Explorer Group Sunseeker Specification

Explorer Group Sunseeker Specification
Owners Handbook
2003 Motorhomes
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the Motorhome. Changing market and
supply situations may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specification details in
this handbook and we therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Please check current details with your dealer
and inspect the motorhome to ensure it is
satisfactory before purchase. Dealers are not
agents and have absolutely no authority to
bind Explorer Group Limited by any express or
implied undertaking or representation.
Model ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Model Year____________2003
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Motorhome Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Chassis No. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Key No. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Overall Length ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Overall Width ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Overall Height__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
M.I.R.O. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
User Payload __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
M.T.P.L.M. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tyre Size ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tyre Pressures:
Front __________________
Rear __________________
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CONTENTS
Introduction
Water Ingress
1
2
Motorhome Code
On Site
On the Road
Safety Recommendations
3
3
3
4
Preparing for the Road
Weights explained
Loading & Distribution of Weight
Roof Racks and Loading
Before Moving Off
5
5
5
5
6
On the Road
Pulling Off
Motorhome Handling
Motorway Driving
Changing a Wheel
Bicycle Racks
7
7
7
7
7
7
Safety & Security
8
Arrival at Site
Selecting a Pitch
Levelling
Connection of Services
Water System
Gas System
Bottles
Regulator
Types of Gas
Precautions
9
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
12
Electricity
Hook-up Lead
Overseas Connections
Mains Unit
Control Panels
14
15
15
16
18
Motorhome Equipment
Truma Ultrastore Water Heater
Gas Operating Instructions
Electrical Operating Instructions
Taps
Water Filter System
Refrigerators
Oven, Hob & Grill
Smoke Alarm
Space Heater
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Alarm System
Blinds and Flyscreens
TV & FM Radio Aerial
Doors
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23
24
25
26
30
31
31
31
32
32
33
35
35
36
37
Care of your Motorhome
Cleaning
Water Systems
38
38
39
Warrenty
42
Spares & Servicing
43
Technical Specification
Equipment List
47
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INTRODUCTION
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MOTORHOMES
You are now the owner of a quality Motorhome.
The Owners Handbook has been prepared for
your guidance to help you derive the greatest
amount of pleasure from the use of your
Motorhome. It is recommend that you read the
pages of this Handbook thoroughly so that you
are fully conversant with all the Motorhome
systems. If there is anything you wish to know
which this Handbook fails to cover we are sure
that your Authorised Dealer will be pleased to
help.
Your motorhome serial number can also be
found on the NCC certificate which can be
found within your user pack.
NOTE:
We are sure you will have many happy times
with your Motorhome but please remember a
happy carefree time is based on proper,
thorough and responsible preparation, careful
driving with regard to ‘The Rules of the Road’,
other road users and above all ensuring your
Motorhome is in a first class roadworthy
condition. It is recommended that your
Motorhome is serviced by an Authorised
Dealer once every twelve months.
All coach built motor caravans are classified as
Grade 2 which meet with the thermal insulation
and heat levels for specific climatic conditions.
IMPORTANT:
The serial number of your motorhome should
be quoted in all correspondence, it can be
found stamped on a plate fixed beneath the
motorhome door.
Your Authorised Dealer will be able to supply
any replacement parts for your Motorhome,
should the need arise, along with any
accessories you may require. Please note that
it is not possible to purchase replacement
parts or accessories direct from the
manufacturer.
FIRE RETARDANT FOAMS
Under the Condition of the Consumer
Protection Act 1987, manufacturers have a
responsibility to ensure that their product is as
safe as possible.
With this in mind all Motorhomes are equipped
with Combustion Modified High Resilient
(C.M.H.R.) 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.
There is also a serial no. on the chassis cab or
pillar, which should also be quoted.
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INTRODUCTION
WATER INGRESS
CODE OF PRACTICE
CONSUMER GUARANTEE
We at The Explorer Group Ltd. want our
customers to be sure that in buying one of our
products, you are buying the very best. We
would like you to continue to believe this for a
long time after you have made your purchase.
We are confident that our new products, built
with innovative manufacturing techniques and
tested materials, make water ingress concerns
unnecessary.
In fact, we are so confident of our new
products that we have issued a ‘Code of
Practice’ which gives certain guarantees to our
customers, both consumers and dealers, of
financial reimbursement of repair costs should
problems occur.
THE CODE
The code applies to all new Explorer Group
products manufactured after 1st September
1998.
All customers with documentary proof of
annual services by an approved Explorer
Group Ltd. dealer or service centre, will be
paid in full for the costs of repairs due to water
ingress for up to 5 years from the date of
purchase of a new product.
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Customers without a full service history may
receive up to 100% of the costs of repair for
water ingress damage in year 2 of ownership,
up to 75% in year 3, up to 50% in year 4 and up
to 25% in year 5. Each case will be examined
on its merit. The Explorer Group Ltd. will
decide the amount of contribution towards the
repair costs.
Customers who bought new motorhomes
between September 1996 and August 1998
will also be covered under this code providing
they have documentary proof of annual
services by approved Explorer Group Ltd.
dealers or service centres.
Customers exchanging their current Explorer
Group model for a new Explorer Group model
will not have the value of their part exchange
reduced due to potential water ingress issues,
provided there is documentary evidence that
the motorhome has been annually serviced
and that it is less than 5 years old.
CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO THE
CODE
• Repairs may only be carried out after
approval by The Explorer Group Ltd. or the
insurance company that provides the
extended warranty (dependent upon
individual circumstances).
• The Explorer Group Ltd. or the company
that provides the extended warranty will pay
the costs of repairs, only after approved
work has been carried out.
• The Code is not retrospective. Motorhomes
traded in prior to implementation of the
Code are not covered.
• In the case of dispute, The Caravan Club
will agree with The Explorer Group Ltd., the
appointment of an independent arbitrator.
The Explorer Group Ltd, will pay for the
costs of arbitration subject to the consumer
paying a £100 deposit.
• If the arbitrator finds in favour of the
consumer, then the deposit will be returned.
If the arbitrator finds in favour of The
Explorer Group Ltd., the consumer will lose
the deposit.
• Where the arbitrator
money less than an
Explorer Group Ltd.,
been rejected by the
deposit is forfeited.
awards a sum of
offer made by The
which has already
consumer, then the
• The arbitrator’s decision is final and both
parties must agree to abide by the decision.
Note: The Explorer Group Ltd. warranties may
be transferred to a second owner for a small
fee.
MOTORHOME CODE
The purpose of introducing a Code of Conduct
for Motor Caravanners is to be seen to be
doing all we can as an industry to ensure that
motor caravans are looked on sympathetically
by legislators and other opinion formers.
The main elements should cover such things
as responsible camping, safe and considerate
driving, parking, and other areas where a
motor caravanner could cause abuse or
nuisance if he or she is not careful.
Here is a brief outline of the main points:
ON SITE
•
Keep to roadways unless otherwise
directed.
•
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10mph. (Remember that the
stopping distance on grass in considerably
greater than on Tarmac.)
•
Dispose of
instructed.
all
waste
water
where
•
Empty effluent from chemical toilets where
instructed.
•
Put all litter in containers marked for the
purpose.
•
Do not make excessive noise.
•
Petrol generators, unless silenced, should
be used with consideration.
•
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
•
Adhere and take note of all fire precautions
noting the whereabouts of the fire points.
•
Unless permission has been granted
barbecues should not be used. When
permission has been given consideration
should be given to the annoyance that can
be caused to other users of the site.
Similarly, open fires are not allowed.
•
Ensure
that
all
fresh
water
taps/connections are turned off after use.
•
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained.
•
Have care and consideration when using
all facilities (toilets and showers etc) and
leave clean and tidy. Young children
should be escorted.
•
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
•
On leaving, check out with the reception
paying the required dues.
If the vehicle is not fitted with a waste water
tank a suitable receptacle should be put
below all waste water pipes. Do not let
these containers overflow,
•
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the land owners or his agents permission,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom.
•
ON THE ROAD
•
Motor caravans should only be parked in
approved places.
•
When using a motor caravan on either the
public highway or private roads the
Highway Code should be complied with
and full consideration given to other road
users.
•
In the event of a motor caravan travelling
slowly and there being a queue of traffic
behind, the driver of the motor caravan
should, where possible, pull over in order
to let the other traffic pass.
•
Before using a motor caravan all aspects
of the handbooks produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter must be
read and adhered to.
•
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
•
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes.
•
When ignition is on all 12V ceases except
fridge.
A full copy of the Motor Caravanners’ Code
can be obtained from the SMMT (Society of
Motor Manufacturers and Traders).
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SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
GENERAL SAFETY
In order for you to get the most out of your new
Explorer Group caravan it is necessary for you
to be aware of the following.
1. Do not obstruct ventilators.
2. Inspect the flexible gas hose regularly for
deterioration and renew as necessary, with
approved type, and in any case no later
than the expiry date stated on the hose.
3. 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 caravan.
4. Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment inside your caravan. Do not use
your fitted cooking equipment as heating
at any time.
5. Never allow modification to your gas or
electrical system unless qualified persons
carry them out. All modification to the gas
system should be carried out by a CORGI
registered gas fitter. 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.
6. Never exceed your caravans Maximum
Technical Permissible Laden Mass.
7. Never exceed the caravan or your cars
maximum nose weight whichever is the
lower.
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8. Care shall be taken against the risk of
falling out when children, especially under
3 years of age, use the upper bunk.
9. Ensure heavy and large items are secured
before towing your new caravan to reduce
the risk of damage being caused while the
caravan is in motion.
10. Turn off all gas appliances and turn off the
gas supply before towing your caravan.
11. Do not leave children under 14 years of
age unattended in your caravan.
12. When your caravan is connected to your
towing vehicle it should be level or slightly
nose down. An excessive nose down
attitude or a nose up attitude could lead to
instability when towing.
VENTILATION
All caravans manufactured by the Explorer
Group Limited are ventilated at both high and
low level in accordance with BSEN 721 Safety
Ventilation. The fixed ventilation points fitted in
your caravan 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.
HIGH-LEVEL VENTILATION
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 roof skylight be switched off
prior to cleaning.
LOW-LEVEL VENTILATION
Low level ventilation is provided under the front
chest of drawers, except in an L-shape layout,
where it can be found either in the nearside or
offside bed box. The exact position can be
identified via the white plastic cover used to
prevent the ventilation from being obstructed.
In order to clean the ventilator, remove the
cover by undoing the two screws and clean
using a small brush. It is essential that the
cover is replaced once cleaning is complete.
SEPARATE BEDROOMS
In caravans with sleeping areas separated via
a solid door, separate ventilation is required
and is provided via a roof skylight at high level
and a ventilator at low level within a bed box.
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
THERMAL INSULATION AND
HEATING CLASSIFICATION
LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION OF
WEIGHT IN THE MOTORHOME
All caravans manufactured by the Explorer
Group Limited are classified as Grade 2, in
accordance with BSEN 1645 part 1, for thermal
Insulation and heating. This will allow the
Interior temperature to be maintained at 20 °C
when the exterior ambient temperature is 0 °C.
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
YOUR 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 driver and 90%
fuel.
Some models of Motorhomes are fitted with a
roof rack and ladder as standard.
Care is needed when using this facility. It is
recommend you exercise extreme caution
when loading and unloading.
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.
ROOF LOADING
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass
The maximum weight of the vehicle when fully
laden for use on the road.
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
which can be loaded into your motorhome,
covering items such as food, crockery, cutlery,
clothing, bedding, gas cylinders, etc.
ROOF RACKS
spaced and are in as low a position as
possible, for example, low cupboards and bed
boxes.
Do not exceed recommended maximum
loading for your motorhome.
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. The roof rack is capable of
withstanding the average persons weight e.g.
12 stone/76 kgs.
Static roof loading or top box loading should
be limited to a maximum of 75 kgs, or the limit
set by the top box manufacturer, which ever is
the lower figure.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WALK ON
THE OVER CAB SECTION.
3. Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
rear visibility.
Calypso Roof Loading
On the Calypso model the roof loading area
extends only to the roof light, to step beyond
the roof light line may damage the roof and
cause personal injury.
4. Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and turn off all gas appliances,
also ensure that the gas locker door is
securely fastened.
Roof loads should be evenly distributed and
securely fastened, but care must be taken not
to over-tighten 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.
BEFORE MOVING OFF
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.
1. Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check any loose articles. Do
not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
2. Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
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5. Switch off 240 volt supply at source,
disconnect mains cable and store in an
appropriate place.
6. Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
7. 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.)
8. Remove any external
connections etc.
fresh
water
9. Make sure any heavy articles are stored in
accordance with the loading procedure.
Tables should also be made secure.
10. Lock the motorhome exterior
(remember to take out your keys).
door
11. Check your external rear view mirrors and
adjust if necessary.
12. Check that all corner steadies are wound
up and that, if a step is used, it is put away
before moving off.
ON THE ROAD
PULLING OFF
MOTORWAY DRIVING
Engage the clutch smoothly.
Speed Limits (UK)
Where a speed limit is not in force, your
motorhome can be driven up to 70mph on
motorways and dual carriageways.
Avoid wear and tear on clutch
transmission by taking extra care.
and
Change gears smoothly.
Try not to jerk the clutch.
MOTORHOME HANDLING
Do not bump kerb 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 manoeuvres as smoothly as
possible.
Use nearside wing mirror to check motorhome
has cleared when overtaking.
1. Reducing Speed:
i)
In high or cross winds.
ii) Downhill.
iii) In poor visibility.
2. High sided vehicles cause air buffeting so
extra care must be taken when passing or
being passed. As much space as possible
should be given.
CHANGING A WHEEL
1. Ensure handbrake is applied and chock
the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be removed.
2. Remove the hub cap.
3. Use wheel brace to slacken off wheel nuts
on the wheel to be changed.
7. Fit spare wheel and reverse the above
procedure.
8. Tighten wheel nuts in the order and in
accordance with the vehicle handbook
instructions.
WARNING:
Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that
has been removed.
BICYCLE RACKS
Following the recent trend toward the fitting of
bicycle racks to the rear panel of motorhomes
we should like to point out the weight
distribution problems associated with such
fitments.
We would advise you to carry a maximum of 75
kgs 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.
4. Position jack at the appropriate jacking
point (see vehicle handbook).
5. Jack up the motorhome until the wheel for
removal is just off the ground.
6. Remove the wheel nuts and remove the
wheel.
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SAFETY & SECURITY
SECURITY
MINDER
MOTORHOME THEFT
FORD ALARMS/DEAD LOCKS BEWARE:
Your motorhome is fitted with MINDER, the
security scheme operated by HPI Limited.
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.
BEWARE:
When leaving your motorhome with the
double locking/alarm activated, and the
rear body alarm activated. On your return if
you enter the rear main conversion door
and deactivate the body alarm the cab
dead locks and alarm remain active. No
alarm will sound from the cab until you
place the key in the ignition and turn.
Once this happens the only way to stop the
alarm is to open the window, insert the key
into the lock from the outside and open the
lock. Make sure that the dead locks are
deactivated when occupying the main
body. Read page 29 in your Ford Transit
handbook that explains this.
During manufacture, an electronic tag is
concealed in the motorhome body carrying a
unique Motorhome Identification Number. This
number links to the vehicle identification
number so there is a double record matching
chassis to motorhome body.
The MIN number is also recorded at other
parts of the vehicle as a further deterrent.
All police forces in the UK can obtain
equipment which can read MINDER electronic
tags, aiding identification in the event of theft
and subsequent recovery.
All MIN numbers are recorded on the HPI
MINDER Enquiry Database for the police,
dealers and potential buyers to check the
correct ownership details.
SERIAL NUMBER
Record your motorhome serial number (which
can be found stamped on a plate fixed beneath
the motorhome door or pillar), and your cab
chassis serial no. (which can be found on a
plate under the bonnet). Make a note of this
number in the space provided at the front of
this handbook and make a separate note of
the number to keep safe at home.
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ADDITIONAL SECURITY
Consider fitting any device which might deter
or prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock
prevents removal of the wheel. Window
etching of the chassis number is a cost
effective deterrent.
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.
ARRIVAL AT SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
SITING YOUR MOTORHOME
When siting your motorhome please keep to
the roadways unless otherwise directed. Obey
the speed limit; it should be noted that the
speed limit is generally 10 mph. Only a person
in possession of a current driving licence may
drive on the site. It is also worth remembering
that stopping distances on grass are
considerably greater than on tarmac.
SELECTING A PITCH
Carefully select where you wish to place your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, preferable 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 the rainy season,
NOTE: Corner steadies are NOT wheel
jacks.
LEVELLING
It is important that the motorhome is correctly
levelled to ensure the correct working of the
refrigerator, cooker, etc. Use ramps or levelling
devices to raise the lower wheels.
Wind down the rear corner steadies (if fitted)
onto load spreaders (blocks of wood a
minimum of 6 inches (15.25cm) square) taking
care not to lift the motorhome.
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CONNECTING SERVICES - WATER
WATER
Comet Elegance submersible water pump is
supplied with each motorhome. Connection to
the motorhome is made utilising either a
Carver Compact or a Carver Crystal 3 water
system. To determine which model you have,
please refer to the equipment chart contained
in your Owner’s Information Pack.
Ensure all taps are in the off position and the
12v water pump switch, located on the
electrical control panel, is off.
USING A WATER CONTAINER
(not supplied)
For either water system, fill fresh water
container and place in a suitable position.
Place waste water container under main drain
valve.
Place the submersible pump into the fresh
water container, ensuring it is fully submerged
before operating the system (see figure 3).
USING THE CARVER WATERLINE
(direct connection to mains supply unit)
This item is not supplied with every model.
Connect the Carver Waterline hose to the
mains unit on the pitch. (The end without the
valve connects to the mains unit).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
CARVER CRYSTAL 3 WATER SYSTEM
OPERATION
Do not remove by pulling the electric cable
or the hose.
Raise the crystal filter housing lid (see fig. 1).
Clean both the water socket and the power
supply terminals for the pump. It is advisable to
lubricate the water inlet using vegetable oil
(this reduces the friction between the ‘0’ ring
and the plastic surface).
CHANGING THE FILTER CARTRIDGE
Plug the pump assembly into the housing
ensuring that it is pushed fully home (see
fig. 2).
It is recommended that the filter cartridge is
replaced after 30 days of use.
To remove the pump from the crystal housing,
press the two clips in at either side of the pump
plug and pull.
When inserting a new filter cartridge into the
housing, smear vegetable oil on the two ‘0’
rings. (This reduces friction and makes it easier
to remove).
To remove the filter cartridge pull the tab on the
bottom of the filter, which will release the filter
from the housing (see fig. 4).
CONNECTING SERVICES - GAS
GAS
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.
Always ensure that the new filter cartridge is
pushed fully home into the housing.
CARVER COMPACT
Connect the fresh water hose directly to the
Carver Compact inlet.
Finally put the “pump” switch on the control
panel to “on” and turn the cold tap on until
water flows.
Prior to operation of the water heater, ensure
water is flowing from hot tap.
Propane will work at temperatures as low as 40°C and is therefore suitable for all winter
caravanning.
Your motorhome is designed to accept a
maximum 2 x 7.5kg gas bottles.
CONNECTION
TYPES OF GAS
Make sure that heating, cooking appliances
and gas cylinders are switched off.
BUTANE
Fig. 4
Germany or Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
Butane is supplied in the U.K. in Green or Blue
bottles. All these have a male left hand thread
except for Camping Gaz, which has a special
female right hand, Calor, 7.5 kg and 15 kg
bottles have a special clip-on connection.
Ensure the correct regulator for the gas
chosen has been connected to the gas bottle.
The regulator is a governing device which
adapts the bottle pressure to one that suits the
equipment in the motorhome.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar, but not identical, to U.K.
butane.
It is recommended that the regulator valve
should be fitted with an over-pressure release
valve to 150m/bar.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2°C but will not work below that.
Note: Regulator valves should always be in the
‘OFF’ position when towing.
PROPANE
Propane is supplied in red, or partly red bottles
which have a female left hand threaded
connector.
Scandinavian
connector.
countries
use
the
same
HOSES
Low pressure flexible hoses with a maximum
length of 700mm should be fitted between the
pressure regulator and the rigid pipework.
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CONNECTING SERVICES - GAS
FACTS ABOUT LPG
LPG is not poisonous. Bi-products are
harmless. LPG is dangerous if all air and
oxygen is excluded.
(Ventilation holes must be clear at all
times).
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.
Hoses should be made from Neoprene, which
is black, and should conform to BS 3212.
Rubber hosing should never be used.
It is strongly recommended that a jubilee clip is
used to secure the hose to the rigid pipework
in order to prevent accidental removal.
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
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.
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.
AWNING SPACES LPG APPLIANCE
EXHAUST
There is no danger of pollution of an enclosed
awning space from the LPG exhaust from a
refrigerator venting into it.
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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.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match. Always
use a soap solution or its equivalent when
testing connections. Do not operate any
electrical apparatus whatsoever, especially
light switches. If the leak is not obvious, the
motorhome should be evacuated and
qualified personnel consulted,
b) Avoid naked flames when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
c) Check the flexible hose frequently.
ROOF-MOUNTED FLUE
INSTALLATIONS
All flue installations should be inspected once
a year throughout their length for corrosion.
Flues should be replaced if any sign of
perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
ELECTRICITY
MAINS SUPPLY
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.
Your motorhome’s main electrical installation is
designed to run on a 230v 50hz a.c. supply.
ON ARRIVAL AT CARAVAN SITE
1.
Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check that:
LAMPHOLDER-PLUGS (BAYONET- CAP
ADAPTORS) SHOULD NOT IN ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES BE USED.
(a) the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e.
whether it is a.c. or d.c. and whether it
is at the correct voltage and frequency.
(b) your installation will be properly
earthed. Never accept a supply from a
socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
(c) 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 his
agent.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT THE
SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF AND THAT
ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN THE
MOTORHOME IS SWITCHED OFF.
3. Remove any cover from the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert the
connector of the supply flexible cable
obtained from the site owner.
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ON LEAVING CARAVAN SITE
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on the
main switch at the site supply point.
Note: If you wish to use any 12v
appliances, you must turn on the battery
charging unit on the control panel.
5. Reverse the procedure described in
Paragraph 3 and 4 above.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
DISCONNECTED, AND ANY COVER
REPLACED ON THE SOCKET OUTLET
AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
PERIODICALLY
6. Preferably not less than once a year, the
motorhome electrical installation should
be inspected and tested and a report on its
CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
condition obtained as prescribed in the
Regulations for Electrical Installations,
published by the Institute of Electrical
Engineers.
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
Care must be taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can be of REVERSE
POLARITY.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may not
be electrically isolated.
The only certain way of making equipment safe
is to unplug it.
A means of checking the polarity of the mains
supply when overseas is useful.
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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CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
MAINS UNIT
The Mains Unit replaces the conventional
fusebox. Similar, but larger ones are often fitted
in new houses.
The unit gives overload and earth leakage
protection for the 230v electrical supply in your
motorhome.
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches on
the left of the unit are known as M.C.B’s
(miniature circuit breakers).
These take the place of the conventional fuse
but are more convenient.
In the event of a fault the M.C.B. ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF position.
After elimination of the fault the M.C.B. can be
re-set by switching to the ON position. (Against
the spring pressure in an upwards direction),
If an earth fault develops, or a person was to
touch a live piece of equipment, the leakage of
current to earth should immediately operate
the ROD (residual current device) and ‘trip’ the
main switch, to the OFF position.
This switch is only re-settable after elimination
of the fault.
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To re-set, operate the switch as for M.C.B’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.
Note:
It is possible that all of the 230V mains
electrical equipment may not be able to be
operated simultaneously. A typical UK
motorhome site mains hook up point
provides a maximum output of 10 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.
230V Mains equipment typical consumption
figures:
Fridge
0.50 amps
Charger
0.50 amps
Water heater
2.75 amps
Blown air heaters
4.80 amps
Colour TV
2.50 amps
Microwave
10.00 amps
Air conditioning
4.00 amps
CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
12V ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
N.B. The information provided in this
Guide relating to fitted equipment is
only intended as a quick reference.
Comprehensive details of maintenance
and fault finding charts where
appropriate can be found by referring to
the accompanying manufacturers’
literature. If any doubts still exist about
the operation of the equipment qualified
personnel or your motorhome dealer
should be consulted.
It is recommended that you fit a sealed-forlife auxillery leisure battery.
Note:
Charging the motorhome battery from the
towing vehicle is automatic.
Your motorhome will be fitted with either a
Power Centre II or BCA Leisure charging and
power distribution unit.
Please note that any drop in voltage
coming in will reduce the output.
WARNING:
Under no circumstances should a fuse
of different size or rating be fitted.
Should a fuse blow for any reason the
fault must be diagnosed before
replacement.
A built in battery charger in conjunction with a
12 volt battery supplies the 12 volt circuits via
the DC output fuses numbered 2-6. Output is
via the 12 pin and 15 pin sockets.
CAUTION!
THE POWER CENTRE II SYSTEM
(P.C.II) (SUNSEEKER)
The Power Centre II (P.C,ll) function is to
control and protect the motorhomes 230 volt
AC mains circuits and provide 12 volt charging
and distribution circuits. The P.C.II can be
found behind the space heater in each
motorhome. Housed within each P.C.II unit are:
• An all electronic battery charger/power
supply.
•
Automatic selection relays.
•
12 volt fuse block & mains RCD with 2
MCBs.
Access to the operation of these devices is
gained by lifting the transparent plastic door
on the unit upwards.
•
As with all types of transformer/power
supply a certain amount of heat is
generated, this will vary with the charge
rate, therefore adequate space and
ventilation must be provided and
maintained around the unit to aid cooling.
•
Keep all flammable materials and aerosols
well away from this appliance and other
sources of heat, as this could cause the
pressure in the aerosol to rise. Should a
seal then fail it is possible an explosion will
ensue.
•
N.B. Remember any work, replacing parts
or repairs, must only be carried out when
the mains supply has been disconnected,
and only by a qualified electrician.
The power supply can be removed from the
P.C.II by removing the fuses and then the front
cover (4 cross headed screws) and
unscrewing the 4 battery charger fixing screws.
The 12 volt +ve and -ve connections simply
pull off.
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CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
CONTROLS
The mains protection devices are located to
the right hand side of the unit, and consists of
a 25 amp RCD (Residual Current Device)
which will rapidly break the mains circuit
should a fault occur.
At the left hand side of the RCD are two MCBs
(Miniature Circuit Breakers) which protect the
individual mains circuits within the motorhome
against overloading. Situated above the RCD
is an illuminated ON/OFF switch which turns
the Battery Charger/Power Supply ON or OFF.
The remaining item is the 12 volt fuse
assembly, the six blade type fuses protect
individual 12 volt circuits within the
motorhome, and are marked with their function
to the left hand side. To remove the fuses
simply pull forward away from the P.C.II and
push in to replace. The fuses fitted in the P.C.II
are a similar type to fuses fitted to modern cars
and can be ‘borrowed’ from the car in an
emergency.
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AUTOQUEST/AVANTGARDE
BATTERY CHARGER/POWER SUPPLY
Normally these MCBs should be left in the ON
position.
The battery charger is an all electronic switch
mode power supply, capable of providing 12
amps continuously at 13.8 volts DC. The unit is
designed to be used as a very efficient battery
charger when a battery is in situ and the
motorhome is connected to mains supply (it
cannot overcharge the battery even when left
connected for long periods of time) or as a
power supply when no battery is connected
providing the power to operate the equipment
within the motorhome.
The RCD is fitted to provide protection against
earth faults and possible electric shock. In the
event of an earth fault which would cause a
current leaking to earth, either directly or via
the human body, the unit should immediately
trip and switch OFF the supply. After
elimination of the fault it will be possible to
manually reset the RCD to the ON position by
switching the switch in an upward direction
against the spring pressure, and so restore the
supply again.
R.C.D. TEST BUTTON
Periodically it is necessary to test the operation
of the RCD. This is achieved by ensuring that it
is switched in the ON position with an
electricity supply connected and by pressing
the test button marked ‘T’. The unit should
immediately switch to the OFF position.
Provided this happens all is correct and the
switch should be returned to the ON position,
upwards and against the spring pressure, to
restore the supply back to normal. The RCD
also acts as the main switch for the unit and if
it is required to switch off all circuits in the
motorhome this can be achieved by switching
the RCD to OFF.
This should be operated at regular intervals in
order to check and ensure effective operation
of the facility. See label fitted adjacent to the
P.C.11 unit in your motorhome and also the
following RCD/ MCB section.
RCD/MCB PROTECTION
These components are designed to give both
overload and earth leakage protection for the
electrical supply in your motorhome. The
MCBs are better described as mechanical
fuses. In the event of an overload situation, the
circuit they supply is automatically switched to
the OFF position. After elimination of the fault
the MCB should be reset by manually
switching the switch back on again in an
upward direction against the spring pressure.
CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
FUSES
GENERATORS
Replacement fuses must be made only with
fuses of equivalent values, and of the same
type as the originals. Correct values of each
fuse are clearly marked on them.
When using a generator to supply the P C.II
ensure that the actual output voltage does not
exceed the rated generator output voltage, and
the rated input voltage of the P.C.il, otherwise
internal damage to the P.C.11 unit could occur.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A FUSE OF HIGHER RATING
THAN THAT STATED.
REVERSE POLARITY
When connecting mains supply abroad, the
supply can be of reverse polarity. The
significance of this is that when equipment is
switched OFF it may not be electrically
isolated. The only certain way of making sure
equipment is safe is to unplug it.
There are several proprietary makes of
equipment to check the polarity of mains
supply. This equipment is useful, mostly for
mains connection when overseas.
N.B. Refer to the manufacturer’s instruction
book before use.
CAUTION: Take care not to expose the battery
to sparks or naked flames as explosive gases
may be present.
N.B. As with mains supply, switch off all
appliances and lights before disconnecting the
battery.
CONTROL PANELS
Your Explorer Group motorhome will be fitted
with one of the following electrical control
panels.
If reverse polarity occurs on site then reverse
the live & neutral connections inside the plug
on your mains cable. Check before use.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to connect
live to live, and neutral to neutral to maintain
full electrical protection.
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CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
AUTOSTRATUS/CASTAWAY CONTROL PANEL “PC-200”
13) It shows the connection to the 230V net.
14) It shows that the minimal voltage device
has switched on.
15) It shows the drink water tank test, the
blinking means empty tank alarm.
16) The blinking shows the full waste water
tank.
17) It shows the unit of measure: U=Volt,
I=Internal
temperature,
E=External
temperature.
18) It shows the temperature unit of measure.
1) Main switch (see minimal voltage control).
2) Test button to check the voltage of the car
(B1) and leisure (B2) battery.
3) Test button to check the level in "%" of the
drink water tank. 4) Lights main switch.
5) Awning light switch, it switches
automatically off when you start up the
engine.
9) It shows the car (B1) battery test, the
blinking means run-down battery alarm.
10) It shows the leisure (B2) battery test, the
blinking means run-down battery alarm.
11) It shows the battery recharging through
engine alternator.
DIP-SWITCH POSITION
12) It shows the test or alarm batteries
together with the symbols 9 or 10.
Attention: Do not change the position as
shown in figure.
6) Water pump switch.
7) Digital displaying of the required test.
8) It shows the starting up of the battery
parallel when the engine is started.
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ON 1
2
3
4
CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
SUNSEEKER CONTROL PANEL
AUX
MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
Switching the ‘aux’ switch on (position 1) will
provide a 12-volt supply to the axillary socket
in the motorhome.
CLOCK
PUMP
The pump switch acts as a master switch for
the water system. When the switch is on the
water pump will provide water for the sink units
and shower on demand. Should the pump
keep cutting in and out during the night, then
turning the pump off will disconnect the 12-volt
supply to the pump.
SWITCHES - AUX/VEH
When the switch is in the ‘veh’ position the
motorhomes’ 12-volt system is powered from
the vehicle battery. When it is in the ‘aux’
position it is powered from the motorhomes’
auxillary battery or the 12-volt charger/power
supply if the motorhome is connected to a 230volt supply.
It is recommended that the motorhome is used
in the ‘veh’ position sparingly as prolonged
use without running the engine could flatten
the vehicle battery.
LIGHTS
Switching either of these switches on (position
1) will cause some lights in the motorhome to
come on. Only those lights that are not
independently switched will come on.
As the toilet flush works independently of the
pump switch, the flush can still be used with
the pump switch in the off position.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
PUMP RUN
Adjacent to the pump switch is the ‘pump run’
indicator light. When the pump switch is on
and the pump is running this green light
should be on. When the pump is not running
the light should not be on.
WASTE FULL
On the right hand side of the panel is the
‘waste full’ indicator light. When the onboard
waste tank is becoming full and requires
emptying this red light will come on. Once the
tank is empty the light will go out.
On initial power up the display will show the
time:- 0.00 and the ‘.’ will flash.
To reset the clock, press the button marked
‘mins’. This will advance the minutes. When
the minute before the one required is reached,
release the button. The clock will advance one
further minute. To set the hour repeat as for the
minutes using the ‘hrs’ button.
BATTERY VOLTAGE
When the ‘battery voltage’ button is pressed
the green LED light at the side of the button will
illuminate and the display will show the voltage
in volts.
CURRENT
Pressing the ‘current’ button will illuminate the
LED at the side of the current button and the
display will show the current taken on the 12volt circuits.
INSIDE TEMPERATURE
Pressing the ‘int temp’ button will cause the
LED to light at the side of the button and the
display will show the inside temperatures of
the vehicle, in degrees centigrade.
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CONNECTING SERVICES - ELECTRICITY
EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE
Pressing the ‘ext temp’ button will cause the
LED to light at the side of the button and the
display will show the external temperature, in
degrees centigrade.
WATER LEVEL GAUGE
Pressing the ‘water level’ button will cause the
LED at the side of the button to illuminate and
display the amount of water in the water tank
as a percentage. This should vary between 0 100.
If any of the five function buttons are held the
display will continue to show the function until
the button is released.
SLEEP MODE
Should at any time the display become
intrusive at night, by pressing the ‘int temp’
and ‘ext temp’ will cause the display to turn off.
Pressing any of the five buttons will restore that
function and then the clock.
ELDDIS AVANTEGARDE COMPASS/AUTOQUEST
CONTROL PANEL
The Avantegarde control panel consists of a
gauge, three switches and two indicator lights.
GAUGE
The gauge will normally show the voltage in
the vehicle or auxiliary battery depending on
the position of the AUX/VEH change over
switch. The gauge can also show the water
level in the inboard water tank (see Water
Switch).
Aux/Veh
When the switch is in the ‘Veh’ position the
motorhome 12-volt system is powered from
the vehicle battery. When it is in the ‘Aux’
position it is powered from the motorhome’s
auxiliary battery or the 12-volt charger/power
supply if the motorhome is connected to a 230volt supply.
SWITCHES
The three switches are;
Pump
The ‘Pump’ switch acts as a master switch for
the internal water system. When the switch is
on the internal water pump will provide water
for the sink taps.
Should the pump keep cutting in and out
during the night, then turning the pump switch
off will disconnect the 12-volt supply to the
pump.
As the external pump works independently of
the pump switch, this can still be used with the
pump switch in the off position.
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Water
Pressing and holding the ‘Water’ switch will
cause the gauge to show the water level in the
fresh water tank. Releasing the switch causes
the guage to return to showing the voltage.
It is recommended that the motorhome be
used in the ‘Veh’ position sparingly as
prolonged use without running the engine can
flatten the vehicle battery.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
There are two indicator lights on the control
panel;
MOTORHOME EQUIPMENT
Run
This is the green indicator light. When the
pump switch is on and the pump is running
this light should be on. When the pump is not
running the light should not be on.
Note: this indicator only works with the internal
pump.
Waste
This is the red indicator light. When the
onboard waste tank is becoming full and
requires emptying this light will come on. Once
the tank is empty the light will go out.
TRUMA ULTRASTORE WATER
HEATER
This water heater features a dual source
system of water heating powered by Liquid
Petroleum Gas or 230V mains electricity. For a
faster heating up period the appliance can be
simultaneously operated with gas and
electricity. The holding tank has a capacity of
10 litres.
WARNING:
Always fit the cowl cap when the water
heater is not being operated. If there is
any risk of frost and preferably each
time you leave the site, the water heater
should be drained leaving all taps open.
Frost damage is not covered by the
warranty.
The system may be fitted to a mains water
supply with special adaptors which include a
pressure reducer which does not allow
pressure to exceed 2.8 bar.
During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance some fumes are normal. These
should soon disperse if the motorhome is well
ventilated.
FILLING THE TRUMA ULTRASTORE
1. Check the safety/drain valve in the cold
water intake is closed. The lever should be
in the horizontal position (e) Fig. C.
2. Set the hot tap in either the washroom or
kitchen in the open position.
3. Switch on the power for the water pump.
4. Leave the tap open to let air escape while
the water heater is filling. The heater is full
when water flows freely from the tap. (See
Connection of Water section.)
5. It may be necessary to adjust the pressure
switch on the water system.
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MOTORHOME EQUIPMENT
N.B. If only the cold water system is being
used the heater tank will still be filled with water
and to avoid frost damage it should always be
drained as described below.
GAS OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Control Panel (Gas Operation)
Switching off
DRAINING THE WATER HEATER
Switch the heater off using the slide switch (a),
draining it if there is a risk of frost.
1. Disconnect the water pump and switch off
power supply where appropriate.
2. Open all hot and cold water taps.
3. Open safety/drain valve and leave in
vertical position (f).
4. The water heater will now drain directly to
the outside. If towing, it is useful to leave
the drain valve open as movement of the
motorhome will help to ensure that the
system is completely drained.
5. Ensure that if a water filter is fitted that this
is also drained as well as any water left in
the submersible pump.
WARNING:
Water may be hot enough to scald.
WARNING:
Never operate the water heater without
water in it. Always remove the external
cowl prior to using the water heater.
Switching on
1. Remove the external cowl cover by
applying pressure with both thumbs to the
illustration on the cover whilst pulling the
cowl away with the forefingers.
2. Ensure the supply is turned on at the gas
cylinder.
3. Select the required water temperature at
the rotary control. This can be varied
between 30° and 70°C.
4. Switch on the water heater at the slide
switch (a) on the control panel. The green
indicator lamp should light up.
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5. Any air in the gas supply line may take up
to a minute to clear. If the red indicator light
comes on wait 5 minutes and switch on
again.
If the heater is not to be used for a longer
period the cowl cover should be fitted to
ensure that the functioning of the appliance is
not impaired by water, dirt or insects. Failure to
do this could invalidate the warranty. Turn off
the gas supply at the cylinder.
Red indicator lamp
If this red indicator light is continuously lit this
denotes a failure.
First check that gas is available from the
cylinder and if, after waiting five minutes for a
possible air-lock to clear, the appliance will still
not operate consult your Explorer Group
distributor.
MOTORHOME EQUIPMENT
ELECTRICAL OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
Never operate the water heater without
water in it.
The electrical water heating element is
controlled by the on/off switch on the control
panel. The indicator light should b illuminated
when the panel is on.
N.B. The water temperature is not adjustable
using the mains heating element. The
temperature is set at 70°C. Mains and gas
operation can be used together for faster
warm-up.
MAINTENANCE
The water heater should be serviced annually
during the routine motorhome service.
REPAIRS
Repairs should only be carried out by qualified
personnel as the warranty will be void if
unqualified persons attempt repairs. Only
original Truma parts should be used.
DE-SCALING
Introduce wine vinegar into the water system
and allow time for it to react with the scale then
flush out thoroughly with fresh water.
HYGIENE
STERILISING THE SYSTEM
The water tank in the Truma Ultrastore is made
of high quality stainless steel, however, in order
to avoid colonisation of micro-organisms the
tank should be heated up to 70°C (with
electrical heater) at regular intervals. Water
from the hot tap should not be used for
drinking.
At the start of the season or if the motorhome
has not been used for some time sterilise the
water system thoroughly by preparing about
10 litres of water, containing a sterilising agent
made specially for the purpose. This should be
available from your Explorer Group distributor.
When an on-board tank is fitted ensure that
sufficient mixture is prepared to fill the whole
tank.
FUSES
The water heater fuse is on the electronic
control unit on the heater.
IMPORTANT Only replace the miniature fuse
on the p.c.b. with a fuse of the same type: 1,25
AT EN 60127-2-3 (slow action).
SAFETY
There is no danger of exhaust gas pollution in
awning spaces from water heaters which vent
into them but it is advised that fresh air
circulation should be provided and any
window immediately above the flue outlet
should be kept closed.
WARNING:
Water heaters (as with other
appliances) should be turned off and
gas cylinder valves closed whilst the
motorhome is in motion.
DO NOT use domestic bleach, camden tablets
or sodium metabisulphide.
Pump about half of the solution through the
system, opening all taps in turn and leave for
not longer than 30 minutes. Pump the
remainder through. Drain the water heater and
water tank (if fitted) then pump at least 18 litres
of fresh water through the system again
opening all taps in turn, then drain again.
Similar attention should be paid to the hygiene
of the external water container and
submersible pump and hose used to draw off
water.
DO NOT use water which has stood in a water
container for any length of time and do not use
garden hoses for filling tanks.
WATER FILTER (where fitted)
Replace the in-line filter cartridge with a new
one after sterilising the water system. On no
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MOTORHOME EQUIPMENT
MICROSWITCH REPLACEMENT
account should the old cartridge be used
again as the sterilising agent will have
saturated the filter bed.
1. Carefully remove lever cap. A recess at the
back of the lever cap is provided to assist
with this.
After fitting the new filter flush the system for
around 30 seconds to remove any loose
particles of carbon. It is recommended that a
new filter is fitted at the sort of each season
after sterilising the system and again after
approximately 30 days usage as the filter
becomes less effective after this period.
On no account should the old cartridge be
used again as the sterilising agent will have
saturated the carbon bed.
TAPS
WHALE ‘ELITE’ MICRO SWITCH TAPS
(FITTED IN CALYPSO ONLY)
The micro switch taps are used when the water
supply is not pressurised. When the tap is
turned on the micro switch (which is fitted
inside the tap) activates the pump to supply
water.
OPERATION
Swivel the tap spout (a) to the desired position
over the sink, lift the control lever (b) to activate
the pump and allow water to flow
simultaneously. To adjust the temperature
swivel the lever (c) to the left or right as shown
below.
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2. Remove screw with No. 2 Pozi screwdriver.
Note the position of the lever at this stage.
3. Lift off the lever.
4. Note the position of actuator before
removal. Flange should be facing forward.
CLEANING
It is recommended that a non-abrasive damp
cloth is used for cleaning the Elite Tap/Shower.
Microswitch Replacement: A microswitch
replacement kit is available (ref. MT8000).
NOTE: Before commencing microswitch
replacement ensure instructions are read
through thoroughly. The entire process can be
completed without the need to remove the tap
from the worktop.
BEFORE YOU START
1. Ensure pump is isolated.
2. Position lever in central, i.e. mixer, off
location.
5. Remove actuator.
6. To remove shroud, squeeze clips with one
hand and slide shroud off with other hand.
7. Remove microswitch, using finger and
thumb, pull up and outwards.
8. Slide wire terminals off microswitch.
9. Attach replacement microswitch and
relocate. Note: Ensure microswitch snaps
fully home.
10. Before relocating shroud ensure wires are
neatly located in the front groove as
shown.
11. Replace shroud. Note: Ensure shroud
locating rib is aligned with the rear groove
of tap and snap fully home, ensuring clips
are retaining the shroud.
12. Replace actuator in position noted in 4
above.
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1
2
OPERATION
CLEANING OF ALL TAPS
These taps are operated by turning the
separate hot and cold taps. To get the desired
water temperature turn on both hot and cold
taps.
It is recommended that a non-abrasive damp
cloth be used for cleaning the Elegance taps
and showers.
PLEASE NOTE
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5
4
A. When only the hot water tap is turned on the
temperature of the water can be very high.
B. For winter storage the taps must be left in
the fully open position.
REICH TAPS AND SHOWER (FITTED
IN AVANTGARDE/SUNSEEKER AND
AUTOSTRATUS/CASTAWAY)
THE KERAMIK ‘MONO’ TAP
The Keramik ‘Mono’ tap (Fig. 1) is a single flow
tap (hot or cold) controlled by a lever which is
rotated anti-clockwise to turn on. The housing
is made from high quality plastic.
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MICRO-SWITCH REPLACEMENT
13. Replace lever and fix with screw. NOTE: Do
not overtighten screw.
14. Replace lever cap.
Please consult your dealer if in difficulty. If they
are unable to solve the problem, contact
Whale Customer Services: tel: 01247 270531
ext. 211 or 213.
The micro-switch on the Whale taps can be
located by removing the base plate by undoing
the 4 fixing screws. The micro-switch can then
be replaced by following the Whale
instructions contained in your Owner's
Information Pack.
THE KERAMIK ‘TWIST’ MIXER TAP
The Keramik ‘Twist’ mixer tap (Fig. 2) is a
single lever mixer tap, The flow is governed by
lifting and lowering the lever. Temperature is
controlled by rotating the lever anti-clock wise
allowing cold water to flow first followed by
further rotation to obtain hot water. The water
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temperature is regulated by the amount the tap
is turned. By removing the tap nozzle, a
shower attachment with a 1/2 inch thread, can
be screwed on.
THE KERAMIK ‘COLOR’ TAP
The Keramik ‘COLOR’ tap (Fig. 3) is a singlelever mixer tap. The volume of water is
controlled by lifting up the control lever.
Moving the lever anti-clockwise increases the
water temperature whereas turning it
clockwise will produce cold water.
THE ‘CHARISMA’ TAP
The CHARISMA’ tap (Fig. 4) is a single-lever
mixer tap. The volume of water is controlled by
lifting up the control lever. Moving the lever
anti-clockwise increases the water temperature
whereas turning it clockwise will produce cold
water.
STYLE 2000 MONO-MIX
The Mono-Mix (Fig. 5) is a single lever
controlled mixer unit which is mounted through
a table or work surface. Hot and cold water are
supplied independently to the inlet of the unit,
under the work surface and mixed water
delivered through a single outlet pipe to the tap
or shower. When the control lever is rotated
(90° from OFF to fully ‘ON’) a microswitch
operates the water pump to pressurise the
water system. The degree of lever movement,
in an anti-clockwise direction, determines
thetemperature of the water. The volume of
water is controlled by the tap or shower head
being used.
THE ‘CARINO’ SHOWER UNIT
The shower (fig. 6) is a chromed handset and
flexible pipe on a wall mounted, chromed
tubular, height adjustable, fitting. Adjustment is
by pressing the button on the end of the sliding
shower carrier. The shower is removable for
hand held operation.
PRESSURISED WATER SYSTEM
PUMP
Fresh water is supplied to the motorhome from
an external water container by the Carver
Crystal Filter System which consists of a
socket located near the battery box, on the
offside of your motorhome and a separate
plug-in pump assembly, The socket is
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protected by a hinged lid which should be kept
shut when the pump is not connected. The lid
is easily opened by gripping the lower edge
and pulling outwards. The separate plug-in
pump assembly consists of a submersible
pump, hose and plug. The plug provides
connection to both water supply to the
motorhome and 12 volt DC electric power to
the pump. A dust cover is fitted to the
connecting dual hose to prevent contaminants
falling into the water container.
PRESSURE SWITCH
In most modern motorhomes the water system
is pressurised. When a tap is closed pressure
of water builds up in the system. At a
predetermined level, the pressure will operate
a “pressure switch” which in turn will stop the
pump running. Opening a tap will reduce the
pressure and the pump will start running. At
normal flow rates the submersible pump
should operate continuously - but at low rates
the pressure switch will cycle on and off to
maintain back pressure in the system, an
adjustment to the switch’s diaphragm
sensitivity is required. This also may be
required, usually because the power supply
voltage has varied by more than ± 0.5 volts.
The possible causes are:
1. Battery drainage through normal use.
2. Setting the switch when on mains electric
supply (typically 230 volts) then using a 12
volt battery.
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3. Setting the switch when on 12 volt battery
then using mains electric supply (230
volts).
TO ADJUST THE PRESSURE SWITCH:
1. With the system properly primed, close all
taps and showers.
2. Leave the pump run switch (located on the
12 volt distribution panel) turned on.
3. Tighten the adjusting screw clockwise. The
pump should now be running.
4. Partly open one cold tap to allow water to
flow at about 1 pint in 15 seconds.
5. Slowly loosen the adjusting screw, by
turning anti-clockwise, until you can hear
the micro-switch start to click. The
diaphragm will then be properly adjusted.
NOTES
1. Never allow the pump to run DRY.
Always ensure that the pump is
submerged in the water or the life of the
pump will be reduced.
2. Do not allow the pump, the water container
or the water system to freeze in the winter.
Always drain the system at the end of the
season.
3. Clean the water system at the start and the
end of the season with a sterilising fluid,
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e.g. Chempro SDP or similar. Then flush
the system through with clean water for
approximately 30 seconds.
4. If the pump fails to deliver water, the most
likely cause will be air in the system.
Switch off the pump and shake the pump
assembly in the water. Then switch on
again.
WATER FILTER SYSTEM
CARVER CRYSTAL 3 FILTER SYSTEM
The Carver Crystal 3 Filter is designed to bring
water into your motorhome in a convenient
and efficient manner. The system includes a
special two-stage filter which removes
unpleasant tastes, smells and colouring to give
clear, fresh tasting water.
The first stage is a filter screen which retains
small solids. The second stage is a bed of
silverised activated carbon, which removes
chlorine tastes and smells, etc. This is done by
absorption and by mechanical filtration
reducing algae and bacteria. Bacteria retained
are then destroyed by the silver content. This
action also prevents bacteriological growth in
the filter.
The Carver pump is detached from the crystal
housing for security and whilst touring.
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CHANGING THE FILTER CARTRIDGE
When inserting a new filter cartridge into the
housing, smear vegetable oil on the two ‘0’
rings. (This reduces friction and makes it easier
to remove.)
It is recommended that the filter cartridge is
replaced after 30 days of use.
Plug the pump assembly into the socket. Turn
the top security clip anti-clockwise and the
bottom security clip clockwise to lock the plug
in place.
Place the pump into the water container,
ensuring that it is fully submerged before
operating the system. A dust cover is available
to stop contaminants falling into the water.
To remove the filter cartridge, pull the tab on
the bottom of the filter, which will release the
filter from the housing (see fig. 4).
Always ensure that the new filter cartridge is
pushed fully home into the housing.
STERILISING
When cleaning the water system at the start of
the season it is recommended that a new filter
cartridge is fitted.
WINTER USE
In the winter there is a possibility that the water
in the outside container will freeze, therefore
please discuss with your dealer the fitting of a
winterisation kit.
CARVER COMPACT
On the Compact Water Filter System Housing,
raise the lid, clean both the water socket and
the plug of the pump assembly.
DO NOT REMOVE BY PULLING THE HOSE
OR ELECTRIC CABLE.
HOW TO USE A WATERLINE WITH
THE INBOARD WATER TANK.
1. Place the pump switch on the control
panel to the 0 position.
2. Place tap next to the tank into the centre
position. See diagram below.
Pipe
Tap
Pipe
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3. Connect waterline to water inlet on side of
caravan.
4. Turn on waterline
5. While the waterline is in use the pump
switch on the control panel must remain in
the 0 position.
6. Ensure that you return the tap next to the
tank to the inline position when you wish to
return to using the inboard tank.
REFRIGERATOR
Your motorhome is fitted with either a
refrigerator
or
a
refrigerator/freezer
combination.
FOR FULL OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR PARTICULAR FRIDGE, REFER
TO REFRIGERATOR MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS USUALLY FOUND IN THE
APPLIANCE.
When the motorhome is on the move, the
refrigerator should be operated electrically, i.e.
from the 12v battery in the towing vehicle and
not by means of the bottled gas.
The refrigerator can be run on either 230v, 12v
or LP gas. Changing between these modes of
operation is carried out by means of the
controls shown on the relevant control panel
on the fridge.
CAUTION!
Only use one source of energy at a time.
SMOKE ALARM
OVEN, HOB & GRILL
Your motorhome is fitted either with a hob and
grill or an oven with a hob and grill.
FOR FULL OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS,
REFER TO OVEN OR HOB & GRILL
MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS
USUALLY FOUND IN THE APPLIANCE.
WARNINGS!
1 . Caustic pastes, abrasive cleaning
powders, coarse wire wool and hard
implements will damage the surface.
2. All pans should be mounted centrally over
the burners, even when cooling, to protect
adjacent walls.
The National Caravan Council (NCC) requires
that all new or used touring motorhomes sold
by its members be fitted with a smoke alarm
featuring an alarm silence facility.
3. Do not lower hob cover until hobs have
cooled.
WARNING!
Test smoke alarm operation after motorhome
has been in storage, before each trip and at
least once per week during use.
4. Glass lids may shatter when heated. Turn
off all burners and grill before shutting the
lid.
NOTE: A different smoke alarm to the one
illustrated may be fitted (subject to availability)
but it still meets the criteria above.
5. Accessible parts may be hot when the grill
and oven are in use. Young children
should be kept away.
6. Do not use grill or oven as a space heater.
For further information on use of the alarm,
battery replacement, testing, etc., refer to the
manufacturer’s literature contained in the
Owner’s Information Pack.
The smoke alarm fitted to your motorhome is
approved for use in caravans and motor
homes.
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SPACE HEATER
Your motorhome is fitted with a Space Heater.
FOR FULL OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SPACE HEATER, REFER TO
MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS
FOUND IN THE OWNER’S INFORMATION
PACK
AND
IT
IS
STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED
THAT
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS ARE READ THOROUGHLY
BEFORE OPERATING THE APPLIANCE.
WARNING:
Aerosols and highly flammable
materials must NOT be stored in the
compartment behind or adjacent to the
heater. Care should be taken to ensure
that children are not left alone in the
motor.
THETFORD CASSETTE TOILET
Your motorhome is fitted with a Cassette Toilet.
FOR FULL OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS,
REFER TO THE CASSETTE TOILET
INSTRUCTION MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER’S
INFORMATION PACK.
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WARNING!
• 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 or longer intervals
between emptying the waste tank may
require additional toilet fluid. Use only
Thetford toilet fluid to achieve the best
results.
CAUTION: 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 towing, over
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.
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AIR CONDITIONING
ROOFLIGHTS
BLIZZARD 1500 AIR CONDITIONING
UNIT
Your motorhome is fitted with at least one type
of rooflight.
STARTING AND FUNCTION SELECTION
1. Internal temperature control thermostat.
THE OMNIVENT (12V) ROOFLIGHT
The Omnivent is a double glazed rooflight
constructed from a synthetic ultra-violet
screened material. Its side operating
mechanism allows a completely free central
opening with built-in fixed ventilation when
closed.
2. Two speed fan switch.
3. On button (push to ON position).
4. To increase the cooling from the unit, turn
the red/blue control knob to the blue
section. To reduce the cool air, turn
towards the red sector.
NOTE: When the fan cover is in the closed
position, it will automatically shut off the
electric motor.
5. Push button ‘3’ to switch OFF (release to
OFF position).
6. To adjust airflow direction pull down the
front brown vent from a small flat located in
its centre.
ATTENTION!
Never obstruct the air inlets and outlets.
The air conditioning compressor runs during
the refrigerating phase, if switched on and off
at once it may get damaged. Therefore it is
very important to wait at least 3 minutes before
attempting to switch it on again.
WARNING!
Never place your hands or other objects
within the air inlet openings.
MAINTENANCE
To ensure trouble free running it is
recommended that the unit be cleaned once or
twice a year by a qualified service agent.
Demount the external cover, clean the heat
exchangers (evaporator and condenser) with a
brush or compressed air. Remove any dirt.
Check that water trap holes are not clogged.
N.B. 18 degrees centigrade is the minimum
temperature that the thermostat is set to for the
air conditioner to start its cycle.
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THE HEKI 2 ROOFLIGHT
1. To open to the tilted position:
a) Press the knob in the toggle catches
on either side of the glass and turn
through approx. 90°.
b) Grasp the metal bar in the middle,
snap it out of its holder, swivel down
and press the glass dome upwards.
(Glass dome is held by the two gas
springs after approx. 150mm),
c) Swivel the metal bar towards the glass
down and snap into its holder.
d) To close the glass dome, proceed with
steps (a-c) in reverse order.
2. To open in the intermediate position:
a) Open the toggle catches on either side
of the glass (see l a).
b) Grasp the metal bar in the middle,
snap it out of its holder, swivel down
and press the glass dome outwards.
(Glass dome is opened automatically
after approx. 150mm by the two gas
springs.)
c) Open both fasteners and swivel the
metal strap toward the intermediate
position and pull the glass dome down
until the metal strap is stopped by the
fasteners.
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d) To close, proceed with steps (a-d) in
reverse order.
b) Hold the recessed grip with one hand;
with the other hand, press the rocker
and move the blind back (do not let it
recoil).
3. To open in the ventilation position:
a) Open the toggle catches on either side
of the glass (see 1 a).
b) Using both hands on the two toggle
catches, press the glass dome up
about 2cm and fasten the toggle
catches in the corresponding setting.
c) To close, proceed with steps (a-b) in
reverse order.
4. Closing the blinds:
a) Take hold of the end rod (without
rocker) in the recessed grip and
engage in the opposite end rod (with
rocker).
CAUTION: In extremely bright
sunshine, the blackout blind must only
be closed two-thirds, and the pane
must be set in the ‘continuous airing’
position,
b) Select
the
required
position
(blackout/flyscreen) by moving both
joined end rods together.
5. Opening the blinds:
a) Move blind (end rod with rocker) right
to the outside.
•
Do not stand on the acrylic glass dome
•
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 a strong wind
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Clean the acrylic glass pane with soap suds
and plenty of water, or use the Seitz special
cleaner.
Use talcum to care for the rubber seals.
Only use water and mild soap suds to clean
the blinds.
The guarantee becomes null and void if these
instructions are not followed.
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BLINDS AND FLYSCREENS
BLINDS
Pull blind down by its centre catch. Do not pull
down by one side of the blind. This will
inevitably lead to problems. Do not allow
blinds to spring back freely. Always control
them by hand.
FLYSCREENS
To operate the flyscreen, either pull the screen
fully down, fully up or across, dependant on
type of window fitted. To release - if a cross bar
is fitted, gently pull the crossbar downwards
towards you and allow the tension of the
spring to roll up the flyscreen. Where a cross
bar is not fitted, disconnect from the blind
catch and release gently.
It is recommended that blinds are in the open
position whilst the motorhome is moving.
WINTERISATION
The blind/flyscreen should not be left in the
down position throughout the winter as the
memory of the mechanism may be lost.
DOOR FLYSCREEN (if fitted)
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 which is
near the centre, do not use the top or bottom
as this will cause snagging or flyscreen fabric
and uneven running.
N.B. Again, as with the blind and flyscreen
cassettes, DO NOT allow the flyscreen to be
released uncontrollably, as this will cause
damage to the mechanism. Also, take care not
to trap your fingers.
NOTE
Your motorhome may be fitted with flat fitting
Seitz windows. The window catch is fitted with
a security button and to open the window this
button needs to be pressed in before the catch
can be turned.
GAS BARBECUE POINT
Your motorhome may be fitted with a gas
barbecue point.
The gas barbecue point, when fitted, is
situated on the nearside towards the front. This
point is for use with a gas barbecue only.
Simply lift up the flap, unplug the read plastic
end cap and connect the appliance in
accordance with the gas barbecue
manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION! Do not use a gas barbecue inside
the awning. ALWAYS use the appliance in
the open air.
ALARM SYSTEM (if fitted)
Your motorhome may have been fitted with a
CONCEPT K.E.L. alarm system. This provides
comprehensive
protection
for
your
motorhome, when parked or coupled to the
tow vehicle, as well as protecting its contents.
The alarm system is controlled by a simple key
fob (your Motorhome comes with two key fobs
as standard), which can also switch the awning
lights on and off. If you insure through the
Motorhome Club, K Drewe (Insurance) or
Motorhome Guard Insurance you should be
eligible for a discount on your insurance
premiums.
PREPARATION FOR USE
The motorhome must be fitted with a 12 volt
leisure battery for the alarm system to work.
We recommend that you fit an antitamper
battery (PP3 or MN1604 type) into the control
unit. Locate the white CONCEPT K.E.L. control
box, inside one of the bed boxes. Grasp firmly
and slide upwards (gently ‘waggling’ from side
to side) until it comes off its mounting plate.
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Now remove the battery cover by pressing in
firmly and sliding out of its case. Connect the
flying lead to the battery, fit it into the space
provided and replace the battery cover. Refit
the control box onto its mounting plate and
slide down until it ‘clicks’ into position.
Finally check that the key switch on the control
box is turned clockwise, otherwise the alarm
will not work.
When the battery in the key fob is reaching the
end of its life the red indicator, on the fob, will
flash when the ALARM button is pressed.
Alarm Output
Audible Alarm
The alarm can be switched off completely by
inserting the key into the control box key
switch and turning it anti-clockwise.
TESTING THE ALARM
Siren sounds for
2 minutes producing
110dB fluctuating
between 2.0KHz and
2.8KHz
ANTI TAMPER FEATURES
Cutting wires to sensor on living quarters door.
THE BATTERY SHOULD BE REPLACED AT
YEARLY INTERVALS. ONLY USE LEAK-PROOF
PP3 (MN1604) BATTERIES.
Once you have switched the alarm on, any one
of the following actions will instantly trigger the
siren for 2 minutes or until the alarm is
switched off:
• Opening the door to the living quarters.
USING THE ALARM
•
Using the foot-brake - ignition must be on.
Whenever you leave your motorhome, switch
on the alarm system by pressing the ALARM
button on your key fob for 2-3 seconds. The
siren will then “cheep” so you know the alarm
has been activated. Should a thief trigger the
alarm the siren will sound for 2 minutes and
reset. On your return, switch off the alarm by
pressing the ALARM button on your key fob.
The siren will again “cheep” so you know that
the alarm has been de-activated.
•
Entering the living quarters.
•
When coupled, using the footbrake.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATING THE SYSTEM
If you forget to switch the alarm off, the
siren will sound instantly when you enter
the living quarters or when you use the foot
brake.
Alarm Sensors
Anti Theft Alarm
Intruder Alarm
1. Plug one end of the fly lead into the rear of
your television and the opposite end into
the television aerial socket.
2. Ensuring that you have an electrical supply
to your motorhome, switch on the aerial
When the alarm has been triggered the
appropriate LED on the control box will remain
lit until you reset it with the key switch. This is
a useful indicator for diagnostic and warning
purposes.
Interior Alarm
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Foot-brake operation
Sensor on living
quarters door
PIR head(s)
Cutting wires to PIR head(s).
Battery Life
12 volt leisure
battery
Key fob battery
over 4 months
continuous usage
type GP23A - change if
LED flashes when ALARM
button is pressed.
TELEVISION & FM RADIO AERIAL
The Status omni-directional aerial is fitted to
most ranges.
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power pack (located in a top locker near to
where the aerial is situated) and the LED
will light.
3. Check that the gain control switch on the
power pack is set to normal -’NML’. This
may be adjusted depending on the local
television transmissions.
4. Turn on the television set and tune in. This
may be necessary at all new locations.
INTERFERENCE PROBLEMS &
POSSIBLE REMEDIES
1. Weak TV Signal - This produces a ‘snowy’
picture which can be caused if you are far
away from the TV station or if there is a
building or hill between you and the station
blocking the signal. Each TV station has a
defined service area where the strength of
the signal is adequate to give a good
reception. Beyond this boundary of the
service area is a ‘fringe’ area where the
signal will be weaker thus giving a poor
quality picture. The sound from the signal
is not usually affected unless the signal is
very weak.
Remedy - Check the gain control on the
power pack is set to ‘NML’. Check that
your signal is not due to a broken or
disconnected lead or poor co-axial plug
connections.
2. Strong TV Signal - This produces a
herringbone pattern type of interference
which is caused when you are close to a
transmitter or picking up a strong radio
transmission from another source.
Remedy - Switch the gain control on the
power pack to ‘LO’.
3. Ghosting - This is produced when the TV
signal is reflecting from a building or
landmark in your locality creating a double
or ‘ghost’ image of the picture.
Remedy - If possible try to move to a better
position away from the obstruction.
Generally the higher the position, the
better.
4. Electrical Interference - This type of
interference is commonly caused by
domestic electrical appliances, such as
fans, electric shavers, fluorescent lights,
inverters, chargers, etc.
Remedy - Turning off the offending
appliance should help.
REMOVING THE AERIAL
If there are severe height restriction problems
the aerial may be removed leaving only the
mounting footplate.
1. Unplug the co-axial ‘in’ plug from the
power pack.
2. Loosen the two grub screws with an Allen
key.
3. Lift off the aerial dome whilst carefully
feeding out the co-axial cable with the plug
attached.
4. Push the opaque blanking cap into place
to cover the central hole to protect from the
elements,
5. To replace the aerial, simply reverse the
above procedure.
DOORS
The exterior door can be secured to the side of
the motorhome by pushing the button as
illustrated. Release by turning in the direction
shown.
To comply with European Standards, the
exterior door must not be replaced with a
double dead lock.
The shower room door is fitted with a two
position push button lock, Push once to lock.
Push again to release.
This section of the guide is devoted to the care,
cleaning and general preservation of your
motorhome in order to retain its showroom
condition.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
CLEANING
EXTERIOR PAINTED BODYWORK
Part of the exterior of your motorhome, usually
the side walls, is acrylic finished aluminium,
which is extremely durable and easy to clean.
It is recommended that a proprietary brand
wash and wax shampoo with plenty of cold
water is used.
be translucent, opaque or coloured, flat or
shaped, thin or thick.
The exposed surface of a GRP component on
a motorhome is always a gel coat surface. This
gives the laminate its colour and surface finish.
The gel coats used are made to the highest
standards to give optimum performance in
gloss retention and UV stability.
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.
GLASSFIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC
GRP is a light, durable and astonishingly tough
constructional material which can be
fabricated into all manner of products. It may
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To help keep your GRP components looking
almost like new, it is wise to wash the parts
monthly (or more frequently) using mild
dishwashing detergent, but avoid using strong
alkaline (e.g. tri-sodium phosphate) or acidic
cleaners or abrasives. Waxing the components
once or twice a year with a good grade paste
wax will help to maintain the colour and finish.
A significant benefit of using GRP components
is the ability to repair most scratches or
damage that may be inflicted upon the panel.
GRP components are tough, but like any other
products they can be damaged. Excessive
pressure or impact to the face or reverse of the
component can cause the gel coat to crack.
This does not mean the entire panel is
damaged and the standard industry method of
dealing with such a crack is to apply a minor
repair.
Any scratches or nicks that occur in normal
use can usually be removed with rubbing
compound. If the scratch is too deep, then
(fine grade) wet sandpaper may be used
followed by rubbing compound and finally
wax.
One of the characteristics of GRP is the way
light may be transmitted through the
component. If the component is viewed from
the gel coat side it will appear opaque and of a
solid colour. However, if viewed from the
reverse side with a strong light source behind
the laminate, some light will be transmitted.
This is normal for components of this
thickness.
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:
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should be
‘swilled 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 window again using only cold water
and dry off with a chamois leather.
NOTE: Should scratches appear on the
acrylic windows these can often be
removed with an acrylic polish, i.e. ICI
perspex polish. Gentle polishing with a
liquid metal polish, i.e. Brasso may also
have the desired effect - consult your dealer
BEFORE attempting to remove any but the
slightest scratch.
INTERIOR WALLS
Your motorhome interior walls are finished with
a vinyl coating and 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.
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 - check
the manufacturers’ label for washing
instructions.
SHOWER ROOM AND WASH BASIN
FITTINGS
These should be cleaned using a non abrasive
household cleaner.
Always put the cold water into the wash hand
basin before adding the hot in order to
preserve the finish of the thermoplastic formed
basin.
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, 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.
CONTAINERS
1. All water remaining in the container should
be disposed of so that the container is
empty. (If the container is an onboard tank,
it should be removed is possible).
2. The outside of the container 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.
3. Water should be put into the container,
swirled round, then emptied out.
4. The container should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
disinfectant/sterilant solution and allowed
to stand for the recommended contact
time (e.g. Milton for 15 minutes).
5. The solution should be emptied from the
container.
6. The opening of the container should be
cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
pre-prepared wipe impregnated with a
disinfectant/ sterilant.
7. The container should be inverted whilst
stored overnight (if possible).
8. The container must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should be
used for the above cleaning procedure.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
9. On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
SYSTEMS
1. Drain down the system. (Open all taps to
allow air in, enabling the system to drain
quickly.)
2. 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/ sterilant
solution).
3. Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant/sterilant solution. (Check that
the solution at full strength appears at all
taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
4. Drain the system down completely.
5. Thoroughly clean the outside of all taps/
connectors with a cloth soaked in the
disinfectant/sterilant.
6. Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant/sterilant can be detected at
any tap.
7. Replace the filter,
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Suitable sterilising chemicals are available
from your motorhome dealer, accessory shop,
chemists, or homebrew shops, It is not,
however, recommended to use bleach or
sodium metabisulphide.
STORAGE
If the motorhome is to be stored for any length
of time, especially over the winter period, the
following operations are recommended:
Remove all linens, blankets, cushions, clothes,
mattresses, etc, which could be affected by
damp conditions. Clean the motorhome inside
and out as detailed in the previous section.
Drain off the wafer system.
Ensure all windows, roof lights and doors are
correctly fastened. Check fixed ventilation
apertures are not obstructed.
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.
Jack up the motorhome (use bottle or screw
jack, do NOT use the corner steadies) 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. Release the handbrake. Rotate
the wheels at regular intervals to maintain
wheel bearing lubrication. Grease the coupling
and shroud in a waterproof protective cover.
SECURITY: Removing the wheels reduces the
risk of motorhome theft.
NOTE: Do not work under the motorhome
unless the axle is supported.
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 dealer will ensure that your motorhome is
safe, secure and ready for your enjoyment.
NOTE: Motorhomes stored for any length of
time should not have the handbrake or
brakes applied. The wheels should be
chocked or wedged and the handbrake
released.
WARRANTY
THE EXPLORER GROUP LIMITED
("EXPLORER GROUP")
3 YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
Congratulations on selecting your new Explorer Group
product. Subject to the conditions set out on the following
page, your purchase is backed up by a manufacturers
warranty for 3 years from the date of purchase at no
additional cost to you the customer.
We sincerely hope you will never have cause to complain
about your purchase. However, if things do go wrong, the
course of action for you is to contact your dealer and
explain the difficulty you are having. We are confident
they will do their utmost to resolve the problem to your
complete satisfaction.
The dealer from whom the product is purchased is liable
for warranty repairs. Any other approved retailer or
service centre may carry out work at his own
convenience and/or discretion, but is not obliged to do
so.
The unexpired period of this warranty is assignable to a
second and subsequent owners during the three year
period at a cost of £25 payable to The Explorer Group
Limited (provided full service documentation is available
for inspection).
PARTS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY FOR
YEARS 1 - 3
Subject to the specific exclusions in years 2 and 3 set out
below all original components of the product, including
permanently fitted equipment, forming part of the
manufacturers original specification.
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SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS FOR YEARS 2 & 3
Tyres, batteries, glass, exterior paint work, brightwork and
all similar trim and finish. Soft furnishings. Carpets and
floor coverings.
Entertainment/communication systems and connected
equipment. Adjustment of blinds, hinges, catches, stays
and doors. Replacement of bulbs, fluorescent tubes,
fuses and electrical connections. "A" frame covers and
wheel spats. Natural movement of internal doors and
furniture. Normal wear and tear/servicing items and other
components subject to routine maintenance.
EXPLORER GROUP 3 YEAR MANUFACTURERS
WARRANTY IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
1. The duration of the warranty is 36 months from the
date of purchase
2. That the original construction of the product has not
been tampered with or repaired otherwise than by
Explorer Group or an approved dealer or service
centre.
3. That a service, damp and safety check has been
carried out by an approved dealer or service centre at
least once every year. The interval from purchase
date to the first service and the intervals between
services must not exceed 12 months.
4. That original VAT service invoices are retained as
proof that annual inspections have been carried out.
5. No repairs should be commenced under the terms of
the agreement unless prior authorisation is obtained
from Explorer Group.
6. Explorer Group reserves the right to inspect the
product before any repairs commence.
7. No liability will be accepted for damage caused by
fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence,
abnormal working conditions, intrusion of foreign or
harmful matter, over-heating, freezing, failure to follow
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Explorer Group instructions, misuse or alteration or
repair of the product without Explorer Group prior
approval.
Products covered by this agreement shall not be put
out to hire, reward, any other commercial use or used
in any timed race.
That the product shall be used only for its ordinary
and intended purpose and shall not be subjected to
any condition which could reasonably be foreseen to
cause or result in damage or excessive wear and tear.
That Explorer Group shall have received the
completed warranty registration card within 6 weeks
of purchase from new.
That only private cars or 4x4 type vehicles
substituting as private cars, shall have towed the
product.
That no liability arises out of this agreement for
transport costs to and from the point of repair or
consequential cost relating to transportation.
No liability arises out of this agreement for any
indirect, special or consequential loss or damage
(whether for loss of profit, use, contract, goodwill, or
otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for
compensation howsoever arising.
No liability will be accepted for any accidental or fire
damage or any loss incurred by accident or fire.
The unexpired period of the 3 year warranty is
assignable to a second and subsequent owners
during the 3 year period at a cost of £25 providing full
service documentation is available for inspection in
the event that a claim should, as set out above, be
made.
This warranty does not affect the purchaser's
statutory rights.
This 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.
SERVICING
MOTORHOME ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
Your motorhome needs servicing at least once a year.
Whether you use your motorhome for short journeys or for touring at
home or abroad, regular servicing will help to ensure that you can enjoy
it to the full.
The Annual Service offered by your Dealer will include the following work
and it is our recommendation you have your motorhome serviced to this
standard annually.
Your Dealer will complete the record in this handbook to show the work
has been carried out.
Section (A) Chassis
Section (B) Exterior
Section (C) Exterior
Section (D) Electrical
Section (E) Gas equipment
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1.
2.
4.
5.
6.
1.
2.
3.
4
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Tyres and pressures
Corner steadies
Under floor tanks
Spare wheel
Wheel boxes
Body to chassis fixing
Body to cab fixing
7.
8.
9.
Exterior panels
Windows 3. Rooflights
Entrance door/door locks
Mouldings and trim
Gas locker, cylinders and
regulator
Ventilators/flue terminals
Paintwork and striping
Roof racks and ladders
Wall panels
Furniture
Curtains/blinds/bunk nets
Dinette seats/beds
Over cab bed
Carpets
Swivel seat base
Doors and drawers
Hinges and catches
Ventilators
Water pumps
Hoses and connections
Hot water system
Cold water system
Window hinges & stays
Cassette toilet
Shower
Shower tray
Central heating
Damp test
Inboard tanks
Interior lights
Water pump & switches
Refrigerator
Distribution unit
Charging unit
Junction box/strip
Wiring & supports
Battery/ies
Fuses/Fuse holders
Awning light
Electronic ignition (hob)
230V system, earth
continuity
13. System check
Hotplate
Oven
Refrigerator
Space heater
Water heater
Operation of appliances
Leak tested
CARE WARRANTY
Your motorhome is covered by the 3 year warranty, it is a condition of this Policy that a service and safety check is carried out by your motorhome
retailer at least once a year (12 months from the date of purchase) in accordance with the National Caravan Council recommendations For further
information please read your policy documents.
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SERVICING
ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
MOTORHOME MODEL ...............................................................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ................................................................................................................... YEAR ..........................
1st SERVICE
2nd SERVICE
3rd SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
4th SERVICE
5th SERVICE
6th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
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SERVICING
7th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
9th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
10th SERVICE
11th SERVICE
12th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
13th SERVICE
14th SERVICE
15th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been carried
out in accordance with the manufacturer’s and
National Caravan Council recommendations.
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WARRANTY
IF YOU HAVE A “WARRANTY”
PROBLEM
We sincerely hope you will never have cause to
complain about your motorhome. However, if
things do go wrong, the course of action for
you is to contact your dealer and explain the
difficulty you are having. We are confident they
will do their utmost to resolve the problem to
your complete satisfaction.
The dealer from whom the motorhome is
purchased is liable for warranty repairs. Any
other approved dealer may carry out work on a
motorhome at his own convenience or
discretion, but is not obliged to do this.
Your motorhome is supplied to you with a
3 year warranty valid from the date of
purchase except when otherwise stated.
The manufacturers are not responsible for
travelling costs incurred returning a caravan
to a dealer for warranty repair. This also
applies to consequential loss, i.e. earnings
incurred.
The warranty is not extended to cover
motorhome which are let out for hire or
reward.
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You will need to retain proof of servicing
(invoices) in the event of a warranty claim.
It is a condition of your warranty that
your motorhome is serviced annually by
an approved Explorer Group dealer or
service centre.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDS
If you have any difficulties in msking up your
bed matress then please contact the cusomter
services department at the explorer group.
EQUIPMENT LIST
AUTOSTRATUS/CASTAWAY
FRIDGE
RM 6505
HEATER
TRUMA S 3002A AUTO
INTERNAL BLOWN AIR SYST
TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
WATER HEATER
TRUMA ULTRASTORE 10LTR
SINK & DRAINER
SPINFLO ARGENT
OVEN UNIT
MIDI PRIMA
HOB UNIT
SPINFLO ARGENT
TAPS KITCHEN
REICH CHARISMA
SHOWER EQUIPMENT
REICH AT MIXER
TAPS VANITY
REICH KAMA
WATER FILTER/PUMP
UNIVERSAL
LIGHTS 12V CEILING/LOCKER
CROWN / PEARL / NOVA
LIGHTS 12V READING
MICRO LIGHTS
CONTROL PANELS
CBE PC-200
ELECTRIC FITTINGS
CBE / CLIPSAL
CASSETTE BLINDS
SEITZ
TOILET
ROTATABLE C200 CWE
BATTTERY CHARGER
CBE
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EQUIPMENT LIST
AVANTGARDE / AUTOQUEST
SUNSEEKER
FRIDGE
RM 4230
FRIDGE
RM 6271
HEATER
TRUMA S 3002P PIEZO
HEATER
TRUMA S3002A AUTO
INTERNAL BLOWN AIR SYST
(OPTION ONLY) TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
INTERNAL BLOWN AIR SYST
TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
WATER HEATER
TRUMA ULTRASTORE 10LTR
WATER HEATER
TRUMA ULTRASTORE 10LTR
SINK & DRAINER
SPINFLO TOP FIX
SINK & DRAINER
SPINFLO TOP FIX
OVEN UNIT
(OPTION ONLY) CAPRICE 20 20
OVEN UNIT
CAPRICE 20 20
HOB UNIT
20 20 MINI GRILL
HOB UNIT
AS ABOVE (COMBINED UNIT)
TAPS KITCHEN
REICH KAMA
TAPS KITCHEN
REICH KAMA
SHOWER EQUIPMENT
REICH AT MIXER
SHOWER EQUIPMENT
REICH KAMA (RETRACTABLE)
TAPS VANITY
REICH KAMA (RETRACTABLE)
TAPS VANITY
REICH KAMA (RETRACTABLE)
WATER FILTER/PUMP
SUBMERSIBLE / COMET
WATER FILTER/PUMP
COMET SUBMERSIBLE
LIGHTS 12V CEILING/LOCKER
CROWN / PEARL
LIGHTS 12V CEILING/LOCKER
CROWN PEARL
LIGHTS 12V READING
EYEBALL
LIGHTS 12V READING
EYEBALL
CONTROL PANELS
BCA
CONTROL PANELS
BCA 29967
ELECTRIC FITTINGS
CLIPSAL BEIGE
ELECTRIC FITTINGS
CLIPSAL
CASSETTE BLINDS
SEITZ
CASSETTE BLINDS
SEITZ
TOILET
STD ROTATABLE / CASSETTE
TOILET
STD ROTATABLE
BATTERY CHARGER
BCA
BATTERY CHARGER
POWER CENTRE
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AUTOSTRATUS/CASTAWAY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2003
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths/Designated Passenger Seats
Exterior Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Maximum Headroom
Interior Width
Tyre Pressure
Front
Rear
Bed Sizes
Option 1
Maximum Front Axle Weight
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
M.T.P.L.M.
Mass in Running Order
Essential Habitation Equipment
Maximum User Payload
RG
RB
FB
PEUGEOT (330) 2.8
4/1
7350mm (24’1.5”)
2400mm (7’10.5”)
2850mm (9’4”)
1975mm (6’5.5”)
2224mm (7’3.5”)
66psi
66psi
1 x Double
2136 x 1142mm
(7’0” x 3’9”)
1 x Fixed Double
2110 x 1330mm
(6’11” x 4’4.5”)
1900kgs
2100kgs
3850kgs
3300kgs
132kgs
550kgs
PEUGEOT (330) 2.8
2/1
7350mm (24’1.5”)
2400mm (7’10.5”)
2850mm (9’4”)
1975mm (6’5.5”)
2224mm (7’3.5”)
66psi
66psi
1 x Double
2136 x 1692mm
(7’0” x 5’6.5”)
PEUGEOT (330) 2.8
4/1
7350mm (24’1.5”)
2400mm (7’10.5”)
2850mm (9’4”)
1975mm (6’5.5”)
2224mm (7’3.5”)
66psi
66psi
1 x Double
2136 x 1447mm
(7’0” x 4’9”)
1 x Fixed Double
1860 x 1300mm
(6’1” x 4’3”)
1900kgs
2100kgs
3850kgs
3292kgs
132kgs
558kgs
1900kgs
2100kgs
3850kgs
3255kgs
132kgs
595kgs
3% has been added to Mass in Running Order prior to calculating the Maximum User Payload. Maximum User Payload includes Essential Habitation Equipment, Personal Effects,
Optional Equipment and the conventional load. Note: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorhome. Warning: Under
no circumstances must the maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
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AVANTGARDE/AUTOQUEST TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2003
100
200
300
400
400RL
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths/Designated Passenger Seats
Exterior Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Maximum Headroom
Interior Width
Tyre Pressure
Front
Rear
Bed Sizes
Option 1
PEUGEOT (290SWB) 2.0
4/3
5833mm (19’1”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2895mm (9’6”)
2145mm (7’3”)
2074mm (6’9”)
44psi
44psi
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Double
1850 x 1190mm
(6’1” x 3’10”)
PEUGEOT (290 SWB) 2.0
4/1
5833mm (19’1”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2895mm (9’6”)
2145mm (7’3”)
2074mm (6’9”)
44psi
44psi
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Double
2070 x 1420mm
(6’9” x 4’8”)
PEUGEOT (290 SWB) 2.0
4/1
5846mm (19’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2895mm (9’6”)
2145mm (7’3”)
2074mm (6’9”)
44psi
44psi
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Double
2070 x 1800mm
(6’9” x 5’11”)
PEUGEOT (290 SWB)
4./1
5846mm (19’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2895mm (9’6”)
2145mm (7’3”)
2074mm (6’9”)
44psi
44psi
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Double
2070 x 1240mm
(6’9” x 4’1”)
Bed Sizes
-
-
PEUGEOT (290 SWB) 2.0
5/3
5846mm (19’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2895mm (9’6”)
2145mm (7’3”)
2074mm (6’9”)
44psi
44psi
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Double
1850 x 1190mm
(6’1” x 3’10”)
1 x Single
1830 x 680mm
(6’ x 2’3”)
-
-
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
2900kgs (56.9cwt)
2421kgs (47.55cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
479kgs (9.4cwt)
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
2900kgs (56.9cwt)
2425kgs (47.6cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
475kgs (9.3cwt)
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
3200kgs (58.9cwt)
2533kgs (59.8cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
667kgs (9.2cwt)
O/Cab Double
2085 x 1200mm
(6’9” x 3’11”)
1 x Single
1880 x 700mm
(6’2” x 2’3”)
1 x Single
1800 x 700mm
(6’2” x 2’3”)
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
3200kgs (62.9cwt)
2600kgs (51cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
600kgs (7.9cwt)
Maximum Front Axle Weight
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
M.T.P.L.M.
Mass in Running Order
Essential Habitation Equipment
Maximum User Payload
Option 2
1600kgs (31.4cwt)
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
3200kgs (62.9cwt)
2600kgs (51cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
400kgs (7.9cwt)
3% has been added to Mass in Running Order prior to calculating the Maximum User Payload. Maximum User Payload includes Essential Habitation Equipment, Personal Effects,
Optional Equipment and the conventional load. Note: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorhome. Warning: Under
no circumstances must the maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
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SUNSEEKER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2003
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths/Designated Passenger Seats
Exterior Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Maximum Headroom
Interior Width
Tyre Pressure
Front
Rear
Bed Sizes
Option 1
Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
M.T.P.L.M.
Mass in Running Order
Essential Habitation Equipment
Maximum User Payload
Option 2
SUNSEEKER 25
SUNSEEKER 35
SUNSEEKER 45
PEUGEOT
4/1
5963mm
2200mm
3009mm
2097mm
2074mm
60psi
66psi
O/Cab Double
2020 x 1200mm
1 x Single
1866 x 700mm
1 x Single
1795 x 700mm
O/Cab Double
2020 x 1200mm
1 x Double
2074 x 1795mm
1600kgs
1650kgs
3000kgs
2630kgs
103kgs
370kgs
PEUGEOT
5/3
5963mm
2200mm
3009mm
2097mm
2074mm
60psi
66psi
O/Cab Double
2020 x 1200mm
1 x Double
1900 x 1095mm
1 x Single
1850 x 680mm
-
PEUGEOT
4/3
59633mm
2200mm
3009mm
2097mm
2074mm
59psi
65psi
O/Cab Double
2020mm x 1200mm
1 x Single
1830mm x 1200mm
-
1600kgs
1650kgs
3000kgs
2669kgs
103kgs
331kgs
1600kgs
1650kgs
3000kgs
2681kgs
103kgs
319kgs
3% has been added to Mass in Running Order prior to calculating the Maximum User Payload. Maximum User Payload includes Essential Habitation Equipment, Personal Effects,
Optional Equipment and the conventional load. Note: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorhome. Warning: Under
no circumstances must the maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
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2003 BUCCANEER
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths/Designated Passenger Seats
Exterios Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Maximum Headroom
Interior Width
Tyre Pressure
Front
Rear
Bed Sizes
Option 1
Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
M.T.P.L.M.
Mass in Running Order
Essential Habitation Equipment
Maximum User Payload
Option 2
kgs
kgs
kgs
kgs
kgs
kgs
CARAVEL
CLIPPER
COASTER
COMMODORE
FORD
5/3
6295mm (20’8”)
2360mm (7’9”)
3090mm (10’2”)
2107mm (6’11”)
2119mm (6’111/2”)
3.0 bar (44psi)
4.5 bar (65psi)
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
1 x Double
1 x Single
1870 x 650mm
1600
2200
3500
2803
120
612
FORD
4/1
6832mm (22’5”)
2360mm (7’9”)
3090mm (10’2”)
2107mm (6’11”)
2119mm (6’111/2”)
3.0 bar (44psi)
4.5 bar (65psi)
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
2 x Singles
1870 x 700mm
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
1 x Double
2119 x 1870mm
1600
2200
3500
2908
120
505
FORD
4/1
6832mm (22’5”)
2360mm (7’9”)
3090mm (10’2”)
2107mm (6’11”)
2119mm (6’111/2”)
3.0 bar (44psi)
4.5 bar (65psi)
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
2 x Singles (Estimated)
1 @ 1870 x 630mm
1 @ 1870 x 700mm
1600
2200
3500
TBA
120
TBA
FORD
4/1
6832mm (22’5”)
2360mm (7’9”)
3090mm (10’2”)
2107mm (6’11”)
2119mm (6’111/2”)
3.0bar (44psi)
4.5 bar (65psi)
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
2 x Singles (Estimated)
1900 x 720mm
Luton Bed
1 x Double
2090 x 1170mm
1 x Double (Estimated)
2119 x 1420mm
1600
2200
3500
TBA
120
TBA
3% has been added to Mass in Running Order to calculate the Maximum User Payload.
Maximum User Payload includes Essential Habitation Equipment, Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the conventional load.
Note: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorhome.
Warning: Under no circumstances must the maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
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AUTOSTRATUS/CASTAWAY INTERNAL 12V & 230V WIRING
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AVANTGARDE/AUTOQUEST INTERNAL 12V & 230V WIRING
55
SUNSEEKER INTERNAL 12V & 230V WIRING
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The Explorer Group Limited
Explorer House, Delves Lane, Consett, Co Durham. DH8 7PE
Tel: 01207 699000 Fax: 01207 699001 www.explorer-group.co.uk
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