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AUTOQUEST
Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
Model Year 2012
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
Issue 3
CONTENTS
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION ......... 1-1
End Of Life Vehicle Directive ............................. 1-1
Explorer Group Technical Approvals ................ 1-1
GENERAL SAFETY ................................ 2-1
Please read before using your new
motorhome. ................................................... 2-1
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage Areas In
Motorhomes ................................................... 2-1
Ventilation .............................................................. 2-2
High-Level Ventilation .......................................... 2-2
Low-Level Ventilation ........................................... 2-2
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms ..................... 2-2
Gas Dispersal Holes ............................................ 2-2
Fire Safety ............................................................... 2-2
Fire Extinguishers .................................................. 2-2
In Case Of Fire ...................................................... 2-2
Fire Retardant Foams .......................................... 2-2
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD .............. 3-1
Motorhome Weights Explained ......................... 3-1
Mass in Running Order ....................................... 3-1
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass 3-1
User Payload .......................................................... 3-1
Loading .................................................................... 3-1
Roof Racks ............................................................. 3-1
Roof Loading ......................................................... 3-1
Before moving off .................................................. 3-2
For Safety ............................................................... 3-2
Pulling Off ............................................................... 3-2
MOTORWAY HANDLING .................... 4-1
Best Practice .......................................................... 4-1
Speed Limits ........................................................... 4-1
Bicycle Racks ......................................................... 4-1
ARRIVING ON SITE .............................. 5-1
Check Site Regulations ........................................ 5-1
Selecting A Pitch ................................................... 5-1
Lateral Levelling (Side To Side) .......................... 5-1
Leveller Jack ........................................................... 5-1
Ramp ........................................................................ 5-1
GETTING STARTED ............................. 6-1
Electricity ................................................................ 6-1
Power Supply Charger ........................................ 6-1
12v Systems: .......................................................... 6-1
Generator/Charger ............................................... 6-1
Electricity Mains Supply ....................................... 6-1
Connecting To Mains Supply On Arrival at
Site ................................................................... 6-1
Disconnecting Mains Supply When Leaving
Site ................................................................... 6-2
Overseas Electrical Connection ......................... 6-2
Gas Supply .............................................................. 6-3
Connection ............................................................ 6-3
Gas Regulator ........................................................ 6-3
Road Safe Gas Regulator .................................... 6-4
High Pressure Gas Hoses ................................... 6-5
Water System ........................................................ 6-5
Filling your fresh water tank .............................. 6-5
Waste Water Tank ................................................. 6-5
Draining Down Your Water System ................. 6-5
How to fill your motorhome’s water tank ..... 6-5
GAS SAFETY ADVICE ........................... 7-1
Facts about LPG .................................................... 7-1
Awning Spaces, LPG and Appliance Exhaust ... 7-1
LPG Gas System ................................................... 7-1
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM .......................... 8-1
12v Power Supply .................................................. 8-1
Battery Installation ................................................ 8-1
Battery Maintenance ............................................ 8-1
Generators / Charger ......................................... 8-1
230v Power Supply ................................................ 8-1
Mains Unit .............................................................. 8-1
Resetting the RCD ................................................ 8-1
Automatic Charging System ............................... 8-2
Maximum Bulb Ratings for Internal Lights ...... 8-2
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOMES
EQUIPMENT .................................... 9-1
How To Operate Your Motorhome Entrance
Door ................................................................ 9-1
High Pressure Gas Hoses ................................... 9-1
Electrical Control Panel ...................................... 9-2
Cooking equipment .............................................. 9-3
Gas Hob ................................................................. 9-3
Gas Grill ................................................................. 9-4
Gas Oven ............................................................... 9-4
Refrigerator ........................................................... 9-5
Electrical operation ............................................... 9-6
Gas operation (LPG) ........................................... 9-6
Temperature setting .............................................. 9-6
Additional features ................................................ 9-7
Door locking ......................................................... 9-7
Water Heater Operation ................................. 9-12
Gas operation ...................................................... 9-12
230V Operation .................................................. 9-12
Whale underfloor Heater ................................ 9-12
Carbon Monoxide Detector ............................ 9-13
Battery Charger .................................................. 9-13
Smoke Detector ................................................. 9-13
Rooflights ............................................................. 9-14
The Heki 2 ........................................................... 9-14
To Open To The Tilted Position: ...................... 9-14
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MY2012 Euro5/Elddis Autoquest Motorhome
CONTENTS
To Open In The Intermediate Position: ......... 9-14
To Open In The Ventilation Position: .............. 9-14
Closing The Blinds: ............................................. 9-14
Opening The Blinds: ........................................... 9-14
Standard MPK Rooflight .................................... 9-15
Door Flyscreen ................................................... 9-15
Windows .............................................................. 9-15
Taps ........................................................................ 9-15
Kitchen Taps ......................................................... 9-15
Internal Doors .................................................... 9-16
Toilet / Washroom Doors ................................ 9-16
Other Internal Doors ........................................ 9-16
Magnetic Catches ............................................... 9-17
Locker Door Catches ....................................... 9-17
TV Aerial ............................................................... 9-17
FM Radio Connections ...................................... 9-17
Thetford C-250 / C-260 Cassette Toilet
Range ............................................................. 9-18
Introduction ......................................................... 9-18
Preparing for use (standard) ............................ 9-18
Using the toilet (standard) ............................... 9-18
Emptying ............................................................... 9-20
Emptying with Optional Features ................... 9-20
Cleaning and Maintenance ................................ 9-21
Toilet Bowl ........................................................... 9-21
Waste Holding Tank ........................................... 9-21
Cleaning and Maintenance for Optional
Features ........................................................ 9-21
Winter operation ............................................... 9-22
Storage .................................................................. 9-22
Toilet unit malfunctions ..................................... 9-22
How To Make Up Your Beds ............................ 9-24
STORAGE .............................................. 12-1
Long Term & Winter Storage ........................... 12-1
Motorhome Covers ........................................... 12-1
Power Drain ........................................................ 12-1
SECURITY ............................................. 10-1
Motorhome Theft ............................................... 10-1
Additional Security ............................................. 10-1
INDEX ................................................... 24-1
ELDDIS AND BUCCANEER
WARRANTY COVER .................... 13-1
CODE OF PRACTICE .......................... 14-1
Mains Electrics ..................................................... 14-1
Spare Parts ........................................................... 14-1
Remedial Work ................................................... 14-1
Body Shell ............................................................. 15-1
Windows .............................................................. 15-1
EQUIPMENT LIST ............................... 16-1
Autoquest ............................................................. 16-1
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS ................. 17-1
Autoquest ............................................................. 17-1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........ 18-1
Autoquest ............................................................. 18-1
GENERAL QUESTIONS ..................... 19-1
GLOSSARY ........................................... 20-1
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE
RECORDS ....................................... 21-1
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF
OWNERSHIP ................................. 22-1
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NAME
AND ADDRESS .............................. 23-1
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME ........ 11-1
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP) ............. 11-1
Acrylic Windows ................................................ 11-1
Window Blinds & Flyscreens ........................... 11-1
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels ............................. 11-1
Interior Walls ....................................................... 11-1
Furniture ............................................................... 11-1
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains ................. 11-1
Washroom And Handbasin Fittings ................ 11-1
Shower Trays ........................................................ 11-2
Water Systems .................................................... 11-2
Water Containers .............................................. 11-2
Internal Water Systems ..................................... 11-2
Thetford Toilet ..................................................... 11-3
Changing A Wheel .............................................. 11-3
CONTENTS-2
INTRODUCTION
specification details in this guide and we therefore
reserve the right to alter specifications as
materials and conditions demand and supply an
alternative.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a motorhome
manufactured by The Explorer Group.
Before you drive off, please familiarise yourself
with the motorhome and read this owners’
handbook. This will help you to obtain the
maximum pleasure from your vehicle and avoid
endangering yourself and others.
Enjoy your new motorhome.
End Of Life Vehicle Directive
Your new motorhome fully complies with the
European Directive on the End of Life Vehicles. In
order to obtain information on how to dispose of
your motorhome at the end of its life please visit
the Peugeot website. The Peugeot website
contains full details on all Peugeot products
together with details of their environmental and
recycling policies. The site address is
www.peugeot.co.uk.
Additional information and detailed appliance
instruction manuals are also contained in your
Owner’s Information Pack.
Your new Elddis motorhome has been designed
as a recreational vehicle and is intended for
recreational use only. It is not intended for
business use or for permanent habitation. The
Explorer Group accepts no liability if the
motorhome is used for any purpose other than
recreational/holiday use.
Explorer Group Technical Approvals
All Explorer Group Motorhomes have been
European Commission Whole Vehicle Type
approved via the Vehicle Certification Agency
(VCA). In order to ensure your new motorhome
is safe to use the Explorer Group are members
of and have been inspected by the following
bodies.
Please Note: All Explorer Group motorhomes
are classified as Grade 2 and therefore meet with
the thermal insulation and heat levels for specific
climatic conditions as specified within the British
and European Standard BS EN 1646 part 1.
By following the instructions provided in this
handbook and maintaining your motorhome in a
first class roadworthy condition, you are sure to
have many years of carefree use. To ensure the
very best quality and reliability all motorhome
designs and new developments are rigorously
tested. Therefore the Explorer Group Ltd will
accept no liability or uphold the warranty if the
motorhome is altered or modified in such a way
that would adversely affect the reliability.
National Caravan Council (NCC) who operate a
certification scheme to ensure compliance with
the European safety standards for motorhomes.
National Inspection Council for Electrical
Installation and Contracting (NICEIC) who carry
out an annual inspection of the Explorer Group
electrical installations within motorhomes.
Gas Safe Register™ approved installers carry out
an annual inspection to ensure that the gas
installation installed by the Explorer Group fully
comply with all relevant regulations and
standards.
IMPORTANT
The Explorer Group serial number of your
motorhome should be quoted in all
correspondence, it can be found stamped on a
plate fixed next to the motorhome door. It is also
found within the engine compartment marked in
blue ink.Your Explorer Group motorhome serial
number can also be found on the NCC certificate
that can be found within your Owner’s
Information Pack.
The Explorer Group is an ISO 9001:2008
approved manufacturer certified by SGS Limited.
Please note: Explorer Group Motorcaravan
model year.
The Explorer Group model year starts on the 1st
September and runs to the 31st of August.
There is also a Peugeot serial number on the
chassis cab or pillar, which should be quoted in
any communications with Peugeot.
Changing market and supply situations may
prevent us from maintaining the exact
1-1
INTRODUCTION
1-2
GENERAL SAFETY
GENERAL SAFETY
Please read before using your new
motorhome.
(xii)
Only those seats designated for travelling
should be occupied when the motorhome
is in motion.
(xiii)
Please note that motorhomes are covered
by the new seat belt regulations, which
came into force in October 2006. These
require children that are under 12 years
old and also under 135cm in height to be
seated in either child seats or on bolster
cushions.
(xiv)
Before travelling in your motorhome:
In order for you to get the most out of your new
Explorer Group motorhome it is necessary for
you to be aware of the following:
(i)
Do not obstruct ventilators (See Safety
Section - Ventilation)
(ii)
Inspect the flexible gas hose regularly for
deterioration and renew as necessary, with
approved type, as and in any case no later
than the expiry date stated on the hose.
(iii)
It is recommended that you provide a dry
powder fire extinguisher complying with
ISO 7165 of at least 1 KG capacity by the
exit door and a fire blanket next to the
cooker. Ensure you read the ‘advice to
occupier label’ fitted to your motorhome.
(iv)
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment inside your motorhome. Do
not use your fitted cooking equipment as
heating at any time.
(v)
Never allow modification to your gas or
electrical system unless qualified persons
carry them out. A Gas Safe Register™
approved gas fitter should carry out all
modification to the gas system. Any
modifications carried out on the electrical
system should be carried out by an
electrician on the roll of the NICEIC or be
a member of the ECA.
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
(a) Ensure all the tables have been stored
in their designated table storage position.
(b) Ensure that the water heater cowl has
been secured onto the external vent.
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage Areas In
Motorhomes
The storage areas provided in your motorhome
are designed solely for the purpose of carrying
personal possessions; these areas must not be
used:
•
As a habitation area (e.g. living, sleeping or
cooking).
•
To carry passengers, animals or livestock.
•
For the installation (or use) of any LPG gas
operated appliances, (unless supplied fitted by
the manufacturer).
•
For carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders, (unless
designated by the manufacturer).
•
Never exceed your motorhome’s
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden
Mass.
To carry any flammable liquids, (unless
properly stored, sealed and secured).
•
For the operation of an electrical generator.
•
Never exceed the front or rear axle
maximum load as specified by the Peugeot
weight plate under the bonnet.
In such a way that the loading exceeds the
payload limit, as defined by the manufacturer.
•
Such that the weight distribution of the
vehicle means non-compliance with the
vehicle axle loads.
Please ensure extra care when young
children use high level bunks and always
use the safety board provided.
(ix)
Do not leave children under 14 years of
age unattended in your motorhome.
(x)
Your motorhome heating may be used
while you are travelling.
(xi)
Please ensure all gas appliances with the
exception of the space heater are turned
off while you are travelling.
Care must be taken to ensure that exterior
doors are closed, locked and that all possessions
are properly stored and secured before setting
off on any journey.
2-1
GENERAL SAFETY
VENTILATION
FIRE SAFETY
All motorhomes manufactured by The Explorer
Group are ventilated at both high and low level in
accordance with BS EN 721 Safety Ventilation. The
fixed ventilation points fitted in your motorhome
must not be blocked under any circumstances as
your safety may depend upon them. It is advisable
that the fixed ventilation points are checked and
cleaned (where necessary) on a regular basis.
Fire Extinguishers
High-Level Ventilation
(i) Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit is
quickest including windows. Do not stop to
collect any personal items.
It is recommended that a 1 kg (21b) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be carried
inside your motorhome at all times. Fat pan fire
must not have an extinguisher aimed at it, but
must be smothered with a fire blanket.
In Case Of Fire
This is always provided by fixed ventilation within
the fitted roof skylight. All roof skylights fitted by
Explorer Group provide fixed free area
ventilation. These roof skylights should be cleaned
annually by use of a small brush to remove any
dust that may have accumulated around the mesh
fitted. On some roof skylights the mesh can be
easily removed to aid cleaning. On fan-assisted
roof skylights it is essential that the fan is
switched off prior to cleaning
(ii) Raise the alarm. Call the fire brigade.
(iii) Turn off gas container valve if safe to do so.
Fire Retardant Foams
Under the requirements of the Consumer
Protection Act 1987, the manufacturer has a
responsibility to ensure that their product is as
safe as possible. With this in mind all
motorhomes are equipped with either
Combustion Modified High Resilient (CMHR)
foam cushions or sprung mattresses. These foams
are very much safer from a fire point of view than
those previously used. In addition all upholstery is
made of fire retardant fabric.
Low-Level Ventilation
All Elddis Autoquest Motorhomes have fixed low
level ventilation provided within one or more bed
boxes. These ventilators are covered with plastic
covers designed to prevent them from being
obstructed by items placed within the bed box.
These covers can be removed by undoing the
two screws in order to facilitate cleaning the
ventilators, however these covers must be
replaced once cleaning is completed.
It is essential for your safety that these
ventilators are not blocked at any time.
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms
In motorhomes with separated sleeping areas,
separate ventilation is required and is provided
via a roof skylight at high level and a ventilator at
low level within a bed box.
Gas Dispersal Holes
All appliances and gas unions have a gas dispersal
hole nearby. It is essential that these are not
blocked or made ineffective.
2-2
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
IMPORTANT: Do not exceed
recommended maximum loading for your
motorhome.
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Before venturing out on to the road with your
motorhome, it is important that you prepare
correctly.
Roof Racks
Some models of motorhomes have, available as an
option, a roof rack and ladder. Care is needed
when using this facility. We recommend you
exercise extreme caution when loading and
unloading.
MOTORHOME WEIGHTS EXPLAINED
Mass in Running Order
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves the
factory, as new with standard fixtures and fittings,
plus an allowance for the driver of 75kgs and the
mass of the fuel when the tank is full, 90% of the
water carried in the water tank and an allowance
for the gas bottles.
CAUTION
Do not allow children to climb onto the
roof. Do not exceed the stated maximum
load. Items fitted other than standard
equipment will deplete the payload stated
in this handbook.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass
The maximum mass the vehicle can be when fully
laden for use on the road.
Roof Loading
All motorhomes have a specially designed roof
rack system fitted or available as an optional
extra. The roof of each motorhome is
strengthened to accommodate the roof rack,
however, the strengthened area only relates to
that contained within the roof rack area, and to
step beyond this area may cause damage to the
roof.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents the
difference between the Mass in Running Order
and the Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass. It shows the maximum weight that can be
loaded into your motorhome, covering items
such as food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding,
etc.
Please Note: The roof rack is capable of
withstanding a maximum weight of 12 stone/
76kgs. Static roof loading or top box loading
should be limited to a maximum of 76kgs
including contents, or the limit set by the top box
manufacturer, whichever is the lower figure.
Loading
It should be noted that even weight distribution
is a major factor in making your motorhome an
easy and pleasant vehicle to drive. Care should
therefore be taken in balancing the load, ensuring
that heavy items are well spaced and are in as low
a position as possible, for example, low cupboards
and bed boxes.
WARNING: Under NO circumstances walk
on the over cab roof section
Before venturing out on to the road with your
motorhome, it is important that you prepare
correctly.
SENSIBLE LOADING
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
Roof loads should be evenly distributed and
securely fastened, but care must be taken not to
overtighten straps or ropes to the point where
roof rails or brackets may become distorted,
particularly as during braking and cornering,
forces exerted by straps or ropes are greatly
increased.
It is also worth noting that when carrying heavy
or large objects on the roof, the vehicles handling
may change due to the resultant displacement of
the centre of gravity and the increased area
exposed to the wind.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
BEFORE MOVING OFF
(xvi)
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
(xvii) Check that the water heater cowl cap has
been secured on the external vent.
(i)
Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check for any loose articles.
For Safety
(ii)
Do not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
(iii)
Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
(iv)
Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
visibility.
Pulling Off
•
Engage the clutch smoothly.
Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and that the valve on the gas
cylinder is turned off. Also ensure that the
gas locker door is securely fastened.
•
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
•
Change gears smoothly.
•
Try not to jerk the clutch.
(v)
(vi)
Turn off all gas appliances.
(vii)
Switch off 240volt supply at source;
disconnect mains cable and store in an
appropriate place.
(viii)
Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
(ix)
Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation and
door lock is set. (Note: the electrical
relays will allow the fridge to be run on
the vehicle battery when the engine is
running.)
(x)
Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
(xi)
Make sure any heavy articles are stored in
accordance with the loading procedure.
Tables should also be made secure.
(xii)
Lock the motorhome exterior door
(remember to take out your keys).
(xiii)
Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
(xiv)
If a step is used, ensure it is put away
before moving off.
(xv)
Your new Explorer Group motorhome
has been designed to carry passengers in
designated passenger seats only. The fitting
of a 3-point seat belt can identify these
seats. Any seat not fitted with a 3point
seat belt is not designated as a passenger
seat.
3-2
You are strongly recommended not to
carry passengers unless they are seated in
a designated passenger seat.
(i)
Ensure all the tables have been stored in
their designated table storage position.
(ii)
Ensure that the water heater cowl cover
has been secured onto the external vent.
MOTORWAY HANDLING
Bicycle Racks
MOTORWAY HANDLING
Fitting a bicycle rack to the rear panel of a
motorhome will affect how weight is distributed.
There are restraints to be aware of with such
fitments.
Best Practice
To gain the most enjoyment and ensure a long life
for your motorhome, the following should be
observed:
•
Do not bump kerbs with wheels.
•
When passing other vehicles allow more
than the normal clearance.
•
Allow longer to get up speed to pass. Do not
suddenly swing out.
•
Carry out all manoeuvers as smoothly as
possible.
•
Use the nearside wing mirror to check your
motorhome has cleared when overtaking.
•
Slow down and take care when driving over
raised speed bumps, ‘sleeping policemen’ or
when embarking/ disembarking ferries.
•
In high or cross winds, travelling downhill or
in conditions of poor visibility reduce your
speed.
•
High-sided vehicles can cause air buffeting so
extra care must be taken when passing or
being passed. Leave as much space as possible
when overtaking these types of vehicles
We would advise you to carry a maximum of
75kgs on the bicycle rack provided this does not
exceed the bicycle racks own weight limit.
The motorhome must also be balanced to take
into account the new weight distribution. Weight
must be distributed evenly.
Bicycle racks are not standard fit or supplied as
an optional extra by The Explorer Group.
Explorer cannot be held responsible for problems
related to a bicycle rack fitted by a third party. A
copy of the rear panel drawing must be obtained
from The Explorer Group to ensure correct
fixing points are located.
Speed Limits
Be sure to observe all statutory speed limits and
adapt your speed to take account of prevailing
weather and road conditions.
WARNING
Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that has
been removed.
4-1
MOTORWAY HANDLING
4-2
ARRIVING ON SITE
RAMP
ARRIVING ON SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
On arrival at a campsite, you should always check
the site regulations. This will help avoid any
unnecessary conflict with site management and
other site users.
SELECTING A PITCH
Carefully select where you wish to place your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, preferably not under or near trees, well
drained and away from possible boggy areas.
Consider how you will move the motorhome
when it is time to leave the site. On sloping
ground it is better to pitch facing downhill,
especially during wet weather.
LATERAL LEVELLING (SIDE TO SIDE)
Reverse onto your pitch about a foot further
back than you wish to end up. Then place the
levelling ramp in front of the wheel that needs to
be raised.
A quick glance at your pitch should tell you if you
are likely to need side to side leveling i.e. levelling
across the axle. On uneven ground lateral
levelling is accomplished by the use of a leveler
jack or ramp and a spirit level placed ‘across’ the
motorhome floor.
Place a spirit level parallel to the axle or just
inside the motorhome door. It helps to have two
people at this point. One should drive the
motorhome very slowly forward moving the
wheel up the ramp, and the other should indicate
when the spirit level bubble is in the middle.
LEVELLER JACK
Whichever method you use, once level, apply the
motorhome handbrake and chock the
motorhome wheel if necessary.
Place the leveller jack, folded flat, in front of the
wheel that is to be raised to level the axle. Drive
the motorhome onto the leveler jack and adjust
the height until the spirit level shows that the
motorhome is laterally level.
5-1
ARRIVING ON SITE
5-2
GETTING STARTED
accept a supply from a socket outlet or plug
having only two pins, or from a lighting
outlet.
GETTING STARTED
You have arrived at your destination and now
want to start to enjoy your new Explorer Group
motorhome. The following is a step by step guide
to connecting your services and getting
everything in your motorhome working.
(iii) Any residual current device (earth leakage
circuit breaker) in the mains supply to the
motorhome has been tested within the last
month. In case of doubt, consult the site
owner or their agent.
ELECTRICITY
(iv) Make sure that the switch at the site supply
point is off and that all electrical equipment
in the motorhome is switched off by
ensuring your motorhome mains isolating
switch on the MCB is in the ‘OFF’ position.
Power Supply Charger
Your motorhome is fitted with a power supply/
charger. This will charge the motorhome leisure
battery when fitted and also power the 12V
systems in your motorhome.
Once the above checks have been made:
It is recommended that you always carry a leisure
battery.
(v)
The Charger is fully automatic and will not
overcharge the leisure battery.
Remove any cover to the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert the
female connector of the flexible orange
supply cable as shown.
12v Systems:
Your motorhome is fitted with an automatic
system for selection of power.
When connected to the 230V site supply the
automatic Power Supply/Charger will charge the
leisure battery and the 12V systems.
When the ignition is switched on the 12V system
in the motorhome is automatically switched off,
car power is supplied to the refrigerator and
battery charging is in operation.
GENERATOR/CHARGER
When connecting to a generator, always switch
off the RCD, start the generator and allow
running for a few minutes to stabilize. When this
has happened, switch the RCD to the ON
position.
(vi) Locate the site supply and remove any cover
from the socket outlet provided at the
supply point. Insert the male plug at the
other end of the flexible orange supply
cable. Switch on the main switch at the site
supply point (if appropriate).
ELECTRICITY MAINS SUPPLY
Your motorhome’s main electrical installation is
designed to run on 230V at 50 hertz AC supply.
(vii) Place any surplus cable under the
motorhome. Ensure that the surplus cable is
not coiled up as it could overheat.
(viii) The MCB main electricity supply switch
should be put in the ‘ON’ position.
(ix) Check the RCD is working by pressing the
test button. Once pressed all electrical lights
and appliances should cease to operate.
Reset, and then check the electrical system
is operational.
CONNECTING TO MAINS SUPPLY ON
ARRIVAL AT SITE
Before connecting the motorhome installation to
the mains supply, check that:
(i)
The mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether it is
AC or DC and whether it is at the correct
voltage and frequency.
(ii)
Your motorhome is properly earthed. Never
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GETTING STARTED
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
WARNING: It is essential that connections are made exactly as shown. If terminal
markings are not in accordance with the above diagram they must be ignored.
(x) Finally in order to get your 12V system
operational, ensure the master 12V switch is
in the ‘ON’ position.
OVERSEAS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
DISCONNECTING MAINS SUPPLY
WHEN LEAVING SITE
(i) Switch ‘OFF’ at the motorway mains
isolating switch.
(ii) Remove the male plug from the site supply.
(iii) Disconnect the female plug from the
motorhome and store the cable in an
appropriate locker.
Care must be taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can be of REVERSE
POLARITY.
Please Note: Connection to a mains voltage
supply OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is that
when equipment is switched off, it may not be
electrically isolated. The only certain way of
making equipment safe is to unplug it.
A means of checking the polarity of the mains
supply when overseas is recommended. There are
available several proprietary makes of equipment
for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to connect
live to live, and neutral to neutral to maintain full
electrical protection.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually switching
on.
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GETTING STARTED
GAS SUPPLY
Your motorhome is designed to operate using
either propane or butane liquefied petroleum gas
at 30M/bar. Gas can be obtained from your
motorhome dealer. Your motorhome is designed
to accept a maximum 2 x 6kg Calor Lite propane
cylinders available from motorhome dealers and
Calor gas retailers. For further information please
visit www.calorlite.co.uk.
Gas Regulator
Connection
Make sure that heating and cooking appliances
and gas cylinders are switched off.
Each gas appliance is connected to its own gas
isolation tap under the cooker. These are
identified on the tap via a label. Below is a key to
identify each label.
To operate the tap the arrow on the tap shows
the direction of flow for the gas. The arrow
should be pointing towards the appliance for the
appliance to operate. There will be a small label
next to the bank of taps under the cooker, which
is also reproduced below:
Water Heater
Space Heater
Refrigerator
Your 2012 Motorhome is fitted with a Road
safe gas regulator.
The operating instructions are given below.
Intended use
The Truma SecuMotion gas-pressure regulator is
a device that ensures uniform gas pressure (30
mbar) with a permissible inlet pressure range of
0.3 - 16 bar.
SecuMotion regulates and monitors the
consumption of liquid gas. If the specified
consumption is exceeded or if the pressure at
the regulator outlet falls below 27 mbar (due to
gas pipe break, for example), the integrated gas
flow monitor will shut off the flow of gas. A high
pressure hose with a hose-break safety device is
essential for connecting the SecuMotion gas
pressure regulator to the gas cylinder.
Cooking Appliance
Truma offers hoses with common connection
fittings to enable use of gas cylinders with various
valve connection sizes.
Hob
Your Motorhome has been supplied with a
hose for connection to a propane gas
bottle.
The integrated overpressure safety device
complies with the requirements for a commercial
safety device against impermissible pressure
increases throughout Europe, a type tested
liquefied-gas heating system may be used while
driving (according to the EU directive 2001/56/
EC) if the system includes a regulator with an
appropriately configured gas installation.
Gas On/Off
Pressure regulating devices and hoses must be
replaced with new ones no more than 10 years
after their date of manufacture (every 8 years if
used commercially). This is the responsibility of
the operator.
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ROAD SAFE GAS REGULATOR
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque and
will prevent damage to the screw fittings, which
may otherwise result from using an improper
tool.
Operating instructions
The use of upright gas cylinders from which gas is
taken in the gas phase is mandatory for the
operation of gas regulators, gas equipment and
gas systems. Gas cylinders from which gas is
taken in the liquid phase (e.g. for fork lifts) must
not be used, since they would result in damage to
the gas system.
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
- Close the gas cylinder’s valve.
- Remove the high pressure hose from the gas
cylinder (or from the slip-on adapter) and from
the regulator inlet.
Taking into operation
Open gas remote switch if present.
2. Firmly press the green reset button on the
high pressure hose.
When performing a hose change, please ensure
that the white gasket provided with the hose
(hose outlet - regulator inlet) is correctly
installed and not damaged.
3. Press gas flow monitor reset button (green
button) on gas pressure regulator slowly.
We recommend that the gasket (part no. 5002076300) be replaced with every hose change.
4. Release gas flow monitor reset button (green
button) on gas pressure regulator slowly (3
seconds). If no pressure point is felt when the
button is pressed again, the regulator is ready for
operation (repeat procedure if necessary). Start
the gas-burning devices if desired. If the gas
cylinders are closed, SecuMotion may switch off
after an extended period of no usage.
- Screw country-specific high pressure hose to
SecuMotion inlet and cylinder (or to adapter).
1.
Open the cylinder’s valve.
Open the gas cylinder’s valve.
- Press the hose-break safety device and, if
necessary, the gas-flow monitor (see “Taking into
operation”).
Anytime after making changes, check the hose
connections to the cylinder valve and to the inlet
of the SecuMotion gas-pressure regulator for
leaks.
Changing a gas cylinder
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque and
will prevent damage to the screw fittings, which
may otherwise result from using an improper
tool.
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
- Close the empty gas cylinder’s valve.
- Remove the high pressure hose from the gas
cylinder and remove the clip-on adapter, if
present.
- Attach the high pressure hose to the full gas
cylinder and apply the clip-on adapter, if present.
- Open the full cylinder’s valve.
- Press the hose-break safety device and the gasflow monitor (see “Taking into operation”).
Anytime after making changes, check the hose
connection to the cylinder valve for leaks (see
“Checking for leaks in the high pressure area”).
Exchanging hoses.
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
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High Pressure Gas Hoses
the water will run out of the tank.
You should only connect to this regulator using a
length of approved high-pressure hose not
exceeding 450mm from the gas cylinder to the
regulator. These approved high-pressure hoses
are available from your Elddis Retailer. These
hoses are connected using screw thread fittings,
which will make a seal if connected and tightened
using a spanner. Once the hose is securely
connected turn on the gas tap above the
regulator, then turn on the gas bottle to allow gas
to flow into the motorhome.
Draining Down Your Water System
(i)
It is essential that you drain down your
motorhome water system when it is not in
use. This is most important during winter
months to protect against frost damage
(ii)
Disconnect the water pump and switch off
power supply.
(iii) Remove the water heater fuse from the
switch spur and store in a safe place.
(iv) Open the safety drain valve on the water
heater located next to the water heater.
In order to make all your motorhome gas
appliances operational it is necessary to open
each appliance gas tap as detailed in previous
column. All your gas appliances should now be
operational. Instructions on how to use each
appliance are detailed later in your handbook.
(v)
Open all taps and remove all plugs from
sinks and showers. Lever operated taps
should have the lever put into the up and
central position.
(vi) Open both the blue and grey drain outlets
on the outside of your motorhome.
WARNING: Aerosols and highly flammable
liquids must not be stored in the
compartment behind, or adjacent to, any
gas appliance. Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator.This
often has an adjusting handle on it. NEVER
use such a regulator on a motorhome.
(vii) Adjust the level of the motorhome to
ensure that the drain outlet is at the lowest
point of the motorhome. This will aid the
flow of water to ensure all water is drained
off.
After 30 minutes level the motorhome and
prepare it for storage if necessary.
Ventilation holes must be clear at all times.
How to fill your motorhome’s water tank
WATER SYSTEM
Your new Elddis Autoquest is fitted with a simple
water inlet to allow you to fill your water tank
directly from a tap using a standard hose.
Filling your fresh water tank
Your new Elddis motorhome is fitted with a
Whale Autofill water system. In order to fill up
and automatically top up your water tank from
either a fixed water supply or a water container
please follow the instruction given on the next
page.
Please take care not to over fill your tank it is
advised that someone monitors the water level in
the tank while filling is in progress.
Waste Water Tank
Your new Explorer Group motorhome is also
fitted with a 701itre waste water tank. All waste
water excluding the toilet waste will run into the
waste water tank. The level of water in the tank
can be monitored using the control panel.
Opening the grey waste outlet provided on the
outside of the motorhome empties the tank.
Open the tap when the outlet is over a drain and
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6-6
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
LPG GAS SYSTEM
In the event of a suspected gas leak the gas must
be turned off using the isolation valve on the gas
bottle. A competent gas fitter should then check
the system before it is used/reused.
The Explorer Group does not recommend the
use of any external cylinders. All cylinders in use
should be within the gas locker provided. If you
wish to utilise a larger cylinder and have this
outside the gas locker then the connecting hose
must not exceed 750mm.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally, make sure that
each gas appliance is working efficiently to the
recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
It is recommended that no flammable material is
stored or placed within 300mm of any open
flame. You are advised not to use any additional
gas appliances outside your motorhome unless it
is a Gas Barbecue connected via the Barbecue
point supplied with your motorhome.
See Index - Ventilation
FACTS ABOUT LPG
•
LPG is not poisonous.
•
Bi-products are harmless.
•
LPG is dangerous if all air and oxygen is
excluded.
•
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
•
The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
Please ensure that you have read the operating
instructions for each gas appliance contained in
your Owners Information Pack. Please ensure
that any gas hose left unconnected is protected
from dirt or other foreign bodies entering the
hose.
AWNING SPACES, LPG AND
APPLIANCE EXHAUST
There is no danger of pollution of an enclosed
awning space from the LPG exhaust from a
refrigerator venting into it. Space heaters may
produce sufficient exhaust to pollute the awning
space, if it is totally enclosed, from a general
comfort, smell and hygiene point of view. In
extreme cases there could be a build up of
carbon dioxide to a dangerous level. Motorhome
owners are advised to allow some fresh air
circulation in the awning space when such
appliances are in use.
Please Note: Ventilation holes must be clear at
all times.
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7-2
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches on
the left of the unit are known as MCB’s
(miniature circuit breakers). These take the place
of the conventional fuse but are more convenient.
In the event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF position. After
elimination of the fault the MCB can be re-set by
switching to the ON position (against the spring
pressure in an upwards direction). If an earth fault
develops, or a person was to touch a live piece of
equipment, the leakage of current to earth should
immediately operate the RCD (residual current
device) and ‘trip’ the main switch, to the OFF
position. This switch can only be re-set after
elimination of the fault.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12v POWER SUPPLY
Battery Installation
Your motorhome will be fitted with a BCA
Leisure charging and power distribution unit.
If you wish to install a leisure battery please
ensure that it is placed on the battery tray
supplied with your motorhome. Then place the
tray in the battery locker fitted to the side of
your motorhome. Connect the battery to the
clamp fittings connected to the connection leads
within the battery box.
The Explorer Group recommends that you use
sealed for life leisure batteries of a minimum
rating off 40 ampere-hours at 20 hours discharge
rate.
Please Note: In case of difficulty, consult an
approved electrical installation contractor (who
may be the local electricity board). It is dangerous
to attempt modifications and additions yourself.
Battery Maintenance
Your leisure battery should be maintained in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
For information on the automatic charging
system in your motorhome please refer to
‘Automatic Charging System’ in the index.
Caution: Lamp holder-plugs (bayonet- cap
adaptors) should not be used under any
circumstances.
Do not charge your leisure battery with any
charger other than that supplied. Failure to
comply may cause damage to your battery. If you
remove your leisure battery, ensure that it is not
placed on a cold surface as the battery will
deteriorate more rapidly than if stored at a
suitable temperature
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCB’s.
Periodically, the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF position. If
the unit does not switch off then a qualified
electrician should be consulted. If the unit does
switch off, the test is complete and the switch can
be re-set restoring the supply back to normal.
Resetting the RCD
Generators / Charger
Please Note: Simultaneous operation of all of
the 230V mains electrical equipment may not be
possible. A typical UK site mains hook-up point
provides a maximum output of 16 amps and on
some continental sites the available output may
be as low as 5 amps. If your loading exceeds the
site supply it may trip the site circuit breaker.
Please check the available mains output with your
site operator. The following items need to be
added together if used simultaneously.
All electrical equipment fitted in your new
motorhome can be run from either a controlled
generator or charger whose output is maintained
between 11volts and 14volts.
At least once every 3 years, the motorhome
electrical installation should be inspected and
tested, and a report on its condition obtained, as
prescribed in British Standard BS7671.
230v POWER SUPPLY
230V mains equipment typical consumption
figures:
• Refrigerator ............................................ 0.50 amps
• Charger .................................................... 0.50 amps
• Water heater ............................................ 3.9 amps
• Blown air heaters .................................... 8.5 amps
• Colour TV ............................................... 2.50 amps
Mains Unit
The Mains Unit replaces the conventional fuse
box. Similar, but larger ones are often fitted in
new houses. The unit, normally located in the
wardrobe, gives overloads and earth leakage
protection for the 230V electrical supply in your
motorhome.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC CHARGING SYSTEM
The battery charger will operate automatically
when the motorhome is connected to the mains
outlet on a motorhome site. The 12V system,
with the exception of the 12V refrigerator and
battery charging, will not operate when the
motorhome is connected to the towing vehicle.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually switching
on.
MAXIMUM BULB RATINGS FOR
INTERNAL LIGHTS
Type of Light
Maximum Bulb Rating
12V Fluorescent Lumo ....................................... 9W
12V Fluorescent Crown .................................... 9W
12V Zoe Eyeball Lights ..................................... 10W
12V Nova Halogen Downlighter ................... 10W
230V Wall Lights ................................................ 20W
Please Note: Ensure that you only replace a
blown bulb with one of the same rating. Never
replace a bulb with one with a higher rating.You
should ensure that when fitted, no bulb is in
contact with the surface of the lamp or shade.
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
HOW TO USE YOUR
MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
Within this section of your motorhomes
handbook we will give you brief details on how
to operate all of the motorhomes equipment
from the gas cooking equipment to the window
blinds. For further details on the major
equipment within your motorhome please read
the individual appliance instructions contained
with your user information pack.
Please Note: Before attempting to use any gas
equipment please ensure that the gas bottle is
connected securely to the motorhomes regulator
via a high pressure gas hose and the bottle valve
is in the on position. Also ensure the appliance
isolation valves are in the on position as shown in
the gas system section.
Figure 1
Please Note: Before attempting to use any
electrical appliance please ensure that you have
connected the mains connection cable to a mains
hook up and that the mains isolation switch is in
the on position. Ensure the 12V master switch is
in the ON position. This is found in the side of
the unit next to the entrance door.
Figure 2
From the inside
To open the door
Ensure the locking pins on the inside of the door
are in the position shown in figure 1 and then
close the door using a reasonable force.
Note. The door fitted is of a burst proof type and
therefore requires more force to close than a
normal motorhome door.
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR
MOTORHOME ENTRANCE DOOR
Turn the inside door knob clockwise while
simultaneously pushing the door open. The knob
will return to its original position once you
release it.
From the Outside
To Unlock
Insert the key and turn key anti clockwise until it
is in a vertical position, then return it to a
horizontal position. This will unlock the door.
To close and lock the door
Push the black lever to the down position from
the inside (Fig 2). The door is now locked.
Now pull the handle toward you and the door
should open.
Please note that due to British Safety standards
this door cannot be locked using a key from the
inside.
To lock the door.
Turn the knob away from the hinges to lock when
locking from the outside (figure 1) and then close
the door using a reasonable force.
CAUTION It is strongly recommended that
only Gas Safe Register™ approved gas fitters
carry out any work on your motorhomes gas
installation.
Note. The door fitted is of a burst proof type and
therefore requires more force to close than a
normal motorhome door.
High Pressure Gas Hoses
Once the door is closed insert the key and turn
the key clockwise until it is in the vertical
position then returning it to the horizontal
position. Remove the key then pull the handle to
ensure the door is locked.
You should only connect to this regulator using a
length of approved high-pressure hose not
exceeding 450mm from the gas cylinder to the
regulator. These approved high-pressure hoses
are available from your Explorer Group Retailer.
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EQUIPMENT
These hoses are connected using screw thread
fittings, which will make a seal if connected and
tightened using a spanner. Once the hose is
securely connected turn on the gas tap above the
regulator, then turn on the gas bottle to allow gas
to flow into the motorhome.
ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL
In order to make all your motorhome gas
appliances operational it is necessary to open
each appliance gas tap as detailed in previous
column. All your gas appliances should now be
operational. Instructions on how to use each
appliance are detailed later in your handbook.
In order for any of the electrics in your
motorhome to operate from the auxiliary battery
you must first ensure that the master switch is
in the ‘I’ position.
Your new Elddis Autoquest Motorhome is fitted
with a simple electrical control panel.
Each switch is clearly marked to identify what it
operates.
The light switch on the control panel operates
all the ceiling mounted LED lights which can then
be operated in each area by separate
independent switches. The reading lights are
independent of the light switch on the main
control panel.
WARNING: Aerosols and highly flammable
liquids must not be stored in the
compartment behind, or adjacent to, any
gas appliance. Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator.This
often has an adjusting handle on it. NEVER
use such a regulator on a motorhome.
You must place the pump switch to the ‘I’
position in order for the water pump to operate
and to enable water to be run to any of the
water taps.
The awning switch operates the outside awning
light.
Ventilation holes must be clear at all times.
The Aux and Veh switch controls from where
the motorhome will draw its power.
The Veh position should only be selected in an
emergency as drawing the power from this
position will drain the vehicle’s main battery and
could lead to being unable to start your
motorhome.
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
COOKING EQUIPMENT
Gas Hob
WARNINGS
(i) Turn the individual control knob for the
burner you wish to light.
(ii) The depressing of the control knob overrides
the flame failure device fitted to the burner.
Light the burner using a safety gas lighter. If
the burner fails to light within 20 seconds
then release the control knob and wait 30
seconds before trying again.
(iii) Once the burner lights it will be necessary to
keep the control knob depressed for about 5
to 10 seconds to ensure that the flame
failure device is heated up enough to
operate.
(i) All pans should be mounted centrally
over the burners, even when cooling, to
protect adjacent walls.
(ii) Do not lower the glass cover until hob
has cooled down.
(iii) Glass lids may shatter when heated.
Turn off all burners and grill before
shutting the lid.The glass cover should
be raised when operating the grill.
(iv) Accessible parts may be hot when the
grill and oven are in use.Young children
should be kept away.
(v) Do not use grill or oven as a space
heater.
(vi) When you are cooking it is essential to
provide additional ventilation, such as
opening windows near grill, cooker and
oven.
Burner controls
Ignitor button
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EQUIPMENT
Gas Grill
Gas Oven
(i) Turn the grill control knob to the high flame
position and with the knob depressed light
the burner using a gas safety lighter. If the
grill does not light within 20 seconds then
turn off the grill control knob for at least 30
seconds before trying again.
(i) Turn the gas oven control knob to
maximum then depress the knob then light
the burner using a gas safety lighter. If the
oven does not light within 20 seconds turn
off the control knob and wait for 30
seconds before trying again.
(ii) Once the grill lights it will be necessary to
keep the grill control knob depressed for 5
to 10 seconds to ensure the flame failure
device is heated enough to operate.
(ii) Once the oven is lit it will be necessary to
keep the control knob depressed for 5 to
10 seconds to ensure the flame failure
device is heated up enough to operate.
Grill control knob
Oven control knob
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
REFRIGERATOR
Your vehicle is fitted with a Dometic absorption type refrigerator, which runs silently and is very efficient
in its use of energy.
See documentation enclosed with vehicle for more detail.
1
Operating controls.
6
Condensation water drain channel.
2
Door locking button.
7
Vegetable bin.
3
Freezer compartment (removable)
8
4
Insertable grid shelf (available as option, to be used
when freezer compartment is removed).
Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf
available as option may be inserted.
9
Lower door shelf with bottle holders.
5
Post-evaporator for cooling compartment.
The refrigerator can operate in three power modes:
•
Mains voltage (230V AC)
•
Direct current voltage (12V DC)
•
Gas (liquid gas, propane/butane)
Select the desired power mode using the mode button.
Cleaning
Before starting the refrigerator it is recommended that you clean it inside and repeat this at regular
intervals. Use a soft cloth and warm water with a mild detergent. Then wipe out with clean water and dry
thoroughly. Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or soda based cleaning agents. Do not allow the door seal
to come into contact with oil or grease.
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
Maintenance
In order to comply with applicable gas standards, the gas unit and ventilation ducts must be checked by an
authorized technical person at regular intervals, and a test certificate issued. It is the user’s responsibility to
arrange this test.
The gas burner must be inspected and cleaned as necessary, at least once a year.
Work on gas and electrical equipment shall be carried out by qualified personnel only.
This work can be carried out by the Explorer Group Service Centre at the annual habitation service, or
after an extended shutdown period.
Operating controls
Power on switch / Energy selector switch
(MODE).
4
Indicator LED failure.
5
Indicator LED door lock (optional).
2
Temperature selection.
6
Indicator-LED / operating mode display.
3
Door opening (only when equipped with
electrical door lock).
7
Temperature level display.
1
indicator LED (6) shows the gas flame. The
ignition process is then activated automatically.
Note that the ignition system will make 2
attempts with 25 seconds interval to light. If
repeated attempts fail to start the operation, a
fault is indicated (please refer to troubleshooting
section).
Electrical operation
To start the refrigerator press the mode button
(1) for 2 seconds. The LED of the previously
selected operating mode will illuminate.
Temperature setting
Select the desired cooling department
temperature by pressing button 2, and the LED
display (7) is illuminated. The scale starts with
MIN position at the bottom LED position (small
crystal = highest temperature) and climbs up to
MAX position at the upper LED position (large
crystal = lowest temperature). Note the
temperature levels do not relate to absolute
temperature values.
Change the operating mode by pressing the
mode button (1) again, and the appropriate
indicator
LED (6) will illuminate.
Gas operation (LPG)
The refrigerator’s performance is influenced by
ambient temperatures. Please select the medium
temperature setting for ambient temperatures
between +15oC and + 25oC.
Prior to starting the refrigerator in gas mode:
•
Open the gas cylinder valve
•
Open the isolation valve inside the vehicle
for gas supply to the refrigerator
For temperatures below +10oC winter covers
should be fitted to the outside vents.
Press the mode button (1) several times until the
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EQUIPMENT
Additional features
•
The brightness of the display reduces after a
few seconds if no other buttons are pressed.
•
If the door is open, the interior light is
switched off automatically after 2 minutes.
•
Failures are indicated by flashing of the failure
indicator LED(4).
•
If the door is kept open for too long (more
than 2 minutes), an acoustic signal is initiated
(pulsing whistle tone).
•
If the electronic control detects any failure,
an acoustic signal (pulsing whistle tone) will
sound. At the same time the display starts
flashing (for trouble-shooting, please see later
section).
Note: If the vehicle is stationary for a long period,
the locking hook may be clamped by means of a
lockbar. The door may now be opened by just
pulling it without need of pressing the locking
button. See below.
Door locking
Open the door by pressing the locking button
and pull open.
Caution: As a basic rule, shut and lock the door
before starting your journey.
Positioning the shelves
The shelves may be pulled out by smoothly lifting
them, and may be positioned as desired.
Shut the door again by pushing it to close. The
snapping into the lock can be heard.
Removable freezer compartment
The freezer compartment may be removed to
enlarge the cooling compartment.
Unlock the freezer compartment on both sides
(1)
Pull the freezer compartment out (2) and store
safely.
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An additional shelf (3) may be installed, if
required. This may be obtained from Dometic.
•
Leave the door open to allow air to enter
and prevent formation of mildew.
Storing food in the cooling compartment
•
After defrosting (freezer compartment and
fins free of frost), wipe both cooling
compartments dry with a cloth.
•
Switch the refrigerator on approx 12 hours
before filling
•
Always store pre-cooled food. Make sure
that food is well cooled when it is bought
and also when transporting it – use insulated
cool bags.
•
Keep the door open for the minimum time
possible.
•
Food must be packed, in closed containers or
wrapped in foil, and stored separately from
each other, to prevent drying out or odours.
•
Allow foods that have been warmed to cool
down before storing.
•
Ensure that air circulation of the cooling unit
is not obstructed. Keep the ventilation grilles
free from obstructions.
Note: Water thawing in the main compartment of
the refrigerator runs into a container at the back
of the refrigerator, from where it evaporates.
Caution: The layer of ice must never be removed
forcibly, nor may defrosting be accelerated using a
heat source.
Shutting off the refrigerator
Press the mode button (1) and keep pressed for
2 seconds. The display will disappear and the
appliance is fully switched off.
Release the locking mechanism of the door lock
by pushing it and shift it to the front. If the door
is shut in this position, a small gap is maintained
to prevent the formation of mildew.
If the refrigerator is taken out of service for an
extended period, close the isolation tap and the
gas cylinder valve.
Storing food in the freezer compartment
•
Do not keep carbonated drinks in the
freezer.
•
The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short term storage
of frozen foods. It is not suitable as a means
of freezing foods.
Winter operation
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and the
exhaust duct have not been blocked by snow,
leaves etc. When the outside temperature falls
below +10oC the winter covers should be fitted.
Note: When ambient temperatures are lower
than +10oC and the refrigerator is exposed to
these temperatures for extended periods an even
regulation of freezer temperature cannot be
guaranteed for system-related reasons. This can
cause the temperature in the freezer to rise and
stored goods to melt.
Making ice cubes
Ice cubes are best made over night, when the
refrigerator has less work to do and has more
reserves.
This protects the unit from excessively cold air
which could have adverse effects on the
performance of the unit.
Defrosting
In time, frost builds up on the fins inside the
refrigerator. A layer of frost thicker on one side
may occur but does not mean a malfunction.
When this layer of frost is about 3mm thick, the
refrigerator should be defrosted. To do this:
•
Switch off the refrigerator as described later.
•
Remove all food and the ice cube tray.
Note: The winter covers should also be attached
if the vehicle is taken out of service for an
extended period, or while it is being cleaned on
the outside.
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Failure display
Your refrigerator will indicate a malfunction by flashing of the failure indicator LED (4) and one of the
other display lights. The chart below shows the meaning of these.
Display:
Failure:
LED is flashing
230V mode: “230V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
12V mode: “12V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
GAS/Auto mode: Flame not ignited
All temperature setting
LEDs are flashing
Temperature sensor defective, refrigerator work
on mid temperature setting
LED + all temperature
230V - Heating element defective
LED + all temperature
12V - Heating element defective
setting LEDs are flashing
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting your dealer or authorized service centre, please check whether:
•
The instructions for correct operation of the refrigerator have been observed.
•
The refrigerator is standing level.
•
It is possible to operate the refrigerator with any available power source.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
• Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
• Thermostat setting is too low.
• Set thermostat to a higher level.
• The condenser is heavily frosted.
• Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly.
• Too much warm food has been stored
within short period of time.
• Allow warm food to cool down before storage.
• The appliance has been running for only
a short period of time.
• Check whether the cooling compartment works
after approx. 4-5 hours.
• Ambient temperatures too high.
• Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in gas operation mode
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Gas cylinder empty.
• Change gas cylinder.
• Is the upstream shut-off device open?
• Open shut-off device.
• Air in the gas pipe?
• Switch off the appliance and start again.
Repeat this procedure 3-4 times, if necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 12V operation
Possible cause
Action you can take
• On-board fuse defective.
• Fit new fuse.
• On-board battery discharged.
• Check battery, charge it.
• Engine not running.
• Start engine.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 230V operation
Possible cause
Action you can take
• On-board fuse defective.
• Fit new fuse.
• Vehicle not connected to mains supply
voltage.
• Make a connection to a mains power supply.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
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WATER HEATER OPERATION
WHALE UNDERFLOOR HEATER
Gas operation
Operating Instructions
(i)
Ensure that the water heater has been
filled with water and that the outside flue
cover has been removed.
(ii)
Using the Ultrastore control knob, turn
the dial to the desired temperature setting
then turn the outer ring to the flame
position.
(iii)
Once the Ultrastore is switched on a
green light is visible within the switch and
the unit will now try and ignite.
(iv)
If within approximately 10 seconds, the
Ultrastore fails to ignite then a red failure
light will also appear. If this happens wait
30 seconds before trying again.
For operation of the heater, a 12 V d.c. supply
must be connected at all times. To operate the
heater’s electric elements, it must also be
connected to a suitable 230V a.c. supply.
Fan only operation. Turn the selector knob to the
fan on ( ) position.
Gas operation. Turn the selector knob to the gas
on ( ) position. There will be a pre-purge pause
of approx. 30 sec’s to allow any un-burnt gas to
leave the flue. A green LED will light upon
successful flame ignition. If there is air in the gas
supply line it may take a few attempts for the gas
to ignite. See section 9 for gas lockout re-setting.
If the ignition is not satisfactory the red LED will
flash, refer to the trouble shooting guide (see
section 9).
Ultrastore control
230V Operation
Simply depress the Electrical switch fitted next to
the gas control to the 230V position. This will
turn on the water heaters electrical element. It is
imperative that there is water in the heater
whenever the Gas or Electric is switched on.
Electric operation. The space heater is equipped
with 3 power settings 500W / 1000W / 2000W.
Turn the selector knob to low power setting ( )
for 500W. Turn the selector knob to medium
power setting ( ) for 1000W. Turn the selector
knob to high power setting (
) for 2000W.
When operating on low and medium electric
power settings the blown air fan runs at a
reduced speed to minimise noise and current
draw.
Note: The electric elements will still operate if
the appliance is in gas ignition lock-out.
The appliance cannot be operated with both gas
and electric.
Switching appliance off. Turn the selector knob to
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the Off position (
). Note that the fan will
BATTERY CHARGER
The battery charger for the motorhome battery
will automatically switch on when the
motorhome is connected to a mains supply. The
battery charger will also provide a 12V supply to
the motorhome when a battery is not connected.
Please note that the battery charger fitted is
designed to keep your battery charged and is not
designed for charging up a flat battery.
continue to run for 3 minutes to allow the heater
to cool down.
Adjusting the temperature. Turn the temperature
control knob clockwise to increase and anticlockwise to reduce the room temperature. The
heater will automatically turn itself on and off to
maintain the desired ambient temperature.
Note that the controls incorporate a low frost
protection setting. This can be activated by
turning the temperature control knob fully anticlockwise.
SMOKE DETECTOR
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
The motorhome smoke detector will become
active once the 9V battery that should be
supplied with the smoke detector is connected.
The smoke detector fitted to your motorhome
has an alarm pause mode that will reduce the
sensitivity of the alarm for a short period to
allow for cooking within the motorhome. The
alarm pause mode is activated by pressing the
button marked HUSH on the smoke detector.
While the detector is in the pause mode the
detector will beep once per minute to alert that
the alarm pause mode is activated.
Your FireAngel detector offers many features
which set it apart from other CO detectors on
the market today.
Test/Reset button feature
This button will:
•
Test the sounder, power pack and circuitry.
•
Allows you to test the sensor by introducing
a source of CO into the detector.
•
Silence the loud 85dB (at 1 metre (3 feet))
sounder during an alarm (only for alarms due
to levels of CO of less than 50ppm).
Testing the sounder, power pack and
circuitry
Test the sounder, power pack and circuitry by
pressing and releasing the Test/Reset button to
confirm that the detector is operating properly.
The sounder should sound as soon as the button
is pressed, and the Alarm LED will illuminate red
indicating that the sounder is working and the
power pack is providing power to the unit. This
test for the sounder, battery and circuitry should
be performed on a weekly basis.
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ROOFLIGHTS
Closing The Blinds:
Your motorhome is fitted with at least one type
of the following roof lights:
(i)
Take hold of the end rod (without rocker)
in the recessed grip and engage in the
opposite end rod (with rocker).
(ii)
Select the required position (blind/
flyscreen) by moving both joined end rods
together.
The Heki 2
To Open To The Tilted Position:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
Press the knob in the toggle catches on
either side of the rooflight and turn
through approx. 90°.
Grasp the metal bar in the middle, snap it
out of its holder, swivel down and press
the rooflight upwards. (The rooflight is
held by the two gas springs after approx.
150mm).
Swivel the metal bar towards the rooflight
and snap into its holder.
To close the rooflight, proceed with steps
(i to iii) in reverse order.
CAUTION: In extremely bright sunshine, the
blind must only be closed two-thirds, and the
rooflight must be set in the continuous airing
position.
Opening The Blinds:
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
Open the toggle catches on either side of
the rooflight.
Grasp the metal bar in the middle; snap it
out of its holder, swivel down and press
the rooflight outwards. Rooflight is opened
automatically after approx. 150mm by the
two gas springs).
Open both fasteners and swivel the metal
strap towards the intermediate position
and pull the rooflight down until the metal
strap is stopped by the fasteners.
To close, proceed with steps (i to iii) in
reverse order.
To Open In The Ventilation Position:
(i)
Open the toggle catches on either side of
the rooflight.
(ii)
Using both hands on the two toggle
catches, press the rooflight up about 2cm
and fasten the toggle catches in the
corresponding setting.
(iii)
To close, proceed with steps (i-ii) in
reverse order.
Move blind (end rod with rocker) right to
the outside.
(ii)
Hold the recessed grip with one hand;
with the other hand, press the rocker and
move the blind back (do not let it recoil).
CAUTIONS:
To Open In The Intermediate Position:
(i)
(i)
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Do not stand on the acrylic rooflight.
•
Close HEKI 2 completely before moving off.
•
Do not leave your Motorhome when HEKI 2
is open.
•
Please consult your supplying dealer if you
have any problems or defects.
•
Remove any snow/ice or dirt before opening
the roof.
•
Do not open when it rains or when there is
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Standard MPK Rooflight
TAPS
The MPK 400 x 400 rooflight is generally fitted in
washroom areas.
Kitchen Taps
Your new motorhome will be fitted with a Whale
mixer tap.
(i) Lowering the flyscreen then pressing the
black control rod in towards the centre of
the rooflight.
(ii) Then while the rods are depressed, push
upwards to open the rooflight.
Door Flyscreen
The exterior door flyscreen can be opened or
closed from both inside and outside of the
Motorhome and does not restrict door openings.
When opening or closing the door flyscreen use
the finger grip provided.
Windows
Operation
Your new Autoquest Motorhome will be fitted
with Polyplastic opening windows.
(i) In order to open the Polyplastic window it is
only necessary to move the catch upwards
and release the catch from the backing plate.
For correct operation of the tap swivel the spout
to the desired position over the sink. Lift the
control lever to activate the pump and allow
water to flow simultaneously. To adjust the
temperature, swivel the lever to the left to
increase the temperature and to the right to
reduce the temperature.
(ii) The Polyplastic window should remain in the
open position once opened, however if it
does not then tighten the friction control on
the window stays to increase the holding
force.
CAUTION: The water temperature could be
very high so do not lift the lever with the tap
turned to the full left position. For winter storage
and to prevent frost damage the tap swivel must
be left in the centre up position.
(iii) The Polyplastic window is also fitted with a
night ventilation position where the catch is
set to the centre position on the backing
plate; in this position it may be possible for
rain to enter the motorhome in adverse
conditions.
Washroom Taps And Showers
Polyplastic Window Opening
Your motorhome will be supplied with either a
vanity mixer tap or separate shower mixer, or
with a combined mixer tap with retractable
shower head.
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Operation
INTERNAL DOORS
The mixer tap and shower mixer are operated in
the same manner as the kitchen tap by lifting the
control lever to activate the pump and swivelling
the lever left or right to determine the
temperature surface.
Toilet / Washroom Doors
Toilet / washroom doors are fitted with a level
lock, which is operated by pushing the lever
down. The level is spring-loaded and will return
to the closed position upon release. It is
recommend that the lever is always used when
the closing the door.
Note:
Other Internal Doors
A. The water temperature could be very high
so do not lift the lever with the tap turned to
the full left position.
B.
For winter storage and to prevent frost
damage the tap swivel must be left in the
centre up position.
Other internal doors such as the wardrobe and
table storage locker are fitted with a 2-position
button lock. Push the button to lock the door
and the button should remain flush with the door.
Push the button again to release and the button
should then protrude from the door surface.
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Magnetic Catches
TV AERIAL
Magnetic catches work
on contact with the
metal plate on the rear
of the door. Simply
close the door until
the magnet engages
and holds the metal
plate. Pulling the door
towards you with a
moderate force will be
sufficient to disengage
the magnetic catch and
open the door.
Your new motorhome may be fitted with a 315
Status TV aerial
Locker Door Catches
Status 315 Directional Antenna
Status 315 Omni Directional Aerial
(Where Fitted)
To operate your 315 omni directional TV aerial
follow the procedure outlined below:
(i) Switch ON the power pack and the red LED
will illuminate
(ii) Check the gain control switch is set to the
normal “NML” position (Switch up).
(iii) Turn on your television set and tune in. This
may be necessary at all new locations.
Your new Elddis Autoquest Motorhome is fitted
with positive locking locker doors at high level.
FM RADIO CONNECTIONS
These are operated by pressing down on the tab
within the centre of the handle to release the
internal catch.
The Status aerial is designed to receive FM radio
when connected to a car-style radio.
(i) This will require a coaxial car radio plug, a
coaxial plug and a length of coaxial cable,
which are available from your local
motorhome retailer.
(ii) Assemble the cable and plugs and route the
cable from the power pack to the radio.
(iii) Insert the plug into the back of the radio and
into the TV-FM socket of the power pack.
Please Note: For information on the
Entertainment equipment provided in your
motorhome please refer to the instruction
manuals provided in your Owners information
pack.
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THETFORD C-250 / C-260 CASSETTE
TOILET RANGE
Holding Tank is covered. Far more
information on Thetford toilet fluids, see last
page of this manual. Screw the cap back onto
the emptying spout and turn back to its
original position.
Introduction
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is a high quality
product. The toilet forms an integral part of
your motorhome bathroom, thanks to its
functional design which combines modern
styling and ease of use. The C-250 Cassette
Toilet is manufactured from high quality
synthetic materials which makes it a durable,
user and maintenance friendly toilet.
Note: The Emptying Spout Measuring Cap is
supplied in the same packaging as this manual.
WARNING: Never add toilet fluid directly
via the blade or the toilet bowl as this
could damage the lip seal of the Waste
Holding Tank. Always pour the fluids via the
emptying spout.
The toilet is made up of two parts: a
permanently fixed part and a Waste Holding
Tank that is accessible from the outside. The
removable Waste Holding Tank is located under
the toilet bowl and can be removed via a door
on the outside of the motorhome. The Thetford
Cassette Toilet is the solution to the sanitary
problem in your motorhome!
6.
WARNING: Never use force if you cannot
get the tank back into place easily.This
may cause serious damage. If blockage
occurs, always check if the blade handle is
in the correct (closed) position.
The operating instructions cover Thetford
Cassette Toilet models C-250S, C-250CS
(models connected to the vehicle’s central
water tank) and C-250CWE (model with its
own flush-water tank). There are differences in
the use of these models. Please ensure that you
follow the instructions that apply to your toilet
model.
7.
Preparing for use (standard)
1.
Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome.
2.
Remove the Waste Holding Tank by pulling
the safety catch (which holds the tank in
place) upwards.
Slide the Waste Holding Tank back into its
original position via the access door. Make
sure that it is secured with the safety catch.
Close the access door and lock it.Your
Thetford toilet is now ready to use.
For toilets with own Flush-Water Tank: Open
the water filling door and fill the flush-water
tank with the correct dosage of Aqua Rinse.
This Thetford toilet fluid keeps the flush
water fresh and improves the flushing. Next,
fill up the flush-water tank with clean water
(approximately 8 litres) using a ferry can or
hose.Your toilet is now ready to use.
Preparing for use with Optional Features
8.
3.
Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to
the stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank
fully out.
4.
Place the tank upright and turn the rotating
emptying spout upwards. The emptying
spout ensures that the tank can be easily
and hygienically emptied.
Automatic Ventilator: Open the access door
on the outside of your motorhome and
remove the Waste Holding Tank (as
described above).
Remove the filter housing cover and if no
filter is present, place a new filter into the
filter housing. Peel off the sticker lids on the
filter. Place back the cover of the filter
housing.
5.
Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluid
(see product label) into the holding tank.
This avoids unpleasant smells and keeps the
inside of the tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough to
ensure that the bottom of the Waste
Using the toilet (standard)
10. Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
11. To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel display
will stay activated for approximately 5
minutes. Run some water into the bowl by
pressing the flush button again briefly.
9.
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Standard
Optional features
Note:
Optional features can be
bought from Thetford dealerships.
Control panel (with optional features)
PARTS
a) Removable Seat and Lid
b) Swivelling Toilet Bowl
c) Blade Handle
d) Flush Button
e) Waste Holding Tank Level
Indicator
f) Water Filling Door (only if toilet
has own flush-water tank)
g) Rotating Emptying Spout
h) Automatic Pressure Release Vent
i) Sliding Cover
j) Removable Mechanism
k) Vent Plunger
l) Pull-out Handle
m) Wheels
n) Blade Openener
o) Access Door to Waste Holding
Tank
Optional Features
p) Electric Blade
q) Automatic Ventilator
r) Waste Pump-Out System
s) Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level
Indicator
t) Flush-Water Tank Level Indicator
(only if toilet has its own
flush-water tank)
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16. Place the Waste Holding Tank in an upright
position (Pull-Out Handle at the top, Wheels
at the bottom). Slide the handle sideways - to
the front of the tank - until it snaps out of its
locked position.
12. The toilet may be used with the blade open
or closed. To open the blade, slide the blade
handle under the toilet bowl sideways. After
use, open the blade (if still closed) and flush
the toilet by pressing the flush button for
several seconds (if necessary re-activate the
control panel). Close the blade after use.
WARNING: If your toilet has its own
flush-water tank, please make sure that you
do not travel with a flush-water tank that is
too full. Do not travel with water in the
toilet bowl. Failure to adhere to this notice
may result in water damage to your
motorhome.
17. Pull the handle up and wheel the Waste
Holding Tank to an authorized waste disposal
point.
18. Push the handle back into its locked position.
Turn the emptying spout upwards and
remove the cap from the spout. Hold the
Waste Holding Tank in such a way that during
emptying you can operate the vent plunger
with your thumb. To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent plunger while
emptying the tank. After emptying, rinse the
tank and blade thoroughly with water.
Using the toilet with Optional Features
13. Electric Blade: Push the electric blade button
on the control display to electrically open or
close the blade. In the case of failure, you can
manually open or close the blade by sliding
the small handle under the toilet bowl
sideways.
WARNING: Do not seriously shake the
tank or use high pressure water cleaners.
This may cause damage to the tank’s
interior.
14. Automatic Ventilator: The ventilator
automatically starts when the control panel
is activated (by pressing the flush button) and
will automatically shut off after approximately
5 minutes. The Automatic Ventilator Indicator
will flash until automatic shut-off occurs. If
you want to stop the ventilator, press the
Automatic Ventilator button. If you want to
re-start the ventilator, press the button again
(the LED will start flashing again).
Note: The vent plunger should only be depressed
once the emptying spout is pointing downwards.
Prepare the toilet for re-use if required. Slide the
Waste Holding Tank into the toilet and close the
access door.
Emptying with Optional Features
19. Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator:
The lower lamp indicates that the Waste
Holding Tank is almost empty; the middle
lamp indicates that it is more than half full;
when the upper lamp lights up, the tank
needs emptying as it can only take 2 - 3
further uses.
15. Flush Water Tank Level Indicator (only for
toilets with own flush-water tank): When the
Flush Water Tank Level Indicator lights up,
refill the flush-water tank, as only about 1.5
litres of water is left in the tank, which is
sufficient for approximately 2 flushes.
Note: The Waste Holding Tank Level Indicator
will flash when the holding tank is not present. In
this case the toilet will not flush.
Emptying
20. Waste Pump-Out System: When activating
the control panel this feature automatically
lights up. When the Waste Holding Tank Level
Indicator illuminates, press the Waste
Pump-Out button to pump out the waste
from the holding tank into the vehicle’s waste
tank. The button will flash while the waste is
being pumped and will stop automatically
(after approximately 5 minutes) when all
waste has been transferred. If the vehicle’s
waste tank is full, the Waste Pump-Out light
The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of 18
litres and requires emptying when the red light
(LED) on the toilet control display lights up, when
the Waste Holding Tank only has capacity for
approximately 2 more litres, which is no more
than two to three further uses.
Make sure that the blade is closed. Open the
access door located outside the vehicle, pull the
safety catch upwards and remove the Waste
Holding Tank.
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will flash rapidly and no pump-out will be
possible until the central tank is emptied.
(Check the level of the vehicle’s waste tank
on the vehicle’s central console). After the
Waste Holding Tank has been emptied, there
will be approximately 1.5 litres of waste left
in the tank. This is normal. Add 2 litres of
water and a correct dosage of Thetford toilet
fluids to the Waste Holding Tank.
Thetford has developed a number of different
toilet fluids.Thetford toilet fluids suppress smells,
reduce formation of gas, promote breakdown of
toilet waste and increase the life span of a mobile
toilet. We advise a thorough cleaning of the
Waste Holding Tank once each season. Next to
using Thetford’s Cassette Tank Cleaner, the
powerful cleaning agent for the periodical
cleaning of the Waste Holding Tank of your toilet,
we suggest the following: -
CAUTION: It is vital that the correct amount of
toilet fluid is added to ensure the proper
breakdown of the waste in the holding tank. Only
use the system when the tank is full. Using the
system too often on an empty tank can cause
damage to the pump, which could cause the
system to fail.
-
Remove the removable mechanism from the
Waste Holding Tank by turning it
anti-clockwise and rinse it under a tap.
-
Remove the cover plate from the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent by prising it up using a
small screwdriver. Use one hand to push the
Automatic Pressure Release Vent open while
holding the float of the Automatic Pressure
Release Vent on the inside of the tank with
the other hand. Push the float upwards, turn
it 180 degrees and remove it from below.
Remove the rubber seal underneath the float.
Rinse the float and rubber seal under a tap.
Replace the rubber seal and float for the
Automatic Pressure Release Vent using the
same method in reverse.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use. To
clean Thetford toilets, we advise using water and
Thetford Bathroom Cleaner.
Note: Never use bleach, vinegar or other
powerful household cleaners that contain these
substances. These may cause permanent damage
to the seals and other toilet components.
The rubber seals in the toilet (the lip seal, the
mechanism seal, the automatic pressure release
vent seal and the cap seal) should be regularly
cleaned with water and treated with Thetford
High Grade Seal Lubricant. This will ensure that
the seals remain flexible and in good condition. If
the toilet is not to be used for any length of time,
it is important to treat the seals with Thetford
High Grade Seal Lubricant after cleaning.
Toilet Bowl
-
Squirt Thetford Bathroom Cleaner into the
toilet bowl.
-
Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp
cloth.
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Clean seat and lid The seat and lid can easily
be removed: Lift the seat and lid assembly
and pull the round pins (inside the assembly)
outwards from the pin holes. After cleaning,
replace the seat and lid by positioning the
round pins in front of the pin holes and push
the lid and seat downwards.
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Note: Never use Vaseline or any vegetable oil
except olive oil. These may cause leakage or
malfunction. The lip seal is a part of the toilet that
is subject to wear. Depending upon the extent
and manner of use, the seals will become less
effective and will need replacing periodically.
To keep your flush water fresh and to
prevent deposits from forming in your toilet
bowl, add a correct dosage of Aqua Rinse in
your flush water tank, if present, on your
toilet.
Cleaning and Maintenance for Optional
Features
-
Automatic Ventilation: The filter of the
Automatic Ventilation needs to be renewed
periodically. After approximately 4 full weeks
of use, the filter loses its absorption power.
-
Pump-Out Waste System: To ensure optimal
functionality of the Pump-Out Waste System,
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a soft
dry cloth after cleaning.
Waste Holding Tank
To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and clean,
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EQUIPMENT
periodical maintenance of the tube and pump
is recommended. After emptying the Waste
Holding Tank completely, fill it with clean
water and empty it again. This will clean the
pump and the hose. Do this once every 3
weeks when on holiday. This should ensure
proper operation of the system.
Toilet unit malfunctions
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre.
We advise draining the fresh water tank prior to
travelling. Antifreeze should not be required if
the motorhome is heated. If you do wish to use
antifreeze, brands containing the following
properties may be used in the fresh water tank:
• Ethylene glycol
• Mono-Ethylene glycol
• Propane-diol
• Glycerol
• Ethane-diol
• Glycol
Winter operation
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk of
freezing we advise that the toilet is drained by
following the instructions under ‘Storage’. For
environmental reasons the use of antifreeze, such
as that used in car radiators, is not
recommended.
Never use alcohol based antifreeze, i.e. Methanol,
Ethanol, and Iso-propanol.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use your Thetford
toilet for a long (winter) period.
-
Activate the Control Panel by pressing the
flush button. Open the blade and press the
flush button until water stops flowing into
the bowl. Close the blade. Open the access
door on the outside of your motorhome and
empty the Waste Holding Tank at an
authorized waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and maintenance. To
allow the Waste Holding Tank to dry, do not
place the cap back on the emptying spout of
the tank.
21. If the toilet has its own flush-water tank,
place a sufficiently large bowl under the drain
tube to catch the remaining water from the
flush-water tank and remove the drain plug.
When no more water exits, put the drain
plug on the drain tube, put it back in its
original position and close the access door. If
the toilet is connected to the vehicle’s water
tank, please follow your vehicle’s instructions
for draining the central water system. If your
toilet is optionally featured with a Waste
Pump-Out System, take out the Waste
Holding Tank and completely clean it (see
Cleaning and Maintenance). After cleaning, fill
it with water, put it back and empty it via the
waste pump-out system. Repeat this twice.
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EQUIPMENT
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
130
Step 1 Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2 Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2 and fully extend as shown.
Step 3 Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
130
NIGHT LAYOUT FRONT
DAY LAYOUT FRONT
3
1
1
3
N/SIDE
4
N/SIDE
6
4
O/SIDE
5
2
2
7
1 - REAR FACING BASE CUSHION
2 - FORWARD FACING BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR FACING BACKREST CUSHION
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - MAKE UP CUSHION 955 x 290
6 - MAKE UP CUSHION
7 - FORWARD FACING BACKREST CUSHION
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EQUIPMENT
HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
120 - 115 - 140
Step 1 Remove the centre cushion (5).
Step 2 Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3 Place cushions on beds as shown.
DAY LAYOUT
120 - 115 - 140
N/SIDE
3
1
2
4
5
1 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
2 - OFFSIDE BASE CUSHION
3 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
4 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - REAR BASE CUSHION
REAR
NIGHT LAYOUT
N/SIDE
1
3
4
REAR
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2
O/SIDE
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
145
Step 1 Remove and store cushion (3).
Step 2 Pull out the sliding bed slats into the centre of the bed.
Step 3 Place the cushions on the bed as shown below.
DAY LAYOUT
NIGHT LAYOUT
145
N/SIDE
5
1
2
3
6
1 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
2 - OUTSIDE BASE CUSHION
N/SIDE
3 - REAR BASE CUSHION
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
REAR
1
5
6
REAR
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2
O/SIDE
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
180
FRONT DINETTE
Step 1 - Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2 - Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2 and fully extend as shown.
Step 3 - Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
REAR BED
Step 1 - Remove the centre cushion (7).
Step 2 - Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3 - Place cushions on beds as shown.
FRONT DINETTE
DAY LAYOUT
NIGHT LAYOUT
3
180
1
1
1 - REAR FACING BASE CUSHION
2 - FORWARD FACING BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR FACING BACKREST CUSHION
4 - FORWARD FACING BACKREST CUSHION
10 - MAKE UP CUSHIONS 2 @ 955 x 286
11 - MAKE UP CUSHIONS 2 @ 986 x 275
2
4
N/SIDE
O/SIDE
11
10
10
11
2
O/SIDE
N/SIDE
REAR BED
8
5
6
7
9
5 - NEARSIDE REAR BASE CUSHION
6 - OFFSIDE REAR BASE CUSHION
7 - REAR BASE CUSHION
8 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
9 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
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5
8
9
6
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
Over Cab Double Bed
If your new motorhome has an over cab bed
fitted then in order to put the bed into the
sleeping position simply pull down on the ladder
fixing the bed will come down to a horizontal
position and the gas struts will lock in place.
Over cab bed in the up position
Over cab bed in the down position
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SECURITY
AUTOWATCH ALARM SYSTEM
(Option only)
SECURITY
Theft deterrent, prevention and security of your
motorhome is taken very seriously at The
Explorer Group. That is why we have provided a
combination of standard features and optional
extras designed to deter and prevent thieves
from stealing your property. And in the unlikely
event that they should succeed, aid the
identification, speedy recovery of your property
and assist in the prosecution of the thief.
Basic Operation Arming the System
(i) Briefly press (large) arm/disarm button.
(ii) Single chirp.
(iii) Awning light illuminates for 30 seconds.
(iv) Settling time of 15 seconds before
responding to triggers.
(v) Single intermittent flash of status LED (every
2 seconds).
Motorhome Theft
(vi) All sensors triggered will result in siren
sounding for 30 seconds, or until reset by
pressing the arm/disarm button.
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the most
unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service
area, even from an owner’s driveway. Secure all
windows and doors when your motorhome is
unoccupied, even if only for a short length of
time.
Disarming the System
(i) Briefly press the (large) arm/disarm button.
(ii) Double chirp.
Additional Security
(iii) Awning light illuminates briefly on and off and
then on again for 30 seconds.
Consider fitting any device which might deter or
prevent intrusion by thieves. For example: A
wheel lock will prevent driving of the
motorhome and removal of the wheel.
(iv) LED off.
Panic Alarm
(i) Press and hold the small panic button on the
transmitter for two seconds.
Free Crime Prevention
Advice about securing your motorhome,
protecting your valuables, property marking,
either at home or whilst on site, can be obtained
from the Crime Prevention Officer through your
local Police Station.
(ii) The siren will sound for thirty seconds,
unless reset by pressing any of the
transmitter buttons.
Emergency Disarm
Insert the touch-key briefly into the socket. The
alarm will turn off.
Silent Arm and Disarm
(i) Press the small button briefly followed by a
press on the arm/disarm button.
(ii) The alarm will arm/disarm without chirps.
Sensors
Each motorhome alarm is installed with a Passive
Infrared Detector (PIR). Additional sensors can
be purchased from your dealer to enhance
security.
Passive Infra Red Sensor
The wireless PIR sensor will detect movement in
the motorhome and transmit a radio signal to the
alarm module, if the alarm is on the siren will
sound.
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SECURITY
Enhanced Features Arming The System In
“At Home” Mode
In the ‘at home’ mode, any sensor that is
programmed to be isolated, such as the PIR
sensor will not trigger the alarm. Other sensors
will trigger the siren. Arm as normal followed by a
second press on the arm/disarm button within 2
seconds. Normal “on” tone followed by “at
home” tone indicating isolation is active. Settling
time of 15 seconds before responding to triggers.
Armed in the isolation mode will be indicated by
a double flash intermittently of the LED. The “at
home” sensors will be isolated; other sensors will
trigger the siren for 30 seconds.
Arming the System in Test Or Buzz Mode
In the buzz mode the siren will sound a short
tone when a sensor is triggered instead of
sounding for 30 seconds. It is advisable to test all
the sensors
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Please Note: Should scratches appear on the
acrylic windows these can often be removed with
an acrylic polish. E.g. ICI Perspex polish. Gentle
polishing with a liquid metal polish, i.e. Brasso may
also have the desired effect - consult your retailer
BEFORE attempting to remove any but the
slightest scratch.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
This section of the guide is devoted to the care,
cleaning and general preservation of your
motorhome in order to retain its showroom
condition.
Exterior Body Shell
The exterior painted body shell of your
motorhome, usually the side walls, is acrylic
finished aluminium, which is extremely durable
and easy to clean. It is recommended you first
wash off any caked dirt and mud with cold water
then use a proprietary brand wash and wax
shampoo and rinse with plenty of cold water.
Window Blinds & Flyscreens
CAUTION: Under no circumstances should an
abrasive or harsh cleaner be used. Do not use a
pressure washer as this can disturb mastic seals.
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels
To clean the blinds and flyscreens, moisten a soft
cloth or sponge with a small amount of water
and mild soap suds and gently wipe dirt off. Allow
to dry before retracting, failure to due this could
result in mildew forming.
To preserve the appearance of all ABS panels and
fittings road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should be washed
off using plenty of cold water. Any remaining dirt
should be washed off using a soft cloth and warm
water. Under NO circumstances should any
abrasive cleaning agents, household detergents or
proprietary cleaning fluids be used. Wash the ABS
material again using only cold water and dry off.
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
GRP components need to be washed, waxed and
taken care of like a car. Chemicals and dirt can
collect during storage, and the gel coat can be
stained or marked when chemicals combine with
rain or dew. Most stains or marks can be
removed with mild dishwashing detergent, but
more stubborn marks may require a (fine grit)
rubbing compound such as T-cut. To help keep
your GRP components looking almost like new, it
is wise to wash the parts monthly (or more
frequently) using mild dishwashing detergent, but
avoid using strong alkaline (e.g. trisodium
phosphate) or acidic cleaners or abrasives.
Waxing the components once or twice a year
with a good grade paste wax will help to maintain
the colour and finish.
Interior Walls
Your motorhome interior walls will only require
a wipe over with a damp cloth, using a mild
detergent, to keep them in a ‘showroom’
condition.
Furniture
Treat your motorhome furniture as you would
the furniture in your home. Polish wood surfaces
sparingly with a good quality wax or spray polish.
Use a damp cloth to clean Melanate laminated
surfaces.
Acrylic Windows
Your motorhome is fitted with shatter resistant
acrylic windows. To preserve their clarity and
unblemished transparency it is essential that the
following cleaning instructions are strictly
adhered to: Road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should be washed
off using plenty of cold water do not use a
sponge to clean off heavy dirt deposits. Any
remaining dirt should be washed off using a soft
cloth and warm water. Under NO circumstances
should any abrasive cleaning agents, household
detergents or proprietary cleaning fluids be used.
Wash the window again using only cold water
and dry off with chamois leather.
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains
Vacuum clean carpets and upholstery to ensure a
long life, marks on cushions can be removed using
a mild upholstery shampoo with the minimum of
water. Curtains should be dry cleaned only.
Washroom And Handbasin Fittings
These should be cleaned using a non abrasive
household cleaner. Always put the cold water into
the hand basin before adding the hot in order to
preserve the finish of the thermoplastic formed
basin.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Please Note: Under no circumstances should
alcohol, spirit or solvent-based liquids be used on
GRP or ABS plastic panels as these substances
may react with the material and cause visible
damage.
pre-prepared wipe impregnated with a
disinfectant / sterilizing solution.
(vi)
External containers should be inverted
whilst stored overnight (if possible).
(vii)
Only clean your shower tray using soap and
water. Do not use chemical based cleaning agents
as this may attack the material of the tray.
Containers must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should
be used for the above cleaning procedure.
(viii)
On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
Water Systems
Internal Water Systems
The water systems, and in particular storage
tanks, in motorhomes are susceptible to
contamination by bacteria if care is not taken
with their use and cleaning. The symptoms caused
by bacterial contamination are not purely limited
to gastro-intestinal diseases, but may also
manifest themselves as ear, nose, throat, and eye
or skin infections. It is therefore important that
you carry out the following procedure prior to
using the motorhome each time, even if you boil
or filter all water you use for drinking.
(i)
Drain down the system. (Open all taps to
allow air in, enabling the system to drain
quickly.) See Index - Draining Down The
Water System.
(ii)
Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the disinfectant /
sterilizing solution).
(iii)
Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant / sterilizing solution. (Check
that the solution at full strength appears at
all taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
Shower Trays
Please Note: If your motorhome is not going
to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommend that you disconnect the vehicle
battery to prevent the battery from discharging.
Water Containers
(i)
All water remaining in any water container
should be disposed of so that the
container is empty.
(ii)
The outside of external water containers
should be thoroughly cleansed and washed
down to remove any dirt, dust or other
contaminant. Water at a suitably hot
temperature containing an appropriate
detergent is recommended for this
purpose. Water should then be put into
the container, swirled round, and then
emptied out.
(iii)
All containers should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
disinfectant /sterilizing solution and
allowed to stand for the recommended
contact time (e.g. Milton for 15 minutes).
(iv)
The solution should be emptied from the
container.
(v)
The opening of the any container should
be cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
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(iv)
Drain the system down completely.
(v)
Thoroughly clean the outside of all taps/
connectors with a cloth soaked in the
disinfectant / sterilizing solution.
(vi)
Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant / sterilizing solution can be
detected at any tap.
(vii)
Replace the filter. Suitable sterilizing
chemicals are available from your Explorer
Group Retailer, accessory shop, chemists,
or homebrew shops. It is not, however,
recommended to use bleach or sodium
metabisulphide.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Thetford Toilet
WARNINGS
Cold Weather Use - To prevent freezing
during cold weather use, add antifreeze to
the toilet system fresh water tank. Use a
non-toxic (propylene glycol) type of
antifreeze. Refer to chart on container to
obtain level of protection.
Warmer Weather Use - In warmer
weather or longer intervals between
emptying the waste tank you may require
additional toilet fluid. Use only Thetford
toilet fluid to achieve the best results.
CAUTIONS
•
Never add toilet fluid directly into toilet
bowl.
•
Do not use strong household detergents or
cleaners that contain chlorine, solvents or
acid contents.
•
High Altitude and Hot Weather Use - with
large temperature differences and changing
heights during driving, pressure can start to
build up in the waste holding tank, causing
contents to splash upward upon opening the
valve blade if opened too fast.
Changing A Wheel
(i)
Ensure handbrake is applied and chock the
wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
removed.
(ii)
Remove the hub cap. (If applicable)
(iii)
Use wheel brace to slacken off wheel nuts
on the wheel to be changed.
(iv)
Position jack at the appropriate jacking
point (see Peugeot vehicle handbook).
(v)
Jack up the motorhome until the wheel
for removal is just off the ground.
(vi)
Remove the wheel nuts and remove the
wheel.
(vii)
Fit spare wheel and reverse the above
procedure.
(viii)
Tighten wheel nuts in accordance with the
Peugeot handbook instructions.
WARNING
Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that has
been removed.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
11-4
STORAGE
Power Drain
STORAGE
In order to reduce any drain on your Leisure
Battery while your motorhome is being stored
you should ensure that the main control switch
on the refrigerator is set to the 0 position
LONG TERM & WINTER STORAGE
If your motorhome is to be stored for any length
of time, especially over the winter period, the
following operations are recommended:
Please Note: If you have the Explorer Protect
alarm fitted and you disconnect the leisure
battery the alarm will run off the back-up battery
for approximately 2 weeks.
(i) Remove all linens, blankets, cushions, clothes,
mattresses, etc. that could be affected by
damp conditions
(ii) Clean the motorhome inside and out as
detailed in the previous section.
Should the motorhome be stored for a
prolonged period of time it is strongly
recommended that the motorhome is fully
serviced before the commencement of use. Your
retailer will ensure that your motorhome is safe,
secure and ready for your enjoyment.
(iii) Drain the water system (see index).
(iv) Ensure all windows, roof lights and doors are
correctly fastened. Check fixed ventilation
apertures are not obstructed.
(v) Check that the site you have chosen to store
the motorhome is open, fairly high and dry
and if possible not exposed to gales etc. If
this proves impossible it is recommended
that the motorhome chassis is anchored to
the ground.
(vi) Jack up the motorhome (use bottle or screw
jack), so that the wheels are clear of the
ground. Support the motorhome axle with
wooden blocks, axle stands or similar so that
when the jacks are removed the wheels
remain clear of the ground. Cover the tyres
to prevent deterioration.
(vii) Release the handbrake.
(viii)Removing the wheels reduces the risk of
motorhome theft.
Motorhome Covers
Covers may be used to protect your new
Explorer Group motorhome provided that the
cover used is of a breathable type. Ensure that
any sharp objects are removed e.g. the point of a
status omni-directional aerial, and that the cover
is well tied down. Your motorhome must be
ventilated every 4 to 6 weeks if it is to be stored
with a cover in place.
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STORAGE
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WARRANTY
ELDDIS AND BUCCANEER
WARRANTY COVER
Introduction
At The Explorer Group Ltd we are confident
that our new caravans and motorhomes are
engineered using the latest manufacturing
techniques and advanced materials technology
ensuring that, when buying one of our products,
you are buying the very best. We extend this
philosophy to our customers by offering long
term peace of mind and reassurance through
our extensive warranty cover.
Your warranty cover commences on the day
your new caravan is purchased and comprises
two key elements:
1.
Three year manufacturer’s warranty
2.
Ten year body integrity warranty
WARRANTY COVER
Scope
This applies to all new Elddis and Buccaneer
products manufactured from 2012 model year
onwards.
Three year manufacturer’s warranty
Year 1 warranty - Covers all original
components, including permanently fitted
equipment forming part of the original product
specification.
stays and doors
Ten year body integrity warranty
Elddis and Buccaneer products are covered against
water ingress damage for 10 years from the
original date of purchase of a new product. This
applies to water ingress through any permanently
sealed seam joints.
In order to comply with the terms of the above
cover the following conditions must be met:
Reporting a fault
In the unlikely event that you experience a
problem with your caravan or motorhome please
contact your retailer.
It is with the retailer that your contract of sale
exists and consequently they have the
responsibility to ensure any complaints and
warranty issues are addressed. Any other
approved Elddis or Buccaneer Retailer or Service
Centre may carry out work at their convenience
or discretion, but are not obliged to do so.
All Elddis and Buccaneer products are classed as
portable and therefore all work under warranty
requires the caravan or motorhome to be
delivered and collected from the selling retailer.
Conditions attached to the warranty cover
•
You must retain the original sale invoice for
the caravan or motorhome.
•
All new caravans and motorhomes must be
registered with The Explorer Group Ltd
within 6 weeks of purchase as new. Your
retailer can forward this information to us.
Please keep us informed of any name or
address changes by using the Notification of
Change to Name and Address form.
•
The caravan or motorhome must have an
annual service and damp check carried out by
an Approved Elddis or Buccaneer Retailer or
Service Centre. Original VAT invoices and
damp reports must be retained as proof that
the annual services have been carried out in
accordance with our warranty terms.
•
Service intervals:
Year 2 and 3 warranty – Covers all original
components, including permanently fitted
equipment forming part of the original product
specification, with the exception of the following
items:
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Microwaves
Tyres
Batteries
Windows and glass
Deterioration of exterior paint work
Soft furnishings, carpets and floor coverings
Entertainment equipment
Fluorescent tubes, bulbs, LEDs and fuses
Plastic and GRP exterior panels
Plastic products including A-frame covers,
wheel spats and shower trays
Minor adjustment of blinds, hinges, catches,
a)
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In years 1, 2, and 4 through to 9 the
service must be completed no more than
60 days either side of the anniversary of
the date of purchase.
WARRANTY
b) In Years 3 and 10 the service must be
completed no more than 60 days before
the anniversary of the date of purchase.
c)
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•
•
customer, then the deposit will be returned.
If the arbitrator finds in favour of The
Explorer Group Limited, the customer will
lose their deposit.
No service interval should exceed 14
months. Failure to service the vehicle
within the specified time limits will
invalidate the warranty.
Where an annual service identifies that
repairs are necessary the caravan or
motorhome must be made available for
repair within six weeks of the date of
inspection for the purpose of carrying out
the repair work. The Explorer Group Ltd
reserves the right to inspect the vehicle
before work commences.
•
Where the arbitrator awards a sum of
money less than an offer made by The
Explorer Group Limited, which has already
been rejected by the customer, then their
deposit is forfeited.
•
In all cases the arbitrator’s decision is final
and both parties must agree to abide by the
decision.
Exclusions
Warranty cover is not given for caravans and
motorhomes if they have been used under any of
the following circumstances:
Work may only be undertaken by an
Approved Elddis or Buccaneer Retailer or
Service Centre and only after approval by
The Explorer Group Limited (depending
upon individual circumstances).
The Explorer Group Limited will pay the
costs of remedial work to the repairer, only
after approved work has been carried out.
The cost of transporting, towing or moving
the caravan by any means to or from the
place of repair is the responsibility of the
owner.
•
Used for hire.
•
Used as a permanent residence
•
Towed behind a commercial vehicle
•
Used for racing or time trials
•
Damage resulting from freezing, accident or
fire damage
Mains electrics
It is recommended that you have your mains
electrics system inspected by a NICEIC approved
contractor every 3 years.
•
The Policy is not retrospective and is
applicable to 2012 model year caravans and
motorhomes onwards.
•
No liability will be accepted for any
consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses
or other claims for compensation arising
which were not reasonably foreseeable by
both parties when the caravan was originally
purchased.
Should you require any replacement parts
caravan or motorhome please contact your
preferred Elddis or Buccaneer Approved Retailer
or Service Centre. Please provide as much
information as possible to assist with the
identification of the part.
•
No liability will be accepted for damage
caused by fair wear and tear, willful damage,
negligence or abnormal working conditions.
•
Model and make of caravan or motorhome
•
VIN number
•
Description of required part
•
Photograph, diagram or size of part required
•
No alteration may be made to the original
construction.
•
In the case of a dispute, The Caravan Club
will agree with The Explorer Group Limited
the appointment of an independent
arbitrator. The Explorer Group Limited will
pay for the costs of arbitration, subject to the
owner paying a £250 deposit.
•
Spare parts
Remedial work
If for any reason your new caravan or
motorhome is damaged or requires remedial
work it is important that only an Elddis or
Buccaneer Approved Retailer or Service Centre
undertakes such work to avoid invalidating your
warranty.
If the arbitrator finds in favour of the
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WARRANTY
Transfer of ownership
If you purchase this vehicle as a used vehicle it
may be possible to transfer the unexpired term
of the warranty cover (up to a maximum of six
years commencing at the original date of
purchase from new). The warranty cover for a
used vehicle commences from the original date of
purchase from new and is as follows:
1.
Three year manufacturer’s warranty
2.
A maximum of six years’ body integrity
warranty
The warranty is subject to the usual terms and
conditions’ set out in the handbook and is only
transferable on payment of a £75 administration
fee. Full documentary evidence that the caravan
has been serviced annually should be provided at
the time of transfer, in accordance with the terms
and conditions of the warranty stated in the
handbook. Transfer of ownership must be
completed within three months of change of legal
ownership. Please complete the Notification of
Change of Ownership form in your handbook.
This warranty does not affect the purchaser’s
statutory rights. The warranty shall be governed
and construed in accordance with the laws of
England and the parties irrevocably submit to the
exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
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WARRANTY
13-4
CODE OF PRACTICE
CODE OF PRACTICE
MAINS ELECTRICS
It is recommended that you have your Mains
Electrics System inspected by an NICEIC
approved contractor every 3 years.
SPARE PARTS
Should you require any replacement parts for
your motorhome it is necessary that you contact
the Retailer from whom you purchased the
motorhome or any Explorer Group Limited
approved Retailer and give the following
information, which will help in identifying the
required component:
(i) Model and make of motorhome
(ii) VIN number
(iii) Description of required part
(iv) Photograph, size or diagram of required part
Please Note: All parts must be ordered and
supplied through an approved retailer.
REMEDIAL WORK
The Explorer Group Limited together with its
suppliers is continually undertaking extensive
research into testing, remedial work procedures
and materials such as sealants, adhesives, gaskets
and tapes. Therefore, if for any reason your new
motorhome is damaged or requires remedial
work then only an approved Explorer Group
Limited Retailer or Service Centre should
undertake such work.
All such work should be undertaken using only
approved Explorer Group Limited genuine parts,
recommended sealant and following Explorer
Group Limited procedures. The Explorer Group
Limited will also undertake to supply certain
specialist repairers with the necessary spare
parts. In this case, your selected repairer must
contact the PARTS DEPARTMENT with all
enquiries.
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CODE OF PRACTICE
14-2
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
- MAIN COMPONENTS
The following is a brief description of the main
components used in your motorhome. More
comprehensive descriptions can be found in the
equipment manufacturers literature held in the
Owner’s Information Pack.
Body Shell
Motorhome bodies are constructed from the
highest quality materials. The fully insulated floor
is constructed from a timber frame with plywood
and insulation laminated together for strength.
The walls comprise an insulated foam sandwich
having pre-coated aluminium exterior surface and
vinyl coated plywood interior finish. Wooden
framing is positioned within the sandwich to add
strength. The very latest ‘state of the art’ presses
are employed to produce the extremely well
insulated, robust, yet lightweight sections.
Windows
Windows are all of a double glazed acrylic
construction and the door frames are extruded
aluminium.
WARNING
On NO account should screw threads
longer than 5/8th inch (15mm) be
permitted to enter the shell sandwich
(from inside). Ensure that all screws are of
the selftapping type. No screw or any other
object should be permitted to enter the
ceiling of your new motorhome.
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MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
15-2
EQUIPMENT LIST
EQUIPMENT LIST
AUTOQUEST
REFRIGERATOR
DOMETIC RM8400
HEATER
WHALE UNDERFLOOR HEATER
WATER HEATER
TRUMA ULTRASTORE WITH TWIN ELEMENTS
SINK AND DRAINER
SPACE SAVING ARGENT STAINLESS STEEL
OVEN
SPINFLO MIDI PRIMA 500
HOB
SPINFLO 3 BURNER HOB
TAPS KITCHEN
WHALE MIXER SINGLE BAR
TAPS SHOWER
WHALE SHOWER MIXER SINGLE BAR
TAPS VANITY
SPACE SAVER MIXER / SINGLE BAR 180 ONLY
WATER FILTER / PUMP
TWIN SUBMERSIBLE PUMP
12V READING LIGHTS
BCA EYEBALL HALOGEN
CONTROL PANELS
BCA BLACK
ELECTRICAL FITTINGS
BCA C LINE
TOILET
THETFORD ROTATABLE C260S / C260CS 180 ONLY
CASSETTE BLINDS
SEITZ SERIES 2000
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EQUIPMENT LIST
16-2
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
AUTOQUEST
17-1
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
17-2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
115
120
130
Peugeot 333 SWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
Peugeot 333 SWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
Peugeot 333 SWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
2/1
2/1
4/3
Exterior Length
5707mm (18’9”)
5842mm (19’2”)
6170mm (20’3”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
2780mm (9’2”)
2780mm (9’2”)
3000mm (9’10”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Interior Width
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
Tyre Size
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Double
2050mm x 1330mm
(6’8” x 4’4”)
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Double
2074mm x 1360mm
(6’10” x 4’5”)
or
2 x Single
1850mm x 700mm
(6’1” x 2’3”)
Not Applicable
Double
1845mm x 1242mm
(6’1” x 4’0”)
Not Applicable
Double
2074mm x 1370mm
(6’10” x 4’6”)
Not Applicable
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
Rear Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2650kgs (52.05cwt)
2660kgs (52.25cwt)
2825kgs (55.49cwt)
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
77kgs (1.51cwt)
79kgs (1.55cwt)
112kgs (2.20cwt)
Conventional Load
75kgs (1.47cwt)
75kgs (1.47cwt)
225kgs (4.42cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
482kgs (9.46cwt)
470kgs (9.23cwt)
122kgs (2.39cwt)
Maximum User Payload
650kgs (12.76cwt)
640kgs (12.57cwt)
475kgs 9.33cwt)
M.T.P.L.M.
3300kgs (64.82cwt)
3300kgs (64.82cwt)
3300kgs (64.82cwt)
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
Note 5: Autoquest has a fresh water tank capacity of 90 litres and a waste tank capacity of 70 litres with the exception of the 180 which
has a fresh and waste tank capacity of 70 litres.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (continued)
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
140
145
155
Peugeot 333 MWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
Peugeot 333 MWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
Peugeot 333 MLWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
2/1
4/3
2/1
Exterior Length
6295mm (20’8”)
6295mm (20’8”)
7201mm (23’7”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
2780mm (9’2”)
3000mm (9’10”)
2780mm (9’2”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Interior Width
Tyre Size
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Double
2050mm x 1330mm
(6’8” x 4’4”)
Not Applicable
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Double
2074mm x 1824mm
(6’10” x 6’0”)
or
2 x Single
1824mm x 700mm
(6’0” x 2’3”)
Double
2074mm x 1365mm
(6’10” x 4’5”)
Fixed Bed
1920mm x 1350mm
(6’4” x 4’5”)
Rear Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1850kgs (36.33cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2700kgs (55.30cwt)
2870kgs (56.37cwt)
2931kgs (57.57cwt)
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
83kgs (1.63cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
93kgs (1.83cwt)
Conventional Load
75kgs (1.47cwt)
225kgs (4.42cwt)
75kgs (1.47cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
426kgs (8.36cwt)
86kgs (1.68cwt)
185kgs (3.63cwt)
Maximum User Payload
600kgs (11.78cwt)
430kgs 8.44cwt)
369kgs 7.25cwt)
M.T.P.L.M.
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
Note 5: Autoquest has a fresh water tank capacity of 90 litres and a waste tank capacity of 70 litres with the exception of the 180 which
has a fresh and waste tank capacity of 70 litres.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (continued)
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
165
180
Peugeot 335 MLWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
Peugeot 335 MLWB
Tempo Libero
Motorhome chassis
4/3
6/5
Exterior Length
7201mm (23’7”)
7201mm (23’7”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
2780mm (9’2”)
3000mm (9’10”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Interior Width
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
Tyre Size
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Double
2050mm x 1330mm
(6’8” x 4’4”)
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Double
2074mm x 1247mm
(6’10” x 4’1”)
Double
1970mm x 1242mm
(6’5” x 4’0”)
Rear Bed Sizes
Fixed Bed
1920mm x 1350mm
(6’4” x 4’5”)
Double
2074mm x 1365mm
(6’10” x 4’5”)
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1850kgs (36.33cwt)
1850kgs (36.33cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2938kgs (57.65cwt)
2975kgs (58.00cwt)
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
113kgs (2.20cwt)
132kgs (2.59cwt)
Conventional Load
225kgs (4.42cwt)
375kgs (7.36cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
208kgs (4.08cwt)
0
Maximum User Payload
562kgs (11.03cwt)
525kgs (10.31cwt)
M.T.P.L.M.
3500kgs (68.75cwt)
3500kgs (68.75cwt)
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
Note 5: Autoquest has a fresh water tank capacity of 90 litres and a waste tank capacity of 70 litres with the exception of the 180 which
has a fresh and waste tank capacity of 70 litres.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
18-4
GENERAL QUESTIONS
and power supply (master light switch). Refer to
your Retailer for further assistance.
GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q: Where Can I Obtain Your Latest
Brochure?
PLEASE NOTE: The internal lights in your
motorhome will not operate whilst the
motorhome engine is running.
A: Our latest brochures are available from
Approved Retailers or can be viewed and printed
from the download section on our website
www.elddis.co.uk. A request form can also be
completed should you wish to receive a printed
copy of our latest brochures.
Q: Where Can I Get Spare Parts For My
Motorhome?
A: Retailers will be able to source most parts you
require. For details of your nearest Explorer
Group Retailer please refer to our Find A
Retailer section on our website, or call 01207
699 000 for assistance.
Q: Why Is the Handbook Not Specific To
My Model?
A: Many of the components used in the
manufacture of our motorhomes are identical
throughout our model ranges, so we produce a
generic handbook, which covers all models
manufactured for that season. If the literature
supplied with your motorhome does not answer
your question then please contact your Retailer
for further assistance.
Q. How Many Years Will Spare Parts Be
Available For My Motorhome?
A. The Explorer Group will endeavour to supply
spare parts for a motorhome, for at least 8 years
from new.
Q. Why Don’t You Stock Parts At The
Explorer Group Factory?
Q. I Require Technical Or Other
Information, Who Can Help Me?
A. Due to the volume of models we produce it is
not possible for us to maintain stock levels of
every individual component used in our
manufacturing process. We do stock commonly
requested items, but some items must be made
to order
A. The majority of information you require is
available through your Explorer Group Retailer.
Q - Can You Tell Me The Second Hand Price
Of My Motorhome?
A - As a manufacturer we are not involved in the
second hand market.You should contact a
Retailer, The Camping and Caravanning Club and/
or The Caravan Club. They should be able to give
some indication of market value.
Q. What If The Parts Are No Longer
Available?
Q: Can I Fit A Bicycle Rack/Top Box/Air
Conditioning To My motorhome?
Q: Who Can Service My Motorhome?
A.Where an original part is no longer available,
whenever possible we will suggest a suitable
alternative if it is available.
A:Your supplying Retailer is obliged to undertake
your warranty work. However, any approved
Explorer Group Retailer or Service Centre can
undertake the work, but this is at their discretion.
We will also accept services completed by a
NCC approved company, but they will not be
able to undertake warranty work if they are not
approved by Explorer Group.
A: It may be possible to fit accessories to your
motorhome but this will depend upon the
internal construction of the roof/walls and
whether they can support the weight of the
accessory. If it is possible your Retailer will be
able to advise you, (or alternatively they will
obtain confirmation and a drawing where
necessary, from The Explorer Group). Please note
that weight of any accessories will reduce your
User Payload allowance.
Q. I Am Having Trouble Booking My
Motorhome in For Its Service, In Line With
The Requirements. What Timescale Is
Acceptable?
Q: My Interior Lights Are Not Working,
What Do I Do?
A. We will allow a delay of 60 days after your
service is due, but subsequent annual services
should still be undertaken as close as possible to
the anniversary of the original date of purchase.
A: It is possible that all of the 230V mains
electrical equipment may not be operated
simultaneously. Check fuses, battery connections
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
Except for 3rd and 5th services that must be on
or before the anniversary of the original date of
purchase.
Q. I Have A Problem With My motorhome,
Who Can Help Me?
A. We would always recommend that you contact
your supplying Retailer. Your local Explorer Group
Retailer or Explorer Group Approved Service
Centre may be able to assist. An inspection can
then take place and the necessary course of
action agreed.
Q. I Am Unhappy With The Service I Have
Received From My Retailer/Service Centre,
Where Do I Go From Here?
A. We would recommend that you write to your
Retailer/Service Centre, detailing your problems
and requirements, requesting a response
explaining how they will resolve your complaint.
A copy of your letter can also be forwarded to
The Explorer Group Customer Services
Department, quoting the serial number of your
motorhome and the name of the Retailer/Service
Centre. Please be assured that we will assist your
Retailer/Service Centre in resolving any
problems.
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GLOSSARY
GLOSSARY
Control Panel
ABS - plastic
Used as the description for the panel of electrical
switches and gauges governing 12V and mains
electricity systems.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Plastic the
material used for most of the large plastic
components within your motorhome.
Dinette
This is a popular style of seating arrangement
where two seats or settees face each other
across a table.
Actual Laden Weight
This is the total weight of the motorhome when
loaded ready for use by the end user.
Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)
Aquaroll
ELCB Earth leakage circuit breaker - see residual
current device (RCD)
Brand name used generically for a water
container that rolls so you don’t need to lift it.
End Kitchen
Battery Charger
A common term used to describe floor plans
that put the kitchen across the rear, usually
adjacent to a motorhome door on one side and
washroom on the other.
This is required to keep a leisure battery charged.
Most motorhomes include a charging facility that
operates via the mains hook-up, and also has the
ability to recharge from the tow car’s alternator
while travelling.
Essential Habitation Equipment
Those items and fluids required for the safe and
proper functioning of the equipment for
habitation as defined by the manufacturer of the
motorhome. This includes items such as the
leisure battery and gas cylinders, plus water
contained in the water heater etc.
Berth(s)
Sleeping place - Refers to the number of people a
motorhome can accommodate for sleeping.
Blown Air Heating
A method of heating the living quarters of a
motorhome by use of a fan pushing air out
through a number of outlets.
Flyscreens
Mesh fittings for windows doors and roof vents,
to keep out insects etc.
Bunk Bed
This is a sleeping place, usually higher up than a
conventional bed. Often (but not always) this can
be folded or removed to provide additional living
space.
Free-Standing Table
This is a table that, because of its leg design, can
be used inside or outside.
Full Service Pitch
Butane
This is a pitch that has individual provision for
fresh water supply and waste water disposal, in
addition to mains electricity and in some cases TV
aerial connection.
Is a form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) that
normally comes in blue cylinders. This type of gas
is most commonly used in the UK, although a
switch to propane is advised in severely cold
weather conditions.
Gas Cylinder
This is a portable, pressurized container for the
storage of LPG.
Campingaz
This is the trade name of Butane gas.
Gas Cylinder Locker
Cassette Blind
Is the compartment on the motorhome for the
storage of gas cylinders.
This is a roller blind that is fitted as part of the
window assembly, often along with a flyscreen,
thus giving a neat installation.
Gas Drop out Holes
These are not part of the ventilation. LPG is
heavier than air, so holes through the floor below
gaspowered appliances allow any leakage of gas to
exit the habitation area.
Cassette Toilet
A form of chemical toilet found in modern
motorhomes, where the waste holding tank can
be accessed and emptied from outside.
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GLOSSARY
Grey Water
LPG
This is the waste water from sink/shower.
Liquid Petroleum Gas, i.e. butane or propane.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
L-Shaped
This is the weight of the vehicle laden to its
maximum, as defined by the manufacturer. See
also MTPLM.
This is a term where the seating area of a
motorhome is indeed Lshaped.
GRP
This is a site facility where you can plug into a
mains electricity supply.
Mains Hook-Up
Is Glass-reinforced plastic, but more commonly
known as glass fibre (not fibre glass, which is a
trade name
Maximum User Payload
Handbook
This is the maximum payload available for the
user including essential habitational equipment.
This is an owner’s manual, a guide to the
workings of your motorhome.
MIRO - Mass In Running Order
Weight of the motorhome equipped to the
manufacturer’s standard specification. Therefore
the condition in which it leaves the factory. Note
that this does not include any part of the user
payload, including the essential habitation
equipment.
Hardstanding
This is a pitch which has a hard surface made of
gravel, asphalt, concrete etc, instead of grass.
Hook-Up
This is a facility on a pitch for connection to
mains electricity.
MTPLM - Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass
Ingress
The technical maximum permissible laden weight
of the motorhome, this must not be exceeded.
Usually meaning water ingress, a possible problem
where water seeps in at the joins, usually as a
result of worn sealant.
National Caravan Council
The only trade association representing
manufacturers, retailers and suppliers within the
motorhome industry.
Jack
This is a device for raising the vehicle so that a
wheel can be changed.
Optional Equipment Payload
Kerb Weight
The payload provided by the Explorer Group for
any factory fitted options that may be available.
This is the empty weight of a motor vehicle as
defined by the manufacturer.
Owners’ Club
Layout
This is a group of people who usually own the
same brand of caravan or motorhome and enjoy
meeting up for rallies.
This is the Interior design and details where
furniture units are placed in relation to each
other.
Payload
Leisure Battery
This supplies the power for the motorhome
electrical systems and is sometimes called an
auxiliary battery.
The amount you can put into a motorhome.
Specifically the difference between the Maximum
Technical Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) and
the Mass In Running Order (MIRO).
Levelling
PDI
The process of ensuring that a motorhome is
level when sited on a pitch. It is important for
comfort and also to ensure the correct
functioning of the fridge and water systems.
This is an inspection undertaken by the Retailer
prior to handover to the customer.
Pitch
A designated area of a caravan site allocated for
the use of one outfit. Most sites will be arranged
with defined pitches.
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GLOSSARY
Propane
U-Shaped Settee
Gas used in colder conditions and is usually
supplied in red cylinders.
Usually a reference to seating that literally is ‘U’
shaped.
RCD
Vehicle Kerb weight
This is a residual current device and is part of the
electrical system that will ‘trip’ if there is an
electrical fault.
The weight of the tow car often indicated in the
manufacturers specifications.
Gas Regulator
This is a unique serial identification number for a
vehicle. All cars and motorhomes should carry a
VIN. Motorhomes are not obliged to, but most of
those sold in recent years in the UK do.
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
Safety device fitted between the gas cylinder and
the gas system of a motorhome, which controls
the pressure of gas being released from the
cylinder.
Warranty
Road Lights
Roof Lights - See Roof Vent.
Are the terms and conditions that spell out your
rights with regard to servicing, repair or
replacement of parts as provided by the
manufacturer.
Roof Vent
Wild Camping
Is an opening unit in the ceiling that lets in
ventilation and light, these vary in size, but the
best ones will have integral blinds and flyscreens
and are also called rooflights.
Term used for staying overnight away from a site.
Illegal in many countries, but permission may be
granted by individual landowners.
The external lights used while the vehicle is
traveling.
Semi-Rigid Pipe work
Is water pipes made of a semi rigid plastic and are
infinitely preferable to cheaper convoluted piping
which can act as a trap for germs and smells.
Slats
Sometimes used for beds and can improve
ventilation to mattress cushions.
Space Heater
This is a type of heating equipment for the living
quarters. Modern units fitted offer gas and
mains-operation.
Speed Rating
This is the maximum speed at which a tyre may
be used, as marked on its sidewall.
SMMT
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Torque Wrench
A form of spanner used to set nuts and bolts to a
specified degree of tightness. It is recommended
for adjustment of wheel fixings on motorhomes.
User Payload
The weight of all items carried in the
motorhome.
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GLOSSARY
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
MOTORHOME MODEL .........................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ...................................................................... YEAR ...........................
1st SERVICE
2nd SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
3rd SERVICE
4th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
5th SERVICE
6th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
7th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
9th SERVICE
10th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
11th SERVICE
12th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
13th SERVICE
14th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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15th SERVICE
16th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
17th SERVICE
18th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
19th SERVICE
20th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
21th SERVICE
22th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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21-4
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
If you purchase this vehicle as a used vehicle it may be possible to transfer the unexpired term of the
warranty cover (up to a maximum of six years commencing at the original date of purchase from new).
Please refer to the warranty section of the handbook for terms and conditions.
Please complete the attached form and post it to us along with the following information:
•
A copy of the new CRIS registration form
•
A copy of the service handbook displaying complete and up to date service history*
•
A cheque for £75 made payable to The Explorer Group Ltd
Transfer of ownership must be made within the first three months of any change of legal ownership in
order for the warranty cover to remain valid.
Elddis and Buccaneer Customer Care
The Explorer Group Ltd
Delves lane
Consett
County Durham
DH8 7PE
This form is also available for you to print from our web site.
................................................................................................................................................................................................
✂
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
Previous owner details (if known):
Name: ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Address: ................................................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................ Post code: ..............................................
New owner details:
Name: ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Address: ................................................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................ Post code: ..............................................
Daytime telephone number: ........................................................... Date of purchase: ..............................................
Details of Caravan or Motorhome:
Range: ....................................................................................... Model: ..............................................................................
Vehicle identification number (17 digits): ......................................................................................................................
* In order for you warranty to remain valid, your caravan or motorhome must have been serviced annually by an
Approved Elddis or Buccaneer Retailer or Service Centre.
If you would like to receive information about products and services from Elddis or Buccaneer, please tick.
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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NAME AND ADDRESS
In order that we can provide you with the very best level of service we ask that you keep us informed of
any changes to your contact details.
Should your details change please complete the online form on our website, in our ‘Customers’ section.
Alternatively, please complete the attached form and post to us:
Elddis and Buccaneer Customer Care
The Explorer Group Ltd
Delves Lane
Consett
County Durham
DH8 7PE
................................................................................................................................................................................................
✂
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NAME AND ADDRESS
Previous details:
Name: ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Address: ................................................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................ Post code: ..............................................
New details:
Name: ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Address: ................................................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................ Post code: ..............................................
Daytime telephone number: ........................................................... Date of purchase: ..............................................
Details of your Caravan or Motorhome:
Range: ....................................................................................... Model: ..............................................................................
Vehicle identification number (17 digits): ......................................................................................................................
If you would like to receive information about products and services from Elddis or Buccaneer, please tick.
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❑
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
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INDEX
INDEX
A
G
Aerial .................................................... 9-17
Alarm system ...................................... 10-1
Automatic Charging System ............... 8-2
Gas ........................................................... 6-3
Connection ........................................ 6-3
Hoses ........................................ 6-5, 9-1
Regulator............................................ 6-3
Gas Regulator ........................................ 6-4
Gas Safety Advice ................................. 7-1
Generators / Charger .......................... 8-1
Glossary ............................................... 20-1
B
Battery Installation ............................... 8-1
Battery Maintenance ............................ 8-1
Bed make up ....................................... 9-24
Bicycle racks .......................................... 4-1
Bulb Ratings ........................................... 8-2
L
Levelling .................................................. 5-1
Loading .................................................... 3-1
C
Carbon Monoxide Detector ........... 9-13
Care of your Motorhome ................ 11-1
Charging System ................................... 8-2
Code of Practice ................................ 14-1
Mains Electrics ............................... 14-1
Remedial Work .............................. 14-1
Spare Parts ...................................... 14-1
M
Mains Unit .............................................. 8-1
N
Notification of Change of
Ownership ................................. 22-1
Notification of Change to name
and address ................................ 23-1
D
Door flyscreen ................................... 9-15
Door operation .................................... 9-1
Doors ................................................... 9-16
R
RCD ......................................................... 8-1
Refrigerator ........................................... 9-5
E
S
Electrical System ................................... 8-1
Electricity ................................................ 6-1
12v Systems ....................................... 6-1
Connecting To Mains Supply .......... 6-1
Disconnecting Mains Supply .......... 6-2
Generator/Charger ......................... 6-1
Mains Supply ...................................... 6-1
Overseas Electrical Connection ... 6-2
Power Supply Charger .................... 6-1
Equipment list ..................................... 16-1
Safety, general ........................................ 2-1
Security ................................................ 10-1
Service records .................................. 21-1
Site Regulations ..................................... 5-1
Smoke detector ................................. 9-13
Specifications ........................... 18-1, 18-2
Storage
Long Term & Winter ..................... 12-1
F
Fire safety ............................................... 2-2
24-1
INDEX
T
Taps ....................................................... 9-15
Toilet
Thetford C250/C260 ................... 9-18
U
Underfloor Heater ............................ 9-12
V
Ventilation .............................................. 2-2
W
Warranty ............................................. 13-1
Water heater ...................................... 9-12
Water System ........................................ 6-5
Wheel changing .................................. 11-3
Windows ............................................. 9-15
Wiring diagram .................................. 17-1
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AUTOQUEST
Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
Model Year 2012
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
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