TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – INTRODUCTION

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – INTRODUCTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 – INTRODUCTION
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 1-1
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .............................................................................................. 1-1
Pre-Delivery Inspection .................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................................................................................................... 1-2
Service and Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................................. 1-2
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ................................................................................. 1-3
Vehicle Certification Label ............................................................................................................... 1-4
Specifications and Capacitites .......................................................................................................... 1-5
Owner and Vehicle Information ....................................................................................................... 1-7
2009 New Vehicle Limited Warranty ............................................................................................... 1-8
General Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 2-1
Driving Safety ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Fuel and Propane Gas ....................................................................................................................... 2-1
LP Gas Leaks .................................................................................................................................... 2-2
Propane Gas Leak Detector .............................................................................................................. 2-2
Carbon Monoxide Warning .............................................................................................................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................................................................................................. 2-3
Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 2-4
Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................................... 2-4
Electrical ........................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Loading ............................................................................................................................................. 2-5
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Emergency Exits ............................................................................................................................... 2-5
Formaldehyde Information ............................................................................................................... 2-6
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motor Home ........................................................................................... 2-6
Roadside Emergency ........................................................................................................................ 2-7
Wheel Mounting Nuts (Lug Nuts) .................................................................................................... 2-8
Jump Starting .................................................................................................................................... 2-9
Engine Overheat ............................................................................................................................... 2-9
3 – DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
Seat Belts .......................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Child Restraints ................................................................................................................................. 3-2
Keys .................................................................................................................................................. 3-3
Remote Keyless Entry ...................................................................................................................... 3-3
Hazard Warning Flashers .................................................................................................................. 3-3
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Rearview Monitor System ................................................................................................................ 3-3
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) .................................................................................. 3-4
Radio – In-Dash ................................................................................................................................ 3-4
Sirius® Plug and Play Satellite Radio .............................................................................................. 3-5
Battery Boost Switch ........................................................................................................................ 3-6
Engine Cooling System .................................................................................................................... 3-6
Lights ................................................................................................................................................ 3-6
Tires .................................................................................................................................................. 3-6
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance .......................................................................................... 3-7
Mountain Driving ............................................................................................................................. 3-7
4 – APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Refrigerator ....................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment ....................................................................................... 4-2
Range Top ......................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Microwave Oven ............................................................................................................................... 4-3
Range Hood ...................................................................................................................................... 4-3
Systems Monitor Panel ..................................................................................................................... 4-3
Water Heater – Gas ........................................................................................................................... 4-5
Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ............................................................................................................. 4-5
MotorAid Water Heater .................................................................................................................... 4-6
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve .................................................................................................. 4-6
Propane Gas Furnace ........................................................................................................................ 4-7
Heat Pump ......................................................................................................................................... 4-8
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ............................................................................................. 4-9
Air Conditioner Filter ....................................................................................................................... 4-9
Furnace-A/C Thermostat Operation Chart ...................................................................................... 4-10
5 – PROPANE GAS
Propane Gas Supply .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ................................................................................................ 5-2
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ........................................................................................... 5-3
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ....................................................................................................... 5-4
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ............................................................................................ 5-5
6 – ELECTRICAL
Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-1
External Power Cord ......................................................................................................................... 6-1
Power Center ..................................................................................................................................... 6-3
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ............................................................................................ 6-4
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-4
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ....................................................................................................... 6-5
Electrical Generator – 120-Volt ........................................................................................................ 6-5
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ............................................................................................ 6-7
Auxiliary Battery Disconnect Switch ............................................................................................... 6-7
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Battery Access .................................................................................................................................. 6-7
Battery Care ...................................................................................................................................... 6-8
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – House 12-Volt DC ........................................................................... 6-10
7 – PLUMBING
Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................................... 7-1
Water Pump ...................................................................................................................................... 7-2
Cold Water Filter .............................................................................................................................. 7-3
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ............................................................................................ 7-4
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ......................................................................................................... 7-6
Exterior Shower/Wash Station .......................................................................................................... 7-6
Toilet ................................................................................................................................................. 7-6
Waste Water System ......................................................................................................................... 7-7
Holding Tank Heater ........................................................................................................................ 7-8
WaterLine & Tank Drain Valves ...................................................................................................... 7-8
Water Heater Bypass Winterization Valve ..................................................................................... 7-10
Winterizing Procedures ................................................................................................................... 7-10
Water System Drain Valve Locations ............................................................................................ 7-16
8 – ENTERTAINMENT
TV – 12-Volt LCD ............................................................................................................................ 8-1
Front Overhead Entertainment Center .............................................................................................. 8-1
Audio-Video System Basic Operation .............................................................................................. 8-1
Electrical Inverter ............................................................................................................................. 8-4
TV Antenna ....................................................................................................................................... 8-5
TV Signal Amplifier ......................................................................................................................... 8-5
TV Cable Hook-Up ........................................................................................................................... 8-6
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring .................................................................................................. 8-6
9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Sleeping Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 9-1
Front Bunk ........................................................................................................................................ 9-1
Rear Bunk ......................................................................................................................................... 9-2
Sofa/Bed Conversion ........................................................................................................................ 9-2
Dinette/Bed Conversion .................................................................................................................... 9-3
Sofa Air Bed ..................................................................................................................................... 9-4
Day/Night Pleated Blinds ................................................................................................................. 9-6
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ......................................................................................................... 9-6
10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS
Slideout Room Travel Lock ............................................................................................................ 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ............................................................................................... 10-2
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .............................................................................. 10-4
Slideout Room Troubleshooting – Electric .................................................................................... 10-4
Slideout Emergency Retraction ...................................................................................................... 10-6
Slideout Emergency Retraction - Model 24A ................................................................................. 10-6
General Slideout Care ..................................................................................................................... 10-7
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11 – MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .............................................................................. 11-1
Roof ................................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Undercarriage .................................................................................................................................. 11-1
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ................................................................................................... 11-2
Care of Appliques and Decals ......................................................................................................... 11-4
Plastic Parts – Cleaning .................................................................................................................. 11-4
Exterior Lights ................................................................................................................................ 11-5
Interior Soft Goods ......................................................................................................................... 11-5
Ceiling Fabric Care ......................................................................................................................... 11-7
Cabinetry – Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 11-8
Tables and Countertops .................................................................................................................. 11-8
Galley Sink ..................................................................................................................................... 11-8
Range and Refrigerator ................................................................................................................... 11-8
Bathroom ........................................................................................................................................ 11-9
Doors and Windows ........................................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ........................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal .......................................................................................................... 11-10
Chassis Service and Maintenance ................................................................................................. 11-11
Coach Maintenance Chart ............................................................................................................. 11-12
Sealants – Recommended Application ......................................................................................... 11-15
12 – MISCELLANEOUS
Loading the Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ 12-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ..................................................................................................... 12-1
Car or Trailer Towing ..................................................................................................................... 12-3
Trailer Wiring Connector ................................................................................................................ 12-4
Towing Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 12-4
Entry Step – Electric ....................................................................................................................... 12-5
Windows ......................................................................................................................................... 12-6
Skylight Vent .................................................................................................................................. 12-7
Power Roof Ventilator .................................................................................................................... 12-8
Storage Compartment Doors .......................................................................................................... 12-9
Roof Ladder .................................................................................................................................. 12-10
Manual Awning ............................................................................................................................ 12-10
Awning Position and Door Precautions ........................................................................................ 12-10
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .................................................................................................. 12-11
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This operator’s manual was prepared to aid
you in the proper care and operation of the
vehicle and equipment.
Please read this manual completely to
understand how everything in your coach works
before taking it on its “maiden voyage”.
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.
The materials in your 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’s Manual Supplement for
your convenience.
Please read the FAQ in Section 1 of the
Operator’s Manual Supplement for more
details.
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is
made to the vehicle chassis manual that is
provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on
which this motor home is built.
Consult the chassis manual for operating,
safety, and maintenance instructions pertaining
to the chassis section of the motor home.
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.
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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 years of enjoyment.
Before sliding into the driver’s seat, please
become familiar with operations and features. In
addition, spend some time with the dealer when
you take delivery to learn all you can about your
new motor home.
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SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious personal
injury.
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 safetyrelated, but indicates a recommendation
or special point of information that could
assist in understanding the use or care of
a feature item.
PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
This 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.
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.
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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 Industries® dealership and request
their assistance.
See the Motor Home Service Dealer directory
in your InfoCase.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago
Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or
Winnebago Industries®.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
or go to their website at http://www.safercar.gov
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the NHTSA website
at http://www.safercar.gov
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OCCUPANT AND CARGO
CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL
This label is affixed in the driver’s area next to
or near the Vehicle Certification Label. It
contains vehicle occupant and cargo carrying
capacity along with the number of seat belt
positions in the vehicle. The label also provides
the weight of a full load of water and advises that
this weight, along with the tongue weight counts
as cargo.
If any weight exceeding 45.4 kg (100 lbs.) is
added to your coach between final vehicle
certification and first retail sale, the occupant and
cargo carrying capacity must be corrected and a
label similar to the one shown below will be
affixed inside your coach.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label is affixed to the lower driver side armrest panel, driver door, or the driver side door jamb,
depending on model. It contains vehicle identification numbers and other important reference information.
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago
Industries®.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total
permissible weight of the vehicle, including
driver, passengers, total cargo carried
(including all liquids), and equipped with all
options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front and rear axles
(listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements. When
replacing any of the tires on your vehicle,
always replace with a tire that meets these
specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims
recommended to meet handling and safety
requirements. When replacing any of the rims
on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at
Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended
(while cold) for the tires originally equipped
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on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be
maintained to assure proper handling, safety,
and fuel economy.
9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or
Dual as it relates to the inflation.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by
Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motor home is built. The 10th digit of the VIN
designates the chassis model year. (7=2007,
8=2008, 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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SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITITES
Model
Length
Exterior Height1
Exterior Width
Exterior Storage2 (cu. ft.)
Awning Length
Interior Height
Interior Width
Freshwater Capacity w/Heater3 (gal.)
Holding Tank Capacity - Black/Gray3 (gal.)
LP Capacity4 (gal.)
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
GCWR 5 (lbs.)
GVWR (lbs.)
GAWR - Front (lbs.)
GAWR - Rear (lbs.)
Wheelbase
24A
24H
24J
24' 6"
10' 11"
7' 6"
8.5
15'
6' 8"
7' 3"
34
29 / 24
18
26.4
15,250
11,030
4,410
7,720
170"
24' 6"
10' 11"
7' 6"
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12' 6"
6' 8"
7' 3"
35
33 / 27
18
26.4
15,250
11,030
4,410
7,720
170"
24' 6"
10' 11"
7' 6"
25.9
10'
6' 8"
7' 3"
35
31 / 38
18
26.4
15,250
11,030
4,410
7,720
170"
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Specifications and Capacities Notes:
Dodge® Sprinter Chassis - 3L 6-cylinder turbo-diesel, Common-Rail Direct Injection, 154-hp, automatic 5speed transmission w/tip shift, 4-wheel ABS w/skid control, 180-amp. alternator, dual rear wheels, Trailer Hitch5
5,000-lb. drawbar/500 lbs. maximum vertical tongue weight & 7-pin wiring connector.
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The height of each model is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight
of a typically equipped unit. The actual height of your vehicle may vary by several inches depending on chassis
or equipment variations. Please check with your dealer for further information.
2
The load capacity of your motor home is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all
available space when loading your motor home.
3
Capacities are based on measurements prior to tank installation. Slight capacity variations can result due to
installation applications.
4
Capacities shown are tank manufacturer's listed water capacity (W.C.). Actual filled LP capacity is 80% of
listing due to overfilling prevention device on tank.
5
Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances, which includes the
GVWR, GAWR, and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the chassis operator's manual
of your vehicle for further towing information.
See Towing Guidelines in Miscellaneous Section.
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OWNER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION
OWNER INFO
Owner’s Name(s) __________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Motor Home Model Number _________________________________________________________
Motor Home Serial Number __________________________________________________________
Chassis Vehicle Identification No. (VIN) ________________________________________________
Vehicle Mileage at Delivery __________________________________________________________
Selling Dealer Name ________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES® DEALER /SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
CHASSIS SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
RV INSURANCE POLICY
Company _________________________________________________________________________
Policy Number ____________________________________________________________________
Agent______________________________________________Phone ________________________
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2009 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.
WARRANTY COVERAGE TO OWNER
ITEMS NOT SUBJECT TO WARRANTY COVERAGE
Winnebago Industries, Inc. of Forest City, Iowa, warrants each new
Winnebago and Itasca motor home to the owner for recreational use
in the U.S.A. and Canada as follows:
BASIC LIMITED WARRANTY
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES’ RESPONSIBILITY
Any part of the vehicle subject to this warranty that is found to be
defective in material or workmanship under normal use and
maintenance will be repaired or replaced at Winnebago Industries’
option without charge to the customer for parts or labor upon notice
of the defect.
Chassis, drivetrain and related components*
Wheels*
Tires*
Any other part or component covered by a written warranty issued by
its manufacturer*
Service Items, such as Windshield Wiper Blades, Lubricants, Fluids
& Filters
Adjustments
Rust and Corrosion
*These items are covered under the manufacturer’s individual
warranty.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED
WARRANTY PERIOD
The basic Warranty Period is 12 months or 15,000 miles (24,135
kilometers), on the odometer, whichever occurs first. 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.
ONLY WARRANTY
This limited warranty is the only warranty made or authorized by
Winnebago Industries. Winnebago Industries makes no other
promises, representations or warranties concerning the vehicle or
other 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.
Winnebago Industries cannot 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. Such installation
of equipment or accessories by any other party will not be covered
by the terms of this warranty.
36 MONTH/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.
DEALER’S REPRESENTATIONS EXCLUDED
2.
Winnebago Industries shall not be bound by any undertaking,
representation, or warranty made by any dealers selling its product
to any purchaser of its products.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
THE PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLICABLE TO
THIS VEHICLE ARISING BY WAY OF STATE LAW IS LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY
AS HEREINBEFORE OR HEREINAFTER PROVIDED.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY OR ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO, 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.
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.
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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.
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)
caused by other factors such as physical damage or failed
sealants is not covered by this 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.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY-CARE AND MAINTENANCE
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the care, maintenance and
proper load distribution described in the operator’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 deterioration due to use and exposure,
such as rust or corrosion is not covered by this warranty.
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OBTAINING WARRANTY REPAIRS
CALIFORNIA:
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.
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.
If a part of the system covered by this limited 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 and
manufacturer.
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.,
605 West Crystal Lake Road, 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 by warranties provided by
individual component manufacturers. Please refer to the
component’s information supplied in the vehicle’s InfoCase.
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.
Members of the Armed Forces who purchased the vehicle in
California, or who were stationed in or a resident of California at the
time of purchase (regardless of state of purchase) or who are
stationed in California at the time of application to this program, may
utilize the CAP-RV program.
COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS
Any action for breach of The Basic Limited or Structural Warranty or
any implied warranty shall be commenced within one-year after
expiration of the 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.
605 West Crystal Lake Road
P.O. Box 152
Forest City, Iowa 50436
Attn: Owner Relations
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SECTION 2 – SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure all passengers have seat belts
fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips
and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be
positioned snug over the shoulder.
For pregnant women, the lap belt should be
placed under the abdomen and across the
upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be
positioned across the center of the chest.
Consult your doctor if you have any
questions.
Child restraints should be installed properly
according to manufacturer’s instructions. See
“Child Restraints”.
All moveable or swiveling seats should be
placed and locked in position while the
vehicle is moving.
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation.
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a
vacation or any extended trip.
DRIVING SAFETY
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Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while
the vehicle is moving.
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
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Use care when accelerating or decelerating on
a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can
cause skidding and loss of control.
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout room
extended.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the
brakes may affect stopping distance or cause
the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake
operation in a safe area to be sure they have
not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if
a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or
performance of your vehicle. Refer to your
chassis manual for related information.
FUEL AND PROPANE GAS
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GENERAL WARNINGS
All pilot lights, appliances, and their
ignitors (see operating instructions)
shall be turned off before refueling
of motor fuel tanks and/or propane
containers. Failure to comply could
result in death or serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or LP gas tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or LP gas tank.
Do not bring or store LP gas containers,
gasoline, or other flammable liquids onboard
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.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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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 the door is latched securely.
Never connect natural gas to the LP gas
system.
When lighting range burners, do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to
escape before lighting match.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
LP gas regulators must always be installed
with the diaphragm vent facing downward.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage, which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or
explosion.
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
LP GAS LEAKS
The following procedures are located in the
vehicle near the range area. If you smell gas
within the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform
the procedures listed.
IF YOU SMELL GAS
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Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights, and
all smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or
gas supply connection.
Open doors and other ventilating openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the gas system checked and leakage
source corrected before using again.
PROPANE GAS LEAK
DETECTOR
Your coach is equipped a propane gas leak
detector, similar to the one shown below. The
leak detector sounds an alarm if an unsafe
amount of propane gas is present inside the
coach.
WARNING
It is not safe to use cooking
appliances for comfort heating.
Cooking appliances need fresh air for
safe operation. Before operation:
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Open overhead vent or turn on
exhaust fan and;
Open window.
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 range top or gas
oven. It is especially important that the gas oven
and range top not be used for comfort heating.
Danger of asphyxiation is greater when these
appliances are used for long periods of time.
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Propane Gas Leak Detector (Typical)
Because propane gas is heavier than air, the
leak detector is located on a cabinet face near the
floor of the coach.
SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD: DO NOT use an
open flame to test for gas leaks. When
testing for gas line leaks with a soapy
water solution, DO NOT use a detergent
containing ammonia or chlorine. These
substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas lines,
resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
Death or serious injury can result.
Power Connection
The propane gas leak detector is powered by
the house batteries. If the house/coach battery
switch is shut off or the battery cable is
disconnected from the batteries, the alarm will
not work. The propane gas leak detector fuse or
circuit breaker is located in the 12-volt house
electrical load center.
Because the propane gas leak detector is
connected to the house battery, it is always
drawing a small amount of current. Even though
this current draw is slight, it could drain the house
battery during storage periods when the house
battery will not be charged regularly by the
engine or shoreline.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for further instructions on nuisance
alarms and care and testing of the propane gas
leak detector.
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 the
area.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a carbon
monoxide (CO) alarm located on the ceiling in
the bedroom area. The CO alarm is powered by a
9-volt battery and has a sensor that is designed to
detect toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes
resulting from incomplete combustion of fuel. It
will detect CO gas from any combustion source
such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water heater,
refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric
generator engine.
Press button to test
CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
Failure to replace this product by the
“REPLACE BY DATE” printed on the
alarm cover may result in death by
Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Replacement
Further Information
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with a similar model. Other brands
may not be recommended for RV application.
We recommend obtaining a replacement from
your Winnebago Industries® dealer.
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for further instructions.
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase
for further information.
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with a similar model. Other brands
may not be recommended for RV application.
We recommend obtaining a replacement from
your Winnebago Industries® dealer.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
SMOKE ALARM
Your motor home is equipped with a smoke
alarm located on the ceiling in the lounge area.
The smoke alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery
and has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke.
A dry chemical fire extinguisher is located
near the main entrance door.
Press button to test
Fire Extinguisher
(Typical installation - your coach may
vary according to model and floorplan)
Smoke Alarm
The following label is affixed to the smoke
alarm.
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We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the fire extinguisher or in the
information supplied in your InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the fire
extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
recommendations as stated on the label.
SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
If the charge is insufficient, the fire
extinguisher must be replaced.
LOADING
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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.
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Replacement
If for any reason you must replace the fire
extinguisher, the replacement must be the same
type and size as the one originally supplied in
your coach. We recommend obtaining a
replacement only from your Winnebago
Industries® dealer or a reliable RV parts supplier.
MAINTENANCE
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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.
Do not use any electrical device that has had
the ground pin removed.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
Store or secure all loose items inside the motor
home before traveling. Possible overlooked
items such as canned goods or small
appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on
the range, or free-standing furniture items can
become dangerous projectiles during a
sudden stop.
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals (see
“Loading the Vehicle” in Section 12).
Never load the motor home in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating of the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check
coolant level visually at the see-through
coolant reservoir.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle, such as radial, bias, or
belted tires, as vehicle handling may be
affected. Replace tires with exact size, type,
and load range.
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.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
To open, lift both latches up and toward the
center of the window, then push outward near the
bottom of the window.
Escape Window - Lift latch
handles upward to open
Using Slider Windows As
Emergency Exits
Some coaches are required to have a slider
window as an alternate exit. This window will be
marked EXIT and have a red-handled latch.
FORMALDEHYDE
INFORMATION
Some of the materials used in this recreational
vehicle emit formaldehyde. Eye, nose, and throat
irritation, headache, nausea, and a variety of
asthma-like symptoms, including shortness of
breath have been reported as a result of
formaldehyde exposure. Reaction to
formaldehyde exposure may vary among
individuals. Elderly persons and young children,
as well as anyone with a history of asthma,
allergies, or lung problems may be at greater risk.
Research is continuing on the possible long-term
effects of exposure to formaldehyde. Inadequate
ventilation may allow formaldehyde and other
contaminants to accumulate in indoor air.
Ventilation to dilute the indoor air may be
obtained from a passive or mechanical
ventilation system. Always be sure to thoroughly
ventilate your recreational vehicle before and
during each use. High indoor temperatures and
humidity may raise formaldehyde levels. When a
recreational vehicle is in areas subject to high
temperatures, an air conditioning system can be
used to control indoor temperature levels. If you
have any questions regarding the health effects of
formaldehyde, consult your doctor or local health
department.
MOLD, MOISTURE, AND YOUR
MOTOR HOME
What is Mold?
Pull latch outward to slide window open
Most slider windows along the side of any
motor home can also be used as alternate
emergency exits, should the need arise.
To use a slider windows as an exit, first slide
the window open, then either slide the screen
open or push the screen material out, depending
on window construction.
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Molds are part of the natural environment.
They are as old as the Earth itself and mold
spores are almost everywhere at some level
waiting to grow. Mold plays a part of nature by
breaking down dead organic matter, such as
fallen leaves and dead trees. Indoors however,
mold growth should be avoided. Molds
reproduce by means of tiny spores. Those spores
are invisible to the naked eye and float
throughout the outdoor and indoor air. Because
of the nature of the use of a motor home, it is
natural for a motor home to be introduced into an
environment with mold spores.
SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
Mold is a plant and requires its own special
environment to grow. That environment includes
organic materials, nutrients, moisture, and proper
temperature.
How Can I Avoid Mold?
To reduce the ability for mold to grow, you
must reduce what constitutes its growth
environment. Mold can grow with the smallest of
a nutrient base. Just small amounts of dirt or dust
on the carpet can be enough to allow the mold
process to begin. Keep the environment as clean
as possible. Vacuum the carpet. Clean food spills
thoroughly and quickly. Avoid grease buildup
near the stove or sink. Clean the exhaust fan
above the stove often.
Minimize moisture in your motor home and
keep humidity low. Clean spills quickly. Do not
allow condensation to build up. You can open
windows and vents to minimize condensation.
Use of the air conditioner can assist in removing
moisture from the air. Avoid leaks, but if leaks do
occur, make repairs promptly.
Avoid bringing mold into your motor home.
Plants, cloths, books, and other household items
may already have mold present. It is easy to
transfer mold into your motor home
environment.
Monitor your motor home. Periodically check
those hidden areas in corners, closets, and
cabinets to assure mold is not present.
What if I Have Mold?
If mold develops, clean the area with a
concentrate of soap and bleach. Items that
contain mold that cannot be cleaned should be
removed from the vehicle.
Can Mold Harm Me?
If Mold Is Present, What Will
Winnebago Industries® Do?
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present in the Winnebago®/Itasca® motor
home as a result of a manufacturing defect
reported to Winnebago Industries within the
limited warranty period, Winnebago will clean
the affected area(s) and/or replace affected items
as it deems necessary. This is the extent of
coverage provided by Winnebago Industries.
Winnebago Industries, however, will not assume
responsibility for mold deemed to be a result of a
motor home users lack of timely and appropriate
action to mitigate circumstances should a
problem occur.
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present due to conditions it determines is not a
result of a manufacturing defect found within the
warranty period, Winnebago Industries will not
provide any financial assistance to the repair of
the condition.
ROADSIDE EMERGENCY
Because of the size and weight of this vehicle
and its tires, and the possible complications
involved in tire changing, we strongly advise
obtaining professional road service to change a
flat tire whenever possible. However, if an
emergency requires you to change the tire
yourself, please exercise extreme caution and
read all tire changing information in the chassis
manual.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
If You Get A Flat Tire
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may cause irritation to some people. Experts
disagree on the level of exposure that may cause
health concerns.
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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.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator.
Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and
gently to continue momentum. The deflated
tire will slow the vehicle.
• If you must change lanes to get to a safe
stopping place, use your signals to warn other
motorists and change lanes smoothly and
carefully after you are certain the lane is clear.
• Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering
to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of
the road. Do not worry about damaging the
tire or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or
wheel replacement is cheaper than damaging
the vehicle or injuring yourself.
• When you have come to a stop, activate your
hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then
exit the vehicle carefully.
• Set out flares or other warning devices.
Check your tires for proper inflation before
each trip and at least once a month with an
accurate tire gauge.
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Lift or slide tire from carrier.
Do not over-tighten wing nut when returning
carrier to storage position.
Recovery Towing
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight
listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This
will allow the towing operator to determine the
proper towing equipment to use.
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 manual for any
additional towing instructions or
precautions provided by the chassis
manufacturer.
Spare Tire Storage
If your coach is supplied with a spare tire, it
may be fastened to the backwall.
Some models, however, may have a swingdown spare tire carrier beneath the rear of the
coach. Please follow all safety warnings and
instructions for removing spare tire from the
carrier.
Swing-Down Carrier (if equipped)
WARNING
Do not lie beneath tire carrier while
removing tire. The tire and carrier
assembly are heavy.
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Support tire carrier with a jack or block while
removing wire pin and wing nut from bolt at
front of carrier.
Carefully lower tire carrier to ground.
Remove 2 bolts and retainer plate that hold
wheel to carrier bracket.
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.
WHEEL MOUNTING NUTS
(LUG NUTS)
The mounting bolts and nuts for the standard
steel wheels are designed specifically for the type
of wheel. See the following information and
photos.
SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
Steel Wheels
• The lug nut for steel wheels is a non-plated,
hat-shaped, flange nut. The accompanying
dome-shaped, split cone washer should be
positioned ‘dome first’ onto the wheel stud
before the nut as shown.
Steel Wheel Front
Steel Wheel Rear
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the chassis
battery, try using the battery boost switch to
divert power from the house batteries to the
starter. (See “Battery Boost Switch” information
in Section 3 - Driving Your Motor Home).
If you wish to try jump starting the engine
using another vehicle or booster system, see your
chassis manual for connecting jumper cables to
the automotive electrical system.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to push start this vehicle.
Damage to the transmission or other
parts of the vehicle will occur.
ENGINE OVERHEAT
Steel Wheel Lug Nut and Washer
(Hex Flange Nut with Split Cone Washer)
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.
Spare Tire Mounting
The spare tire is mounted to the back of the
coach as shown.
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 manual.
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SECTION 3 – DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
1- Insert tab into buckle
slot until it “clicks” and is
locked
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
all original chassis related controls,
instrumentation, switches, and other features.
This includes items such as cruise control,
climate controls, gauges, wipers, lights, front
seats, and three-point safety belts, etc.
SEATS – DRIVER/CO-PILOT
The driver and co-pilot seats may be
independently adjusted to suit individual
preference.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
instructions on seat adjustments.
SEAT BELTS
Seats intended for occupancy while the
vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts
for the protection of the driver and passengers.
Lap Belts
The lap belts must be worn as low as possible
and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit
erect and well back into the seat. To gain full
protection of the safety belt, never let more than
one person use the same safety belt at any one
time, and do not let the safety belts become
damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the
seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any
seat belts which were in use at the time must be
inspected and replaced if necessary.
3- Press to
release
2- Pull strap to tighten
Adjustment:
To lengthen belt, swivel the tab end at a right
angle to belt and pull strap to desired length. To
shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten:
Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp each part of
the belt assembly and push tongue into buckle.
Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the loose end away
from the tongue.
To Release:
Press button in center of buckle and slide
tongue out of buckle.
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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.
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.
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to
be occupied while vehicle is in motion.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
See your chassis manual for instructions on
proper fastening, adjustment, and releasing of
lap/shoulder belts.
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SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
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.
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 Equipped
If your coach has a dinette, it may be equipped
with a child seat tether anchor loop located on the
floor directly behind the forward facing dinette
seat.
Tether Anchor Loop
CHILD RESTRAINTS
A properly installed and secured child
restraint system can help reduce the chance or
severity of personal injury to a child in an
accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children
may have a greater chance of being injured in an
accident if they are seated in a child restraint
system which is not properly secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be
secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap
belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt.
When purchasing a child restraint system,
follow these guidelines:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable safety standards.
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and
conveniently so that you are able to install it
correctly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight, and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides this
information.
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The dinette table must be in the lowered
position when a child seat is in use.
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1. Lower the dinette table.
2. Route the tether over the top of the dinette seat
back and hook it to the anchor loop on the floor.
3. Fasten the lap belt.
See the child seat manufacturer’s specific
instructions for proper attachment and
adjustment of the tether and seat belts.
SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
KEYS
REARVIEW MONITOR SYSTEM
Your motor home is supplied with several
keys. In addition to the chassis manufacturer’s
ignition key, you receive keys for the entrance
door and exterior compartment doors.
Keys have an identification number, either a
small metal tag or stamped into the key head.
These numbers are recorded on the vehicle’s
component model/serial sheet, which is included
in your InfoCase. In case keys are lost or stolen,
your dealer or a locksmith can provide you with
duplicate keys or modify the locks.
–If Equipped
The rearview camera monitor system lets you
see what is directly behind your coach for safety
and maneuvering assistance. The viewing screen
is mounted on the ceiling of the driver
compartment.
The monitor screen “wakes up” automatically
when transmission is shifted into reverse. A
microphone built into the rear camera lets you
hear warning sounds or verbal directions from an
assistant.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
The keyless entry system is chassis-supplied
for the cab doors. However, we have also
connected the coach entry door lock to this
system. This means your keyless remote
transmitter will lock and unlock the entry door as
well as the cab doors.
Make a habit of having the keys with you
when you exit the coach and of opening the
passenger door first before opening the entry
door whenever unlocking with the keyless
remote.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
detailed instructions on using the Remote
Keyless Entry system and for battery
replacement information.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
The hazard warning flashers provide
additional safety when the vehicle must be
stopped on the side of the roadway and presents a
possible hazard to other motorists. When the
flashers are on, it serves as a warning to other
drivers.
Further Information
See your chassis manual for instructions on
activating, operating, and canceling hazard
warning flashers.
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SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
Basic Operating Instructions
Power/Standby - In STANDBY position the monitor is
“asleep” and will “wake up” when the transmission is
shifted into Reverse.
The ON position activates the monitor for rear viewing
while driving or parked. Key must be on.
When the unit is turned on, the power button and all other
buttons will be brightly lit. When off, the power button
only will be dimly lit.
RADIO – IN-DASH
The 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.
A/B - Video input selector. A= Rearview camera.
B= Currently not used. This position will show blank
screen unless it is allocated for an aftermarket accessory
you have installed, such as a GPS system or sideview
cameras, etc.
Day/Night - Press to switch between “Day” and “Night”
picture modes. In “Day” mode, the screen intensity is at
maximum. In “Night” mode, the screen is dimmed to a
preset low light level.
Picture Menu - Press to access picture adjustment
menu screens. Use the + and - buttons to make
adjustments, such as contrast and brightness, etc. Menu
will exit in 6 seconds if no button is pressed.
– / + Volume - Press to increase or decrease. Also used
with the Menu button to adjust picture.
Further Information
See the rearview monitor information in your
InfoCase for specific instructions provided by
manufacturer.
AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER –
AUTOMOTIVE (DASH)
See your chassis manual for operating
information on driver and passenger comfort
controls – air conditioner, heater, defroster, and
ventilation.
NOTE: The dash air conditioner is not designed
to cool the entire interior of the coach,
but is intended only to provide cooling
for the cab area.
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Please refer to the manufacturer’s operating
guide in your InfoCase for detailed instructions
on programming preset station buttons and using
this full-featured radio/audio system.
Satellite Radio
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Sirius®
satellite radio receiver that plays through your
radio.
See the receiver manufacturer’s information
in your InfoCase for programming and operating
instructions.
NOTE:If your Sirius tuner is not activated,
follow the instructions in the radio
owners manual in your InfoCase for the
phone number to call and procedure to
access the Sirius Tuner ID Number
(ESN).
iPod Cable
-If Equipped
Your coach is equipped with a cable to
connect your iPod to play through your radio.
This cable is in the compartment above your
radio. The cable is shown in the following photo.
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DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
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See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for operating instructions.
Radio Remote Controls
A hand-held remote allows the passenger to
change radio stations or CD selections from the
convenience of their seat. The hand-held radio
remote is in your InfoCase. See the radio owner’s
guide in your InfoCase for remote control
instructions.
Radio Power Switch
Press the Speaker selector
switch to RADIO position to
connect the dash radio to the
deluxe sound speakers. Speaker
switch is located near the DVD
player.
Adjust volume with radio
buttons or radio remote.
SIRIUS® PLUG AND PLAY
SATELLITE RADIO
–If Equipped
(Located inside storage pocket on dash)
Take Sirius Plug and Play on the go - in your
RV, at home, the office, other vehicles, or
anywhere else! It is featured with universal
docking capability so you can easily move Sirius
to different locations and enjoy your favorite
programming (separate docking station
included).
The radio power switch on the dash lets you
connect the dash radio to the coach batteries
when the ignition switch turned off for listening
while parked. This prevents accidental draining
of the chassis battery by prolonged use of the
radio.
To install the satellite unit, place your Sirius
radio into the docking station, aligning the tabs at
the edges of the the radio adapter with the
grooves in your radio. Gently push the radio
down until it is fully seated in the docking station.
• Press HOUSE to listen to the radio while parked
without the ignition key on.
• Press ENGINE to listen while driving.
Radio Sound through Deluxe
Sound Speakers
–If Equipped
To Listen to the Dash Radio through the
Deluxe Sound speakers:
For complete operating instructions, see the
owners manual of your headunit.
When your Sirius radio is connected via the
SiriusConnect Docking Kit to your headunit, the
buttons and controls of the Sirius radio will be
disabled, and a SiriusConnect message or logo
will be displayed.
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SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
To remove the satellite unit from the docking
station, press the release button while pulling the
radio out of the docking station. You can now
take your Sirius Plug and Play and install it in
your car with the supplied car kit.
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.
CAUTION
Further Information
See the Sirius user guide provided in your
InfoCase for complete operating and installation
instructions.
BATTERY BOOST SWITCH
This switch can be used to draw emergency
starting power from the house batteries to start
the engine if the chassis battery is discharged.
Press and hold in the ON position while
turning ignition key for emergency starting
power.
NOTE: The Aux. Battery Disconnect switch near
the entrance door must be ON and house
batteries must be sufficiently charged for
this feature to work.
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.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for information and precautions on filling,
servicing, and checking the fluid level.
LIGHTS
All exterior lights should be checked for
proper operation each time the vehicle is
prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light
should be checked and replaced, when necessary,
with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of
more than one light, such as both taillights not
operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check
fuse and replace with one of the same rating
when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the
problem, the wiring system should be checked
immediately by an authorized service center.
Further Information
Press and hold in the ON position while turning
ignition key for emergency starting power.
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for further information.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
TIRES
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant
level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
Improper tire pressure can result in tire
overloading and abnormal wear and also affects
handling, ride characteristics, and fuel economy.
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SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME
MOUNTAIN DRIVING
WARNING
Make sure all replacement tires are of the
same size and ply rating as those
installed as original equipment.
Further Information
See your Vehicle Certification Label for tire
information.
SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly
accurate equipment prior to delivery to the
dealership. However, alignment should be
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.
Special techniques must be used when driving
in mountainous or hilly country.
Climbing A Hill
The transmission will automatically
downshift as needed to climb most hills. If the
hill is long or very steep, however, you may need
to manually shift to a lower gear to keep the
transmission from repeatedly upshifting and
downshifting. Select the lowest adequate gear
range for the duration of the incline. See your
chassis manual for specific information.
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
overheat, which could cause brake failure. See
your chassis manual for specific information.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information.
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SECTION 4 – APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
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.
REFRIGERATOR
Leveling
Before operating the refrigerator when the
motor home is stationary, place a small level on
the bottom of the refrigerator and make certain
the unit is level. If over 1/2 of the bubble is inside
the circle in any direction, the coach is level
enough for continuous operation of the
refrigerator while parked.
Bubble must be at least 1/2 inside circle
Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort
for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator
operation.
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.
5 - DASH / AUTO
The refrigerator in your coach can operate
from either of two energy sources available to the
motor home:
• 120-Volt AC electric
• Propane gas
To be able to use both types of energy, the
refrigerator does not have a compressor like
household refrigerators. Instead, it uses an
ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically,
ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by
heat produced from either propane gas flame or
electrical heat element. The ammonia vapor is
then carried to the finned condenser where it
liquefies. The liquid then flows to an evaporator
where it creates cooling by evaporation. The
ammonia circulates back into the water solution
and the cooling cycle continues.
Basic Operation
Slide the control switches to the operating
positions described and observe the indicator
lights.
•
Gas - Refrigerator will operate on gas from
the propane tank if the main valve is open and
the tank contains gas.
Place bubble level in bottom of refrigerator
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
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•
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Auto - Refrigerator will operate on 120-VAC
household current if the shoreline is
connected or the auxiliary generator is
running. If electricity is lost, it will
automatically switch over to Gas operation if
gas is available.
Temperature Setting - Start at the coldest
setting to ensure coldest temperature in the
freezer compartment, then adjust warmer as
necessary after cold* food has been added.
“On” Indicator Light - Glows steady when
refrigerator is operating properly.
“Gas” Indicator Light - Will flash if gas is
not available. To operate the refrigerator you
must provide 120VAC then switch to Auto
operation.
* The refrigerator will retain temperature more
efficiently if food is cold before placing inside.
Further Information
For further information and operating
cautions, see the refrigerator operating
instructions included in your InfoCase.
To Close:
1. Replace the door into the opening.
2. Push the latch knobs in while turning to the
horizontal position as shown.
Refrigerator Access Compartment
RANGE TOP
The range in your motor home operates on
propane gas and will provide most of the
functions of the range in your home.
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.
To Light Range Top Burners
• Turn the desired burner knob to HI LITE position
• Immediately spin the IGNITOR knob clockwise
at least one full turn to light the burner
Avoiding Asphyxiation
Refrigerator Access Door Latches
2. Remove the door from the opening.
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The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
RANGE HOOD
The range hood vent draws cooking odors and
airborne grease particles into the filtration grid
and either recirculates the air or vents it to the
outside of the coach, depending on model.
A light on the underside of the hood provides
illumination for cooking and food preparation.
Further Information
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliances avoids dangers of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking
appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the
danger of asphyxiation is greater when the
appliance is used for long periods of time.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT
IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
See the appliance manufacturer’s information
provided in your InfoCase for instructions on
replacement of light bulbs and replacement or
cleaning of grease filter elements.
WARNING
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills and
stoves, shall not be used inside the
recreational vehicle. The use of this
equipment inside the recreational vehicle
can cause fires or asphyxiation.
SYSTEMS MONITOR PANEL
The Systems Monitor Panel provides a
convenient central location for checking the
condition of all utility systems in your coach.
Further Information
See the appliance manufacturer’s operation
manual in your InfoCase for complete features
and operating instructions.
MICROWAVE OVEN
Refer to the microwave oven manufacturer’s
information provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions.
At the touch of a button this panel will display
the fresh water and holding tank levels, propane
gas tank level, plus the house battery condition.
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
You can start the generator or turn on the water
pump and water heater. Indicator lights tell you if
the water pump is on or if the water heater pilot
light is out.
Water And Holding Tank Levels
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate level on the monitor lights.
However, when the indicator reads FULL, the
tank is actually full.
Tank Capacities
See “Tank Capacities” in Introduction section.
Propane Gas Level
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate propane tank level.
The propane level is registered by a sending
unit on the tank. The gauge mounted on the side
of the tank will give a more accurate indication of
actual tank level if needed.
Battery Charge Meter
The approximate fluid levels are measured by
electronic sensors on the sides of the tanks. There
is generally more fluid in a tank than indicated on
the monitor panel.
Water Level
Sensors
Press and Hold the “Levels Test” switch to
check the level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt
house battery.
The colored segments (red, yellow, and green)
will light from the bottom up to the amount of
charge the battery contains.
• Green - good or adequate charge.
• Yellow - marginal charge.
• Red - battery needs charging before use.
To get an accurate reading:
1. Both the chassis engine and the generator
engine must be shut off and 120-volt AC
shoreline unplugged.
2. An interior light should be turned on to
provide a small load which draws off the
battery surface charge.
Water Pump Switch
Water Tank
For example, if the fluid level is 1-2” below
the FULL sensor, the monitor will show the level
to be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full.
If a tank is about 1/4 full, the monitor will
register an empty tank because the fluid level is
below the 1/3 sensor even though there is still
fluid in the tank.
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When use of the self-contained water system
is desired, turn the “Water Pump” switch on. The
“Pump On” light will illuminate when the pump
switch is on and the system is operable. Water
will be available as soon as a faucet is opened.
Refer to “Water Pump” for additional
information on the water pump and initial startup.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
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NOTE: Some models may also have a pump
switch in the water system compartment
on the outside of the coach.
The “Pilot Out” light will glow for about 1015 seconds, then it will go out. The “Heater
On” indicator will remain lit.
If the “Pilot Out” light comes on during
propane 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.
WATER HEATER - GAS/
ELECTRIC
-If Equipped
NOTE: Read the Water Heater Operating Guide
in your InfoCase 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 propane
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.
–If Equipped
(with Motoraid water heating system)
The gas/electric water heater has a dual power
feature. It can operate from propane gas or 120volt 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 propane gas
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.
Propane Gas Operation
For Propane 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 gas 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 guide in your
InfoCase for further information.
WATER HEATER – GAS
Press the Water Heater switch on the Systems
Monitor Panel.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Further Information
Read the operating and safety information
provided in the Water Heater Operation Manual
in your InfoCase.
MOTORAID WATER HEATER
Gas Water Heater Switch
(Located on Systems
Monitor Panel)
For Electric Operation
Turn on the Water Heater electric element
switch. The shoreline must be connected or
generator running for electric operation.
–If Equipped
The Motoraid 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 Motoraid also increases the capacity of
the engine cooling system, allowing the engine to
run cooler under many conditions.
CAUTION
Electric Water Heater Switch
(Located near Systems
Monitor Panel)
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.
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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.
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.
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Water Heater Exterior Service Access
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.
Lift handle straight out to open P-T valve
when water heater is cold*
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature
relief valve at least once a year.
NOTE: If your water heater is equipped with the
Motoraid system, it uses an extension
from the engine cooling system to heat
water in the water heater while driving.
The engine cooling system must also be
cold before opening the pressuretemperature relief valve. See “Motoraid
Water Heater” for more information.
PROPANE GAS FURNACE
To Start Up:
1. Open the LP gas tank valve by turning fully
counter-clockwise.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Further Information
Please see the furnace operating instructions
provided in your InfoCase for further
information, including operating precautions,
and periodic maintenance. See the Coach
Maintenance Schedule for recommended
intervals.
Thermostat Switch
• Move to Heat or
Gas position for
furnace operation
Temp Selector
• Press up or
down to select
temperature
2. 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.
3. Furnace fan should start to blow immediately
after setting the thermostat.
4. After about 30 seconds, the furnace burner
should light.
5. The furnace should 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 propane gas tank valve
is open and tank is not empty, then try
steps 2-4 again.
If the furnace will not light after three
attempts, go to Shut Down steps and
contact your dealer or a local RV service
center for repair.
To Shut Down:
1. Slide thermostat switch to Off position.
2. Close propane tank valve if coach will be
stored for a period of time.
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NOTE: If the furnace burner has any residuals
of metal protectant or lubricants used
during manufacture of the furnace, it
may smoke slightly when the furnace is
used for the first time and may set off
your smoke alarm.
We recommend that you provide
adequate ventilation when using the
furnace for the first time to avoid a
nuisance smoke alarm.
We do not recommend removing the
smoke alarm battery.
HEAT PUMP
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with an air
source heat pump built into the air conditioning
system. Because the heat pump operates on
electricity, it provides economical heat inside
your coach and helps reduce the use of propane
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 on the
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 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 gas furnace to assist the
heat pump if room temperature cools to 5 degrees
or more below the thermostat set temperature.
You may wish to manually switch to furnace heat
to maintain a higher temperature when outside
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
temperatures begin to reduce the efficiency of the
heat pump. The heat pump will not operate when
the outside temperature falls below 36 degrees F.
To operate the heat pump:
See the air conditioning/heat pump
manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions.
NOTE: The ducted roof air conditioning system
has ceiling registers that can be closed if
necessary to force more cool air toward
a specific area of the coach or to route
cool air away from a specific area. If too
many vents are closed, however, it can
cause the air conditioner unit to shut
down, particularly in high humidity
conditions.
Further Information
Refer to the air conditioner manufacturer’s
information in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTER
• Gas Heat = Gas Furnace
• Elec Heat = Heat Pump
• Cool = Roof Air Conditioner
The washable foam filter should be checked
monthly for dirt build-up and cleaned or replaced
as needed.
It is located in the ceiling mounted return A/C
grille in the lounge area.
Check your Air Filter
Closed or blocked vents and a dirty air filter
can hinder the efficiency of a heat pump.
• Be sure ceiling vents are open to distribute
heat pump output air.
• The A/C return air filter should be checked
monthly for dirt build-up and cleaned or
replaced as needed. See “Air Conditioner
Filter” elsewhere in this section.
DUCTED ROOF AIR
CONDITIONING SYSTEM
The furnace thermostat also controls ducted
roof air conditioner operation when the
thermostat switch is placed in “cool” position.
All cooling functions controlling to setpoint
have a short cycle protection time delay of 3
minutes. There will be no delay if the cycle OFF
time exceeds 3 minutes.
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FURNACE-A/C THERMOSTAT OPERATION CHART
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.
X = Switch Position
FAN MODE
SWITCH
Auto
On
THERMOSTAT SWITCH
Cool
Off
Gas * Elect *
X
X
X
O
O = Switch position does not matter or is inactive for this feature
O
X
O
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
X
X
X
FAN SPEED
SWITCH
Lo
Hi
O
O
X
O
O
X
O
O
X
X
X
X
WHAT HAPPENS
If the Thermostat Switch is Off and the Fan
Switch is on Auto, the whole heating and
cooling system is off - nothing is happening.
A/C Fan runs continuously at Low Speed.
A/C Fan runs continuously at High Speed.
Gas Furnace Heating:
Furnace Blower runs along with the LP Gas
Furnace, which turns on and off as needed
according to thermostat setting.
Heat Pump Heating: *
A/C Fan runs at Low Speed along with the
Heat Pump, which turns on and off as
needed according to thermostat setting.
A/C Fan runs continuously at Low Speed
while the Heat Pump turns on and off as
needed according to thermostat setting.
A/C Cooling:
A/C Fan runs at Low Speed along with the
Air Conditioner, which turns on and off as
needed according to thermostat setting.
A/C Fan runs at High Speed along with the
Air Conditioner, which turns on and off as
needed according to thermostat setting.
A/C Fan runs continuously at Low Speed
while the Air Conditioner turns on and off
according to thermostat setting.
A/C Fan runs continuously at High Speed
while the Air Conditioner turns on and off
according to thermostat setting.
* NOTE: These instructions include the optional heat pump, which may not be equipped on your model. If you
do not have a heat pump, the Thermostat Switch Gas position is the same as the Heat position on your
thermostat. In this case, ignore the Electric Heat Switch settings, which apply to the heat pump only.
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SECTION 5 – PROPANE GAS
PROPANE GAS SUPPLY
The propane gas system supplies fuel for the
gas range/oven, water heater, furnace, and
refrigerator (while in gas mode). When used and
handled properly, this system is safe and
economical and provides modern living
conveniences wherever you travel.
How Propane Gas Works
Propane is a type of LP (Liquefied Petroleum)
gas compressed into liquid form for easy
transportation and storage. Propane gas may also
be called tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP.
Propane is used by appliances in vapor form
only, but is stored in the tank as a liquid under
very high pressure. As the liquid gas is released,
it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many
times its compressed volume.
Propane Tank System
WARNING
Do not alter or remove propane tank
gauge at any time.
Refilling Propane Tank
Since the propane tank is permanently
mounted to the frame, the motor home must be
taken to a propane dealership for filling. Do not
attempt to remove the propane tank from the
vehicle. The tank is equipped with a fill adapter
with both internal and external threads, which
allows easy filling with any propane filling
equipment. The tank is full when liquid propane
gas appears at the overflow valve.
NOTE: The propane tank is equipped with an
automatic 80% stop-fill device.
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The storage reservoir for the propane gas
system is a horizontally mounted tank which is
permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The
tank is accessible only from the outside of the
vehicle.
Propane Tank Features
-Typical View
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SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
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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 not level, with the
fill valve on the uphill side. Overfilling the
propane gas tank can result in
uncontrolled gas flow, which can cause
fire or explosion. A properly filled
container will contain approximately 80
percent of its volume as liquid propane
gas.
All pilot lights must be extinguished
and appliances and their ignitors turned
off, and supply valve closed before
refilling propane gas tanks or vehicle fuel
tanks.
Do not smoke or expose an open flame
while near a propane refueling area.
Propane gas is heavier-than-air and
extremely flammable.
Never fill the propane tank with engine or
generator running.
Before opening the supply valve, check to
be sure all controls for gas appliances are
in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this
step is not performed, propane gas could
accumulate inside the motor home
creating a fire or explosion hazard.
Never use an open flame to test for
propane gas leaks.
Replace all protective covers and caps on
propane system before filling.
Selecting Propane Fuel Types
We recommend using straight propane in your
propane tank. Propane gas is commonly available
at all propane gas outlets in the U.S. (According
to the National Propane Gas Association,
propane gas outlets in the United States do not
offer any other type of liquefied petroleum gas
than propane to the general public.) Check local
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phone directory yellow pages for locations of
local propane gas refilling stations or bulk
dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
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 Propane Gas Tank
If your gas appliances do not stay lit or require
frequent adjustment, even though you know the
propane tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the propane gas tank. Air
in the tank mixes with the propane gas vapors
causing them to burn poorly. This condition
could linger for weeks if the air is not purged
from the tank. Most propane gas dealers have
equipment for purging air from propane gas tanks
and will purge before refilling the tank.
SAFE USE OF THE PROPANE
GAS SYSTEM
The propane system is designed and built with
strict adherence to federal, state, and recreational
vehicle industry requirements for mobile propane
gas equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as tank fill
overflow valves, an interior propane gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO)
detector/alarm.
Propane gas also contains an odor additive
that you can smell if propane is present in the air.
Here are a few precautions to observe that will
help you to use the propane gas system safely:
SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
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Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of propane gas. If a leak is
suspected, turn off the supply valve
immediately. Have the propane gas system
checked by your dealer or other qualified
propane gas service center.
Do not tamper with the propane gas piping
system, pressure regulator, or gas appliances.
Service and maintenance of propane gas
system components should be performed only
by your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service center.
Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
propane gas system.
Have the entire propane gas system inspected
for possible leaks and missing or damaged
parts at each tank filling. Also inspect before
and after each trip, and any time trouble is
suspected.
Turn the propane supply valve off when not
using the propane gas system.
Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be
replaced.
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the
propane gas system.
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the propane tank compartment door.
According to standards set for recreation
vehicles, the propane supply valve must be
readily accessible in an emergency.
Exercise caution when drilling holes or
attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
PROPANE GAS WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with propane
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid
inconvenience, check state regulations
concerning flammable gas transportation.
Propane Gas Leaks
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances and their ignitors turned off while
refilling the fuel tank or propane tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel, or propane gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine,
generator engine, refrigerator, furnace, and
water heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous
gas.
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SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
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WARNING
WARNING
Propane cylinders shall not be placed or
stored inside the vehicle.
Propane cylinders are equipped with
safety devices that relieve pressure by
discharging propane to the atmosphere.
Failure to comply could result in death or
serious injury.
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 propane gas service center.
Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and door latched securely.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage, which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or
explosion.
PROPANE GAS PRESSURE
REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover, which should be left
in place at all times.
Propane regulators must always be installed
with the regulator vents facing downward.
Regulators that are not in compartments have
been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure
that the regulator vent faces downward and that
the cover is kept in place to minimize vent
blockage that could result in excessive propane
pressure causing fire or explosion.
Only your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service should remove the regulator cover for
adjustments.
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NOTE: If your model is equipped with a propane
powered electrical generator, there will
be two regulators stacked one upon
another. One regulates the house
propane supply pressure, the other
regulates pressure to the generator.
SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
Regulator Freeze-up
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the
presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will
pass through the cylinder valve and into the
regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers,
tank and bottle manufacturers, and propane gas
dealers take every precaution to reduce moisture,
but sometimes only a fraction of an ounce
entering the tank can cause problems. To help
avoid the possibility of freeze-up, always keep
tank control valve closed when not in use, even
when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from
collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your propane gas dealer inject a small amount of
dry methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately
one ounce to 20 pounds or one pint to 100
gallons) to help guard against regulator freezeups.
This means that in extremely cold weather
when a large volume of gas is being used by the
furnace for heating, it is possible to experience a
loss of gas pressure.
At first, this problem may appear to be caused
by an empty tank or a regulator freeze-up, but is
actually caused by failure of the liquid gas to
vaporize as fast as it is needed by the furnace.
The demand for propane to produce heat
increases to the point where the gas cannot
vaporize fast enough to keep the furnace going.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce gas
usage where possible.
Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric
refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot
water will also help, as well as refraining from
using the gas cooktop. A final step is to lower the
thermostat setting to reduce gas usage by the
furnace.
PROPANE VAPORIZATION IN
COLD WEATHER
Propane gas vaporization increases and
decreases in direct relation to ambient
temperature. In other words, the lower the
temperature, the slower the liquid propane will
vaporize into a usable gas for appliances.
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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.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
The 120-volt system operates from the
shoreline cord connected to an outside 120-volt
utility service, such as those at campgrounds or
from the 120-volt generator. When the shoreline
cord is connected to an outside power source, or
when the auxiliary electric generator is running,
the power converter automatically changes a
portion of the 120-volt current to 12-volt DC
current. All equipment in the motor home that is
normally powered by the house batteries is then
powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 120-volt current: air
conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC
mode), microwave oven, and any 120-volt
electrical equipment used at convenience outlets.
EXTERNAL POWER CORD
(Shoreline)
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• Do not connect the external power
cord to any receptacle until you have
contacted the owner and/or attendant
of the premises to verify proper polarity
and grounding. It is the responsibility
of the owner of the electrical
receptacle to ensure that the
receptacle is properly wired and
grounded.
• Reverse polarity and improper
grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury or death.
• Do not plug the power cord into an
outlet which is not grounded, or alter
the plug to connect to a receptacle for
which it is not designed. Be sure that
all three prongs of the supply cord are
properly plugged into the receptacle.
• Do not connect the power cord to an
extension cord.
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Your coach is equipped with an electrical
system consisting of two separate voltages:
• 12-volt DC system (battery current); and
• 120-volt AC system (household current)
The 12-volt system consists of two internal
power sources, while the 120-volt system is
operated from an outside power source or the
optional 120-volt generator.
The external 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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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
To connect to an external power source,
remove the power cord from the utility
compartment and plug it into a suitable power
outlet box.
The three-prong 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.
Route power cord through notch and close
door while shoreline is connected to outlet.
30 Amp Receptacle
If the electrical receptacle to be used is
designed to mate with the three prongs on the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
Power Cord Door
(Models with power cord compartment on
sidewall)
–If Equipped
A flip-up notch in the power cord door lets
you route the power cord out of the compartment
and close the door while the power cord is
connected.
Power Cord QuickPort®
(Models with power cord in utility
compartment)
–If Equipped
The flip-down QuickPort hatch lets you route
the power cord out the bottom of the
compartment so you can close the compartment
door while the power cord is connected.
• Swivel the latch aside and drop the hatch.
• Swivel the cover section upward to access
the cord notch.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
The converter power panel contains the house
electrical system 120-volt circuit breakers and
12-volt fuses.
The power converter changes 120-volt AC
current from the auxiliary generator or the
shoreline into 12-volt DC current for use by 12volt equipment in the motor home.
120-Volt
Circuit Breakers
12-Volt
House Fuses
• Swivel cover section to access cord notch.
Power Center (Converter)
• Route cord through notch and flip hatch back
up into place.
Then close the compartment door.
NOTE: Always keep service access passage
closed while utility connection is not in
use.
Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle. This protects
the park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on
your vehicle, from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
After disconnecting the power cord, neatly
replace it in the utility compartment.
POWER CENTER
Certain circuits, however, remain unchanged
for use by items which require 120-volt current,
such as the air conditioner(s), the refrigerator in
AC mode, the microwave oven, etc.
NOTE: The converter will not change 12-volt
DC current to 120-volt AC.
Current drawn from the house batteries passes
through the power converter unchanged,
although it is routed through a series of protective
fuses located on the power panel.
CAUTION
Do not block the converter cover vents in
any way. The converter generates heat
while operating, and needs unrestricted
airflow for proper cooling.
(Converter)
The power converter is generally located in a
lower cabinet face in the galley or living area,
depending on the floorplan of your model.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s operation, care, and
maintenance information in your InfoCase.
Charging Section
The converter charges house batteries while
120-volt external power is connected. The
converter will automatically “sense” the
condition of the battery. If it is below “full
charge”, the Charging Section will start charging
the batteries.
If the house batteries have been extremely
discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly
discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the
batteries reach “full charge”, then will continue
“trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate. If
your battery does not charge as described above,
it is possible the battery is defective.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
120-VOLT AC
The breaker panel protects all 120-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
damage to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: roof air
conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period.
Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to
“Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker is
continually tripped and no overload is evident,
have the system checked for a short in the wiring
or the appliances.
Thermal Overload
A thermal overload will “break” the 120-volt
AC power to the converter section of the Power
Center if the power converter becomes
overheated. This can result from operating above
its maximum limit for an extended period of time
or by obstruction of ventilation to unit.
NOTE: The power converter section will
automatically route 12-volt lights and
motors to house battery power in this
event.
The thermal overload will reset itself after a
period of time, and the lights and motors will
again resume operation from the power converter
section. If the breaker trips again shortly after
reset, take immediate steps to correct the cause of
overheating. A portion of the house 12-volt load
(lights or motors or both) should be turned off to
reduce total load. Also, inspect the power
converter to make sure ventilation is not
obstructed.
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120-Volt Circuit Breakers
NOTE: Typical view of breaker panel. Breaker
arrangement may vary according to
appliance and equipment options. Fuses
and breakers are labeled on panel.
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
A number of standard household electrical
outlets are provided throughout the coach for
connecting small appliances such as televisions,
radios, toasters, etc.
An exterior outlet is also located on the
outside of the coach near the entrance door or in
a storage compartment on the passenger side of
the coach.
SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
ELECTRICAL GENERATOR –
120-VOLT
Bath, galley, and exterior outlets are
connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter), which is an extremely sensitive
circuit breaker that will help to protect against
severe electrical shock if a ground fault develops.
If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break
the circuit by turning off the power to the
protected outlets. Should this occur, unplug all
the appliances on that circuit and press the reset
button on the GFCI equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired, if necessary, before
using again.
–If Equipped
Push to Reset
circuit after
monthly
testing or
ground fault
tripping.
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.
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator
is running.
To use the 120-volt generator, plug the power
cord into the generator receptacle within the
utility compartment before starting the generator.
Push to Test
at least
monthly.
Should break
circuit. Press
Reset button
to reconnect.
GFCI Outlet
(Ground Fault Protector)
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate
the risk of 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 120-volt receptacles even
though protected by a Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupter.
Generator
Receptacle
Power Cord
Generator Operation
See the manufacturer’s operation, care and
maintenance in your InfoCase.
Generator Hourmeter
The generator hourmeter registers the total
number of hours that the generator has been
operated.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
The following hourmeters are located on or
next to the monitor panel in your coach.
Operation Warnings and Cautions
WARNING
Generator Hourmeter
(for gas or LP generators only)
Generator Hourmeter
(for diesel generator only)
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
and a power vent, which could draw exhaust
gases into the vehicle.
2. Do not open windows or vents on the end or
side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe of the
generator is located.
3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry the
exhaust away from the vehicle. Also, note the
position of other vehicles to be sure their
exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
4. Do not operate the generator engine while
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings,
vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently
during periods of use.
Refer to the generator manufacturer’s
maintenance information in your InfoCase for
specific recommendations.
WARNING
Never check generator oil level while
generator engine is running.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
The DC voltage system consists of the chassis
battery, the 12-volt house batteries, and the 12volt power converter.
Converter
See “Power Center.”
Chassis Battery
The chassis battery is used to operate the
engine starter and automotive accessories and
controls found on the instrument panel. The
slideout room systems and the electric step are
also connected to the chassis battery.
See your chassis manual for further
information on chassis batteries and chassis
electrical system.
AUXILIARY BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
(AUX BATT)
The AUX BATT disconnect switch lets you
disconnect the house batteries from the 12-volt
system of your coach during storage periods to
avoid battery drain by electrical items that are
hooked directly to the house batteries, such as
clock displays and radio memories, etc.
Always leave this switch ON while using the
coach.
NOTE: Some electronic displays and memory
functions may need to be reset after
power has been reconnected.
See also “Battery Care” elsewhere in this
section.
House Batteries
House batteries are “deep-cycle” type
batteries specially designed for recreational
vehicle use. They will provide longer lasting
power than standard automotive starting batteries
and will withstand the frequent drain-andrecharge cycles that occur under the demanding
conditions of a camping outing.
The house batteries supply power to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the motor
home. This includes the following 12-volt
powered components (if equipped): interior 12volt lighting, range exhaust fan, propane furnace
fan, fresh water pump, systems monitor panel
with water level and holding tank gauges,
refrigerator, roof vent fans, and 120-volt
electrical generator starter.
The house batteries can also provide
emergency power to start the engine if the chassis
battery is discharged. (See “Battery Boost
Switch” information in Section 3 - Driving Your
Motor Home).
House batteries are automatically charged by
the chassis alternator while the engine is running.
Aux. Batt. Switch - Typical
(Located near entrance door)
BATTERY ACCESS
House Batteries
The house batteries are located in a
compartment beneath the interior entrance steps.
Unfasten the step retainer, then lift the step
upward and remove to service batteries.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
Chassis Battery Connector
The chassis battery connector is located to the
right of the accelerator pedal in the driver side
foot well.
NOTE: Ensure that the ignition key is in the Off
position or the key is removed before
disconnecting.
• Squeeze tab upward
to release latch
House Batteries
Chassis Battery Connector
(Located to the right of the
accelerator pedal)
Further Information
NOTE: Some models may be equipped with only
one house battery.
See the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for details on access and servicing.
Chassis Battery
The chassis (starting) battery is located in a
compartment “well” in the floor beneath carpet
ahead of the driver seat.
NOTICE
Always refasten battery retainers when
returning a battery to the compartment.
BATTERY CARE
Chassis Battery
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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
SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
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:
1. Turn off the House/Coach Battery Disconnect
Switch to avoid parasitic discharge (the trickle
discharge caused by directly connected
components like propane gas detectors or
digital clock displays, etc.)
2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary at
least once a month during long storage
periods. Turn the House/Coach Batt Switch
off to avoid electrical arcing when attaching
or detaching charger clamps.
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Check the state of charge periodically to avoid
discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple
maintenance practices:
• Make sure the batteries always remain
securely clamped in the battery tray.
• Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
• Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from
entering the battery and contaminating
the electrolyte fluid.
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.
Be sure to replace the battery terminal
boot, if supplied, back onto the positive
terminal after servicing. Care must be
taken to avoid pinching the cable between
any metal parts. Should the cable be
damaged, a short circuit could result in
personal injury or damage to equipment.
Replace any damaged cables at once.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handling batteries.
WARNING
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
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.
Further precautions are:
• Remove the battery from the coach.
• Store it in a cool place.
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Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
Check the battery fluid level every month, or
more often in hot weather. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during
freezing weather, the motor home should be
driven several miles to mix water and
electrolyte to prevent freezing.
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
•
Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each fuse or breaker.
12-Volt Fuse Panel
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.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
FUSES – HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motor home are protected by
either a fuse panel or breaker panel. When a
circuit is overloaded or a short develops in any
part of the system, a fuse or breaker will shut
down that circuit. If this happens, turn off all
affected lights or appliances and reset the breaker
or replace the fuse with a new one of equal
amperage rating.
The fuse panel is on the right-hand side of the
power converter.
12-Volt House Fuses
The fuse panel accepts only blade type plug-in
fuses. Always replace fuses with those of the
same amperage rating.
30
Good Fuse
30
Bad Fuse
Battery Charge Meter
See related item under “Systems Monitor
Panel” in Appliances section.
Battery Boost Switch
See Driving Your Motor Home section for
information on the Battery Boost Switch.
Chassis and House 12V Breakers
on side of passenger seat base
toward door (shown w/cover off)
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SECTION 7 – PLUMBING
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
The fresh water system provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet,
and water heater. Water may be supplied by
either of two sources:
• a fresh water tank and water pump located
within the motor home; or
• any external fresh water source to which the
motor home may be connected, known as
“city water.”
Filling the Fresh Water Tank
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
The tank is filled through the city water
connection (Fresh Water Inlet) inside the water
service center.
The Fresh Water Valve routes the water from
the city water hose to the fresh water tank for
filling.
Fresh Water Valve in Tank Fill position
(Located in water service center)
3. Turn city water supply on.
4. Tank is full when water flows from tank vent
tube beneath coach.
5. Turn off city water supply and disconnect
from city water connector.
6. Turn Fresh Water Valve to Normal position to
use the water pump. The Tank Fill position is
only for pressure filling the water tank from
the city water hose connection.
5 - DASH / AUTO
1. Attach hose to the Fresh Water inlet.
Fresh Water Valve in Normal use position
(Located in water service center)
Fresh (City) Water Connection
Using City Water
2. Turn the Fresh Water Valve to Tank Fill
position.
When connected to an outside source of water,
the water bypasses the demand pump and storage
tank and supplies pressure directly to individual
faucets and toilet. A check valve built into the
pump prevents water from entering the pump and
filling the storage tank.
1. Connect hose to city water connection as
described in previous steps.
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2. Turn Fresh Water Valve to Normal position
and turn the water pump switches OFF.
These devices simply connect in-line between
the supply hose and the city water input on the
coach.
Water pressure regulators are commonly
available at any well stocked RV dealership and
many large retail discount or home supply
centers.
WATER PUMP
Fresh Water Valve in Normal use position
(Located in water service center)
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.
Disconnecting from City Water
1. Turn the city water source off.
2. Open a faucet on the coach (such as the
exterior wash station, if equipped) to relieve
line pressure.
3. Disconnect the city water hose from the coach
and replace the cap on the fresh water inlet.
NOTE: Be sure the Fresh Water Valve is in
Normal position to use the water pump.
If the valve is in Tank Fill position, the
pump will run continuously without
delivering water.
Pressure Regulators
Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend obtaining an
in-line water pressure regulator to prevent
damage to any components, connections, and
seals in your fresh water system.
We recommend a regulator that controls water
pressure to 50 psi. max.
7-2
When your coach is not connected to a city
water supply, water is supplied from the fresh
water tank by a water system demand pump. A
demand pump is designed to run only when you
are using water. When you open a faucet, the
waterline pressure drops and the pump begins to
run, and it will continue to run as long as the
faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the
line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts
itself off.
The pump is self-priming and will run briefly
to build up line pressure when the Water Pump
Switch is first turned on. See “Initial Waterline
Priming” for instructions on using the water
system for the first time.
Further Information
See the water pump manufacturer’s operation,
care, and maintenance information in your
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, and be sure to
empty water from it during winterization
procedures.
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PLUMBING
Initial Waterline Priming
Unscrew bowl
and remove to
clean strainer
Water Pump Strainer
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
To Clean Pump Strainer
• Be sure all water pump switches are OFF.
• Twist the inlet cap (bowl) counter-clockwise
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.
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.
COLD WATER FILTER
–If Equipped
Open the galley sink cold water faucet only to
obtain filtered cold water for drinking or cooking.
The galley faucet cold waterline flows
through an activated carbon filter that removes
chlorine and odors for taste-free drinking water.
Water Pump Switch
The water pump switch is located on the
systems monitor panel. (Some models may have
an additional switch in the water service center.)
While the switch is “ON”, the pump will
automatically supply water as it is needed.
We recommend that you turn the water pump
switch off whenever you will be away from the
vehicle or not using the water system. In time, a
slow leak in a faucet could drain the water tank,
fill the holding tank, and discharge the house
batteries.
Cold Water Filter Assembly below Galley Sink
(Hot waterline is not filtered)
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
Replacing the Cold Water Filter
Cartridge
You should replace the filter cartrige every
season and when water flow from the faucet is
too slow for convenience. The cartridge MUST
be replaced at least every 12 months.
• Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any water remaining in the waterlines during
filter removal.
• Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise
(to the left) about one-quarter turn, then pull it
down and out of the filter socket.
• Insert a new water filter cartridge up into the
filter socket as far as possible and twist it
clockwise (to the right) one-quarter turn until
it stops.
Diverter Plug installed in filter socket.
Insert and twist 1/4-turn clockwise (to
the right), same as filter installation.
•
•
See Winterization Procedure at the end of this
section.
When removing the coach from storage,
always disinfect and flush the water system
thoroughly before installing a new filter.
After the system has been thoroughly flushed,
remove the diverter plug and store for future
use.
DISINFECTING YOUR FRESH
WATER SYSTEM
Insert new filter up into filter socket –
Press and twist 1/4-turn clockwise
(to the right).
•
Purge a new filter cartridge before using for
drinking. Run a few gallons of water through
the filter and discard the water (or use for
watering plants) to avoid ingesting carbon
dust or particles that may have been present in
the new filter cartridge.
Diverter Plug
•
•
7-4
The temporary diverter plug is provided to
prevent water flow from the filter base in
situations when the waterline must be used
with the filter removed, such as winterization
or lack of spare filter cartridge.
Diverter plug is installed in the same manner
as the filter.
To assure complete disinfection of the potable
water system, it is recommended that the
following procedure be followed on a new
system, one that has not been used for a period of
time, or one that could have become
contaminated.
This procedure is also recommended before
long periods of storage, such as over winter.
Models with City Water Tank Fill
The fresh water tank must be filled through
the city water connection in the water center.
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These models require temporarily connecting
an external cartridge-type water filter assembly
in-line between the city water hose and the city
water fill to add disinfecting solution to the tank.
These filters are commonly available at RV
supply stores.
NOTE: If you do not have an in-line cartridge
filter, see City Water Hose Disinfection
following this procedure for an alternate
method of adding bleach solution to your
tank.
1. Remove the filter cartridge and pour 1/2 cup
of household chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite solution) for each 30 gallons of
tank capacity into the empty filter canister,
then screw the canister back onto the filter
base.
This solution will result in a residual chlorine
concentration of approximately 50 ppm in the
water system. (If a 100 ppm concentration is
desired as discussed in step 3, use 1 cup of
household bleach for each 30 gallons of tank
capacity.)
The bleach will be drawn into the tank when
the city water is turned on and the Fresh Water
Valve is turned to Tank Fill position.
2. Fill the tank completely, then open each faucet
in the coach and run the water until a distinct
odor of chlorine can be detected in the water
discharged. Do not forget the hot water
faucets.
3. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine. (If
a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour.)
4. Drain the fresh water tank.
5. Install the filter cartridge into the filter
canister, then refill the tank with fresh water.
6. Open each faucet again and run fresh water to
flush chlorinated water from the lines. Run the
water until there is no odor of chlorine
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
(You may need to leave a hot water faucet
open for some time to flush the water heater
with clean water. You may also want to turn
the water heater off until this is done to avoid
wasting energy trying to heat “unused”
water.)
7. Water system is now disinfected.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous. Recap bottle and
clean all utensils after use.
An alternate way is to connect a city water hose
to your coach and pour the bleach into the other
end of the hose using a funnel. Hold the hose
upright to avoid draining the bleach.
Connect the hose to a city water hydrant to force
the bleach into the tank and fill the tank with
water.
This method has the additional benefit of disinfecting the city water hose at the same time.
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
Continuous Tank Disinfection
(Superchlorination)
Some RVers like to ensure continuous
sanitation of their fresh water tank by
“superchlorination”– maintaining an effective
low level of chlorine in the tank at all times.
• Add 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite) to your tank for each 10 gallons
of tank capacity. When you fill the tank, this
will result in a 6.7 ppm level of chlorine,
which should kill harmful bacteria and slimeforming organisms.
• Chlorine may be removed from drinking
water by the cold water filter at the galley
faucet (if equipped) or by installing an
activated carbon water purifier at the galley
sink cold waterline or a separate drinking
water faucet with filter.
• Superchlorination does not affect city water
usage, only the fresh water tank.
EXTERIOR SHOWER/WASH
STATION
–If Equipped
The exterior wash station 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. Some models may have a
water pump switch located near the shower
faucet for convenience.
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.
Exterior Shower/Wash Station
-Typical View
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.
CAUTION
If items are placed into the shower tub
before shower valve vacuum release is
complete, they may become wet.
Important “Don’ts”
•
7-6
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
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PLUMBING
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.
See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
Sewage Drain Outlet
on underside of water service compartment.
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information in your InfoCase for complete
operating, care, and maintenance information.
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(Holding Tanks)
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
waste water until it can be dumped at an
appropriate waste water disposal site. This means
you can use the toilet, sinks and shower even in
areas where utility hookups are not available.
The black water holding tank contains the
sewage from the toilet and may include bathroom
lavatory on some models. The gray water holding
tank contains the waste water from the galley
sink and shower, and may include bathroom
lavatory.
See Specifications in Section 1–Introduction
for tank capacities for your model.
Dumping Holding Tanks
1. Remove drain hose from water service center.
2. Remove dust cap from drain and connect
sewer hose. Be sure it is firmly attached.
3. Place the outlet end of sewer hose into
disposal opening.
4. Open the black water valve (black handle)
with a quick pull and make sure there are no
sags in the hose. Move the hose gently about
to dislodge any waste and ensure complete
drainage. Close black water valve as soon as
tank is empty.
1st - Pull Black
handle to drain
Black Water
(sewage) tank –
then close.
2nd - Pull Gray
handle to drain
Gray Water (sink/
shower) tank –
then close.
Holding Tank Dump Valves (Typical)
NOTE: DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT
ONCE. Do not open the gray tank valve
until the black tank is drained and dump
valve closed to avoid sewage back-up
into gray tank. Gray water also rinses
any black water solids from the drain
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
hose.
Black and Gray tank valve positions may
be reversed depending on floorplan and
tank location.
5. Open the gray water valve (gray handle). Be
sure there are no sags in the hose to ensure
complete drainage. Close gray water valve as
soon as tank is empty.
6. Add an odor control chemical to the sewage
holding tank through the toilet. These
chemicals are available at most R.V. stores.
7. Rinse sewer hose thoroughly with water and
stow.
HOLDING TANK HEATER
–If Equipped
Your coach may be optionally equipped with
black water and grey water holding tank heaters
to allow use of waste utilities in freezing
temperatures. The holding tank heater power
switch is located near the monitor panel. The
illuminated switch will glow when the power is
on.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups
The sewer hose may remain attached to the
sewage drain outlet while the motor home is
parked and connected to an on-site sewage hookup.
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.
NOTE: Always keep sewage drain outlet
capped while sewage connection is not in use.
Holding Tank Level Indicators
See Systems Monitor Panel in Section 4–
Appliances for further information on the
monitor panel and checking tank levels.
See Specifications in Section 1–Introduction
for tank capacities for your model.
7-8
DO NOT operate the holding tank heater
unless you are providing a supplemental 12-volt
power source to recharge the house batteries.
This means either the shoreline cord must be
plugged into a 120-volt source, or the auxiliary
generator must be operating, or the chassis
engine must be running (such as when driving
down the road). This will prevent excessive
discharge of the house battery.
NOTE: The holding tank heater pads are
electrical resistance type heating
elements. This type of heating element
typically uses a large amount of current
while operating. If the tank heaters are
used without a recharging source, they
will drain the house batteries in a
relatively short period. Typically the
batteries would not support overnight
heating without a supplemental charging
source.
WATERLINE & TANK 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.
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PLUMBING
To open or close the drain valves, turn the
handles in the directions indicated by the
following illustration.
See the drain valve location chart at the end of
this section for locations on your model.
DRAIN
DRAIN
CLOSE
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
Waterline Drain Valves
(Typical)
Waterline Drain Valves
NOTE: This waterline drain valve is NOT
used with the exterior shower
option. With the exterior shower
option, waterlines run through the
showerhead.
Water Tank Drain Valve (Typical)
Waterline Drain Valve (Typical)
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
WINTERIZING PROCEDURES
You can winterize the water and plumbing
system of your coach using one of the following
two methods – 1) Blow out waterlines using
compressed air or – 2) Fill waterlines with RV
water system antifreeze.
Method 1 – Blow Out Procedure
WATER HEATER BYPASS
WINTERIZATION VALVE
Your coach may be equipped with a water
heater bypass valve for easier winterization of
waterlines using RV antifreeze. See Water
System Drain Valve Locations chart at the end of
this section for valve location on your model.
Turn the handle as shown to either Bypass or
Normal flow through the water heater.
(Drain and purge waterlines using
compressed air)
1. Level the Motor Home. If the coach is not
level, there may be “low points” in waterlines
that can trap water in the lines and prevent it
from draining properly.
2. Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines.
Open all waterline drain valves and drain
fresh water tank. (See “Water System Drain
Valve Locations” chart at end of this section
for locations of drain valves on your model.)
3. Drain Exterior Shower/Wash Station.
Open exterior shower knobs and lay shower
head on ground as shown 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.
CAUTION
Leave bypass valve handle in NORMAL
FLOW position if draining water and
blowing out waterlines. Place in BYPASS
position ONLY when using antifreeze
solution in waterlines.
Using exterior shower to drain waterline
(Typical view- appearance on your coach may differ)
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PLUMBING
4. Remove the Cold Water Filter Cartridge (if
equipped). Remove the filter cartridge from
the filter assembly below the galley sink.
(If your coach is not equipped with a cold
water filter, continue to next numbered step.)
• Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any water that may drain from the waterline
during filter removal.
• Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise
(to the left) about one-quarter turn, then pull
it down and out of the filter socket. Discard
used filter.
6.
7.
8.
9.
• Install the diverter plug into the filter socket.
Insert plug up into the filter socket as far as
possible and twist clockwise (to the right)
one-quarter turn until it stops.
next numbered step.)
After emptying the canister, remount it onto
the filter assembly and continue the blow-out
procedure.
Open Faucets. Turn on the water pump and
open all sink faucets and shower head knobs.
Leave open after water stops flowing.
Drain Toilet. Press the toilet flush pedal and
hold until water stops flowing in the toilet.
Then turn water pump switch off.
Drain Optional Appliances. At this time, if
your coach is equipped with an optional
refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher, or washer/
dryer, the waterlines for these appliances must
also be drained.
(See “Winterizing Optional Appliances”
instructions at the end of this section.)
If not, proceed to the next step.
Drain Water Heater. Turn off the water
heater power switch before draining the water
heater tank to avoid damage to the heating
element. Drain the water heater by removing
the plug from the base of the water heater tank,
accessible from the outside of the coach.
(Requires socket and ratchet.)
Water Heater Drain Plug
Remove with socket.
5. Remove Full-Coach Water Filter (if
equipped). Remove the filter canister from
the full-coach water filtration system in the
water center compartment and discard the
filter cartridge.
(If your coach is not equipped with a fullcoach water filtration system, proceed to the
Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
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12. Drain Toilet. Operate and hold toilet flush
lever until water is completely drained from
toilet.
13. Turn air pressure off. Disconnect water
purge adapters. Recap the city water inlet to
avoid contamination by dirt or insects.
Lift handle only when water heater is cold.
10. Connect Air Pressure. After water has
stopped draining at all faucets and drain
valves, leave faucets open and connect a
“blow-out” plug to the city water connection
on the coach. Then use a compressed air hose
regulated to 30 psi or less to force air through
the system. A “blow-out” plug can be
purchased at any Winnebago® or Itasca®
dealer.
City Water
Connection
Fresh Water
Inlet
Blow-out
Plug
Air Hose
CAUTION
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to pump or waterlines.
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.
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After Disconnecting Air Pressure
14. Empty the full-coach water filter canister of
any water trapped during blow-out procedure.
Remount empty canister onto filter assembly.
(If not equipped with a full-coach water filter
system, continue to next step.)
15. Close all waterline drains, tank drain valves,
and all faucets to avoid contamination by dirt,
insects, or rodents.
16. Reinstall the Water Heater drain plug and
close the P-T Relief Valve.
17. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
NOTE: It is not necessary to add antifreeze to
the toilet since the flush valve will be
closed.
Do not add automotive antifreeze or
caustic chemicals such as bleach or
laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or
holding tanks. Although these products
may have a deodorizing effect, they may
damage plastic and rubber parts in the
system.
18. Empty the water pump strainer filter bowl to
avoid water freezing and cracking the filter
bowl. See “Water Pump” previously in this
section.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
19. 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.
20. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste
Tank Flush Inlet (if equipped).
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21. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet.
This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts
and prevent entry and contamination by
airborne debris, insects, and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
totally winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Maintenance Section.
Method 2 –
Antifreeze Fill Procedure
(Fill plumbing lines with RV water system
antifreeze)
NOTE: As an alternative to totally draining the
waterlines, you may winterize tanks and
lines by filling them with non-toxic RV
water system antifreeze through the
plumbing system.
This product is available from your
dealer and from most RV supply stores
and national retail outlets.
Follow directions on the container to
determine the correct amount to use for
your coach.
Your coach is equipped with a manually
operated waterline winterization system for your
convenience in winterizing fresh waterlines.
The system features a diverter valve with
siphon tube to draw non-toxic RV water system
antifreeze into the waterlines. 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.
CAUTION
Leave Bypass valve handle in “Normal
Operation” position if draining water and
blowing out waterlines. Place in “Bypass”
position ONLY when using antifreeze
solution in waterlines.
WARNING
NEVER use automotive antifreeze/
coolant in your RV water system.
Automotive coolant/antifreeze contains
ethylene glycol which, if ingested, can
cause blindness and can be fatal.
Remove Water Filters
Before pumping RV antifreeze into water
system, remove water filter cartridges (if
equipped.)
1. Remove and discard the filter cartridge from
the cold water filter assembly below the galley
sink. (If your coach is not equipped with
filtered cold water, continue to next numbered
step.)
• Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any water remaining in the waterlines during
filter removal.
• Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise
(to the left) about one-quarter turn, then pull
it down and out of the filter socket.
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
.
• Install the diverter plug into the filter socket.
Insert plug up into the filter socket as far as
possible and twist clockwise (to the right)
one-quarter turn until it stops.
2. Remove the filter canister from the full-coach
water filtration system in the water center
compartment (if equipped) and discard the
filter cartridge. (If your coach is not equipped
with a full-coach water filtration system,
proceed to the next numbered step.)
After removing filter, remount the empty
canister onto the filter assembly and continue
the antifreeze fill procedure.
Set Up Winterization Valves
3. Turn Winterization Valve 1 to “Water Heater
Bypass” position to avoid filling water heater
with antifreeze.
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See Water System Drain Valve chart at the end
of this section for location on your coach.
4. Place handle of Winterization Valve 2 in the
“Winterize” position.
See Water System Drain Valve chart at the end
of this section for location on your coach.
5. Remove and save the protective cap from the
end of the antifreeze siphon tube (which
connects to Winterization Valve 2). Insert the
end of the siphon tube into a pail or other
container with 2 to 3 gallons of non-toxic RV
antifreeze solution.
SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
.
Water Heater Drain Plug
Remove with socket.
RV Antifreeze Siphon Tube
in water center or near water pump
(insert into container of RV water system antifreeze)
Fill Lines
6. Turn the water pump switch on.
7. Open each hot and cold water faucet handle/
knob in the coach – one at a time each in turn
until antifreeze solution just begins to flow
from the faucet, then close.
Do not forget exterior shower/wash station
knobs (if equipped.)
8. Press the toilet flush pedal and hold until
antifreeze begins flowing into the toilet.
Leave small amount of antifreeze that remains
in the bowl.
When Done Adding RV Antifreeze
9. Turn water pump switch off.
10. 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.
11. Replace the protective cap onto the end of the
antifreeze siphon tube to keep out insects or
debris when not in use.
Drain Water Heater
12. Turn off the Water Heater power switch
before draining the water heater tank to avoid
damage to the heating element.
• Drain the water heater by removing the plug
from the base of the water heater tank,
accessible from the outside of the coach.
(Requires socket and ratchet.)
• Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while
draining.
Lift handle only when water heater is cold
• Reinstall the water heater drain plug and
close the P-T relief valve when drained.
Drain Appliances
13. At this time, if your coach is equipped with an
optional refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher, or
washer/dryer, the waterlines for these
appliances must also be drained. (See
“Winterizing Optional Appliances”
instructions at the end of this section.)
If not equipped with optional appliances,
proceed to the next step.
Close All Drain Valves
14. Close all waterline drains and tank drain
valves to avoid contamination by dirt, insects,
or rodents.
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SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
15. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
16. 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.
17. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste
Tank Flush Inlet (if equipped).
18. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet.
This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts
and prevent entry and contamination by
airborne debris, insects, and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
totally winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Maintenance Section.
WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
Model
24P
24H
7-16
System
Drain Valve Locations
Waterlines
Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground.
Water Tank
Valve located under rear bottom bunk bed.
Water Heater
Drain plug on outside of coach, behind service door. Use socket
to remove drain plug. See photo on previous page.
Water Heater
Bypass Valve
On panel in water service compartment.
Winterization
(Antifreeze) Valve
On panel in water service compartment.
Waterlines
Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground.
Water Tank
Large yellow-handled valve in forward storage area of galley
cabinet.
Water Heater
Drain plug on outside of coach, behind service door. Use socket
to remove drain plug.
Water Heater
Bypass Valve
Beneath removable access panel in floor of right rear exterior
storage compartment.
Winterization
(Antifreeze) Valve
Beneath removable access panel in floor of right rear exterior
storage compartment.
SECTION 7 –
PLUMBING
24J
24A
Waterlines
Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground.
Water Tank
Large yellow-handled valve behind a removable louvered
access grille on the lower face of the wardrobe cabinet.
Water Heater
Drain plug on outside of coach behind service door. Use socket
to remove drain plug.
Water Heater
Bypass Valve
In right rear exterior storage compartment.
Winterization
(Antifreeze) Valve
In right rear exterior storage compartment.
Waterlines
Valves located in right rear water service compartment.
Water Tank
Large yellow-handled valve in right rear water service
compartment.
Water Heater
Drain plug on outside of coach behind service door. Use socket
to remove drain plug.
Water Heater
Bypass Valve
Behind removable access panel in the rear galley sink cabinet.
Winterization
(Antifreeze) Valve
Valves located in right rear water service compartment.
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SECTION 8 – ENTERTAINMENT
TV – 12-VOLT LCD
–If Equipped
The liquid crystal display flat panel TV is
powered by 12-Volt DC current.
The TV 12V Master Power Switch must be
On to operate the TV.
The 12-volt current is supplied from the house
batteries– or from the power converter when
connected to shoreline power or running the
generator.
The speaker selector switch must be in TV
position to enable the deluxe sound speakers
while watching a DVD or TV. This switch is near
the DVD player.
NOTE: When the TV or DVD Player are not in
use, the TV Master Power Switch should
be turned off to eliminate drain on the
12-Volt house battery.
Further Information
See the television manufacturer’s information
in your InfoCase for operating instructions.
FRONT OVERHEAD
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
-If Equipped
5 - DASH / AUTO
12-Volt LCD TV
Front Overhead Entertainment Center
Further Information
See the television manufacturer’s information
in your InfoCase for operating instructions.
TV/Radio Speaker
Selector Switch
TV/DVD 12-Volt
Power Switch
Models 24J/24P shown – in end of galley
cabinet
Model 24H – in dinette overhead cabinet
AUDIO-VIDEO SYSTEM BASIC
OPERATION
NOTE: For your convenience, we have also
included a handy, tear-out version of this
“A/V System Basic Operation” guide in
Section 8 of your Operator’s Manual
Supplement.
See your InfoCase for specific operating
guides for audio and video components.
8-1
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
DVD PLAYER WITH DELUXE
SOUND
Connect Deluxe Sound Speakers
•
–If Equipped
Press the Speaker switch to TV
position to connect speakers to
TV and DVD. Speaker switch is
located near the DVD player.
Set TV Video Input
•
•
•
The DVD player is a selectable function of the
multi-featured audio system. The player unit
contains DVD/CD/MP3/AM-FM Stereo radio. It
also accepts portable audio player inputs and it
also functions as an alarm clock.
The player is connected directly to the TV and
can output sound to either the stereo speakers in
the TV or to the Deluxe Sound speakers in the
lounge area of the coach.
See the audio player manufacturer’s
information in your InfoCase for complete
feature descriptions and operating instructions.
Play DVD
•
•
•
Provide 12V Power
The TV and DVD player
operate on 12-volt DC
current.
• Turn on the 12-Volt
Master Power (TV)
switch, located on the
cabinet or wall near the
DVD player.
NOTE: When the TV or
DVD Player are not in
use, the Master Power
switch should be turned
off to eliminate drain on
the 12-Volt house
battery.
8-2
Turn TV and DVD player On.
Press the MODE button on the
TV or the SOURCE button on the remote to
select “INPUT 1.”
The TV screen will
display the DVD player
logo when the correct
input is selected.
•
•
Insert a DVD “face up” into slot on lower face
of the player.
The DVD will begin to “load” automatically.
The TV screen will typically display
“READING” or “LOADING.”
The DVD may load directly to the
main title/menu screen or it may begin
to play previews. You may be able to
skip previews if desired by pressing
the “NEXT” button on the DVD
remote until you see the main menu screen.
When the main menu
screen appears, press
the ENTER button on
the remote or “Play/
Pause” button on DVD
player to begin playing
the main feature. Use
the arrow buttons on the
DVD remote to select another feature to play .
Volume is adjusted with the DVD remote.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
TV Sound through Deluxe Sound
Speakers
(not available on Model 524P with side
TV feature)
When watching TV programs alone, the TV
normally plays sound through its own built-in
stereo speakers. If you wish to connect TV stereo
sound output to the Deluxe Sound speakers for a
richer sound quality, follow these steps:
• Press the Speaker switch to TV position to
connect speakers to DVD player.
• Turn the TV On.
• Press the AUX input selection
button just below the display on
the face of the DVD player. This
will route the TV stereo sound
output through the DVD player and out to the
Deluxe Sound speakers.
• Select TV channels and adjust volume using
the TV remote.
FLIP-DOWN SCREEN VIDEO
PLAYERS
(Rear Bunk models only)
playing the DVD. Select AV1 input on the unit in
the lower bunk to view the DVD playing in the
upper bunk.
The players each contain auxiliary audiovideo inputs for connection of a video game
system or other audio-video equipment if
desired.
Remote Control and Wireless
Sound
•
•
•
12-Volt Master Power
•
–If Equipped
The flip-down LCD screen DVD Video
Players are mounted overhead in each of the bunk
beds.
POWER
AV
MENU
A sensor array
above the
screen of each
Video Player
receives command signals from the remote
control.
The sensor array also continuously transmits
wireless sound signals for reception on IR
wireless headphones.
See Video Player instruction guide in your
InfoCase for remote control instructions and
additional information on wireless
headphones.
The Video Players operate on
12-volt DC current. Turn on the
12-Volt master power (TV)
switch shown, located on the
backwall of the top bunk.
NOTE: To avoid drain on the 12-volt house
battery, we recommend turning the
master power switch off when Video
Players will not be in use.
Video Player Power ON/OFF
•
The Video Players operate independently so
the occupant of one bunk may watch a DVD
while the other watches a different DVD. The
same DVD can be watched on both players at the
same time as well. The top player is the master
unit. Place the DVD in the top player and begin
•
Press the POWER button on either
the remote control or the unit once
to turn the power on. Press the
same button to turn the player off. POW ER
Push the open button (located on the front of
your screen) and lower the monitor to the
desired level. You may also adjust the swivel
angle.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
To Play DVD
•
•
•
•
Insert the DVD label side
down (facing you) into the
slot on the side of the
player. The player will
automatically switch to
DVD mode. The screen will display the DVD
logo and begin to read the disc.
The DVD may load directly to the main title/
menu screen or it may begin to play previews.
You may be able to skip previews if desired by
pressing the NEXT button on the remote until
you see the main menu screen.
When the main menu screen appears, press
the PLAY button on the player or ENTER
button on the remote control to begin playing
the feature, or use the arrow buttons to select
the desired entry.
Volume is adjusted with the +/- buttons on the
player or the remote control.
•
See Video Player instruction guide in your
InfoCase for more information.
Reading Lights
•
Push the light button to turn the
reading lights on and off.
ELECTRICAL INVERTER
300-Watt DC-to-AC
–If Equipped
The inverter changes 12-volt DC automotive
current into 120-volt AC household current. This
allows you to operate your TV from the house
batteries when shoreline hookup or generator
power are not available. In some models the
inverter is also connected to the 120-Volt AC
outlet for the bedroom TV.
The inverter is typically located in the video
center cabinet or on the lower face of the galley
cabinet.
To Play CD Audio (or CD Video)
•
•
The Video Player is also capable of playing
CD Audio music and CD Video discs.
Insert the CD label side down (facing you)
into the slot on the side of the player. The
player will automatically switch to proper
mode to play audio or video CD.
To Connect Game Systems or
Other A/V Components
•
•
•
•
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Plug the audio and
video cables of the
game system or
component into the
audio-video input jacks at the rear underside
of the Video Player.
Switch the game system or component ON.
Press AV button on Video Player to
select. VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 input.
(The component logo or other
indication may appear on screen when
AV
proper input is selected).
Operate game system or component using the
component’s controller(s).
300-Watt DC-AC Power Inverter
• Turn Inverter On to operate TV.
• Low Battery indicator will light if 12V house
batteries are becoming drained. (Turn Off
inverter to avoid total drain.)
• Turn Inverter Off when not in use to avoid
draining house batteries.
• The inverter will shut down when the Aux Battery
Disconnect switch is turned off.
NOTE: Running high-amperage appliances like
the TV on inverter power can drain the
house battery rapidly unless the chassis
engine is running so the alternator can
charge the batteries.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
Further Information
See manufacturer’s information provided in
your InfoCase for more information.
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 optional video
selector panel or on a wall plate assembly.
See the antenna manufacturer’s operation,
care and maintenance information in your
InfoCase.
WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
Raising Antenna to Operating Position
Turn elevating crank clockwise in “UP”
direction until some resistance to turning is noted
(about 13 turns). Antenna is now in operating
position.
Turn amplifier power switch “ON” to receive TV
signal.
Lowering Antenna to Travel Position
Rotate antenna until pointer on directional
handle aligns with pointer on ceiling plate.
Turn elevating crank (counter-clockwise) in
“DOWN” direction until resistance is noted
(about 13 turns). Antenna is now locked in travel
position. Turn amplifier power switch “OFF”.
CAUTION
Always align directional handle to
“DOWN” position before lowering.
Never partially raise or lower antenna.
Antenna must be raised fully up into
operating position or lowered fully down
into travel position.
TV SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
Rotating Antenna for Best Picture
Make sure antenna is in the “UP” position.
Pull down on directional handle using both hands
until it disengages ceiling plate and rotate for best
picture and sound on TV set.
The TV signal amplifier is built into the
antenna and can be turned on or off with a power
switch inside the coach.
The amplifier power switch is located on a
wall plate which may be mounted in various
locations depending on floorplan. Some of these
wall plates are not easily visible and may be in
one of the following locations.
• Inside front overhead TV cabinet (if
equipped.)
• Inside or underside of a side overhead cabinet.
• In the optional entertainment center on the
outside of the coach.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
TV Signal Amplifier Power Switch
(Some models may also have a 12-volt outlet
and/or coaxial jack on the wall plate.)
An indicator light will glow when the switch
is on and the signal amplifier is active.
Checking 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.
Cable TV Input Hook-Up in Utility Compartment or
Shoreline Compartment depending on model
TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM WIRING
This coach is pre-wired for installation of a
digital satellite TV system. Coaxial cable
connections to hook up your satellite receiver are
located in the entertainment center cabinet.
A second connection may be included in an
overhead cabinet in the bedroom for the rear TV
(if equipped.)
See your authorized Winnebago Industries®
dealer for proper installation and sealing of roof
mounted components.
TV CABLE HOOK-UP
The cable television input connector is located
in the shoreline compartment on the sidewall
(model 24J) or in the utility compartment
(models 24P and 24H).
8-6
Interior Connection for Satellite Dishes
(in cabinet near TV*)
SECTION 9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Before Using Bunk Ladder
•
•
WARNING
Do not use sleeping facilities while vehicle
is moving.
•
FRONT BUNK
The front bunk is hinged at the front and
fastened to the cab ceiling as shown when stored.
To use the bunk, unhook the fastener and
lower into position.
WARNING
Do not exceed 225 lbs. maximum weight capacity.
Misuse of ladder could result in death or serious injury.
See Operators Manual before using ladder.
•
•
•
•
Bunk Ladder Storage Locations
Model 24P:Beneath lower bunk (right rear
exterior storage compartment)
Model 24H:Beneath slideout room sofa
Model 24J:Beneath rear bed (right rear exterior storage compartment)
The top of the bunk ladder must be hooked
onto the brackets on the rear edge of the bunk
mattress for use.
CAUTION
Inspect the ladder to make sure it is not
damaged. Never use a damaged ladder.
Keep the rungs of the ladder clean and dry
while in use. Do not step onto the rungs if the
rungs are wet, or if your shoes are wet or carry
debris that could result in a loss of footing.
Never ignore warning labels or weight limits
defined on your ladder. The following
warning label is located on or near the ladder:
•
•
•
Maximum Capacity: 225 lbs.
Do not overload. Ladder is intended for one
person.
Make sure you are physically capable to
safely use the ladder. Strength, flexibility and
stability are required.
Grasp the side rails firmly and always use
both hands as you climb the ladder. Keep your
body centered between the side rails. Do not
over-reach.
To protect children, do not leave the ladder
set up and unattended.
Always store the ladder in a safe and dry
location when not in use. Stow properly while
in transit.
Do not store items on the ladder. You could
damage the ladder.
To Use the Bunk Ladder
The top of the bunk ladder must be hooked
onto the brackets on the rear edge of the bunk as
shown.
Never use the bunk ladder in any other
manner or for any other purpose than
described in the following instructions.
9-1
5 - DASH / AUTO
SLEEPING FACILITIES
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
REAR BUNK
–If Equipped
The lower rear bunk is hinged so it can be
folded up and latched against the backwall. This
will provide room for storage of tall items such as
bicycles through the right rear compartment
door.
Attaching Bunk Ladder
• Lift ladder horizontally
• Slide C-shaped retainer ends at top of ladder
onto brackets at rear edge of mattress.
Bolt Latch
Safety Strap
• Lower ladder to floor.
• Make sure top of ladder is properly engaged
onto retainer brackets and ladder is resting
firmly on floor before using.
• Swing the bunk upward and secure with bolt
latch at door end of bunk.
• Clip safety strap into loop for additional security
against rough road conditions.
SOFA/BED CONVERSION
Sofa to Bed
Front Overhead Bunk
Shown with bunk lowered and ladder in position
9-2
Lift the front edge of the sofa seat upward and
pull outward from the wall while gently pushing
downward on the backrest until the cushions lie
flat. The bed is now ready for use.
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Bed to Sofa
Push the front edge of the seat toward the wall
while lifting upward on the backrest until the sofa
is fully seated against the wall.
DINETTE/BED CONVERSION
–If Equipped
(Typical view – your coach may differ)
Dinette to Bed
3. Arrange dinette cushions to cover bed area.
1. Release the catch on the table leg brace and
fold the leg up against the bottom of the table.
Bed to Dinette
1. Reattach the table onto the wall support and
lower the table leg.
Wall
Support
2. Remove the table from the wall support
bracket by lifting the end of the table. Then
lower the table to rest on the cleats attached to
each dinette bench.
Table
Bracket
9-3
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
2. Make sure that the table leg is secured into the
floor support bracket and the leg brace is
locked.
2. Unfold black bed legs into vertical position.
SOFA AIR BED
–If Equipped
(Typical view – your coach may differ)
NOTE: For better protection of the air bed,
never inflate in temperatures below
freezing and avoid extensive sun
exposure.
Sofa to Bed
1. Pull back on the sofa seat back and lay flat
against sofa cushions.
3. Bring end of air bed down until black bed legs
are seated on the floor and bed is in folded out
position.
4. Turn the control dial (located at the top of the
air bed) clockwise to the “Inflate” setting and
allow air bed to fill.
NOTE: The air bed is plugged into an AC power
outlet behind the sofa.
9-4
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the air bed, do not
over-inflate.
2. Once air bed is completely deflated, turn the
control dial back to the mid “Off” position.
5. Once you have inflated the air bed to reach
your desired firmness, turn the control dial
back to the mid “Off” position. The air bed is
now ready for use.
NOTE: Be sure the control dial aligns with the
“Off” arrow.
Bed to Sofa
3. Lift up end of air bed and fold in black bed
legs.
NOTE: Before folding bed back into the sofa
position, the edges on each side of the
mattress must be folded IN
approximately 6 inches to avoid pinching
and obstruction of the mattress.
1. Turn the control dial counter-clockwise to the
“Deflate” setting and allow air bed to
completely deflate.
4. Continue to lift sofa seat back towards wall
until seated back into sofa position.
9-5
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
DAY/NIGHT PLEATED BLINDS
–If Equipped
Your coach may feature two-stage pleated
window blinds that can be used for light filtering,
daytime room darkening, or nighttime privacy.
They are raised or lowered by grasping the
bottom edge of the desired blind section and
moving it up or down by hand.
A constant-tension cord system holds them at
the desired level without slipping.
Sun Filter
The 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 upper section is an opaque, darkening
shade for nighttime privacy and daytime room
darkening purposes. Pull both sections down
together or separately.
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.
The tension cords are attached to spools at the
lower corners of the blinds as shown in the
following photo.
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To Tighten Tension
Wrap the tension cords around the mounting
spools, one turn at a time, at both ends of the
shade. Check tension by raising and lowering a
few times. Repeat as necessary to obtain the
desired tension. Do not over-tighten.
To Loosen 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.
• Reapply starch periodically (every few
months) as needed.
WOOD FURNITURE AND
CABINETRY
–If Equipped
People are drawn to the natural beauty of
wood. At Winnebago Industries®, our craftsmen
work with the art found in each piece of wood to
create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the
Winnebago Industries warranty.
• Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that
ranges in color from white to pink and reddish
tones. Streaks of green, yellow, and even
black may appear due to mineral deposits.
Oak may also contain wormholes and wild,
varying grain patterns. This distinct graining
is considered a desirable quality and has made
oak one of the most popular woods used for
cabinetry.
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
•
Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is
predominately white to creamy-white in
color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
While maple typically features uniform
graining as compared to other wood species,
characteristic markings may include fine
brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye
dots and mineral streaks. These traits are
natural and serve to enhance maple's natural
beauty.
• Cherry is characterized by its red undertones,
but may vary in color from white to a deep,
rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood
with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin
knots and curly graining. All wood will age
with time and the finish will darken. This is
especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those
who select it expect this evolution.
No matter which species you choose for your
new Winnebago Industries motorhome
cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces
of wood are exactly the same.
Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference
between open and closed grains and other
markings in wood. Grain variation and color
change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it
will darken when exposed to different types of
light. Color differences or changes in wood can
also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals,
extreme heat, or other contributing external
conditions.
Any color change that occurs in both the finish
and the wood is considered part of the natural
aging process and is not to be considered defect
or damage.
Additionally, wood species exhibit other
defining characteristics, such as mineral
deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes, and
wormholes. These markings make the wood
unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.
Therefore, since wood is a product of nature
and will have certain natural characteristics and
variances, they are not covered under the
warranty.
9-7
SECTION 10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS
SLIDEOUT ROOM TRAVEL
LOCK
CAUTION
Release and remove Slideout Prop-Lock
Rod before attempting to extend slideout
room. Damage to the vehicle will result if
this is not done. Position and secure
Prop-Lock before driving vehicle. See
following instructions.
Place T-shaped
rod end against
back side of
slideout frame
Rotate the body of the cylinder to loosen and
remove lock rod.
Place flat plate
end against
coach sidewall
Slideout Room Prop-Lock Rod
Typical view of forward end of retracted slideout
room directly behind driver seat. Your model may
differ in appearance.
To Secure Lock Rod
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To Release Lock Rod:
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Rotate
cylinder body
to loosen or
tighten ends
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Place the flat plate end of the lock rod against
the outer wall of the coach about 6” down
from the top edge of the forward end of the
retracted slideout room (behind the driver seat
in most cases).
Swing the T-shaped end of the rod into place
against the back side of slideout room flange
(frame) as shown.
Rotate the cylinder body to tighten the lock
rod snugly. During vehicle stops, check and
retighten as necessary.
Master Keylock
A master keylock switch is located near the
power switch for the front slideout room. This
keylock must be turned on to provide power to
the slideout control switches.
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–If Equipped
Some models are equipped with an
expandable prop-lock rod device to restrict
movement of the slideout room while the vehicle
is in motion.
The Lock Rod must be released before
extending the room or damage to the coach will
result.
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SLIDEOUT ROOM OPERATION
– ELECTRIC
WARNING
Slideout Room Keylock
The key to turn the master keylock “off” is
attached to the lock rod. This is to remind you
that the rod is removed prior to turning the
switch.
Your motor home may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Slideout rooms provide a spacious living area
at the push of a button.
Front slideout room switches (if equipped) are
located either on the dash, near the main entry
door, or near the Systems Monitor Panel.
Location varies by model and floorplan.
Rear slideout switches (if equipped) are
located on a wall in the rear of the coach in or
near the slide room. Location varies by model
and floorplan.
Slideout Switches (Typical)
Your coach may have one or more of these switches
depending on model, options, and available equipment.
NOTE: Never drive the vehicle with a slideout
room extended!
The slideout room system uses 12-volt DC
motorized mechanisms with an electronic control
system to provide smooth operation and positive
weather seal.
NOTE: We recommend that you KEEP THE
ENGINE RUNNING WHILE
EXTENDING OR RETRACTING
SLIDEOUT ROOMS so the engine
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alternator can provide maximum power
for proper operation of the slideout
mechanisms.
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or
retracting. Do not occupy the slideout
room while it is being extended or
retracted.
To Extend Slideout Room
Before Extending!
• Level the coach and set the Parking Brake.
• Release the travel lock or latch (if equipped)
inside the coach. See information at beginning
of this section (if equipped).
• Make sure exterior compartment doors are
closed so that they will not interfere with
slideout operation.
• Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room extension.
• 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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Insert the Safety Lock key and turn to activate
slideout room control switch.
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Press the Slideout Room “EXTEND/OUT”
switch and hold until the room is fully
extended, then release the switch.
To stop extending the room during operation,
release the button.
Deactivate the slideout switch with the Safety
Lock key.
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To Retract Slideout Room
Before Retracting!
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CAUTION
CAUTION
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.
Release slideout room travel latch before
attempting to extend slideout room.
Secure travel latch before driving vehicle.
Extend Procedure:
See “Before Extending!” before proceeding.
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Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
Be sure the coach is level and the Parking
Brake is set.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room retraction.
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
retracted.
Remove all items from the coach living room
floor and close cabinet doors and drawers. Be
sure there are no items at the end of the bed,
behind the driver seat, or protruding from
compartments, which could be crushed or
cause damage to floor covering or cabinets
when the room is retracted.
Retract Procedure:
See “Before Retracting!” before proceeding.
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Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
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Insert the Safety Lock key and turn to activate
slideout room control switch.
Press the Slideout Room “RETRACT/IN”
switch and hold until the room is fully
retracted, then release the switch.
To stop retracting the room during operation,
release the button.
After the room is retracted, deactivate the
slideout switch with the Safety Lock key, then
refasten the travel lock or latch inside the
coach (if equipped).
SLIDEOUT ROOM – EXTREME
WEATHER PRECAUTION
Certain extreme weather conditions, such as
heavy rains, heavy snow, and high winds, or any
combination of these, could cause damage to the
slideout room cover-awning (if equipped) or
reduce effectiveness of the slideout room weather
seals.
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING –
ELECTRIC
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work
• Disconnect the chassis battery connector
(located to the right of the accelerator pedal in
the driver side foot well), then reconnect. This
will, in many cases, reset power to the slideout
system. See “Battery Access” in Section 6 Electrical for further information on this
feature.
• Τhe chassis battery may be low on charge.
Start the engine. This momentarily connects
the house batteries to assist in slideout room
operation.
• The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side compartment just behind or
ahead of the entrance door or on the side of the
passenger seat base, depending on model.
Problems Retracting the Room
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Slideout
Cover-Awning
Also, freezing rain and snow can prevent the
slideout cover-awning (if equipped) from closing
and may cause damage to the cover-awning,
slideout room, weather seals, and mechanisms.
To avoid potential damage, we recommend
retracting your slideout room during extreme
weather conditions.
Set the Park Brake if the Engage Park Brake
light flashes while pressing the Retract (IN)
button.
• Light will flash if
park brake not set
• Light will flash fault
code if system
malfunctions
• Low Voltage
Indicator
Slideout Touchpad
-Typical View
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If an error is detected on your slideout system,
the LED light on the control panel will blink an
error code. If an error code appears, see the
manufacturer’s user guide in your InfoCase to
determine the problem. The error code must be
cleared prior to operating the room. To clear the
error and reset the system:
• If none of the “Battery Voltage or Circuit
Breaker Problems” troubleshooting
recommendations reset the system, remove
the touchpad from the wall (a screwdriver will
be needed) and press and hold the RESET
button (“Set Stops/Clear Fault”) located on
the back of the touchpad for 5 seconds. The
slideout is now ready to be retracted. Press IN
on the touchpad to retract the room.
• Reinstall touchpad to the wall.
• Take your RV to an authorized service center
for repair.
Before operating the room after an error has
been detected, check for obvious faults such as
obstructions prior to trying to operate the room
again. If the error code appears again, the room
will need to be retracted using either the manual
retraction method or the fully manual method.
Both methods listed below are intended as a
means to retract the room to prepare the coach for
travel to the nearest authorized service center.
other, release that button until the other arm
catches up. The current limiting feature of the
control still functions in the Manual Mode so
each side can be fully retracted until it stops.
CAUTION
Never let one side get more than 2 inches
(50 mm) ahead of the other while
retracting.
Once the room has been retracted, the control
will return to the automatic mode after 60
seconds.
In the event of a total system failure where
Manual Mode cannot be used, the crank-in
method may be used to retract or extend the
room. See Slideout Emergency Retraction
elsewhere in this section.
Problems Extending the Room
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Set the Park Brake if the Engage Park Brake
light flashes while pressing the Extend (OUT)
button.
• Light will flash if
park brake not set
• Light will flash fault
code if system
malfunctions
Manual Mode
Manual Mode lets you individually move the
two room arms (if equipped) by pressing the IN
and OUT buttons on the touchpad. This mode can
be used only if there is not a motor failure or full
electrical system failure. To override the encoder
and enter the Manual Mode, press and hold the
RESET button (“Set Stops/Clear Fault”) located
on the back of the touchpad until the two LEDs
begin to flash.
While in the Manual Mode, each of the two
room arms (if equipped) are activated by pressing
and holding the IN and OUT buttons. The “OUT”
button will retract the front arm. The “IN” button
will retract the back arm. Both IN and OUT
buttons may be held down at the same time to
simultaneously activate both arms to retract the
room. If one side of the room gets ahead of the
• Low Voltage
Indicator
Slideout Touchpad
-Typical View
If an error is detected on your slide system, the
LED light on the control panel will blink an error
code. If an error code appears, see the
manufacturer’s user guide in your InfoCase to
determine the problem. The error code must be
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cleared prior to operating the room. To clear the
error, perform the following steps (one at a time)
to reset the system:
• If none of the “Battery Voltage or Circuit
Breaker Problems” troubleshooting
recommendations reset the system, remove
the touchpad from the wall (a screwdriver will
be needed) and press and hold the RESET
button (“Set Stops/Clear Fault”) located on
the back of the touchpad for 5 seconds. The
slideout is now ready to be extended. Press
OUT on the touchpad to extend the room.
• If touchpad was removed, reinstall to the wall.
• Take your RV to an authorized service center
for repair.
Further Information
See the slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION
Crank-In Mode
If the room will not retract using the switch
and the mechanism is apparently malfunctioning,
you may need to manually crank the room in to
the travel position.
1. Disconnect one of the motor wires.
2. Push release lever to disengage the brake.
3. Use a ratchet wrench and a 12-point 7/16”
socket on the motor gearshaft to manually
crank the room inward.
The motor/gear assembly is located beneath
the vehicle near the rear of the slideout room, just
ahead of the driver side rear tires.
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Use12-point 7/16” socket with ratchet on shaft of
gear assembly to crank room inward
Release Lever
Motor/Gear Assembly
(Viewed from the ground)
4. Crank the room in until it is just “snugged up”.
Do not over-crank or you could damage the
gear assembly.
5. Re-engage the brake (opposite of Step 2).
6. Fasten the travel lock rod before driving the
vehicle.
See your dealer for service of the slideout
mechanism before using again.
Further Information
See the slideout room user guide included in
your InfoCase for further maintenance and
service instructions.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION - MODEL 24A
Crank-In Mode
If the room will not retract using the buttons
and the mechanism is apparently malfunctioning,
you may need to manually crank the room in to
the travel position.
• Use a ratchet wrench and a 3/4” socket on the
motor gearshaft to manually crank the room
inward.
• Your coach is equipped with two motor/gear
assemblies. One assembly is located behind
the driver side cab and the other is located just
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behind the driver side rear tires. Both are
accessible through the exterior compartment
door openings for each location.
Before manually cranking the room inward,
you must disengage the electric brake by
pressing the lever located on the back side of
the motor/gear assembly cylinder as shown in
the following photo.
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Press the electric brake lever back into
engaged position to secure brake.
Fasten the travel lock rod before driving the
vehicle.
See your dealer for service of the slideout
mechanism before using again.
GENERAL SLIDEOUT CARE
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Wipe outer seals occasionally with talc or 303
brand 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 slideout
mechanism.
Electric Brake Lever
(Located on back side of motor/gear
assembly cylinder)
Use 3/4” socket with ratchet on shaft of gear
assembly to crank room inward
Motor/Gear Assembly
(Viewed from inside compartment
door opening)
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Crank the room in until it is just “snugged up”.
Do not over-crank or you could damage the
gear assembly.
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SEALANTS – INSPECTION AND
GENERAL INFORMATION
NOTE: Proper sealant inspection includes not
just visual observation but running a
finger along sealant seams to verify
proper adhesion to the surface. Any
loosened areas must be replaced.
• Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of
the above. Your local Winnebago Industries
dealer has the correct and necessary parts and
experience to help you maintain your sealants.
See “Sealants - Recommended 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
WARNING
Stay off roof. Roof surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult for periodic maintenance or
repair of the roof or roof mounted components.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
Always have damage to the roof area repaired
immediately. Damaged or detached sealant
around the vents, air conditioner, body-to-roof
seams, etc., should also receive immediate
attention. Delaying these repairs may allow water
leakage and result in damage to interior ceiling
and body panels, upholstery, etc., which is not
covered by the limited warranty. See Section 1 Introduction).
UNDERCARRIAGE
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body of the
coach can cause damaging rust or corrosion on
steel or aluminum parts and can add needless
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Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy
when it is allowed to enter where it is not
intended. Sealants perform a very important
function and should be inspected closely and
maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries®
utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to
the “Sealants - Recommended 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, exterior compartment doors, and all
their attachments.
• Also, inspect weather seals around entrance
door, etc., and if necessary, have a dealer
replace them immediately.
• Check for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks,
adhesion, and any sign of physical
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weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the
amount of cargo you can carry and remain within
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, can also
accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These
materials should be removed by flushing the
undercarriage regularly with water, especially
horizontal surfaces, cavities, and other areas
where mud and other deposits may collect.
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initial 60-day cure stage, a coat of wax or
polish can help protect the surface from these
types of contaminates.
Do not scrape ice or snow from the painted
surface. Brush off gently with a soft-bristled
‘snow brush’ – avoid being forceful with the
brush.
If brush scratches show after the motorhome
thaws out, it may be possible to remove them
by hand waxing with a silicone-free liquid
wax.
EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE
PAINT FINISH
Driving
–If Equipped
The body of your coach is fully or partially
finished with the highest quality automotive
paint and clearcoat. Follow these precautions to
keep the finish on your coach looking its best and
preserve maximum gloss and durability.
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Parking
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Avoid parking under trees – When this
happens you should rinse the bird droppings
and tree sap off as soon as possible. Tree sap
is a form of sugar and will dissolve after a
couple of rinses. Bird droppings can eat into a
painted surface if left unattended and need
removed as soon as possible. Lukewarm
soapy water can help speed up the cleaning
process.
Avoid parking near salt spray – When this
happens you need to rinse off the salt mineral
residue to minimize the corrosiveness of the
salt.
Avoid parking near factories with heavy
smoke or industrial fallout – Industrial
fallout can eat into your coaches finish when
dew or rain mixes with it to create nitric or
sulfuric acid that gets magnified by the
intensity of the sun. As the water evaporates
the acid becomes more powerful and attacks
the painted surface.
Rinsing and washing the surface helps remove
the fallout and neutralize the acid. After the
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Avoid driving on gravel roads.
Rinse off bugs and bird droppings with water
daily.
Antifreeze, fuel or windshield/window
solutions spilled on the painted surface should
be rinsed off immediately with water and
allowed to air dry. Wiping dry with a towel
may create fine scratches due to the solvent
nature of these types of fluids.
Fuel cannot be diluted and dissipated with
water. It must be removed with a mineral spirit
type cleaner (such as SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone or equivalent) or a silicone-free spray
wax and micro fiber cloth to remove the stain
left by fuels.
NOTE: When driving in wintry conditions the
road surface may be covered with heavy
salts or small rocks to improve road
traction. These types of road conditions
can cause undue surface damage to your
RV. Please refrain from driving in these
conditions
Washing
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Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be
strictly avoided! They will scratch your RV!
This is because truck style wash centers
have high-pressure wands that emit
higher than necessary water pressures
and the brushes are very aggressive.
Most truck wash brushes are made from
a heavy plastic for durability and are
under heavy pressure. They are designed
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to clean heavy road films on semi trailers
and are often dirty. They are not
designed for custom painted RV’s and
they will scratch the clearcoat finish.
Many times these scratches can
penetrate the clearcoat finish causing
delamination and/or other paint related
issues that are not covered under
warranty.
Wash your RV with cool or lukewarm water
using a mild soap– such as a baby shampoo–
that does not contain bleach solution. Most
auto stores offer car wash detailing soaps that
are similar and do not have bleach in the
formulation (such as Meguiars #62).
Never use a bristled brush or broom to wash
the painted surface. This will cause scratches
in the finish. Use a clean lamb’s wool mitt,
sponge or microfiber mitt (or mop) to wash
your unit.
Be sure your cloth or applicator is clean. A
dirty applicator can scratch your RV.
Washing Procedure
• Rinse area to be washed with cold water to
remove surface residue. Make sure you are
not in direct sunlight.
• With area to be washed still wet from the rinse,
use the recommended soapy mixture to clean
the area. Use care to make sure that a clean
lambs wool mitt, sponge or Microfiber mitt or
mop is used to apply soapy water.
• Rinse washed area before soap evaporates.
• Dry the rinsed area before the water
evaporates.
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.
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After washing the coach, carefully inspect
sealant around window frames and vents and
any other joints that may have loosened or
separated. See “Sealants” at the beginning of
this section for details.
Bug Removal
• Rinse the loose debris off with water and
allow the remaining residues to soak and
soften. Use soap and water to wash the
residue, then rinse. (You may wish to repeat
and leave soap on longer than normal to help
with softening hardened residue.)
• For more stubborn areas use an ammonia
based glass cleaner followed by a warm soapy
water wash and a rinse.
• Remember to use micro-fiber towels during
this process to help avoid scratches.
• If this does not work, as a last resort, use a bug
removal product (like SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone or equivalent) in a shady area and
follow the directions on label.
Polishing and/or Waxing
NOTE:When your coach is new or has been
repainted for any reason, no polish or
wax should be applied to the finish until
after a 60-day cure cycle at temperatures
higher than 60 degrees for 60 days.
Failure to observe this precaution could
void your paint warranty.
• We recommend a silicone-free polish (such as
Meguiars M8132 Hand Polish or Machine
Polish) with an orbital machine and terry cloth
applicator.
• Liquid waxes are easier to apply and bring to
a gloss with fewer residues.
• Avoid paste waxes. They sometimes have
fillers and additives that give a very short term
result. Stay away from silicones in polishes
and soaps.
• Buffing Compounds remove some of the mil
film of the clearcoat, so we recommend that
only professionals or very experienced users
apply this type of product.
Inspection
A motorhome exterior is subjected to many
physical forces and environmental conditions.
While the coach is parked, it is exposed to
climate and weather extremes and other
environmental conditions. While in operation, it
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is subjected to various twisting and flexing forces
caused by routine cornering and turning, and by
uneven road surfaces, such as bumps, potholes,
railroad tracks and parking lot entrances.
Inspect the exterior fiberglass shell
periodically for cracks which may represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass.
Minute cracks in the surface, commonly
called "spider cracks" or "hairline cracks" caused
by normal flexing of the fiberglass exterior are
normal and typically pose no threat to the
integrity of the vehicle other than appearance.
However, if a crack has opened up and the
weave of the cloth is visible, this does represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass and must
be repaired or covered as quickly as possible to
avoid penetration by moisture, especially in
freezing climates.
If the fiberglass has been damaged and
contains cracks, tears or holes, use plastic
sheeting and duct tape, if necessary, to prevent
moisture from damaging the sidewall material or
the interior of the coach.
CARE OF APPLIQUES AND
DECALS
The pressure-sensitive appliques and 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 appliques and decals with plain soap
and water or any retail car wash soap. Always
rinse thoroughly.
• High pressure water spray may loosen or
damage appliques and decals.
• Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of appliques or decal before using.
• Never use aromatic solvents such as acetone,
MEK, toluene, xylene, lacquer thinner, etc.,
on appliques or decals. Any solvent including
alcohol may soften or smear colors.
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Fuel or antifreeze spilled on appliques or
decals should be rinsed off immediately with
water.
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.
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
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Kerosene or gasoline
Naphthalene
Pine-type household cleaners
Do not use cleaners containing the following
products, compounds ,or solvents. These
products will damage the finish.
• Acetic acid
• Acetone (nail polish remover)
• Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners)
• Benzene
• Butyl alcohol
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
Most Winnebago Industries® vehicles have
polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which
are very sensitive to a variety of chemical
solvents and cleaners.
Use only soap and water to clean exterior
lamp lenses, especially headlights.
• Contact with certain chemicals can cause
etching, “crazing” or cracking of the lens,
which can significantly reduce the lens clarity
and effectiveness of the lamp and may require
replacement of the complete lamp housing.
• Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause
polycarbonate lenses to become “hazy” or
“foggy”.
• Do not use a pressure washer to clean
headlights.
• Inspect and operate the lights regularly to
confirm proper operation and mounting
condition.
INTERIOR SOFT GOODS
We recommend a weekly routine of
vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the
motor home to prevent an accumulation of dirt,
which can detract from the appearance and
shorten the life of carpet and fabrics.
Fabric Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motor home may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives,
which can be damaged by use of improper
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible
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.
WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do
not use lacquer thinner, nail polish
remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never
use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or
naphthalene for any cleaning purpose.
These materials may cause damage to
the material being cleaned and most are
highly flammable.
UltraleatherTM
Leather-Like Upholstery
–If Equipped
Ultraleather synthetic leather fabric material
has the luxurious look and feel of the finest
European calfskin, with the durability and
resistance to soils and stains of vinyl fabrics. It is
also tougher than real calfskin and has superior
resistance to punctures, snags, and rips.
For most soils and stains, the fabric
manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a
solution of water and Tide® brand laundry
detergent or equivalent. More stubborn stains
may be treated with a water-based multipurpose
cleaner/degreaser such as Simple Green® or
equivalent. Solvent cleaners such as nail polish
remover or other aromatic solvents are not
recommended.
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Care Instructions
• Spot clean with mild soap and water.
• Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair
dryer on warm setting - not hot.
• For stubborn stains, use cleaner-degreaser.
UltraLeather Cleaning Chart
Type of Stain
Detergent/
Water
Cleaner/
Degreaser
Coffee, Tea

Red Wine, Liquor

Cola, Soft Drinks

Milk

Ketchup

Steak/Soy Sauce

Mayonnaise, Butter


Salad Oil


Chocolate


Cosmetic Makeup


Lipstick


Face Cream


Suntan Oil/Lotion


Shoe Polish


Urine


Machine Oil

Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling)
–If Equipped
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.
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Most commercially available carpet and
upholstery cleaners will do an excellent job
removing stains. From time to time, additional
cleaning methods may need to be used to remove
stubborn or difficult stains.
The following cleaning chart is provided as a
guideline for care and cleaning of ceiling fabrics
used in your coach.
CEILING FABRIC CARE
While using your coach, your ceiling fabric
may become soiled and require spot cleaning
from time to time.
These materials are made from polypropylene
or polyester synthetic fibers, so they clean very
well with virtually no damage to the color or
fabric itself.
.
CEILING FABRIC STAIN REMOVAL
Type of Stain
Cleaning Agent
How to Remove
Mustard
Ketchup*
Coffee*
Chocolate*
Tea
Chewing Gum
Oil
Grease
Tar/Asphalt
Wax
Rust
Dirt*
Lipstick
Nail Polish
Shoe Polish
Crayon
Marker (indelible)
Ink (Ballpoint Pen)
Pencil Lead (Graphite)
Vomit*
Urine*
Blood*
Excrement*
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent/Degreaser
K-1 Kerosene/Thinner
Detergent
Rust Remover
Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Dry-Clean Solvent
High Strength Detergent
Detergent
Dry-Clean Solvent
Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
High Strength Detergent
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Hot Iron on Detergent-Soaked Towel/Cloth
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Soak-Blot Dry
Soak-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry
Scrub-Rinse-Blot Dry-Deodorize w/Vinegar
NOTE: In many cases listed above, repeated
steps may be required to fully extract
contaminant from material. Items listed
above with (*) may also be removed
through steam extraction method by a
professional cleaner or service. Always
check to see that the cleaner used will
not cause damage to the material or
fabric by testing on an area out of sight.
Water Stains
Water stains should be cleaned with a mixture
of 1/4 cup of white powdered or clear liquid
laundry detergent (no coloring) in a bucket of
warm water. Working with a clean sponge or
white cloth, start from the outside of the stain and
work your way to the center. This method will
keep the stain from spreading. Do not over
saturate as this may cause delamination. No need
to scrub, simply rub lightly or dab the stain.
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You may have to repeat this procedure more
than once to achieve desired results. Finish up
with clean water, using the same method, and
blot dry.
Steam cleaning is also an option. Again, take
care not to over-saturate the material.
REMEMBER, this is polypropylene (basic
plastic) so do not be afraid to clean it.
•
•
•
CABINETRY – CLEANING
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
product.
Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned
with a mild, water-based cleaner and a soft cloth.
Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels.
NOTE: Many cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this 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.
•
•
•
For stubborn stains, use a mild abrasive
cleanser like Soft Scrub®, Comet®, etc. Work
in the direction of the “grain” of the brushed
finish lines.
Never use steel wool. Particles of steel from
the wool pad can embed into the sink surface,
then become rusty and unsightly.
Avoid contact with full-strength bleaches,
household chemicals, and acid-based
cleaners. If this happens, rinse and wipe dry
quickly.
Salt, mustard, and mayonnaise can cause
pitting if left on the steel sink surface. If
spilled, clean and rinse immediately.
A high iron content in the water (hard water)
may result in a brown or rust-colored stained
appearance. If noticed, dry towel sink after
each use.
Do not use rubber mats in the sink bowl.
Material trapped under mats can complicate
cleaning.
NOTE: Improper use may damage this product
and void the warranty.
TABLES AND COUNTERTOPS
Work surfaces are covered with a plastic or
thermo-formed laminate that resists solvents,
stains, and abrasions. A coat of furniture wax
applied to these surfaces on the counters and
table will help preserve their beauty and make
cleaning easier. Always clean the surface before
applying wax.
GALLEY SINK
Stainless Steel
Care and Cleaning Instructions
The stainless steel sink can usually be cleaned
with water and soap or detergent using a soft
cloth or sponge.
• Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe
dry quickly to avoid spots and streaks.
11-8
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the appliance
manufacturer’s operation and maintenance
manuals included in your InfoCase.
SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
BATHROOM
Toilet
For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer
to the information in your InfoCase.
Tub and Shower Walls
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with mild soap and warm
water. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the
shower walls and tub, as scratching and
discoloration may occur. Stubborn stains may be
removed with an automotive-type cleanser.
Lavatory Sink
The lavatory sink is made of the same material
as the galley sink. See Galley Sink - Care and
Cleaning Instructions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth.
Use care when removing ice or frost from the
windows. Always use a plastic ice scraper, never
one made of metal. Use care when removing ice
from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
PREPARATION
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motor home for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period.
Clean and Prep Coach for Storage
1. Turn off the propane gas tank.
2. Turn the furnace thermostat switch OFF.
3. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors from cabinets and refrigerator.
4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the
door open slightly to allow any odors to
dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive
freezing temperatures and long period of
non-use. We recommend that you connect a
battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a
month during long-term storage periods to
maintain battery charge and to avoid
sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to
batteries, turn the House/Coach Battery
Switch off to avoid electrical arcing when
attaching and detaching charge clamps.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage 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 Care” in the Electrical
section.
6. After charging batteries, turn the House/
Coach Battery Switch off to disconnect the
batteries and avoid parasitic* drain.
* Parasitic battery drain is the gradual drain
by items connected directly to battery power
such as clocks, radio memory, and the
engine computer.
7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
8. Wash and wax the coach.
9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace
or repair any that are damaged. Sealing
materials and compounds can be purchased
from your dealer. Badly damaged weather
seals may need to be replaced by your dealer.
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10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nest, wasp
nests, etc.)
11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains
are more easily removed when fresh.
If you are storing your vehicle through the
winter, or in cold climates, extra preparations
must be made to protect equipment and systems
that can be damaged by freezing temperatures.
See Winterizing Procedures in Section 7 Plumbing.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
REMOVAL
1. Completely air out the 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
Section 7 - Plumbing, then flush the
waterlines thoroughly with fresh water.
9. After flushing fresh waterlines, install a new
water filter cartridge on the galley sink water
filter and/or full-coach water filteration
system (if equipped). See appropriate filter
installation instructions in Section 7 Plumbing.
NOTE: Always purge a new filter with clean
running water before using. See filter
manufacturer’s directions included with
the filter cartridge.
11-10
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 in Section - 1
Introduction.
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 – Inspection and General
Information at the beginning of this section.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate
compounds are available from your dealer.
See Sealants – Recommended Application
page 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
–If Equipped
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.
SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
CHASSIS SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
chassis manual for specific information
regarding operating safety, service
recommendations, and maintenance schedules
for the chassis section of your motor home.
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SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more
frequent maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
‹
‹
Every 6
Months
Pressure regulator - inspect and adjust if needed
Check propane tank condition, mounting and fittings
Every 3
Months
‹
Monthly
‹
Weekly
Every Year
Before Each
Use
Have propane gas system checked for leaks.
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Propane Gas System
Electrical System
Check Battery Condition Meter
‹
‹
Check battery fluid level & connections
‹
Check 12V fuses & 120V breakers
‹
Check GFCI Receptacles
Generator
Visually inspect Generator and Compartment
‹
‹
See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Plumbing System
Sanitize plumbing system
‹
Winterize plumbing system
‹
‹
Clean water pump strainer filter
‹
Slide-Out & Leveling System
Check Hydraulic Oil Level
‹
‹
‹
Check Hydraulic Lines (routing, leaks, etc.)
‹
Check & inspect room seals (bulb seals)
‹
Exterior
‹
Clean roof
Clean sidewalls
‹
‹
‹
Clean windows
Flush underside of vehicle
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SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Safety Equipment
Check operation of the following items
Headlights, Taillights and Marker Lights
‹
‹
Turn Signals
‹
‹
Horn
‹
‹
Hazard Warning Flashers
‹
‹
Windshield Wipers & Washers
‹
‹
Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator
‹
‹
Smoke Alarm - test operation *
‹
‹
Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation *
‹
‹
Propane Gas Leak Detector - test operation
‹
‹
(*replace battery if needed)
Appliances
Water Heater
‹
See water heater manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect & clean exterior vent
‹
‹
Refrigerator
‹
See refrigerator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent & drip tray drain tube
‹
‹
Furnace
‹
See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect & clean exterior vent
‹
‹
Air Conditioner
‹
See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide
‹
Inspect for exterior damage
Check/Replace Filter
‹
‹
Range Top
See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide
‹
Inspect & clean/replace range hood grease filter
‹
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SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Sealants
‹
Inspect (see “Sealants” at the beginning of this
section for proper inspection technique)
Replace (see “Recommended Sealant Application”
page at the end of this section)
‹
‹
Frame & Chassis
Follow chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide
(refer to chassis manual)
Inspect Hitch Receiver (if towing)
‹
‹
Tires
Check & adjust air pressure
‹
‹
Check tread wear
‹
‹
‹
Check front end alignment and adjust if needed
Miscellaneous
Lubricate locks, hinges, latches
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‹
Exterior Entertainment
Center
Sealant A
Sealants may be purchased from your Winnebago® or Itasca® Dealer
Stove Vent
Sealant A
Slideout Trim
Sealant A
Note: Sealant 131264-03-02A may be substituted for Sealant B.
Sealant 094401-04-000 may be substituted for Sealant A in painted areas.
This is only a graphic representation for sealants and does not represent actual component position.
Rev A
Water Heater
Sealant A
Reefer Vent
Sealant A
Feature Trim
Sealant A
Luggage Compartments
Sealant A
Gravity and
City Water Fill
Sealant A
Rear Cap
Sealant B
Refrigerator Vent and
Sewer Vents
Sealant B
Roof Vent
Sealant B & C
Skylight
Sealant B & D
TV Antenna
Sealant B & C
Radio Antenna
Sealant B & C
Sealant
A
B
C
D
Roof Cap
Sealant A
Winnebago Part #
072889-10-000
131264-03-01A
131264-05-02A
131264-04-02A
Entrance Door
Sealant A
Roof Cap Trim
Sealant A
Clearance Lights
Sealant A
Satellite Radio
Sealant B
Skylight
Sealant B
SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
SEALANTS – RECOMMENDED APPLICATION
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SECTION 12 – MISCELLANEOUS
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 overlooked
items such as canned goods or small
appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on
the range, or free-standing furniture items can
become dangerous projectiles during a
sudden stop or evasive maneuver.
• Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals.
When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load must be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See sample in
Specifications section).
The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight
Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded
weight of this motor home and any towed trailer
or towed vehicle.
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.
WEIGHING YOUR LOADED
VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
NOTE: Sales literature may give approximate or
standard weights. Your actual coach
weight may differ based on added factory
and/or dealer options.
Loading
Load your vehicle completely as if you were
going on a long trip with everything you would
carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn
chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full propane tank, and
a partial tank of fresh water, but empty holding
tanks.
Finding a Scale
In urban areas, the most common places to
find a public access scale are commercial truck
stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators
have scales available. Most scales charge a
nominal fee for weighing a vehicle.
Weighing
There is typically a scale operator to direct
you, but the basic routine is to take three separate
weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
LOADING THE VEHICLE
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
You will first drive only your front wheels
onto the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the
whole vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off
until just the rear wheels are on the pad.
Front GAWR (Front Axle Only)
GVWR - Whole Vehicle (All Axles)
Rear GAWR (Rear Axle Only)
You will receive a weight “ticket” that states
your current Front Gross Axle Weight, Rear
Gross Axle Weight, and Gross Vehicle Weight.
You can compare these weights to the weight
ratings listed on your Vehicle Certification Label
to use as a guideline for future loading limits and
weight distribution.
The gross weight of the vehicle must not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label. The front and rear axle weight also should
not exceed the corresponding Axle Weight
Rating specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label.
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Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side)
The most accurate method of weighing a
motor home is to weigh each “corner” of the
coach separately (single L/R front wheels or L/R
rear dual sets.) This method will help you
determine how to distribute your cargo to avoid
overloading, especially on tires.
To determine the weight distribution on each
tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale
capable weighing side-to-side, or all four
“corners” of the vehicle separately.
A truck scale may be used if the ground is
level with the scale surface and the scale has
clearance to drive one side of the coach onto the
scale as shown.
Drive the coach on the level area next to the
scale and straddle the scale so that only one side
of the coach will be on the scale pad.
NOTE: Wind and precipitation can also cause
weight inaccuracies.
Pull only the right front wheel onto the scale
pad as shown.
Weighing Right Front Corner
When the front wheel has been weighed, pull
the coach straight ahead until only the right rear
wheel/dual set is on the scale pad as shown.
Weighing Right Rear Corner
Now, turn the coach around and repeat the
process for the other side.
The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set should
not exceed one-half of the corresponding
GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear
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MISCELLANEOUS
axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual
set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not
exceed 6,000 lbs.
Tires must be filled to the recommended air
pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that
axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side
weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the
pressure required for that weight, then fill the
right tires to the same pressure as the left ones.
If your actual weight is considerably less than
GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire
pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure
chart.
NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or
carrier box must also be counted on the
Rear GAWR and subtracted from the
rear axle cargo capacity.
Be aware that hitch load can affect handling
characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the
lighter the front end will feel at the steering
wheel.
CAR OR TRAILER TOWING
Hitch Pulling Capacity
5,000 lbs. max.
Tongue Weight
500 lbs. max.*
The factory installed towing hitch on this
coach is capable of pulling 5,000 lbs. load (max.),
however, the vertical (tongue) weight may vary
according to chassis and model combinations.
(*see label on hitch).
When towing a trailer or vehicle, do not
exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR,
or the chassis GCWR by the combined loaded
weight of the coach and the towed vehicle. See
preceding items “Loading the Vehicle” and
“Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for
explanation of weight ratings.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle
Certification Label” in the Introduction Section
for information on gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Exceeding any of
the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in
unacceptable overall vehicle performance.
Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing
depends on proper use of correct equipment.
When towing a vehicle behind your motor
home, the tow bar should be level or pointing
slightly upward towards the tow vehicle.
When coupling the vehicle tow bar to the
Factory Receiver Hitch using a “drop receiver”
or a conventional “ball mount” (commonly
referred to as a “stinger” or a draw bar”), do not
exceed a 4” drop, nor one that the centerline of
the hitch pin to the centerline of the ball exceeds
8”. (Reference Hitch Assembly sketch).
If a towing “brake system” is required, we
recommend that a “modulated” towed vehicle
braking device be installed. This means that
when the motor home brakes are applied,
whether hard or soft, a mirror effect occurs in the
braking of the towed vehicle. In other words, the
more force applied to the motor home brakes, the
more force will be applied to the rear vehicle’s
braking system.
We do not recommend the usage of a “surgestyle” braking device. The usage of a surge brake
(especially when coupled with a hitch ball
located outside our recommended limits) places
excessive stress on the hitch. This abuse of the
ball mount and the hitch may cause premature
hitch assembly failure.
Finally, do not forget to consider the actual
tongue weight. This should not exceed the stated
hitch vertical load for your vehicle. This weight
is typically defined as the tongue weight of a
towed vehicle hitch, boat trailer tongue weight,
or a receiver-mounted carrier rack.
Check state regulations on trailer weight and
trailer brake requirements to be sure you select
the right equipment before towing.
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SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid
prolonged or frequent application of brakes
which could cause overheating and brake failure.
TRAILER WIRING
CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car
towing lights with a 7-pin socket. The connector
plug is supplied in the coach parts package
provided to you by your dealer when you took
delivery of the vehicle.
The following diagram shows proper
connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the
coach light system. The “pigtail” assembly with
the (car/trailer end) connector plug should be
wired by a qualified technician. Provision for an
electric brake controller is located near the
steering column.
Hitch Assembly
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.
See the “Body and Chassis Specification”
chart in the Introduction section.
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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TOWING GUIDELINES
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP,
passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment
installed by the motor home manufacturer,
dealer, or owner. This value is found on the VIN
label, typically placed near the driver position.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
This is the total weight a given axle is capable
of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle
has its own rating. These values are also found on
the Vehicle Certification Label: front and rear.
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MISCELLANEOUS
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. For purposes of
this definition, the “trailer” can be a trailer, a
vehicle towed on a dolly, or a vehicle towed by
means of a tow bar. GCWR is typically specified
based on durability and performance of the tow
vehicle drive train: engine and cooling systems,
transmission, drive line, drive axle, and others.
The tow vehicle brakes may be rated for
operation at GVWR, not GCWR.
NOTE: State or provincial laws/regulations may
require the “trailer” to be equipped with
brakes that are activated when the motor
home brakes are applied. The user is
responsible to know and understand the
laws of the state or province being
traveled. The Department of
Transportation in a given state or
province should be able to provide
specific information.
Hitch Ratings
SAE Standard J684 defines:
• Class 1 trailers as “GVWR not to exceed
2,000 lbs”.
• Class 2 trailers as “GVWR over 2,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 3,500 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 3 trailers as “GVWR over 3,500 lbs. and
not to exceed 5,000 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 4 trailers as “GVWR over 5,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 10,000 lbs. GVWR”.
Hitches are to be permanently marked with
“Maximum trailer GVWR to be drawn” and
“Maximum vertical tongue weight to be
imposed.” The SAE standard does not specify a
vertical load rating.
Traditionally, hitches are labeled 3,500/350 as
Class 2, 5,000/500 as Class 3, and 10,000/1,000
as Class 4. The vertical tongue load value of 10
percent of drawn rating apparently comes from
the collective experience that 10 percent is the
minimum value that provides stable towing of a
trailer.
Ford’s towing guide (if equipped with such
chassis) suggests 10 to 15 percent for trailers over
2,000 lbs. Within GCWR, a Class 3 hitch allows
“dingy” towing a large car or mid-size SUV; a
Class 4 hitch allows “dingy” towing a large SUV
or pickup. (Hitch ratings are independent of
towing vehicle ratings.)
NOTE: Some models equipped with a Class 3
hitch may have a label limiting vertical
tongue load to 350 lbs. All models
equipped with a Class IV hitch have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 500
lbs. On a 228" wheelbase, a 500-lb. load
on a hitch 11' from the rear axle will
apply about 800 lbs. at the axle.
The user must verify that the hitch equipment
being used is adequate for the application.
ENTRY STEP – ELECTRIC
–If Equipped
WARNING
Do not use step unless fully extended.
Do NOT stand on step when vehicle
ignition switch is turned to either the “On”
or “Start” position.
The step will automatically retract, which
may cause personal injury.
The power switch for the electric entry step is
located to the left of the main entry door as you
enter the coach.
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SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
Stationary Extended Mode - Step
Switch OFF
(Step Remains Extended)
With the Step power switch in the OFF
position, the step will extend when the screen
door is opened and will stay extended whether
the door is opened or closed.
This position is normally used to keep the step
extended when parked at a campsite or whenever
people will be going in and out the vehicle
frequently.
Entry Step Switch
(Located near entrance door)
The step has several automatic extend/retract
functions that are controlled by the position of a
sensor mounted on the inner edge (hinge side) of
the screen door.
Automatic Mode - Entry Step
Switch ON
(Step Operates with Door)
With the Step switch in the ON position, the
step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will
extend and retract automatically whenever the
screen door is opened or closed.
Automatic Retraction Feature
The step is equipped with an automatic
retraction feature that stores the step
automatically if the main entry door is closed and
the Ignition Switch key is turned to the On or Run
positions.
The step WILL RETRACT even if the Step
switch is OFF.
This feature is intended to prevent injury or
damage by an extended step while the vehicle is
moving.
Further Information
For additional information on the step, see the
manufacturer’s operators manual included in
your InfoCase.
WINDOWS
Crank-Out Windows
Red Activation Lever
The red Activation Lever located on the
entry step switch must be depressed in order
to put the step switch in the ON position.
12-6
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.
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MISCELLANEOUS
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.
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.
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.
SKYLIGHT VENT
The skylight contains a sliding shade for
privacy and light control and a screen, both of
which retract into the sides. It can also be opened
to several positions for ventilation, if necessary.
Press the large latch button with your thumb
and pull the elevation bar down as shown in the
following photos.
.
• Press button with thumb to release
elevation bar.
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SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
Manual Dome
Crank Knob
Fuse
Fan Speed
Selector
• Pull elevation bar downward to open and
raise skylight dome.
Power Roof Ventilator
To Operate Ceiling Ventilator
• Skylight dome can be “locked” into several
open positions.
CAUTION
Always close the skylight completely
before driving. Do not open the skylight
when the vehicle is in motion.
POWER ROOF VENTILATOR
Lounge, Galley, or Bath Area
–If Equipped
The vent dome is raised and lowered using the
Dome Crank knob on the fan.
The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent is raised, and stop as the vent is lowered.
12-8
1. Turn the Dome Crank Knob to raise the dome
about 3" or more to allow the turbine fan to
operate. (A built-in safety switch will not let
the fan motor run unless the dome is partially
open).
2. The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent dome is raised and stop as the vent dome
is lowered and closed. (Fan Power switch
must be ON and Fan Speed knob in a position
other than 0-Off).
3. Turn the Fan Speed knob to the desired level
(0-Off, 1-Low, 2-Med, 3-Hi).
4. Open a window or door to provide airflow.
Direction of airflow is determined by which
window or door is opened.
NOTE: For best results, close all other roof
vents, windows, and doors, then open
one (1) window the farthest distance
from the roof ventilator.The fan speed
selector on the fan allows you to adjust
the amount of circulation you need at any
time.
5. If you want the vent dome raised without the
fan running, turn Off either the Fan Power
switch or Fan Speed knob (0-Off ).
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
Further Information
See the power ventilator manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase
for further instructions, care, and cleaning
information.
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
DOORS
Door Latched
The compartment door latches are integrated
with the handles. To open compartment doors,
grasp and pull outward on both handles until you
feel them release.
Door Unlatched
(note gap)
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 a door is ajar, you will feel and hear an
audible “click” as the latches engage positively.
Pull door handles out to unlatch door
The compartment doors are designed to be
“dropped” or “slammed” shut. The position of
the latch handle can provide a visual clue whether
a compartment door is latched positively.
NOTE: Always check to be sure compartment
doors are latched positively before
traveling. The high-density gaskets used
on the exterior storage compartments are
designed to provide a positive seal
against dust and weather.
Sometimes the firmness of this seal,
especially when new or in cold weather,
can inhibit positive latching of the
compartment doors if they are “dropped
shut” or the closing force is applied only
to the center of the door.
12-9
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
ROOF LADDER
•
–If Equipped
•
WARNING
Stay off roof. Roof surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
•
•
Be aware that the vehicle may sway as you
climb the ladder. Do not use the ladder in high
winds.
As you climb the ladder, grasp the side rails
firmly and always use both hands. Keep your
body centered between the side rails. Do not
over-reach.
Never allow children on the ladder.
Do not transport items anchored to the
ladder. You could damage the ladder.
The ladder on your motor home is provided
for limited access to the roof.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
MANUAL AWNING
Before Using the Ladder
AWNING POSITION AND DOOR
PRECAUTIONS
•
•
•
Inspect the ladder to make sure it is not
damaged. Never use a damaged ladder.
Keep the rungs of the ladder clean and dry
while in use. Never use the ladder when it is
raining, snowing, or icy. The rungs can
become slippery. Do not step onto the rungs if
the rungs are wet, or if your shoes are wet or
carry mud or debris that could result in a loss
of footing.
Never ignore warning labels or weight limits
defined on your ladder. The following
warning label is located on or near the ladder:
WARNING
Do not exceed 225-lb. maximum weight capacity.
Misuse of ladder could result in death or serious injury.
See Operators Manual before using ladder.
•
•
•
Maximum Capacity: 225 lbs.
Do not overload. Ladder is intended for one
person.
Make sure you are physically capable to
safely use the ladder. Strength, flexibility, and
stability are required.
12-10
–If Equipped
Further Information
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided in your
InfoCase.
Patio Position – Arms Attached to
Vehicle
With the awning in “patio” position, the
entrance door can contact the forward awning
arm. To avoid damage to the door, use the door
prop rod provided to hold the door in an open
position.
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MISCELLANEOUS
Further Information
See the awning manufacturer’s information in
your InfoCase for complete instructions on the
awning setup, storage, and care.
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.
Humidity and Condensation
Awning Arm
Door Prop
Insert ends of door prop into loop brackets on
sidewall and door to provide adequate door
clearance and avoid contact with awning arm.
CAUTION
Remove the door prop and close the
entrance door before raising awning.
If this is not done, the door prop and/or
entrance door will obstruct the forward
awning arm when raised and could cause
damage to any of these components.
Door Prop and Awning Hook Storage
Locations
Model 24P:Right rear exterior storage compartment (beneath bunk)
Model 24H: Beneath sofa
Model 24J: Right rear exterior storage compartment (beneath bed)
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
effects.
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
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.
12-11
2009 New Vehicle Limited Warranty .......... 1-8
About this Manual ....................................... 1-1
Air Conditioner Filter .................................. 4-9
Air Conditioner/Heater –
Automotive (Dash) ................................... 3-4
Audio-Video System Basic Operation ......... 8-1
Auxiliary Battery Disconnect Switch .......... 6-7
Awning Position and Door Precautions ... 12-10
Bathroom ................................................... 11-9
Battery Access ............................................. 6-7
Battery Boost Switch ................................... 3-6
Battery Care ................................................. 6-8
Cabinetry – Cleaning ................................. 11-8
Car or Trailer Towing ................................ 12-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ............................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Warning ......................... 2-3
Care of Appliques and Decals ................... 11-4
Ceiling Fabric Care .................................... 11-7
Chassis Service and Maintenance ............ 11-11
Child Restraints ............................................ 3-2
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ....... 6-4
Circuit Breakers and Fuses –
House 12-Volt DC .................................. 6-10
Coach Maintenance Chart ........................ 11-12
Cold Water Filter ......................................... 7-3
Day/Night Pleated Blinds ............................ 9-6
Dinette/Bed Conversion ............................... 9-3
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ....... 7-4
Doors and Windows ................................... 11-9
Driving Safety .............................................. 2-1
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ........ 4-9
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ............. 12-11
Electrical ...................................................... 2-5
Electrical Cautions ....................................... 6-1
Electrical Generator – 120-Volt ................... 6-5
Electrical Inverter ........................................ 8-4
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC ..... 6-4
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC ..... 6-1
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ....... 6-7
Emergency Exits .......................................... 2-5
Engine Cooling System ............................... 3-6
Engine Overheat .......................................... 2-9
Entry Step – Electric .................................. 12-5
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish .............. 11-2
Exterior Lights ........................................... 11-5
Exterior Shower/Wash Station ..................... 7-6
External Power Cord .................................... 6-1
Fire Extinguisher .......................................... 2-4
Formaldehyde Information .......................... 2-6
Fresh Water System ..................................... 7-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment .......................... 1-2
Front Bunk ................................................... 9-1
Front Overhead Entertainment Center ......... 8-1
Fuel and Propane Gas .................................. 2-1
Furnace-A/C Thermostat Operation Chart 4-10
Galley Sink ................................................ 11-8
General Slideout Care ................................ 10-7
General Warnings ........................................ 2-1
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter .................. 6-5
Hazard Warning Flashers ............................. 3-3
Heat Pump .................................................... 4-8
Holding Tank Heater ................................... 7-8
Interior Soft Goods .................................... 11-5
Jump Starting ............................................... 2-9
Keys ............................................................. 3-3
Lights ........................................................... 3-6
Loading ........................................................ 2-5
Loading the Vehicle ................................... 12-1
LP Gas Leaks ............................................... 2-2
Maintenance ................................................. 2-5
Manual Awning ....................................... 12-10
Microwave Oven .......................................... 4-3
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motor Home ...... 2-6
MotorAid Water Heater ............................... 4-6
Mountain Driving ........................................ 3-7
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity
Label ......................................................... 1-3
Owner and Vehicle Information .................. 1-7
5 - DASH / AUTO
INDEX
Index
Plastic Parts – Cleaning ............................. 11-4
Power Center ................................................ 6-3
Power Roof Ventilator ............................... 12-8
Pre-Delivery Inspection ............................... 1-2
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ............. 4-6
Propane Gas Furnace ................................... 4-7
Propane Gas Leak Detector ......................... 2-2
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator .................. 5-4
Propane Gas Supply ..................................... 5-1
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ...... 5-3
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ....... 5-5
Radio – In-Dash ........................................... 3-4
Range and Refrigerator .............................. 11-8
Range Hood ................................................. 4-3
Range Top .................................................... 4-2
Rear Bunk .................................................... 9-2
Rearview Monitor System ........................... 3-3
Refrigerator .................................................. 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment .. 4-2
Remote Keyless Entry ................................. 3-3
Reporting Safety Defects ............................. 1-2
Roadside Emergency ................................... 2-7
Roof ........................................................... 11-1
Roof Ladder ............................................. 12-10
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ........... 5-2
Safety Messages Used in this Manual ......... 1-1
Sealants –
Inspection and General Information ....... 11-1
Sealants – Recommended Application .... 11-15
Seat Belts ..................................................... 3-1
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ................................ 3-1
Service and Assistance ................................. 1-2
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker .................... 7-6
Sirius® Plug and Play Satellite Radio ......... 3-5
Skylight Vent ............................................. 12-7
Sleeping Facilities ........................................ 9-1
Slideout Emergency Retraction Model 24A .............................................. 10-6
Slideout Emergency Retraction ................. 10-6
Slideout Room –
Extreme Weather Precaution .................. 10-4
Slideout Room Operation – Electric .......... 10-2
Slideout Room Travel Lock ....................... 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting – Electric 10-4
Smoke Alarm ............................................... 2-4
Sofa Air Bed ................................................ 9-4
Sofa/Bed Conversion ................................... 9-2
Specifications and Capacitites ..................... 1-5
Storage Compartment Doors ..................... 12-9
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ..... 3-7
Systems Monitor Panel ................................ 4-3
Tables and Countertops ............................. 11-8
Tires ............................................................. 3-6
Toilet ............................................................ 7-6
Towing Guidelines ..................................... 12-4
Trailer Wiring Connector ........................... 12-4
TV – 12-Volt LCD ....................................... 8-1
TV Antenna .................................................. 8-5
TV Cable Hook-Up ...................................... 8-6
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring ............. 8-6
TV Signal Amplifier .................................... 8-5
Undercarriage ............................................. 11-1
Vehicle Certification Label .......................... 1-4
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ................... 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal ..................... 11-10
Waste Water System .................................... 7-7
Water Heater – Gas ...................................... 4-5
Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ........................ 4-5
Water Heater Bypass Winterization Valve 7-10
Water Pump ................................................. 7-2
Water System Drain Valve Locations ....... 7-16
WaterLine & Tank Drain Valves ................. 7-8
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ................ 12-1
Wheel Mounting Nuts (Lug Nuts) ............... 2-8
Windows .................................................... 12-6
Winterizing Procedures .............................. 7-10
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry .................... 9-6
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