Bailey Motorhomes Owner's manual

Bailey Motorhomes Owner's manual
The Motorhome Owner’s Manual
OWNER’S DETAILS
MODEL: .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER (NUMBER PLATE): .........................................................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (BOTTOM OF WINDSCREEN): .................................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE PRODUCTION NUMBER (INSIDE GLOVE BOX): ....................................................................................................................................................................
OWNER’S NAME: ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
ADDRESS: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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TEL NO: ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
HABITATION KEY NUMBER: ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................
RETAILER’S NAME: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
RETAILER’S ADDRESS: ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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TEL NO: .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
MTPLM: .......................................................................................................................REAR AXLE LIMIT: ................................................................................................
FRONT AXLE LIMIT: ................................................................................................. GTW (GROSS TRAIN WEIGHT): ..........................................................................
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OWNER’S DETAILS
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Please note fitting of Electrical equipment or accessories
which are not recommended by PEUGEOT or BAILEY OF
BRISTOL may result in a failure of your vehicle’s electronic
system. Please note this specific warning. It is advisable
to contact a BAILEY OF BRISTOL retailer to be shown their
recommended equipment and accessories. A BAILEY OF
BRISTOL retailer will be able to fit accessories for you.
The Approach Autograph range of motorhomes have been
designed to satisfy the Touring motorhome customer in terms
of practicality, comfort, safety and aesthetics.
In order to get the most out of your vehicle we suggest that
you take this handbook with you on your first trips. The
handbook presents the operation of the equipment available
on board in detail. Please be aware that this handbook is for
the habitation compartment of your motorhome. There is
a supporting document supplied by Peugeot for the vehicle
instructions and information. You will find this document
inside your vehicle documentation pack.
Bailey of Bristol thank you for your confidence and wish you
very happy touring!
Your vehicle is fitted with only some of the equipment
described in this document, depending on the range level,
version and specification.
For any work on the habitation compartment of your vehicle,
use a BAILEY OF BRISTOL or NCC approved workshop.
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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION7-10
Driving Licences8
CONFORMITY9
Security9
Theft:9
Additional Security
9
Important Terminology
10
2. BAILEY WARRANTY
11-15
Motorhome Warranty Cover
11
Warranty Extension
11
Customer Support12
Terms and Conditions
12
Warranty Registrations
14
3. GENERAL ADVICE
16
Advice on Towing
16
MOTORHOME CODE
17
Arrivals17
Vehicle Movement17
Selecting a site
17
Use of Site:
17
Noise17
Dogs and Pets
17
Fire Precautions18
Awnings and tents
18
Departure: 18
Wild Camping18
Parking18
Driving18
Handbook18
Environment18
The Country Code
19
The Coastal Code
19
Your Motorhome (Weights Explained) 19
Roof Loading: 20
Before Moving Off
21
Speed limits (UK)
21
Seat Belt Legislation
22
Child seats22
Airbag22
Releasing the seat belt:
23
Jacking:23
Removing the spare wheel
23
Changing front wheels 23
Changing rear wheels
23
Fire Extinguishers24
Ventilation and Condensation
24
4. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
27
AMC Chassis27
Smoke Alarm27
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
28
5. CONNECTION OF SERVICES
30
WATER SYSTEM30
Fresh and Waste water Tanks
30
Frost Protection.30
Fresh Water Pump
30
Operating Instructions
30
Routine Maintenance
32
GAS SYSTEM34
Regulator34
Gas Hoses34
Precautions35
Operating Instructions
35
Changing the LPG Cylinder
35
Hose Change35
Gas Leaks36
Ventilation36
ELECTRIC SYSTEM
37
230 VOLT37
On leaving Motorhome site
37
Generators37
Overseas connections
37
Motorhome Service Systems
37
Mains unit38
12 VOLT38
Auxiliary Battery storage/mains inlet38
Banner Leisure Battery
39
THETFORD TOILET
77
THE DROP DOWN BED
80
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THE BCA DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL 41
THE ALDE HEATING SYSTEM
45
Operating Instructions
45
The Circulation Pump
46
System Temperature
46
Maintaining the Heating System
46
The LPG System
47
The Heating System 47
Filling the System with Glycol Fluid. 47
Bleeding the System
47
Troubleshooting:48
Starting the Boiler.
48
From standby mode to setting menu 48
Set the required temperature
49
Heating with electricity
50
Heating with gas
51
CAPRICE COOKER54
Operation54
Using the Hotplate Gas Burners
54
Using the Electric Hotplate 55
Using the Grill
55
Using the Oven
55
Oven Temperature Control
56
Cooking Guidelines56
Microwave Oven 62
MANUAL OPERATION
64
AUTO MINUTE FUNCTION
64
DOMETIC REFRIGERATORS
68
Models RM8550, RM8500, RM8400 68
Model RMD850170
Winter operation74
7. NOISE VIBRATION & HARSHNESS92-93
BATHROOM ACCESSORIES
82
Eco Camel Shower Head
82
Bathroom Shower Tap
82
Mirrors82
Remis Blinds84
Remis Concertina Cab blinds
84
Usage of the front system
84
GENERAL
GRP Panels86
Insulation86
Running Lights86
Polyplastic Windows
86
Rooflights
87
MPK Rooflight
87
Mini and Midi Heki Rooflights
87
Stainless Steel Sink
88
Tecnoform Doors and Worktops
88
JVC Speakers89
Carpet89
Taps89
Upholstery90
Table90
Thetford Linear hob,
92
Polyplastic Windows
92
Remis Cab Blinds.
92
Care & Maintenance 93
Winterisation /Storage
93
Winterizing.93
8. GENERAL CARE 93
Spares and After Sales
Caring for the Environment 95
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9. USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS
97
10. NOTES98
CONTENTS
6. FITTED EQUIPMENT 5
CONTENTS
The Club, now over 40 years old, founded on friendship, fun and freedom, is run by and for the members
and is dedicated to the hobby of rallying with Bailey caravans and motorhomes.
Rallies may be small or large, run for a specific purpose with a diverse range of
activities. Biennially Bailey open the factory exclusively for Bailey Owner’s Club members.
We fundraise for a range of charities throughout the year.
It couldn’t be easier to join - simply go to www.baileyownersclub.org
for full details on how to become a member.
INTRODUCTION
Welcome,
Congratulations on the purchase of your Bailey Motorhome. We would like to welcome you into the ranks of Bailey Owners. We are confident that
this vehicle will give you many years of enjoyment.
This handbook has been designed to enable you to derive the maximum benefits and pleasure from your motorhome, its information and hints will
be beneficial and help to protect your investment whether you are a new or experienced motorhome user.
Information leaflets and literature on safe operation of appliances and equipment fitted to your motorhome are included in the Bailey Information
pack. Please read these carefully prior to use.
Failure to observe recommendations or precautions could result in incorrect operation of equipment which could in turn lead to subsequent risk to
occupants.
The information contained within this handbook will answer most of your questions. However, if there are any areas that we have failed to cover
please do not hesitate to consult your supplying retailer. Supplementary user guides for certain components featured in this manual can be found
in the brochure and handbook section of the company website at
www.bailey-motorhomes.co.uk.
Equally, make sure that the weight of a heavy accessory will not place the MTPLM of the vehicle at risk when you are loaded up for a trip.
Always consult your supplying retailer before additional equipment is fitted to ensure the location of appropriate structural support.
Retailers are not agents of Bailey and have absolutely no authority to bind Bailey by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
INTRODUCTION
Happy Touring!
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INTRODUCTION
Familiarisation:
This Handbook is designed to familiarise you
with your new vehicle from the moment that
you step inside the habitation door and to
describe the operating features.
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To enable your queries to be dealt
with more efficiently always quote
your Approach Autograph’s production
number which can be found in the glove
compartment on the Bailey weight late
as shown below.
Reading the handbook is made easy by the
content being divided into sections.
Within chapters there are symbols that draw
your attention to specific information:
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WARNINGS are items that if ignored
can cause the user(s) physical harm
Cautions are items that if ignored can
result in damage to the motorhome
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Notes are reminders that should be
heeded.
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At the back of the tilt and turn document you
will find your service manual.
This handbook contains all the information
that you will require for safe enjoyment of your
motorhome. All the information contained here
in is important.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES:
SUNall
VISOR
To ensure
theLABEL
occupants of your
motorhome enjoy a safe and relaxed
environment please observe the following.
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•
It is the policy of both Bailey and Peugeot to
constantly improve their vehicles, so whilst
all illustrations and descriptive matter in this
handbook are intended to give a general idea
of the motorhome and are correct at the time
of going to press, changing market and supply
situations may prevent us from maintaining the
exact specification details of this handbook.
Both companies therefore reserve the right
to alter specification at any time without prior
notice.
Bailey Motorhomes offer a variety of customer
uses and whilst each vehicle is designed
to feature the optimum storage, seating,
sleeping and fluid capacities, it is the driver’s
responsibility yo select the correct loads
without exceeding the weight capacities of
your chosen vehicle. These weights can be
found on the weight plate located inside your
glove compartment along with the Production
number.
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•
Ensure all the occupants are aware of
their escape routes in an emergency.
Always keep escape routes and exit points
clear from obstruction and debris.
Provide one dry powder fire extinguisher
of an approved type or complying with
ISO 7465 of at least 1kg capacity by the
main door, and a fire blanket next to the
cooker. Familiarise yourself on your fire
extinguisher and the local fire precaution
arrangements
Your motorhome is a compact living
environment, and appliances should be
treated in the same way as those in the
home to prevent any accidental burning
or scalding- keep young children away
from hot surfaces.
Ensure the motorhome is serviced and
maintained in accordance with this
handbook as well as the base vehicle
handbook.
The recommendation of
manufacturer’s regarding their appliances
must also be followed. Also, ensure that
any replacement parts for an appliance
conform to the appliance manufacturer’s
specifications and should be fitted by
them or an authorised agent.
Driving Licences
Never allow anyone without a valid driving
licence to drive your motorhome.
Security
All
Bailey
Motorhomes
have been certified by the
National Caravan Council
for compliance with UK
and
European
Standards
and Legislation along with
industry Codes of Practice relating to health
and safety issues. The approval process covers
the testing and inspection of critical areas
of the product from fire safety, weights and
dimensions, to gas, electrics and ventilation.
Every Bailey Motorhome carries the “NCC
Approved Motorhome” badge. The NCC
conducts unannounced inspections at their
members’ factories to ensure continued
compliance.
NCC Approval gives you peace of mind that
your Motorhome is legal and safe.
Your Bailey Motorhome is
European Whole Vehicle Type
Approved.
This assures you that your
Motorhome meets all European regulations
and has been constructed to conform to these
rigorous standards for both manufacturing
and product safety. This allows you to register
your vehicle in another European country. Your
certificate of conformity is in the document
pack provided with your vehicle.
Inside your motorhome there are three
certificates for type approval, the Peugeot
Certificate, the AL-KO certificate and the
Bailey Certificate of Conformity. Your retailer
will have needed all three of these certificates
to register your motorhome with the DVLA. If
for any reason you need another certificate
your Bailey Motorhome Retailer is responsible
for accessing one through the NCC system.
Please refer back to your retailer for additional
copies.
Theft:
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstance; from a motorway
area, even from an owner’s driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short while.
Additional Security
There is a vehicle identification number in
the bottom right hand corner of the front
windscreen of your motorhome. Keep a copy
of this number in the front of this handbook.
Do not leave the handbook in the motorhome
for extended periods of storage.
Consider fitting any device that may deter or
prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock
prevents removal of the wheel.
Advice about securing your motorhome;
protect your valuables, property marking,
either at home or whilst on site, can be
obtained from your local Crime Prevention
Officer through your local Police Station.
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CONFORMITY
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Important Terminology
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Tyre Pressures:
MODEL: This handbook refers to all of the
Peugeot based Approach models built on an ALKO chassis.
Gas System: This system is for use on vehicles
with a 30mb gas system. The gas system
pressure is noted on a label inside the gas locker.
Conversion Type: Your vehicle is classed as
a coachbuilt motorhome made with insulated
laminated panels with a GRP outer skin. (Type
Approval class M1 SP)
Climatic Conditions: The Approach SE range
of motorhomes is designed for use in extreme
temperature climates and has been tested to
Grade 3 in accordance with EN1646-1:2004.
Handbook: Any queries should be addressed to
your Bailey Retailer.
Appliance
Instructions:
The
appliance
instructions have been extracted from those
supplied by the appliance manufacturer.
Automotive- Peugeot: For all your Bailey
motorhomes’ automotive requirements please
refer to the Peugeot vehicle instruction
handbook or your local Peugeot Dealer.
Your Bailey Motorhome is fitted with Michelin
Agilis Camping tyres. These tyres are designed
to run at 80 Psi on the rear axle for all loads
when used in a single fitment. The front tyre
pressure can be set depending on the maximum
in service vehicle loads. The correct cold tyre
pressure for your vehicle is labelled on the
inside of the passenger door frame.
The tyres are 215/70 R15 CP 109Q.
Chassis Number: Record both the chassis
number and the production number of your
motorhome and store it safely at home.
The chassis number is a 17 digit number this
can be found:
•On a small “window” in the bottom left hand
corner of the front windscreen.
•On the plate under the bonnet.
•On the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval
plate which can be found in the gas locker.
You will find
•The plate under the bonnet relates to the
base vehicle data and maybe replaced with an
AL-KO plate if the weight has been upgraded.
•The motorhome conversion plate can be
found inside the glove box. The production
number is found on the plate and is another
alphanumeric code of 17 digits. Above the
production number you will find the MTPLM
and MRO information.
•There is also a helpful weights and dimensions
label that is under the drivers’ sun visor.
Production Number: This is an alphanumeric
code and is found in the glove box.
If you have a problem, or enquiry relating to
your motorhome please follow these steps:
•Check the handbooks.
•Contact your supplying retailer for
assistance.
•The following suppliers provide a direct
aftersales service please contact them
directly:
AL-KO
Al-KO Kober Limited
South Warwickshire Business Park
Kineton Road
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 0AL
Fax: 01926 818562
E Mail: [email protected]
DOMETIC
Dometic UK Ltd
Dometic House
The Brewery
Blandford St Mary
Dorset
DT11 9LS
Telephone: 0844 626 0130
email: [email protected]
It is with the retailer that the purchaser’s
Contract of Sale exists and consequently Bailey
of Bristol cannot enter into any discussions
with the purchaser.
All Bailey products are classified as “portable”.
All work under warranty required that the
motorhome be delivered to and collected from
the Bailey retailer.
Whilst every effort is made within this
handbook to accurately reflect and describe
our home market motorhomes (those
purchased and stored on the mainland) our
policy of continued improvements and change
in market and supply conditions mean that
we reserve the right to alter specification
without further notice. Some materials used
in the production of our caravans can result in
variations to the figures quoted in respect of
measurements and weights.
Motorhome Warranty Cover
Total satisfaction is the top priority at Bailey
and the quality ethos extends to the aftersales
service and manufacturer’s warranty that
comes with every new Bailey motorhome. In
this
way we not only ensure long-term peace of
mind but also enhance the resale value of your
investment.
Your Bailey motorhome has three warranties:3 Year Base Vehicle Warranty – Provided by
Peugeot
The Bailey motorhome is a coach-built model
which utilises a Peugeot base vehicle.
Peugeot provides a manufacturer’s warranty
for the base vehicle supplied which is subject
to the terms and conditions laid down in
their handbook. All enquiries relating to this
warranty should be directed to your local
Peugeot Service Agent.
6 Year Body Shell Integrity Guarantee –
Provided by Bailey
The Bailey Alu-Tech motorhome is covered by a
six (6) year Bodyshell Integrity Guarantee.
This cover extends to any structural
degradation to the bodyshell that arises as a
result of
water ingress through any permanently
sealed seams or joints (with the exception of
exclusions stated in the terms and conditions.)
Warranty Extension
An additional four (4) year extension to the
standard Bodyshell Integrity Warranty cover
(making 10 years cover in total) is available as
a cost option. Please ask your supplying
Bailey Retailer for more information.
3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty – Provided by
Bailey
For a period of three (3) years from the initial
date of purchase, Bailey offers a
comprehensive warranty on all parts and
components used in the construction of the
Bailey motorhome chassis and habitation area,
as well as full coverage for any
manufacturing faults forming part of the
original specification of the Bailey motorhome
with the following specified exceptions:
The following items are covered for one (1) year
from the date of first registration
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•Leisure Batteries
•Microwave Ovens
•Pioneer Stereo Radio/CD/MP3 Players &
Speakers
The following items are not covered
•Replacement bulbs, light emitting diodes,
fluorescent tubes or fuses.
•Window blinds and door blinds
•General Maintenance.
Warranty Extension
An additional three (3) year extension to the
standard Manufacturer’s Warranty cover for
mechanical and electrical components of a
leisure vehicle both external and internal
(making
6 years cover in total) is available as a cost
option. Please ask your supplying Bailey
Retailer
for more information.
Customer Support
In the unusual event of something going wrong
your first contact should always be your
supplying retailer. Approved Bailey Retailers
enjoy industry leading after-sales support
service from the manufacturer and they should
be able to offer all the help you need to
rectify any problems that may exist. It should
be noted that Bailey Retailers sell our products
of their own choice and not as agents of Bailey.
Accordingly they have no authority to bind
Bailey or make representation or undertaking
whatsoever on behalf of Bailey.
Terms and Conditions
Defects in the base vehicle are covered by the
base vehicle manufacturer’s warranty and
any issues with it should be referred to one of
the base vehicle manufacturer’s agents.
The Bailey Warranty Cover set out above is
offered subject to the following simple terms
and
conditions
Cover
•During the term of the Warranty Cover,
subject to these terms and conditions, Bailey
will, through an Authorised Service Centre,
at its option repair or replace all parts and
components of the Bailey motorhome that
are included in the Warranty Cover and
which suffer a defect in manufacturer or
workmanship. An authorised Service Centre
means either Bailey itself, a Bailey Approved
Retailer or a Bailey Approved Service
Centre. Any part which is replaced becomes
the property of Bailey. Any replacement
parts are covered for the unexpired term of
the Warranty Cover
Term
•The initial duration of the Bodyshell Integrity
Guarantee is six (6) years extendable to
ten (10) years and the duration of the
Manufacturer’s Warranty is three (3) years
extendable to six (6) years, in both cases
starting from the original purchase date of
the Bailey motorhome. It is a condition of the
warranty that an annual service is performed
on the Bailey motorhome in accordance with
the service plan. Failure to comply with this
term will invalidate the warranty
•The unexpired term of the Warranty Cover
on your Bailey motorhome may only
be assigned, transferred or novated to
subsequent owners with Bailey Consent
(not to be unreasonably withheld) and on
payment to Bailey of a transfer fee of £35.
Transfer can only be made within the first
(3) months of subsequent ownership and
full documentary evidence that the Bailey
motorhome conversion has been serviced
annually must be provided at the time of
assignment in accordance with the terms
and conditions detailed above.
Repairs
•The Bailey motorhome must undergo a full
annual service and inspection, including a
moisture survey, carried out, subject to the
conditions specified below, by an Authorised
Service Centre. The final annual service in
the warranty period must be carried out
before the end of that warranty period, but
all other annual services may be carried
out with six (6) weeks either side of each
anniversary of the original purchase date.
The original VAT invoices must be retained
as proof that these annual inspections have
been carried out.
•During the first three (3) years of the
Warranty Cover, all annual inspections and
repairs must be carried out either by Bailey
itself or an approved Bailey Service Centre
or Agent. Thereafter, due to the technical
nature of an Alu-Tech constructed Bailey
motorhome, annual inspections and repairs
may be carried out by any workshop or repair
centre approved by the National Caravan
•Where an annual inspection identifies
that repairs to the Bailey motorhome are
necessary, the Bailey motorhome must be
made available for repair within six (6) weeks
of the date of inspection for the purpose of
carrying out the repair work.
•No repairs, including the fitting of any
replacement unit, maybe undertaken or
commenced under the terms of the Warranty
Cover unless prior written authorisation
is obtained from Bailey via an authorised
Bailey Retailer or Service Centre. No liability
will exist with regard to any warranty claims
not authorised in this way.
•Bailey reserve the right to examine the
Bailey motorhome before any repairs
commence or any replacement part is fitted.
Registration & Use
•The Warranty Registration Form must
have been sent to Bailey within six (6)
weeks of the original purchase date. It is
the responsibility of the Bailey Retailer to
forward this information to Bailey. This is
part of the terms of trading that the Bailey
Retailer has with Bailey.
The Bailey motorhome shall:
•Only be used for its original and intended
purpose and shall not be subjected to
any treatment or conditions which could
reasonably be foreseen to cause or result
in damage to the Bailey motorhome or
excessive wear and tear.
•Not be put out to hire, reward or any other
commercial use, nor used in any race,
competitions or rallies whether timed,
official or otherwise.
Exclusions & Liability
•Bailey’s liability under this warranty shall be
limited to supplying the reasonable cost of
labour and materials required for repair or
replacement of faulty parts or components.
Bailey shall be entitled to charge for any
repair work which is necessitated by any
virtue of any loss or damage caused by it’s
owner’s negligence or default or incurred
as a result of any modifications made to the
Bailey motorhome This warranty does not
cover repair costs other than labour and
materials.
The Warranty Cover does not include
•Repair or replacement of parts, components,
seams or panels which are not part of
the original construction of the Bailey
motorhome, or which have been tampered
with or undone unauthorised modifications,
or which have been repaired otherwise than
by an Authorised Service Centre.
•Parts or components other than those
specifically listed in the Bodyshell Integrity
Guarantee and Manufacturer’s Warranty
descriptions set out above;
•General maintenance or components
failing due to fair wear and tear or normal
deterioration.
•Repairs necessitated by lack of routine or
regular maintenance. Particular attention
is drawn to the owner’s handbook and
Service handbook supplied with the
Bailey motorhome and any maintenance
instructions or notices published from time
to time by Bailey relating to the proper care
and maintenance of the Bailey motorhome;
or
•Structural degradation or other damage
caused by water ingress through non
permanently sealed seams or joints (such as,
without limitation, around windows, hatches,
doors and rooflights), beyond the initial 24
months of the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
•Maintenance
activities
including
the
adjustment of doors, catches and window
blinds, servicing of appliances or cleaning.
•Maintenance activities related to the
reduction noise vibration and harshness
No Liability will be accepted for:
•Damage caused by neglect or abuse,
corrosion, intrusion of foreign or deleterious
substances, lack of servicing, over-heating,
freezing, or the continued use of the Bailey
motorhome after a fault has become evident
•Any loss or damage caused by parts not
covered by this Warranty Cover, including
soft furnishings or trim;
•Any accidental or fire damage or any losses
incurred by accident or fire; or
•Transport costs to and from point of repair.
•Damage caused by animals, rodents or other
pests.
Bailey will only be liable for costs which are
incurred as a direct consequence of the
event, defect or fault leading to the claim being
made under warranty. No liability will
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Council that has attended Alu-Tech training
courses at the Bailey factory
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be accepted for any loss or damage (such as
loss of income or revenue, or loss of
business or profits) costs, expenses, or other
claims for compensation howsoever
arising which was not reasonably foreseeable
by both parties when the Bailey
motorhome was originally purchased. Bailey
will not be liable for any loss or damage
suffered by third parties, nor for bodily injury
caused by the company’s negligence.
Nothing in this warranty shall limit in anyway
Bailey’s liability for death or personal
injury caused by their negligence or fraud or
fraudulent misrepresentation or for any
matter for which it would be illegal for us to
exclude, or attempt to exclude.
The purchaser has statutory rights in addition
to this warranty and this warranty does
not affect those statutory rights.
This warranty shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of
England and the parties irrevocably submit to
the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the
courts of England.
Warranty Registration
The supplying retailer must explain the
warranty terms and conditions to you, and
complete
the warranty registration process on-line. Your
warranty will start on the day that the vehicle
is first registered in the UK or 12 months from
the date of which the vehicle was invoiced to
the supplying retailer whichever is the earlier.
The name and address of the warranty and
guarantee provider is:
Bailey Caravans Limited, South Liberty Lane,
Bristol, BS3 2SS
Bailey Approach Autograph
fitted with MICHELIN tyres.
Visit www.michelin.co.uk for more
information about MICHELIN tyres.
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GENERAL ADVICE
DRIVING LICENCE
!
Before you drive or allow any other
person to drive your motorhome you
must check your/ their driving licence
against the criteria of your particular
vehicle.
Category B
With this category on your driving license you
can drive vehicles with a MTPLM of up to 3500
kilograms, with eight passenger seats, and
with a trailer no heavier than 750 kilograms.
It’s also possible to tow a braked trailer heavier
than 750 kilograms if the MTPLM of the vehicle
and trailer together is no more than 3500
kilograms. The trailer must also be lighter
than the vehicle towing it.
To tow a heavier trailer than mentioned above
you’ll need category B+E.
Category C1
With this category you can drive vehicles with
a MTPLM over 3500 kilograms but less than
7500 kilograms with a trailer no heavier than
750 kilograms. To tow a heavier trailer you’ll
need category C1+E.
Category C
With this category you can drive vehicles with
a MTPLM over 3500 kilograms with a trailer
no heavier than 750 kilograms. To tow a trailer
that weighs more than 750 kilograms you’ll
need category C+E.
Vehicle classifications
Motorhomes up to 3500Kg MTPLM are p/LGV
(Private Light Goods Vehicles) motorhomes
with an MTPLM over 3500Kg and up to
7500Kg are P/HGV (Private Heavy Goods
Vehicles) These are normally used in defining
MOT classifications and vehicle excise duty
(road tax) classifications.
Please refer to the website:
w w w.d i re c t.g ov.u k /e n / D r i ve r l i ce n s i n g /
CaravansTrailersCommercialVehicles for the
latest rules and regulations.
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ADVICE ON TOWING
The
towing
specification
alters
depending on the vehicle’s weight.
Towing requires sensible loading of both the
motorhome and the towed object.
When towing, the demands on both the driver
and the vehicle are increased. When towing,
manoeuvrability is reduced together with
the ability to climb gradients and accelerate.
Braking and vehicle handling are also affected.
It is essential that the driver is alert at all
times.
•Pull over if you feel tired and get some rest.
•Brake in good time and take special care
when driving down steep gradients.
•Use your gears and change down before
going down a steep hill so that the engine
also acts as a brake.
•Ensure that the tyre pressures are correct
on both your motorhome and the towed
object.
•Regularly check the towed object’s brakes
and lights.
When loading the trailer ensure that the loads
are properly secured for transit.
•Position loads so that most of the weight is
placed close to the floor and, where possible,
immediately above or close to the axle(s).
•Where the load can be divided between
the towed object and the motorhome it is
advisable to load more into the motorhome
as this will greatly increase the stability of
the combination.
•After loading always check the maximum
weight does not exceed the manufacturer’s
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Towing regulations vary depending
upon the country you are visiting. It is
important that you make yourself
aware of each countries regulations
before you visit.
•Do not exceed the motorhome gross vehicle
train weight.
•Do not exceed the maximum front & rear
axle loads on the motorhome.
•Motorhomes with an MTPLM up to 3500Kg
which have European Type Approval can
only be fitted with a Type Approved tow bar
complying with 94/20/EC.
•The limit for towing an un-braked trailer
is 750kg (based on VIN plate not actual
weight), this applies to a towed car.
•The maximum permitted vehicle combination
length is 18.75m. However, any combination
must ensure compliance with the turning
circle requirements of Construction and Use
regulations 1986 & 97/27/EC.
Motorhome Code
The country and coastal codes
Upon arrival at your destination you should
be aware of the Country Code relating to
motorhome owners.
This is entitled the
Motorhomers’ code.
Code of Conduct – Camp sites
Check the site regulations
Arrivals
•Report to reception immediately on arrival
Vehicle Movement
•Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed
•Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10 mph whilst on site. (Remember
that the stopping distance on grass is
considerably greater than on tarmac.)
•Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on site.
•Park as advised on your pitch. Where
possible leave 6 meters (20ft) of free space
around your vehicle.
Selecting a site
•Carefully select where you wish to park your
motorhome.
•The site should be as level as possible, welldrained and away from boggy areas and,
preferably not under or near to trees.
•Consider how you will move your motorhome
when you are leaving site; for example on
sloping ground in wet conditions, pitch
facing downhill.
•It is important to site your motorhome level
so as to ensure the correct operation of the
refrigeration, cooker etc, by using purpose
made ramps and NOT bricks or such items.
Use of Site:
• Use the electrical mains hook-up in
the correct manner and with caution.
• Ensure that all fresh water taps/
connections are turned off after use.
• Have care and consideration when
using all facilities (toilets and showers
etc) and leave them clean and tidy.
Young children should be escorted.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no circumstances
may coal tar, phenol or caustic based fluids be
used.
Disposable napkins and similar bulky items
must not be put into the chemical closet
emptying points but should be wrapped in a
polythene bag and placed in the container
provided. (Put all litter in containers marked
for the purpose.)
Noise
•Do not make excessive noise.
•Children should be restrained from making
excessive noise.
•Flying kites and model aircraft and the use
of items like catapults or air guns as well as
ball games should not be permitted among,
or close to motorhomes.
•Musical instruments, music players, radios
and televisions should not be used to the
inconvenience of other people on site
•Open and close doors quietly
•Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration and
GENERAL ADVICE
recommendations.
•Check the front and rear axle weights of the
motorhome are not exceeded due to loading
the trailer. The easiest way to do this is to
take the vehicle to a weighbridge.
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according to restricted site times
Dogs and Pets
•All dogs and other pets should be kept under
control
•Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be let loose on the site and
leads should not exceed 3 meters (10 ft)
• No animal should be allowed in the
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• Do not let animals foul the site.
Fire Precautions
Adhere to and make note of all fire precautions
including the whereabouts of the fire points.
It is recommended that a 1 Kg (2lb) dry powder
fire extinguisher is carried. It should comply
with BS 5423 and be marked BSI or FOC
approved. It is important to check at regular
intervals that the extinguisher is working as is
required by types meeting BS 5423. Make sure
that he use by date is frequently checked.
Careful thought is necessary for the positioning
of a fire extinguisher, which should be near
to the door but not too close to the cooking
equipment where sudden flames could make it
unreachable. In the kitchen area, a fire blanket
is a worthwhile precaution.
Unless permission has been granted barbeques
should not be used. When permission has been
given, consideration should be given to the
annoyance that can be caused to other users
of the site. Open Fires are not allowed.
Awnings and tents
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been granted.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps of
awnings should be periodically raised in order
to avoid damage to the ground.
Departure:
•Leave the pitch clean and tidy
•On leaving check out with reception paying
the required dues.
Wild Camping
Camping away from licensed sites, without the
permission of the land owner or his/her agent,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom. When
permission has been granted, all aspects of
this code should be adhered to.
On no account should:
•Litter be disposed other than in the
receptacles provided.
•Water be allowed to escape from the vehicle
•Chemical toilets be emptied except into the
disposal places agreed with the landowner
•Washing or similar to be hung outside of the
vehicle.
Parking
Motorhomes should only be parked in approved
places
When using the facilities of a motorhome, care
and consideration should be given to those
around them.
Driving
When using a motorhome on either the public
highway or a private road, the Highway Code
should be complied with and full consideration
given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
and there being a queue of traffic behind,
the driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let the other
traffic pass.
When the vehicle is in motion it is
compulsory that all passengers are
seated and seat restraints worn.
Before moving off, close rooflights, and top
hinged windows. Likewise all doors and access
lockers for gas containers and chemical toilets
must be properly closed.
When the vehicle is being refuelled, or is on a
ferry, all gas systems must be turned off at the
gas supply cylinder.
Gas appliances should only be used when the
vehicle is in motion if the appliance has an enroute facility built in.
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Handbook
Before using a motorhome, all aspects of
the handbooks produced by the base vehicle
manufacturer and the habitation manufacturer
should be read and adhered to.
Environment
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes shown
overleaf.
The Coastal Code
As our coastlines are increasingly used
for recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy our
inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
•Do not trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
Preparing for the road
Your Motorhome (Weights Explained)
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
This refers to the weight of your motorhome as
it leaves the factory complete with its standard
fixtures and fittings as well as:
•100% of automotive fuel
•Driver (at 75 Kg, 11st 2lb)
•The LPG cylinders 100% full
•The fresh water tank 100% full
•The water heater 100% full
•The Waste water tank empty
•The toilet flushing tank, full.
•The toilet system holding tank, empty.
Any additional passengers/ equipment are
excluded from the MRO and need to be taken
into account when calculating your available
payload.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM), (sometimes referred to as
GVW)
The maximum allowed weight of the vehicle
when it is fully laden for use on the road. See
your Service manual for exact specification.
User Payload
The load Margin (payload), is the
difference between the Mass in
Running Order (MRO) and the
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass (MTPLM). This shows the
maximum weight that can be loaded
into your motorhome; it covers items
such as optional extras, clothing, food,
crockery, cutlery, bedding etc. Please
see your Service Manual for exact
payload figures
Please take care to ensure that you have
allowed for the masses of all items you intend
to carry in the motorhome e.g. passengers,
optional equipment, essential habitation
equipment as well as your personnel effects
such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles etc.
Your passenger’s weight should also be taken
into consideration when loading your vehicle.
Please refer to your MRO and MTPLM.
You may wish to allocate the user payload to
GENERAL ADVICE
The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the general
wildlife. Whatever your interest, there is a lot
to learn, but please observe the following code.
Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and heath
land catch alight easily and once ablaze are
very hard to put out. Remember Fire spreads
quickly.
•Keep to the public paths across farmland.
•Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges
and walls.
•Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
View from a distance.
•Take your litter home; - it is unsightly and
harmful to wildlife.
•Help to keep all water clean.
•Take special care of country roads
•Make no unnecessary noise. Most Animals
are timid; noises can disturb them
unnecessarily. If you want to get the best
out of the countryside, travel around as
quiet as possible.
•Do not frighten seals or sea birds.
•Do not spear fish
•Do not spill detergents, solvents or fuel from
boats as these can kill marine life.
•When using a boat, moderate your speedthe wash from a fast boat can destroy both
banks and nests.
•Live molluscs and crustaceans need not
be collected as souvenirs – dead shells can
usually be found.
•Shellfish can take years to grow and fines
can be imposed for not observing national
regulations.
•Do not pull up seaweed unnecessarily.
•Make your visit instructive not destructive.
•Look at material, don’t remove it. Take notes
and photographs, not specimens.
•Observe bye-laws and be considerate to
others.
•National Trust property or Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these.
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suit your own use. For example, to increase
the available payload, the water system may
be emptied. If the vehicle is not being used for
camping, the gas cylinders can be left at home
to increase the mass available for other items.
Gross Train Mass (GTM) (Sometimes referred
to as GVW)
If you are towing a trailer with your Bailey
Motorhome the gross train mass is the MTPLM
of the towing vehicle, the trailer and the mass
of every item carried., the GTM is specified by
the base vehicle manufacturer (AL-KO) and is
unaffected by the Bailey Conversion. Please
check your driving licence to ensure you are
allowed to drive a vehicle combination at this
weight.
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass (MBTM)
This is the maximum allowable weight of
the trailer together with its load, provided
the trailer has a braking system, which
complies with the local Construction and Use
Regulations. The MBTM is given by the base
vehicle manufacturer (AL-KO) and is unaffected
by the Bailey conversion.
Nose Weight:
The static mass of the trailer towing device on
the rear of the towing vehicle.
•When measuring nose weight it is important
that the trailer is loaded.
•The trailer is intended to be towed slightly
nose heavy. The nose weight can be adjusted
by redistribution of the load. The nose
weight should be approximately 7% of the
actual laden weight (but not greater than
the hitch capacity) and at the same time suit
the motorhome requirements.
Axle Loads
The individual axles also have upper limits. The
sum of the two axle upper limit usually exceeds
the overall vehicle MTPLM, but this does not
mean you can load each axle to its maximum,
because doing so would exceed the overall
MTPLM of the whole vehicle.
Loading and Distribution of Weight in the
Motorhome.
Loading
Loads must not be exceeded. The driver
is responsible for arranging the loads so
that they comply with the technical weight
limits of the specific motorhome model. See
specification in the service manual.
Correct weight distribution is a major factor
in making your motorhome a balanced and
pleasant vehicle to drive without compromising
road-holding. Care should therefore be taken
to ensure that heavy items are well spaced
and are in as low a position as possible, for
example, low cupboards and bed boxes.
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Do not travel with microwaves or
televisions in overhead lockers unless
the appliance was supplied fitted by
the vehicle manufacturer.
Do not exceed the maximum stated
load. Items fitted other than standard
equipment will deplete the payload
stated in the service manual.
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Under no circumstances should the
maximum technically permissible
laden mass be exceeded.
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Roof Loading:
Do not allow children to climb on the
roof of your motorhome.
Roof rack bars and ladders are optional and if
you are considering them, care should be taken
to ensure that all items can be safely secured.
Apart from general cleaning and polishing you
should also enquire what other maintenance is
required.
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Take special care when on the roof
particularly in wet or frosty weather
conditions, as the surface could be
slippery.
Always wear practical
footwear when climbing onto your
vehicle.
Maximum load within the area encompassed
by the roof rack should not exceed 75 Kgs
Before Moving Off
Whenever you are making a journey
with your motorhome, either setting
off or returning from holiday, it is good
practice to run through this simple list.
•Close and secure all cupboards and drawers
and check any loose articles.
•Do not store tins, jars, cylinders, etc in
overhead lockers.
•Close and secure all windows and rooflights.
•Leave all curtains and blinds open to
aid visibility- the curtains surrounding
passengers travelling in the rear of the
vehicle can be secure via a press stud to
ensure that the passenger’s view is not
obstructed.
•Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and turn off all gas appliances,
except those heating appliances that are
designed to function whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Also ensure that the gas locker
door is securely fastened.
•Ensure that there is sufficient gas to meet
your needs.
•Switch off 230 volt supply at the sites hook
up supply pillar; disconnect the mains cable
from the vehicle. (Beware of a potential
electric shock from a wet cable.) Coil cable
and store in a safe place.
•Check both the control panel and the PDU
box for operation. (The PDU box is similar
to a fuse box found in a domestic house and
can be found under the front bunk.)
•Check and if necessary, charge your leisure
battery.
•Check that the battery selection switch is in
the OFF position.
•Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box door is securely fastened.
•Ensure that the fridge is set to 12V operation
and the door lock is set. (Please note that
the electrical relays will allow the fridge to
run on the vehicle battery when the engine
is running.)
•Remove
any
external
fresh
water
connections, coil and store in a secure place.
•Make sure any heavy articles are stored in
accordance with the loading procedure.
•Ensure tables are in their specified storage
compartments.
•Lock the motorhome’s exterior door
(remember to remove the keys).
•Check your external rear view mirrors and
adjust if necessary.
•Check that the wheel nuts are secure and
that the tyre pressures are correct.
•Ensure, if required that your fresh water tank
is full and your waste water tank is empty.
•Ensure that the toilet flush tank only
contains a small amount of water (1-2 litres)
in order to minimise the risk of leaks or
spillage whilst the vehicle is in motion.
•Check underneath the vehicle for any stray
items.
•Safely store your levelling blocks away in an
appropriate place.
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When travelling it is extremely
important for you and your traveller’s
safety to store any table be it
freestanding or fixed to the wall into
its dedicated storage compartment.
DRIVING
Speed limits (UK)
If a speed limit is not in force, your motorhome
can be driven up to 70 mph on motorways and
60 mph on dual carriageways.
Reduce Speed
•In high or cross winds
•Downhill
•In poor visibility.
High sided vehicles cause air buffeting so extra
care must be taken when passing or being
passed. Leave as much space as possible when
passing or being passed.
Driving
•Do not bump the kerb.
•When passing other vehicles allow more
room than the normal clearance you would
allow when driving a car.
•Allow longer to get up to speed and pass
•Do not swing out suddenly
•Carry out all manoeuvres as smoothly as
possible
•Use nearside wing mirror to check that the
motorhome has fully cleared a vehicle when
overtaking.
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Whilst the vehicle is being driven
please ensure that:
•Both the driver and passengers wear seat
belts. This is a legal requirement.
GENERAL ADVICE
(165 lbs) with a maximum loading of 24 Kg per
meter2 (8 Kg (17 lbs) per square foot.)
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•Heavy loads are not stored in top cupboards
or in areas from which they may come
detached. Please ensure that heavy items
are stored low down and take care not to
overload individual wheels, the axles or the
MTPLM.
•Tables must be secured in their storage
compartments
•Cupboards and flaps are in the closed
position and secured
•The refrigerator door is closed and secured.
•Roof ventilators are closed and locked in the
down position.
•The bathroom is not used whilst the vehicle
is motion
•Top hinged windows are closed and securely
fastened.
•All passengers are secure and wear the
appropriate restraint for their height and
age.
Front Seat Swivel:
The cab seats swivel for convenience when you
are on site. However, when the vehicle is being
driven they MUST be locked in their forward
position.
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Wheels:
In the event of a puncture, ensure that
the replacement wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that
is being removed. The tyre pressures
must be suitable for the use to which
they are being put. The minimum tread
depth must be 1.6mm throughout a
continuous band comprising the centre
three-quarters of the breadth of the
tread and around the circumference of
the tyre.
The correct tyre pressures are displayed on
the inside of the driver’s door.
Dedicated travelling passenger seating
Seat belts are fitted to all travelling seats.
Designated travelling seats have been fitted
to some layouts to ensure the safety of your
passengers. These seats vary according to
the layout that you have purchased. Each
seatbelt frame is tested to the relevant safety
requirements.
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NEVER travel in or attempt to install a
seatbelt to a non-designated seat.
Side facing seats are for habitation use only,
not for use when the vehicle is in motion.
Seat Belt Legislation
Seat Belts must be worn when the vehicle is in
motion by the driver and all adult passengers.
In addition children, aged up to three years of
age, must wear an appropriate child restraint
such as a child or booster seat suitable for
their age and weight. Children over 135 cm
(4’5”) in height or aged over 12 years must
wear a seat belt.
It is the legal responsibility of the driver to
ensure children aged up to 14 years old are
suitably restrained. For passengers aged 14
and over, it is their responsibility (not the
driver’s).
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Seat belts are fitted for you and
your passenger’s safety and must be
worn unless you have a ‘Certificate
of exemption from Compulsory Seat Belt
Wearing’ This certificate must be produced if
asked for by the police – Seatbelt offences may
result in a fine.
Child seats
Positioning/ Fitting
Dependent upon the child seat type, the most
suitable position for a child seat to be fitted
may be the front passenger seat of the cab
(NOTE Follow the airbag advice) or the window
seat of the forward facing rear seat. The aisle
seat in the rear is not a recommended position.
Advice should always be taken from the retailer
on the suitability and security of the seat in the
motorhome.
All of the motorhomes are fitted with inertia
seatbelts; however, the child seat must be tight
in the adult seat. Push all your weight into
the child seat as you tighten the belt. Keep a
copy of the child seat fitting instruction in the
motorhome for easy reference.
Airbag
Never fit a rear-facing child restraint in
a seat with an active airbag in front of
it.
Forward-facing child restraints should be
positioned as far back from the airbag as
possible. Check the base vehicle handbook.
Three point seat belts located in the habitation
compartment of your motorhome.
Fastening the seat belt:
Insert the buckle into the plug in socket until it
clicks. The clicking noise will indicate a correct
assembly.
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Jacking:
Position the jack in the hole provided as shown.
Rear Jacking points are located in the shock
absorber mounts on the left and right, in front
of the axle.
Removing the spare wheel
Changing the wheel
General Notes
Do not use the jack for loads that are greater
than the load given on the jack rating plate.
Ensure the vehicle is on a level, firm surface.
Changing front wheels
Select first or reverse gear
Apply the handbrake and chock the remaining
wheel.
Changing rear wheels
Select First or Reverse gear.
Do not apply the handbrake but fit chocks
under the remaining wheels.
Onboard tools and chocks are usually located
underneath the driver‘s seat.
When changing a rear wheel raise the vehicle
to the maximum extent of the jack. In order
to clear the skirt when removing the wheel, tilt
the bottom of the wheel under the vehicle and
allow the top of the wheel to fall outwards and
clear of the hub.
Reverse the procedure to fit the new wheel.
Spare Wheel Location
The spare wheel is located at the rear under
the vehicle floor.
The spare wheel carrier fitted in your vehicle is
much like that fitted into modern cars.
To lower the spare wheel:
1.Remove the plastic stopper in the floor
Remove the winder from its storage location
and insert the hooked end of the crank in the
spare wheel retaining attachment.
2.Lower the corner steadies as a safety
measure to stabilise the caravan. Chock the
un-punctured wheel on the opposite side of
the caravan to prevent any movement.
3.Draw the spare wheel towards you from
under the leisure vehicle.
4.Pivot the toggle at the end of the cable 90
degrees to release it from the spare wheel.
GENERAL ADVICE
Releasing the seat belt:
Press the red release button; the buckle will be
ejected from the plug in socket.
•The belt is designed for one person and
must not be put around a child seated on
someone’s lap.
•The belt is suitable for retaining most child
seats and boosters
•The belt should always be used according to
these instructions and adjusted accordingly.
•Never wear a slack seatbelt
•When installed correctly the seatbelt should
pass across the centre of the shoulder and
fix into the plug in socket beside the hip.
•It is important that the strap is not twisted
during use as this can cause damage.
•Webbing must not be allowed to rub against
sharp surfaces as this could lead to strap
damage. If a belt is showing signs of wear
(frayed damaged or stressed) it should be
replaced.
•Always replace a seatbelt after an impact.
•Always check the anchorage points after an
impact; if these are deformed the seatbelt
frame will need to be replaced.
•Never modify the belt
•Inspect your seatbelt on a regular basis.
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As a safety precaution have the flat tyre
replaced or repaired before fitting back under
the leisure vehicle.
When the spare wheel is being used on the
vehicle, the retaining cable could damage the
underside of the vehicle if not retracted.
Crank up the cable again by turning the crank
clockwise. (The wheel with the flat tyre can be
stored on the carrier for transport purposes.)
Returning the spare wheel to the storage
compartment
1. Use the crank (turn it counter clockwise)
to lower the spare wheel’s retaining cable.
When there is no wheel attached, the
cable will need to be gently pulled from
the carrier during lowering to ensure the
cable does not tangle inside the carrier.
2. Pass the toggle at the end of the cable
through the centre hole in the spare
wheel. Pivot the toggle 90 degrees so
that when raised, the wheel will rest on
the toggle.
3. Retract the retaining cable slightly by
slowly turning the crank clockwise several
times.
4. Position the wheel so that it is not
obstructed by components under the
floor.
5. Continue to raise the wheel by turning
the crank clockwise. Raise the wheel a
little bit at a time and guide it until it is
securely seated against the floor.
6. When it is no longer possible to turn
the crank any further check that the
spare wheel is seated tight against the
underside of the floor and has not fouled
on any component.
Replace the plastic stopper inside the
vehicle.
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• The vehicle jack must only be used
for changing a wheel.
• Under no circumstances should
anyone be allowed underneath the
vehicle when it is elevated on a jack.
• On no account should it be used for
repair work under the vehicle. Never
jack-up the vehicle by the rear axle,
front axle, oil sump or transmission.
• When working on a loaded vehicle,
use a suitable hydraulic lift platform
or work in an inspection pit. Always
consider the centre of gravity of the
vehicle. Before driving onto platforms,
check for low lying vehicle parts.
Safety and Security
Important: your attention is drawn to the
notice fixed in your motorhome advising on
fire protection, ventilation and what to do in
case of fire.
Children,
Never leave children alone in the motorhome
and keep potentially dangerous items out of
reach as at home e.g. matches drugs etc.
When upper bunks are used by children,
especially those under the age of six, care
should be taken to ensure against the risk of
them falling out. These bunks are not suitable
for the use of infants without adult supervision.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 Kg (2.2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
located near to the main habitation entrance
door.
•A pan fire ‘should’ not have a fire extinguisher
aimed at it but be smothered with a fire
blanket. This should be within easy reach of
the hob but away from the source of flames.
•In case of a fire
•Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit is
nearest including windows. Do not stop to
collect any personal items.
•Raise the alarm. Call the fire brigade
•Turn off gas cylinder valve if it is safe to do
so.
Ventilation and Condensation
The ventilation points on your
motorhome are fixed points of
ventilation which are specified by
European
Standards.
Under
no
circumstances must these be blocked
or obstructed. It is advised that fixed
ventilation points and any protective
screens are checked and cleaned (if
necessary) on a regular basis.
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Fresh air circulation should be allowed below
the motorhome when appliances are in use and
when flues terminate below the floor to allow
free evacuation of the products of combustion.
At least three sides of the under-floor space
should be kept clear and unobstructed
including by snow. Do not make any additional
openings in the floor.
General.
Before using your Bailey motorhome, you
should be fully conversant with the following
safety precautions; if you are in any doubt
as to the meaning of any of them you should
contact your supplying Bailey retailer. Please
read the following carefully.
In the interest of safety, replacement parts for
appliances must conform to the manufacturer’s
specifications and should be fitted by them or
an authorised agent.
•Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment other than electric heaters that
are not of the direct radiant type, as it is a
fire and asphyxiation hazard.
•Do not use cookers as heaters and do not
dry clothes on the cooker or space heater.
•Make sure that combustible materials
cannot come into contact with hot surfaces
or burners.
•Surfaces of appliances may become hot in
use and the guard provided does not give full
protection to the young or the elderly.
•DO not use additional independent gas
appliances inside the vehicle.
•Never allow modifications of the electrical
or LPG systems or appliances except by
qualified technicians.
•Do NOT obstruct ventilation.
The heating system provided in your
motorhome is of the “room sealed” type, any
replacement should be of the same type.
Turn off all gas cooking appliances before
travelling.
Ventilation openings are located below all
the gas appliances, and in the base of the gas
locker. In winter conditions make sure the
vents are clear of both snow and mud. These
openings should regularly be checked and any
mesh covering them cleaned with a stiff brush
to prevent any risk of them becoming blocked.
The openings are provided for your safety –
please do not obstruct them.
GENERAL ADVICE
Additional night time ventilation is
obtained by releasing the window
catches and placing them in the second
groove on the frame catch.
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DRIVING INFORMATION/TRAILER USE
To achieve optimum results when towing a
trailer, please observe the following points:
•Refer to base vehicle handbook for towing
limits.
•Do not tow with the vehicle empty and the
trailer loaded. If this is unavoidable, please
drive slowly to allow for the unfavourable
weight distribution.
•Always locate heavy objects close to the
trailer’s axle and secure.
•Observe all legal issues applicable to towing.
•Ensure tyre pressure of vehicle is set at fully
loaded setting.
•Use low gear when travelling downhill to
avoid constant braking.
The electrical functions and the electrical
circuit diagram will be found in the operating
instructions supplied by the base vehicle
manufacturer.
Repairs
Repairs to the AL-KO AMC components
including the axle assembly may only be
carried out by specialist workshops.
Smoke Alarm
The smoke alarm is operational once the
battery is connected. When products of
combustion are sensed, the unit sounds
an alarm until the air is cleared.
Features
•Battery Operated
•The Operating light (red LED) flashes every
40 seconds confirming that the unit is
powered.
•Low Battery Warning: the unit will emit
an audible ‘chirp’ once every 40 seconds
for 7 days before the battery needs to be
replaced. (Failure to replace the battery will
result in insufficient power to alert you in a
real fire situation.
•Sensitivity test button. This tests the
sensitivity, circuitry, battery and horn.
•Loud alarm.
Test smoke operation after vehicle has been in
storage, before each trip and at least once a
week during use.
Your alarm requires one 9 volt battery. Under
normal use, the battery should last one year.
Simple Maintenance
Clean your smoke alarm once every three
months to help keep the unit working
correctly. Gently vacuum using the soft brush
attachment.
Problems are indicated by two events:
The alarm does not sound upon pressing the
test button.
The operating light remains steadily on or off
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AMC Chassis
Your vehicle is fitted with an AMC Chassis
conversion supplied and fitted by AL-KO Kober
Limited. As a result the base vehicle has
undergone certain changes.
The original rear frame has been replaced by a
hot-dip galvanised AL-KO lightweight chassis.
This chassis is connected to the cab by means
of a special bracket assembly.
The AL-KO chassis and AL-KO axle with torsion
bar suspension is fitted in place of the original
equipment manufacturer’s chassis and axle.
Vehicles with an AL-KO Chassis are approved
for use with a trailer.
If fitting a tow bar, use one that has been
approved by AL-KO and ensure it is fitted
correctly.
When ordering a tow bar assembly, always
indicate the vehicle type and the chassis
number.
You should ensure that the maximum train
weight as shown in the registration documents
is not exceeded.
Towing a trailer also reduces the maximum
gradient capacity (hill climbing ability) of the
vehicle.
Suitable rear view mirrors, in accordance with
road traffic regulations may have to be fitted.
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(i.e. does not flash every 40 seconds, when the
unit is not in alarm.)
Try the following:
Inspect for obvious damage.
•Check that the unit contains recommended
battery type.
•Check that the battery cover has been
removed.
•Check that the battery is properly connected
•Gently vacuum as recommended above
Replace battery
If these procedures do not do not correct the
problem, do NOT attempt repairs; replace the
smoke alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
A Fire Angel CO-9B battery operated alarm is
fitted near to the ceiling in your caravan.
Features
•An advanced electrochemical sensor
designed to accurately measure low levels
of carbon monoxide (CO) providing an early
warning of toxic CO levels in your caravan.
•Detects carbon monoxide continuously.
•Resistant to false alarms caused by usual
household contaminants.
•Sounds a large 85 dB alarm (at 1 metre (3
feet)) to alert you in case of an emergency.
•Test/Reset button
•Simple to mount , portable, ideal for
travelling
•Conforms to the British standards Institute
(CSi) Carbon Monoxide Standard BS EN
50291: 2001
•7 Year Warranty.
•Test/Reset button feature
•Test the sounder, batteries and circuitry
•Allows you to test the sensor by introducing
a source of CO into the detector
•Silence the loud 85dB sounder during an
alarm (only possible when current CO level
is less than 50ppm)
•Testing the sounder batteries and circuitry.
•Test the sounder, batteries and circuitry by
pressing and holding the Test/Reset button
for 1 second to confirm that the detector
is operating properly. The sounder should
sound as soon as the button is pressed, and
the alarm LED will illuminate red, indicating
that the sounder is working and the batteries
are providing power to the unit. The test for
the sounder batteries and circuitry should
be performed weekly.
•Testing the Sensor
•All sensors testing should be carried out by
a responsible adult. This test should only be
performed once a month. Excessive testing
will cause the battery life to be shortened.
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CO testers may be used in order to
avoid having to burn cigarettes, incense
sticks etc.
Please read all steps thoroughly before
attempting to test your alarm.
•If the alarm is wall mounted, remove by
unhooking the unit from the wall fixing
screws.
•Cover the sounder vents with one hand
and hold the Test/Reset button down with
your thumb/ finger until the power LED
illuminates green and the sounder sounds
for a second time. (This should happen
after 5 seconds.) Release the Test/Reset
button and the power LED will flash green
once every second. This indicates that the
sampling rate of the detector has increased
and can be tested using a known source of
CO.
•Light an incense stick or a cigarette using a
match or a lighter. If using an incense stick,
be sure to blow the flame out so that the
incense stick is smouldering. Extinguish the
lighter, or put out the match and place it into
a dish of water.
•Turn the detector on its side so that the
vents on the right hand side of the detector
are pointing downwards. Hold the burning
incense stick or cigarette around 15cm (6
inches) below the detector. An increase in
the localised carbon monoxide level within
the sensor to more than 50ppm (Parts
Per Million, the accepted level of carbon
monoxide in the air) this will cause the
sounder to sound for one cycle of four loud
beeps. The power LED will no longer flash
green every second but will revert to flashing
once a minute. The detector will revert back
to the ordinary operating mode (it may take
up to two minutes for the localised level of
carbon monoxide to reach over 50ppm.)
Now move the source of CO away from the
detector as the test is finished.
•After step 4, put out the incense stick or
cigarette by placing it into a dish of water.
Ensure all flames have been extinguished.
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If the localised carbon monoxide level
within the sensor does not reach
50ppm during the test, the sensor test
will stop automatically after 3 minutes.
•Keep the detector free of dust by gently
vacuuming with a soft brush attachment
when required.
•To prevent the possibility of contaminating
the sensor in your detector and thus
affecting its reliability:
•Never use cleaning solutions on your
detector. Simply wipe with a damp cloth.
•Do not paint the detector
•Do not spray aerosols on or near to the
detector.
•Do not use any solvent based products near
to the detector
Failure of any test should be reported
to the manufacturers technical support
line.
+44 800 1412561
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poisoning is suspected.
•Close the windows and doors and do not use
the caravan again until you have had a full
service of all appliances by your supplying
retailer. In the case of gas appliances they
must be tested by a GAS SAFE registered
installer. Please contact your Bailey Retailer
for more details.
•The electro-chemical sensors used in the
carbon-monoxide alarm have a limited
lifespan- therefore it is recommended that a
CO alarm is replaced every 5-7 years after
manufacture or in accordance with the
unit’s instructions, do to be sure check the
manufacturing date on the alarms label.
Do not attempt to repair your CO Detector.
Do not remove any screws or open the main
casing of your detector. Any attempt to do so
may cause malfunction and will invalidate the
warranty.
Never ignore any alarm.
What to do in the event of an alarm
•Keep calm and open all the doors and
windows to ventilate your caravan
•Stop using all fuel burning appliance and
ensure where possible they are turned off
•Evacuate the caravan leaving doors and
windows open
•Do not re enter the caravan until the alarm
has stopped.
•Get medical help for anyone suffering the
effects of CO poisoning and advise that CO
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Understanding your product’s indicators
•The higher the concentration of carbon
monoxide detected by the detector, the
quicker it will respond. When sufficient
carbon monoxide is detected a loud audible
signal (85 dB at 1m/3 ft) will be emitted
and the Alarm LED will flash red once every
second.
•The Alarm will sound:
•Between 60 and 90 minutes when exposed
to 50ppm of CO
•Between 10 and 40 minutes when exposed
to 100ppm of CO
•Within 3 minutes when exposed to 300ppm
or more CO
•There will be an audible ‘chirp’ if the battery,
sensor or circuitry has any fault including a
low battery. This sound will continue once
a minute for 30 days. (The battery must be
replaced to ensure occupant safety.)
•If the device continues to chirp despite
having new batteries and the product is still
in warranty then contact technical support
for the device. If the device is no longer in
warranty replace it immediately
•Maintaining/ testing your detector
•Maintenance
•Your detector will alert you to potential
hazardous CO concentrations in your
caravan when maintained properly.
To
maintain your FireAngel detector in proper
working order and to ensure that the sensors
will last for the lifetime of the product, it is
recommended that you:
•Test the sounder, batteries and circuitry of
your detector once per week by pressing and
holding the Test/Reset button for 1 second.
•Perform the sensor test annually.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES- The Water System
Please read and become familiar with the
operating instructions for the equipment
within your Bailey Motorhome.
Connections of services are dealt with under
three separate headings, Water, Gas and
Electricity.
WATER SYSTEM
The Bailey Motorhome is fitted with a fresh
water supply system and a waste water
system. All water hose used in the system is
WRAS (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme)
approved non-toxic food quality hose.
Fresh and Waste water Tanks
Both your fresh and waste water tanks are
positioned under the floor with the fresh water
tank in front of the waste near to the rear
axle. The drain from the waste water is on the
offside of the vehicle near to the skirt, behind
the rear wheel. The drain for the fresh water
tank is accessed through a hatch in the floor
of the vehicle and then the plug can be pulled
from the bottom of the tank draining all of
the water. Both tanks have an inspection cap
positioned on the top and accessed through an
internal hatch in the floor of the vehicle.
Both the fresh and waste water tanks have a
capacity of 100 litres.
Fill the tank through the exterior filler cap
identified with a fresh water label. There is an
overflow pipe on top of the fresh water tank.
Water flowing from this indicates a full tank as
does the full tank icon on the control panel.
To empty the waste water tank there is a tap
positioned by the skirt on the offside of the
vehicle behind the rear wheels. Move your
vehicle to a waste water disposal point, open
the tap and allow the water to drain.
The water level indicator digital display is
mounted within the control panel above the
exterior door. There is an audible alarm when
the fresh water tank is 25% and 75% full
meaning that you are alerted before the tank
runs out of water and also when it is near to
overflowing.
Breathers:
Both tanks are fitted with cleaning lids which
also act as breathers for the water tanks. This
allows for air displacement when filling. When
filling the fresh water tank, water may escape
through these breathers; this should give no
cause for concern.
seat.
However if the vehicle is not being used during
freezing conditions the water must be drained.
Fresh Water Pump
A Whale Watermaster onboard pump is fitted
to your vehicle. It will be located under the
hatch in the floor and is accessible through the
fresh water tank hatch.
Operating Instructions
WHALE TANKFILL SYSTEM
The onboard tank can either be filled using a
Whale submersible pump or a whale Aquasource
Mains Hook-up. The Whale watermaster pump
is used to supply a pressurised water system to
the taps and shower.
Filling the onboard tank.
Baffles:
For added stability and driving comfort the
water tanks in your vehicle are fitted with
baffles. These baffles stop the water from
flowing freely from side to side and creating
uneven weight distribution.
Frost Protection.
Your fresh water tank is clad in a polystyrene
insulating jacket that helps to stop the water
from freezing in cold temperatures.
It is also fitted with a tank heater which
operates when the temperature drops below
-2°c. Should you wish to turn the tank heater
off you will find the switch in the front of the
van behind either the passenger or driver’s
The on-board tank is filled in one of two ways
either,
1.
Using the Aquasource. (As supplied with
the van)
2. Using the Whale Submersible Pump.
When a drinking water tap is not at hand.
•Fill a suitable water container, and place
below the Whale Watermaster socket.
•Place the Whale Submersible pump into the
water container; the pump should reach the
bottom of the container.
•Lift the lid of the external Whale Watermaster
socket.
•Insert the Whale Submersible pump plug
firmly into the socket, and close the lid down
[approximately 90º] until it locates and
locks the Whale Submersible pump plug into
place.
•The pump will then start automatically to fill
the onboard tank.
•When the tank is full, the pump will turn off.
•Remove the shower head and repeat the
above actions to dispel any air from that as
well.
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Please note that when the water
container is empty the pump will
continue to run and will eventually burn
out.
To remove the Whale submersible pump.
•Lift the lid of the Whale Watermaster socket,
to the vertical position.
•Remove the Whale Submersible pump plug
from the Whale Watermaster socket.
•Close the lid of the Whale Watermaster
socket, until it is located into position.
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Stow away the Whale Submersible pump
in a clean chemical free area, shaking
any loose water from the unit first.
It should be noted that as the container volume
is likely to be less than that of the onboard
tank, it is advisable to remain in attendance,
when filling the tank, as the life of the pump
will be drastically reduced if allowed to run dry.
To fill an onboard tank to the brim you normally
have to repeat this procedure several times.
To continue the filling of the onboard tank
should the water container volume be less than
that of the onboard tank.
Repeat the operations under the heading 2.
Using the Whale Submersible pump, removing
the pump from the Watermaster socket each
time.
Using the Whale Watermaster Pressure Pump
The water system can be primed as follows,
after the onboard water tank has been filled.
•Switch on the ancillary power supply to the
pump at the main panel.
•Open one hot tap e.g. Kitchen sink.
•Water will flow from the open tap after
filling the water heater. This could take a few
minutes if the water heater was empty.
•When the water is flowing smoothly, close
the hot tap and open the cold tap to expel
any air left in the plumbing system, close
this tap when the water runs smoothly.
•The system is now ready for use.
•Repeat with all taps to expel any air in the
system
•Remove the shower head and repeat the
above actions to dispel any air from that as
well.
Hints.
•Should the motorhome be left unattended,
or when the water supply has been allowed
to empty, switch off the power supply at the
pump at the main panel to avoid the pump
running continuously.
•Should the flow rate from the taps be
reduced at any time, check the grit filter at
the side of the pump, and clean as necessary.
Cleaning the Grit Filter
Switch off the power supply to the
pump, and drain the water system.
CONNECTION OF SERVICES- The Water System
(When a drinking water tap is available within
approximately 7 meters of the vehicle.)
•Lift the lid of the external Whale Watermaster
socket.
•Insert the Whale Aquasource plug firmly
into the socket, and close the lid down
[approximately 90º] until it locates and
locks the Whale Aquasource plug into place.
•Connect the other end of the Whale
Aquasource to the water tap, and turn it on,
making sure there are no kinks in the pipe
run.
•Turn off the tap when water flows from the
overflow underneath, indicating that the
onboard tank is full.
•To remove the Whale Aquasource.
•Disconnect the Whale Aquasource from the
tap.
•Lift the lid of the Whale Watermaster socket,
to the vertical position.
•Depress the two white location buttons on
the Whale Watermaster plug, and remove
from the socket.
•Close the lid of the Whale Watermaster
socket, until it is located into position.
•Stow away the Whale Aquasource in a clean
chemical-free area.
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•Following the arrows marked OPEN on the
Filter Cover, unscrew the Filter Cover.
•Remove and clean the filter.
•Replace the filter.
•With the O-Ring in its groove, replace the
Filter Cover, following the direction of the
Close arrows on the Filter Cover, until fully
seated.
•Under no circumstances should the Whale
Universal pump be run without a filter on the
suction side.
Routine Maintenance
•Ensure the water fill hose ‘O’ ring and socket
are kept free from dirt
•Drain system thoroughly during the winter
months
•Service the inlet annually
•Replace the water filter annually.
•The system is pressure controlled to protect
your motorhome from sustaining damage to
its water system.
•Plumbing connections should be checked
at the beginning and end of each season for
frost damage or loose connections.
•When you are using and Aquasource system
it is important that you do not sleep or leave
the vehicle unattended without turning the
water source off at the supply point.
Draining and winterising the water system
Motorhomes are often used all year round,
but when they are not in use, even for short
periods, this procedure should be followed.
One night in freezing temperatures is all that
is required for expensive, permanent damage
to water system components.
•Open all taps, shower controls and shower
rose on/off controls, lift the ceramic ball
mixer tap levers in the central position to
allow both the hot and cold water to drain.
•Open the valves and run the pump to drain
the system.
•Remove the shower head
•To remove the shower head, unscrew by
hand then shake out and store in a dry place.
•Remove the submersible filter and store it
in a dry place
•Open the drain valve next to the water pump.
It is essential that the lever of the
ceramic ball is fully raised and in a
central position. Failure to do this will
not allow both the hot and the cold
water system to fully drain and will
therefore result in frost damage.
Frost damage cannot be claimed for
under warranty.
Shower Tray
Although your shower tray is fitted with two
drainage points and every effort has been
made to ensure that the shower tray can drain
completely, some residual water may remain
which will require “mopping up.”
Waste water
It is important that your waste water
(often referred to as grey water) from the
motorhome’s sinks and shower tray is disposed
of in a suitable way.
Upon arrival at a site advice should be sought
from the site manager as to whether there is
a dedicated motorhome service area which
includes a waste (grey) water drain.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES- The Gas System
GAS SYSTEM
General Information
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the most
convenient ‘portable’ fuel for your vehicle.
The maximum capacity of the gas cylinder
compartment is 1 x 13Kg gas cylinder and 1 x
6Kg gas cylinder.
Your vehicle is installed with en route heating
allowing you to travel safely whilst still using
your heating system and without switching
off the gas cylinders. When travelling, ensure
that your cooking appliances are switched off
before you move your vehicle.
Regularly check the flexible gas hose, joints
and connections for tightness. Finally make
sure that each gas appliance is working
efficiently to the recommendations of the
appliance manufacturer.
Only use gas cylinders that are mounted in
their dedicated storage locker and secured
using the straps provided. Never extend the
hose; it must not exceed 450mm.
If you decide to use gas cylinders of another
size it is very important that you ensure the
cylinders are adequately supported and they
do not block the ventilation in the openings
in the gas locker compartment. Ensure that
these gas cylinders do not cause damage to
the fixtures and fittings located in the gas
cylinder compartment.
Regulator
Your Bailey motorhome is fitted with a wall
mounted Truma MonoControl CS safety gas
pressure regulator plumbed inside the gas
cylinder compartment.
The gas pressure
regulation system provides an even output
pressure of 30 mbar.
The regulator is a governing device that adapts
the pressure from the gas cylinder to one that
suits the equipment within the motorhome
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Do not use a regulator with a different
operating pressure.
A high pressure gas hose with integrated
hose rupture protection (HRP) is essential for
connecting the gas cylinder to the gas pressure
regulation system. The integrated crash sensor
complies with the Heating Equipment Directive
2001-56-EC with the supplements 200478-EC and 2006/119/EC. The crash sensor
enables you to use a Liquid gas heater whilst
driving whilst providing suitable precautions
that there is not an uncontrolled release due to
an accidental disconnection. The gas system is
certified for use throughout Europe whilst the
vehicle is being driven. It is important that all
gas appliances are turned off when at a fuel
station.
In the event of an accident with deceleration of
3.5g ±0.5g acting directly upon the triggering
element, the integrated crash sensor interrupts
the flow of gas.
Gas Hoses
A high pressure hose with hose rupture
protection (HRP) is essential for connecting
the gas cylinder to the gas pressure regulation
system. Truma provides the necessary highpressure hoses with the most commonlyused connection variants for European gas
cylinders.
The pressure regulating devices and
hoses must be replaced with new ones
no more than 5years after their date
of manufacture (every eight years if used
commercially) This is the responsibility of the
operator.
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All gas cylinders have unique connections. It is
important to check that you have the correct
hose and/ or adaptor to suit your gas cylinder.
Push on hoses are no longer permitted under
the latest regulations.
Gas cylinders that are not connected to the
gas installation must be closed off at all times
and provided with protective caps.
It is important that only upright gas cylinders
are used when operating the MonoControl CS
gas pressure regulation system. Gas cylinders
from which gas is extracted in the liquid phase
must not be used, since they would result in
damage to the gas system.
Operating Instructions
Start UP
•Open cylinder valve (no 1)
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Some industrial LPG appliances operate
at high pressure and require a ‘high
pressure’ regulator. This often has an
adjusting handle on it. Never use such
a regulator on a Motorhome.
•Always ensure that the gas system is
inspected/maintained at least every 12
months.
•In the event of a fire ensure all occupants
evacuate the Motorhome via the nearest
escape route.
•If you suspect a gas leak then immediately
turn off the supply of gas at the yellow
isolation tap located below the regulator
in the gas box. Then turn off the gas valve
on the gas cylinders. When this has been
completed the system must be inspected
by a competent person.
•Never use gas cylinders located outside the
Motorhome gas box. Do not use any gas
extension hoses.
•Never replace your regulator with one that
does not conform to EN12864 Annex D as
this does not comply with EN1949.
Changing the LPG Cylinder
Please use the included spanner to attach
and remove the high pressure hose from the
cylinder. It will help to generate the necessary
tightening torque and will prevent damage to
the screw fixings by over-tightening.
Residual gas: do not smoke, avoid open
flames.
•Close the empty gas cylinder’s valve
•Remove the high pressure hose from the
gas cylinder
•Attach the high pressure hose to the full
gas cylinder.
•Open the full cylinder’s valve.
•Press the hose rupture protection.
At any time after making changes, check the
hose connection to the cylinder valve for leaks
using a leak detector spray or a soapy solution.
•Firmly press the hose rupture protection
(green button No 2) on the high pressure
hose.
•If necessary (e.g. after a new installation or
after inadvertently striking the gas cylinder
against the gas pressure regulation
system,) hold the reset button (No 3) in for
at least 5 seconds before slowly releasing
the green button. (Crash sensor triggering
element reset) on the MonoControl CS.
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Some cylinder valves differ including
products fitted with push on connectors
or something similar.
Hose Change
Follow the above instructions concerned with
changing the LPG Cylinder.
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Residual gas: do not smoke, avoid open
flames.
•Close gas cylinder valve
•Remove the high pressure hose from the
gas cylinder and from the regulator inlet
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When performing a hose change please
ensure that the ‘O’ ring provided with
the hose is correctly installed and not
damaged.
CONNECTION OF SERVICES- The Gas System
Precautions
Make sure that cooking appliances are
switched off before you move the Motorhome.
All gas appliances in your Motorhome can have
their gas supply individually isolated by turning
off the relevant tap. The tap is either located
on the centrally positioned gas manifold or
directly beside the appliance.
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We recommend that the gasket (part
number 50020-76300) is replaced
with every hose change. This will be
provided by your supplying dealer upon
replacement of the hose.
•Screw country-specific high-pressure hose
to MonoControl CS inlet and to the cylinder
•Open gas cylinder
•Press the hose rupture protection and, if
necessary the reset button
•Check hose connection to cylinder valve
and at MonoControl CS inlet for leaks after
every modification
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Gas Leaks
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
immediately. Extinguish naked lights including
cigarettes and pipes. Do not operate electrical
switches. Open all doors and windows to
disperse any gas escape. Butane/Propane
gas is heavier than air; any escaping gas will
therefore collect at a low level. The strong
unpleasant smell of gas will enable the general
area of the leak to be detected. Check that the
gas is not escaping from an unlit appliance.
Never check for leaks with a naked flame; leak
investigation should be carried out using a leak
detector spray or soapy solution.
Do not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches. If the
leak is not obvious, the Motorhome should be
evacuated and a competent service engineer
consulted. Avoid naked lights when connecting
or changing a cylinder. Ensure the gas valve
is turned off. Regularly inspect the flexible
gas hoses for deterioration and renew as
necessary with approved type (all hoses should
be replaced every five years).
Remember the gas is heavier than air and
therefore sinks to the lowest point. Keep gas
cylinders outside (and protected against frost).
If they must be kept inside make sure they are
well away from heat and near to a drop out
vent.
Additional independent gas appliances
not be used inside the
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motorhome.
General Safety Notes
In the event of leaks in the gas systems
or if there is a smell of gas:
Ventilation
Carbon Monoxide is odourless, colourless
and tasteless and will rapidly cause
unconsciousness and death with little or no
warning prior to collapse.
Under
no
circumstances
should
the
Motorhome’s ventilation be blocked or
obstructed in any way
High level ventilation is via the roof lights.
The low level ventilation is via the vents in the
floor at the front of the Motorhome living area
directly behind the front bulkhead. With multi
berth layouts the rear sleeping compartments
have their own low level ventilation. Please
consult your Motorhome retailer for its
location.
The mesh screens and the open end of the
gas hose should be kept free of obstructions
by dust, leaves, etc. Inspect regularly and use
a brush and soapy water as necessary. It may
be necessary to remove the weather shield
located on the underside of the floor of the
Motorhome to gain access for cleaning.
Repair Jobs are only to be carried out by an
expert.
The Following would invalidate the guarantee:
•Any alteration to the appliance (including
cowl.)
•The use of non-Alde spare parts/accessories
•Non
observance
of
the
operating
instructions
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Safety
ventilation
shall
in
no
circumstances be obstructed, even
partially.
Extinguish all naked flames.
Do not smoke.
Switch off appliance and gas cylinder.
Open the windows
Do not operate any electrical switches
Have the entire system checked by an expert.
The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30mbar (or for 28mbar butane/ 37 mbar
propane) and must correspond to the operating
pressure of the appliance (see name plate.)
Do not operate the water heater when refuelling
the vehicle and when in the fuel station.
During initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for
some time), a certain amount of fumes and a
slight smell may be noticed for a short time.
Remedial action here is to immediately run
the heater at maximum output and to ensure
adequate room ventilation.
If the burner makes an unusual noise or if the
flame lifts off, it is likely that the regulator is
faulty and it is essential to have it checked.
and not on a drum.
•Switch on the Motorhome RCD unit.
•It is at this point it is good to check the trip
switch. Reposition it to see if this activates
the flow.
•In case of doubt, consult the site owner or
his agent.
On leaving Motorhome site
•Switch off the site supply.
•Switch off the Motorhome RCD unit.
•Then disconnect the pitch lead.
•Switch off and disconnect portable
appliances.
•Stow cable in a tidy state.
•In case of difficulty consult an approved
electrical installation contractor (who
may be the local electricity board). It is
dangerous to attempt modifications and
additions yourself.
•Lamp holder-plugs (bayonet-cap adapters)
should not in any circumstances be used.
•Replace the cover of the socket outlet at
the site supply point. It is dangerous to
leave the supply socket or supply flexible
cable live.
•Every 12 months, the Motorhome electrical
installation should be inspected and tested
and a report on its condition obtained as
prescribed in the Regulations for Electrical
Installations, published by the Institute of
Electrical Engineers.
Generators
•Switch off all appliances, the miniature
circuit breakers and the residual current
device.
•Start the generator and allow to run for a
few minutes to stabilise.
•Connect the motorhome to the generator
using an approved hook up cable.
•Switch on 16 amp miniature circuit breaker.
•Switch on the residual current device.
•Switch on the fridge (230 volt phase) or plug
in a 230V light to one of the 13amp sockets.
This is to provide a load on the generator
and help remove any “spikes” in the supply
which can damage the charger unit.
•Switch on the 5amp miniature circuit
breaker and any other appliances you
require.
It is always advisable to have at least one other
mains appliance switched on with the charger
unit to minimise the chance of damage to it.
Do not connect the 12 volt output of the
generator to the battery terminals. The AC
ripple must not exceed 10%.
Overseas connections
Connection to a mains voltage supply overseas
requires particular attention.
Care must be taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can have reverse
polarity.
The significance of reverse polarity is that
when equipment is switched off it may not be
electrically isolated.
The only certain way of making equipment safe
is to unplug it.
Motorhome Service Systems
A means of checking the polarity of the mains
supply when overseas is useful.
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ELECTRIC SYSTEM
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM – 230 VOLT
As in the home, care must be exercised when
handling mains electricity. Your attention is
drawn to the following notice as laid down
by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Instructions for electricity supply - low voltage
(230 v)
On arrival at Motorhome site
Before connecting the Motorhome installation
to the main supply:
•Check that the mains supply is suitable
for your installation and appliances, i.e.
whether it is a.c. or d.c. and whether it is at
the correct voltage, frequency and polarity.
•Check that your installations will be
properly earthed. Never accept a supply
from a socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
•Check that any residual current device
(earth leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the Motorhome has been tested
within the last month. After connection to
site supply, test again.
•Make sure that the switch at the site supply
point is off.
•Make sure that the Motorhome RCD unit is
switched off.
•Remove any cover from the electricity inlet
provided on the Motorhome, and insert the
connector of the supply flexible cable.
•Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site and connect the plug
at the other end of the supply flexible cable
to this. Switch on the main switch at the
site supply point. (If there is not switch the
power will already be live)
•Leave spare cable in loose coils on the floor
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There are available several proprietary makes
of equipment for the purpose (e.g. Martindale
tester unit).
Check all Motorhome equipment is set-up
to accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
Mains unit
The mains unit replaces the conventional fuse
box. Similar, but larger units are often fitted
in newer houses. The unit gives overload
and earth leakage protection for the 230V
electrical supply in your Motorhome.
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches
on the left of the unit are known as M.C.B.’s
(miniature circuit breakers).
In the event of a fault the M.C.B. ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF position.
After elimination of the fault the M.C.B. can be
re-set by switching to the ON position. (Against
the spring pressure in an upwards direction).
If an earth fault develops or a person were to
touch a live piece of equipment, the leakage of
current to earth should immediately operate
the RCD (residual current device) and ‘trip’ the
main switch, to its OFF position.
This switch is only re-settable after elimination
of the fault.
To re-set, operate the switch as for M.C.Bs.
Every time you connect to a site supply the RCD
should be checked by operating the test button
marked ‘T’. The unit should immediately switch
to the off position. If the Unit does not switch
off, do NOT use the mains supply system and a
qualified electrician should be called.
If the unit does switch off, the test is complete
and the switch can be reset restoring the
supply back to normal.
Having too many appliances switched on at the
same time will trip the MCB. This is a safety
measure.
It is essential that connections are made
exactly as shown. If terminal markings are
not in accordance with the diagram they must
be ignored. If in doubt consult a qualified
electrician.
Always disconnect the electrical connector
between the towing vehicle and the
Motorhome before connecting a 230V supply
to the Motorhome and before charging the
Motorhome battery by any other means.
It is possible that all of the 230V mains
electrical equipment may not be able to be
operated simultaneously.
Many motorhome park mains hook up point
provides a maximum output of 16 amps and
on some continental sites the available output
may be as low as 5 amps. If your loading
exceeds the site supply it may trip the parks
circuit breaker. Please check the available
mains output in amps with your site operator.
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No appliance shall be used outside when
being connected to the internal socket.
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM – 12 VOLT
Your motorhome is fitted with a duel stage
power supply/charger supplying 14.2V to your
leisure battery and between 13.6/13.8V to the
habitation unit. This converts the 230 volt AC
supply to 12- volt DC. This enables the 12 volt
equipment in the motorhome to function and
charges the motorhome leisure battery. A
fully charged leisure battery should read 12.7
volts on the voltmeter mounted in the control
panel. During charging the control panel will
temporarily read between 14.2/13.8 volts.
The charger is capable of charging leisure
batteries and will not overcharge. The 12 volt
system is designed to operate with a leisure
battery in circuit and should not be turned on
without one connected. The 12 volt supply to
the Motorhome services can be isolated via the
12 volt on/off switch on the control panel.
The 12- volt electrical systems fuses are located
either in a bed box or under the fixed bed. It
has 14 fused each having identification to their
particular use. If a fuse is to be replaced it
must be with one of the same rating as the one
that is removed.
For more information on the power supply
please refer to the specification page in your
hand book.
Auxiliary Battery storage/mains inlet
The battery is located under the floor in the
motorhome in a sealed compartment. This
compartment will accommodate two batteries
up to 110 amperes/hours capacity. The battery
must be placed in the tray provided in the
battery storage compartment , and this must
be used at all times.
A battery of not less than 60 amperes/hours
The 230V mains inlet is located on the side of
the motorhome.
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Always switch off all appliances
and lamps before disconnecting the
auxiliary battery.
•The battery should be secured to prevent
movement when in transit.
•Metal objects should not be stored in the
battery box.
•DIY modifications/additions to the wiring
systems are not recommended. Consult
your dealer who will be pleased to carry out
such work.
•Do not continuously charge the battery
when Motorhome is not in use.
•Switch
off
all
appliances
before
disconnecting battery,
•Negative connections should always be
disconnected first and reconnected last.
•Car type battery chargers are not suitable
for charging a leisure battery and may
damage it.
•When not using Motorhome models always
insure that the fridge control knob is turned
to the ‘off’ position. Failure to do this will
result in a flat battery due to 12V power
drain from the fridge circuit relays.
Banner Leisure Battery
Bailey has chosen to fit a Banner Energy
Bull 100ah semi-traction leisure battery to
your motorhome, the part number is 95751.
This battery is designed to cope with today’s
increased energy demands and is a thick
plate glass matt separated out and out leisure
battery. By choosing Banner we are assured
of a 1st class product fit for purpose, supplied
by a leading European battery manufacturer
with an excellent O.E. pedigree and certified
manufacturing & distribution processes.
Banner possesses the latest ISO9001, ISO/TS
1649 and ISO 14001 quality certification.
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• Wear goggles when working with the
battery
• Keep out of reach of children
• Keep away from naked flames
• Dispose of old batteries at an
authorised collection point. For a
replacement unit please contact:
Bailey-Parts.co.uk
• The battery must always be kept
upright without any danger of tipping.
However your Banner battery has 4
chamber leak protection so should not
leak during normal handling.
• Prior to removal of the battery
switch off all electrical systems.
• When removing the battery always
remove the negative terminal first.
• Always insure that the battery’s tray
is clean.
• Never use a frozen battery or a
battery in a temperature above 45
degrees or warm to the touch.
• Stop using the battery if it becomes
hot or acid escapes.
Your Banner battery is 100% Maintenance free.
Which means under normal circumstances no
maintenance is necessary.
However if there is a problem with the charging
system you can visibly see the acid levels
through the case & if levels have dropped
below height of plates you can add distilled
water.
Never overcharge your battery a maximum
voltage of 14.7v boost & 13.8v float should be
used.
i
The deeper the discharge the more
wear is placed on the battery so less
cycling means longer life.
Taking out of operation
•Store in a cool dry place. Never store a
flat or discharged battery. Always charge
before storage & monitor voltage.
•Check the battery voltage every 4 months
and recharge with a suitable battery
charger it if it has fallen below 12.5 volts.
•If the battery is left in the vehicle during
storage disconnect the negative terminal.
•For long periods of storage or none use
connect battery to a suitable long term
connection charger with a float mode such
as an Optimate 5 or 6 .
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capacity is recommended. Crocodile clips
should never be used to connect the battery,
and terminals should be shrouded.
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•Charge the vehicle battery when 230V
mains is connected
•Force internal pump to run (For purging
pipes)
The control panel has optional audio and visual
warnings for:
•Low battery (Leisure)
•Low battery (Vehicle)
•Low level (Fresh water tank)
•High level (Waste water tank)
•High power drain (Leisure battery)
•230V mains supply lost
•Circular Function Buttons
Overview
The control panel provides the user with a
central point to check:
•Leisure battery voltage
•Vehicle battery voltage
•Level in fresh water tank
•Level in waste water tank
Current in Amps being drawn from the leisure
battery
•Inside (Internal) temperature
•Outside (External) temperature
•Time
The control panel also provides the user with
the ability to:
•Switch off all non-essential electrical
appliances/accessories
•Switch off all the lights
•Switch off the pumps
•Switch the awning light
Master Switch
When pressed will switch power to all nonessential accessories.
*The alarm, radio and fridge still receive power
when the master switch is off.*
Lights Switch
When pressed will switch power to all the
interior lights.
*If the master switch is off, this button will not
function.*
Pump Switch
*Also see “Icons” section for relevant warning
icon*
When pressed will enable/disable the water
pumps. Holding this button will force the
internal pump to run.
*If the master switch is off, this button will not
function.*
Awning Switch
When pressed will switch power to the
awning light.
*If the master switch is off, this button will not
function.*
Navigation buttons
Use
and
buttons to navigate.
Press
to enter function or change settings
(if further settings are available).
Screens
Time
The time screen is displayed by default. The
control panel will return to the time screen
when left idle.
Setting the time:
1. On the time screen, hold
for 3 seconds
until the hours begin to flash.
2.Keep pressing
3.Press
flash.
to change hours.
to set hours, minutes will now
4.Keep pressing
5.Press
or
or
to change minutes.
to finish.
Water Level
*Also see “User Settings” –> “Water Low” for
associated alarm*
*Also see “Icons” section for associated icon*
The level in the fresh water tank is
displayed as a % on this screen.
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Waste Level
*Also see “User Settings” –> “Waste High” for
associated alarm*
*Also see “Icons” section for associated icon*
The level in the waste water tank is
displayed as a % on this screen.
Fill Internal Tank?
With the external pump connected to the
inlet and to an external water source,
press
to fill the internal tank.
*Note: When the internal tank is full the pump
will stop automatically.*
External Temperature
The outside temperature, as detected by
a sensor underneath the van, is displayed
on this screen.
You can change between degrees Celsius and
degrees Fahrenheit by pressing
and
selecting
for °C or
for °F.
Internal Temperature
The inside temperature, as detected
by a sensor inside the control panel, is
displayed on this screen.
You can change between degrees Celsius
and degrees Fahrenheit by pressing
and selecting
for °C or
for °F.
Select Battery
*Also see “Icons” section for associated icon*
With 230V mains disconnected, the
user can choose to draw power from
the leisure battery OR the vehicle
battery.
P ress
to swap between batteries.
If the “Auto-Battery” feature is enabled (see
“User Settings” section) the system will
automatically switch to “Vehicle Battery” if
the “Leisure Battery Voltage” is low (less than
11V).
*Note: When 230V mains is connected “Leisure
Battery” is automatically selected and cannot
be changed.*
Leisure Battery Amps
*Also see “User Settings” –> “Amps High” for
associated alarm*
*Also see “Icons” section for associated icon*
The current being drawn from your
leisure battery, in Amps, is displayed on
this screen. A higher current will drain
your battery faster.
To display current draw as a % of maximum
recommended current press
then
*Note: (0A = 0%) (12A = 100%)*
You can return to displaying in Amps by
pressing
then
.
Leisure Battery Voltage & Vehicle Battery
Voltage
*Also see “User Settings” –> “Low Volts V” for
associated alarm*
*Also see “User Settings” –> “Low Volts L” for
associated alarm*
*Also see “Icons” section for associated icons*
With 230V mains disconnected, this
screen shows the voltage of the currently
selected battery (set on “Select Battery”
screen).
An estimate of your batteries’ remaining
charge can be seen by pressing
then
*Note: (12V = 0%) (12.7V = 100%)*
You can return to displaying in Volts by
pressing then .
*Note: To increase accuracy of the Voltage
reading, switch the “Master Switch” off
*Note: The “Leisure Battery Voltage” actually
displays the voltage of the charger while 230V
mains is connected*
*Note: “Vehicle Battery Voltage” cannot be
displayed while 230V mains is connected.
User Settings
P re s s
to access the “User Settings”
screen. See below for a description of
each option.
Navigation
•You can scroll through the settings with the
a n d buttons.
•To edit a setting, highlight it by pressing
•When it is highlighted press
to change value.
•P r e s s
or
to accept new value.
Contrast (of LCD screen)
Press
then
to decrease,
increase. Press to
finish.
•When mains voltage is lost, alarm
sounds
and
a
pop
up
appears.
Press to cancel.
to
Only rearms after 230V mains has been
restored.
Beep (Disables sounder)
Press
then
or
to set “on”
or “off”.
Press to finish.
Amps High (Warning tone and pop up when
current draw is high)
Press
then
or
to set “on” or
“off”.
Press
to finish
Water Low (Warning tone and pop up with
water tank low level)
Press
then
or
to set
“on” or “off”. Press
to finish
•When level is low the alarm sounds and a
pop up appears. Press
to cancel.
Only rearms when level is increased by at
least 25%.
Waste High (Warning tone and pop up with
waste tank high level)
Press
then
or
to set “on”
or “off”.
Press
to finish
•When level is high, alarm sounds and a
pop up appears. Press
to cancel.
•Only rearms when level is reduced below
50%.
230V Lost (Warning tone and pop up when
230V mains is lost)
Press
then
“off”. Press to
or
finish
to set “on” or
•When current drawn from leisure battery
is high (12A), alarm sounds and a pop up
appears.
•Press
to cancel.
•Only rearms when current is reduced below
5A.
Low Volts V (Warning tone and pop up when
vehicle battery is low)
Press
then
or
to set “on” or
“off”. Press to finish
•When voltage in vehicle battery is low
(less than 11V), alarm sounds and a pop up
appears.
•P ress
to cancel.
•O n l y
rearms when vehicle voltage
is greater than 13V.
Low Volts L (Warning tone and pop up when
leisure battery is low)
Press
then
or
to set “on” or
“off”.
Press
to finish
•When voltage in Leisure battery is low
(less than 11V), alarm sounds and a pop up
appears.
•P r e s s
to cancel.
•Only rearms if leisure voltage is greater
than 13V.
Charge VBatt (Displays option to charge
vehicle battery when 230V mains is
connected)
Press
then
or
to set “on” or
“off”.
Press
to finish
Standby (Set how long the backlight stays on
after the last button is pressed)
Press
then
to decrease,
to
increase. Press
to finish.
Auto Battery (When the leisure battery is
low, automatically swap over to the vehicle
battery)
Press
then
or
to set “on” or
“off”.
Press
to finish
Firmware (Displays the software version
currently installed)
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press .
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Icons
There are a number of icons that can appear at
the top of the time screen.
See below for a description of each icon.
Icon
Description
Internal Pump is running
Leisure battery is below 12.2V
Over 12A of current is being
drawn from the leisure battery
The water tank level is below
10%
The waste water tank is over
75% full
The living space is being
powered by the vehicles’
battery rather than the leisure
battery.
The 230V mains is connected.
Warranty
If you believe there is a problem with your
control panel please contact your dealer who
will be able to help.
Boiler Design
The boiler consists of three eccentrically-fitted
cylinders (heat exchanger, water jacket for the
heating system and, outermost, water jacket
for hot water). The two outer pipes, and their
ends and connectors are made of stainless
steel, while the heat exchanger is made of
aluminium. The heat exchanger is divided into
two semi-circles. The burner is located in the
upper half, being the combustion chamber, and
the combustion gases are expelled through
the lower half. The burner unit is fitted on
the end of the heat exchanger. It consists of
a combustion fan, burner, solenoid valve and
intake/exhaust connections.
Two heating
cartridges are fitted to the water jacket of the
heating system. Maximum output is 3.15kW,
depending on model.
Description of Functions
Using LPG
When LPG operation is selected on the control
panel, the combustion fan starts. When the
fan speed is correct, it signals the circuit
board that the boiler can be it. The circuit
board sends ignition spark to the spark plug
at the same time as it sends electricity to the
solenoid valve, which opens to allow gas in. The
burner ignites, and a sensor transmits a signal
back to the circuit board that the boiler is lit,
and the ignition spark stops. The burner keeps
burning until the boiler thermostat or the
room thermostat reaches the set temperature
reading. Should the boiler go out for any
reason, the sensor is activated and a new
attempt is made to start the boiler (in about
10 seconds). 230 volt heating will not operate
unless the icon showing 230 volt power supply
is shown on the control panel.
Using the heating cartridge
Electrical operation is selected on the control
panel, the 12-volt relays on the circuit board
trip, allowing the 230 volt supply to reach the
electrical elements. The heating cartridge is
controlled in the same way as the gas boiler.
Warm Water
When only warm water is required, for example
during the summer, no settings need to be
made; the boiler will look after this function
automatically.
The pump will only start when the temperature
in the vehicle is lower than the temperature
(see control panel.)
Important information.
•The boiler must not be started if there is no
glycol in the system.
•The LPG boiler and heating cartridge may
be operated in parallel.
•The heating system may be heated up
without the warm water heater being filled
with fresh water.
•Always switch off the main isolator for the
boiler when the vehicle is not being used.
•Always drain the warm water heater of
fresh water if there is a risk of frost.
The LPG boiler must not be operated when
refuelling the vehicle.
When washing the vehicle, take care not to get
water in the roof vent.
The Domestic Hot Water Heater
The boiler is fitted with a built-in warm water
heater with a volume of approx. 8.5- litres
fresh water. The warm water heater can
produce around 12 litres of 40°C water per half
hour (at a cold water temperature of 10°C). If
the heating cartridges are used instead of gas
for heating the boiler, the capacity is slightly
reduced. Always rinse out the heater before
it is used, particularly if it has not been in
operation for some time.
The hot water is not intended for
drinking or cooking. When the heater is
in continuous use, it should be emptied
approx, once a month, to ensure that
a new air cushion is formed in the
heater. The air cushion is essential for
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Operating Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully
before using the boiler. These instructions
are approved for The Alde Compact 3010
boiler fitted in caravans, motor caravans and
buildings in accordance with CE no. EMC e5 02
0138, 845 BP-0003. Installation and repairs
may only be carried out by a professional.
National regulations must be adhered to.
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absorbing pressure surges in the heater. For
emptying specially-adapted boilers, as well as
any other fresh water systems in the vehicle,
please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The warm water should always be drained of
fresh water when there is a risk of frost and
when the caravan is not in use. The warranty
does not cover frost damage.
Draining the heater using the combined safety/
drain valve:
•Switch off the freshwater pump.
•Open all water taps
•Then open the safety/drain valve by raising
the yellow lever (M) to a vertical position.
•The heater will now drain directly below
the vehicle through the safety/ drain valve
hose. Check that all the water is emptied
out (about 7-10 litres.) Leave the valve in
the open position until the next time the
heater is used.
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Open
Closed
N
Check that the automatic check valve
(N) is open and is allowing air to enter
the heater when it is being drained, and
that the hose (O) is not blocked.
The Heating Cartridges
All Compact 3010s are fitted with two 230V
heating cartridges with a maximum output of
3150 W. Select the heating cartridge output on
the control panel. Always check that the input
fuse of the vehicle has the correct amperage
in relation to the selected output. Note these
ratings are for the boiler only. 1050 W requires
a 6 amp fuse. 2100 W requires a 10 amp fuse.
3150 W requires a 16 amp fuse.
The Circulation Pump
A circulation pump is required to circulate the
heated glycol fluid. A 12V circulation pump is
fitted in the boiler. Selection of the circulation
pump, i.e. switches it on or off according to
the amount of heat required. For normal
operation pump speed 1 or 2 should be used.
Higher pump speeds will cause premature
failure. Speed setting 4 or 5 should only be
used for short periods (2-5 minutes) to bleed
the system after filling.
System Temperature
The boiler is set to a system temperature of
80°C, i.e. the temperature of the glycol fluid as
it circulates in the heating system.
Air Circulation
In order to achieve the best possible result
from the principle of connected heat, it is
important to allow air to circulate freely under
bunks, and behind backrests and wall-mounted
cabinets. It is important that cushions or
blankets do not interrupt the flow of air behind
backrests and wall cabinets.
Maintaining the Heating System
Winter Camping
Your vehicle is fitted with the Truma crash
sensor regulator and hose that allows you
to use your heating on gas whilst in transit.
Without this type of hose you should never use
the heating whilst in motion.
While camping during the winter, ensure that
the flue is kept clear of snow and ice, since the
inlet air to the LPG boiler enters through the
flue. Do not start the LPG boiler until the flue
is completely free of snow.
The Heating System
Regularly check the heating systems’ fluid
level in the expansion tank. The level should
be about 1cm above the minimum indicator
in a cold tank. The heating system should be
filled with a mixture of water and glycol. For
preference, use high quality ready mixed glycol
(with inhibitor) intended for use in aluminium
heating systems. If using concentrated glycol,
the mixture should consist of 60% water and
40% glycol. If the heating system will be
exposed to temperatures below -25°, the glycol
content must be increased, but not more than
50%. Any vessels used for the liquid must be
spotlessly clean, and the pipes in the heating
system. The glycol mixture should be changed
every second year, since its ability to protect
against corrosion, for example, will deteriorate.
The glycol content should be checked before
topping up with new liquid. This will ensure
that the concentration of glycol in the mixture
is not too high. If the fluid level in the expansion
tank falls for reasons other than evaporation,
please check all joints, drain cocks and bleeder
screws to ensure that they are not leaking. If
the glycol- water mixture leaks out, rinse with
water and wipe out. Never allow the heating
system to stand empty of glycol.
Filling the System with Glycol Fluid.
For manual filling, unfasten the expansion tank
nut (R) and slowly pour the glycol mixture
into the tank. Bleed the system and top up
with more liquid if the level has fallen after
bleeding. Bleed a newly- filled system regularly
during the first days the heating system is in
operation.
Bleeding the System
Depending on how the pipes have been fitted,
air pockets may form when the system is filled
only with glycol fluid. A sign that here is air
trapped in the system is that the heat released
into the pipes only extends a metre or so from
the boiler even though the circulation pump
is operating. In newly filled systems, small
air bubbles can form in the expansion tank,
creating a murmuring sound. If the circulation
pump is stopped after a few seconds, the
bubbles will disappear.
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The LPG System
The LPG system should be checked regularly
by a professional, who will ensure that there
are no leaks from connections or hoses. LPG
hoses should be changed according to national
regulations, maximum of five years. Check the
date stamp on the hose. Hose has a propensity
to dry out and crack. To increase safety, we
recommend fitting an Alde leak gauge, type
4071, as close as possible to the pressure
reduction valve.
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Bleeding:
If a bleeder screw is fitted to the outgoing
pipe, open this bleeder screw and leave it
open until it starts to discharge water. Start
the LPG boiler. The circulation pump should
be switched off. To help the system to bleed
quicker turn the pump up to 5.
Open the remaining bleeder screws in the
system. Leave the bleeder screws open until
they start discharging fluid, and then close
them. Start the circulation pump and let it run
for a while. Check that the pipes and radiators
around the vehicle are heating up.
If they fail to heat up try the following:
Single axle caravan: Stop the circulation
pump. Lower the front of the caravan as far
as possible. Leave it in this position for a few
minutes to allow the air to travel upwards in
the system. Open the bleeder screws at the
highest point. Leave it open until it discharges
glycol fluid. Raise the front of the caravan
as high as possible and repeat the procedure
in this position. Then position the caravan
horizontally and start up the circulation pump.
Check that the pipes and radiators around the
vehicle are heating up.
Twin axle caravan: The easiest way to bleed
the heating system is to place the vehicle on
a sloping surface or to raise one end of the
vehicle using a jack. Bleed the system as
described above.
Troubleshooting:
The Boiler Does Not Start
•Check that the fuse spur is switched on.
•No LPG? Incorrect type for the conditions.
•Is the main tap fully open?
•If the boiler has not been operated for
some time, or if the gas cylinder has been
changed, it may take longer than normal to
light the boiler.
•Check that the boiler is connected to the
electricity supply (> 11V).
•Check that the fuse (T) for the boiler is
intact.
•Check whether the electric connections to
the boiler are securely in position.
•If none of the above helps, contact a service
workshop
Instructions for use of the main control panel
Starting the Boiler.
•When the screen is blank both the control
panel and the boiler are turned off.
•To start the boiler, press On/Off button and
the start-up display is displayed. The boiler
starts with the last selected setting.
From standby mode to setting menu
The background lights up when you press the
screen or the MENU button. Start the setting
menu by pressing the MENU button. The
background lights up and those functions which
can be set are displayed. The settings are
automatically saved for 10 seconds. The control
panel reverts to standby automatically after
30 seconds if no buttons are pressed (or if the
MENU) button in the setting menu is pressed.)
•The control panel in setting menu
Set the required temperature
The temperature can be set from +5°C to
+30°C in steps of 0.5°C. Warm water is always
available (50°C) when the boiler is on and
running on LPG or electricity.
During summer, when only warm water is
required, adjust the temperature setting to
below the surrounding temperature so that the
central heating pump does not start.
•The temperature displayed is the
temperature which is set at present (in this
case 22.0°C).
•Raise the temperature by pressing the +
button. Lower the temperature by pressing
the – button.
•The settings are ready and the central
heating pump will work until the set
temperature is achieved.
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Extra warm water
If you need more warm water, you can raise the
water temperature temporarily from 50°C to
65°C.
After 30 minutes, the boiler reverts to normal
operation. When you have selected more warm
water the circulation pump stops.
•Increase the quantity of warm water by
pressing the + button.
•The settings are ready.
If you wish to revert to the basic warm water
settings before 30 minutes have expired.
•Reset the warm water by pressing the –
button.
•The settings are ready.
Heating with electricity
Do as follows to active heating with electricity.
The greater the power, the better the heating
performance.
In choosing between electricity and gas,
electricity is given priority.
•Start and step between the various
power steps (Off, 1kW, 2kW or 3kW) with
the + button or – button. The set value is
displayed on the screen. (Certain boilers are
equipped with max 2 kW.)
•The settings are ready and the boiler is
working at set temperature.
•To switch off the electrical operation, step
with the – button to Off.
The tool menu - functions
When you are in the tool menu, you can use
the tools described below. Step between the
various tool fields by pressing the up or down
arrow symbols. You can always leave the tool
menu with the MENU button.
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Functions marked with * indicate that
the symbol for the function is displayed
on the control panel even if the
accessory is not installed!
mode or automatic start is to be used. If 12V
voltage is lost, the clock will be reset and
correct time will no longer be displayed. This is
prevented with an optional AA battery backup.
3.Automatic night-time mode
This function is used when you want
to programme the central heating to
automatically lower the temperature at night
and raise the temperature in the morning.
4.Starting the boiler automatically
This function is used to start the boiler
automatically at a later point of time. With
automatic start, the boiler works for 24 hours
and then stops. After that, it repeats the
automatic start once a week; at the same day
and time, as long as the function is activated.
For automatic start to function, the On/Off
button must be set in the OFF position.
5.Constant pump operation
Cont.: With this function selected the pump is
permanently on. (NB., this function limits the
supply of hot water, particularly when there is
a low heating requirement)
Therm: With this function selected the pump
is controlled by the panel/room sensor. This
is the normal operating mode for heating the
vehicle and obtaining a normal supply of hot
water. Factory setting is Therm.
1. Arrow symbols
Step between the various tool fields by
pressing the up or down arrow symbols. You
can always leave the tool menu with the MENU
button.
2.Clock
The clock must be set if automatic night-time
6.*Pump Auto / 12V
In the Auto mode, the 230V pump operates,
and when 230V is disconnected, the 12V pump
starts. In 12V mode, the 12V pump is used even
if 230V is connected. The Auto function is
activated in the factory setting.
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Heating with gas
Do as follows to activate heating with gas.
If both electricity and gas are selected,
electricity is given priority.
•Start the gas operation by pressing On (On
is activated).
•The settings are ready and the boiler is
working at set temperature.
•In order to switch off gas operation, press
Off.
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7.*Pump speed
The circulation pump’s capacity can be remote
controlled from the panel. NOTE! A pump with
remote control must be installed in order that
this function can be used (see the manual for
the vehicle, boat or building).
The button sound is activated in the factory
setting.
8.*LPG bottle full/empty
This function is used in combination with
the cylinder changeover (DuoComfort or
DuoControl) and indicates if the LPG bottle is
full or empty. This function can also be used
to control defroster heating of the cylinder
changeover using an EisEx defroster. NOTE!
The cylinder changeover (DuoComfort or
DuoControl) must be installed in order for
this function to work (see the manual for the
vehicle, boat or building).
9.Automatic anti-bacterial mode (legionella)
At 02.00 at night (if the clock is set) the
boiler starts and works according to “Hot
water boost” (see section 5). This is in order
to reduce the risk of legionella. The function
is deactivated in the factory setting.
10.Offset (temperature adjustment)
Using this function, you can calibrate the
temperature on the panel if you notice
that the temperature (the stabilised
room temperature) is not the same as the
temperature shown on the panel. This also
applies to outdoor temperature.
11.Button sound
With this function, you can activate or
deactivate the button sound.
12.Screen Brightness
Brightness: The brightness of the display
(working mode) can be adjusted from 1 to 10.
Factory setting is 5.
Standby brightness:
Off: Used to turn the display’s backlighting
off so that the display is turned off (becomes
dark) in standby mode (the LED is still active).
On: Used to activate the backlighting in the
display (low lighting) in standby mode (the
LED is still active). Factory setting is On.
13.Language
This function is used to reset the screen
between different languages. Available
languages are: English, French and German.
On the other hand, the service menu is only
in English (see section 10.1).
14.Tools / Key
Under Tools / Key you can lock or unlock
access to the tool menu.
15.*External start
This function is used when starting the boiler
from the outside, for example, with GSM. When
external start has been activated, the control
panel’s On/Off button must be switched off
(see the assembly setting manual for external
start). NOTE! To use this function, an external
start installation is required (see the manual
for the vehicle, boat or building).
*230 V
This function is used in connection with
starting the boiler when connection of 230
V to vehicle takes place from outside. When
the 230 V function has been activated
the control panel’s on/off button must be
turned off, but 12 V must be connected (the
vehicle’s main switch is on). Before turning
off the control panel with the on-/off button
set the parameters/functions that you want
the boiler to have when it starts (230 V is
connected).
16.*Load monitor
This function is used to prevent the 230V
fuses being overloaded. If the total power
consumption of the vehicle, boat or building
exceeds the set value, the boiler’s power
will be automatically reduced. On account of
voltage variations and tolerances, different
setting levels can be selected (for example, for
6A fuse, one can choose 6 or 7 Amp setting).
If the fuse does not hold, choose a lower
set value. The function is deactivated in the
factory setting. NOTE! The load monitor has
Fault messages
If an error occurs in the system, the display will
show the reason. This is only displayed when
the panel is on standby.
Battery too low: If the vehicle, boat or building
has a battery voltage of less than 10.5V, the
boiler stops. It is automatically reset when the
voltage reaches 11V.
Fan failure: Faulty fan speed. In order to reset,
disconnect 12V from the boiler and reconnect
(automatic reset after 5 minutes).
Gas failure: Gas finished. Reset by switching
off and restarting the boiler in accordance with
item 1.
Overheat red fail: Overheating protection (red
cable) triggered. To reset, disconnect 12V from
the boiler and reconnect.
Overheat blue fail: Overheating protection
(blue cable) triggered. To reset, disconnect 12V
from the boiler and reconnect.
Window open: Window open, the boiler stops
for gas. Gas operation in the boiler starts
again when the window is closed. The electrical
operation remains in function. Check the
vehicle, boat or building manual to see whether
this function is installed.
Connection failure: There is a connection fault
between boiler and panel.
To reset, disconnect 12V from the boiler and
reconnect.
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to be installed for the function to be used (see
the manual for the vehicle, boat or building).
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CAPRICE COOKER
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Never use the Cooker as a space heater.
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Before using the appliance please
ensure that you are aware of the
following:
•Appliance and accessible parts become hot
during use.
•Avoid touching heating elements.
•Children less than 8 years of age shall be
kept away unless continuously supervised.
•This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above, persons
with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities and/or lack of experience and
knowledge only if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved.
•Children shall not play with the appliance.
•Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be
made by children without supervision.
•Unattended cooking on a hob with fat or oil
can be dangerous and may result in fire.
•Never extinguish a fire with water, switch
off the appliance and cover flame with lid
or fire blanket.
•Danger of Fire: Do not store items on the
cooking surface.
•Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp
metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass
since they can scratch the surface, which
may result in shattering of the glass.
•Never use a steam cleaner to clean
appliance.
Operation
The burners on this appliance have fixed
aeration and no adjustment is required. The
burners should flame as follows:Propane - The flames should burn quietly with
a blue/green colour with no sign of yellow tips.
Butane - Normally on initial lighting, a small
amount of yellow tipping will occur. This then
increases slightly as the burner heats up
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1.
2.
3.
Using the Hotplate Gas Burners
Ensure that the glass lid is open before
turning on the burners
Glass lids may shatter when heated.
Turn off all burners before shutting the
lid.
The Glass lid has a tendency to snap
shut towards the lowered position.
Make sure all fingers are removed from
appliance when closing lid.
Remove all spillages from the glass lid
before opening.
Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
Flame supervision: Each burner is
controlled individually and is monitored
by a thermocouple probe. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control
and do not attempt to re-ignite the burner
for at least one minute.
To light: Push in the control knob and turn
to full rate - large flame (
). Light the hob
4.
5.
6.
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by depressing the ignition button, which is
located on the fascia. It is necessary to
hold the knob depressed after the burner
has ignited for approximately 10 - 15
seconds, to allow the thermocouple probe
to reach temperature, before releasing
the knob. Should the flame go out when
the knob is released, the procedure should
be repeated holding the knob depressed
for slightly longer.
If the burner has not lit within 15 seconds
the control knob should be released and
the burner left for at least 1 minute before
a further attempt to ignite the burner.
For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.
To turn off: Turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel. Always make
sure the control knob is in the off position
when you have finished using the hotplate
burners
Each burner will support pans from Ø10
to Ø22cm; care should be taken not to
overload the appliance as performance
may be reduced.
The following pan sizes are the maximum
we recommend:Electric Hotplate: - Ø180mm (Dual Fuel
only)
Auxiliary Burner: - Ø200mm
Semi-Rapid Burner: - 2x Ø200mm or 1x
Ø220mm with 1x Ø180mm
When using small pans the flames should
not spread beyond the base of the pan
as this will reduce the efficiency of the
burner.
Avoid old or misshapen pans as these may
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Using the Grill
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate– large flame (
3.
Before using your hotplate for the first time,
we recommend that you prime and season it.
To prime the Hotplate
Switch on the hotplate for a short period,
without a pan, to harden and burn off the
coating. Use a medium to high setting for 3 – 5
minutes. A non toxic smoke may occur during
this process. Allow it to cool, then season.
To season the Hotplate
First heat the hotplate for 30 seconds on a
medium setting, and then switch off. Pour a
minimal amount of unsalted vegetable oil onto
a clean dry cloth or paper towel, and apply a
thin coat of oil to the hotplate surface. Wipe
off any excess oil, then heat the hotplate on
a medium setting for 1 minute. Occasional
seasoning will help to maintain the Hotplate’s
appearance.
4.
5.
6.
). Hold a lighted match or taper to the
burner and push the control knob in and
hold. The burner should ignite and the
control knob should be held in for 10 -15
seconds before release. If the burner goes
out, repeat procedure holding control
knob for slightly longer.
For models fitted with Spark Ignition
the procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button, which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not lit
within 15 seconds the control knob should
be released and the grill left for at least 1
minute before a further attempt to ignite
the burner.
Note: the grill must only be used with the
door open.
On first use of the grill, it should be
heated for about 20 minutes to eliminate
any residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the food
being cooked. A non-toxic smoke may
occur when using for the first time so
open any windows and turn on mechanical
ventilators to help remove the smoke.
Although the grill does heat up quickly, a
few minutes preheat is recommended.
Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill burner
is fitted with a flame sensing probe, which
will automatically cut off the gas supply
in the event of the flame going out. In
the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the
burner control and do not attempt to reignite the burner for at least one minute.
It is normal for the flames on this burner
to develop yellow tips as it heats up.
8. A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved.
Fast Toasting -position trivet high
Grilling Sausages -position trivet high
Grilling Steak/Bacon-position trivet high
Grilling Chops etc -position trivet low
Slow Grilling -remove the trivet
9. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel. Always make
sure the control knob is in the off position
when you have finished grilling.
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The Grill area can get hot when the oven
is in use, even if the grill is switched off.
Care should be taken when removing
pans from the grill, i.e. use of oven
gloves, and by making use of the
removal grill pan handle.
The grill pan supplied is multi functional, for
use in grill or oven.
The handle design allows removal or insertion
whilst the pan is in use.
Always remove the handle when the
pan is in use.
The grill MUST only be used with the
door open.
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cause instability.
The lid must be opened fully prior to using
the hotplate burners.
Using the Electric Hotplate (Dual Fuel Models)
Ensure power is switched on. The hotplate
control is numbered from 1 to 6. To turn it
on, rotate the knob either clockwise or anticlockwise to the required position. Position 1 is
the coolest setting. To turn off, rotate the knob
until the line or pointer on the knob lines up
with the zero on the control panel.
The hotplate is a sealed construction and
transfers heat through conduction. For
maximum efficiency a correctly sized pan with
a flat heavy gauge base should be used. Pan
size should be the same or slightly larger (up
to 1” / 2.5cm oversize).
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Using the Oven
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate (240°C). Hold
a lighted match or taper to the burner
and push the control knob in and hold.
The burner should ignite and the control
knob should be held in for 10 -15 seconds
before release. If the burner goes out,
repeat procedure holding control knob for
slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with Spark Ignition
the procedure is similar except that the
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button, which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not lit
within 15 seconds the control knob should
be released and the oven left for at least 1
minute before a further attempt to ignite
the burner.
4. Place the oven shelf in the required
position and close the door.
5. Set the control knob to required
temperature. Although the oven heats
up quickly, it is recommended that a 10
minute preheat be allowed. The oven
should be up to full temperature in about
15-20mins.
6. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel.
7. Shelf: the shelf has been designed to
allow good circulation at the rear of the
oven and is also fitted with a raised bar
to prevent trays or dishes making contact
with the back of the oven. To remove a
shelf, pull forward until it stops, raise at
front and remove. Installation of a shelf is
a reverse of this procedure
Before first use, heat the oven for about
30 minutes at 200oC, to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the meals being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur when
using for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
Always ensure food is properly cooked prior to
serving.
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Oven Temperature Control
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130°C to 240°C. Approximate
temperatures for the settings on the control
knob are shown in the table below. The
temperatures indicated refer to the centre of
the oven and at any particular setting the oven
will be hotter at the top and cooler towards the
base.
The variation between top and centre, and
centre to bottom is approximately equivalent
to one gas mark. Good use can be made of
the temperature variation in several dishes
requiring different temperatures may be
cooked at the same time. In this way maximum
benefit can be obtained from the gas used to
heat the oven. Care should be taken not to
overload the oven, adequate spacing being
used to allow free circulation for heat.
Cooking Guidelines
Best results will be obtained by using the
shelf positions in this guide. Although the
oven heats up quickly, it is recommended a 10
minute preheat be allowed. The oven should
reach full temperature in 15-20 minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully then find
a similar dish in our guide below and use
our shelf position and gas mark setting
recommendation. Shelf positions are from
the top down. When roasting with aluminium
foil care must be taken that the foil does not
impair circulation or block the oven flue outlet.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO Read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
Do Allow the oven to heat before using for the
first time, in order to expel any smells before
the introduction of food.
DO Clean the appliance regularly
DO Remove spills as soon as they occur.
DO Always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven.
DO Check that controls are in the off position
when finished.
DO NOT Allow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the front so
that they cannot be caught accidentally.
DO NOT Allow fats or oils to build up in the
oven trays or base.
DO NOT Use abrasive cleaners or powders that
will scratch the surface of the appliance.
DO NOT Under any circumstances use the oven
as a space heater.
DO NOT Put heavy objects onto open grill and
oven doors.
Leaks
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY.
•Extinguish naked lights including cigarettes
and pipes.
•Do not operate electrical switches.
•Open all doors and windows to disperse any
gas escape.
•Never check for leaks with a naked flame,
leak investigation should be carried out
using a leak detector spray.
•Check the gas is not escaping from an
unlighted appliance
Maintenance
This appliance needs little maintenance other
than cleaning. After the unit has cooled all
parts should be cleaned using warm soapy
water. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel
wool or cleansing powders. When cleaning
the burner ring it is essential to ensure that
the holes do not become blocked. The control
knobs are a push fit and can be removed for
cleaning. They are interchangeable without
affecting the sense of operation.
Service
The Caprice cooker must be serviced at least
once every 12 months. All servicing must
be carried out by an approved competent
person. Before any service work is started, the
appliance should have been left to cool and be
disconnected at the mains socket. After each
service the appliance must be checked for gas
soundness.
For service, please contact your authorised
local Service Agent giving details of the model
and serial number on the data badge plus date
of purchase.
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Operating Instructions
•Ensure that the gas cylinder is turned on
•In the event of a gas smell turn off at the
cylinder and contact your Thetford.
•The use of a gas cooking appliance results
in the production of heat and moisture in
the room in which it is installed. Ensure
taht the kitchen is well ventilated, keep
natural ventilation holes open or install a
mechanical ventilation device (mechanical
extractor hood.)
•Prolonged intensive use of the appliance
may call for additional ventilation, for
example opening a window, or more effective
ventilation , for example increasing the level
of mechanical ventilation where present.
The Linear Hob
Hotplate Burners.
•Glass lids may shatter when heated. Turn
off all burners before shutting the lid.
•The glass lid has a tendency to snap shut
towards the lowered position. Make sure
that all fingers are removed from the
appliance when closing the lid.
Each burner is controlled individually
! and is monitored by a flame supervision
device. In the event of the burner
flames being accidentally extinguished,
turn off the burner control and do not
attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute. The respective knob
positions are shown.
burner off, rotate knob fully clockwise until the
line on the knob lines up with the dot on the
control panel. The burners on this appliance
have fixed aeration and no adjustment is
required. Depending on the gas being used,
the burners should flame as follows:
Propane: The flames should burn quietly with a
blue/green colour with no signs of yellow tips.
Butane: Normally on initial lighting , a small
amount of yellow tipping will occur and the
slightly increases as the burner heats up.
Care should be taken not to overload the
appliance as reduced performance may result.
When using small pans, the flames should not
spread beyond the base of the pan as this will
reduce the efficiency of the burner.
To light the burner, press in and turn the knob
anti-clockwise to the full rate position and
press the ignition button located on the front
of the oven control fascia. It is necessary to
hold the knob depressed during ignition and
for approximately 15 seconds after the burner
has lit to allow the probe to reach temperature.
Should the flame go out when teh knob is
released, the procedure should be repeated
holding the knob depressed for slightly longer.
For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position. To turn the
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•Ensure Gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at the gas cylinder/mains and
contact supplier.
•Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the grill including any plastic
coating that may be protecting the grill
cavity surfaces. Clean the interior before
using it for the first time, use soap and
water and rinse carefully.
•To light: open the door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate. Press down
the ignition button located on the oven
fascia. It is necessary to hold the knob for
approximately 15 seconds before release. If
the burner goes out, repeat the procedure
holding the control knob for slightly longer.
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Ignition must be carried out with the
door open.
•On first use of the grill, it should be heated
for about 20 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the food being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur when
using for the first time so open any windows
and rooflights to remove the smoke.
•Although the grill heats up quickly, it is
recommended that a few minutes preheat
be allowed.
•Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill burner is
fitted with a flame sensing probe which will
automatically cut off the gas supply in the
event of the flame going out. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control
and do not attempt to re-ignite the burner
for at least one minute.
•It is normal for the flames on this burner
to develop yellow tips as it heats up,
particularly on Butane.
•Variation in cooking can be achieved by
using the control knob to regulate the heat
setting. In addition, the grill pan trivet can
be reversed or removed to give a greater
choice of grilling height. Always use the
highest trivet position for fast toasting.
•To turn off: turn the knob until the line on
the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel. Always make sure that
the control knob is aligned with the dot
on the fascia. Always make sure that the
control knob is in the off position when you
have finished grilling.
Oven
•Ensure the gas cylinder is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn
off the gas at the cylinder and contact
Thetford.
•Remove all accessories and packing that
may be in the Oven and clean the interior
before using it for the first time
•TO LIGHT: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to gas mark 9. Depress
the ignition button located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open , and if the burner has not lit within
15 seconds the control knob should be
released and the oven left open for at least
1 minute before further attempt to ignite
the burner.
•Place the oven shelf in the required position
and close the door. Set the control knob to
approximately gas mark 5 and heat the
oven for about 30 minutes to eliminate
any residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the meals
being cooked.
•Although the oven does heat up quickly,
it is recommended a 10 minute preheat
be allowed. The oven should reach full
temperature in about 15-20 minutes.
•To turn off: turn the control knob until the
dot on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the fascia.
•Flame Failure Device: the oven burner is
fitted with a flame sensing probe which will
automatically cut off the gas supply in the
event of the flame going out.
•Oven shelf: The oven shelf is designed
to allow good circulation at the rear of
the oven and is fitted with a raised bar to
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• Accessible parts may be hot when
the grill is used! Young children should
be kept away
• The heat deflector below the fascia
is positioned in the out position to avoid
heat deflection to the knobs during
grilling
• Whilst the grill is operating never
adjust the deflector without using hand
protection.
• Only use the grill with the door open
and always remove the handle from the
pan when in use.
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prevent trays or dishes making contact with
the back of the oven. Additional shelves are
available through your Retailer.
Temperature Control
The temperature control in the oven is
controlled by a thermostatic gas tap and
is variable over the range 130c to 240c.
Approximate temperatures for the settings
on the control knob are shown in the table
below. The temperatures indicated refer to the
centre of the oven and at any particular setting
the oven will be hotter at the top and cooler
towards the base. The variation between top
and bottom is approximately equivalent to
one gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in that several dishes
requiring different temperatures may be
cooked at the same time. In this way maximum
benefit can be obtained from the gas used to
heat the oven. Care should be taken not to
overload the oven, adequate spacing being
used to allow free circulation of heat.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully and then
find a similar dish in the guide and use the
recommended gas mark. When roasting with
Aluminium tinned foil care must be taken that
the foil does not impair circulation or block the
oven flue outlet.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
DO allow the oven to heat before using for the
first time, in order to expel any smells before
the introduction of food.
DO clean the appliance regularly
DO remove spills as soon as they occur
DO always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven
DO check that controls are in the off position
when finished
DO NOT allow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the front so
that they cannot be caught accidentally.
DO NOT allow fats or oils to build up in the
oven trays or base
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners or powders that
will scratch the surfaces of the hotplate and
oven
Do Not allow the door to fall down, lower it by
hand.
DO NOT under any circumstances use the oven
as a space heater
• Ensure that the ceramic ball mixer
tap arm is clear from the oven lid
before raising it. Failure to do so could
accidentally switch on the tap when
lifting the glass lid.
Maintenance and Servicing
This appliance needs little maintenance other
than cleaning. All parts should be cleaned
using warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel wool or cleansing powders.
When cleaning the burner ring it is essential
to ensure that the holes do not become
blocked. The control knobs are a push fit
and can be removed for cleaning. They are
interchangeable without affecting the sense of
operation.
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All servicing must be carried out by
an approved competent person. After
every service the appliance must be
checked for gas soundness.
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Cooking Guidelines
The pan supplied with the appliance
is multi functional, for use with the
grill and the oven. Always remove the
handle when in use.
Best results will be obtained by using the shelf
recommendations from the recipe. It is not
necessary to preheat the oven but advisable
for a range of dishes. The oven is capable of
full temperature in 15-20 minutes.
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OVEN
young children or infirm persons without
supervision. Young children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
•Only allow children to use the oven without
supervision when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child is able to
use the oven in a safe way and understands
the hazards of improper use.
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2
OVEN
1. Door
2. Door
3. Oven
4. Wave
5. Contr
6. Coup
7. Door
8. Oven
9. Door
10. Door
11. Ventil
12. Outer
13. Powe
14. Door
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5
14
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8
6
4
7
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R-272M / R-372M
•Precautions to avoid possible exposure to
800 Wenergy
/ 900 W
excessive microwave
•Do not attempt(IEC
to operate
60705)this oven with
the door open since open-door operation
can result in harmful
exposure
MICROWAVE
OVENto microwave
energy. It is important not to remove or
OPERATION MANUAL
tamper with the
safety interlocks.
•Do not place any object between the oven
front face and the door or allow soil or
This operation manual contains important information which you should read carefully before using your microwave
oven.
cleaner residue to accumulate
on sealing
IMPORTANT: There may be a serious risk to health if this operation manual is not followed or if the oven is modified
so that it operates with the door open.
surfaces.
•If the door or door seals are damaged,
the oven must not be operated until it has
been repaired by a competent person: (1)
door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken
or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
•It is hazardous for anyone other than a
competent person to carry out any service
or repair operation which involves the
removal of a cover which gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy.
•Liquids or other foods must not be heated
in sealed containers since they are liable to
explode.
•The appliance is not intended for use by
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Important
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Oven
Hub (inside)
1. Door
2.Door hinges
3.Oven Lamp
15. Turntable
4.Waveguide
cover (DO NOT REMOVE)
(glass)
5.Control panel
6.Coupling
7.Door Latches
8.Oven Cavity
9.Door seals 17.
andCoupling
sealing surfaces
16. Turntable
10.Door safety latches
support
11.Ventilation openings
12.Outer Cabinet
13.Power supply Cord
14.Door Opening Button
ACCESSOR
Check to m
provided:
(15) Turnta
Place the t
floor so th
Then place
so that it lo
To avoid
containers
removing t
NOTE: Wh
two items
dealer or S
NOTES:
• The waveguide cover is fragile. Care should be taken when clean
damaged.
• Always operate the oven with the turntable and turntable suppo
even cooking. A badly fitted turntable may rattle, may not rotate
oven.
WEIGHT DEFROST key
15. Turntable
(glass)
17. Coupling
16. Turntable
support
provided:
(15) Turntable (16) Turntable support (17) Coupling
Place the turntable support in the centre of the oven
floor so that it can freely rotate around the coupling.
Then place the turntable on to the turntable support
so that it locates firmly into the coupling.
To avoid turntable damage, ensure dishes and
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containers
are lifted clear of the turntable rim when
removing them from the oven.
NOTE: When you order accessories, please mention
two items: part name and model name to your
dealer or SHARP authorised service agent.
Accessories:
REHEAT TEA
3
Check to make sure the following accessories
& COFFEE
are provided:
(15) Turntable (16) Turntable support (17)
NOTES:
Coupling
• The waveguide cover is fragile. Care should be taken when cleaning inside the oven to ensure that it is not
REHEAT TEA
Placedamaged.
the turntable support in the centre of the
& COFFEE
oven
flooroperate
so that
can
freely
rotateand
around
• Always
the it
oven
with
the turntable
turntable6 support fitted correctly.POWER
This LEVEL
promotes thorough,
even cooking.
A badly
fitted
turntable
may support
rattle, may not rotate properly and could cause damage to the
the coupling.
Then
place
the
turntable
oven.
so that
it locates firmly into the coupling.
• All food and containers of food are always placed on the turntable for cooking.
To• avoid
turntable
damage,
dishes and
The turntable
rotates
clockwiseensure
or anti-clockwise.
The rotary direction
may change each
time you start the
POWER LEVEL
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containers
lifted
clear
of the
turntable rim
oven. Thisare
does
not affect
cooking
performance.
when removing them from the oven.
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The waveguide cover is fragile and
as such care should be taken when
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cleaning inside the oven to ensure that
it is not damaged.
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Always operate the oven with the turntable
and turntable support fitted correctly. This
promotes thorough, even cooking. A badly
fitted turntable may rattle, may not rotate
correctly and could cause damage to the oven.
All food and containers of food are always
placed on the turntable for cooking
1. The turntable rotates clockwise. The rotary
2. 1
2
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Hub (inside)
4
2
4
5
5
7
9
7
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910
10
DIGITAL DISPLAY
WEIGHT DEFROST key
4.
AUTO MENU keys
Popcorn
1.
2.
3.
4.
DIGITAL DISPLAY
Jacket Potato
WEIGHT DEFROST key
TIME DEFROST key
AUTO MENUPizza
keys
Frozen Vegetables
Popcorn
REHEAT TEA
& COFFEE
Jacket
Potato
Beverage
Pizza
Dinner Plate
Vegetables
5.3. TIMEFrozen
keys
TIME
DEFROST key
TEA
6.4.REHEAT
POWER
LEVEL key:
AUTO
MENU Keys
&
COFFEE
Beverage
select microwave
power level.
5. Press to TIME
Keys
POWER
Key:
7.6. WEIGHT
keys
and down)
Dinner
Plate(upLEVEL
Press
to select microwave power level.
KITCHEN
5.8. TIME
keys TIMER key
PressLEVEL
keystimer,
(up and
to WEIGHT
usekey:
as a minute
or todown)
6. 7.POWER
8.
programme
KITCHEN
TIMER
key
Press
to select
microwave
power
standing
time.level.
use(up
as
a minute
7.9.Press
WEIGHT
keys
and
down) timer, or to programme
SETto
CLOCK
key
8.10.
KITCHEN
TIMER
standing
time.key
START/AUTO
MINUTE key
as a minute
timer,key
or to
9.Press
to use SET
CLOCK
11.
STOP/CLEAR
keytime.
programme
standing
10.
START/
AUTO MINUTE key
9. SET CLOCK key
11 STOP/CLEAR
10. START/AUTO MINUTE key
key
11. Setting
STOP/CLEAR
thekey
Clock
Your oven has a 24 hour clock, this will
loose time each time the motorhome is
disconnected from 230v power.
1. Press the SET CLOCK key once and “0:00”
will flash
2. Press the time keys and enter the current
time. Enter the hours by pressing the 10min.
key and enter the minutes by pressing 1 min.
and 10 sec. keys.
3. Press the SET CLOCK key to finish clock
setting.
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CONTROL
direction may
change PANEL
each time you start
the oven.
This does not affect cooking
ACCESSORIES:
performance.
Check
to make sure the following accessories are
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2.
3. TIME DEFROST
key Microwave Cooker
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MANUAL OPERATION
To open the oven door, push the door opening
button.
Starting the oven
Prepare and place the food in a suitable
container onto the turntable or place directly
onto the turntable. Close the door and press
the START/AUTO MINUTE key after selecting
the desired cooking mode.
Once the cooking programme has been set and
the START/AUTO MINUTE key is not pressed
in 1 minute, the setting will be cancelled.
The START/AUTO MINUTE key must be
pressed to continue cooking if the door
is opened during cooking.
The audible
signal sounds once by efficient press,
inefficient press will be no response.
Use the STOP/CLEAR key to:
•Erase a mistake during programming
•Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
•Cancel a programme during cooking, press
the STOP/CLEAR key twice.
Programs
MANUAL COOKING/ MANUAL DEFROSTING
•Enter the cooking time and use microwave
power levels 100P to 10P to cook or defrost
•Stir or turn the food, where possible 2-3
times during cooking
•After cooking, cover the food and leave to
stand, where recommended.
•After defrosting, cover the food in foil and
leave to stand until thoroughly defrosted.
EXAMPLE
To cook 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 70%
microwave power.
•In put the power level by pressing the POWER LEVEL key 4 times for 70P
•Enter the cooking time by pressing the 1min key twice and then the 10 sec key 3 times
•Press the START/AUTO MINUTE key to start the timer (The display will count down through the set cooking/ defrosting time.)
• When the oven starts, the oven lamp
will light and the turntable will rotate
clockwise or anticlockwise.
• If the door is opened during cooking/
defrosting to stir or to turn over food,
the cooking time on the display stops
automatically. The cooking/ defrosting
time starts to count down again when
the door is closed and the START/AUTO
MINUTE key is pressed.
• When cooking/defrosting is complete,
open the door or press STOP/CLEAR
key and the time of day will reappear
on the display, if the clock has been set.
• If you wish to know the power level
during cooking, press the POWER
LEVEL key. As long as your finger is
touching the POWER LEVEL key, the
power level will be displayed.
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IMPORTANT
•Close the door after cooking / defrosting.
Please note that the light will remain on
when the door is open, this is for safety
reasons to remind you to close the door.
•If you cooked the food over the standard
time with only 100P, the power of the
oven will lower automatically to avoid
overheating (The microwave power level
will be reduced.)
Cooking Mode
Standard Time
Microwave 100P
30 minutes
Other Convenient Functions
SEQUENCE COOKING
This function allows you to cook using up to
2 different stages which can include manual
cooking time and mode and/or time defrost
as well as weight defrost function. Once
programmed there is no need to interfere
with the cooking operation as the oven will
automatically move onto the next stage. If one
stage is defrosting, it should be the first stage.
Note: Auto menu cannot be set as one of the
multiple sequences.
Example: If you would like to defrost the food
for 5 minutes, then cook with 80P microwave
power for 7 minutes. The steps are as follows:
1. Press the TIME DEFROST key once, in the
LED display will appear dEF2.
2. Enter the cooking time by pressing the 1min.
key 5 times.
3. Input the power level (80P) by pressing the
POWER LEVEL key 3 times.
4.Enter the cooking time by pressing the 1 min.
key 7 times.
5. Press the START/AUTO MINUTE key once
to start cooking.
AUTO MINUTE FUNCTION
The START/AUTO MINUTE key allows you to
operate the two following functions:
1. Direct Start
TROUBLESHOOTING
Keep the power supply cord away from heated
surface. If you think that the oven is not
working properly there are some simple checks
you can carry out yourself before calling an
engineer. This will help prevent unnecessary
service calls if the fault is something simple.
To cook/defrost food in a microwave oven,
the microwave energy must be able to pass
through the container to penetrate the food.
Therefore it is important to choose suitable
cookware.
Round/oval dishes are preferable to square/
oblong ones, as the food in the corners tends
to overcook. A variety of cookware can be
used as listed on page 58.
Follow this simple check below: Place half a
cup of water on the turntable and close the
door. Programme the oven to cook for 1 minute
using 100% microwave power
1. Does the lamp come on when cooking?
2. Does the turntable rotate?
3. Does the cooling fan work? (check by placing
hand above the air vent openings.)
4. After 1 minute does the audible signal
sound?
5. Is the water in the cup hot?
6. After 3 minutes, does the grill heating
element become red?
CLEANING TIP: For easier cleaning of your
oven.
Place half a lemon in a bowl , add 300ml (1/2
pint) water and heat on 100% for 10-12 minutes.
Wipe the oven clean using a soft, dry cloth.
If you answered NO to any question first check
that the oven is plugged in properly and the
fuse has not blown. If there is no fault with
either, check against the troubleshooting
chart.
Notes:
•The door seal stops microwave leakage
during oven operation, but does not form
an airtight seal. It is normal to see drops of
water, light or feel warm air around the oven
door. Food with a high moisture content
will release steam and cause condensation
inside the door which may drip from the
oven.
•Repairs and modifications: Do not attempt
to operate the oven if it is not working
properly.
•Outer Cabinet and Lamp Access: Never
remove the outer cabinet. This is very
dangerous due to high voltage parts inside
which may never be touched. Your oven
is not fitted with a lamp access cover. If
your lamp fails, do not attempt to replace
the lamp yourself, call a SHARP approved
service facility.
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You can automatically start cooking on 100P
microwave power level for 1 minute by pressing
the AUTO MINUTE key.
2. Extend the cooking time
You can extend the cooking time during
manual cooking, time defrost and auto menu
operation in multiples of 1 minute if the START/
AUTO MINUTE key is pressed while the oven
is in operation. During the weight defrost, the
cooking time cannot be increased by pressing
the START/AUTO MINUTE Key.
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Cookware
Aluminium Foil
Foil Containers
Microwave
Safe
Comments
Small pieces of aluminium foil can be used to shield food from overheating. Keep foil at least 2cm from the
oven walls, as arcing may occur
Foil containers are not recommended unless specified by the manufacturer, e.g. Microfoil, follow instructions
carefully
Browning Dishes
Always follow the manufacturers instructions. Do not exceed heating times given. Be very careful as these
dishes become very hot.
China and Ceramics
Porcelain, pottery , glazed earthenware and bone china are usually suitable, except for those with metallic
decoration.
Glassware e.g. Pyrex
Care should be taken if using fine glassware as it can break or crack if heated suddenly.
Metal
It is not recommended to use metal cookware as it will arc, which can lead to fire.
Plastic/ Polystyrene e.g
fast food containers
Care must be taken as some containers warp, melt or discolour at high temperatures
Cling film
It should not touch the food and must be pierced to let steam escape
Freezer/Roasting Bags
Must be pierced to let steam escape. Ensure bags are suitable for microwave use.
Paper Plates cups and
Kitchen paper
Do not use plastic or metal ties, as they may melt or catch fire due to the metal arcing.
Straw and wooden
containers
Only use for warming or to absorb moisture.
Care must be taken as overheating can cause fire
Recycled paper and
newspaper
Always attend the oven when using these materials as overheatig may cause fire.
May contain extracts of metal which will cause arcing and may lead to fire
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When heating food in plastic or paper containers, monitor the oven due to the possibility of ignition.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Query
Answer
Draught circulates around the door
When the oven is working, air circulates within the cavity.
The door does not form an airtight seal so air may escape from the door.
Condensation forms in the oven, and may drip
from the door.
The oven cavity will normally be colder than the food being cooked, and so steam produced when
cooking will condense on the colder surface. The amount of steam produced depends on the water
content of the food being cooked. Some foods, such as potatoes have a high moisture content.
Condensation trapped in the door glass should clear after a few hours.
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Arching potatoes
Ensure all “eyes” are removed from the potatoes and that they have been pierced, place directly
onto the turntable or in a heat resistant flan dish or similar.
The display is lit but the control panel will not
work when pressed
Check that the door is closed properly
Oven cooks too slowly
Ensure correct power level has been selected
Oven makes a noise
The microwave energy pulses ON and OFF during cooking/defrosting
Outer cabinet is hot
The cabinet may become warm to the touch- keep children away.
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Flashing or arcing from within the cavity Arcing will occur when a metallic object comes into close proximity to the oven cavity during cooking.
when cooking.
This may possibly roughen the surface of the cavity, but would not otherwise damage the oven.
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Winter Operation - Dometic
Refrigerators
Please check that the ventilation grilles or the
flue outlets are not blocked by snow, leaves
etc.
Dometic Refrigerator Model
RMS8550/ RM8500/ RM8400
RM8550/
Cleaning
Before starting up the refrigerator, it is
recommended to clean inside and repeat this
at regular intervals. Using a soft cloth and
lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Then
wipe out the appliance with clean water and
dry thoroughly.
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To avoid deterioration of materials:
Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or
soda-based cleaning agents.
Do not allow the door seal to come into
contact with oil or grease.
Operating modes and use of the refrigerator:
Operation mode and use of the refrigerator
This refrigerator is equipped to operate
on three power modes: AC mains power
(230V) 12V DC or gas (propane/butane
liquid gas)
Select the desired power mode by the
energy selector switch
The cooling unit is silent in operation.
The refrigerator works reliably on
slopes of up to 6 degrees (5 degrees
with models starting from 140 litres
capacity.)
When the appliance is started for the
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first time, there may be a mild odour which
will disappear after a few hours. Air the living
space thoroughly.
The refrigerator will take several hours to
reach its operating temperature in the cooling
compartment.
Control elements of energy selections
(BATTERY IGNITER)
Handbook energy selection/ handbook ignition
(RM8xx0) battery igniter
Explanation:
The refrigerator is equipped to operate on
mains power, 12V DC or liquefied gas. Select
the desired power supply by turning the energy
selector switch A. The energy selector switch
A has four settings: OFF, AC mains voltage, DC
(battery) gas.
Electrical operation
Appliances with battery igniter (handbook
energy selection)
Electrical Operation
Switch on the appliance by turning the energy
selection switch a clockwise to position:
In order to prevent discharge of the on-board
battery, 12V operation should only be used
while the motor is running.
Gas Operation (Liquid Gas)
The refrigerator must be operated using
! liquefied gas (propane or butane NOT
natural gas or town gas) When using
LPG please consider that the burner
needs cleaning at shorter intervals
due to the gas combustion method
(annually)
For physical reasons, ignition faults
could occur starting from an altitude
above sea level of approx. 1000m/3280
ft. (No malfunction!)
On the initial refrigerator start-up or
after a cylinder change, air may be
trapped in the gas line. To purge the air
from the lines, switch on the refrigerator
and any other gas appliances (e.g.
stove) for a short time. The gas ignites
without delay.
As a basic rule, gas operation is
prohibited in petrol stations.
Prior to starting the refrigerator in gas mode:
Open the gas cylinder valve.
Open the shut-off valve for gas supply to the
refrigerator.
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1. Turn the rotary switch A to the position
2.Turn the temperature selector B clockwise
and push.
Keep the controller button
depressed.
3.Then press knob C of battery ignitor down
and keep it depressed. The ignition process
is activated automatically.
which interrupts the gas supply after approx.
30 seconds when the flame has extinguished.
Door Locking
Open the door by pressing Fixing and releasing
the door lock hook when parking the vehicle
If the vehicle is parked for a longer period
of time, the locking hook may be clamped
by means of a lockbar. The door may now
be opened by just pulling it without need of
pressing the locking button. Restore the
original position by pushing.
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Removable freezer compartment.
•To enlarge the cooling space , just remove
the freezer compartment.
•Unlock the freezer compartment on both
sides and pull it out.
•Store the freezer safely in order to prevent
damage.
Positioning the storage racks
The storage racks may be pulled out by
smoothly lifting them and they may then be
positioned as desired.
Once the flame ignites, the pointer of
galvanometer D begins moving into
the green range. The refrigerator is
operational. Keep knob B depressed for
approximately 15 seconds and finally
release it.
Each refrigerator with manual ignition is
equipped with an automatic flame safety valve
As a basic rule, shut and lock the
refrigerator door before commencing
your journey.
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Once the freezer compartment is
removed, an additional storage rack
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may be installed. The storage rack is a piece
of extra equipment and may be obtained from
Dometic.
Exchange of the igniter’s battery
Unlock the battery by depressing and turning
the button (c) approximately 90 degrees
clockwise.
is nevertheless kept open to prevent formation
of mildew. If the refrigerator is to be taken out
of service for an extended period of time, close
the on-board shut-off valve and the cylinder
valve.
Lighting
Remove cap and exchange battery (1.5V AAA/
R3/Micro) Observe polarity.
Shutting off the refrigerator
Set energy selector switch A to position ‘OFF’.
The appliance is switched off.
If the door is open for more than two minutes,
the sensor- controlled interior lighting is
automatically cut off (except for models with
battery ignitor.)
Dometic Refrigerator Model RMD8501
Cleaning
Before starting up the refrigerator, it is
recommended to clean inside and repeat this
at regular intervals. Using a soft cloth and
lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Then
wipe out the appliance with clean water and
dry thoroughly.
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Release the locking mechanism of the door
lock by pushing it and shift it to the front. If
the door is shut in this position, a small gap
To avoid deterioration of materials:
Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or
soda-based cleaning agents.
Do not allow the door seal to come into
contact with oil or grease.
Operating modes and use of the refrigerator:
Operation mode and use of the refrigerator
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This refrigerator is equipped to operate
on three power modes: AC mains power
(230V) 12V DC or gas (propane/butane
liquid gas)
Select the desired power mode by
the MODE button. Appliances with
automatic energy selection (AES) are
additionally provided with “automatic
mode” function.
The AES system
automatically selects the best energy
source for each particular situation.
Maintenance
In compliance with the applicable regulations,
please note that the gas unit and the
connected ventilation ducts must be checked
by authorised technical personnel after first
use and after every other year for compliance
with the European Standard EN 1949. A test
certificate has to be issued. It is the user’s
responsibility to arrange this test.
The gas burner must be inspected and cleaned
as necessary at least once a year. When using
liquid petroleum gas (tank or refill cylinders)
the maintenance interval is reduced to halfyearly or quarterly.
Keep the evidence of maintenance work
carried out on your refrigerator.
Work on gas and electrical equipment shall be
carried out by an authorised customer services
department.
Explanation of operating controls
Switch the refrigerator ON or OFF by pressing
button (1) for 3 seconds. Button (1) allows you
to either initiate the requested energy supply
or activate dimming of the LED brightness. By
pushing once, the indicators illuminate for 10
seconds.
Button (3) allows you to switch on the
frame heating in order to avoid a rising of
condensation water due to high humidity.
During the frame heating operation the
indicator LED (5) is illuminating.
Manual Energy selection/ automatic ignition
(RMD 8xx1) MES:
1. (Power on switch/ Energy selector switch
(MODE)
2. Temperature selection
3. Power On switch frame heating
4. Indicator LED failure
5. Indicator LED frame heating
6. Indicator-LED/ operating mode display
7. Temperature level display.
8. NOT APPLICABLE TO MODELS FITTED
TO BAILEY UNICORNS
9. External display “failure” (red)
10. External display “in operation” (blue)
Explanations
The refrigerator is equipped to operate on
mains power, 12V DC or liquid gas. Select the
desired power supply by turning the energy
selector switch (1)
The energy selector switch (1) has four
settings: • Off, • Mains voltage (230vAC), •
Direct-current voltage (battery, 12V DC), •Gas
(liquid gas propane/butane)
Gas operation
Changing the operating mode by pressing
button (1) again. The appropriate indicator
LED will illuminate.
MES- appliances
1. Press button (1) several times until the
indicator LED
(6) illuminates.
Electrical Operation
MES Appliances (manual energy selection)
2.
To start the refrigerator, press button (1) for 3
seconds.
The LED (6) of the previously selected
operating mode illuminates:
230V Operation
12V operation
The ignition process is activated
automatically by means of an automatic
igniter.
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The ignition system will make 2 ignition
attempts with 25 seconds interval when
the burner fails to light. If repeated
attempts fail to start the operation, a
fault is indicated (please refer to failure
indication).
Setting of the cooling compartment
temperature
Select the desired cooling compartment
temperature by pressing button (2)
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contact Dometic Customer Services.
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The LED display (7) of the selected temperature
setting is illuminated.
The scale starts with MIN position at the
bottom LED position (small crystal = highest
temperature) and climbs up to MAX position
at the upper LED position (largest crystal =
lowest temperature). Note: The temperature
levels do not relate to absolute temperature
values.
The cooling unit’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures. Please select the
medium setting for ambient temperatures
between +15° and +25°. The unit operates
within its optimum performance range.
Dometic refrigerators work according to the
absorption principle. For physical reasons,
an absorption system responds slowly to
changes made by the thermostat controller,
by loss of cooling energy through opening the
door or during storing food. The devices meet
the cooling performance requirements of the
Climatic Class SN acc. To EN/ISO 7371 in the
temperature range of +10°C to 32° ambient
temperature.
For temperatures below +10°C, winter covers
should be installed. For ambient temperatures
exceeding +32°C for a longer period of time, it
is recommended installing Dometic additional
fan (item no. 241 2985 00).
Additional features (MES)
The brightness of the display reduces after a
few seconds if no other buttons are pressed.
If the door is open, the interior lighting is
switched off automatically after 2 minutes.
Failures are indicated by flashing of the failure
indicator LED.
Should the door be kept open for too long
(more than 2 minutes), the blue external LED
starts flashing until the door is closed.
and pull open.
Shut the door again by pushing it to close. The
snapping into the lock can be heard.
While the vehicle is parked, the locking hook
may be fixed to facilitate opening of the door.
Frame Heating
All models are equipped with a frame
heating (12VDC/3.5W) around the freezer
compartment. During summer months with
high temperatures and humidity the metal
frame may have water droplets forming. To
evaporate these droplets switch on the frame
heating with switch (3). The LED (5) indicates
that the heating is on.
Fastening and releasing the door lock hook
when parking the vehicle.
If the vehicle is parked for a longer time, the
locking hook may be clamped by means of a
lock bar. The door may now be opened by just
pulling it without need of pressing the locking
button.
The frame heating is in operation with a
presetting of 2 hours and switched off
afterwards automatically. The frame heating
can be deactivated every time by pressing the
button (3).
Door Locking
Manual door lock
Open the door by pressing the locking button
As a basic rule, shut and lock the refrigerator
before you start your journey!
Lighting
If the door is open for more than 2 minutes, the
interior lighting is automatically cut off.
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Please contact the authorised Dometic
Service of a failure occurs
Storing food and making ice cubes
•Storing food in the cooling compartment
•Switch the refrigerator on approx. 12 hours
before filling it.
•Always store pre-cooled foods in the
refrigerator. Make sure that the food is
well cooled when it is bought and also when
transporting it. Use insulated cooling bags.
•Open the refrigerator door only for a short
period of time when moving products.
•Products must be packed- best of all in
closed containers, wrapped in aluminium
foil or similar- and stored separately from
each other, in order to prevent drying out
or odours.
•Allow foods that have been warmed up to
cool down before storing.
•Avoid storing products in the refrigerator
that could emit volatile flammable gases.
•Do not expose the refrigerator to direct
sunlight. Please bear in mind that the
temperature inside a closed vehicle
increases sharply if exposed to sunlight and
that this can reduce the efficiency of the
refrigerator.
•Ensure that air circulation of the cooling
unit is not obstructed. Keep the ventilation
grilles free from obstructions.
Storing food in the freezer compartment
•Do not keep carbonated drinks in the
freezer.
•The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short –term
storage of frozen food. It is not suitable as
a means of freezing foods.
When ambient temperatures are lower
than +10°C and the refrigerator is
exposed to these temperatures for
extended periods of time, an even
regulation of freezer temperature
cannot be guaranteed for systemrelated reasons. This can cause the
temperature in the freezer to rise and
the stored goods to melt.
Making Ice cubes
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the
unit has more reserves.
Fill the ice cube tray with drinking water.
Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
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Positioning and storage racks
The storage racks may be pulled out by
loosening the two locking devices (1)
underneath. For loosening pull the slider to
the middle, for fastening pull them sidewards.
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compartment.
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Only use drinking water.
Shutting off the refrigerator
•Press the “MODE” (s.4.3) button to switch
off. Keep button pressed for 3 seconds. The
display disappears and the appliance is fully
switched off.
•Release the locking mechanism of the door
lock by pushing it and shift it to the front.
If the door is shut in this position, a small
gap is nevertheless kept open to prevent
formation of mildew.
•If the refrigerator is to be taken out of
service for an extended period of time,
close the on-board shut-off valve and the
cylinder valve.
Defrosting
•As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins
inside the refrigerator. A layer of frost
thicker on one side may occur and does not
represent a malfunction. When this layer of
frost is about 3mm thick, the refrigerator
should be defrosted.
•Switch off the regulator, as described in
section “Shutting off the refrigerator”
•Remove all food and the ice cube tray
•Leave the refrigerator door open to allow air
to enter and prevent formation of mildew.
•After defrosting (freezer compartment
and fins free of frost), wipe both cooling
compartments with a cloth.
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Water thawing in the main compartment
of the refrigerator runs into an
appropriate container at the back of
the refrigerator. From there the water
evaporates.
The layer of ice must never be removed
forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source!
Winter operation
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles
and the exhaust duct system (1) have not been
blocked by snow, leaves, etc.
Information on failure display and troubleshooting.
If a malfunction occurs, the indicator LED
“Failure” (1) flashes and LED (2) simultaneously.
If the failure is not resolved, it repeats after 1
hour.
Status messages on the display
LED is flashing 230V mode: “230V” is not available or voltage
is too low
LED is flashing
12V mode: “12V” is not available or voltage too
low.
LED is flashing.
Gas/Auto mode: Flame not ignited.
All temperature setting LEDs are flashing
Temperature sensor defective, refrigerator
works on mid temperature setting.
LED +All temperature setting LEDs are
flashing
230V- Heating element defective.
LED + all temperature setting LEDs
are flashing
12V- Heating element defective.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool
sufficiently.
Possible cause
Action you can take
q)
Inadequate
ventilation
to
the
unit.
a) Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
q) Thermostat setting is too low.
a) Set Thermostat to a higher level.
q) The condenser is heavily frosted. a) Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly.
q) Too much warm food has been
stored a) Allow warm food to cool down before
storage.
q) The appliance has been running for only
inside within short period of time.
a) Check whether the cooling compartment
works after 4 – 5 hours.
q) Ambient temperatures too high.
a) Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in gas
operation mode.
Possible cause Action you can take
q) Gas cylinder empty.
a) Change gas cylinder.
q) Is the supply shut-off device open?
a) Open the shut-off device.
q) Air in the gas pipe?
a) Switch off the appliance and start again.
Repeat this procedure 3-4 times, if necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 12V
operation.
Possible cause Action you can take
q) On-board fuse defective.
a) Fit new fuse.
q) On-board battery discharged.
a) Check battery, charge it.
q) Engine not running.
a) Start engine.
q) Heating element defective (please also refer
to failure indication).
a) Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in
230V operation.
Possible cause Action you can take
q)On-board fuse defective.
a) Fit new fuse.
q) No connection to supply voltage.
a) Establish power connection.
q) AES: gas operation despite connection to
the supply voltage.
a) Appliance switches to gas operation due
to insufficient supply voltage (automatically
switches back to 230V operation).
q) Heating element defective (please also refer
to failure indication)
a) Please inform Dometic Customer Services.
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Troubleshooting
Before notifying the authorised Service Centre,
please check whether:
The instructions in the section “Operating the
refrigerator” have been followed.
The refrigerator is level.
It is possible to operate the refrigerator with
any available power source.
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Maintenance
Please visit:
www.dometicapproved.co.uk
or telephone:
+44 (0) 844 6260130
to locate your local service centre. Installation
may only be carried out by authorised
personnel. We recommend contacting your
Dometic Service Centre.
EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance’s gas
equipment and its associated fume system
must be inspected after installation and a
certificate issued.
When using the fridge for extended periods on
gas operation Dometic recommend a seasonal
service is carried out by authorised personnel.
It is the user’s responsibility to arrange for
inspections after purchase.
It is recommended that the gas burner be
inspected and cleaned as necessary at least
once a year.
We also recommend maintenance following an
extended shutdown of the vehicle.
17. Console with flush water tank
18. Filter for electric ventilator
19. Location waste pump- out system
Parts
1. Cover
2. Seat
3. Swivelling toilet bowl
4. Blade handle to open and close blade
5. Control panel
5b.Waste holding tank level indicator
6. Pull handle
7. Pour out spout
8. Cap with measuring cap
9. Automatic pressure release vent
10. Vent button
11. Sliding cover
12. Blade opener
13. Waste holding tank mechanism
14. Wheel
15. Service door
16. Water fill door
Preparing for use (standard)
•Open the access door on the outside of your
Caravan.
•Remove the Waste Holding Tank by pulling
the safety catch (which holds the tank in
place) upwards.
•Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to the
stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank fully
out.
•Place the tank upright and turn the rotating
emptying spout upwards. The emptying
spout ensures that the tank can be easily
and hygienically emptied.
•Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluid
(see product label) into the holding tank.
This avoids unpleasant smells and keeps
the inside of the tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough
to ensure that the bottom of the Waste
Holding Tank is covered. Screw the cap back
onto the emptying spout and turn back to
its original position. The Emptying Spout
Measuring Cap is supplied inside the toilet.
Never add toilet fluid directly via the blade
or the toilet bowl as this could damage the
lip seal of the Waste Holding Tank. Always
pour the fluids via the emptying spout. The
lip seal is the water tight seal around the
top of the tank.
•Slide the Waste Holding Tank back into its
original position via the access door. Make
sure that it is secured with the safety catch.
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Introduction
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is a high quality
product. The toilet forms an integral part of
your caravan bathroom, thanks to its functional
design which combines modern styling and
ease of use.
The C-260 Cassette Toilet is manufactured
from high quality synthetic materials which
makes it a durable, user and maintenance
friendly toilet.
The toilet is made up of two parts: a
permanently fixed part and a Waste Holding
Tank that is accessible from the outside. The
removable Waste Holding Tank is located under
the toilet bowl and can be removed via a door
on the outside of the Caravan. The Thetford
Cassette Toilet is the solution to the sanitary
problem in your caravan.
The operating instructions cover Thetford
Cassette Toilet C262 CWE
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Close the access door and lock it. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready to use.
•Never use force if you cannot get the tank
back into pace easily. This may cause
serious damage. If blockage occurs, always
check that the blade handle is in the correct
position.
•For toilets with own Flush-Water Tank: Open
the water filling door and fill the flush-water
tank with the correct dosage of Aqua Rinse.
This Thetford toilet fluid keeps the flush
water fresh and improves the flushing. Next,
fill up the flush-water tank with clean water
(approximately 8 litres) using a watering
can or hose. Your toilet is now ready to use.
Using the toilet (standard)
•Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
•To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel display
will stay activated for approximately 5
minutes. Run some water into the bowl by
pressing the flush button again briefly.
•The toilet may be used with the blade open
or closed. To open the blade, slide the blade
handle under the toilet bowl sideways. After
use, open the blade (if still closed) and flush
the toilet by pressing the flush button for
several seconds (if necessary re-activate
the control panel). Close the blade after
use. If your toilet has its own flush-water
tank, please make sure that you do not
travel with a flush-water tank that is too
full. Do not travel with water in the toilet
bowl. Failure to adhere to this notice may
result in water damage to your motor home.
Emptying
•The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of
18 litres and required emptying when the
red light (LED) on the toilet control display
lights up. When the Waste Holding Tank
only has capacity for two more litres which
is no more than two to three further uses.
•Place the Waste Holding Tank in an upright
position (Pull-Out Handle at the top, Wheels
at the bottom). Slide the handle sideways
- to the front of the tank - until it snaps
out of its locked position. Pull the handle
up and wheel the Waste Holding Tank to an
authorised waste disposal point. Push the
handle back into its locked position. Turn
the emptying spout upwards and remove
the cap from the spout. Hold the Waste
holding Tank in such a way that during
emptying you can operate the vent plunger
with your thumb. To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent plunger while
emptying the tank. After emptying, rinse
the tank and blade thoroughly with water.
•Do not vigorously shake the tank or use
high pressure water cleaners. This may
cause damage to the tank’s interior.
•The vent plunger should only be depressed
once the emptying spout is pointing
downwards. Prepare the toilet for re-use if
required. Slide the Waste Holding Tank into
the toilet and close the access door.
•Emptying with Optional Features
•Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator:
The lower lamp indicates that the Waste
Holding Tank is almost empty; the middle
lamp indicates that it is more than half full;
when the upper lamp lights up, the tank
needs emptying as it can only take 2 - 3
further uses.
•The Waste Holding Tank Level Indicator will
flash when the holding tank is not present.
In this case the toilet will not flush.
Cleaning and Maintenance
•The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use.
To clean Thetford toilets, we advise using
water and Thetford Bathroom Cleaner.
Never use bleach, vinegar or other powerful
household cleaners that contain these
substances. These may cause permanent
damage to the seals and other toilet
components.
Caravan Equipment
Toilet Bowl
•Squirt Thetford Bathroom Cleaner into the
toilet bowl.
•Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp
cloth.
•Clean seat and lid. The seat and lid can
easily be removed: Lift the seat and lid
assembly and pull the round pins (inside
the assembly) outwards from the pin holes.
After cleaning, replace the seat and lid by
positioning the round pins in front of the pin
holes and push the lid and seat downwards.
•To keep your flush water fresh and to
prevent deposits forming in your toilet
bowl, add a correct dosage of Aqua Rinse in
your flush water tank.
•Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a
soft dry cloth after cleaning.
•Remove the removable mechanism from
the Waste Holding Tank by turning it anticlockwise and rinse it under a tap.
•Remove the cover plate from the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent by prising it up using
a small screwdriver. Use one hand to push
the Automatic Pressure Release Vent open
while holding the float of the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent on the inside of the
tank with the other hand. Push the float
upwards, turn it 180 degrees and remove
it from below. Remove the rubber seal
underneath the float. Rinse the float and
rubber seal under a tap. Replace the rubber
seal and float for the Automatic Pressure
Release Vent using the same method in
reverse. The rubber seals in the toilet (the
lip seal, the mechanism seal, the automatic
pressure release vent seal and the cap seal)
should be regularly cleaned with water
and treated with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant. This will ensure that the seals
remain flexible and in good condition. If the
toilet is not to be used for any length of
time, it is important to treat the seals with
Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant after
cleaning.
Never use Vaseline or any vegetable oil
except olive oil. These may cause leakage
or malfunction. The lip seal is a part of the
toilet that is subject to wear. Depending upon
the extent and manner of use, the seals will
become less effective and will need replacing
periodically.
Winter operation
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk of
freezing we advise that the toilet is drained by
following the instructions under ‘Storage’. For
environmental reasons the use of antifreeze,
such as that used in car radiators, is not
recommended.
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Waste Holding Tank
To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and
clean, Thetford has developed a number of
different toilet fluids. Thetford toilet fluids
suppress smells, reduce formation of gas,
promote breakdown of toilet waste and
increase the life span of a mobile toilet. We
advise a thorough cleaning of the Waste
Holding Tank once each season.
Next to using the Thetford’s Cassette Tank
Cleaner, which is the powerful cleaning agent
for the periodical cleaning of the waste Holding
Tank of your toilet we suggest the following.
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Some models in the Bailey Approach Range
are fitted with Electronic Drop Down Beds.
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These beds are designed and tested to
support up to and not exceeding 200Kg.
Due to the mechanism it is important that the
following are adhered to:
Do not remain on the bed whilst the lifting
mechanism is in use
Do not allow others or children to remain on
the bed whilst the lifting mechanism is in use.
Do not allow children to play with the lifting
mechanism.
Ensure that the running track of the lifting
mechanism is kept clear.
When lifting or lowering the bed remove all
bedding- except for the fitted sheet.
Before lifting the bed raise the mattress and
store the fall out nets in the gap by the Froli
springs.
The bed is operated from a small aluminium
panel with security key and two buttons, one to
move the plane of the bed upwards, the other
downwards.
OPERATION
Insert the key into the lock and turn clockwise
by 90°
Press the top button to bring up the bed. The
bed moves as long as the button is pressed to
lift.
Press the bottom button to lower the bed. The
bed moves downward as long as the user holds
down the button.
The lifting-bed system is equipped with two
limit switches fro protection. If for example
the user depresses and holds the down button
for a longer time than that required for the bed
to travel its full drop then, a protection device
takes over and disables the movement so as
not to exit the bed from the guides and also to
protect the motor.
This protection is replicated for the upward
movement.
Once place the bed reaches the desired
position, turn the key to the OFF position,
turning it to the left by 90 °.
PROTECTION
There are various types of protections.
* The key for isolation of operation
* 2 limit switches, one high and the other low
* Mechanical Movement
The bed-lifting mechanism should only be
operated by adults.
EMERGENCIES
Unlocking procedure incase of insufficient
power.
The electric motor is fitted on the end with a
hexagonal nut, which allows manual movement
of the plane of the bed in case of insufficient
voltage of the vehicle leisure battery. The bed
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is disabled, simply by turning the hexagonal
nut clockwise or counter clockwise, depending
on the desired direction of movement.
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Mirrors
Cleaning
Eco Camel Shower Head
Your caravan is fitted with an Ecocamel shower
head
It saves water energy and money.
It has a wipe clean head to prevent the build
up of lime scale
Uses a maximum of 8 litres a minute
After showering when the shower is turned off,
your ecocamel shower head simply drains off
any excess water through the air intake
Clean your ecocamel shower head with a damp
cloth. Do not use any abrasive or chemical
cleaners. Should any scale build up on your
shower heads spray plate you can de-scale it
by rubbing the nozzles with your thumb.
Bathroom Shower Tap
Your shower tap has a high quality finish and
should be treated with care to preserve the
visible surfaces.
All surface finishes will wear if not cleaned
correctly, the only safe way to clean your mixer
is to wipe with a soft damp cloth.
Stains can be removed using washing up liquid
All bathing powders and liquids will damage
the surface of your fitting, even the non
scratch cleaners.
•It is best to clean mirrors with a cleaner
that does not contain ammonia. If you are
not sure of the ingredients, spray a clean
lint free cloth with the cleaner so as not to
get the liquid near to the edge of the mirror
which is where ammonia would cause the
most harm.
•Use a soft, dust free cloth
•Warm Water- try bottled water if your tap
is mineral rich
•For stubborn dirt use an oil free steel wool
pad- carefully and precisely
•Spray cleaners on your cloth, not directly
onto the mirror
•Keep the mirror frame dry
•Never use a razor blade on a mirror, even if
the mirror has paint specks on it. Always
use hot water first.
•If you find black spots on your mirror you
may have damaged the silvering behind the
mirror’s glass. If this is the case you may be
able to cover the spots from the front.
•Moisture along a mirror’s edge can seep in
and harm the reflective backing.
•Keep in mind that long-term exposure to
sunlight may damage some mirrors.
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Remis Remibase Plus Window Blinds.
Please note the blinds should not be in the
closed position when the vehicle is travelling
or when in storage for extended periods.
The sunscreen is housed at the bottom and the
flyscreen at the top of the blind. To open either
hold the cross bar and pull up or down. Both
blinds can be fully extended to totally cover
the window or can meet at any position to
give sun shading/privacy and protection from
insects entering the vehicle.
heads. Using a screw driver turn these gently
clockwise until the correct tension is reached.
Test the tension after each turn.
Cleaning:
The actual plastic profiles can be cleaned with
a non abrasive cleaner and damp soft cloth.
The blinds should only be dusted lightly with
a soft cloth.
The blinds over the kitchen sink and in the
bathroom have a special sun screen that can
be cleaned with a non abrasive cleaner and
damp cloth. The fly screens should only be
dusted with a soft cloth.
Remis Concertina Cab blinds
Remis concertina blinds are fitted to the front
windscreen and side windows in the cab of your
motorhome. Bailey has chosen to fit these
blinds to ensure that when you are sleeping
in your vehicle you are not disturbed by the
outside light.
Due to the nature and angles that these blinds
inhabit it’s important that they are opened and
closed in the correct manner.
Usage of the front system
The blinds are pre set to the correct tension.
If re tensioning is required please follow these
steps:
The blind needs to be taken down from the wall
by unscrewing the 4 corner screws.
Lay the blind face down on a table with the
cross bars of both blinds meeting in the middle.
The black cords re-tension the fly screen and
the white cords re-tension the sun screen.
The cords are fixed at either side with a screw.
Loosen this screw and gently pull the cord
5mm tighter and repeat on the other side
ensuring the crossbar is level.
To release the front blinds, push both buttons
in the directions of the arrow. Pull handle
from the left and right towards the middle
of the windscreen. The handles will lock
automatically due to the magnetic catch. To
open, pull the handles apart in the direction of
the arrows and pull them back to their resting
position. Lock the handle in place by pushing
it into the frame.
Test the tension. This process can be repeated
if necessary.
The blinds over the kitchen sink and in the
bathroom are of a different construction and
can be re-tensioned while fixed to the wall. On
the side of the cassettes are two plastic screw
Always ensure that both sides are
locked in place prior to commencing
travel.
!
Do not swing your forward visors to the
drivers or passenger door as this will
damage the blinds.
Closing
Cleaning of Remis Cab blinds
•Avoid using aggressive cleaning agents
(solvents/ abrasives)
•Clean the frame elements of the front and
side systems with a damp cloth and mild
soap solution.
•Clean the folding material carefully with a
soft brush or damp cloth.
Release the handle by pushing and pulling
slightly from its resting position. Pull the
handle to the catch, the magnetic catch will
lock automatically.
Opening
Pull handle to catch. Lock handle in place by
pushing on the frame
Always ensure that both sides are
locked in place prior to commencing
travel.
!
Do not swing your forward visors to
the driver or passenger door as this
will damage the blinds.
FITTED EQUIPMENT- Window Blinds
Usage of the side system
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GRP PANELS
GRP components need to be washed, waxed
and cared for like a car. Chemicals and dirt can
collect during storage, and the outer surface
called a gel coat can be stained or marked
when chemicals combine with rain or dew.
Most stains or marks can be removed with mild
dish-washing detergent, but more stubborn
marks may require a rubbing compound. To
help keep your GRP components looking
almost like new, it is wise to wash the parts
monthly (or more frequently) using mild dishwashing detergent, but avoid using strong
alkaline (e.g. tri-sodium phosphate) or acidic
cleaners or abrasives. Waxing the components
once or twice a year with a good grade paste
wax will help to maintain the colour and finish.
Insulation
Your Bailey motorhome is insulated with
polystyrene which is a material with high
insulation qualities.
This is used in the
construction of the floor, sides, rear panel
and ceiling and contributes greatly to the
insulation properties that allow the vehicle to
achieve grade 3.
RUNNING LIGHTS
•It is important that all the road lights on
your Bailey motorhome are checked before
you set out on a journey.
•All lights must be working in the correct
manner for the vehicle be road legal.
•Clean the outside of the lights with a
non abrasive or non aggressive cleaning
solution.
•Always replace a lamp which is showing any
sign of damage.
POLYPLASTIC WINDOWS
To open the windows turn the knobs anti
clockwise and open the catches. Swivel the
window pane open to the desired position and
close knobs clockwise to lock into the open
position.
To close, reverse this operation.
All opening windows have two catch positions.
The first position is for ventilation whilst the
second seals the window from wind and rain.
Mini and Midi Heki Rooflights
Opening and closing the Dome
The MPK roof light is situated in the
bathroom of your motorhome over the shower
compartment.
It is fitted with a fly screen for your comfort.
The fly screen is hinged allowing you access
to the handles that enable you to raise the
rooflight’s dome for ventilation
To raise the dome pinch the black parts of the
handle against the other half on both sides and
push upwards. Both sides can be raised or just
one depending on your preference.
•Press the push button (1) and simultaneously
open the dome with the bar (2).
•POSITION “A”
•Push the bar (2) to the marked rest position
(•).
•Fix the bar in this position by pushing the
left and right sliding catches (3) downwards.
•POSITION “B”
•Push the bar (2) to the marked rest position
(•) and lead over the left and right locking
mechanisms by applying slight pressure.
•POSITION “C”
•Push the bar (2) to the marked rest position
(•).
•Applying slight pressure lead the bar (2)
over the left and right catch hooks (4) so
that the dome is locked and the bar (2) lies
on the push button (1).
•POSITION “D”
•Push the bar (2) to the marked rest position
(•).
OPERATING THE BLIND
•Push the blind (5) in the direction of the
arrow (A) and the flyscreen (6) in the
direction of the arrow (B).
Safety instructions:
• Do not stand on the acrylic glass.
• Close HEKI completely before moving the
vehicle.
• Close HEKI when leaving the vehicle.
• Please consult your dealer when any defects
or problems occur.
• Remove snow/ice or other dirt from the roof
before opening HEKI.
• Do not open in strong winds or heavy rain.
Care instructions:
• Please clean the acrylic panes with the Seitz
Acrylic Cleaner.
• Stains and light scratches on the acrylic
pane can be removed using the Seitz
Acrylic Polish and Seitz special polishing
cloth.
• Only use water and mild soap suds to clean
the blinds.
• Failure to comply with these instructions
makes the guarantee null and void.
FITTED EQUIPMENT- General
ROOFLIGHTS
MPK ROOFLIGHT
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STAINLESS STEEL SINK
Stainless steel sinks need little maintenance
other than cleaning immediately after use.
Most deposits can be removed by washing with
soap or mild detergent and hot water, followed
by a clean water rinse and drying with a soft
cloth to prevent water spotting.
For more tenacious deposits a non-abrasive
multi-purpose cream cleaner such as CIF
should be used, followed by a clean water rinse
and drying.
Tannin stains can be removed by a solution of
washing soda and water applied with a soft
cloth/sponge followed by a clean water rinse
to remove any residues and drying with a soft
cloth.
(When cleaning with anything other than water
be careful not to get the solution onto your
kitchen worktop.)
Scratching will be most noticeable on highly
polished components. These marks are usually
only superficial and can be removed with a
proprietary stainless steel cleaner/polish. A
useful alternative is a car paint restorer, such
as ‘T-Cut’. If the surface has a directional
polished grain always clean along the grain and
not across it.
Always avoid bleach and trigger dispense
products and never use wire wool or leave wet
cloths, pads or containers on the surface as
they may form water marks.
!
To preserve the appearance of your
appliance we recommend plastic bowls
or mats are not stored in the sink. This
is particularly the case when travelling
because vehicle movement may cause
the plastic bowl to vibrate/rub against
the surface and leave marks.
TECNOFORM DOORS AND WORKTOPS
Wipe the doors with a soft, slightly damp cloth
(not wet) and then dry them with a dry cloth.
Worktops can be wiped with a wet cloth and are
more resistant to water than the locker doors.
Gasoline, benzene, thinners, any abrasive
products, chemically treated dust cloths and
detergents may damage the doors and should
not be used.
CARPET
Cleaning and Caring for Carpet Sets
•When cleaning the interior of your
motorhome please remove the carpet from
the vehicle.
•Vacuum the carpets to take the dirt out of
the pile
•For general cleaning use a dry shampoo,
following the product’s directions.
•For stains, use a mixture of 1/3 bleach to
2/3 warm water. Immerse a soft cloth in the
solution until wet, then wring and squeeze
the cloth until damp. Rub the affected area
until the stain has gone.
•NEVER USE DRIPPING WATER
•The proportion of water to bleach must
be accurate.
•Never put the carpet in a washing
machine or a tumble dryer.
TAPS
To clean, wipe with a soft soapy sponge, then
rinse and wipe dry. Do not use an abrasive
cleaner, scouring pad, powder or wire wool to
clean the tap and shower mixer. Do not use
any de-scaling agent
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If you live in a hard water area, lime
scale may build up around the spout
of your tap. Clean this off with either
lemon juice or vinegar. Do not attempt
to remove this with either a knife or
any other sharp implement as this will
damage the surface.
FITTED EQUIPMENT- General
JVC SPEAKERS
The speakers supplied within the habitation
compartment of your motorhome are JVC
Stereo speakers and should be cleaned with a
soft cloth and the outer surface wiped gently.
DO NOT APPLY ANY SOLVENT TO THE
SPEAKERS.
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UPHOLSTERY
General
The Approach models are designed as 2, 4
and 6 berths offering multiple bed layouts and
sleeping arrangements. Sometimes the bed
make-up utilises the cab seats: other times the
beds are made separately.
Cab Seats
The reclining cab seats have full forward and
rearward movement by releasing the catch
on the front of the seat and sliding it to the
required position. Both front cab seats have a
swivel mechanism fitted as standard and have
dual armrests for your comfort.
Seating Upholstery
The majority if cushions in your motorhome
are fully sprung to supply more comfort to
both you and your passengers.
The cushions that are not sprung are made
from high quality foam providing support and
comfort.
Care should be taken of these springs by not
loading weight on one area of a cushion for a
prolonged period of time when travelling or
when the vehicle is in storage. This could lead
to the springs failing and the comfort of the
cushion being diminished.
The Bailey DE-LUXE mattress futures a deep,
fully framed sprung unit of domestic quality
construction giving “An at home night’s sleep
whilst away in your motorhome.
Remove dust on a regular basis with your
vacuum’s upholstery or drape attachment. Try
to avoid brushing fabric covers because that
can damage the pile.
•If you spill something on your upholstery,
blot up the excess immediately. Avoid
detergents which may damage the fabrics
protection. Use a sponge or a clean white
cloth but do not wash or rub the fabric.
•Try to keep your cushions away from direct
sunlight.
•Light affects the colour of fabrics so avoid
over-exposure to sunlight.
•Try not to leave newspapers lying on your
cushions; ink can stain the covers. It isn’t
always easy to avoid that from happening,
however, proper ventilation can help.
•Try to keep pets off the upholstery and
be careful of sharp objects such as belt
buckles, toys and watch straps snagging the
fabric. If snags do occur, carefully cut off
the loose ends with scissors or tuck back in
- do not pull them under any circumstances.
Curtains:
It is recommended that the curtains in your
motorhome are washed on a delicate cycle at
30°C. This will not damage the clip glides.
Shrinkage maybe caused should you decide to
dry clean your curtains.
Safety
Passengers are reminded that it is a legal
requirement to wear the seatbelts provided
whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Table
When not required, this table should be
securely stored in the table store. When the
table is needed, its legs should be folded out
and the table placed where required.
The side dinette table and table leg should
always be stored whilst travelling in the
dedicated storage.
Ensure the folding legs are locked in place
before using the table. The table must be
stored when the vehicle is in motion.
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NOISE VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
During the development of the Approach
range of motorhomes Bailey determined
that a quieter journey adds to your comfort
as a traveller. The team developed stringent
requirements relating to Noise Vibration
and Harshness (noise emissions from your
empty vehicle). During the test drives the
team identified items that were making noise
and where possible designed solutions which
are enforced during the build procedure or
rectified by the component suppliers.
Bailey has fitted bump stops to all cupboards
and drawer front. Should you lose a bump stop
or require extra these are readily available
through the Bailey Parts website. When fitted
they will make your journey a more comfortable
one.
High Density acoustic foam has been used in
the construction of the vehicle to eliminate the
noise.
You may find that closing rooflight blinds
during transit also helps to eliminate noise.
Thetford Linear hob,
The glass lid that covers the hob is fitted with
bump stops which prevent the glass from
rattling on the trivet. These bumps stops may
with time and driving on uneven road surfaces
move from the ideal position. If you find that
your hob rattles on the trivet we would first
advise you to move the bump stops to the
correct position. Failing this we would advise
that you position a tea towel under the glass
lid while driving.
Please ensure that you remove the t towel
before you commence cooking.
Thetford Grill Pan
The Thetford grill pan is loose in the grill box
and therefore during transit can move around
and makes an irritating noise. To avoid this,
Bailey would advise that the grill pan is stored
in the pan storage compartment at the bottom
of the oven and wrapped in a T Towel.
Polyplastic Windows
The window stays on your motorhome have a
tendency to rattle. Should you encounter this
we would suggest that you open each window
that is rattling and tighten the stay so that
the window stays open, then loosen the stay
by ¼ of a turn. The window stay will still be
under tension but you should be able to push
it closed easily. Turn the catches to secure the
window tight.
This operation must not be undertaken when
the vehicle is in motion.
Remis Cab Blinds.
If the cab blinds have been knocked out of their
fixing points they will rattle. If you experience
this during transit please return your vehicle
to your retailer and ask them to refit the blinds.
Exterior
The exterior of your caravan is very durable
and easy to clean owing to it’s high gloss
properties. To maintain a showroom finish, one
needs only to wash the caravan and the parts
monthly (or more frequently), using Careavan* Caravan Cleaner but avoid using strong
alkaline (e.g. tri-sodium phosphate) or acidic
cleaners or abrasives. Waxing the components
once or twice a year with a good grade paste
wax will help to maintain the colour and finish.
Cleaning / usage information:
•Wash the caravan by hand, using a sponge
with plenty of Care-avan* cleaning solutions
to avoid scratching.
* Available through your supplying Bailey
Retailer or available to order direct via our
Parts Direct website
•www.bailey-parts.co.uk
•Always rinse away any cleaner from your
caravan.
•Dry the vehicle with a chamois or a
microfibre cloth
•It is imperative to ensure that the area
surrounding the rooflight is completely
dried, this will avoid both condensation and
damp collecting around the perimeter.
•Where possible position the vehicle nose
down for a short period to avoid water
pooling and collecting on the roof area.
Do not
• Do not apply a carnauba based wax to the
vehicle
• Do not use a mechanical brush washing
system such as a car wash.
• Never pressure wash your vehicle.
• Do not use solvents
• Do not use Acrylic cleaners
Under no circumstances use any
abrasive agents, methylated spirit,
white spirit or other solvents to the
exterior of your caravan
No touch up painting should be carried out
prior to consulting with a Bailey Service Centre
for approved methods.
All items stored in the gas bottle
storage locker must be secured to
prevent impact damage to the inside
of the body panel when the caravan is
being towed.
Do not allow any chemicals, toilet or otherwise,
to spill or leak into the gas box floor. Before
placing items in the cradle ensure that the tray
is clean and free from any debris. Cleaning
should only be carried out with warm soapy
water.
The use of high pressure water jets to clean
your caravan will invalidate your warranty.
Acrylic Windows
The windows fitted to your bailey caravan are
manufactured from high quality acrylic using
the latest plastic processing methods.
For cleaning, use only generous amounts of
water to wash away dust and road grit etc.
Then use a soft cloth and warm soapy water
and gently remove the remaining dirt. Avoid
abrasive cleaning materials and detergents.
As with all plastic materials, acrylic should not
be allowed to come into contact with chemicals
such as paint remover, fly spray, acetone, dish
washer detergent and car cleaning detergent.
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Never polish with a dry cloth
During high sun do not close the
window blinds completely and open the
windows into the ventilation position.
While the caravan is in motion please
ensure that the windows are fully
closed( this information is also detailed
on stickers on the windows)
General Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance of your Motorhome
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Winterisation /Storage
The following applies whenever your
motorhome is stored particularly during winter
months.
•If you will not be using your vehicle for a
while it is probably a good time to arrange
for your motorhome to have its annual
service at your appointed dealer.
•Do not leave your vehicle near tress or latch
type gates due to possible wind damage.
•Keep any grass around the floor or the
motorhome short to maintain airflow and
stop any possible damp getting into it.
•It is advised that the motorhome is ventilated
regularly throughout the winterisation/
storage period, opening windows, doors an
rooflights where possible.
•All moving parts should be checked for free
operation.
•Clean all cooking appliances and the
refrigerator before parking up the vehicle.
•Charge up the on board battery every 2
months
•Leave the refrigerator door open. Leave
the furniture and locker doors open to allow
air to circulate fully.
•Ensure that the entire water system is
thoroughly drained.
Winterizing.
Freezing in winter may cause damage to the
Whale tap
To avoid this damage, ensure that the system
is completely drained.
•
Drain the fresh water tank either
using the pump or a drain valve
•
Turn the pump on and open all taps
and the shower mixer (including the drain
valve) and allow the pump to purge the water
from the system
•
Turn off the power isolator switch
for the water pump
•
Remember to leave all outlets open
to avoid any damage.
•
Lift the lever up of every tap and
leave it in its central position.
Modifications: DIY work
Owners need to be aware that carrying out DIY
modifications to your caravan or motorhome
may in certain circumstances, invalidate the
warranty cover and could also affect the safety
and structure of the vehicle.
Condensation generally occurs in the
atmosphere when warm air rises, cools and
loses its capacity to hold water vapour. As a
result, excess water vapour condenses to form
droplets.
Condensation normally occurs in the winter
when the motorhome is cold and skylights
windows and doors are opened less often this
means that moist air cannot escape
It is important to try and provide ventilation
so that moist air can escape and to use the
heating responsibly.
How you can prevent condensation
Provide ventilation so that warm air can escape
•Good ventilation of kitchens when washing,
cooking or drying damp cloths is essential,
use the electrical element of the heating
system , particularly if the windows show
signs of misting up.
•If it is not possible to use the space heater
open the skylights or windows slightly but
keep the main door closed as much as
possible.
•After showering, keep the bathroom door
closed and the window or the skylight open
long enough for the room to dry
•Preparing your vehicle for cold conditions
Spares and After-Sales
There are numerous parts and accessories
available for your motorhome either from
your Bailey retailer or through the Bailey
Parts website. You are more than welcome
to contact the parts website for anything
you may require. However if it is a safety or
warranty critical item you will need to obtain
it from your Bailey Retailer who will fit the
component for you.
Your motorhome is fully winterised and has
achieved the BS EN 1646-1:2004+A1:2008
standard Climatic testing to Grade Three
standard.
•Make sure that all plumbing pipes, drains,
and water supply appliances within the
motorhome are properly drained.
•Remove the battery from the motorhome to
keep it warmer. If the battery cells were to
freeze this could cause damage to the cells
and decrease the life of the battery.
•Try to cover as much as possible of the
underside of the motorhome to prevent
snow from collecting and packing up
underneath.
This will help to prevent
damage to the tyres due to weather
conditions.
•Apply a lubricant to any of the locks to avoid
them from freezing up. This will allow you
access to your motorhome if it is needed.
General Care and Maintenance
Condensation
What is Condensation?
Condensation is the change of water from its
gaseous form (water droplets) into its liquid
form.
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Caring for the Environment
After many years in service you may decide
that your motorhome has become beyond
economic repair and should be disposed of.
Please ensure that you comply with the endof- life vehicle legislation and take it to an
authorised treatment facility where it will be
properly dealt with to minimise any negative
environmental impact. The transaction will be
logged by the DVLA, identifying that you are
no longer the owner of the vehicle.
GET A CLEARER VIEW
Did you know that your new Bailey motorhome has
pre-installed cabling to fit a WAECO reversing camera?
WAECO Reversing Camera
System RVS 550W
• For 12 volt and 24 volt operation
• USB connection for charging MP3 players etc.
• Easylink monitor mount, for easy removal
• LED background illumination
• Colour camera available in white or silver
• 5” colour LCD monitor
• 2 year warranty
Quick monitor removal
For further details please
contact your local Bailey dealer
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USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS
BAILEY OF BRISTOL
[email protected]
BAILEY SPARES DEPARTMENT
[email protected]
MICHELIN TYRES PLC
PEUGEOT ASSISTANCE
0845 366 1535
PEUGEOT ASSISTANCE IN EUROPE
0800 294 0294
00800 332 2887 7
0033 825 8789 83
0033 472 1712 05
AL-KO
[email protected]
01926 818 500
FIRE ANGEL TECHNICAL SUPPORT LINE
[email protected]
0800 141 2561
TRUMA
01283 586 020
DOMETIC
[email protected]
0844 626 0130
THE CARAVANS CLUB
www.caravanclub.co.uk
01342 326 944
THE MOTORCARAVANNERS CLUB
www.motorcvaravannersclub.eu
01684 311 677
THE CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
0845 1307 631
THE NATIONAL CARAVAN COUNCIL
www.nationalcaravan.co.uk
01252 318 251
THE BAILEY OWNER’S CLUB
www.baileyownersclub.org
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