Grand Tour
5 - DASH / AUTO
Rev. 1517150929
Part No. 161500-15-031
Copyright 2014 Winnebago Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 – INTRODUCTION
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 1-1
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .............................................................................................. 1-1
Pre-Delivery Inspection .................................................................................................................... 1-2
Before Driving .................................................................................................................................. 1-2
Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................................................................................................... 1-2
Service and Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................................. 1-2
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ................................................................................. 1-3
Vehicle Certification Label ............................................................................................................... 1-4
Specifications and Capacities ........................................................................................................... 1-5
Owner and Vehicle Information ....................................................................................................... 1-6
General Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 2-1
Driving Safety ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Fuel and Propane Gas ....................................................................................................................... 2-2
Propane Gas Leaks ............................................................................................................................ 2-3
Propane Gas Leak Detector .............................................................................................................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Warning .............................................................................................................. 2-4
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................................................................................................. 2-4
Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................................... 2-6
Electrical ........................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Loading ............................................................................................................................................. 2-6
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................... 2-7
Emergency Exits ............................................................................................................................... 2-7
Power Sofas and Beds ....................................................................................................................... 2-7
Slideout Rooms ................................................................................................................................. 2-7
Formaldehyde Information ............................................................................................................... 2-8
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motorhome ............................................................................................ 2-8
Roof and Ladders .............................................................................................................................. 2-9
Roadside Emergency ...................................................................................................................... 2-10
Jump Starting .................................................................................................................................. 2-11
Engine Overheat ............................................................................................................................. 2-11
3 – DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
Seat Belts .......................................................................................................................................... 3-3
KeyOne™ Lock System ................................................................................................................... 3-4
Power Door Locks ............................................................................................................................ 3-4
Accent LED Light Strips (Front) ...................................................................................................... 3-6
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Collision Avoidance System ............................................................................................................. 3-6
Mirrors – Power Electric ................................................................................................................... 3-7
Front Drop-Down Solar/Night Shade (12-Volt) ............................................................................... 3-8
Infotainment Center/GPS .................................................................................................................. 3-9
CB Radio Power Wiring ................................................................................................................. 3-11
Parking Brake ................................................................................................................................. 3-12
Engine Brake System ...................................................................................................................... 3-12
Tag Axle Suspension System ......................................................................................................... 3-13
Hazard Warning Flashers ................................................................................................................ 3-13
Signal Lever/Headlight High-Low Beam ....................................................................................... 3-14
Steering Column Adjustment .......................................................................................................... 3-14
Brake/Accelerator Pedals – Adjustable .......................................................................................... 3-15
SmartWheel™ Steering Wheel Control System ............................................................................. 3-15
Battery Boost Switch ...................................................................................................................... 3-17
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) ................................................................................ 3-18
Defrost Fans .................................................................................................................................... 3-18
Air Horns ........................................................................................................................................ 3-18
Fuel Selection – Diesel Engine ....................................................................................................... 3-19
Filling the Fuel Tank – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................ 3-19
Starting and Stopping Diesel Engine .............................................................................................. 3-19
Engine Block Heater – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................ 3-19
Engine Service Access Grille – Rear .............................................................................................. 3-20
Engine Access Covers – Rear Bath ................................................................................................ 3-21
Fuel/Water Separator – Diesel ........................................................................................................ 3-22
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill ................................................................................................................ 3-23
Engine Cooling System .................................................................................................................. 3-23
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch ................................................................................................ 3-24
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash Automotive 12-Volt .................................................. 3-24
Front Service Access ...................................................................................................................... 3-25
Windshield Washers and Wipers .................................................................................................... 3-26
Tires ................................................................................................................................................ 3-26
Hub Cover ....................................................................................................................................... 3-26
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ........................................................................................ 3-27
Lights .............................................................................................................................................. 3-27
4 – APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Refrigerator – Residential ................................................................................................................. 4-1
Ice Maker .......................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment – Residential ................................................................. 4-2
Tailgate Package ............................................................................................................................... 4-2
Refrigerator/Freezer – Portable ......................................................................................................... 4-3
Range Top (Electric) ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
Microwave Oven/Range Hood ......................................................................................................... 4-4
Monitor Panel ................................................................................................................................... 4-4
Power Control System (PCS) ........................................................................................................... 4-5
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Solar Charge Panel ............................................................................................................................ 4-5
Electronic Thermostat ....................................................................................................................... 4-6
Hydronic Heating System ................................................................................................................. 4-9
Air Conditioner Filters .................................................................................................................... 4-12
Washer/Dryer – Stackable .............................................................................................................. 4-13
Washer/Dryer – Prep Package ........................................................................................................ 4-13
Dishwasher ...................................................................................................................................... 4-14
Central Vacuum Cleaner ................................................................................................................. 4-14
5 – PROPANE GAS
Propane Gas Supply .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
Propane Accessory Connection ........................................................................................................ 5-2
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ................................................................................................ 5-3
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ........................................................................................... 5-4
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ....................................................................................................... 5-5
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ............................................................................................ 5-6
6 – ELECTRICAL
Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-1
Power Cord – External ...................................................................................................................... 6-1
Power Cord Reel ............................................................................................................................... 6-3
Inverter/Charger Unit – 2800W (Pure Sine Wave) ........................................................................... 6-4
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ............................................................................................ 6-5
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-5
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ....................................................................................................... 6-6
Electrical Generator .......................................................................................................................... 6-6
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ............................................................................................ 6-8
Battery Information ........................................................................................................................... 6-9
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch ......................................................................................... 6-9
Battery Access ................................................................................................................................ 6-10
Battery Care .................................................................................................................................... 6-10
Circuit Breakers – House 12-Volt .................................................................................................. 6-12
7 – PLUMBING
Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................................... 7-1
Water Pump ...................................................................................................................................... 7-3
Cold Water Filter .............................................................................................................................. 7-5
Ice Maker Water Filter ...................................................................................................................... 7-6
Full-Coach Water Filtration System ................................................................................................. 7-7
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ............................................................................................ 7-8
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ......................................................................................................... 7-9
Exterior Shower/Wash Station .......................................................................................................... 7-9
Toilet ................................................................................................................................................. 7-9
Toilet – Electric Flush ..................................................................................................................... 7-10
Drainage System (P-Traps) ............................................................................................................. 7-11
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Waste Water System ....................................................................................................................... 7-11
Utility Light .................................................................................................................................... 7-14
WaterLine and Tank Drain Valves ................................................................................................. 7-14
Winterizing Procedure .................................................................................................................... 7-15
Winterizing Optional Appliances ................................................................................................... 7-17
Water System Drain Valve Locations ............................................................................................. 7-19
8 – ENTERTAINMENT
HDMI Video Selection System ........................................................................................................ 8-1
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock .................................................................................................. 8-3
Audio/Video System Basic Operation .............................................................................................. 8-3
Blu-ray™ Player and Sound Bar System .......................................................................................... 8-3
Blu-ray™ Player and Bose® Sound Bar System .............................................................................. 8-4
Infotainment Center (House Mode) .................................................................................................. 8-5
Blu-ray™/DVD Home Theater System ............................................................................................ 8-5
TV (Dining Buffet) – Power Lift ...................................................................................................... 8-6
TV Antenna – Digital ....................................................................................................................... 8-7
TV Signal Amplifier ......................................................................................................................... 8-8
Satellite Dish and Cable TV Connections ........................................................................................ 8-8
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring .................................................................................................. 8-8
TV Digital Satellite System (Automatic/In-Motion) ........................................................................ 8-9
TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic ....................................................................................... 8-10
Exterior Entertainment Center (Adjustable) ................................................................................... 8-11
9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Lounge Chair – Swivel ..................................................................................................................... 9-1
Buffet Table and Chairs .................................................................................................................... 9-1
Sliding Buffet Table and Chairs ....................................................................................................... 9-3
Sleeping Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 9-5
Sofa/Sleeper ...................................................................................................................................... 9-5
Extendable Sectional Sofa/Sleeper ................................................................................................... 9-7
Digital Sleep Air Bed ........................................................................................................................ 9-9
Bed – Power Lift ............................................................................................................................. 9-10
Power Shades – Night (12-Volt) .................................................................................................. 9-11
Roller Shades (Manual) – Solar/Blackout ...................................................................................... 9-12
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ....................................................................................................... 9-12
10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Slideout Room Lock System .......................................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room Travel Locks – Electric .......................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room Retraction (with Power Lift Bed) .......................................................................... 10-2
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ............................................................................................... 10-2
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .............................................................................. 10-5
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Power Gear®) In Wall Slideout ................................................ 10-5
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Power Gear®) Under Floor Slideout ........................................ 10-6
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) ..................................................................................... 10-8
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Slideout Emergency Retraction (Power Gear®) In Wall Slideout ................................................. 10-9
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Power Gear®) Under Floor Slideout .......................................... 10-9
Slideout Emergency Retraction – Bedroom (Power Gear®) ........................................................ 10-10
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) ..................................................................................... 10-11
General Slideout Care ................................................................................................................... 10-12
Leveling System ........................................................................................................................... 10-13
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level (Lippert) ...................................................................................... 10-15
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level (HWH®) ...................................................................................... 10-16
11 – MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .............................................................................. 11-1
Roof ................................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Undercarriage .................................................................................................................................. 11-1
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ................................................................................................... 11-2
Exterior Graphic Care ..................................................................................................................... 11-4
Front End Masks and Paint Damage ............................................................................................... 11-4
Headlights and Exterior Lights ....................................................................................................... 11-5
Plastic Parts – Cleaning .................................................................................................................. 11-5
Interior Soft Goods ......................................................................................................................... 11-6
Cabinetry – Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 11-7
Decorative Vinyl Wall Paneling – Cleaning ................................................................................... 11-7
Solid Surface Countertop – Corian® .............................................................................................. 11-7
Stainless Steel Appliances .............................................................................................................. 11-8
Galley Sink ..................................................................................................................................... 11-9
Range and Refrigerator ................................................................................................................... 11-9
Ceramic Tile – Polished .................................................................................................................. 11-9
Bathroom ...................................................................................................................................... 11-10
Doors and Windows ...................................................................................................................... 11-10
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ...................................................................................................... 11-10
Vehicle Storage – Removal .......................................................................................................... 11-11
Chassis Service and Maintenance ................................................................................................. 11-12
Chassis Fuses and Relays ............................................................................................................. 11-12
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ..................................................................................................... 11-13
Coach Maintenance Chart ............................................................................................................. 11-14
12 – MISCELLANEOUS
Loading the Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ 12-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ..................................................................................................... 12-1
Car or Trailer Towing ..................................................................................................................... 12-3
Trailer Wiring Connector ................................................................................................................ 12-4
Towing Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 12-4
Fireplace .......................................................................................................................................... 12-5
Countertop Extension ..................................................................................................................... 12-6
Step (Entry) – Electric .................................................................................................................... 12-7
Stepwell Cover ................................................................................................................................ 12-8
Windows ......................................................................................................................................... 12-9
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Power Roof Ventilator .................................................................................................................. 12-10
Skylight Shade .............................................................................................................................. 12-11
Roof Ladder .................................................................................................................................. 12-11
Storage Compartment Doors ........................................................................................................ 12-13
Compartment Lights Switch ......................................................................................................... 12-13
Awning – Power ........................................................................................................................... 12-13
Air Hose Connector ...................................................................................................................... 12-15
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .................................................................................................. 12-16
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This operator’s manual was prepared to aid
you in the proper care and operation of the
vehicle and equipment.
Please read this manual completely to
understand how everything in your coach works
before taking it on its “maiden voyage”. In
addition, please become familiar with the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: This manual describes many features of
your motorhome and includes
instructions for its safe use.
This manual, including photographs and
illustrations, is of a general nature only.
Some equipment and features described
or shown in this manual may be
optional or unavailable on your model.
Because of Winnebago Industries®’
continuous program of product
improvement, it is possible that recent
product changes and information may
not be included.
The instructions included in this manual
are intended as a guide, and in no way
extend the responsibilities of Winnebago
Industries beyond the standard written
warranty as presented in this manual.
The descriptions, illustrations, and
specifications in this manual were
correct at the time of printing. We reserve
the right to change specifications or
design without notice, and without
incurring obligation to install the same
on products previously manufactured.
The materials in your InfoCase contain
warranty information and operating and
maintenance instructions for the various
appliances and components in your motorhome.
NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and
manuals for the various appliances and
components have been incorporated into
the Operator’s Manual Supplement for
your convenience.
Please read the FAQ in Section 1 of the
Operator’s Manual Supplement for more
details.
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is
made to the vehicle chassis manual that is
provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on
which this motorhome is built.
Consult the chassis manual for operating,
safety, and maintenance instructions pertaining
to the chassis section of the motorhome.
SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN
THIS MANUAL
Throughout this manual, certain items are
labeled Danger, Warning, Caution, Notice, or
Note. These terms alert you to precautions that
may involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to
your personal safety. Read and follow them
carefully.
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious personal injury.
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Congratulations! We welcome you to the
exciting world of motorhome travel and
camping. You will find it convenient and
enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and
still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you
choose to go.
Before sliding into the driver’s seat, please
become familiar with operations and features. In
addition, spend some time with the dealer when
you take delivery to learn all you can about your
new motorhome.
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WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious personal injury.
BEFORE DRIVING
Familiarize yourself with State/Province and
local regulations before traveling. There are
many local rules that may impact your RV
travels.
FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate personal
injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not
related to personal injury.
NOTE: A “Note” is not necessarily safetyrelated, but indicates a recommendation
or special point of information that could
assist in understanding the use or care of
a feature item.
PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
This motorhome has been thoroughly
inspected before shipment. Your dealer is
responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all
motorhome components.
As a part of the pre-delivery inspection
procedure, the dealer is responsible for road
testing the motorhome, noting, and correcting
any problems before delivery.
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We recommend that you have the front
suspension and steering alignment checked and
adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle
according to your needs. Thereafter, have
alignment inspected periodically to maintain
vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven
tire wear.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Your dealer will be glad to provide any
additional information you need, as well as
answer any questions you might have about
operating the equipment in your coach. When it
comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality
maintenance and any other assistance that you
may require during your ownership of this
vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling,
you may take your vehicle to any authorized
Winnebago Industries® dealership and request
their assistance.
See the Service Dealer Directory in your
InfoCase.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago
Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
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a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or
Winnebago Industries®.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
or go to their website at http://www.safercar.gov
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the NHTSA website
at http://www.safercar.gov
OCCUPANT AND CARGO
CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL
This label is affixed in the driver’s area next to
or near the Vehicle Certification Label. It
contains vehicle occupant and cargo carrying
capacity along with the number of seat belt
positions in the vehicle. The label also provides
the weight of a full load of water and advises that
this weight, along with the tongue weight counts
as cargo.
If any weight exceeding 45.4 kg (100 lbs.) is
added to your coach between final vehicle
certification and first retail sale, the occupant and
cargo carrying capacity must be corrected and a
label similar to the one shown below will be
affixed inside your coach.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label is affixed to the lower driver side armrest panel, driver door, or the driver side door jamb,
depending on model. It contains vehicle identification numbers and other important reference information.
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago
Industries®.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total
permissible weight of the vehicle, including
driver, passengers, total cargo carried
(including all liquids), and equipped with all
options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front and rear axles
(listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements. When
replacing any of the tires on your vehicle,
always replace with a tire that meets these
specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims
recommended to meet handling and safety
requirements. When replacing any of the rims
on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at
Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended
(while cold) for the tires originally equipped
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on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be
maintained to assure proper handling, safety,
and fuel economy.
9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or
Dual as it relates to the inflation.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by
Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motorhome is built. The 10th digit of the VIN
designates the chassis model year (E=2014,
F=2015, G=2016, etc.). This information is
useful when ordering chassis repair parts.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motorhome. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement
cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
14. Winnebago® model year and series/family
name.
15. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
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SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
Feature Number
Length
Exterior Height
Exterior Width
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Exterior Storage
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Awning Length
42HL
42QL
Freightliner®
Maxum Tag
45,660 lb.
Chassis
Freightliner
Maxum Tag
45,660 lb.
Chassis
1DL
1DL
42' 10.3"
42' 10.3"
12' 10"
12' 10"
®
8' 5.5"
8' 5.5"
196.0 cu. ft.
196.0 cu. ft.
16' / 19'
16' / 19'
Interior Height
7'
7'
Interior Width
8' 0.5"
8' 0.5"
85 gal.
85 gal.
Continuous
Continuous
51 gal.
51 gal.
95 gal.
71 gal.
5.6 gal.
5.6 gal.
Freshwater Tank Capacity
4
Water Heater Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity - Black
Holding Tank Capacity - Gray
Propane Capacity
Wheelbase
5
4
4
279"
279"
GVWR
45,660 lbs.
45,660 lbs.
GAWR - Front
15,660 lbs.
15,660 lbs.
GAWR - Rear
30,000 lbs.
30,000 lbs.
60,660 lbs.
60,660 lbs.
150 gal.
150 gal.
GCWR
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Fuel Capacity
Notes:
All information is based upon the most recent data available. Visit the Winnebago Industries, Inc. web page –
www.winnebagoind.com – for the most current product information.
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The height of each model is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight of a typically
equipped unit. The actual height of your vehicle may vary by several inches depending on chassis or equipment variations.
Contact your dealer for further information.
2
Floorplans feature a wide-body design - over 96". You should be aware that some states restrict access on some or all state
roads to 96" in body width. You should confirm the road usage laws in the states of interest to you.
3
The load capacity of your motor home is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space
when loading your motor home.
4
Capacities are based on measurements prior to tank installation. Slight capacity variations can result upon installation.
5
Capacities shown are the tank manufacturer's listed water capacity (W.C.). Actual filled propane capacity is 80% of listing due
to overfilling prevention device on tank.
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Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR,
and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Refer to the chassis operator's manual of your motor home for further towing
information.
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OWNER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION
OWNER INFO
Owner’s Name(s) __________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Motorhome Model Number __________________________________________________________
Motorhome Serial Number ___________________________________________________________
Chassis Vehicle Identification No. (VIN) ________________________________________________
Vehicle Mileage at Delivery __________________________________________________________
Selling Dealer Name ________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES® DEALER /SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
CHASSIS SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
RV INSURANCE POLICY
Company _________________________________________________________________________
Policy Number ____________________________________________________________________
Agent______________________________________________Phone ________________________
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SECTION 2 – SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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DRIVING SAFETY
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure all passengers have seat belts
fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips
and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be
positioned snug over the shoulder.
For pregnant women: Never place the
shoulder belt behind your back or under your
arm. Adjust the lap belt across your hips/
pelvis, and below your belly. Place the
shoulder belt across your chest (between your
breasts) and away from your neck.
Child restraints should be installed properly
according to manufacturer’s instructions. See
“Child Restraints”.
All moveable or swiveling seats should be
placed and locked in travel position while the
vehicle is moving.
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation.
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a
vacation or any extended trip.
WARNING
This motorhome has been designed,
manufactured and tested with concern for
the protection of it’s occupants. We
recommend you perform the following
inspections for your safety and the safety
of your passengers before starting your
vehicle.
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10.
LP GAS SYSTEM - Turn off at tank for
traveling. Test for leaks upon arrival at
destination before lighting pilots.
WHEELS - Inspect for damage and check
lug nuts for tightness.
TIRES - Inspect for wear and damage
and check for recommended air
pressure.
LIGHTING - Test for proper operation of
all interior and exterior lights including
dash lights, headlights, tail lights, brake
lights, clearance lights, and turn signals.
EXITS - Inspect release mechanism on
emergency exit window, test both locks
on main entrance door for ease of
operation and instruct passengers how to
use both means of exit.
SEAT BELTS - Direct passengers to
designated seats, be certain swivel seats
are locked into position, and require use
of a seat belt. See operator’s manual for
occupancy and weight restrictions.
APPLIANCES - Turn off and latch or lock
doors where provided.
LOOSE PARCELS - Store securely.
UTILITY SUPPLY LINES - Disconnect all
electrical, sewer and water lines and
secure properly.
ENTRANCE DOOR STEP - Assure step
is in retracted position for traveling.
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GENERAL WARNINGS
Read your motorhome and chassis
owner’s manual for further precautions.
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Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while
the vehicle is moving.
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
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Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
Use care when accelerating or decelerating on
a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can
cause skidding and loss of control.
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout room
extended.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the
brakes may affect stopping distance or cause
the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake
operation in a safe area to be sure they have
not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if
a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or
performance of your vehicle. Refer to your
chassis manual for complete and related
information on driving your vehicle.
WARNING
Propane gas containers, gasoline, or
other flammable liquids shall not be
placed or stored onboard the vehicle
because a fire or explosion may result.
Propane gas containers are equipped
with safety valves, which relieve
excessive pressure by discharging gas
to the atmosphere. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
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FUEL AND PROPANE GAS
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DANGER
All pilot lights, appliances, and their
ignitors (see operating instructions)
shall be turned off before refueling of
motor fuel tanks and/or propane
containers. Can cause ignition of
flammable vapors, which can lead to a
fire or explosion and result in death or
serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or propane gas tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and the door is latched
securely.
Never connect natural gas to the propane gas
system.
When lighting range burners, do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to
escape before lighting match.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Propane gas regulators must always be
installed with the diaphragm vent facing
downward. Regulators are equipped with a
protective cover. Make sure that the regulator
vent faces downward and that the cover is kept
in place to minimize vent blockage, which
could result in excessive gas pressure causing
fire or explosion.
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
DANGER
Do not use gas cooking appliances for
comfort heating. Can lead to carbon
monoxide poisoning, which can lead to
death or serious injury.
WARNING
Gas cooking appliances need fresh air for
safe operation.
Before operating:
Open vents or windows slightly or turn on
exhaust fan prior to using cooking
appliance. Gas flames consume oxygen,
which should be replaced to ensure
proper combustion. Improper use can
result in death or serious injury.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliance(s) avoids dangers of asphyxiation. It is
especially important that cooking appliances not
be used for comfort heating, as the danger of
asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is
used for long periods of time. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
DANGER
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
1. Extinguish any open flames and all
smoking materials.
2. Shut off the propane supply at the
container valve(s) or propane supply
connection.
3. Do not touch electrical switches.
4. Open doors and other ventilating
openings.
5. Leave the area until odor clears.
6. Have the propane system checked
and leakage source corrected before
using again.
Ignition of flammable vapors could lead to
a fire or explosion and result in death or
serious injury.
PROPANE GAS LEAK
DETECTOR
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Propane
Gas Leak Detector, similar to the one shown
below. The leak detector sounds an alarm if an
unsafe amount of propane gas is present inside
the coach.
PROPANE GAS LEAKS
Check propane gas system for leaks yearly, or
as necessary.
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
Propane Gas Leak Detector
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD: DO NOT use an
open flame to test for gas leaks. When
testing for gas line leaks with a soapy
water solution, DO NOT use a detergent
containing ammonia or chlorine. These
substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas lines,
resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
Death or serious injury can result.
Power Connection
The Propane Gas Leak Detector is powered by
the house batteries. If the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch is shut off or the battery cable
is disconnected from the batteries, the alarm will
not work. The Propane Gas Leak Detector fuse or
circuit breaker is located in the 12-volt house
electrical load center.
Because the Propane Gas Leak Detector is
connected to the house battery, it is always
drawing a small amount of current. Even though
this current draw is slight, it could drain the house
battery during storage periods when the house
battery will not be charged regularly by the
engine or shoreline.
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for further instructions.
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CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas.
Death or serious injury can result.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly
maintained engine exhaust and ventilation
system. It is recommended that the exhaust
system and body be inspected by a qualified
motorhome service center:
• Each time the vehicle is serviced for an oil
change.
• Whenever a change in the sound of the
exhaust system is noticed.
• Whenever the exhaust system, underbody, or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves, or other obstructions
at all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED
VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR
AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle into or out of the
area.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm, which has a sensor that is
designed to detect toxic carbon monoxide gas
fumes resulting from incomplete combustion of
fuel. It will detect CO gas from any combustion
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
source such as the furnace, gas range/oven (if
equipped), chassis engine, and electric generator
engine.
Press button to test
SMOKE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Smoke Alarm
(located on the ceiling in the lounge area.) The
Smoke Alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery and
has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke.
Push button
to test
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Smoke Alarm
WARNING
Failure to replace this product by the
“REPLACE BY DATE” may result in death
by Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
The following label is affixed to the Smoke
Alarm.
WARNING
Test smoke alarm operation after vehicle
has been in storage, before each trip, and
at least once per week during use. Failure
to do so can result in death or serious
injury.
Further Information
Replacement
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase
for further information.
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for further instructions.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A dry chemical Fire Extinguisher is located
near the entrance door.
Replacement
If for any reason you must replace the Fire
Extinguisher, the replacement must be the same
type and size as the one originally supplied in
your coach. We recommend obtaining a
replacement only from your Winnebago
Industries® dealer or a reliable RV parts supplier.
ELECTRICAL
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Fire Extinguisher
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical installation shown
We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the Fire Extinguisher and in the
information supplied in your InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the Fire
Extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
recommendations as stated on the label.
If the charge is insufficient, the Fire
Extinguisher must be replaced.
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Do not use any electrical device that has had
the ground pin removed.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
LOADING
NOTICE
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents,
which would render the unit inoperative
when needed. When using the fire
extinguisher, aim the spray at the base of
the fire.
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Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop.
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals (See
“Loading the Vehicle” in Section 12 Miscellaneous).
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Never load the motorhome in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating or the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
MAINTENANCE
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Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check
coolant level visually at the see-through
coolant reservoir.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle, such as radial, bias, or
belted tires, as vehicle handling may be
affected. Replace tires with exact size, type,
and load range.
EMERGENCY EXITS
Escape Window
The bedroom escape window is secured by
two red safety latches at the bottom or side of the
window.
To open, lift both latches up and toward the
center of the window, then push outward near the
bottom of the window.
Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latch handles UP
and push window OUT)
-Typical View
POWER SOFAS AND BEDS
WARNING
Keep people away from operating
mechanism and pinch hazard areas
during use. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
SLIDEOUT ROOMS
WARNING
Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latch handles UP
and push window OUT)
-Typical View
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage due
to room activation.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or
retracting. Do not occupy the slideout
room while it is being extended or
retracted. Failure to observe can result in
death or serious injury.
FORMALDEHYDE
INFORMATION
Some of the materials used in this recreational
vehicle emit formaldehyde. Eye, nose, and throat
irritation, headache, nausea, and a variety of
asthma-like symptoms, including shortness of
breath have been reported as a result of
formaldehyde exposure. Reaction to
formaldehyde exposure may vary among
individuals. Elderly persons and young children,
as well as anyone with a history of asthma,
allergies, or lung problems may be at greater risk.
Research is continuing on the possible long-term
effects of exposure to formaldehyde. Inadequate
ventilation may allow formaldehyde and other
contaminants to accumulate in indoor air.
Ventilation to dilute the indoor air may be
obtained from a passive or mechanical
ventilation system. Always be sure to thoroughly
ventilate your recreational vehicle before and
during each use. High indoor temperatures and
humidity may raise formaldehyde levels. When a
recreational vehicle is in areas subject to high
temperatures, an air conditioning system can be
used to control indoor temperature levels. If you
have any questions regarding the health effects of
formaldehyde, consult your doctor or local health
department.
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WARNING
This vehicle, like other vehicles, may
contain small amounts of one or more
substances which are listed by the state
of California for causing cancer or
reproductive toxicity.
MOLD, MOISTURE, AND YOUR
MOTORHOME
What is Mold?
Molds are part of the natural environment.
They are as old as the Earth itself and mold
spores are almost everywhere at some level
waiting to grow. Mold plays a part of nature by
breaking down dead organic matter, such as
fallen leaves and dead trees. Indoors however,
mold growth should be avoided. Molds
reproduce by means of tiny spores. Those spores
are invisible to the naked eye and float
throughout the outdoor and indoor air. Because
of the nature of the use of a motorhome, it is
natural for a motorhome to be introduced into an
environment with mold spores.
Mold is a plant and requires its own special
environment to grow. That environment includes
organic materials, nutrients, moisture, and proper
temperature.
How Can I Avoid Mold?
To reduce the ability for mold to grow, you
must reduce what constitutes its growth
environment. Mold can grow with the smallest of
a nutrient base. Just small amounts of dirt or dust
on the carpet can be enough to allow the mold
process to begin. Keep the environment as clean
as possible. Vacuum the carpet. Clean food spills
thoroughly and quickly. Avoid grease buildup
near the stove or sink. Clean the exhaust fan
above the stove often.
Minimize moisture in your motorhome and
keep humidity low. Clean spills quickly. Do not
allow condensation to build up. You can open
windows and vents to minimize condensation.
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
Use of the air conditioner can assist in removing
moisture from the air. Avoid leaks, but if leaks do
occur, make repairs promptly.
Avoid bringing mold into your motorhome.
Plants, cloths, books, and other household items
may already have mold present. It is easy to
transfer mold into your motorhome environment.
Monitor your motorhome. Periodically check
those hidden areas in corners, closets, and
cabinets to assure mold is not present.
What if I Find Mold?
If mold develops, clean the area with a
concentrate of soap and bleach. Items that
contain mold that cannot be cleaned should be
removed from the vehicle.
Can Mold Harm Me?
The effects of mold and airborne mold spores
may cause irritation to some people. Experts
disagree on the level of exposure that may cause
health concerns.
ROOF AND LADDERS
–If Equipped
WARNING
STAY OFF ROOF. Surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
The ladder on your motorhome is provided for
limited access to the roof.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
Before Using the Ladder
If Mold Is Present, What Will
Winnebago Industries® Do?
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If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present in the motorhome as a result of a
manufacturing defect reported to Winnebago
Industries within the limited warranty period,
Winnebago will clean the affected area(s) and/or
replace affected items as it deems necessary. This
is the extent of coverage provided by Winnebago
Industries. Winnebago Industries, however, will
not assume responsibility for mold deemed to be
a result of a motorhome users lack of timely and
appropriate action to mitigate circumstances
should a problem occur.
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present due to conditions it determines is not a
result of a manufacturing defect found within the
warranty period, Winnebago Industries will not
provide any financial assistance to the repair of
the condition.
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Inspect the ladder to make sure it is not
damaged. Never use a damaged ladder.
Keep the rungs of the ladder clean and dry
while in use. Never use the ladder when it is
raining, snowing, or icy. The rungs can
become slippery. Do not step onto the rungs if
the rungs are wet, or if your shoes are wet or
carry mud or debris that could result in a loss
of footing.
Never ignore warning labels or weight limits
defined on your ladder. The following
warning label is located on or near the ladder:
WARNING
Do not exceed 225-lb. maximum weight
capacity. Misuse of ladder could result in
death or serious injury. See Operator’s
Manual before using ladder.
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Maximum Capacity: 225 lbs.
Do not overload. Ladder is intended for one
person.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Make sure you are physically capable to
safely use the ladder. Strength, flexibility, and
stability are required.
Be aware that the vehicle may sway as you
climb the ladder. Do not use the ladder in high
winds.
As you climb the ladder, grasp the side rails
firmly and always use both hands. Keep your
body centered between the side rails. Do not
over-reach.
Never allow children on the ladder.
Do not transport items anchored to the
ladder. You could damage the ladder.
ROADSIDE EMERGENCY
Because of the size and weight of this vehicle
and its tires, and the possible complications
involved in tire changing, we strongly advise
obtaining professional road service to change a
flat tire whenever possible. However, if an
emergency requires you to change the tire
yourself, please exercise extreme caution and
read all tire changing information in the chassis
manual.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
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Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering
to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of
the road. Do not worry about damaging the
tire or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or
wheel replacement is cheaper than damaging
the vehicle or injuring yourself.
• When you have come to a stop, activate your
hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then
exit the vehicle carefully.
• Set out flares or other warning devices.
Check your tires for proper inflation before
each trip and at least once a month with an
accurate tire gauge.
Recovery Towing
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight
listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This
will allow the towing operator to determine the
proper towing equipment to use.
Winnebago Industries® does not assume
responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
NOTE: Consult your chassis manual for towing
instructions or precautions provided by
the chassis manufacturer.
If You Get A Flat Tire
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DO NOT panic.
Grip the steering wheel firmly and steer the
vehicle as straight as possible. Avoid quick
maneuvers. You may need to counter-steer to
compensate for “pull” created by the failed
tire.
DO NOT stomp on the brake. This abruptly
shifts the vehicle’s weight forward, making it
nose-dive and pull toward the blown-out side.
DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator.
Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and
gently to continue momentum. The deflated
tire will slow the vehicle.
If you must change lanes to get to a safe
stopping place, use your signals to warn other
motorists and change lanes smoothly and
carefully after you are certain the lane is clear.
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NOTICE
Do not lift on bumper. Damage will result
to front end body parts.
WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motorhome
while it is suspended by the towing
assembly. Do not allow passengers to
occupy a towed vehicle. Death or serious
injury can result.
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SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the chassis
battery, try using the Battery Boost switch to
divert power from the house batteries to the
starter. (See “Battery Boost Switch” in Section 3
- Driving Your Motorhome).
If you wish to try jump starting the engine
using another vehicle or booster system, see your
chassis manual for connecting jumper cables to
the automotive electrical system.
NOTICE
Do not attempt to push start this vehicle.
Damage to the transmission or other
parts of the vehicle will occur.
ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the
engine compartment or have any other reason to
suspect an extreme engine overheating condition,
pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon as it
is safe to do so, stop the engine, and get all
passengers out of the vehicle.
NOTICE
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle.
For information on what to do in case of
overheating, consult your chassis manual.
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SECTION 3 – DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
The information in this section refers only to
features installed or adapted to the dash and
driver compartment area by Winnebago
Industries®. It also includes passenger seating in
the living area of the coach.
Lift to
Recline
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
all original chassis related controls,
instrumentation, switches, and other features.
This includes items such as transmission, parking
brakes, cruise control, gauges, wipers, lights, etc.
Lift to
Swivel
Chair
Heat
Power
Footrest
Lever
SEATS – DRIVER/CO-PILOT
6-way Switch
• Front of Seat Up/Down
• Forward/Back
• Back of Seat Up/Down
To Face Driver’s Seat Rearward
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WARNING
Assure seat is in its forward and locked
position for travel. Do not adjust seat
while vehicle is in motion. Failure to
comply may result in injuries.
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Multi-Adjustable Power Seats
Your coach is featured with multi-adjustable
power seats for your travel convenience. The
power seat controls are located on the lower aisle
(inboard) side of the seat base.
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Tilt the steering wheel all the way up and put
the left armrest down.
Move the seat rearward fully and then ahead a
few inches.
Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then move the seat ahead
all the way to clear the steering wheel.
Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
Position the tilt wheel down and to provide
maximum clearance to recline the seat.
Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
Armrest Adjustment
The armrests may be swung upward out of the
way for easy exit or access to the front seats. A
roller on the underside at the rear of the armrest
also lets you adjust the resting angle for personal
comfort, whether the seat is upright or reclined.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
The driver and co-pilot seats may be
independently adjusted to suit individual
preference.
The seats may be swiveled to provide easy
entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows
the seats to be turned toward the living area for
additional seating while the vehicle is parked.
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DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
NOTE: Your comfort adjustment is retained
when the armrest is folded upright to exit
seat. When you return to your seat and
fold the armrest forward, it will stop at
the previously selected position.
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To extend footrest, lift black footrest lever.
To retract footrest, push downward on black
footrest lever.
Massage
The Massage Remote Control is conveniently
located on the inboard side of the driver and copilot seats.
Armrest
Height
Adjuster
Heated Seats
The driver and co-pilot seats are heated for
your personal comfort. Chair Heat switches are
located on the inboard side of the driver and copilot seats.
• High Heat Setting - For maximum heat
output, press the Chair Heat switch UP.
• Low Heat Setting - For lower heat output,
press the Chair Heat switch DOWN.
• When the Chair Heat switch is in the middle
position, the heater is OFF.
The heated seat control module is
programmed to automatically shut off after 30
minutes of operation.
NOTE: The heated seats are only operable when
the ignition key is turned ON.
Power Footrest with Power
Extension
The driver and co-pilot seats are equipped
with a power footrest that provides greater utility
to be used as a lounge chair when rotated for
television viewing or as part of a lounge
conversational area. The footrest lever is located
on the inboard side of the driver and co-pilot
seats.
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Cab Seat Massage Remote Control
(Located on inboard side of
driver and co-pilot seats)
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PWR - This unit has a 15 minute timer that is
activated by pressing “PWR.” It may also be
turned on by pressing any ZONE (1-3).
ZONE 1 - Upper back massage.
ZONE 2 - Lower back massage.
ZONE 3 - Thigh region massage.
SELECT - Allows you to chose any or all
zones for massage.
PULSE - Massage motors turn ON and OFF
to simulate a pulsing action.
WAVE - Massage motors move up and down
in a wave-like action.
ZIG ZAG - Alternating wave massage.
INTENSITY - Increase or decrease the
intensity of massage pulse in any function.
SPEED - Increase or decrease the rate at
which the massage action travels.
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DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions and safety precautions.
Power Lumbar
Adjust lumbar tension on your cab seats to
best suit your comfort needs. The Power Lumbar
switches are located on the outboard side of the
driver and co-pilot seats.
• Press and Hold the Power Lumbar switch in
the up position to increase lumbar tension.
• Press and Hold the Power Lumbar switch in
the downward position to decrease lumbar
tension.
seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any
seat belts which were in use at the time must be
inspected and replaced if necessary.
1- Insert tab into buckle
slot until it “clicks” and is
locked
3- Press to
release
2- Pull strap to tighten
Adjustment
To lengthen belt, swivel the tab end at a right
angle to belt and pull strap to desired length. To
shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten
Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp each part of
the belt assembly and push tongue into buckle.
Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the loose end away
from the tongue.
Power Lumbar Switch
(Located on outboard side of seat)
-Typical View
SEAT BELTS
Seats intended for occupancy while the
vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts
for the protection of the driver and passengers.
Lap Belts
The lap belts must be worn as low as possible
and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit
erect and well back into the seat. To gain full
protection of the safety belt, never let more than
one person use the same safety belt at any one
time, and do not let the safety belts become
damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the
To Release
Press button in center of buckle and slide
tongue out of buckle.
WARNING
Snug and low belt positions are essential.
This will ensure that the force exerted by
the lap belt in a collision is spread over the
strong hip area and not across the
abdomen, which could result in serious
injury.
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to
be occupied while vehicle is in motion.
Swivel seats must be in the locked,
forward facing position while vehicle is in
motion.
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SECTION 3 –
DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
Lap/Shoulder Belts
Fastening
Hold the belt just behind the tongue. Next,
bring the belt across the body and insert the
tongue into the buckle until the latch engages.
Unfastening
Press the release button in the buckle. Hold
onto the tongue when you release it from the
buckle to keep it from retracting too rapidly.
When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap
belt must ride low across the hip area and the
shoulder belt must ride diagonally over the
shoulder toward the buckle.
The shoulder belt is designed to lock only
during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or
a collision. At all other times it will move freely
with the occupant.
WARNING
KEYONE™ LOCK SYSTEM
–If Equipped
Your coach is equipped with the KeyOne lock
system. A single key will open every door lock in
the entire vehicle and ignition (except the
security deadbolt lock on the entrance door).
The key number for your coach is registered in
our factory database, so if you ever lose your
keys, any Winnebago Industries® dealership can
order a new key for you.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
The power door lock switches that control the
main entrance door and compartment doors are
conveniently located throughout your coach.
There are three different switches, All Doors,
Entry Door, and Bay Doors. All doors will lock
and unlock both the entry door and compartment
(bay) doors. Entry door and Bay doors only lock
and unlock their respective doors.
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision.
Seat Belt Care and Cleaning
•
•
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•
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Be careful not to damage the belt webbing and
hardware. Take care not to pinch them in the
seat or doors.
Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts.
Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not
remove or modify the belt system.
Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, bleach, or dyes. These
products may weaken the belts.
Replace any belt assembly that was used
during a severe impact. Replace the complete
assembly even if damage is not apparent.
All
Doors
Power Door Locks - All Doors
-Typical View
*OnePlace Switch Panel shown
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
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Remote with Cargo Lock Feature
Entry Door
Compartment
(Bay) Doors
Power Door Locks - Entry Door and
Compartment (Bay) Doors
-Typical View
*Entry door switch panel shown
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Keyless Entry Remote
-Typical View
Assist Handle with Keypad
Power Door Locks - Entry Door
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
Keyless Entry System
Your motorhome is equipped with a Keyless
Entry System that will permit keyless locking
and unlocking of your coach and cargo doors by
using the key ring remote or keypad (located on
assist handle).
Assist Handle Keypad
-Typical View
Reprogramming Remote
When replacing batteries, the remote unit may
need to be reprogrammed with a switch on the
keyless entry system control box.
The entry system control box is located in the
passenger side trim panel (remove magazine rack
to access).
To access the keyless entry control box,
remove magazine rack and open carefully to
avoid damage or disconnection of wiring looms.
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The Front AUX switch (located on the dash)
operates the LED Light Strips.
Press Front AUX switch UP to turn ON. Press
Front AUX switch DOWN to turn OFF.
Keyless Entry Control Box
(Located in passenger side trim panel.
Remove magazine rack to access.
-Typical View
Further Information
Refer to the Keyless Entry System
information provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating information as well as a full
description of all of the system’s features and
programming instructions.
ACCENT LED LIGHT STRIPS
(FRONT)
The front of your coach is equipped with
Accent LED Light Strips. The LED Light Strips
are disabled when the ignition key is turned on
(engine running).
Accent LED Light Strips
-Typical View
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Front AUX Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The collision avoidance system alerts the
driver of certain potentially dangerous situations.
The collision avoidance system includes a single
smart camera mounted to the windshield and a 2”
round display monitor mounted to the upper dash
area. Your system may feature the following:
• Vehicle and Motorcycle Forward Collision
Warning - Displays only when a vehicle in
the same lane is detected.
• Lane Departure Warning - Active above 34
MPH and if turn signals are not used when
changing lanes.
• Headway (Following Time) Monitoring
and Warning - Active above 19 MPH.
• Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Warning Active under 31 MPH.
• Speed Limit Indication - Active at any
speed. Notifies the driver if the vehicle
exceeds the allowed speed limit detected on
speed signs.
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WARNING
Move Selector Switch L or R to select mirror.
Center “neutral” position disables arrows
to avoid unintentionally moving a mirror.
The Collision Avoidance System is not a
substitute for Safe and Alert driving. Do
not attempt to change settings on the
Collision Avoidance System while driving.
Further Information
See the collision avoidance system manual in
your InfoCase for complete features, operating
instructions, and safety precautions.
MIRRORS – POWER ELECTRIC
Always adjust mirrors for maximum rear
visibility before driving. Make sure the seat is
adjusted for proper vehicle control and that you
are sitting back squarely into the seat.
Press Arrow Buttons to move
mirror surface in direction indicated.
Mirror Heaters
The mirrors also contain heating elements to
defog or de-ice the mirror glass during cold
weather operation. An ON-OFF switch for the
mirror heaters is located on the driver side trim
panel.
• ON - To turn mirror heat on, press the Mirror
Heat switch UP.
• OFF - To turn mirror heat off, press the Mirror
Heat switch DOWN.
Mirror Adjustment Control
The mirror control is mounted along sidewall
below driver side window. The ignition key must
be on to adjust the mirrors.
Mirror Heater Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
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Sideview Camera
The sideview cameras (built into the driver
and passenger side mirrors) activate with the
corresponding turn signals and replace the rear
camera view on the monitor until the turn is
completed or the signal lever is canceled
manually.
• Sideview
Camera
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
A turn signal indicator is built into the lower
section of the driver and passenger side mirrors.
The indicators are activated with the
corresponding turn signals and will remain
activated until the turn is completed or the signal
lever is canceled manually.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete features and
operating instructions.
FRONT DROP-DOWN SOLAR/
NIGHT SHADE (12-VOLT)
Your coach is equipped with a 12V Front
Drop-Down Solar/Night Shade that provides
privacy and solar heat protection as well as a
sunvisor feature.
The power switches for the 12V Front DropDown Solar/Night Shade are located on the
driver side trim panel.
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12-Volt Front Drop-Down Solar/Night Shade
Switches
(Located on driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the switch
is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Press and Hold the W/S DAY (black) or the
W/S NIGHT (white) switch up or down to adjust
the shade to the setting that best suits your needs.
A quick press and release of the up or down
button will fully extend or retract the shade. Press
either button again to stop at desired level.
Dual range motors provide lowering of either
two shades to visor height restriction when the
ignition is ON and lowers completely to cover the
entire windshield when the ignition is OFF.
The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch must
be ON to supply power to the solar/night shade.
NOTE: If power is gradually drained and falls
below the lower limit of 11-volts, the
motors may lose their electronic set
limits and will require reprogramming
once normal power has been restored.
Refer to the Solar/Night Shade
manufacturer’s information provided in
your InfoCase.
Automatic Safety Retraction
The Solar/Night Shade in your vehicle is
equipped with an Automatic Safety Retraction
feature, which will retract the Solar/Night Shade
to the full upper position in the rare event of an
internal motor failure.
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Should the Automatic Safety Retraction
feature deploy, go to your nearest Winnebago
Industries® dealer for service before operating
the shade again.
NOTE: Do not attempt to extend the Solar/Night
Shade or operate the power switches
after deployment.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting tips, and
maintenance care.
INFOTAINMENT CENTER/GPS
–If Equipped
The Infotainment Center in your coach is an
all-in-one system that offers dash radio, rearview
monitor, and GPS capability for your travel
convenience.
This system also features SiriusXM® satellite
radio, iPod, Bluetooth, USB connection, and CD/
DVD player.
Basic Operating Instructions
Refer to the manufacturer’s owner manual
and/or quick start guide provided in your
InfoCase for a complete explanation of features
and operating/set-up instructions.
• Bluetooth Microphone
• Power On/Off
• Menu - press to go to
Main Menu.
• Dim - press to adjust
brightness of LCD.
• Volume UP
• Volume DOWN
• Navigation
• Picture-in-Picture
• Mute - press to mute all
audio including
navigation prompts.
• IR Receiver
NOTE: As a safety feature, this system will not
play DVD’s unless the Parking Brake is
set.
Secondary Monitor
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
Radio/Rearview Monitor
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
Basic Operating Instructions
Refer to the manufacturer’s owner manual
and/or quick start guide provided in your
InfoCase for a complete explanation of features
and operating/set-up instructions.
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Satellite Radio
• Power
ON/OFF
• Contrast
DOWN/UP • Color
• Brightness
DOWN/UP
DOWN/UP
• Dim
Rearview Monitor
Your coach is equipped with a SiriusXM®
satellite radio receiver that plays through your
dash radio.
See the manufacturer’s information provided
in your InfoCase for programming and operating
instructions.
CD/DVD player, USB port, and GPS
Card Reader
Your coach may be equipped with a CD/DVD
player, USB port (if equipped), and GPS Card
Reader (located on the lower dash).
The rearview monitor feature of this system
lets you see what is directly behind your coach
for safety and maneuvering assistance. Sideview
cameras also allow you to see what is beside you
before turning or changing lanes.
The radio monitor automatically changes to
camera mode when transmission is shifted into
reverse. A microphone built into the rear camera
lets you hear warning sounds or verbal directions
from an assistant.
Sideview Cameras
The sideview cameras (built into the driver
and passenger side mirrors) activate with the
corresponding turn signals and replace the rear
camera view on the monitor until the turn is
completed or the signal lever is canceled
manually.
Insert CD/DVD
USB Port
(if equipped)
Insert
GPS Card
Eject
CD/DVD player, USB port (if equipped),
and GPS Card Reader
(Located on lower dash)
-Typical View
GPS
The GPS navigation system can help you
confidently chart your course through the most
dense concrete jungle or remote country
backroad using global satellite positioning
technology.
Navigational information can be displayed on
both the GPS and radio monitors using either the
radio or the remote control.
Bluetooth
Your coach is equipped with a Bluetooth
microphone built into the radio system for handsfree cell phone usage.
See the manufacturer’s information provided
in your InfoCase for programming and operating
instructions.
iPod Connection
NOTE: Ensure the Input Button on the GPS
Display Panel is set to VIDEO 1 and the
“Aux Zone” on the radio is set to NAV.
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Your coach may be equipped with an iPod
Connection to play your iPod through the dash
radio. The iPod Connection is either located on
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the dash, a cord inside the drawer below CD/
DVD player, or on the CD/DVD player (located
on the lower dash).
USB Port
–If Equipped
If your coach is equipped with one (1) USB
port (located on the dash) your device is
connected to play through your dash radio.
If your coach is equipped with two (2) USB
ports (located on the dash), your device can be
charged only. The device will not play through
your dash radio from this location. Use the USB
port on the front of the CD/DVD player (located
on the lower dash - if equipped).
Radio Remote Controls
A steering wheel mounted remote control for
the radio lets you change radio stations or CD
selections without taking your eyes off the road
or hands off the wheel.
Radio Power Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
• Press HOUSE to listen to the radio while
parked without the ignition key on.
• Press ENGINE (“ENG”) to listen while driving.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
CB RADIO POWER WIRING
Your coach is pre-wired for CB radio power
connection. The wires are located beneath the
dash to the left of the steering wheel.
Look for a pair of wires - yellow (+) and white
(-) with connectors and flag labels suspended
from the wiring harness.
Steering Wheel Radio Remote Control
An additional hand-held remote allows these
same conveniences for the passenger. The handheld radio remote is included in your InfoCase.
Radio Power Switch
The Radio Power switch lets you connect the
dash radio to the coach batteries with the ignition
switch turned off for listening while parked. This
prevents accidental draining of the chassis
battery with prolonged use of the radio.
NOTE:The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch must be ON while listening to the
dash radio because the audio relay is
powered by house batteries. If the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is OFF,
the speakers will not emit sound.
CB Power Wires
-Typical View
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PARKING BRAKE
Freightliner® Chassis
vehicle. Combined with use of the chassis air
brakes, the engine brake delivers a substantial
degree of braking power.
The engine brake activation switch is located
on the driver side trim panel. Press and release
the ON side of the switch to activate the engine
brake system. The engine brake will operate
whenever you let up on the throttle pedal while
the switch is ON.
Parking Brake Knob
-Typical View
• Pull to apply
• Push in to release
Use the parking brake knob to apply the park
brake whenever the vehicle is parked.
Never try to drive the vehicle with the parking
brake applied. This can cause excessive wear on
the brakes and may damage the transmission.
NOTE: It is normal to hear an occasional burst
of air pressure from the rear of the
vehicle. This is an automatic moisture
purging feature of the air brake system.
See the Brakes section of your chassis
manual for instructions on periodic
draining of brake air tank.
ENGINE BRAKE SYSTEM
Freightliner® Chassis
Many large diesel trucks are equipped with a
compression release engine brake system,
commonly referred to as a “jake brake”– so
named for Jacobs Vehicle Systems™, the
originator of this type of braking system.
The engine brake is a device mounted on top
of the diesel engine that temporarily changes the
timing of the exhaust valves, momentarily
shutting down either three cylinders or all six
cylinders, depending on Low, Medium, or High
setting. This turns the power-producing diesel
engine into a power-absorbing compressor,
which provides effective deceleration of the
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Engine Brake Activation Switches
(Located on driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
WARNING
Do not use the exhaust brake if road
surfaces are slippery. Using the exhaust
brake on wet, icy, or snow-covered roads
could result in loss of vehicle control,
possibly causing personal injury or death,
or property damage.
Further Information
See your chassis manual in your InfoCase for
more instructions, information, and precautions
on using this feature.
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TAG AXLE SUSPENSION
SYSTEM
Freightliner® Chassis
Your coach may be equipped with a Tag Axle
Suspension System, which is designed to
increase the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). This system is to be used when the rear
suspension/axle will be loaded to a weight
greater than 20,000 lbs. When certain conditions
arise, air can be exhausted from the air springs to
improve maneuverability or traction on the rear
axle by operating the Tag Axle switch (located on
the driver side trim panel).
Auto Dump Position
• This mode is activated automatically when in
reverse gear, when the Tag Axle switch is in
the MIDDLE position. The Auto Dump
feature gives you better maneuverability
while driving in reverse.
Off Position
• The Tag Dump mode is inactive when the Tag
Axle switch is in the OFF position.
NOTE: If an override event occurs while the
switch is held in the Tag Dump position,
the switch must be cycled on and off to
clear the override command.
Further Information
See the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for more information and precautions
on using this feature.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
The hazard warning flashers provide
additional safety when the vehicle must be
stopped on the side of the roadway and presents a
possible hazard to other motorists. When the
flashers are on, it serves as a warning to other
drivers.
Tag Axle Switch
(Located on the driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
Tag Axle Switch Operation
Tag Dump Position
This mode is activated when the following
conditions are met.
• The tag-axle suspension dump switch is
momentarily pressed to toggle the tag-axle
control module into the dump mode.
• The vehicle speed is less than 8 mph.
• The vehicle is in neutral or forward gear.
NOTE: If the vehicle exceeds a speed of 8 mph
while the switch is in the Tag Dump
position, the tag-axle suspension dump
switch control system will override the
Tag Dump mode and the tag suspension
air bags will refill.
Hazard Warning Flashers
(Typical View - your coach may differ
depending on model)
• Pull Silver Lever outward to activate Hazard
Flashers.
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NOTE: Move multi-function lever up or down to
cancel.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
instructions on activating, operating, and
canceling hazard warning flashers.
STEERING COLUMN
ADJUSTMENT
The tilt/telescope adjustment pedal is located
on the floor to the left of the steering column as
shown.
SIGNAL LEVER/HEADLIGHT
HIGH-LOW BEAM
The signal lever controls the turn signals and
headlight high/low beams.
Press pedal down to adjust
steering wheel tilt or telescope
Adjust Steering Wheel or Column
Turn Signals/High-Low Beams
(Typical View - your coach may differ
depending on model)
•
•
Move multi-function lever upward for right
turn signal and downward for left turn signal.
An audible chime will alert you when the
signals are flashing.
Pull end of handle toward you to switch
headlight high/low beams.
Further Information
See your chassis manual for further operating
instructions and features.
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Press the pedal down to adjust either the tilt or
telescope. Release the pedal when you have
adjusted the tilt angle or steering wheel distance
to your preferred position.
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering column or tilt
wheel while the vehicle is in motion. Doing
so may cause loss of vehicle control
resulting in death or personal injury.
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BRAKE/ACCELERATOR
PEDALS – ADJUSTABLE
SMARTWHEEL™ STEERING
WHEEL CONTROL SYSTEM
(Brake/Accelerator Pedals)
Your coach is featured with adjustable brake/
accelerator pedals for your driving convenience.
–If Equipped
The steering wheel control system offers
convenient and safe control of the horn,
headlight, marker light flash, cruise control, and
wiper functions all from switch panels mounted
at your fingertips on the steering wheel.
Adjusting Pedals
•
•
Press the Pedal switch UP (FWD) to move
pedals forward.
Press the Pedal switch DOWN (RWD) to
move pedals rearward.
Horn Pad
Cruise
Control
Pad
Adjustable Pedal Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
WARNING
Do not adjust the brake/accelerator
pedals while the vehicle is in motion.
Doing so may cause loss of vehicle
control resulting in death or personal
injury.
Radio Remote
Wiper
Control
Pad
Horn Pad
•
•
Normally sounds the chassis horn.
Also sounds air horns if Air Horn switch on
dash is activated.
Headlight Courtesy Flash
•
Further Information
•
See the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for further information on this feature.
•
Press and release to blink or flash the
headlights.
Night: If the headlights are already turned on,
pressing the switch will blink them off briefly.
Day: If the headlights are off, pressing the
switch will flash them on briefly.
NOTE: Truckers often use this signal to indicate
to a passing rig when it is clear to pull
back into the lane ahead of them.
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Marker Light Courtesy Flash
•
•
•
Press and release to blink or flash the marker
(clearance) lights.
Night: If the marker lights are already turned
on, pressing the switch will blink them off
briefly.
Day: If the marker lights are off, pressing the
switch will flash them on briefly.
NOTE: Truckers often use this signal as a
greeting or an expression of thanks for
assistance in passing, etc.
Cruise Control Functions
On/Off (Cruise System On/Off)
• Press to turn cruise control system on or off.
• This will also erase previously set speed.
Set (Set Speed/Coast)
• Press to maintain current desired driving
speed. Will not work below 40 mph.
• This button will also perform “Coast” feature.
Press and hold until vehicle slows to desired
speed and release to establish new “set”
speed.
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Res (Resume/Accel)
• Press to return to previous “set” speed after
braking or reducing speed.
Cancel
• Press to switch cruise function off without
losing current “set” speed.
WARNING
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in
heavy traffic, or in any other traffic
situation where a constant speed cannot
be maintained.
Wiper Functions
There are four wiper control buttons:
• Wiper On - HI/LO
• Wiper Off
• Wiper Delay
• Wash/Wipe
NOTE: Many states now have laws that require
headlights to be on during precipitation
conditions. To assure compliance with
this law, the headlights will come on
whenever you press any of the wiper
function buttons - Hi/Lo, Wash, or Delay.
Headlights will turn off when the ignition
switch is turned off.
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Wiper On - Hi/Lo
• Press to turn wipers on at Lo speed;
• Then press again to switch wiper speed back
and forth from Lo to Hi speed.
• Press Off button to switch wipers off.
Wiper Off
• Press to shut wipers off.
• Wipers will also switch off when the ignition
is turned off.
Wiper Delay
This switch will set a Lo speed wiper delay time
based on the duration between any two presses
of the button.
How it works:
•
•
•
During a light rain or mist, when your
windshield needs a clearing wipe, press the
button once and the wiper will swipe back and
forth once at Lo speed. Let’s say 7 seconds
later, the windshield needs another wipe press the button again and the delay time will
be set to 7 seconds.
If the mist gets heavier and you press the
button again 3 seconds after the last wipe, the
delay time will be reset to 3 seconds.
The delay time can be set from approximately
1 to 30 seconds.
Wash/Wipe
• Press switch to activate Lo wipers and spray
washer fluid onto the windshield for as long as
you hold the button.
• After you release the button, the wipers will
continue for three wipe cycles, then turn off.
• If wipers are already active, pressing the
switch will simply spray fluid onto the
windshield without affecting wiper setting.
Idle Speed Control
The cruise control system can also be used to
control diesel engine idle speed (rpm) while
parked.
•
•
On the turn signal lever, move the slide switch
to the ON position or press the ON button on
the steering wheel. Accelerate to the desired
rpm. Press and release the SET/COAST or
SET/COAST button on the steering wheel.
Disengage by stepping on the brake pedal, by
moving the ON/OFF switch to the OFF
position, or by pressing the OFF button on the
steering wheel.
CAUTION
Do not operate engine at low idle for long
periods with engine coolant temperature
below the minimum specification in your
diesel engine manual. This can result in
the following:
• Fuel dilution of the lubricating oil
• Carbon build up in the cylinder
• Cylinder head valve sticking
• Reduced performance
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions and other
information on all of the features of your
SmartWheel.
BATTERY BOOST SWITCH
The Battery Boost switch can be used to draw
emergency starting power from the house
batteries to start the engine if the chassis battery
is discharged.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch in the
ON (up) position while turning ignition key for
emergency starting power.
NOTE: The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch near the entrance door must be
ON and house batteries must be
sufficiently charged for this feature to
work.
High Idle
• Shift the transmission into Neutral (N).
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
DEFROST FANS
Battery Boost Switch
(Located on dash)
–If Equipped
The two-speed auxiliary fans are intended to
assist the automotive windshield defroster
system in clearing fog and frost in cold weather
or humid conditions.
• HIGH - For maximum defrost output, press
the Defrost Fan switch UP.
• LOW - For lower defrost output, press the
Defrost Fan switch DOWN.
• The middle position on the switch is OFF.
AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER –
AUTOMOTIVE (DASH)
Controls for the air conditioner, heater,
defroster, and vent are located on the dash.
Defrost Fan Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
Blower
Control
Temp
Control
Mode
Selector
-Typical View
NOTE: The dash air conditioner/heater is not
designed to heat and cool the entire
interior of the coach, but is intended only
to provide heating and cooling for the
cab area.
A small amount of air will blow out all of
the defrost and the dash vents regardless
of the mode setting.
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AIR HORNS
–If Equipped
Press the Air Horn switch (located on the dash
or driver side trim panel, depending on model) to
the ON (up) position - then use the horn button on
the steering wheel to sound the air horns. The
switch enables the air horn system to work with
the standard chassis horn.
Press the Air Horn switch OFF (down) to
disable the air horns.
The air horn sound units are located behind
the front grille assembly.
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FILLING THE FUEL TANK –
DIESEL ENGINE
Diesel fuel can foam up while being pumped
into the tank. Sometimes this foam can cause the
pump nozzle to shut off before the tank is
actually full. Allow the foam to settle, then
resume filling at a slower flow rate until the tank
is full.
Air Horn Switch
(Located on dash or driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
FUEL SELECTION – DIESEL
ENGINE
Refer to your chassis manual for the
manufacturer's recommendations on proper fuel
selection (ULSD fuel only).
Winter Fuel Waxing and Anti-Gel
Additives
In sub-freezing temperatures, #2 diesel fuel
can form small wax crystals that become trapped
in the fuel filter and block the fuel flow to the
engine, causing it to stall out. At sub-zero
temperatures, the fuel can congeal and turn
“slushy.” If this happens, the only remedy is to
have the vehicle towed into a heated facility to
allow the fuel to warm up and become fully
liquid again.
During winter time, most truck stops and
reputable filling stations have winter blend diesel
fuels available that are less susceptible to waxing.
There are also commercially available
products (typically called anti-gel additives) to
add to diesel fuel while filling the tank to inhibit
wax formation in freezing temperatures.
STARTING AND STOPPING
DIESEL ENGINE
See also “Engine Block Heater” elsewhere in
this section.
NOTE: Never attempt to start the vehicle by hotwiring.
Idling Diesel Engine
Do no idle the engine for excessively long
periods.
IMPORTANT: Long periods of idling are
not good for an engine because the combustion
chamber temperatures drop so low that the fuel
may not burn completely. This will cause carbon
to clog the piston rings and may result in stuck
valves.
WARNING
Do not use ether or starting fluid.
Intake manifold heater may cause
explosion and injury.
Further Information
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for the manufacturer’s
recommendations on starting and stopping the
engine.
Consult your chassis manual or diesel engine
guide in your InfoCase for more information on
fuel requirements and additives.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER –
DIESEL ENGINE
Your diesel engine is equipped with an engine
coolant heater to assist starting in freezing
temperatures. The power cord is located in the
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rear cargo compartment on the driver side of the
coach. When plugged into the receptacle, the
heater is connected to both the shoreline and the
auxiliary generator, so a separate extension cord
is not needed. The power switch is located near
the monitor panel.
Engine Service Access Grille
(Release latches and swing grille out)
Diesel Engine Heater Switch
(Located near monitor panel)
-Typical View
REMEMBER! Turn the Diesel Engine Heater
switch OFF after starting the engine. The heater
will keep operating for as long as it is supplied
with electricity. If the switch is left on, the engine
heater will come on each time you hook up the
shoreline cord or start the generator. The block
heater can be damaged if left on for an extended
period of time.
With the grille panel open, you can access the
following service points:
• Engine Oil Dipstick
• Engine Oil Fill Cap
• Power Steering Reservoir
• Radiator Cap
• Engine Coolant Reservoir
• Transmission Dipstick/Fill Tube
• Air Filter Restriction Indicator
• Engine Diagnostic Connector
ENGINE SERVICE ACCESS
GRILLE – REAR
The diesel engine is located behind the grille
panel at the rear of the vehicle.
Release the latches located at the top of the
grille panel and swing out toward you.
Air Filter
Restriction
Indicator
Engine
Diagnostic
Connector
Engine
Coolant
Reservoir
Service Points
(Shown with grille open)
-Typical View
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Take precautions to protect carpet and interior
furnishings when removing Engine Access
Covers. The undersides of the covers could
contain deposits of oil and fuel or other engine
fluids and substances that could damage fabrics
and interior furnishings.
Forward Engine Access Cover
(Beneath rear bath floor)
1. Remove rear bathroom rug (if equipped) and
set aside.
2. Using the Engine Cover Latch Key (located
on your key ring), unlock the center Engine
Cover Latch by turning counter-clockwise.
Transmission
Fluid Fill/Dipstick
Engine Oil
Dipstick
Engine
Oil Fill
Engine Cover Latch Key
(Located on key ring)
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
(Located in recessed area at LH side of rear
engine service access grille)
-Typical View
ENGINE ACCESS COVERS –
REAR BATH
The Engine Access Covers are only removed
if a complete view of the engine is needed for
inspection, or for replacement or adjustment of
upper engine parts.
The Forward Engine Access Cover is located
beneath the rear bath floor and the Rearward
Engine Access Cover is located beneath the
lavatory cabinet.
Engine Cover Latch
3. Using a Suction Cup Lift, remove unlocked
Forward Engine Access Cover and set aside.
NOTE: Use care when removing the Engine
Access Cover to avoid possible interior
damage.
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NOTE: Removal of the lavatory cabinet face is
required before removing Metal Engine
Cover.
Suction Cup
Lift
4. Remove fasteners from metal engine access
cover and set cover aside.
5. Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover.
Rearward Engine Access Cover
(Beneath lavatory cabinet)
In some cases, you may need further access of
the rear engine (beyond removing the Forward
Engine Access Cover, as described in Steps 1
through 5.) A Rearward Engine Access Cover is
located beneath the lavatory cabinet.
• Remove screws that attach the white access
panels below lavatory cabinet. Remove
panels and set aside.
Access Panels
(Located below lavatory cabinet)
•
Remove fasteners from metal engine access
cover and set cover aside.
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Metal Engine Access Cover
(Shown with access panels removed)
•
Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover,
access panels, and lavatory cabinet face.
FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR –
DIESEL
Freightliner® Chassis
Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of
water, which can damage the engine if not
filtered out. The Fuel/Water Separator traps this
water and prevents it from reaching the engine.
The harmful water deposits must be drained from
the separator canister during normal periodic
service and maintenance to keep the fuel
filtration system working effectively.
The Fuel/Water Separator is located beneath
the passenger rear side of chassis (at the forward
right side of the engine).
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DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID FILL
The Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill is located in the
driver side compartment behind the rear wheel.
NOTE: Use only certified diesel exhaust fluid
(DEF) in the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill
tank.
Diesel Fuel/
Water Separator
(Filter)
Fuel Filter
(Located beneath passenger
rear side of chassis)
-Typical View
Place an appropriate container beneath the
bottom of the Fuel/Water Separator Filter and
open the water release drain valve several turns.
Drain any water deposits from the canister until
clean diesel fuel flows from the valve. Close
valve by hand. Do not over tighten.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill Tank
(Located in driver side compartment
behind the rear wheel)
-Typical View
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for complete information and
precautions.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Fuel/Water Separator Drain Valve
(Located on bottom end of separator)
-Typical View
• Turn counter-clockwise (left) to open
• Turn clockwise (right) to close
Dispose of the drained liquid in an
environmentally responsible manner, such as
taking to a waste oil disposal center.
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant
level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
NOTE: Your chassis engine cooling system is
filled with special extended-life coolant
that is not the same as common antifreeze available at retail outlets.
The coolant system MUST be refilled or
topped up with the same type of coolant
as equipped to maintain the special longlife properties.
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NOTICE
When refilling the coolant system of a
vehicle equipped with a rear auxiliary
automotive heater and motoraid water
heater, be sure to allow for additional
coolant capacity of the heater and its
supply and return hoses.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
FUSES – CHASSIS/DASH
AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT
The fuses, breakers, and relays for automotive
chassis and dash features are conveniently
located on the main 12-volt electrical panel in the
front left exterior compartment.
The circuit breakers pop outward if they are
tripped. Simply push in to reset.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for information and precautions on filling,
servicing, and checking the fluid level.
12-Volt Automotive
Fuse Panel
CHASSIS BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
disconnects most chassis electrical loads from
the chassis (starting) batteries to avoid discharge
by constant draws such as engine computers,
radio clock, sensors, etc. (except the electric
entrance step). This feature is intended to help
conserve battery charge during storage.
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
• These switches illuminate when the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is ON.
Turn the switch to the OFF or ON positions to
disconnect or reconnect the chassis batteries.
NOTE: The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
must be on to start the engine.
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12-Volt Automotive Breaker Panel
Automotive Circuit Breakers (push to reset)
• Breakers are labeled for components equipped
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To Extend Power Generator Tray
•
Open the Generator Tray Power Switch Cover
(located in the front driver side compartment)
and extend completely to the fully outward
position to UNLOCK the generator tray.
NOTICE
Fully open the Generator Tray Power
Switch Cover and hold open to disengage
tray lock. Failure to comply may result in
damage. See Operator’s Manual.
Automotive Fuses (cover removed)
Always replace plug-in type fuses with those
of the same amperage size.
See the chassis manufacturer’s fuse allocation
chart on the inside of the fuse block cover.
Generator Tray Power
Switch Cover
• Extend completely to the
fully outward position to
UNLOCK generator tray
Generator Tray
Power Switch
• Press and hold the switch in
the EXTEND position to open
the generator tray.
• Press and hold the switch in
the RETRACT position to
close the generator tray.
Fuse Diagram (inside of cover)
Further Information
See your chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information about chassis supplied fuses
and relays.
Generator Tray Power Switch and Cover
(Located in front driver side compartment)
•
FRONT SERVICE ACCESS
(Power Generator Tray)
The front hood panel is featured with a power
generator tray, which extends and retracts with a
touch of a switch to easily access items such as
the air hose connector, windshield washer fluid
reservoir, and generator.
While continuing to hold the switch cover
open, press and hold the Generator Tray
Power Switch in the EXTEND position to
open the generator tray.
NOTE: The generator tray will come to a stop
and you will hear an audible “clicking”
sound when it is fully extended.
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We recommend using commercially available
premixed solutions for best results. Avoid using
water in freezing temperatures, as the washer
pump could become damaged.
To Retract Power Generator Tray
•
•
Open the Generator Tray Power Switch
Cover.
Press and hold the Generator Tray Power
Switch in the RETRACT position until
generator tray is in the fully CLOSED
position.
NOTE: The generator tray will come to a stop
and you will hear an audible “clicking”
sound when it is fully retracted.
• Close the Generator Tray Power Switch
Cover.
NOTE: When the switch cover is closed after the
generator tray is fully retracted, the
generator tray will engage into locked
position.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s instruction
manual provided in your InfoCase for further
information, including manual retraction
instructions.
WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND
WIPERS
The Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir is
located behind the front hood panel (see “Front
Service Access” elsewhere in this section for
instructions on opening the hood panel).
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Windshield Washer Reservoir
(Located behind front hood panel)
-Typical installation shown
TIRES
Improper tire pressure can result in tire
overloading and abnormal wear and also affects
handling, ride characteristics, and fuel economy.
WARNING
Make sure all replacement tires are of the
same size and rating as those shown on
your Vehicle Certification Label.
HUB COVER
Freightliner® Chassis supplied with Alloy
Wheels
• To remove the rear hub cover, locate the hub
cover wrench (with directional indicator
arrows) from the InfoCase.
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SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
Hub Cover Wrench
-Typical View
Attach the hub cover wrench to the hub
cover.
• Align the hex of the wrench opening with the
hex of the hub cover center nut and move
wrench inward until the nut surface is
outboard of the wrench.
Driver Side (left hand thread)
• To Remove turn clockwise.
• To Install turn counter-clockwise.
Passenger Side (right hand thread)
• To Remove turn counter-clockwise.
• To Install turn clockwise.
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly
accurate equipment prior to delivery to the
dealership. However, alignment should be
checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded
the motorhome according to your personal needs.
Thereafter, the alignment should be periodically
inspected to help prevent uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may
indicate worn or misaligned suspension or
steering, unbalanced tire, or other tire/suspension
problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole, or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s
suspension and steering components periodically
for misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to vibrations and uneven tread wear,
such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may need to
be balanced if uneven wear is detected or if ride
comfort decreases noticeably.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information.
LIGHTS
Further Information
Contact Freightliner ® Custom Chassis for
more information: 1-800-FTL-HELP (1-800385-4357).
All exterior lights should be checked for
proper operation each time the vehicle is
prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light
should be checked and replaced, when necessary,
with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of
more than one light, such as both taillights not
operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check
fuse and replace with one of the same rating
when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the
problem, the wiring system should be checked
immediately by an authorized service center.
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Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for further information.
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The appliances installed in your motorhome
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent
laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions of this
manual for any safety and precautions you need
to take regarding the operation of your
appliances.
Temperature controls are factory preset for
your convenience. See the manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for information
on adjusting refrigerator/freezer temperatures to
best suit your needs.
Basic Refrigerator Operation
•
•
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a
“residential style” refrigerator, which features a
filtered external water and ice dispenser, among
many more key features. This refrigerator
operates off of the 120-volt electrical system in
your coach.
In order to operate, the refrigerator requires
either the shoreline to be plugged in, the
generator running, or inverter power.
The inverter is intended to power your 120
volt residential refrigerator primarily when
driving your vehicle. The house batteries will
drain quickly if the refrigerator is powered from
the inverter when the engine is not running. Other
120 volt appliances and other 120 volt devices
are not intended to operate with inverter power
for long periods of time as they too will quickly
drain your house batteries.
NOTE: The refrigerator operates off of 120-volt
power. When power is off, the ice maker
drain valve (located behind sidewall
access compartment) needs to be in the
ON position. This will ensure that water
does not discharge from the water
dispenser when power is reconnected to
the appliance.
NOTE: Allow 24 hours for your refrigerator to
cool completely before storing food.
Freezer Travel Latch
Turn the Freezer Travel Latch (located on left
refrigerator door at bottom) downward to prevent
freezer door from opening. To open freezer door,
turn Travel Latch upward to unlock.
Freezer Travel Latch
(locked position)
5 - DASH / AUTO
REFRIGERATOR –
RESIDENTIAL
Press the On/Off button to start up the
refrigerator.
Press and Hold the On/Off button for three
seconds to turn off the refrigerator.
Typical View.
Basic Freezer Operation
•
•
Press the ice maker switch to the On position
to start up the ice maker.
To turn off the ice maker, press the ice maker
switch to the Off position.
NOTE: The ice maker On/Off switch is located
on the ice maker itself.
Your ice maker is equipped with an
automatic shutoff, which has sensors to
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automatically stop ice production (but
the control will remain in the On
position).
Replacing the Water Filter
The water filter is located in the upper righthand corner of the refrigerator compartment.
Your refrigerator is equipped with water filter
indicator lights, which remind you when it is time
to order and replace the water filter. When the
yellow (Order) light comes on, it is almost time
to change the filter. When the red (Replace) light
comes on, a new water filter should be installed.
It is recommended to replace the water filter
when the indicator light changes to red, or earlier
if the flow of water to your water dispenser or ice
maker noticeably decreases.
See the manufacturer’s user guide included in
your InfoCase for water filter ordering
information.
NOTE: Air trapped in the water system may
cause the filter to eject. Always dispense
water for at least 2 minutes before
removing the filter.
NOTE: A water shut-off valve for the ice maker
is located near the water faucet filter
inside the galley cabinet beneath the sink
or behind the bottom drawer in the
galley pantry, depending on model.
Further Information
Refer to the refrigerator manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions and maintenance
information.
REFRIGERATOR SERVICE
ACCESS COMPARTMENT –
RESIDENTIAL
(Exterior)
The exterior residential refrigerator service
compartment allows access to the rear of the
refrigerator for inspection, maintenance, and
service.
• Unlock access compartment with provided
key (located on your key ring).
Removing/Replacing the Water Filter
• Turn water filter counter-clockwise and pull
down.
• Remove sealing label from replacement filter
and insert the filter end into the filter head.
• Turn the filter clockwise until it stops.
• Snap the filter cover closed.
NOTE: Flush four gallons of water through
water filter before use.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for further key features as well as
operating, safety, maintenance, and
troubleshooting information.
ICE MAKER
The refrigerator in your coach is equipped
with an automatic ice maker system. The ice
maker unit is installed in the freezer compartment
of the refrigerator.
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Residential Refrigerator
Service Compartment
(Located along driver or passenger
sidewall, depending on model)
-Typical View
TAILGATE PACKAGE
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a single
burner electric range and refrigerator/freezer,
which is mounted on a slide tray in a passenger
side storage compartment.
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•
To extend the slide tray, release the slide tray
lock mechanism by lifting UP.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER –
PORTABLE
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a 12/24volt DC Portable Refrigerator/Freezer, which is
mounted on a slide tray in a passenger side
storage compartment.
•
•
•
To extend the refrigerator/freezer unit for
easier access, release the slide tray lock
mechanism by lifting UP.
•
Grasp the underside of the slide tray and
extend.
•
To store refrigerator/freezer, push unit in fully
until the lock mechanism engages.
Grasp the underside of the slide tray and
extend.
To store slide tray, push unit in fully until the
lock mechanism engages.
Further Information
See the appliance manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, safety precautions, and maintenance
care.
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, safety precautions, and maintenance
care.
RANGE TOP (ELECTRIC)
NOTE: See the appliance manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions and
safety precautions.
The range in your motorhome operates on
electricity and will provide most of the functions
of the range in your home.
Refer to the appliance manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
range features and operating instructions.
WARNING
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills and
stoves, shall not be used inside the
recreational vehicle. The use of this
equipment inside the recreational vehicle
can cause fires or asphyxiation. Failure to
comply could result in death or serious
injury.
MICROWAVE OVEN/RANGE
HOOD
–If Equipped
The range hood vent is built into the
microwave oven. The range hood fan carries
cooking odors and gas fumes to the outside of the
coach. A light on the underside of the hood
provides illumination for food preparation. The
hood fan and light switches are located on the
microwave control panel.
NOTICE
Avoiding Asphyxiation
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliances avoids dangers of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking
appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the
danger of asphyxiation is greater when the
appliance is used for long periods of time.
Do not store items in oven.
If oven would turn on stored items can
ignite resulting in fire and or property
damage.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided
inside the appliance for complete operating
instructions and replacement of vent hood light
bulbs and replacement or cleaning of grease filter
elements.
MONITOR PANEL
The Multiplex Switch Panel (located in the
OnePlace and exterior water service center)
provides a convenient, central location for
checking the condition of the utility systems in
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your coach. The switch panel displays the fresh
water and holding tank levels, as well as the
chassis battery and house battery condition.
•
•
Water and Holding
Tank Levels
Both the chassis engine and the generator
engine must be shut off and 120-volt AC
shoreline unplugged.
An interior light should be turned on to
provide a small load which draws off the
battery surface charge.
POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
(PCS)
House and Chassis
Battery
The Power Control System (PCS) monitors
the electrical usage of the appliances and
equipment in the coach and allows you to use
certain high energy appliances, such as the
microwave or washer/dryer, without overloading
the shoreline circuit breaker to prevent nuisance
tripping.
Monitor Panel
Water And Holding Tank Levels
The approximate fluid levels are measured by
electronic sensors on the sides of the tanks. Tank
levels are displayed as Empty (0%), 1/3 (33%),
2/3 (66%), and Full (100%). There is generally
more fluid in a tank than indicated on the monitor
panel.
PCS Display Panel
(Located near monitor panel)
-Typical View
Further Information
Sensors
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for important
information on how this system operates under
several conditions, whether 20-amp, 30-amp, or
50-amp connections.
Water Tank
-Typical View
Tank Capacities
See “Tank Capacities” in Section 1 Introduction.
Battery Charge Meter
To get an accurate reading:
SOLAR CHARGE PANEL
–If Equipped
The 100-watt roof-mounted Solar Charge
Panel uses the sun to help keep your house
batteries charged. A Solar Charge Controller is
located in the utility compartment to show you
when the Solar Charge Panel is actively charging
the house batteries.
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When controlling the settings from the
Thermostat, you must manually press the Zone
Button and set to your preference by toggling to
either Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, or all zones
simultaneously.
•
•
•
Solar Charge Controller
(Located in utility compartment)
NOTE: The Solar Charge Panel is not intended
to make the coach battery system
“maintenance free.” The solar panel will
not completely compensate for
continuous low amperage draw from
components such as the propane gas leak
detector (if equipped), the dash radio
clock, and the radio station memory
circuitry, for example.
Although the Solar Charge Panel can
help to extend battery life, the coach
shoreline should be plugged in routinely
to “top off” the batteries. We also
recommend following regular battery
inspection and maintenance, especially
in cold weather.
See “Battery Care” in Section 6 Electrical.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user manual
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT
(Heating and Cooling)
The Electronic Thermostat (located near the
monitor panel) controls the Hydronic Heating
System, as well as the three separate roof air
conditioners in your coach.
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ZONE 1 - (1) A/C Unit in Bedroom/Bath Area
ZONE 2 - (1) A/C Unit in Living/Galley Area
ZONE 3 - (1) A/C Unit in Front Cab Area
The Thermostat system will operate in both
heat and cool modes, but will not allow you to
run both heat and cool modes simultaneously.
• LCD
Display
Screen
• System
Button
• Setpoint
Buttons
• Zone
Button
• Mode
Button
Electronic Thermostat
(Located near monitor panel)
NOTE: The Thermostat does not automatically
switch between heating and cooling. You
must manually select desired system.
Heating
1. Turn ON the Hydronic Heating System
Interior Control switch (either Diesel Burner
or Electric Element, whichever you prefer to
use).
See the Hydronic Heating System information
elsewhere in this section for further
information.
2. Press the System Button and select “Heat”.
3. Press the Zone Button and select desired
zone(s).
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4. Press the Mode Button and toggle between
settings to select either “Gas Heat” (for
Hydronic Heating System) or “Heat Elec” (for
Heat Pump).
5. Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing
Temperature Setpoints”.
Cooling (A/C)
1. Press the System Button and select “Cool”.
2. Press the Zone Button and select desired
zone(s).
3. Press the Mode Button and toggle to desired
setting:
• Cool/Auto: Allows the fan speed to vary
depending on the cooling needs. This is the
default setting.
• Cool High/Cool Low: Sets the fan speed to
run continuously at high or low, but the upper
unit will cycle when cooling is needed.
• Fan High/Fan Low: Sets the fan to run
continuously at high or low speed. The upper
cooling unit will not run to produce cooling.
Setpoint is not adjustable in this mode.
• Off: Turns the upper unit off for the zone
displayed. By continuing to press the Mode
Button, you can toggle through the settings for
the zone displayed until you have reached
your desired setting. Setpoint is not adjustable
in this mode.
4. Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal
preference if needed. See “Changing
Temperature Setpoints”.
5. Once you have established the settings for
Zone 1, press the Zone Button to store settings
in Thermostat memory.
NOTE: Repeat steps for each zone.
Heat Pump
Your coach is equipped with an air source
Heat Pump built into the air conditioning system.
Because the Heat Pump operates on electricity, it
provides economical heat inside your coach and
helps reduce the use of diesel fuel for heating in
cooler weather.
A Heat Pump can be thought of as an air
conditioner running in reverse. An air
conditioner absorbs heat from the air on the
inside of the coach and moves it to the outside.
The Heat Pump does exactly the opposite. Even
cold air contains some heat, so a Heat Pump will
extract heat from the outside air on a cold day and
carry it to the inside of the coach to maintain a
comfortable temperature.
The efficiency of a Heat Pump decreases as
the outdoor air temperature drops, so
supplementary heat is often needed when the
outside temperature nears freezing. This system
is set to automatically start the Hydronic Heating
System to assist the Heat Pump if room
temperature cools to 5 degrees or more below the
Thermostat set temperature. You may wish to
manually switch to Hydronic Heating System
heat to maintain a higher temperature when
outside temperatures begin to reduce the
efficiency of the Heat Pump. The Heat Pump will
not operate when the outside temperature falls
below 36 degrees F.
NOTE: Heat Pump capability is not available on
front cab A/C units (Zone 3).
To Run Fan Only (No Heat or Air)
•
•
Press the System Button and select “Cool”.
Press the Mode Button and toggle to
“Fan High/Fan Low”.
The fan will run continuously at the selected
speed and is not controlled by Thermostat setting.
The display will show current room temperature.
LCD Display Screen
The LCD Display Screen displays a variety of
features, including the room temperature and
setpoint temperature. If the word “Set” is shown,
then the setpoint or desired temperature is shown.
If the word “Set” is not shown, then the
temperature shown is the actual room
temperature in the displayed zone.
Changing Temperature Setpoints
To change the temperature, press the up or
down arrow once on the Setpoint Button. The
word “Set” will appear on the display screen.
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This puts the system in the mode to change the
setpoint temperature. Then, press the up or down
arrow until your have reached your desired
temperature.
NOTE: The temperature setpoint cannot be
adjusted in the following situations:
When the Thermostat system is set to
OFF, when the zone is turned off for
either heating or cooling mode, or when
the fan is set to be running continuously
in either high or low speed.
Supply and Return Air Vents
Supply and Return Air Vents are located
throughout the ceiling of the coach. The Supply
Vents produce airflow. The Return Vents are for
air intake, in which the air goes back into the air
handler. There is a distinguishable difference
between the two - Return Air Vents are equipped
with a removable filter inside, and Supply Air
Vents are not.
Return Air Vent
(Shown with filter installed)
-Typical View
Condensate Drain Lines
The three roof air conditioners are equipped
with condensate water pumps, which allows
water that is extracted from the roof air
conditioners to be pumped through three separate
drain lines (located at the rear of coach).
If you notice water running off of the roof
when the air conditioners are running, this is a
sign that one or more of the drain lines have
plugged and water is now flowing out of the
safety overflow of the air conditioner(s).
NOTE: It is normal for some water to run off the
roof when using your air conditioner in
“heat pump” mode.
See your Winnebago Industries® dealer for
service and proper cleaning of the drain lines.
Supply/Return Air Vents
(Located throughout the ceiling of the coach)
* View looking to rear of coach
NOTICE
Water running off the roof is a sign the
condensate drain lines are plugged and
require service. Failure to comply may
result in water damage to the roof.
Further Information
For complete Thermostat operating
instructions and troubleshooting procedures, see
the manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase.
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEM
The Hydronic Heating System in your RV
provides a continuous supply of hot water,
interior heat, and engine preheating. This system
features a 12-volt DC powered diesel burner
(which utilizes on-board diesel fuel) and a 120volt AC electric heating element, along with a
propylene glycol-based antifreeze and water
heating solution to give you the luxury of quiet,
continuous warmth in your motorhome.
Expansion
Fill Tank
NOTICE
When the water system is in use, the
thermostat should never be set below 40degrees F. to prevent freeze damage to
components.
Exterior Electronic
Controller
Exterior Electronic Controller
Basement Temperature Control
Hydronic Heating System
(Located in driver side compartment)
-Typical View
• Red and green lights indicate the
status of your Hydronic Heating
System. See manufacturer’s
operating manual for further
information.
NOTE: If low voltage occurs, the Hydronic
Heating System will shut down. Once the
voltage level is restored, you must reset
the system by turning OFF the diesel
burner switch on the interior control
switch panel for approximately 30
seconds, then turning the switch back
ON.
Basement Temperature Control
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Engine Preheating/Motoraid
Also included in this system is a motoraid
feature, which uses heat generated by the RV
engine during travel to transfer heat to the water
heating solution in the boiler tank. This process
allows the boiler tank to remain heated, which
reduces the time required to bring the tank to
operating temperature for continuous hot water
and interior heat.
The Hydronic Heating System also includes
an engine preheat feature. This allows for easy
engine start-up whenever cold weather
conditions exist.
Expansion Fill Tank
• Check antifreeze/water heating solution
level monthly. When the system is at
maximum operating temperature (i.e.
immediately after the diesel burner cycles
OFF), the fluid level should be at the level
marked HOT.
• If fluid level is low, see the Maintenance
Section in the manufacturer’s operating
manual for replenishing the antifreeze/
water heating solution.
NOTE: Use only Aqua-Hot® approved
propylene glycol-based
antifreeze.
Aqua
Hot
Engine
Preheat
Aqua
Hot
Electric
Aqua
Hot
Burner
Burner
Status
Hot Water
The Hydronic Heating System allows water to
be heated as it is being used. A continuous supply
of hot water is obtained through a tankless, ondemand hot water system.
Interior Heat
This system is also equipped with circulation
pumps, which allow individual interior heating
zones. Whenever the room thermostat calls for
heat, the water heating solution is circulated
through interior heat exchangers (similar to
radiators) located throughout your RV that
distributes heat quietly and evenly.
• Zone 1 - Main Living Area
• Zone 2 - Bedroom and Bath(s)
• Zone 3 - Basement
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Hydronic Heating System
Interior Control Switches
(Located in the OnePlace cabinet)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
The Hydronic Heating System can be
operated off of the 120-volt AC electric heating
element or the 12-volt DC diesel burner.
NOTE: Please note that the diesel burner is the
primary heat source for heating both the
interior and the domestic hot water (such
as when cool ambient temperatures exist
and/or when there is a high demand for
domestic hot water).
SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
It is recommended that when starting up your
RV in extreme cold weather conditions or when
you are planning on taking a longer shower, to
turn on the diesel burner switch located on your
interior control switch panel.
If you normally run the Hydronic Heating
System off of the 120-volt AC electric heating
element only, it is recommended to fire up the
diesel burner monthly as routine maintenance.
Increasing and Decreasing Water
Temperature
A tempering valve is located on the back side
of the Aqua-Hot unit for regulating the
temperature of the hot water.
Turning the tempering valve an 1/8 of a turn
either way will dramatically increase or decrease
the water temperature.
WARNING
Increasing water temperature may result
in scalding and serious injury.
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Turn tempering valve COUNTERCLOCKWISE to INCREASE water
temperature.
Turn tempering valve CLOCKWISE to
DECREASE water temperature.
Hydronic Heating System
Tempering Valve
(Located on back side of the
Aqua-Hot unit)
Changing the Fuel Filter and Fuel
Nozzle
To keep the Aqua-Hot system running
smoothly, it is recommended to have the diesel
burner tuned up annually. This consists of
replacing the fuel filter and the fuel nozzle. To
ensure maximum performance, always replace
with the fuel filter and fuel nozzle recommended
for your Aqua-Hot system.
Aqua-Hot Fuel Filter
(Located in center of coach
behind front wheels)
-Typical View
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Fuel Nozzle
See “Winterizing Procedure” in Section 7 Plumbing (ANTIFREEZE FILL
PROCEDURE) for complete instructions in
winterizing your Hydronic Heating System. The
Aqua-Hot will be winterized along with the rest
of the RV water systems.
Return Air Vent
(Grasp louvers and pull straight
down to remove air vent)
-Typical View
NOTICE
It is recommended to use mild soap and warm
water to clean the air filters. When finished,
allow filters to air dry.
Do not blow out Aqua-Hot Hydronic
Heating System. Failure to comply may
result in system damage.
Further Information
Read the operating, safety, and maintenance
information as well as troubleshooting and parts
and service information provided in the Hydronic
Heating System Operation Manual in your
InfoCase.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTERS
Air Conditioner Filters are located inside the
Return Air Vents throughout the ceiling of the
coach and must be inspected monthly and
cleaned periodically so the air conditioners will
operate efficiently.
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Air Filter
(Located on back side of Return Air Vent)
-Typical View
NOTE: There are multiple Supply and Return
Vents throughout the coach. Therefore,
you must remember to remove each
separate air filter from each Return Air
Vent to clean.
SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
WASHER/DRYER –
STACKABLE
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Stackable
Washer/Dryer for the luxury of home as you
travel.
Before using the Stackable Washer/Dryer,
please spend a few moments reading the
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase for complete operating instructions,
troubleshooting and maintenance tips, as well as
safety precautions.
CAUTION
Open a window or vent while operating
dryer. It is dangerous to create a negative
air pressure inside a vehicle containing
fuel-burning appliances.
Water Supply Faucets
The Washing Machine Water Supply Faucets
are located below the lavatory cabinet.
NOTE: Always turn Water Supply Faucets OFF
when not using the Washing Machine to
avoid possible water leaks if a hose or
hose gasket should fail.
See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” in
Section 7 - Plumbing for steps in winterizing your
Stackable Washer/Dryer.
Cleaning the Pump
The Washing Machine is equipped with a selfcleaning pump (located behind the cover panel
on the lower front of the Washing Machine.) This
pump does not require any maintenance,
although sometimes small items (such as coins or
buttons) may fall into the pre-chamber that
protects the pump.
Refer to the “Care and Maintenance” section
in the manufacturer’s user guide for steps in
removing and cleaning the pump.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting and maintenance
tips, as well as safety precautions.
WASHER/DRYER – PREP
PACKAGE
If your coach is not equipped with a Washer/
Dryer, plumbing is present for installation. Water
supply faucets are located inside the rear linen
cabinet (accessible beneath lavatory cabinet).
We recommend obtaining parts and service
for the Washer/Dryer installation from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Water Supply Faucets
(Located below lavatory cabinet)
-Typical View
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
DISHWASHER
(Drawer Style)
–If Equipped
NOTE: If the power is disconnected and
restored, the drawer will unlock then
lock itself after 30 seconds. It will stay
locked when power is disconnected and
must have power connected to open.
To open the drawer in this mode, you must
press the Start/Pause button.
Further Information
See the dishwasher manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANER
If your coach is equipped with a central
vacuum cleaner, it will be located in a passenger
side storage compartment.
Lock Feature
The Dish Drawer must be programmed to the
“Closed Drawer” mode to keep the drawer
locked while driving.
The central vacuum cleaner operates on 120volt household current, so the shoreline must be
connected to provide power.
To Use The Vacuum
Power
Button
Plug the hose into the hose outlet. The Central
Vacuum Cleaner will start automatically. When
you remove the hose, the vacuum will stop.
Start/Pause Lock
Button
Button
1. Press the Power button (left side of touch
panel).
2. Open the drawer, then press the ECO button
on the inside of the drawer and the Lock
button (right side of touch panel) at the same
time until you hear one long beep.
3. Press the Start/Pause button (center of touch
panel) 3 times (the light above the button will
be red).
4. Press the Lock button (right side of touch
panel) to turn the “Closed Drawer” feature on.
The lights on display panel inside of the
drawer will light up.
5. Press the Power button (left on touch panel)
the unit is set.
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Interior Hose Outlet
To Use Vac Pan
Press the vac pan lever to the right using your
foot to open the door and turn on the vacuum
unit. Sweep floor debris into the opening. When
you release the spring-loaded door it will
automatically shut and turn off the vacuum unit.
SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Vac Pan
Exterior Storage Compartment
Vacuum
An additional vacuum hose outlet is located in
a passenger side compartment for convenient
cleaning of exterior storage compartments and
other items outside of the coach.
Dust bag inlet opening
fits over nozzle
If The Vacuum Will Not Start
Check for a tripped circuit breaker. Also be
sure that the vacuum unit is plugged into the
electrical outlet in the exterior storage
compartment, and the shoreline is connected.
Exterior Hose Outlet
To Change Filter Bags
Pull the cover from the square metal canister.
The canister is located in an exterior storage
compartment on the passenger side of the coach.
Pull cover off to
change filter bags
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SECTION 5 – PROPANE GAS
PROPANE GAS SUPPLY
WARNING
–If Equipped
The propane gas system supplies LP gas to the
Propane Accessory Connection (located behind
lockable access door on passenger side of coach).
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions in this
manual for other safety and precautions you need
to be aware of related to propane.
Do not place propane cylinders inside the
vehicle.
Propane cylinders are equipped with
safety devices that relieve excessive
pressure by discharging propane to the
atmosphere.
Propane gas is highly flammable.
Can lead to a fire or explosion and result
in death or serious injury.
How Propane Gas Works
Propane is a type of LP (Liquefied Petroleum)
gas compressed into liquid form for easy
transportation and storage. Propane gas may also
be called tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP.
Propane is used by appliances in vapor form
only, but is stored in the tank as a liquid under
very high pressure. As the liquid gas is released,
it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many
times its compressed volume.
Refilling Propane Cylinder
The LP cylinder must be removed and taken to
a propane dealership for filling.
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Propane System
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The storage reservoir for the propane gas
system is located in a driver side compartment.
Supply (Main) Valve
Pressure
Regulator
3
3
4
Propane Cylinder Features
-Typical View
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1. Close Supply (Main) Valve.
2. Remove LP Hose from cylinder.
3. Turn the two knobs (located on each side of
LP cylinder) and remove hold down
brackets from the LP cylinder.
4. Unlatch the security strap.
5. Remove LP cylinder.
Reverse steps to reattach LP cylinder.
NOTE: Be sure to properly tighten hold down
brackets and security strap.
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PROPANE GAS
WARNING
Do not fill propane container(s) to more
than 80 percent of capacity. A properly
filled container contains approximately 80
percent of its volume as liquid propane.
Overfilling propane container(s) can
result in uncontrolled propane flow, which
could lead to a fire or explosion and result
in death or serious injury.
DANGER
All pilot lights, appliances, and their
igniters (see operating instructions) shall
be turned off before refueling of motor fuel
tanks and/or propane containers. Can
cause ignition of flammable vapors, which
can lead to a fire or explosion and result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
This propane piping system is designed
for use with propane only.
Do not connect natural gas to this system.
Securely cap inlet when not connected for
use. After turning on propane, except
after normal cylinder replacement, test
propane piping and connections to
appliances for leakage with soapy water
or bubble solution.
Do not use products that contain
ammonia or chlorine to test for leaks. Can
lead to a fire or explosion, which could
result in death or serious injury.
Selecting Propane Fuel Types
We recommend using straight propane in your
propane cylinder. Propane gas is commonly
available at all propane gas outlets in the U.S.
(According to the National Propane Gas
5-2
Association, propane gas outlets in the United
States do not offer any other type of liquefied
petroleum gas than propane to the general
public.) Check local phone directory yellow
pages for locations of local propane gas refilling
stations or bulk dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motorhome, you may find butane or
propane/butane mixtures available in
addition to propane. Because gasburning RV appliances are designed to
run on propane only, we recommend that
you request straight propane only.
Butane burns about 30 percent hotter
than propane and can overheat some
appliances, particularly refrigerators,
and cause permanent damage. Other
appliances designed to operate on
propane can become sooted and lose
efficiency by using butane fuel.
Air in the Propane Gas Cylinder
If your gas appliances do not stay lit or require
frequent adjustment, even though you know the
propane cylinder contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the propane gas cylinder.
Air in the cylinder mixes with the propane gas
vapors causing them to burn poorly. This
condition could linger for weeks if the air is not
purged from the cylinder. Most propane gas
dealers have equipment for purging air from
propane gas cylinders and will purge before
refilling the cylinder.
PROPANE ACCESSORY
CONNECTION
–If Equipped
Your coach is featured with a Propane
Accessory Connection for your convenience, to
connect items such as a portable BBQ grill.
This connection is on the low pressure side of
the propane gas pressure regulator. Portable
appliances which have an additional or built-in
regulator may not operate correctly.
SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
The Propane Accessory Connection is
provided with a shut-off valve that has on/off
indicator arrows. Rotate the shut-off valve
“clockwise” to turn gas supply OFF. Rotate the
shut-off valve “counter-clockwise” to turn gas
supply ON.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions in this
manual for other safety and precautions you need
to be aware of related to propane.
ON
OFF
LP Shut-off Valve
*Valve shown in the OFF (closed) position
Shut-off Valve
LP Accessory Connection
(Located behind lockable access
door on passenger side of coach)
-Typical View
CAUTION
Turn valve off when not in use.
Secure cap to outlet when not in use.
After turning on gas, test gas piping
connections to appliance for leakage with
soapy water or bubble solution.
Do not use products that contain
ammonia or chlorine.
SAFE USE OF THE PROPANE
GAS SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The propane system is designed and built with
strict adherence to national, state, and
recreational vehicle industry requirements for
mobile propane gas equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as fill
overflow valves, an interior propane gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO)
detector/alarm.
Propane gas also contains an odor additive
that you can smell if propane is present in the air.
Here are a few precautions to observe that will
help you to use the propane gas system safely:
• Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of propane gas. If a leak is
suspected, turn off the supply valve
immediately. Have the propane gas system
checked by your dealer or other qualified
propane gas service center.
• Do not tamper with the propane gas piping
system, pressure regulator, or gas appliances.
Service and maintenance of propane gas
system components should be performed only
by your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service center.
• Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
propane gas system.
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SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
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Have the entire propane gas system inspected
for possible leaks and missing or damaged
parts at each filling. Also inspect before and
after each trip, and any time trouble is
suspected.
Turn the propane supply valve off when not
using the propane gas system.
Never use a wrench to tighten the supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be
replaced.
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the
propane gas system.
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the propane compartment door.
According to standards set for recreation
vehicles, the propane supply valve must be
readily accessible in an emergency.
Exercise caution when drilling holes or
attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
PROPANE GAS WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
–If Equipped
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with propane
containers to travel on certain roadways or
through certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid
inconvenience, check state regulations
concerning flammable gas transportation.
Propane Gas Leaks
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
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DANGER
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
1. Extinguish any open flames and all
smoking materials.
2. Shut off the propane supply at the
container valve(s) or propane supply
connection.
3. Do not touch electrical switches.
4. Open doors and other ventilating
openings.
5. Leave the area until odor clears.
6. Have the propane system checked
and leakage source corrected before
using again.
Ignition of flammable vapors could lead to
a fire or explosion and result in death or
serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances and their ignitors turned off while
refilling the fuel tank or propane container.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas container.
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel, or propane gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine,
generator engine, refrigerator, furnace, and
water heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous
gas.
WARNING
Do not place propane cylinders inside the
vehicle.
Propane cylinders are equipped with
safety devices that relieve excessive
pressure by discharging propane to the
atmosphere.
Propane gas is highly flammable.
Can lead to a fire or explosion and result
in death or serious injury.
SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
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•
Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and door latched securely.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage, which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or
explosion.
NOTE: If your model is equipped with a propane
powered electrical generator, there will
be two regulators stacked one upon
another. One regulates the house
propane supply pressure, the other
regulates pressure to the generator.
PROPANE GAS PRESSURE
REGULATOR
–If Equipped
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover, which should be left
in place at all times.
Propane regulators must always be installed
with the regulator vents facing downward.
Regulators that are not in compartments have
been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure
that the regulator vent faces downward and that
the cover is kept in place to minimize vent
blockage that could result in excessive propane
pressure causing fire or explosion.
Only your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service should remove the regulator cover for
adjustments.
Look up inside hole on underside of
regulator housing to see vent screen.
WARNING
Visually inspect the pressure regulator
vent periodically for blockage by
accumulated debris or insect nests, etc.
Vent obstruction could result in excessive
pressure causing fire or explosion, which
could result in death or serious injury. If an
obstruction exists, have the regulator
serviced by a qualified service center.
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SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
Regulator Freeze-up
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the
presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will
pass through the cylinder valve and into the
regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers,
tank and bottle manufacturers, and propane gas
dealers take every precaution to reduce moisture,
but sometimes only a fraction of an ounce
entering the cylinder can cause problems. To help
avoid the possibility of freeze-up, always keep
control valve closed when not in use, even when
cylinder is empty, to prevent moisture from
collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your propane gas dealer inject a small amount of
dry methyl alcohol in your cylinder
(approximately one ounce to 20 pounds or one
pint to 100 gallons) to help guard against
regulator freeze-ups.
PROPANE VAPORIZATION IN
COLD WEATHER
–If Equipped
Propane gas vaporization increases and
decreases in direct relation to ambient
temperature. In other words, the lower the
temperature, the slower the liquid propane will
vaporize into a usable gas for appliances.
This means that in extremely cold weather
when a large volume of gas is being used by the
furnace for heating, it is possible to experience a
loss of gas pressure.
At first, this problem may appear to be caused
by an empty tank or a regulator freeze-up, but is
actually caused by failure of the liquid gas to
vaporize as fast as it is needed by the furnace.
The demand for propane to produce heat
increases to the point where the gas cannot
vaporize fast enough to keep the furnace going.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce gas
usage where possible.
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Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric
refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot
water will also help, as well as refraining from
using the gas cooktop. A final step is to lower the
thermostat setting to reduce gas usage by the
furnace.
SECTION 6 – ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL CAUTIONS
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be used
contain 3-prong plugs for proper grounding.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
The 120-volt system operates from the
shoreline cord connected to an outside 120-volt
utility service, such as those at campgrounds or
from the 120-volt generator. When the shoreline
cord is connected to an outside power source, or
when the auxiliary electric generator is running,
the power converter automatically changes a
portion of the 120-volt current to 12-volt DC
current. All equipment in the motorhome that is
normally powered by the house batteries is then
powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 120-volt current: air
conditioner, refrigerator, microwave oven, and
any 120-volt electrical equipment used at
convenience outlets.
POWER CORD – EXTERNAL
(Shoreline)
The external power cord (commonly referred
to as a “shoreline”) is located in the utility
compartment or water service center, depending
on model.
WARNING
Do not use an extension cord. Improper
sized cords, damaged cords, and poor
connections can lead to fire, which can
result in death or serious injury.
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Your coach is equipped with an electrical
system consisting of two separate voltages:
• 12-volt DC system (battery current); and
• 120-volt AC system (household current)
The 12-volt system consists of two internal
power sources, while the 120-volt system is
operated from an outside power source or the
optional 120-volt generator.
WARNING
Do not connect the external power cord to
any receptacle until you have verified
proper polarity and grounding. Be sure all
prongs of the supply cord are properly
plugged into the receptacle. Failure to
observe can result in death or serious
injury.
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
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SECTION 6 –
ELECTRICAL
be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
Connecting The Power Cord
WARNING
To connect to an external source, remove the
cord from the utility compartment and plug it into
a suitable 50-amp power receptacle to provide
external power to the coach and converter/
charger system.
This connection is for 208Y/120-Volt or
120/240 Volt AC, 3-pole, 4 wire, 60 Hz
50 Ampere supply.
Do not exceed circuit rating. Exceeding
the circuit rating may cause a fire and
result in death or serious injury.
NOTE: Some parks do not have 50-amp service
available, so you will need to connect to
a standard 30-amp service pole using an
adapter.
A flip-down hatch lets you route the power
cord out the bottom of the compartment so you
can close the compartment door while the power
cord is connected.
1. Flip the hatch downward.
30 Amp Receptacle
WARNING
This connection is for 110/125 Volt AC,
60 Hz 30 Ampere supply.
Do not exceed circuit rating. Exceeding
the circuit rating may cause a fire and
result in death or serious injury.
50 Amp.
Power Receptacle
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2. Swivel the cover section aside to reveal cord
notch.
3. Route the cord through the notch and flip the
hatch back up into place and close the
compartment door.
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WARNING
Power Cord Reel
(Located in a driver side compartment)
-Typical View
Service inlet access must be closed when
utility connections are not in use.
To Extend the Power Cord
Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle (which we
recommend shutting off before engaging or
disengaging the power cord.) This protects the
park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on your
vehicle from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
•
Pull out power cord (manually) to a sufficient
length and route power cord to an electrical
receptacle and plug in.
To Retract the Power Cord
•
•
Detach plug from receptacle using the lever
on plug.
PRESS and HOLD the Power Cord Reel
Switch (located near the power cord reel) and
the power cord will retract automatically.
POWER CORD REEL
Your coach may be equipped with a 12-volt
power cord reel to assist in the retraction of the
external power cord (shoreline).
Power Cord Reel Switch
(Located near the power cord reel)
-Typical View
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete features, operating
instructions, and precautions.
INVERTER/CHARGER UNIT –
2800W (PURE SINE WAVE)
–If Equipped
The 2800-watt inverter/charger has an AC
input circuit breaker to protect the inverter/
charger from overloads. The inverter/charger
also has “built in” features that protect the system
from abnormal conditions. See the inverter/
charger information included in your InfoCase
for a complete explanation of the system and
operating instructions.
NOTE: The inverter is not intended for steady
use while “dry camping”. Batteries will
deplete quickly with use of the inverter.
The inverter is intended for limited, short
term power usage when not connected to
shoreline or generator power.
The inverter can also be used while
driving the motorhome because the
engine alternator will charge the
batteries while driving.
The inverter/charger unit is accessible through
a mid-passenger side compartment door.
NOTICE
Do not store items too closely around the
inverter unit in the storage compartment.
The inverter generates heat while
operating and needs unrestricted airflow
for proper cooling. Damage to the inverter
can result.
The inverter converts 12-volt DC current from
the house batteries into 120-volt AC current for
use by 120-volt AC equipment in the motorhome.
Charging Section
While connected to 120-volt external power,
the inverter/charger will recharge the house
batteries using a 3-stage battery charger. It will
also supply 12-volt DC current for use by 12-volt
equipment in the motorhome.
If the house batteries have been significantly
discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly
discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the
batteries reach full charge, then will continue
“trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate.
The inverter/charger features a Battery
Saver™ Mode, which is designed to keep
batteries fully charged over long periods of time.
See the inverter/charger information included in
your InfoCase for more information on this
feature.
If the batteries do not charge as described
above, it is possible the batteries are defective. If
the batteries are extremely discharged, the
charger may not be able to recharge the batteries.
NOTE: Do not leave the shoreline plugged in
during storage. Follow regular battery
inspection and maintenance.
Inverter Charger Unit
(Accessible through mid-passenger
side compartment door)
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Inverter/Charger Control Panel
The inverter/charger has a wall-mounted
control panel that can be programmed for several
charging options. It will also display warnings for
overload conditions or other operating failure
conditions.
The inverter/charger control panel is located
near the monitor panel.
When the inverter is not being used, it should
be shut off at the control panel. The inverter
could drain the house batteries if the shoreline is
not connected to external power and the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is on.
NOTE: Your coach may be equipped with a
residential-style refrigerator, which will
only operate on 120-volt AC. The
residential refrigerator requires either
the shoreline to be plugged in, the
generator running, or inverter power.
When the residential refrigerator is
operating from inverter power, special
care should be taken to ensure adequate
power is available from the house
batteries and condition of the batteries
should be monitored periodically. The
inverter is not intended to power devices
for long periods of time.
Further Information
See the inverter/charger manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
instructions and charging setup directions.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
120-VOLT AC
The breaker panels protect all 120-volt
components in the motorhome from either an
overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short
develops, the breaker will open preventing
damage to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: roof air
conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period.
Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to
“Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker is
continually tripped and no overload is evident,
have the system checked for a short in the wiring
or the appliances.
The breaker panels are located behind a door
or pull-off panel on a lower cabinet face in the
galley or lounge area or beneath the rear bed,
depending on model.
House Circuit Breakers
-Typical Installation
NOTE: Breakers are labeled on panel.
Arrangement may vary according to
appliance and equipment options.
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
A number of standard household electrical
outlets are provided throughout the coach for
connecting small appliances such as televisions,
radios, toasters, etc.
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An exterior outlet is also located on the
outside of the coach near the entrance door or in
a storage compartment on the passenger side of
the coach.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Bath, galley, and exterior outlets are
connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter), which is an extremely sensitive
circuit breaker that will help to protect against
severe electrical shock if a ground fault develops.
If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break
the circuit by turning off the power to the
protected outlets. Should this occur, unplug all
the appliances on that circuit and press the reset
button on the GFCI equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired, if necessary, before
using again.
• Push to Reset
circuit after
monthly testing
or ground fault
tripping.
• Push to Test at
least monthly.
Should break
circuit. Press
Reset button to
reconnect.
GFCI Outlet
(Ground Fault Protector)
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate
the risk of electrical shock. Infants and
small children may still be affected.
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ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator and
electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or appliances
when your hands are wet, or when
standing in water or on wet ground.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed by
a qualified service center.
WARNING
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator
is running. Electrical shock can cause
personal injury.
Automatic Power Transfer Switch
Whenever the Generator is started, an
Automatic Power Transfer system automatically
switches the household electrical system to the
Generator approximately 30 seconds after the
Generator is started. The 30 second delay allows
the Generator to start easily without the burden of
electrical loads.
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The following label is located near the 120volt house circuit breaker panel and at the
Generator to warn you to disconnect specific
electrical connections before servicing the
Generator and storing the coach.
Automatic Power Transfer Box
(Located inside or behind
utility compartment)
-Typical installation shown
Automatic Generator Start (AGS)
The Automatic Generator Start feature
monitors house battery voltage and coach interior
temperature, and has the ability to automatically
start the Generator to help maintain full air
conditioning function and house battery charge.
You can manually start and stop the Generator
from the AGS Control Pad with a touch of a
button. The AGS Control Pad is also equipped
with an Hourmeter feature, which registers the
total number of hours that the Generator has been
operated.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete AGS
Control Pad features and operating instructions.
See the AGS user guide provided in your
InfoCase for more information to help
understand the AGS feature and its operation
with your Generator.
Generator Basic Operation
To Start the Generator
Press and Hold the “Start/Preheat” button on
the AGS Control Pad until you hear the
Generator running smoothly, then release.
To Stop the Generator
Press and Hold the “Stop/Prime” button on the
AGS Control Pad until you hear the Generator
come to a full stop, then release.
• Press and • Press and • Press Up/Down to
Hold to stop scroll to desired
Hold to start
screen for Generator
Generator
Generator
Hourmeter reading
AGS Control Pad
(Located near monitor panel)
NOTE: Some coaches are equipped with
multiple Generator operation switches,
which may be located on the AGS
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Control Pad, the dash instrument panel,
or on the Generator itself, depending on
model.
Generator Hourmeter
The Generator Hourmeter is located on the
AGS Control Pad. It registers the total number of
hours that the Generator has been operated. Press
the “Up/Down” button to scroll to desired screen
for Generator Hourmeter reading.
Refer to the Hourmeter to determine when
periodic maintenance is due and to record
services which have been performed.
Operation Warnings and Cautions
WARNING
The exhaust of all internal combustion
engines contains carbon monoxide (CO).
This poisonous gas is colorless, odorless,
tasteless, and lighter than air. The
exhaust systems of both your motorhome
engine and your generator engine have
been installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect yourself
from conditions beyond the control of the
manufacturer.
•
•
•
•
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Do not simultaneously operate the Generator
and a power vent, which could draw exhaust
gases into the vehicle.
Do not open windows or vents on the end or
side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe of the
Generator is located.
Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry the
exhaust away from the vehicle. Also, note the
position of other vehicles to be sure their
exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
Do not operate the Generator engine while
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings,
vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
Check Generator oil level frequently during
periods of use. Refer to the Generator
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase for specific recommendations.
Generator Access
Refer to “Front Service Access - Power
Generator Tray” in Section 3 - Driving Your
Motorhome for further information.
Further Information
Refer to the Generator manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for specific
operating instructions and cautions,
troubleshooting, and maintenance.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
The DC voltage system consists of the chassis
battery, the 12-volt house batteries, and the 12volt power converter.
Converter
See “Power Center.”
Chassis Battery
The chassis battery is used to operate the
engine starter and automotive accessories and
controls found on the instrument panel. The
slideout room systems and the electric step are
also connected to the chassis battery.
See your chassis manual for further
information on chassis batteries and chassis
electrical system.
House Batteries
House batteries are “deep-cycle” type
batteries specially designed for recreational
vehicle use. They will provide longer lasting
power than standard automotive starting batteries
and will withstand the frequent drain-andrecharge cycles that occur under the demanding
conditions of a camping outing.
The house batteries supply power to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the
motorhome. This includes the following 12-volt
powered components (if equipped): interior 12volt lighting, range exhaust fan, propane furnace
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fan, fresh water pump, systems monitor panel,
refrigerator, roof vent fans, and 120-volt
electrical generator starter.
The house batteries can also provide
emergency power to start the engine if the chassis
battery is discharged. (See “Battery Boost
Switch” in Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome).
House batteries are automatically charged by
the chassis alternator while the engine is running.
BATTERY INFORMATION
roof vent fan. The house battery may also be used
to start the engine if the automotive battery is
discharged. (See “House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch” or “Battery Boost switch” in
Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome).
The house batteries are automatically charged
by the chassis alternator while the engine is
running.
NOTE: House batteries are AGM (Absorbed
Glass Mat). Because of their
construction, AGM batteries do not
require an addition of water to the cells.
Chassis Batteries
The chassis batteries operate the engine starter
and all automotive accessories and controls
found on the instrument panel. The leveling
jacks, slideout room system, and the electric step
are also connected to the chassis battery.
The battery Isolation Manager (BIM)
monitors the Battery Voltage of both the Chassis
and Coach Batteries over long periods of time. If
it senses a charging voltage, it connects the two
batteries together. If the charging system is
overburdened, the batteries will be isolated,
however, if the BIM sees a long term charging of
both batteries it will allow the batteries to remain
connected and allow the charging system to do its
job. Once the batteries have reached a Float
Charge state for one hour, the BIM will isolate
the batteries to prevent overcharging, and will
only reconnect the batteries for charging if one of
the Battery drops to approximately 80% charge,
and the other is being charged. If the batteries are
not being charged, BIM isolates the two batteries
to prevent an electrical draw in one system from
depleting the other battery.
If the house batteries are not being charged,
the chassis batteries will be isolated to prevent an
electrical draw on the house batteries from
depleting the chassis batteries.
House Batteries
The house batteries supply current to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the coach.
This includes interior lights, range exhaust fan,
water pump, water level and holding tank gauges,
120-volt generator starter, refrigerator, and bath
HOUSE/COACH BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
The House/Coach Battery Disconnect switch
disconnects the house batteries from the 12-volt
system of your coach during storage periods to
avoid battery drain by electrical items that are
hooked directly to the house batteries, such as
clock displays and radio memories, etc.
Always leave this switch ON while using the
coach.
NOTE: Some electronic displays and memory
functions may need to be reset after
power has been reconnected.
See also “Battery Care” elsewhere in this
section.
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
• These switches illuminate when the House/Coach
Battery Disconnect switch is ON.
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BATTERY ACCESS
House/Coach Batteries
Chassis Batteries
The chassis batteries are located behind a rear
driver side exterior door.
NOTE: Your house battery (batteries) are
“Absorbed Glass Mat” type, or AGM.
They are maintenance-free and do not
require checking or adding battery fluid.
The house/coach batteries are located within
the basement of the coach, which is accessible
beneath an access cover inside driver and
passenger side mid-coach exterior doors.
• Extend sliding tray (if equipped) inside the
mid-coach driver and passenger side exterior
doors.
• Remove screws from Battery Access Cover.
Chassis Batteries
(Located behind a rear driver
side exterior door)
-Typical View
Removable Access Cover
(Located beneath sliding tray inside the
mid-coach driver and passenger side
exterior doors)
•
Remove Battery Access Cover and set aside.
House/Coach Batteries
(Shown with access cover removed)
-Typical View
•
Reverse steps to reinstall Battery Access
Cover.
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NOTICE
Always refasten battery retainers when
returning a battery to the compartment.
BATTERY CARE
Lead-acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical
reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as
energy is removed from the battery, it should be
replaced by the engine alternator or the coach
converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more,
especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates
inside the battery. This condition is called
“sulfating” and prevents the battery from either
releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition
occurs, the battery must be replaced.
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If a battery does not contain at least 80%
charge during freezing temperatures, the
electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case.
NOTE: Do not leave the shoreline plugged in
during storage. Follow regular battery
inspection and maintenance.
The two best defenses against sulfating
and insufficient charge are to:
Further precautions are:
• Check the state of charge periodically to avoid
discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple
maintenance practices:
• Make sure the batteries always remain
securely clamped in the battery tray.
• Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
• Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
1. Turn off the House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch to avoid parasitic discharge (the trickle
discharge caused by directly connected
components like propane gas detectors or
digital clock displays, etc.)
2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary at
least once a month during long storage
periods. Turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching or detaching charger
clamps.
NOTICE
Disconnect batteries before connecting
external charging equipment to avoid
damage to sensitive electronic
components.
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from
entering the battery and contaminating
the electrolyte fluid.
WARNING
Before removing any battery cables or
battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment
in the motorhome is off and the power
cord has been disconnected. Be sure to
replace the battery terminal boot, if
supplied, back onto the positive terminal
after servicing. Care must be taken to
avoid pinching the cable between any
metal parts. Should the cable be
damaged, a short circuit could result in
personal injury or damage to equipment.
Replace any damaged cables at once.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handling batteries.
WARNING
This vehicle, like other vehicles, may
contain small amounts of one or more
substances which are listed by the state
of California for causing cancer or
reproductive toxicity.
WARNING
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
•
Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
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ELECTRICAL
WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is essential
when replacing the cables on the battery,
or when using a “booster” battery, that the
positive post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts are
marked (+) plus and (-) minus.
If a “boost charger” is used while battery
is in the motorhome, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger to avoid damage to engine
electronic components.
Never attempt to charge or boost a frozen
battery. An explosion can occur resulting
in personal injury.
Chassis Batteries
If your coach is going to be unoccupied for
two weeks or more, Winnebago Industries®
recommends disconnecting the chassis batteries
in your coach to avoid battery discharge.
Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
(located near the entrance door) to the OFF
position to disconnect batteries.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
12-VOLT
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motorhome are protected by the
breaker panel. When a circuit is overloaded or a
short develops in any part of the system, a fuse or
breaker will shut down that circuit. If this
happens, turn off all affected lights or appliances
and press the breaker in to reset.
The House 12-Volt Breaker Panel is located
behind a lower cabinet door in the galley area or
beneath the bed, depending on model.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each breaker.
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House Circuit Breakers
-Typical View
Typical view of breaker panel. Actual breaker
panel location may vary according to model
floorplan. Breakers are labeled on panel
according to appliance and equipment options.
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FRESH WATER SYSTEM
The Fresh Water System provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, and
toilet. Water may be supplied by either of two
sources:
• A fresh water tank and water pump located
within the motorhome, or
• Any external fresh water source to which the
motorhome may be connected, known as “city
water”.
There are two ways to fill the fresh water tank
on your coach - City Fill or Gravity Fill.
1. Attach hose from a city water faucet to the
Fresh Water Inlet or pull a sufficient amount
of hose from the Water Hose Reel (located in
the water service center) and attach to an
external city water faucet.
Water Pressure Regulators
Fresh (City) Water Connection
“Fresh Water Inlet”
(Located in the water service center)
-Typical View
5 - DASH / AUTO
Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend obtaining an
in-line water pressure regulator to prevent
damage to any components, connections, and
seals in your fresh water system.
These devices simply connect in-line between
the supply hose and the city water input on the
coach. We recommend regulators that control
water pressure to 50 psi. max.
Water pressure regulators are commonly
available at most RV dealerships and many large
retail discount or home supply centers.
Method 1 - Filling the Fresh Water
Tank Through City Fill Connection
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
The tank is filled through the City Water
Connection (Fresh Water Inlet) located inside the
water service center.
The Fresh Water valve (located in the water
service center) routes the water from the city
water hose to the fresh water tank for filling.
Water Hose Reel
(Located in the water service center)
-Typical installation shown
2. Turn the Fresh Water valve to the Tank Fill
position.
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Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
3. Turn city water supply ON.
4. Use the level display on the exterior monitor
panel to oversee filling of the tank, or when
the tank is full, water will flow from tank vent
tube beneath coach.
NOTICE
Do not leave fresh water connection
unattended when filling tank. Failure to
comply may result in tank expansion and
property damage.
5. Turn OFF city water supply and disconnect
from the Fresh Water Inlet.
6. Turn Fresh Water valve to Normal position to
use the water pump.
NOTE: The Tank Fill position is only for
pressure filling the water tank from the
city water hose connection.
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Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
Using City Water
When connected to an outside source of water,
the water bypasses the water pump and storage
tank and supplies pressure directly to individual
faucets and toilet(s). A check valve built into the
pump prevents water from entering the pump and
filling the storage tank.
• Connect hose to Fresh Water Inlet as
described in previous steps.
• With the Fresh Water valve in the Normal
position, turn the Water Pump switch(es)
OFF.
NOTE: Always keep the Fresh Water valve in
Normal position unless you are filling the
tank. If this valve is left in the Tank Fill
position while using the city water, water
will keep flowing into the tank and out
the tank vent tube onto the ground and
the water pump will run without
delivering water to faucets.
Disconnecting from City Water
• Turn the city water supply OFF.
• Open a faucet on the coach (such as exterior
wash station) to relieve waterline pressure.
• Disconnect hose from the coach and replace
cap on the Fresh Water Inlet (or retract the
hose into the hose reel). Be sure to replace the
protective cap on the hose end to avoid
entrance by debris or insects.
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Water Hose Reel
- Typical View
• Press and Hold Water Hose Reel switch to
retract
NOTE:Ensure the Fresh Water valve is in
Normal position to use the water pump.
If the valve is in Tank Fill position, the
pump will run continuously without
delivering water.
Method 2 - Filling the Fresh Water
Tank Through Gravity Fill
WARNING
Potable water only.
Sanitize, flush, and drain water tank
before using.
See owner’s manual for instructions,
care, and maintenance information.
Failure to maintain tank can result in
death or serious injury.
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or known purified
drinking water source.
The gravity tank fill port is located in the third
passenger side compartment.
Gravity Fill Port
(Located in the third passenger side
compartment)
•
Insert hose into fill port and turn water supply
on.
NOTE: Be careful not to overfill the tank.
Using Tank Water (Gravity Fill)
• Turn Water pump switch ON. While the
switch is on, the water pump will
automatically supply tank water as needed.
WATER PUMP
When your coach is not connected to a city
water supply, water is supplied from the fresh
water tank by a water system demand pump. A
demand pump is designed to run only when you
are using water. When you open a faucet, the
waterline pressure drops and the pump begins to
run, and it will continue to run as long as the
faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the
line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts
itself off.
The pump is self-priming and will run briefly
to build up line pressure when the Water Pump
switch is first turned on. See “Initial Waterline
Priming” for instructions on using the water
system for the first time.
Water Pump Strainer
The pump is equipped with a cleanable
strainer to capture any possible tank-borne
particles that could damage pump components.
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NOTE: We recommend that you check and clean
the strainer after each tankful of water
during the first few uses of the Water
Pump system. Thereafter, remember to
check it at least yearly, and be sure to
empty water from it during winterization
procedures.
Unscrew bowl
and remove to
clean strainer
Water Pump Strainer
-Typical View
To Clean Pump Strainer
• Ensure all Water Pump switches are OFF.
• Twist the inlet cap (bowl) “counterclockwise” to unscrew from the strainer
assembly.
• Remove the bowl and pull the strainer screen
out of the bowl to tap out any particles and
rinse clean.
• Insert the strainer screen back into the bowl,
then screw the bowl back onto the strainer
assembly.
We recommend that you turn the Water Pump
switch off whenever you will be away from the
vehicle or not using the water system. In time, a
slow leak in a faucet could drain the water tank,
fill the holding tank, and discharge the house
batteries.
Initial Waterline Priming
1. Ensure that all water drain valves are closed,
including water heater valve.
2. Turn Water Pump switch to “OFF” position.
3. Fill water tank.
4. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
5. Turn ON the Water Pump switch.
6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water first.)
Leave hot water faucets on until they also
deliver a steady stream of water. This will
ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
7. Check to ensure the Water Pump stops soon
after all faucets have been closed.
8. The Water Pump is now ready for automatic
operation. The pump will start when a faucet
is opened and stop when the faucet is closed.
Further Information
Refer to the Water Pump manufacturer’s
operation, care, and maintenance information
provided in your InfoCase.
NOTE: You must also empty the strainer when
winterizing your coach to avoid water
freezing and cracking the filter bowl.
Water Pump Switch
The Water Pump switch is located near the
monitor panel (some models may have an
additional switch in the water service center, near
the exterior shower, or within the bathroom area
for your convenience).
While the switch is “ON”, the pump will
automatically supply water as it is needed.
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Water Pump
(Located in the third passenger side
compartment. Remove panel to access.)
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The cold waterline flows through an activated
carbon filter that removes chlorine and odors for
taste-free drinking water.
Water Pump Switch
(Located on OnePlace cabinet and exterior
water service center)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Cold Water Filter Assembly
(Located below galley sink)
NOTE: Hot waterline is not filtered.
Replacing the Cold Water Filter
Cartridge
Water Pump Switch
(Located in all bath areas)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the switch
is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
You should replace the filter cartridge every
season and when water flow from the faucet is
too slow for convenience. The cartridge must be
replaced at least every 12 months.
• Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any water remaining in the waterlines during
filter removal.
• Twist the filter cartridge “counter-clockwise”
about one-quarter turn, then pull it down and
out of the filter socket.
• Insert a new water filter cartridge up into the
filter socket as far as possible and twist it
“clockwise” one-quarter turn until it stops.
COLD WATER FILTER
–If Equipped
To obtain filtered cold water for drinking or
cooking, simply open the galley sink cold water
faucet.
NOTE: Only the cold water faucet is filtered.
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NOTE: After the system has been thoroughly
flushed, remove the diverter plug and
store for future use.
ICE MAKER WATER FILTER
• Insert new filter up into filter socket press and twist 1/4 turn “clockwise”.
•
–If Equipped
If the refrigerator in your coach is equipped
with an ice maker, an ice maker filter is provided,
which removes chlorine and odors for clean,
taste-free ice cubes.
Before using the water for drinking, run a few
gallons of water through the filter and discard
water to avoid consuming carbon dust or
particles that may have been present in the
new filter cartridge.
Diverter Plug
•
Install the diverter plug into the filter socket
for winterization or if water must be used
while the filter is removed from the socket.
The diverter plug is installed in the same
manner as the water filter.
Galley Cold Water Faucet/Ice Maker
Filter Assembly
(Located below galley sink)
Replacing the Ice Maker Filter
Cartridge
Diverter Plug (installed in filter socket)
• Insert and twist 1/4 turn “clockwise”.
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•
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See “Winterization Procedure” at the end of
this section for further information.
When removing the coach from storage,
always disinfect and flush the water system
thoroughly before installing a new filter. See
“Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System”
elsewhere in this section for more
information.
The filter cartridge must be replaced at least
every 12 months, or when water flow from the
filtered water faucet is too slow for convenience.
• Place a container beneath the filter to catch
any water remaining in the waterlines during
filter removal.
• Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise
(to the left) about one-quarter turn, then pull it
down and out of the filter socket. (A springloaded valve inside the filter socket will block
water from flowing out of the socket when the
filter cartridge is removed).
• Insert a new filter cartridge up into the filter
socket as far as possible and twist it clockwise
(to the right) one-quarter turn until it stops.
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•
•
Discard the first two batches of ice cubes to
avoid consuming carbon dust or particles that
may have been present in the new filter
cartridge.
See “Winterization Procedure” at the end of
this section for further information.
NOTE: When removing the coach from storage,
always disinfect and flush the water
system thoroughly before installing a
new filter.
FULL-COACH WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The full-coach water filtration system is
connected to the cold water lines throughout the
coach. It uses a flow-through filter that removes
chlorine, cloudiness, and sediments, resulting in
clear, odorless and taste-free clean water for
drinking, cooking, and personal care.
•
•
•
•
Full-Coach Water Filter System
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
Replacing the Full-Coach Water
Filtration Cartridge
Replace the filter cartridge after 1,000 gallons
of usage or sooner if water flow from faucets is
noticeably reduced.
• Turn off the water supply and relieve water
line pressure by opening a faucet.
• Remove the filter canister from the filter head.
Use the filter wrench supplied to loosen the
filter canister.
•
Unscrew the canister from the filter head.
(There will be water inside the canister).
Remove the large O-ring seal from the
canister. Check seal for damage, wipe clean,
and set aside. Discard the used filter cartridge.
Wash the inside of the canister with dish soap
and warm water using a nonabrasive sponge
or cloth. Rinse thoroughly.
Fill canister about 1/3 with clean water and
add a couple of tablespoons of household
bleach, then scrub with a sponge or brush to
disinfect. Rinse thoroughly.
Lubricate the O-ring with clean silicone
grease to ensure a proper watertight seal, then
place back into the groove at the bottom of the
canister threads.
NOTE: The O-ring should be replaced every
third cartridge change to ensure proper
sealing. See your dealer for replacement
cartridges and O-rings.
• Insert a new filter cartridge into the canister,
then hand tighten the canister securely onto
the filter head. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
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•
Turn the Fresh Water Valve to Normal
position. Next open a faucet inside the coach
or the exterior shower, then turn city water on
SLOWLY to allow the canister to fill with
water.
• Thoroughly flush the filtration system by
running the water for twenty (20) minutes.
• Check for leaks.
See “Winterizing Procedure” in this section to
prepare the water filtration system for freezing
conditions.
DISINFECTING YOUR FRESH
WATER SYSTEM
(As required by NFPA®1192 Standard on
Recreational Vehicles)
–For coaches with Full-Coach Water
Filtration System
To ensure complete disinfection of the potable
water system, it is recommended that the
following procedure be followed on a new
system, one that has not been used for a period of
time, or one that could have become
contaminated.
This procedure is also recommended before
long periods of storage such as over winter.
Disinfecting with Gravity Fill
–If Equipped
1. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household chlorine
bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution). With
tank empty, pour chlorine solution into the
tank through the gravity fill port.
Use 1 gallon solution for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity. This procedure will result in a
residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in
the water system.
NOTE: If a 100 ppm concentration is desired,
use 1/2 cup of household bleach with 1
gallon of water to prepare the chlorine
solution. One gallon of this solution
should be used for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity.
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WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous. Do not misuse.
Recap bottle and clean all utensils after
use.
2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
3. Open each faucet in the coach and run the
water until a distinct odor of chlorine can be
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
4. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine.
If a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour.
5. Drain the water tank and refill with fresh
water.
6. Open each faucet again and run fresh water to
flush chlorinated water from the lines. Run the
water until there is no odor of chlorine
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
(You may need to leave a hot water faucet
open for some time to flush the water heater (if
equipped) with clean water. You may also
want to turn the water heater off until this is
done to avoid wasting energy trying to heat
“unused” water).
7. Water system is now disinfected.
City Water Tank and Hose
Disinfection
This procedure can be used periodically to
sanitize the city water hose, and can be used as an
alternate method of adding bleach solution to the
fresh water tank if desired.
1. Connect a water hose to the Fresh Water Inlet
(located in the water service center).
2. Turn the Fresh Water valve to the Tank Fill
position.
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3. Remove the Full-Coach Water Filtration
cartridge from the filter canister. Refit empty
canister to filter head for procedure.
4. Hold the “city end” of the water hose upright
and use a funnel to pour 1 1/2 cups of
household chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite solution) into the hose. Keep the
end of the hose held upright to avoid draining
the bleach solution.
5. Connect the hose to a city water source and
turn on slowly, allowing the water to force the
bleach through the hose, then continue filling
the tank with water. (This will disinfect the
city water hose at the same time).
6. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine.
If a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour.
7. Drain the chlorinated water from the fresh
water tank and refill with clean water.
and allows water remaining in the hose to drain
down. This is a normal function of the shower
valve assembly and is not a leak or defect.
If items are placed into the shower tub before
shower valve vacuum release is complete, they
may become wet.
EXTERIOR SHOWER/WASH
STATION
–If Equipped
The Exterior Shower/Wash Station feature
allows you to do things such as rinse off sand or
salt after a swim, rinse off muddy boots, or bathe
your pet outside the coach. Some models may
have a Water Pump switch located near the
shower faucet for convenience.
Continuous Tank Disinfection
(Superchlorination)
Some RVers like to ensure continuous
sanitation of their fresh water tank by
“superchlorination”– maintaining an effective
low level of chlorine in the tank at all times.
• Add 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite) to your tank for each 10 gallons
of tank capacity. When you fill the tank, this
will result in a 6.7 ppm level of chlorine,
which should kill harmful bacteria and slimeforming organisms.
• Chlorine will be removed from drinking water
by the Full-Coach Water Filtration System.
• Superchlorination does not affect city water
usage, only the fresh water tank.
SHOWER HOSE VACUUM
BREAKER
Exterior Shower/Wash Station
-Typical View
TOILET
–If Equipped
The toilet in your motorhome is very similar
to the household type, except that it is designed to
use only a small amount of water per flush. It
uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a
swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the bowl.
After using the shower, you may notice water
dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The
dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose
(after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases
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Water Saver Flush
Normal Flush
Important “Don’ts”
•
Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
• Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
• Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information in your InfoCase for complete
operating, care, and maintenance information.
LED Symbol
Wall Switch/Controller
(Located on wall near toilet)
Water Saver Flush Button
• Press and release to flush liquids and small amounts
of toilet paper.
Normal Flush Button
• Press and release to flush solids and toilet paper.
LED Symbol
• Symbol not lighted - Toilet is OFF, in sleep mode, or
not receiving power.
• Symbol lighted GREEN - Toilet is ON and the holding
tank is between empty and half full.
• Symbol lighted YELLOW - Toilet is ON and the
holding tank is at least half full.
• Symbol lighted RED - Toilet system is ON and the
holding tank is full.
Important “Don’ts”
TOILET – ELECTRIC FLUSH
•
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with an electric
macerating toilet, which provides powerful, yet
whisper quiet operation. It is equipped with a
wall-mounted push button control and operates
on minimal water consumption.
•
•
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Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
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See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating, care, and maintenance
information.
DRAINAGE SYSTEM (P-TRAPS)
Ensure there is an adequate amount of water in
the drainage system p-traps to avoid sewer odor
from entering your coach.
If you should experience a sewer odor, pour
approximately 1 cup of water down each sink and
shower drain in the coach.
Dumping Holding Tanks
The sewage drain hose (located in the water
service center) features a convenient handle and
valve nozzle for sanitary handling and improved
waste disposal.
1. Remove the dust cap from the sewage drain
outlet and connect the sewage drain hose. Be
sure it is firmly attached.
NOTE: The sewage drain outlet swivels
downward when necessary to avoid
bends in the sewage drain hose, which
could trap solids while dumping or to
provide more direct drainage while using
on-site sewer hook-ups.
2. Push the handle forward to open the sewage
drain hose end valve, then extend the hose and
place the nozzle into the disposal opening.
Washer/Dryer
–If Equipped
In addition to pouring water down sink and
shower drains, also run a wash cycle to ensure
there is an adequate amount of water in the
washer p-trap.
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(Holding Tanks)
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks (or three,
depending on model) to contain the waste water
until it can be dumped at an appropriate waste
water disposal site. This means you can use the
toilet, sinks, and shower even in areas where
utility hookups are not available.
The black water holding tank contains the
sewage from the toilet(s) and may include
bathroom lavatory on some models. The gray
water holding tank(s) contain the waste water
from the galley sink and shower, and may include
bathroom lavatory.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
NOTE: The sewage drain hose end valve
(handle) must be opened before pulling
the hose to the disposal opening. If the
valve is closed, a vacuum will develop
and prevent the hose from expanding
fully.
Do not open holding tank waste valves
until the sewage drain hose end valve is
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open. If you open the dump valve before
the hose valve, the hose will fill with
sewage water and become difficult to
move or could become clogged.
3. Open the Black Waste Tank Drain Valve with
a quick pull. Move the sewage drain hose
gently about to dislodge any waste and to
ensure complete drainage. Close the Black
Waste Tank Drain Valve as soon as the tank is
empty.
NOTE: DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT
ONCE. Do not open the Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve(s) until the black tank is
drained and Black Waste Tank Drain
Valve closed to avoid sewage back-up
into gray tank(s). Gray water also rinses
any black water solids from the sewage
drain hose.
Model 42QL
Black Waste Tank
Drain Valve
Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve
Sewage Drain
Outlet/Dust Cap
Black and Gray Waste Tank Drain Valves
(Located in water service center)
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Model 42HL
Black Waste
Tank Drain
Valve
Gray Waste
Tank Drain
Valve #1
Gray Waste
Tank Drain
Valve #2
Black and Gray Waste Tank Drain Valves
(Located in water service center)
NOTE: Black and Gray Waste Tank Drain Valve
positions may be reversed depending on
floorplan and tank location.
4. Open the Gray Waste Tank Drain Valve with
a quick pull. Close Gray Waste Tank Drain
Valve as soon as tank is empty.
Model 42HL is featured with two gray waste
tanks. Therefore, two Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valves must be opened.
5. After waste tanks have been drained, flush the
black water tank as described in “Flushing
Your Black Water Holding Tank” following
this procedure. (If hose is not available, run
several gallons of water into the sewage tank
through the toilet. Then open the Black Waste
Tank Drain Valve and drain the tank again.
Close Black Waste Tank Drain Valve when
done).
6. Close sewage drain hose valve by pulling
handle up until lock snaps into place.
7. Rinse end of sewage drain hose thoroughly
with water and stow.
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NOTE: If the sewage drain hose will not
collapse while storing, open the sewage
drain hose end valve (handle) to release
air trapped inside the hose.
8. Add an odor control chemical to the black
waste holding tank through the toilet. These
chemicals are available at most RV stores.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
Flushing Your Black Waste Holding
Tank
The black waste holding tank is equipped with
an internal spray head that allows you to rinse the
inside of the tank with a shower of clean water
after dumping.
1. Dump your black waste holding tank in the
usual manner at an approved sewage disposal
station.
2. Leave Black Waste Tank Drain Valve open
while flushing tank.
3. Attach a garden hose from a city water
hydrant to the Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet
fitting in the water service center. (This inlet is
clearly marked separate from the City Water
inlet).
Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
4. Turn the water on to begin flushing. Allow
water to run for about three minutes.
5. Disconnect garden hose from flushing system
and close Black Waste Tank Drain Valve.
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups
The sewage drain hose may remain attached to
the sewage drain outlet and be routed out the flipdown hatch in the bottom of the compartment
while the motorhome is parked and connected to
an on-site sewage hook-up.
The center outlet section may be swiveled
downward for better hose alignment and
drainage.
WARNING
Service inlet access must be closed when
utility connections are not in use.
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the Black
and Gray Waste Tank Drain Valves closed until
a tank becomes full or when preparing to leave
the site. This keeps the solids in suspension,
allowing them to be carried out with the liquids
when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain
off, leaving solids in the tank. Should this
accidentally happen, disconnect the sewage drain
hose, fill the tank about half full with water, and
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drive a few miles to dislodge the solids. A few
starts and stops will aid in the process. Then
reconnect the sewage drain hose and drain in the
normal manner.
NOTE: Always keep sewage drain outlet capped
while sewage connection is not in use.
Holding Tank Level Indicators
See “Systems Monitor Panel” in Section 4 Appliances for further information on the
monitor panel and checking tank levels.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
WATERLINE AND TANK DRAIN
VALVES
The waterline and tank drain valves are used
to drain water from the water tank and the water
supply lines when preparing the motorhome for
storage or when sanitizing the water system.
See the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
locations on your model.
Waterline Drain Valves
UTILITY LIGHT
A light is located on the sidewall to illuminate
the utility hook-up area when needed.
The switch is located in the water service
center compartment.
NOTE: The exterior security switch will also
turn this light on along with the porch
light.
Waterline Drain Valves
(Located in the third passenger side
compartment)
-Typical View
DRAIN
DRAIN
CLOSE
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
Waterline Drain Valves
-Typical View
- Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the switch
is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
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Water Tank Drain Valve
The system features a Winterization (diverter)
valve with an antifreeze siphon tube to draw nontoxic RV water system antifreeze into the
waterlines. This feature is located near the water
pump.
WARNING
NEVER use automotive antifreeze/
coolant in your RV water system. Auto
antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which,
if ingested, can cause blindness and can
be fatal.
Water Tank Drain Valve
(Located in the third passenger side
compartment)
-Typical View
Remove Water Filters (if equipped)
1. Remove and discard the filter cartridge from
the filtered cold water faucet/ice maker filter
assembly located below the galley sink.
WINTERIZING PROCEDURE
NOTICE
Do not blow out Aqua-Hot Hydronic
Heating System. Failure to comply may
result in system damage.
Antifreeze Fill Procedure
(Fill plumbing lines with RV water system
antifreeze)
NOTE: Winterize tanks and waterlines by filling
them with non-toxic RV water system
antifreeze through the plumbing system.
This product is available from your
dealer and from most RV supply stores
and national retail outlets. Follow
directions on the container to determine
the correct amount to use for your coach.
Your coach is equipped with a manually
operated waterline winterization system for your
convenience in winterizing fresh waterlines.
Filtered Cold Water/
Ice Maker Filter
(Located below galley sink)
•
•
Twist the filter cartridge “counter-clockwise”
about a quarter-turn and pull it down and out
of the filter socket.
Install the diverter plug into the filter socket as
far as possible and twist “clockwise” onequarter turn until it stops.
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.
Diverter Plug
2. Remove the filter canister from the full-coach
water filtration system in the water service
center and discard the filter cartridge.
After removing filter, remount the empty
canister onto the filter assembly and continue
the antifreeze fill procedure.
3. Turn Winterization Valve 2 to the “Winterize”
position.
Winterization Valve 2
(Located near water pump - second
compartment on driver side of coach)
4. Remove and save the protective cap from the
end of the antifreeze siphon tube (which
connects to Winterization Valve 2). Insert the
end of the siphon tube into a pail or other
container with 2 to 5 gallons of non-toxic RV
antifreeze solution.
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RV Antifreeze Siphon Tube
(Located in the third compartment on
passenger side of coach)
• Insert into container of RV water system
antifreeze
NOTE: Ensure that all drain valves are
CLOSED before pumping RV antifreeze
into the water system.
Refer to the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this
section for valve locations on your
model.
Fill Lines
5. Turn the Water Pump switch ON.
6. Open each hot and cold water faucet handle/
knob in the coach – one at a time each in turn
until antifreeze solution just begins to flow
from the faucet, then close.
Do not forget exterior shower/wash station
knobs.
7. Press the toilet flush pedal (or the “Normal
Flush” button on the wall control, if your
coach is equipped with an electric flush toilet)
and hold until antifreeze begins flowing into
the toilet.
Leave small amount of antifreeze that remains
in the bowl.
When Done Adding RV Antifreeze
8. Turn the Water Pump switch OFF.
9. Turn the Winterization Valve 2 to “Normal”.
This will stop the flow from the antifreeze
siphon tube and revert the tank line flow to the
water pump.
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10. Replace the protective cap onto the end of the
antifreeze siphon tube to keep out insects and
debris when not in use.
2. Remove Ice Maker Drain Line from exterior
Residential Refrigerator service compartment
and allow to hang loose on outside of vehicle.
Drain Appliances
11. At this time, if your coach is equipped with a
refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher, or washer/
dryer, the waterlines for these appliances must
also be drained. (See “Winterizing Optional
Appliances” at the end of this section).
Fill Drainage System P-Traps
12. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
13. Completely drain the sewage and waste water
holding tanks at an approved waste disposal
site. Drain the sewage tank first so the
following waste water can rinse any waste
solids from the sewage drain outlet and sewer
hose.
14. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste
Tank Flush Inlet.
15. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto
the drain outlet.
This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts
and prevent entry and contamination by
airborne debris, insects, and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are
now winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Section 11 - Maintenance and Storage.
WINTERIZING OPTIONAL
APPLIANCES
Winterizing Ice Maker
(Residential Refrigerator)
1. Shut off water supply to the Ice Maker and/or
water dispenser. The water supply valve is
located inside a galley cabinet near the filter.
Ice Maker Drain Line
(Located in exterior Residential
Refrigerator service compartment)
3. Turn Ice Maker Winterization Drain valve to
the OPEN position.
Ice Maker Winterization Drain Valve
(Located in exterior Residential
Refrigerator service compartment)
NOTE: Leave the Ice Maker Winterization Drain
valve in the OPEN position throughout
storage period.
4. After the last batch of ice dispenses, raise the
wire shut-off arm to the OFF position.
5. Empty ice bin.
To use Ice Maker again after seasonal storage:
1. Flush antifreeze from the waterlines (if
antifreeze fill winterization procedure was
performed).
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2. Close all drain valves.
3. Turn Ice Maker Winterization Drain valve to
the CLOSED position.
4. Turn the water supply ON.
5. Ensure the ice bin is in place and the wire shutoff arm is lowered to the ON position.
6. Allow the refrigerator to cool down to ice
making temperature. Remember, this can take
up to 24 hours.
NOTE: Discard the first two batches of ice
cubes. It will take approximately three
cycles for the Ice Maker to produce fully
formed, clean ice cubes.
Further Information
Refer to the refrigerator manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
winterizing information.
Winterizing Washer/Dryer
(Stackable)
–If Equipped
Method 1 – Drain Water
If you have decided to completely drain the
coach waterlines, follow these steps to winterize
your Washer/Dryer:
1. With the Washer/Dryer power OFF, pour 1/2
quart of RV-type antifreeze into the Washer
drum.
2. Close door. Advance Cycle Selector to “B”.
3. Press ON/OFF button, then press START. Let
the Washer/Dryer run for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Press ON/OFF button to turn power OFF.
5. Unplug Washer/Dryer from electrical outlet
(or disconnect power).
6. Turn Water Supply Faucets OFF. Disconnect
inlet hoses from faucets.
7. Drain remaining water from hoses. Finished.
To use Washer/Dryer again after seasonal
storage:
1. Reconnect water inlet hoses to corresponding
HOT/COLD faucets. Turn faucets ON.
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NOTE: Check water inlet hoses and pump
periodically (see manufacturer’s user
guide for further information).
2. Plug Washer/Dryer into electrical outlet (or
reconnect power).
3. With Washer/Dryer power OFF, pour 1/2
TBSP. of powder detergent (or liquid
equivalent) into “Compartment 2” inside
Dispenser Drawer.
4. Advance Cycle Selector to “Position 4”.
5. Press ON/OFF button, then press START.
6. Allow machine to run through the complete
cycle to clean out any remaining antifreeze.
Finished.
Method 2 – Fill with RV Antifreeze
If you have decided to fill the coach waterlines
with RV antifreeze, follow these steps to
winterize your Washer/Dryer:
1. With machine power OFF, advance Cycle
Selector to “Position 3”.
2. Press ON/OFF button, set water temperature
to WARM, then press START. Let machine
fill until the drum turns (this could take up to
1 to 2 minutes).
3. Press ON/OFF button to turn power OFF.
4. Advance Cycle Selector to “B”.
5. Press ON/OFF button, then press START.
6. After letting antifreeze drain completely from
drum, press the ON/OFF button to turn power
OFF. Finished.
To use Washer/Dryer again after seasonal
storage:
1. Reconnect water inlet hoses to corresponding
HOT/COLD faucets. Turn faucets ON.
NOTE: Check water inlet hoses and pump
periodically (see manufacturer’s user
guide for further information).
2. Plug Washer/Dryer into electrical outlet (or
reconnect power).
3. With Washer/Dryer power OFF, pour 1/2
TBSP. of powder detergent (or liquid
equivalent) into “Compartment 2” inside
Dispenser Drawer.
4. Advance Cycle Selector to “Position 4”.
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PLUMBING
5. Press ON/OFF button, then press START.
6. Allow machine to run through the complete
cycle to clean out any remaining antifreeze.
Finished.
Winterizing Dishwasher
–If Equipped
Follow manufacturer’s instructions provided
in your InfoCase for operating and for
interrupting cycles.
1. Empty all dishes from the Dishwasher.
2. Follow coach winterization instructions for
using the winterization valve to draw RV
water system antifreeze into the water system
so antifreeze can enter the Dishwasher.
3. Set the Dishwasher controls to the start of the
Rinse cycle and run briefly until antifreeze
can be seen inside the dishwasher.
4. Set the controls to the end of the Rinse cycle
to pump the liquid out of the Dishwasher to
make sure the lines and pump contain
antifreeze.
5. Turn Dishwasher controls to OFF.
6. Pour approximately one quart of RV water
system antifreeze directly into the
Dishwasher to ensure protection of pump and
drain lines.
7. Dishwasher is now winterized.
To use Dishwasher again after seasonal
storage:
1. Flush antifreeze from the waterlines (if
antifreeze fill winterization procedure was
performed).
2. Set the Dishwasher controls to the start of the
Rinse cycle and run briefly until antifreeze
can be seen inside the dishwasher.
3. Set the controls to the end of the Rinse cycle
and allow the machine to run through the
complete cycle to clean out any remaining
antifreeze.
WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
SYSTEM
Waterlines
•
•
Water Tank
•
Winterization Valve 2
(Antifreeze)
•
DRAIN VALVE LOCATION
Two (2) waterline drain valves located in the third compartment
on passenger side.
Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground.
Also, to drain any water left in the city waterline, place the tip
of your finger inside the city water connection and gently press
the backflow valve (small “button” in center of connector).
One (1) valve located in the third compartment door on
passenger side. Turn to drain.
Valve with clear vinyl siphon tube is located in the third
compartment on passenger side.
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SECTION 8 – ENTERTAINMENT
HDMI VIDEO SELECTION
SYSTEM
The HDMI Video Selection System allows
you to watch high definition video from multiple
sources on multiple TV’s at the same time. You
can select either Blu-ray, Satellite Receiver 1,
Satellite Receiver 2, or Auxiliary (Dash Radio
House Mode if equipped).
TVs connected to this system are the Lounge
TV, 2nd Lounge TV (if equipped), Bedroom TV,
and Exterior Entertainment Center TV.
Secondary Source Selector
A Secondary Source Selector is provided at
each TV for your convenience. Press the Select
button to toggle to preferred source.
Secondary Source Selector
(Located near each TV)
NOTE: Red lights that are illuminated on the
HDMI Video Selection System and the
Secondary Source Selector indicate that
video sources are active.
Blue lights that are illuminated indicate
the selected video source.
HDMI Video Selection System
(Located in front passenger overhead cabinet)
NOTE: There will be a slight delay when
changing sources. Winnebago
Industries® recommends setting each
component to a maximum video output
resolution of 1080i for proper operation.
HDMI Video Selector Control
(Located in your InfoCase Box)
• Used to control main HDMI Video
Selection System only.
To Watch Satellite TV
•
Connect Satellite Receiver to the Accessory
Connection Cable (Satellite Receiver 1 or 2.)
These cables are located in a front overhead
cabinet or near the lounge TV, depending on
model.
Accessory Connection Cables
* Satellite Receiver 1 and Satellite Receiver 2
(Located in a front overhead cabinet or
near the lounge TV, depending on model)
NOTE: Auxiliary AV Component Cable not provided.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Secondary Source Selector Control
(Located in your InfoCase Box)
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
•
•
•
Power “ON” TV, HDMI Video Selection
System, and Satellite Receiver.
Determine which TV you want to use (e.g.
BEDROOM for bedroom TV) and select
“Satellite Receiver 1” from the HDMI Video
Selection System (or the HDMI Video
Selector Control or the Secondary Source
Selector).
On the TV remote, press the SOURCE or
FUNCTION/TV SOURCE button and select
“HDMI 1”. The TV will display the satellite
logo when the correct input is selected.
Infrared Emitters
The HDMI Video Selection System in your
coach is also featured with Infrared Emitters
(connected to both Accessory Connection
Cables), which are used to extend the remote
control from all TV’s in the coach to either
Satellite 1 or Satellite 2. Install Infrared Emitter
by removing the protective cover from adhesive
and place directly in front of the I.E. Receiver on
the component.
•
Press the SOURCE or FUNCTION/TV
SOURCE button on the TV remote and select
“TV” (Antenna).
TV Signal Amplifier Power Switch
(Located in overhead cabinet)
NOTE: You must perform a channel search and
program TV for available channels if you
have moved your coach to a new
destination.
Refer to the TV manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions.
To Watch Cable TV
•
• Infrared Emitter
To Watch Broadcast TV (Antenna)
•
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Power “ON” the TV Signal Amplifier Power
switch (located in overhead cabinet above
entry door.) A green LED light will illuminate
when the switch is on and the signal amplifier
is active.
All TV’s in the coach will now be connected
to the roof antenna (via coax cable) and set TV
to be viewed through antenna input.
Power “OFF” the TV Signal Amplifier Power
switch (located in overhead cabinet above
entry door) and press the SOURCE or
FUNCTION/TV SOURCE button on the TV
remote and select “TV” (Cable).
All TV’s in the coach will now be connected
to the cable TV (via coax cable) and set TV to
be viewed through cable TV input.
NOTE: You must perform a channel search and
program TV for available channels if you
have moved your coach to a new
destination.
Refer to the TV manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
FRONT TV IGNITION SWITCH
INTERLOCK
–If Equipped
If your coach is equipped with a front
overhead TV, it is plugged into a special
electrical outlet with a built-in ignition switch
interlock. The device allows the front overhead
TV to operate only when the ignition key is in the
Off or Accessory positions.
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock
-Typical View
AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM BASIC
OPERATION
NOTE: For your convenience, we have also
included a handy, tear-out version of this
“A/V System Basic Operation” guide in
Section 8 of your Operator’s Manual
Supplement.
See your InfoCase for specific operating
guides for audio and video components.
BLU-RAY™ PLAYER AND
SOUND BAR SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The Blu-ray™ Player and Sound Bar System
operates from 120-volt AC household current
only, so you must have either the shoreline
connected, the generator running, or the inverter
turned on (if equipped). The TV is connected to
the Sound Bar and Blu-ray player.
To Watch a Blu-ray:
1. Turn “ON” the TV, HDMI Video Selection
System, Sound Bar, and Blu-ray player.
2. Determine which TV you want to use (e.g.
“Lounge” for lounge TV) and select Source
(1) for Blu-ray.
3. Set TV Input to HDMI1 by using the TV
remote or the controls on the TV.
4. Set Sound Bar Source to Optical input by
using the Sound Bar remote.
5. Insert Blu-ray into the player. Blu-ray will
begin to load automatically.
6. The Blu-ray may load directly to the
main title/menu screen or it may
begin to play previews. You may be able to
skip previews if desired by pressing the
chapter “skip” button on the Blu-ray player
remote until you see the main menu screen.
7. When the main menu screen appears, use the
arrow buttons on the Blu-ray player remote to
select the desired entry or press the “Enter”
button on the Blu-ray player remote to begin
playing the feature.
TV Sound through the Sound Bar
(Lounge TV Only)
When watching TV programs (broadcast,
cable, or satellite), the TV normally plays sound
through its own built-in stereo speakers. To
connect TV sound output to the Sound Bar for a
richer sound quality, follow these steps:
• Turn “ON” the TV and Sound Bar.
• Select the TV channel you wish to watch.
• Press the OPTICAL button on the Sound Bar
remote until audio is heard.
• Turn TV and/or Sound Bar volume up or
down.
Turning TV Speakers On/Off
• Press “Settings” button on remote.
• Select “Audio” option.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
•
Select “Sound Out”, then select “LG Sound
Sync (optical)”.
Listen to Music stored on a
Bluetooth device
•
•
•
•
•
Press the “Bluetooth” button on the front
panel of the Sound Bar or Bluetooth button on
Sound Bar remote to set Sound Bar to
Bluetooth mode.
On your Bluetooth device, perform the
pairing operation. A list of devices found will
appear on your device. Select “LG Sound
Bar”.
Enter the PIN code (if required).
When the devices are paired, the Sound Bar
Bluetooth LED will turn on for a few seconds
and turn off.
Turn the Sound Bar volume up or down.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete feature descriptions
and operating instructions.
BLU-RAY™ PLAYER AND
BOSE® SOUND BAR SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The Blu-ray™ Player and Sound Bar System
operates from 120-volt AC household current
only, so you must have either the shoreline
connected, the generator running, or the inverter
turned on (if equipped). The TV is connected to
the Sound Bar and Blu-ray player.
To Watch a Blu-ray:
1. Turn “ON” the TV, HDMI Video Selection
System, Sound Bar, and Blu-ray player.
2. Determine which TV you want to use (e.g.
“Lounge” for lounge TV) and select Source
(1) for Blu-ray.
3. Set TV Input to HDMI1 by using the TV
remote or the controls on the TV.
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4. Insert Blu-ray into the player. Blu-ray will
begin to load automatically.
5. The Blu-ray may load directly to the
main title/menu screen or it may
begin to play previews. You may be able to
skip previews if desired by pressing the
chapter “skip” button on the Blu-ray player
remote until you see the main menu screen.
6. When the main menu screen appears, use the
arrow buttons on the Blu-ray player remote to
select the desired entry or press the “Enter”
button on the Blu-ray player remote to begin
playing the feature.
To calibrate Bose Sound Bar
(if not previously calibrated)
NOTE: You will only need to calibrate your
system one time.
• Turn “ON” the TV and Sound Bar.
• Place the ADAPTiQ headset on your head
making sure the left and right sensors rest
above your ears.
• Slide the cover off the end of
the sound bar and insert the
ADAPTiQ headset connector
into the port.
• The calibration system will start
automatically. Follow the instructions given
to you by the system.
• When calibration is complete, unplug the
ADAPTiQ headset and replace cover.
TV Sound through the Sound Bar
(Lounge TV only)
When watching TV programs (broadcast,
cable, or satellite), the TV normally plays sound
through its own built-in stereo speakers. To
connect TV sound output to the Sound Bar for a
richer sound quality, follow these steps:
To set-up Sound Bar audio
• Press “Settings” button on TV
remote.
• Select “Audio” option.
• Select “Sound Out”, then select Exterior
Speaker (optical).
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
•
To adjust the volume you must use the Bose
Remote.
NOTE: To program the Bose remote to operate
your TV, see the Bose manufacturer’s
instructions provided in your InfoCase.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete feature descriptions
and operating instructions.
INFOTAINMENT CENTER
(HOUSE MODE)
–If Equipped
The Infotainment Center in your coach allows
you to view, listen, and control various modes
such as SiriusXM® satellite radio or Navigation
from the dash radio to all TV’s in your coach
while parked.
Basic Operating Instructions
•
•
•
Engage the parking brake.
On the Infotainment System, go to Main
Menu and select House Mode. This disables
the cab speakers and sends video and audio
source from the radio to AUX input (4) on the
HDMI matrix.
Use the dash radio remote control to operate
the dash radio from all the TV’s in your coach.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
BLU-RAY™/DVD HOME
THEATER SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The Blu-ray™/DVD Home Theater System
operates from 120-volt AC household current
only, so you must have either the shoreline
connected, the generator running, or the inverter
turned on (if equipped).
To Watch a Blu-ray or DVD through
Home Theater
1. Turn “ON” the TV, HDMI Video Selection
System, and Home Theater System.
2. Determine which TV you want to use (e.g.
“Lounge” for lounge TV) and select Source
(1) for Blu-ray.
3. Set TV Input to HDMI1 by using the TV
remote or the Controls on the TV.
4. Set Home Theater System Source to Blu-ray
or DVD by using the front panel of the Home
Theater System or the Home Theater System
remote.
On the Home Theater System Remote
• Press HOME button on
Home Theater System
remote.
• Select MOVIE using the <
/ > buttons, and press
ENTER.
• Select Blu-ray or DVD
using the Up/Down
Arrows and press
ENTER.
On the Home Theater System
• Press the
Function “F”
button repeatedly
on the Home
Theater System to
get to HOME on
the TV.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
5. Insert Blu-ray or DVD into player. Blu-ray or
DVD will begin to load automatically. The
Home Theater System screen will typically
show “LOADING”.
6. The Blu-ray or DVD may load
directly to the main title/menu
screen or it may begin to play
previews. You may be able to skip previews if
desired by pressing the chapter “skip” button
on the Home Theater System remote until you
see the main menu screen.
7. When the main menu screen
appears, use the arrow buttons
on the Home Theater System
remote to select the desired entry
or press the ENTER or PLAY buttons on the
Home Theater System remote (or “Play”
button on Home Theater System) to begin
playing the feature.
8. Volume is adjusted with the
Home Theater System remote
or volume control knob on
front panel of the Home
Theater System.
TV Sound through the Home
Theater Speakers (Lounge TV
Only)
When watching TV programs (broadcast,
cable, or satellite), the TV normally plays sound
through its own built-in stereo speakers. To
connect TV sound output to home theater
speakers for a richer sound quality, follow these
steps:
• Turn “ON” the TV and Home Theater System.
• Select the TV channel you wish to watch.
• Press the FUNCTION button
on the Home Theater System
remote to set Home Theater to
“AUX Input” mode.
• Press the Sound Effect button
on the Home Theater System
remote to select listening
mode.
• Turn TV and/or Home Theater System
volume up or down.
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Program Home Theater Remote to
operate TV
• On the Home Theater remote,
Hold down the Power button
and press 06.
• Release Power button on the Home Theater
remote.
Turning TV Speakers On/Off
• Press MENU button on remote.
• Select Sound option.
• Select between Exterior Speaker or TV
Speaker.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete feature descriptions
and operating instructions.
TV (DINING BUFFET) – POWER
LIFT
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a TV power
lift/lower mechanism which allows you to raise
and lower the TV with a touch of a switch.
The control switch is located near the sofa.
Buffet TV Power Lift/Lower Control Switch
(Located near sofa)
-Typical View
NOTE: Road vibration may damage the TV and/
or power lift mechanism in the extended
position.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
1. To raise the TV, press the control switch
(located near the sofa) UP and the TV will pop
up through the access lid.
Operating the Digital Antenna
1. Turn the Digital Antenna Power Switch ON.
Digital Antenna Power Switch
(Located in an overhead cabinet or
mounted on a wall near the TV)
2. Continue to raise TV to the height that best
suits your viewing needs.
3. To lower the TV back into stored position,
press the control switch DOWN. The power
lift/lower mechanism will stop automatically
when the TV is all the way seated into stored
position.
2. Turn ON the Signal Meter Power switch
(located on the side of the Signal Meter).
• Signal Meter
Power Switch
• Attenuator Dial
NOTE: Be sure that the buffet counter is clear
before raising/lowering the TV to protect
the TV, lift/lower mechanism, and
personal property from possible damage.
TV ANTENNA – DIGITAL
(Jack® Digital HDTV Over-the-Air
Antenna)
Your coach is featured with a digital antenna,
which provides crystal clear digital HD reception
of over-the-air channels in addition to superior
broad reception range.
The digital antenna is equipped with a built-in
amplifier for maximum VHF and UHF
programming.
WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
• Release
Button
• Rotational Knob (arrow
indicates which direction
antenna is pointing)
Digital Antenna Signal Meter
(Located on ceiling)
3. Rotate the Attenuator Dial fully
CLOCKWISE.
4. Press Release Button on the Rotational Knob
and rotate antenna (until maximum number of
LED lights illuminate on the Signal Meter).
NOTE: LED lights will illuminate from left to
right. All LED lights may not illuminate,
depending on signal strength.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
5. Rotate Attenuator Dial COUNTERCLOCKWISE until the last illuminated LED
light flickers.
6. Rotate antenna to illuminate the last flickering
LED light.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to pinpoint signal
reception.
The cable television and portable satellite dish
input lines can be routed through the hatch in the
bottom of the compartment so the door can
remain shut while connected.
NOTE: Refer to television manufacturer’s
instructions to scan for available
channels.
Further Information
See the antenna manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
and maintenance information.
Exterior Connection for
Satellite Dish and Cable TV
(Located in the shoreline compartment)
TV SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
The TV Signal Amplifier is built into the
antenna and can be turned on or off with a power
switch located on a switchplate in the overhead
cabinet above the entrance door.
An indicator light will illuminate when the
switch is on and the signal amplifier is active.
• Power
Switch
TV Signal Amplifier Power Switch
(Located in overhead cabinet
above entrance door)
-Typical View
SATELLITE DISH AND CABLE
TV CONNECTIONS
The portable satellite dish and cable television
input connectors are located in the shoreline
compartment.
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TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM WIRING
Your coach is pre-wired for installation of a
digital satellite TV system. Coaxial cable and
high definition component cable connections are
available to hook up your satellite receiver and
are located in the overhead cabinet above
entrance door (remove panel to access).
A second connection may be included inside a
cabinet in the bedroom for the rear TV (if
equipped).
See your authorized Winnebago Industries®
dealer for proper installation and sealing of roof
mounted components.
To Access Interior Satellite Dish
Connections
•
Turn each access panel cover latch (located in
the overhead compartment above entrance
door) “counter-clockwise” completely until
you come to a stop.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
HDMI Connection Cable
(Located in cabinet near bedroom TV)
Access Panel Cover Latches
Turn “counter-clockwise” to remove cover.
•
Remove access panel and set aside. You have
now accessed the Interior Satellite Dish
Connections.
Interior Connections for Satellite Dish
(Located in the overhead compartment
above entrance door)
TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM (AUTOMATIC/INMOTION)
–If Equipped
The Automatic/In-Motion Digital Satellite
System allows you to receive TV programs
directly from satellite to your coach.
We recommend that you read the
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase thoroughly to understand the system
completely before attempting any setups or
adjustments.
• The coach must be parked and level before
attempting to operate the satellite system.
• There must be a clear “line of sight” to the
satellite. Mountains, buildings, trees,
telephone poles and other obstructions can all
block the satellite signal from reaching the
dish.
• When activated while parked, the dish
antenna will seek the selected satellite
automatically.
NOTE: Your coach is pre-wired with two
satellite dish coaxial cables from the
roof-mounted satellite dish. Both cables
are located near the front TV
entertainment center cabinet (satellite
prep area).
If you desire a satellite receiver in the
bedroom area, a third coaxial cable is
provided from the front satellite prep
area to the bedroom satellite prep area (a
jumper cable is required at the front
satellite prep area for operation).
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM – AUTOMATIC
Stationary and In-Motion Satellite
Dish Controls
(Located in overhead cabinet or
entertainment center cabinet,
depending on model)
-Typical View
To Watch Satellite TV
1. Turn on receiver and TV.
2. Turn the power switch ON for the antenna.
The dish will begin moving within 10-15
seconds. During this process it is normal to
hear slight grinding sounds as the unit checks
its rotational limits. This does not harm the
unit. A stationary system will now begin
searching for satellite. An In-Motion system
will pause to acquire GPS.
3. For an In-Motion system, after it has verified
the correct satellite, it will continue to track
the signal. If the vehicle is stationary for six
minutes, it will go into “sleep mode”. When
the vehicle begins moving greater than 10
MPH, the In-Motion system will resume
tracking mode.
Further Information
See the Satellite System owner’s manual in
your InfoCase for a complete description of
features and instructions.
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–If Equipped
The Automatic Multi-Satellite Television
System allows you to receive TV programs
directly from satellite to your coach.
We recommend that you read the satellite dish
manual thoroughly to understand the system
completely before attempting any setups or
adjustments.
• The coach must be parked and level before
attempting to operate the automatic antenna
dish.
• There must be a clear “line of sight” to the
satellite. Mountains, buildings, trees,
telephone poles and other obstructions can all
block the satellite signal from reaching the
dish.
• When activated while parked, the dish
antenna will seek the selected satellite
automatically.
Automatic Multi-Satellite Dish Control
(Located in overhead cabinet or
entertainment center cabinet,
depending on model)
-Typical View
Automatic Operation
1. Press and Hold the Power button for two
seconds until the display reads “POWER
ON”.
2. The antenna will start the “searching” process
first locating the home position. Then it will
lock onto three different satellites. The
antenna will display an asterisk for each
satellite found.
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ENTERTAINMENT
3. To turn off the power after it has locked onto
satellites, press the “POWER” and
“SELECT” buttons at the same time.
To Swivel TV
Note: The Automatic Multi-Satellite antenna is
not meant for use while traveling. Do not
move the vehicle until the antenna is
stowed.
Further Information
See the Automatic Multi-Satellite System
owner’s manual in your InfoCase for a complete
description of features and instructions.
EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER (ADJUSTABLE)
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with an Exterior
Entertainment Center, which contains an HDTV
with Sound Bar and Subwoofer for your outdoor
listening or viewing pleasure. The Exterior TV
and Soundbar is mounted on an adjustable
bracket which allows you to angle the TV to best
suit your viewing needs. The subwoofer is
located inside the right front compartment.
NOTE: Refer to “HDMI Video Selection
System” elsewhere in this section for
exterior FM stereo and home theater
capability.
These electronic devices and speakers are not
designed to be waterproof. Please take measures
to prevent rain or other precipitation from
entering the entertainment center by closing the
compartment door or ensuring that an awning
will prevent entrance of precipitation.
1. Pull the black strap (located below the TV)
straight out to release the TV from the
mounting bracket.
2. Pull the TV out and pivot to desired position.
3. Rotate TV back to center position and press
straight back. You will hear a “click” when the
TV is secured into locked position.
TV Sound through the Sound Bar
(Exterior TV Only)
–If Equipped
When watching TV programs (broadcast,
cable, or satellite), the TV normally plays sound
through its own built-in stereo speakers. To
connect TV sound output to the Sound Bar for a
richer sound quality, follow these steps:
• Turn “ON” the TV and Sound Bar.
• Select the TV channel you wish to watch.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
•
Set Sound Bar Source to “Optical 1” (optical
audio in) by using the panel of the Sound Bar
or the Sound Bar remote until audio is heard.
.
• On the
Sound Bar,
press the “F”
button.
• On the Sound Bar
Remote, press the
optical button.
•
Turn TV and/or Sound Bar volume up or
down.
Turning TV Speakers On/Off
• Press MENU button on remote.
• Select Sound option.
• Select between Exterior Speaker or TV
Speaker.
TV Sound through Subwoofer
(Exterior TV Only)
–If Equipped
• Remove subwoofer from inside the right front
compartment.
• Plug the subwoofer into the outlet (located
above the Central Vacuum Cleaner) inside the
right front compartment.
• Turn on the subwoofer.
Listen to Music stored on a
Bluetooth devise
–If Equipped with Sound Bar
• Press the FUNCTION “F” button on the front
panel of the Soundbar to set Soundbar to
Bluetooth mode. The display window on the
Sound Bar will show “BT” and then “BT
READY”.
• On your Bluetooth device, perform the
pairing operation. A list of devices found will
appear on your device. Select “LG SOUND
BAR”.
• Enter the PIN code (if required).
• When the devices are paired, the Sound Bar
will display “PAIRED”.
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•
Turn the Sound Bar volume up or down.
Further Information
Please read the manufacturer’s user guide in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
SECTION 9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
LOUNGE CHAIR – SWIVEL
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
This chair is not equipped with a seat belt and
is not intended for seating while the vehicle is in
motion.
When the vehicle is in motion, the base of the
Lounge Chair must be fastened to the floor using
the provided base clamp, as shown.
WARNING
The chair must be clamped back into
place before driving the coach.
BUFFET TABLE AND CHAIRS
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
Buffet Chairs
5 - DASH / AUTO
The Buffet Chairs are free-standing to allow
greater freedom of movement. Before driving,
always return Buffet Chairs to their storage
location.
WARNING
This chair not intended for occupancy
when vehicle is in motion and must be
returned to the stowed position.
Lounge Chair Base Clamp
(Travel position shown)
-Typical View
When the vehicle is parked, you may unscrew
the knob and remove the base clamp to position
the chair away from the wall.
Folding chairs are also provided for additional
seating when needed. The folding chairs are
typically stored in the bedroom wardrobe or in an
exterior compartment, depending on model.
Free-standing chairs are not intended for
occupancy while the vehicle is in motion and
must be stored before driving.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
WARNING
Properly secure all free-standing chairs,
furniture, and loose items prior to driving.
Moving items can cause driver
distraction, possibly resulting in an
accident that can result in death or
serious injury.
Storing Buffet Chairs
1. Push chairs against opposite sides of the
Buffet Table.
Buffet Table Extension
1. Pull the Buffet Table Release Handle outward
(toward front of table) to release the table
locking mechanism.
Release
Handle
2. Bind chairs together using the provided
security strap, ensuring the strap is routed
through the anchor loop (located on the
bottom side of the Buffet Table).
2. While maintaining the Release Handle in the
outward position, extend Buffet Table all the
way out.
3. Insert Buffet Table Extension.
3. Latch strap and tighten as necessary for
security.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
NOTE: The Buffet Table Extension is located
inside a lounge or galley storage cabinet,
depending on model.
SLIDING BUFFET TABLE AND
CHAIRS
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
Buffet Chairs
The Buffet Chairs are free-standing to allow
greater freedom of movement. Before driving,
always return Buffet Chairs to their storage
location.
4. Push edge of Buffet Table inward to adjoin
with the table extension.
WARNING
This chair not intended for occupancy
when vehicle is in motion and must be
returned to the stowed position.
Folding chairs are also provided for additional
seating when needed. The folding chairs are
typically stored in an exterior compartment,
under the bed, or inside the wardrobe.
Free-standing chairs are not intended for
occupancy while the vehicle is in motion and
must be stored before driving.
WARNING
5. Reverse steps to store Buffet Table Extension.
NOTE: The Buffet Table Release Handle must be
held in the outward position to retract the
Buffet Table.
Properly secure all free-standing chairs,
furniture, and loose items prior to driving.
Moving items can cause driver
distraction, possibly resulting in an
accident that can result in death or
serious injury.
Storing Buffet Chairs
NOTE: Table Extension Leaf must be removed
before storing dinette table and chairs.
1. Pull release lever and slide the table to the
center position until it locks into place.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Release Lever
2. Push chairs against opposite sides of the
buffet table (as shown in Step 4).
3. Bind chairs together with the provided strap,
ensuring the strap goes through the ring
located on the bottom side of the buffet table.
2. Insert table extension leaf and align the table
extension pegs. Push together table and leaf.
NOTE: The table extension leaf is stored in the
rear wardrobe or beneath the bed
depending on model.
4. Latch strap and tighten as necessary for
security.
3. Push edge of buffet table in until it locks into
place.
Buffet Table Extension
•
1. Grasp the edge of the buffet table and pull all
the way out.
Sliding Table
Reverse steps to store table extension leaf.
1. Pull release lever.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Release Lever
NOTICE
Stow furniture extension before retracting
slide rooms.
Sofa/Sleeper Conversion
2. Slide the table to the desired location.
1. Remove sofa seat cushions and set aside.
2. Using the grab handle, pull the sofa/sleeper
out and extend all the way down to the floor.
SLEEPING FACILITIES
WARNING
Sleeping facilities are not intended for use
while vehicle is in motion. For safety,
passengers must use safety belted
seating positions while vehicle is in
motion.
SOFA/SLEEPER
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
3. Unfold the bottom section of the sofa/sleeper
and extend all the way down to the floor.
4. Remove the Air Mattress Hand Control from
mattress storage pocket. Plug the Air Mattress
Hand Control into an AC power outlet.
5. Press the INFLATE button on the Air Mattress
Hand Control and allow to completely fill up
(approximately 1 minute).
Air Mattress Hand Control
To adjust firmness
• Press DEFLATE to decrease firmness.
• Press INFLATE to increase firmness.
• Press STOP when desired firmness is
achieved.
9-6
Storing Sofa/Sleeper
1. Press the DEFLATE button on the Air
Mattress Hand Control and allow air to be
completely expelled before closing the
sleeper mechanism (approximately 1 minute).
Air Mattress Hand Control
NOTE: Failure to expel all of the air from the
mattress could result in damage when
closing the sleeper mechanism.
2. Unplug the Air Mattress Hand Control from
AC power outlet. Place the Air Mattress Hand
Control into mattress storage pocket.
3. Lift up the bottom section of the sofa/sleeper
and bring all the way up and fold over.
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FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
4. Using the grab handle, lift and push sofa/
sleeper into stored position.
Sectional Extension
•
Engage and Hold the black lever (located on
the inboard sectional sofa arm) and fully
extend sectional extension.
•
Remove seat cushion from sectional
extension by using the provided pull strap.
5. Replace the sofa seat cushions.
Further Information
Refer to the air mattress manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, safety precautions, and
repair information.
EXTENDABLE SECTIONAL
SOFA/SLEEPER
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
NOTICE
Stow furniture extension before retracting
slide rooms.
9-7
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
•
Turn seat cushion over and reinstall onto
sectional frame, ensuring the four
engagement brackets are firmly seated onto
the frame.
3. Unfold the bottom section of the sofa/sleeper
and extend all the way down to the floor.
•
•
Install sectional seat back cushion.
Reverse steps to store sectional extension.
Sofa/Sleeper Conversion
1. Remove sofa seat cushions and set aside.
2. Using the grab handle, pull the sofa/sleeper
out and extend all the way down to the floor.
9-8
4. Remove the Air Mattress Hand Control from
mattress storage pocket. Plug the Air Mattress
Hand Control into an AC power outlet.
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FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
5. Press the INFLATE button on the Air Mattress
Hand Control and allow to completely fill up
(approximately 1 minute).
2. Unplug the Air Mattress Hand Control from
AC power outlet. Place the Air Mattress Hand
Control into mattress storage pocket.
3. Lift up the bottom section of the sofa/sleeper
and bring all the way up and fold over.
Air Mattress Hand Control
To adjust firmness
• Press DEFLATE to decrease firmness.
• Press INFLATE to increase firmness.
• Press STOP when desired firmness is
achieved.
4. Using the grab handle, lift and push sofa/
sleeper into stored position.
Storing Sofa/Sleeper
1. Press the DEFLATE button on the Air
Mattress Hand Control and allow air to be
completely expelled before closing the
sleeper mechanism (approximately 1 minute).
5. Replace the sofa seat cushions.
Further Information
Refer to the air mattress manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, safety precautions, and
repair information.
DIGITAL SLEEP AIR BED
Air Mattress Hand Control
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with one of the
following air bed remote controls.
NOTE: Failure to expel all of the air from the
mattress could result in damage when
closing the sleeper mechanism.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
elevating the bed into the fully upright
position. This will help prolong the life of
your air mattress.
• Display • Adjust to • Memory feature allows
instant return to your
Indicator Softer
favorite sleep number
Setting
Further Information
For complete operating instructions and
cautions, see the air bed user guide included in
your InfoCase.
BED – POWER LIFT
• Adjust to
Firmer Setting
• Bed-Fill feature for a
freshly made look
Air Bed Remote Control
• Display
Indicator
• Adjust to
Firmer
Setting
• Memory feature allows
instant return to your
favorite sleep number
• Bed-Fill feature
for a freshly
made look
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
Your coach may be equipped with a power
lift/lower mechanism that raises and lowers the
head of your bed with a touch of a switch to best
suit your comfort needs.
The Power Lift/Lower Control switch is
located on overhead cabinet above bed.
• Adjust to
Softer
Setting
Air Bed Remote Control
The air bed operates on 120-volt AC
household current only, so you must have the
shoreline plugged in, the generator running, or
inverter power (if equipped) to adjust the air
pressure settings in this bed.
If loss of power occurs, the memory setting
will default to the pre-set threshold and reprogramming the memory setting will be
necessary.
NOTE: If your bed is equipped with the power
lift feature, it is recommended to deflate
the air mattress to 25 or below when
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Power Lift/Lower Control Switch
(Located on overhead cabinet above bed)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the switch
is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
•
•
Press the control switch UP to raise the head
of the bed.
Press the control switch DOWN to lower the
head of the bed.
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FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
WARNING
Keep people away from operating
mechanism and pinch hazard areas
during use. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
NOTE: The power lift/lower mechanism is
equipped with an interlock feature, which
will not allow you to retract the bedroom
slideout unless the bed is in the fully
upright position. The bed will also not
recline unless the slideout is fully
extended.
NOTICE
Bed must be in the fully upright (vertical)
position to fully retract slideroom.
POWER SHADES – NIGHT
(12-VOLT)
12-Volt Night Shade Switches - Lounge
*Switch located by sofa shown
-Typical View
• D/S SHADES - opens or closes the driver side
night shades.
• P/S SHADES - opens or closes the passenger
side night shades.
• ALL FRT SHADES - opens or closes the driver
side and passenger side shades along with the
windshield shade.
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Your coach may feature 12V Night Shades
that provides light-blocking capabilities. The
12V Night Shades are located in the front cab,
lounge and bedroom areas of your coach.
The power switches for the 12V Night Shades
are conveniently located through out your coach.
Press the switch up or down to adjust the shade to
the setting that best suits your needs.
12-Volt Night Shade Switches - Bedroom
*Switch located by wardrobe shown. A
second switch it located above the
bed for your convenience.
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch must
be ON to supply power to the solar/night shade.
NOTE: If power is gradually drained and falls
below the lower limit of 11-volts, the
motors may lose their electronic set
limits and will require reprogramming
once normal power has been restored.
Refer to the Solar/Night Shade
manufacturer’s information provided in
your InfoCase.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting tips, and
maintenance care.
ROLLER SHADES (MANUAL) –
SOLAR/BLACKOUT
–If Equipped
Your coach may feature two-stage day/night
roller shades that provide both solar heat
protection and light-blocking capabilities.
The shade can easily be lowered by hand to
any position, then retracted with a slight
downward pull movement. When raising the
shade, there is no need to hold onto the bottom of
the shade - just simply let it go and it will rise at
a slow, controlled rate.
You can pre-set the auto-stop positioning of
your shade, which allows your shade to retract to
a cushioned stop, at the positioning of your
choice.
-Typical View
9-12
Further Information
For further operating information and care
instructions, see the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase.
WOOD FURNITURE AND
CABINETRY
–If Equipped
People are drawn to the natural beauty of
wood. At Winnebago Industries®, our craftsmen
work with the art found in each piece of wood to
create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the
Winnebago Industries warranty.
• Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that
ranges in color from white to pink and reddish
tones. Streaks of green, yellow, and even
black may appear due to mineral deposits.
Oak may also contain wormholes and wild,
varying grain patterns. This distinct graining
is considered a desirable quality and has made
oak one of the most popular woods used for
cabinetry.
• Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is
predominately white to creamy-white in
color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
While maple typically features uniform
graining as compared to other wood species,
characteristic markings may include fine
brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye
dots and mineral streaks. These traits are
natural and serve to enhance maple's natural
beauty.
• Cherry is characterized by its red undertones,
but may vary in color from white to a deep,
rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood
with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin
knots and curly graining. All wood will age
with time and the finish will darken. This is
especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those
who select it expect this evolution.
No matter which species you chose for your
new Winnebago Industries motorhome
cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces
of wood are exactly the same.
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FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference
between open and closed grains and other
markings in wood. Grain variation and color
change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it
will darken when exposed to different types of
light. Color differences or changes in wood can
also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals,
extreme heat, or other contributing external
conditions.
Any color change that occurs in both the finish
and the wood is considered part of the natural
aging process and is not to be considered defect
or damage.
Additionally, wood species exhibit other
defining characteristics, such as mineral
deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes, and
wormholes. These markings make the wood
unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.
Therefore, since wood is a product of nature
and will have certain natural characteristics and
variances, they are not covered under the
warranty.
9-13
SECTION 10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM LOCK
SYSTEM
SLIDEOUT ROOM TRAVEL
LOCKS – ELECTRIC
–If Equipped
Some models are equipped with electric
Slideout Room Travel Locks on slideout rooms
to restrict movement of the slideout room while
the vehicle is in motion. The slideout room will
not extend until the lock is fully released.
Slideout Room Travel Lock switches are
located inside the overhead cabinet above the
main entrance door.
NOTICE
Release Slideout Lock before attempting
to extend slideout room. The room will not
extend until the lock is fully released.
Fasten Slideout Lock before driving
vehicle. See following instructions.
NOTE: Be sure locks are fully released before
attempting to extend or retract room.
If the latch mechanisms are protruding
more than 1/4”, the room will not extend
or retract.
To Release
•
Press and hold the UNLOCK side of the
Slideout Room Travel Lock switch for
approximately 7 seconds. (You may be able to
hear the lock motor sound stop).
To Lock
•
Press and hold the LOCK side of the Slideout
Travel Lock switch for approximately 7
seconds. (You may be able to hear the lock
motor sound stop).
Slideout Lock Drain Line
If your coach is equipped with electric
Slideout Room Travel Locks, it is recommended
to periodically inspect the slideout lock drain line
(located near the top of the exterior slideout
room).
Slideout Room Travel Lock
(Your model may be equipped with
one or more types)
-Typical View
NOTE: Depending on the length of your slideout
room, there may be two Slideout Room
Travel Locks. Therefore, two drain lines
will need to be inspected (typically one
located on each end of the slideout
room).
It is possible for dirt and debris to collect
inside the drain line and cause obstruction, not
allowing water to drain properly. If the drain line
is plugged, use a small tool (i.e. pipe cleaner) to
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5 - DASH / AUTO
The ignition key must be placed in the on or
run position to operate the slideout room(s). The
park brake must be applied for the room(s) to run.
Winnebago recommends running the engine
whenever you run the slideout rooms in or out,
the engine alternator should insure the rooms
have adequate 12-volt DC power to operate
correctly.
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
dislodge any debris. Failure to comply may result
in water backing up inside the drain line,
resulting in water leaks and/or property damage.
NOTICE
Bed must be in the fully upright (vertical)
position to fully retract slideroom.
Further Information
For further power bed operating instructions,
refer to Section 9 - Furniture and Softgoods in
this manual.
SLIDEOUT ROOM OPERATION
– ELECTRIC
Slideout Lock Drain Line
(Located near the top of the
exterior slideout room)
WARNING
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
SLIDEOUT ROOM
RETRACTION (WITH POWER
LIFT BED)
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a power
lift/lower mechanism that raises and lowers the
head of your bed to best suit your comfort needs.
This power lift/lower mechanism is equipped
with an interlock feature, which will not allow
you to retract the bedroom slideout unless the bed
is in the fully upright position.
10-2
Slideout rooms provide a spacious living area
at the push of a button.
Front slideout room switches are located
either inside the cabinet above main entrance
door or near the Systems Monitor Panel.
Location varies by model and floorplan.
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
CAUTION
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout
room extended!
The slideout room system uses 12-volt DC
motorized mechanisms with an electronic control
system to provide smooth operation and positive
weather seal.
Front Slideout Switches
(Your coach may have one or more of these
switches depending on model, options, and
available equipment)
-Typical View
Rear slideout switches (if equipped) are
located on the Switch Panel located in the
OnePlace cabinet.
NOTE: We recommend that you KEEP THE
ENGINE RUNNING WHILE
EXTENDING OR RETRACTING
SLIDEOUT ROOMS so the engine
alternator can provide maximum power
for proper operation of the slideout
mechanisms.
WARNING
CRUSH HAZARD. Keep people and
objects clear of the inside and outside of
the slideout room when operating. Failure
to comply could result in death or serious
injury.
To Extend Slideout Room
Rear Slideout Switch
(Your coach may have one or more of these
switches depending on model, options, and
available equipment)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Before Extending!
• Level the coach and set the Parking Brake.
• Release the travel lock or latch (if equipped)
inside the coach. See information at beginning
of this section (if equipped).
• Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
• Ensure driver and co-pilot seat backs are clear
of slideout trim before extending slideout.
• Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room extension.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
extended.
•
NOTICE
Release slideout room travel latch before
attempting to extend slideout room.
Secure travel latch before driving vehicle.
NOTICE
Because the slideout roof is drawn into
the interior of the coach when retracted,
be sure there is no debris, such as
excessive dirt, tree seeds, twigs, leaves,
etc. on the roof before retracting.
Extend Procedure:
See “Before Extending!” before proceeding.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
•
•
•
Press the Slideout Room “EXTEND/OUT”
switch and hold until the room is fully
extended, then release the switch.
To stop extending the room during operation,
release the button.
Remove and Securely store the Ignition Key.
To Retract Slideout Room
Before Retracting!
•
•
•
•
•
•
Be sure the coach is level and the Parking
Brake is set.
Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
Ensure driver and co-pilot seat backs are clear
of slideout trim before retracting slideout.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room retraction.
Stow all furniture extensions before retracting
slideout rooms to avoid property damage.
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
retracted.
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Remove all items from the coach living room
floor and close cabinet doors and drawers. Be
sure there are no items at the end of the bed,
behind the driver seat, or protruding from
compartments, which could be crushed or
cause damage to floor covering or cabinets
when the room is retracted.
If it has rained recently before you retract the
slideout room, we recommend using the
hydraulic leveling system (if equipped) to lean
the coach and drain off any excess water possibly
remaining on the roof before retracting. Lean the
coach slightly to the left or right (depending on
slideout location), by raising both right or left
side jacks to let excess water flow away from the
rooftop weather seal and toward the outside of
the slideout roof. Retract the slideout slowly,
starting and stopping to allow water to drain off
room cover.
Retract Procedure:
See “Before Retracting!” before proceeding.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
•
•
Press the Slideout Room “RETRACT/IN”
switch and hold until the room is fully
retracted, then release the switch.
To stop retracting the room during operation,
release the button.
After the room is retracted, Remove and
Securely store the Ignition Key, then refasten
the travel lock or latch inside the coach (if
equipped).
SLIDEOUT ROOM – EXTREME
WEATHER PRECAUTION
Certain extreme weather conditions, such as
heavy rains, heavy snow, and high winds, or any
combination of these, could cause damage to the
slideout room cover-awning (if equipped) or
reduce effectiveness of the slideout room weather
seals.
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING (POWER
GEAR®) IN WALL SLIDEOUT
–If Equipped
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work:
• Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
OFF (leave off for 20 seconds) and then turn
ON again. This will, in many cases, reset
power to the slideout system.
• he chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch
(located on the dash) while pressing the
interior slideout control switch. This
momentarily connects the house batteries to
assist in slideout room operation.
• The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker, labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side storage compartment just
behind or ahead of the entrance door.
Problems Retracting or Extending
the Room
Slideout Cover-Awning
-Typical View
Also, freezing rain and snow can prevent the
slideout cover-awning (if equipped) from closing
and may cause damage to the cover-awning,
slideout room, weather seals, and mechanisms.
To avoid potential damage, we recommend
retracting your slideout room during extreme
weather conditions.
• Fault Code
LED
Slideout Control Box
(Located in a driver or passenger side
compartment, depending on model)
-Remove panel to access
If an error is detected on your slide system, the
LED light on the control panel will blink an error
code. If an error code appears, see the In Wall
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Slideout manufacturer’s user guide in your
InfoCase to determine the problem. The error
code must be cleared prior to operating the room.
• Light will flash if
park brake not set
• Light will flash fault
code if system
malfunctions
Further Information
See the In Wall slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING (POWER
GEAR®) UNDER FLOOR
SLIDEOUT
• Low Voltage
Indicator
–If Equipped
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work:
• Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
OFF and then ON again. This will, in many
cases, reset power to the slideout system.
• he chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch
(located on the dash) while pressing the
interior slideout control switch. This
momentarily connects the house batteries to
assist in slideout room operation.
• The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker, labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side storage compartment just
behind or ahead of the entrance door.
Problems Retracting the Room
•
Set the Park Brake if the Engage Park Brake
light flashes while pressing the Retract (IN)
button.
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Slideout Touchpad
(Located in cabinet above main
entrance door or near systems monitor
panel depending on model)
-Typical View
If an error is detected on your slide system, the
LED light on the control panel will blink an error
code. If an error code appears, see the
manufacturer’s user guide in your InfoCase to
determine the problem. The error code must be
cleared prior to operating the room. To clear the
error and reset the system:
• If none of the “Battery Voltage or Circuit
Breaker Problems” troubleshooting
recommendations reset the system, remove
the touchpad from the monitor panel (a
screwdriver will be needed) and press and
hold the RESET button (“Set Stops/Clear
Fault”) located on the back of the touchpad for
5 seconds. The slideout is now ready to be
retracted. Press IN on the touchpad to retract
the room.
• Reinstall touchpad to the wall.
• Take your vehicle to an authorized service
center for repair.
Before operating the room after an error has
been detected, check for obvious faults such as
obstructions prior to trying to operate the room
again. If the error code appears again, the room
will need to be retracted using either the manual
retraction method or the fully manual method.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Both methods listed below are intended as a
means to retract the room to prepare the coach for
travel to the nearest authorized service center.
• Light will flash if
park brake not set
• Light will flash fault
code if system
malfunctions
Manual Mode
Manual Mode lets you individually move the
two room arms by pressing the IN and OUT
buttons on the touchpad. This mode can be used
only if there is not a motor failure or full
electrical system failure. To override the encoder
and enter the Manual Mode, press and hold the
RESET button (“Set Stops/Clear Fault”) located
on the back of the touchpad until the two LEDs
begin to flash.
While in the Manual Mode, each of the two
room slide arms are activated by pressing and
holding the IN and OUT buttons. The “OUT”
button will retract the front arm. The “IN” button
will retract the back arm. Both IN and OUT
buttons may be held down at the same time to
simultaneously activate both arms to retract the
room. If one side of the room gets ahead of the
other, release that button until the other arm
catches up. The current limiting feature of the
control still functions in the Manual Mode so
each side can be fully retracted until it stops.
CAUTION
Never let one side get more than 2 inches
(50 mm) ahead of the other while
retracting.
Once the room has been retracted, the control
will return to the automatic mode after 60
seconds.
In the event of a total system failure where
Manual Mode cannot be used, two crank handles
may be used to retract or extend the room. See
Slideout Emergency Retraction elsewhere in this
section.
Problems Extending the Room
•
Set the Park Brake if the Engage Park Brake
light flashes while pressing the Extend (OUT)
button.
• Low Voltage
Indicator
Slideout Touchpad
(Located in cabinet above main
entrance door or near systems monitor
panel depending on model)
-Typical View
If an error is detected on your slide system, the
LED light on the control panel will blink an error
code. If an error code appears, see the
manufacturer’s user guide in your InfoCase to
determine the problem. The error code must be
cleared prior to operating the room. To clear the
error, perform the following steps (one at a time)
to reset the system:
• If none of the “Battery Voltage or Circuit
Breaker Problems” troubleshooting
recommendations reset the system, remove
the touchpad from the monitor panel (a
screwdriver will be needed) and press and
hold the RESET button (“Set Stops/Clear
Fault”) located on the back of the touchpad for
5 seconds. The slideout is now ready to be
extended. Press OUT on the touchpad to
extend the room.
• If touchpad was removed, reinstall to the wall.
• Take your vehicle to an authorized service
center for repair.
Further Information
See the slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Error Codes
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING
(LIPPERT)
–If Equipped
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work:
• Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
OFF and then ON again. This will, in many
cases, reset power to the slideout system.
• he chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch
(located on the dash) while pressing the
interior slideout control switch. This
momentarily connects the house batteries to
assist in slideout room operation.
• The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker, labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side storage compartment just
behind or ahead of the entrance door.
• Status
LED’s
• Motor
Direction
• Mode
Button
When an error occurs during slideout room
operation, the slideout control panel (located in
driver side compartment) will use LED display
lights to indicate where the problem exists.
For specific motor faults, the green LED light
will blink 1 time for Motor 1 and 2 times for
Motor 2. The red LED light will blink from 2 to
9 times, depending on the error code. The error
codes are as follows:
• (2) - BATTERY DROP OUT. Battery
capacity low enough to drop below 6 volts
while running.
• (3) - LOW BATTERY. Voltage below 8 volts
at start of cycle.
• (4) - HIGH BATTERY. Voltage greater than
18 volts.
• (5) - EXCESSIVE MOTOR CURRENT.
High amperage (also indicated by one side of
slideout room continually stalling).
• (6) - MOTOR SHORT CIRCUIT. Motor or
wiring to motor has shorted out.
• (8) - HALL SIGNAL NOT PRESENT.
Encoder is not providing a signal. This is
usually a wiring problem.
• (9) - HALL POWER SHORT TO
GROUND. Power to encoder has been
shorted to ground. This is usually a wiring
problem.
NOTE: When an error code is present, the
slideout control panel needs to be reset.
Operating the Extend/Retract switch will
reset the slideout control panel. Operate
the Extend/Retract switch again for
normal operation.
• Motor 1
Connection
• Motor 2
Connection
Slideout Room Controller
(Located in a driver or passenger side
compartment, depending on model)
- Remove panel to access
10-8
Manual Override
In the event that the slideout room fails to
retract and manual operation is required:
• Locate the slideout control panel (located in
driver side compartment).
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
•
•
Press the Mode button 6 times, quickly. Press
a 7th time and hold for approximately 5
seconds.
Red and green LED lights will begin to flash,
confirming the override mode.
Release Mode button.
Use the slideout control switch (located inside
the coach) to retract the room.
Crank-In Procedure
•
•
NOTE: If slideout room fails to retract using the
Manual Override method, see “Slideout
Emergency Retraction” elsewhere in this
section.
Disengage the motor brakes, which appear as
a flat “square” protrusion on the protective
boot at the end of each motor. Move the brake
lever slightly – about 1/8 turn counterclockwise (to left when facing end of motor).
Disconnect the motor power lead from the
wiring harness (repeat for motor at other end
of room).
3) Use 3/4”socket on gearbox
shaft. Crank both sides
equally to avoid wedging
Further Information
See the slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION (POWER GEAR®)
IN WALL SLIDEOUT
2) Disconnect
motor power lead
from wiring harness
–If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the interior
control switch, see the In Wall Slideout Room
operating guide included in your InfoCase for
further instructions and troubleshooting
information.
Slideout Motor/Gear Assembly
(Located beneath each end of
slideout room rail)
* Shown with slideout room extended
-Typical View
•
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION (POWER GEAR®)
UNDER FLOOR SLIDEOUT
–If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the interior
control switch, you may need to access the
motor/gear assembly and manually crank the
room in to the travel position.
Each front slideout room has two motor/
gearbox units, which are located beneath each of
the slideout room rails.
1) Lift tab inside
protrusion on boot to
disengage motor brake
•
•
•
Use a 3/4” socket and ratchet wrench on the
motor gearbox shaft to crank the room in or
out as needed. Crank both sides of the room
alternately and equally to avoid wedging the
room.
If help is available, a second person (with a
duplicate socket and ratchet) cranking the
other end simultaneously will greatly speed
up the process.
Crank the room until it is just “snugged up.”
Do not over-crank or you could damage the
gear assembly.
While maintaining pressure on ratchet
wrenches, re-engage the motor brake by
moving lever clockwise slightly (to right
when facing end of motor).
Reconnect motor power lead to wiring
harness.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
•
Fasten slideout room travel latching device (if
equipped) inside the coach before driving the
vehicle.
See your dealer for service of the slideout
mechanism before using again.
1) Lift tab inside
protrusion on boot to
disengage motor brake
Further Information
See the Under Floor Slideout Room operating
guide included in your InfoCase for further
instructions and troubleshooting information.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION – BEDROOM
(POWER GEAR®)
–If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the control
switch, you may need to access the motor/gear
assembly and manually crank the room in to the
travel position.
The rear bedroom slideout has a motor/
gearbox unit, which is located underneath the
bed. Lift the bed board to access.
NOTE: If the bed in your coach is equipped with
the Power Lift feature, the bed must be
lowered completely before lifting the bed
board.
Crank-In Procedure
•
•
•
Disengage the motor brake, which appears as
a flat “square” protrusion on the protective
boot at the end of the motor. Move the brake
lever slightly – about 1/8 turn counterclockwise (to left when facing end of motor).
Disconnect the motor power lead from the
wiring harness.
Use a 3/4” socket and ratchet wrench on the
motor/gearbox shaft to crank the room in.
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2) Disconnect motor
power lead from
wiring harness
3) Use 3/4”socket
on gearbox shaft to
crank room in
Rear Slideout Motor/Gearbox Unit
(Located underneath bed)
-Typical View
•
•
•
•
•
Crank the room until it is just “snugged up.”
Do not overcrank or you could damage the
gear assembly.
While maintaining pressure on ratchet
wrenches, re-engage the motor brake by
moving lever clockwise slightly (to right
when facing end of motor).
Reconnect motor power lead to wiring
harness.
Fasten slideout room travel latching device (if
equipped) inside the coach before driving the
vehicle.
See your dealer for service of the slideout
mechanism before using again.
Further Information
See the slideout manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION (LIPPERT)
3. Remove the top (4) pan head screws and top
(4) flat head screws at the top of the aluminum
trim.
–If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the interior
control switch or exterior control panel, you may
need to access the slideout motors and manually
push the room in to the travel position.
There are two slideout motors equipped on the
end wall of each slideout room. Pull back wipe
seal to access motors.
NOTE: Use caution when removing components
on painted units.
Push-In Procedure
1. Using a razor blade, remove sealant from the
top of screw cover.
4. Gently pull aluminum trim away from
sidewall with hand to disengage screw from
motor.
2. Using a flat-head screwdriver, push it up
underneath the screw cover and pull up to
release the cover. Remove the rest of the cover
by hand and set aside.
5. Using a flat-head screwdriver, push bottom of
slideout motor UP to disengage
(approximately 1/2” from base).
Repeat on opposite slideout motor.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
7. When the slideout room is fully retracted,
secure the room with a support item (e.g. 2x4
wood board) above the interior slideout room
to secure room during travel.
NOTE: For larger slideout rooms, place a travel
support item on each end of the interior
slideout room.
Slideout Motor
(Located behind slideout wipe seal)
• Use a screwdriver to push slideout motor
UP (disengage).
Slideout Travel Support
-Typical installation shown
• Place support item (e.g. 2x4 wood
board) above interior slideout room as
shown.
8. See your dealer for service of the slideout
motors before using again.
Further Information
Please refer to the slideout manufacturer’s
user guide provided in your InfoCase for further
instructions and troubleshooting information.
GENERAL SLIDEOUT CARE
•
•
• Ensure slideout motor is disengaged
approximately 1/2” from base.
6. Push slideout room in to travel position,
ensuring both sides are relatively even.
•
NOTE: Several people may be needed to push
the room in.
•
10-12
Keep slideout room seals clean.
Clean the floors inside the coach before
retracting the slideout room to avoid floor
scratches or carpet pile snags.
Wipe outer slideout room seals occasionally
with talc or 303 brand protectant for smooth,
quiet operation.
See your authorized dealer for regular
maintenance and service of the slideout
mechanism.
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Slideout Room Seal Care and
Maintenance
Lippert
While most household cleaners work well for
cleaning slideout room seals, certain chemical
agents may cause the seals to degrade. Typically,
409® and Lysol® type products work well. Use a
product, such as Armor All® to keep seals soft.
In addition, certain caulks and sealers may
include chemicals that may adversely effect the
performance of the seals. See your authorized
dealer for caulks and sealers recommended for
your coach.
LEVELING SYSTEM
The Hydraulic Leveling System makes
selecting a parking site easier and faster by
reducing the effect of uneven ground.
Hydraulic jacks raise the affected low corners
of the coach to make leveling “set up” faster and
easier for you.
The Hydraulic Leveling System Control Panel
is located on the driver side trim panel.
NOTE: Your coach is equipped with one of the
following Hydraulic Leveling Systems,
depending on model.
HWH®
Leveling System Control Pad
(Located on driver side trim panel)
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions. It also contains
additional precautions, technical information,
and instructions for manual operation if a system
failure occurs.
NOTE: When parking at an uneven site, always
park the front of the vehicle to the
downhill side. This allows you to level by
raising the front end rather than the rear.
Since only the rear wheels are locked
while in PARK, raising either one or both
of the rear wheels off the ground could
allow the vehicle to roll off the jacks.
Leveling System Control Pad
(Located on driver side trim panel)
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
WARNING
• Keep all people clear of the coach
while the leveling system is operating.
• When extending the rear stabilizers,
do not lift the wheels beyond ground
contact. This makes it possible for the
vehicle to roll unexpectedly forward (or
backward) off the jacks. This could
cause severe injury or death.
• Do not use the levelers on icy or slick
surfaces on which the foot pads may
slip.
• Do not use leveling jacks to support
the vehicle for service or tire changing.
• Do not use the leveler as an
emergency brake. They are not
designed for any type of vehicle
braking purpose.
• Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks
using your hands and/or any other
body part. The leaking fluid is under
pressure and is capable of cutting and
penetrating your skin, resulting in
severe injury.
Auto Level Remote Switch
(Located near entrance door and/or inside
exterior service center)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Jacks Down Light
The “Jacks Down” reminder is intended to
warn you to retract your Leveling Jacks before
moving the vehicle. The light will come on
briefly and a chime will sound when the ignition
key is turned to the On or Run positions if the
jacks are down.
Auto Level Remote Switches
In addition to the Leveling System Control
Panel, there are two additional remote switches
for your leveling convenience.
These switches allow you to extend or retract
your jacks and observe them at the same time. It
also allows you to stop them suddenly, if needed,
without having to climb in and out of the coach.
The Auto Level Remote switches are located
just inside the entrance door and in the exterior
service center.
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“Jacks Down” Light
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
NOTICE
• Do not try to drive vehicle unless
“TRAVEL” light is glowing with ignition
switch on.
• Do not try to drive the vehicle until the
air suspension system has built up
sufficient pressure if you have used
the coach leveling system or have
used the DUMP button to manually
exhaust the air suspension system.
• Do not rely only upon the warning
lights to indicate when jacks are up. It
is the owner’s responsibility to check
that all jacks are up before moving the
coach.
NOTE: If the Leveling Jacks should fail to
retract, see “Troubleshooting” and
emergency operation instructions in the
Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase.
In The Event Of Accidental Jack
Extension
1. Bring the vehicle to a safe and complete stop
as soon as possible.
2. Turn the Leveling System Power switch ON,
use the arrow “Down” button and select “Auto
Retract”, and press Enter.
3. Visually inspect the vehicle undercarriage for
any problems.
4. See the Leveling System Operation Guide
supplied in your InfoCase for troubleshooting
instructions or operating the Leveling System
if jacks fail to retract or any other functions
fail.
CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL
LEVEL (LIPPERT)
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
maintenance instructions and information.
All maintenance should be done as part of the
normal servicing of the coach.
The hydraulic oil level should be checked
when the vehicle is first purchased and after any
extended storage. During regular vehicle use the
hydraulic fluid level should be checked once a
month. If an oil leak develops, the hydraulic oil
level needs to be checked frequently until repairs
can be completed.
The hydraulic pump is located beneath the
entrance step. Lift step cover and remove storage
bin (if equipped) to access.
NOTE: Leveling jacks must be in the retracted
(UP) position to get an accurate oil level.
The hydraulic oil level is checked visually by
inspecting the hydraulic oil reservoir. Always
keep the hydraulic oil level full (to the lip of the
breather cap).
NOTE: Always clean away any dirt and debris
from the top of the reservoir before
removing the breather cap to avoid entry
of debris and contamination of hydraulic
oil in the reservoir, which could lead to
pump failure or other problems.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s operation guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, safety precautions, and
troubleshooting tips.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Breather/Fill Cap
The hydraulic oil level should be checked
when the vehicle is first purchased, and then
twice a year - or more often if an oil leak develops
in the system.
The hydraulic pump is located under the
entrance step. Lift up step cover and remove
storage bin (if equipped) to access.
Jacks and Slideout Positions
To get an accurate indication of oil level:
• Leveling Jacks must be UP
• Slideout Rooms must be IN
Checking Dipstick
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
(Located beneath entrance step)
-Typical View
NOTE: Only fill the hydraulic reservoir with the
jacks in the retracted (UP) position.
Adding fluid with the jacks in any other
position will cause fluid to leak through
the breather/fill cap.
Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation
The leveling system is filled from the factory
with AW-22S synthetic hydraulic oil that has
been specially formulated for use in the leveling
system and that is compatible with Automatic
Transmission Fluid (ATF).
The hydraulic oil level is checked with a
dipstick built into the breather/filler cap on top of
the oil reservoir, which is part of the hydraulic
pump/manifold assembly.
NOTE: Always clean away any dirt and debris
from the top of the reservoir before
removing the breather cap to avoid entry
of debris and contamination of hydraulic
oil in the reservoir, which could lead to
pump failure or other problems.
The oil level should be between the two marks
on the breather cap dipstick shown in the
following photo.
DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack
oil, which can damage the seals and cause leaks.
Further Information
For replacement fluids, see the manufacturer’s
recommendation in the leveling system operation
manual provided in your InfoCase.
CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL
LEVEL (HWH®)
See the Leveling System Operator’s Manual
in your InfoCase for complete maintenance
instructions and information.
All maintenance should be done as part of the
normal servicing of the coach.
10-16
Hydraulic Oil
FULL Level
Hydraulic Oil
Level ADD
Mark
Hydraulic Oil Breather Cap/Dipstick
-Typical View
NOTE: Overfilling the hydraulic reservoir can
cause leakage of oil through the breather
cap.
SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation
HWH® specialty hydraulic fluid or Dexron®
III automatic transmission fluid is recommended
for use in this system.
DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack
oil, which can damage the seals and cause leaks.
10-17
SECTION 11 – MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
SEALANTS – INSPECTION AND
GENERAL INFORMATION
NOTE: Proper sealant inspection includes not
just visual observation but running a
finger along sealant seams to verify
proper adhesion to the surface. Any
loosened areas must be replaced.
• Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of
the above. Your local Winnebago Industries
dealer has the correct and necessary parts and
experience to help you maintain your sealants.
See “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in
your InfoCase.
• Always use the same type sealant that was
removed.
• Immediately have dealership check moldings,
windows, and exterior attachments for leak
source if you notice water inside of unit.
NOTICE
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and replaced if necessary.
ROOF
WARNING
STAY OFF ROOF. Surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult for periodic maintenance or
repair of the roof or roof mounted components.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
Always have damage to the roof area repaired
immediately. Damaged or detached sealant
around the vents, air conditioner, body-to-roof
seams, etc., should also receive immediate
attention. Delaying these repairs may allow water
leakage and result in damage to interior ceiling
and body panels, upholstery, etc., which is not
covered by the limited warranty (see” New
Vehicle Limited Warranty” provided at the
beginning of this manual).
UNDERCARRIAGE
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body of the
vehicle can cause damaging rust or corrosion on
steel or aluminum parts and can add needless
11-1
5 - DASH / AUTO
Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy
when it is allowed to enter where it is not
intended. Sealants perform a very important
function and should be inspected closely and
maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries®
utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to
the “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in your
InfoCase for further information.
Sealants, in general, do not have “set”
lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect
the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants. You
or your dealer must:
• Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six
months.
• Inspect the moldings, windows, clearance
lights, exterior compartment doors, and all
their attachments.
• Also, inspect weather seals around entrance
door, etc., and if necessary, have a dealer
replace them immediately.
• Check for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks,
adhesion, and any sign of physical
deterioration.
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the
amount of cargo you can carry and remain within
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, can also
accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These
materials should be removed by flushing the
undercarriage regularly with water, especially
horizontal surfaces, cavities, and other areas
where mud and other deposits may collect.
•
•
EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE
PAINT FINISH
The body of your coach is fully or partially
finished with the highest quality automotive
paint and clearcoat. Follow these precautions to
keep the finish on your coach looking its best and
preserve maximum gloss and durability.
Parking
•
•
•
Avoid parking under trees – When this
happens you should rinse the bird droppings
and tree sap off as soon as possible. Tree sap
is a form of sugar and will dissolve after a
couple of rinses. Bird droppings can eat into a
painted surface if left unattended and need
removed as soon as possible. Lukewarm
soapy water can help speed up the cleaning
process.
Avoid parking near salt spray – When this
happens you need to rinse off the salt mineral
residue to minimize the corrosiveness of the
salt.
Avoid parking near factories with heavy
smoke or industrial fallout – Industrial
fallout can eat into your coaches finish when
dew or rain mixes with it to create nitric or
sulfuric acid that gets magnified by the
intensity of the sun. As the water evaporates,
the acid becomes more powerful and attacks
the painted surface.
Rinsing and washing the surface helps remove
the fallout and neutralize the acid. After the
initial 60-day cure stage, a coat of wax or
polish can help protect the surface from these
types of contaminates.
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Do not scrape ice or snow from the painted
surface. Brush off gently with a soft-bristled
snow brush – avoid being forceful with the
brush.
If brush scratches show after the motorhome
thaws out, it may be possible to remove them
by hand waxing with a silicone-free liquid
wax.
Avoid covering painted surface. When paint
is covered (especially in outdoor conditions),
water may appear between the cover and the
vehicle due to rapid temperature fluctuations.
The water may vaporize under certain
conditions and migrate into the painted
surface, possibly resulting in blisters and/or
bubbles in the paint. These blisters/bubbles
are not covered under warranty.
Covering your RV is at owner’s risk.
Driving
•
•
•
•
•
Avoid driving on gravel roads.
Rinse off bugs and bird droppings with water
daily.
Antifreeze, fuel, or windshield/window
solutions spilled on the painted surface should
be rinsed off immediately with water and
allowed to air dry. Wiping dry with a towel
may create fine scratches due to the solvent
nature of these types of fluids.
Fuel cannot be diluted and dissipated with
water. It must be removed with a mineral spirit
type cleaner (such as SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone, or equivalent) or a silicone-free spray
wax and microfiber cloth to remove the stain
left by fuels.
Ensure that all RV fluids (such as gas, oil,
grease, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake
fluid, etc.) are completely wiped off of painted
surfaces. Failure to comply may cause the
paint to blister and/or peel.
NOTE: When driving in wintry conditions, the
road surface may be covered with heavy
salts or small rocks to improve road
traction. These types of road conditions
can cause undue surface damage to your
RV. Please refrain from driving in these
conditions.
SECTION 11 –
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Washing
•
•
•
•
Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be
strictly avoided! They will scratch your RV!
Truck-style wash centers have highpressure wands that emit higher than
necessary water pressures and the
brushes are very aggressive.
Most truck wash brushes are made from
a heavy plastic for durability and are
under heavy pressure. They are designed
to clean heavy road films on semi trailers
and are often dirty. They are not
designed for custom painted RV’s and
they will scratch the clearcoat finish.
Many times these scratches can
penetrate the clearcoat finish, possibly
causing delamination and/or other paint
related issues that are not covered under
warranty.
Wash your RV with cool or lukewarm water
using a quality automotive detergent that does
not contain bleach solution. Most auto stores
offer car wash detailing soaps that are similar
and do not have bleach in the formulation
(such as Meguiars #62).
Never use a bristled brush or broom to wash
the painted surface. This will cause scratches
in the finish. Using a microfiber cloth, mitt, or
mop is strongly recommended.
Be sure your cloth or applicator is clean. A
dirty applicator can scratch your RV.
Washing Procedure
• Rinse area to be washed with cold water to
remove surface residue. Ensure you are not in
direct sunlight.
• With area to be washed still wet from the rinse,
use the recommended soapy mixture to clean
the area. To avoid scratching painted surfaces,
a microfiber cloth, mitt, or mop is strongly
recommended to apply soapy water.
• Rinse washed area before soap evaporates.
• Dry the rinsed area before the water
evaporates.
NOTE:Avoid aiming water flow from a hose or
spray from high-pressure washing
equipment into any appliance intake, as
damage or difficulty in operating
appliances may occur.
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After washing the coach, carefully inspect
sealant around window frames, vents, and any
other joints that may have loosened or
separated. See “Sealants - Inspection and
General Information” at the beginning of this
section for details.
Bug Removal
• Rinse any loose debris off with water and
allow the remaining residues to soak and
soften. Use soap and water to wash the
residue, then rinse.
NOTE: You may wish to repeat and leave soap
on longer than normal to help with
softening hardened residue.
• For more stubborn areas, use an ammoniabased glass cleaner followed by washing with
warm soapy water, then rinse.
• Remember to use microfiber towels during
this process to help avoid scratches.
• If this does not work, as a last resort, use a bug
removal product (like SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone, or equivalent) in a shady area and
follow the directions on label.
Ensure cleaner is completely wiped off of
painted surfaces. Failure to comply may cause
the paint to blister and/or peel.
Polishing and/or Waxing
NOTE: When your coach is new or has been
repainted for any reason, no polish or
wax should be applied to the finish until
after a 60-day cure cycle at temperatures
higher than 60 degrees for 60 days.
Failure to observe this precaution could
void your paint warranty.
• We recommend a silicone-free polish with an
orbital machine and terry cloth applicator.
• Liquid waxes are easier to apply and bring to
a gloss with fewer residues.
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Avoid paste waxes. They sometimes have
fillers and additives that give a very short term
result. Stay away from silicones in polishes
and soaps.
Buffing compounds remove some of the mil
film of the clearcoat, so we recommend that
only professionals or very experienced users
apply this type of product.
Inspection
A motorhome exterior is subjected to many
physical forces and environmental conditions.
While the coach is parked, it is exposed to
climate and weather extremes and other
environmental conditions. While in operation, it
is subjected to various twisting and flexing forces
caused by routine cornering and turning, and by
uneven road surfaces, such as bumps, potholes,
railroad tracks, and parking lot entrances.
Inspect the exterior fiberglass shell
periodically for cracks which may represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass.
Minute cracks in the surface (commonly
referred to as "spider cracks" or "hairline cracks")
caused by normal flexing of the fiberglass
exterior are normal and typically pose no threat to
the integrity of the vehicle other than appearance.
However, if a crack has opened up and the
weave of the cloth is visible, this does represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass and must
be repaired or covered as quickly as possible to
avoid penetration by moisture, especially in
freezing climates.
If the fiberglass has been damaged and
contains cracks, tears, or holes, use plastic
sheeting and duct tape, if necessary, to prevent
moisture from damaging the sidewall material or
the interior of the coach.
Protective Film
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a protective
film to defend against everyday road hazards.
This film creates a barrier against bugs, road
grime, bird droppings, and other harmful
elements.
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information provided
in your InfoCase for complete care and
maintenance instructions.
EXTERIOR GRAPHIC CARE
The pressure-sensitive graphics on your
vehicle require very little maintenance. In order
to allow the graphics to have the longest life
possible, the following steps should be taken.
• Wash graphics with plain soap and water or
any car wash detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
• High pressure water spray may loosen or
damage graphics. Keep spray nozzle at least
1 1/2 feet from the edge of the graphics.
• Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of graphic before using.
• Never use aromatic solvents such as acetone,
M.E.K., toulene, paint thinner or lacquer
thinner on graphics. Solvents may soften the
vinyl and smear colors.
• Gasoline or other fuels spilled on graphics
should be rinsed off immediately with water.
• Do not apply paint or clearcoat over the
graphics.
• Do not apply wax over the graphics,
especially wax containing petroleum
distillates. Wax that has dried along the edge
of a graphic can be removed with cotton
swabs after softening it with isopropyl
alcohol. Rinse area thoroughly after cleaning.
FRONT END MASKS AND
PAINT DAMAGE
NOTE: This information is to make you aware of
a potential paint failure that could occur
when moisture is trapped between front
end masks and painted surfaces.
If you choose to install an aftermarket
protective front end mask, please follow these
preventive guidelines:
• The front end mask must be removed if the
vehicle sits longer than 5 days without being
driven.
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The front end mask must be thoroughly dry
before storing or reinstalling on the front of
the vehicle.
When reinstalling the mask, ensure both the
mask and the painted surface are free of debris
to avoid damage by abrasion.
Failure to follow recommendations will void
any paint warranty.
HEADLIGHTS AND EXTERIOR
LIGHTS
Exterior Light Lenses
Most Winnebago Industries® vehicles have
polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which
are very sensitive to a variety of chemical
solvents and cleaners.
Use only soap and water to clean exterior
lamp lenses - especially headlights.
• Contact with certain chemicals can cause
etching, “crazing”, or cracking of the lens,
which can significantly reduce the lens clarity
and effectiveness of the lamp and may require
replacement of the complete lamp housing.
• Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause
bicarbonate lenses to become “hazy” or
“foggy”.
• Do not use a pressure washer to clean
headlights.
• Inspect and operate the lights regularly to
confirm proper operation and mounting
condition.
Headlight Moisture
Your coach is equipped with composite
headlights, which contain replaceable halogen
“bulb” elements, common to most current
automobiles. This type of lamp assembly is not
sealed from the atmosphere and is designed with
a moisture venting system.
Because they are not sealed, under “dew
point” conditions the headlights may exhibit
signs of humidity condensation on the reflector
surface and lens, such as small droplets of water
or “fogging over”.
If this happens, drive with the headlights on so
the moisture can evaporate and expel through the
venting system designed into the headlamp
assembly.
PLASTIC PARTS – CLEANING
Many parts in your vehicle, such as the dash,
exterior light lenses, and certain exterior body
panels are made of high-impact plastic materials
that can be damaged by wiping with solvents or
improper cleaning products.
Always try cleaning plastic parts with the
mildest cleaners first and work your way up to
stronger cleaning products. Use the following
cautionary lists as a guide when selecting
cleaning products to use on plastic parts.
NOTICE
Do not use citrus-based cleaners on
polycarbonate finishes. Citric compounds
will damage the high-gloss surface,
causing it to appear dull or “flat”. Always
test a cleaning product on a hidden area
to be sure it will not cause damage to the
appearance of the part.
Here is a list of mild cleaners that may be used
safely:
• Car washing soap and water
• Glass cleaners without ammonia
• Mineral oil
• Multipurpose cleaners (such as Fantastik®,
Formula 409®, etc.)
The following products, compounds, or solvents
must be wiped off immediately to avoid
damage:
• Ammonia
• Brake fluid
• Bathroom basin, tub, and tile cleaners
• Chlorine
• Ethyl alcohol
• Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
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Kerosene or gasoline
Naphthalene
Pine-type household cleaners
Do not use cleaners containing the following
products, compounds, or solvents. These
products will damage the finish.
• Acetic acid
• Acetone (nail polish remover)
• Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners)
• Benzene
• Butyl alcohol
INTERIOR SOFT GOODS
We recommend a weekly routine of
vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the
motorhome to prevent an accumulation of dirt,
which can detract from the appearance and
shorten the life of carpet and fabrics.
Fabric Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motorhome may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives,
which can be damaged by use of improper
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible
areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be
referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets
and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds, or
shades should be closed when the
motorhome is parked for an extended
period of time.
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WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do
not use lacquer thinner, nail polish
remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never
use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or
naphthalene for any cleaning purpose.
These materials may cause damage to
the material being cleaned and most are
highly flammable, posing risk of injury due
to fire.
UltraleatherTM
Leather-Like Upholstery
Ultraleather synthetic leather fabric material
has the luxurious look and feel of the finest
European calfskin, with the durability and
resistance to soils and stains of vinyl fabrics. It is
also tougher than real calfskin and has superior
resistance to punctures, snags, and rips.
For most soils and stains, the fabric
manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a
solution of water and Tide® brand laundry
detergent or equivalent. More stubborn stains
may be treated with a water-based multipurpose
cleaner/degreaser such as Simple Green® or
equivalent. Solvent cleaners such as nail polish
remover or other aromatic solvents are not
recommended.
Care Instructions
• Spot clean with mild soap and water.
• Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair
dryer on warm setting - not hot.
• For stubborn stains, use cleaner-degreaser.
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UltraLeather Cleaning Chart
Type of Stain
Detergent/
Water
Cleaner/
Degreaser
Coffee, Tea
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Red Wine, Liquor
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Cola, Soft Drinks
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Milk
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Ketchup
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Steak/Soy Sauce
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Mayonnaise, Butter
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Salad Oil
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Chocolate
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Cosmetic Makeup
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Lipstick
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Face Cream
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Suntan Oil/Lotion
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Shoe Polish
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Urine
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Machine Oil
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Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling)
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use
solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the
vinyl.
Draperies, Curtains, and
Bedspreads
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be
professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent
shrinkage may occur when you have these items
dry cleaned.
General Stains
As with any stain or contamination, the quick
response is the best, especially when done in
conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type
of stain.
CABINETRY – CLEANING
Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned
with a mild, water-based cleaner and a soft cloth.
Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels.
NOTE: Many cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this motorhome are
constructed either partially or
completely of real hardwoods. Because
of natural variations in woodgrain
density, slight differences in stain hue
may exist between one item and another.
This is the distinctive character and
beauty of real wood.
DECORATIVE VINYL WALL
PANELING – CLEANING
Decorative Vinyl Wall Paneling may be
cleaned with mild detergent and warm water. The
soap product should contain no abrasives, and the
use of a soft cloth or sponge with the cleaning
liquid should help preserve the finish of the vinyl.
Do not use bleach, cleaning agents with
solvents or harsh chemicals, oil based spray
cleaners, or other multipurpose cleaners such as
Fantastik® or Formula 409® as they could
damage the vinyl surface.
SOLID SURFACE
COUNTERTOP – CORIAN®
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
countertop with little effort, under most
circumstances, using a window spray cleaner,
warm soapy water, or other general purpose
spray cleaner. You can also use liquid or gel-type
cleaners containing bleach. Because the material
is nonporous, stains cannot penetrate below the
surface and will nearly always disappear using
these cleaning methods.
If a stain has dried on, allow the cleaner or
soapy water time to soften the area, after which
the stain will wipe off.
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
product.
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If the stain is not water-base or oil-base
material, you may need to gently remove it using
a plastic scraper (disposable plastic knife for
example) followed by normal cleaning methods
described above.
You may want to scrub the entire surface
periodically. Do this lightly and evenly with a
mild abrasive powdered or liquid cleaner.
Always use a cutting board rather than
slicing foods directly on your countertop. The
underside of one of your sink covers will provide
an easily accessible cutting surface. This will
keep your countertop looking its best and
minimize care efforts. (An occasional sanding
with a medium grade (120 grit) sandpaper will
remove any cut marks accumulated on the sink
cover bottom).
To remove cuts and scratches, use a more
aggressive cleaning powder such as Comet®, a
moistened steel wool soap pad, or green scouring
pad. We recommend that you finish the entire
surface using the same cleaning material and
scrubbing method to maintain a uniform
appearance.
If you prefer a glossier look, follow up with
a good quality furniture polish or a liquid
automotive wax (non-cleaner type).
Use trivets and “hot pads” under hot
cooking pans. Do not set hot pots or pans directly
from the stove or oven onto the counter. The solid
surface material is extremely heat resistant, but
sudden contact by a very hot material with a cold
countertop surface could cause a crack that
would need to be repaired. Likewise,
concentrated high heat sources in a small area,
such as a crock pot or an electric griddle may
cause a crack. We strongly recommend using a
trivet under these. Also, do not allow candles to
burn directly on the counter surface.
Avoid paint remover or oven cleaner. The
solid surface material is also resistant to most
chemical substances but exposure to some harsh
chemicals and solvents such as these can cause
damage that would need professional repair or
replacement. If one of these materials does spill
or drip onto the counter surface, wipe it up
immediately to avoid damage.
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STAINLESS STEEL
APPLIANCES
–If Equipped
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
stainless steel appliances with little effort, under
most circumstances, by performing the following
recommendations.
Typically, excellent results can be obtained by
washing stainless steel with mild dishwashing
liquid and hot water, followed by rinsing
thoroughly and drying with a soft cloth. Drying is
particularly important if the tap water is very hard
and leaves scale deposits.
Stainless steel does not deteriorate due to
frequent cleaning, so proper cleaning can be
performed whenever necessary. For more
stubborn stains, perform the following
procedures for your stainless steel appliances to
start shining again.
Scale
To remove scale left by water, simply use a
multipurpose cream detergent and a soft cloth.
Thicker scale may be removed by generously
applying 25% vinegar and hot water solution to
the stain. Rinse thoroughly with a sodium
bicarbonate and water solution, then follow up by
rinsing with water. Clean carefully.
Oil and Grease Stains
To remove oil and grease stains, use a mild
dishwashing liquid and hot water. Rinse
thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft
cloth. For more stubborn stains, ethyl alcohol,
acetone, or another non-halogenated solvent may
be used with care.
Stubborn Dirt and Burnt Grease
Use a multipurpose cream detergent and a soft
cloth.
Coffee and Tea Stains
Prepare a sodium bicarbonate solution and hot
water. Apply generously to stain and let sit for 15
minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft
cloth.
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Rust Stains
Apply a multipurpose cream detergent and rub
delicately with a soft cloth. If stain persists, it
may be necessary to apply a stainless steelspecific product.
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Fingerprints
Use a mild dishwashing liquid and warm
water. Rub delicately with a soft cloth. Window
cleaner may also be used.
•
Scratches
Apply a stainless steel-specific detergent/
polisher and buff with a soft cloth.
•
Important “Don’ts”
• Do not use hydrochloric acid or any other
detergents containing chlorides on stainless
steel.
• Do not use abrasive powder detergents that
could ruin the surface finish.
• Do not use wool, abrasive brushes, or tools
that have previously cleaned other metals,
because as well as scratching the surface, they
can generate contamination and unattractive
stains.
• Do not use silver cleaners.
Avoid contact with full-strength bleaches,
household chemicals, and acid-based
cleaners. If this happens, rinse and wipe dry
quickly.
Salt, mustard, and mayonnaise can cause
pitting if left on the steel sink surface. If
spilled, clean and rinse immediately.
A high iron content in the water (hard water)
may result in a brown or rust-colored stained
appearance. If noticed, dry towel sink after
each use.
Do not use rubber mats in the sink bowl.
Material trapped under mats can complicate
cleaning.
NOTE: Improper use may damage this product
and void the warranty.
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the appliance
manufacturer’s operation and maintenance
manuals included in your InfoCase.
CERAMIC TILE – POLISHED
Care and Maintenance
GALLEY SINK
Stainless Steel
Care and Cleaning Instructions
The stainless steel sink can usually be cleaned
with water and soap or detergent using a soft
cloth or sponge.
• Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe
dry quickly to avoid spots and streaks.
• For stubborn stains, use a mild abrasive
cleanser like Soft Scrub®, Comet®, etc. Work
in the direction of the “grain” of the brushed
finish lines.
• Never use steel wool. Particles of steel from
the wool pad can embed into the sink surface,
then become rusty and unsightly.
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
polished ceramic tile flooring with little effort, by
routinely cleaning with an everyday cleaner, such
as Aqua Mix® biodegradable concentrated stone
and tile cleaner.
When used regularly, this neutral cleaner
prevents soap scum and hard water deposits,
along with leaving your coach smelling fresh and
clean.
NOTE: Before use, test a small area according
to the application instructions. Read
entire label before using.
• Sweep, vacuum, or dust surface.
• Apply solution to surface with mop or sponge
(see Aqua Mix label for concentration to
water parts recommended).
• Allow solution to dwell 1 to 2 minutes.
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Agitate with a natural-bristle brush or white
nylon scrub pad. Do not allow solution to dry
on surface.
Mop up dirty solution.
BATHROOM
Toilet
For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer
to the information in your InfoCase.
Tub and Shower Walls
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with mild soap and warm
water. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the tub
and shower walls, as scratching and discoloration
may occur. Stubborn stains may be removed with
an automotive-type cleanser.
After cleaning, you can return the soft glow to
your tub and shower walls by applying a light
application of an automotive-type wax.
Lavatory Sink
Do not use abrasive cleaners, harsh
detergents, or solvents.
General Cleaning. Rinse all food, beverage, or
cosmetic residue from the sink as soon as
possible. Some residues, if left to sit in the sink,
may require the use of detergent or a mild liquid
or gel abrasive cleaner.
Hard-to-Remove Food and Beverage
Residue. Use an abrasive cleanser such as
Ajax®, Comet®, Bon Ami® or Bar Keeper's
Friend® to remove mild stains and for routine
cleaning. Use an abrasive pad such as ScotchBrite® to remove most of the tougher stains.
For the most stubborn stains, fill the sink
about one quarter full with a 50/50 solution of
bleach and water. After 10 or 15 minutes of
soaking, drain solution from the sink as you rinse
both sides and bottom.
NOTE: Do not use steel wool or metal scouring
pads.
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Mineral-Based Stains. Cleaners designed to
remove iron or rust should not harm the sink, nor
will solvents such as denatured alcohol, mineral
spirits, or acetone.
Marks or Discoloration. White automotive
rubbing compound may be used to remove
stubborn marks or discoloration. Use of these
products will not damage the solid surface.
Always follow label directions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth.
Use care when removing ice or frost from the
windows. Always use a plastic ice scraper, never
one made of metal. Use care when removing ice
from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
PREPARATION
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motorhome for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period.
Clean and Prep Coach for Storage
1. Turn off the propane gas tank.
2. Turn the electronic thermostat switch OFF.
3. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors from cabinets and refrigerator.
4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the
door open slightly to allow any odors to
dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive
freezing temperatures and long period of
non-use. We recommend that you connect a
battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a
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month during long-term storage periods to
maintain battery charge and to avoid
sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to
batteries, turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching and detaching charge
clamps.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage.
6. After charging batteries, turn the House/
Coach Battery and Chassis Battery
Disconnect switches off to disconnect the
batteries and avoid parasitic* drain.
* Parasitic battery drain is the gradual drain
by items connected directly to battery power
such as clocks, radio memory, and the
engine computer.
7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
8. Wash and wax the coach.
9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace
or repair any that are damaged. Sealing
materials and compounds can be purchased
from your dealer. Badly damaged weather
seals may need to be replaced by your dealer.
10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nest, wasp
nests, etc.)
11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains
are more easily removed when fresh.
If you are storing your vehicle through the
winter or in cold climates, extra preparations
must be made to protect equipment and systems
that can be damaged by freezing temperatures.
See “Winterizing Procedure” in Section 7 Plumbing.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
REMOVAL
1. Completely air out the motorhome.
2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and turn on the water pump to check for
leaks, especially at fittings.
7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air
and check to be sure faucet washers have not
hardened during storage.
8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under
“Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in
Section 7 - Plumbing, then flush the
waterlines thoroughly with fresh water.
9. After flushing fresh waterlines, install a new
water filter cartridge on the galley sink water
filter and/or full-coach water filtration system
(if equipped). See appropriate filter
installation instructions in Section 7 Plumbing.
NOTE: Always purge a new filter with clean
running water before using. See filter
manufacturer’s directions included with
the filter cartridge.
10. Check the toilet for proper operation.
11. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush pedal (or the “Normal Flush” switch if
your coach is equipped with an electric flush
toilet) and galley sink faucet. Check to be sure
dump valves seal tightly.
12. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
13. Start refrigerator and check for proper
cooling.
14. Clean wall and counter surfaces.
15. Replace batteries, if necessary, and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
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16. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
See “Vehicle Certification Label” in Section 1
- Introduction
17. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents, and any other joints.
See Sealants – Inspection and General
Information at the beginning of this section.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate
compounds are available from your dealer.
See Sealants – Recommended Application
page in the Supplement Manual provided in
your InfoCase.
Also inspect weather seals around doors, etc.,
and if necessary, have a dealer replace
immediately.
Ice Maker Start-Up
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Flush antifreeze from the waterlines (if
antifreeze fill winterization procedure was
performed).
Close all drain valves.
Turn Ice Maker Winterization Drain valve to
the CLOSED position.
Turn the water supply ON.
Ensure the ice bin is in place and the wire shutoff arm is lowered to the ON position.
Allow the refrigerator to cool down to ice
making temperature. Remember, this can take
up to 24 hours.
NOTE: Discard the first two batches of ice
cubes. It will take approximately three
cycles for the Ice Maker to produce fully
formed, clean ice cubes.
Washer/Dryer (if equipped)
See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” in
Section 7 – Plumbing for information on how to
remove from storage.
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CHASSIS SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
chassis manual for specific information
regarding operating safety, service
recommendations, and maintenance schedules
for the chassis section of your vehicle.
CHASSIS FUSES AND RELAYS
–Freightliner® Chassis
Chassis and dash component fuses and relays
are located in the 12-volt electrical compartment
at the left front of the coach.
• 12-Volt
Automotive
Fuse Panel
• 12-Volt
Automotive
Breaker
Panel
Automotive Fuses (cover removed)
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
CHASSIS DIAGNOSTIC
CONNECTORS
The Chassis Diagnostic Connectors are
located near the steering column support plate
beneath the dash and in the rear engine
compartment, as shown in the following photos.
Fuse Diagram (inside of cover)
See the chassis manufacturer’s fuse allocation
chart on the inside of the fuse block cover.
Towing Fuses
The fuses for the chassis supplied towing
package are located inside the driver side rear
compartment.
Towing Package Fuses
(Located in driver side rear compartment)
-Typical View
Diagnostic Plug
(Located on steering column
support beneath left side of dash)
-Typical View
Diagnostic Plug
(Located on rear engine compartment shroud)
-Typical View
• Unhook (3) latches to remove cover.
• See chassis manufacturer’s information on
inside of cover.
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more
frequent maintenance intervals.
Every Year
As Necessary

Every 6
Months

Check propane tank condition, mounting, and fittings
Every 3
Months
Pressure Regulator - inspect and adjust if needed
Monthly

Weekly

Before Each
Use
Have propane gas system checked for leaks
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Propane Gas System (if equipped)
Electrical System
Check Battery Condition Meter


Check battery fluid level and connections

Check 12V fuses and 120V breakers

Check GFCI receptacles
Generator
Visually inspect generator and compartment


See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Plumbing System
Sanitize plumbing system

Winterize plumbing system


Clean water pump strainer filter

Slideout & Leveling System

Check and adjust
Check hydraulic oil level



Check hydraulic lines (routing, leaks, etc.)

Inspect slideout room seals (bulb seals), clean as necessary
Check and inspect electric slideout lock drain line(s)

Exterior

Clean roof
Clean sidewalls



Clean windows
Flush underside of vehicle
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Safety Equipment
Check operation of the following items:
Headlights, Taillights, and Marker Lights


Turn Signals


Horn


Hazard Warning Flashers


Windshield Wipers and Washers


Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator


Smoke Alarm - test operation *


Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation *


Propane Gas Leak Detector - test operation (if
equipped)
(*replace battery if needed)


Appliances
Refrigerator

See refrigerator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent/drip tray drain tube


Furnace

See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent


Air Conditioner

See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect for exterior damage
Check/replace filter


Range Top
See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect and clean/replace range hood grease filter

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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Sealants

Inspect (see “Sealants - Inspection and General
Information” at the beginning of this section for
proper inspection technique)
Replace (see “Sealant Call-out Sheet” in the supplement manual provided in your InfoCase)


Frame & Chassis
Follow chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide
(refer to chassis manual)
Inspect hitch receiver (if towing)


Tires
Check and adjust air pressure


Check tread wear



Check front end alignment and adjust if needed
Miscellaneous
Lubricate locks, hinges, and latches
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SECTION 12 – MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: Your motorhome’s load capacity is
designated by weight, not by volume, so
you cannot necessarily use all available
space when loading your motorhome.
• Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop or evasive maneuver.
• Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals.
When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load must be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See sample in Section 1 Introduction).
The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight
Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded
weight of this motorhome and any towed trailer
or towed vehicle.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
WARNING
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments,
passengers, water, fuel, luggage, and all
other cargo) must not exceed the GVWR
or GAWR of either axle.
WEIGHING YOUR LOADED
VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
NOTE: Sales literature may give approximate or
standard weights. Your actual coach
weight may differ based on added factory
and/or dealer options.
Loading
Load your vehicle completely as if you were
going on a long trip with everything you would
carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn
chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full propane tank, and
a partial tank of fresh water, but empty holding
tanks.
Finding a Scale
In urban areas, the most common places to
find a public access scale are commercial truck
stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators
have scales available. Most scales charge a
nominal fee for weighing a vehicle.
Weighing
There is typically a scale operator to direct
you but the basic routine is to take three separate
weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle.
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LOADING THE VEHICLE
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You will first drive only your front wheels
onto the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the
whole vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off
until just the rear wheels are on the pad.
Front GAWR (Front Axle Only)
GVWR - Whole Vehicle (All Axles)
Rear GAWR (Rear Axle Only)
You will receive a weight “ticket” that states
your current Front Gross Axle Weight, Rear
Gross Axle Weight, and Gross Vehicle Weight.
You can compare these weights to the weight
ratings listed on your Vehicle Certification Label
to use as a guideline for future loading limits and
weight distribution.
The gross weight of the vehicle must not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label. The front and rear axle weight also should
not exceed the corresponding Axle Weight
Rating specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label.
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Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side)
The most accurate method of weighing a
motorhome is to weigh each “corner” of the
coach separately (single L/R front wheels or L/R
rear dual sets.) This method will help you
determine how to distribute your cargo to avoid
overloading, especially on tires.
To determine the weight distribution on each
tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale
capable weighing side-to-side, or all four
“corners” of the vehicle, separately.
A truck scale may be used if the ground is
level with the scale surface and the scale has
clearance to drive one side of the coach onto the
scale as shown.
Drive the coach on the level area next to the
scale and straddle the scale so that only one side
of the coach will be on the scale pad.
NOTE: Wind and precipitation can also cause
weight inaccuracies.
Pull only the right front wheel onto the scale
pad as shown.
Weighing Right Front Corner
When the front wheel has been weighed, pull
the coach straight ahead until only the right rear
wheel/dual set is on the scale pad as shown.
Weighing Right Rear Corner
Now, turn the coach around and repeat the
process for the other side.
The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set
should not exceed one-half of the corresponding
GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear
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axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual
set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not
exceed 6,000 lbs.
Tires must be filled to the recommended air
pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that
axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side
weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the
pressure required for that weight, then fill the
right tires to the same pressure as the left ones.
If your actual weight is considerably less than
GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire
pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure
chart.
NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or
carrier box must also be counted on the
Rear GAWR and subtracted from the
rear axle cargo capacity.
Be aware that hitch load can affect handling
characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the
lighter the front end will feel at the steering
wheel.
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle
Certification Label” in the Introduction section
for information on gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Exceeding any of
the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in
unacceptable overall vehicle performance.
Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing
depends on proper use of correct equipment.
When towing a vehicle behind your
motorhome, the tow bar should be level or
pointing slightly upward towards the tow vehicle.
When coupling the vehicle tow bar to the
Factory Receiver Hitch using a “drop receiver”
or a conventional “ball mount” (commonly
referred to as a “stinger” or a “draw bar”), do not
exceed a 4” drop, nor one that the centerline of
the hitch pin to the centerline of the ball exceeds
8”. See the following Hitch Assembly
illustration.
CAR OR TRAILER TOWING
Hitch Capacity*
15,000 lbs. max.
Tongue Weight*
1,500 lbs. max.
The factory installed towing hitch on this
coach is capable of pulling 15,000 lbs. (max).
However, the vertical (tongue) weight may vary
according to chassis and model combinations
(*see label on hitch). Towing capacity may be
less than hitch rating.
When towing a trailer or vehicle, do not
exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR,
or the chassis GCWR by the combined loaded
weight of the coach and the towed vehicle. See
preceding items “Loading the Vehicle” and
“Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for
explanation of weight ratings.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
Hitch Assembly
If a towing “brake system” is required, we
recommend that a “modulated” towed vehicle
braking device be installed. This means that
when the motorhome brakes are applied, whether
hard or soft, a mirror effect occurs in the braking
of the towed vehicle. In other words, the more
force applied to the motorhome brakes, the more
force will be applied to the rear vehicle’s braking
system.
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We do not recommend the usage of a “surgestyle” braking device. The usage of a surge brake
(especially when coupled with a hitch ball
located outside our recommended limits) places
excessive stress on the hitch. This abuse of the
ball mount and the hitch may cause premature
hitch assembly failure.
Finally, do not forget to consider the actual
tongue weight. This should not exceed the stated
hitch vertical load for your vehicle. This weight
is typically defined as the tongue weight of a
towed vehicle hitch, boat trailer tongue weight,
or a receiver-mounted carrier rack.
Check state regulations on trailer weight and
trailer brake requirements to be sure you select
the right equipment before towing.
Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid
prolonged or frequent application of brakes
which could cause overheating and brake failure.
TRAILER WIRING
CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car
towing lights with a 7-pin socket.
The following diagram shows proper
connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the
coach light system. The “pigtail” assembly with
the (car/trailer end) connector plug should be
wired by a qualified technician.
The trailer brake controller connector is
located to the left of the steering column.
WARNING
For safe towing and vehicle handling,
maintain proper trailer weight distribution.
The total weight of the motorhome and
the vehicle towed must not exceed the
Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating.
See the “Body and Chassis Specification”
chart in the Introduction section.
NOTICE
Exceeding any of the recommended
gross vehicle weight ratings may result in
vehicle damage. Do not install a frame
equalizing-type hitch on your vehicle.
TOWING GUIDELINES
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP,
passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment
installed by the motorhome manufacturer, dealer,
or owner. This value is found on the VIN label,
typically placed near the driver position.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
This is the total weight a given axle is capable
of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle
has its own rating. These values are also found on
the Vehicle Certification Label: front and rear.
Gross Combination Weight Rating
(GCWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
motorhome and loaded trailer, including the
items noted in GVWR above. For purposes of
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this definition, the “trailer” can be a trailer, a
vehicle towed on a dolly, or a vehicle towed by
means of a tow bar. GCWR is typically specified
based on durability and performance of the tow
vehicle drive train: engine and cooling systems,
transmission, drive line, drive axle, and others.
The tow vehicle brakes may be rated for
operation at GVWR, not GCWR.
NOTE: State or provincial laws/regulations may
require the “trailer” to be equipped with
brakes that are activated when the
motorhome brakes are applied. The user
is responsible to know and understand
the laws of the state or province being
traveled. The Department of
Transportation in a given state or
province should be able to provide
specific information.
Hitch Ratings
SAE Standard J684 defines:
• Class 1 trailers as “GVWR not to exceed
2,000 lbs”.
• Class 2 trailers as “GVWR over 2,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 3,500 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 3 trailers as “GVWR over 3,500 lbs. and
not to exceed 5,000 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 4 trailers as “GVWR over 5,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 10,000 lbs. GVWR”.
Although no SAE standard above Class 4
exist, Class 5 trailers are generally referred to in
the industry as GVWR over 10,000 lbs.
Winnebago Industries® provides a Class 5 hitch
on some tag axle vehicles with 15,000 lbs.
maximum trailer weight and 1,500 lbs. maximum
vertical tongue weight. Since no SAE standard
exists today, the ratings of Class 5 and higher
hitch ratings may vary from manufacture to
manufacture. The Winnebago® Class 5 hitch is
15,000/1,500.
Hitches are to be permanently marked with
“Maximum trailer GVWR to be drawn” and
“Maximum vertical tongue weight to be
imposed.” The SAE standard does not specify a
vertical load rating.
Traditionally, hitches are labeled 3,500/350 as
Class 2, 5,000/500 as Class 3, and 10,000/1,000
as Class 4. The vertical tongue load value of 10
percent of drawn rating comes from the
collective experience that 10 percent is the
minimum value that provides stable towing of a
trailer.
Ford’s towing guide suggests 10 to 15 percent
for trailers over 2,000 lbs. Within GCWR, a
Class 3 hitch allows “dingy” towing a large car or
mid-size SUV; a Class 4 hitch allows “dingy”
towing a large SUV or pickup. (Hitch ratings are
independent of towing vehicle ratings.)
NOTE: Some Winnebago Industries models
equipped with a Class 3 hitch may have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 350
lbs. All Winnebago Industries models
equipped with a Class IV hitch have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 500
lbs. On a 228" wheelbase, a 500-lb. load
on a hitch 11' from the rear axle will
apply about 800 lbs. at the axle.
The user must verify that the hitch equipment
being used is adequate for the application.
FIREPLACE
–If Equipped
Basic Operation
•
The fireplace can be operated by either the
remote control or the control panel. The
control panel is located on the upper right
hand corner of the fireplace.
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Remote Operation
COUNTERTOP EXTENSION
• Power
• Flame
• Heater
• Timer
–If Equipped
(Typical view – your coach may differ)
Your coach may be equipped with a
countertop extension that provides additional
galley prep space.
• To extend galley countertop extension, pull
release lever (located underneath countertop
extension lip) outward while pulling
countertop extension out.
Fireplace Remote Control
(Located inside InfoCase)
•
POWER: The POWER button supplies
power to all the functions of the fireplace. The
POWER button will put the insert in standby
mode. This will turn off all functions at once
but will hold the settings in the memory. By
pressing the POWER button again the unit
will turn on at the same settings.
NOTE: Holding the POWER button on the
control panel for ten seconds will disable
the heater function.
• FLAME: Each time the flame button is
pressed, the intensity of the flame decreases.
There are (6) brightness levels you can cycle
through and the OFF setting.
• HEATER: Turns the heater function ON and
OFF.
• TIMER: Press the TIMER button to cycle
through the (10) timer settings (30 minutes, 1
Hour to 9 Hours) and the OFF setting.
• DOWNLIGHT: Pressing this button will
change the downlight ON and OFF.
Countertop Extension Release Lever
(Located underneath countertop extension lip)
-Typical View
Further Information
Refer to the Fireplace user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating and
maintenance instructions, as well as safety
precautions.
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-Typical View
•
To retract galley countertop extension, pull
release lever outward while pushing
countertop extension back into stored
position.
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NOTE: Ensure the countertop extension is in the
stored position before retracting the
slideout room to prevent possible
property damage.
STEP (ENTRY) – ELECTRIC
Automatic Mode - Entry Step
Switch ON
(Step Operates with Door)
With the Step switch in the ON position, the
step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will
extend and retract automatically whenever the
screen door is opened or closed.
WARNING
Do not use step unless fully extended.
Do NOT stand on step when vehicle
ignition switch is turned to either the “On”
or “Start” position.
The step will automatically retract, which
may cause personal injury.
The power switch for the electric entry step is
located to the left of the main entry door as you
enter the coach.
Red Activation Lever
• The red Activation Lever located on the Step
switch must be depressed in order to put the
step switch in the ON position.
Stationary Extended Mode - Step
Switch OFF
(Step Remains Extended)
With the Step switch in the OFF position, the
step will extend when the screen door is opened
and will stay extended whether the door is
opened or closed.
Entry Step Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
• These switches illuminate when the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is ON.
The step has several automatic extend/retract
functions that are controlled by the position of a
sensor mounted on the inner edge (hinge side) of
the screen door.
NOTE: The Step switch is “locked” in the OFF
position.
This position is normally used to keep the step
extended when parked at a campsite or whenever
people will be going in and out the vehicle
frequently.
Automatic Retraction Feature
The step is equipped with an automatic
retraction feature that stores the step
automatically if the main entry door is closed and
the Ignition Switch key is turned to the On or Run
positions.
The step WILL RETRACT even if the Step
switch is OFF.
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This feature is intended to prevent injury or
damage by an extended step while the vehicle is
moving.
Further Information
For additional information on the step, see the
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase.
STEPWELL COVER
The stepwell cover can be extended to cover
the stepwell area and increase usable floor space
in the front of the coach while the entrance door
is not in use.
• Press and Hold “EXT” to Extend and “RET”
to Retract (located on passenger side cabinet
or driver side trim panel). Release when the
stepwell cover has extended or retracted fully.
Step Cover Switch
(Located on driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Stepwell Cover shown in extended position
-Typical View
Step Cover Switch
(Located on passenger side cabinet)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
CAUTION
Stay clear of the entrance step area when
the step cover is being extended or
retracted. Loose clothing may catch on
components of the mechanism when
entering or exiting the coach. Failure to
observe can cause injury.
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Emergency Retract Feature
The stepwell cover is equipped with an
Emergency Retract feature in event of an
emergency exit situation and/or the stepwell
cover fails to retract while in the extended
position.
Do not use the Emergency Retract feature
unless necessary for an emergency.
•
To close, crank the window in snugly (by
turning the window handle “clockwise”), then
back off 1/4 turn to help avoid glass warping,
which can result in wind noise.
• Push the lever back in on the window handle.
If the window will not open after three or more
full turns of the knob, the glass may be stuck to
the sealing gasket. Go to the outside of the coach
and gently free the glass with your fingers. A
periodic light dusting of talcum powder on the
gasket should prevent this from recurring.
Horizontal Slider Windows
Swing the latch handle straight out or up
(depending on the style of window). Grasp the
sliding window edge frame and slide the window
to the side. Ensure the latch is open before trying
to slide the window closed.
Emergency Retract Strap
(Located underneath stepwell cover)
Typical View
• To retract the stepwell cover for an emergency
exit, pull the Emergency Retract Strap (located
underneath the stepwell cover) DOWN. Then
push the step IN to store.
WINDOWS
-Typical View
Crank-Out Windows
•
To open, pull out the lever on the window
handle and begin cranking the window out
“counter-clockwise” to desired position.
Vertical Slider Windows
Vertical windows have spring-loaded catches
on both sides of the window that pop out to hold
the window in its fully raised position. Press both
catches inward while opening and closing the
window.
-Typical View
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Dome Crank
-Typical View
Open
and
Close
Vent
Lid
Fan
OFF
Fan ON and
Speed Selection
Power Roof Ventilator
• DOME CRANK - manually opens and closes
vent lid.
• OPEN - opens the vent lid.
• CLOSE - closes the vent lid.
• FAN OFF - turns the fan motor off at any selected
speed.
• FAN ON - turns the fan motor on to the last
selected speed.
-Typical View
POWER ROOF VENTILATOR
–If Equipped
The 4-speed turbine vent is controlled by a
switch on the wall or keypad controls on the fan.
NOTE:In event of power failure, the ventilator
dome may be opened or closed manually
using the Dome Crank knob.
Power Roof Ventilator Switch
To Operate Ceiling Ventilator
• Press the UP/ON switch to turn on and open
the vent lid. Press UP/ON switch again to
cycle through fan speeds.
• Press the DWN/OFF switch to turn off and
close the vent lid.
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•
•
The fan speed is controlled through the
keypad on the fan or the wall UP/ON switch.
Press the FAN ON switch to cycle through
four (4) speeds; after high-speed, the fan
cycles back to low.
Open a window or door to provide airflow.
Direction of airflow is determined by which
window or door is opened.
NOTE: For best results, close all other roof
vents, windows, and doors, then open
one (1) window the farthest distance
from the roof ventilator. The fan speed
selector allows you to control the amount
of circulation you need at any time.
• If you want the vent dome raised without the
fan running, press the vent OPEN switch on
the fan and turn the fan OFF.
.
Skylight Shade (Closed Position)
(Located on dash)
.
Rain Sensor
The ventilator features a Rain Sensor; when it
detects moisture it will turn off the fan and close
the lid. After the rain sensor has dried, turn the
fan on.
NOTE: If the lid is opened Manually, the Rain
Sensor will not close the vent lid.
Further Information
See the power ventilator manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase
for further instructions, care, and cleaning
information.
SKYLIGHT SHADE
The Skylight features a sliding shade for
privacy and light control. The skylight shade
switch is located on the dash.
Skylight Shade Control Switch
(Located on dash)
• Push switch up to open shade.
• Push switch down to close shade.
Further Information
See the skylight shade manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase
for further instructions, care, and cleaning
information.
ROOF LADDER
–If Equipped
WARNING
STAY OFF ROOF. Surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
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The ladder on your motorhome is provided for
limited access to the roof.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
up to qualified service personnel using proper
safety equipment in a safe environment. You
should only walk or work on the roof if you are
qualified and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommend that you
store or carry items on the roof.
•
Do not transport items anchored to the
ladder. You could damage the ladder.
To Use the Ladder Extension
C-Shaped
Retainer Brackets
Before Using the Ladder
•
•
•
Inspect the ladder to make sure it is not
damaged. Never use a damaged ladder.
Keep the rungs of the ladder clean and dry
while in use. Never use the ladder when it is
raining, snowing or icy. The rungs can
become slippery. Do not step onto the rungs if
the rungs are wet, or if your shoes are wet or
carry mud or debris that could result in a loss
of footing.
Never ignore warning labels or weight limits
defined on your ladder. The following
warning label is located on or near the ladder:
Ladder Support
WARNING
Do not exceed 225 lbs. maximum weight capacity.
Misuse of ladder could result in death or serious injury.
See Operators Manual before using ladder.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Maximum Capacity: 225 lbs.
Do not overload. Ladder is intended for one
person.
Make sure you are physically capable to
safely use the ladder. Strength, flexibility and
stability are required.
Be aware that the vehicle may sway as you
climb the ladder. Do not use the ladder in high
winds.
As you climb the ladder, grasp the side rails
firmly and always use both hands. Keep your
body centered between the side rails. Do not
over-reach.
Always store the ladder extension when not
in use.
Never allow children on the ladder.
12-12
Ladder Extension
-Typical View
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•
•
Remove ladder extension from exterior
storage compartment.
Unfold the ladder support and pin into place as
indicated on the following photo.
Hold the ladder extension horizontally with
the ladder support pointing downward.
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
•
Slide the open ends of the C-shaped retainer
brackets over the lowest ladder rung as shown
in the following photo.
•
Lower the extension into place and pull
downward to seat the retainers onto the ladder
rung.
Make sure retainer brackets are properly
engaged onto ladder rung before using ladder.
Reverse steps to remove and store.
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•
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
DOORS
The high-density gaskets used on the exterior
storage compartments are designed to provide a
more positive seal against dust and weather.
Sometimes this seal firmness can inhibit
complete latching of the compartment doors if
they are simply “dropped shut” or closing force is
applied only to the center of the door.
To ensure that exterior storage compartment
doors have latched properly, press firmly on the
bottom edges (side edges - if equipped) of the
doors with the palms of your hands. If the door is
ajar you will hear and feel a loud “click” when
the latches engage properly.
NOTE: The Compartment Lights switch provides
power to the compartment lights. You
must manually turn each individual
compartment light on or off inside of the
compartments.
We recommend turning this switch OFF when
the coach is not in use to avoid battery drain if a
compartment light is left on accidentally.
Compartment Lights Switch
(Located near entrance door and/or inside
a driver side compartment)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the
switch is on. White illumination indicates
the switch is off.
AWNING – POWER
Your coach is equipped with entry door and
patio power awnings to provide protection
against outdoor elements, such as sun, light rain,
and wind. The Power Awnings feature built in
LED Lights.
The Awning Control switches and LED Light
switches are located on the switch panel just
inside the entrance door.
COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
SWITCH
The Compartment Light switch powers the
lights inside of the compartments. This switch is
located near the entrance door and inside a driver
side compartment.
12-13
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
•
• Close
•
• Slide-Out
• Window
• Patio
Power Awning Control Switches
(Located near the entrance door)
-Typical View
•
Power On - The On position activates the
Patio Awning switches and the Auto-Retract
system.
Power Off - The Off position shuts down the
system. The awning cannot be extended or
retracted in this mode. The Auto-Retract
system is also disabled.
Stop - Press this button (during extend or
retract functions) to stop the awning.
Awning Position Controls
• Close - The awning fully closes.
• Slide-Out - The awning extends to provide
cover for your slide-out room.
• Window - The awning extends to provide
window shade to cool the inside of your
coach.
• Patio - The awning fully extends to provide a
full patio awning.
Wind Sensor Auto-Retract Feature
Door
Awning
Switch
LED
Light
Swithes
Power Door Awning and
LED Light Control Switches
(Located near the entrance door)
-Typical View
The switch will illuminate blue when the switch
is on. White illumination indicates the
switch is off.
Power Awning Controls
All function buttons are press and release, it is
not necessary to hold down the buttons. The autofunctions continue until the awning is extended
or retracted to the desired position.
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If the Wind Sensor is activated, the system
will automatically retract the Patio Awning
during windy conditions. Sensitivity threshold is
set on the control panel.
Wind Speed (Awning Sensitivity) Switch
Low requires the least amount of motion
before automatically closing the awning. High
requires more motion before the system
automatically closes the awning. You may want
to experiment first to find the setting that best
suits your needs.
NOTE: The Windsensor Auto-Retract system is
on when the Awning Power switch is On
and is off when the Awning Power switch
is set to Off. If the power is shut off while
the awning is extended, the awning is not
protected by the Auto-Retract system.
The Direct Response system detects awning
motion caused by windy conditions. The awning
operates in two stages:
• The first stage applies when the awning is
extended past the slide-out position. When
persistent motion exceeds the factory preset
threshold for two seconds or longer, the
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
awning will retract to the slide-out
position.This stage is controlled on the
keypad settings.
• The second stage applies when the awning is
in the slide-out cover position. The awning
will fully retract when the motion of the
awning exceeds the extreme weather
threshold. This stage is not controlled by the
keypad settings.
Gust detection is incorporated into the Direct
Response software. When the motion value is
suddenly and sharply increased above a safe
maximum value, the two second persistence
measure is overridden and the awning will close
immediately.
CAUTION
The Auto-Retract feature provides
protection against adverse elements, but
no Auto-Retract system is a guarantee
against severe or destructive weather.
The effects of wind and rain on an awning
are unpredictable and may cause severe
damage to the awning and/or vehicle. If a
situation arises where wind or extended
periods of rain are expected, retract the
awning.
Entry Door Awning Operation
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EXTEND - Press and Hold the EXT button on
the Door Awning switch until the awning is in
the desired position, then release the switch.
RETRACT - Press and Hold the RET button
on the Door Awning switch until the awning is
in the desired position, then release the switch.
Manual Override (Entry Door Awning)
In the rare event that the Entry Door Awning
will not retract, a Manual Override procedure
may be performed.
NOTE: The Manual Override procedure cannot
be used to extend the awning.
• Remove three screws from the front inward
end of the Entry Door Awning End Cap.
•
Remove end cap and set aside.
Entry Door Awning End Cap
(Located on front inward end of
Entry Door Awning)
Remove three screws and end cap to access idler end of
the awning for Manual Override.
•
Refer to the “Manual Override” section of the
awning manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete instructions to
safely retract the awning.
NOTE: After the Entry Door Awning has been
manually retracted, ensure that the end
cap and screws have been reinstalled.
Ignition Lockout System
The Ignition Lockout System will disable the
extend function while the vehicle ignition key is
in the On position. With this feature, the awning
will only extend when the vehicle ignition key is
in the Off position. The awning can retract
anytime regardless of the ignition key position.
Further Information
Refer to the awning manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions and safety precautions.
AIR HOSE CONNECTOR
–If Equipped
For convenience, your coach may be equipped
with a Quick-Connect Air Coupler, which you
can connect an air hose for inflating tires or
sports and camping equipment, if needed.
12-15
SECTION 12 –
MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: Air hose and inflation or blowing
attachments are not supplied and must be
obtained separately.
The Quick-Connect Air Coupler is located
behind the hood panel at the front end of the
vehicle. Instructions for connection and
disconnection are shown on the label at the
coupler.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motorhome was designed primarily for
recreational use and short-term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation and
humid conditions that may be encountered.
Humidity and Condensation
WARNING
Compressed air can be hazardous.
Proper eye protection must be worn.
Close valve before connecting or
disconnecting hose.
Direct air discharge away from self and
others.
Moisture condensing on the inside of
windows is a visible indication that there is too
much humidity inside the coach. Excessive
moisture can cause water stains or mildew, which
can damage interior items such as upholstery and
cabinets.
When you recognize the signs of excessive
moisture and condensation in your coach, you
should take immediate action to minimize their
effects.
You can help reduce excessive moisture
inside the motorhome by taking the following
steps:
Ventilate with outside air
Partially open one or more windows and a
roof vent to circulate outside air through the
coach. In cold weather, this ventilation may
increase use of the furnace, but it will greatly
reduce the condensation inside the coach.
Quick-Connect Air Coupler
(Located behind front hood panel)
-Typical installation shown
The air is supplied by the chassis air brake/
suspension system air accumulator tank.
When the air pressure is less than what you
need to inflate an item, you must start the coach
engine to run the system air compressor to refill
the tank.
12-16
Minimize moisture released inside the
coach
Run the range hood fan while cooking and
open a bath vent while bathing or showering to
carry water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into
the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on
shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing
inside the coach.
About this Manual .................................................................................................................................. 1-1
Accent LED Light Strips (Front) ............................................................................................................ 3-6
Air Conditioner Filters .......................................................................................................................... 4-12
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) ...................................................................................... 3-18
Air Horns .............................................................................................................................................. 3-18
Air Hose Connector ............................................................................................................................ 12-15
Audio/Video System Basic Operation .................................................................................................... 8-3
Awning – Power ................................................................................................................................. 12-13
Bathroom ............................................................................................................................................ 11-10
Battery Access ...................................................................................................................................... 6-10
Battery Boost Switch ............................................................................................................................ 3-17
Battery Care .......................................................................................................................................... 6-10
Battery Information ................................................................................................................................. 6-9
Bed – Power Lift ................................................................................................................................... 9-10
Before Driving ........................................................................................................................................ 1-2
Blu-ray™ Player and Bose® Sound Bar System .................................................................................... 8-4
Blu-ray™ Player and Sound Bar System ................................................................................................ 8-3
Blu-ray™/DVD Home Theater System .................................................................................................. 8-5
Brake/Accelerator Pedals – Adjustable ................................................................................................ 3-15
Buffet Table and Chairs .......................................................................................................................... 9-1
Cabinetry – Cleaning ............................................................................................................................ 11-7
Car or Trailer Towing ........................................................................................................................... 12-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ........................................................................................................................ 2-4
Carbon Monoxide Warning .................................................................................................................... 2-4
CB Radio Power Wiring ....................................................................................................................... 3-11
Central Vacuum Cleaner ....................................................................................................................... 4-14
Ceramic Tile – Polished ........................................................................................................................ 11-9
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch ...................................................................................................... 3-24
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ........................................................................................................... 11-13
Chassis Fuses and Relays ................................................................................................................... 11-12
Chassis Service and Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 11-12
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level (HWH®) ............................................................................................ 10-16
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level (Lippert) ............................................................................................ 10-15
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC .................................................................................................. 6-5
Circuit Breakers – House 12-Volt ........................................................................................................ 6-12
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash Automotive 12-Volt ........................................................ 3-24
Coach Maintenance Chart ................................................................................................................... 11-14
Cold Water Filter .................................................................................................................................... 7-5
Collision Avoidance System ................................................................................................................... 3-6
Compartment Lights Switch ............................................................................................................... 12-13
Countertop Extension ........................................................................................................................... 12-6
Decorative Vinyl Wall Paneling – Cleaning ......................................................................................... 11-7
5 - DASH / AUTO
INDEX
Index
Defrost Fans .......................................................................................................................................... 3-18
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill ...................................................................................................................... 3-23
Digital Sleep Air Bed .............................................................................................................................. 9-9
Dishwasher ............................................................................................................................................ 4-14
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System .................................................................................................. 7-8
Doors and Windows ............................................................................................................................ 11-10
Drainage System (P-Traps) ................................................................................................................... 7-11
Driving Safety ......................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ........................................................................................................ 12-16
Electrical ................................................................................................................................................. 2-6
Electrical Cautions .................................................................................................................................. 6-1
Electrical Generator ................................................................................................................................ 6-6
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC ................................................................................................ 6-5
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC ................................................................................................ 6-1
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC .................................................................................................. 6-8
Electronic Thermostat ............................................................................................................................. 4-6
Emergency Exits ..................................................................................................................................... 2-7
Engine Access Covers – Rear Bath ...................................................................................................... 3-21
Engine Block Heater – Diesel Engine .................................................................................................. 3-19
Engine Brake System ............................................................................................................................ 3-12
Engine Cooling System ........................................................................................................................ 3-23
Engine Overheat .................................................................................................................................... 2-11
Engine Service Access Grille – Rear .................................................................................................... 3-20
Extendable Sectional Sofa/Sleeper ......................................................................................................... 9-7
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ......................................................................................................... 11-2
Exterior Entertainment Center (Adjustable) ......................................................................................... 8-11
Exterior Graphic Care ........................................................................................................................... 11-4
Exterior Shower/Wash Station ................................................................................................................ 7-9
Filling the Fuel Tank – Diesel Engine .................................................................................................. 3-19
Fire Extinguisher ..................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Fireplace ................................................................................................................................................ 12-5
Formaldehyde Information ..................................................................................................................... 2-8
Fresh Water System ................................................................................................................................ 7-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment ..................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Drop-Down Solar/Night Shade (12-Volt) ..................................................................................... 3-8
Front End Masks and Paint Damage ..................................................................................................... 11-4
Front Service Access ............................................................................................................................. 3-25
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock ........................................................................................................ 8-3
Fuel and Propane Gas ............................................................................................................................. 2-2
Fuel Selection – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................................. 3-19
Fuel/Water Separator – Diesel .............................................................................................................. 3-22
Full-Coach Water Filtration System ....................................................................................................... 7-7
Galley Sink ........................................................................................................................................... 11-9
General Slideout Care ......................................................................................................................... 10-12
General Warnings ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Index
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ............................................................................................................. 6-6
Hazard Warning Flashers ...................................................................................................................... 3-13
HDMI Video Selection System .............................................................................................................. 8-1
Headlights and Exterior Lights ............................................................................................................. 11-5
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch ............................................................................................... 6-9
Hub Cover ............................................................................................................................................. 3-26
Hydronic Heating System ....................................................................................................................... 4-9
Ice Maker ................................................................................................................................................ 4-2
Ice Maker Water Filter ............................................................................................................................ 7-6
Infotainment Center (House Mode) ........................................................................................................ 8-5
Infotainment Center/GPS ........................................................................................................................ 3-9
Interior Soft Goods ............................................................................................................................... 11-6
Inverter/Charger Unit – 2800W (Pure Sine Wave) ................................................................................. 6-4
Jump Starting ........................................................................................................................................ 2-11
KeyOne™ Lock System ......................................................................................................................... 3-4
Leveling System ................................................................................................................................. 10-13
Lights .................................................................................................................................................... 3-27
Loading ................................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Loading the Vehicle .............................................................................................................................. 12-1
Lounge Chair – Swivel ........................................................................................................................... 9-1
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................ 2-7
Microwave Oven/Range Hood ............................................................................................................... 4-4
Mirrors – Power Electric ......................................................................................................................... 3-7
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motorhome .................................................................................................. 2-8
Monitor Panel ......................................................................................................................................... 4-4
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ....................................................................................... 1-3
Owner and Vehicle Information ............................................................................................................. 1-6
Parking Brake ....................................................................................................................................... 3-12
Plastic Parts – Cleaning ........................................................................................................................ 11-5
Power Control System (PCS) ................................................................................................................. 4-5
Power Cord – External ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Power Cord Reel ..................................................................................................................................... 6-3
Power Door Locks .................................................................................................................................. 3-4
Power Roof Ventilator ........................................................................................................................ 12-10
Power Shades – Night (12-Volt) ........................................................................................................ 9-11
Power Sofas and Beds ............................................................................................................................. 2-7
Pre-Delivery Inspection .......................................................................................................................... 1-2
Propane Accessory Connection .............................................................................................................. 5-2
Propane Gas Leak Detector .................................................................................................................... 2-3
Propane Gas Leaks .................................................................................................................................. 2-3
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ............................................................................................................. 5-5
Propane Gas Supply ................................................................................................................................ 5-1
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ................................................................................................. 5-4
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather .................................................................................................. 5-6
Range and Refrigerator ......................................................................................................................... 11-9
Index
Range Top (Electric) ............................................................................................................................... 4-4
Refrigerator – Residential ....................................................................................................................... 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment – Residential ....................................................................... 4-2
Refrigerator/Freezer – Portable ............................................................................................................... 4-3
Reporting Safety Defects ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Roadside Emergency ............................................................................................................................ 2-10
Roller Shades (Manual) – Solar/Blackout ............................................................................................ 9-12
Roof ...................................................................................................................................................... 11-1
Roof and Ladders .................................................................................................................................... 2-9
Roof Ladder ........................................................................................................................................ 12-11
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ...................................................................................................... 5-3
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .................................................................................................... 1-1
Satellite Dish and Cable TV Connections .............................................................................................. 8-8
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .................................................................................... 11-1
Seat Belts ................................................................................................................................................ 3-3
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ........................................................................................................................... 3-1
Service and Assistance ............................................................................................................................ 1-2
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ............................................................................................................... 7-9
Signal Lever/Headlight High-Low Beam ............................................................................................. 3-14
Skylight Shade .................................................................................................................................... 12-11
Sleeping Facilities ................................................................................................................................... 9-5
Slideout Emergency Retraction – Bedroom (Power Gear®) .............................................................. 10-10
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) ........................................................................................... 10-11
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Power Gear®) In Wall Slideout ....................................................... 10-9
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Power Gear®) Under Floor Slideout ................................................ 10-9
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .................................................................................... 10-5
Slideout Room Lock System ................................................................................................................ 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ..................................................................................................... 10-2
Slideout Room Retraction (with Power Lift Bed) ................................................................................ 10-2
Slideout Room Travel Locks – Electric ................................................................................................ 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) ........................................................................................... 10-8
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Power Gear®) In Wall Slideout ...................................................... 10-5
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Power Gear®) Under Floor Slideout .............................................. 10-6
Slideout Rooms ....................................................................................................................................... 2-7
Sliding Buffet Table and Chairs ............................................................................................................. 9-3
SmartWheel™ Steering Wheel Control System ................................................................................... 3-15
Smoke Alarm .......................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Sofa/Sleeper ............................................................................................................................................ 9-5
Solar Charge Panel .................................................................................................................................. 4-5
Solid Surface Countertop – Corian® .................................................................................................... 11-7
Specifications and Capacities ................................................................................................................. 1-5
Stainless Steel Appliances .................................................................................................................... 11-8
Starting and Stopping Diesel Engine .................................................................................................... 3-19
Steering Column Adjustment ................................................................................................................ 3-14
Step (Entry) – Electric .......................................................................................................................... 12-7
Index
Stepwell Cover ...................................................................................................................................... 12-8
Storage Compartment Doors .............................................................................................................. 12-13
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance .............................................................................................. 3-27
Tag Axle Suspension System ............................................................................................................... 3-13
Tailgate Package ..................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Tires ...................................................................................................................................................... 3-26
Toilet – Electric Flush ........................................................................................................................... 7-10
Toilet ....................................................................................................................................................... 7-9
Towing Guidelines ................................................................................................................................ 12-4
Trailer Wiring Connector ...................................................................................................................... 12-4
TV (Dining Buffet) – Power Lift ............................................................................................................ 8-6
TV Antenna – Digital ............................................................................................................................. 8-7
TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic ............................................................................................. 8-10
TV Digital Satellite System (Automatic/In-Motion) .............................................................................. 8-9
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring ........................................................................................................ 8-8
TV Signal Amplifier ............................................................................................................................... 8-8
Undercarriage ........................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Utility Light .......................................................................................................................................... 7-14
Vehicle Certification Label ..................................................................................................................... 1-4
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ............................................................................................................ 11-10
Vehicle Storage – Removal ................................................................................................................ 11-11
Washer/Dryer – Prep Package .............................................................................................................. 4-13
Washer/Dryer – Stackable .................................................................................................................... 4-13
Waste Water System ............................................................................................................................. 7-11
Water Pump ............................................................................................................................................ 7-3
Water System Drain Valve Locations .................................................................................................. 7-19
WaterLine and Tank Drain Valves ....................................................................................................... 7-14
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ........................................................................................................... 12-1
Windows ............................................................................................................................................... 12-9
Windshield Washers and Wipers .......................................................................................................... 3-26
Winterizing Optional Appliances ......................................................................................................... 7-17
Winterizing Procedure .......................................................................................................................... 7-15
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ............................................................................................................. 9-12
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