery at times when you are using
a lot of hot water.
Read the Water Heater Operation Manual for
complete Safety Warnings, Operating
Instructions and Maintenance Information
before operating the water heater.
Be sure the water heater is filled with water
before starting either electric or LP operation.
To fill the water heater, turn the Water Pump
switch on and open a hot water faucet anywhere
in the coach. When water begins to flow steadily
from the faucet, the water heater is full.
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For LP Gas Operation
Press the Water Heater switch on the Monitor
Panel. The “Pilot Out” light will glow for about
10-15 seconds, then it will go out. The “Heater
On” indicator will remain lit. If the “Pilot Out”
light comes on during LP operation, it means that
the burner has gone into “lockout” mode and
must be restarted. If this happens, turn the Water
Heater switch off for about 5 minutes, then turn it
back on.
See the water heater user’s guide in your
Owner InfoCase for further information.
For Quick Recovery Operation
(Dual Heating)
Turn On both Water Heater switches; the gas
one on the monitor panel and the electric one.
This will help reheat the water heater tank more
quickly than a single source would alone. Use
this mode when you are using a larger than
normal volume of hot water.
Operating Instructions
Read the operating and safety information
provided in the Water Heater Operation Manual
in your Owner InfoCase.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE
RELIEF VALVE
On occasion, water may be seen seeping from
the water heater pressure temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
For Electric Operation
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Turn on the Water Heater electric element
switch. The shoreline must be connected or
generator running for electric operation.
Water Heater Exterior Service Access
Electric Water Heater Switch
(Typical)
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P-T Valve
(Lift Straight Out Slowly - Let Snap Back)
Open
Lift handle straight out to open P-T valve
Water Heater - Exterior Service View
Normally there is an air gap at the top of the
water heater tank which acts as a pressure buffer.
In time, however, heated water may expand and
fill this air gap, causing a slight increase in water
pressure. This may cause the P-T valve to “weep”
until the air gap is manually replaced.
CAUTION
Operate this valve only when the water
heater and engine cooling system are
cold!
To Replace the Air Gap:
1. Turn off the water heater switch and incoming
water supply (city water and/or demand
pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motor home to relieve
water pressure.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
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4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature
relief valve at least once a year.
MOTOR AID WATER HEATER
The motor aid uses heat from the chassis
engine cooling system to heat water in the water
heater while driving. Hoses are routed from the
engine to a heat exchanger surrounding the water
heater tank.
Under normal conditions, the entire contents
of the water heater can be heated in about two
hours or 100 miles of driving. This means you
can have hot water at the faucets immediately
upon arriving at a site.
The motor aid also increases the capacity of
the engine cooling system, allowing the engine to
run cooler under many conditions.
CAUTION
Any leak in the heat exchanger or its
supply or return lines could cause loss
of coolant and subsequent engine
failure. We recommend that you
periodically inspect these connecting
lines and the heater to insure that no
leaks have developed.
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WATER HEATER BYPASS
VALVE
Your coach is equipped with a water heater
bypass valve for easier winterization of water
lines using RV antifreeze. The valve is located in
the water service center on the outside of the
coach on most models. See ‘Water System Drain
Valve Locations’ chart in Section 7 for location
on your coach.
3. Move THERMOSTAT switch from Off to
Heat and press the Temp Selector button (Up/
Down arrows) until the desired temperature is
shown in the display.
4. Furnace fan will start to blow immediately
after setting thermostat.
5. After about 30 seconds, the furnace burner
will light.
6. The furnace will now cycle off and on
automatically as the thermostat demands just
like a household furnace.
Water Heater Bypass Valve
CAUTION
Leave bypass valve handle in Normal
Operation position if draining water
and blowing out water lines. Place in
Bypass position ONLY when using
antifreeze solution in water lines.
NOTE:Metal coatings used during manufacture
of the furnace burner parts may smoke
when the furnace is used for the first
time, which may also set off your smoke
alarm. If this happens, provide adequate
ventilation of the smoke to avoid a
nuisance smoke alarm at this time. We do
not recommend removing the smoke
alarm battery. If it were inadvertently left
disconnected, the smoke alarm would be
inoperative.
To Shut Down:
Slide thermostat/system switch OFF.
LP GAS FURNACE
To Start Up:
1. Open the LP gas tank valve by turning fully
counterclockwise
2. Move FAN MODE switch to Auto and place
FAN SPEED switch in desired position - Lo or
Hi.
Further Information
Please see the furnace operating instructions
provided in your Owner InfoCase for further
information, including operating precautions,
and periodic maintenance.
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NOTE:If heat does not come out of the heat
ducts after a minute or so the burner is
not lit. Turn thermostat off for 3-5
minutes, check to be sure tank valve is
open and tank is not out of fuel, then try
steps 2-4 again. If it still will not light
after three attempts, go to Shut Down
steps (see manufacturer’s info) and
contact your dealer or a local RV service
center.
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REAR FURNACE
Models 40FD and 40KD
The rear furnace is controlled by a separate
thermostat located in the rear of the coach.
ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT
(Central Heat/Air Conditioning
System)
The thermostat, on the One Place panel,
controls heating, air conditioning, cooling fan
and heat pump operation.
Temperature Selector
To Start Up:
1. Move Temp Selector lever from Off to the
desired temperature.
2. Furnace fan will start to blow immediately
after setting thermostat.
3. After about 30 seconds, the furnace burner
will light.
4. The furnace will now cycle off and on
automatically as the thermostat demands just
like a household furnace.
NOTE:If heat does not come out of the heat
ducts after a minute or so the burner is
not lit. Turn thermostat off for 3-5
minutes, check to be sure tank valve is
open and tank is not out of fuel, then try
steps 2-4 again. If it still will not light
after three attempts, go to Shut Down
steps (see manufacturer’s info) and
contact your dealer or a local RV service
center.
Heat Source Switch
ELECTRIC = Heat Pump
GAS = Furnace
True Air Thermostat
NOTE:The thermostat does not automatically
switch between heating and cooling. You
must place the thermostat switch in the
desired position.
Heating:
•
Slide the thermostat switch to “Gas Heat”
position.
NOTE:Follow proper furnace lighting
procedures described previously in this
section.
•
Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing
Temperature Setpoints.”
To Shut Down:
Slide Temp Selector lever OFF.
Further Information
Please see the furnace operating instructions
provided in your Owner InfoCase for further
information, including operating precautions,
and periodic maintenance.
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Digital Thermostat Display
The digital display normally shows current
room temperature, with the word “ROOM” in
small letters at the left side of the display. When
you press the temperature selector button up or
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down, the display will show the word “SET” and
the new temperature setpoint until you release the
button.
Changing Temperature Setpoints
To set the temperature to a new temperature,
simply press the Temperature Selector button up
or down until the temperature you want appears
in the display. The word “SET” will also appear
at the left side of the display while you are
changing the temperature setpoint. A few
seconds after you release the temperature selector
button, the display will return to showing the
current room temperature.
Cooling (A/C):
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Slide the thermostat switch to Cool position.
Slide the Fan Mode and Fan Speed Switches
to the desired positions.
On/Low: A/C compressor cycles on and off
with the thermostat while fan runs
continuously at low speed.
On/High: A/C compressor cycles on and off
with the thermostat while fan runs
continuously at high speed.
Auto/Low: Fan runs at low speed and cycles
on and off with the A/C compressor as
controlled by the thermostat.
Auto/High: Fan runs at high speed and
cycles on and off with the A/C compressor as
controlled by the thermostat.
Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing
Temperature Setpoints”.
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To Run Fan Only (No Heat or Air)
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Set Thermostat switch to OFF.
Slide Fan Mode switch to On.
Place Fan Speed switch to Lo or Hi as desired
The fan will run continuously at the selected
speed and is not controlled by thermostat
setting. The display will show current room
temperature.
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APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
THERMOSTAT OPERATION
The following chart shows the system functions with the “Heat/Cool” thermostat. Disregard references
to heat functions when using the “Cool Only” thermostat in the rear bedroom.
NOTE: The thermostat is equipped with a replaceable 2 Amp fuse located on the back of the thermostat
body.
HEAT PUMP
Your coach is equipped with an air source heat
pump built into the central air conditioning
system. Because the heat pump operates on
electricity, it provides economical heat inside
your coach and helps reduce the use of LP gas for
heating in cooler weather.
A heat pump can be thought of as an air
conditioner running in reverse. An air
conditioner absorbs heat from the air inside of the
coach and moves it to the outside. The heat pump
does exactly the opposite. Even cold air contains
some heat, so a heat pump will extract heat from
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the outside air on a cold day and carry it to the
inside of the coach to maintain a comfortable
temperature.
The efficiency of a heat pump decreases as the
outdoor air temperature drops, so supplementary
heat is often needed when the outside
temperature nears freezing. This system is set to
automatically start the LP gas furnace to assist
the heat pump if room temperature cools to 5
degrees or more below the thermostat setpoint.
You may wish to manually switch to furnace heat
to maintain a higher temperature when outside
temperatures begin to reduce the efficiency of the
heat pump. The heat pump will not operate when
the outside temperature falls below 36 degrees.
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To Operate the Heat Pump:
See the air conditioning/heat pump
manufacturer’s information in you Owner
InfoCase for complete operating instructions.
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The filter should be checked monthly for dirt
build-up and replaced as needed.
*The air filter is a disposable woven
fiberglass type, which cannot be cleaned
and should be replaced when coated with
dust.
Filter Locations
Model 36RD
Beneath Night Stand Cabinet
Lift carpeted panel as shown. A finger hole is
provided near the middle of the panel for lift-out
removal.
Thermostat Switch
Gas Heat = Furnace Only
Elec Heat = Heat Pump
NOTE:See “Electronic Thermostat” for
instructions on turning the air
conditioner on and changing the
thermostat settings.
The central air conditioner is located behind
the louvered body panel on the right (passenger)
side of the coach. The panel can be opened for
maintenance and periodic service. (See
“Condenser Coils”) The cooled air is forced
through ducts in the ceiling of the coach. Inside
air returns to the air conditioner through a filter
system beneath the rear bed. (See “Air
Conditioner Filter”.)
A/C Filter Size: 14” x 20” x 1”
Models 40FD & 40KD
Beneath Washer/Dryer Cabinet
Remove grate on front of cabinet as shown.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTER
The disposable furnace type filter must be
inspected and replaced periodically so the air
conditioner will operate efficiently.
• Be sure ceiling vents are open to distribute
heat pump output air. Also make sure
furniture, clothing items, packages or other
obstructions do not block the air return air
grilles beneath the rear bed.
A/C Filter Size: 14” x 20” x 1”
NOTE:Do not block the filter in any way, such as
by setting packages or newspapers, etc.
in front of the night stand grate. There
must be free air flow for the air
conditioner to operate efficiently.
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CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
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APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
Condenser Coils
The condenser is located behind the louvered
body panel on the right side of the coach. The
condenser is the large, black, rectangular area
that looks like a car radiator. The panel is hinged
at the top edge to allow opening for periodic
cleaning or service. Remove the screws under the
lower edge of the panel and swing it upward for
access to the condenser.
Periodically sweep debris carefully from the
fins of the condenser. Rinse dust off with clean
water. The condenser coils must be clean and
free of dust, debris and insect particles, etc., for
the air conditioner to cool efficiently.
Further Information
See the air conditioner manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your Owner
InfoCase. They contain detailed operating
instructions, special precautions and basic
troubleshooting.
WASHER/ DRYER
- Optional
For complete operating instructions, see the
manufacturer’s information provided in your
Owner InfoCase.
To Open the Door During a Wash Cycle:
Follow these steps if you need to open the
door to your washer-dryer after a cycle has
already begun.
1. Advance the Program Selector to 'Reset' and
wait 5 seconds.
2. Advance the Program Selector to 'Drain' (8
o'clock') and allow the machine to drain
completely.
3. Advance the Program selector to 'Reset' (the
'Status/Door Lock' LED will blink quickly to
indicate that the cycle has stopped, but the
door is STILL LOCKED)
4. When the 'Status/Door Lock' LED blinks
SLOWLY (takes 1-2 minutes), you can open
the door.
To Open During a Dry Cycle:
1. Advance the Program selector to 'Reset' (the
'Status/Door Lock' LED will blink quickly to
indicate that the cycle has stopped, but the
door is STILL LOCKED)
2. When the 'Status/Door Lock' LED blinks
SLOWLY (takes 1-2 minutes), you can open
the door.
IMPORTANT! Once a wash cycle is
underway, the washer-dryer door will LOCK
for the duration of the cycle and will STAY
LOCKED for up to 2 minutes after the cycle
ends. DO NOT attempt to open the door
unless the 'STATUS/DOOR LOCK' LED is
BLINKING SLOWLY!
Water Supply Faucets
The washing machine water supply faucets
are located inside the cabinet door above the
machine. Always turn supply faucets off when
not using washing machine to avoid possible
water leaks if a hose or hose gasket should fail.
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SECTION 4
APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
Horizontal Slider Windows
Swing the latch handle straight out from the
window. Grasp the sliding window edge frame
and slide the window to the side. Be sure the latch
is open before trying to slide the window closed.
Water Supply Faucets - typical
See Winterization Procedure in section 7
Plumbing.
Crank-Out Windows
Turn the crank-out knob clockwise to open
window; counterclockwise to close. Do not use
excessive force on the knob to open or lock into
closed position. This could cause permanent
damage to the crank mechanism.
When closing the window, crank the window
in snugly, then back off 1/4 turn to help avoid
glass warping which can result in wind noise.
Vertical Slider Windows
Vertical windows have spring-loaded catches
on both sides of the window that pop out to hold
the window in its fully raised position. Press the
catches outward toward the frames while
lowering the window.
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WINDOWS
Vertical Window Catches
If the window will not open after three or more
full turns of the knob, the glass may be stuck to
the sealing gasket. Go to the outside of the coach
and gently free the glass with your fingers. A
periodic light dusting of talcum powder on the
gasket should prevent this from recurring.
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SECTION 4
APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
POWER ROOF VENT
Galley or Bath Area
The power roof vent in the galley or bath
ceiling has a 3-speed turbine fan.
Fan On/Off
Switch
Fuse
Fan Speed
Selector
Further Information
See the power vent manufacturer’s operating
instructions supplied in your Owner InfoCase.
CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANER
-Optional
The central vacuum cleaner system is located
in a passenger side storage compartment.
Power Ventilator
Manual Dome Crank
The fan shroud on the ceiling has a fan power
switch that lets you turn the fan off if you want
just the vent dome raised with no fan running.
The fan speed switch allows you to adjust the
amount of circulation you need at any time.
A built-in shade lets you block light from the
vent if desired.
To Use The Vacuum
Plug the hose into the hose outlet. The vacuum
cleaner will start automatically. When you
remove the hose, the vacuum will stop.
Central Vacuum Cleaner System
The thermostat lets you set the temperature at
which you want the vent to open and exhaust
room air.
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To Use Vac Pan
Press the vac pan lever to the right using your
foot as shown to open the door and turn on the
vacuum unit. Sweep floor debris into the
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APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
opening. When you release the spring-loaded
door it will automatically shut and turn off the
vacuum unit.
Storage Compartment Vacuum
For convenient cleaning of exterior storage
compartments an additional vacuum hose outlet
is located in a middle compartment on the
passenger side of the coach.
Dust bag opening fits
over side nozzle
If The Vacuum Will Not Start
Check for a tripped circuit breaker. Also be
sure that the vacuum unit is plugged into the
electrical outlet.
ELECTRIC ENTRANCE STEP
4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
The power switch for the electric entrance step
is located to the left of the main entry door as you
enter the coach.
To Change Filter Bags
Pull the cover from the square metal canister.
The canister is located in an exterior storage
compartment on the passenger side of the coach.
Pull cover off to change bags
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SECTION 4
APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
Further Information
WARNING
Do not use step unless fully extended.
Do Not Stand on step when vehicle
ignition switch is turned to either the “On”
or “Start” position.
The step will automatically retract, which
may cause personal injury.
Automatic Mode - Entry Step
Switch ON
For additional information on the step, see the
manufacturer’s operators manual included in
your Owner InfoCase.
STEPWELL COVER
The stepwell cover can be extended to cover
the stepwell area and increase usable floor space
in the front of the coach while the entrance door
is not in use.
(Step Operates with Door)
With the Entry Step switch in the ON position
the step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will
extend and retract automatically whenever the
screen door is opened or closed.
Stationary Extended Mode - Entry
Step Switch OFF
(Step Remains Extended)
With the Entry Step power switch in the OFF
position the step will extend when the screen
door is opened and will stay extended whether
the door is opened or closed.
This position is normally used to keep the step
extended when parked at a campsite or whenever
people will be entering and exiting the vehicle
frequently.
Automatic Retraction Feature
The step is equipped with an automatic
retraction feature that stores the step
automatically when the Ignition Switch key is
turned to the On or Start positions and the
entrance door is closed.
The step will retract regardless if the Entry
Step power switch is ON or OFF.
This feature is intended to prevent injury or
damage by an extended step while the vehicle is
moving.
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Step Cover shown in extended position
Press and hold the Step Cover switch on the
passenger sidewall armrest. The step will extend
or retract fully.
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APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS
CAUTION
CAUTION
Stay clear of entrance step area when
stepwell is being extended or retracted.
When entering or exiting, loose clothing
may catch on components of the
mechanism. Personal injury and/or
property damage may result.
Do not use Emergency Retract feature
unless necessary for emergency.
Operation of the Emergency Retract
feature will cause the step cover to
become non-functional until the cable
mechanism is reconnected by your
dealer.
To extend the unit, first make sure that there
are no obstructions in the step well which will
interfere with the operation of the unit. Locate the
step well slide rocker switch and position
yourself fully inside the coach. Do not stand in
the entry step well. Press and hold the rocker
switch in the extend position until the unit is fully
extended and stops moving.
Verify that the slide is fully extended by
visually checking to see that the unit is level and
parallel to the main floor and that the leading
edge of the slide is resting on the support blocks
next to the entry door.
An emergency cable release is connected to a
black plastic snap-in plate labeled ‘Emergency
Retract’ located at the front edge of the step
cover.
To release the step cover for exit emergency,
remove the black plastic plate by pulling it
upward and to the side.
A bead-chain is attached to the black plastic
cover and as you remove it, the chain will pull the
release allowing you to manually push the cover
in.
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Extension
Retraction
To retract the unit, first make sure that there is
nothing laying on top of the slider. Locate the
step well slide rocker switch and position
yourself fully inside the coach. Press and hold the
rocker switch in the retract position until the unit
is fully retracted and stops movement.
Verify that the slide is fully retracted by
visually checking to see that the unit is flush with
the back part of the step.
Lift snap-in plate from front edge of step cover.
Emergency Retract Feature
The step cover is equipped with an Emergency
Retract function in event of an emergency exit
situation and/or the step cover fails to retract
while in the extended position.
Pull chain to release step mechanism and manually slide step cover back.
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SECTION 5 LP GAS
LP GAS SUPPLY
The LP gas system supplies fuel for the range,
water heater, furnace and refrigerator (while in
gas mode). When used and handled properly, this
system is safe and economical and provides
modern living conveniences wherever you travel.
How LP Gas Works
LP Tank System
The storage reservoir for the LP gas system is a
horizontally mounted tank which is permanently
attached to the vehicle frame. The tank is
accessible only from the outside of the vehicle.
The tank supply valve is located near the top
center of the tank, next to the regulator. Before
opening the supply valve, check to be sure all
controls for gas appliances are in the “Off” or
“Pilot Off” position. If this step is not performed,
LP gas could accumulate inside the motor home
creating a fire or explosion hazard.
LP Tank
Fill Valve
LP Tank Shutoff
Switch
LP Gas Access in compartment directly
behind driver side front wheel
Emergency Shutoff Switch
The main tank shutoff valve is located out of
normal reach, so a shutoff switch is provided on
the front of the tank compartment and on the
OnePlace panel when you need to shut off the gas
flow from the tank.
Refilling LP Tank
Since the LP tank is permanently mounted to
the frame, the motor home must be taken to an LP
dealership for filling. Do not attempt to remove
the LP tank from the vehicle. The tank is
equipped with a fill adapter with both internal
and external threads which allows easy filling
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LP (Liquefied Petroleum) gas is a true gas
compressed into liquid form for easy
transportation and storage. LP gas is available in
two types - propane and butane. It is also called
tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP.
LP is used by appliances in vapor form only,
but is stored in the tank as a liquid under very
high pressure. As the liquid gas is released, it
reverts back to a vapor and expands to many
times its compressed volume.
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LP GAS
with any LP filling equipment. The tank is full
when liquid LP gas appears at the overflow
valve.
NOTE: The LP tank is equipped with an
automatic 80% stop-fill device.
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DO NOT FILL CONTAINER TO MORE
THAN 80 PERCENT OF CAPACITY.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT
IN A FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
Make sure the motor home is level when
filling. It is possible to accidentally overfill
the tank if the vehicle is unlevel, with the
fill valve on the uphill side. Overfilling the
LP gas tank can result in uncontrolled gas
flow, which can cause fire or explosion. A
properly filled container will contain
approximately 80 percent of its volume as
liquid LP gas.
All pilot lights must be extinguished
and supply valve closed before refilling
LP gas tanks or vehicle fuel tanks.
Do not smoke or expose an open flame
while near an LP refueling area. LP gas is
heavier-than-air and extremely
flammable.
Never fill the LP tank with engine or
generator running.
Before opening the supply valve, check to
be sure all controls for gas appliances are
in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this
step is not performed, LP gas could
accumulate inside the motor home
creating a fire or explosion hazard.
Never use an open flame to test for LP
gas leaks.
Replace all protective covers and caps on
LP system before filling.
Selecting LP Fuel Types
We recommend using straight propane in your
LP tank. Propane gas is commonly available at
all LP gas outlets in the U.S. (According to the
National LP Gas Association, LP gas outlets in
the United States do not offer any other type of
liquefied petroleum gas than propane to the
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general public.) Check local phone directory
yellow pages for locations of local LP gas
refilling stations or bulk dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motor home, you may find butane or
propane/butane mixtures available in
addition to propane. Because gasburning RV appliances are designed to
run on propane only, we recommend that
you request straight propane only.
Butane burns about 30 percent hotter
than propane and can overheat some
appliances, particularly refrigerators,
and cause permanent damage. Other
appliances designed to operate on
propane can become sooted and lose
efficiency by using butane fuel.
Air In The LP Gas Tank
If your LP gas appliances do not stay lit or
require frequent adjustment, even though you
know the LP tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the LP gas tank. Air in the
tank mixes with the LP gas vapors causing them
to burn poorly. This condition could linger for
weeks if the air is not purged from the tank. Most
LP gas dealers have equipment for purging air
from LP gas tanks and will purge before refilling
the tank.
SAFE USE OF THE LP GAS
SYSTEM
The LP system is designed and built with strict
adherence to federal, state and recreational
vehicle industry requirements for mobile LP gas
equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as tank fill
overflow valves, an interior LP gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO)
detector/alarm.
LP gas also contains an odor additive that you
can smell if LP is present in the air.
Listed below are a few precautions to observe
that will help you to use the LP gas system safely.
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LP GAS
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Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of LP gas. If a leak is
suspected, turn off the supply valve
immediately. Have the LP gas system checked
by your dealer or other qualified LP gas
service center.
Do not tamper with the LP gas piping system,
pressure regulator or gas appliances. Service
and maintenance of LP gas system
components should be performed only by
your dealer or a qualified LP gas service
center.
Never attempt to connect natural gas to the LP
gas system.
Have the entire LP gas system inspected for
possible leaks and missing or damaged parts
at each tank filling. Also inspect before and
after each trip, and any time trouble is
suspected.
Turn the LP supply valve off when not using
the LP gas system.
Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be
replaced.
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the LP
gas system.
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the LP tank compartment door.
According to standards set for recreation
vehicles, the LP supply valve must be readily
accessible in an emergency.
Exercise caution when drilling holes or
attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
LP GAS WARNINGS AND
PRECAUTIONS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with LP
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid
inconvenience, check state regulations
concerning flammable gas transportation.
LP Gas Leaks
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or LP tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or LP gas tank.
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel or LP gas in items
such as the range, chassis engine, generator
engine, refrigerator, furnace and water heater.
They contain carbon monoxide, which is an
odorless, colorless and poisonous gas.
Do not bring or store LP gas containers,
gasoline or other flammable liquids inside the
vehicle because a fire or explosion may result.
LP gas containers are equipped with safety
valves which relieve excessive pressure by
discharging gas to the atmosphere.
Never use an open flame to test for LP gas
leaks. Replace all protective covers and caps
on LP system after filling. Make sure valve is
closed and door latched securely.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
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SECTION 5
LP GAS
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place to
minimize vent blockage which could result in
excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion.
PRESSURE REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover which should be left
in place at all times. Only your dealer or a
qualified LP gas service should remove the
regulator cover for adjustments.
WARNING
Visually inspect the pressure regulator
vent periodically for blockage by
accumulated debris or insect nests, etc.
Vent obstruction could result in excessive
pressure which could cause a fire or
explosion.
If any obstruction is apparent, have the
regulator serviced by your dealer or a
qualified LP gas service center.
LP Gas Pressure Regulator (typical)
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Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the
presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will
pass through the cylinder valve and into the
regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers,
tank and bottle manufacturers and LP gas dealers
take every precaution to reduce moisture, but
sometimes only a fraction of an ounce entering
the tank can cause problems. To help avoid the
possibility of freeze-up, always keep tank control
valve closed when not in use, even when tank is
empty, to prevent moisture from collecting on the
inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
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LP GAS
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If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your LP gas dealer inject a small amount of dry
methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately one
ounce to 20 pounds or one pint to 100 gallons) to
help guard against regulator freeze-ups.
In very cold weather when a large volume of
gas is being used for heating, it is possible to
experience a loss of gas pressure. At first, this
problem may appear to be caused by a regulator
freeze-up, but is actually caused by failure of the
liquid gas to vaporize as fast as it is needed. As
the temperature becomes colder, it is increasingly
harder for the liquid LP gas to vaporize. At the
same time, the demand for LP to produce heat
increases to the point where the system cannot
maintain production.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce
the consumption of gas where possible.
Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric
refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot
water will help as well.
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SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL CAUTIONS
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be used
contain 3-prong plugs for proper grounding.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
the generator is in operation, the power converter
portion of the inverter/charger automatically
changes a portion of the 110-volt current to 12volt DC current. All equipment in the motor
home that is normally powered by the auxiliary
battery is then powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 110-volt current: central
air conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC
mode), microwave oven, ice maker, vacuum
cleaner and other 110-volt electrical equipment
used at convenience outlets.
EXTERNAL POWER CORD
(Shoreline)
The external utility power cord (commonly referred to as a “shoreline”) is located in a compartment on the left (driver’s) side of the coach.
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Your coach is equipped with an electrical
system consisting of two separate voltages; a 12volt DC system and a 110-volt AC system. The
12-volt system consists of two internal power
sources, while the110-volt system is operated
from an outside power source or the 110-volt
generator. All systems operate through a single
power converter control center to provide
electrical power to the motor home.
Optional Power Cord Reel shown
The optional power cord reel has a two-way
switch to extend and retract the cord. Press and
hold the switch in the direction desired.
110-VOLT AC SYSTEM
The 110-volt system operates from the power
cord (shoreline) connected to an outside 110-volt
utility service such as those at campgrounds, or
from the 110-volt generator (or the 110-volt
inverter system). When the power cord is
connected to an outside power source, or when
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
NOTE: Some parks do not have 50-amp service
available, so you will need to connect to
a standard 30-amp service pole using an
adapter.
Press and hold switch to retract power cord
reel (optional)
WARNING
Do not connect the external power cord
to any receptacle until you have
contacted the owner and/or attendant of
the premises to verify proper polarity and
grounding.
30 Amp Receptacle
50 Amp.
Power Receptacle
A flip down hatch in the compartment floor
lets you route the power cord through a passage
in the bottom of the compartment so you can
shut the compartment door while the power cord
is connected.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the
electrical receptacle to ensure that the
receptacle is properly wired and
grounded.
Reverse polarity and improper grounding
of the vehicle can cause personal injury or
death.
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
1. Flip the hatch downward.
Connecting The Power Cord
To connect to an external source, remove the
cord from the utility compartment and plug it into
a suitable 50-amp power receptacle to provide
external power to the coach and converter/
charger system.
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2. Swivel the cover section aside to reveal cord
notch.
INVERTER/CHARGER UNIT 2000W
3. Route the cord through the notch and flip the
hatch back up into place and close the compartment door.
WARNING
Do not plug the power cord into an outlet
which is not grounded, or adapt the plug
to connect to a receptacle for which it is
not designed.
The inverter/charger unit is located on the wall
of the utility compartment on the left side of the
coach.
The inverter/charger has a power/reset switch
and two circuit breakers to protect the inverter
and the AC input source from overloads. See the
inverter/charger operation information for
complete explanation and instructions on this
system.
NOTE: Batteries will deplete quickly with use of
the inverter. The inverter is intended for
limited, short term power usage while the
vehicle is in motion or while not
connected to shoreline or generator
power. It is not intended for steady use
while ‘dry camping’, without generator
or shoreline power.
Be sure that all four prongs of the supply
cord are properly plugged into the
receptacle.
Do not connect the power cord to an
extension cord.
Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle. This protects
the park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on
your vehicle, from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
After disconnecting the power cord, neatly
stow it in the utility compartment.
Inverter Charger Unit Location
in utility compartment
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
Inverter/Charger Control Panel:
CAUTION
Do not store items too closely around the
inverter unit in the storage compartment.
The inverter generates heat while
operating and needs unrestricted airflow
for proper cooling.
The power converter changes 110-volt AC
current from the auxiliary generator or the
shoreline into 12-volt DC current for use by 12volt equipment in the motor home.
Certain circuits, however, remain unchanged
for use by items which require 110-volt current,
such as the air conditioner(s), the refrigerator in
AC mode, the microwave oven, etc.
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The inverter/charger has a remote monitor/
control panel that can be programmed for
several charging configurations. It will also
display warnings for overload conditions or
other operating failure conditions.
See the inverter/charger control panel
instructions in your Owner InfoCase for
complete information and specific configuration
directions.
Charging Section
The charging section of the inverter/charger
charges coach batteries while 110-volt external
power is connected.
If the coach batteries have been extremely
discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly
discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the
batteries reach “full charge”, then will continue
“trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate.
If your battery does not charge as described
above, it is possible the battery is defective.
If the batteries are extremely discharged, the
charger unit will not activate to charge batteries
NOTE:We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become
damaged from continuous charging
without periodic use. We recommend
following regular battery inspection and
maintenance, especially in cold weather.
See “Battery Storage & Maintenance” at
the end of this section.
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Inverter/Charger Control Panel
When the inverter is not being used, it should
be shut off at the control panel. The inverter
could drain the house batteries if the shoreline is
not connected to external power and the Aux.
Battery switch is on.
110-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The breaker panel protects all 110-volt
components in the motor home from either an
overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short
develops, the breaker will open preventing any
further flow of electricity and, therefore, damage
to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: air
conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period.
Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to
“Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker
continually trips and no equipment is running,
have the system checked for a short in the wiring
or the appliances.
The 110-volt circuit breaker panel is located
behind the cabinet door under the bed.
110-Volt House Circuit
Breakers (at foot of bed)
Push to
Reset circuit
after monthly
testing or
ground fault
tripping.
GFCI Outlet
(Ground Fault Protector)
Push to
Test at least
monthly.
Should break
circuit. Press
Reset button
to reconnect.
Typical view of breaker panel. Actual fuse or breaker
labels may vary according to appliance and equipment options. Fuses and breakers are labeled on panel.
110-VOLT RECEPTACLES
(OUTLETS)
A number of standard AC electrical outlets are
provided throughout the coach for connecting
small appliances such as televisions, radios,
toasters, etc. An outdoor outlet is also located on
the outside of the coach near the entrance door.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Exterior, bath and galley outlets are connected
to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter),
which is an extremely sensitive circuit breaker
that will help to protect against severe electrical
shock if a ground fault develops. If such a
condition occurs, the GFCI will break the circuit
by turning off the power to the protected outlets.
If this happens, unplug all the appliances on that
circuit and press the reset button on the GFCI
equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired if necessary before
using again.
The GFCI outlets are located in the bath and
galley areas of the vehicle.
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate
electrical shock. Small children and
persons with heart conditions or other
disabilities which make them especially
sensitive to electrical shock may still be
injured by a 110-volt receptacles even
though protected by a Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupter.
AUXILIARY 110-VOLT
GENERATOR
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator and
electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or
appliances when your hands are wet, or
when standing in water or on wet ground.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed by
an authorized service center.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
Automatic Power Transfer Switch
Operation Warnings and Cautions
Whenever the generator is needed, an
automatic power transfer system automatically
switches the household electrical system to the
generator 10 seconds after the generator is
started. The ten-second delay allows the
generator to start easily without the burden of
electrical loads.
WARNING
Generator Operation
Consult the generator manufacturer’s
information provided in your Owner InfoCase for
instructions on operation, troubleshooting and
maintenance.
NOTE: The generator draws its fuel from the
main chassis fuel tank. After extensive
generator use, you may notice decreased
levels in the fuel tank.
Generator Hourmeter
This meter is located on the monitor panel. It
registers the total number of hours that the
generator has been operated.
Generator Hourmeter
Refer to the hourmeter to determine when
periodic maintenance is due and to record
services which have been performed.
The exhaust of all internal combustion
engines contains carbon monoxide (CO).
This poisonous gas is colorless, odorless,
tasteless, and lighter than air. The
exhaust systems of both your motor home
engine and your generator engine have
been installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect yourself
from conditions beyond the control of the
manufacturer.
1. Do not simultaneously operate the generator
engine and a ventilator which could draw
exhaust gases into the vehicle.
2. Do not open windows or ventilators on the
end or side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe
of the generator is located.
3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry
the exhaust away from the vehicle. Also,
note the position of other vehicles to be sure
their exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
4. Do not operate the generator engine while
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings, vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently
during periods of use.
Refer to the generator manufacturer’s
maintenance information in your Owner
InfoCase for specific recommendations.
WARNING
Never check generator oil level while
generator engine is running.
Generator Slide Out Service Tray
The generator service tray can be extended
and retracted on a slideout frame mechanism.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
To extend generator frame for service:
6 ELECTRICAL
1. Pull the travel-locking pin from the slide rail.
It is located on the driver side of the generator
and can be seen by looking down just inside of
the “hood” panel opening as indicated by the
arrow in the photo below. The pin is tethered
to the rail assembly by a small cable.
12-VOLT DC SYSTEM
The DC voltage system consists of the
automotive batteries and the 12-volt coach
auxiliary batteries.
BATTERY INFORMATION
Chassis (Starting) Batteries
Travel Pin - see arrow
Viewed looking downward at left side of
generator through front “hood” panel opening.
2. Pull the slide frame outward until generator
frame is fully extended.
3. After storing the generator, be sure to reinsert the travel pin into the slide rail frame.
You may need to move the generator and
grille panel in or out slightly by hand to align
the holes properly to insert the pin.
WARNING
Make sure travel pin is in place to secure
generator before driving after generator
service or maintenance. Failure to do so
may allow the generator to extend
unexpectedly during sudden brake
application or other rapid deceleration.
The chassis batteries operate the engine starter
and all automotive accessories and controls
found on the instrument panel. The leveling
jacks, slideout room system and the electric step
are also connected to the chassis battery.
A battery monitor device called Trik-L-Start
will help maintain the chassis battery charge
anytime the coach is plugged into 110-volt shore
power and the battery disconnect switch is in the
“On” position.
The device monitors battery voltage in the
house batteries and compares it to the chassis
battery. If the device senses the chassis battery
voltage is approximately ½ volt lower than the
house battery, it allows up to 5 amps of current to
flow to the chassis battery.
The circuitry within the device prevents back
feeding of electricity from the chassis to coach
battery so if 110-volt power is interrupted, the
chassis battery will not be discharged.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
House Batteries
The house batteries supply current to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the coach.
This includes interior lights, range exhaust fan,
furnace fan, water pump, water level and holding
tank gauges, 110-volt generator starter,
refrigerator and bath roof vent fan. The house
battery may also be used to start the engine if the
automotive battery is discharged. Refer to
“Battery Boost Switch” in Section 3.
The house batteries are automatically charged
by the engine alternator while the engine is
running.
Lift the retainer catches that hold the battery
tray and slide it outward for service.
House Batteries
Chassis Batteries
AUXILIARY BATTERY (AUX
BATT) SWITCH
The AUX BATT switch disconnects the
auxiliary (coach) batteries from the 12-volt
system of your coach to avoid long-term battery
drain by electrical items that are hooked directly
to the coach batteries, such as clock displays and
radio memories, etc.
Lift Battery Tray Retainer Latches
BATTERY CARE
Aux. Batt. Switch
(near entry step)
Leave this switch ON except for periods when
the vehicle is not in use.
Some electronic displays and memory
functions may need to be reset after power has
been reconnected.
BATTERY ACCESS
The batteries are located on slide-out trays in
the battery compartment on the outside of the
coach.
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Lead -acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical
reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as
energy is removed from the battery, it should be
replaced by the engine alternator or the RV
converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more,
especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates
inside the battery. This condition is called
‘sulfating’ and prevents the battery from either
releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition
occurs, the battery must be replaced.
If a battery does not contain at least 80% charge
during freezing temperatures, the electrolyte can
freeze and crack the battery case.
The two best defenses against sulfating and
insufficient charge are to:
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ELECTRICAL
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NOTE:Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from
entering the battery and contaminating
the electrolyte fluid.
WARNING
Before removing any battery cables or
battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment
in the motor home is off and the power
cord has been disconnected.
WARNING
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
NOTE:We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become
damaged from continuous charging
without periodic use or maintenance.
We recommend following regular battery
inspection and maintenance, especially
in cold weather.
Be sure to replace the battery terminal
boot back onto the positive terminal after
servicing. Care must be taken to avoid
pinching the cable between any metal
parts. Should the cable be damaged, a
short circuit could result in personal injury
or damage to equipment. Replace any
damaged cables at once. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and
eye covering when checking or handling
batteries.
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•
Further precautions:
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•
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•
•
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Remove the battery from the coach.
Store it in a cool place on a wooden or rubber
pad to inhibit conductive transfer.
Check the state of charge periodically to avoid
discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple
maintenance practices.
Make sure the batteries always remain
securely clamped in the battery tray.
Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
•
Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
Every two months, or more often in hot
weather, check the battery fluid level. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during
freezing weather, the motor home should be
driven several miles to mix water and
electrolyte to prevent freezing.
Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
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6 ELECTRICAL
1. Turn off the Auxiliary Battery switch to avoid
parasitic discharge (the trickle discharge
caused by directly connected components like
LP gas detectors or digital clock displays,
etc.), and
2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary
at least once a month during long storage
periods. Turn the Aux. Batt. Switch off to
avoid electrical arcing when attaching or
detaching charger clamps.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL
WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is essential
when replacing the cables on the battery,
or when using a “booster” battery, that the
positive post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts are
marked (+) plus and (-) minus.
If a “boost charger” is used while battery
is in the motor home, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger to avoid damage to engine
electronic components.
Never attempt to charge or boost a frozen
battery.
12-VOLT HOUSE CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motor home are protected by a
circuit breaker panel. When a circuit is
overloaded or a short develops in any part of the
system, a breaker will shut down that circuit. If
this happens, turn off all affected lights or
appliances and reset the breaker.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each breaker.
The House 12-Volt Breaker Panel is behind a
door beneath the bed.
House 12V Breakers
*Typical view of breaker panel. Actual fuse or breaker
labels may vary according to appliance and equipment
options. Fuses and breakers are labeled on panel.
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SECTION 7 PLUMBING
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
The fresh water system provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet and
water heater. Water may be supplied by either of
two sources:
−a water tank located within the motor home
−any external water source to which the motor
home may be connected, known as “city
water”.
The gravity fill is located behind a small,
lockable door on the sidewall toward the back of
the coach.
Water Tank Gravity Fill
(typical)
Water Service Center
(typical)
1. Attach a hose from a city water faucet to the
city water connector in the water center on the
left (driver) side of your coach or pull a
sufficient amount of hose from the optional
water center hose reel and attach to an external
city water faucet.
Fresh Water Tank Filling
Procedures:
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
The tank may be filled either by gravity fill or
by pressure filling through the city water
connection. A special diverter valve will route
the water from the hose either directly to the
water lines for city water hookup use, or to the
fresh water tank for filling.
Gravity Fill
Insert the water hose into the fill opening and
turn the city water supply on. The tank is full
when water flows from the tank vent tube
beneath the coach.
Optional Water Hose Reel shown
2. Open the Gravity Fill door to provide
adequate air venting and avoid pressure
buildup.
3. Turn the Fresh Water Valve to ‘Tank Fill’
position.
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Pressure Fill from City Water Connection
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PLUMBING
faucets and toilet. A check valve built into the
pump prevents water from entering the pump and
filling the storage tank.
4. Turn city water supply on.
5. Tank is full when water flows from tank vent
tube beneath coach.
6. Turn off city water supply and disconnect
from city water connector.
7. Turn Fresh Water valve to Normal position
to use the water demand pump. The Tank Fill
position is only for pressure filling the water
tank from the city water hose connection
.
City Water Use
Connect hose to city water connection as
described in previous steps. Turn Fresh Water
valve to Normal position and turn demand water
pump switches OFF.
NOTE: Always keep the tank fill valve in Normal
position unless you are filling the tank. If
this valve is left in the Tank Fill position
while using the city water, water will keep
flowing into the tank and out the tank
vent tube onto the ground and the water
pump will run without delivering water to
faucets.
When connected to an outside source of water,
the water bypasses the demand pump and storage
tank and supplies pressure directly to individual
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NOTE: Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend using
an in-line water pressure regulator to
prevent damage to any components,
connections and seals in your fresh water
system.
A water pressure regulator may be
obtained from any well stocked RV
dealership retail center and some retail
discount centers. These devices simply
connect in-line between the supply hose
and the city water input on the coach.
We recommend a regulator that controls
water pressure to 40 psi maximum.
To Disconnect from the City Water source:
1. Turn the city water source off.
2. Open a faucet inside the vehicle to relieve
line pressure.
3. Disconnect the hose from the vehicle and
replace the cap on the city water input
connection.
4. Optional: Disconnect the hose from the city
water faucet and retract the hose into the
optional hose reel. Be sure to replace the
protective cap on the hose end to avoid
entrance by debris or insects.
Press
button
and
hold to
retract
optional
water
hose
reel
5. Be sure the Fresh Water valve is in Normal
position to use the water demand pump. (The
pump will run continuously without
delivering water to faucets if in Tank Fill
position.)
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PLUMBING
Unscrew bowl and remove to clean strainer
When your coach is not connected to a city
water supply, water is supplied from the fresh
water tank by a water system demand pump. A
demand pump is designed to run only when you
are using water. When you open a faucet, the
water line pressure drops and the pump begins to
run, and it will continue to run as long as the
faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the
line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts
itself off.
Water Pump Strainer
The pump is self-priming and will run briefly
to build up line pressure when the Water Pump
Switch is first turned on. See “Initial Water Line
Priming” for instructions on using the water
system for the first time.
Further Information
See the water pump manufacturer’s operation,
care and maintenance information in your Owner
InfoCase.
Pump Strainer
The pump is equipped with a cleanable
strainer to capture any possible tank borne
particles that could damage pump components.
NOTE: We recommend that you check and clean
the strainer after each tankful of water
during the first few uses of the water
pump system. Thereafter, remember to
check it at least yearly, such as during
winterization procedures.
To Clean Pump Strainer
Be sure all water pump switches are OFF.
• Twist the inlet cap (bowl) counterclockwise to
unscrew from the strainer assembly.
• Remove the bowl and pull the strainer screen
out of the bowl to tap out any particles and
rinse clean.
• Insert the strainer screen back into the bowl,
then screw the bowl back onto the strainer
assembly.
NOTE: You must also empty the strainer when
winterizing your coach to avoid water
freezing and cracking the filter bowl.
Water Pump Switch
Water pump switches are located on the
systems monitor panel and in the water service
center. While the switch is in the “ON” position,
the pump will automatically supply water
pressure as it is needed. It is recommended that
the pump switch be turned off whenever you are
away from the vehicle or not using the water
system. A slow leak in a faucet could drain the
water system and discharge the coach battery.
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WATER PUMP
SECTION 7
PLUMBING
WATER PURIFIER SYSTEM
The water purifier system uses a flow-through
activated carbon filter that removes chlorine and
other impurities, resulting in clean, taste-free
and odorless drinking water.
Water Pump Switch
on OnePlace Panel
Filtered Water Faucet
Water Pump Switch
in Water Service Center
Initial Water Line Priming
1. Make sure that all water drain valves are
closed, including water heater valve.
2. Turn water pump switch to “OFF” position.
3. Fill water tank.
4. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
5. Turn on pump switch.
6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water
first). Leave hot water faucets on until they
also deliver a steady stream of water. This
will ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
7. Check to be sure pump stops soon after all
faucets have been closed.
8. Pump is now ready for automatic operation.
Pump will start when a faucet is opened and
stop when the faucet is closed.
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Water Filter Assembly
below Galley Sink
Replacing The Water Filter
Cartridge:
Replace the filter cartridge when water flow
from the purifier faucet is too slow for
convenience.
•
Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any remaining water during removal.
•
Raise the valve handle near the top of the
filter base to block water flow to filter.
•
Twist the filter cartridge counterclockwise
about a quarter-turn and pull it down and out
of the filter head.
•
Insert a new water filter cartridge up into the
filter head as far as possible and turn it
clockwise a quarter turn.
•
Lower valve handle to lock filter and restore
water flow.
See also “Winterizing Procedure” in this
section to prepare the water purifier for freezing
conditions.
DISINFECTING FRESH WATER
SYSTEMS ON RV’S
(As approved by the U.S. Public Health
Service)
To assure complete disinfection of your fresh
water system, it is recommended that the
following procedure be followed on a new
system, one that has not been used for a period of
time, or one that may have become contaminated.
This procedure is also recommended before long
periods of storage such as over winter.
1. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household bleach
(sodium hypochlorite solution). With tank
empty, pour chlorine solution into the tank.
Use 1 gallon solution for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity. This procedure will result in a
residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in
the water system. If a 100 ppm concentration
is required as discussed in item 3, use 1/2 cup
of household bleach with 1 gallon of water to
prepare the chlorine solution. One gallon of
the solution should be used for each 15 gallons
of tank capacity.
2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
Open each faucet and run the water until a
distinct odor of chlorine can be detected in
the water discharged. Do not forget the hot
water taps.
3. Allow the system to stand at least 4 hours
when disinfecting with 50 ppm residual
chlorine. If a shorter time period is desired,
then a 100 ppm chlorine concentration
should be permitted to stand in the system
for at least 1 hour.
4. Drain and flush with fresh water.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous – recap bottle and
clean utensils after use.
SHOWER HOSE VACUUM
BREAKER
After using the shower, you may notice water
dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The
dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose
(after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases
and allows water remaining in the hose to drain
down. This is a normal function of the shower
valve assembly and is not a leak or defect.
The International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials Standard TSC 21-85
(PAR. 4.3) states:
“Shower heads which incorporate shutoff
valves, shall have a minimum “drip rate” of one
(1) quart in thirty (30) minutes.”
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SECTION 7
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SECTION 7
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Important “Don’ts”
CAUTION
•
Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
•
Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
•
Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
If items are placed into the shower tub
before shower valve vacuum release is
complete, they may become wet.
EXTERIOR WASH STATION /
SHOWER
The exterior wash station/auxiliary shower is
located in the water center compartment. This
feature allows you to do things such as rinse off
sand or salt after a swim, rinse off muddy boots,
or bathe your pet outside the coach.
Further Information
Please refer to the toilet manufacturer’s
information provided in your Owner InfoCase for
operating and maintenance instructions.
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(HOLDING TANKS)
Exterior Wash Station/Shower
TOILET
The toilet in your motor home is very similar
to the household type, except that it is designed to
use only a small amount of water per flush. It
uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a
swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the bowl.
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The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
waste water until it can be dumped at an
appropriate waste water disposal site. This means
you can use the toilet, sinks and shower even in
areas where utility hookups are not available.
The waste drain (sewer) hose has a handle and
valve as a sanitary convenience feature. The
handle makes the hose easier to carry when
placing into a dump site receptacle and when
rinsing and storing. The valve end reduces the
chance of dripping from the hose.
NOTE:The dump valve drain outlet swivels
downward when necessary to avoid
bends in the drain hose which could trap
solids while dumping or to provide more
direct drainage while using on-site
sewer hook-ups.
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PLUMBING
Dumping Holding Tanks
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1. Remove the dust cap from the drain outlet and
connect the sewage drain hose. Twist to lock
the hose end hooks onto the pegs on the drain
outlet. Be sure it is firmly attached.
2. Open the hose end valve (handle) and place
the head of the sewer hose into the disposal
opening. Push the handle forward to open the
valve inside the hose head
NOTE:DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT
ONCE. Do not open the grey tank valve
until the black tank is drained and dump
valve closed to avoid sewage back-up
into grey tank. Grey water also rinses any
black water solids from the drain hose.
Holding Tank Valves in Water Service Center
NOTE:If the hose end valve (handle) is closed
while pulling the hose to the disposal
opening, a vacuum lock condition will
develop which prevents the hose from
extending fully.
Do not open the holding tank valves until
the hose valve is open. If you open the
dump valve before the hose valve, the
hose will fill with sewage water and be
difficult to move or could cause the hose
to clog.
3. Open the sewage tank valve (black handle)
with a quick pull. Move hose gently about to
dislodge any waste and to ensure complete
drainage. Close the valve as soon as the tank
is empty.
4. Open waste water dump valve (gray handle)
with a quick pull. Close valve handle as soon
as tank is empty.
5. After both tanks have been drained, flush the
black water tank as described in ‘Flushing
Your Black Water Holding Tank’. (If hose is
not available, run several gallons of water
into the sewage tank through the toilet. Then
open sewage dump valve and drain the tank
again. Close valve when done.)
6. Close hose valve by pulling handle up until
lock snaps into place.
7. Rinse end of sewer hose thoroughly with
water and stow.
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NOTE:If the hose will not collapse while storing,
open the hose end valve (handle) to
release air trapped inside the hose.
8. It is advisable to add an odor control
chemical to the sewage holding tank. These
chemicals are available at most RV supply
stores.
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups
The drain hose may remain attached to the
dump outlet and be routed out the flipdown hatch
in the bottom of the compartment while the motor
home is parked and connected to an on-site
sewage hook-up.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
Flushing your Black Water Holding
Tank
The black water holding tank is equipped with
an internal spray head that allows you to rinse
the inside of the tank with a shower of clean
water after dumping.
1. Dump your black water holding tank in the
usual manner at an approved sewage disposal
station.
2. Leave black water dump valve open while
flushing tank.
3. Attach a garden hose from a city water
hydrant to the Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet
fitting in the water service center. (This inlet
is clearly marked separate from the Fresh
Water Inlet.)
The center outlet section may be swiveled
downward for better hose alignment and
drainage.
NOTE: Always keep service access passage
closed while utility connection is not in
use.
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump
valves closed until a tank becomes full or when
preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids
in suspension, allowing them to be carried out
with the liquids when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off,
leaving solids in the tank. Should this
accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the
tank about half full with water, and drive a few
miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and
stops will aid in the process. Then reconnect the
hose and drain in the normal manner.
UTILITY LIGHT
4. Turn the water on to begin flushing; allow
water to run for about three minutes.
5. Disconnect hose from flushing system fitting
and close dump valves.
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A lamp is located up on the left sidewall to
provide light in the water service hook-up area.
The switch is located inside the water service
compartment on the left side of the coach.
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To Drain Water Lines
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The water line drains are located in the water
center compartment on the driver side and in
other compartments depending on model. These
are standard ‘ball valves’ which are open when
parallel to the line (in-line) and closed when
perpendicular (at a right angle) as shown.
Utility Light Switch
WATER DRAIN VALVES
The water drain valves are used to drain water
from the water tank and the water supply lines
when preparing the motor home for storage or
when sanitizing the water system.
Water Line Drain Valves - all models
(in water center compartment)
To Drain Water Tank
The fresh water tank drain valve is opened by
pulling on a T-handle located in the water service
center.
Water Line Drain Valve - additional model 40KD
only (in RH rear storage/battery compartment)
•
Open both Hot and Cold water line valves.
•
Turn Fresh Water Valve to ‘Tank Fill’
position.
•
Pull the handle to drain the water tank.
•
Push to close valve immediately after draining
to avoid entrance by insects or blown debris.
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PLUMBING
Water Heater Drain Plug
The water heater drain plug is located on the
outside of the coach behind the water heater
service panel. Use a socket to remove the plug.
4. Remove the filter cartridge from the water
filter assembly below the galley sink.
Drain
Plug
Water Heater
Service Access
WINTERIZING PROCEDURE
Blow Out Procedure
1. Level the motor home and drain the entire
plumbing system as described in the
following steps.
2. Open water line drain valves and drain fresh
water tank. (See Water System Drain Valve
Locations chart for locations of drain valves
on your model.)
3. Open the Exterior Wash Station shower
knobs and lay shower head on ground to
drain any water left in the shower line. Also
place the tip of your finger into the city water
inlet and gently press the backflow valve
“button” in the center of the inlet to drain
any water trapped in the inlet line.
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Water Filter Assembly
below galley sink
•
•
Raise the valve handle on the filter base.
Twist the filter cartridge counterclockwise
about 90° and pull it down and out of the filter
base.
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Place a container beneath the filter base and
lower the valve handle to drain any water
remaining in the filter lines.
5. Install the antifreeze diverter plug.
• Raise the valve handle on the filter base.
• Hold the diverter by the support bar as shown
and guide it up into the filter base.
9. Turn off the water heater power switch
before draining the water heater tank to
avoid damage to the heating element. Drain
the water heater by removing the plug from
the base of the water heater tank, accessible
from the outside of the coach. (Requires
socket and ratchet.)
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•
Water Heater Drain Plug
Remove with socket.
•
•
Push the diverter up into the head as far as
possible and turn it clockwise approximately
90° until it stops.
Lower valve handle to lock the diverter plug
in place.
Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
NOTE: Before using again:
•
•
Flush out the system with the diverter in place.
After the system has been thoroughly flushed,
remove the diverter and store for future use.
The diverter plug is intended for winterization
only.
• Install a new water filter cartridge.
6. Turn on water pump and open all sink
faucets and shower head knobs. Leave open
after water stops flowing.
7. Press the toilet flush pedal and hold until
water stops flowing in the toilet. Then turn
water pump switch off.
8. At this time, if your coach is equipped with
an optional refrigerator ice maker,
dishwasher or washer/dryer, the water lines
for these appliances must also be drained.
Instructions are included at the end of this
section. If not, proceed to the next step.
Lift handle only when water heater is cold
10. After water has stopped draining at all
faucets and drain valves, leave faucets open
and connect a “blow-out” plug to the city
water connection on the coach. Then use a
compressed air hose regulated to 30 psi or
less to force air through the system. (A
“blow-out” plug can be purchased at any
Winnebago or Itasca dealer. P/N 701705-01000.)
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PLUMBING
The system features a diverter valve with
suction tube to draw non-toxic RV water system
antifreeze into the water lines. There is also a
water heater bypass valve to avoid filling the
water heater with antifreeze. This feature is
located near the water pump in the water center
or utility compartment.
City Water
Connection
Fresh Water
Inlet
Blow-out
Plug
Air Hose
CAUTION
Leave Bypass valve handle in ‘Normal
Operation’ position if draining water and
blowing out water lines. Place in ‘Bypass’
position ONLY when using antifreeze
solution in water lines.
CAUTION
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to pump or water lines.
NOTE: DO NOT burst air into the system. This
can damage the water pump. It is better
to let air in slowly.
11. Let air flow for five minutes until water is
completely drained out of faucets and drain
valves. Then close faucets one at a time.
12. Operate and hold toilet flush lever until
water is completely drained from toilet.
13. Turn air pressure off and disconnect water
purge adapters. Recap the city water
connection to avoid contamination by dirt or
insects.
14. Follow procedure listed in “Final Steps...”
WARNING
NEVER use automotive antifreeze/
coolant in your RV water system. Auto
antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which,
if ingested, can cause blindness and can
be fatal.
•
Turn Winterization Valve 1 to Water Heater
Bypass position
.
Water System Antifreeze
Procedure
NOTE: As an alternative to totally draining the
plumbing system, you may winterize
tanks and lines by pumping non-toxic RV
antifreeze through the system. This
product is available from your dealer and
from most RV supply stores. Follow
directions on the container to determine
the correct amount to use for your coach.
Your coach is equipped with a manually
operated water line winterization system for your
convenience in winterizing fresh water lines.
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Bypass Valve Locations
Model 36RD: Behind cabinet doors below
the washer/dryer.
Model 40FD: Beneath linen cabinet.
Model 40KD: In right side rear storage/
battery compartment.
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PLUMBING
•Remove and save the protective cap from the
end of the antifreeze draw tube (Winterization
Valve 2 in water service center)
.
When Done Adding RV Antifreeze:
• Turn water pump switch off.
• Turn the Winterization Valve 2 to Normal.
This will stop the flow from the suction tube
and revert the tank line flow to the pump.
• Replace the protective cap onto the end of the
suction tube to keep out insects and debris
when not in use.
•
•
•
Completely drain the sewage and waste water
holding tanks at an approved waste disposal
site. Drain the sewage tank first so the
following waste water can rinse any waste
solids from the dump outlet and sewer hose.
RV Antifreeze Draw Tube
in water center or near water pump
•
Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste
Tank Flush Inlet.
(insert into container of RV water system
antifreeze)
•
Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet.
Insert the end of the draw tube into a pail or
other container with 2 to 3 gallons of nontoxic RV antifreeze solution.
Turn the handle to ‘Winterize’ position.
Final Steps for “Blow-Out” or
“Water System Antifreeze”
Procedure
1. Close all drain valves and faucets to avoid
contamination by dirt or insects. Reinstall
water heater drain plug and close P-T relief
valve.
2. Pour about one cup of non-toxic RV
antifreeze into the kitchen sink drain,
bathroom sink drain and shower drain. This
prevents any holding tank odors from
entering the coach during storage.
Winterization Valve
in water service center
•
•
Turn the water pump switch on.
Open each hot and cold water faucet handle in
the coach one at a time until antifreeze
solution just begins to flow from the faucet;
then close.
NOTE: It is not necessary to add antifreeze to
the toilet since the flush valve will be
closed.
Do not add automotive antifreeze or
caustic chemicals such as bleach or
laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or
holding tanks. Although these products
may have a deodorizing effect, they may
damage plastic and rubber parts in the
system.
3. Place a bucket beneath the sewage drain
valve outlet and re-drain the sewage and
waste holding tanks of any clean water that
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Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
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PLUMBING
may have entered during the “blow-out”
procedure.
Close dump valves to prevent valve shafts
from rusting and to prevent entry by rodents
and insects. Refit the dust cap onto the drain
outlet.
4. Empty the water pump strainer filter bowl to
avoid water freezing and cracking the filter
bowl. Strainer is shown previously in this
section.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are
now totally winterized.
Ice Maker Start-Up (Removing from
Storage)
Winterizing Optional Ice Maker
Winterizing Optional Washer/ Dryer
When winterizing, make sure the water line is
completely drained by following this procedure.
Draining
Follow these steps to winterize (drain) your
washer-dryer for freezing temperatures.
1. Drain coach water lines.
2. Unscrew the water supply line from the
bottom of the water inlet valve and drain any
water left in the line. This connection is
located in the refrigerator service
compartment on the outside of the coach.
(See Refrigerator Service Access
Compartment in Appliances & Systems
section.)
1. Close all drain valves.
2. Turn the water supply on.
3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the
automatic shutoff arm is down.
4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making
temperature. Remember, this can take up to
24 hours.
5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first
batch of ice.
1. With the machine power OFF, pour ½ quart of
RV-type antifreeze into the washer drum
2. Close the door. Advance the Program
Selector knob to a SPIN position
3. Press ON/OFF Button (IN). Wait 1-2
minutes
4. Press ON/OFF Button (OUT). Unplug the
washer-dryer from the electrical outlet (or
disconnect power)
5. Turn the water supply faucets OFF.
Disconnect the inlet hoses from the faucets.
Drain any remaining water from the hoses.
Finished!
6. Go back to step 9 of ‘Blow-Out Procedure’.
Optional RV Antifreeze Winterization:
If you’re currently pumping RV antifreeze
through the fresh water system, follow these
steps to winterize:
Ice Maker Water Supply Connection
3. Let the ice maker run through a cycle, then
raise the shut-off arm.
4. Be sure water has drained from ice maker
supply line, then reconnect to inlet valve.
5. Go back to Blow-Out Procedure Step 9.
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1. With the machine power OFF, turn the WASH
TEMP knob to HOT
2. Advance the Program Selector knob to
REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty
3. Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and let the
machine fill until antifreeze is in the drum
4. Advance Program Selector to a RESET. Wait
5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will
blink)
5. Advance Program Selector to a SPIN
position. Let the antifreeze drain from the
drum
6. Advance Program Selector to RESET. Wait 5
seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink)
7. Turn the WASH TEMP knob to COLD
8. Advance the Program Selector knob to
REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty
9. Let the machine fill until you see antifreeze
in the drum
10. Advance the Program Selector knob to
RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock
LED will blink)
11. Advance the Program Selector knob to
SPIN. Let the antifreeze drain from the drum
12. Press the ON/OFF button (OUT). Finished!
13. Go back to step 9 of ‘Blow-Out Procedure’.
3. Set the dishwasher controls to the start of the
Rinse cycle and run briefly until antifreeze
can be seen inside the dishwasher.
4. Set the controls to the end of the Rinse cycle
to pump the liquid out of the dishwasher to
make sure the lines and pump contain
antifreeze.
5. Turn dishwasher controls to Off.
6. Pour about a quart of RV water system
antifreeze directly into the dishwasher to
ensure protection of pump and drain lines.
7. Dishwasher is now winterized.
8. Go back to Blow-Out Procedure Step 9.
To use again:
Flush the water pipes, then
1. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the
corresponding HOT/COLD faucets. Turn the
faucets ON. (NOTE: Check the water inlet
hoses and pump periodically. Refer to the
“Use & Care Guide” that came with the
machine)
2. Plug the washer-dryer into an appropriate
electrical outlet (or reconnect power supply)
3. With the ON/OFF button in the off (OUT)
position, pour 1/2 TBSP. of powder detergent
(or liquid equiv.) into the ‘Detergent’
compartment inside the Dispenser Drawer
4. Advance the Program Selector knob to an
EXPRESS cycle
5. Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and allow the
machine to run through the complete cycle to
clean out any remaining antifreeze. Finished!
Winterizing Optional Dishwasher
1. Empty all dishes from the dishwasher.
2. Follow coach winterization instructions for
using the winterization valve to draw RV
water system antifreeze into the water
system so antifreeze can enter the
dishwasher.
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SECTION 7
PLUMBING
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WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
SYSTEM
Water Lines:
DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
Two (2) valves in the water service center.
(Model 40KD has additional drain valve in rear compartment on
right side of coach.)
Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground.
Also, to drain any water left in the city water line, place the tip of
your finger inside the city water connection and gently press the
backflow valve (small “button” in center of connector).
Water Tank:
One (1) T-handle valve in the water service center.
Water Heater:
Drain plug on outside of coach, behind service door. (Location
varies by model.) Use socket to remove drain plug.
Water Heater By-Pass Valve:
Model 36RD: Behind cabinet doors below the washer/dryer.
Model 40FD: Beneath linen cabinet.
Model 40KD: In right side rear storage/battery compartment.
Winterization (Antifreeze) Valve:
Valve with clear vinyl siphon tube is located in the water service
center.
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SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT
•
VIDEO CONTROL CENTER
The video selector system allows you to
switch the antenna, cable TV, satellite TV system
or VCR/DVD signal to any TV set location in the
coach.
This means one person can watch a ball game
coming in on the roof antenna on the bedroom
TV while another person watches a satellite or
cable TV program or video on the front TV. Also,
two people can watch different programs on the
two TV’s while taping a third program on the
VCR.
•
While parked (with key off) - press Radio
Power switch to ‘House’ position.
Turn Radio On and adjust volume.
FRONT TV IGNITION SWITCH
INTERLOCK
If your coach is equipped with a front
overhead TV, it is plugged into a special
electrical outlet with a built-in ignition switch
interlock. The device allows the TV to operate
only when the ignition key is in the Off position.
Video Control Center Settings
To Watch Broadcast TV (Antenna)
• Press TV ANT button on MAIN TV section of
Video Selector Panel.
DVD/VCR Home Theater
To Watch Cable TV
• Press CABLE TV button on MAIN TV
section of Video Selector Panel.
To Watch TV or Video with
Surround Sound:
•
To Watch Satellite TV (Dish)
• Press SAT button on MAIN TV section of
Video Selector Panel.
To Listen to Dash Radio/CD through
Surround Sound Speakers
• Press Speaker Switch to RADIO position.
• While driving - press Radio Power switch to
‘Engine’ position.
Video Control Center
•
•
Provide 110VAC Power for TV and Video
unit (plug Shoreline into a utility power
supply - or start the GenSet - or switch the
Inverter ON).
Press Aux Battery switch ON.
Press Speaker Source Select switch on dash to
TV position to activate Surround Sound
speakers.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
DVD/VCR COMBO PLAYER
AND HOME THEATER
SURROUND SOUND
SECTION 8
ENTERTAINMENT
COMPACT DISC CHANGER
- Optional
The remote CD changer is located out of sight
in the driver side overhead front cabinet.
•
•
Turn TV on.
Press TV/Video button on remote or front of
video player to select “Video1” input shown
on channel display area of TV screen.
CD Changer in left front overhead
•
•
•
•
•
Turn DVD/VCR power ON.
Then press one of the SELECT buttons...
DVD to watch DVD - or VIDEO to watch TV
or VCR.
See “Video Selector Panel Settings’
Select channels on TV through the video
player channel selector.
Surround sound volume is controlled using
the TV remote.
NOTE:You can also play a CD in the DVD
player to listen to music in Surround
Sound.
Further Information
For detailed Information on TV and Home
Theater System, see Manufacturer’s Information
provided in your Owner InfoCase.
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The changer cartridge holds up to 10 compact
discs for hours of listening enjoyment. The CD
changer operates through the dash radio using a
remote control unit provided in your Owner
InfoCase.
See the Compact Disc Changer System
operating guide in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions and basic troubleshooting.
TV ANTENNA
The TV antenna on your motor home can be
easily raised, rotated a full 360° and lowered
from inside the vehicle by simply turning a crank
or directional handle. A built-in signal amplifier
designed to strengthen signals, is controlled by a
power switch built into the video control center
panel.
Operation
See the antenna manufacturer’s operation,
care and maintenance information in your Owner
InfoCase.
SECTION 8
ENTERTAINMENT
WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
Always align directional handle to
“DOWN” position before lowering.
Check Antenna Light
The check antenna light will come on for 20
seconds when the ignition switch is turned on to
remind you to be sure the TV antenna and/or
satellite dish are lowered completely into the roof
cradle for travel storage.
Checking Amplifier Performance
The TV signals available to an RV are entirely
dependent on its location in relation to the
transmitter. Signals may vary from strong to no
usable signal at all. We recommend that the TV
system be checked out in an area known to have
good TV reception.
To check the antenna amplifier, raise the
antenna, select a TV channel and rotate the
antenna for best picture. Then turn off the
amplifier power switch. If the antenna amplifier
is working properly, the TV picture will now be
degraded (snowy). When you turn the switch
back on, the picture should again be sharp.
DIGITAL SATELLITE
TELEVISION SYSTEM
-Optional
“Check Antenna” Light
TV Signal Amplifier
The amplifier power switch is located on the
video selection system panel in the video center
cabinet above the driver and passenger seats or
entertainment center cabinet.
To operate amplifier, turn on power switch.
A red indicator light will glow while the signal
amplifier is in use.
The Digital Satellite Television System
allows you to receive TV programs directly from
satellite to your coach. The programs are
transmitted in digital format so the quality is
equal to DVD.
• Press the SAT switch on the Video Control
Center to connect the TV to the Satellite
system.
See your RV Digital Satellite Antenna System
Owner’s Manual for instructions about aiming
the satellite antenna dish. The coach must be
level before attempting to aim the antenna dish.
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8 ENTERTAINMENT
CAUTION
SECTION 8
ENTERTAINMENT
Digital Satellite Dish Control
located on ceiling
Interior Connection for Satellite Dishes
(in front video center cabinet)
Operation
We recommend that you read the satellite dish
manual in your Owner InfoCase thoroughly to
understand the system completely before
attempting any setups or adjustments.
Satellite System Wiring
This coach is pre-wired for installation of a
digital satellite system (DSS) if your coach was
not factory equipped with one. Hookup jacks are
located in the left or right front overhead
compartment, depending on model. See your
authorized Winnebago Industries dealer for
proper installation and sealing of roof mounted
components.
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Exterior Connection for
Satellite Dishes and Cable TV
(In Water Center or Shoreline Compartment)
IN MOTION SATELLITE DISH
ANTENNA SWITCH
- Optional
This switch must be on to power the satellite
TV dish antenna. See the dish manufacturer’s
operating instructions in your Owner InfoCase.
SECTION 8
ENTERTAINMENT
PORTABLE SATELLITE DISH,
CABLE TV AND PHONE HOOKUPS
(Input)
The portable satellite dish, cable television
and telephone input connectors are located in the
shoreline compartment.
The television and phone input lines can be
routed through the hatch in the bottom of the
compartment so the door can remain shut while
connected.
Front Phone Jack
Rear Phone Jack
BEDROOM RADIO
-Optional
Exterior Input Connections for Satellite Dish,
Cable TV and Phone
(in Water Center or Shoreline Compartment)
The available bedroom radio/CD player/alarm
clock is located on the bedroom nightstand if
equipped. The radio cabinet also contains the rear
phone jack, plus AC and a 12-volt electrical
outlets for convenience.
Front Phone Jack
A phone jack is provided on a wall in the
living area of the coach such as those shown
below. Location varies by model and floorplan.
Bedroom
Radio
Rear Phone
Jack
12-volt DC
Electrical Outlet
AC Electrical
Outlet
Front Phone Jack
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8 ENTERTAINMENT
There is a phone jack in the bedroom, near the
radio or alarm clock on the nightstand shown in
‘Bedroom Radio”.
SECTION 8
ENTERTAINMENT
EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER
The exterior entertainment center contains a
stereo radio/CD player and convenient TV hookups for your outside listening or viewing
pleasure.
NOTE: These electronic devices and speakers
are not designed to be waterproof. Please
take measures to prevent rain or other
precipitation from entering the
entertainment center by closing the
compartment door or ensuring that an
awning will prevent entrance of
precipitation.
Exterior Entertainment Center
(optional equipment shown)
Further Information
See Manufacturer’s Information provided in
your Owner InfoCase for more information.
TWO-WAY RADIOS
-Optional
If your coach is equipped with the available
two-way radios, the built-in charger station is
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located in the lower face of the dash near the
entrance door for easy access.
Further Information
Please read the manufacturer’s operating
information in your Owner InfoCase for details
on charging and using the radios.
SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
SWIVEL GLIDER LOUNGE
CHAIR
The clamp knob can be unscrewed and
removed to allow you to position the chair as you
desire in the living area of the coach.
This chair is not equipped with a seat belt and
is not intended for seating while the coach is in
motion. The chair has a glide-lock mechanism to
prevent chair movement while the coach is
moving. The glide lock is located behind the seat
skirt on the rear side of the seat base mechanism.
5 - DASH / AUTO
Glide Lock
Chair Mount
The hoop base of the lounge swivel-glider is
mounted to the floor with a clamp as shown.
CAUTION
The chair must be clamped back into
place and the glide mechanism locked
before driving the coach.
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SECTION 9
FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
TABLE AND CHAIRS
Extendable “Legless” Table
The dinette table can be expanded with a
swing-out leaf when needed. The pull-out leaf is
concealed in a pocket beneath the sidewall end of
the table.
Raise the leaf into position and slide in toward
the stationary table top.
Dinette Chairs
The dinette chairs are free-standing to allow
greater freedom of movement than typical booth
style dinettes or pedestal seats. Folding dinette
chairs are also provided for additional seating
when needed. The folding chairs are typically
stored in the bedroom wardrobe or under the bed.
Free-standing chairs are not intended for
occupancy while the vehicle is in motion.
Before driving, always stow folding chairs
beneath bed and secure dinette chairs with
retainer strap provided as shown.
Grasp the bottom edge of the table (bottom
leaf) firmly and pull away6 from the wall.
6
WARNING
Pull the leaf down and outward at the same
time.
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Be sure all loose items are secured or
stored properly while the vehicle is in
motion. Possible overlooked items such
as canned goods or small appliances on
the countertop, cooking pans on the
range, or free-standing furniture items
can become dangerous projectiles during
a sudden stop.
SECTION 9
FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
SLEEPING FACILITIES
2. Release the catch on the table leg brace and
fold the leg up against the bottom of the table.
WARNING
Do not use sleeping facilities while vehicle
is moving.
DINETTE/BED CONVERSION
3. Remove the table from the wall support
bracket by lifting the end of the table. Then
lower the table to rest on the cleats attached to
each dinette bench.
4. Arrange dinette cushions to cover bed area.
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9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
Dinette to Bed:
1. Lift the seats and remove the seat support
‘bumpers’ to allow the seats to lie flush for use
as a bed. Do not lose bumpers because you
must refit them when reverting back to dinette
seat configuration.
SECTION 9
FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
Bed to Dinette:
1. Reattach the table onto the wall support and
lower the table leg.
Wall
Support
COUCH/BED CONVERSION
(with Dual Footrests and
Removable Armrests if equipped)
Couch to Bed:
Remove the armrests from both ends of the
couch by lifting upward and sliding the blade out
of the bracket as shown.
Table
Bracket
2. Make sure that the table leg is secured into the
floor support bracket and the leg brace is
locked.
Remove armrest by pulling upward
3. Refit the seat support ‘bumpers’ onto the seat
frame.
Armrest blade fits in bracket between
cushion and side of couch
Pull the front edge of the couch seat upward
and outward from the wall while gently pushing
downward on the backrest until the cushions lie
flat. The bed is now ready for use.
Bed to Couch:
Push the front edge of the seat toward the wall
while lifting upward on the backrest until the
couch is fully seated against the wall.
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FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
Footrests:
The footrest release latches are located on the
ends of the seat cushions. Pull the paddle outward
to extend footrest.
REST EASY MULTI-POSITION
LOUNGE
- Optional
CAUTION
To lower the footrest, press the crossbrace
downward while pressing downward on the
footrest pad.
To Recline: Press the switch on the front of
the armrest. Press ‘down’ to recline; ‘up’ to
return upright.
To Extend Pull-Out Footrest Section:
Squeeze latch behind opening at top of lounge
face panel and pull footrest trundle section out
until it locks in the fully extended position.
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Do not recline the lounge completely flat
unless the footrest section is extended.
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FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
Lift footrest up and away from lounge until it
is raised into position.
The gap between the footrest and seat
provides ample room to enter and exit the lounge.
If desired, however, the footrest can be unlatched
and pushed against the lounge seat. The footrest
‘drawer’ will latch when pulled out completely
and must be unlatched to push back in when
stowing the footrest.
when you press the recline switch. When you
return to upright position, you can hook your
heels over the front edge of the footrest section
and pull it back with you. Then, when you want
to get up, simply push the footrest section
forward with your feet to provide a gap for you to
exit.
To Convert to Bed: Extend footrest section
and push together with lounge seat cushion, then
press recline button until entire lounge lies flat.
Reverse steps to return to lounge seating.
CAUTION
Do not recline the lounge completely flat
unless the footrest trundle section is
extended. Do not occupy the lounge
when elevating the seatback from the flat
bed position to upright lounge position. If
house battery voltage is low, the
mechanism may require assistance by
lifting the seatback while returning upright
from flat bed position.
WARNING
Tip for “power users”: If you have the
footrest section unlatched and positioned against
the seat cushion, it will move out with the lounge
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To avoid injury to young children, do not
allow them to operate the sofa, or to play
within the sofa or near the operating
mechanism.
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FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
graining as compared to other wood species,
characteristic markings may include fine
brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye
dots and mineral streaks. These traits are
natural and serve to enhance maple's natural
beauty.
Your coach may feature two-stage pleated
window blinds that can be used for daytime or
nighttime privacy.
Sun Filter
The first, lower section is a translucent white
shade that can be lowered for privacy without
darkening the inside of the coach. It can also filter
out harsh direct sunlight to help keep the inside of
the coach cool in summer or to disperse light for
houseplants.
Room Darkening/Privacy Shade
The second, upper section is an opaque,
darkening shade for nighttime privacy and
daytime room darkening purposes. Pull both the
first and second sections down together or
separately.
See Maintenance & Storage section for
adjustment and care instructions.
WOOD FURNITURE AND
CABINETRY
People are drawn to the natural beauty of
wood. At Winnebago Industries, our craftsmen
work with the art found in each piece of wood to
create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the
Winnebago Industries warranty.
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Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that
ranges in color from white to pink and reddish
tones. Streaks of green, yellow and even black
may appear due to mineral deposits. Oak may
also contain wormholes and wild, varying
grain patterns. This distinct graining is
considered a desirable quality and has made
oak one of the most popular woods used for
cabinetry.
•
Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is
predominately white to creamy-white in
color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
While maple typically features uniform
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Cherry is characterized by its red undertones,
but may vary in color from white to a deep,
rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood
with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin
knots and curly graining. All wood will age
with time and the finish will darken. This is
especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those
who select it expect this evolution.
No matter which species you choose for your
new Winnebago Industries motorhome
cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces
of wood are exactly the same.
Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference
between open and closed grains and other
markings in wood. Grain variation and color
change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it
will darken when exposed to different types of
light. Color differences or changes in wood can
also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals,
extreme heat or other contributing external
conditions.
Any color change that occurs in both the finish
and the wood is considered part of the natural
aging process and is not to be considered defect
or damage.
Additionally, wood species exhibit other
defining characteristics, such as mineral
deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes and
wormholes. These markings make the wood
unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.
Therefore, since wood is a product of nature
and will have certain natural characteristics and
variances they are not covered under the
warranty.
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9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS
DAY/NIGHTER PLEATED
BLINDS
SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM
EXTENSIONS
CAUTION
Your coach is equipped with slideout room
extensions to enlarge your living areas at the push
of a button. The slideout rooms extend and retract
by hydraulic mechanisms with an electronic
control system.
The front slideout room and travel lock
switches are located on the tip-out panel at the
lower right side of the dash.
Rear Slideout Switch
(on wall in rear of couch - varies by model)
Note: We recommend that you KEEP THE
ENGINE RUNNING WHILE
EXTENDING OR RETRACTING
SLIDEOUT ROOMS so the engine
alternator can provide maximum power
for proper operation of the slideout
mechanisms.
Slideout Travel Locks (Front
Slideout Rooms)
The front slideout rooms are equipped with
electric powered travel locks to restrict movement of the slideout room while the vehicle is in
motion. The front slideout rooms will not extend
until the travel locks are fully released. The travel
lock switches are located near the slideout control switches.
Front Slideout
Control Switches
Slideout Travel
Lock Switches
(tip-out panel on lower right dash)
The rear slideout switches are located on a
wall in the rear of the coach. Location varies by
model and floorplan.
Note: Be sure locks are fully released. The room
will not extend or retract if the locks are
protruding more than 1/4”, and you will
hear the slideout hydraulic pump running
in idle/bypass mode when attempting to
extend or retract room.
To Release:
• Press and hold the ‘unlock’ side of the
Slideout Lock switch for about 5 seconds until
you hear the lock motor sound stop.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Release slideout room travel strap before
attempting to extend slideout room.
Fasten travel strap before driving vehicle.
See the following instructions.
SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
To Lock:
• Press and hold the ‘lock’ side of the Slideout
Lock switch for about 5 seconds until you hear
the lock motor sound stop.
Extending Procedure
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or
retracting. Do not occupy the slideout
room while it is being extended or
retracted.
CAUTION
Release slideout room travel lock before
attempting to extend slide-out room.
Fasten travel lock before driving vehicle.
See following instructions.
Check to be sure the exterior storage
compartment doors below the slideout
room extension are closed before
extending or retracting the room to avoid
possible damage to the doors.
To Extend SlideOut Rooms:
See “Before Extending the Slideout Room”
1. Start the coach engine so the alternator can
provide maximum power for proper operation
of slideout mechanisms.
2. Level the coach and set the Parking Brake. An
interlock relay system will then provide
power to the travel lock and slideout control
switches.
3. Press the ‘unlock’ side of the Slideout Lock
switch and hold for about 5 seconds until the
lock is released (you will hear the lock motor
sound stop).
4. Press the Slideout Room switch ‘OUT’ or
‘EXTEND’ and hold until the room is fully
extended, then release the switch.
Note: If the room will not extend, check to be
sure the travel locks are fully unlocked.
Press the ‘unlock’ side of the switch for a
few seconds, then try extending again.
CAUTION
Holding a control switch in the “extend” or
“retract” position for a time period longer
than necessary to fully extend or retract
the hydraulic cylinders, can cause
overheating and damage to the pump
motor as well as the electrical
components.
Before Extending the Slideout Room:
1. Level the coach and set the Parking Brake.
2. If your coach has a luggage compartment
beneath the slideout room, make sure that the
luggage compartment doors are closed so that
they will not interfere with slideout operation.
3. Make sure that there are no people who could
be harmed or obstacles that could cause
damage due to room extension.
4. Release the slideout locks.
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are seated
on them until the room has been fully extended.
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Retracting Procedure
Before Retracting the Slideout Room:
1. Be sure the coach is level and the Parking
Brake is set.
2. Check the outside of the coach to make sure
there are no people, pets or obstructions near
the slideout room.
3. Make sure that there are no people who could
be harmed or obstacles that could cause
damage due to room extension
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SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
4. If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
retracted.
If it has rained recently before you retract the
slideout room, we recommend using the
hydraulic leveling system to lean the coach and
drain off any excess water possibly remaining on
the roof before retracting.
For slideout rooms on the driver’s side of the
coach, lean the coach slightly to the left (driver’s
side) as shown by raising both right side jacks to
let excess water flow away from the rooftop
weatherseal and toward the outside of the slideout roof. For slideout rooms on the passenger
side, raise the left side jacks in similar fashion.
2. Remove all items from the coach living room
floor, close cabinet doors and drawers. Be sure
there are no items at the end of the bed or
behind the driver seat or protruding from
compartments which could be crushed or
cause damage to floor covering or cabinets
when the room is retracted.
3. Press Slideout Room switch ‘IN’ or
‘RETRACT’ and hold until room is fully
retracted, then release the switch.
Note: If the room will not retract, check to be
sure the travel locks are fully unlocked.
Press the ‘unlock’ side of the switch for a
few seconds, then try retracting again.
4. After the room is fully retracted, press the
‘lock’ side of the Slideout Lock switch and
hold for about 5 seconds until the lock is fully
secured (you will hear the lock motor sound
stop).
Note: Visually confirm that the slideout lock has
engaged by looking at the room from
outside the coach and observing that the
top of the room is being held tightly
against the sidewall of the coach.
•
CAUTION
Although there is an awning over the roof
of the slideout room, there is a possibility
of debris getting onto the roof. Because
the slideout roof is drawn into the interior
of the coach when retracted, be sure
there is no debris, such as excessive dirt,
tree seeds, twigs, leaves, etc. on the roof
before retracting.
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•
Wipe outer seals occasionally with talc or UV
protectant for smooth quiet operation.
Clean the floors inside before retracting the
room to avoid vinyl flooring scratches or
carpet pile snags.
See your authorized dealer for regular
maintenance and service of the mechanism
and hydraulic system.
See the Leveling System/Room Extension
Operator’s Manual in your Owner InfoCase
for maintenance information.
To Retract Slideout Room:
1. Start the coach engine so the alternator can
provide maximum power for proper operation
of slideout mechanisms.
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General Slideout Care
SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING
If Slideout Room Will Not Operate
SLIDEOUT ROOM
EMERGENCY RETRACTION
PROCEDURES
•
The chassis battery may be low on charge. The
engine should be running while extending or
retracting slideout rooms so the engine
alternator can provide maximum power to
properly operate the slideout mechanisms.
Front Slideout Rooms - Emergency
Crank-In Procedure
One of the fuses may be blown in the
hydraulic system control box on the pump
beneath the right front of the coach.
Step 1 - Relieve Hydraulic Line Pressure
• Open the hydraulic pump slideout solenoid
valves to release hydraulic line pressure and
let fluid bypass into the fluid reservoir.
• The hydraulic pump is located beneath the
entrance steps. To access the pump, remove
the nut from the underside of the top step ‘lip’
and lift the step upward and remove.
•
WARNING
Stop engine, place transmission in
neutral position and apply parking brake
before lying beneath vehicle for this
procedure.
(If slideout room will not retract using
control switch)
Hydraulic Pump Access – remove nut from
bolt on underside of step and lift off step
Hydraulic System Control Box
viewed beneath right front of vehicle
See the Leveling System/Room Extension
Operator’s Manual in your InfoCase for
control box fuse information.
If no fuses are blown, go to the next step.
•
If the batteries and fuses are okay, there may
be a failure in the hydraulic system or
electrical system. Retract the room using the
following emergency retract procedures and
contact your dealer for service.
Hydraulic Pump beneath Entry Step
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SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
WARNING
Stop engine, place transmission in
neutral position and apply parking brake
before lying beneath vehicle for this
procedure.
NOTE:The hydraulic pump is equipped with two
types of hydraulic solenoid valves shown.
The leveling jack solenoids have a Thandle on the valve shaft that can be
turned by hand. The slideout room
solenoid has a small 1/4” nut at the end
of the valve shaft that requires you to use
a 1/4” nut driver built into the shaft of
the oil reservoir breather/fill cap.
Leveling/Slideout System Hydraulic Pump
Note valve positions in relation to fluid reservoir)
Use provided 1/4” nut driver to turn nut
counterclockwise 4 turns only.
Slideout Room Solenoid Valve
See the Leveling System/Room Extension
Operator’s Manual in your Owner InfoCase for specific instructions on which
valves to open for front or rear slideout
rooms and what additional precautions to
follow.
•
Open the slideout solenoid valves (with 1/4”
nuts on the ends) to relieve hydraulic line
pressure. DO NOT LOOSEN NUTS MORE
THAN 4 FULL TURNS.
•
Do not open any of the four large T-handled
valves. These control the coach leveling jacks.
Step 2 - Crank the Room Inward
• A wrench is used to crank the room inward.
You may use the ratchet wrench supplied with
the coach (in your Owner InfoCase or one of
the storage compartments) or any type of
wrench of the same nut size.
• Crank-in bolts are located on the outboard
mounting plates of the slideout room as
shown. These plates are located at both ends
of the room inside the StoreMoreTM
compartment doors.
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Use 1/4” nut driver built into end of pump
reservoir cap to open slideout solenoid valves.
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SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
•
Loosen the locking screws below the crank-in
bolts as shown before trying to turn the bolts.
Retract Bolt
NOTE:Attempting to crank the room in too
quickly will raise pressure in the
hydraulic fluid lines and make cranking
more difficult.
CAUTION
The retract bolts must be ‘backed out’ to
their original positions immediately after
the crank-in procedure to avoid damaging
the retract bolts and slideout mechanism
the next time the room is extended.
Stop Bolt
•
After loosening the lock screws, fit the
ratchet wrench onto the bolt head and begin
cranking clockwise slowly a few turns, then
alternate to the other side for a few turns. With
an assistant using an additional wrench, crank
both sides evenly together to speed this
process.
Step 3 - Secure Travel Locks and Close
Hydraulic Line Valves
• Activate the slideout room travel locks.
• Close the slideout solenoid valves completely.
NOTE: Close the valves snugly, but do not
overtighten. Overtightening may cause
internal damage to the valves.
•
See your dealer for service of the room
extension system before using again.
Bedroom Slideout Rooms Emergency Push-In Procedure
In the unlikely event that your bedroom
slideout fails to retract using the power switch,
check for obvious causes first, such as low charge
on the house batteries, or a burned out fuse on the
hydraulic system control box. (See “Slideout
Room Troubleshooting” elsewhere in this
section.)
Crank the Slideout Retract Bolt with
the Ratchet Wrench provided.
•
Crank the wrench(es) clockwise slowly, until
the room is fully retracted. Allow about 10
minutes to crank room in fully.
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‘Push-In” Procedure:
• Open the “slideout” hydraulic line valves on
the pump to relieve hydraulic line pressure.
(See photos on previous page.)
• DO NOT OPEN THE JACK VALVES ON
THE RESERVOIR SIDE OF THE PUMP.
These regulate the coach leveling jacks.
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SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
Apply a steady inward pressure of
approximately 150 lbs. to the exterior
sidewall of the slideout room to push the room
in toward the coach until it is snug against the
main coach sidewall.
NOTE: Use some type of rigid, padded material
to protect the sidewall from punctures,
dents or other damage to the finish from
any device or equipment used to press the
sidewall in.
•
Pressure must be applied evenly to avoid
binding of the hydraulic mechanism. It may
take about 10 minutes to press the room
extension inward completely.
• When the room is snug against the coach wall,
close the solenoid valves to prevent “creep
out” during transit.
See your Authorized Winnebago Industries
Dealer for service of the slideout system before
using again.
NOTE:When the system has been corrected,
check hydraulic fluid level and refill
reservoir as necessary. Press the Retract
switch for 15 to 20 seconds before
attempting to extend the room. Then run
the room out and in several times to
purge any air from the hydraulic system.
Finally, recheck fluid level and fill as
necessary.
Further Information
See the Leveling System/Room Extension
Operator’s Manual in your Owner InfoCase for
further instructions and troubleshooting
information.
The oil level should be checked when the
vehicle is first purchased and then once every two
years. More often if there is an oil leak in the
system.
The hydraulic pump is located under the
entrance step.
Jacks and Slideout Positions:
To get an accurate indication of oil level, all
leveling Jacks must be UP and slideout rooms
must be positioned as follows for each model.
Model
40KD
36RD
40FD
Slideout & Jack Positions
All slideout rooms must be IN and
all leveling jacks must be UP
RH bedroom slideout room must be
OUT but all other slideout rooms
must be IN and all leveling jacks
must be UP
Checking Dipstick:
The oil reservoir is part of the pump/manifold
assembly.
The oil level is checked and filled through the
breather cap.
Clear any dirt and debris away from the
breather/filler cap before removing. The oil level
should be between the two marks on the breather
cap dipstick shown in the following illustration.
NOTE:The breather cap is located on the top
side of the power unit reservoir.
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•
CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL
LEVEL
See the Leveling System/Room Extension
Operator’s Manual in your Owner InfoCase for
complete maintenance instructions and
information.
All maintenance should be done as part of the
normal servicing of the coach.
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SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
NOTE: Prior to removing the breather cap,
either to check the oil level or to use the
1/4” nut driver, clean any debris from the
top of the reservoir before returning the
breather cap to the reservoir. Remove any
paint chips or other debris from the
dipstick including debris inside the 1/4”
nut driver.
Overfilling the tank can cause leakage of
hydraulic oil through the breather cap.
HYDRAULIC COACH
LEVELING SYSTEM
Your coach is equipped with a 4-point
hydraulic leveling system.
This leveling system is designed to diminish
problems in selecting a parking site, making “set
up” easier and faster for you.
Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation
HWH Specialty Hydraulic Oil is
recommended. In an emergency Dexron
automatic transmission fluid can be used.
DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack
fluid. Use of these can damage seals.
NOTE: Dexron automatic transmission fluid
contains red dye and can cause staining
should a leak occur.
WARNING
•
Do not use the coach leveling system
as a lift for changing tires or working
under the vehicle.
•
Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks
using your hands and/or any other
body part. The leaking fluid is under
pressure and is capable of cutting and
penetrating your skin, resulting in
severe injury.
•
When extending the rear stabilizers,
do not lift the wheels beyond ground
contact. This makes it possible for the
vehicle to roll unexpectedly forward
(or backward) off the jacks. This could
cause severe injury or death.
•
Do not use the leveler as an
emergency brake. They are not
designed for any type of vehicle
braking purpose.
Do not use the levelers on icy or slick
surfaces on which the foot pads may slip.
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SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
The leveling system control panel is located
on the driver’s side armrest panel.
CAUTION
Do not try to drive vehicle unless
‘TRAVEL’ light is glowing with ignition
switch on.
Do not try to drive the vehicle until the air
suspension system has built up sufficient
pressure if you have used the coach
leveling system or have used the DUMP
button to manually exhaust the air
suspension system.
NOTE:When parking at an uneven site, always
park the front of the motor home to the
downhill side. This allows you to level by
raising the front end rather than the rear.
Since only the rear wheels are locked
while in PARK, raising either one or both
of the rear wheels off the ground could
allow the vehicle to roll off the jacks.
WARNING
Keep all people clear of the coach while
the leveling system is operating.
Do not use leveling jacks to support
vehicle for service or tire changing.
In The Event Of Accidental Jack
Extension
1. Bring the vehicle to a safe and complete stop
as soon as possible.
2. Turn the leveling systems power switch on
and press the ‘all up’ switch.
3. Visually inspect the vehicle undercarriage for
any problems.
10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
Leveling System
Control Panel
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SECTION 10
SLIDEOUT/LEVELING
Jacks Down Light
The ‘Jacks Down’ indicator is intended to
warn you to retract your leveling jacks before
moving the vehicle. The light will come on
briefly and a chime will sound when the ignition
key is turned on the On or Run positions if the
jacks are down.
Leveling/Slideout System Hydraulic Pump
Note valve positions in relation to fluid reservoir)
Turn T-handle out about six turns
“Jacks Down” light on dash
NOTE:If one of the leveling jacks should fail to
retract, it can be normally retracted by
opening a T-handle valve on the reservoir
side of the hydraulic pump. The jacks are
spring loaded to retract when hydraulic
line pressure is relieved. See the Leveling
System Operator’s Manual included in
your Owner InfoCase for specific
instructions on which valve to open and
what precautions to follow. The hydraulic
pump is located under the entrance step.
Valves will be in same relative positions.
Leveling Jack Solenoid Valve
Further Information
See the Leveling System Operator’s Manual
supplied in your Owner InfoCase. It contains
detailed instructions, precautions and technical
information. It also contains troubleshooting
instructions for operating the leveling system if
any functions fail.
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SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE
SEALANTS
NOTE:Proper sealant inspection includes not
just visual observation but running a
finger along sealant seams to verify
proper adhesion to the surface. Any
loosened areas must be replaced.
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•
•
Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of
the above. Your local Winnebago Industries
dealer has the correct and necessary parts and
experience to help you maintain your sealants.
See “Recommended Sealant Application”
page at the end of this Section.
Always use the same type sealant that was
removed.
Immediately have dealership check moldings,
windows and exterior attachments for leak
source if you notice water inside of unit.
CAUTION
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and replaced if necessary.
ROOF
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult should it become necessary to
repair the roof or roof mounted components. It is
not recommended, however, that very large or
heavy objects be carried on the roof while the
vehicle is in motion. (See Section 3 for roof
loading specifications.) Always have damage to
the roof area repaired immediately. Damaged or
detached sealant around the vents, air
conditioner, body-to-roof seams, etc., should also
receive immediate attention. Delaying these
repairs may allow water leakage and result in
damage to interior ceiling and body panels,
upholstery, etc., which is not covered by the
limited warranty.
UNDERBODY
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body can
cause damaging rust on steel parts and can add
needless weight to the vehicle. This, in effect,
reduces the amount of cargo you can carry and
remain within GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, also
accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These
materials should be removed by flushing the
underbody regularly with water, especially areas
where mud and other foreign materials collect.
NOTE: Anytime an RV technician is beneath the
coach or it is on a hoist for service, have
the underbody and chassis checked for
proper condition, clearance and routing
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy
when it is allowed to enter where it’s not
intended. Sealants perform a very important
function and should be inspected closely and
maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries
utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to
Recommended Sealant Application page at the
end of this Section.
Sealants, in general, do not have “set”
lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect
the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants. You
or your dealer must:
• Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six
months.
• Inspect the moldings, windows, clearance
lights, compartment doors and all their
attachments.
• Check sealants for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks,
adhesion, and any sign of physical
deterioration.
SECTION 11
MAINTENANCE & STORAGE
of hydraulic hoses and wires for slideout
rooms to avoid kinks or leaks and
pinched wires, etc.
EXTERIOR FINISH
The exterior surface of your motor home has
an automotive type finish. Frequent washing and
thorough cleaning is recommended to prevent
damage to the vehicle finish after exposure to
damaging salts, calcium chloride, road tar, tree
sap, insects and other foreign material. Never
wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, while the
vehicle surface is hot, or using hot water.
Do not use strong soaps or detergents for
washing the motor home. Always use a mild soap
in warm water, a commercially prepared product
for cleaning automotive finishes or your local car
wash. Be careful when using pressure-type
washers to avoid loosening exterior decals or
sealants, etc.
NOTE:Avoid aiming water flow from a hose or
spray from high pressure washing
equipment into any appliance intake
because damage or difficulty in operating
appliances may occur.
After washing the motor home, carefully
inspect caulking around window frames and
vents and any other joints that may have
separated. Recaulking, if necessary, is quite
simple. Appropriate compounds are sold at
Winnebago and Itasca dealers, and the materials
are quickly and easily applied. Also, inspect
weather seals around door, etc., and if necessary
have a dealer replace them immediately.
CAUTION
Never use a strong solvent such as
lacquer thinner, or harsh abrasives on
painted surfaces.
Waxing and Polishing
When water will not bead up and roll off the
finish of your freshly washed vehicle, it’s time to
apply a new coat of wax to the finish. Wax not
only improves the appearance of the vehicle, but
protects the finish against oxidation and
corrosive substances.
We recommend using a wax that is compatible
with painted and gel-coated fiberglass finishes.
If the finish begins to look dull or discolored,
it may need to be cleaned with a polishing or
cleaning compound.
NOTE:If you use a polish or a cleaning
compound that does not contain a wax
preservative, we recommend reapplying a
coat of hard wax after cleaning or
polishing the finish.
CARE OF DECALS
The pressure-sensitive decals on your coach
require very little maintenance. They should be
treated like any painted surface on your vehicle.
Here are a few helpful hints on caring for decals:
• Wash decals with plain soap and water or any
retail car wash soap. Always rinse thoroughly.
• Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of decal before using.
• Do Not use any aromatic solvents such as
acetone, MEK, toluene, xylene, etc., on
decals. Any solvent including alcohol may
soften or smear colors.
• Do Not use lacquer thinner on paint or decals.
Do Not overcoat decals with clear paint.
• Do Not let gasoline or other fuels drip and stay
on decals for any length of time. Rinse
immediately.
FRONT END MASKS AND
PAINT DAMAGE
If you choose to install an aftermarket
protective front end mask, please follow these
preventive guidelines:
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The front end mask must be removed if the
vehicle sits longer than 5 days without being
driven.
The front end mask must be thoroughly dry
before storing away or reinstalling on the front
of the coach.
When reinstalling the mask, be sure both the
mask and the painted surface are free of debris
to avoid damage by abrasion.
Failure to follow recommendations will void
any paint warranty.
NOTE: This information is to make you aware of
a potential paint failure that could occur
when moisture is trapped between front
end masks and painted surfaces.
HEADLIGHTS AND EXTERIOR
LIGHTS
Exterior Light Lenses
Most Winnebago Industries vehicles have
polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which
are very sensitive to a variety of chemical
solvents and cleaners.
Use only soap and water to clean exterior
lamp lenses - especially headlights!
• Contact with certain chemicals can cause
etching, ‘crazing’ or cracking of the lens,
which can significantly reduce the lens clarity
and effectiveness of the lamp and may require
replacement of the complete lamp housing.
• Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause
polycarbonate lenses to become ‘hazy’ or
‘foggy’.
• Do not use a pressure washer to clean
headlights.
• Inspect and operate the lights regularly to
confirm proper operation and mounting
condition.
automobiles. This type of head lamp assembly is
not sealed from atmosphere and is designed with
a moisture venting system.
Because they are not sealed, under ‘dew point’
conditions the headlights may exhibit signs of
humidity condensation on the reflector surface
and lens, such as small droplets of water or
‘fogging over’.
If this happens, drive with the headlights on so
the moisture can evaporate and expel through the
venting system designed into the head lamp
assembly.
Also avoid aiming high pressure wash sprays
directly at the head lamp assemblies.
NOTE:Because RV’s are often parked for long
periods, we recommend that you check
your headlights periodically for
accumulated moisture. If moisture
remains on the reflector surfaces or
lenses for a long period, it can cause
water stain marks or other damage. If
there is moisture in the head lamp, the
head lamp manufacturer recommends
turning on the headlights for several
hours or as necessary to evaporate and
vent the moisture.
PLASTIC PARTS - CLEANING
Many parts in your motorhome, such as the
dash, exterior light lenses, and certain exterior
body panels are made of high-impact plastic
materials that can be damaged by wiping with
solvents or improper cleaning products.
Always try cleaning plastic parts with the
mildest cleaners first and work your way up to
stronger cleaning products. Use the following
cautionary lists as a guide when selecting
cleaning products to use on plastic parts.
Headlight Moisture
Your coach is equipped with composite
headlights which contain replaceable halogen
‘bulb’ elements, common to most current
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CAUTION
DO NOT use citrus based cleaners on
polycarbonate finishes.
Citric compounds will damage the highgloss surface, causing it to appear dull or
‘flat’.
Always test a cleaning product on a
hidden area to be sure it will not cause
damage to the appearance of the part.
Here is a list of mild cleaners that may be used
safely:
• Car washing soap and water
• Glass cleaners without ammonia
• Mineral oil
• Multipurpose cleaners (such as Fantastik®,
Formula 409®, etc.)
The following products, compounds or solvents
must be wiped off immediately to avoid
damage:
• Ammonia
• Brake fluid
• Bathroom basin, tub and tile cleaners
• Chlorine
• Ethyl alcohol
• Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
• Kerosene or gasoline
• Naptha
• ‘Pine’ type household cleaners
Do not use cleaners containing the following
products, compounds or solvents. These
products will damage the finish
• Acetic acid
• Acetone (nail polish remover)
• Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners)
• Benzene
• Butyl alcohol
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INTERIOR SOFTGOODS
We recommend a weekly routine of
vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the
motor home to prevent an accumulation of dirt
which can detract from the appearance and
shorten the life of carpet and fabrics.
UltraLeather HP Upholstery
Driver/Co-Pilot Seats & Sofa (Optional)
The optional leather-like seating is upholstered with ULTRALEATHER HPTM synthetic
leather fabric material. This new material has the
luxurious look and supple texture of the finest
European calfskin, with the durability and resistance to soils and stains of vinyl fabrics. It is also
superior to real calfskin in resistance to punctures, snags and tears.
Care Instructions - See following chart
• Spot clean with mild soap and water.
• Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair
dryer on warm setting - not hot.
• For stubborn stains, use cleaner-degreaser.
For most soils and stains, the fabric manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a solution of water and TideTM brand laundry detergent
or equivalent. More stubborn stains may be
treated with a water-based multipurpose cleaner/
degreaser such as Simple GreenTM or equivalent.
Solvent cleaners such as nail polish remover or
other aromatic solvents are not recommended.
Type of Stain
Coffee, Tea
Red Wine, Liquor
Coke, Soft Drinks
Milk
Ketchup
Steak Sauce, Soy Sauce
Mayonnaise, Butter
Salad Oil
Chocolate
Cosmetic Foundation
Lipstick
Face Cream
Suntan Oil/Lotion
Shoe Polish
Urine
Machine Oil
Detergent/
Water
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Fabric Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motor home may
contain fire retardant and fade resistant additives
which can be damaged by use of improper
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible
areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be
referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE:To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets
and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds or
shades should be closed when the motor
home is parked for an extended period of
time.
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WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do
not use lacquer thinner, nail polish
remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never
use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or
naptha for any cleaning purpose. These
materials may cause damage to the
material being cleaned and most are
highly flammable.
Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling)
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use
solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the
vinyl.
Draperies, Curtains and
Bedspreads
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be
professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent
shrinkage may occur when you have these items
dry cleaned.
General Stains
As with any stain or contamination, the quick
response is the best, especially when done in
conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type
of stain.
TILE AND GROUT CARE
–If Equipped
For tile and grout soiled with grease, grime
or soap scum, use a neutral pH, everyday-type
stone and tile cleaner formulated for use on
natural stone, ceramic tile and grout.
A concentrated tile and grout cleaner may be
needed to clean stubborn soils and stains in grout.
To maintain grout appearance, apply a
porous stone protector or grout sealer after the
grout has been cleaned and is thoroughly dry
(usually about 24 hours after cleaning).
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Quality brand tile cleaning products may be
found at many flooring sales centers or home
improvement retail centers.
NOTE: Always follow manufacturer's
directions closely for best results, and
always test on a small inconspicuous
area before using on entire floor surface.
CABINETRY
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
product.
Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned
with a mild, water based cleaner and a soft cloth.
Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels.
NOTE: Many cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this motor home are
constructed either partially or completely
of real hardwoods. Because of natural
variations in woodgrain density, slight
differences in stain hue may exist
between one item and another. This is the
distinctive character and beauty of real
wood.
VINYL WALLBOARD
Decorative vinyl covered wallboards may be
cleaned with a mild solution of water and
isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or a mild soap
solution. Do not use solvents or abrasive cleaning
products.
SOLID SURFACE
COUNTERTOP
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
countertop with little effort, under most
circumstances, using a window spray cleaner,
warm soapy water or other general purpose spray
cleaner. You can also use liquid or gel-type
cleaners containing bleach. Because the material
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is nonporous, stains cannot penetrate below the
surface and will nearly always disappear using
these cleaning methods.
If a stain has dried on, allow the cleaner or
soapy water time to soften the area, after which
the stain will wipe off.
If the stain is not water-base or oil-base
material, you may need to gently remove it using
a plastic scraper (disposable plastic knife for
example) followed by normal cleaning methods
described above.
You may want to scrub the entire surface
periodically. Do this lightly and evenly with a
mild abrasive powdered or liquid cleaner.
Always use a cutting board rather than
slicing foods directly on your countertop. The
underside of one of your sink covers will provide
an easily accessible cutting surface. This will
keep your countertop looking its best and
minimize care efforts. (An occasionally sanding
with a medium grade (120 grit) sandpaper will
remove any cut marks accumulated on the sink
cover bottom).
To remove cuts and scratches, use a more
aggressive cleaning powder such as Comet, a
moistened steel wool soap pad or green scouring
pad. We recommend that you finish the entire
surface using the same cleaning material and
scrubbing method to maintain a uniform
appearance.
If you prefer a glossier look, follow up with
a good quality furniture polish or a liquid
automotive wax (non-cleaner type).
Use trivets and ‘hot pads’ under hot cooking
pans. Do Not set hot pots or pans directly from
the stove or oven onto the counter. The solid
surface material is extremely heat resistant, but
sudden contact by a very hot material with a cold
countertop surface could cause a crack that
would need to be repaired. Likewise,
concentrated high heat sources in a small area,
such as a crock pot or an electric griddle may
cause a crack. We strongly recommend using a
trivet under these. Also do not allow candles to
burn directly on the counter surface.
Avoid paint remover or oven cleaner. The
solid surface material is also resistant to most
chemical substances but exposure to some harsh
chemicals and solvents such as these can cause
damage that would need professional repair or
replacement. If one of these materials does spill
or drip onto the counter surface, wipe it up
immediately to avoid damage.
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the operation and
maintenance manual for each of the individual
appliances included in your Owner InfoCase.
BATHROOM
GALLEY SINK
-Stainless Steel
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the
shower walls and tub.
The lavatory sink is made of the same
composite material as the galley sink. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, harsh detergents or solvents.
Refer to the Galley Sink - Care and Cleaning
Instructions.
For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer
to the information in your Owner InfoCase.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Care & Cleaning Instructions
The stainless steel sink can usually be cleaned
with water and soap or detergent.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe
dry to avoid spots and streaks.
Avoid using any acid based cleaners.
For stubborn stains, use a mild abrasive like
Soft Scrub, Comet, etc. Work in the direction of
the ‘grain’ of the brushed finish lines.
To keep the original high luster finish,
polish with a paste wax cleaner and rub with a
soft, dry cloth.
Salts, mustard and mayonnaise can cause
pitting if left on the steel sink surface. If spilled,
clean and rinse immediately.
NOTE:Improper use may damage this product
and void the warranty.
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth. Use care when removing ice or
frost from the windows. Always use a plastic ice
scraper, never one made of metal. Use care when
removing ice from the mirrors to protect the
reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
DAY/NIGHT BLINDS
Tension Adjustment:
The tension of the pleated blinds can be
adjusted if they become loose and will not stay up
when raised, or they are too tight and are difficult
to raise and lower.
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To tighten the tension
Wrap the lower end of the guide cords (on
each side of the shade) a few turns around the
spools at the lower corners of the blinds.
PREPARING VEHICLE FOR
STORAGE
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motor home for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period:
CAUTION
To loosen the tension
Unwrap the guide cords from the spools one
turn at a time until desired tension is achieved.
Preserving Shape:
The pleated blinds are made using high
quality materials that are designed and woven to
retain their shape throughout their useful life.
They may lose their crisp shape, however, if left
in a lowered position for an extended period of
time without being raised periodically. If this
happens, the pleats can be restored using this
simple method.
• With the blind fully lowered, dampen the
entire area of the pleats with a good quality
laundry spray starch.
• Raise the blind fully while still damp and let it
remain in the raised position for about 24
hours, until the starch has dried and “set”.
• Reapply starch periodically (every few
months) as needed.
Remove all food and items that may spoil
and/or cause odors from refrigerator and
cabinets before storage or anytime you
would not be able to monitor refrigerator
operation.
Clean and Prep Coach for Storage
1. Turn off the LP gas tank.
2. Turn the furnace thermostat switch on the
bottom of the thermostat to OFF.
3. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors from cabinets and refrigerator.
4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the
door open slightly to allow any odors to
dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive
freezing temperatures and long period of
non-use. We recommend that you connect a
battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a
month during long-term storage periods to
maintain battery charge and to avoid
sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to
batteries, turn the Aux. Battery switch off to
avoid electrical arcing when attaching and
detaching charger clamps.
NOTE:We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become
damaged from continuous charging
without periodic use. We recommend
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following regular battery inspection and
maintenance, especially in cold weather.
See “Battery Storage and Maintenance”.
6. After charging batteries, turn the Aux Battery
Switch off to disconnect the batteries and
avoid parasitic* drain. The inverter/charger
must be shut off at the control panel to avoid
draining the house batteries when the Aux.
Battery switch is turned off. The inverter/
charger is directly powered and is not affected
by the Aux Battery Switch.
* Parasitic battery drain is the gradual
drain by items connected directly to
battery power such as clocks, radio
memory and the engine computer.
7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
8. Wash and wax the coach.
9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace
or repair any that are damaged. Sealing
materials and compounds can be purchased
from your dealer. Badly damaged weather
seals may need to be replaced by your dealer.
10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nests, wasp
nests, etc.)
11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains
are more easily removed when fresh.
NOTE: When storing your vehicle through the
winter, or in cold climates, extra
preparations need to be made to protect
plumbing, appliances and systems that
can be damaged by freezing
temperatures. See “Winterizing” in
Plumbing Section.
REMOVAL FROM STORAGE
1. Completely air out the motor home.
2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and turn on the water pump to check for
leaks especially at fittings.
7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air
and check to be sure faucet washers have not
hardened during storage.
8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under
“Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in the
Plumbing Section, then flush the water lines
thoroughly with fresh water.
9. Install a new water filter cartridge on the
filtered water faucet if equipped. Store the
diverter plug for future use – it is intended for
winterization only.
10. Check the toilet for proper operation.
11. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush pedal and galley sink faucet. Check to be
sure dump valves seal tightly.
12. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
13. Start refrigerator and check for proper
cooling.
14. Clean wall and counter surfaces.
15. Replace batteries if necessary and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
16. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
See Vehicle Certification Label.
17. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents and any other joints.
See “Sealants” at the beginning of this
section.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate
compounds are available from your dealer.
See “Recommended Sealant Application”
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page at the end of this section.
Also inspect weather seals around doors, etc.,
and if necessary, have a dealer replace
immediately.
Ice Maker Start-Up
1. Close all drain valves.
2. Turn the water supply on.
3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the
automatic shutoff arm is down.
4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making
temperature. Remember, this can take up to 24
hours.
5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first
batch of ice.
Diagnostic plug on steering column
support beneath left side of dash
CHASSIS SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
chassis operating guide for specific information
regarding operating safety, service
recommendations and maintenance schedules for
the chassis section of your motor home.
CHASSIS DIAGNOSTIC
CONNECTORS
The chassis diagnostic connectors are located in
on the steering column support plate beneath the
dash and in the rear engine compartment as
shown in the following photos.
Diagnostic plug on rear
engine compartment shroud
CHASSIS FUSES AND RELAYS
Chassis fuses and relays are located in the 12volt electrical compartment at the left front of the
coach.
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Engine and transmission control relays and
fuses are located behind the A/C condenser grille
panel on the left rear sidewall of the vehicle.
Remove 4 screws at the front end of the grille
and 1 screw on the underside of the rear end of
the grille. Swing the grill upward and support
while servicing.
Remove 5 screws in locations
shown to hinge grille upward
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
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Every 6
Months
Pressure regulator - inspect and adjust if needed
Check LP tank condition, mounting and fittings
Every 3
Months
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Monthly
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Weekly
Every Year
Before Each
Use
Have LP system checked for leaks.
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
LP System
Electrical System
Check Battery Condition Meter
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Check battery fluid level & connections
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Check 12V fuses & 120V breakers
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Check GFCI Receptacles
Generator
Visually inspect Generator and Compartment
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See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Plumbing System
Sanitize plumbing system
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Winterize plumbing system
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Clean water pump strainer filter
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Slide-Out & Leveling System
Check Hydraulic Oil Level
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Check Hydraulic Lines (routing, leaks, etc.)
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Check & inspect room seals (bulb seals)
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Exterior
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Clean roof
Clean sidewalls
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Clean windows
Flush underside of vehicle
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Safety Equipment
Check operation of the following items
Headlights, Taillights and Marker Lights
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Turn Signals
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Horn
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Hazard Warning Flashers
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Windshield Wipers & Washers
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Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator
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Smoke Alarm - test operation *
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Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation *
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LP Gas Leak Detector - test operation
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(*replace battery if needed)
Appliances
Water Heater
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See water heater manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect & clean exterior vent
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Refrigerator
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See refrigerator maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent & drip tray drain tube
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Furnace
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See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect & clean exterior vent
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Air Conditioner
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See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide
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Inspect for exterior damage
Check/Replace Filter
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Range Top
See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide
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Inspect & clean/replace range hood grease filter
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Sealants
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Inspect (see “Sealants” in this section for proper
inspection technique)
Replace
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Frame & Chassis
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Follow Chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide
(Refer to Chassis Operating Guide)
Inspect Hitch Receiver (if towing)
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Tires
Check & adjust air pressure
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Check tread wear
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Check front end alignment and adjust if needed
Miscellaneous
Lubricate locks, hinges, latches
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Air Horns
Sealant B
Edge Molding
Sealant C
Revision A
Roof Vent
Sealant B & D
Roof Cap
Sealant A & C
Microwave/Stove Vent
Sealant C
Reefer Vent
Sealant C
Sealant
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B
C
D
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Ladder
Sealant B
Roof Edge
Sealant C
Winnebago Part #
072889-10-000
131264-03-01A
094401-04-000
131264-01-02A
131264-04-01A
Sealants may be purchased from your Winnebago or Itasca Dealer
This is only a graphic representation for sealants and does
not represent actual component position
Radio Antenna
Sealant B
Satellite dish
Sealant B & D
Sky light
Sealant B & E
RECOMMENDED SEALANT APPLICATION
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Dryer Vent
Sealant C
Roof to Rear Cap Joint
Sealant B & C
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110-Volt AC System .................................... 6-1
110-Volt Circuit Breakers ............................ 6-4
110-Volt Receptacles (Outlets) .................... 6-5
12-Volt DC System ...................................... 6-7
12-Volt House Circuit Breakers ................ 6-10
2006 New Vehicle Limited Warranty .......... 1-8
About this Manual ....................................... 1-1
Air Conditioner Filter ................................ 4-13
Air Hose ..................................................... 3-30
Auto Air Conditioner/Heater ..................... 3-15
Automotive 12-Volt Circuit Breakers ........ 3-22
Auxiliary 110-Volt Generator ...................... 6-5
Auxiliary Battery (Aux Batt) Switch ........... 6-8
Bathroom ................................................... 11-7
Battery Access ............................................. 6-8
Battery Boost Switch ................................. 3-14
Battery Care ................................................. 6-8
Battery Information ...................................... 6-7
Bedroom Radio ............................................ 8-5
Body and Chassis Specifications ................. 1-5
Cabinetry .................................................... 11-6
Car or Trailer Towing ................................ 3-25
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ............................. 2-2
Carbon Monoxide Warning ......................... 2-2
Care of Decals ............................................ 11-2
CB Radio .................................................... 3-16
Central Air Conditioner ............................. 4-13
Central Vacuum Cleaner ............................ 4-16
Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch ................... 3-21
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ................ 11-10
Chassis Fuses and Relays ........................ 11-10
Chassis Owner’s Manual ............................. 1-2
Chassis Service and Maintenance ............ 11-10
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ................... 10-7
Child Restraints ............................................ 3-4
Coach Maintenance Chart ........................ 11-12
Compact Disc Changer ................................ 8-2
Couch/Bed Conversion ................................ 9-4
Day/Night Blinds ....................................... 11-7
Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds ......................... 9-7
Defrost Fans ............................................... 3-15
Diesel Engine Manual .................................. 1-2
Digital Satellite Television System .............. 8-3
Dinette/Bed Conversion ............................... 9-3
Dishwasher- Drawer Style ........................... 4-3
Disinfecting Fresh Water Systems on RV’s 7-5
Doors and Windows ................................... 11-7
Driving ......................................................... 2-1
DVD/VCR Combo Player and Home Theater
Surround Sound ........................................ 8-1
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ................. 2-6
Electric Entrance Step ................................ 4-17
Electrical Cautions ....................................... 6-1
Electronic Compass and Outside
Thermometer ............................................ 3-7
Electronic Thermostat ................................ 4-10
Emergency Exits .......................................... 2-4
Emergency Information ............................... 1-7
Engine Block Heater .................................. 3-18
Engine Braking System ............................. 3-10
Engine Cooling System ............................. 3-21
Engine Overheat .......................................... 2-6
Engine Service Access Grille – Rear ......... 3-18
Exterior Entertainment Center ..................... 8-6
Exterior Finish ........................................... 11-2
Exterior Wash Station / Shower ................... 7-6
External Power Cord .................................... 6-1
Filling the Fuel Tank .................................. 3-17
Fire Extinguisher .......................................... 2-3
Formaldehyde Information .......................... 2-1
Fresh Water System ..................................... 7-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment .......................... 1-2
Front End Masks and Paint Damage .......... 11-2
Front Service Access (Hood) ..................... 3-22
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock ............. 8-1
Fuel Selection ............................................ 3-17
Fuel/Water Separator ................................. 3-20
Galley Sink ................................................ 11-7
5 - DASH / AUTO
Index
Index
General Warnings ........................................ 2-1
GPS Navigation System ............................... 3-9
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter .................. 6-5
Hazard Warning Lights .............................. 3-11
Headlights and Exterior Lights .................. 11-3
Heat Pump .................................................. 4-12
Hydraulic Coach Leveling System ............ 10-8
Ice Maker ..................................................... 4-1
In Motion Satellite Dish Antenna Switch .... 8-4
In-Dash Radio ............................................ 3-15
Interior Softgoods ...................................... 11-4
Inverter/Charger Unit - 2000W .................... 6-3
Jump Starting ............................................... 2-5
Lights ......................................................... 3-23
Loading the Vehicle ................................... 3-23
LP Gas Furnace ............................................ 4-9
LP Gas Leak Detector .................................. 2-1
LP Gas Supply ............................................. 5-1
LP Gas Warnings and Precautions ............... 5-3
Map Light Switch ...................................... 3-11
Microwave Oven/Range Hood .................... 4-2
Motor Aid Water Heater .............................. 4-8
Mountain Driving ...................................... 3-27
OnePlace Systems Monitor Panel ................ 4-3
Owner InfoCase ........................................... 1-2
Owner Information ....................................... 1-7
Parking Brakes ............................................. 3-9
Pedal Adjustment ....................................... 3-11
Plastic Parts - Cleaning .............................. 11-3
Portable Satellite Dish, Cable TV and Phone
Hook-ups .................................................. 8-5
Power Awning ........................................... 3-29
Power Door Locks ....................................... 3-4
Power Electric Mirrors ................................. 3-5
Power Roof Vent ....................................... 4-16
Power Sunvisors .......................................... 3-8
Powerline Energy Management System ...... 4-6
Pre-Delivery Inspection ............................... 1-2
Preparing Vehicle for Storage .................... 11-8
Pressure Regulator ....................................... 5-4
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ............. 4-7
Range and Oven ........................................... 4-2
Range and Refrigerator .............................. 11-7
Rear Furnace .............................................. 4-10
Rearview Monitor System ........................... 3-7
Recommended Sealant Application ......... 11-15
Refrigerator .................................................. 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment .. 4-1
Removal from Storage ............................... 11-9
Reporting Safety Defects ............................. 1-2
Rest Easy Multi-Position Lounge ................ 9-5
Roadside Emergency ................................... 2-5
Roof ........................................................... 11-1
Roof Ladder Extension .............................. 3-28
Roof Loading ............................................. 3-24
Safe Use of the LP Gas System ................... 5-2
Safety Messages Used in this Manual ......... 1-1
Sealants ...................................................... 11-1
Seat Belts ..................................................... 3-3
Seats ............................................................. 3-1
Service and Assistance ................................. 1-2
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker .................... 7-5
Signal Lever/Headlight Hi/Lo Beam ......... 3-11
Sleeping Facilities ........................................ 9-3
Slideout Room Emergency Retraction
Procedures .............................................. 10-4
Slideout Room Extensions ......................... 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting ................ 10-4
SmartWheel Steering Wheel Control
System .................................................... 3-12
Smoke Alarm ............................................... 2-3
Solar Charger Panel ..................................... 4-5
Solid Surface Countertop ........................... 11-6
Starting and Stopping Engine .................... 3-17
Steering Column Adjustment ..................... 3-12
Stepwell Cover ........................................... 4-18
Storage Compartment Doors ..................... 3-29
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ... 3-23
Swivel Glider Lounge Chair ........................ 9-1
Table and Chairs .......................................... 9-2
Tank Capacities ............................................ 1-6
Thermostat Operation ................................ 4-12
Tile and Grout Care ................................... 11-5
Tires ........................................................... 3-22
Index
Toilet ............................................................ 7-6
Tool and Ladder Storage ............................ 3-28
Towing Guidelines ..................................... 3-27
Trailer Wiring Connector ........................... 3-27
Trip Tek Coach Computer ........................... 3-8
TV Antenna .................................................. 8-2
Two-Way Radios ......................................... 8-6
Underbody ................................................. 11-1
Utility Light ................................................. 7-8
Vehicle Certification Label .......................... 1-4
Vehicle Information Center ......................... 3-9
Video Control Center ................................... 8-1
Vinyl Wallboard ........................................ 11-6
Washer/ Dryer ............................................ 4-14
Waste Water System (Holding Tanks) ........ 7-6
Water Drain Valves ..................................... 7-9
Water Heater - Gas/Electric ......................... 4-6
Water Heater Bypass Valve ......................... 4-9
Water Pump ................................................. 7-3
Water Purifier System .................................. 7-4
Water System Drain Valve Locations ....... 7-16
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ................ 3-24
Windows .................................................... 4-15
Windshield Washers and Wipers ............... 3-22
Winterizing Procedure ............................... 7-10
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry .................... 9-7
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